Originally Posted by Dantigua
Would like to get your opinion on these if you have played or just have suggestions.
I have started to play these more becuase I spent my bank on the buy in satellites and am now broke lol.
I adopted a sit and wait for premium hands approach, but by the time I get them or if we are getting towards the last 10% of the field; I am up against so many huge stacks that the odds are well against me surviving.
So what is best? Push early with weaker hands and hope to start with a big stack that you can use to accumulate more chips? If so... what would you consider a hand to push with? Any pair? AK - Ax? Broadway cards?
Or do I carry on playing only premium hands until I double up sufficiently or get knocked out?
Interested in your replies.
As with any larger tourney, the early stages are where the crap shooting is. Being tight through the first several orbits is not a bad thing. But you state you are getting fairly deep into some of these and then finding yourself relatively short stacked, so something needs to change between the early maniacal stages and the final table.
To me the solution is obvious. Get better cards more often!
LOL, or try jacking up your aggression a notch or two, steal one more time every 2 or 3 orbits. Remember that poker is not about the cards you get, it is about how you PLAY the cards you get against the people you are sitting with. You don't want to be playing the majority of your NLHE hands as if they are limit games. As much as you might like a well behaved game, you will not find it, and probably should not really want it.
Consider this, Harrington suggests that players bluff 10% of the time. But let's consider that is high, and players only
bluff or semi-bluff 5% (1 hand in 20) of the time. With a full table of 9 or 10 seats, that suggests that somewhere near half the hands are won by a bluff. If we used Harrington's 10%, we could imagine 90+% of the time a hand is won by bluffing.
Are you getting your share of bluff wins?
Most of all have fun. You are paying to have fun, so have some!