Does being the best tournament player every time you sit at the table interest you?
With assistance from Doug Polk, tournament specialist Pratyush Buddiga has developed the Tournament Master Class training course–a professional system that will help you crush your tournament competition–which is finally available here.
Pratyush and Doug pull out all the stops in this course. I’m excited to show you exactly what is inside. (Read on for 3 exclusive video clip previews from the course.)
Tournament Master Class FAQs
Q. How much does the course cost?
Tournament Master Class costs $699 for unlimited lifetime access.
Q. What does it include?
The course contains over 30 hours of video content across eight sections:
- Introduction (2 videos)
- Preflop (11 videos)
- Flop (9 videos)
- Turn (9 videos)
- River (4 videos)
- Tournament Dynamics (7 videos)
- Play & Explains (8 videos)
- $10,000 WCOOP Play & Explain w/ Doug Polk (7 videos)
(See detailed breakdown below for more info on each section.)
All members will also get invited to a private Facebook group where you can post questions and talk strategy directly with Pratyush, Doug and other tournament players.
Q. Is the course appropriate for new tournament players?
Tournament Master Class is great for players lacking tournament experience. Given how extensive this course is, you can start as a complete beginner and finish it feeling ready to go crush your first tournament.
A ton of fundamental tournament theory is covered, so whether you are a newcomer to tournament play or have experience with it, the Tournament Master Class will give you those all-important solid fundamentals that every truly great poker player has.
Closer Look At The Tournament Master Class
Let’s dive in to each of the eight sections in the course.
Introduction (2 videos)
This section welcomes you to the course along with an explanation of a simple question: Why is it important to understand theory in tournaments?
This should get you inspired to work through the course and implement the theories you’ve learned at the tables.
Preflop (11 videos)
Key preflop concepts are explained in this section.
Pratyush thoroughly breaks down an array of tournament hand ranges (with and without antes) to prepare you for any preflop situation.
Raising first in(RFI), 3-betting and 4-betting ranges are all included in this section, as well as adjustments for how to best approach preflop spots with a short stack. Here’s a preview clip of Pratyush going over some basic preflop adjustments:
Flop (9 videos)
Pratyush covers a huge variety of spots here so you won’t be left without a plan on any flop.
Pratyush breaks down c-betting strategies on high and low boards, as well as tips and adjustments for playing on paired and monotone boards.
The sections on facing flop bet and check/raising will give you the tools to become a dominant and tough opponent to play against, even out of position.
Hand histories are included as examples so the concepts can be discussed in action.
Turn (4 videos)
Pratyush continues this extensive postflop guide by focusing on turn play.
Pratyush explains how to double barrel on the turn, when to use a delayed c-bet strategy, and different approaches to take when facing a turn bet.
The section concludes with a bonus: an explanation of Pratyush’s favorite exploitative turn betting strategy (which Doug taught him) in ‘The Weak Lead’ video.
River (4 videos)
A number of valuable river-related concepts can be learned from this videos in this section:
- How to balance your river betting range
- Harnessing the power of using multiple sizings
- Specific ways to exploit weaker opponents
You’ll also get a look at some interesting river spots that Pratyush has encountered so you can be prepared if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Tournament Dynamics (7 videos)
Here, you’ll get the inside scoop on some of the most important tournament-specific variables.
Crucial topics like ICM – an acronym which is often just thrown around without a proper understanding – are addressed so you’ll become well-versed in the more nuanced aspects of tournament poker.
For you live tournament specialists, there’s a section on specific adjustments you can make to finely tune your game for a live environment.
Play & Explains (8 videos)
These videos feature hand histories from Pratyush with analysis on each hand. He splits the hand histories up into categories, so each video has a consistent theme.
These are an effective (and fun) way to improve your game – learn by seeing how a pro plays and hearing their invaluable insights. Here is a preview clip from ‘The Bubble’ video:
$10,000 WCOOP Play & Explain w/ Doug Polk (7 videos)
Doug gets in the mix by running through all of the hands he played en route to his $455,000 2nd place finish in the $10,000 buy-in WCOOP High Roller event.
Doug is joined by Pratyush for the first five parts, and Ryan Fee for the final two.
Learn more about Tournament Master Class (and watch Pratyush’s video walkthrough) by on the image below.