Winrates, rake and some rarely discussed considerations

This article was born as an answer to @Levi1117's question in our Discord server. He asked about the ideal numbers regarding EVbb/100. Let me start with a surprising fact: statistics on large samples, in different stables clearly revealed that early stage winrate in tournaments has surprisingly little correlation with the actual ROI of the player.…

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OVERJAMMING WITH MONSTERS

Well, this post will be short and simple, but very very important! The biggest leak of the low-stakes population is being way too loose preflop, especially in the early stages. Most of the field is incapable of folding TT or AK preflop at any circumstances. Combine this with the fact that many of them only…

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FACING 3BETS IN LOW/MID STAKES TOURNAMENTS

If we keep in mind that 'FREQUENT=IMPORTANT' we have to start the discussion with preflop adjustments. One of the key topics preflop is facing 3bets.The good news is that most of your low-stakes opponents will have extreme 3bet stats: A) A few of them will be overly agro, with higher than 15% overall 3bet B)…

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SIZING TELLS IN TOURNAMENTS

The topic of sizing tells is infinite and it is closely attached to psychology and levelling. Obviously the higher stakes you play the less reliable these reads are. However if your opponent is a basic folk, you may want to make significant adjustments in your strategy based on sizing tells. Here are some tips what…

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