1. You 3b shove A7o from BB. Do you think calling there is a higher EV play? Is this hand your low freq shove there? Given we are close to bubble, maybe lower variance and take a flop in most situations there?
July 20, 2018 | 10:46 p.m.
Great video and looking forward to more.
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April 26, 2018 | 7:50 p.m.
A lot of interesting spots. Many players are deep
1. Your 22 hand vs Ssick_One at 12 min: If turn was A and he shoves, what do you do? He can't really have worse in that spot almost never right?
2. What do you make of Sam's shove at 17 min when you had ATo in HJ? He is shoving almost 70bb effective there. It's kind not easy to figure out his range there..
April 14, 2018 | 6:45 p.m.
Sam, your A9o shove from SB at 55 min. Is it approaching the bubble or ITM? If you are approaching bubble, don't you think you should tighten up there against a stack that covers you? You may be +0.3BB chip EV on this shove but this becomes a fold if we are on the bubble right?
March 21, 2017 | 8:31 p.m.
Sam, I am posting a hand history from a live tournament close to the bubble spot that I am not sure about.
Live tournament, 21 players left and 18 cash. Min cash is about 3x the buy in.
I am in SB with TT and about 19BB stack. HJ opens for 2.5BB, Button 3b to 7BB.
Some more info:
1. Not much info on HJ player but he had about 30BB stack and I only saw him play one hand for past 20 min (time I was at that table).
2. Button is top 1-2 chip leaders and has been active. 3b at least once before, called shove with 33 vs 12BB stack. During my time at the table, he talked a lot about how he was winning all flips and sucked out on people for past 5 hours.
3. There is at least 1 player with about 10BB on my table and few more players on other tables. So, if I fold I will be cruising towards top 18 and $$.
4. I decided to cold 4b shove as I was thinking that Button's range could be wide given he just won a decent pot and is close to being chip leaders.
5. Result is not important but after my 4b shove, Button called with AKo and I was out in 21st place.
Sam, what are your thoughts on this spot? For chip EV, I think it is a shove, but given that we were 3 away from $$, I think a fold is more reasonable. My 19 BB stack simply has too much value and losing it is much worse as far as ICM vs doubling up.
March 9, 2017 | 7:14 p.m.
Excellent video sir!
Couple questions about your opponent's (IP) range there. Why do you not have 99 in his range? Also, Do you think hands like TT and JJ would cbet turn to protect as well (at least some percentage of the time?), so some of those should be there on river as well, right?
Also, it looks like you have all A6s, A8s, K6s, K8s in your opponents range on the river. It should be only clubs right?
Feb. 17, 2016 | 7:49 p.m.
Ben, kind of a weird video. Did you not auto-reload on purpose? You played with about 30BB on left table for most of first half and 30BB on right table for second half.
Jan. 8, 2016 | 9:32 p.m.
Nice vid. I liked how you played your Ak and AJ toward the end of the vid. With AK from SB, he almost always folds his 88 on turn if you barrel.
As far as your AJ on the last hand, do you make a fold if you had AQd there on river and you also block flush draw?
Nov. 30, 2015 | 4:41 a.m.
The link doesn't seem to work for me
June 30, 2015 | 5:57 p.m.
I think the opponent will not be very sensitive to our bet size given that board. He is folding some of his range if we bet 1/3, half or 2/3 pot. And he is calling with all pairs, decent A kicker and all kings. He may fold some backdoor flush draws if we bet 2/3 pot, but i don't think it is that big chunk of his range.
March 21, 2015 | 1:27 p.m.
I would call that QQ hand on a 6QJAK runout. Reason is he doesn't have many tens there. His TT, he would probably check on flop. Same with JTs. He has some AQ, AK, JJ. Some of those, he would shove river and given your good odds, I think I would call and blame luck if he has AAA. :)
Dec. 16, 2014 | 3:31 p.m.
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Dec. 16, 2014 | 3:24 p.m.
Very nice video Peter. Is it possible you can do a 6 max live session or session review on bovada again? I used to play there and although not anymore, I would like to see how you utilize the HUD and your general approach to 6 max anonymous format.
June 19, 2014 | 9:32 p.m.
Ben, your A5s hand about 36 min in, with the pot sized bet left on the river, if he would shove there, do you call/fold?
At 34 min, you checked back AJ on 732KQ. My instinct would be to shove it. Sure, he may have K there on occasion but even with his snap call on turn, this is what he can do with 88-JJ. As far as sets, he can only have 777 or QQQ there.
May 31, 2014 | 1:59 a.m.
I believe in order to convert 4b % into 4b range, you need to take your PFR from certain position and multiple by your 4b % from that position. So, for example, if your PFR from button is 30% and your 4b % is 12, then your 4b range is 30*0.12 = 3.6
Anyone, please correct me if I am wrong on this.
May 25, 2014 | 7:16 p.m.
Great video man. Quick few questions about hand number 2.
1. First, if he is bluffing there with KhJh, does that mean he is bluffing everything worse? Or do you think he used his blockers to your KQ, QJ bluff catchers? Could he be doing it with hand like 9hTh? Because if he does, then he is WAY too skewed to having only a bluff in that spot.
2, Also, what is the meaning hand he could be doing it value? AQ? But then.. I think he would make a normal size bet.
3. What if you had ThTd in that spot. Do you call river?