Loose strategy for 90 / 180 man?

    • tzoun
      tzoun
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 103
      Hello, I play some months in this tours and all I see from regs / videos / articles is to play pretty tight at the beginning and loose lately. This tight approach is good for grinding for sure, but can't you play loose at the first 4 levels just to double up or so and if you don't you can continue the classic push / fold or you can make a good stack and steal later more, something like that. I am not good at poker and don't have the postflop skills to support it efficiently, has anyone ever try it?
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    • Asaban
      Asaban
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 8,242
      Problem is, that playing loose isn't rewarded at the beginning of a tournament. There are more then enough players that will donate their stacks to your premium hands - therefore there is no need to play loose. In addition there are no antes during the first few levels. Therefore steals are way less profitable. Lastly your fold equity against bad players isn't very good - therefore bluffs don't make a lot of sense, but are required in order to play a loose style profitably.

      Regards,
      Asaban