This is a discussion on Playing Card Dead within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; When in a MTT, and for the most part, you are card dead, and you have aggression to your left and sometimes to your right,
When in a MTT, and for the most part, you are card dead, and you have aggression to your left and sometimes to your right, what is the best way to play. It is not just waiting for premiere hands, it is in general that when the cards are not in your hand pre-flop, what is the best way to go about playing some of those hands to widen your starting range.
15th October 2012, 4:04 PM
Poker at: Casino
What is your image at the table? If it is tight, you can pull off a bluff or two.
15th October 2012, 4:17 PM
Online Poker at: ACR/BCP
Game: NL Holdem
If it is early in the MTT then I wouldn't change much except an occasional steal attempt in late position.
Later in the MTT that question is just too difficult for me to answer in a general way. There are too many factors that would come into play for me - blind levels, my chip stack, chip stacks of others on the table, who is in the hand, my reads on every player - could go on forever.
The best I can do is say I would be looking for a perfect spot to get in a hand with the aggressive players. If your image is tight because you have been card dead sometimes that can play in your favor under these conditions. You can 3-bet, 4-bet and they are convinced you have AA or KK. Just be reasonably confident that you are ahead if you are prepared to go all the way with whatever you have. And know when to give it up if you are not.
It depends on your post flop skills.
15th October 2012, 4:58 PM
Poker at: WPN
Learn the extremes of patience.
16th October 2012, 1:43 AM
Online Poker at: Poker Stars
re: Poker & Playing Card Dead
I would consider myself tight/aggressive (aggressive in the way that when I am in a hand and I will bet aggressively to take down the pot whether I have the cards post flop or not.
I do have patience early in a tournament, and as the blinds go up that is where I know I need to change my game up
16th October 2012, 11:36 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
learn to 3bet more in the correct spots. tough to say when that is with info provided