| Apr 09, 2011
Do’s for Tournaments
Arrive at the tournament area before the required time and check in with the slot host.
You can’t win if you don’t play. If you are not there when it is time to start your session, your spot will be given to an alternate.
Understand the game and study the payout schedules.
Make sure you understand the poker rules and pay tables – particularly any bonuses. That may make the difference.
Practice before hand.
The biggest factors that you can control are speed of play and concentration. Being able to quickly identify which cards to hold will make a difference. Also, you might be surprised how tiring, both mentally and physically, it can be to play as fast as you can for 10 minutes. If you practice before hand, you will be ready!
These tournaments are fun…enjoy yourself. Even if you don’t win the tournament you might win a round prize or a last chance drawing!
Dont's for Tournaments
Don’t waste time.
Move as quickly as you can from one had to another. If you have a hand that earns you a bonus, yell out. Once your hand is confirmed, quickly start the next hand!
Don’t look around at what others are doing.
This just slows you down. Your strategy doesn’t change depending on what others are doing. Just keep playing until time is called.
Don’t stop playing until time is called.
The more hands you play, the better your chances of winning.