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Learn Some Strategies for Tournament Poker

Jul 18, 2008
If you watch any amount of poker on television you will see that the winning players win big. Even those who come in 8th, 9th, and 10th place in tournament poker walk away with a sizeable amount of money, unless it is a tournament where the final player wins the whole pot. Even though there are big winners, there are many more players who do not win anything. This could be the result of bad luck or a few bad plays. One of the main things you need to learn about playing in a poker tournament is that you will lose more often than you win. If you are willing to accept that and learn from any mistakes you make, then you could strike it rich in one of the tournaments.

Tournaments are never a waste of time if you are trying to gain more experience and build up your repertoire of strategies. The thing is that face-to-face tournaments do not run around the clock and you may not always be able to take part in one because of travel constraints or work commitments. If you put in a lot of time playing poker in tournaments, poker will become your job and that is how you will earn your living. Since you time is your money, you have to look at all your expenses as the rake you pay. The rake is the amount of your winnings that the house takes. This is one job where your skills will determine how much money you make.

Texas Hold'Em is the most common poker game played in a tournament. If you want to become a winning player at this game, you have to learn how to play solidly from blind positions. Good players play the second pair when it is good and fold when it is a losing hand. Attacking other players' blinds is not a good a strategy as playing from the blind. If you have weaker players sitting at the table with you who also play from the blind, you can use this to your advantage. The more hands they play, the more likely it is that they will become frustrated and go on tilt. As you observe their level of play, you can do small things to encourage them to do this and then you can benefit from their loss.

When you are the underdog in a tournament, if a player raises your big blind and all the other players fold then you have a large pot advantage. You don't have to win as many times to make such a play very profitable. You just have to be able to take more out of the pot than you put into it and this increases your chips. Every bet is extremely important so if you want to be a winner in a tournament, you have to watch the actions of the losing players and do things differently. All the other players are out to beat you and remember that consistent wins mean that you have to work hard.
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