Be Your Own Mentor!
Multi-table tournaments (MTT) are essentially known for letting you win massive with relatively small expenditure. Here are a few strategy tips if you aren’t able to own this style of gaming:
Try to study your opponents. Know the weak players on the table and try to get involved with them in a few pots. In the pre-flop round, avoid calling a raise with hands such as A-J, K-Q because these can be easily dominated. However, if you hit a small pair, then you’re slightly ahead in the game. Simply go ahead and build the pot in this situation.
Avoid playing too many hands in the early stages. It’s not a bad idea to let go of hands such as A-J or a K-Q non-suited. However, you can still play suited connectors such as 7h-8h with caution, keeping in mind your stack size. Playing hands that come with high-risk should be played according to the size of the stack you have at a given point of time in the game.
Raise in reply to a raise
Any player who is a regular multi-table tournament player aims to attack the ‘FT bubble’ and the ‘in the money (ITM) bubble’. This style of playing is not as profitable as it earlier was because of the increasing competition in the online poker circuit. However, there are strategies to help you attack the bubble, especially in smaller tourneys. One of these would be to re-raise against the raises with a wide range of hands. You could also flat-call in position to mix things up (if you’re deep-stacked).
Keep a close check on your neighbours
If you are able to have good reads on your opponents, you can easily build your stack. For example, if you’re sitting to the left of a player who prefers to open a lot in late position and does not prefer to re-shove all-in unless they have a premium hand, you can simply re-raise without having good hands. You’ll eventually end up with a healthy stack.
Put pressure on your opponents constantly
A smart online poker player would always try to enter his/her opponent’s mind and make them commit mistakes. To do this, you need to put constant pressure on your opponents. You can either win several small pots from them without the goods or raise their bets on a dry board (K-4-8, non-suited).
Take these few things in mind and get ready as we will soon be hosting the second edition of India’s biggest online poker tournament- GameChanger 2 Crore GTD. This time, the buy-in of the tournament has been cut down to half of what it was earlier- INR 5500 instead of INR 11000!
So stay tuned to our website and social media channels to participate in various contests and win free tickets to the GameChanger!