Alex "Pwndidi" Theologis is a Greek poker player who arrived on the high stakes MTT scene in mid 2018 after a number of years grinding and learning the game. Through hard work and determination, he has amassed over $2,000,000 in profit and over $12M in lifetime cashes. Alex's biggest score came in the $25k WSOP Super High Roller which established that he is a force to be reckoned with.
Alex has produced dozens of videos for Run It Once but recently dedicated his personal study to PKO tournaments and the fruits of that labor are on full display in this course. He is widely considered by his peers to be one of the best PKO players in the game and certainly one of the best to teach this variant.
We introduce the structure of the course, what you can expect to get out of it, and the best way to move through the videos to get the most out of them.
The math behind the value of a bounty is discussed and we introduce the theory along with how to use solvers for analyzing bounty tournaments.
When you hold the big stack your ranges need to reflect your ability to scoop bounties and we look into how to constuct them effectively.
When playing the short stack your opponents are going to be more apt to play against you with your bounty at stake and we need to adjust accordingly.
3 betting ranges can change dramatically based on your stack size and here we look at doing so as the big stack.
Just as having the big stack alters our range, 3 betting as the short stack looks dramatically different and we explore that here.
Blind battles can be tough to navigate but occur frequently and we discuss how to approach when the SB is short.
On the flip side, we look at a blind battle where the SB covers the BB.
Limping marks a key difference in this format with quite a few opportunites to do so and we look at when and why to limp.
Occasionally you'll find situations with multiple players all-in and we have to narrow down our approach that takes a number of factors into consideration.
Whether you're covered or covering your opponent, your postflop play will change dramatically and we discuss how and why that is.
We dive further into the details of how to approach postflop situations both when you're covering your opponent and covered by your opponent.
Even though bounties play a huge role in your decisions, you still need to contend with ICM and we look specifically at bubble play in this installment.
At the final table we'll have many factors to contend with. Here, we dive into ICM when covering and covered.
The size of the field will have a definitive impact on your decisions, the importance of bounties, and the structure of the prize pool and we examine each.
Inevitably you'll have hands where players are either forced or nearly forced to put their stacks in and with a juicy bounty things can get weird.
I load up some real hands that I've played to help illustrate a number of topics from previous lessons.
More illustrative examples of real hands from tournaments that I've played.
We continue to break down the action from my own tournaments and wrap up with hands that illustrate a variety of lessons.
We continue to look at real hands from various tournaments that show the decision making process.
The final few hands from real tournaments that I've played.
Special guest Graftekkel joins us to review some high stakes hands and get the perspective of another high stakes professional.
I wrap up with Graftekkel with some more hands along with his keys for success at bounty tournaments.
Oneh1tWonder joins me to review hands from a mid stakes tourney and offer his thoughts on PKO strategy.
The hands continue to roll as Oneh1tWonder shares his thoughts and bounces ideas off of our hero.
We wrap up our analysis of mid stakes hands with our special guest.
Mystery bounties have grown in popularity and we examine the approach to this format and find hueristics to help guide our play.
Time to test your knowledge and see if what you've learned is sticking with this quiz.
Here I recap the most important concepts from the entire course and offer my thoughts and keys for continued success.