Poker Tournament Strategy 101 - The Basics of the Game
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Poker is a great and exciting game. It appeals to the adventurous, the fun-loving, the risk takers and the thinkers. The game has the right element and the right mixture of luck, skill and a lot of......

Poker is a great and exciting game. It appeals to the adventurous, the fun-loving, the risk takers and the thinkers. The game has the right element and the right mixture of luck, skill and a lot of psychological warfare.

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  • 1. Poker Tournament Strategy 101 - The Basics of theGamePoker is a great and exciting game. It appealsto the adventurous, the fun-loving, the risktakers and the thinkers. The game has the rightelement and the right mixture of luck, skilland a lot of psychological warfare. You wouldsee what kind of person a poker player is justby the poker tournament strategy heemploys.First of all, what you need to know is thatpoker is a very popular card game. It is thecombination of both the elements of chanceand strategy that makes the game so exciting to play and even to watch. You can count the numberof ways and varieties of poker styles that are out there. For that number, there is one sharedobjective which a poker game has and that is to present the highest possible hand of cards at atable. In poker, a hand is the total value of five cards which can either be held by a player or it canalso be drawn partly from a number of community cards shared at a table. A player will bet ontheir hands in a particular number of rounds as cards are drawn. A player has to use various skillsincluding math and intuition strategies which are used to get the better of the competition. Thereare various poker tournament strategy employed by great poker players. It is these pokertournament strategies that make millionaires and legends of the game and separates them from therest.There are so many various forms and different dynamics to a poker strategy. This makesdiscussing it a very lengthy and complex topic. So we will just attempt to introduce to you thebasic and simple concepts which we feel you will still be able to use to your advantage.Many of you should be able to understand an old but very effective concept called FundamentalTheorem of Poker which was introduced by poker player David Sklansky. In this theorem, DavidSklansky said that for each time you play your hand the way you would if you were able to peek atyour competitors cards, you are gaining something. On the other hand, if every time yourcompetitor plays their cards differently from the process they play them if they were to peek atyour hand, you are also gaining an advantage.An example of this concept is bluffing and slow playing. There would be times when you can usedeception as a way to make your competing players play differently than they should had theyseen your cards. Of course, there are exceptions to this founding concept, especially in multi waypot situations.