Really enjoy this kind of format, bring more of them please! Just one suggestion. On this kind of video, try to focus on stacks sizes, efective sizes, pote sizes, bet sizes pote related and etc, because for us is hard to understand all of those things (even harder for us, non native english speakers).
The AK hand. I remember watching the broadcast at the time that this hand was played. I'm not really sure, can't really remember, but the villain had something like 60-65% pot stack behind to the river, or not? I'm not really sure if our turn bet could be doing good, as well as this line of bet bet shove on non improve boards. I can only see a profit if we are betting turn, to bet/shove river, right? As you said, and i ofc agree with u, our perceveid range is rather strong, betting big, twice, into 2 players on a very dry board, it's QQ+ 22/33/66 (meaby AJ, but i don't think we will be betting that big with that hand) oriented without a doubt. If villains knows that, this also turns villains calling range on a rather strong range, right? So, what the expected value of shoving rivers on blanks, when villains range is 22-33 QJ+, having something like 2:1 odds on a river call? He's almost allways blocking the QQ+ that we are trying to represent, he already saw us 5bet shoving (even without sd, this add a good/important information into his equation), the A and K that can improve our hand on the river improve a part of his range too, and i'm not seeing someone calling twice that big, and then folding to a river shove on a blank that often to make that a great profit. Am i off here?
(i really know that this doesn't add anything to the discussion but i remember thinking at the time that your turn size was kind of too big, trying to represent the QQ+ and forcing him to fold some of his cap Jx+, trying to always set a river shove, when you could be sizing smaller and shoving the river anyway if you really want to maintain those Jx on his range)
I'm sorry for my bad english, and not pointing out my thought process on a math/combo way,but it's something that i really suck and i'm trying to improve.
July 22, 2014 | 3:50 a.m.
Min 31: the hand with aces, I think that is not a good example, just because this hand I believe is a favorite against his c/r range just because you dominate a lot of his range compose by pair with flush draw, or gutters with flush draw. 50bb, if villain is competent he is c/r a huge amount with those hands, that he would not 100bb deep.
Nice series, I hope see more videos of you in the future.
July 19, 2014 | 10:45 a.m.
I don't really like potting the flop
On the turn because we don't yet asset him being a regular I agree with the shove.
If he is a regular I believe calling the flop with A9, 99, 88 plays better looking for a clean turn because our range is so much AAxx or Flush draws.
But of course the way we think is not for all regs :)
July 4, 2014 | 11:53 a.m.
BB: $204.78 (Hero)
UTG raises to $4, HJ folds, CO calls $4, BN folds, SB calls $3, Hero raises to $18, UTG calls $16, CO calls $16, SB calls $16
July 3, 2014 | 12:18 p.m.
Been watching some videos and improving my game reading the forums. Thanks a lot to all who contribute.
I play low stakes MTT SnGs and MTTs and I'm going through one of the roughest swings of my short poker career. Looking at my play, the thing I notice the most is how I have a tough time playing shorthanded. When it comes to the 3/4-handed play and HU, I will lose my chips most of the time and end up dying in 3rd place. I am giving up too easily and playing a lot OOP when I shouldn't. I have been looking at some videos but there are so many that I really can't tell which ones would be able to help me on these particular spots.
Do you have any recommendations for me? What videos should I take a look at, what exercises should I do, how to study such a specific part of the game?
Thanks a lot!