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Post | FlopGoblin posted in MTT: The ACR MTT poker problem

Hi! Thank you for reading and I am hoping that you guys are willing to shed some insight on your ACR multi table tournament re-entry strategy. Interested to hear what your responses are to my questions based on my situation. It is interesting to me as this seems to be something that nobody is talking about. Say you have a $10,000 bankroll for poker and there are no implications about life expenses or anything like that. Say you have a small, positive ROI in any tournament you play like 5-10%. You’re playing tournaments up to $55 on ACR and taking occasional shots in larger, good structured tournaments with big prize pools. Basically I am wondering what should my re-entering strategy should be. I also have some specific questions relating to the topic. Here they are.

  1. I am currently NOT re-entering tournaments. Is this a leak or in any way -EV? For example, I’m playing a $11 $10,000 gtd tournament. I am busted in the tournament after 30 minutes. I don’t re enter, I simply just load up another tournament. My reasoning is that because I am spending $11 to enter a tournament where I’ll have 10-20 big blinds, the structure is fast, many people have built a stack already, many of the “fish” have busted and not reloaded, I would be better off investing the same $ in a new tournament. Leak?

  2. For those that re enter, do you have a cutoff where you won’t do it? Is the cutoff based on time, blinds, prizepool, anything at all?

  3. For those that re enter, are you doing so for ANY other reason than to add volume to your schedule?

  4. For those that don’t re enter (I get the sense everybody re enters) do you make an exception if you are playing a tournament that doesn’t come around often? Usually those tournaments, for example the Anniversary Millions or the OSS series, you can bust after 30 minutes – 1 hour and still have a reasonable stack in a good structured tournament. Are you making the exception here?

  5. Is not re entering harming my bottom line or chances in any way? Am I missing something?

  6. Is re entering a better, the same, or a worse proposition than theoretically entering the exact same tournament instead. In the theoretical tournament you will be on the first hand and everyone will have the same chips.

May 13, 2020 | 6:52 p.m.

Great analysis. I'm interested in your re entering strategy. Do you think it is a leak / -EV to NOT re enter tournaments on ACR? For example just playing tournaments with "one bullet."
Instead of re entering I just play another tournament and on my session goes. Are you re entering just for extra volume ( I know ACR doesn't run THAT many $630 mtts!) or should you be willing to re-enter tournaments?

Also I noticed that it seemed like you re entered and had only 22 big blinds, which is another thing I personally would not do. As in, if I was to consider re-entering I would have a cut off of who knows how many blinds...

Any input at all on these aspects of your re entering strategy or any good re entering strategy would be greatly appreciated.

May 11, 2020 | 5 a.m.

Thank you for the straightforward sims on pio mixed with several hand histories at several stages of the tournament. Good format.

May 7, 2020 | 6:01 a.m.

I'm about halfway through this video... Just want to mention that as someone who plays a LOT of live poker, it would be so awesome to see you break down a live session. IDK how that would be even possible but maybe you are privy to some of those live games that have hole card cams like live at the bike! (for example.)

Jan. 22, 2020 | 3:13 p.m.

Hello All,

You are playing a $270 tournament on an anonymous site. Your hud (unfortunately) is not working due to the site crashing previously and not reloading hud correctly. It is the exact bubble and is hand for hand.

Blinds are 2000 4000 with an ante.

The HJ opens to 8200 with a 163,000 chip stack. HJ has opened 56cc from the same position 2 orbits ago (only read)
The CO calls with 65,000 behind. Nothing notable about the CO and can't say if he has flatted any opens before.
Again, my hud was unfortunately not working and either way I was moved to the table not long ago so there wasn't much I could gather.

Hero is in the big blind with approximately 110,000 in chips.

There are 118 players left and 117 get paid $463. What are we shoving? If you have a calling range, or 3betting range that is not all in I would be curious to know what it is but I am mostly concerned about the jamming range in this exact situation. Thanks!

Jan. 21, 2020 | 9:20 p.m.

Yoyo, great video. Informative. Here I am opening 56s pretty religiously into 12, 15 and 20bb stacks whereas if I had a hand like K3o it would almost be an insta muck... Brilliant. Also this video prompted me to download Flopzilla which I hear people talk about but didn't realize how you can synthesize so many different factors beyond what your EV is vs a range (equilab.) Fascinating to see what % of the time someone has X hand when the flop is Y and you have Z, and the continuing % as well. Thanks

Jan. 21, 2020 | 9:07 p.m.

Great video, I followed you. The J8, bet call on river was great and so was the JTs back shove explanation. That was world class poker. QUESTION, from a returning player to the great game of poker. It seems like you defend the BB a lot with a 20-30bb stack, and you're not worried about siphoning off a % of that stack even when chips are crucial. For example, 5k 10k blinds I have 250,000 on the BB. Button raises to 2-2.5x. Before seeing this video I wouldn't call with Q9o, A5o, Q6s, and it seems like your calling range is extremely wide and includes these hands. I would MOSTLY shove here, and I guess after watching your video this would be a leak. Do You agree? Are you balancing that calling range by also calling very strong hands? Do you always call hands so weak or were there some implications here that you might not have mentioned? Can you also tell us what are some of the weakest flopped hands you'd stack off with in these types of situations? You also mention you're going to CR at this stack depth with some frequency. It seems like you'd like to do this with blockers, backdoors etc also at some frequency, again not adverse to siphoning off 50% of your stack when you are "wrong." This reply is very long so as much or little as you can address would be much appreciated.

Additionally, would love to see a video of you just simply explaining blind defense vs btn and co openings, check calling vs check raising flop, when to float etc. This video would be gold!

Thank you!

Nov. 1, 2019 | 3:45 p.m.

Ignition / Bovada should work for you, Nico. And BTC deposit / cashout has been reliable for me on that network, and the site has never crashed. I DID have some (minor) d/c issues while playing on my laptop with wifi, but my desktop running an ethernet into the router has been flawless.

Oct. 29, 2019 | 2:43 p.m.

I am so lit on this video right now. This is exactly what I signed up for. And I see you are still working on this series which is very exciting. thank you Pedro.

Oct. 28, 2019 | 2:21 p.m.

Thanks again. The way you present strategy, in regards to what your range is "interested in" doing is really fascinating and helpful. Looking forward to more content.

Oct. 28, 2019 | 2:18 p.m.

It crashed again today. Lol. It constantly crashes on Sunday! So, in that sense, NO it is not "safe" to play on ACR. Hopefully they get their act together before this upcoming OSS series.

Oct. 28, 2019 | 5:17 a.m.

44 call down was very interesting. The J is a good river to call there but like you said yourself there are a lot of bad rivers. Can you tell me what other rivers you'd call or lead? Thanks!

Oct. 28, 2019 | 4:44 a.m.

Dumb question but how are we coming up with chip values for the KOs?

Oct. 24, 2019 | 1:27 p.m.

I'm a brand new member here and this was my first video.I played the game seriously before anyone ever used a solver and am a returning player. So, didn't really know what to expect... But when you said most low stakes players are betting too infrequently on the AQx flop with the Q8, and too much with the A67dd flop where the solver actually wants us to check about half the time, that is me!
Looks like my bet sizing strategy is, well, not good!

I spent a lot of time studying the chart you made and asking myself what I would have done and can easily see I have some leaks with sizing. Eye opening. Thanks!

Oct. 23, 2019 | 2:05 p.m.

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