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and it still calls versus the shove?! thats crazy

Dec. 15, 2019 | 6:28 p.m.

same question for me! its with starshelper in the HUD options, but no idea how it works

Dec. 15, 2019 | 3:56 p.m.

this should be for essential content.

Dec. 6, 2019 | 4:21 p.m.

Comment | BritneySpears commented on Bandersnatch

pretty cool format =) enjoyed it.

July 14, 2019 | 5:41 p.m.

Aug. 31, 2018 | 2:07 a.m.

all Jx without spades that lose to AJ, and better hands than AJ which a good portion have Ace of spade in it , thats why the shove is beautiful =)

April 20, 2018 | 1:40 p.m.

Very impressed by his shove.. I would have snap checked. So I re-run the sim myself with my own range and stuff and even more sizings. and the result is pretty much the same, AJ without As is checked and with the As shoved around 100%.

I rewatch the footage, it took him 17seconds to figure it out...that was sick.
The calling hands from OOP are pretty interesting, JTs J9s are called 100% basically all Jx without spade , but AQss is folded and would be a very losing call (anyway a hand that is blocked anyway by Linus)

Let's try the node-lock function, setting all KQ as check-call on the turn instead of PIO check shove, I can see many people having the same play as sauce in the vid.
Now the AsJx becomes closer but is still ok.

If we add the AK combos for OOP played as check-call, ( Im going a bit far, but for curiosity)
Then finally is shove isnt good anymore, losing quite a bit of EV.

Anyway, that was an incredible hand! Thanks Ben for this footage. Thats very nice.

April 17, 2018 | 11:31 p.m.

very good video. good job.

May 6, 2017 | 2:33 p.m.

May 2, 2017 | 3:54 p.m.

what do you mean?

April 30, 2017 | 3:16 p.m.

lol I forgot to tell the hand. K9s

April 24, 2017 | 8:34 a.m.

Hi everyone,
Would you take the spot to shove or wait for a better one?

Blinds 1000 / 2000 Ante 300
We have 25k stack on SB.
not much reads on ppl, just moved to this table 2 rounds earlier.
fold to MP ( 5 players behind) 110.000 stack open 3x. (6k). BTN ( 80k stack) calls 6k.
Pot is 18k.
now on SB. shove 25k or wait for a better spot?

Thank you!

edit; We have the sweetie K9s !

April 24, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.

Min22, AdJc on 4 flush, You say we block the J, why is that important, do we block Jhigh flush? Does leading the river doesnt weaken our checking range too much?

April 15, 2017 | 9:27 a.m.

problem solved

Jan. 24, 2017 | 4:48 a.m.

how come you can see the vid? I can see all but not this one...

Jan. 23, 2017 | 2:43 p.m.

Video doesnt show up.!

Jan. 23, 2017 | 1:24 p.m.


7:17 A7o left table: Why do you think it is not a good idea to overbet river?
There are plenty of missed draws and we definitely have strong value bets vs his capped range (he has 77 ok but thats it).
I would tend to overbet with fullhouse and some 56/89 type of hand to put his Ax into tough spot. What do you think?

20:30 KTo What bluff could we have to bet the turn with ?

Dec. 26, 2016 | 7:33 a.m.

19.15 on the left AJ on AJxT? u mean on turn or river?

Dec. 25, 2016 | 7:57 a.m.

Thx a lot for this video...50/100 live play...and so many interesting spots to learn from.. its really a Christmas gift!
Its actually a very good idea indeed to finish with some PIO analysis from the session's hands.
(btw to show more clearly to the audience, you can click on strategy+EV button so we can see exactly how each hand is split between different actions)

Dec. 23, 2016 | 9:35 p.m.

That is very interesting, thx for this analysis.
Did you check in that scenario if forcing an OOP check loses a lot of EV?

Dec. 11, 2016 | 12:46 p.m.

Yo Ben, first big Thx to keep offering videos.

min22. the TT hand is very interesting indeed. I would have also lean towards a "shove everything" strategy OTR since its so rare for villain to have a straight or better at this point. So my guess is that we just win the pot almost always by shoving.
I did run a PIO sim, and the result I got is quite surprising.. PIO overbet shoves only flushes for value and some bluffs which blocks flushes or straight+flush (like JdJx for example) , and the most used sizing is 80% pot (70% of the range) with Tx and even JT (thats a bit crazy...)
against which, villain will defend 90% of the time....
My thinking: this strategy lets our bluffs win almost nothing while our straights will get a nice value bet, but since our straight combos are much less than our bluff combos, I dont really see the point.
What are your thoughts on this? and is it possible to know with PIO how superior this would be to a "shove everything“ strategy?
Anyone else did run a sim there? I think it is very interesting.

Nov. 12, 2016 | 5:31 p.m.

AWESOME, if someone can succeed its Phil! Wish you all the best luck and success!

Sept. 1, 2016 | 1:51 p.m.

Im disapointed with this video. No interesting spots and you talk so long and slowly to explain basic things that we cant see many hands but thats an Elite video. If people want to see that kind of content they can subscribe for Basic membership.

July 25, 2016 | 7:23 a.m.

awesome vid , thx guys

July 15, 2016 | 12:14 a.m.

I agree with MrPeanuts , especially vs PSB, in practise KK/AA (AJ dont even need to say) are just called. Therefore as an exploit overbet shoving range for OOP might become correct, well played in game =)
Overall, great video, gave me a lot of insights in many parts of the game tree. THX ben =)

July 9, 2016 | 11:37 a.m.

Hi all,

the Hand

here's the hand, I know my preflop 3bet is very questionable but my question is on the flop, I decided to Cbet, too loose? or rather check back here?. And as played do we have enough equity to continue here vs a raise? Or is it a clear fold?
Thank you

June 19, 2016 | 4:07 a.m.

obv the QQ hand this guy is a bot, only bot could play this way. and river snap call come on lol

June 6, 2016 | 6:29 a.m.

super nice explanations about everything. Your thoughts are so well explained... Thx a lot Phil.
What software do you recommend for doing some calculations in PLO? for example analyzing the spot in the vid? (the simplest/handy one!)

June 5, 2016 | 6:20 a.m.

tu comprends sa chanson??! haha

May 31, 2016 | 5:53 p.m.

May 26, 2016 | 3:29 a.m.

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