Poker Tournaments

The Poker Online Free Tournament Guide To The Most Important Poker Skill Of All

Regardless of the type of poker you play, free poker tournaments online cash games online or in live room and events the game can become something of an obsession where you develop a burning desire to win, even if it’s just pennies or play money, but desire to win alone is not enough, you need a large skillset as well in order to win a lot. So yes, you need skills, lots of skills and type of skill yet even then it’s all of limited use unless you play well below your skill level unless you have, in bucket loads, the worlds most important skill (not just good for poker), which, of course, is patience.

Perhaps it will appear to be a given, but I do not think players starting out (and even more experienced ones for that matter) realize exactly how patient you’ve got to be or how one rash move can seriously compromise a hand and ruin your whole day.

A luxury when you play poker online is that you don’t get the tension generated having to sit across from someone when they try to stare you down, look for physical tells you might give away or attempt to bully you with witty banter.

But, when you play even free poker online, you do have to wait for other players to make a decision in the time they’re allotted and a few people do love to take their time!

When you think about it a tournament of 500 players can last for hours more than it might need to because players like to wait until the last minute to decide what they are going to do. Example: If ten players are at a table and they are each allowed 30 seconds to make a decision on how they play their hand for that round and each player takes 25 seconds to make a decision, then the time it is your turn to play, 225 seconds has passed.

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Which makes it over 3 minutes before your turn arrives again. Due to this it is easy to get terribly aggravated and make stupid moves which could set you back a large pot and most, if not all, of your chips. As a strategy this sort of slow move play is fairly brilliant. It’s a legal approach to use time as a weapon against your opponents.…

The Poker Online Free Tournament Guide To How To Win Knock Out Poker Tournaments

This free poker tournaments lesson is on winning tactics you can use in knock out tournaments. If you are not familiar with these then simply they are just like regular poker tourneys but whenever you eliminate an opponent you get money.

The basic and best game strategy is to play your best hands very aggressively and when you hit a great hand try to eliminate as many players as you can. The problem appears when a great hand doesn’t come, then it becomes a game of endurance.

Here are 2 examples form my own play of how to play and not to play! One was a 90 player and the other a 9 player game.

The 9 players tournament went really good for me at the start. I played a cautious game initially. My A6 spades got a flush from the flop and after all my opponents raised I went all-in. A pretty simple strategy and knocked out 3 players at once.

This though gave me over confidence, I played a weaker hand against a short stack player who hit back all-in and I lost. This wake up call made me revaluate the situation. I played more safely again and eliminated another player with a 4,4 all-in after the flop showed another 4. The opponent showed AA but the river got me another 4 so off he went.

And then I was into heads up play. My big stack against a short one. I have to admit as I had knocked the other 7 players and I was pretty confident. All I had to do was wait for a good hand. We played a little while but the good hand did not appear so, becoming impatient, I played some less good hands and, maybe because of some luck in addition to a much bigger stack, eventually got the win.

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In the 90 players tournament I knew that I needed to be more patient, to wait for the big hand and double up. I got it and hit a straight flush and beyond this concept I started building my stack. After playing for 3 hours I became chip leader with only 13 players left (12 getting in the money).

The 13th player left after another 2 hours yet I felt tired and bored and after hitting the final table with 7 players left my patience ended. I got …