Beginner's Guide to Winning Midstakes MTTs

If you are new to MTTs you will enjoy this course from accomplished MTT player Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard.  

The first 14 videos in the series will teach the beginner MTT player from the ground up and will instill all of the fundamentals needed to succeed at MTTs.  

The final three videos in this series are the most advanced and all of the footage shown in those videos is from  MTTs played by Jeremy on PokerStars.

Course Outline

Video 1: Intro

  • Accomplishments
  • What you can expect to learn from this series

Video 2: Hand Selection

  • What range of hands should you consider playing in each stage of tournaments
  • What factors influence whether or not you should raise a hand
  • How should hand selection change based on position at the table

Video 3: Opening raises

  • The importance of uniform raise sizing
  • How should you adjust your opening raise sizing as tournaments progress
  • Benefits of using a smaller raise sizing

Video 4: Continuation betting

  • Why do we continuation bet
  • What sizing should you use when c-betting
  • What factors should you consider before you decide to c-bet
  • Delayed continuation betting, double barreling, and when to forego continuation betting

Video 5: Importance of stack sizes

  • How should you change your style of play based on your stack size
  • Different strategies to implement depending on stack depth of both you and your opponents

Video 6: Obtaining max value post flop

  • How to play a flopped set
  • Approaching overpairs post flop
  • Playing with top pair

Video 7: Playing flush and straight draws

  • When should you play your draws aggressively
  • Playing draws from out of position
  • A more conservative approach to draw play

Video 8: The power of the 3 bet

  • Finding optimal spots to make a 3-bet
  • The different functions provided by a 3-bet
  • Using 3-bets to obtain more value from marginal hands
  • Intro to the 4-bet

Video 9: Playing with a short stack and against short stacked opponents

  • Using the resteal to your advantage
  • Calling ranges against short stack shoves
  • Shoving ranges for short stack play

Video 10: Early stages live play

  • Profiling your table
  • Importance of using pot control
  • How to go about accumulating chips
  • Avoiding common leaks which lead to early tournament exits
  • Using a HUD to analyze player tendencies

Video 11: Middle Stages live play

  • Adjusting to changing stack sizes
  • Using your stack to your advantage
  • Adjusting opening raise frequency to accommodate for larger blinds and antes

Video 12: Money bubble play

  • How to use the impending bubble to exploit player tendencies and accumulate chips 

Video 13: Early final table play

  • Formulating a strategy for a full final table so as to maximize your chances of winning the tournament
  • Adjusting opening ranges and style of play as the table becomes more short handed

Video 14: Short Handed and Heads up final table play

  • Using  ICM as leverage against your opponents
  • 3 and 4 betting in action
  • Advanced tactics based on table dynamics that will aid in winning tournaments
  • Heads up play

Video 15: Advanced Unorthodox Lines

  • Advanced Tactics used to extract value from tough players
  • Published using September 2013 WCOOP footage
  • This video will focus on how to approach hands using different lines which I use to enable to me to extract value from tough players who have already adapted to most standard lines. Topics focused on include checking to extract value on later streets, disguising hand strength in order to induce bluffs from opponents, when to slow play big hands, and extracting max value from marginal hands

Video 16: Expert Approach to 3-Bet and 4-Bet Pots

  • Mastering 3-Bet and 4-Bet pots
  • When to cold 4-Bet
  • Published using September 2013 WCOOP footage
  • This video will discuss the many ways to approach 3 bet pots. With 3-betting becoming a staple on the online poker felt I have discovered new ways to play in these pots that allow me to win larger pots and also avoid traps against tough opponents. Strategies discussed include which hands should we 3 bet with and why, when should we flat 3 bets, sizing in 3 bet and 4 bet pots, finding good spots to 3-bet light, and navigating 3-bet pots from a post flop perspective.

Video 17: Using Math to Make Difficult River Decisions

  • In this video I will explain how to use the program Equilab to construct a range for your opponent when deciding to call river bets with marginal hands. I will also analyze pot odds in depth as i discuss how to make mathematically correct river decisions

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