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Surrender in order to survive. It does not make sense to play marginal hands in a tournament if you don't have to. Unless you know you have a winning hand, it may be wiser to fold. The chips you save may help you to win a larger amount when you get a superior hand. For first few rounds in a tournament, you are trying to survive while others are being eliminated.
Take time to understand when a player is "pot committed". When a player is pot committed, they have so much invested that it makes it hard to back away from folding or putting more chips in. Knowing to watch for this will enable you to put on more pressure when you know you have a superior hand. It should also help you know when to abandon a hand so that you do not place yourself in a situation when it becomes hard to back away.
Finally, keep a written record to track your play and earnings. It will help you to focus in order to become a better player. This lets you stay on track and forces you to ask yourself if you are playing best game you can play.
Technology has affected how our society operates and this evolutionary step in game makes it easier for those who love to play to become better and more competitive. And also don't forget, 2003 and 2004 WSOP champions qualified playing over Internet.
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