Five MTT Poker Strategies to Study in 2023

2023 MTT Poker Strategies

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Poker is ever-evolving and if you want to make 2023 your breakthrough year, you’re going to have to outwork the competition. Here’s my top five edges to be had in 2023, to set you apart from other regs.

5. PKO Strategy.

Bounty tournaments have been around for a while now, but up until now people have largely been guessing how best to adjust to the format. PKO solutions are now possible both preflop and postflop with the help of HRC and PioSolver. Get ahead of the competition and start studying them now! PKOs now make up a large percentage of the schedule, with a high ceiling for ROI.

4. Multiway Spots

This is a relatively unexplored topic with some very unintuitive strategies. People often dismiss multiway strategy as just ‘play straightforward’, leaving a tonne of room for edge if you can become confident in these spots. The sims are time-consuming to set-up and run, so this can really set you aside from the competition, who are unlikely to study it until it becomes more accessible. 

3. Preflop Accuracy

Preflop is an often overlooked spot since it seems very simple, and something that we learned way back as a beginner. However, there are many intricacies to study such as exploiting different player profiles, asymmetric stacks and varying degrees of ICM throughout the tournament. Preflop happens in every hand, so making accurate decisions will add up significantly over time. Maximise your value and avoid coolers with pinpoint range construction!

2. ICM

The impact of ICM throughout the tournament is only just being found and there are significant shifts in strategy even early on. While there are some drawbacks to the ICM model, there are some key concepts we can learn to help us avoid coolers, pick up cheap pots and make more deep runs. And of course, improving final table play is always going to be important as this is where the money is made.

1. MDA

Mass Data Analysis can show us how your opponents are playing over millions of hands. It’s easy to fall victim to being results-oriented when our plays don’t work out, developing beliefs like ‘they never bluff here!’, ‘they always fold here!’ or ‘I should really attack this spot!’. With MDA you can cut through all these biases and see what is actually happening, and how best to exploit the player pool. 

Many of these spots have a high barrier to entry – either expensive software, time-consuming set-up, or just difficult to study alone. That’s why they can provide such an edge – only the most hard-working regs will get around to it. Hiring a coach can save a tonne of time and money accessing this information and distilling all the takeaways. Get in touch and discuss how a coaching session on these topics could help you.

" Hiring a coach can save a tonne of time and money accessing this information and distilling all the takeaways. Get in touch and discuss how a coaching session on these topics could help you. "
Josha
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