This is a discussion on middle stages sit n goes within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; the last couple sit n goes ive played in I have doubled up early only to be knocked out in 5th or 6th place. Is
the last couple sit n goes ive played in I have doubled up early only to be knocked out in 5th or 6th place. Is there any strategy to prevent this? If I get a big lead early should I play super tight until there is like 5 people left? My last one I raised with QQ and this guy with like 1200 shoved. I cant imagine folding in this spot so I called for a third of my stack. He had AK and caught A king. Should I play ridiculously tight to protect my stack until there is a few people left?
2nd December 2010, 8:28 PM
Online Poker at: pokerstars
Game: NL Holdem
no i think your being to results oriented. With QQ here its almost always a shove if your playing micro stakes. You should be loosening up a bit as the blinds increase, raising when your IP to steal blinds and bully the medium stacks. You should tighten up your range when facing a larger stack since they are the only ones that can knock you out. You just need to build your stack before the bubble...nothing is tougher then playing the bubble as the short stack. If you have a decent stack and there are a couple shorties at the table id say tighten up your range a little and only play hands that do well in showdowns. Just continue to play position. I am no expert though so take my advice lightly haha.
5th December 2010, 1:21 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
re: Poker & middle stages sit n goes
You should always play to win. Because when you get far and play extremely tight you will most likely cash small for most of the time. When you steal blinds and take a bit more risk you will finish on the bubble a bit more but you will also have enough bigger cashes to at least compensate that.
5th December 2010, 2:01 PM
Online Poker at: PStars
Game: STT / MTSNG
You have to take risks to win tournaments. Get used to it, you want a nice amount of 5th and 6th place finishes.