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With the assumption that all players agree upon this strategy and that no players enter/leave the table, it is safe to say that making an agreement like this would be considered soft play and could be seen as cheating by the organization that runs the tournament. The assumption that the players playing softly in this situation will not be losing chips and ...


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Good question, your thinking is definitely on the right track. Tournaments differ from cash games in a couple ways with regard to your question: "risk of ruin" plays a bigger factor since you always have the opportunity to just buy more chips in a cash game, and the value of chips in a tournament is not really 1:1 with monetary value and also not linear (as ...


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I don't know the stacks of the other players and I don't know the payout structure. But I'll assume they are just normal. You are 6 handed 18BB deep. I don't know what you are doing if you don't want to get jacks in pre-flop. I assume SB is a big stack and he is probably playing more aggressively to put pressure on you. This is an amazing spot. You aren't ...


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This is probably a standard get in. However I think that bad players or lower stake players generally play too tight in these spots. This makes it closer but still I think it should be an all-in. Also keep in mind UTG would probably not shove a monster hand, he would raise it. You are only worried about MP, but even against kings your aren't doing terrible. ...


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Great question, I felt this way too for a while. A big part of making sure that you get the most out of every orbit is playing for position, Consider widening your range when you play hands in late position like the button or cut-off. This will allow you to play "normal poker" a bit more, even if your hand is not all that great a lot of times it is easy to ...


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In a short format if you are card dead there is not much you can do about it. You don't want to blow off chips on marginal hands when you have chips. When you have chips and are card dead maybe in position raise with speculative hands like 68s or 44. But if you are not getting any folds then back off. If you are getting called by marginal hands then ...


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Agree push fold. Behind a limp that is a relatively small raise. You are getting 2 : 1 to call. That could very well be a value raise in position with a good or very good hand and happy if it picks up the pot or isolates. You are dominated by a bigger ace and any pair 8+. You are behind a smaller pair. You are only 57% against J9. In ICM 57% all in is ...


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That's an interesting structure. I would play pretty tight at all stages with the mindset of surviving as long as possible. Once you have 10 outcomes that you're satisfied with, and maybe a couple MTT's left, that's when I would more aggressively go for higher spots to try and improve your overall standing. In a normal MTT that pays cash, you generally ...


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I would go back a little further than the point you're asking about here. When the cards are being dealt out, your stack is ten big blinds, and the blinds are coming up fast. I think you're in territory where your only options are fold or open-shove, and you may not have the luxury of waiting for a better hand to come along. Given the way the hand actually ...


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Nothing jumps out at me as being obviously wrong with your play. I agree that the pre-flop shove is a good alternative but I wouldn't necessarily think that your move was wrong. Regardless, you had a great draw and (unfortunately!) those draws aren't always going to work out. You got your money in good and your thinking is along the right lines. This is ...


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This is standard procedure. Everyone redraws for the final table for the sake of fairness. There is a player from the other table also on the button, players also in the blinds etc. Why would it be right for players at your table to keep their seats when the other players loose their seats when the final table starts. This also solves the problem of players ...


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Often the reason you end up loosing before reaching a final table means you didn't put enough pressure or you pressured randomly. Knowing your opponents is the key to success in poker. You should maybe try to learn on playing against better players(it's called leveling yourself). You're really good playing against bad players but late stage most of the bad ...


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I think Jon's and Pops' answers are both good, particularly Jon's sentiment that you're too short to play around here. I mostly just wanted to comment on your comment near the end of your question: should have called for a cheap card I think this is wrong. You were short at the start of the hand, and you're really short-stacked on this flop, with the pot ...


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It is custom betting so there is not (yet) a standard. Basically win the pot wins the button. You will need to defer to house / casino rules. If you are to the left by 1 or 2 positions of a big stack dominating the table you could get killed on blinds. A small pot is no longer just a small pot as the button comes with it. It messes with pay a bb ...


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Against JJ, QQ will win 36% so mathematically call. Against AA or KK should not call. Open for 20 BB could be a (semi) bluff. Call 20 BB is not a bluff. Would MP do that with QQ? You have blockers to AA and KK but I think you need to lay this down. With only 10 BB I would call.


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1) I believe in this situation, UTG +1 has all the options that he/she would normally have. ignoring other players in the hand, UTG gets a nice advantage (if they paid attention) because they get a hint of what UTG +1 would have done if UTG would have folded. UTG +1 is basically only hurting himself/herself by raising out of turn. If any player had a big ...


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There is no way to really calculate this, just estimate it based on observation. If you win the tournament you are for sure going to win one bounty(that for busting the player winning second place). Besides that everything else is variable. You could win without collecting all but the one bounty. It is likely that if you do win you will also have won a lot ...


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Not in Las Vegas. Only time you can ask for a chip count is to clarify how much a player has bet. The dealer is not allowed to give you a guesstimate, or a count of a players chips, unless the chips are bet. You can ask the player to clear their stack, which means to make sure you can see the chips. You can (and should) ask if they have any large chips that ...


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The TDA rules, the probably most common end established rules followed in MTTs, state the following: 68: Exposing Cards and Proper Folding Exposing cards with action pending, including the current player when last to act, may result in a penalty but not a dead hand. Any penalty begins at the end of the hand. That being said, house rules vary ...


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I'm supposing here you are a solid winning player. ROI and standard deviation will vary from one MTT to another, because a two-tables 18 players or a satellite is nothing like an important net event that gather a thousand entries. The latter will have more ROI but also significantly more variance. You can check simulations on this variance calculator ...


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Yes, those 2 factors should be sufficient for the overwhelming majority of cases. If you're currently developing the code for doing that, you should probably stick to those 2 factors anyway, in order to reduce complexity. Over time, if you really want, you can add other rules to that algorithm. PS: In my experience, in live MTTs, usually only the relative-...


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Pushbotting is certainly a very important part of tournaments that you don't get a chance to train in cash game. As you survive and go deeper in tournaments, your chances to be at small effective stack relatively to blinds are high, and high accuracy in these spots can get you significant EV. Everybody seems to be concerned with stack preservation This ...


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< TL;DR > Bubbles and Hand-for-hand play are not the same thing, although hand-for-hand play is most often imposed right before the bubble bursts. You shouldn't have 20 players over 4 tables, unless it's a 6-max tournament. I wouldn't expect H4H to begin on the basis of any number of players being all in, just based upon the number of players remaining ...


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Antes simply up your cost per round. In tournament play this means that you will need to gamble slightly more. You will need to be less selective and more aggressive because you simply do not have the time to be as selective as you were before the antes came into play.


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The most common way to blow up a big stack is to get in a confrontation with an aggressive opponent who also has a big stack. If you enter a pot with such an opponent, make sure you either have position on him or a very strong hand. Your chip advantage is put to much better use pressuring small and average stacks. Make small bets and raises that could ...


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I like Pops answer a lot, especially when he points out that you should of shoved pre-flop with this hand. As the hand went you were eliminated and likely would of been no matter how you played it, since I think your villain would of likely been there with his pocket pair, but maybe not. Tournaments are all about survival, and A-9 suited when your down to ...


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