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Is there only one winning strategy for MTT's? To play tight in the beggining, then more agressive as the game proceeds?
28th September 2014, 5:41 PM
Poker at: 888 poker
I followed a youtubers videos and he speaks as if there is only one winning strategy.
28th September 2014, 11:38 PM
Online Poker at: Betonline
Plans are only good until the moment of first engagement, at which point it is up to the player to make winning adjustments. There is NO winning strategy, as fixed strategies leave no room for the variations you will run into in a tournament.
29th September 2014, 7:21 AM
Poker at: fulltilt
Since poker is situational and dynamic, there is no fix strategy.
You have to adjust what is given at that time.
29th September 2014, 10:47 AM
You got to observe table dynamic and adapt.
29th September 2014, 3:29 PM
re: Poker & Best way to win?
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29th September 2014, 3:46 PM
Online Poker at: pokerstars
There are many strategies look for a book for thi is the beeter way.
29th September 2014, 4:17 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: hold em razz
Well, depends on who else is playing. Against a field of great players you had better have a strategy and catch some good cards. Against a field of fish aggression is ok but remember, many fish will be too dumb to fold. I am of the belief that you need to be in big pots to win a big MTT but when I play against good players I know I need to change it up because they pay attention. Don't get discouraged even the best of the best only win/cash less than 20% of the time. Good luck.
6th October 2014, 5:38 PM
In long distance, need play more tight and have right push/fold, the only way be profitable player...
6th October 2014, 5:59 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: holdem, sng,
think there are different ways to win mtts, think the easiest way to learn is to watch some training videos
drag the bar and cardrunners both have some excellent coaches- or you can find some good videos on youtube- if you go the youtube route i would search by the coach(go with somebody you know is good)
there is never 1 strategy
starting tight and loosening as it goes is the general consensus, but...
you have to adapt to the player types you're playing against-
are they aggressive, tight passive...
position plays a big part, as well as stack size
my advise, keep reading, studying, and playing and you'll find what works for you
Id avoid bluffing, chasing and playing out of position (til you're ready for that)
7th October 2014, 3:05 AM
Poker at: ACR
Game: NLHE, Big-O
re: Poker & Best way to win?
most tutorials that give advice on tournament strategy are geared towards beginners, and it is a generally accepted principle that a tight aggressive strategy is the best approach for BEGINNERS to have a decent chance at doing well in tournaments.
once you've mastered TAG and you are no longer a beginner, then you will constantly be adapting your strategy to the table conditions. For instance, a LAG strategy might be ideal at a certain table and then they bring Gus Hansen on your left, and now it's a poor strategy and you need to adjust.
I don't consider myself to have a playing style...I'm more of a chameleon, adapting to the environment. However, when I'm unsure of the proper strategy or underconfident in my skills relative to the table, I revert to a TAG strategy like an old security blanket.
7th October 2014, 6:25 AM
Propane Goat [3,116]
One reason that the TAG style is advocated for beginners is that it helps keep you out of marginal situations post-flop. However, if you want to progress to the next level, it is critical to gain those post-flop skills because you can't wait for TAG range hands and hope that at the same time somebody else has enough of a hand to give you his whole stack, and hope that this happens often enough to keep you surviving.The major weakness with playing only TAG style is that if you get nothing but one crap hand after another, you're handcuffed and the clock is always ticking in tournaments.
You can't always start out tight, in some situations I will be playing LAG right out of the gate because I'm at a passive table with people playing fit-or-fold and want to take control. This is a delicious situation to be in, especially when people keep calling your raises then folding to c-bets on the flop, and you definitely do not want to miss out on this.
The flip side is when you're at a table where every pot is heavily contested with a lot of 3-betting, check-raising, etc, then you should tighten up unless you are really confident of your ability to outplay your opponents postflop, and that takes a lot of experience and study.
If there was one single winning strategy, I would say that it's whatever strategy that's based on the types of players you're up against that forces your opponents to make the most mistakes, and this is going to be different for each and every game.
7th October 2014, 9:57 AM
Poker at: Pokerstars
To me it's dependent on the other players. If the tables manic then I tend to play superTag. At the micros however, there's lots of recreational players and out of the ones that aren't most have studied the Tag style of books. Against these players I play quite Laggy. If I'm not playing laggy or supertag it'll be because I have history on a few of the players and I'll just adapt my strategy to the strongest of these players who are in the current hand, thereby "changing gears" apparantly (but not so) randomly. The idea behind my thinking is to play the situation rather than a rigid strategy
7th October 2014, 1:22 PM
Online Poker at: partypoker
In many low stakes MTTs, you find a lot of loose aggressive play. Identifying these players and exploiting them is a good strategy, remember, you aren't playing the cards, you are playing vs the table
7th October 2014, 1:27 PM
Poker at: Entraction
Mainly just play your opponents, not your cards.
When in push-fold situation, understand ranges and push mathematics and use opponents leaks (usually too tight calling range) and fear of losing against them.
14th October 2014, 7:12 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
identify and exploit weaknesses thight players, raise more frequently if someone give rerais, you fold