Thoughts on Deepstack Tournaments at the World Series of Poker
Playing online poker is great practice for playing deepstack tournaments. You get the advantage of facing massive fields for smaller buy-ins. Deepstack tournaments are the primary make-up of the World Series of Poker.
Practicing Deepstack Poker Tournaments
Playing and practicing in these online tournaments is also a great way to build your bankroll so that you can afford to play those larger buy-in events. Winning money while mastering techniques for greater tournament success is a bonus on the experience.
Priming for these major poker tournaments is essential for success. The only way to understand how to play these tournaments is through practice, learning player tendencies and tournament structures to have a valid chance at making money in these tournaments.
Preparation for the field sizes and the strategic phases of these tournaments is vital for conquering the masses and having the potential to win a bracelet. Coming out on top in one of these events takes tremendous stamina and focus for days at a time.
Focus and Determination
This focus requires great effort, and only the determined and truly skilled survive long enough to win or even cash. Survival is only part of the battle as relentless yet selective aggression is also crucial to succeeding in these high stakes tournaments.
As an inexperienced live player who received your poker education online, putting more experienced and therefore more skilled players to the test, making constant decisions for all their chips is the way to combat those experienced tournament pros.
This specific strategy is to put the extreme and explained in detail in the book Kill Phil. Other tournament strategy books have also hit the market detailing exactly how to play with and potentially outplay your opponents such as the Harrington on Hold’em series and Arnold Snyder’s Poker Tournament Formula books.
Recommended Poker Tournament Strategy Guides
- Kill Phil
- The Full Tilt Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition
- Harrington on Hold’em series
- The Poker Tournament Formula
- The Poker Tournament Formula 2
- Tournament Poker for Advanced Players
Reading these strategy guides is an excellent way to learn and understand the concepts of tournament poker but perhaps they should all come with warning labels as following one specific strategy too strictly will quickly label you as predictable player.
Being predictable at the World Series of Poker is a death sentence as the worlds top pros will all be there to pick you apart. If you plan to play at the WSOP this summer you don’t want to be labeled as too predictable going in.
The WSOP 2010 is a series of 57 events where massive fields conglomerate under buy-ins ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to compete for the largest prizepools in tournament poker. These major events are the showcase of the tournament season.
You would hate to waste the time and effort of travel and the money for buy-ins by not being prepared for your endeavor. Knowing your game and being prepared are the keys to success in the deepstack, high stakes tournaments at the World Series of Poker.