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Adjusting to Zoom Tourneys

By: Profess Awe @ 21:43 (EDT) / 444 / Comment ( 0 )

Thought I would give some opinion on zoom tourneys that are making an appearance during MicroMillions, that said I have noexperience cos I missed the first one and its huge guarantee as I fell victim of US daylight saving times changes 


That said I have donated enough money at zoom full ring cash to have some perspective.

Put simply the difference compared to a regular tourney is the speed at which you can see hands, there may be bigger in game differences, but these differences stem from the ability to fast fold (or not) - the key difference. So essentially you and I have some control over how quickly one can see hands. Anyone who has played certain live MTTs will know the joy at the prospect of not having to go at the pace of the slowest tablemate!

When guys four table zoom cash they are not fast folding, so neither will many players who are multitabling tourneys, so there is some merit in just treating it like another tourney. 

But, this Sunday's tourney being cheap + early in the day will probably see many people fast-folding, so how should you use the option?

If you have an edge in a certain part of a tourney then you can use fast-fold to see more hands at that stage and take advantage of this perceived edge. I will probably fast-fold a lot during the first few levels looking for spots to hit monsters versus what may be big hands, especially as I think many will be incorrectly fast-folding early looking for QQ+.

I predict people will generally play a shade tighter as they can happily fold speculative rubbish in late position before they even have a decision in light of action. The SB is interesting as you expect that this position should get a ton of fast folds, so 3 bets from the SB will look strong - in cash games they aren't always, because people try to exploit the obvious differences.

The bubble will be interesting as potentially there will be a lot of stalling from those wishing to make the money, while the big stacks should be able to take advantage albeit slowly as less fast folding occurs.

What will be interesting is when I get down to 25 bb, do I reshove a little tighter because I can fast fold looking for better spots before the blinds raise and I have eg 20bb? That said I am aware that I could be missing spots and paying blinds while doing so. I may start the reshove mode a little deeper, with this in mind.

Would love to hear any thoughts.

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