Full Tilt - Low Risk High Reward Poker Tournaments
When I want a break for the grind of the cash tables do this:
This is a forum post form last year but I am just back doing it again.
Actually in March and April I am a busy guy and my job tends to burn me out a bit. That's a time, among other times, that I go for my low risk/low stress Full Tilt SNG strategy. Here is how it works.
At Full Tilt they have these 18 person $8 turbo sng's. Top 5 get a $24
tournament token and 6th gets 14 bucks. I play a bunch of these and then use the tokens to play in $24 18 man tourneys. Again top 5 players get a $75 token and 6th get around $55 bucks. Once I finish in the top 5 and get the $75 token its time to dance.
In the 45 player multi's I won about 1,180(1st) one night and 776(2nd) the next night. So i won about $2,500 in a week.
I like this strategy as you can play in fairly good tournaments for little investment. I figure most shark players are good enough to do very well in these 18 man tourney. Getting in the top 5 is not that tough and even if you are only doing it 50% of the time it you will get a $75 token for 24 bucks and maybe even less. Worst case scenario is your getting some reasonable action for a pretty good price.
I also find these 18 man tourneys quite relaxing after grinding the cash games for a while and if you go in the 45 man tourney the field is small enough that you have an ok chance to get in the money. Anyways try it out and let us know how you do.
If you look below there are quite a few firsts (and yes some losses)
because if you get in the top 6 you are in the "money" and all those players get a first. Not to bad for the confidence either. "oh look another first!"
Try this out at Full Tilt.