English flag   Dansk (danish) flag     (04:05 GMT)
 
Username   Password  

BankrollMob Christmas logo  
Free no deposit poker bonuses Reviews Bankrolls - Free No Deposit Offers Poker Forum News: Poker, Casino, Betting & Bingo Sport Bets Poker Freerolls & Tournaments Leaderboards Support & FAQ
transparent separator

BankrollMob Forum

BankrollMob Forum » Poker Strategies » M-ZONE

New Thread Forums Search Subscriptions Bookmarks

Did you know about it.
 

  15-Dec-12, 11:55   #1
M-ZONE 0 
Nightmare161 
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 86
The most important aspect of tournament poker that you should know.

(I copied and pasted)

The Zone System was first introduced by Dan Harrington in his highly acclaimed book Harrington on Hold'em, Volume II: The Endgame. The system divides a poker tournament into five different zones based on a player's stack size as compared to the blinds and antes. Each zone will affect your play and correct strategy will vary dramatically as a result. The ratio of your stack compared to the blinds and antes is referred to as your "M." For example: You have $750 in chips and the blinds are $25/$50 with no antes. This means that you have 10 times more than the starting pot and your M is 10.

The Green Zone: M is 20 or More

In the Green Zone all weapons are at your disposal and you can play in all different kinds of playing styles. This is the place to be but you must be careful to balance your play in a way that allows you to continue building your stack while simultaneously protecting it. You can afford to play in both a super conservative style as well as in a super aggressive style.

The Yellow Zone: M is 10-20

You can no longer play conservative (tight) poker. The blinds and antes are starting to hurt your stack and you must loosen up your play and take more risks. Certain types of hands become less playable, such as small pairs and small suited connectors. This is because these hands now lack the implied odds necessary to turn a profit: The stacks have to be big in order to achieve this.

The Orange Zone: M is 6-10

You have now lost the ability to make more advanced moves. For example, you can't come over the top against a raise and a re-raise because, even if you make an all-in raise, your bet will not be big enough to discourage a call from even the weakest of hands.

Your main concern is to be first in whenever you decide to play (unless you have a monster hand like AA-QQ and A-K). You must try to preserve your chips for an all-in move, such as an all-in re-raise when you are in the big blind and suspect a steal. This means that you should not make marginal calls in the big blind or small blind, or limp in with drawing hands the way you could when you were in the Green or Yellow zone.

The Red Zone: M is 1-5

Your only move is basically to move all-in. Even if you make the minimum raise you are pot committed and can't get away from the hand. If your M is 3 or less then you will most likely be called by any two cards when you make your all-in raise. Small pairs and small suited connectors are again playable but only as a means to making an all-in move. You need to steal as many blinds and antes as possible and hope to get lucky if you are called (most likely you will be the underdog) or pick up a monster hand and hopefully get called.

If you are first in and sitting in a late position you can move all-in with plenty of hands; AA-22, any two cards 10 or bigger, A-x, K-x, Q-x, any suited connector, and any connector if your M is 3 or less (such as 9-8 off-suit and the like).

The Dead Zone: M is less than 1

As implied by the heading, you are as good as out of the tournament and every move you make will be instantly called. You need a lot of luck to get back into the tournament. The most important thing to consider is your play before you enter the Dead Zone. If you have blinded yourself down to this position then you have made a mistake. You should only end up in the Dead Zone by losing a big pot when your stack was bigger than it is now and your opponent had slightly less chips than you had.

You should make your move when you are first in and before the big blind arrives (this means moving in with any two cards when a first-in opportunity arises). This way you at least have some chance of getting the pot heads-up against a random hand.

Edited by Nightmare161 (Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 12:00 GMT)


     
  15-Dec-12, 14:17   #2
  0 
Greenmohave 

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3361
I usually get bord with lengthy posts such as this, but for some reason this post just has an interesting appeal to it. I've never heard about this M-Zone, but it's sound advice and makes sense to someone as simple minded as myself.
I could see where something like the M-zone could help a player like myself learn to develop more discipline when it comes to knowing when your sitting good enough to play aggressive or passive. It also gives one the insight to know when you better holdout until you have a good starting if your in the M-10 or lower range.

Enjoyed! Beer

     
  15-Dec-12, 14:53   #3
  0 
shokaku 

Joined: May '08
Location: Germany
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 6233
I thought this would be common knowledge by now, cause Action Dans books are on the market for a long time now. That is the problem in my opinion. Everybody knows what you are doing, if you play that way.

     
  15-Dec-12, 17:07   #4
  0 
pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8638
The Green Zone: when you see a great looking chick at a bar Blink
The Yellow Zone: when you go out with her out of a bar Cool
The Orange Zone: when you're both having fun at a hotel in horizontal position Spank
The Red Zone: when she tells you after the fun is over, that she has a boyfriend, who is happen to be a gangster Shock
The Dead Zone: when you meet that gangster Mobster






     
  15-Dec-12, 18:37   #5
  0 
Nightmare161 
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 86
Posted by pochui:
The Green Zone: when you see a great looking chick at a bar Blink
The Yellow Zone: when you go out with her out of a bar Cool
The Orange Zone: when you're both having fun at a hotel in horizontal position Spank
The Red Zone: when she tells you after the fun is over, that she has a boyfriend, who is happen to be a gangster Shock
The Dead Zone: when you meet that gangster Mobster



Big Smile Blink Agree

------------
[QUOTE]Posted by Greenmohave:
I usually get bord with lengthy posts such as this, but for some reason this post just has an interesting appeal to it. I've never heard about this M-Zone, but it's sound advice and makes sense to someone as simple minded as myself.
I could see where something like the M-zone could help a player like myself learn to develop more discipline when it comes to knowing when your sitting good enough to play aggressive or passive. It also gives one the insight to know when you better holdout until you have a good starting if your in the M-10 or lower range.

Enjoyed! Beer [/QU

Im glad you enjoyed it and without a doubt it will improve your game.
GL on the tables Big Smile

Edited by Nightmare161 (Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 18:59 GMT)


     
  15-Dec-12, 19:02   #6
  0 
thefly131 
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1345
Posted by pochui:
The Green Zone: when you see a great looking chick at a bar Blink
The Yellow Zone: when you go out with her out of a bar Cool
The Orange Zone: when you're both having fun at a hotel in horizontal position Spank
The Red Zone: when she tells you after the fun is over, that she has a boyfriend, who is happen to be a gangster Shock
The Dead Zone: when you meet that gangster Mobster







There also the END ZONE --> just between the ORANGE and RED zone.

just chose in what zone you would like to be.....

Confused Confused

just a question of being in the right zone

     
  15-Dec-12, 19:51   #7
  0 
pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8638
Posted by thefly131
There also the END ZONE --> just between the ORANGE and RED zone.

End Zone: pretty obvious here- when you end on her tits


     
  15-Dec-12, 20:18   #8
  0 
thefly131 
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1345
when my p**** is there, he would be invisible Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  16-Dec-12, 08:02   #9
  0 
pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8638
Posted by thefly131:
when my p**** is there, he would be invisible Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

you're obviously in need of one of those free penis enlargement operations we are giving away to Christmas home game players...

     
  16-Dec-12, 15:54   #10
  0 
pinku135 
Joined: Sep '12
Location: India
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 335
hmmmm i actually hate reading lengthy posts i read only highlighted or parts which may interest me !!

But this post was interesting , good and helpfull !!
I read the whole thing , and it makes a lot of sense and educative !!
Thank you for the good post Smile

Good luck at the tables Smile

     
  16-Dec-12, 19:13   #11
  0 
Nightmare161 
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 86
[QUOTE]Posted by pinku135:
hmmmm i actually hate reading lengthy posts i read only highlighted or parts which may interest me !!

But this post was interesting , good and helpfull !!
I read the whole thing , and it makes a lot of sense and educative !!
Thank you for the good post Smile

Good luck at the tables Smile [/QUOTE

Your welcome and thank you Big Smile Cool

     
  16-Dec-12, 20:01   #12
  0 
damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4862
Great post Nightmare with a focus on assisting fellow mobsters to improve their game. interesting point midway another post about others knowing this and knowing what you are doing. That is one of the things about poker is knowing that others know what you are doing but then doing it differently to catch them off guard.

As for Pochui........ you have some fabulous friends!

     
  9-Jan-13, 16:11   #13
  0 
victoryv111 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Posts: 169
lets not foget The Twilight Zone of our unique game..woooo gl all Smile

     
  12-Jan-13, 03:15   #14
  0 
justblazed1 

Joined: May '12
Location: United States
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 156
Posted by pochui:
The Green Zone: when you see a great looking chick at a bar Blink
The Yellow Zone: when you go out with her out of a bar Cool
The Orange Zone: when you're both having fun at a hotel in horizontal position Spank
The Red Zone: when she tells you after the fun is over, that she has a boyfriend, who is happen to be a gangster Shock
The Dead Zone: when you meet that gangster Mobster






mad funny!!!!!! Big Smile

     
  12-Jan-13, 07:32   #15
  0 
rbdflyboy 

Joined: Apr '11
Location: Canada
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 1222
discovered this about a year ago. There's software out there one can purchase to help improve ones game. It's quite impressive.

     
BankrollMob Forum » Poker Strategies » M-ZONE

 
Forum Rules | Support & FAQ

© 2016 BankrollMob.com - All Rights Reserved CONTACT | ABOUT | PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS | NEWSLETTERS | AFFILIATES | REPORT SPAM | ADVERTISING
  Bookmark and Share