3 Ways to Win a Poker Tournament

The majority of people in the world enjoy a little bit of gambling from time to time, but not all are lucky and will end up losing all of the money they have. This can come from a cocky attitude, bad luck, or inexperience. This is why it is best to figure out what the best ways to win a poker tournament are.
Playing online poker is different from playing in real life. The people cannot see each other’s faces or cards so there is no way to really cheat, which helps out new players since they could get easily excited about a good hand.


    1. Patience

Whether the game is being played online or in a parlor or casino, the best strategy overall is to be patient. Patience can be hard since the goal is to cause other players to fold so that the pot will not go to them. Along with patience comes strategy. Forming a strategy helps win a tournament in the end. If a beginner is playing then they will want to choose a full table with low stakes. Low stakes help a person get used to playing with others and once they get the hang of what’s going on, they can start to play more risky moves. While sitting for awhile at a table, something to keep an eye on is the blind. The blind is how much money is put down in order to play another round. As each round passes and more people are eliminated, the blinds start to rise and can soon make it to where a person needs to be more choosey about playing a full round or just folding.


  • Knowing when to fold


Another way to win a poker tournament is folding or betting aggressively. Knowing when to fold is key to keeping money (chips) and being able to continue to play. Most people do not know when to fold since they cannot see what the other players have in their hands, so becoming familiar with the deck and how others play is a good strategy to have. Betting aggressively can backfire, but when it is used it could win a round very quickly. The best idea is not to back down when choosing this option.


  • Use your hidden tricks


A third way to win a poker tournament is to use different tricks. Using the same trick will let others know what to look for and will ultimately cause the player to lose. The tricks can include betting high/low when a good hand is involved, folding early, checking instead of betting, raising, or just sitting back and going with the flow. Switching up these tricks can confuse others and show that the player knows what he/she is doing. One trick that some people choose to use is playing all-in even when they do not have a good hand. Most people will not be scared by this and the one who does it will run out of chips sooner. The only situation in which this trick helps is when there aren’t many chips left and it is a last resort option.

Frances Hill

Frances Hill has an anonymous identity on the web with which he's won over $27k in casino & poker games online. He's half Canadian and currently he's working hard to get his degree in Information Technology Engineering. A smart kid, described by the staff as "geeky yet adorable", he stays up-to-date on everything related to casino technology and mobile gaming advances.