Originally Posted by Shadowplay
I'm playing in some micro MTTs on PS....well, I was playing, anyway what I took most away from the last tourney was a lot of tables seem to be calling stations. I could raise 3-5x the blind routinely and 80% of the table would just call. Now I realize that could be indicative of how much respect I am getting from the fellow players, but I had second largest stack at the break and I noticed it wasn't exclusive to me either. Everyone was getting called.
Is this common for tournaments? And what's the best strategy? I have been experimenting more with an aggressive style that will narrow the field and put me in showdown or three handed flops but that doesn't seem to be happening. Do I just need to raise more or change my strategy back to tight but aggressive?
By the way, I found this place about a month ago. Great site.
Raise more hands in late p[position, many fewer in early position unless they are premiums. Play UBER tight before antes. No point stealing before then. Raise for value, not to steal until those antes kick in.
Be prepared to give up with KK when you get 4 callers and an ace flops. some bottom feeding maggot didn't fold his ace rag.
if you get a good hand on the button and a bunch of guys limp... raise HUGE - 3x + 1 per limper minimum. Punish the limpers. It's much easier to thin the field from the button then UTG+1
Also, if raises are getting 4 callers, then re-raising in position will be very profitable. Every hand is a squeeze waiting to happen.
And yeah.. take them to value town when you make a hand. overshove strong hands too, nothing wrong with re-raisng Aces or Kings allin for 50BB in a microfest - you'll be shocked how often garbage comes along.