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Owen Shiels

Owen Shiels aka ozzieowen reviews a recent $150 tournament with an interesting player pool dynamic. During his analysis he focuses on brushing up your understanding of fundamental skills you need to master to make money against weak competition.

Sept. 20, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Owen Shiels aka ozzieowen concludes his review of TheFatBanker in this final installment looking at each hand and commenting on the player pool tendencies along the way.

Sept. 7, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Owen Shiels aka ozzieowen continues his review of TheFatBanker in the $11 SCOOP this time noticing a few more mistakes than were seen in the early stages though still managing to build his stack despite these marginal plays.

Aug. 26, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Owen Shiels aka ozzieowen boots up a final table that he made recently and turns the focus to ICM and how this played into his decisions at the table and allowed him to take the victory.

Aug. 12, 2020 | 5 p.m.

With nearly 100BB's and 3x the next biggest stack at the table, our hero endeavors to use this to his advantage by really opening his range and Owen Shiels discusses the best way to manage situations when you hold a gigantic chip lead.

July 26, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Owen Shiels continues his review first by taking a deeper look at a hand from the previous installment before continuing on with the hands and following along as our hero builds a stack.

July 8, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Owen Shiels takes a Hand History from Run It Once member "TheFatBanker" and starts at the beginning of this massive field event looking at all hands where our hero VPIP'd.

June 10, 2020 | 5 p.m.

No doubt the play in microstakes tournaments requires a different approach from mid/high stakes events and Owen Shiels discusses the differences between these tournaments and the player pool tendencies in tournaments with buy-ins under $5.

May 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Owen Shiels aka ozzieowen furthers the discussion on bet sizing utilizing PIO to examine the benefits of different sizes in varied situations.

April 19, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT, NLHE: Which Hands for Which Betsize?

Owen Shiels aka ozzieowen discusses the fundamentals of how to find the optimal bet sizing on the flop. He touches on why sizing strategies considerably change on different board textures, which fundamental heuristics can be applied to locate the appropriate strategy and how to select your value and bluffing range for different sizings.

April 9, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Turn Barreling Theory

To bet or check, that is the question! Owen Shiels discusses this binary option and that extensive theory that goes into making the correct play when deciding whether to barrel the turn or not.

March 29, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Taking the Next Step

So you've completed the course but your poker education does not stop here!

March 26, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: X Hands for Y Bet Size

Owen Shiels takes a deep dive on bet sizing using PIO to determine the optimal approach in button vs big blind play while expanding the concepts to cover all positions and stacks.

March 18, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: How Postflop Poker Works

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: GTO vs Exploitative Play

The age old debate is examined and Owen explains why we study GTO but play exploitatively.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Choosing your Line

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Bet Size Basics

Owen breaks down the use of different bet sizes and what you should be thinking about when using them.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Heads Up Play - Preflop

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Flatting an Open In Position

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

The bread and butter of any MTT player. Owen examines what's important to consider and how to improve this area of your game.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Intro

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Opening Ranges by Position

Here we look at some default opening ranges based on stack size and position.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Heads Up Play - Postflop

We move past preflop decisions and focus on post flop play when just one person is standing between you and victory

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Multiway Pots

Multiway pots can prove exceedingly tricky and here Owen shares the nuance of playing in these often difficult situations.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Variance, Tilt, and Mindset

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: ICM Postflop

Now we find ourselves on the flop or beyond and the discussion centers on ICM decisions after arriving post flop.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: Game Selection

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.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: HUD Basics

Here we discuss HUDs (heads-up displays) and how to use them to our advantage.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Owen Shiels posted in MTT: ICM Preflop

With the basics under our belt, Owen dives into the specifics of applying ICM to preflop decisions.

March 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

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