I recently got trapped into thinking that ZOOM tournaments were much like ZOOM cash tables. Well - they aren't. They're just like tournament tables. Self-"dur" moment.

Take this hand for example:


The c-bet after the flop indicates a K or flush draw. Yes. I re-raise to indicate strength (AK or better flush draw). So why didn't I bet the turn? I selected to bluff the flush draw. MISTAKE. I bet the river but he doesn't buy it. Plus he has me covered, so if I have a hand, he isn't seriously crippled. I should've noticed that before my river bet!

In ZOOM cash, these tactics may have worked. Players are more willing to fold. Not so in tournaments. They'll go a little further, without risking everything. I gotta read the signs differently to tournament ZOOM.