The peculiarity of poker tournaments in general
and multi-table tournaments in particular, is that it is difficult to
shape a correct strategy to play, since the game is very complex and is usually
very open from a strategic point of view.
Basing the game on pure mathematics without
paying attention to anything else is a mistake, but so would be letting your moves be
dictated by mere intuition. However, there are small breadcrumbs that we can
identify to know how we can play better, and how it is possible to get more out
of our position in the hand.
In the following article, we are going to focus
on playing with low blinds in multi-table tournaments, as well as on the mistakes
or less optimal plays that should be avoided on most occasions.
Next, we are going to give you a series of guidelines
so that you know how to play in a multi-table tournament:
Speculative hands play an important role in the
strategic stakes of an MTT poker tournament. In NLH multi-table
tournaments, for example, there are no trivial hands, and every time you put
money on the table you are putting it all on the line. In multi-table
tournaments, each of the blind levels has a specific duration, time being one
of the key points of MTT tournaments.
In the first levels the blinds are very low
compared to the starting stack. The game is therefore very loose, which
encourages everyone to get into the game, but keep in mind that in every single
hand that is played, there is a chance that a player will be eliminated.
If you play ultra-tight, so much the better.
Don't forget that, every time you are putting money into the pot, you are making
a potential bet with all your money. In the early rounds you are very
likely to encounter at least one maniac player who will quickly give you away
with his play. Never take on the maniacs.
If you disregard our advice and decide to go
against him, try to isolate him. This should only be done with a premium
hand; any other hand will be suicide.
When facing them you expose yourself to anything, since they can take
any play and a flop without high cards can put you on the ropes.
The best thing to do in these first two levels
is to forget about complications. Leave the complicated decisions for later.
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