Betting before the flop can sometimes be a blind bet, because when the flop comes things can change drastically. What can seem like a clear advantage can turn into a trap when the Turn or River or Flop cards hit the table.
Hour after hour, hand after hand we all sit and make decisions. Crucial decisions and in some cases our tournament and bankroll lives are on the line based on the choices we make. But did you ever consider what other people think of you and your decision making?
During our interview with Armin Karu Chairman and Founder of Olympic Entertainment Group we were joined by CEO Madis Jääger, who kindly shared some of his insights and perspectives on the company that is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year.
The poker tournament isn’t over just yet and you are nowhere near the Final Table. On the other hand you have been grinding it out for several hours and there are only three tables left.
Online poker tournaments are full of life and death situations just by there aggressive nature. Online cash games aren’t much different unless you are playing at extremely high stakes. The main purpose of playing Small Pots is to keep your risk at a minimum while allowing yourself the opportunity to hit a big hand or a big draw.
You must be bankrolled correctly to compete in re-buy tournaments. Be prepared to re-buy several times if necessary. In multi re-buy online tournaments you are allowed to re-buy for the first hour. Your sole purpose is to accumulate as many chips as possible during this time.
Considering these tournaments have nine to ten players you can begin to narrow down your competition rather quickly. It is very likely that five of the players at your table will be average at best and have very little chance to win the Poker tournament. Obviously you need to identify the “Card Players” from those that “Play Cards” accordingly. Once your have profiled these individuals you can play back at them accordingly.
20 years ago, Gary Loveman, a 37-year-old Masters in Business Administration professor, left his post at I larvard and joined I Iarrahs as Chief Operating Officer. This was to prove a pivotal moment in the history of gaming leadership. With Loveman came a new way of structured thinking, impacting gaming, marketing and management.
I recently came into possession of two great Bally and Williams pin ball games from the late 60s. Ah the simplicity of it all. The games are just pure raw science. You hit a ball and it travels downward striking a series of obstacles sending off a loud “ping” or a “bong” at each point of contact. The key to the game for those of you that never played is to keep your eye on the ball in order to keep the game in play. It sounds a lot like the business world doesn’t it?
I have played Poker professionally off and on (currently on) since 2002. So you could be mistaken for thinking that I of all people would be quick to say that the answer to the question in the title would be a resounding yes! Many people swamp into poker in the belief that they can turn pro and many do.