Very insightful video. You're a great example of the attitude, intelligence and well rounded approach needed to succeed in poker. Unfortunately most young people that get into poker don't have these attributes, although they think they do.
The brutal downswing patch you recently went through is also something most people won't be able to deal with.
The other thing that is worth considering is that it seems like poker is a profession that you need to love to be able to maintain the grind. This is easy at the start, but 10 years on this passion wanes and its hard to stay at the top if the passion goes. Its also hard to go and work a 'normal' job, all be it impossible after playing poker for10 years.
Your point about purchasing power was worth noting. The 17 year old kid from brazil where the average wage is $600pm, now has great incentive to grind and play poker.
June 30, 2020 | 2:28 a.m.
A6 on AA4 @18:50
In hindsight are you happy with river call @ 40%?
I would have thought somewhere between 0 and 5? maybe less
From a snowie perspective he mixes your hand on flop but mostly raises
As played, call river 9%, so in practice should probably just be pure fold?
For vilain its almost pure call vs flop raise
As played almost pure check turn
As played jam river
So seems like he's just taking some high stakes player to value town:(
July 24, 2019 | 7:15 a.m.
I guess i didn't explain my point and that is in both situations on the river our range benefits from block, eg 1/4 pot, but in the srp scenario snowie deems it a polar spot and bets pot with only hands better then Kx.
I don't see why we wouldn't use 1/4 pot here as well?
June 12, 2019 | 1:49 p.m.
we open lj 2.5bb
cbet 1/2 pot, call
bet pot, call
If we run the same board but as 3betting from bb vs co, snowie will block range on the river.
In the above hand snowie pots a polarized range.
Can someone explain to me why.
I think the spots and equities are quite similar.
June 12, 2019 | 4:21 a.m.
flop is dependent on fish tendencies as to wether or not we raise, call is fine
turn you know what should be coming on river once you call the 20k
river, prob a 0ev bluff catch spot, you can't have the nut flush as he's only jamming river with As so u near top of range
against most easy fold, against some randomize call to keep him honest
Aug. 2, 2018 | 2:07 p.m.
keeping your word is important, even if the task is not. Kudos.
April 19, 2018 | 3:26 p.m.
Thanks for the video.
Can you elaborate on the largish 3bet size from sb.
I get big from bb but would have thought we have to size down a little with sb linear range?
Dec. 22, 2017 | 6:30 a.m.
first of all i think you should give thought to how your range and villains range match up on this board
being 5/10 live im guessing neither of you really know and are both concerned w dynamic
its unlikely you have 4bet any of the flopped sets or straights, sb who is prob a fish has all sets and straights, bb can have top set and straight and who knows the other sets
bb may still have all op if he plays a pure flatting srat here (prob just 5bets AA live like everyone else)
if bet id go 1/2 sb stack so if he shoves it puts bb under pressure as he should know it reopens betting for you
i think bet is fine w short stack involved
if bb is aggro and going to start cr barreling off i might xb given i think he has slight range advantage
as played turn is villain dependent
getting odds on the call to hit flush but we may be drawing dead
river is obviously a snap fold but you've elected to call because of the crazy live dynamic i mentioned before
March 10, 2017 | 5:28 p.m.
Great topic choice.
Personally id find it really helpful if you were able to run through some different stack depths as well to observe if and how much strategies change.
March 1, 2017 | 8:38 a.m.
37:10 AQcc facing open and 3bet
You have said before you play a 4bet or fold strat in these spots, do you think this is optimal or simply easiest? Similar situation as 3bet or fold from sb.
As stack sizes became deeper would you implement a cold call range?
I play high stakes live poker where stacks can range from 100-1000bb. Even after many years im still unsure about whether i should be playing a mixed strat or pure call or pure 4bet strat. 4betting w AA obv makes sense but if we are only doing this holding and some Ax bluffs then our range is obv capped on most flops. Appreciate any thoughts on the subject.
Thanks for all your videos btw, incredible content and explanations.
Aug. 25, 2016 | 10:26 a.m.
Interesting video as always
If youre open to it, would appreciate hearing your story with alcohol and what prompted you to give it up and how your life is different since
May 20, 2016 | 2:59 a.m.
i think roughly u getting 3:1?
r u good here 25% of the time?
in theory this is a snap call but in reality some villains only have kk here. only u can figure it out, we not there.
im only ever folding with the sickest read of all time which u probably dont have.
March 13, 2016 | 4:43 p.m.
A few things
Personally i would consider this 100bb, not 250.
Generally getting the max amount of money in pre w aa is the most plus ev line, but how you want to construct your pf frequencies is another matter, so too is taking into account villain tendencies.
As played i dont understand the donk at all, you have decided to flat w AA for range balance or to exploit your opponents tendencies of perhaps being to bluffy/aggro, then decided to donk, the opposite strategy of preflop?
Nov. 10, 2015 | 6:25 p.m.
you call 33 from sb v b open and fold vs bb squeeze 300bb deep.
Are you calling this hand in position?
Whats the worse pair you call in this spot?
Oct. 31, 2015 | 2:06 a.m.
As an overall strategy it makes sense that when u hold the A blocker, u can raise larger, however not at 100 percent, otherwise when u dont bomb it u will obv b capped
im quite sure sauce has discussed nf blocker in a hh or vid in some detail, cant recall where sorry
i cant c what flushes u should have on river as played, except A high that have checked back flop for sd, A10hh etc, so u r now repping nuts but dont hold the A, not that this necessarily matters but id prefer it.
I would bet flop and barrel this runnout