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As always, great video. Hope you re-up for more in the future.

April 29, 2020 | 9:07 a.m.

I found myself constantly scanning all six tables to make sure I was looking at the right one. Perhaps preceding your comments with 'on table two ...' or 'with the queens on table five ...' etc.

Sept. 15, 2019 | 6:08 a.m.

I disagree. I personally prefer the stream of consciousness and only a minimal amount of looking at Pio screens in a training video. I want to learn/fortify concepts and Pio screens don't help me much there. I'm assuming that if the instructor gives bad advice that is very contrary to what Pio indicates is GTO, students will point out in the comments what is wrong by citing or showing the sim they ran.

Sept. 10, 2019 | 3:32 a.m.

Nice video!

July 26, 2019 | 6:52 a.m.

I like your videos overall but find the red background almost impossible to look at for any length of time.

May 5, 2019 | 9:46 a.m.

Comment | Koos commented on Key Concepts: Protection

Excellent video!

For future topics suggestions I would like to see either/both of these:
* Deep stack strategies (preflop and postflop)
* Overbetting (flop, turn, and river)

Jan. 23, 2019 | 8:51 a.m.

Thanks - I really like your explanations and learned a lot!

May 21, 2018 | 11:23 a.m.

Nice! I enjoy the hu content and look forward to the follow-up.

April 3, 2018 | 3:31 a.m.

Thanks - another very good video. I enjoy this format over the PIO solver videos that many other instructors are producing.

Jan. 29, 2018 | 10:39 p.m.

Great video! I found a lot of the spots/analysis very interesting.

Sept. 18, 2017 | 8:29 a.m.

I liked the 6 table format better.

Sept. 17, 2017 | 8:37 a.m.

Enjoyed the series.

I would like to hear your thoughts on playing deep stacked in live cash games and the types of adjustments to make for those games but do not have any specific questions/topics.

Aug. 10, 2017 | 7:12 a.m.

Hi Kevin,

I have watched all of your videos for quite some time and really enjoy them.

I have rarely ever played HU NLHE but would like to give it a try at lower stakes. My approach will be to create/use preflop ranges that hopefully will not be easily exploited by more skilled/experienced opponents. I am using the stats in your last history of HU NLHE series as a guide to size/bound these preflop hand ranges.

I do not have/use PokerTracker (WSOP.com does not allow tracking software). I am not sure I am correctly understanding or interpreting some of the stats and have several questions about these numbers and preflop strategy in general:

1) BB VPIP is 68% and 3bet is 17%. Can I assume this means the BB should flat 51%?

2) I’m not sure which PokerTracker number to use as a guide for 4bet frequency: 6.91% or 5.76% or something different?

3) 3bet fold frequency when facing a 4bet is shown as 36%. Is it ok to fold something closer to 45% of the 3bet range? (I’m struggling to define a 4bet flatting range that isn’t really weak).

4) Would you recommend that I adapt my preflop 3bet range to my opponent’s strategy? In particular, should I use wider/narrower 3bet ranges based on an unusually high (100%) or low (<60%) opening frequency from my opponent? Should I vary my 3bet range based on an opponent’s larger or smaller opening sizes (3.5bb vs 2bb)?

Looking forward to your next video!

July 10, 2017 | 7:27 p.m.

Video only plays at 720p for me (black screen at 1080p). At 720p resolution the text is fuzzy and the video is unwatchable for me.

June 23, 2017 | 8:24 a.m.

Great video! I really enjoyed this and look forward to seeing how things changed in the following years.

May 18, 2017 | 7:35 a.m.

Agreed on all points except I do think shoving the turn can't be real bad. I'm starting to go considerably larger on my 3 bets lately and like it better.

I folded the river because like you said - it is tough to see any bluffs.

April 24, 2017 | 8:04 p.m.

Only easy if I've had a second Merlot!

April 24, 2017 | 7:55 p.m.

Great video! I enjoy and benefit from the fairly in depth discussion on key spots.

March 13, 2017 | 8:49 a.m.

No real reads - he is fairly aggressive but not hugely spewy. I suspect he would not c/r my preflop 3bet with QQ or TT and probably not with AJ KJ (if he did c/r those I suspect he would not barrel the club turn). He probably does have most/all suited connectors in his preflop range and might check raise some/all of the flush draws but I'm not sure.

For me, the turn seems very close between call and shove. It's not clear if I should have a 'shoving range' on the turn but if so, it seems like this hand would be a good one to include in a shoving range along with some nut flush combos.

Feb. 17, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.

I really enjoy your videos and have been watching them for quite some time. For me, they have steadily improved. I benefit most from the more detailed explanations of value ranges and bluff ranges for both yourself and your opponent. Looking forward to more in the future!

Feb. 14, 2017 | 9:02 a.m.

Did you notice that I turned nut flush draw along with the top two?

The pot odds on the turn seemed pretty close to sufficient for a call ($1735 to $640). I did consider moving all-in on the turn since I held the nut flush blocker.

Jan. 23, 2017 | 11:49 a.m.

9 handed 5/10 game in a Las Vegas poker room
CO and BTN are both local regs

UTG to HJ fold
CO ($3000 stack) opens to $30
BTN ($2500 stack) raises to $90 w Ac Kh
SB & BB fold
CO calls

flop (pot $195) Ad Kc Jc
CO checks
BTN bets $150
CO raises to $450
BTN calls $450 (is 3bet on the flop better?)

turn (pot $1095) 8c
CO bets $640
BTN calls $640 (is all-in on the turn better?)

river (pot $2375) 3d
CO bets all-in
BTN (fold or call remaining $1320 in the river?)

Assume button's 3bet range versus cutoff = AK off-suit, JJ+ for value and bluffs with middle suited connectors as well as suited A2 to A5

Jan. 22, 2017 | 10:08 a.m.

The text (and even the cards) are so blurred/fuzzy that this video is unwatchable for me. I've tried all three of the resolution options. Is this just me or are others having this problem too?

June 19, 2016 | 9:27 a.m.

Good video!
I am very interested in how strategies should be adjusted for deep stack play and would enjoy seeing future video(s) on that subject.

May 19, 2016 | 8:02 a.m.

Great first video! Looking forward to more in the future.

May 16, 2016 | 7:25 a.m.

I liked this video more than most of the concept videos and hope to see more like this one.

March 18, 2016 | 8:21 p.m.

Thanks for another excellent video! I especially like your discussions and demonstrations of over betting in various spots.

March 17, 2016 | 8:14 a.m.

It did not work with Microsoft Edge/Windows 10. I also tried Google Chrome and it did not work there either.

March 10, 2016 | 12:41 a.m.

Excellent first video! I enjoyed the format/pace and the occasional analysis of a particular spot. Hoping to see some more videos like this one in the future.

Feb. 13, 2016 | 10:37 a.m.

Always enjoy your videos!

At ~9:00 minutes you 3bet 87cc from the small blind and then flat a cold 4bet from the big blind. I have been folding this type of hand mostly thinking that it doesn't make the cut for top ~50% of my 3bet range and therefore doesn't need to be defended. This helps me avoid the type of tough spot you were in but leaves my 4bet flatting range with very poor board coverage for mid-rank and low-rank flops. Do you think that having a more balanced 4bet flatting range is worth the downside of playing these weaker hands in big pots out of position?

Jan. 31, 2016 | 10:53 a.m.

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