Tournament

Your first offline tournament: how to choose and win?

How to break away from the home chair, pleasant muffled music and plunge into the world of live poker? Today you will learn how to prepare for the game in the first live tournament in your career.
– Choosing a tournament
First, let’s decide what kind of poker tournament we will play. Of course, you can wipe the WSOP or EPT, but let’s face it – it is very expensive. First, buy-in payment. Not everyone can afford to enter the tournament from $ 1000-3000.
Secondly, a plane ticket, hotel, transport, food – this is also a major expense. But do not despair. Perhaps somewhere in the vicinity are suitable poker tournaments. For example, stages of Russian Poker Tour or Belarus Poker Tour. Or browse the Internet in search of casinos, poker clubs, card houses in your city. Surely, you will find something suitable for yourself.
– What to do before the tournament starts. So, if you have found a suitable tournament, here are some tips on what to do before starting it.
1. An offline game is different from online in that fewer hands are played in an hour. If everything goes well, you have to spend a lot of time at the table. Wear comfortable clothes. The same goes for shoes. The keyword is convenient.
2. You can, just in case, grab a bike with a hood and pockets. Often, air conditioners operate to their fullest and the room can be cool. And in the pockets it is convenient to store things like a wallet and a smartphone.
3. Sunglasses may help some players. More experienced rivals can put pressure on you, watch for a long time, ask questions and try to get tells. Glasses will help you not to impersonate. But be careful with mirror lenses, you can randomly give out pocket cards when you look at them.
– How to behave at the table
1. Do not overdo it with emotions. If you haven’t dragged a million dollars, you don’t have to shout after every big loss or gain. This is not too respectful of rivals.
2. Pre-sound what you want to do. Call, raise, etc. If you raise, speak his size. Then even if you mix the denomination of chips, everything will be fine.
3. As a rule, chips should cross the line of your box in one motion. Suppose that you do not have small chips and you threw one large one in the center of the table. If no action has been announced, it is automatically considered that it is a call.