How to Master Optimal Strategy For Your Chip Stack Size in Multi-Table Tournament Poker

Navigating your way through a multi-table poker tournament is no easy task. If you are looking to maximize your ROI (return on investment), you must be playing for the WIN, as discussed in previous articles.

This article will cover strategies for different stages of the tournament in relation to your chip stack size. Of course having a nice pile of chips is a luxury, but in a majority of tournaments, you will be hovering around a 10-30bb (big blind) stack and must understand how to pick your spots wisely if you want to succeed and experience a profit in the long-run. Read more of this post

The Moneymaker Effect & The Future of Poker in America

Since the famed “Moneymaker Effect” of 2003, action has picked up heavily in all forms of poker. Multi-table tournaments (MTT’s) have gained popularity due to the fact that a small initial investment can net you a large return on your investment if you make the final table, and go on to win the entire tournament. Read more of this post

The MTT Grind

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My Biggest Cashes To Date (click to enlarge)

It has been a fun ride since I started focusing exclusively on multi-table tournaments on LockPoker.com

When Full Tilt was around, the cash games were very juicy, but all the money is now in tournament poker in the online world.

I have played close to 1,200 tournaments since November of 2011, and have netted close to $8,000 in profits.

It took me almost 1,000 tournaments to hit my first big score, which goes to show how much of a grind it can be to play multi-table tournaments profitably. I can definitely say I have become a better player through experience, and that was probably the reason I was able to hit another big upswing 200 tournaments later. Read more of this post

Multi-Table Poker Tournament End-Game Strategy Part I: The Money Bubble

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Poker Tournament and Cash-Game Specialist Patrik Antonius

If you are playing to maximize your potential for profit in multi table tournament poker, you must play for the win.

The biggest prize payout is reserved for first place.

Depending on the size of the player field, the payout difference between finishing 9th and 1st is astronomical in terms of what you spend to buy-in to the tournament. The ROI (return on investment) you receive from winning a large multi table poker tournament can take your poker business to the next level instantly. Read more of this post

My Complete Poker Manifesto, Parts I-XV

Part I: My Poker Story Read more of this post