Small Quick Tournement Strategy
Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:28 PM
Anyway, each week starts off with 2500 chips (costs about $20), it takes about 3 hours before there is a winner. Blinds start at 5-10 and increase every 10 minutes (5-10, 10-20, 15-30, 25-50, 75-150, 100-200 etc).
Based on this type of weekly play, how do you suggest to play this game, as it is much different from a longer tournament with a bigger chip count to start. I seem to get beat out after one hour. I try to play a lot of hands especially in the beginning, maybe that isn't good.
Also, what book do you recommend to read based on this type of play. I have Doyle's and Daniel's book, but may be too advanced for this type of play.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:26 PM
The counter to that is that if you don't build a stack early you will need to win a flip or whatever after an hour, so you should play some hands early to try and build a stack.
With a community center type game I'd go the tight route. I'd expect to get paid on any good holdings early, so I'd sit back and wait for good hands and then value bet very largely. Then when the blinds get big just start loosening up, try to steal blinds and win those flips.
And I suck at tournaments, as a disclaimer.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:58 AM
Knowing who likes to steal is very important since even an average hand will beat most stealers ... If this is a re-buy and you don't want to spend a bullet or 2, then tight play is important since quite a few players will try to double up in marginal spots knowing they will re-buy anyway.
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