Mastering The Fundamentals: Late Stage Tournament Strategy

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Watch the first part of this series here:
Mastering The Fundamentals: Preflop Tournament Strategy

This poker video from the Mastering The Fundamentals series covers everything you need to know to play the later stages of poker tournaments perfectly!

Now that you have learnt your perfect preflop ranges you will be heading to the flop with a strong range that will have lots of playability. This is where the game of poker becomes far more complex as there are infinite possibilities of boards, bet sizes & actions. Learning a good core fundamental poker strategy will help you tackle all situations that you face at the poker tables.

Jonathan talks about the terms range & nut advantage. He explains why it is important to know what they are and what the differences between them are. Gone are the days that you would put opponent’s on a specific holding. You should be basing your strategy on a range of hands that you and your opponents will be playing in certain positions and effective stack depth.

He uses PIOsolver which is a relatively new piece of software that calculates what is the Game Theory Optimal (GTO) decision. He shows you exactly how the solver would play and explains why to help you understand why certain actions are generally more optimal than others.

Jonathan also covers a whole section on how to play the bubble portion of a poker tournament profitably. As play progresses, you should give up small edges that win chips in exchange for making it more likely that you get in the money and cash in the poker tournament. This will often mean that you should longer; 3-bet with marginal hands, raise thin for value postflop, value betting thin for large amounts, bluffing for large amounts. Do not make drastic adjustments too soon! If you happen to have a big stack on the bubble then you should play aggressively on the bubble. As the medium or short stacks, you should make a point to get in the money. Remember that when you are extremely close to the money you should make extreme adjustments to guarantee yourself cashing in the poker tournament.

Jonathan also covers the optimal final table strategy and how your strategy should adjust depending on your stack size relative to the other players at the table. You should be looking to maximize the amount you win from the tournament rather than sacrificing EV for the sake of trying to win the trophy and busting out earlier than you should.

Looking to sharpen up your postflop tournament game? Look no further than this comprehensive guide on mastering the fundamentals of postflop tournament strategy by Jonathan Little.

With Jonathan’s expert insights and practical poker tips, you’ll be well on your way to dominating the postflop game and winning more poker tournaments than ever before. So whether you’re a seasoned poker professional or just getting started in the world of poker, you should watch this poker video to learn perfect postflop tournament strategy.

0:00 – Intro
0:35 – 20bb – Postflop Strategy
3:33 – 20bb – Postflop Strategy – Preflop Raiser Is Favored
4:54 – 20bb Example #1 – AJ942r – LJ vs BB
12:06 – 20bb Example #2 – AJ9Jfd – LJ vs BB
14:09 – 20bb Example #3 – AJ9Kfd – LJ vs BB
14:47 – 20bb Example #4 – AJ942r – LJ vs BB
17:53 – 20bb – Postflop Strategy – Preflop Raiser Is Slightly Favored
19:13 – 20bb Example #5 – T63Ar – LJ vs BB
27:35 – 20bb Example #6 – T636r – LJ vs BB
29:39 – 20bb Example #7 – T63x – LJ vs BB
32:40 – 20bb – Postflop Strategy – Preflop Raiser Is Not Favored
33:52 – 20bb Example #8 – 765r – LJ vs BB
44:44 – 20bb – Postflop Strategy On Paired Boards
45:05 – Postflop On Paired Boards
45:56 – 20bb Example #9 – QQ2r – LJ vs BB
50:58 – 20bb Example #10 – 633r – LJ vs BB
54:05 – Playing On The Bubble
54:31 – Bubble Strategy
58:09 – 20bb Example #11 – TT – HJ vs UTG+1
1:00:50 – Final Table Strategy
1:02:38 – Playing At The Final Table As A Big Stack
1:03:39 – Independent Chip Model (ICM) Examples
1:22:42 – Understanding Poker Tournament Variance
1:24:32 – 30% ROI Winner – Simulated Poker Results
1:30:05 – 10% ROI Winner – Simulated Poker Results
1:31:16 – -20% ROI Loser – Simulated Poker Results
1:34:00 – Jonathan’s Advice To Beginner Poker Players
1:35:20 – Final Thoughts

On this Poker Coaching channel we cover a weekly poker topic to help improve your poker strategy!

In order to take your poker game to the next level it is vitally important you learn all the nuances of the game.

Do you know what ranges of poker hands you should be playing from each position? When should you 3-bet, call or fold? When is the right time to make a hero call or a huge bluff? Do you know how to play preflop, flop, turn & river effectively and how should your poker strategy change depending on the street? What difference does it make if you are playing multi-way vs heads-up?

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10 thoughts on “Mastering The Fundamentals: Late Stage Tournament Strategy

  1. What street do you find the hardest to play postflop? 🤔

  2. NEEDED this. Been running/playing well lately but have been struggling on FTs. My weak point for sure and it’s resulted in a bunch of stone bubbles recently

  3. Your videos are amazing man. I have been dominating my tournaments recently because of you.

  4. Often, they get to the final ( often become the stone bubble) stages of online satellites but rarely normal tournaments. Live is another story though. I will rematch the early and middle stages video .

  5. I have incoming $250K tournament in a couple of hours.. hope this one helps!

  6. I was playing short stack with 25k on the button. blinds 1000-500 with 500 anti. big blind raised to 2500 under the gun 3 bet to 7500 i look down to K-J suited in hearts. i did think fold and also thought jam… But small blind called the 7500. Big blind folded. flop all diamonds 9-6-J, small blind checks under the gun checks. i told myself all checked they have no over pair that is holding a diamond so i jammed. fold from small blind and under the gun tanked about a min and said well if you flopped it nice hand. he called A-J with no Diamond. i havent finished the video should i had jammed pre flop,fold,or what i did flat?

  7. Hi Jonathan – is there a strategy to register late in a MTT? The only reason I can think is where the blinds are higher and it is easier to get all your chips in on the flop or by the turn. In addition due to the higher blind levels, there is less players calling your pre-flop raise with marginal hands as it is no longer 'cheap' to see a flop. The downside that I see registering late is that rather than having a 100BB+ (when register early), I may have 30 to 40 BB. I would like to get your advice on this subject.

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