Erick Lindgren has won two World Poker Tour titles, a World Series of Poker bracelet, and more than $8 million dollars. This course offers you detailed instruction, taking you step by step through Erick’s unique approach to the game and the techniques he uses to conquer large-field multi-table tournaments. More than 4 hours of detailed instruction.
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This is a stylistic course, rather than a fundamental theory course. The strategies described here are written by Erick Lindgren and are designed to teach his own particular winning style. Erick plays an aggressive style at the poker table, continuously attacking weakness and looking for spots to exploit his opponents. This style of play is used by many of today’s top players, so whether you choose to play this way or not, taking this course will be of great value to you in understanding how tough opponents think about tournament poker.
Changing Stack Sizes
Understanding how stack size influences decision-making is critical to success in modern poker tournaments. Many players don’t fully comprehend that plays which are clearly correct with one stack size can be strikingly incorrect with another. In this course, you will learn from one of the best tournament players in the world about how to change gears for changing stack sizes. You will also learn how to make the most of deep-stacked and short-stacked play, as well as learning the key differences between cash games and tournaments.
Survival vs Accumulation
Many players believe that tournament poker is all about survival. But top players understand that tournament poker is often about chip accumulation, and that chip accumulation should be your default mindset when playing tournaments. Of course, there are also many times when survival is a key factor, so in this course, you’ll learn exactly how to weigh survival versus accumulation. A top tournament player will show you how to identify the situations in which you should value one over the other and will explain to you the points at which your decisions should tip.
Once you understand how to adjust your play to different-sized stacks and have mastered the concept of “survival versus accumulation,” you are ready to learn about stage strategy: the different considerations you should have in mind as you proceed through the various stages of a tournament. This type of understanding is crucial for all successful tournament professionals. In this course, you will learn Erick’s thorough system for preflop and postflop play in all stages of the tournament: early, middle, bubble, and late. For each stage, you will receive theoretical and practical advice along with detailed examples.
The Final Table
The final table presents a whole new set of challenges for the tournament player. With only a limited number of players left in the game, you are faced with many new strategic considerations that must be mastered if you are to be successful. In this course, you will discover how to adjust to the unique conditions of final-table play, and you will learn exactly how the relationship between the decreasing number of opponents and the increasing pay scale should influence your decisions. You will also learn the proper role of aggression, pot control, and unorthodox moves at final tables, and you will hear a top pro’s practical advice on how to play your A-game under pressure.
Heads-up play requires a tremendous amount of skill. Since the pay jump from second to first place is often enormous, heads-up play potentially offers you the greatest rewards for the entire tournament. In this crucial section of the course, you will heads-up play. Even more importantly, you will learn how to avoid having a set style during heads-up play, so that you value both flexibility in your thinking and unpredictability in your actions.
Satellites are often the most profitable form of tournament poker. This is because few players understand how to approach satellites, as they require specific strategies that are very different from other tournaments. In this course, you will learn thorough strategies for each type of satellite, contrasting the way you play regular tournament stages with the correct strategy for satellites. Most importantly, you will be given a thorough explanation of the nuances of playing on a satellite bubble.