Free Online Poker Secrets Of Winning Turbo Poker Tournaments

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In turbo poker games, be they free poker games or money sites the blinds increase more rapidly than in usual Remi13 Agen Sakong Judi BandarQ Capsa Susun Bandar Poker Online Indonesia games.

In normal poker games the blinds increase every 12 to 15 minutes or so. But in turbo poker games you will find them going up frantically every 3-6 minutes!

Given these numbers, a turbo tournament is upto 4 times as fast as a regular tournament.

So how do you factor in a speed of upto 4x into your playing style? Does this mean playing more hands? No at at all.

For instance, if in an ordinary tournament you "small-ball" - a poker playing style where you play more hands than the other players, like 7-6 (even offsuit) and A-x (suited) which others feel a bit woozy when holding. And if you hit the Flop hard, you bet hard as well - because in the earlier levels the blinds are low in relation to the average stacks, so in risk-reward/Return On Investment terms it makes it worth while.

But in turbo poker games small balling is not a strategy you can use. Blinds increase, but the number of hands never increase; in fact, they decrease. If you are playing, say, 60 hands in the first four levels of an ordinary tournament, in a turbo tournament you will be playing just 15-20 hands, most of them you will fold, of course.

What hands will you not fold?

- A-A, K-K, Q-Q, obviously.

- In early levels you can also test out connectors because your opponents might be a bit scared about losing their chips early with a, say, weak Ace or King.

- However, in the later levels, where everyone is near to blinding out, also put A-x or K-x (where x is more than 10) and smaller pocket pairs in your arsenal.

Why? Because, simply, if you do not play, the blinds won't only eat you - they're going to devour you!

Should you move all-in with a number of hands than you are accustomed to in an ordinary tournament, then you can make the others fold.

And even with a caller, you will be on a classic coin flip if you have a pocket pair; you can be a favorite if you have A-x (x>10) and the caller is a weak Ace; and you will have two live cards with K-x and Q-x.

In the late levels the game will be mostly preflop; a series of crapshoots; so take advantage of preflop aggression.

However, you can also take advantage of postflop aggression in the late levels.

Suppose you're in the button with K-x where x is weak and the blinds call. You feel that the other two players have weak hands. Now the flop comes a bit scary (A-8-3) for instance.

If you've got the Eight or the Three and both the other players check, you can bet. However, you can also bet if both of them check even if you do not have anything. You have position; you are the best player to determine whether each other player has something.

Close to the bubble, if you're sinking in chips, move all in with A-x, K-x or Q-x. Usually you will be drawing live. Others will be afraid to call you because they don't know what you have and they will be the one sinking in chips if they call you incorrectly (or if you luck out).

If you play Turbo poker I hope this helps you win some more. If you have not played much or any Turbo games then be sure to practice with free online poker before you risk any real money.

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