re: Poker & $1500 + $80, tips needed
If you could find a local live MTT, it might be a good opportunity to experience the slow plodding pace of live play.
It would be bad for you to go on tilt cause the excitement was too slow paced.
Have some sort of distraction, Ipod, or cassette player or somesuch.
At 1500 and a sanctioned event you should probably expect it to last multiple days!
Of all the poker tips
I have read, the one that works best for me on those rare occasions that I do good in a MTT it is the tip about not even playing the first orbit. Just watch. Get a feel for how it goes, who is doing what to whom and when. You know this drill. For me getting AA first hand is a most unpleasant experience. Much prefer 72o first hand. But it happens every now and then that you get the big hand early.
This is when a willingness to cowardess
will come in handy. I have been thinking about this for about a week now, and realize that a willingness to cowardess is a necessary component to sucessful MTT survival. Think of the alternative. You make a move, he makes a move back at you and poof, its all toast! More common expression of this is the willingness to lay down the winning hand.
You might read through the 100 best poker tips found here, then go over the tourney vids.
Oh Yeah, don't forget to breathe.
Relax, enjoy the PAID FOR VACATION
, have fun.