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  • Evaluating NLHE MTT Structure
  • Posted by cobere on Oct 9, 2013
  • There are many different poker tournament structures that are common today. You need to evaluate the structure in any given MTT to determine how your strategy should change. The depth of the starting stacks (in big blinds) is an especially important factor to consider.…

  • How to Determine Whether or Not to Call an All-in Bet
  • Posted by chardrian on Dec 2, 2011
  • A tricky spot in poker tournaments is deciding whether to call when your opponent has gone all-in. You need to carefully consider the pot odds to determine how much equity you need to proceed. Then compare your hand against his range to find out if you have the needed equity.…

  • Analyzing some WSOP Main Event Hands
  • Posted by chardrian on Oct 31, 2011
  • World Series of Poker action sees some talented players square off against each other. By examining the televised hands, we can often gain insights into excellent plays and boneheaded mistakes that the pros make. It’s very important to extract as much value as you can with your monsters.…

  • chardrian’s Analysis of a $26 Freezeout on Full Tilt
  • Posted by chardrian on Jan 1, 2011
  • Sometimes, it’s valuable to go over your completed poker tournaments with a hand-history viewer to analyze spots that you are unsure about and identify errors in play. You can use a replayer that automatically cuts out hands that you folded preflop so that you can focus on the important hands.…

  • Andy Holt’s Guide to Satellite Poker Tournaments
  • Posted by Andy Holt on Jan 1, 2011
  • Satellite poker tournaments can be very profitable, but they require strategic adjustments from normal tournament play. You don’t want to risk your stack early on because survival is more important than chip accumulation. This changes later on in the tournament.…

  • Playing the Small Blind in an MTT Part 1
  • Posted by cobere on Jan 1, 2011
  • When it’s folded to your SB in a poker tournament, you ought to be shoving pretty wide if your stack is small. You need to consider how often the big blind will fold, how often he will call and win, and how often he will call and you will win…

  • chardrian’s True Value of AK
  • Posted by chardrian on Jan 1, 2011
  • AK is, without a doubt, an excellent hand. It is ahead or flipping against every hand except AA and KK. Nevertheless, you should exercise caution with AK if there are multiple raises in front of you. If there are folds, limpers or a single raise in front of you, you…

  • Higher Stakes MTT Strategy
  • Posted by DavSimon on Jan 1, 2011
  • There are big differences between low-stakes MTTs and tournaments at higher levels. In larger tourneys, there are fewer loose-passive players and more tight-aggressive opponents. It’s important to be able to mix up your ranges a bit so that you can’t be easily read.…

  • Freeroll Finesse
  • Posted by PokerJanitor on Feb 27, 2010
  • Freeroll tournaments are a fine way to increase your bankroll without risking any of your funds. Many players play too loosely and crazily in these events, but you should resist the temptation to do so yourself. Make sure that the prizes offered are sufficient to interest you.…

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