This is a discussion on mtt pressure within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I wanted to get some tips from others who have experienced and overcome what i am feeling.many times in an mtt, i wade through the
I wanted to get some tips from others who have experienced and overcome what i am feeling.many times in an mtt, i wade through the field and get to the bubble and I start to feel anxiety about getting to the final table. Then i start making moves that are not consistent with what got me to this point and I know this is costing me money. So, any tips on how to relieve the stress and continuing to play smart poker going forward?
I find myself in this situation a lot. I tilted 3 tournaments last night that I could’ve final tabled. I would be interested in tips as well. I would suggest just going with your gut and ICM pressure.
12th March 2018, 2:42 AM
Poker at: ACR/BOL
Same here. I think we've all faced this problem at some point. I agree with Ofarah. Trust your instincts and just play your hands to the best of your ability given the situation (position, opponents, stack sizes, etc.). Just ask yourself before you act, "how likely is it that I have the best hand?" You can't control the outcome of the hand or the MTT, only the choices you make at each decision point.
12th March 2018, 8:30 AM
re: Poker & mtt pressure
I completely agree.I also decided to play in mtt tournaments, but so far without much success
12th March 2018, 2:09 PM
Poker at: PS|ACR|888
Game: NL Hold'Em
Just play abc poker and leave any fancy moves till you feel very comfortable playing when you are in the money.
Don't be afraid to go all in with decent hands when you are nearly 10bbs and under no circumstances don't get blinded out.
12th March 2018, 2:34 PM
Play cheap sng mtts. 90-180 players for $0.25-$1. Load them as many as you can. You don't lose much, final table hits are more frequent. And work on mistakes in big pots after the session. Right game and adaptation to final tables will come soon.
I get to final table in big tournaments very seldom, but if it happens, I don't know why, but I feel quite comfortable. More than in middle stage with shorter stack (in blinds) and with still a lot of mad players.
12th March 2018, 10:17 PM
Poker at: ACR
Game: HORSE is fun
Imploding late in tournaments
What I've discovered about myself is on the bubble or even at the final table, if I have a medium to short stack I play tight and last quite a while. When I have a very large stack, however, I get to feeling it is my obligation to take people out. So I end up being involved in hands where other players are all-in and all I have is marginal hands (like KJs). Instead I know I need to learn to back off and let someone else take them out, but I'm personally having a hard time sticking to that even though I know I should. The idea of taking people out when I'm big stack is just too tempting, even though I know it's responsible for 75% of my large stack implosions.
12th March 2018, 11:45 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
re: Poker & mtt pressure
In mtt, you have to win many, very many, and do not need to know the strategy of your game, otherwise you will lose
12th March 2018, 11:47 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
Do not look at the table of positions, play to get to the final table, and do not afraid of being eliminated.When you play a tournament and you are seeing where you are goring, that affects your game.