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Love the pacing and your thought process in this video, I'm just about to watch part 3, nicely done and GG. Thanks for doing this !

March 19, 2016 | 8:29 a.m.

good video. Im looking forward to another series of yours. cheers. gg

Aug. 8, 2015 | 10:57 a.m.

haha, nicely done (:

anyway great video gg

May 30, 2015 | 8:41 p.m.

not sure if youve noticed, but in that AQo river fun spot, the BB had T5o for trips hehe.
Anyway, great video and gratz to your b162 hit! D

April 20, 2015 | 3:03 p.m.

Great one yet again Akira ! Im actually also going through your older videos and have to say that I find your approach/explanations very helpful, so thanks for doing these and good luck in your own sessions and deep runs!
Can't wait for your next video, cheers.

April 5, 2015 | 6:14 p.m.

Q: the AQs hand vs UTG open hot44
what is our get it in range in this situation? AJs+ AQ, 77+ or wider?

At what stack depth would you consider 3bt-folding there? Would something like KQo, ATo be good candidates to 3bt fold there (against aggro opener from EP ofc,) since it looks fairly strong and we have good blockers? I guess we have to consider the stacks behind us, but they are gonna jam fairly nitty against this sort of action anyway..

I know we should consider balancing our range though against thinking opponents. But I can see myself doing 3bt folding there sometimes against regs, that i think are going to open lighter UTG and fold a lot. So something like 3bt folding blockers and QQ+, AK/AQ for value interests me for like 25bb etc.

But would you ever consider doing that with 20ish bb stack.
e: and what would you do there with TT-JJ in your same situation against fairly nitty opponent, ?
Say someone without an extensive history with stats like 14/12 and EP open of 6-8? I consider myself being fairly nitty in these spots but I know Im fairly big whale as well so any opinion of yours would be great, thanks!

April 2, 2015 | 2:22 p.m.

hurray, Im so excited for this second part, the first one was awesome already!
Ive watched almost all of your videos and have to say that your thought process and the way you explain certain spots are deff spot on and I find it very very helpful!
Thanks for making these!

April 2, 2015 | 11:56 a.m.

yea i hate that sizing of our 4bt.. if we are not getting 5bt, we are pretty much always playing postflop big pot oop vs very good and aggro reg. Not a situation i would be looking for necessarily

March 30, 2015 | 8:34 p.m.

As Im rereading my post, im actually starting to like that deal more, because now the difference between first and second isnt that huge and villain has chip advantage, but still, what are your thoughts? I def do not hate that deal, im just really curious.
e: im also starting to think, that i might be underestimating that deal and im just really really greedy rofl

March 30, 2015 | 12:56 p.m.

Hello everyone,
I would like someone to comment on my thoughts on a deal friend of mine made last night, when he chopped bigger 33 in HU.

Official prizes:
1st: $6800
2nd: $5000

The chip chop deal was made as follows:
1st: ~$6240
2nd: ~$5560

So my questions are:
1, I believe that there is no more ICM considerations, since we are effectively playing HU SNG for the difference between first and second right? Its kinda winner takes it all situation going on.

2, Even though they were kinda shallow (Im waiting for my friend to tell me their exact stack depths as i don't remember that perfectly, but they were somewhat shallow)

I came with an idea, that if we take $560 from the $1800 difference, we are practically saying, that we are not going to win that HU more than ~31% of the time? (Because 560/1800 = 0,3111) .. What do you think of that, is it right to think about that this way?
If not, please elaborate why.
If it is, what do you think of it? Should we take it anyway?

Im still not sure if i like it or not, I believe that the best way would be to chop some of the money but keep playing for some money as well and that we are surrendering more $ than we should.

3, What do you think of this deal in general (I'll post the stack sizes ASAP), villain was very solid, hero is solid as well, but not really HU specialist :D

My line of action in his seat woud be to try to negotiate the kind of deal i mentioned above (chop some, but left something to play), or try to double up and then chop it 1:1
4, What would be your approach, and what are your thoughts on deals or deal negotiations in general?

Do you think we should take it, since villain has chip advantage and may have edge as well?

Anyway any comment would be nice, please correct me if my approach is flawed, also, please correct any of my grammar mistakes, im not native speaker but trying my best to get better, so I would actually welcome here some sort of grammar nazi haha :D

Thanks in advance.

**e: Hero was 27bb deep. Villain had 60bb

ee: okej, so hero just corrected me and said that he deff. had edge over villain so what do you guys think :D

March 30, 2015 | 12:46 p.m.

nicely done, I enjoyed this part very much and can't wait for the last one.

Anyway, what a field :D some of those plays are seriously baffeling, as you mentioned. jeez.

March 28, 2015 | 10:28 p.m.

But I also belive, that the best way is to GII pre, if we think that villain is gonna stack off with QQ, AK. Its usually gonna be a cooler, but i tend to get it in pre, since there might come some scary boards (Axx, Kxx) which could kill our action

March 27, 2015 | 11:30 p.m.

Yea, i also tend to agree more with what shipitups said..
And I dont like your assumption, that villain never has
QQ in his range, just because he checks ott .. that's pretty poor judgment imo, ... im not saying, that he always has QQ+ here, but to assume, that he never does something, just because you think so is pretty shorth sighted in my opinion.
I think he could pretty often put us on JJ+, AK and try to xR us and GII OTT.

March 27, 2015 | 11:28 p.m.

gg! really nice series, i enjoyed every single part of this superb run of yours, but Tonkaaaa's commentary kinda stood up for me. I would love to see some kind of video from him, where he could explain things and strategies more wider.
Anyway gratz!

March 27, 2015 | 7:18 a.m.

i would probably just shove, but I'd love to hear someone else's opinion about 5bt calling

April 1, 2014 | 4:01 p.m.

well, if you KNEW, he had AJ/AT w/ h, doesnt make more sence to bet it for value/protection? 
He is not going to bet AxTh all the time, so as mentioned above, we are going to give him a free card and if heart hit, we will be in tough spot OTR

I like Betcall OTT

April 1, 2014 | 3:56 p.m.

i like bet/fold.. but what about sizing.. i would go for like 888, what do you think?

Feb. 27, 2014 | 1:56 p.m.

like your comment, makes a lot of sense

Feb. 27, 2014 | 1:49 p.m.

I like this line against "first" 3x open, which i would not know, what to think of. 

Feb. 27, 2014 | 1:47 p.m.

is this call from SB standard if i would not know, that BB is going to flat a lot? I mean, sometimes we are going to miss flop completely like in this scenario and sometimes we are going to flop something like middle/3rd pair. What are you going to do next with our stacksize against aggresive opener who cbets almost every flop? If we would be much more deeper, i would not mind, but i really prefer to flat these kinds of hands IP. I often consider myself as nit though :D

Feb. 27, 2014 | 1:39 p.m.

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