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ICMIZER 3.8.0—Practicing Grand Tour and other Progressive Knockout Tournaments Poker Strategy in SNG Coach

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Grand Tour Tournaments on PokerStars

Grand Tour is the new poker format available on PokerStars. It’s a 4-way fast-paced PKO (Progressive Knockout) tournament, with large blinds, the majority of hands played at the push/fold stage, and no classic prize pool. All prizes are given for eliminations of other players, so the bounty prize pool is equal to the entire Grand Tour prize pool.

Read more about Grand Tour tournaments Poker Strategy, Rules & Rake.

Now you can review Grand Tour tournaments hands in ICMIZER and also practicing poker strategy in SNG Coach!

Analyzing Grand Tour hands

To analyze the Grand Tour tournament’s hand open the ICMIZER tournament selector window and select from the list the Grand Tour 4-max tournament structure.

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Then set up the hand history or click on the "Paste hand history" button if you copied a hand before.

If you want to review a few hands or the whole tournament, click on the "Auto-analyze hands" button. Load hands or the tournament hand history file and select from the list the Grand Tour 4-max tournament structure.

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Then click the “Load them” button.

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The loading of hands to the server will begin, and analysis then. The whole complex and time-consuming analysis process perform in the ICMIZER cloud without overloading your computer. ICMIZER 3 revises hands in seconds with the new, improved engine.

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Practicing Grand Tour Poker Strategy in SNG Coach

To practice the Grand Tour poker strategy in SNG Coach open the SNG Coach tab and choose from the list the Grand Tour 4-max tournament. You can select from:

  • PokerStars $1 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $2 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $5 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $12 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO

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Then SNG Coach will ask you 15 starting questions to quickly test your skills to adapt initial question difficulty to your level for the selected tournament type.

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After that, you are able to train your skills in different Push/Fold contexts, based on:

  • How many players are left at the table
  • The relative stack size: small, average or large
  • The situation: open push or calling an all-in

Also, you can view a detailed assessment of your skills to decide what areas to focus on next.

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ICMIZER 3 has detailed SNG Coach training settings, including blind level, positions, number of players at the table for all available tournament types. You can customize your training for getting more advantages in practicing Grand Tour tournaments. Click on the "Custom Quiz" button:

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Set your training and start!

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Progressive Knockout Tournaments in SNG Coach

As you already understood, in ICMIZER 3.8.0 we added support for PKO tournaments in SNG Coach!

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We already added:

  • PokerStars $1 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $2 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $5 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $12 Grand Tour 4-max Hyper PKO
  • PokerStars $11 90 man 9-max Turbo PKO

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And we are going to add more PKO tournaments, such as Bounty Builder on PokerStars or Bounty Hunter on PartyPoker, and others.

New display of showing the player's bounties at the table

Also, we changed ICMIZER, Replayer, and SNG Coach display of showing the player's bounties at the table. Now, if you see "$3.5" player's bounty on the table, it means $3.5 is immediate bounty, $3.5 is added to the bounty of the player who busts this player.

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