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Tournament Expert in Texas Hold'em

Tournament Expert82 (15)

Finish in 1st Place in all Single Player Tournaments.

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Achievement Guide for Tournament Expert

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Achievement won on 15 Dec 09
TA Score for this game: 474
Posted on 23 December 09 at 11:13
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Beating Tournament Expert tips

Here's a few tips for the the final tournament achievement. These are not poker strategies but rather ways to mitigate the AI cheating.

* When you're at the Free level, slam the pot with all-ins until you knock out 3 players, or lose and restart for free (it'll get you to the $4000 table faster)
* Always leave yourself enough bankroll to enter AT LEAST 2 more lower ranked tournaments (you do not want to restart from scratch every time)
* Always play VERY tight until you are in the final 3 payout positions (let the AIs knock themselves out)
* When you get to $4000 start letting the timer expire a few times until you get to Round 4 or so (the higher the blinds, the more money you can bully out of the players. Let the game idle and press 'A' every 10 minutes while you watch TV, make sandwiches...)
* Rule 1: Never Call a bet unless you're holding Group 1 or Group 2 hands. When in doubt Raise (and certainly never Call anything that puts you All-In; it's almost always a trap)
* Rule 2: Mostly Raise to make them fold and take the blinds (remember this isn't poker it's Texas Bully'Em)
* Your bread and butter is pushing the AI off their hands with any Group 1 through Group 5 hands (do not "play" poker with them because you don't know when the game decides to cheat)
* If you're in early position Raise to push everyone out (if anyone stays, bet the minimum on the flop and if they continue to Call or Raise 4th or 5th street, Fold)
* If you're in the blinds then Call (if an AI re-Raised pre-flop, Call then bet half the pot on the flop; if that specific AI player puts more money in on 4th or 5th, Fold and lick your wounds)
* If you're in late position or the Dealer, Raise pre-flop (if multiple AIs stay in and bet the flop, Call then re-Raise both times on 4th and 5th street. If a particular AI Calls or Raises ONCE, then re-Raise it ONE TIME ONLY to bully and win, or else if a specific AI Calls twice, Fold. Your goose is cooked and you need to let it go)
* Once you're down to 4 players and/or your stack is double the money of the remaining players, always open with a bet of double the big blind regardless of position. Fold if you're challenged or re-Raise if you have premium cards (remember you're trying to steal blinds not play poker)
* With 3 players left you're in the money. Be VERY aggressive now. Re-Raise EVERYTHING unless you're taken to the river. You want ALL the blinds to come to you from this point on. The ideal endgame is for you to bet every time and everybody folding every hand. This should be the case 90% of the time but remember RULE 1 !!!)
* Do not go All-In against more than one player unless, you move in pre-flop AND you have Group 1 or Group 2 hole cards AND you could knock one of them out (do this at your own risk)
* When you're heads-up always Raise when you have the Dealer button and Fold if the AI raises pre-flop (do not Call all the way to the river or the AI will cheat)

These are only guidelines. If anything feels "weird" about a hand just Fold. More often than not the AI will take a pile of your chips and make you kick the dog. Just Fold and bully them on the next hand. The AI won't care.

Hope this helps.
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