Jeff’s Hardcore Core- Arnold Palmer Invitational

Jeff Bergerson
By Jeff Bergerson March 13, 2016 17:34

Jeff’s Hardcore Core- Arnold Palmer Invitational

When Draftkings starts offering large grand prizes for low dollar entries I start getting excited. The reason is, I feel like I can build enough high quality teams with a solid core that will give multiple chances to compete for the big prize. Obviously when you are competing against 100,000+ other entries you need a lot of luck to go along with identifying a solid core of players. In the first preview column of the year I detailed my exact cash game approach that I have used to be profitable playing cash games for the past two years. My GPP strategy is similar in that I identify about 20 guys that I want to include on multiple GPP teams and then add to that a sprinkling of other long-shot type plays (usually 1 per roster). This approach is much like Zach talked about in his outstanding four part winning GPP series. Below are the 20 players in my core that I will build my GPP teams around this week. Remember with GPPs you will swing and miss many more times than you hit a home run, but when you do hit a dinger it will be well worth it, especially when we are talking six figures. I have been fortunate enough to have won several large GPPs and this is the strategy I employed and would encourage you to do something similar. I am not necessarily telling you to use my core (although as a part of FGI you can), but rather to utilize a similar strategy.  I will say this one more time to be clear, this list is for GPP use as there are several players on it that are too inconsistent for me to include in my cash game core. Bottom line is you have to take some chances to win large field GPPs. Let me know if you like this feature and if I get a good response I will continue producing it each week.



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This week I feel like we are going to see at least two of the Top 6 priced  guys in the Top 5, so I am going to start building my rosters around Rory, Stenson, Scott, and Day.  With the field size at only 120, a much larger percentage of players are going to make the cut, so I am willing to take some more chances with the lower dollar guys. I wish I had the mystical power to know which of these top  guys were going to win it, but I am going to have to mix all four of them in with my other core guys.  When there are guys that I really like that I also feel will be lightly owned, I look at it as a great opportunity and this appears to me like it is one of those weeks with some middle to lower tier guys.  I like the $33 contest that Draftkings has this week with a top prize of $100,000.  That feels like a really nice price-point for a lot of people.  Personally I will be entering about 10-15 teams in that contest.  Best of luck this week and let me know if any of you are making a deep run on Sunday!

Hardcore Core- Arnold Palmer Invitational





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Jeff Bergerson
By Jeff Bergerson March 13, 2016 17:34

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