World Poker Tour Strategy

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:36

World Poker Tour Strategy

How to play at the world poker tour.


The World Poker Tour Strategy is the art and action plan that a player employs to dominate the tournament and bring home the prize. It can be a set of skills or a well-designed series of steps to follow, which is usually developed through constant exposure and experience with the game. Professional players of the World Poker Tour may have designed their personal strategy. Hence, not all rules or strategies are applicable to every player because their needs also vary. The player should be the one to decide which best suits his art of playing.

The following are but few of the commonly used strategies in the World Poker Tour. It depends on the player on how he will evaluate each for his benefits.


1. Participate Tight when the Game is Loose and Vice Versa.

A loose participation in the loose game will result to a push -- no one wins and no one loses the game. The same is true if one plays tight in the tight competition. Hence, a participant should learn to determine when to go loose and when to go tight. Normally, the game becomes tighter as the pot's amount gets bigger. Thus, one should examine each player on the card table to determine the participants who call to compare the hand's flop. By constantly practicing for World Poker Tour and playing on the card table, a participant will learn the ability to gauge not only if his participation in the competition is tight but if the good card fight is tight as well. Also, he will feel who among the participants have seen and found cards they like and vice versa. The participants who fold their hands more often than the number of times they play will be visible to an experienced player. With these considerations, he can decide if he will go or leave the table.


2. Good Management of Bankroll

There are some basic thumb rules in bankroll management that support live WPT strategy. It is a usual belief that it will be better to participate with an average bankroll that is 300 times bigger than the huge bet. Thus, if a person wants to play a limit of $1-2, he should prepare a $600 bankroll. However, this approach involves strategy number one because managing the bankroll is related to the kind of player a participant is. He should determine if he is a tight or solid player. If he is a tight participant, he would most likely not be needing a very huge amount of bankroll compared to the one who participates in many pots.


3. Hole Cards in Late Positions

Professional players and poker experts concur that hole cards can gain and win more during the late positions compared to the earlier positions. The hole cards that dominated the positions during the early part of the tournament will definitely get bigger winnings in the later positions.

If a participant is in the minimum or small mandatory bet (before seeing the other cards of the player) and no one dares to raise the bet for a challenge, this could well signify a flop. He should leave his blind or small mandatory bet and better surrender the hand.