Some of the best poker advice I ever received came from someone who didn’t even play the game.
There’s plenty of discussion on internet poker forums about the differences between tournament and cash game players.
There’s a misconception about tournament poker that goes like this: Players need to try frequent sophisticated bluffs and make lots of risky moves to maintain an unpredictable image and to win.
You need to make adjustments to your game when switching between cash games and tournaments. One important adjustment relates to blind stealing – making a pre-flop raise with the intention of winning the blinds by inducing players in the blinds to fold.
The World Series of Poker and several other stops on the tournament circuit often hold special “shootout” style events. These are among my favorite games to play.
What you’re about to read goes against a strategy that’s often taught in poker literature which recommends a straight forward, all-out aggressive approach when playing in No Limit Hold’em tournaments.