Just want to thank you for this video ben ! Just love it as im a micro stakes grinders who wanted to have an opinion on this stakes by an elite coach ! So thanks so much for the value of this video in my life ! will try to apply your advices
Jan. 14, 2020 | 12:13 a.m.
Hello Ryan , After 2 years out of RIO this is the first video I watch and I can say it completly resonate with me. Thanks so much for your work . Very nice video and I love the spirit of it . Nice work man.
Jan. 9, 2019 | 8:33 a.m.
I think I don't like to put 78s in my 3bet range (BB) with no metagame against random players.
I rather just call and play the hand post flop.I loose less chips if things doesnt go well.Kind of small ball basic strategy .
Few reasons :
- How players will perceive your range?
-What hands they call with this stack size?
They are too short to commit in 3bet spot with marginal hands and be probably more tight .
-You loose the equity of your hands if they 4bet/ shove.
-7d8d doesnt play good enough post flop against theirs calling range in 3bet pot .You need to hit a good board to make a 3bet +cbet profitable.
-If I just call i keep more hands in my range and I can try to represents more hands effectively post flop (if I decide to bluff)
I agree this could be the perfect play against regs later in tournament where you can apply more pressure people be more likely to do mistake.
May 16, 2016 | 2:08 p.m.
I feel like shoving here is not a good idea.
If we assume that veaaa is a good player even if he got a high 3b stats i dont think he would 3bet light with European on the buttom 60BB stack and also you supposed to be tight from the HJ.
Veeaa got 26BB he cant 3bet with a lot of hands here. He probably know that.
I also think that veaaa as No calling range in that spot just because European will 3bet often or play is position .
Can you analyse that spot with Icmizer ?
When he 3bet :
I found KQ is a fold here we should push only this range : (3.8%) TT+,AQs+,AKo
I gave him that 3bet range : 77+,A5s+,ATo+,KTs+,QJs
and i think its very loose . (I would 3bet 99+ AQs+ ; KQs)
You got a perfect analyse of veeaaa and European so we can assume they have a good idea of your image and your range in this spot too. If he know you tight from the HJ He should only 3bet calling you so.. For me it's a good fold.
what I found interesting is that spot is we can only raise fold KQ or maybe 4bet /fold ? .
Because we can't shove and call a 3bet will put you in a very tough spot .
I can't think about folding pre, but this hand is very uncomfortable.What do you think ?
Can you take a look for me please ?
Dec. 15, 2015 | 3:06 p.m.
If you think you have the best hand turn ... why folding river ?
I agree that your hand had a range advantage postflop/ flop but when you checking turn
You also kind of showing weakness of your hand and that could induce some bluffs.
THe 2 river doesnt change anything for me .
The sizing seems to be value but i feel like we got goods pot odds to call based on what you think about your oppenent.
Thanks for the video !
Dec. 13, 2015 | 3:29 p.m.
And sorry I forgot to say I like your style on the video just paused it for this hands but it's very good to see you review your session. I feel like we got a more deep analys and you are very clear . I like it .
Thanks for your work .
Nov. 27, 2015 | 2:01 p.m.
5:31 I like the fold on the flop pretty standard but i feel like we could do other things too.
I like calling very wide on the buttom and raise low board vs co and HJ stealers or passive players.
We can represent more hands with our range that he does ( JJ-22,A9s-A2s,KQs,KTs,QTs+,JTs,T9s,98s,87s,76s,65s,54s,KdJd,AJo-ATo,KQo) . So I would raise his cbet and hope he snap fold more than 50% of the time. Because people just fold a lot to your r /flop when you have a tight image.
If he call we can still double barrel and represent a very strong hand and he will have a very tough decision on the turn or we can check and give up if the board getting uggly .
Because he dont have that much low card in his range 55+,A2s+,KQs,KTs,QTs,A8o+,KQo
I dont think he would raise hands like 65,78s on the HJ.
We have to think about if he raise /folding hands or raise calling the short stack BB shove . That's change the range a lot . (raise calling range 77+,A8s+,KTs+,ATo+,KQo)
6h5h2d Can you tell me what you think about that board with our range vs His range ?
IF a diamond hit the turn would you bet or check ? What's the best sizing ?
Nov. 27, 2015 | 1:59 p.m.
30:15 min I think it's a good spot to bluff even if He call with Ax because this will show him that we dont only bet when we have value hands.
It maybe encourage him to hero call us when we have actually the nuts later .
Nov. 19, 2015 | 4:33 a.m.
Hi john Great video again.
I dont understand why you dont raise all in on the turn with K8s?
his sizing (3/4 pot) make me feel like he would not fold his hand and we dont want the board become scary at the river. + it's a 3bet pot . He can have some KQs,KJs,77/99 .
He may have missclicked preflop ?
Oct. 16, 2015 | 12:49 p.m.
Very good video . Good Contents.I like the topic of stack sizes .
I would have liked to see more hands on the game 10-25 BB reshove / raise x .
And what are our options to defend when we are SB and BB between 35-40BB .
Thanks for the video and all the work !