Achieving Poker Tournament Goal Two: Increasing Your Chip Stack

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Increasing Your Chip Stack
Increasing Your Chip Stack

You’ll eventually need to get all of the chips into your stack if you want to win a poker tournament, but you can’t get them all in the first 10 minutes unless it’s a really small fi eld. But, because tournaments increase the limits you play at as time goes by, you need to win money to stay ahead of the blinds and antes. How do you do that? By winning pots, of course, but you may not always have the best cards to work with. You should be patient at first, playing a solid game and waiting for opportunities to win as much money from your opponents as you can. Your tactics for extracting the most chips from other players depend on the structure of the tournament (limit, pot limit, or no limit), how you have played against that particular opponent in the past, and whether you think they have a hand that can beat you.

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