re: Poker & First time casino tourney tips?
if you haven't ready Dan Harringtons, Harrington on holdem, go find it and try to get through it before you go play. its a trove of useful tourney advice.
hell ive already read it and im going back through it myself as im planning a run to harrahs Cherokee for the upcoming casino championship/wsop circuit tourneys.
its the book that finally got me where i needed to be, math wise. i could calculate outs before, and i could calculate pot odds
and implied pot odds
no problem. but it took me going BACK through the book again recently to finally bring Ranging my opponents, calculating outs and pot odds, then being able to accurately compare pot odds to my outs/% to win against my opponents ranges. As well as how to price your opponent in, or out to induce his mistakes. before i just did the best i could, his book and some work with paper pen and calculator got me right. it was one of the biggest holes in my game, now plugged. and it was kinda tough admitting to myself i had that leak in my game but i did, and i worked on and through it.