Group Coaching, Ben Hayles

TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
Hey everyone!

When I wrapped up my recent tournament series with a discussion of non-standard tournament structures, I noted that I wasn't going to discuss bounty strategy because I'd never done the math. Fortunately it turns out that Red Chip tournament specialist Ben Hayles has done the math and will be sharing it with us in our next group coaching session.

Specifically, as you can see from the banners on the forum and main site, Ben will be addressing progressive bounty (knock-out) tournaments. This structure is growing in popularity, particularly online, and it turns out that the strategy adjustments are quite subtle and extremely important for success. Ben will be breaking down what those strategy adjustments are, as well as providing some exquisite math short-cuts that allow you to make those adjustments accurately and in real time.

More generally, the ideas Ben will cover can be extended to all bounty tournaments, and reinforce the important of pay-our structure in a winning approach to all tournaments. Absorbing these concepts will give you a huge advantage over less-studied players who lack these critical weapons.

Because April is technically the last month before the WSOP begins in Vegas, we'll be providing some other tournament content to prepare you for the summer. I'll advertise that as it happens.

Sign up for Ben's session is through your PRO dashboard in the usual way. A replay will be available, and if you have questions for Ben but cannot attend the session in person, please feel free to leave them in this thread. To get you primed, you'll find some pertinent tournament review material on your PRO dashboard.

Looking forward to seeing you at Ben's group coaching session.

Thanks ~ Kat
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  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,755 -
    I just sat down with Ben and discussed the upcoming event:


    Co-founder Red Chip Poker,
    Author Poker Plays You Can Use
    Author Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
    Hey Everyone:

    Just wanted to let you know I've just previewed the material for this group coaching session and I'm really looking forward to it.

    Our analytics indicate the majority of you check out this material from the replay. We recognize time zones can produce challenges (this one will be broadcast from Thailand!), and the most important thing is you get the information in the way most convenient for you. That said, we haven't been getting a lot of questions ahead of time (plenty live), which means those of you accessing via replay are missing out on one of the key features of these sessions. So really just a reminder that if you do have questions, please drop them in this thread and I'll make sure they're addressed in the session.

    In the next few days I'll be publishing an article on some of this material written by Ben, so check that out since it might produce questions.

    Thanks ~ Kat

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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
    edited April 28
    As with our previous group coaching sessions, this month's presenter - Ben Hayles - has also provided us with an article that describes one of the central themes in his presentation on April 30th. Enjoy!

    https://redchippoker.com/quantifying-the-value-of-the-bounty-in-knockouts/
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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
    If your link takes you to the wrong room, please DM me
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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
    UPDATE: please check your e-mail for updated link
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  • Poker20Poker20 Red Chipper Posts: 5 ✭✭
    I need some feedback. I was playing in $100 buyin tourny. 106 entrees and 23 people left in the tourny. I am sitting at 25 BB stack in Big blind Blinds at 2000/1000 200 Ante. I come up with pocket Kings in the Big Blind. Early position raises 3 BB and then folds to a guy in middle position and raises to 7 and a half BB 15000 chips. Then in the small blind a loose Asian guy (thats how i perceived him) goes all in. I snap call with no thought with the pocket Kings. Everyone else folds. The board runs out all low cards and i get knocked out of the tournament. I think now that i should of thought about it and put him on Aces and made the big fold to stay alive in the tournament. How should i analyze this hand? chalk it up as a bad beat? or feel like i should of been able to make the elite fold and stay alive in the tournament? I mean what else would of he had in this spot? I feel like i fell in love with the kings. Any feed back would help thank!
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
    Poker20 wrote: »
    I need some feedback. I was playing in $100 buyin tourny. 106 entrees and 23 people left in the tourny. I am sitting at 25 BB stack in Big blind Blinds at 2000/1000 200 Ante. I come up with pocket Kings in the Big Blind. Early position raises 3 BB and then folds to a guy in middle position and raises to 7 and a half BB 15000 chips. Then in the small blind a loose Asian guy (thats how i perceived him) goes all in. I snap call with no thought with the pocket Kings. Everyone else folds. The board runs out all low cards and i get knocked out of the tournament. I think now that i should of thought about it and put him on Aces and made the big fold to stay alive in the tournament. How should i analyze this hand? chalk it up as a bad beat? or feel like i should of been able to make the elite fold and stay alive in the tournament? I mean what else would of he had in this spot? I feel like i fell in love with the kings. Any feed back would help thank!

    At 25bb I can't see ever folding KK preflop without some very specific reads or a pathological ICM situation.
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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,070 -
    Thanks to those of you who attended this evening's session. The replay will be up tomorrow for those of you who didn't.

    We're always interested in feedback on specific group coaching sessions and the whole concept in general, so please feel free to drop one below or DM me if you prefer.
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