Making the Final Table in a Multi-Table Poker Tournament


Many people playing online poker prefer to play cash games, not knowing that the real money is waiting in the big Multi Table Tournaments (MTT). In fact only one big finish in the top ten of a MTT will boost your bankroll enormously. Even if you are a good poker player you would need several months if not years to make that much money playing cash games only.

If you play online poker chances are that you already participated in an online poker tourney. And if you read a poker book or articles on internet forums on how to play these tournaments you will most probably have found the same tactics in all of them. Most strategy guides suggest that you play very tight in the beginning and loosen up close to the bubble of a tournament. It is not a bad strategy per se but nowadays nearly 80% of the online players know how to play poker. And a lot of these players read strategy articles or books too. So ask yourself the question if everybody plays according to the same tactics how can you be better than the others?

The answer is simple: You have to use a different approach สล็อตออนไลน์888.

Instead of playing tight in the beginning you play any hand that has a certain potential of hitting the nuts on the flop. That means any suited ace to potentially hit the nut flush, any connectors suited or unsuited to hit straights or flushes and any pocket pair to hit a set. When you actually flop a monster just push all in. Your goal is to see the flop as cheap as possible. If there is a raise in front of you just fold your hand. Playing this way you will be able to double up your stack in about 60% to 70% of the time and in about 30% to 40% of the time you will even be able to triple your chips in the early stages of a tournament.

Continue to play this way until the blinds plus antes equal about one eights of your stack. From this point on you will play the “push or fold” style. That means if you have a strong hand you push all in and fold any other hand. The advantage of this playing style is that you will collect the blinds and the chips of the limpers without any showdown very often. Since the blinds and the antes are very high in the late stages of a tournament you will win a lot of chips. The other benefit is since you will only push all in with strong hands you will win the showdown very likely if you get called.

The double or nothing style described here is the key to making it to the final table. The biggest advantage of this strategy is that you will gain a huge amount of chips every time you win a showdown. The big secret is that you need to double up your stack a few times during a tournament to have a chance to make it deep into the money. Most players do not realize that and waste a lot of potential by playing too conservative.

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