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80 points

Seems alright, very credibly reps AA/KK, and you have decent equity when called.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 11:19 p.m.

I think the fact that you're dominated by his range pre is massively outweighed by the fact you can outplay his postflop and you will be able to get 200bb in relatively easily when you have value hands against his top pairs ect.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 11:16 p.m.

Generally prefer a 3bet pre unless the straddler is someone you want to keep in the pot.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 11:14 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on MTT study group

Sorry if I never replied to anyone as there was an overwhelming number of responses.

Dec. 28, 2016 | 10:12 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on 16 bad beat a day

You did call a 3 bet with 82o...

Oct. 7, 2016 | 10:24 a.m.

Hey, where do you play in London? I've played mostly at the Hippodrome, but 2/5 doesn't always run. Where would you recommend?

Sept. 29, 2016 | 11:43 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on MTT study group

thanks for the recommendation!

Sept. 27, 2016 | 1:49 p.m.

Interesting spot, if villain always has 22-77 its a call, but once villain starts shoving Ax as well and other hands its a fold. In one of Jason Koons videos he calls a 25bb shove in the bb with T9o because he suspects the villain always has a small pair and he's doing well enough against that range that T9o is a call even for 25bbs.

Because the btn only has 2bb the shove is weaker than it would otherwise be and its only for 16bb effective so I think this is a call.

Sept. 26, 2016 | 11:14 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on KQs UTG

You could also call, but shoving is much better than folding.

Sept. 26, 2016 | 11:11 p.m.

Post | Riverbanged posted in MTT: MTT study group

I’m making an MTT Skype group, I’m looking for players playing midstakes+ to talk about hands, strategy and general poker.

I’m currently playing mtts ranging from $11-215, with most of my volume being between 22-55, but I’m looking to move up as my roll increases.

I play under a variety of screen names, such as ‘Riverbanged’ on Stars. Apotheosis92 actually reviewed a hand history of mine on 888 here on RIO.


I’m looking for a group of players that are playing seriously and work on their game regularly. I’d like the chat to be active and for everyone to work together for everyone to improve their game. So please don’t join if you’re not going to be active.

Post/send me a PM with your screen name, stakes and skypename and I’ll add you!

Sept. 26, 2016 | 9:18 p.m.

While you do have better hands to call with some % of the time, people just spaz out way too often, especially at the $16.50 buy in level. I think just flick it in and expect to run into boats some of the time, but you'll also see random Tx, straights, worse flushes and some bluffs as well.

Sept. 25, 2016 | 11:15 p.m.

Yeah I think you played it fine, as played you definitely call off, even against top set you have 42% equity, sucks if he has a dominating draw but so be it.

Sept. 25, 2016 | 11:11 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on Live 1/2

If they assume you have aces every time you 3 bet why dont you 3 bet bluff loads?

Sept. 22, 2016 | 11:31 a.m.

Post | Riverbanged posted in NLHE: Zoom winrates

I've been thinking about transitioning from mtts to cash and I was wondering what possible winrates there are at various zoom stakes.
What winrates are you guys winning/think is possible at 50,100 and 200nl zoom?

Sept. 21, 2016 | 9 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on Live 1/2

Firstly I hate the preflop flat, seeing a 4 way flop out of position is terrible with aces, and squeezing out of the big blind is such a dream situation here. Its a great spot to bluff 3bet so 3betting with aces wont get much credit. I would make it $35 preflop. (+its live 1/2 so no one will fold).

As played however, I would checkraise the flop but much larger, by raising to 55 from 25 you give your opponents 6-1 to call. This prices them in with flushdraws, straight draws ect... I would raise to maybe $125. This would mean the pot would be $315 on the turn and you can jam in your remaining $265. This gives your hand protection from flushdraws ect but also value from Qx.

Sept. 21, 2016 | 8:56 p.m.

Better late than never.... European had J5ss... misclick...

Sept. 18, 2016 | 11:50 a.m.

She opened UTG+2 and I flatted the Hijack. If I was in villians position I think you can call AK, but AQ is very marginal.

Sept. 17, 2016 | 12:39 p.m.

Here is a pretty standard hand in the $320 8 max WCOOP, villain is kittymstat who is Kitty Kuo. I think preflop, flop and turn are completely standard. However my question is how big should I bet on the river? I have literally no bluffs in this situation, so I decided to bet small enough that I can rep AJ-AQ and hope villain calls with those kinds of hands which they should fold to a 5k bet. Thoughts?

[7d 7c]

kittymstar: raises 250 to 450
Riverbanged: calls 450
* FLOP [8d 7h Ac]
kittymstar: bets 910
Riverbanged: calls 910
TURN [8d 7h Ac] [2s]
kittymstar: bets 2200
Riverbanged: calls 2200
RIVER * [8d 7h Ac 2s] [6s]
kittymstar: checks
Riverbanged: bets 2519

Sept. 15, 2016 | 4:31 p.m.

Personally I like live 6+ multitabling videos as its often the really marginal hands that would get cut out of a handhistory that I think are most useful for me.

Sept. 8, 2016 | 7:44 p.m.

How's 2016 treating you?

Aug. 31, 2016 | 9:26 a.m.

I personally really like these videos, because there's enough action and I find the really marginal quick decisions that you make more interesting than reviewing one or two spots in great detail. I would love to see more of this style!

Aug. 15, 2016 | 5:48 a.m.

My personal favourite style of video are live videos playing 6-10 tables. BetudontBet style - lots of action and spots.

July 1, 2016 | 12:54 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on UEFA EURO 2016

Point proven. ffs England, why are you so shit?

June 27, 2016 | 9:22 p.m.

but if you think they only have QQ+ why isnt folding QQ an option?

June 25, 2016 | 10:56 p.m.

If you think that big reraise means only QQ+, why wouldn't you just fold Queens? that makes no sense

June 25, 2016 | 10:35 a.m.

easy fold on the flop

June 21, 2016 | 8:52 p.m.

I haven't got gunnars but I bought a similar (but cheaper) product on amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duco-Ergonomic-Advanced-Computer-Transparent/dp/B00L26W6MQ/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1466541871&sr=8-3&keywords=duco+glasses
I think they are helpful and can definitely be a benefit when playing a long session, only problem is they get dirty and smudge very easily. But for £20 you can't go wrong really. Just try them out and see if you like wearing them. :)

June 21, 2016 | 8:47 p.m.

RunItOnce mainly focuses on online poker, but there are some great live videos, and the concepts for online play can definitely be transferred to playing live.

If I was you I would focus on some of the essential MTT coaches such as Paul Senter or Espen Sorlie, but they would all be applicable. I think live videos may be the best for you, try to watch videos where they play less tables so you can keep up :).
If you watch a video and pause after every 'spot' and think about what the coach said and why, rewind the video to go over something again and try and understand why they are choosing the actions they are taking. I find it can be very helpful to pause a video and think what I would do in a certain situation and then continue watching and hear the coaches thought process. Also taking notes from a video can be very helpful.

As for software I would just forget about that for now as its not going to be a productive use of your time. Just focus on playing lots of tournaments and getting experience while watching videos. If you are playing online, post lots of handhistories in the threads here on RunItOnce and people will always help. You could do this for live hands aswell but its harder to remember the exact hand, with stacksizes ect...

June 18, 2016 | 9:56 a.m.

Without any bounties assuming villain is shoving a perfect GTO range with 11.5bbs, 22+,A2s+Q9s+ ect... then we should be calling 33+,A3s+,A8o+,KTs+,QJs. So even without a bounty this should be very slightly +EV unless you have specific reads that he's shoving tight. So with any kind of bounty I think this is a clear call. The only except would be if losing the 20k would mean you no longer covered many other players with big bounties, then I think you can fold to try and 'bounty hunt'.

June 15, 2016 | 3:15 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on Poker 'n' Stuff

Just a random tip but you can get an addon for chrome so it changes your location to the US so you can use US Netflix which has a far greater choice of films/tv. Worth checking out the US version before you cancel it :)

June 15, 2016 | 1:54 p.m.

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