After 9 levels of play, Day 1 of the 2014 Paddy Power Irish Open has come to a close. 411 players showed up to the Double Tree hotel in Dublin and put up their €2,250 ...
Stack Management for Limit Hold’em Tournaments – Part II
by Ben Yu | Published: Dec 11, 2013
I’m back with more limit hold’em tournament strategy. Last month, I wrote about avoiding variance as a shortstack. This time I’d like to cover a variety of nuances on a broader scale. Limit Holdem Tournaments Versus Cash Games Structurally, limit holdem tournaments are very similar to their cash-game sisters. The only notable differences are nothing being raked out of the pot (applies to all tournaments) and the small blind not always being half of the big blind because of level increases. In most live tournaments, there will be levels in which the small blind will be between one-third and two-thirds of the big blind. Adjusting for Small Blind Size Accounting for a different-sized blind is straightforward at first glance. When smaller, you should play tighter, when larger, you should play looser. However, there are subtle differences to consider. In late position, the change is a much larger consideration. When you ...
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