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Post | Girevoy posted in MTT: Recomendiations?

Watsup guys

Just got myself an elite subscription after a while, can you be so kind and recomend "best" vids for me to watch, I am down to watch pdf theory stuff also. I like GTO type of play than lets say what bigdogpckt5s does, theres a shit ton of videos I dont want to miss out on something or waste my time watching someones vids than wont mash well with my current skillset.

Tx guys, I appreciate. ;)

March 21, 2016 | 8:48 p.m.

I was leaning towards Janda myself, so thats awesome. You said there are also several other books out there that are worth the time, what are they?

March 3, 2016 | 4:11 p.m.

Post | Girevoy posted in NLHE: Which book is "better"?

Jonathan Little's Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em: Leading poker experts discuss how to study, play and master NLHE

Applications of No-Limit Hold em - Matthew Janda

No reason to buy both at once, so which one you recomend?

March 3, 2016 | 1:58 a.m.

You have to be smart about what you rad, dont take everything as a golden rule, if it doesnt make sense or is obviously outdated etc...

July 12, 2014 | 9:28 a.m.

Sounds to me like its a good idea to read Ed Miller˙s book first to kinda check things out, see how much you know, after that use Qantum poker to fill those holes.

June 29, 2014 | 6:17 p.m.

I ve heard and read nice things about both books, but also few people suggested that Quantum poker is overrated, on the other hand the Poker's 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top is very fresh and the sample size on the reviews and opinons is probably not very accurate.

But still, these are supposedly top books for current poker.

What are your opinions on the topic.



June 27, 2014 | 8:37 p.m.

Post | Girevoy posted in NLHE: HUNL preflop question.

What do you think are the best sizings for 3betting in HUNL against different open sizings?

I go with the old 4x OOP.

How does someone figure this out by themselve?

Should you aim at a sizing that sets up 100bb stacks for 3barrels or 2barrels (2 street game vs. 3 street game), maybe different sizings against different villain tendencies.

I just need some help here as you can see I am to dumb or to lazy to make a legit conclusion.

appreciated, tx

June 25, 2014 | 11:35 a.m.

Boring, but good info.

June 24, 2014 | 7:27 p.m.

Hi guys.

I am trying to come up with ranges for 3betting against different opens.

So far my logic has been, that you would want to 3bet more against 3x than 2x, because you make more money when villain folds and it creates lower SPR which is good for player OOP.
On the other side you want to defend a lot vs 2x open but not 3bet as much and this means to me my cold calling range from BB needs to be stronger with hands like KQo, ATo, A9s-A2s, 99-22...what hands are good candidates to put in your "bluffing" range against 2x open, I usually 3b most suited aces against 3x, KT+, you know what i mean???

June 4, 2014 | 2:03 p.m.

I think it wouldnt hurt to see MTT concepts, I know everyone will say "you got that stuff out there allready" at other sources, but poker is everevolving and it would for sure be great series.

Me and my friend were talking about training sites the last time and we came up with an idea which was that it would be the greatest thing if we could get our hands on MTT overall strategy from 3 different type of players (very solid, TAG, LAG) and an extra on MTT math stuff, this would totally kill it imo,  it would give you everything you need to adjust since now you would know in more detail the strengths and weaknesses of each style so it would give you great knowledge in developing a style of "no style", where your style depends more on conditions that on being stubborn and doing "your" style everytime.

Feb. 25, 2014 | 5:07 a.m.

Bring back the Machismo in poker, at the end of the day THIS (image of being cool) is what brings fish to tables. No whale wants to loose to some pencilneck nerd with the aura of Steve urkel, its just too much to take for their ego. They rather loose to someone cool like Doyle, lol.

On the serious note, couple days ago I saw this TV hand which concludes what Old school guys are trying to tell us. Check it out. Pay attention to the difference in Doyles attitude to the fish in contrast to regs.

Feb. 13, 2014 | 4:46 a.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on PLO MTT content.

I saw that, I remember him rasing small pre to maximize postflop edge because of bigger SPR.

I personally played with this a bit at small stakes MTTs and I was getting called IP so much that I abondoned this strategy and pretty much open for pot pre except from CO and BU.

I am trying to decide between playing small ball from the beggining or playing loose/gambly to build a massive stack and go from there. I found decent success with both strats, but I probably prefer small ball approach for small stakes where 3/4 of the field busts themselves anyway. Being loose/gambly probably works better at higher stakes where there is more fold equity.

I would love to hear more about PLO MTT specific stuff if there is any, for ex. there are no antes in PLO MTTs and you cant just jam pre because it is pot limit, it makes things very different compared to NLHE MTT.

Jan. 14, 2014 | 12:31 p.m.

Post | Girevoy posted in Chatter: PLO MTT content.
Hey, can you someone show basic PLO MTT adjustments from NL MTT or something like that, I find PLO MTT strategy almost impossible to find, it seems to be an unexplored area, or am I wrong.


Jan. 13, 2014 | 9:10 p.m.

Post | Girevoy posted in MTT: Need advice. Learning material

My goal is to learn  MTT play in the correct way, had ok results till now, but cant do nothing special at higher limits (like a 50 or 100 dollar tourney online), mostly need to improve MTT specific things as ICM, calling shoves late...I really want to do this in a efficient way to learn fast and not have to relearn etc...
What is in your opinion a good learnig path and what are the most crucial skills in tournament poker?

So, what books do you suggest, particular video series, particular coach, programs for training?

Can you do good online with playig couple tables at once and really focusing on them and the game dynamics in contrast to lets say playing 8-10 tables of cash games and kinda playing standardish (at least preflop).

I have played a bit in last couple monts but not enough for a real sample size, so I cant really decide to good on what approach to take a) play a lot of tables at once and hopefully go deep in something and then kinda stop reging if youre doing well b) play higher buyins but less tables c) play less tables and play LAG/maniac, try to run over players, this is hard so you cant play a lot of tables at once....

Thanks for input, hoping for a nice discussion.

Nov. 10, 2013 | 11:10 p.m.

You can sometimes 3bet in the first hands and most of the time flat (personally i like flatting here).

Second hand I prefer 3betting over flatting, but imo flatting with JT92ds on BU is +EV also for the times you have a fish in BB or SB or both. Against players with strong preflop ranges 3bet to thin the field, with fish in blinds do whatever you want.

Oct. 30, 2013 | 11:13 p.m.

As a general thing I think you don`t want to play this game with betting small against aggro. players, unless your plan is to blockbet/betsmall and call of when he raises.

Betting bigger OTR or x/c is better imo.

Oct. 28, 2013 | 11:14 p.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on Being a tough villan

Playing at your best or close to it.

Oct. 22, 2013 | 8:48 p.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on Topics In Bet Sizing

Great format, I love concept stuff.

Oct. 19, 2013 | 9:15 p.m.

If you multitable youre gonna need a lower vpip from my experience, couple tables you can play any style you want and make profit. My general rule of thumb (when multitabling) for preflop is up to 20% of top hands in UTG, HJ, SB, BB(debatable, some like to defend more which is also fine). From CO and BU I start looking more at villains and adjust my opening range using this info.

Oct. 9, 2013 | 10:19 a.m.

I hate this spots, why give fish a chance to get lucky on you for stacks, getting lucky is the only way they can win and we`re giving them a chance, just drink their blood slowly.

Oct. 7, 2013 | 6:54 a.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on bb vpip in huplo


Is there any chance you make yourself sound more normal, its painfull to read your posts.

What program are you talking about?


Oct. 5, 2013 | 11:56 a.m.

I noticed something interesting which may not be true,lol.

The JTo SB vs BB hand at arround 9 minutes I think that the A43ss board is similar to the QT9 board where the villain is either gonna hit or miss completely and we are expected to bet on the bigger side with our strong hands, so imo there might be a mistake to betbet less than half pot in the scenario because I think almost all competent players would bet their strong hands bigger given the drawy/scary board esp. vs BB flatting range in P , also looking it from perspective of hand reading I would expect (in villains shoes) you to be cbetting bigger with your strong hands because its a pretty dangerous board with FD, possible OESD, gutters.

Conclusion, that cbet looks weak? maybe?

Sept. 30, 2013 | 3:58 a.m.

Player seem to use this "trick" more and more these days. They overbet spots with unlikely strong hands on river to make it look like a bluff if they know youre a good player because it doesnt make sense to you that he is doing it with a made hand, because he should go smaller sizing to ectract vs your weak range.

Sept. 29, 2013 | 6:22 p.m.

Muck that pre.

Sept. 23, 2013 | 8:15 p.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on was this a bad bluff?

To me this is a hands where you had ok intentions and a plan but you picked the wrong hand to do it.

Betting flop is imo the best way to start postflop because it gives us the most options and will put villain in a tough spot basiclly every time he doesnt have a monster and even KKxx  without redraws isnt too happy with the situation.

Sept. 23, 2013 | 1:23 a.m.

You explained everythin very well, I cant really think of any questions.

 Only comment i have is I didnt like Q9ss 3bet vs UTG, unesecesary imo.

Sept. 20, 2013 | 2:43 a.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on Super gross spot

Why is barreling the turn bad? I think it is ok a lot of the times if we are planing to bet most rivers as well, he might bluff catch you but it is a good oppurtunity for 3 barrels, since you have OK equity when called OTT and can crediblyrep at least Ax going for thin value on all 3 streets. I could be wrong offcourse, I dont even play NLHE, just kinda stopping by in NLHE forum.:)

Sept. 12, 2013 | 5:58 p.m.

Comment | Girevoy commented on Tern 3bet situation

Interesting play, dont know the answer but it looks really close.

Can you explain why do you use this play and what do you expect to get from this play in future hands, what effect do you expect from this or it did you use it to counter his style or just to mix it up??

Sept. 12, 2013 | 5:25 p.m.

In this case villan looks like QQxx alot. On the other side your bluff is not credible because you can legit rep QQxx,22xx, Q2xx and that is it, so he could have a sick read and blockers Q, 9, but I doubt it. What was the timing like, did he reraise river fast or did he take time, if he raised you fast I think it is QQ most of the time, he would proly need to think through a sophisticated bluff in this spot.

Sept. 12, 2013 | 3:19 p.m.

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