How to Prepare and Practice for Online Poker Tournaments


Joining ring games with unusual size is an excellent tournament practice. The practice dose you should have, depends on the tournament type that you are currently interested in.

Preparing for single-table tournaments

If you want to play in those ‘single-table on demand’ tourneys, you have to first practice at unusual-size games, because you will see that these tournaments move from a full game to short-handed game rather quickly. If you play well and have a trifle of luck on your side, you may discover that you rapidly go from a full-sized game to short-handed game to head’s up game, then you have to be certain that you are prepared to play at all game levels..
After you continuously enjoy some successes in those single-table tournaments, you shouldn’t return and keep playing in the ring tables. And if you believe that you are endlessly losing at a specific level in the tournament, then it is the right time to find a ring game with player size you are currently having trouble with and refresh your playing technique again. For instance, if you are often busting out of a no-limit tourney in third or second place, then play a couple of head’s-up ring games or more.

Practicing for multi-table tournaments

Every multi-table tourney is finished as short-handed games. You should be prepared for this eventuality, first you may practice in ring games that are short-handed. Multi-table tournaments alone don’t offer ample chances to practice effectively for short-handed games, however, due to the fact that you are mostly stay in full games. Finally, if you are at last make it all the way to the end of the game, you will see that the table size shrinks; at this stage your playing technique becomes even more critical. Simply completing a position up in the standings may likely mean you will double your prize money.

Therefore, if nothing else, I advise that you practice frequently in head’s-up and short-handed games. If the stakes in the game are unusually high, you may get troubled enough and thinking “Wonderful, here I am at head’s up. I really do not have the slightest idea how I should play it, and four grands are at stake.”
During a long drought period without sizeable winning prize money from multi-table tournaments, you have to consider once in a while brushing up your short-handed games skill through practicing in ring tables (since a long drought may mean that you haven’t visited short-handed games recently).