This is a discussion on Bounty builders within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; What’s your thoughts on bounty tournaments?in my opinion my go to tournaments for the enjoyment and making money aspect. Also, what’s your go to strategies?
I find that people are a bit looser in bounty builders, especially at the micro stakes I play, as they are trying to knock people out. So if someone goes all in and they have him covered, I often see calls with marginal hands in hopes to get lucky and pick up the bounty. You can take advantage of this, but when I do I often get sucked out on. That’s why I usually avoid the bounty builders.
I agree, that action tend to be looser in bounty tournaments, especially in the first blind levels, until the wildest players have either busted or build a big stack. I think, thats a good thing however. When I play MTTs, my goal is not to survive as long as possible in one particular MTT. My goal is the highest possible long term ROI, and wild action certainly contribute to acheive that, like in this hand from a 4,4$ PKO on PokerStars. Thanks largely to this hand I not only won some bounty money but also went on to cash in the tournament.
For those who are patients its great, there is a lot of loose players calling anything just for the bounty (wich is like 1/4 - 1/5 of the buy in)
But if you dont take some risks it just doesnt worth, if you dont try to knock out some villains your payouts will be very low
Yes, indeed, the pleasure of these tournaments is great.I won one of those tournaments that year for $ 3.30.I got more by knockouts, which is 450 dollars, and the first place is 196 dollars.It's nice when there are such days-it's a pity that they are not frequent.
My strategy in this type of tournament is to try not to play every hand thinking about winning a player's bounty, I always try to focus on my game and what I can achieve with my good game and not take risks if it is not necessary, many players only You bet everything to want to win a player's bounty and I think it is a lot of risk, when you can achieve something better