How to start MTT?

    • TheMuMyung
      TheMuMyung
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      Hello Guys.. :) I am going to start playing MTT and I would like to ask about some things. I want to devote my whole time on education and playing MTT's, 6days per week. I took one year free to check if I can be a winning player. So let's start the quiz!:)

      - Which movies on PS.com can be the most usefull in the beggining?
      - Which site should be my battlefield? (I heard about 888 but I am not convinced to their soft and PS is too high i think?, iPoker? FTP?)
      - Should I first learn about all of the starting/pushing ranges?
      - How can I improving my game?

      its very hard to start sth new when you dont have anyone who is doing the same things as u but... I need to check it by myself to see how GOOD can I be.

      Any other helps for me would be awesome !:)

      thanks!
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    • TheMuMyung
      TheMuMyung
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      nobody can help me?:<
    • TheMarxBros3
      TheMarxBros3
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      Check out the MTT beginner courses here.
      As far as rooms go, that is up to you. If you want to play 3-4 hour MTTs then ipoker is probably best. If you want longer MTTs then Stars is good. You can also play the 180 man MTTs on stars, they go all day long and are a great way to learn as they have cheap buy-ins as well and they take 3-4 hours to play.
      Starting small and playing 1-table STTs until you get the hang of positional play is always good. They are a great way to build a bankroll as well (as long as you are winning) as MTTs are very swingy.

      Stars also has a poker school full of quizzes and so does Everest (ipoker network)
      Good Luck
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey TheMuMyung,

      You have some excellent advice from TheMarxBros3 (ty :) ).

      Ask a lot of questions. Search through the blogging section and look for blogs by people starting out in MTTs. Start your own blog. This is a great way to find other people in the same position as you.

      And above all, take in the strategy and videos.

      Regards

      Laz
    • TheMarxBros3
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      Just thought of this.
      Another good site to play on if you are starting out is PKR.
      Because PKR has 3D capabilities (I play the light version of 2D myself) it tend to attract a different kind of poker player. One that is more a gamer then poker player at heart.
      Also because the site is smaller the fields tend to be softer.
      They have a poker school as well.
      The one thing I do not like about PKR and I play on there a couple times a week is their loyalty program does not allow you to turn your points earned into cash. You can however buy tournament tickets with them or if you play long enough you could even trade them in for a Lamborghini. :)
      Above all else please take Lazza61's advise and ask as many questions as you can think of. Read as much about the game as you can find and practice, practice, practice.
      Once again
      Good Luck
    • comparecasino24
      comparecasino24
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      Joined: 17.06.2014 Posts: 11
      I think the kill everyone book assumes that you are already familiar with the way rising blinds, inflection points and other situations only present in tourneys affect our play and ranges.
    • gadget51
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      Hi

      Perhaps you'd like to take a look at this course, run by our super MTT coach Asaban?

      MTT Beginner Coaching: Discussion and feedback thread

      It is of course free and you get access to all the materials you will need to get you winning at those MTTs!

      Good luck and have fun!

      Mal.
    • partane
      partane
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      Joined: 15.11.2009 Posts: 3,497
      Hey TheMuMyung!

      I play Midstakes MTTs for living.

      Best advice I can give you:

      1) Set clear goals. (I could talk hour about this, but I just recommend you to watch videos about the subject.)

      2) Get some private coaching. (you don't have to reinvent the wheel.)

      3) Get close to right people. (Nothing is more important than having friends with same goals and interests.)

      4) Join into studygroup. (If you can. There's a lot of value in this. Not just reviewing hands, but that you're actually a group that works together. You will congratulate each other for success and support each other when in a downswing.)

      5) Don't just study poker.

      (You should focus to improve as person and as entrepreneur. Even tho you would have Phil Iveys skillset, it doesn't guarantee success.

      You need to learn how to not tilt. You need to learn how to work hard, but also how to work smart. You have to learn how to handle stress and live a happy life, because poker can be very depressing some times. Money isn't worth it if you're not happy. There's lot of stuff that can be useful, but you don't find it in the pokerforums or strategyvideos. Be creative and use your imagination and you see the full picture.)

      6) Grind, grind, grind!

      (Success in MTTs comes from the grind. Even tho the studying is really import, MTT is very simple. You will learn most of the stuff just by making same mistakes over and over again and analyzing afterwards. That's why you should just play a lot and get privatecoaching every now and then instead of reading 1000 poker books and spending 1000 hours in livecoachings. You will learn the most by doing the mistakes yourself.)

      - Which movies on PS.com can be the most usefull in the beggining?
      - Which site should be my battlefield? (I heard about 888 but I am not convinced to their soft and PS is too high i think?, iPoker? FTP?)
      - Should I first learn about all of the starting/pushing ranges?
      - How can I improving my game?


      - I can't recommend you any videos, it's been too long since I've watched any. :(

      - I have money in 12 sites and in each session I use at least 8 of them. Really depends on the day. If you play small stakes I recommend you to avoid pokerstars and play small field tournaments (less than 300 players) buy-ins lower than 22$ freezeout, 11d rebuy. Very easy way to build a bankroll no need to play 180mans or any other SNG forms. You will probably need at least 1k$ to start tho. In long term you want to add big field tournaments like big, hot tournaments in pokerstars, but you need a lot of bankroll. When you have 1000 ABIs you can play pretty much anything you want.

      - This is good push fold chart for regular tournaments. (in turbos you need to adjust a little bit) http://www.pushfoldcharts.com/fullring/

      - I think I gave you multiple ways in this post for how to improve your game. :)


      Hope this helped, good luck at tables. :f_thumbsup:
    • billnmex
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      I was looking for the same type of info and found a series on this at Gripsed on you tube. The guy has a 10 part series on MTTs. they were really helpful to me. I would appreciate anything you find that you could send my way. I am new to this site are we allowed to give our E-mail accts to each other in order to help one another?
    • CreamyGoodness
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      The "Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time" series of books are great, and the only books I've read so far (and I've read a lot of books) that are relevant to todays online game.

      They're a trilogy now, though I haven't read the last book (it's in the mail now!). Seriously, get these books. They are the only MTT books I recommend anymore.
    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by billnmex
      I was looking for the same type of info and found a series on this at Gripsed on you tube. The guy has a 10 part series on MTTs. they were really helpful to me. I would appreciate anything you find that you could send my way. I am new to this site are we allowed to give our E-mail accts to each other in order to help one another?
      Hi, billnmex
      Did you check out this series?
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/33447

      That is the first video of a 5-part series.

      Thanks, CreamyGoodness for the tip about the books!

      Best of luck to you both!
      --VS
    • Lazza61
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      Originally posted by billnmex
      I was looking for the same type of info and found a series on this at Gripsed on you tube. The guy has a 10 part series on MTTs. they were really helpful to me. I would appreciate anything you find that you could send my way. I am new to this site are we allowed to give our E-mail accts to each other in order to help one another?
      Hey billnmex,

      As per our forum principles, personal contact information is not permitted in the open forum.

      However you can still exchange personal contact information by sending/accepting friend requests and using PMs through the community tool.

      Regards

      Laz
    • parraka210
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      You chose correctly, actually cash tables are harder than MTTs, but be careful with these last ones, you have to be so serious managing your bankroll and have a lot of patience, variance is insane ;)
    • billnmex
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      Thanks VorpalF2F will check out the video series you suggested. I appreciate any help I can get. I also want to say what a nice surprise this site has turned out to be. The people that get involved from the staff to the players like myself really make this site a great place to take your game up..THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!!
    • CRI4BRA
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      if you can exchange points for tournament tickets, then is teh same as getting money for the points , because you can register for tournaments with the tickets instead of using your $$$ balance, and when you win in tournaments those money will get in your $$ balance

      just choose your most winning type of tournament ;)