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Two Q, why do you assign such a tight range vs a 2.5x UTG OR? A tight def would be aprox 30% of the range, this def ranges is like 15%

Why don't you make a quick intro of yourself? Would be great to know a bit more about you as a coach etc
Nice content for a first video btw

Aug. 7, 2016 | 5:04 a.m.

Range advantage is way bigger in 6max in BB vs IP player situations. That's why it's more efficient to use it in that context. Could be used in hu but not that profitably.
I remembered I once played hu (5-10) against a regular who used like 90% 1/4th cbet though. I haven't studied it myself but it might make sense to reduce sizing in a spot where range advantage is not that huge as in 6max to challenge minimum defense frequencies (I'm speaking as more of an unbalanced approach though, theoretically if we are going to cbet as high as 90% we'd need bigger sizings (though it's true that by betting merged we will also have more value hands to compensate, I don't think it's at a high enough frequency to fully compensate it), but as I said maybe this 1/4th exploit some population tendencies that don't defend the minimum required vs that sizing.)

June 26, 2016 | 1:24 a.m.

4 or 5 parts? Ideal :) Good content!

June 25, 2016 | 11:43 p.m.

Very valuable content as always! And this time it was not too boring! Idk why but this one felt pretty entertaining to me :D

March 15, 2016 | 4:01 a.m.

Hey guys! I have been looking for places or tools to learn short stack plo but I haven't found anything worthy in google nor amazon. I play deepstack at cash game tables but I'd like to learn short stack to be able to play tournaments more effectively and to adapt better at cash games.

Any good videos on the site or any external recommendations? Tools, videos, sites, coaches, articles, even outdated books :D.
All the info is welcome!

Feb. 29, 2016 | 5:37 p.m.

I would fold for sure, as you say. If he doesn't have bluffs, and he beats us 100% of the time, why would you call.

Dec. 29, 2015 | 4:10 a.m.

Blinds: $5.00/$10.00 (6 Players) CO: $2541.15
BN: $1283.51 (Hero)
SB: $1000.00
BB: $1234.28
UTG: $1013.07
MP: $1284.32
Preflop ($15.00) Hero is BN with 7 8 J Q
UTG folds, MP raises to $30.00, CO folds, Hero raises to $105.00, 2 folds, MP raises to $330.00, Hero calls $225.00
Flop ($675.00) 9 4 Q
MP bets $370.00, Hero folds
Final Pot MP wins $672.00
Rake is $3.00

Dec. 27, 2015 | 3:46 a.m.

I doubt you can fold this hand once you flat 4bet. You are very very likely to have the odds in your favour here. Although I think calling the 4bet might be a slight mistake. If stacks were 160bb+ then I think it's ok to call, but I lean towards the nitty approach aka fold.
You can make these calculations and assign ranges with OddsOracle for example.
Also, in Marrakech for example rake isn't capped so you might consider folding to the allin. Is the rake capped there?

Dec. 27, 2015 | 3:30 a.m.

Comment | DavisGaming commented on What Would You Do?

Great format! Looking forward for more ;)

Dec. 25, 2015 | 2:18 a.m.

Regarding the AA hand, since it's a very unique turn card and it practically doesn't change the value of any of your ranges, did you ever consider to go for 2 more streets of bets? This could be beneficial to our bluffs since we have more fold equity generally when going for 3 streets. Also you could get called by AK more often and get more value on the turn (though I think he probably calls any betsize with AK on that turn)

Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:31 a.m.

He didn't say that, he is always betting AA. The thing he was talking about is whether to play a 2 street game or a 3 street game (meaning to choose bet sizings accordingly to be able tobet 2 or 3 streets). Since it's a somehow wet board he chooses to go for 2 street game, but he said that if he had the Ace of diamonds he would go for 3 street game (since his hand blocks some FD and needs less protection)

Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:28 a.m.

Regarding T9s hand (min 22:50). Why bet that big on the river? He is probably hero calling you with his A6 hands since he needs to have some calling range on that river. He is never calling with his missed draws obviously, so I'd personally bet no more than 40% pot with all my range. We lose some value when we have AK and he has A6 but we win a ton by making our bluff cheaper.

Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:14 a.m.

I like the fold with QQ, as you said: We're not getting much value when the Jack comes, and also one of the jacks completes the flush draw so we might still be behind, if we had at least one spade we could float and bluff later on since we block the nuts. Regarding the range of bb I think he just has AK since you block the queens. And regarding the 3bettors value range it should be KQss KK AA, he might also 3bet jacks pre and turn into a bluff on the flop due to the JQ blocker, he can also bet for value Jacks on the turn since BB range shouldn't have Qx

Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:05 a.m.

What a beautiful way of taking a friend's money with ATo :D

Sept. 26, 2015 | 12:59 a.m.

4way pot 2nd pair isnt strong :D

Aug. 17, 2015 | 5:49 p.m.

What about shoving the K9s on the river?

Aug. 13, 2015 | 10:14 p.m.

Comment | DavisGaming commented on Bankroll Matters

I personally like to put between 5 and 12% of the bankroll when playing mtts. I play weak and small fields so I feel very comfortable.

July 14, 2015 | 11:14 p.m.

Comment | DavisGaming commented on Bankroll Matters

At the start, I was like, wtf. Do I have another window opened? Just watched 4 mins and I'm loving it. Will comment again when I finish it

July 14, 2015 | 10:49 p.m.

Good vid!

June 28, 2015 | 4:43 p.m.

Regarding 86s hand, if his cbetting range is so weak there and you mainly just want to protect your hand imo the sizing was a bit too big. I think betting something like 35k accomplish what we want perfectly and it's cheaper

June 15, 2015 | 3:45 p.m.

Regarding the KK vs JJ hand. His range doesn't hit at all in that board (only draws, overpairs and sets hit) so imo your bet sizing will make him fold all his hands except overpairs or sets, that's why I would choose a smaller bet sizing (in case I bet I'd bet 34-39k with ALL my range which is enough to make him fold a ton of his range). I wouldn't be betting here though (not for commitment reasons or pot control bs, I agree with you that a better hand will always take our stack on this spot) becouse my 3betting range there consists on broadways (which aren't strong enough to call vs a 13%UTG raise) that include a ten and would like to realise one street of equity by checking back and then bluff 2 streets in case he checks back to us on the turn. While a cbet makes our life easier I don't think it's the most +EV choice, by checking we protect our checking back range and we can still get all of his stack in 2 streets (we're not losing value, we're just letting him 1 card of equity in exchange of 1 card of equity for our range and protection of our checking back range, also the 1 card of equity goes better for our range since its got more equity from the Tx). Also his range shouldn't have a ton of tens becouse he is a 19/14 he shouldn't be opening a lot of Tx from UTG that call the 3bet. QTs would prolly fold, you block KTs and he might call or 4bet JTs. ATo would also fold and he'd call ATs or maybe 4bet. THEREFORE we shouldn't be afraid of a 6. His range has lot more jacks so the toughest turn to play would be a T, but that's 4 outs man, deal with it :D
Briefly, I'd check all of my range here except almost pure bluffs aka AXs with backdoor FD or bd STR8D. He won't expect you to have just pure bluffs here on ur cbetting range so even though it's an unbalanced cbet he wouldn't be exploiting you by raising.
Let me know your views and thanks for the vid!

June 15, 2015 | 3:36 p.m.

I'm glad this vid is still really valuable. Top thoughts and tips from 9:00 to 11:30

June 4, 2015 | 12:10 a.m.

I'm not sure if this is right but, isn't HRC FGS option designed to solve this kind of problems?

June 3, 2015 | 11:27 p.m.

I'm curious about your whole bluffing range on that min 7:05. Would you barrel twice JQo? Which 1 street bluffs would u have (only turn I mean) (if u have them)?

June 1, 2015 | 3:28 a.m.

Blind defence ASAP! :D Ty for asking us. Besides that imo it would be better to see a FR FT (I don't really care whether turbo or not), i'm personally interested on opening ranges from UTG and FR play in general as it's the average table. Also there seems to be a big difference between regs UTG ranges. For example Jason Koon opened 69s on his Super Tuesday FT UTG.

May 30, 2015 | 10:22 p.m.

Tbh I had always thought u were a kinda loose crazy fish :D
After watching this great video my opinion changed. I agreed on almost all the stuff you explained. GJ and ty for the vid!

May 30, 2015 | 7:25 p.m.

Hello Akira! Could you please explain what your check jamming range would consist on the turn with the TT hand at min 6:15?

May 16, 2015 | 4:27 p.m.

Meh, u made me read a stupid question :D

May 9, 2015 | 12:59 a.m.

Loved the first hand :)

April 8, 2015 | 12:13 a.m.

Lol he spent the first 7 minutes of the vid explaining the same concept over and over :D
Watch it again

April 8, 2015 | 12:13 a.m.

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