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actually he has almost 15bb misread stacks

March 27, 2018 | 6:28 p.m.

19 min in with 23bb on button and 55 and dom in bb with 13bb, would you shove pre there sometimes and if so how often?

March 27, 2018 | 6:28 p.m.

last hand I think macfarland straddled and didn't open raise. What do you think about keiths limp and lead if it was a straddled pot?

March 26, 2018 | 9:51 p.m.

Awesome thanks that helps, I play mostly live plo as my main game and would rather go play it for 2-3 hours and sign up later anyways and always felt I was making a +$ev overall decision but didn't know if I actually was.

March 24, 2018 | 6:22 p.m.

I generally play live cash games and for me like to late reg because ill play cash before or after. In this case I had fired twice at day 1a (which was max) and couldn't play day 1b because of obligations so this was my last option.
thanks for the responses, I thought it would be too complex a question to get an exact answer without looking at the structure and payouts, and was trying to see if I was lighting money on fire or making a good decision. Thanks

March 19, 2018 | 7:41 p.m.

yeah that's what I meant, I don't know pay out structure just know that 10% field cashed. I was more so just trying to figure out if it was good to buy in or not this late, I think it took about 2 hours, which was 2 levels to hit the money if that helps. I know having the starting stack on the bubble would be worth far more than what it costs, and I think this concept will extend outward but I'm not sure how far or if that's correct.

March 18, 2018 | 7:39 p.m.

Post | soggybottoms posted in MTT: Late reg in tourneys

There’s a 1675 wsop circuit event near me and you can reg day two with 20k at 1500/3000 blinds, does anyone know how to calculate the ev of that stack at these blinds? 685 players started and 143 remain and there will probably be 10-15 people buying in today if that helps.

March 12, 2018 | 6:21 p.m.

LLinus who was at the door?

Jan. 27, 2018 | 8:31 p.m.

9987cc top left 6 min in, I know you said flop cbet could go either way but I'm wondering if maybe this hand should be bet more often because you will rarely get raised and can you can shove 57810 turns and get him off a lot of Axxx, also when checked it seems like there will be a lot more tough situations where you could end up folding too much equity

Jan. 22, 2018 | 11:36 p.m.

24567ccccc is flush in 2-7 not low, in badeucy it plays as 2-7 hand?

Dec. 16, 2017 | 6:45 p.m.

You're whole life is a fucking short time decision.
Great stuff man

Jan. 28, 2017 | 10:04 p.m.

Looking for a high stakes 10/20+ player/coach to analyze database. Any suggestions?

Feb. 17, 2016 | 6:28 a.m.

ok cool thank you that makes sense

Oct. 20, 2015 | 10:56 p.m.

Post | soggybottoms posted in Chatter: GTO, balance question

This is probably very basic but lets say a player is playing a GTO strategy and is balanced in all spots. If his opponent is indifferent to calling or folding then how is he actually profiting?
1 in pot player 1 pots it. He has 2/3rd value and 1/3 bluffs so is balanced. How does he actually profit?

Oct. 20, 2015 | 8:45 p.m.

Post | soggybottoms posted in PLO: live hand 5/10/25

In the 25 straddle with 4k.

Button is a tightish reg pro but isn't much of a plo player. He's not tricky. Straightforward. 

HJ opens to 75. button calls. I call bb with AKK2ss. 

Flop jh 7s 4c. (all 4k eff) pot = $240

The original raiser is an oldish guy who plays fit or fold against me post but spewy pre. 

I decide to lead 175. i would check fold this hand sometimes. check call sometimes. If neither player has a flop raising range other than JJxx.. Thoughts on leading and how it fits into our range post? 

button calls. pot  $600 Turn 2 c

He's never folding the turn and i don't think he has a turn raising range in this spot. other than a slowplayed JJxx.  I haven't ran any numbers but pretty sure i have greater than 50% eq vs his range but not sure. 

I bet 600. thoughts? And at this point what Rivers are u betting? I don't see him ever turning anything into a bluff vs me. He definitely thinks i'm capable and would expect him to look me up light some. 

Hand - going to the river 

$1800 Jh 7s 4c ..... 2c 

Our hand is AKK2ss (Have the Kc as well) 


Aug. 11, 2014 | 11:41 p.m.

33/66 or air. 

July 6, 2014 | 9:39 a.m.

the hand where you had 97 in 3 bet pot. on the J turn. What hands are you check calling the turn with? and what would be your thought process going into the river against this opponent.  Awesome video. 

June 25, 2014 | 5:59 a.m.

Comment | soggybottoms commented on 10-20 line check

3 bet pre seems like something I would do about every other hand 2+ years ago. Care to elaborate why you chose to 3 bet in this particular spot? 

June 4, 2014 | 1:27 a.m.

Call pre. This is hardly debatable. Lead turn. 

June 4, 2014 | 1:23 a.m.

Comment | soggybottoms commented on Scoop $27 1r1a

It was a poker video and fwiw I probably wouldn't wear what your planning on wearing. 

May 22, 2014 | 6:34 p.m.

Comment | soggybottoms commented on Scoop $27 1r1a

@ 20:00 with the qjo hand. Do you ever just jam the turn? 

May 22, 2014 | 4:28 a.m.

Just curious how much tougher the games on stars have gotten since BF. (haven't played on PS since) What do you think a top player can make these days 4 tabling 1-2, 2-4, 3-6?

March 8, 2014 | 3:13 a.m.

i thought the video was one of the best i've seen in a really long time. I think everyone should try the webcam approach. it helps connect to the video and the person making it. 

Aug. 11, 2013 | 8:13 p.m.

Do you ever think Adam is calling you with worse if you raise?.... This is just a ridiculously obvious call IMO unless he has like 1-20bbs back. It's hard for him to have a boat but meh. It's not that big of a difference (calling or raising) especially since these tourneys are usually incredibly soft.. Id call and expect him to snap muck 

July 9, 2013 | 7:45 a.m.

1) I don't open limp that often if ever but limping behind isn't bad when your playing really deep in certain situations. I'm also not so sure why you think flatting is bad.

2) certain situations this is just flat out wrong. ex:  Huge fish that literally can't fold postflop  opens to 40 playing 5 10nl. 500bbs effective in cutoff and folds to you in the bb with q5ss. Start calling.

3) I don't think this is particularly bad but If i'm folding its 22-66. Again it's not quite as technical as playing 100bb stacks online where its been mathematically proven that it is hard to do. Poker becomes less and less solvable the deeper stacks get. (lefort)

4) I wouldn't say 3 betting weak players with 57s is wrong or bad but I wouldn't say, " i'm doing this with this hand every time". Adjust to your opponents, think about their tendencies. There is no shame in calling and playing a hand against an opponent post flop.

5) Again.. I don't think this is bad but you can get yourself into some really sticky spots with speculative hands this deep. The whole 3 and 4 betting wars are pretty unnecessary when your playing really deep live. You aren't making a ton of money pre flop playing 500's bb's deep. 3 and 4 betting become less and less effective the deeper you are. Your edge will show itself exploiting players post flop.

6) If i'm oop I play fairly tight in spots like this when its against good players. Play 100% of the time when there is a fish in the pot. No I do not 4 bet.

also u said u flat 100-200 bb deep with hands like 910s but u 3 bet 500 bbs So your just inflating pots non stop with 910s all day long? What about when someone opens the cutoff and two fish are in the blinds and your on the button with 44 or 910ss? Certainly you don't just auto 3 bet?


Anyway... your afraid to play postflop this deep is all it comes down to. That's the biggest problem. Your not trying to get in 1000bb's pre or even 1000's bb post flop. You are in a position to maximize value and you have ammunition in front of you to do it. Your in a hand, you assess your opponents range, think about his tendencies, think about your own range and what it looks like to your opponent, choose a bet size, go for it. You don't have to get 1000's bb's in post flop when u flop bottom set if the situation doesn't warrant it. Trust yourself. Live poker and deepstacked poker is so much more awesome than 100bb solved poker.

July 2, 2013 | 4:02 a.m.

Phil on the hand where you c/r 89. If Kanu had called how often are you bluffing the river when you miss? Lets say the river is 2d. pot ~5500 If you are bluffing what is your bet size in a spot like this? i'm assuming you get your number from "what value hands could I have and what would I bet with those hands"?

I don't have anyway to run any ranges or anything on the computer i'm using but without completely dissecting the hand. It seems like almost all rivers he is calling a bet if he calls this turn C/R. So a portion of his range is clubs. On a club river he is calling obv. some of his range is a made hand and he's calling all non club rivers and with some of this range he's calling all rivers. The other part is 89/j9 I guess. I get confused in spots like this.


awesome video

June 15, 2013 | 1:45 a.m.

yeah agreed. Anyway.. river bricked off and it went check check. V1 had AK. v2 had a King as well.

June 2, 2013 | 4:59 a.m.

Nma- there isn't going to be a side pot to play for. Villain one is never going to jam bricked draws. And he's never betting or jamming a worse king. 

June 1, 2013 | 2:13 p.m.

Fish and I were 25k effective 

May 31, 2013 | 11:34 p.m.

Post | soggybottoms posted in NLHE: Live 10/20 turn spot

Villain 1 Russian pro on the tighter side but seems to be a button clicker in some spots. I've seen him flat my utg raise. call 300 into 390 on a 1042 rainbow board with 77 then bet 740 on a J turn. He also 3 bet the biggest calling station fish of all time at the table with 72 out of the bb just to do it. He flopped a pair and won the pot. Other than these two hands we've played 7 hours or so and he's played very tag.

 Villain 2 just sat but looks like a middle aged fish.

 The table Fish limps utg. another limp. folds to me on the button and I make it 160 with Kh Qs. Villain 1 calls SB. Villain 2 calls BB. Fish calls. mp limp calls  5 way to the flop.

 Flop Kd8d4h. ($800)

Checks to me I bet 540. Villain 1 calls. Villain 2 calls.

Villain 1 6k effective Villain 2 1200 left.

 Turn 9h

 Villain 1 leads 1200.Villain 2 calls.

  Villain 1 I certainly feel like AK is a part of Villain's 1 range. and that's pretty much the only hand that beats me other than k9. All Kx heart combos are gone ( I have K hearts). Assuming he raises all sets on board this wet etc etc.

 Villain 2. Seems like his range is weighted towards combo draws on the flop to me but fish do weird stuff sometimes and flat to see if a diamond peels off. So maybe he just has a bad king which pretty much takes away all kx combos  for Villain 1. On the turn Villain 2 snap called the 1200 btw. Most of the time fish will sigh and waste time with a draw before calling. When he snap calls makes me feel like villain 1 most likely has some combo draw.  So 1200 to me 4840 in the pot.  Call/ Raise/ Fold ? Calling or raising seems perfectly fine to me. I called but I think raising is better.  I don't personally think this is worthy of a post but some people said they would fold and I just think that's absolutely absurd. If you would please explain AND please be critical on my thought process.

May 31, 2013 | 8:12 p.m.

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