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Bobby Smith

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At 9:30,

You choose not to 4bet AJo, saying that you would rather fill your combos with AQo. So you don't think calling AQo is profitable in that spot ?

June 27, 2014 | 3:03 p.m.

Nice Video! Great addition to the RIO lineup.

Just please try and be more proactive when it comes to bringing hands to the hand replayer table on the bottom right. You often talk about some hands that just happened but don't bring them up on the conveniently placed handreplayer. Just re-showing the board will help me focus on what you are saying and I won't need to rewind the video when I missed a detail about a past hand.

Im just being nitpicky here, but if you are gonna reserve your 4th table for the replayer, try and make the best use out of it :)

June 12, 2014 | 12:45 p.m.

Comment | Bobby Smith commented on Deep Hand Analysis

Even if you give Felipe's ''get to the river range'' additional air combos, it doesn't mean he's unbalanced towards bluff when he takes the action of betting the river, it doesn't mean Villain should exploitatively call a bluff-catching hand that is too weak to be part of his MDF.

You say : "he shouldn't be able to know your range that specifically"

Well, that only reinforce the idea that Villain should play a GTO strategy on the river, not that he should play exploitatively.

***Oops, didn't see Felipe alredy answered.

May 31, 2014 | 9:43 p.m.


Im not saying that the whole of your work and implication on this site is driven by time efficiency and financial gain, not at all, simply that this particular video felt like it. 

I just think that having been more prepared (i.e. viewing the whole footage in advance) would probably have added alot of value to this video.

You repeatedly say throughout the video that you are confused (rightly so) by what the bots are doing and in result the depth of your analysis is affected. You ended giving observations more than anything else. If you had seen more hands, a bigger sample size, the whole of the match and reflect upon it before recording your series, it seems quite likely that the resulting analysis would have been of better value to the viewers. As it is, I feel this would have been better as a forum topic than a video series (i.e. we can all observe the bots footage on our own and then discuss).

Nov. 19, 2013 | 1:47 a.m.

I don't understand all the love for this video. 

I agree that it's interesting to analyze how top poker bots are playing, but this video contain almost no analysis from Ben, it's mostly observations that we all could of done on our own by watching the footage.

This topic would of been better served by creating a thread in the forums with a link to the footage. Otherwise, Ben should of watched and analyzed the whole match before trying to make a series out of it.

I feel like Ben is simply trying to maximize his own time by making a video series out of this footage instead of trying to maximize the value that viewers can get out of his videos. I'm not saying it's the case, but it's how I feel about this video.

Nov. 18, 2013 | 9:32 p.m.

*** MOD: Moved to Small Stakes [2013-10-31 9:20 CET] ***

What minimum equity does my hand need to have in order to coldcall ?

1) Original raiser open 3bb
2) Both player are not in blinds (Thus postflop pot = 7.5bb)
3) I always fold my hand to a squeeze

X = % of times I see the flop = 80% in this case
1-X = % of times the pot is squeezed and I fold preflop = 20% in this case
R = Realized Equity = 100% in this case
E = Equity of my hand versus the range of the open raiser

X    * (R * E * 7.5bb - 3bb) + (1-X)    * (-3bb) = 0
.80 * (1  * E * 7.5bb - 3bb) + (1-.80) * (-3bb) = 0

E = needs to be roughly 67% and higher to profitably cold call

Is this correct ? Am I making a mistake somewhere ? Is this a good method to help establishing preflop coldcall ranges ?

Thanks for helping.

Oct. 31, 2013 | 4:25 a.m.

Good Stuff, but what about custom video speeds ? It's kind of needed.

Sept. 20, 2013 | 1:01 a.m.

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