Thanks for your answer
I have no much info about how villain play postflop with ICM implications.
I think on lots of flops we have to be cautios because with these shallow stacks and ICM implications villain's flatting range can be tight with lots of broadways and A-x combos.
June 3, 2021 | 8:07 a.m.
BN: 24,102 (Hero)
June 3, 2021 | 7:41 a.m.
Thank you very much for your answer!
I agree that in lower stakes limping or raising are usually better than shoving when we have 15bb. The problem here is that SB flats often and 10-9s doesn't play so well postflop with this shallow stack. The shove can be really profitable if villains are ICM aware and/or scared money. I think it's a close spot though and as you said we can R/F, shove and limp and none of these options are wrong.
Feb. 28, 2021 | 4:57 p.m.
In episode 25 "3bet pots -Postflop play" Owen shows a solver report and says that IP we check at higher frequency than OOP.
I think I missed that point in the previous postflop videos and actually I had it backwards. I understood that IP we are usually against a wide and weak range and we can cbet more on dry boards and use more protection betting than OOP.
Could you please clarify this point?
Feb. 26, 2021 | 9:04 a.m.
Following the discussion in the Welcome to the From The Ground Up Mtt thread I created a Discord server. This is the link to join it: https://discord.gg/aQgGhdvZGS
As I said in the other thread I'm no expert on Discord and I never used it before, so any suggestion to handle the server would be appreciated.
Feb. 25, 2021 | 12:28 p.m.
Wouldn't it be better to create a specific group for this course?
Feb. 21, 2021 | 8:49 a.m.
I'm no expert on Discord but why not? How does it work? Can we open the group ourselves?
Feb. 19, 2021 | 10:29 p.m.
What do you think of this hand? I ran it in HRC and it seems a close spot.
SB flats often, so I think raise preflop is not the best option. If we play chip Ev I think it would be an easy shove but with ICM implications I'm not sure it is an easy spot.
Final table 4 players left.
Payout: 1st: 75 euros; 2nd: 47 euros; 3rd: 29 euros; 4th: 21 euros
partypoker, - Hold'em No Limit - 1,250/2,500 (250 ante) - 4 players
Hand delivered by Pokeit
UTG: 174,029 (70 bb)
BU (Hero): 39,567 (16 bb)
SB: 42,314 (17 bb)
BB: 50,090 (20 bb)
Pre-Flop: (4,750) Hero is BTN with 10s 9s
1 fold, Hero?
Feb. 19, 2021 | 4 p.m.
We could open a Homeworks topic and share our work and thoughts in it.
What do you think about it?
Feb. 19, 2021 | 3:54 p.m.
CO kind of aggro donk, no info on UTG.
I think the call preflop and on the flop are correct. I don't know if calling my remaining 30bb on the turn was the right choice. I need a 22% equity to make a profitable call. Do you think I made a good call?
partypoker, €0.50 + €0 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,000/2,000 (250 ante) - 6 players
Replay this hand on Pokeit - https://pokeit.co/public/492Iou7o/r
UTG: 355,780 (178 bb)
MP: 193,980 (97 bb)
CO: 300,300 (150 bb)
BU: 165,920 (83 bb)
SB (Hero): 81,510 (41 bb)
BB: 199,200 (100 bb)
Pre-Flop: (4,500) Hero is SB with Q♦ J♦
UTG calls 2,000, 1 fold, CO raises to 4,000, 1 fold, Hero calls 3,000, BB calls 2,000, UTG calls 2,000
Flop: (17,500) T♦ 5♦ 8♣ (4 players)
Hero checks, BB bets 8,750, UTG calls 8,750, CO raises to 17,500, Hero calls 17,500, BB calls 8,750, UTG calls 8,750
Turn: (87,500) J♣ (4 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, UTG bets 96,000, CO calls 96,000, Hero calls 59,760 (all-in), BB folds
River: (339,260) K♣ (3 players, 1 all-in)
UTG bets 2,000, CO calls 2,000
Total pot: 343,260
UTG shows 5♥ J♥ (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 32%, Turn: 52%, River: 100%)
SB (Hero) shows Q♦ J♦ (a pair of Jacks)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 55%, Flop: 59%, Turn: 48%, River: 0%)
CO shows 7♠ 5♠ (a pair of Fives)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 27%, Flop: 10%, Turn: <1%, River: 0%)
UTG wins 343,260
Dec. 5, 2020 | 3:11 p.m.
Thanks for your replies!
Robert, I didn't call the 3bet because there were 2 other players that already made action so I preferred to folded them out and if that is the case play heads up against the 3bet raiser.
I think the mistake is the jam on the flop, I don't know if the check-fold is always the best option. At these stakes villain can easily jam an underpair to my check that can be considered a sign of weakness. And it's so difficult to fold kings with the big pot built preflop.
Dec. 5, 2020 | 2:57 p.m.
BB: 29,349 (Hero)
MP+1 wins and shows a pair of Aces.
MP+1 wins 61,368
Dec. 1, 2020 | 11:25 p.m.
I don't have info about villains, I played this 20 euros tournament with a ticket I won in a satellite, I usually play micro stakes.
Squeezing is certainly a good option with K-Q, I think we can mix squeeze and call with this hand, I would say 50% squeeze and 50% call.
I think you're right, the shove on the river is a bad play. Check-call is probably the best option. Check-fold I think is not the right choice with a 0.5 SPR.
Nov. 30, 2020 | 4:40 p.m.
Hi Goodfellahh, thanks for your answer!
In my range at this stack depth 9-9 is 50% tribet and 50% call to EP raise. I called because UTG could have 4bet jammed with his 50bb and it' s not easy to call 50bb with 9-9 against EP.
On the flop I never fold trips for 50bb, and actually UTG shoved A-K, a very bad shove after all that action.
The problem here is the SB, considering his action he can have exactly J-Q . And that's the hand with which he won the pot.
Nov. 29, 2020 | 10:34 a.m.
CO: 20,976 (Hero)
Nov. 13, 2020 | 7:09 p.m.
Thanks for your comment Douggyfr3sh!
Yes ,I think the donk shove on the river is a big mistake. It would have been better a check-call, I don't think I can check-fold with a 0.5 SPR. Maybe with this stack and no info about villain I could have check-fold on the turn.
Nov. 12, 2020 | 2:54 p.m.
In the 3rd video talking about the SPR Owen says in low SPR scenario we have to play hands with immediate equity (hands including high cards) and not speculative hands like 6-5s for example.
Now in the 13th episode in the BB v BU 30bb 3bet range example a lot of low suited connectors are included in our bluff range.
I know the BB bluff range includes weaker hands than the CO or BU bluff range for example, but can we include a few low and medium suited connectors in other positions bluff ranges in low SPR scenario?
Nov. 7, 2020 | 5:11 p.m.
Sorry I'm trying to post the raw hand history but I keep getting an invalid hand error.
20 euros tournament, no info about the opponent.
What do you think? Is it a fold on the turn or a check-fold on the river?
Did I make a big mistake in this spot?
partypoker, €20 + €0 - Hold'em No Limit - 5,000/10,000 (1,200 ante) - 8 players
Bobty092 (UTG): 360,600 (36 bb)
Pygargue05 (UTG+1): 392,550 (39 bb)
JuStSpauld (MP): 331,304 (33 bb)
guasom77 (MP+1): 317,696 (32 bb)
Tekmany10 (CO): 245,442 (25 bb)
MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU): 447,496 (45 bb)
le germivore (SB): 103,600 (10 bb)
HERO (BB): 372,480 (37 bb)
*Pre-Flop: (24,600) Hero (Gae420) is BB with Qc Ks*
4 players fold, Tekmany10 (CO) raises to 30,000, MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU) calls 30,000, 1 fold, Gae420 (BB) calls 20,000
*Flop: (104,600) 9c Qh 10h (3 players)*
Gae420 (BB) checks, Tekmany10 (CO) checks, MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU) bets 52,300, Gae420 (BB) calls 52,300, Tekmany10 (CO) folds
*Turn: (209,200) 10d (2 players)*
Gae420 (BB) checks, MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU) bets 90,000, Gae420 (BB) calls 90,000
*River: (389,200) 2s (2 players)*
Gae420 (BB) bets 198,980 (all-in), MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU) calls 198,980
Total pot: 787,160
Gae420 (BB) shows Q K (two pair, Queens and Tens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 45%, Flop: 15%, Turn: 9%, River: 0%)
MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU) shows 9 9 (a full house, Nines full of Tens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 55%, Flop: 85%, Turn: 91%, River: 100%)
MESCOUILLEENSKI (BU) wins 787,160
Nov. 6, 2020 | 8:53 p.m.
Thanks for your comment maxii89.
Do you think it would have been better flat preflop and fold the flop then?
Yes, I think I underestimate ICM factor and played this spot too aggressively. I should have definitely played more cautiously against the chip leader.
Nov. 6, 2020 | 8:21 p.m.
Oct. 24, 2020 | 10:49 p.m.
Thanks for your answer James! :)
Sept. 28, 2020 | 11:16 p.m.
So if I understand well in order to calculate the SPR I have to take the smallest stack in play (and not my stack) and divide it by the pot size. Am I right?
Sept. 28, 2020 | 4:19 p.m.
Thank you very much for your answer :)
Sept. 15, 2020 | 5:16 p.m.
Would it be possible to put a comment section below any video like the other Run It Once training videos? I think it would be more practical than open a new thread for any question we might have.