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  • Playing tight, learning to bluff

    Hi all. My first post at pso

    As i am relatively new to poker, played some occasionally in the past, i play tight as its the style im comfortable with. But i guess its to tight, and what i've learned is that i really need to learn how to bluff. when playing tourneys i often start off quite well, increasing my stack. But when the blinds get high i tend to "fall off".

    Anyone out the who can give me hints and tips how to get better/daring to bluff. Any links to guides or such will be most welcome!

    Regards Gelove



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    Hi gelove!

    At the lowest stakes, you don't really have to "bluff" as such all that often, but as the blinds increase and stack sizes become relatively short, then you have to widen your shoving ranges. For example, if you're on the button with 10bb, then you can profitably shove a very wide range of hands. Hands like KTs, J8s and A7 can be pushed, because you have a lot of fold equity. The blinds will often fold, so you pick up the dead money and significantly increase your stack size without even seeing a flop. Even when your shove gets called, you usually have 35% or more equity.

    PSO training sessions are a great way to learn tournament strategy. There are also tons of videos in the archive. Check out Spacegravy's SnG videos to learn more about the push/fold section of tourneys, or try out some relevant videos in the Langolier's archive.
    Bracelet Winner

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    • #3
      Hi gelove, Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Here is a link to help familiarize you with all the features and services available at PSO. Feel free to look around the forum and post any comments or questions you may have. Please join us at the PSO Spring Series of Poker, running until the 21st of April. This series is exclusively for PSO members and is held in the PokerSchoolOnline Community Home Games Club. Information on how to join the club may be found HERE. Hope to see you there! Good luck at the tables! umbup: Joss
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      • #4
        Thanks a lot for the inputs! Have actually thought a bit about what cards i can push from late pos and the button, but frankly i to often chicken out with cards like you mention. Often i watch my stack getting lower and lower while im waiting for a top pair..
        Will take your advice for sure, thanks again

        #gelove

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        • #5
          Hi there Joss

          Have been lurking around the site, taking some courses and try to participate in the open skill league as often as i can. Cause i live in Norway i fortunately havent been able to join in on live training yet.

          I'll check out the Spring Series

          #gelove

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