Originally Posted by anthony c
What do u look for to get reads at the middle to late stages in a tournament???
What reads can u look for pre flop
Please help someone i go broke more often in middle or late stages than early on in tourney
and dont make it to final table, i guess i suck in this stage of the tourney with no reads
When i get send to a new table in middle to late stages of a tournament
I dont play allot of hands but battle to get read on table cause not allot
of hands that go to showdown.I have holdem manager 2 but i will go broke
before i play allot of hands like 14+ hand before i can trust reads on hm2.
plz guys any help would be great
Thanks in advance
That's why you need to play lots and lots of hands (and I mean many hundreds, maybe thousands) before a HUD starts to get useful. By then you will hopefully have stats on most of the players you encounter on a new table.
You cannot rely on the figures from a HUD after so few hands so you will have to develop your own player reading ability to tide you over until you build up your database.
Obviously, you cannot read all the stats a HUD can but even without hands going to showdown you can tell if a player is in every, or nearly every, pot. No one gets cards that often so they are calling/raising with a wide range. You are going out before the money now so you have nothing to lose by playing against them with the top 15% of hands. If you don't know what hands they are (can't remember if HM2 has this facility) you can use something like PokerStove or Equilab or even download one of the many examples of the Sklansky Starting Hand Groups that are online (http://www.pokerzone.com/strategy/st...+hand+rankings
for example) and play with any hand in groups 1-4.
Hope this helps.