All is equal when you sit down with other players to start a poker tournament, right? Well, there’s a lot that separates the average Joes from the poker pros.
In this article, WSOP bracelet winner Chris Wallace gives us a glimpse into the mind of a professional poker player. Once you can better understand their perspective, you’ll see the extent to which you’re outclassed as a recreational player – but more importantly, also understand how you can counter the pros’ tactics.
Chris “Fox” Wallace has just started running his own poker tour, Next Level Poker, after being a successful tournament poker pro for many years. In this post, he shares some of the interesting lessons he learned from having staged his tour’s first event.
Definitely a worthwhile read for people who want to have a deeper understanding of the effort and resources it takes to pull off what we all take for granted as players.
Seasoned tournament poker players know that the best value can be found in soft fields. But how to find these elusive soft fields? Well, frankly, there are a number of factors that act as telltale signs that a particular poker tournament field is more likely to be soft.
Here, we list seven factors you ought to weigh when looking for a soft poker tournament field. Careful evaluation based on these parameters is certainly likely to increase your expected value.
Most anyone who has ever sat down to play in a poker tournament dreams of making big scores and perhaps even leaving the workforce to try and make a living playing poker. It’s not as easy as it looks though.
Veteran poker pro Chris “Fox” Wallace examines whether it’s possible to make a living by exclusively playing poker tournaments, as well as what would be required for the answer to that question to be “yes.”
I you want to make sure you never get disqualified from a poker tournament, you best take heed of the advice we offer you in this list. Just a general tip for not getting disqualified: just act normally! For the other three tips, you’ll have to read on.
For many poker players, knowing how to properly play near the bubble of a tournament is something difficult to master. We’re happy to share with you four good tips that’ll help you get on the right path towards making it past the bubble and into the money.