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Sucks when you are all-in pre with low pockets, then bam Ace on riv!
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With 10,000 people starting the tournament, it can be a crapshoot throughout the first 15-30 mins or so. Once some of the inexperienced players are out with their all-ins with j9 offsuit and things like that, it gets a little more competitive.

I like to sit around for the first 15-30 and wait for some type of higher pocket hand, whether it be jj, qq,   KK, or those beautiful pocket rockets. Once doubled up to about 3,000 chips you can wait to play and pick your spots. Try to play heads up hands, and not let a hand go 3-way or even 4-way with petty bets. Make the opponent pay! Slow-playing is not neccessary in this tournament. I am very fond of playing agressive, and keeping it that way, but will change to passive bet calling if I think I can extract more chips.

Don't get me wrong though, there have been a couple tournament this month where I stray from my original plan, and believe me it hurts. 

How would you play a low pocket hand with a re-raise to you early on in this tournament? Would you push to get your chips in, or call and see flop? 

 

 

 

Keep the tables rollin

JJ

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