I've mentioned a couple times lately the low dollar No Limit Omaha/8 SnGs at Prima, and how they are the ultimate crazy monkey game. I've now found that not all of them feature an endless parade of all-ins, although they are still not exactly filled with good players. If you are careful, they're not too hard to beat. In my last four, I've finished 1st, 4th, 2nd and 3rd. For the last couple, I dropped down to the $2+$0.20 level given limitations on my ability to concentrate. As you might expect, not much different than the $5 version.
While waiting for the table to fill on the one game I played last night, I sampled a $2+$0.20 "Extreme Turbo" NL Holdem SnG. Wow. This format is officially now the nuttiest thing I've ever seen. It's a 5-max game, 1000 chips to start, and the blinds double every two or three hands. If the game's not over in five minutes, there's something wrong. I finished 2nd, losing on a river suckout. I don't know what game this is, but I don't think that hoping to get a decent hand or two out of the twelve to fifteen dealt and/or sucking out a lot is really playing poker.
Today will go down as a decent day for non-poker reasons, but we'll get into that later.