Multi Table Limit Tournaments

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 00:31

Multi Table Limit Tournaments

An overview of multi table limit tournaments.



Multi Table Limit Tournament is a kind of poker tournament where 11 or more players are concurrently participating in a poker game. Unlike the Single Table No Limit Tournament, this one allows the player to participate in more than one table. It is considered by many as one of the most popularly played cash games either in a land-based or online casino. This poker tournament, also called pot betting, restricts the size and amount of money at stake in the game's pot. The limitation also covers the yet to be collected bet and the bet needed should a player choose to call.

A casino house or host site assigns the rules of the game especially those that concern the betting amount and time. Usually, the lowest amount of bet increases as the game steps to the next levels. Likewise, the highest size or amount of pot is determined depending on the game's arrangement.

Multi Table Limit Tournament uses the same poker principles as the Multi Table No Limit Tournament, only Limit Tournament applies certain restrictions set by the casino house. Other than this, Limit Tournament is still parallel with the No Limit Tournament. Although these two strategies have similarities, a player should see Limit Tournament in a perspective totally different from the No Limit Tournament.

In a Limit Tournament, it is important for a player to consider his hands and positions, the pot size, and the probability of draw. His initial hand option should be anchored on vital variables such as his table location and his preceding opponents' moves. Hence, it is necessary that a player's hand selections are guided by his game status.

During the early position, the participant has to play tightly and aggressively. His aggressiveness, however, should be disciplined and guided. A player should be participating with his premium hand such as AKs-AQ for a 9-handed play. As he moves on to the middle position, more hand and better strategies will be required when playing, thus, he needs to be more dynamic but prudent. If no one from among the players called and raised the pot's amount, it is better to show A10o, 88, KJs and up. When the pot is raised, a player should participate tighter, but at the same time assuring that the premium hands are still safe; this can be done by making another pot raise. The next level is the critical late position where the player has the privilege of determining his opponents' moves. Besides that, he can have a wide array of choices for starting his hands, but with a consideration on the quantity of participants who made the pot raises.

The least wanted position during the game is the blinds because of its critical action requirements from the players. In this position, the participants will have to place a certain amount in the pot, include a pair of cards, and select a move from the options: river, flop, and turn. Although it may be inevitable for a player to lose small amount of money or a few numbers of chips for the blinds, he can actually minimize this tendency by making pot raises.

The poker bankroll is another important factor in a Limit Tournament. The ideal size of a bankroll, which is 300 large bets, will help and permit a player to win bigger payoff at the end of the game even if he has lost in the preliminary events. If his bankroll size shrinks into less than 300, it would be better to strive reaching the ideal bankroll size again before resuming to that game or round.