table management, esp. in tourneys
I want to start a discussion of table management. It's something I've had success with at Ladbrokes but haven't been able to carry over onto other sites.
Table management means that you try to exert control over the decisions of the other players at your table. This seems easiest in tourneys where a player can't just get up and leave. At the simplest level, if some bozo two seats to your left keeps making huge raises to steal blinds, you let him do it twice and then raise before he has a chance to, at least to make him think twice. On a more complex level, suppose the guy opposite you is loose and you're ticked off at him for drawing you out earlier. When a solid player to your right bets or even raises, you can call to increase the loose player's pot odds
, and then, when the solid player bets after the flop, you simply fold because the idiot across the table from you won't fold and will get eliminated (if it's a tourney).
If anyone has comments on the above or other table management ideas, let's hear them.