Yes i am focused from start to end on everything i play.
Im a cash game player now so when i have 100bb+ in the begining of mtts i just apply my cash game strategy.
If i have 100+ latter i will look to bully people ar every oportunity i get so.. focus on based on stage not stack i guess, but always
Tend to not have the greatest focus early, which I'm sure is a bit of a leak. However I play micro stakes and very TAG straight-forward poker in early stages, so a ton of thought isn't quite as necessary. If I do get lucky and gain a stack, I will pay a bit more attention at that point.
Considering I play quite tight in the early stages of a MTT my focus is pretty low in the beginning as I play few hands. Once I progress far enough to reach bubble/post-bubble play it starts getting interesting and my opening range widens.
At start of my Mtt sessions,i try to share my focus at 8-12 tables i usually play..Because of that multi-tabling i am not 100% focused at specific table except an interesting spot appears that needs all my mental attention..If i go deep,my attention increased to 100% and i am totally focused to every decision i should take.
Of course the longer the tournament, the harder it is to play! I notice my concentration gets worse after 5 hours of play! Sometimes I enter the game 5 minutes before the end of "late registration" , so I try to win one or two hours of play! Many fish had already dropped out of the game or tired of the game and are willing to give away their chips without a fight!
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If it's a really long game that lasts over 7 hours then it's definitely not easy to play concentrated all the time. And as the main stage comes after those 7+ hours of play, no matter what you have to be on top of your game then or at least be more concerned and focused than your opponents are. So I think my least concentrated game comes in the middle of the tournament, usually I build a big stack and then don't get involved in too many hands as you won't be able to win them all at this stage but easily can bust out. So from my perspective that's the most calm stage, where you can sort of distract yourself but have to come back, once your stack dropped or the late stage approaches. That's vital to do, but may not be that easy.
I only play 2 tables so am focused from beginning to end.Im always looking for spots to loosen up ;spots to double barrel;checkraise etc. Look at what each player shows down.Constantly looking to implement new concepts that I just learned.I am always reviewing hands while im playing to see if I missed any oppotunities in previous hands so I can adjust.
I do not always achieve that stability in the tournaments, but usually I am quite concentrated from the beginning and when the tournament is very advanced I may be a little deconcentrated and may then return to concentrate but the same thing does not always happen to me or I am consisting of tournaments, it is often a bit difficult for me when the tournaments are very, very long
I donít play a lot of tables and I keep notes so itís easier to maintain focus. Obviously I surf the net on my iPad (I play 9n my laptop) sometimes when Iím not in a hand. But Iím always keeping track of whatís going on. When the tournament reaches the later stages I amp up my level of attention and focus is 100% on the game itself. If I donít pay attention I feel as though I can miss an opportunity to pick up on a players tendencies or tilting level.
I can often hold the first place in the whole tournament,and before the final table I merge, no matter how hard I try. Very tired. If I go down to the second and lower places,lose control and start to play all hands in a row,eventually fly. I think it's just fatigue. And can and from stupidity and impatience))
I don't understand how you can play with multiple tables. For me it's not real,I always study my opponents,watch them play their hands,then build a strategy game. But at several tables for me it is not possible. I'm starting to play on the map,they lose. I think it is very important to study your opponents
I love MTT tourneys. I start out slow mostly unless the deck is getting thrown at me. I study the other players play style and plan on using a tell or 2 in the future. I also try not to get all in with out one of the top hands on board at showdown. Later in the tourney and with all the variance i try to pick my spots and turn the pressure up.
I can not always be concentrated from the beginning to the end, and especially if they are very long tournaments, often the fact that I make a small or big mistake can make me lose control of everything I've done, many times, if they are very long tournaments and I am playing from the beginning also it is complicated for me to maintain a little stability and control of my game if the tournament is already very advanced
Are you focused on long tournaments from start to the end?
always focusing, MTTs are the best in my opinion, but my bank is not at all good, I'm trying to win something in freerolls, as soon as I win I can not wait to enter a bounty biulder tournament, it's my favorite.
Depends on the day and where I am at in the tourney. Some days I maintain focus throughout 6-12 hours of play (@ least I think I do).
Other days I can peter out within a couple hours and make "maniac" calls or moves simply because I am exhausted and need to lie down. Before I get any suggestions FYI I have been dealing with a handful of chronic medical issues over the past couple years that got worse this year. Consequently, I can think I am up for a 4-6 hour stretch and find out I am just brain dead within a couple hours.
If i get a disadvantaged start I tilt really bad thinking its just a dead end tournament where you can play your best but still not even cash. I hate not knowing what my fate could be that is why lately iv been playing jackpots spin n goes. It only takes one wrong raise/check/call to eliminate you.
When I am playing at the top of my game. Unfortunately, sometimes I get sidetracked. If you want to step your game up than you have to pay great attention throughout the whole tournament on a consistent basis.
Whenever I take seriously play with attention the spots more I take the tournament but not always it unfortunately happens sometimes played without focus and commit to working life in the tournament but we need to exercise the concentration to achieve the desired results and aprendende and improving every day