HOW TO PLAY KNOCKOUT BOUNTY TOURNAMENTS
5 PROVEN STRATEGY TIPS FOR ONLINE KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENTS
1. AVOID ALL-IN BLUFFS
As the other players are seeking opportunity of stealing your bounty and stack. The chances are high that they most likely would call your bluff searching for their draws in order to shove you out of the tournament and claim your bounty.
Rather it is best to hit your NUTS and then shove. In that case, people chasing their draws might fall in the trap as they may call seeking your bounty. There is a no sure way of winning in Poker, but the best poker player is a person who makes a decision which is wise in the long run. Maximum number of times the person calling will loose.
2. LESS BUBBLE CHECK DOWNS
In a standard tournament you can expect people to check down more often when they are close to bubble, when a smaller stack Player goes ALL-IN.
Instead, in a KO BOUNTY TOURNAMENT when a smaller stack goes ALL-IN , most players eek to call him, since in case they win they earn a BOUNTY + STACK and in case they loose they still stand a chance to cash out the tournament.
3. THE PRIZE POOL MATTERS THE MOST
The BIG money is still at the final table as 80% of the prize pool is used for standard payouts based on finishing positions. So make sure you are not eliminated before you reach the final table.
4. TRY TO STAY ABOVE THE AVERAGE STACK
The most TILTING part in such tourneys is winning on a big hand and loosing on the bounty, just because your opponent had you covered by a few chips. Staying aggressive enough to be atleast a little ahead of your opponent, will ensure you get paid those bounties as well as winning those chips.
5. EXPECT CRAZY ACTION
Specially in the starting phase of the tournaments, you can sometimes even see more than 3-4 players involving themselves into ALL-IN scenarios in almost every second hand. Specially in case there is any Re-Entry to the Bounty Tournament.