I've discovered this tournament variance calculator https://www.primedope.com/tournament-variance-calculator/, and I was wondering how can use it to create a bankroll management strategy which is suited to my individual ROI, as opposed to using some binary strategy which may not be suited to my needs.
Sept. 17, 2020 | 10:37 a.m.
Aug. 29, 2020 | 1:23 a.m.
Aug. 29, 2020 | 1:14 a.m.
BN: 1,516 (Hero)
Aug. 29, 2020 | 1:07 a.m.
Hey, fully committing myself to becoming a pro from MTTs. I've been in one or two study groups before, and I'm always looking to be parts of new ones. Please feel to add me to your study group. I'm from the UK, so we have similar hours. Mainly play multi table SNGs at the moment, but I'm looking to transition into bigger MTTs.
Aug. 28, 2020 | 1:19 a.m.
Firstly, I don't think AQs will do too well against MP's 4bet shove range (in addition by just flatting I keep in dominated aces and queens which they will get in if they flop a pair).
Secondly, there are short stacks in the blinds capable of shoving themselves with hands I dominate.
Aug. 28, 2020 | 1:13 a.m.
Aug. 28, 2020 | 12:42 a.m.
Aug. 28, 2020 | 12:29 a.m.
BB: 1,500 (Hero)
July 11, 2020 | 11:42 p.m.
UTG: 101,591 (Hero)
July 11, 2020 | 12:12 a.m.
By "I do not like the local design" do you mean "I do not like the responses I'm getting"? Because you can go onto as many forums as you like with this question, and you will receive exactly the same response, I assure you of that. Except for maybe insomniacs interactive, but they'll probably be more against it than we are.
Sept. 9, 2019 | 1:29 a.m.
This is a horrible idea, sure, you'll have more hours in the day, but those hours will be far less productive than the hours you get when fully rested. This isn't even taking into account how damaging it will be to your health.
Just focus on making the hours you are awake more efficient. Use little life hacks like cooking a batch of food at once, then freezing it to save time on cooking individual meals if you're that serious about squeezing every single second out of every day. Meditation helps my efficiency. Do anything but put your mental and physical health at risk.
Sept. 6, 2019 | 12:39 a.m.
Obviously, we all know the importance of ICM spots preflop, and how we should react to and study big stack, short stack play etc, but how should ICM spots affect us when betting on the flop, turn & river (and should they?), as I feel I bluff off my stack too often when I reach the final table, in spots that would be +ev during earlier stages of tournaments and in cash games. On top of this, how should we study these spots and is there any software that can be used to aid this?
Sept. 5, 2019 | 9:57 p.m.
Does anyone play poorly after being out all day, even if you don't feel particularly tired? I get this frequently and I really don't want to have to avoid playing a session at night everytime I go out to the cinema, or play golf during the day.
Does anyone have any tips to minimise your chances of playing at your weakest as a result of "fatigue"?
July 30, 2019 | 10 p.m.
I would say it's probably best to just start with one bet size (maybe half pot) until you get comfortable with the sizing, then slowly add more sizes so you can see the subtle differences between each.
Sept. 18, 2018 | 6:53 p.m.
Any MTT which has a PKO factor I would go for, for obvious reasons that you don't have to make the money (even if your preflop game isn't that great: you only have to pick up aces or kings once and you've got a good shot of getting a bounty). If you don't know PKO strategy, its essentially, the amount of money you would win you ratio that value into the starting stack and count it as dead money (in which you would work out the pot odds for). So for instance if it is a $100 buyin and the bounty is $100 on top of that, then it would translate into being a full starting stack, which you would then factor into the pot odds. One thing I should mention however is that on party poker, the bounty you recieve is only 52% of the amount advertised next to a player and the other 48% is put onto your bounty (its 52% and not 50% because of the recent rake changes).
After that, I would pick the one with the deepest blind structure, so even if you don't take advantage of any bounties, you still have the best chance of making the money.
Sept. 6, 2018 | 6:37 p.m.
Absolutely loved them when I played them seriously. People would shove too loosely and I could just wait for them to knock themselves other out. Stick with them because there is more variance than in regular SnGs, but they can be very profitable if you know your shoving ranges and ICM.
Sept. 6, 2018 | 6:26 p.m.
For some major tournaments Pokerstars have a feature where you can watch a replay of the final table with the cards up. I imagine these videos are made watching those replays.
Aug. 25, 2018 | 6:11 p.m.
One thing I would say is that if you want to branch out into MTTs, then it probably makes sense to play on a softer, smaller site, as the variance will be reduced greatly (and if you're improving you don't want to worry about making errors, when it's just actually due to variance), but for cash games this advice is spot on.
July 24, 2018 | 8:03 p.m.
Sky Poker is very soft. Not sure if it's just a UK exclusive site (everyone I've seen on there seems to have their location in some UK town), but it's definitely worth a look.
July 21, 2018 | 8:06 p.m.
100% this. Variance is a natural part of the game which should be welcomed, rather than feared. It's impossible to eliminate, and if you try to remove it just for the sake of removing it, you'll inadvertently make it worse.
June 2, 2018 | 5:34 p.m.
Agreed, there is basically zero difference between 2nl and 5nl, so if you can beat 2nl, you should definitely move up. Also I would suggest, in addition to getting the mental game of poker, that you download a meditation app (headspace or primed mind if you can afford it), as that will really help to clear your head and focus on making good decisions (in life as well as in poker), and forget about things like bad beats.
May 20, 2018 | 4:27 p.m.
I think a laydown is fine here, as you say it is an incredibly dry board, and the only hands that raise for value have you crushed. It's incredibly tough to find a legitimate bluff here. If the opponent was going to bluff anything here then it would be with KJ, but you block that. WP.
May 18, 2018 | 5:48 p.m.
The first thing to note about ICMizer is that it only deals with the profitability of whether to shove or fold, and doesn't take into account any other moves. So when it says it is profitable to go all in with a hand, it definitely is profitable, but that doesn't mean it's the most profitable move you can make. Henceforth, you should think about every move, and not just follow it's advice blindly, as you may lose out on some extra value. In this situation, I think the most profitable move is to bet and call a shove, but fold to a small 3bet, as if you go all in, you're only mainly going to be called by hands which dominate you. Plus the occasional AK and AQ.