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Yeah to echo what Phil said, double paired hands are a) rare and b) going to continue vs any reasonable size choice here.

Aug. 25, 2016 | 10:31 p.m.

Phil- been wondering this for a while, but you use a huge number of color codes. I know you'll sometimes mention as a one off what a certain color means (ie dark green is someone folding the BB a lot). Curious if you could give a quick breakdown of what each color is.

July 21, 2016 | 12:28 a.m.

Was going to ask about this spot as well. Against a top 15% range, this hand has ~47.5% heads up, and including a 50% opening range for button (have no idea what takechip is actually opening, but just guessing here), then we're still behind. So I believe folding is correct here.

Next, they mention if hand was double suited and / or more connected it's probably getting cold 4bet. Quick sims of KQQ5ds vs their ranges shows you're pushing a bit of equity. If you have something like KQQJds you're pushing even more equity and KQQJss then you're slightly worse off than KQQ5ds but hand probably plays well enough.

So in general their intuition seemed correct about this spot.

July 21, 2016 | 12:27 a.m.


July 1, 2016 | 9:32 p.m.

those non-UTG straddle variants are so annoying

June 16, 2016 | 9:32 a.m.

great video

May 3, 2016 | 10:52 p.m.

I'm interested to know how you would play various hands here. Would you always use the 480 sizing here?

Consider if you had
KKTx with at least one fd
KKTx no fd
KKxx with at least one fd
KKxx no fd
AJTx no flush draw
JT98 no flush draws

April 18, 2013 | 11:10 p.m.

Man what a shitty flop against his exact hand. FYL. I don't mind the play pre as part of your overall strategy, since most people will just pot/call tons of boards. Interesting to see what line he takes here if flop is 223r or similar. What about 22Tfd or 227r etc?

April 18, 2013 | 11:04 p.m.

So, the way I see this, he can have AcTc and KcTc pre. What do you think about him having AcXc. He can't have the Ac5c because you have the 5, but do you think he can have Ac9c Ac8c? What about the ones that flop more gutters (Ac4c etc).

I doubt he wouldn't 4bet AcKc put it's possible. Stuff like Kc9c is probably not flatting you OOP (please challenge this is you think he will call this?).

Of those hands, don't you think he raises the flop quite frequently with them? I probably would not fold this in the moment but I think it is very close vs. a great player like fish2013.

April 18, 2013 | 10:58 p.m.

surely all flushes are equal from Viktor's perspective here.

March 29, 2013 | 12:14 a.m.

Comment | twoshae commented on 10/20 NL Live
Fold. I have seen live players do this and they ALWAYS have it IME. you are likely drawing to 2 to 8 outs.

March 28, 2013 | 11:59 p.m.

I think this is an easy fold PF, fold to 3b too. I would make my decision on the river 100% based on the player :/

March 27, 2013 | 7:25 a.m.

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