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How to Approach the Middle Stages of Multitable Tournaments

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 17, 2012

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Craig Tapscott: Once the antes kick in as the event heads into the middle stages, how does your strategy change or does it? Bryan Piccioli: Once the antes kick in, my game definitely changes up. I start to open up my ranges a little bit. Pre-ante, my opening ranges are generally a decent bit tighter, especially from early position. When antes start, there’s more money in the middle so there’s more incentive to win any given pot. When it folds to me in middle to late position, I like opening a pretty wide range of hands if the effective stack sizes call for it. Some things to take into consideration when deciding which hands to open are who the opponents to your left are. If you know the players to your left are prone to aggression, you obviously will want to tighten up your ranges accordingly. I think getting a feel for how your table ...


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