Part of the appeal of playing casino online is that you can play the games on your terms, whenever you feel like it. You don’t have to wait for opening hours, you can play at three in the morning should you choose to. And there’s no need to commit to playing table games or slots, you can flit between all different types of games whenever you want. You only have yourself to consider, you don’t need to think about other players.
But there are times when it’s fun to shake things up a bit and play other people at the online casino. And it’s not only playing poker that you can do this with. To play other people, all you need to do is join a tournament.
Did you like the first pieces of advice in Beginner’s Guide to a Live Tournament (part 1)? Here are some more useful hints.
Protect Your Chips
Protect your chips with everything you’ve got. At a live tournament, bluffing excessively and betting against poor hands will eliminate two from the game. Only risk your chips by playing the hands where you have a real chance to win.
Are you ready to get involved with your first live tournament? The following advice is a quick overview of surviving that first tournament and increasing your chances of winning.
Check out our two part article on how to feel comfortable when you visit a card room or casino for the first time. Getting comfortable with the environment is a great first step to feeling confident at your first live tournament.
1. The number one tip for improving your poker tournament game is to focus on position. Ideally, the vast majority of your poker hands should be played in position and the number played out of position should be extremely low.
2. The beginning of the tournament is the best time to change things up a bit and play low pocket pairs, suited connectors and creatively attack opponents who prefer not to fold overpairs.