When the blinds are low, you can go all-in or fold.
While you do need to play more conservatively with smaller stacks, there are now more options in poker than ever before.
The tendency to think things through is a clear sign that a player is not one of the greats. If you want to be successful in life, you must learn to let go of limiting beliefs, such as the idea that a hand can only be played a certain way. Blinds
While poker makes certain concessions to avoid wasting too much time on basic decisions, they One should generally rely on avoiding storylines we already know are flawed in order to pick the right storyline over the right one. As the rules of the game continue to change, it’s interesting to think about strategies that were once destined to fail but are now a path to success.
Knowledge contained in publications published more than 15 years ago may contain errors by the time it enters the hands of the average outfielder. Start with the basics, like never folding, to raising 3 blinds or more preflop throughout the tournament, to the most subtle, like defending the big blind. It’s unusual for players to fold to the final table with only a few blinds left in the tournament, and it’s not uncommon for players to completely ignore the subtle differences between going all-in and folding. It is important to regularly evaluate our actions and consider why we are taking a particular course of action and whether it makes sense.
When we are low on funds, we have no choice but to go all-in or fold.
While it is important to be wary of exploitative games, many people are quick to exploit the potential for their own By rationalizing errors, we also avoid using a technique that can easily be used against us. In order not to get stuck in a predictable game, it is important to break self-imposed rules such as “You can only go all-in or fold if the blinds are less than 12” and replace them with a rational thought process. The problem arises when our opponents think ahead about our strategy and learn that, for example, at some point in the tournament, we will stop defending the big blind unless we have a really strong hand.
The belief that you cannot defend the big blind with less than 15 blinds is a legacy of outdated strategy. Colleagues have complained many times about someone defending an open raise with a hand like J9 and then losing to a combination, and it’s hard to convince them that this wasn’t a mistake. In fact, they should add this tactic to their strategy. It’s easy to see why a cash game player would make such a comment; in this case, it might make sense to take a more defensive stance. However, to find the best solution, we must first identify the cause of the problem.
Unlike most types of cash games at the poker table, tournaments involve every player at the table except the small An ante bet that must be placed in addition to the blind and big blind. In a tournament, when betting begins, there is a lot of dead money in each pot before the game starts. This makes raising preflop with 2-2.5 big blinds very attractive because we will have approximately this amount of chips after everyone folds. Likewise, mandatory shareholding affects our dilemma, as small financing requires nearly 20% equity to make profitable long-term decisions. Do you know what hands you have against most open raise blind levels? Almost anything, even 72 degrees, can be closer to 30%. That said, it is mathematically correct to say that almost every hand can be defended against a small raise (with an ante).
This account is useful when we have a large number of cards and have multiple ways to realize our equity, but It’s also important when our deck is small. The dynamics of the game change significantly depending on the size of the blinds, but as the blinds get smaller, post-flop decision-making becomes less stressful and the game becomes easier. There aren’t many situations where you can afford to make a big mistake in a post-flop situation. So if you make a mistake, you should double your all-in. Sometimes going all-in is the right choice depending on the strength of our hand, and sometimes we should fold, but it is important to realize that there is a gray area where we can call speculatively to increase our chances
This does not mean that it is important to give a lot of people the right strategy when competing for the championship. Play from a deep position with short stacks. In fact, my advice is to play aggressively and take advantage of opportunities with a variety of hands, such as 3-bet all-in. However, it’s important to realize that almost nothing in poker is black and white, and in some situations, conventional wisdom may not be the best course of action. As I have said many times, our job is to gather the information and resources needed to balance the situation so that fewer and fewer unknowns remain.