You have to play more hands than usual to be successful in tournament poker.
In tournament play, it’s generally advisable to avoid risking large sums of chips in coin flip situations, like pocket sixes versus A-K. After all, the pocket pair is only a very slight heads-up favorite. Why risk your tournament life on a near 50/50 proposition?
It’s in the late stages of a tournament when the men are separated from the boys.
Regular readers of this column know that I am a proponent of small ball poker which is characterized by low pre-flop raises and restrained betting on the flop.
Players in a rebuy tournament have the option to purchase additional chips according to a set of rules. Let’s use the $1,000 WSOP No Limit Hold’em rebuy tournament as an example.
In a recent column, I covered deep-stack play in tournaments. This week, let’s look at how to play a healthy stack in live games.
To be a winner in tournament poker, you’ll have to focus on two key factors: survival and aggressive domination.
When watching poker tournaments on television, you’ll invariably see a hand where a player makes a re-raise for all of his chips with an absolutely terrible hand. The commentators will marvel about how great a play it was, but I promise you this: Kamikaze all-in plays with garbage hands will […]
Whether you’re in a No Limit Hold’em tournament or just playing in a home game with friends, invariably you’ll come across a player that falls under the category of weak-tight.
I often discuss the importance of mixing up your play in order to remain unpredictable. One of the best ways to do that is by occasionally betting the flop and sometimes going for a check-raise.