Winning Tips on Playing in a Poker Tournament (Online or Live)
by: Alan Wilson Jr.
The only way to acquire a winning poker tournament strategy is to create a plan, stick to it, and practice it in places that dont cost you much money. To become an excellent player, and maybe make the final table (live or online), you must have a solid game and play within your capabilities. A tournament is no different from any other poker environment, but like any competition your ability to
concentrate and willingness to remain on plan will be tested.
If you want to develop these playing skills and strategies then playing online, in small money tournaments that still allow you to make something while you invest in honing your skills and play, is a good way to go.
Online Multi-Table Tournaments:
If you want to get a lot of action and therefore more opportunities to practice your game, then Multi-Table play is a good option.
Multi-Table tournaments can be very useful in building your skills and grasp of the game. Most online sites have a low entry fee, some
for about $1.25 with the winning prize around $17. This is a great environment for practicing your poker tournament strategy without a
Sit and Go Tournaments:
What is the major divergence in this type of game and the multi-table game? This style of tournament is more like a Final Table,
whereas in a Multi-Table environment if a player goes bust their position can be replaced by another player. So just like a final table someone from another table, with a much larger stack, will not be moving to your table. In every other way your moves should be the same as your poker strategy dictates, which should take into account your stack, your position, and players, and of course your cards. Tight play in early position and loose later is the best play, so avoid what many do, which is to play very loose early when little is on the line, and then play tighter…