The Final Table
So you’ve outlasted the huge majority of a field and have only a few opponents left to capture the large first place prize and any trophies that may come with it. This experience is what draws most of us to the wonderful and painful game of tournament poker. Each final table is a unique beast in terms of payouts, structure, field size, and opponents. In order for us to perform our best and (most importantly) maximize our win rates, it is crucial to understand the differences in final tables, what factors are most crucial and how to analyze them so we can make the best decisions possible.
In my opinion there are a handful of different kinds of final tables.
Small field: Micro – Midstakes
Small field: High Stakes
Medium field: Micro – Midstakes
Medium field: High Stakes
Large field: Micro – Midstakes
Large field: High Stakes
Each one of the above has different subtypes of: Regular speed, Deep Stack, Turbo, Hyper Turbo, PSKO, and Turbo PSKO....