What to do in a multi table tournament when your stack is above 25 big blinds?


In a multi table tournament above 25BB you should see quite a lot of flops while measuring your invesment

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Blinds represent a small (or very small) % of your stack. You should use this phase in a multi table tournament to prepare the future : your criteria is the position, if the investment is not superior to 2 BB always go and see the flop, always complete your SB, play all possible connectors (even low ones like 34s).

If you do not improve your hand with the flop (or if pot odds are not favorable when compared to the probability of improving your hands) you should fold.

Between 160 and 250 BB :

- when opening you will rarely face 3-bets and should open up your game

- you should lower your 3-bet rate especially out of position

- you should consider 4-bets in bluff

- 5-bet bluff are too risky

Between 70 and 160 BB :

- when opening beware of 3-bets and play tight

- your rate of 3-bets should rocket

- punish 4-bet lights by a 5-bet all in

Between 25 and 70 BB :

- when opening you will rarely face 3-bets and should open up your game

- beware of 4-bets, opt for 3-bet cautiously

- punish 3-bet lights by a 4-bet all in

At these levels, big hands (AA, KK, QQ) deserve big pots and you should raise with these not asking yourself too many questions.

Regarding spectulative hands (e.g J10s) i am not a big fan of raising with these at the early levels of a multi table tournament. Should you miss the flop 2 or 3 times you will have lost a reasonnable number of chips early in the tournament. Contrary to the above, you do not hold a monster (or need to isolate players at the table to protect your hand) and you do not want to build a pot so big that you will not be able to let i go. You should play those hands when you have the position (by calling for instance a previous raise). Try to target nits or passive players when doinf so

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2 Responses to What to do in a multi table tournament when your stack is above 25 big blinds?

  1. Amedar Consulting Group dit :

    I conceive you have mentioned some very interesting details , thankyou for the post.

    • Marfil79 dit :

      Thank you. Please let me know (if any) what topics you would like to see covered (always in a very pragmatical approach – whihc is i hope the interest of this blog).

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