1. Understand the structure of the tournament:
*You must learn to play with a few chips
It's that old poker saying: a chip, a chair. That is, as long as you have chips, you should not be discouraged, keep fighting. The psychological aspect, the aspect of motivation, the aspect of frustration is very determinant in its return.
Sometimes it may seem like it will not make a difference, but it does. Controlled people tend to go further in poker. We have to be conscious and not spend energy in situations that will happen all the time.
There are different turbo games, and different speeds. Identifying the speed of tournaments allows you to change your strategy. We have to be aware of the structure because it will define our range. It will define how we can and should play. Understanding the concept in turbo and hyper tournaments, we can adapt better.
In turbo and hyper turbo tournaments, we see fewer hands and naturally, seeing fewer hands the variance is greater. So you can not wait for cards, we have to see the spots to steal chips, open the range, to maintain a comfortable stack so we can get away. We should be extremely aware of the pace of play and what it will take for us to play these tournaments well.
2. Look for information about your opponents and always be aware of the number of Blinds and the position of all or the majority.
This point is of the utmost importance. This game is by position and by stack. It does not matter so much to our hand, but to the situation before us. Without doubt we will take advantage of the situation if a valuable hand appears, but it will not always be this way. We should look for opportunities that allow us to win some chips.
That means that based on your stack, especially when you're not at risk, you can put your entire stack on the table against players with few chips. Even if they pay they are at risk and not you. This implies that because they have to put the tournament at risk, they must pay with hands of value based on their probable range. If this situation occurs in the Bubble in a STG, then you should put the maximum pressure on players with few chips.
This is much better than opening up to start, since players with few chips usually have a good stack to apply re-steal allin. Instead, if you put the pressure on them, instead of putting pressure on you, you will have greater successes in your game.
If your opponent is more secure, passive, NIT, regular, great, they are the ones who tend to drop but, if the player is a payer, or a bad aggressive player, they tend to pay more often. In this case it is best to choose well the type of hands that will play against them.
Being aware of the position and image of everyone, allows you to adapt to the best of these players. That is why it is very important to have at least the image information of your opponents.
With a larger amount of chips, you should risk more against players who can not get you out of the STG or MTT. Regular players open their range, so we should open ours, especially when we have a larger amount of chips.
3. Do not expect valuable hands, learn to take the Blinds! Learn to See opportunities.
Played tournaments and STg turbos and hyper turbos can not wait for valuable hands if the blinds do not swallow you. Looking for opportunities to take the Blinds is a necessary and indispensable thing in poker.
An appropriate time to put pressure on the table is just when there are players with few chips. That means players will avoid getting into the action, which offers opportunities to win some extra chips. It is very important to win Blinds. They relieve the pressure and allow your stack to remain at a more comfortable level.
Valuable hands do not show up frequently, so you should open up the game for timing to win Blinds. This means that to win Blinds properly must be based on stacks and how you can take advantage of smaller stacks, player levels and your image.
When is it good to win Blinds with bad hands? When we do not commit to the pot. Having room to drop your hand to all players, you can open it with either hand. But if you have a player with few chips, say 5 BBs and I open with 52, I will have to show my hand, since I am committed to the pot.
To win Bllinds, watch your opponents' stacks, if they have more than 10 BBs, we have room to drop, which means we can try to steal their blinds. An aggressive, regular player, or good player, tends to apply several moves against you, especially the preflop preflop. Knowing this, put pressure on them, not allowing them to put pressure on you. Something I like to do against these players is blow allin out when my tournament does not take so many risks. Staying with 8BBs, or with 12BBs, is not all bad. You can still work and try to get back into the game.
The tip is try to win Blinds, otherwise it will fall early, for not maintaining the stack.
4.Learn the right time to enter allin with few chips.
Always focus on players with the lowest number of chips. Understand that your stack, even if reduced, can still steal Bllinds.
Let's assume that the Blinds are at 10K / 20K with 1K ante. Villain has 9BBs and you have 7BBs. You're on the SB against BB, what about J2?
Many players leave, but we will not do that. We should go up. When it is short, when the hands stop coming, if the Gap came to burst with a trash hand, with a hand of little value, I will have to aim precisely at the face that will have a margin of folding for me. These guys are gonna quit. It is in them that we must focus.
When things go bad, and we have to take risks, we should look at the players with few chips that they will fold, unless they are very short, so many of them with few chips risk because they know of their despair.
In most cases it will fold. That's because, there is no way he can pay with 57, with 9T, because it will end his tournament or STG. If he's called wrong, the tournament is over for him. Which implies that it undergoes a greater pressure, which increases the range of hands from which it is leaving. Even if he pays with hands that are in front of us, we have a 33% chance of winning if we are not dominated against much stronger hands like AJ, QQ +. Even if our hand is two junk, we have to take the risk. In fact, in this situation it is allin with any two cards.
When your opponents are unwilling to risk your tournament, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Put pressure. You need to win these blinds. Do not let opportunities pass.
5. Do not give up even though you are the player with few chips. The important thing is always to be alive.
While alive, there is a chance to win a share of the prize money. Staying with few chips is part of the game. If you faced a Cooler, got lost for two Outs, played badly, does not matter, if you're still alive, you must fight to win the biggest pieces of the award.
The feeling of frustration at this point is very difficult to control, but we have to control it. We must not allow it to ruin our game, which has a negative influence, thus affecting the long term. It is bad to lose is, but it is part of life. But losing control when there is still a chance is the same as giving up.
In a Tournament or STG turbo with 5 Blinds still have game. It's a fast structure, and 5 Blinds can become 10. You can not escape the game with a few chips in STg or MTT turbo. Is that so. Do not get out of control and do not give up. Who loses with such actions is yourself. And if you lose, avoid leveling up trying to recover. When this happens or decrease your buyin until you control again or play again only when you cool your head. Playing with the psychologically shaken will affect you negatively and the loser with that kind of attitude is yourself.