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  12-Jul-14, 13:02   #1
What to Expect in a Poker Tournament 0 
mihaha79 

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One of the most important decisions you make as a tournament poker player takes place before you go anywhere near the table. First you need to decide which tournament is right for you, and there is a dizzying array of opportunities to suit all.

-Most importantly you should consider the following:

-Choose the correct buy-in for your bankroll
In order to play your best poker, you must be in a game in which you feel comfortable. If you play too big or too small, you will not be able to focus on correct strategy. You neither want to be playing with money that you cannot afford, nor with such trifling stakes that you will not pay sufficient attention.
-Select the correct game
PokerStars offers tournaments of all sizes and across all poker variants. There are re-buys and freezeouts; turbos and hyper-turbos. Pick the right one for you. The most popular are No Limit Texas Hold'em freezeouts but there are many other forms of tournaments you may prefer.
-Make sure you have enough time
The idea of playing poker tournaments is to win them, and in order to do so you need to still be around when the final hand is dealt. This can take some time. Make sure you set aside enough free time to play the tournament, which will mean reviewing similar tournaments in the PokerStars client to find out roughly how long they have taken and cancelling all plans until then.

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  12-Jul-14, 14:40   #2
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Heskor 
Joined: May '13
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Yeah i completely agree with what you are saying if you cannot play the higher buy in due to bankroll , do not, as this is a sure way to play with scared money and lose money on the way to the upper limits. If you play MTTs you should multi tables and every time you lose in one tourney you can just pop up another one as they are running constantly just do not let one big win or one knockout on the other tourney to affect the next tourneys or the current remaining ones. Cheers good luck mate!

     
  12-Jul-14, 16:46   #3
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
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G'day mate

Dude do you copy and paste that directly for PStars ?
I read like something directly of the poker school site area.
It was a great advertisement for them though.
I do agree with what the message of the post was overall.

Welcome to the forum Thumbs Up
wishing you all the best.
be cool

Ronin Cool

     
  12-Jul-14, 17:14   #4
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
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"...What to Expect in a Poker Tournament...?"


...'Expect' NOTHING....! Sad ,....and expect 'ANYthing'....!!! Confused Big Smile

I usually spread my money over several buy ins simultaneously rather than one big buy in...! Not to put all your eggs in one basket...!

Dollar Dollar Dollar Thumbs Up

     
  12-Jul-14, 19:54   #5
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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"...What to Expect in a Poker Tournament...?"

Hello all the wonderful mobsters out there, this is your friend flashfaust01 from Japan, somewhere in Asia writing to you, wish a good day to each and everyone of you:

expect to be raped sir

I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly flashfaust01.

     
  13-Jul-14, 06:48   #6
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
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Those are some basic rules you need to know before playing an poker tournament...

Maybe it's good thta you posted them up, maybe there are beginners that could benefit out of them before registering to a poker tournament Smile

     
  13-Jul-14, 14:03   #7
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
Posts: 2243
Welcome to the forum mihaha 79.Always good to see new characters in the forum.
Is this going to be the first post in some kind of poker blog?Are we going to get anything else such as what to expect in a cash game?What to expect in a SnG?
I only ask because you haven't posted since Christmas and it seemed a strange introduction to the forum from you.....no hello......no goodbye....
Just a wink.......

Have to say I Lovvvvvved your spacing in the post. Smile Blink

     
  16-Jul-14, 09:08   #8
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
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I agree with you wholeheartedly about picking a tournament that you will feel comfortable in. You always make your best decisions when you are relaxed and playing games you are happy with always helps

     
  16-Jul-14, 09:35   #9
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Bizla 
Joined: Aug '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 338
I accept first place Big Smile


     
  16-Jul-14, 11:38   #10
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lukasb 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Croatia
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 1735
Wow Bizla is that you in first place? if so very well done!
Kinda expensive buy-in btw, specially for a 5k guaranteed tourney but looking at how many runners it had i see why the prize pool didn't rise much. Still it's a great result.
I bet there weren't many "maniacs" playing at that entry fee.. they usually cannot afford to go all-in every hand when $26 are already at stake...

     
  16-Jul-14, 12:12   #11
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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now that i saw Bizla's update (look couple of posts above) i edit my informative statement:

OP: ...What to Expect in a Poker Tournament...?

Informative answer based on mathematical analysis and augmentative reality that is blocking tornadoes from the East:

...Expect to get raped or a 1st place finish sir...

     
  16-Jul-14, 15:54   #12
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4857
I kinda think that this thread started off as a serious approach to a poker tournament discussion, but degenerated fairly quickly into something a little less than was originally intended by the original author. For what it's worth, you make a sensible comment and I agree with the aspect of time being a fairly important factor.

     
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