Game selection means choosing specific games to play based on strategic and logical reasoning.
Primarily, you want to select games based on weak competition.
Poker is about making money. Although it is important to learn from better competition and even at times play with them, your end goal is profit. Select your games wisely.
PRIMARY SELECTION FACTORS
Is the buy-in within your bank roll?
Is the competition soft?
If the answer is yes to both of these questions, chances are it is a good game to select.
“If you are the fifth best poker player in the world sitting with the top four players in the world, you are the sucker.”
MAXIMIZE YOUR SELECTION
Signing up to multiple poker sites allows you to have the maximum amount of games available to you at every stake.
Note the days and times when amateurs and recreational players play the most.
This is typically at night (after work hours) and on the weekends.
Saturdays and Sundays tend to be the days with the highest prize pools and most amateurs.
FURTHER SELECTION TECHNIQUES
Field Size: Choosing tournaments with less players can be beneficial when building your bank roll.
Your Schedule: Make sure the games you play don’t get in the way of your personal schedule, work schedule or any other important priorities.
In Game Bonuses: Sites will often run promotions or offer guaranteed money to their prize pool to attract more players. Make sure to look for these in game bonuses to get the most out of your game selection.