Originally Posted by CuttleFish
I need some help please!
I made the final of our regional championships which is on this Sunday 11th December. Winner gets a $10,000 buy-in to the Aussie Millions in Melbourne plus airfares, accommodation etc. All up the prize is worth about $15,000.
Format is as follows:
Starting Stack: $ 30,000
Opening blinds: $25/50
Levels Increase: Every 25 mins.
Scheduled For: 8 hours
First prize: $ 15,000
Second prize: $ 1,500
Third prize: $ 500
The 60 entrants are all other players who have won qualifiers, so a real mix of people. They range from extreme nits to extreme maniacs.
These are all players I know and who know me. My image at the table is tight aggressive with good reads.
A sample of some of the other players are:
M – Plays all draws aggressively, chases down all flushes no matter what the odds.Make this player pay to see those draws
D – Plays any two cards. Impossible to put on a range, big bluffer, very aggressive.I would play hands like 99+, QJ+, A9+, but that is my preference against this type of player.
B – Plays either premium starting hands or rags, depending on mood, will often play hands like 6 4o from early position.I find this type of player easy to push around if he often limps from EP with rags, he will fold most times, you just have to worry if he calls or re-raises you.
K – Plays strictly by the maths. Starting hands are always top 25 and plays strictly to the numbers for draws etc.perfect stealing opportunities if you have the balls to bluff this person by giving him improper odds and forcing him to fold, but again if he calls you have to worry.
J - Tight, hyper aggressive, lots of steals, almost always makes final table.This type of player, I find is generally predictable as to when he choses to steal and from what positions and from what players he steals from, just play strong hands against him unless you notice him stealing
I generally make the final table ¾ times, but most often short-stacked or mid-stack range. Have never made the FT as the big stack as I tend to avoid coin flips as much as possible (maybe too much?)
Does anyone have any specific advice for this format? Any insights would be very welcome, If you want to ask more questions, please fire away and I will respond.
The plan for this week is to spend as much time on CC as I can and hopefully pick up a few tips along the ways that will help.
Really appreciate any advice/help I can get.