re: Poker & What are your thoughts on using SnG strategy in MTTs ?
Originally Posted by kidkvno1
I do tend to play the same way on ring tables, it works up to a point.
Rings are different because your stack to blinds ration is greater. That is, you need a bigger hand in rings to justify going all-in, because it costs a lot more.
Also, the nature of tournaments is that you *need* to bust people out. It's live-or-die, so taking risks is justified as that's the only way to survive to the money. In rings, you can sit back a lot longer because the blinds don't go up and you can reload, and you can make $ without anybody ever being felted.
The big adjustment in tournaments is keeping track of your M (Your M is the number of rounds you can last before being blinded out.) and making plays appropriate to that M number.
That is, with an M of 30+ you're playing normal poker. With an M of 10 you're looking to double up. And with an M of 6 you're basically in fold/shove mode hoping to steal or double up.
There's a lot of in-between stages to those and certain hands become less playable. For example, I'm folding T/J with an M of 8, but when my M is 5 and nobody had entered the pot I'm shoving.