Should you play differently?
Hey guys, here's something different to think about
You are a very small time player online but you extremely good at the game. This year, you are able to play in the World Series of Poker main event, something that you have always wanted to do. This is your gift to yourself, and you know for a fact that this is the only big, important tournament you will ever play in.
In this situation, do you think it is a better idea to NOT play exactly the way you are 'supposed' to by the odds
, percentages, etc? For an example, if you are going to play in 1000 tournaments over time, you should always follow pot odds
, etc when deciding how to play your hands. But if you are in a situation where you have KK on the first hand and someone pushes all-in without giving any tells
, would you call? You have a VERY good chance of winning, so it would make sense over time, but this is your ONLY tournament. A simple Ace-2 would have a decent shot at putting you out for good. Should you alter your style of play, or would you still play the technically 'right' way and call? Remember, this is the ONLY chance you will ever have to play in a tournament like this.
I ask this because I've always wondered about those people who play small stakes with their friends or online, and then participate in the WSOP
because they won a very cheap satellite. If you were in this position, how would you play?