Anybody skilled (or lucky) enough to have made the recent final table in the monthly Ipad tournament knows all too well the pressure that can come with the blind bets as a poker tournament rolls on. For the people with shorter stacks of chips at a final table, a little bit of luck is a necessity for them to stay alive in the tournament while the players with taller stacks can play a more passive game and bear to lose a blind or two when the cards don’t fall their way.
Our friends at AintLuck.com recently put together a short list of three items that will help players deal with those increasing blind bets, as well as detailed descriptions of each topic.
- Look at your stack size
- Steal and re-steal
- Think about your own image
Basically the points involve knowing what kind of leverage and time you have to work with depending on your chip stack and how to keep yourself afloat when you’re not getting the best of cards dealt your way, all the while remaining conscious of your own image that you’re putting out to the other players at the table. Essentially, a lot of it comes down to playing within one mentality, and convincing the other players at the table that you’re much more confident in your cards than you might actually be to steal some blinds.
The article could do some good on certain particulars to keep fresh in your mind if you find yourself under the pressure of those increasing blind bets.
Check out the full piece here: http://www.aintluck.com/high-poker-tournament-blinds/