Originally Posted by iosif18
hi all...i am wondering the best strategy for final table ...i should play agr...i should wait for a second or third place ...please give me a good suggestion
FT's depend so much on situational scenarios that happen, and each one Is totally different, as the players are different.
So here's my list of things to look for.
1) Look at where on the table the bigger stacks to you are (You should always be observant of this) as you're not willing to likely wanting to get It In vs them (Unless you're near 100% sure that you got them) and the same holds true for them (Some big stacks are just maniacs but In general) this Is how It goes, when It comes to big stack vs big stack.
2) Always look for chances to "steal/re-steal" and apply as much aggression as humanly possible vs certain players (Again I said "Certain players") as some players (Just don't give a damn), and because of that they're not the ones you really want to be trying moves vs, also watch out for those really "Tight players" as they're not bluffing
/weak when they enter a hand, thus you would need a legit hand vs them (If you decide to play back vs them).
3) Keep an eye on your blinds and stack as you want enough of a stack to be able to apply the "maximum pressure In certain situations vs very aggressive players when the time comes" because those blinds add-up+you mess with their mind by them having less than they had previously and this will lead them to a meltdown
4) Steal as often as you can, but again be wary of whom you're stealing vs, and try to steal with something decent (Not 92o like a boss), and rinse/repeat again and again, but be ready to calm down when the table starts playing back vs you (As you're now become too aggressive for them so they need to up the aggression vs you), happens but that's life.
5) The more short handed the play, the more you need to be able to pick up on players whom you "Think" want to ladder vs players whom you "Know want to win" (Really easy to differentiate between the two types), the hard part Is figuring them out, and figuring out when they make the switch from "wanting to just cash, to wanting to want to win".
6) Never really be scared to take, situational flips vs players whom you think you're ahead of, but also be ready to make tough ICM folds If need be.
7) Always be ready to shove them chips In, when a clear spot happens to open up (As you don't get them often) so when they do, you should be more than happy to take It (Unless a player has like 1k chips or less than 7BBs or something of that nature and will be out In the next hand or two