This is a discussion on Playing Slowly within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hi,
I'm just wondering, in big MTT, is it usual too see very slow play as the bubble approaches?
I assume they are waiting for players at
The idea behind slowing/timing down/out is to allow the other tables to bust out before your table. When it get close to around 50 player before the bubble is usually when you should start evaluating.
How many BB do I have?
Should I tighten up and time out to let other tables play more hands?
Is my stack headed for the final table?
A1: I have less than 10BB I need to find spots to shove
A1: I have 30BB i can play safe
A1: I have over 50 BB I can look to bully some medium stacks and steal easy blinds
A2: I need to find spots to get more chips because I have a small stack
A2: I can slow down the clock because I have a good stack
A2: I have a huge stack! Lets ( again ) bully and put pressure on others before the button
A3: I dont have a chance for the final table unless I get lucky.
A3: I can still look for spots to double up and get a nice stack headed for the final table
A3: I am set for the final table, lets start looking to knock people out!
These are just some examples of what goes on in my mind when I am close to the bubble. I have been in all three positions; short stack, medium, and big.
hope this helps
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A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
It is very normal to see players playing very slowly each time the bubble moment approaches ... in long tournaments players who have a short chip stack try to play very slowly so that other players from other tables are eliminated and Thus to have more opportunity to be inside the awarded positions.
It it is natural to play slowly at such situation especially who puts the aims and aims at all are different. With a little stack wait flight of other players and to drag as far as to the zone of prizes. With a middle stack heave up to enter prizes as possible farther. At each the reasons are for such game. But this is not a common rule so to play. all depends on a player and his personal vision of game.