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Poker Strategy | Tournaments Strategy

Understanding End Of Tournament Bet Sizing

While many poker professionals advocate keeping your bet sizes consistent in order to avoid giving away information, there are times that you will want to vary the amount you bet. Much of bet sizing depends on the situation you are in. With all...

Raising Pre-Flop Limpers

When there are multiple limpers in a pot, there are three options you have as a poker player. You can fold, limp as well, or raise. Limping in is always a viable option, especially when the stacks are deep, because the implied odds in an unraised...

An In Depth Look at the Squeeze Play

In the past five years, the squeeze play has become one of the most common plays in No Limit Holdem tournament poker. While the concept was in play and use before this time frame, it was brought to the limelight by Dan Harrington and his excellent...

Types Of Poker Tournaments and Tournament Tips

There are numerous types of tournaments that you can play. Here are the most common ones. Freeze Out: This is the most common tournament. Every player starts with the same amount of chips and play until one player has all of the...

Playing Deep Stacked Tournaments

If you've been fortunate enough to win a seat into the World Series of Poker Main Event, you'll be playing in a structure that very few tournaments offer. You'll start with 20,000 in chips and the blinds at 50/100. That's 200 big blinds. A typical...

The Different Stages of A Poker Tournament

It's Not All About The Cards In every poker tournament, there are different stages that require different tactical approaches. In this article, I am going to discuss these stages and a few ideas on how to approach them. Early Stages This should...

Bodog SNG Challenge $5k in 60 Days on Hold

I started this challenge on Thursday, August 7th.  Please click here for details on the Bodog SNG $5k Challenge. After 15 days and 173 SNG’s, I’ve decided to put this challenge on hold.  Here are my current numbers. Overall Summary: #Tourneys /...

Bodog SNG Challenge $5K in 60 days Week 2 update

I started this challenge on Thursday, August 7th. Please click here for details on the Bodog Poker's SNG $5k Challenge. Before I get into the numbers, I’ll discuss my approach during the middle stages of SNG play with 5-8 players left. Up to...

Adjusting To Online Tournament Poker

It's Not All About The Cards On the poker circuit, there is an almost invisible line of division and lack of respect between the live professionals and those who got their start on the Internet. Neither side has much respect for the other and...

Bodog SNG Challenge $5K in 60 days - Week 1 update

Details on my goal for the Bodog Poker SNG $5k Challenge can be found here. I started this challenge Thursday, August 7th and was cruising along at just under 40% ROI through Day 6. But, before I get into the numbers this week, I’ll give you a...

The Harsh Reality Of Tournament Poker

It's Not All About The Cards The glamour and glitz of television make it seem like being successful at tournament poker is easy... that anyone can do well. Think of all the rags to riches stories we've seen just in the last five years. Chris...

Bodog Beginner SNG Challenge $5k in 60 days

Bodog runs “Beginner” sit and go’s (SNG) which pay 50% of the field, standard SNG’s payout 30% of the field. The advantage of Bodog’s Beginner SNG flat payout structure is your risk of going broke is much lower. Finishing in the top 5 in a...

Choosing The Right Tournament

It's Not All About The Cards When deciding what tournament or tournaments to play in, there are several factors that you need to consider before sitting down at the table. The first and foremost concern is bankroll considerations. This is so...

An Overview Of NLHE Tournaments

It's Not All About The Cards Ever since the movie Rounders and Chris Moneymaker's improbable WSOP Main Event victory, the popularity of NLHE, particularly NLHE tournaments has sky rocketed. It used to be you couldn't change the channel on the...

Introduction to NLHE Tournament Poker

It's Not All About The Cards If you're serious about NLHE tournament poker, chances are you've picked up more than one poker book over your poker career. The books have probably helped you in some shape or form. Perhaps they fixed a leak you had...

Aaron HendrixThe different stages of a tournament

In every poker tournament, there are different stages that require different tactical approaches. In this article, I am going to discuss these stages and a few ideas on how to approach them. Early Stages This should be the stage of the...

How Would You Play This Hand – Bodog, NLHE Tournament, $4000 Guarantee

Bodog Poker runs a daily $44+4 double-stack tournament at 3:30pm EST. You receive 3000 starting chips and the blind levels increase every 10 minutes. Today’s tournament had a $800 overlay. It was short 19 players. This is common with many of...

How Would You Play This Hand – Full Tilt Poker, NLHE Tournament, $9500 Guarantee

Full Tilt Poker runs a daily $24+2 “Knockout” tournament at 3:00pm EST. You receive 2000 starting chips and the blind levels increase every 10 minutes. This is a fun format because you receive $4 for every player you knockout of the tournament...

How Would You Play This Hand – Full Tilt Poker, NLHE Tournament, $40,000 Guarantee

Full Tilt runs a daily $150+13 buy-in tournament at 3:00pm EST. You receive 3000 starting chips with the blind levels increasing every 12 minutes. This tournament gives you an extra 2 minutes more at each blind level over their standard...

Poker Plays with PokerPeaker – 40 Players in an MTT Tournament

Every week I'm going to present a hand to you and explain why I played it the way I did. At the end, I'll try to present a lesson I learned from the way the hand turned out. This is how I've improved over the last year, by examining how I played a...

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