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Post | IRichardI posted in Other: Live reads

I'll be playing more of these soft 300 dollar deepstack freezeouts at the local casino that I dipped my toes in this week. I was quite suprised at how erratic these villains were, quick example was this hand from early on:

150BB effective we raise 108o from the button villain calls

Flop 1042 goes check check
Turn K we bet somewhere under half pot and gets raised 4x, we end up calling
River Q goes check check and villain shows down Q3o

The hand that got me thinking I might have to work with live reads as an exploit was a big hand I lost later in the tournament, blinds were 300/600 and we were about 42k deep. Loose early position guy raised to 1200 and with AJo we accidently threw in the wrong chips raising to 2200 from the HJ, button who we already sorta knew was erratic and somewhat fishy called from the button and EP raiser called as well.

Flop was AQ4 two spades and we bet 4k, at this point I remember button looking genuinely conflicted about the flop but he ended up calling,
Turn was an offsuit 3 and normally I wouldn't double barrel I think but I went with my flop read and again bet 7k which villain quickly called.
River was the 6 of spades completing the flushdraw and I remember at the time i expected villain to have a bunch of queens and worse aces as well as the occasional flushdraw in his range so I ended up checking, villain instashoves for something like 16k and we end up folding somewhat quickly.

Villain tables J6o and that one did sort of hurt. I did read him as weak on the flop and come to think of it I don't think most peole who don't actively put thought into how they want to be percieved instacalls turn on a flushdraw but rather needs a few seconds before calling in my experience.

Now obviously I am going to get bluffed occasionally and putting people calling small 3bets on J6o isn't what I'm after either but I'm curious, what kind of resources can I look into for some more insight into live reads on the average joe casino player. I believe my intuition is quite good and i've had good results just letting them punt off stacks into me with ranges that are too bluff heavy but I'd like to take it one step further

Aug. 19, 2017 | 1:15 p.m.

So about a week ago i played my largest ever cashgame pot, it was after a tournament and the only game that was running that late was a 20/20/40 SEK PLO game (forced straddle to 40) . one usd is about 8-8.5 something SEK so the game was something like 2,5/2,5/5 , just divide all following numbers by 8 if that helps.

I changed 3000 of my winnings for chips and sat down with 2k leaving 1k to top up if needed.This was probably a mistake I didn't fully realise at the time just how big the game would play and I think i should've gone for a 4k buyin, it's supposingly a 20/20 game but it's basically a glorified 20/40 game, the straddle carries no extra intimidation to these players.

Early on I played a 4567ds hand where I shoved for my last PSB on 378rainbow and binked a 4 river against two callers and at that point i was up to 6,5k..ish

the big hand that got me thinking was a restraddled hand to 80 and we were forced to act with AAK5 single suited, I'm not super happy playing this out of position so I went for the good all limp -> smash -> pray strategy. I called 80, guy behind me called 80, button made it 320, straddle called 320, we called pot to 1700 and both button and straddle called, flop was 234 two clubs (we have ace of clubs but not fd) all things considered relatively gin for us considering the circumstances.

Straddle shoved 0,4x pot into us, we put in our last 4,2k and button called. BB had K1086 for a flushdraw and button managed to put in 1700 pre with 233J with two clubs.

Unfortunately our straight did not hold and we lost both runouts to turned and rivered flushes (this duck had how many clubs again?...)

So my questions are these:

  1. How would you play this particular hand vs villains who are likely to pressure your whole stack too wide? (by playing big pots too wide pre and stabbing many flops, no neccesarily overvaluing their hand beyond that postflop)

  2. How would you adjust to this type of soft but aggressive game?

Aug. 16, 2017 | 11:13 a.m.

I'm curious about your logic saying 54o isn't a profitable jam against an 11BB villain, especially at the ft bubble. What kind of calling range do you give villain to claim that it's not? Or do you feel it's a clear fold/limp spot since you're limping so much of your range and can't have both the limps and the respectable jamming range?

July 11, 2017 | 11:25 a.m.

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