Joined: Jun '08
Age: 40 (M)
start tight ... usually youll have to deal with the allin dudes in the first 15-30 minuttes , after half an hour .. some of the worst donks are gone .. and you can now actually play without having to go all in for a coinflip
Joined: Jun '08
Age: 32 (M)
Acctully, it's better to play lose in the beginning. If you hit a monster, you know you're gonna get good paid so I try to limp in when I can with any hands and then try to catch as many chips.
If you're sitting and waiting for big slick in an hour you're gonna be way behind when you're ITM (in the money) so my tip is to play lose in the beginning. If you go out first with the best hand, it's ok. Just try again tomorrow and yes, i've won freerolls in my life playing this style.
Joined: May '08
Age: 89 (F)
First of all i suggest you to play a limit game since you can limit the bad luck by having another chance that often you can't have in a NL game where everybody goeas all in "for free". Second: play only solid hands and don't get stuck if the developement is not positive for you. Third: try don't be eager beaver go step by step.
Joined: Oct '07
Age: 47 (M)
General just play tighter than normally in the beginning and looser during the tournament. And be aware of the stages of the tournament.... when approaching the money a lot of players tend to play very tight. And you can often get the blinds with aggr. play. And in general during the entire tournament - play aggr. on good hands.
And finally as other have mentioned..... read the table and consider position at the table. use all the basic knowledge: Position, player reads, pot odds, betting styles etc.