Playing in a charity tournament
My work is holding a charity tourney ($20 buyin, $10 to the charity and $10 to the prize pool) next week.
I'm expecting the level of play to be really wide, from some who barely understand the rules, to those who play home games, to those who play regularly. I guess the first thing to do will be to categorize the players into these kind of general categories.
Things to take advantage of:
- beginners who are calling stations or afraid to bet/call.
- players who overvalue or undervalue their hands
Things to watch out for:
- beginners who call rather than betting/raising with monster hands
- people will not understand pot odds
, so they might chase with overcards, gut shots or small pairs. That in itself is not a problem, except when they hit on the river.
- position will mean nothing to a lot of them, so UTG raises might not mean what an UTG raise should mean, but, if I raise UTG it's not going to get the respect that it should either
- people will probably call raises preflop with Ace rag, any combination of face cards, or any combination of soooted cards
- people who play a bit, and who think slowplaying is greatest thing since sliced bread
I think there is going to be a rebuy period, so I'm planning to play loose/aggressive early trying to build a stack or bust, until I either have a stack or it starts to get close to the end of the rebuy period.
Any other suggestions?