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When to raise in tournament poker
Posted at 06/28/2007 11 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
When to raise in tournament poker --- Knowing when to raise in poker can give you the edge over any tournament game. It is one of the most fundamental poker strategies. However, it is not always obvious when you should raise, and without any set rules many mistakes are made. If you raise with a decent hand, it does n...



Texas Holdem Tournament Strategy
Posted at 04/11/2006 07:02:36 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Texas Holdem Tournament Strategy --- To win a poker tournament you have to have a strtegy and clearly define priorites. In a poker tournament your main strategy should be:

1. Surviving to actually get to the final table. That is, of course, very important.

2. Building up a large amount of chips...



Lie, Cheat, And Steal
Posted at 10/23/2005 06:20:37 AM in Tournament Strategy by Sack.
Lie, Cheat, And Steal --- With the exception of the “cheat” part of the title, an absolute necessity of the game we play includes lying and stealing. And what fun it can be! Poker must be the only facet of life in which lying and stealing are not only accepted as norms, but are also an integral part of be...



Check Yo' Self Before You Wreck Yo' Self
Posted at 09/27/2005 03:23:39 PM in Tournament Strategy by Sack.
Check Yo' Self Before You Wreck Yo' Self --- Who knew that Ice Cube was really passing the message on to poker players rather than suburban white kids? I know Gecko has covered this topic before, and I may or may not have mentioned it previously as well, but I don’t think that it can be said enough. So here goes… ahem… “it...



Moving Into Scoring Position
Posted at 08/10/2005 02:49:27 PM in Tournament Strategy by Sack.
Moving Into Scoring Position --- I stepped up to the plate that hot summer day drenched in sweat. We were down by a run in a tight game and time was running short for us to come back. With a runner on first and nobody out this could possibly be our last chance. Our fans chanted my name, trying to pump up the...



Playing Near the Bubble – Late Tournament Strategy
Posted at 05/11/2005 10:27:58 AM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Playing Near the Bubble – Late Tournament Strategy --- Late in every multi table tournament (MTT), the strategies employed by players change dramatically as the bubble, or the in-the-money (ITM), threshold approaches. Generally, players with healthy chip stacks tend to become more aggressive in order to capitalize on the timid play ...



Tournament Strategy – Checking a Hand Down to Eliminate an Opponent
Posted at 05/10/2005 05:10:10 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Tournament Strategy – Checking a Hand Down to Eliminate an Opponent --- It is dismaying how often players demonstrate a complete lack of tournament strategy knowledge, and as a result, breathe new life into opponents on the verge of elimination. Specifically, I’m referring to the common practice that should be employed by all tournament players [whe...



Stealing the Blinds
Posted at 04/11/2005 09:18:40 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Stealing the Blinds --- Whether you are playing a Sit N Go or multi-table tournament, the practice of stealing the blinds can be a determining factor in your ultimate success. As the blinds reach significant levels l...




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