Patrick Leonard has spent years honing his game to become one of the best MTT players in the world. Over the course of 160+ videos, he teaches you everything you need to know to crush the tournaments that you play.
The guy is literally one of the best in the world, I’m not just saying this; his work ethic and outlook on life is inspiring. Couple this with his superb ability to explain the ‘why’ and the fact he has coached and staked hundreds of the best up-and-coming players through his stable BitB Staking and I doubt there is a quicker or better way to learn poker than through his guidance.
We start the course with an introduction to playing In Position vs the big blind. I give you a look into the deepest data I evaluate and use for this section.
"I look into playing specifically ace high boards, what are the best sizings to use, why and how we can categorise different ""kinds"" of ace high boards."
Before looking at all stack sizes, I finish 20bbs in detail looking across all boards and making a summary we can go to the tables with whilst answering any unsolved questions.
I start the mastering Cbetting In Position vs BB looking at low boards and comparing 15bb (when opening off a covering stack) with 40bb and 100bb teaching the mechanics behind every strategy
I tackle the most difficult board textures to play, the middling flush draw boards.
Next up is paired boards and looking at why we may want to use some unintuitive sizes on the dry boards.
Danger boards are what I consider scary boards that have a lot of apparant nuts. We look deeply into 987 and what things we need to consider on such boards.
I look into developing some really large bet sizes and why it gains us EV.
I go deep into playing monotone boards whilst finding some pretty unnatural bluffs
3 broadway boards are typically very good for the in position player, I speak in depth about these board textures whilst looking at what sizing makes which hands indifferent and why.
I look into Ace High boards deeply again, and this time go down the streets to see how our strategy develops.
Some players have a very high check raise, I look into how to play against this kind of player
A specific look into pushing our range advantage to make our opponent struggle to meet MDF and gain a lot of profitable bluffs with the bottom of our range.
In 2021 if you're not using a big sizing you're leaving EV on the tables, I speak about how/when/why to introduce bigger sizes to your game.
"Whilst people are starting to incorporate big sizings into their strategy, something they aren't great at doing is player the ""next nodes"" in this video I speak about how to play VERSUS big sizings and how we can punish them."
A lot of players you will come up against are not as aggressive as the solvers we study vs, in this video I speak about how to gain maximum ev vs this player type.
On dynamic boards it can often be scary to bet hands with showdown incase we get shoved off our equity. In this video I go into detail about how to approach these spots.
Flop donking is a legit strat. In this 3 part series I start to speak about 20bbs stacks and how effective donking can be.
At deeper stack sizes, donking still hapens, I speak in this video about 30+bb donks.
Probably the most important stack size to have leads is 15bb+, however interestingly here a lot of our leads become open jams, a very important strategy vs players who check back a lot.
When Check-Raising Flops from the Big Blind its crucial to have a plan for Turns. I talk about the turn strategies and show you when to bet Turns and which sizings to use.
I show you spots where we want to use overbets on Turns after cbetting the flop and as always talk about the mechanics and the when and why.
We flopped a strong hand on a dynamic board but the turn changes everything. I show you strategies for these turns and how you should continue down the streets.
I show you four different situations on two different trip boards. How do we play these boards IP from either EP or LP vs the BB as well as how do play from EP or LP OOP vs the BTN.
On the flop we used a big sizings creating a shallow SPR for future streets. I show you how to play Turns to maximize your EV.
Just as in the previous video we arrive on the Turn with a shallow SPR, this time around 1. Again i show you with practical examples how to continue to maximize the chips won.
I defended the BB of a shallow stack and the Flop comes out very dynamic. I talk about how our range wants to play here, which hands do we lead and which sizing do we use.
We are IP on the River and need to decide if we want to bet or not. I show you what to take into account, and which sizings to choose and why.
I show you how and when to use really big bets on the River. Its called No Limit after all.
Playing in a Blind vs Blind spot with very wide ranges I show you how I adjust and take lines which are somewhat non theory conforming to exploit opponents and maximize my winnings
I show you how to proceed on turns vs opponents who do not take the betting lead on equity shifting turns.
In similar fashion as you have seen in the 20bb and 30bb IP Series I now look at a different scenario. We open from EP, MP or the CO and the Button calls us. Postflop strategies are quite different when we are the OOP Aggressor and in this series I show you how we need to play.
I look at the mechanics of playing OOP on monotone boards. Is there just one strategy or do we differ between low monotone boards, ace high boards, or broadway heavy boards.
I now take a look at low boards mainly 7 high or lower. How does our strategy change when we are in EP compared to when we opened from the CO vs BTN.
I continue exploring different low boards. Rainbow boards, flushdraw boards, Connected and somewhat disconnected.
Im taking a look at middling boards where I explore the differences between heavily connected boards like 987 and compare our strategies to disconnected middling boards like 942.
We worked our way up the ladder and now its time to evaluate the high boards. Lots of Broadway cards are now out on the flop and I show you how we want to play those OOP.
To end this OOP Series I now take a look at the Ace High Boards and show you the mechanics of how to play these.
After studying OOP cbetting in depth, I went into my Sunday Highroller session excited, quickly I was face with unnatural aggression from Bonomo and I went back into the lab on Monday to analyse it.
Over the last year or so, we have seen more and more turn leads, in this video I speak about how we can exploit them.
When somebody bets the flop and we call, their range has still got their bluffs, but we have folded the bottom of our range. Getting to the turn we now often have an equity advantage, but not a nut advantage, in this video I show how we approach the spot.
I show a lot of examples from games I've played where I decide to lead the turn to good effect and explain the reasons and complexities why.
I speak about a big leak a lot of weaker players have and how we can exploit it.
Often on boards that should be range cbet, we are fearful that our opponent has too strong of a range to probe aggressively vs, I speak in this video about using a variety of sizings and mechanics to approach the spot correctly.
After checking the flop, raising the turn is very unnatural, in this video I speak about the importance of when to do it, which combos we want to use and how we want to see the spot overall.
A super frequent node we face every day. Somebody bets the flop, then checks the turn. It's on us in the big blind, how do we play?
I play a huge hand against Brazilian HS Reg Pabritz, in this video I break it down and look into it extensively in theory
I start a big project on 3bet pots, and quickly we realise that there is a lot of open shoving, I speak about the importance of it and when/how it should occur
"I continue the project looking into specific categories of boards and speak about the infamous ""megamaster"" term."
We continue the big project on 3bet pots, analysing a lot of data and setting goals for the deep stack part project.
I go deeply into big analysis on specific boards, starting with AK and then moving to AJ3, KQx, JT2, J97 and T97
I continue the series looking at middling, lower, paired and moinotone boards.
"We've already looked into ""shallow"" and ""deep spots"" which occur more often, but I want to also analyse mid stacks to see which direction we sway towards from a strategical point of view."
BTN vs CO is a common 3bet spot, I look through how it works post flop and different considerations we should make.
Monotone boards are scary because our opponent defends a lot of suited hands pre flop whilst we have more off suit hands like AKo, in this video I look into the impact of that + other details to work out what our strategy should be
Playing 3bet pots from the big blind can be tricky, in this 2 part series I start to look at bigger bets in 3bet pots.
I continue the BB 3bet series not looking at good spots to bet smaller with our range.
I look into a huge draw I played recently, analysing whether it was right to fast play it and how I should approach the spot with my entire range
Alex guides us through advanced PSKO theory including math in an digestiable way without. MUST WATCH!
The series continues into playing as the big blind, what we need to consider and how we can implement in game.
One of the key components of bounties is playing as the big stack and putting other players all in, Alex breaks down the math and gives example of how we can be a big stack bully.
Just as important as being the big stack, adjusting as a COVERED stack is crucial for PSKO ROI
"Alex walks us through common spots that happen in PSKOs which can have very different results to "Vanillas"
In a vanilla tournament we often don't have to do too much math when there are mutiple all-ins, but in PSKOs its very important to realise how much added money is being put into the pot and how the ranges become a lot weaker.
Alex reviews a big $1k PSKO tournament he played recently.
The review continues as the tournament gets into the deep stages
I join Alex and bring 20+ really good relevant PSKO questions that can help everybody have an understanding of how to approach a wide range of spots.
The discussion continues to the deeper stages where we disucss changing our game due to PSKO ICM
We conclude the series with Alex running bad against me! + Finishing the final table.
I bring an additonal PSKO hotspot that works really well when playing vs aggro opponents.
I show my approach for preparing for the deepest runs of the year. This kind of approach makes sure that you're ready for the final day and will likely be the highest studying hours of the year.
"I analyse every hand from the $10k Final Table that we prepared for in the previous video. We attempt to play ""ICM Correct"" whilst putting into play the exploitative adjustments we have planned for."
I've managed to navigate myself to the critical stages of this massive tournament and look to convert a medium stack into a 1st place prize.
There will often be spots where we can make a profitable open, but folding is better because of people behind clashing. In this video I explain the concepts behind it with some real life examples.
"A final table ""hot spot"" which generates a lot of EV where a solver wouldn't allow us to because of the solver ""protecting"" itself"
Before playing a $5k High Roller final table, I show you my study process live and prepare for the smaller field payout structure whilst also showing live play from the start of that deep run.
Approaching the start of a final table will be very different to the mid of late stages of a final table. I have an interesting high roller tournament with 9 players left where I speak live about my decisions based on this stage of the tournament.
GGpoker often has a very shallow structure on it's final tables, in this video I look at a lot of ICM spots that came up on a final table with a wide variety of player types, speaking about ICM, Collision Effect, GTO and edge passing.
I analyse a recent final table which included Bencb using an unorthodox limping strategy and Michael Adammo using a very aggressive pre and post flop strategy. Very interesting one!
The final table continues to its latter stages where Adammo ups the pressure on his opponents and we look at how to play back vs aggressive big stacks.
10K High Roller with Niklas Asted, Adrian Mateos, Rui Ferrera and others. Commenting on all hands, showing HRC and PIO Sims ...
Part 2 of this FT Review starts with the Final Table being 7 handed. It plays quite deep at this point with only 1 player being under 20bb and everybody else having 40-60bb.
I review the Final Table Replay of this 1k with all cards exposed. I take you through all hands, talk about what i would do, and run some ICM Sims to show you how the spots work.
We are down to 6 Players and have some interesting dynamics, as two players have 60bb+ while the other 4 are all around 20bb.
We pick up the action 4 handed. The stacks have somewhat evened out and promise some interesting spots for us to analyze.
Some Big Big Winners battle on this 5k Final Table including tinnoemulder, Lena and conorB1.
The Players are down to 6 with tinnoomulder having a commanding chiplead sitting on 85bb.
The Tournament is now down to 4 players with tinno still chipleading. It is an interesting battle for the 210K Up Top.
I did not want to only include Super High Stakes Tournaments in these reviews, so this time I take you through the Final Table of the 530 Super Tuesday which many Midstakes players can play as well. There is plenty of satelites for this one, so its a good opportunity to fire a shot.
Nobody has yet busted in Part 1, so we resume the action still 9 handed. Again we have tinnoemulder battling here at this FT. Longtime reg and streamer Bparis is also at this FT.
Still no bustouts to start Part 3 but then the action goes quite quick with some interesting spots.
Lots of good Players with some recreationals mixed in at this 1k 300K Guaranteed to start it off.
We start 6 handed and go through interesting spots with HRC until we are down to 3 Players.
Botteonpoker, graftekkel and lissi battle 3 handed at the Start of this video. They are quite deep with interesting ICM implications as we have 90bb 60bb and 25bb stacks to start it off.
I analyse one of the most talked about recent final tables where Bencb clashed with Girafganger, Nick Petrangelo and other high stakes players.
The final table continues as dynamics increase A LOT!
The final table concludes and we analyse shorter handed play and how ICM effects it.
A lot of tournaments we play have 150-200 runners, in this video we analyse the bubble effect in these tournaments and the value of chip preservation vs chip accumulation.
I look into different MTTs that we all play and how the bubble effect is changed based on field size.
I analyse a recent $5k tournament I played where I got 3 handed and had some difficult ICM spots vs difficult stack sizes.
I look deeply into how to construct shoving ranges in ICM when we are deepstacked but still want to gain EV with the top of our range too.
I speak about why we want to have a heavy limping range and how to get the maximum EV out of our strongest hands
I look into simple pre flop to analyse how to play in the blinds vs late position and establish the best sizes to use from the two different positions.
I start off looking at the HJ with 50bb and CO through BB having stacks of 12-20bb and later give the BTN a bigger stack as well play around with the SB and BB stacks and look how strategies for both RFI and the responses vs opens change.
I show a spot that currently prints a lot of money against population.
I take an indepth look at strategies with the Cutoff opening of 21bb and BTN, SB and BB playing with stacks of 35-45bb.
I do a casestudy about squeezing from the Small Blind, changing around stacksizes of both opener and caller as well as the Big Blinds stack and compare which strategy is more profitable.
I look at strategies when two players entered the pot already. Which hands do we call, which do we squeeze and why.
I show the adjustments we need to make when squeezing or overcalling when we are slightly shallower as now Jams become more present and we need start paying more attention to blockers.
How do we play when super short stacks go all in but we play deeper effective vs the Stacks behind.
How do we adjust our strategies when a player who plays a very heavy limping strategy and plays 75% of hands entered the pot.
A lot of players we encounter play much different then a solver or theory suggests. I take a look at population data and provide adjustments on how to react vs such opponents.
On my birthday I traded birthday cake and beers for a deep run in the high stakes tournament we all love - The Bounty Builder $530!
I navigate my way to the final table with a massive chip lead and speak about how to navigate a big stack into converting a tournament.
I manage to get short handed vs Dominik Nitsche and run into some really interesting spots vs him which will be critical to come out on top if we are to win the tournament.
After finishing the tournament, I review the footage and go deeper into the spots and concepts that I spoke about.
I make day 2 of a really nice $1k series event with a massive chiplead and start recording from the first hand. I also have some other really interesting tables and opponents up.
I manage to make strides towards and into the final table with a really good stack, I have some critical spots vs some of the best players in the world.
I continue the grind towards victory with some pivotal big pots.
Making my way to the last 6 tables of a Sunday session I start recording, especially interesting as we are about to make the final table of a big $1k tournament that should be very interesting.
I continue the run to victory trying to bully the table and use our big stack to our advantage.
I make it to the deepest stages, but a tough GirafGanger won't make it easy.
I've got a lot of tables with huge stacks and I talk about how I try to convert them into $s
My big stacks have progressed and I'm now on a huge final table thats playing BANANAS.
I finish the session looking to lock up some wins.
I had two nice runs on screen and speak about the strategy of playing at the start of ITM
I run my stack up and then down and speak about the importance of not playing a short stack too slow
The final table brings a lot of interesting discussion about how much risk to take and how we can capitalise on good fortune
I get into some sick short stack spots and then navigate to Heads Up where we have a huge battle.
I have a few really interesting tables open, including the $109 big blowout which I eventually finished 15th out of 35,000+ people. I speak about playing the bubble and the mid stages whilst battling the biggest HR's
I make another deep run in the Blowout series and focus on the final two tables against some very aggro regs!
I have a Sunday session where I'm building a big stack in a $5k tournament, we start to approach the bubble.
I make a big stack going into the money and speak about when and how to be careful and navigate in fields that are polarised between top regs and amateurs.
I'm down to the last 20 players in this big $5k tournament and I pull up every table and follow all the action.
The first live footage I did in the course! Early play on a Sunday, playing chipev before any exciting stuff.
Day 2 of the $5k on Stars kicks off just before the bubble with 25 players remaining and 23 making the money and I'm sitting on a 60BB stack which puts me firmly in the top 5
I near the final table bubble looking to abuse some of the smaller stacks as I hold a commanding chiplead at my table and am second overall in chips.
I pick up the action on the final table discussing the tough table draw, including fellow Run It Once coach Kevin Rabichow, before jumping right into play.
Second in chips with six players left, I look to leverage ICM to close the gap between me and the chipleader.
Patrick Brooks, longtime BitB Player and Coach joins me to review his 215 Bounty Builder Win from Pokerstars. Part 1 takes us through the early stages of the Tournament.
We progress through the tournament and end up at a very interesting and super active Final Table. We get an indepth look at Brooks approach to poker.
Ceis is an up and coming 19 year old finish player who had a fantastic 2020. Being a low stakes player he won an 11$ satelite into a 1k and chopped it HU for a massive 70K score. Then within weeks of each other he finished 3rd twice in the 530 HR Millions on GG poker for 130k each time. Ceis and Pads take us through one of his 130k scores and talk about the main differences in approaching events that are well structured and play deep vs events that are quicker and shallower at the end and demand a different strategy.
We are in the midstages of Day 2 through this video and Ceis and I talk about the important hands he played here.
As we approach the money we continue to look at key hands Ceis played.
Ceis now reached the Final Table and we talk about the unique things from GG like seat selection at the start of a Final Table. The FT plays quite shallow compared to some other Big Series Final Tables.
Bradley Harwood streams on twitch and has seen a quick rise to the higher stakes within a short period of time. He started his journey with Low Stakes Sit and Goes with a 2k Roll just 2.5 years ago, built his Bankroll through $3.50s 180 Mans and is now a regular in higher stakes games with an Average buyin over 100$. He won the GG Masters for 45k, had a SCOOP score for 90k and ended his 2020 with over 220k of profits. In this Guest appearance he talks about game selecting across various sites while Pads and him take us through his Juggernaut win on Partypoker.
In Part 2 we go through the midstages and look at the key hands.
In the Final Part we are close to the Final Table and talk about strategies in the late stages of a Tourney while later looking at every hand from the Final Table.
Przemek "aka" Escapemissio recently chopped the $530 Big Blowout Main Event on Pokerstars for a lifechanging 680K score. In Part 1 Pads and Przemek take us through some big hands from Day 1 and 2 where both discuss strategies as well as the general approach to early stages of a huge field MTT with many recreational players.
Part 2 picks up on Day 3 with 16 Players left. To start Patrick and Przemek discuss how to prepare for a big spot like this, what research to do on opponents and how to generally prepare for the big spot. Midway through Part 2 the Final Table begins.
Part 3 resumes with the rest of the Final Table where every major hand is talked about. Przemek made a deal Headsup for 680K.
I show you the preflop ranges for various stack sizes for Heads Up Games. In this video I focus mostly on Raising Ranges from the Button and the Big Blinds response vs those.
I take you through limping strategies and responses vs limps.
Kevin Rabichow joins me to talk about Heads Up Preflop Strategies in general.
Kevin and I go through Ranges, talk about how to adjust vs certain player Types and what to take into account for Deepstacked Heads Up Games.
In this Part Kevin and I focus on the shallower Heads Up Stages where we play 30bb effective or less.
Its time to review some hands, and Kevin and I picked the Heads Up Match between Michael Addamo and Isaac Haxton from the WPT. In this first part we look at hands where both players are extremely deep with stacks sometimes over 100bb effective.
As blinds go up the effective stack size went down in this Heads Up Match and Kevin and I now talk about strategies of mostly 40-60bb Heads Up Play as we review the hands from this WPT Championship Match.
In the Final Part the HeadsUp Match reached the shallow effective Stack territory and thus strategies again shift and we review how both Players battle down to a winner.
I reached the Heads Up in this 530 Bounty Builder Tournament and battle vs Dominik Nitsche for the title and all the bounties. I commented on my play live while playing so you get my direct thoughts from in game.
Another Heads Up Match, this time its me playing in the 1k Blowout Series Event for the Title. I comment no my play while playing this Tournament.
I speak about where EV comes from in poker and how you should base your week to maximise it.
I talk about variance, how to analyse your win rate,how to create an investment plan and how to manage your bankroll.
I show the tools that I use to make my sessions as smooth as possible.
I show the best site imo for analysing your game and working with a coach.
I show how to use different functions of HRC and a look into the monte carlo function which takes into account blocker effects to a higher degree.
"I show how to use Piosolver, which inputs to use, how to analyse the outputs and little features you may not be familiar with. Definitely would recommend watching this before ""postflop"" if you're not super familar with Pio."
I answer the questions that you have submitted since PADS on PADS launched.