re: Poker & Tips for long MTTs
Originally Posted by kschuster
I play a lot of freerolls and tourneys on fulltilt where there are anywhere from 300 players to 3600. Those are tough odds to beat in terms of coming in the money. Any tips or tricks in terms of aggressive/conservative play in order to extend the average time of stay in these tourney's?? any advice is well appreciated....thanks!
I hate advocating any "stylistic" approach because I think the best way to play the game is one hand at a time but...
In tournaments with large fields I think you need to choose one of two approaches. Either play super-tight/semi-aggressive or super-loose/aggro.
You're going to be finishing out of the money most of the time which gives you too many opportunities to second guess your play. Picking one of the of the approaches mentioned and sticking to it will keep your confidence up and give you a solid base to work from.
If you don't mind some longer hours with lots of ITM/Bubble finishes then play tight ABC poker. Wait for good hands and play them aggressively. If you catch some cards then you might get lucky and make a few final tables. If not, then it just wasn't meant to be.
I prefer to go the other way and play SLAG, forget about cards. If I'm first in then I'm raising. If some one raises then I'll call and bet/raise any flop. TPTK and I'm all in. The goal being to build a big stack early or bust. If I bust, so what? Next tourney. For me, there's nothing worse than dying on the bubble after 2-4 hours of play. You'll be ITM less but when you do make it you'll have a better shot.