Multi-Table Tournament (MTT) Strategy

The multi-table poker tournament – or ‘MTT’ – is a staple of both the online and live poker worlds and without it the poker industry wouldn’t be where it is today. With a set buy-in but potentially gigantic return the MTT may be poker’s greatest innovation and continues to draw hundreds of thousands of player to events, large and small, wherever they’re held. Here are some essential MTT strategy tips to help build your game from how to play the bubble to hand ranges to final-table play.

MTT Strategy Section

Daniel Negreanu's Strategy Tips for Modern Tournament Poker

If you entered the poker world – particular the tournament poker world – 10 years ago, you know there were a few pretty simple strategies employed by most tournament players. That’s not the case anymore….

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3 Poker Freeroll Strategies That Don't Work (& 1 That Does)

Have you ever wondered why you never win any of those poker freerolls you play? For new players they’re called bankroll boosters, exclusive ‘New Player’ events and similar. They look like you could make some easy…

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How to Beat a Colossus: Big-Field Strategy Tips from 5 World Champs

Tomorrow, the World Series of Poker will host the largest poker tournament in the solar system. It’s called The Colossus and it’s a $565 buy-in event with a minimum prize pool $5 million. There are already…

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A Fail-Safe, Profitable Strategy for (Some Parts of) Poker Tournaments

Wouldn’t it be great to have an easy-to-follow poker strategy guaranteed to work no matter what your opponents do or what cards they’re holding? I’ll answer that for you: It would. Unfortunately, such a strategy…

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Four Essential Poker Tournament Tips to Make More Money

Too loose. Too tight. Not aggressive enough. Ineffective bet sizing. The list of common mistakes beginners make when playing poker tournaments is pretty lengthy. Avoid these mistakes, though, and your results in poker tournaments will improve…

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How to Play Profitably On a Tournament Bubble Using ICM

Everyone who plays poker tournaments or sit-and-gos will inevitably find him- or herself in a bubble situation. These are situations where all but one player will make it into the money and one player will…

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Rant: Late Reg'ing Tournaments is Just Plain Stupid

Stacks are deep and bad players are giving away chips early in tournaments. So why do some of the best poker players usually show up late? I recently returned from a gig at the World…

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7 Simple Ways to Get Better Results in Poker Tournaments

Poker tournaments are a great way for beginners to learn the game without risking too much. If you make a deep run and get a bit lucky, too, you can also win a pretty big…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Independent Chip Model (ICM)

ICM is the abbreviation for Independent Chip Model and every tournament poker player inevitably stumbles upon this term sooner or later. PokerOlymp’s Arved Klöhn explains what this term means, how ICM is used in poker…

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How to Switch from Poker Cash Games to Tournaments

Tournaments are a very different monster from cash games. They use the same 52-card deck and the same general rules of poker of course, but your style of play can vary dramatically from one mode…

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