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mtt stands for multi-table tournament

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Should I be concerned about staking and taxes? What about written agreements to avoid issues?

I am thinking of playing in a MTT (probably the $1000 mini main event) and asking some friends to help stake me. I am curious, does anyone have experience with staking and the subsequent taxation and/...
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Is online poker with fake money illegal?

In the United States, is it legal to play online poker games with play money as long as the winnings cannot be converted to cash or anything of value? For example, if a user buys 10,000 chips with $5 ...
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Tacit intra-table fraternity in MTTs

Is there such a thing as playing nice by implicit agreement among the players of the same table in a MTT? That is, few raises or no re-raises, absolutely no all-ins, no BB stealing from weak players, ...
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A free online room with long/no time controls

Me and my friends want to play some Sit-n-goes or tournaments with play money (not real money). We want to create private rooms, without people from the outside. The best option would bee MTTs with ...
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How to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place?

I try to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place in standard structures of bounty MTT. I observed ~10 tournaments, where I can see player who won tournament, he received ~20%-25% of bounty prize pool. ...
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Ask size of opponents' stack size

Is there a rule as to ask for a chip count of a player? Meaning, if I am in a hand and can I ask a chip count of the players who are in hand or players next in action? I know they can just move the ...
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Out of turn action

UTG is thinking. UTG +1 raises out of turn for 5BBs. He apologies and takes his money back. UTG, doesn't see that, UTG +1 had raised and he raises to 2.5BBs. Questions: 1) Does UTG +1 can just call ...
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Show hand in a HEADs UP situation to the raiser while playing MTT

playing a MTT: UTG goes ALLIN (35-40BB, it covers me). The action fold to me on the big blind. Can I show my cards to the raiser to get more information? Just want to know if I CAN do that or not.
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ROI in multi-table tournamments

I have in the past played HU microstakes with some degree of success. I've experienced the advantage of being able to put in a huge volume, but I'm also a bit tired of the high rake/low edge of these ...
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Can someone help me out with the table balancing done in MTT's?

Gone through the Pokerstars table balancing article: https://www.pokerstars.com/help/articles/trn-table-balancing/10626/ I am considering two major factors while developing my own online poker table ...
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Did I make a stupid mistake with JJ preflop?

Live MTT - blinds 1400/2800 (ante: 400) - 11 Players remain - ITM 9 players, 6 players on table Hero: UTG with 49500 behind, JJ raise to 8400 (3x) ...everyone folded... Villain: SB with ~90000 behind,...
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Should fold AKo when 2 players already all-in?

8-handed MTT, no bubble factor yet, avg stack ~17bb: UTG ALL in ~20BB, TAG MP ALL IN 30BB, so called pro fold to HERO Big Blind AKo with 20BB? What if Hero only 10BBs leave and get around 40BBs?
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How to deal with card dead in MTT?

I went to play a low buy in, turbo (15 min per level), big blind ante MTT like a week ago. And I feel frustrated on the game. on the first 6 level, I did not open any hand, and I have no idea what ...
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All-in re-steal on bubble

It was a bubble stage of a live Satellite MTT. 5 tickets awarded, 7 players left out of 30, quite loose table. I have A8o on SB with 13bb, MP limps, Button(20bb) raises 2.5bb. I push all-in, MP folds, ...
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Win the Button tournament rules?

As I studied(in google) about win the button tournament I just find out that, it is like as normal tournament where winner get the button. Is there any other rule, which I need to other than that? And ...
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In Poker tournament, when we need to start Hand in Hand (Bubble)?

Suppose, in tournament we have Prize Payout is 10 and 20 Player left on 4 tables. Out of 20 Player, 10 go allin in 2 tables and in rest 2 table game are just to start, so in that case do we need to ...
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EV+ plays in no-rebuy MTTs

Whenever I read about taking good decisions when playing poker, the concept of EV+ plays is explained. In simple words I understand it as: it doesn't really matter if you actually win or loose a hand ...
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Learning modern MTT basics in limited time

I am a winning low-stakes live cash game pro with mediocre abilities. I have qualified for a day 2 of a big live tournament, with a well above-average stack. Day 2 starts in 5 days. (There is a TL;DR ...
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How to adjust Gameplay at a PokerLeague?

Every Weekend I take part at a little Poker league , that has 15MTTs and the result of the best 10 count towards the leaderboard , There is no prize for a single MTT so you only play fore Points ... ...
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Strategy for Tournaments without Antes

I played a tournament in the casino where weirdly enough there were no antes till the end of the tournament. It was my first time playing in a tournament like this. How to play tournaments with no ...
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When should I move up from Freeroll MTT's?

Theoretically, if I have been playing Free rollers for a month, and played in 250 of them, winning 3 and coming into the money in 50, how many more should I play before I move up to the next stake ...
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How can I improve my MTT end game?

I play often at my local casino in Bristol, England and I constantly seem to find myself with around or over double the average stack when the tournament reaches under 30 players. With that said, I ...
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Late live MTT: critique the play

Tourney background: it is a $65 buy-in at a local Midwestern state casino. Roughly 55 total entrants. Tournament is paying top 6 with 13 players remaining. 7 players at table blinds are 1k and 2k ...
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MTT - flush draw vs loose big'o'stack

So i am in the money on a 0.10$+0.01$ MTT with M=5 and playing tightly waiting for a decent hand to shove. I'm UTG in this hand. I had a recent, won shove and decided to just call A⋄T⋄ ...
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Final table shuffle in MTT

Last night I was playing in a MTT at the local casino and when the tournament was down to the final table, the players were shuffled. The floor managers gave us cards to pick with the position number. ...
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