Basics of Multi-Table Tournaments

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In this video AAron will explain the basic approach to MTTs for players with little or no experience in them. He will cover key concepts such as bankroll amanagement, or the mindet you need to play tournaments, and he will introduce the different stages of a MTT.


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  • FishermansFriend


    Enjoy the new video by AAron!

    Please keep the comments in English!
  • pok43


    Сделайте перевод плиз)
  • Toti1989


    I was totally surprised that there was also a session review in this vid. Great :)
    so I thought It would be just theroretical.

    In any case it was a great video and a good basic for all the guy out thre who wants to become a MTT player.

    In addition: why is your carddeck splited in two different looks (clubs and diamonds on the one hand and spades and hearts on the other hand) if i am not wrong. I was confused :D
  • Dumm1984


    #3: It's a psychological trick which helps not to overestimate small pocket pairs. They just don't look so similar anymore. ;-)
  • AaronLambert


    #3 I'm not sure that is just what happened when I got the new Pokerstrategy skin for Universal Replayer.

    I noticed it as well but didn't think it was a big issue so just ignored it :D.
  • Xiaojiang


    In minute 20:15 you are counting your BBs left and in the end you say it's about 3,5BBs left.

    1.370/250= ~5.5BB, so how do you take the antes into account?
  • AaronLambert


    I divide the antes into the BB. For the example here the antes are 225 total. I would take 150 and give that to the BB leaving 75 for the small blind. Then I just add the BB and the 150 together for a total of 400. So that is about 3.5BBs that I have left using the True Big Blind system
  • Zolt4n


    One of the greatest MTT videos for beginners I've ever seen. Good job.
  • AaronLambert


    #8 Ty very much! It took a ton of time creating it!
  • TexasBluff24


    aaron not only crushing mtts, but also crushing in creating mtt videos, always helpful your vids, keep up the good work, and more vids please :)
  • RaWRpewpew


    Great vid! All of your stuff is great!

  • AaronLambert


    Thanks guys means a ton because this video took a ton of effort!
  • DonTabamsey


    the video is really nice. just one thing: if it is for beginners playing 1$ mtts or even lower these kind of shoves with t9s or k7s are just wasted money, cause people call with crap like kto there.
  • justmario666


    Thanks Aaron; very helpful. Excellent explanation of basics. Well done.
  • skatelouis


    Thanks for the true big blind system. I've post the question on the french forums and never got an answer. Best videos I've seen so far.
  • jonnyebeneezer


    great video aaron and very helpful on how to be more aggresive ty
  • billyboy67


    brill vid aaron, don't think i have seen anything like it , keep em coming.
  • Daftpunk007


    thanks for the vid AAron it was great. please do more silver and below MTT vids so I can watch them :)

    One point i did pick up was I tend to play Ax and Kx suited in early stages when blinds are low and limp with them in multi way pots and try to flop a flush draw and as long as the pot stays relatively small then hit my flush and win a big pot. I play them in a very similar way to small pairs when trying to flop a set. As I say this is normally in early stages of 90 man $3 MTT's but i guess you wouldn't reccommend this play?
  • AaronLambert


    Thanks for the kind words fellas... As for Ax Kx suited hands I feel like it is a somewhat of an advanced play and shouldn't be something someone who is new to the game should do.

    If you feel like you can comfortably avoid the tough spots that they could present then you should be fine playing it.
  • OZSA


    wait a minute, at 25:06 u say u have 12BB and u have almost 40BB with J9s, how you calculate the BB ? because openshoving J9s with 37-38BB from any position is just wow..
  • OZSA


    oh sry I see the BB has aprox 16BB, didnt see he was the highest stack after you.
  • Brezlpeter


    Very nice vid!!
  • kiromanAAKK


    This is a very good video!
    Thank you very much
    very useful!!!
  • AaronLambert


    Thanks guys... yes effective stack is what I was talking about
  • pikili


    Im not agree showing with more than 20BB effective stack
  • AaronLambert


    consider my opponents True BBs and not just BBs. That is how I decide when to shove when antes are involved :D.
  • ormusJ


    This video is very good Aaron, you know what you are doing, and you explain it very clearly and easy.All MTT articles for bronze are about nothing.Thay say about some ideas but without details, special in middle stages where the antes come.So please make it more!!!
    For example:
    how to build the stack in middle stages, what kind of range we should play, how to play after flop, on what we should be focused, what sitiuations with big stacks and small stacks we should avoid,etc.The middle stages are most importent, so bring to videos more details of strategies for that part of MTT play.

  • exhale89


    I did not appriciate this video as much as he deserved the first time I saw it.Can't wait for vol II:)
  • scaryback666


    Cool video, trying to make the transition from single table SNG to multi table ones. I like the advice on chip accumulation, as I normally suffer with being a very short stack during the middle phase. I have played $2 18 man SNG's on Full Tilt before and had some success with a ~15% ROI at ~220 games. (Can't remember exact figures, but this is close.) Mixed results with 45, 90 and 180 man ones though. Would really like to play more 180 man as I do believe that there are beatable. :)
  • Harnas31


    great vid, just enough theory and showing good practical spots, thx
  • daenyboi


    Thanks for this
  • mannext2u


    Great vid. Ty.
  • Xeonext


    Good quality video.

    The last hand...would you call if you were "Thief" with AT?
  • kingcash300375


    yeah great video,my question is the itm progromme,is this the best thing to use when it the best programme to learn from full stop? thankyou matty
  • Spring108


    oh man that has helped heaps. Would never have dreamed of shoving with Canine Suited but it makes sense on the right MTT = Have tried out your tweaks - especially min raising the AA for inducing and its brilliant. Cashed my last 3 micro MTT's. Thanks Aaron, got anything else?
  • Stardragon


    Good vid!!