This is a discussion on Influenced within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; The question is whether the previous hands or how the tournament has been developing is a source of information for the hand that one is
Undoubtedly, this is the most important thing that can affect the entire tournament because during the game you see what people are with you at the table and how they play and you can play accordingly, whether it's flying here or more aggressively or maybe it's even time to bluff.
Every citizen has his opinion which is the most correct !!
Watching the entire game will allow you to find out if someone is big on bluffing or is a more solid player. I have seen players get aggressive and start getting smacked around when others learn their habits. Tight players have people leaving them alone when they get aggressive. Lower stakes have few people paying attention, though.
Exactly - you don't see it all the time, but some players wear their "style" on their sleeves. It's super easy to use that info to your advantage, especially if their current play doesn't match what your HUD seems to be suggesting.
I agree with the others that said previous hands certainly effect the action! Just also keep in mind that people can react to the same situation in many different ways and to not make the mistake of thinking it will effect people’s play in the same way a given situation would effect your own.
Analysis and drawing conclusions is needed and it will definitely improve our game. It must be remembered, however, that people are not machines and even to the same situation on the table that they may react in a different way before, you also have to be ready for it.
Previous hands are always a valuable source of information, but decisions need to be made taking into account many other factors as well. Previous hands are a source of information but this is not crucial data for a final decision.
In previous hand you got KQ but failed to connect with flop. And you lost.
Present hand you again got KQ. Thoughts will pass in your mind that in previous hand you missed the flop but this time you won't. Repeatedly you can't miss flop with KQ in a row. Such type of thoughts my influence your game.
The source of information for how to play a hand can only be collected information about how your opponents play and that's it. Only this information can help you play correctly and get chips if you were lucky). How the tournament goes on doesn't matter to you and doesn't give you any information*.
*only if you have a medium or high pot and you do not have any restrictions for the bet.
Carefully study the table, opponents and how the game is going - this is the most important thing when you see your new cards
When a guy opens 5x from EP and you are lucky enough to see the outcome - the guy turns over KKs. The next time the guy opens 5x - you can be sure he is playing a strong premium hand, or at worst A/K.
I got stacked by a gent this way - he opens 4x utg - I passed - but saw outcome - he hand KKs. Very next hand I'm dealt QQs - and he opens again to 4x - surely he doesn't have KK again....
Yep he did - back to back KKs - luckbox!
The previous play that you've seen in a tournament should certainly influence your future play. You should constantly be observing the action and noting things like a player's calling. raising and shoving ranges. You should be observing player's tendency to bluff, or if they play a hand differently when they have from the way they play it when they don't. I've noticed such things as players that have a tendency to bet bigger with nothing, hoping to get a fold, and betting less with big hands to try to keep their opponent in the hand and calling.
The most basic decisions we are constantly making are whether to call, raise or fold. And each time those decisions should be based not only on our own cards, but also the play we've seen from our opponents. If I've seen a player constantly and repeatedly check/calling the flop and turn before suddenly shoving on the river, I'm more likely to suspect him of bluffing and therefore less likely to fold a solid hand to him when I see the same play from him in the future. It's also important to keep in mind that really good players are capable of switching up their play to keep you guessing.
None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with all of you. All of you are locked in here with ME!
Yes, the history of the tournament, its hands, can be important in some moments.
When I play in a tournament and when there is a difficult hand with a difficult decision, then I start to remember how my opponent played an hour or two hours ago, his past hands, and it really helps.