|Written by Reggie Anderson|
|Monday, 06 June 2011 07:53|
When there are hundreds or thousands of people who are putting up an entry fee the prize money is going to look pretty good. How do you go about playing in these big poker tournaments? What do you need to know to be successful?
Before we get to the tips you need to remember to play in a big poker tournament we have to mention one key thing. Playing in a big tournament will take some time. Many tournaments take hours to finish and if you are playing in a huge tournament it could go on for days. Look at the schedule before you enter and be prepared to go as long as necessary. Don’t get involved in these big tournaments if you don’t have the time to play them to conclusion.
Big Poker Tournament Tips
Loose Early, Tight Late – You can take some more chances early in the tournament when the blinds are small. Play more hands and see more flops. When the blinds get bigger make sure you only play strong starting hands. There is a caveat to this tip though and that is when you know you can push people around late in a tournament you have to do it.
Avoid Trouble Hands – You only get one shot in this tournament so you don’t want to be playing hands that will get you dominated like weak Aces, weak Kings, etc. Fold those hands. One big mistake can end your chances in a big tournament.
When in Doubt, be Aggressive