VIDEO: Top 5 online poker tournament tips from PokerStars School

As the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has just been announced, there’s no better time to start working on your tournament poker game than right now.

PokerStars School can help you do just that with a brand new video which features MTT tips from Lex Veldhuis, Nick Walsh, Sam Grafton, Griffin Benger, and Benjamin Spragg.

Plus, there’s a whole lot more poker strategy content for you to sink your teeth into.

THIS WEEK:

  • NEW VIDEO: Top 5 online poker tournament tips
  • Killer pre-flop play: Defending the big blind
  • Cash game review: Big pots video
  • Range Wars: Part IIII
  • Get involved in the community tournament

  • NEW VIDEO: Top 5 online poker tournament tips

    Here you can watch Lex Veldhuis, Nick Walsh, Sam Grafton, Griffin Benger, Benjamin Spragg, James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton discuss some of the most exciting spots in online Poker, from PokerStars Stadium Series.

    Take a look at the video below.


    Killer pre-flop play: Defending the big blind

    “You’re always going for my big blind, aren’t you?”

    You’ll hear this in every poker room. Some players take it personally when you raise into their big blind, so they’ll always defend it–even with garbage hands–out of sheer anger.

    On the flip side, some players almost never defend their big blind unless A) they’re getting something like 6:1 odds, or B) they have a playable hand like a pair or broadway cards.

    While the player who always folds saves chips in the short term, the player always defending out of spite is probably making more money in the long run.

    This week, PokerStars School’s Pete Clarke turns his attention towards playing from the big blind.

    “One of the most chronic leaks beginners suffer from is being too tight out of the big blind. Calling out of the big blind is not supposed to be comfortable or exciting. It is a slog – a battle in which your primary aim with most hands is to lose money, but to lose less money than you would by folding pre-flop.”

    Check out the full article here.


    Cash game review: Big pots video

    We reach the conclusion of Dave “TheLangolier” Roemer’s analysis of hands played by a PokerStars School student in 10NL Zoom.

    Catch the final episode here.


    Range Wars: Part IV

    Roemer’s Range Wars series continued this week, looking at a specific hand which demonstrates how thinking in terms of ranges instead of your actual holding can lead to very different conclusions.

    Have a read of Part IV here.


    Get involved in the community tournament

    PokerStars School not only helps you improve your game, it also gives you the chance to boost your bankroll.

    The monthly Community Tournament is a great way to do just that with at least $1,000 GTD each and every month, and it won’t cost you a cent to play.

    To play for free, all you need is a Community Tournament ticket. You can claim your free Community Tournament ticket by using the Star Code ‘COMMUNITYAUGUST’ between August 14-21.

    Want to know more? Head here for more details.


    More from PokerStars School:

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    Poker Dojo is the fun, free app to help you learn to play poker and improve your game!

    Choose from three exciting games: Grid Poker, Strongest Hand or All-in or Fold.

    All training games include leader boards, so you can see how you rank among your fellow students.

    Download the Poker Dojo app on Android and iOS.


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