Lesson 7: The bubble play

You are "on the bubble" when there is only one player in too before the distribution of money. On a single table in sit' n go with nine players initially and three paid players, you're on the bubble when there is more than four players (so one that will leave no money). When the next player is KO, the bubble (bubble) broke out, so to speak, and winning players receive their money.

What is the "bubble play" and how should you play in these cases?

You are "on the bubble" when there is only one player in too before the distribution of money. On a single table in sit' n go with nine players initially and three paid players, you're on the bubble when there is more than four players (so one that will leave no money). When the next player is KO, the bubble (bubble) broke out, so to speak, and winning players receive their money.

Most players tend to tighten when they are on the bubble. The mentality is that if they don't what to expect, someone will KO and they will get the money. Other players realize this and become more aggressive, taking advantage of the tighter game happening at the table, and thus steal the blinds.

To determine the proper strategy, you must first look at the structure of reward. In multi-table tournaments, only towards you money is not the most pay solution. Often the reward will be that of one or two percent of the total pool. The large amount is intended for the first three places. Then, your goal should be to build a large stack in order to have enough chips to get up there. Play more aggressively on the bubble in a multi-table tournament is the best way to get a stack (or you'll be KO!). But on a table simple sit'n go to nine players, concentrate only on having money pay usually 20%. Then for tournaments in simple tables, your first goal is to survive. Once you qualify for the money, you do not have to worry about finishing first.

So should what changes you make from the exposed pre-flop strategy previously? It's simple: nothing! Do not change anything. Ignore totally that you are on the bubble. If you have a large stack, you play naturally more tightly due to the formula of the first hands, and playing more tight, give you a chance to access the money. But if you have a small stack, the requirements of your starting hands will be more open. If your stack is under M7, you need all-in with appropriate hands. And because most of the players on the bubble in tournaments in simple tables play tighter, you will be less prey to be calle. Then stick to the strategy and play the same way on the bubble that you would if there were still five or six players in the party.