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This video is great because it gave me a better understanding on what to aim for in the different stages of the tournament.

I picked this one because it goes all the way from start to the end of the tournament, but there are many other videos in pokerschoolonline that you would like to refer to adress specific situations of an MTT.

Knowing how to play and setting your goals for the tournament and through the tournament is very important. As the stack size gets to be a big part of your decisions in playing a determinated hand at particular time of the tournament.

One of the most difficult stages for me is after the bubble. A good strategy pre bubble can make you get to this stage as a big favourite to a final table, however it takes a lot of care for the stack not to blow it all away with a minimal payout for a few hours effort. 

While it might be "easy" to reach the bubble playing like a nit all the way through, i find that playing this way will most often lead to low level payouts. This is because I reach the bubble more often than not with less than 10 BBs and after the bubble unless I get a run of good cards all of them hitting good there is very little chance to get to the final stages with the big payouts because any shark at the table will at some point stack your aces with his Q9s basing his call in implied odds.

There is a thin line to manage your stack and not letting yourself get to short stacked in MTTs, the larger the field the thinner the line. Playing solid poker and avoid the most possible to gamble i believe is the key to sucess in MTTs, one of the biggest efforts i try to at the moment is to maintain my stack at more than 30/40 BBs while possible.

At some point after the bubble and being under those 30 BBs I know ill have to start to gamble a lot more than id like to but thats the nature of the tournaments.










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