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60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 9: Heads-Up

When we get to heads-up play, meaning one player has been eliminated and only two players are left, our basic strategy remains a push/fold game. From the charts below, we can see the stack sizes where we should push all-in as well as call an…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 8: Big Blind vs Small Blind

This lesson is the last step in our 3-handed beginner strategy for Spin & Go, and that is how to play the Big Blind when the Small Blind raises. All other situations have been previously covered, so if you have questions, or are unsure…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 7, Big Blind vs Button

This lesson will be about playing the Big Blind versus a Button raise. Keep in mind that if we see a flop in this situation, we will be out of position for the entire hand. As for hands to defend our Big Blind with, we will be 3-betting a wider…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 6, Opening from the Small Blind

This lesson will focus on opening from the Small Blind. This means the Button has folded and we're heads up against the Big Blind. From the chart below, we can see that the range of hands we can shove in the Small Blind is much wider than the…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 5, Playing the Button

Since Spin & Go tournaments are 3-handed, the player on the Button is the first to act preflop. The Button is a powerful position because we raise to steal the blinds, limp to see a cheap flop in position (not always recommended), and…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 4, Determining the Situation

Just as in any form of poker, our main objective in Spin & Go's will be to steal the blinds without being contested. In order to do this, we need to determine whether there is a reasonable chance that an opponent is interested in the pot.…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 3: How to Determine Effective Stack Size

Due to the format of Spin & Go tournaments, our stack size will determine the playability of our hand. As our effective stack size decreases, we should be raising, calling and going all-in with more hands. However, if our effective stack…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 2, Determining Position

Aside from the mega jackpot potential, Spin & Go tournaments are unique in the fact that they are only 3-handed and therefore just 3 positions at the table. Button Small Blind Big Blind BUTTON When playing the button, you will…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 1, Why Play Spin & Go?

Spin & Go poker tournaments are the newest craze in the poker world. In this 12-part master series, you will learn why you should play Spins and some basic strategy to get you comfortable with the format to start playing a profitable style…