Ante Up - Part 1

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  • MTT
  • $5
  • Fullring
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Welcome to the launch of the new series with AaronLambert, where a user, specifically "Goxie", has donated a tournament hand history from the $5 Ante Up tournament, for review by our MTT Coach.


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  • EuanM


    Enjoy the latest from our MTT coach, AaronLambert, where user "Goxie" will have his play reviewed in the form of the hand re-player for his benefit.

    Please feel free to leave your thoughts and comments for the contributors!
  • Bartmannn


    1st time I really got an idea of approaching these ones.
    But cant imagine I get used to all this limping! ^^
  • AaronLambert


    @2 yes it a very odd structure but in these type of tournaments where you don't have this format used very often you can show a HUGE edge in because no one else really understands how to play it.

    Just wait for part 2 as he SHOULD be limping any two cards because the antes will become so big.
  • goxie


    Thanks for the video Aaron!
    I have to admit that I was playing a lot of other tables during the first stages of this tournament. Maybe thats an excuse for not adjusting well enough to this special structure.
    I hope I was able to better adjust in the later stages.
    Looking forward to part II.
    by the way, my nivkname is pronounced like "taxi"
  • Harumamburu


    hand 88 on SB, dont you think about shoving 20K stack into 4k pot (considering M < 10)?
    tnx, nice video
  • AaronLambert


    @4 ya no worries I think many players don't really understand how to adjust in these tournaments which is why it is a good hand history to look at with the different format.

    @5 yes he should have just open shoved here. You'll see more spots like that in part #2
  • Harumamburu


    @6 and what about limp shove?
  • AaronLambert


    @7 I think that would be fine... I think that works as well because you eliminate position by shoving.

    So I like both options but prefer open shoving because the BB will be checking behind the vast majority of the time.
  • Bzzz2906


    This is the first video about these Ante Up MTT and thanks for that, but why ruins these video with someone (sorry goxie, not personal) who doesn't know anything about the strategy?
    The only thing a rookie can learn in 40min is limp ATC... You can learn this in 15 seconds when you type "Ante Up MTT strategy" on google.

    It's exaclty the same problem when JonathanLittle review a tourney played by a nit "ohhh why you fold here? that's really bad" during 40min!

    I expected something more interesting. Something who could actually improve my game, not this waste of time (for me, for any viewer and for Aaron).
  • AaronLambert


    @9 I understand your reasoning but at the same time I would say you can learn through mistakes.

    Many people don't understand the approach needed in these type of tournaments so I do think it can bring up a good discussion. Sorry if you didn't feel like you learned much in this video. It could help you from the perspective of playing against someone like the villain in a tournament like this in the future.
  • Laci24


    I really like this video! Thx Aaron!