FT Poker Academy - range of late position raises
I'm considering doing the Chris Ferguson Pre-Flop Play challenge at the Full Tilt Poker
Academy, and I have been reading through exactly what has to be done in order to gain those 400 points. I have a question about one of the things that they say when explaining why part of the challenge is to, in late position (cutoff, button, playing 9- or 8-handed), open-raise to exactly 3 times the big blind 3 times with hands other than A-A, K-K, Q-Q, J-J, T-T, A-K, A-Q. This is their reason why:
My question is whether this advice is more tailored towards cash games
Particularly on the button, where you only have two players left to beat, you should be raising with a wide variety of hands, including any ace, arguably any king, and most suited connectors. You need to take advantage of your late position and play more pots, in part because if you get called, you'll have position on your opponents for the rest of the hand.
, and whether it applies in tournaments?
I only currently play tournaments and I only generally play freerolls
, so the standards are very low of course, but I quite quickly notice when somebody frequently raises in late position and I try to take advantage of that. Wouldn't following this advice in tournaments (and arguably in cash games too, although I rarely play them) make people respect your raises less and negatively impact your table image?
Also, as a small aside, I generally try to follow Phil Gordon's advice from his Little Green Book on bet sizing, so on the button I would often be raising three and a half times the big blind, not three times.
Thanks in advance for your help!