Strungoutpoker – Mid-Stakes Mastery

Strungoutpoker – Mid-Stakes Mastery

We just added 15+ hours of content bring the total to almost 40 hours! Bryan Paris recent won the GG Millions for over $60,000 after buying in for $50. For the first time we are releasing a full review of how he made his way through more than 21,000 people for this win. That’s right 21,000 people! Not to mention, Mike has won the very same tournament. If that isn’t a shining example of Mid-Stakes Mastery, I don’t know what is.

If that wasn’t enough we also added an audio review of Mike recent 240k win at the Commerce Casino in LA AND a full review of one of Bryna’s PKO victories on the GGpoker Network.

How does one man make $1,950,000+ from mid-stakes tournaments?

Yes. $1.95 Million. That’s a major league sports salary. And Bryan Paris made that kind of money from the same tournaments you’re playing.

Would you like to make that kind of money from $50 and $100 tournaments?

Bryan’s average stake is $92. That means he’s not blowing up the high stakes games every time he plays. He makes his money the old-fashioned way. He does it through hard work.

He plays the exact same games you play. Are you getting those kinds of results?

Are you happy with the results you’re getting in tournament poker?

Are you winning tournament after tournament? Or are you constantly busting right after you make the money?

Do you have the big stack when the money bubble bursts? Or are you struggling along?

When you do make a final table are you closing the deal? Are you the one with all the chips when everything is said and done?

Are you losing critical flips?

Why do you need to win those critical flips?

There are ways to build your stack before those coinflip hands happen. There is a way to stay alive even when hands go against you.

Do you want to know how to build your stack without a showdown?

Do you want to know the secrets the pros know that the general public doesn’t know about?

You watch high stakes poker on TV. You listen to high stakes poker players talk. Do you ever notice what they’re saying never helps you with your game?

Many of those high stakes players are preparing for games with the same 10 or 20 guys every day. Their strategies are much different from what you need. When they try to teach you about poker they have the best of intentions. The problem is they haven’t played mid-stakes in a long time. They have no idea what you’re dealing with.

Have you ever watched some of these training videos? It’s just a perfect hygienic world every time. Everyone folds to them on the button. How often does that actually happen for you? Then they raise and the other players always respect their raises. They double barrel and their opponent respectfully folds a pair.

Could you ever see that happening in your games? No one respects your threebets, much less your double barrels. The people you’re playing against just raise rivers for the hell of it all the time. There’s always someone raising before it gets folded to you in late position.

There are ways to deal with these button clicking monkeys. No one has ever taught you the methods.

It is not difficult to become a great player at mid-stakes. Many people love the convoluted explanations high stakes players give for their plays because it excuses them from responsibility. If it’s absurdly hard to become a great poker player, then no one can do it. You can simply claim all successful players are lucky.

But then how do you explain Bryan Paris? 142,000 tournaments in the same games you play? $1,950,000+ in profit?

That isn’t a single tournament win. That is consistency. That is excellence. That is execution. Every day this man woke up and poured his soul into his craft. That’s why he was rewarded.

Becoming a great poker player at mid-stakes is not difficult. It’s just time consuming. That is completely different.

Bryan Paris and Mike Wasserman have put in the time. They have $3,000,000+ in profit between them across hundreds of thousands of tournaments.

That isn’t luck. That isn’t some jackass who won a tournament once telling you what to do with your life. That is skill. That is excellence and execution, day in and day out.

And now for the first time ever these two are going to take you inside their spacious offices and teach you their craft. You will learn how two legitimate professionals have supported their families for decades.

It is rare for two professionals this solid to say anything about poker. It’s hard to get working professionals to expose their secrets.

Many of the poker products you see on the market are created by poker professionals after they’ve left the tables. They are looking to diversify their portfolio as they try their hand at another venture.

That is not the case with Mike Wasserman and Bryan Paris. These two take care of their families with their poker. Both of these guys are lifers. If you make a major final table in 30 years, there is a great chance you will be dealing with one of these guys.

  • Would you want to learn from these two guys if it were affordable?
  • Are you interested in what it takes to be an actual working professional who stays consistent?
  • Do you want to learn from two guys who have made millions of dollars from the same games you play?
  • Or do you want to keep learning from people who never play in your games?

What You’ll Learn In Mid-Stakes Mastery?

Part 1

  • 02:00   –   Late registration theory
  • 10:30   –   What types of hands can you limp the button with?
  • 14:10   –   Can we threebet off of 18 big blinds?!
  • 16:30   –   How should you continuation bet versus the population?
  • 18:35   –   How discipline and strong fundamentals effects longevity in the game
  • 23:50   –   What factors point to a strong 3 betting range?
  • 29:00   –   How should we defend our big blind in multiway pots? Half the field messes this concept up!

Part 2

  • 01:30   –   How to exploit bets in multiway pots
  • 03:30   –   Continuation betting versus the big blind when we are the button
  • 07:30   –   How to exploit turn leads
  • 12:00   –   How to incorporate math into your game
  • 14:00   –   Opening ranges from early position 60 big blinds deep and how to adjust to shorter stacks
  • 17:30   –   Defending the big blind versus a small blind making it 2.5X
  • 20:30   –   ICMizer jamming range from SB vs BTN 2.5x

Part 3

  • 00:10  –  Facing an Under The Gun open with a borderline hand. (People blow money in this spot all the time)
  • 02:30  –  Defending big blind vs a small blind raise 25 big blinds deep
  • 06:15  –  What gets you deep in tournaments consistently at low and mid stakes
  • 07:55  –  ICMizer blind versus blind calling/jamming ranges 10 big blinds deep. It’s incredible how many “pros” still get this wrong!
  • 11:30  –  Why protecting your hand is NOT the best decision (sometimes)
  • 20:35  –  When to double barrel and when NOT to double barrel
  • 22:20  –  Importance of board coverage with your ranges

Part 4

  • 01:00   –   Can you flat in the small blind with marginal hands?
  • 02:20   –   When and how to NOT cap your range
  • 10:35   –   How to exploit short stack limps
  • 13:00   –   How to play different stack sizes
  • 15:55   –   How to adjust your post flop strategy from the big blind based on your opponent’s position
  • 17:10   –   When should you induce and when should you protect your hand?
  • 33:10   –   How to change HERO in ICMizer to gain clarity about profitability

Part 5

  • 03:00   –   Why high stakes training DOESN’T APPLY to these games! They are different!
  • 03:45   –   ICM analysis
  • 06:00   –   How should you play suited and unsuited hands differently?
  • 08:05   –   At what stack depth can we jam 3-3 from the button?
  • 10:30   –   Advantages to 3 bet/calling compared to shoving all our chips over an open
  • 12:35   –   How do middle stages and late stages change our threebet/calling and shoving ranges?
  • 13:15   –   ICMizer analysis
  • 17:10   –   When can you move all-in with 30 big blinds?
  • 19:30   –   What hands should we bet/call vs jam in the big blind versus a cutoff open 32 big blinds deep?
  • 20:55   –   How to interpret GTO charts and what information to take from them. Almost EVERYBODY screws this up. You can’t just point to a GTO chart and then act like you’ll soon be a millionaire!
  • 26:35   –   What type of range we should be flatting with 25 big blinds deep early position versus middle position?
  • 28:15   –   The SIGNIFICANT equity difference between aces and kings. Do you play these hands pretty much the same?

Part 6

  • 00:45   –   What are your defending ranges in the big blind versus a 2X raise and a 2.5X raise? They should be completely different!
  • 03:50   –   What raise sizes should you use preflop and why?
  • 05:25   –   When should you threebet suited aces preflop and when should you NOT?
  • 12:20   –   When you NEED to pass on marginal spots. This is extremely important to your profit margin.
  • 17:10   –   How to PUNISH limpers blind versus blind, depending on their stack sizes
  • 25:40   –   How to EXPLOIT situations where your range is capped
  • 25:40   –   How to SPLIT your ranges so your opponents FAIL at exploiting you!
  • 32:20   –   When should you move all-in on your opponent for value and when should accept a smaller bet? People FAIL at this consistently and it destroys their win rate!
  • 36:45   –   What is geometric bet sizing and why is it important?
  • 38:30   –   Why flatting is higher variance than GOING ALL IN! Do you know if you flat too much?
  • 40:20   –   Why strong fundamentals are what help you beat big fields

Part 7

  • 10:00   –   What is the minimum profitability you need to jam over an open towards the end of a tournament? How much is your stack worth? This is one of the BIGGEST reasons people don’t make money at tournament poker!
  • 18:35   –   Why you could move all-in and turn your cards and face up in certain situations. Don’t be scared to put your money all-in! 90% of regulars don’t move all-in enough. Do you know for a fact your ranges are correct?
  • 21:00   –   How to create benchmarks in ICMizer so you know how to proceed versus different player types.
  • 27:40   –   Button strategy versus two short stacks in the blinds
  • 30:45   –   How much should you continuation bet in multiway pots versus heads-up pots?

Part 8

  • 02:20   –   How to edit ranges properly in ICMizer. Most people don’t even bother to buy this essential program. The few people who do pick up the software don’t even use it right! You will have a HUGE edge if you learn how to analyze your game properly with these easy fixes!
  • 04:30   –   When should you STEAL from early and middle position and when should you pump the brakes?
  • 07:30   –   When do you want to flat from the small blind?
  • 07:55   –   How to interpret a solver’s information in PIO charts
  • 10:05   –   How to EXPLOIT your opponent’s different bet sizes in multiway pots
  • 10:40   –   How to gauge where the bottom of your range is in ICMizer
  • 14:40   –   ICMizer deep dive
  • 18:25   –   When T4o is going to overperform blind versus blind in tournaments. Yes. T-4o. Really!
  • 22:20   –   How does your end game strategy change in small fields versus large fields. Your strategies should be completely different. This is a leading way people set their ROI on fire!

Part 9

  • 00:50   –   When should you open small pairs in early position?
  • 02:30   –   Why stack size manipulation is so important deep in tournaments
  • 09:05   –   Deep ICMizer work in the final tables of a tournament
  • 11:45   –   What is effective stack size? Many people get this horribly wrong
  • 15:25   –   How the field plays end game versus how they SHOULD play end game
  • 20:15   –   How to interpret a solver’s information in PIO charts
  • 26:30   –   How to play OUT OF POSITION versus a chip leader


  • 03:00   –   How calling ranges change near the final table due to ICM. Do you change your calling ranges near the final table?
  • 08:35   –   When to threebet light from the small blind near the final table. This is a DEADLY move for padding your stack.
  • 12:55   –   How to exploit threebet pots at the end of the tournament
  • 18:30   –   How to recognize and exploit your opponent’s unbalanced strategies
  • 21:35   –   How to get thin value bets paid off on the river


  • 01:10   –   When to open limp the button. Do you ever do this play? Do you know why other people do this play?
  • 05:20   –   How to exploit different continuation bet sizes based on board texture
  • 08:50   –   How to steal blinds shorthanded. If you can’t master this then YOU CAN’T CLOSE TOURNAMENTS. The biggest payout jumps happen at the end. If you can’t scale that bridge then your tournament career is lost.
  • 16:00   –   When to slowplay and when to SHUT DOWN the hand
  • 21:15   –   How to study the other tables when you’re deep in tournaments. Do you ever do this? If not, you’re leaving a TON of money on the table!


  • 01:15    –   How to exploit table dynamics and different stack sizes deep. If you can’t master this then you will not close tournaments.
  • 07:00    –   When to pressure other big stacks and when to back off
  • 07:00    –   How do you take ICM into account as the chip leader? If you can’t manipulate this, then you won’t win as many tournaments as you deserve to.
  • 09:10    –   When to pot control at final tables even when you have a big hand
  • 14:05    –   When do you NEED to call threebets and when do you need to fold?
  • 17:35    –   When to protect the chips you’ve already put in the middle and when to fold and cut your losses.

Part 13

  • 01:10   –   How to play the small blind versus the big blind at the final table. This comes up constantly in shorthanded situations!
  • 05:50   –   The importance of looking up your opponents on Sharkscope so you can exploit them more
  • 11:20   –   Big blind defense versus the small blind at the final table. Again, this comes up constantly. How well can you explain your specialized strategy for this specialized situation?
  • 13:50   –   How to use information from showdowns to exploit your opponents more
  • 17:00   –   Bet, check, bet vs bet, bet, check line
  • 21:05   –   What should your end game strategy be versus short stacks?
  • 24:15   –   More geometric bet sizes
  • 24:40   –   When to change your plan in the middle of the hand
  • 28:10   –   When you can jam any two into multiple players because of ICM
  • 31:15   –   Biggest mistakes seen at mid stakes final tables. This section alone would be worth $500, because these leaks frequently cost players thousands! They cost tens of thousands at major final tables.

Progressive Knockout Analysis

Part 1

  • 00:05   –   Registration strategy. For some people this six minutes alone will be worth over $500
  • 06:35   –   How to adjust blind versus blind ranges in 6max versus 9max and PKO versus a freezeout. How confident are your ranges in each situation? They are completely different across games.
  • 08:10   –   What hands should you defend in the small blind versus a big blind raise?
  • 09:00   –   What types of hands should you defend in the big blind versus a small blind raise?
  • 14:00   –   How to think about blockers for calling versus raising as a bluff
  • 17:05   –   More concepts on blockers. People talk about blockers all the time, but most people have no idea what they are talking about.
  • 18:30   –   What does a half-pot bet mean? This is a HUGE poker tell!
  • 21:45   –   When should you lead out of position on the river? This is play 99% of players don’t have
  • 29:05   –   When should you threebet and call versus just moving all-in? People treat these options like they’re the same thing, but they dramatically change your tournament success

Part 2

  • 00:20   –   What to call all-ins with from the big blind in a PKO. This is completely different than calling an all-in in a freezeout.
  • 02:30   –   How bounty size DRAMATICALLY changes your ranges
  • 08:55   –   When to pot control and when to bloat the pot in PKOs
  • 11:45   –   What to do when you are unsure about a spot?
  • 17:30   –   Raise/Calling the button with 30+ big blinds in a PKO
  • 21:30   –   How should you play top pair in multiway pots?
  • 22:00   –   Continuation betting in multiway pots
  • 24:10   –   Why shutting down equity deep in tournaments is so valuable
  • 29:30   –   Leading vs checking in a multiway pot.  Should you try to play optimally or exploitatively?
  • 33:00   –   The logic behind passing on marginal spots out of position in soft fields

Part 3

  • 02:20   –   Geometric bet sizes
  • 08:05   –   How to exploit your opponents MORE when they show down specific marginal hands
  • 16:10   –   How to DESTROY maniacs who are aggressive in random situations
  • 19:00   –   When should you squeeze in position in a PKO? It’s different than squeezing in a freezeout
  • 21:30   –   Why raising small IP can be an extremely effective strategy
  • 27:30   –   Why you NEED to take THIN preflop situations in PKOs. How much do YOU change your preflop ranges in a PKO?

Part 4

  • 00:10   –   Continuation betting in multiway pots. Everyone gets this wrong so we’re going to keep covering it in different situations.
  • 01:20   –   Additional factors for big blind defense versus the small blind in PKOs
  • 02:40   –   When should you raise and when should you limp from the small blind when you are 30 big blinds deep?
  • 10:50   –   What stack size can you fourbet bet shove as a BLUFF in a PKO versus a freezeout?
  • 12:45   –   How to change threebet sizings in PKOs. Are your threebet sizings different in PKOs?
  • 15:25   –   What is Minimum Defense Frequency and why is it important?
  • 19:00   –   When should you defend A-x suited in the small blind? It depends on stack size. Do you know what stack sizes allow you flat?
  • 26:15   –   How to exploit your opponents more based on their bet sizes
  • 29:15   –   Additional factors to consider when double barreling

Part 5

  • 02:55   –   When should you bet TWO TIMES the size of the pot on the river as a BLUFF Do you have this move in your arsenal?
  • 10:10   –   Why when somebody else is all in your range widens in PKOs
  • 15:10   –   Using your chip lead to accumulate more chips. This is how GREAT players avoid being at the mercy of flips later in the tournament!
  • 16:15   –   Hidden variance in MTTs
  • 19:05   –   How to EXPLOIT calling stations
  • 25:45   –   When to CHECKRAISE with a top pair. Do you have this play in your arsenal?
  • 27:25   –   How to survive postflop versus weird lines from overly aggressive players
  • 43:20   –   How final table bubble strategy changes in PKOs vs Freezeouts. This section alone is worth the price of admission. People light money on fire all the time by applying freezeout strategy to PKOs deep.

Part 6

  • 00:20   –   What should you call a shove with deep in a PKO?
  • 04:25   –   How to flat threebets out of position
  • 06:10   –   How to play threebet pots in position
  • 10:15   –   Jamming blind versus blind with 25 big blinds. Do you ever shove this many chips?
  • 25:50   –   Defending the big blind in end game play versus early and middle stages
  • 28:45   –   Punishing limpers in the big blind vs small blind limps when you’re 40 big blinds deep
  • 34:15   –   Threebetting and calling versus jamming with the middle and top of your range

Part 7

  • 02:30   –   What you need to know before you ever bluff a river again
  • 04:05   –   Raise sizes from the small blind with deep stacks versus short stacks
  • 08:15   –   What to expect when you increase your aggression. Mishandling this is why many players NEVER succeed.
  • 10:45   –   How to take advantage of a hand history to make it a study tool to improve your game
  • 12:50   –   Factors to consider when raising the big blind after a small blind limp
  • 16:15   –   When to JAM and when to pot control with 20 big blinds or less. Most people stop thinking when they get to this stack.
  • 28:35   –   How to adjust to opponents who overbet jam preflop
  • 30:35   –   One of the most important components to closing out tournaments
  • 33:15   –   Adjusting continuation bet size based on stack sizes

Part 8

  • 00:30   –   Punishing limps blind versus blind when you are 60 big blinds deep
  • 03:10   –   How to play top pairs successfully on the river facing a big bet
  • 04:35   –   How to analyze blockers and bluff catchers on rivers. This is the street most tournament players botch.
  • 05:40   –   When to apply blocker effects and when NOT to
  • 11:00   –   ICMizer life hack
  • 13:50   –   When to call versus when to threebet
  • 24:35   –   What it takes to win MTTs consistently
  • 29:25   –   When to check back showdown value and when to bet
  • 34:50   –   Threebet sizing based on ante size and pot size
  • 35:45   –   How bounties work in heads up

Part 9

  • 09:45   –   Post Flop Mathematics
  • 13:40   –   When to checkraise two pair and when not to
  • 21:30   –   More hidden variance in MTTs and how to spot it
  • 23:05   –   How to play small flush draws out of position
  • 26:35   –   How to play threebet pots out of position when you have missed the flop
  • 27:35   –   Implied odds when heads-up in a bounty tournament
  • 31:05   –   How to adjust when a player starts jamming on you constantly
  • 31:30   –   ICMizer 26 big blind heads up resteal jam ranges

Part 10

  • 00:05   –   When to checkraise bluff out of the big blind and when not to
  • 03:45   –   Why raise folding from 25 big blinds can be SO bad
  • 07:45   –   ICMizer jamming ranges for 40 big blind stacks heads-up
  • 13:25   –   How having an ace in your hand can save your ass heads-up
  • 16:55   –   Why it is so important to keep dominated hands in your opponent’s range
  • 20:20   –   How to threebet BLUFF heads-up
  • 24:00   –   Key takeaways from the final table

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