Why I Don't Play Tournaments

I prepared for the tournament in a multitude of ways. First, I fired up training videos both on RunItOnce and UpSwing and sharpened my understanding of what my preflop ranges should look like and learned about ICM, of which I really had no prior knowledge. I developed a sort of pre-game plan to try to play the early levels somewhat conservatively to instill a tighter image upon myself and then to really open up and play a lot more aggressively once the blinds were larger and antes began. I then tried to get some actual tournament experience by playing a few micro tourneys on Ignition. I felt these tournaments would be decent for getting a feel for playing less deep and also thought the fields would be pretty similar in skill to the one I was planning to play.

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