Bounty Seminar Info
Introduction to Bounty Tournaments
What are Progressive Knockout and Mystery Bounty tournaments? What do they look like and how are they structured? Dr. K takes you through the basics and fundamentals of bounty tournaments.
This section is for all the math and theory heads, and can be skipped if that’s not your thing. But for those who want to do the deep dive into the math and theory, Dr. K goes through their original research on bounty tournaments to show you the calculations, including how to calculate ICM (Independent chip model) positive and bounty negative risk premiums in bounty tournaments to get the same results as Holdem Resources Calculator (HRC) and ICMizer. Dr. K also demonstrates how to properly run PKO and MB simulations in HRC.
Bounty Power Formulas
The bounty power concept, which was developed by early bounty researchers/coaches such as W3c.ray and Dara O’Kearny, provides an in-game usable method for calculating the added equity a bounty adds to a given hand/spot. Dr. K explains their revisions to the bounty power formulas and how to study and use them while playing.
Constructing Ranges in Bounty MTTs
In this section, Dr. K goes through the practical applications of how we should adapt our and our opponents ranges from non-bounty tournaments to bounty tournaments in both heads up and multiway pots.
Bounties and ICM
Dr. K explains the basic ideas of the Independent Chip Model (ICM) theory and demonstrates the practical applications of how bounties interact with ICM.
Bounties Stage by Stage
From the first hand of the tournament, to mid stages, to pre- and post-bubble play and through to the final table and last hand of a bounty tournament, Dr. K takes you through their recommended strategies based on the theory and math work they’ve done, demonstrating how to adjust based on what stage of the tournament you are in.
Bounties and Other Games
Bounty tournaments aren’t just for NLHE (no-limit hold’em), and have been running in formats like 8-Game and Omaha/Omaha H-Lo formats for a while. Dr. K will take you through some of the particulars of how to adjust in other games.
Tips & Takeways
Dr. K closes out the course with some reviews and their top tips and & takeaways from the course.
8-Game Bootcamp Info
Section 1: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
The first game in the 8-Game format is 2-7 Triple Draw (27TD). 27TD is a draw game in which all players are dealt five downcards and have three draws to make the “worst” possible hand (23457 rainbow is the best hand).
Section 2: Limit Hold'em
Limit Hold’em (LHE) is the same game as the popular No-Limit Hold’em variety, except with a limit betting structure.
Section 3: Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Omaha Hi-Lo (LO8) is a flop game similar to LHE, except each player is dealt four down cards instead of two, and the pot is split between the high and low hands when a low is possible.
Section 4: Razz
Razz is a lowball version of 7 Card Stud in which the best possible hand is A2345.
Section 5: Stud High
7 Card Stud is a stud variant in which the best high hand wins. Hand rankings are the same as in Hold’em.
Section 6: Stud Hi-Lo
Stud Hi-Lo (Stud8) is a stud variant in which the pot is split between the best high and low hands.
Section 7 - No-Limit Hold'em
NLHE is the most popular poker format. In this section, Dr. K discusses adjustments to make in when playing NLHE in the 8-Game format. Dr. K also offers a simplified strategies to those newer to poker for how to approach NLHE rounds in 8-Game MTTs.
Section 8 - Pot Limit Omaha
PLO is a flop game that plays similar to NLHE, except all players are dealt four down cards and the betting structure is any amount up to the size of the pot. In this section, Dr. K offers a simplified strategies to those newer to poker for how to approach PLO rounds in 8-Game MTTs.