We’ve all been there. Hand after hand, orbit after orbit of utter trash starting hands. Folding, getting shorter stacked as the blinds and antes escalate. You feel the pressure of your shrinking stack caving in on you…
How can we best deal with this to survive the card-dead syndrome?
That’s one thing PokerStars School has on the agenda.
- 4 tips that might help with tournament survival when card-dead
- The math of facing 4-bets
- More from PokerStars School
It simply sucks when you’re forced to fold for long stretches of time in tournaments, particularly in the later stages when the blinds and antes really begin to dent your stack.
But what can you do? If you don’t get playable cards, it’s hard to get in the mix without forcing the issue, and that often ends badly.
However, there are some things you can do to ensure you don’t lose your mind and pounce on an opportunity when one emerges.
“Facing a 4-bet can be a real pain, especially if you’re not sure what your strategy should be,” writes Pete Clarke in this article.
“The key is to let your opponent’s 4-bet bluffs work sometimes…but not too often. Let’s take a deeper look at the numbers involved in 4-betting, the required defence frequencies, and when to deviate from these.”
Ready to crunch some numbers?
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Poker Dojo is a fun, free app to help you learn to play poker and improve your game!
Choose from three exciting games: Grid Poker, Strongest Hand or All-in or Fold.
All training games include leader boards, so you can see how you rank among your fellow students.