# TheWhale

2 points

As always a very good video, you´re defientelly the top coach for NL at RIO.

Regarding the last hand, the risk/reward of the bluff is not equal to a regular spot due to the fact that he is always chopping when it goes c/c on river, whereas a normal bluff looses with an high proportion. Assuming you´re never folding anything worse than the board he therefore bets 200 to win 50.

Regarding the math it´s a really interesting spot and I´m not really sure how to calculate it. In normal spots we win the pot when we succed with a bluffcatch. In this spot we either chop with one portion of our range and win full pot with the other (>8s). We therefore must have some >8xs in our range in order to not make him freerolling the river bet. And I believe the a frequency is not possible to solve if we dont know the proportion of >9s in our range. I might very well be wrong though. Anyone else who has an idea of the spot?

### Feb. 1, 2018 | 1:04 p.m.

Post | TheWhale posted in MTT: Learning shortstack play

Hi!

I´m a cash player who recently has started to take up tournaments to be able to play them on the live tour. What I feel is that I have an giant edge as long as there is no ICM pressure and big stack depths. When the stack depth decreases to <30-40 I really struggle with open ranges, 3b ranges and so on. So there is a ton of improvement which could be done there and that I need to develop to be able to play on the circuit quite frequently. What I wonder is what kind of tools are you MTT players use to create different ranges and what kind of tips you would have to improve ones shortstack play?

Appreciate any help!

### Dec. 20, 2017 | 1:51 p.m.

I definitely would like to have a very small sizing. Tops 2x the last raise and probably smaller. On the top of my head I would like to call TT-JJ, AQ. 4 bet: QQ+, Ak, KQ, AJ, AT. The biggest problem is off course that our calling range is easily read but I doubt a lot of players will be noticing this.