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  • Strategy vs. Excessive Limping in Turbo Style MTTs

    Hello all

    I have not posted​​​​​​ here before, because I am new to Pokercoaching.com, but I'm hoping the forum, quizzes, and webinars can help up my game.

    I​​​​​​ have played poker for about 5 years, the last two more consistently. I typically play online or at a local charity casino (about 1-2 times a month).

    When I play ​​​at the charity casino, I almost always play MTTs. The buyins range from $20-$150, with typically bad players, but there are a few good tag and lag players that I know to avoid.

    Now ​​​​to my question. In these MTTs you usually start with a 5-10k stack with blinds at 25/50. Blinds usually go up every 12 minutes (in some tournaments antes kick in at 100/200). When playing in these tournaments there are typically tons of limpers into a pot. Even when repopped to 3-6x afterwards, the limpers will call (at least a few of them). What should be the best strategy to combat this? I want to adopt more of a early tournament lag style, but this seems to get in my way.

    Comments are appreciated!

    ​​​​​JR

  • #2
    These charity formats are designed to be gamble fests to get people to rebuy to generate income. My strategy in these events simply to pplay in position and hammer flops you hit. Jam the best hands preflop and not mess around with postflop and extracting value.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the response. Maybe next time I'll try more of that type of strategy. Trying to implement any sort of real poker strategy in those is rough. If you wait a couple of levels without playing (or lose a couple small pots) you are sitting at a 10BB stack, which is frustrating.

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      • #4
        There is a continuum chart of styles of play. Loose passive~>TAG~>LAG~>HyperLAG~>Loose passive and the cycle repeats.

        Basically, the way to read this is that the style of player with the arrow pointing to the next style is the best strategy to beat the previous type of player. So if your opponent is playing loose passive playing in a TAG strategy is the best option against that opponent. If your opponent is TAG, playing LAG will exploit that player. If your opponent is playing LAG playing HyperLAG will exploit him, and if your opponent is playing HyperLAG, loose passive play will exploit him.

        (Source: Elky's book- I forget the title right now off the top of my head. Blue cover)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jjpregler View Post
          There is a continuum chart of styles of play. Loose passive~>TAG~>LAG~>HyperLAG~>Loose passive and the cycle repeats.

          Basically, the way to read this is that the style of player with the arrow pointing to the next style is the best strategy to beat the previous type of player. So if your opponent is playing loose passive playing in a TAG strategy is the best option against that opponent. If your opponent is TAG, playing LAG will exploit that player. If your opponent is playing LAG playing HyperLAG will exploit him, and if your opponent is playing HyperLAG, loose passive play will exploit him.

          (Source: Elky's book- I forget the title right now off the top of my head. Blue cover)
          The Raisers Edge

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          • #6
            Overall, these tournaments have tight passive/loose passive, with a few TAG and Lags peppered in. Thanks for the info!

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