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PLOnkaments — Part II - By Michael Piper

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jan 01, 2011


With each hand of a tournament, good players accumulate chips, and bad players lose them. The vast majority of entrants might be break-even or long-term losers, but on the final table of a large pot-limit Omaha tournament (PLOnkament), it’s likely that all the remaining players are winners. Your strategy must change from exploiting bad players to preventing being exploited by the better ones. In the meantime, be aware of independent chip model (ICM) considerations — waiting for other people to make risky plays, so that you can move up the pay scale. Post-Flop Play Throughout the tournament, your general post flop strategy shouldn’t deviate much from normal cash game strategy, taking into account generally shorter stack sizes. During the early stages, you can put people under a lot more pressure — good players will be looking to save their stack to apply their edge later on, and bad players simply ...

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