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What is the best technique for playing a bounty tournament?
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What is the best technique for playing a bounty tournament?
I try to be passive and bluff as little as possible but still have not gotten good results. Here's your technique used in bounty tournaments. If you start aggressive, passive, bluff a lot ... comment here.
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choose an aggressive style of play; to think uniquely, by changing your thinking format to an uncharacteristic one; determine and understand the strategy of the bounty of your opponents, in order to apply the information to your advantage in the future.
I like to play Bounty Tournament
To me, the best technique is patience
You play patiently for the first 15-20 minutes
during this time, many players will lose a lot of chips
then you choose moments and attack a small stack
in tournaments, at the initial stage, I try to play more calmly, and if possible, I look at each flop, in the middle stage, I change the strategy to a more aggressive, at the final table, only a fold-raise.
i think for bounties you must calculate how much a bounty is worth in chips.
say you get 1000 starting chips and bounties are 20% of your buy in. 1 bounty = 200 chips. now lets pretend you have villians stack covered and he goes all in on the flop. you have a flush draw so you add 200 chips to the pot size to calculate if you are getting the right price to call.
As in all forms of poker, I subscribe to the theory that "tight is right." It's more important to make final table and final three than win bounties, although when winning bounties you are also winning stacks. I'm more likely to isolate against a bounty by re-raising, or attacking them when they are short stacked. But mostly, I try not to let the bounties influence my game unduly.
As i`ve said before,why are you playing the Bounty format,but giving advice to `not` go for bounties?if your not getting bounties,your not playing it properly,simple as that.It`s silly to say your going to get bounties later? Why wait? I love it when i ko 3-4 guys and i have 100 BB`s,,,my buy-in is paid for and i`m freerolling,how dangerous am i now? C`mon,,,,,makes sense,no?
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While "aggression" is the general rule of thumb, you have to gauge it based on value of bounties vs payouts.
I once played in a freeroll where the payout was to advance to a next level satellite. As a bonus, they paid a $2 (I think) bounty on every knockout. It was some kind of boxing promo when Full Tilt was disappearing and merging into PokerStars. This is an extreme example, but the obvious strategy here was to jam every hand that presented a bounty opportunity. I did, and it worked. Seems folks were afraid to bust out of a freeroll with only a tourney ticket prize.
On the other hand, I've played in a home game where the buy in is $30 with a $5 bounty. In this situation, I try not to (at least not too obviously) be too extra aggressive until fairly juicy bounty opportunities present themselves. It's not worth it when the bounty is so small (<20% of buy in, a small fraction of first place payout). You do have to show down to win a bounty so it's not like you can just pretend you had a hand when you overshoved/overcalled.
I think the simple answer is "do not be passive". Amp up the aggression as is appropriate based on the money. If you're getting absolutely no cards, be aware that your "moves" may attract more push back than in a simple freeze out.
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everytime you're lucky enough to hit the nuts, it usually pays to go all-in, even if you think it's totally obvious to your opponent you have the nuts, cause some people call thinking they're good anyway... ...although having written that, that seems obvious anyway...all-in as oppposed to making a value bet I think I mean...