Playing the Moneymaker Spectacular in Reno

freeringo

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I plan to play in the Moneymaker Spectacular Event in Reno on the 23rd of October.
It's a Big Blind Ante game, which I have never played.
Based on the tournament structure below, what would be my best strategy going in?





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Jillychemung

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With the BBA, you defend your BB a bit wider and you steal a bit wider from LP and the SB. Otherwise it's about the same.
 
playinggameswithu

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Play speculative nut tight in the early stages when everyone is super deep. Do not do run out unless you have aces even then it is questionable. DO not put your stack in the middle unless you got the nuts.
 
danoscar

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Good Luck!

Remember what Doyle Brunson preaches in his Super System book on how important position is. Build your stack early from position with decent cards so later you will have the weapons you need. Rock-Paper-Scissors, Chips, Cards, Position!
Good luck to you and have a great game!
Dan'O
 
Luvepoker

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One thing you need to be careful about is the BB Ante. 1st thing is that is goes up every level and normally the ante goes up every other level. Another thing that's a big difference is when the table is not full. It wont mater if there is 10 or 6 players at the table, you will be paying what would be the same amount as if this were a normal ante game even if you are short handed. This may catch you off guard late in the tournament as you may think you have more time than you actually do as the tables get shorted and shorter. On the positive side you will see more hands played with this structure and I will say this now having played both, I prefer the big blind ante.

Good luck to you.
 
freeringo

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One thing you need to be careful about is the BB Ante. 1st thing is that is goes up every level and normally the ante goes up every other level. Another thing that's a big difference is when the table is not full. It wont mater if there is 10 or 6 players at the table, you will be paying what would be the same amount as if this were a normal ante game even if you are short handed. This may catch you off guard late in the tournament as you may think you have more time than you actually do as the tables get shorted and shorter. On the positive side you will see more hands played with this structure and I will say this now having played both, I prefer the big blind ante.

Good luck to you.

Say the BB is 200 SB 100 ante 200!! Does that mean the BB would put in 500?
 
Jillychemung

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Say the BB is 200 SB 100 ante 200!! Does that mean the BB would put in 500?


No the exact order is BB ante the 200, SB post 100, BB posts an additional 200.

Why the order matters is for cases where the BB does not have enough chips to post both the ante and the BB. Most TDs are making the BB post the ante 1st and the BB last. So lets say it is 500/1000/1000 and the BB has a stack of 1750. It folds all the way to the SB, what will be in play? It will be the ante of 1000 and the BB 750 and the SB will only have to post another 250 (if they wish to call) for a total of 2500 (1000+750+750). A lot of players would have expected that the BB being all-in would play for a full double up but not so.
 
Poker_Mike

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Say the BB is 200 SB 100 ante 200!! Does that mean the BB would put in 500?


NO. The BB will put in a total of 400 in your example.

200 for his BB
200 for the Ante - regardless of how many players are at the table (until final table?)

Good luck !
 
freeringo

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Thanks everyone for the advice.
I did like the format until 2nd break when I just had blinds for 5000 then changed tables and was put in BB 1st hand 4800. That hurt me and I missed the money by 2 spots finishing 130 out of 835. Had a great time and only fired one bullet. Great pictures too.
 

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