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They 4b a sliver and are indifferent to calling of, but mostly do. Yeah, obiously if tens 4b/c at full frequency jamming JJ becomes way better.

May 19, 2024 | 9:13 a.m.

Are you sure about JJ always wanting to jam? In my sim it is a pure flat and outperforming jam by a lot. Even QQ flat half the time and only KK & AKo jam pretty much pure (although in my sim he is cold4b only ~5% of the time, so that is a major factor obviously)

May 17, 2024 | 7:25 p.m.

You can try Simple Postflop or Monker, but you need huge computational power (esp for Monker) and the sims still take ages....

April 22, 2024 | 7:27 a.m.

I would always jam, as we should be beat not that often. Especially If he'd size it that way (75 into 105), since people usually get greedier with their very best holdings. He has 89o probably, 89s for sure, 84s and 43s probably (depends on the stack size of SB too). But these bet OTF at a frequency>0 and for most players at a pretty high freq. Even more true for sets, KK and K7. He could have 66, but these are so few combos vs one pair Kx and sometimes slow played AA.
If we think he herofolds some of his one pair Kx then jam becomes much dicier. Same If we think he does not cbet with his GSs a lot or frequently checks his flopped sets. But these are hard to have Infos, so default definitely x/jam

March 8, 2024 | 6:18 p.m.

River lead does not make any sense at all. The K is bad for our range, we should check range here. As played easy call OTR, as you pointed out we probably beat some value here, which should lead to us always calling. Your donk makes it even more of a call

March 6, 2024 | 5:36 p.m.

Hey guys :)

I have a pretty interesting hand from a live PLO MTT from last week. We are down to 40 players, 31 get paid. The field is pretty soft, 8max tables, we are currently 7handed. NO ANTES! we have around 20BB and so are middle of the pack, pretty much guaranteed to cash if we just fold our way ITM (mincash is ~1.7k, 1st place is ~40k, so top heavy but not extreme). We are in the LJ with KJT7ds. I decided to open to 2,3x, get called by a whale that I slightly cover from the CO and the CL (reg) who has almost 200BB squeezes on the BU. He was just moved to our table, when I was with him at another table before and he had middling stacks nothing that was notable from his side.
First question is, is this an open at all? If yes which size? Do we want to have two opening sizes here? Do we want to limp? Is this an outright open fold? I decided to flat the Squeeze, which is also very questionable.... Postflop the hand played itself
Thankful for any kind of input

Feb. 27, 2024 | 2:26 p.m.

When we have the very strongest hands on a specific board and some very weak bluffs to go with it, whereas our opponent(s) have a condensed middling range of a lot of not so good to pretty good, but not the very best hands

Jan. 15, 2024 | 3:27 p.m.

Interesting that you didnt talk at all about opps opening sizes, esp Zamani opening 2,5x-2,7x early on, when he is opening too wide for a more standard size already. Also @ 21.30 the flat vs Bonomo BU 2,4x, although it is a bit less important for this specific hand

Thanks for the video, looking forward for more.

Jan. 9, 2024 | 1:22 a.m.

interesting first video, looking forward for more :)

I have been ridiculed several times now for randomizing in live MTTs. I know myself, that I am overdoing it, but still am always a bit cautious when people say never do it, although several very strong players have told me, they never do it. Do you really feel comfortable in each and every spot, that you have some kind of info that sways you one way or the other when two or more decisions have similiar EV in theory? E.g 3b or call, bet size x vs size y, bet or check etc
I hardly ever randomize in spots where I decide between fold and call, but even there sometimes do it when it is extremely close and I cannot find anything that makes me lean one way oe the other.

Jan. 9, 2024 | 12:17 a.m.

Bluffing OTT vs OTR: also a factor to consider is that they usually give more credit to turn stabs vs river stabs and are less stubborn with their really bad bluff catchers

Sept. 19, 2023 | 10:29 a.m.

Great Video, thanks for it! I really liked that you have compiled such a big amount of info into such a brief presentation.
A few notes and questions on my part:

  • exposure to sunlight: a good alternative for days when there is no sun to see is a daylight lamp
  • vitamin/tyrosine: do you take them all year long daily or as a cure over a few weeks, then stop, then again...?

Found it also very refreshing and courageous of you to add psychedelics to your presentation :) There are still a lot of taboos around certain topics in society that are simply there for reasons that are not leading to the benefit of most people. Still anyone looking to venture in that direction should realize to treat it with a big portion of respect and reason.

Jan. 27, 2023 | 10:16 p.m.

Post | HeyGals posted in Chatter: Same video uploaded twice


I have commented on it in the video thread itself, but no response, therefore here. You have uploaded the same exact video twice here:


and here:


Would be great if you could replace one of them with the proper one...

Oct. 23, 2022 | 12:06 p.m.

This is the same video as the previous one...!?!

Oct. 5, 2022 | 11:14 p.m.

Thanks for the series!
There seems to be one vid missing (this must be the 4th vid of the series, but number 3 has not been published yet).

Sept. 5, 2022 | 10:37 a.m.

BB range is weak and capped (although in this instance less so than in cEV spots) and has to play passive due to the PFA still being behind (in theory BB should have 0 x/r on this board) and the PFA just has a lot of auto folds (esp since he should be cbetting this board at least at a low freq).

Aug. 11, 2022 | 7:16 a.m.

Comment | HeyGals commented on $25/$50 WSOP Grinding

No, the lower the set, the more this is true. When a lot of huge EQ shifts can happen on further streets you want to have some backup to x/r your sets. This obv increases with higher SPRs. Also it is a nice way to naturally strengthen your calling range.

July 28, 2022 | 9:31 a.m.

39.04 The composition of that SB jamming range is pretty insane, would be interestig to see what BB is calling vs this.
Thx for showing the sims towards the end, very interesting to go in depth in these spots

July 21, 2022 | 11:14 a.m.

BvB l/Iso/3b I have looked at 2 pre ICM sims I have run myself and solver obv uses a very narrow range for this play (spots I looked at were north of 30BB, so I doubt it would use it much if any at this stack size). You were asking yourself how to prevent SB from running over our isos with these small 3bets - solver just takes a small frequency of trash (as BB) and jams...

June 29, 2022 | 8:41 p.m.

Comment | HeyGals commented on Deep Runs: On ACR

Really good video, also big thumbs up for including the sims towards the end, always interesting to look at ICM preflop sims. You could have even included one more spot (e.g you talked quite a bit about EP/MPvsEP open and how FT play shifts our strat more from mixing flats/3b towards much more of a CG 3b or fold strat with only few flats mixed in).

May 5, 2022 | 9:17 a.m.

Great vid and as with the imbajimba content IMHO perfect balance of strat and actual play. For me you could continue making inf of these videos.
Only request would be (but not sure u can really do that, if you are exclusively a HU player) would be to incorporate some other game formats, I.e Cash, MTTs (could focus on early game if u don't want to dive into ICM), structures w Antes...

April 27, 2022 | 11:39 a.m.

The KJ x/back hand by opponent in the end, at first I also thought, what a nitty play, but after thinking about it, it might actually be good, esp vs a good human reg.
The questions are, if he bets, which hands will call here and what bluffs does he have. I suppose you are not calling anything worse than 9x, but how many of these that are not a FH get here in this line? I do not know, what you end up doing w KQ, QT, KT, whether u mix all 3 options or play jam or fold only if bet into. So essentially he is praying for you to have 97-89s or A9 and not have a FH. If he bets and you jam he has to call at least some %% of the time as you could be jamming the above mentioned counterfeited 2pairs or stuff like QJ (to fold him off a chop, not sure whether this is a thing here, but vs humans who probably split sizes between str8s and FHs might be quite good).
Also what bluffs does he have here. He would have to have low PPs or low Axs, but humans miss to stab that stuff OTF a lot and then also probably underbarrel turns with it.
So this might be a spot where he is not really getting much value with only the Khi str8, also does not have enough bluffs to support betting this hand and will be f#*!ed if you decide to jam vs bet.
Do you also think in hindsight x/back might be more reasonable than seeing it during play?

Feb. 17, 2022 | 8:27 p.m.

What is this? This video was already uploaded quite some time ago as can be seen by the age of the comments....
Why is it re-uploaded as a "new" video?

Feb. 2, 2022 | 8:21 p.m.

Hi Luke,
great video as always, thanks for the content. Seeing Pass defend 92o BvB @14.35, have you considered changing up your SB OR strategy at least when Antes are involved (at least vs regs)? I suppose you employ this strat because people havily underdefend by 3betting, but still, if they continue 100% vs your opens and 3b somewhat close to the right frequency, it should make your life hell.

15:10 You state that this is not a great board for your iso range, but it actually should be imo. You are iso-ing a ton of offsuit garbage that will have made a pair or pair+ and the value part of your iso-range has a GS for the most part or is an overpair, whereas villain has no 2pairs at all and not all of the straights. Q8 no BD is prolly still a close to pure check though...

Oct. 27, 2021 | 1:35 p.m.

Great vid Sam!! Actually think this is the best one I have seen from u so far. Would be great, if you could just continue with this, i.e turn it into a series. A cherry topping would be some agg reports, although it probably close to undoable as there are too many variables (stacks, positions, turns^^)...
Also have you looked at leading ranges in ICM scenarios? I have seen a few sims, where it is not very intuitive to lead, but it does happen at a somewhat high freq (e.g CL vs mid stack after x/c and neutral-ish Turn card or the other way round, mid-stack vs CL, because we almost do not x/r OTF because of risk premium against us).

Oct. 7, 2021 | 5:31 p.m.

Hi Brian,
strong vid again. In the first hand I would agree with you that pop usually does not find these x/r bluffs w KJo, AJo etc, but I would imagine they x/r quite a bit more than PIO does in this sim w 89, 56, J9... Humans tend to x/r these obv high EQ semibluffs and I would think that an actual villain might x/r more than PIO on this board, esp since A5-A6s & A8-A9s are highly prevalent in the SB range and are quite intuitive x/r as well.
Also I would think that the x/r range has a bit more of the very strong combos, especially on such a dynamic board.
Good luck for the WSOP!

Oct. 6, 2021 | 9:32 a.m.

Hi Brian,

great to have you on board! Nice first video, I really enjoyed you laying out your thought process and the questions you have asked yourself. Maybe in future vids you can make a small pause and encourage viewers to try and answer these questions for themselves, like "what %% of range does Cbet here and for which size(s), how often do we lead on the Ts..." and also encourage people to give reasons, e.g "range advantage, small bet folds out a lot of OOP air, no leads as we eliminate a lot of flushes from our range by just x/c...".

Sept. 22, 2021 | 6:17 p.m.

Hi Seth,
thanks for putting out HQ content again!
After the first 15 minutes of footage looking at the party tables, there is not one rec at any of the tables and even no weaker/unknown reg. Do you think people really make any kind of money in these things? Say you consider yourself to be one of the best regs in the field, who is beating the rake, how much ROI can you expect to make? 3% max? Firing 10ks/25ks where you have a ROI that is slightly above BE seems like a nice proposition if you are looking for million $ swings.
So basically my question is, what the motivation behind playing those fields is. Prestige or nicely put a whole lot of d+#! swinging?
Btw I am quite sure the footage on the left has already been in one of your vids.

Sept. 13, 2021 | 9:17 a.m.

Well you did not say at any point, that we should have a jam only range, in fact you even said that you thought ot would be better to limp it, but as you jammed it ingame and were only looking and talking about openjamming ranges, I assumed you would be playing close to jam only. I probably wrote the comment before watching the part where you said limp is better...

July 12, 2021 | 12:31 a.m.

Hi Ryan,

great series, I dont think it is appreciated nearly enough taht you though of this topic and then also put in the dilligent work.
I was totally in line with all you have been saying up until 13.00 :)
HavĂ­ng a jam only range from SB when we VPIP seems like a huge mistake, unless BB is very ICM aware and pounding hard on us with jams and iso-raises. VS many villains it makes a ton of sense to have a limping range as well, vs very weak ones we could even have a non-AI raising range.
Yes limping kinda sucks as we will be OOP postflop with a relatively high SPR and suboptimal EQR, but still, we wont be limping super wide (around the bottom of our jamming range + traps), thus will have a pretty strong range going to the flop and more importantly we will bust far less often.

July 9, 2021 | 9:14 p.m.

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