If you want to outlast your opponents, build up massive chipstacks, and put yourself in position to win more tournaments, keep reading.
The newest module in the Upswing Lab covers crucial ICM (Independent Chip Model) scenarios in tournament poker. In this module, Upswing Coach Hristivoje Pavlovic (ALLinPav) breaks down key ICM concepts that will help you navigate tricky late game spots and outlast your opponents to win the tournament! (Scroll down for a sneak peak of the new module!)
(If you’re new to ICM concepts and want to learn more about what ICM is and why it’s so important, check out our complete guide, Introduction to ICM in Poker)
What’s Inside The New Module
In Key ICM Concepts, ALLinPav breaks down a wide range of common ICM scenarios, taken from real situations throughout his tournament career. He questions your decisions as well as his own, asking whether or not you would have made the same mistakes as he did in these scenarios. Try to ask yourself questions as you watch this module. Are you overplaying pocket pairs too much? Are you just trying to fit your narrative to make a light call, or is your opponent’s range actually as wide as you think?
Key ICM Concepts gives you more than just a fundamental understanding of ICM, as Pav lays the foundation for how you should analyze your hand histories, and the types of questions you should be asking yourself when studying off the felt.
Module Length: 2 hours 45 minutes
- Solver-land vs Reality. When 3-Betting Becomes Stupid – 22:10
Are you 3-betting bluffing properly, or are you spewing off stacks and crushing your chances of winning the tournament? Find out in this fiery intro video from Pav!
- Trying to Fit Your Narrative – Big Wake-Up Call! – 7:17
Your opponent’s ranges may be totally different from what you think. Are you trying to convince yourself they can have hands they really shouldn’t have?
- Unnatural Shoves – 11:14
Some hands may not seem like shoves, but have you really taken everything into consideration? Start putting pressure on your opponents!
- Stop Overplaying Pocket Pairs! – 13:18
Pocket sixes might be enticing, but do you really want to risk your tournament life in this spot? It’s time to question everything you know about the value of pocket pairs.
- CREATIVE Flats and TIGHT Defends! – 18:08
The art of poker comes from your own creativity. How can you maximize your advantage and put pressure on your opponents postflop?
- $150 Final Table Review Parts 1, 2, 3 – 91:03
Follow along through every hand of ALLinPav’s final table run, as he breaks down the correct decisions and mistakes he made along the way. How would you have done, given the same cards?
Sneak Peak Video:
Check out an exclusive clip from the module, where ALLinPav realizes he may have made a big mistake with pocket sixes. Would you have made the same play as Pav here?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does the module cost, and what do I get?
This module is free with an Upswing Lab Subscription ($99/month), and has over 3 hours of content covering how to utilize your range and nut advantage to put maximum pressure on your opponents.
Q: What else do I get with the Upswing Lab?
You’ll get access to our massive catalog of 100+ modules, our members-only discussion group, and weekly new content filled with cutting edge strategies from our elite coaches. Learn from Doug Polk, Gary Blackwood, David Yan, ALLinPAV and our other amazing coaches as you level up your game one module at a time!
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