waiting for the nuts.
ive lost alot of tpurnies when i first started playing becuze i thought being in 1st asap was the most important thing in a tournie. and i played alot of hands and tried to bluff too many pots.
now i look at it like this.
say there are 200 players starting with 1500 chips.
that means there are 300,000 chips in the game.
say theres 20 places payed.
that means you need to try and get 20/300K=15,000 chips to have and average start into the money round.
but when you take into account that the toop 3-4 players will have triple that..idd say 8000-10,000, is good eanough to make the money.
so how many hands do you really need to play to get say 9000.
well it will only take 3 good allin hands to get there, as long as you take your time..dont rush, steall a few blinds along the way...and "NEVER SHOW'
im not saying go allin preflop hear...play smart.
let the all ins come too you.
you get 66..call...if the raise is crazy fold...if its cheap call.
you miss flop..check/fold
you hit your flop rainbow..check/call , and raise big on the river.
hit with a flush draw out there..allin, right away...make them pay to chase
you pair the board and you beat the flush anyways.
common sence...no pot odds
...dont know that stuff..
hope this helps any new pokerplayers who dont know pot odds