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Advanced strategies

The strategy in Turbo Poker Tournaments

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The popularity of turbo poker tournaments increases every day at online poker rooms, which usually offer turbo, super turbo and sometimes also extreme turbo poker competitions.

These turbo Sit and Go tournaments are specially atractive for players who want fast entertainment at poker tables, because usually they don't last long.

Since these tournaments have a particualrly speedy blind structure, they are not easy to play and you need a strategy different to that you regularly use in Sit and Go tournaments.

The Small Blind Strategy

In poker Texas Hold'em the small blind becomes a tricky position to play from. If you use some kind of software, like Poker Office for example, to monitor your performance in each position at the poker table, you'll see that overall the small is a losing position.

Not even the best poker players in the world find it easy to win money from the small blind, that is how it works.

Whenever you are playing in the small blind, your goal is to reduce the amount of money you will lose in order to increase your general wins from the other seats.

Poker Metagame

Metajuego

You are probably reading this article because you want to find out what the poker metagame concept means in order to expand your knowledge of the game, so let's start explaining it.

Multiple Level Thinking

Pensando en multiples niveles

Every time you play poker, you should make your best effort to be smarter and out-think your opponents and the way to do this is by keeping one step ahead all the time. This is what gives people who think clearly through situations and act upon them an extra advantage.

If you don't manage to put different pieces of information together to see the bigger picture in each poker hand, you'll have trouble to win money from poker.

Having the ability to figure out the reason why your opponent plays in a certain way is a skill all winning poker players need.

Small Ball Poker

Poker small ball

"Small Ball" is an advanced style of poker play invented by professional poker player Daniel Negreanu.

Probably, many poker players had used the style before but Negreanu was the one put a name to it.

What is small ball poker?

Small ball poker consists on playing a broader selection of starting hands in a more aggressive way, but just using small bets and raises in order to avoid losing too much money when specific plays don't work out as expected.

Tight Table Strategy

Adaptarse a mesas poco selectivas

If you are able to adjust your strategy accordingly, poker tables with players who are tight players can be really profitable for you.

In this article you’ll find the main adjustments you should make in your strategy to avoid complicated post flop situations and win at tight tables.

Small Blind Strategy

Jugar desde la ciega pequeña

In poker Texas Hold'em the small blind becomes a tricky position to play from. If you use some kind of software, like Poker Office for example, to monitor your performance in each position at the poker table, you'll see that overall the small is a losing position.

Not even the best poker players in the world find it easy to win money from the small blind, that is how it works.

Whenever you are playing in the small blind, your goal is to reduce the amount of money you will lose in order to increase your general wins from the other seats.

Poker Stack Sizes Strategy

Tamaños de stack

Stack size is really important in no limit poker Texas Hold'em. There is always the chance that your chips be put on the line at any time during the game and this is the reason why it is important that you know your stack size but also the size of the other players's stacks.

Several aspects of play in Texas Hold'em, including the psychological and the mathematical aspects, are influenced by the amount of chips you have and the amount of chips your opponents have.

Online Poker Multi Tabling

Jugar online en múltiples mesas

Unlike live poker, online poker allows you to play at multiple tables at a time. In many online poker rooms you get the chance to open several table windows and play poker simultaneously.

In some rooms you'll even be able to use the mini-mode view that allows you to get the table window smaller and see four different poker tables in one screen without overlap.

Multi-tabling is more and more popular every day and players play at 2, 4, 8 or more tables at the same time. However, most players just keep it under 2 or 4 tables at the same time.

Loose Table Strategy

Jugar en mesas poco selectivas

If you get the chance to play poker at a loose table, it may turn out to be a really profitable experience. You should adjust your strategy, however, because it can also be dangerous as there is high variance in the game.

Here you'll find information about the different kinds of loose table in No-Limit Texas Holdem and some tips on how to adjust your strategy to win at loose tables. Loose tables are different depending on the playing styles of your opponents: loose / passive tables and loose / aggressive tables.