Posted by Johnnymac 9:05 AM
The big tourney is coming up in 6 days and there are still about 15 seats left. The registration link is on the right side of the page at the top.
I have been practicing a lot lately with one and two table online tournaments and I am amazed at how much help these things can be by allowing you to cheaply experiment with different styles and strategies. My tournament game has improved greatly in the past two weeks since I have been doing this and I feel much more confident going into this weekend than I did. But in the interest of "strategery", I'm not giving anything away before this weekend and I'm going to close the spigot on my usually babbling mouth.
That said, I will share a hand from early on in a NL tournament (hosted by Brian Tamplen) that I played in last July, right when the "poker boom" was beginning when most of the other players' only experience with poker was kitchen table stuff and their only experience with NL Holdem Tourneys was watching ESPN. On this particular hand I saw a player flop a set of 3's and then underbet to the end and get knocked out by a runner runner straight. (incidentally, it was Jimmy Promubol who made that straight - he finished 2nd in our tournament last year).
A lot of things happened on this hand that are illustrative of some mistakes that are commonly made in NL tournaments and I'm going to point a lot of them out next Monday, hopefully with fresh examples from the weekend's action. That is, I will point them out if I'm not too busy on Monday counting my money.