I have had the time recently to play a few live, poker tournaments. While I’ve had one nice cash of $3,000, there have been three times where I ended up just out of the money finishing 21st and 24th.
I have been so intent on playing ABC poker with a few moves thrown in, I have forgotten the need to play against myself as well.
What does it mean to “Play against the player and not your cards?”
As you know, I believe one of the most important keys in winning poker is to play against the player rather than just playing your cards.
One way to simply define “playing against the player” is to evaluate what range of hands you think your opponent holds and playing in a way to beat him by using his bets, his table image and the board against him–that is, representing a hand that can get your opponent to fold.
A simple example: When you have A-8 in the small blind and the flop comes J-2-8, if there is a lot of action and a lot of big hands, you can play the hand a different way. Let’s say an early position player raises under the gun for half the pot. You call on the cut-off (best small blind position) or small blind. The cut-off calls with J-8. The flop comes 8-9-2. The early position player bets the pot on the cut-off’s button. What should you do?
Play it blind here. Why? Because you are hoping the flop helps your hand, not his hand. If you over-raise here, you are giving indications that you have a big hand.aints the fact that you have called with a bad hand since he indicated he had a big hand.
Referring to point one: Don’t let your own hype manipulate how you play your tournament poker.
Here is another example:
You have pocket sevens. The flop is 7-7-4. Your opponent has bet $1,000. You call. The turn is a 6 and your opponent bets $4,000. You raise to $10,000. Your opponent moves all-in. Should you call? I… interchange between calling and folding. Grasping the positional concept of acting last will help achieve your goal ofmaximizing profits from your Vegas88 play!
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An incremental reward system based on available tournament poker tournament poker rewards is a simple way to increase your profits. You will make a profit every time the size of the prize pool grows by one chip.
At a $3,000 prize pool, $1,000 will be the total prize pool. Divide it by the number of players remaining in the event (20). The remaining players are 10. The average chip stack is 15,500. You have 5,000, so you divide 1,000 by 5,000 to get $17. The next payout will be 6% of the remaining players’ $15,000 chip stack.
If you play 5% of the time, you have a $4,000 profit, which is $1,000 in extra income.
You’ve cancellation status, you have a profit of $1,000 every time the event would have made you a winner.
If you play at $1,000 events, you have ended up with $4,000 five times.
Finally, if you play $5 events, you can cancel $1,000 five times and get $5,000 in profit.