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Casey ‘bigdogpckt5s’ Jarzabek Shares Early and Late Tournament Strategy

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 05, 2010

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Event: PokerStars no-limit hold’em tournament Buy-in: $300 Players in the Event: 900 First Place: $60,264 Hand No. 1 Blinds: 25-50 Players at the Table: 9 Stacks: bigdogpckt5s – 2,875; Villain1 – 2,535 Craig Tapscott: What’s your mindset early in tournaments? Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek: At this point, I’m generally playing pretty standard ABC tight poker. I try not to get involved in a lot of pots, but I play my premiums aggressively. There are always a few people early in tourneys who are playing lots of pots, trying to build their stacks. CT: You’re playing a ton of online tourneys each week. Can you share some of the leaks that you see over and over again in the weaker players? CJ: I think the biggest edge in poker nowadays, and a definite leak among the weaker players, is bet-sizing. I can tell a good player from a poor player just by ...


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