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Tournament Poker Strategy Articles

Tournament PokerPoker tournament strategy obviously has similarities to ring game strategy, but tournaments are also a different animal from "regular" games. They require different strategic and tactical thought, actions and preparation. Many of the other strategy articles also address tournament topics in some way, but below are those focusing specifically on tournament poker.

Tournament vs. Ring Game Strategy
Turn Turn Turn: Tournaments and ring games call for different strategies

Making Money Playing Tournament Poker
The wages of playing tournaments

Winning a Poker Tournament
The key thing to focus on

Risk Losing
To win a tournament, you must risk loss

Tournament Dealmaking
Let's Make a Deal: Monty Hall poker

Running Without the Ball
Making do, not making hands

Tournament End Games
Proper approach to end game of tournaments

Aggressive Short-Stack Play
Don't go quietly into the night at the end of tournaments

Proper Poker Pace
Fast enough to win, slow enough to finish

One-table Satellite Strategy
Sputnik poker

No Limit Hold'em Tournaments
Changing of the guard

The Fox and the Farmer
Chuck Thompson's classic article on Limit Hold'em tournament player styles

Seven Card Stud HiLo Tournament Strategy
Adaptation, not rigidity

Poker Tournament Structure Adjustments
Good players adapt to different structures

Man at the Top
We keep score via money, not endorphins

Tournament or Ring Game Specialists
Talented, limited players

Tournament Poker Hands
Win tournaments, not hands

Mental Poker
Tournament-specific thinking