This is a discussion on ITM? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I have noticed over the past few months that I am getting in the money quite often but then I have a lot of difficulty
I have noticed over the past few months that I am getting in the money quite often but then I have a lot of difficulty capitalizing.. I even get to the final table, down to last three and then fail..Is there a special strategy for playing the final table?, the last three? Help
Yes its special to play final table . Best players can make good decisions when tournaments are deep and they Re stealing important chips which are making them wins . If you play too tight you will be blinded out . 3 handed and heads up are moat difficult for tournament player in my opinion. Train that in hu sng or spin a go!
A good idea the bring the game on the next level would have been playing 9-max SNGs maybe. That one-table tourney have the same stages like normal tournaments. You'll have early and middle phase, but they pass more faster so that reach faster the bubble and when this is passed have a end-of-final-table-situation and you can practice your game with 3 players or heads-up.
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Regarding your question it may be that you play really tight and won't take many risks when you are approaching itm, for fear of busting out. The goal should always be to get to the final table and aim for 1st place. I recommend watching some streams so you see how people approach tournament play. Good luck at the tables!
The way I deal with the final table is to try to keep myself in the highest possible position. So its a phase of the tournament that I play even more tightly and more with the position and the players than with my cards.