Is this good MTT strategy???

Ronaldadio

Ronaldadio

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Hi all.

I`ve just started playing on pokerstars (nice site) and I would like to share with you all my stats from my first $20 buy in MTT. I would appreciate it if you guys could comment on the information provided. I think this is the way I always play.

During current Hold'em session you were dealt 175 hands and saw flop:
- 7 out of 18 times while in big blind (38%)
- 8 out of 20 times while in small blind (40%)
- 12 out of 137 times in other positions (8%)
- a total of 27 out of 175 (15%)
Pots won at showdown - 9 of 10 (90%)
Pots won without showdown - 12

This was after 226 entries were down to 17, I was in forth at time. Still playing it.

I was wondering if I am playing too tight?

Thanks in advance for your comments guys.

Ronaldadio
 
buckster436

buckster436

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You dont have to play a lot of hands, Doyle Brunson said a good poker player only plays about 10% of hands, so your doing ok>>> nice job in the tourney BTW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.. buck:hello:
 
Ronaldadio

Ronaldadio

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I finished 10th

To finish off, I finished the tourny in 10th place, which was a bit dissapointing as not long after I posted the stats I won a big pot and I was in first position with 60000 chips, with second on about 35000 !!!

So to go into more detail about the above stats, when I started to `open up` I went into nose dive. Happens to me all of the time. So should I play tighter when I get this kind of lead? I found I could not bully the blinds because it seemed when ever I tried they turned over a good hand - my KQ on the button hit the bb AK. etc.
 
JeeDub84

JeeDub84

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Its fourth,lol. I also think that you are playing just a little too tight with only 15% of your hands played. I feel that at a begginer to novice player will play verly little percentage of thier hands( not saying you are a begginer)because they only play premium card unless just no cards are coming, but with 175 hands there will be some. Now with taking a look you played most of your hands out of the blinds, which tells me that you are not trying to steal the blinds enough. For a tournament it is essential to steal blinds to keep up with the rapid blind increase. Fourth position is awesome with little hands played which means you were able to get your good hands payed off by weaker players, but with a 90% win rate at the showdown it shows me that you are a quite passive player who only will go to the end with the nuts or very lose to it. When you run into the more advanced players they will be able to eat you up easily because you are too predictable. You should open up more and play more positional with moderate standings like suited connectors or small pairs to conceal your play a little. I find though if you play tight/conservative like most people will tell you and you take advantage of stealing during opportune moments(like when it comes close to the bubble) you should be up at around 25-35% of hands played. Also noticing that you are letting your blinds go undefended most of the time. I am not saying that you should defend every bling, but you folded over 50% of your blinds away. You should look back and try to recall how many times you thought your blinds were taken by a steal. Do you think you could have made some reraises to foil stealing attempts?
 
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