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Christopher Kusha

8 points

Would definitely like to see more videos like this, very helpful.

Jan. 8, 2019 | 9:39 p.m.

His sizing is actually what has me concerned. I almost feel like bluffs would want to make it more. Still think I have too much hand to fold given what I've seen/heard so far

May 23, 2017 | 5:06 p.m.

Agree, I am definitely 3b much more often than flatting

May 23, 2017 | 5:05 p.m.

V has replaced the soft spot at the table recently directly to my right. So far he has shown a 3b bluff out of the BB with A5s right after sitting, 3b in position and folded to my cold 4bet, and was telling a story to one of the other regs about 3b bluff squeezing a flop in a different 5/10 game, so my opinion so far is that he is capable of making some creative plays. I'm not a reg in this game though I have been semi-regular in the 2/5 at this casino.

Hero has been winning a decent bit, sittnig with $3100, V has about $2000 (max buy in here)

V opens to $30 from HJ, Hero calls in CO w/A4hh, BB calls. (Normally a hand that goes in my 3b bluffing range here, but I do like to mix it up sometimes especially when I see the button looks disinterested. I also felt given how the V has been playing thus far and our history I have very little fold equity preflop and will likely get played back at)

Flop (95) As 7d 2c
SB checks, V checks, Hero checks
Turn (95) Ad
SB checks, V checks, Hero bets $50, SB folds, V calls
River (195) Ks
V checks, Hero bets $150, V raises to $425

Thoughts on the line/sizings? Will give my thoughts afterwards.

May 23, 2017 | 12:54 p.m.

I think you played it well as is, definitely like flatting pre. He's pretty committed on the turn and we wouldn't want him to potentially check back a diamond river with black AA or something and miss value. If he folds getting that price that's pretty exploitable too.

May 17, 2017 | 2:11 p.m.

Agree this is a bit ambitious preflop. Villain says show me diamonds and I'll fold. Then he says he has top set and shows the Qc (obv he doesn't). I guess I mean should I be trying to entice him to fold rather than let him make his decision naturally? how much equity can he have given the assumption his hand right now is one pair of queens no flush draw?

March 18, 2015 | 1:08 a.m.

To set the stage quickly, it's 5:30 am on a Monday morning, there's a 2/5 PLO running with 5 players, 2-3 of them are drunk have a bunch of buddies railing, being rowdy etc. I take a seat and buy in for $300, I seem to be the only one not calling every hand preflop. The table is not too aggressive, and the 2 action players are to my right, there is one short stack to my left, and to his left is a reggy looking player. The action player to my right has racked up his chips, and the other one is quitting after this hand as well, so this is the last hand before the table is going to break. BTN makes a remark about how he always loses his last hand before leaving.

UTG and CO limp for $5, BTN raises to $25, Hero is in SB w/KsQh6s5h and calls $25, BB folds, UTG and CO call

Flop ($105) Qs 6d 2d
Hero, UTG and CO check, BTN bets $70, Hero raises all in to $265, UTG and CO fold.

Here is where it gets interesting, as BTN tries to engage me in conversation, and I think I can push him a decent amount of the time to either call or fold. The question is which one do I want? If he folds I win a $175 pot uncontested, and if he calls I need to fade overcards to my 2 pair to win $565. I'm playing within reason for my bankroll so that's not really a consideration here, but I think there's a point where it's actually better for me when he gives up his equity.

Based on his table talk I know 100% that I have the best hand right now. What say you RIO?

March 17, 2015 | 1:46 p.m.

I'm still a relative noob to the game, so forgive me if this is simple. I've played about 1000 hands, but haven't studied any math or theory.

Opponent

2d
93
K8hh

We have AKcc KT3ddd

What's our play here? I'm thinking about either

Kc
Ac
KT3ddd

KK
A
T3dd

Jan. 27, 2015 | 8:34 p.m.

Keep in mind that holding the Ah is going to remove all the nut flush draws from villain's range, meaning he'll have less bluffs as a result. While I haven't done all the math on a spot like this yet, I'd imagine we have enough hands in our 3betting range to defend against his flop check raises (88+/AJ-AKhh). With our backdoor nut flush and wheel draws in addition to usually live overs, fold equity, and occasionally we get it in against a flush draw, I can't imagine this being too terrible of a play bluff shoving here. Would be interested in what others think.

Dec. 31, 2014 | 8:47 p.m.

The bankroll you would require is largely a function of win rate. Those who crush the game would need less buy-ins than a marginal winner would.

In your case (and my own) in that you are learning the game, the smaller the stakes the better, since you might possibly not be a winning player yet (in which no amount of buy ins will stop you from inevitably going broke). IMO 10 PLO would be a good place to start, and as you get more experienced mixing in a little 25 PLO.

Dec. 31, 2014 | 8:39 p.m.

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