Tournament Poker - Posting Guidelines

Debi

Debi

Forum Admin
Administrator
Joined
Oct 13, 2006
Total posts
74,487
Awards
20
Chips
1,292
Welcome to the Tournament Forum!

A brief summary of what should and shouldn't be posted here, so that we can hopefully keep having to move threads around to a minimum. Everyone needs to read this as it has been recently updated.

What should be posted here:

  • Any questions regarding specific strategies or strategic concepts relating to sng's and tournaments. This could be anything from asking about effective bubble play to asking about deep stack MTT strategy.
  • Questions and advice regarding tilt, managing your bankroll, table chat and other psychological type issues.
What should not be posted here:

 
Last edited by a moderator:
S

shurikataman

Enthusiast
Silver Level
Joined
Apr 21, 2018
Total posts
29
Chips
0
Tell me how you can overcome fear,or tildes,when in a tournament pass deep. I start to worry and become more secret, when in theory it is necessary to the contrary more aggressive, as blinds grow.Clamped like that and can't play...
 
J

Jaybizzi

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
May 7, 2018
Total posts
7
Chips
0
Should I be avoiding coin flips or shoves until later in the tournament. I find I try playing tight answer stronger in later and tighter in early position. But it seems to not be working that great. Any tips on how to last longer in tourneys.
 
J

Jaybizzi

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
May 7, 2018
Total posts
7
Chips
0
Also what are some good games or training would be good for playing tourneys.
 
T

TongueLashin

Rock Star
Silver Level
Joined
May 9, 2018
Total posts
105
Chips
0
I have a few ideas

Tell me how you can overcome fear,or tildes,when in a tournament pass deep. I start to worry and become more secret, when in theory it is necessary to the contrary more aggressive, as blinds grow.Clamped like that and can't play...


You can practice everyday and keep getting to that level of the tournament more and more frequently. You can open 2 or 3 tables at low stakes and play the games with all the heart you can muster using every single rebuy/add on you can get. Take calculated risks and try to amass chips as hard as you can. When rebuy ends play TAG now. Get chips in good AND try not to ever play out of position with less than JJ until you are experienced (if ever) so your hand history shows you are telling the truth in that position 99% of times. This will allow you to sometimes steal a pot later on if you absolutely had to. Once approaching bubble(s) or in the money, unregister from tournaments that you signed up for additionally so you can focus on the ones running. Take about 5 minutes of deep breathing. Get in the moment. Watch now like a hawk for nervousness from players just like yourself. Try not to put yourself at risk unless shortstacked. If all went well to this point you can pick up some big pots with small bets. You may even limp or raise 2xBB continually with any marginal hand if there are crippled players behind you and action folds in front of you, encouraging 1 good player to "come along now and put this shortstack all in with me or step aside, sir. (Don't do that if wildly loose player is there with chips enough to screw around with you) Be a good neighbor here and do NOT bet vs the other players unless you hit a beast hand that beats pretty much everything otherwise check it down and take out the all in 2 vs 1. Ignore side pot unless it is substancial and you have most chips in play of all players involved in this hand. At this point in game it is more about how much ammo you have compared to opponents at your current table than what cards you have. It is about getting butts out of seats. If you have a huge stack of chips, you are the bouncer on duty for crippled players. Otherwise, sit pretty and get your chips in good while isolating pots best you can. Sometimes at final table I chill and sometimes I really open up the starting hands as dynamic changes and go maniac here. If you feel it, do it. Think positively at all times. Always envision the win! Great "luck" to you!
 
T

TongueLashin

Rock Star
Silver Level
Joined
May 9, 2018
Total posts
105
Chips
0
Negativite thoughts at poker table

I am always curious to know peoples experiences with negativity at the virtual MTT. My experiences and perceptions changed as I knew more about the game and that led me from hardcore break evener to chipping up the bankroll somewhat consistently. One day I began to force myself to think positively about every major hand I ever play from that moment onwards. My win ratios suddenly soared. I wish I kept a journal and knew the exact date I realized this was a thing, but I can nearly pinpoint it on my old Cereus logs. At this point I was able to put together a several micro cashes everyday and quite a few wins. Once in a blue moon the wrong thing enters my head like the exact card my opponent needs to make a hand, and it happens. How or why is this possible? Is it quantum physics? Is it "the power of positive thinking" my dad always talked about? Is it (perhaps) I had finally learned how to beat the algorithm subconsciously after several million play $ hands at same site for years through some sort of conditioning? Could it possibly be what is written in the Bible and 2 or more of us are summoning the holy ghost to "walk amongst the people." Oddly, I used to watch 1 player everyday and shower her with positive thoughts and her win ratio took off also, come to think of it. I had no idea it was a 16 year old girl at the time-Annette Oberstad. It seemed after awhile I was not the only one watching her develop an amazing MTT game, but that little girl grew up to be the biggest winner female in the world.

Did we make this happen? Did HE make this happen? Only reply if you have applied this method or use it daily. :)
 
H

Houdini9

Enthusiast
Silver Level
Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Total posts
97
Chips
0
Performing well in any MTT requires a positive winning mindset and patience. Let the critical spots come to you. Remember, you can't win the tournament on the first hand, but you CAN LOSE it.

GL GL,

HOUDINI9
 
el_soma77

el_soma77

Visionary
Silver Level
Joined
Dec 2, 2020
Total posts
744
Chips
0
:cool: It would be super good, thanks to my community for the truly grateful support for life, everything has to be as it has to be, perfectly.
 
G

Ghkralj

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Mar 21, 2021
Total posts
6
Chips
2
Poker site with 2 to 3 freroll tournaments 15 30dolars gurantee

Croatian poker site has everyday 2 or 3 freroll tournaments if u want to share with cardschat community? :jd4::jd4:
 
L

Lucky_Shark

Rock Star
Silver Level
Joined
Sep 11, 2020
Total posts
290
Chips
0
It's so sad that you need to speak good English. It's not my native language. But I try to study it. I have to use a translator.
 
S

samuradovarslan

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Mar 31, 2021
Total posts
4
Chips
0
Здравствуйте

:cool: Это было бы супер хорошо, спасибо моему сообществу за действительно благодарную поддержку жизни, все должно быть так, как должно быть, идеально.
 
S

samuradovarslan

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Mar 31, 2021
Total posts
4
Chips
0
Следует ли мне избегать подбрасывания монеты или пуша на более поздний срок в турнире. Я считаю, что стараюсь играть тайтовый ответ сильнее в более поздней позиции и более тайтово в ранней позиции. Но, похоже, он работает не так хорошо. Советы, как продержаться в турнирах:jd4::jd4::)
 
S

samuradovarslan

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Mar 31, 2021
Total posts
4
Chips
0
Чтобы добиться хороших результатов в любом МТТ, требуется позитивный настрой на победу и терпение. Позвольте критическим точкам подойти к вам. Помните, что вы не можете выиграть турнир из первых рук, но вы МОЖЕТЕ ПОТЕРЯТЬ его.:eek:
 
S

samuradovarslan

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Mar 31, 2021
Total posts
4
Chips
0
На хорватском покер-руме каждый день проходит 2 или 3 фриролл-турнира, если вы хотите поделиться с сообществом cardchat? :jd4::jd4:
 
A

alien666dj

Legend
Silver Level
Joined
Aug 7, 2020
Total posts
1,308
Chips
0
Tilt tip. If you want to get rid of tilt, make a game plan.
 
B

bostontaylorx

Enthusiast
Silver Level
Joined
Feb 19, 2022
Total posts
30
Chips
0
if I am the second from shortest stack on the table in bounty hunter and I'm dealt k 9 and smallest stack shoves should I fold?
 
Willian Alberto

Willian Alberto

Enthusiast
Silver Level
Joined
Sep 27, 2022
Total posts
29
BR
Chips
33
Tell me how you can overcome fear, or tils, when a tournament passes far away. I'm starting to worry and become more secretive, when in theory the contrary is more aggressive, as the blinds grow. I'm stuck like this and I can't play...
We have the same problem, I lost a WOOCP classification yesterday and just now a $50 tournament, I feel that Tilt's is the main reason for losing silly in tournaments :(
But I don't know how to overcome
 
Tredibaff

Tredibaff

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Jan 8, 2023
Total posts
10
Chips
11
Do not go all in in the tournament poker without saw flop. If you have pocket AA your losing odd is 90%
Don't be that dramatic... Losing chance with pocket Aces I would say about 20/30%. Sometimes it just happens... 😀
In tournaments, main goal is to stay in game. So blind all-in is obviously bad anyway.
 
Captainine9

Captainine9

Rock Star
Platinum Level
Joined
Jan 30, 2023
Total posts
490
Awards
4
BR
Chips
86
Also what are some good games or training would be good for playing tourneys.
Sit n go, in my opinion.
Spin n go is good for training the late game, in final table against the last players of a tournament.

Performing well in any MTT requires a positive winning mindset and patience. Let the critical spots come to you. Remember, you can't win the tournament on the first hand, but you CAN LOSE it.

GL GL,

HOUDINI9
I also think patience is the key factor. You need to be thinking on the long run, not simply winning that hand or the next.

Should I be avoiding coin flips or shoves until later in the tournament. I find I try playing tight answer stronger in later and tighter in early position. But it seems to not be working that great. Any tips on how to last longer in tourneys.
In many different situations, it comes down to a coin flip on tourneys. But we all know probability remains a factor. I like to think on my odds when calling or shoving considering, specially, the quantity of players that already jumped in or out of the hand. Not only the position, your hand or the amount of the all in.
 
Anamembu

Anamembu

Rock Star
Platinum Level
Joined
Feb 22, 2019
Total posts
227
Awards
3
AR
Chips
139
Two important aspects of analysis that you should consider in poker tournaments regarding winning strategies are:

  1. Payout structure: It is essential to understand the prize distribution in a poker tournament. You need to analyze the payout structure to identify crucial moments where you can secure a prize position or aim for higher rewards. For example, if the tournament has a staggered payout structure with significant jumps in rewards, you can adjust your strategy to be more aggressive during the bubble or the final table, aiming to maximize your chances of achieving a significant profit.
  2. Stack sizes: Analyzing players' chip stacks in the tournament is vital for making appropriate strategic decisions. Evaluating the relative stack sizes at the table allows you to identify players with more or less maneuvering room. For instance, players with small stacks may be under pressure and more prone to taking risks, which can be an opportunity for you to apply pressure and steal their chips. Similarly, players with large stacks may be in a comfortable position and more selective in the hands they choose to get involved with.
These two aspects, the payout structure and stack sizes, are crucial for making informed strategic decisions in poker tournaments and increasing your chances of achieving successful outcomes.
 
Baoka

Baoka

Rock Star
Platinum Level
Joined
Jul 1, 2023
Total posts
137
Awards
1
VN
Chips
98
Đừng tham gia giải đấu poker mà không thấy thất bại. Nếu bạn có túi AA tỷ lệ thua của bạn là 90%
It's not exactly a 90% loss rate, I think it's 45%.
 
nguyenhanh

nguyenhanh

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Dec 8, 2023
Total posts
16
VN
Chips
14
if I am the second from shortest stack on the table in bounty hunter and I'm dealt k 9 and smallest stack shoves should I fold?
 
Top