How to find the right MTT in GGPoker: all about the tournament filter


GGPoker became the best place for tournament players a few years ago. The WSOP-2020 played a decisive role in the change of the MTT leader. Because of the pandemic, the bracelet distribution was moved online. At GGPoker they drew 54 bracelets and set a single tournament guarantee record. The sum of $27,559,500 went into the Guinness Book of World Records. In this article we will look into the tournament filters in the lobby.

How to filter tournaments by buy-in?

Tournaments themselves are easy to find: the tab in the lobby is labeled as such. GGPoker holds hundreds of tournaments every day. In the general window, they are located chaotically and without any system. The most important ones are fixed at the top, but the rest have to be found. The software offers several ways to sort MTT. Let's start with searching by buy-in size. There are two ways to filter tournaments:

1. In the window with all tournament schedule. Click on buy-in in upper column and list of events will be sorted by "from most expensive to cheapest". You may click on buy-in again to see the list in reverse with freerolls at the beginning and tournaments with buy-ins of $5.000-$10.000 at the end.

2. Using the buy-in range buttons. There are 6 in total:

  • Micro. Up to $5.
  • Low. From $5 to $19.
  • Medium. From $20 to $99.
  • High. From $100.
  • Custom. Independently set the minimum and maximum buy-in slider.
  • All. Tournaments filter, working on GGPoker by default. Displays a list of all events.

The second way is more preferable, because it gives an opportunity to group MTT by limit and to make a general impression of tournament schedule. Professionals can choose suitable events and weave them into their schedule.

How to sort MTT by hashtags?

Implemented in the client GGPoker and search by hashtags. It works like this:

1. In the tab with tournaments, click on the search line on the right side of the lobby. The list of available hashtags opens.

2. Choose any of them and only the relevant options will remain in the MTT list. For example, if you want to filter Omaha tournaments, select "#plo". The lobby will display only PLO MTT.

There is no sense to use several hashtags simultaneously - room software does not support such function. Hashtags filter GGPoker tournaments by different criteria:

  • number of players (#6max);
  • type of poker (#plo or #shortdeck);
  • type of tournament (#freezeout or #satellite);
  • relevance of promotions (#bounty or #earlybird_no_fee).

How do buttons help in search of tournaments?

There is another way to sort MTT on GGPoker. It is useful for players who know the name of a particular series or regular group of tournaments. The buttons are located between the tabs and the general list of events. Navigation was realized simply: we click the button and only suitable tournaments remain in the list. For example, we want to look at daily guarantee schedule. Click on "Daily Guarantee".

Software supports several active buttons at the same time. If in the list with "Daily Guarantee" there are events "MILLION$", it is necessary to disable the button. Enabled categories are highlighted in light gray, disabled categories are highlighted in dark gray.

How to find freerolls in filters?

Freerolls can not be called a hallmark of the room. They are almost never held here, and the ones that are in the schedule are timed to the tournament series. There are 3 ways to find free tournaments in GGPoker filters:

1. Manually sift by two clicks on the row with buy-in. The first click will pull up the most expensive MTT, and the second click will show freerolls first.

2. Use the hashtag #freeroll.

3. Select "Custom" in the buy-in filters and adjust the slider to the lowest values.

GGPoker most expensive freerolls are the daily GGCare and GGCheers. They are not available to all users. There register by invitation, and they are given by the room at random. The GGCare is opened for players, who were unhappily expelled from MTT or faced a bad beat. GGCheers register for a collected Royal Flush or a jackpot. The exact logic of the invitations issue was not announced by the room. Freerolls are held in Flipout format, where all participants go all-in in each hand.

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