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Sebastian Knight

13 points

I prefer live play videos because it also shows all the plays you do NOT make: the 77 you fold preflop, the 99 you check the flop with after squeezing, the T9 you chose to not shove on the river--probably none of these hands would have made it to an in-depth review of your most interesting hands, but they are as important, if not more so, than the hands you do decide to play for stacks, because if you just watch videos filled with barrels and bluff shoves it's easy to start thinking that those are the things you should be doing more often, and as a consequence get your frequencies totally out of whack.

In fact, I'd love to see some videos that pay more attention to when to play passively and/or give up, because my main problem is that I spew way too much. Giving up is not a sexy subject, but that doesn't mean it's unimportant or easy :)

June 15, 2014 | 12:48 p.m.

About the A4 hand, why wouldn't you shove 53s and 52s on the 5 turn? It gives you 5 additional outs to a lot of his calling range, and it's not like you're often going to win a free showdown, nor can you profitably bluff-catch I think?

June 9, 2014 | 11:12 a.m.

Yes, and please also explain how (if at all) the best play would change from different positions (e.g. BTN vs. BB, UTG-CO vs. BTN), even if you go over it only briefly.

June 4, 2014 | 5:21 a.m.

I like seeing a really stats oriented player.

June 2, 2014 | 4:27 p.m.

Hand History | Sebastian Knight posted in NLHE: 50NL: Squeezing JJ
BN: $56.36
SB: $50.81 (Hero)
BB: $47.50
UTG: $59.50
HJ: $59.54
CO: $127.09
Preflop ($0.75) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt J J
UTG folds, HJ raises to $1.20, CO calls $1.20, BN folds, Hero raises to $6.25, BB folds, HJ calls $5.05, CO calls $5.05
Flop ($19.50) 2 4 9 (3 Players)
Hero bets $10, HJ calls $10, CO folds
Turn ($39.50) 2 4 9 7 (2 Players)
Hero bets $34.56, and is all in

June 1, 2014 | 9:50 a.m.

Why do you fold 77 from the CO against a 3bb MP open?

Do you think the players behind you 3-bet so much that you won't see a flop often enough to make it +EV? If they're really 3-betting that much wouldn't you have a profitable backraise with any two if MP folds?

May 30, 2014 | 7:07 p.m.

Really thought provoking video!

You do use quite a bit of terminology that I'm unfamiliar with and that you don't explain. E.g. what is a "required felting range"? You mentioned it in the QJo hand. Is it the part of villains range he needs to call after betting to prevent you from having a profitable jam with any two? If so, in analogy with something you mention later, it isn't necessarily a problem if you can profitably jam any two if you already had to pay for getting into that spot in the first place, so I doubt he should be using this as a criterion to decide whether he should stack off or not.

And in the Q9s hand you mention "getting rid of the bottom part of your range", by getting rid of I take it you mean folding, but you're actually talking about jamming, so I'm thoroughly confused!

And what's the video in which the CREV analysis of AQ on 872r was done? 

May 29, 2014 | 6:23 a.m.

Hey Phil,

I enjoyed watching the video but would much rather see you making NLHE 6-max cash videos.

May 27, 2014 | 12:56 p.m.

May 24, 2014 | 3:27 a.m.

What is wrong with just betting 3 streets on most run-outs? If you think he folds most hands worse than AA doesn't that mean you can profitably 3-barrel all your air, seeing that making a hand better than AA is quite hard?

May 23, 2014 | 2:23 p.m.

BN: $64.87
SB: $50 (Hero)
BB: $59
UTG: $61.49
HJ: $13.73
CO: $35.36
Preflop ($0.75) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 6 6
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO raises to $1.50, BN calls $1.50, Hero calls $1.25, BB raises to $7.50, CO calls $6, BN calls $6, Hero raises to $50, and is all in

May 22, 2014 | 9:11 p.m.

Hand History | Sebastian Knight posted in NLHE: 25NL: TPGK in 4-way pot, line-check
BN: $56.15
SB: $12.24
BB: $25
UTG: $25.70
HJ: $25.55 (Hero)
CO: $25
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt Q K
UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.75, CO calls $0.75, BN calls $0.75, SB calls $0.65, BB folds
Flop ($3.25) 2 Q 6 (4 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $2.17, CO calls $2.17, BN folds, SB folds
Turn ($7.59) 2 Q 6 9 (2 Players)
Hero bets $5.07, CO calls $5.07
River ($17.73) 2 Q 6 9 T (2 Players)
Hero checks, CO checks
Final Pot
Hero has Q K CO has A Q CO wins $16.93

May 2, 2014 | 4:30 p.m.

But is KJ in his range to start with? I assume he's either valuebetting a better hand or semi-bluffing a draw, not turning a hand with showdown value into a bluff.

April 30, 2014 | 9:47 p.m.

BN: $70.89
SB: $28.15 (Hero)
BB: $25
UTG: $25.92
HJ: $35.74
CO: $52.52
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 9 J
UTG folds, HJ calls $0.25, CO folds, BN calls $0.25, Hero calls $0.15, BB checks
Flop ($1.00) 2 9 J (4 Players)
Hero bets $0.96, BB folds, HJ calls $0.96, BN raises to $4

April 30, 2014 | 9:45 p.m.

Which is indeed what he tabled after I called ;)

April 30, 2014 | 5:46 p.m.

Almost certainly fold on a spade, unless it's the Ace, as this would remove nut flushes from his range and give us 11 outs to beat lower ones. I don't really see how a J would change much, I'd be much more concerned on a 9.

April 30, 2014 | 5:45 p.m.

BN: $123.80
SB: $31.03
BB: $26.30 (Hero)
UTG: $12.18
HJ: $26.23
CO: $67.86
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A K
UTG raises to $0.50, HJ folds, CO folds, BN folds, SB calls $0.40, Hero raises to $2.50, UTG calls $2, SB calls $2
Flop ($7.75) 7 Q K (3 Players)
SB bets $7.50, Hero calls $7.50, UTG folds
Turn ($22.75) 7 Q K 7 (2 Players)
SB bets $21.03, and is all in

April 29, 2014 | 11:50 p.m.

@Tyler no way that a somewhat decent strategy can be exploited for 300bb/100, that's 3bb/hand! Just folding whenever it has the chance would have it lose at most 0.75bb/hand.

April 23, 2014 | 9:04 a.m.

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