This is a discussion on MTT NL Tournament - First Blind Level within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I've been thinking lately from playing quite a few MTT NL tournaments that raising during the 1st blind level. doesn't seem very effective unless it
I've been thinking lately from playing quite a few MTT NL tournaments that raising during the 1st blind level. doesn't seem very effective unless it is a big raise. Players seem to call since they have the chipstack to do so since the blind levels are so low.
Anyone tend to not raise as much or raise more than they usually do the 1st blind level?
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[QUOTE=t1riel;3660161]I've been thinking lately .....
Hy, I try to stick to BB as reference.
A good hand can be risen to 4 BB pre flop, according to poker school, no matter how high BB is. In the end of a tournament itīs often more than 1 Mio!!!!
So donīt forget the maths and donīt be shy of big numbers!
In the low big blinds , I usually play very few hands and try to get involved in less pots as possible, this way we can analize more our opponents and make a plan to get their chips later in the tournament. Usually, on PS the tournaments give you about 60BB in the beggining, when I get to 30BB or 25BB, is time to apply what you have studied till now about the players.
During low blind play, even the speculative hands I like to fold, unless I'm on the button and cutoff and I know that other players are like to fold on a c-bet on the flop. It's all about knowing how to use the basics
Be tighter early on in mtt's. If you have a hand to open with raise 3-4xbb and most rag hands should fold out. If this is micro or rebuy mtt's you will probably get 3/4 of the table coming along and calling your raise. not much you can do to avoid this short of jamming lol, which still would prolly get 3-4 callers as well.
It would be more profitable to just call in some situations rather than 3bet/squeeze because in early stages the players rarely will muck their marginal hands.I am not saying that you should limp every hand!! For example it would be better to call AK. Later on the MTT this hand is a ''standard'' 3bet for instance.
The open raise in the first 2 levels must be at least 3x the big blind. You can limp profitably in late positions or complete from the SB hands like suited connectors and of course Axs. Those hands are very speculative and are hard for inexperienced players to put you in that range.So there will be the potential to stack off an opponent!