We check out some live Poker tournament strategy

Thinking of taking your fledgling poker career up to the next level? If you fancy taking part in a live poker tournament then there are a number of subtle differences from online poker that you will need to take into account if you are hoping to be a a success. In this blog, we are going to try and help you along by giving you some live Poker tournament strategy.

The first mistake a lot of players make when playing poker in person is they lack patience. The fact is that a lot of good poker players will spend most of their time at the table watching others play and sitting out hands. If you want to win big, you have to learn how to make yourself wait for the absolute best moment to push in a lot of chips. While it can be tempting to try and establish yourself as an aggressive player early, we recommend holding back and allowing others to make the mistakes while you reap the benefits.

Speaking of aggressive players. You are all working off the same deck, so if you notice one player is being quite loose with their betting, don't be afraid to call their bluff if you are reasonably confident in your own cards. Don't let another player whittle down your chips later in the game by constantly calling all in. Wait until you get a good hand, then call them on it.

We also think you should ignore other players at the table if they try and engage you in conversation, as they are likely just probing you to try and find weaknesses. Simply keep yourself to yourself, and observe any other interactions that go on at the table!


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