My Poker Thoughts
First off I mean no disrespect when I slam LJ. It is just meant in fun and you have to admit she has a winning style. Aggression pays off in MTT games even if it makes you look stupid sometimes. She has pretty much taken down every event that idiot bloggers play lately AND had a nice AC score. So suck that.
I am constantly thinking about poker and how my own game can improve. As much as I love slamming people and trying to get them to think about their own games. Starting sometime last year I got on the more aggression wins MTT bandwagon. However I have not yet figured out what the right mixture is.
In general it seems as if what you need to do to win one of these events is to get all your money into a HUGE pot and be close enough to winning that you have a shot and then get lucky and take down said enormous pot to become chip leader and try not to get fucked at the final table.
In practice you can never know when your going to get lucky so there is a lot of luck involved. You also can not just constantly sling chips around. As this will get you broke pretty fast. You just have to play tight and take a calculated chance when you get deep so you can have an abundance of chips.
I can not get my mind around what the right combination of tightness and reckless abandon you need to win something big. I have had times this week when I have played like a total donkey and sucked out three separate times to win the whole event. I have had times when I have called off large chips with weak holdings and held up to get to the final table only to get sucked out on as a 80% favorite. In the end how much of the decisions we make decide our fate. I have no answers. Perhaps this is why I am the Worst Poker Player.
Of course you could also always play Instant Tragedy. He has such a huge tell that you would never lose to him.