Before I go and spew off another couple K in tournaments later this month, I wanted to watch a few tournament videos to see if I can pick up anything. I asked around the cash game forums for training site recommendations for MTT videos and I got none. So I posted in the MTT forums and got told to stop being a moron (the poker forums can be a cruel place for the completely clueless) and use something called a "search" function. Actually, I had done this, but the key words "MTT" and "video" come up so often that I didn't see what I needed right away. Anyway, eventually, I came across a thread that talks about the various training sites.
mole people of the poker world. The most successful cash game players in the world are considered the best poker players in the world. The most successful tournament players in the world (except for Phil Ivey) are generally heralded as donks and luck boxes. The other day, there was a high stakes cash game that revolved around Daniel Negreanu (aka Kid Poker). If any of the other names novice poker viewers would be familiar with (Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, etc) come to play cash games, the online high stakes cash game players will come a flocking. Cruel, I know. As they say... You're pro or you're noob. That's life.
Even tho tournament players as a whole have a bad rep as poker players, there is definitely a skill set involved to become successful. In fact, that skill set is rather complicated and altho cash game players like to consider themselves superior, there are a lot of nuances of tournament strategy that cash gamers miss. The other day, some guy won the two major Sunday tournaments on FT for nearly a quarter million dollars. That can't be just luck. So with FTOPS a week away, I present to you the two best tournament poker training sites:
Honorable mentions to:
* www.themavenvt.com (whenever it gets up and running)
Of course, the general video training sites like CardRunners, Leggo, Bluefire, and Deuces Cracked have some good MTT videos as well.
There's donk money out there for the taking! You just need to train and go get it!
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