THE ALL IN ONE TOURNAMENT GUIDE
Over the course of 43 videos, Run It Once Pro Owen Shiels walks you through the essentials of tournament poker.
Whether it's how to play different stack sizes, when to exploit your opponents and when to play GTO, or how ICM impacts your decisions, Owen will have you making final tables in no time.
Preflop Play, Bet Sizing, Position, And Other Basics
Owen Shiels provides a breakdown of the course’s structure, what you can expect to get out of it, and a brief outline of the topics and areas of focus.
Stack size is a critical component of MTT play. In this video, Owen discusses how to approach the various sizes we will find ourselves having to navigate preflop.
The stack size discussion is taken postflop in this video. Stack to pot ratio is introduced and we consider how to approach different levels of SPR.
Here, we tackle the different positions and explain why understanding position is a critical part of the game.
Owen breaks down the use of different bet sizes and what you should be thinking about when using them.
The age old debate is examined and Owen explains why we study GTO but play exploitatively.
Here we discuss HUDs (heads-up displays) and how to use them to our advantage.
Deeper analysis of all things preflop
The bread and butter of any MTT player. Owen examines what's important to consider and how to improve this area of your game.
Owen investigates the different factors we need to consider with this stack size and how to generate an edge against different player types.
Here we look at some default opening ranges based on stack size and position.
Adjusting to your table is key. In this video, Owen discusses how to adjust your opening ranges based on a number of different factors.
This video examines the art of 3-Betting. Find out what important factors you should consider and how those factors help you construct your ranges.
Owen takes a deeper look at how to construct 3-Betting ranges in two specific spots.
Raise, call, call - so much dead money in the pot - I raise! Squeezing is incredibly profitable but can be costly when done poorly. Here we look at how to approach it correctly.
Getting 3-Bet a lot can be frustrating. In this episode Owen explains how you should respond when facing them.
We can't 3-Bet every hand we want to play preflop! Here we look at how to build profitable flatting ranges where we will have position postflop.
Flatting in the blinds is very different to flatting in position. Owen looks at the differences and takes you through the math behind the situation, highlighting some common mistakes.
The flop is dealt, now what?
Welcome to postflop! Here we take a look at the theoretical side of postflop poker and how we can use range vs range thinking to make good decisions.
Many players get stuck using the same lines over and over again. Owen takes a look at what lines are available to you postflop and how to incorporate them into your game.
Great players are masters of bet sizing. What are you achieving with this sizing? What situations should you use it in? We take a look at these questions in this video.
You've raised preflop and been called. You have position. Now what? Owen takes us through strategies for when to bet or check and also considers how to exploit certain player types.
Playing OOP (Out of Position) is tricky. Here we breakdown what you need to know to make this situation easier and more profitable to play.
In this video Owen examines how to react in this situation, both when your opponent bets into you and when they check to you.
Playing in the big blind against a single raise is one of the most common scenarios in poker. Here we look at the factors you need to consider in this spot and emphasise one key mistake a lot of players make.
You've made it to the flop in a 3-Bet pot. The pot is bigger, the SPR is smaller and the ranges are tighter. We look at how to approach this situation as both the 3-Bettor and the flat caller.
Check raising happens a lot in poker today. Owen takes a look at this subject from both sides of the coin - how to develop your check raising strategy and how to defend effectively against it.
When the SPR (stack to pot ratio) shrinks, the decisions available to us often shrink as well but the importance of them does not. Here Owen discusses playing with a small SPR.
Multiway pots can prove exceedingly tricky and here Owen shares the nuance of playing in these often difficult situations.
Turn and river nuance is examined in these installments
We raised preflop and got called. We've navigated the flop and here we are with one more part of the puzzle exposed. It’s time to build on our flop strategy and figure out what’s next on the turn.
Here we examine this situation, breaking it down based on how the flop played out. We look at which parts of our range to bet and which to check in each scenario.
Owen breaks down more turn situations, focusing on lines where we have been checking or calling and also examines multiway pots
We've made it to the river. All the pieces of the puzzle are there. Now it's time for max profit! We look at how to develop effective and profitable strategies for value betting and bluffing.
We have a bluff catcher and face a bet. No more cards to come. It's just call or fold. What do we do? Owen explains the math behind this situation and how to approach it in a logical way.
What is it? How do we apply it? How can it help our decision making?
What is ICM? How does it work and why is it important? These questions are dug into in this installment
With the basics under our belt, Owen dives into the specifics of applying ICM to preflop decisions.
Now we find ourselves on the flop or beyond and the discussion centers on ICM decisions after arriving post flop.
Finding yourself deep in a tournament? Pay attention here!
The goal of any tournament is to be the last one standing and doing so will require that you play shorthanded. He we discuss tips for playing in less than full lineups.
So you've made it to the final two - congrats! Here we discuss closing the deal with preflop decisions when you've arrived at heads up play.
We move past preflop decisions and focus on post flop play when just one person is standing between you and victory
Bankroll, Game Selection, and Mental Stability
Maintaining a healthy bankroll is the lifeblood of a poker player and what allows you to keep competing. Owen offers tips for keeping a well-funded bankroll and not getting in over your head
Of course we'd all like to sit in a game full of rank amateurs but that opportunity doesn't often present itself! Here Owen outlines how to decide which tournaments to play and which to pass up.
Poker is a game that is very inconsistent and even the best players routinely strike out. In this final installment, we discuss how to deal with these ups and downs while maintaining a level head.
Continuing your poker education