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I hope at least. I'm not sure what to do. Tourneys end at deep night. They have late registration 2-3.5 hours. Should I play from the beginning or to register in the end of late registration?
2-days tourny has break in 7.5 hours. I once played tourny over 6h and was super tired. And it was during the day! If I register in the end I need to play only 4h but with 10bb so it mostly all-in game. Don't even know when tourny without break finishes. Early in the mornimg?

What would you do? Should I play it at all?
 
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I love to play from the beginning - but, I don't mind late reg.... :)

If you decide to play, good luck...kick some a$$es! ;)
 
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I hope at least. I'm not sure what to do. Tourneys end at deep night. They have late registration 2-3.5 hours. Should I play from the beginning or to register in the end of late registration?
2-days tourny has break in 7.5 hours. I once played tourny over 6h and was super tired. And it was during the day! If I register in the end I need to play only 4h but with 10bb so it mostly all-in game. Don't even know when tourny without break finishes. Early in the mornimg?

What would you do? Should I play it at all?
calculate your strength
in such tournaments patience and perseverance are important
I would recommend that you start your game from the very beginning and fight to the end
suddenly the gods of poker will notice you and give some kind of reward for your efforts
 
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Start from beginning.
 
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you would be better off starting from the start but i have noticed playing them that a lot of players start at level 5 or 6.
 
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Thank's. Tried from the start. So far it helped. I realized it was Mini EPT though.


calculate your strength
in such tournaments patience and perseverance are important
I would recommend that you start your game from the very beginning and fight to the end
suddenly the gods of poker will notice you and give some kind of reward for your efforts
It's not about strenght, It's mostly how not to fall asleep. Once I already tried to sleep during 5 min break, woke up early in the morning. Ironically last folded hand was AA.

I love to play from the beginning - but, I don't mind late reg.... :)

If you decide to play, good luck...kick some a$$es! ;)
Thank's. Finished 2541/14500, don't know if it counts for kicking some a$$es or someone kicked mine.
 
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Thank's. 2541/14500, don't know if it counts for kicking some a$$es or someone kicked mine.
I mean.. I hope it doesn't count for kicking some a$$es or someone didn't kicked mine. I mean.. I'm against any fight and disscussing asses. Especially with a girl. Unless she is a lesbian.. Even if she is lesbian!
 
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I would def play from the beginning. You won't have much of a chance if you wait until you only have 10 blinds and most of the other players have already built a stack. Good luck.
 
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I'm playing at EPT. Again. Ok, mini EPT. But I wanted to ask another. How would you play this hand? I mean in tournament sense. 3400 places ITM, 4100 left.
pokerstars, $9.80 + $1.20 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,000/6,000 (750 ante) - 8 players
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WhereIsElizabet (UTG): 236,580 (39 bb)
xxstimpyxx (UTG+1): 411,716 (69 bb)
bigstork187 (MP): 270,294 (45 bb)
jcheer (MP+1): 39,655 (7 bb)
McDonlad (CO): 209,574 (35 bb)
necromantis7 (BU): 379,065 (63 bb)
jjac10 (SB): 143,378 (24 bb)
stek94 (BB): 275,941 (46 bb)

Pre-Flop: (15,000) Hero (jcheer) is MP+1 with T A
3 players fold, jcheer (MP+1) raises to 38,905 (all-in), 2 players fold, jjac10 (SB) calls 35,905, 1 fold

Flop: (89,810) Q 7 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (89,810) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (89,810) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: 89,810

Showdown:
jcheer (MP+1) shows T A (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 27%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

jjac10 (SB) shows A Q (two pair, Queens and Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 73%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

jjac10 (SB) wins 89,810
 
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I'm playing at EPT. Again. Ok, mini EPT. But I wanted to ask another. How would you play this hand? I mean in tournament sense. 3400 places ITM, 4100 left.
PokerStars, $9.80 + $1.20 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,000/6,000 (750 ante) - 8 players
Replay this hand on CardsChat

WhereIsElizabet (UTG): 236,580 (39 bb)
xxstimpyxx (UTG+1): 411,716 (69 bb)
bigstork187 (MP): 270,294 (45 bb)
jcheer (MP+1): 39,655 (7 bb)
McDonlad (CO): 209,574 (35 bb)
necromantis7 (BU): 379,065 (63 bb)
jjac10 (SB): 143,378 (24 bb)
stek94 (BB): 275,941 (46 bb)

Pre-Flop: (15,000) Hero (jcheer) is MP+1 with T A
3 players fold, jcheer (MP+1) raises to 38,905 (all-in), 2 players fold, jjac10 (SB) calls 35,905, 1 fold

Flop: (89,810) Q 7 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (89,810) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (89,810) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: 89,810

Showdown:
jcheer (MP+1) shows T A (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 27%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

jjac10 (SB) shows A Q (two pair, Queens and Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 73%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

jjac10 (SB) wins 89,810
I would play the same as you
 
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Ouch. Yeah, A-10o is a teaser, especially w/that stack in that situation. I'm sure I'd have done the same. As far as entering a trny from the beginning or later it really all depends on the blind structure, for me. If it's only 3-4 blinds an hour then fk it, I'll come in a little later. Starting from the very beginning does have it's advantages, though. You can build up a really nice stack and cruise through picking up blinds and antes, pick off idiots playing ace-rag, etc.
 
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I believe that if you do not have such an opportunity as to rest before the tournament, to get enough sleep, to properly prepare mentally for a long session, then you need to choose more optimal tournaments for the game. After all, playing with a short stack is a lottery.
 
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Depends on what you want to achieve, min cash, or win. First to act with 6-7 bb is mandatory all in, but then again you have still 6 orbits to play, anything can happen. It’s all in or fold. You and only you can make that decision.
 
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I would play from the beginning and would play very tight. If you start late you have to play a lot more hands you can just avoid in the early game.
 
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Too much value at the beginning. Just play when you feel like it.
 
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Its a total no brainer jam all in - with a small stack just over 6 big blinds which will diminish faster than me eating a big mac - its a jam today and twice on a Sunday :)
You played it correctly- anyone else telling you different is incorrect, you had the position with no calls before you and you to act - just got unlucky against a bigger ace, another day and you might have squeezed it through or hit a 10.
 
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I'm playing at EPT. Again. Ok, mini EPT. But I wanted to ask another. How would you play this hand? I mean in tournament sense. 3400 places ITM, 4100 left.
PokerStars, $9.80 + $1.20 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,000/6,000 (750 ante) - 8 players
Replay this hand on CardsChat

WhereIsElizabet (UTG): 236,580 (39 bb)
xxstimpyxx (UTG+1): 411,716 (69 bb)
bigstork187 (MP): 270,294 (45 bb)
jcheer (MP+1): 39,655 (7 bb)
McDonlad (CO): 209,574 (35 bb)
necromantis7 (BU): 379,065 (63 bb)
jjac10 (SB): 143,378 (24 bb)
stek94 (BB): 275,941 (46 bb)

Pre-Flop: (15,000) Hero (jcheer) is MP+1 with T A
3 players fold, jcheer (MP+1) raises to 38,905 (all-in), 2 players fold, jjac10 (SB) calls 35,905, 1 fold

Flop: (89,810) Q 7 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: (89,810) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: (89,810) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: 89,810

Showdown:
jcheer (MP+1) shows T A (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 27%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

jjac10 (SB) shows A Q (two pair, Queens and Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 73%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

jjac10 (SB) wins 89,810

With this stack, so that the three of you have already thrown in front of you, smooth all-in card is A, 10o.
Your chips are small enough for ITM to sit out, and I think your goal is not just to have ITM and be done, but to build the FT minimum, you need to build a massive stack all the way through.
 
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Depends on what you want to achieve, min cash, or win. First to act with 6-7 bb is mandatory all in, but then again you have still 6 orbits to play, anything can happen. It’s all in or fold. You and only you can make that decision.


No way there's a stack for 6 orbits.
3000/6000 and 750 ante it's more like 2-3 orbits to play with fold equity close to zero (each orbit will eat 15000 chips so M=2,6).

So basically A10 is a push all day and actually already waited far to long to push.

So, while playing , counting BB is fine to give you an idea where you are, but at the moment antes come in play you have to adjust for that because from that point just looking at BB will give you a false idea about your stack.
 
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Thank you, guys. I thought maybe to watch the flop?
With this stack, so that the three of you have already thrown in front of you, smooth all-in card is A, 10o.
Your chips are small enough for ITM to sit out, and I think your goal is not just to have ITM and be done, but to build the FT minimum, you need to build a massive stack all the way through.

Yet 4 left.
I'd love to make FT with 21,000 players but with such stack I'd prefer even ITM.
So basically A10 is a push all day and actually already waited far to long to push.
Wow, it looks like you were sitting with me at the table.
 
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