## MTT: Stack size theory

Gigabet Ok, boys and girls, this here may be the most -ev post Ihave ever written. The Q3 push thread received quite a few responses from players who were confused...

## Taking On Tournaments

One way in which the online world truly trumps the brick-and-mortar world is through tournaments. The concept of a Poker tournament is very simple. Everyone buys in to the tournament...

## TOURNAMENT THEORY: Upswings and Downswings

I’ve always been fascinated with what exactly makes most professional poker players bow out after so few years. I know the game takes a toll on the mind, especially the...

## TOURNAMENT THEORY: Extending the Hand

One of the smartest offhand comments I’ve ever heard about poker came from my friend Mario Silvestri III. Old-school grinders will probably know him by another name – Pwnasaurus. Discussing...

## TOURNAMENT THEORY: The Basics of ICM

More than 98% of high-stakes tournament professionals I’ve posed this question too have agreed that their chances of winning the tournament do not go to 20%. The few who have...

## TOURNAMENT THEORY: Risk Versus Reward

We’ve now discussed a bunch of great ideas to refine our game and check our plays, and built a strategy to compete with anyone in the world. In the following...

## OFFENSIVE ARSENAL

You can’t be on the defence all the time, especially given the longer, drawn out nature of MTTs, so you’re going to have to stand tall and fight for your...

## So good odds, good to call, right?

Not necessarily. Tournaments are a very complicated form of poker involving many variables and sometimes the potential downside of losing a mathematically profitable spot is too heavy to warrant taking...

## DEFENSE ARSENAL

What: Fold Equity.Why: Because your stack is almost all gone and you need a lifeline. When: For when you’re at the mercy of the poker gods. As mentioned earlier, fold...

## In the Money Strategy

Now that we’ve laid out your general late-stage goals, it’s time to get specific about the best way to see them through to the end. Your ‘in the money’ strategy...