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In my case, what makes me very nervous is trying to understand that a player bets all his chips with the possibility of not reaching the goal
I'd say its the mentality of like " hey am I going for the win... or do I want to secure up the cash first. " That's the toughest moral dilemma for me and think its a really good focus area of studying the game.
Depends on your mind set, if your the type of player who grinds the whole way worrying if your gonna cash I would quit, I play to win every time, I really don't care if I min cash.when I play a Trny or even a cash game in my mind that money is gone from that point on I'm trying to accumalate chips with my main goal to win.I wouldn't want to play if I had to worry about cashing everytime it would make it a job and that certainly would take the fun out of it. but to each their own
Getting that AA or KK preflop and not being about to play the hand right. If I am always at the bubble in chips someone always seems to go all in and I call, getting beat by the worst hands. It is very frustrating knowing if I woulda just folded 2-3 more hands I would have been INM!
I dont get nervous near the bubble. Why would I? A min-cash is rarely more than 3 times the buyin and often even less. The really important payjumps dont happen, until you are down to the final 5 players or so. This is the time, where you dont want to make great mistakes, and for that reason I attempt to not have a bunch of other tables running, so that I can focus on the final table play.
I don't get nervous at all near the bubble ... I just keep playing my game, I'm not supposed to always win or even cash .... so I feel you have to take your chances when they are good, and if my fate is to leave because some brain surgeon shoved with crap and got there .. so be it .... and if my stack is short and won't get me anywhere but a min cash I will happily take an all in if I have good equity ... for me I can't understand why anyone else wouldn't ...
" Chance favors only the prepared mind " ~ Louis Pasteur
When in my hands QQ or KK, and the opponent puts everything. We have to take risks.
Yep, that's it. This thing is the most nervous for me too. I'm on the bubble, trying to get paid, my stack allows me to get paid if I don't go all-in, and they start dealing kings, queens, aces… And I have to think if I should go all-in or not, damn! Scary thing.
What makes me nervous near the bubble is when I am one of the chip leaders in the tournament but one of the bigger stacks happens to also be at my table and we both get involved in a big pot. I'm sure I've made a few mistakes in these situations due to my nervousness.
Yes, sometimes it infuriates that the opponent at the table does all in bluffing. and you think what can be in his hands when you know that my hand is much higher. and only after accepting his bet after showing the cards do you understand that he was really bluffing) or he is a fish!
Getting really good hands and losing. I'm usually pretty tight when I'm about to reach the final table, so I can easily drop hands that are not so great. But if I get AK, for example, I know I have to play it, so there's this chance that I'm gonna get a bad beat.
I dont really get nervous anymore but when i get a big hand i get a little stressed understanding that i might loose a flip or take a bad beat. But i dont fold because im nervous if anything the bubble is a time to be more aggressive. You must think about results in the long run not just in one particular tournament. If that makes any sense.
The bubble of the final table - what makes me nervous
Pocket JJs and A/Q with a shove in front of me when I am covered.
Other than that - I really don't get nervous much. As fundiver said - the big money is in the top 3 spots, so I'm gonna bet trying to get there all the time, but JJs are always scary!!
Considering I've spent near 2 hours or more playing the tourney, I want to cash. Happens often, happened last night, and I fold every hand until I get to the money. $.10 cents every few tourneys adds up quick, and then there's the times you'll make it deeper for $1 or more. I had a 20,000 stack from a 4000 starting stack last night, and thought about sitting out as many do. I didn't, and barely made the $.10 payoff. What scares me, having a slamming hand, and being able to fold.
Why fear the bubble? these is no reason to. i myself could care less about a min cash in a tourney. im playing for first place... isnt that why we play tourneys? to win? YES. if i see a spot to exploit or a good hand im not mucking because of the bubble, on the contrary, im playing more aggressive and exploiting all of the bubble fears and min cash grinders!
You really muck AA what stakes are we talking to make you lay down aces?
Hosed to many times. Just played a hand in a tourny I was in (not bubble), I had AA, raised 3X, call, all in, called, another call. MeAA,caller99, all in66. Of course a 6 came. It just happens to much. I want to cash, then I'll play normal.
It depends on my position in the tournament. If I am among the first, you can be sure that nothing will make me nervous. Because I will dominate the table with high stakes. But if the position is not very good, I hope
time goes by and I try to play the blinds calmly.