Live WSOP Strategy

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 01:22

Live WSOP Strategy

Become a better player at a live WSOP event.


Making it to the main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the ultimate goal of every gambler. More than the prize money at stake, the opportunity to be ranked among the best in the world can be rewarding and meaningful to any individual. And also, there's the thought of becoming an instant millionaire. There have been so many instances when winning the WSOP has changed lives for the better.

However, the road to the final table of the World Series of Poker is not easy. One would have to overcome the challenge being posed by other competitors who have a similar aim and that is to compete and win in a live WSOP tournament.  At this point, it does not make a difference whether an individual qualified through satellite competitions, shootoout tournaments or paying the entry fee and laying thousands of dollars on the line. The main consideration is the preparation for the competition.

When competing in the World Series of Poker, an individual needs to remember that the competition at this level is intense so that a strategy that works in a normal competition may no longer be applicable. Here, the name of the game is "survival of the fittest," therefore a sensible strategy for playing poke is important.

In addition, when it comes to WSOP competition, one of the most important considerations is keeping chip count in check. One should bear in mind that the value of the chips in this kind of tournament is much different compared to a regular poker game. Chip strategy counts a lot because it can determine the outcome of the game.

Moreover, practice is an important strategy in WSOP competitions. This is especially true if the individual qualified via satellite tournaments sponsored by an online poker site. Such individual should adjust and become accustomed to competing against an opponent at point blank range rather than at a distant place.

Learning how to protect investment is vital when competing in the World Series of Poker. A likely WSOP champion should know when to call, bluff, or fold. The important thing in this kind of tournament is keeping oneself in the game for the longest possible time.

Furthermore, domination should be an important consideration when competing in a WSOP tournament. An individual must learn how to control certain situations. He should have the ability to transform his cards into a winning hand. Composure is another strategy that is important at this level of competition. Pressure is always a part of WSOP competition and learning how to stick to one's game plan can mean the difference between winning and losing.

Finally, an individual should be ready for the other intangibles that may arise in the course of the tournament. The aspect of luck should never be discounted in this stage of the competition.  Although good fortune or misfortunes at the table are not exactly aspects that you can prepare for before the game, you may have a chance of countering bad luck by being as ready as can be.