Originally Posted by ratmantoo
Im new to the tournament scene (NL low stakes). whats with people going all in on the first hand with nothing.
This is extremely frustrating. u got a fair to good hand and some nit goes in with 3 7 and hits and takes the pot(with like another two 3s). even if u fold he now has a stack 4 to 9 times yours.
Are these players just risking it all to get an early jump in the game and if they miss join another tournament?
I've found patience is a virtue if you want to place in a large tourney or freeroll. You can capatilize early in an all in table if your'e heads up with only the best hands, i.e., AA, or KK, AKs. Otherwise, I stay away from confrontations and wait for these players to drop...and they will!