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Video Poker VP Tournament advice - What game?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by gambler, May 7, 2013.

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  1. gambler

    gambler VIP Whale

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    My husband often gets invites from 4 Queens and other DT casinos for their VP tournaments but so far, the timing has never worked for him.

    Just wondering what VP game is played for the tournament. Jacks or better, double bonus poker, deuces wild? Do you have a choice or does everyone play the same game?

    Any tips regarding VP tournaments would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Rush

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    At Orleans, it's DDB
     
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    Hey Now!

    Rush,
    are you playing in the tourney over Memorial Day?
    I play quite a bit of VP, but this will be my first tourney...
     
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    Yes, I am.

    The tourney will be fun for you! I've never played ina slot event, but that's just slapping a button.

    The VP part demands that you play VERY fast! Some people cannot complete all of their hands in the time allotted.
     
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    Usually people want to know what game is played in a VP tournament because they intend to study up and memorize and practice the basic strategy for that game...

    However, what game you are playing doesn't matter and what is the basic strategy for that game doesn't matter.

    Most of the time the game will be one of the "Bonus" pokers (Bonus Poker, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus). The reason why is because if it was just Jacks or Better then basically the entire tournament would come down to who gets lucky and hits a royal flush, whereas with the bonus poker games players who don't hit a royal flush at least have a chance if they can catch some of the four of a kind hands (which four of a kinds typically come up about once every 400 hands so they come up a lot in a tournament).

    And the reason what game you play doesn't matter is because the strategy for a video poker tournament is to basically go for the top paying hands and mostly ignore everything else.

    And thats because making a pair or two pair means nothing in the scope of a tournament, but catching a few 4OAKs, a straight flush or a royal flush can really move you far ahead of the field.
     
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    Looks like they play DDB at Orleans. Hopefully you get A's w/ a kicker, or at least 2,3,4's w/ a kicker.. So, don't keep 2 pair, only the best potential pair of the 2, don't worry about straights or flushes, except straight flushes or RF's...
     
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    Yeah. Two pair gets you a full house once in a while, but like Augie said: You need the big hands to cash. The thing is......You can't dilly dally trying to figure this crap out! You need to play those hands!!!!
    If you ever look at the screen and you can't figure out what to do, keep the high card if you have one, and move on! If you don't have a high card, just re-draw. You might make some mistakes, but you don't want to have 20 unplayed hands when the clock strikes 0:00
     
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    Thanks for the info guys! I see what you mean Auggie about it not really mattering about which game is played as the playing strategy is different for tournaments. I hadn't really thought it through but that makes sense.

    So on this 4 Queens tournament offer they mention 2 rounds of play. Generally, how long is a round?
     
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