This is a discussion on What's your style? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Every once in a while someone asks me what is my style or you hear players say that their style is tight or loose or
Every once in a while someone asks me what is my style or you hear players say that their style is tight or loose or aggressive or whatever. Over the past year I've even been asking some pros who I have had the opportunity to converse with "what do you think the best style is for MTTs?" I even got one person honestly tell me they don't know, that they've seen some MTTs run over buy TAG players and some by LAG players.
I sure go along with the fact that each MTT has to be played differently. However, you still use what ever style you have, but maybe just change or add something to it. It may be something that has not worked very good before. And the last thing is that learning the game of poker is an everyday thing. I'm always careful at the start of MTT's and when I sit down at a cash tables. I've lost a buyin many time on the first hand.
My stiles is tight and aggressive, at the beginning of the tournament I usually be tight , at the middle of the tournament I am tight to but I take every chance to win and when , at heads up I am aggressive that's the key to win a tournament
My only style is switch it up and think/pick the spots I make moves carefully. Sometimes I start looking to steal for a few rounds, sometimes I feel I need to be tight and wait for stuff to happens. Just depends.
Generally for a 9/10 handed tournament i would say playing a TAG style would be best, but it really depends on how your opponents are playing. Every table is different and you need to be able to adjust your game accordingly.
I play mostly hyper turbo heads up so no doubt about it my style would be both loose-tight aggressive players. It's not a choice as these games are short and it takes agressive betting to take a chip lead right off the get go especially against tight passive players.
I generally Play TAG, but I switch it up, and loosen up when I'm playing against passive players. It totally depends on the action at your table. Just make sure you know who you are playing with. MTT's can be disastrous when you are trying to bluff fish/calling stations. So, that is something to watch out for, especially in micro-stakes and freerolls.