This is a discussion on What starting hand do you like best? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; played micromillion at poker stars.I couldn't resist for long.Tough games.What cards do you play with?What would you recommend?
It depends what format was chosen. In any case, the field is huge and the first hour is at least worth playing with a minimum set of hands. Again, position is everything. Sometimes it gives value to the hand.
I noticed one peculiarity in these tournaments.A lot of bluffing.Especially those with a big stack.
Cheaper tournaments tend to have a worse standard of play and I would say its better to bluff less as your better hands will get paid more. But big stacks can take more risks and put pressure on lesser stacks so may bluff more.
I qualified for tomorrow's tournament with the most amazing run. Tried playing conservatively at first but couldn't get a foothold and was in danger of blinding out. Someone was shoving on every hand. In the end I loosened up and played A10+, any two paint cards, pairs 9+, suited connectors from about 67+. More a game of luck than of skill, but I could do no wrong.
i dont know , but i like KK more than AA , when ever i get AA i get the feeling the game will trick me to invest good part of chips to make me lose . It happened 15% in all in situation , and most of the time 60% when i want to trap , a flush or a straight board destroys me .
How u play AA and what u think about this hand?
In late game AA crush and this hand is BIG value that is worth to slowplay , but in the begining is hard to play if u shove u get little chips , if u want to trap u may lose
It depends on the tournament format. Gipperturbo play with a very wide range of hands. Regular tournaments as the conventional tournaments such limitah.nesuschestvuet difference between ordinary tournaments and micromillions. The main thing is not to go through and reach the prize zone. It is important to win the tournament.
Playing cards according to your position is the best way to play. You should understand that if you’re first to act or under the gun(UTG) you’ll want to play extremely strong hands because you have so many people to act after you. If you want to know my favorite hands it’s AA, KK, QQ, JJ, AK that’s my top 5 and should be anyone’s
I would say the usual AA, KK, QQ, AKs etc but to answer more specific 'what hand do you like best?' Well I am quite fond of A5s for some reason not sure why but when sub 20bb i will happily shove that hand more often than not.
Other than the obvious AA and KK, I like hands that have a lot of equity. Suited connectors, especially low ones when there's at least 3 other people in the hand going to the flop. This gives you better odds that your cards will hit when they have higher cards.
Suited connectors are pure gold for me, I even like them better than the premium hands. The possibilities of reward are bigger, in my oppinion, because of the opponents thinking that you got decent pre-flop hand if you raise pre-flop and make a continuation bet after. My favourite one is 79 suited, dunno why, I just love it.
Play without fear, remember that the tournament is long and the money is in the final table, do not think about it, but in the final table. I tell you that I made a final table in a micromillions of pokerstars.
I haven't played online poker lately but If you are going to play any kind of tournaments be solid when the blinds are low and start loosing your range when the blind are increasing and when your stack starts being short.
Maybe in freerolls you can play Bingo poker only pushing and calling with a ceirtain kind of hands.