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at 23.25 you say it would be terrible to lead in this spot, may i ask why?

i thought leading this hand would be okay as we do have all the sets and 2P's on that board also i dont think we can X/C this hand profitably.

June 23, 2016 | 8:38 p.m.

ive noticed you dont steal that often in the CO but on the BN you open pretty much anything. Any reason for doing so? ive also noticed people over fold the BB but i still think your opening range is maybe too wide.
good video regardless :)

Dec. 2, 2014 | 2:18 p.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (6 Players) BN: akirasgo: $121.98
SB: Royalize: $220.74
BB: Jouder: $100.00
UTG: teunss: $64.16
MP: epazeli: $80.66
CO: Life Grind: $100.00 (Hero)
Preflop ($1.50) Life Grind is CO with K A
2 folds, Life Grind raises to $2.50, akirasgo calls $2.50, 2 folds
Flop ($6.50) A J 4
Life Grind checks, akirasgo bets $4.50, Life Grind calls $4.50
sometimes i X/C and sometimes i bet, there are merits for both but in this instance i X/C.
Turn ($15.50) A J 4 K
Life Grind checks, akirasgo bets $11.00, Life Grind calls $11.00
again C/C seems standard, raise seems bad here as only better will continue and the the only merit for raising will be protection. Btw i would take the same line OTF and OTT with my KK and KJ combos.
River ($37.50) A J 4 K J
Life Grind checks, akirasgo bets $28.00, Life Grind raises to $82.00 and is all in, akirasgo calls $54.00
rivers interesting. i suspect hes still betting all of his flushes for value and obv all of his FH's. We have two blockers for the top boats and therefore i decide to turn my hand into a bluff here. I also expect he will have 44 here some of the time but that might also fold to my raise as i pretty much rep huge here.

Final Pot akirasgo wins and shows a full house, Fours full of Jacks.
Life Grind lost and shows two pair, Aces and Kings.
akirasgo wins $198.70
Rake is $2.80
he tanks for 30 seconds and calls and shows up with 4-4.

do i get enough folds here?

Oct. 31, 2014 | 3:47 a.m.

thats how nano gets his insane graphs.

Oct. 27, 2014 | 8:19 a.m.

the best NL coach on the site IMO

Oct. 27, 2014 | 7:57 a.m.

hey jonas on the 94s hand you say that you have 30% EQ against AK but i don't think the villain would play AK this way at all as i think he would most likely just call your raise OTF. I think it is much more likely he has a set, A high flush draw or air.

also do you even feel that comfortable with your hand when you get there? i just think we are going to be coolering ourselves a lot here and i would most likely without reads just fold to to the raise OTF.

Oct. 20, 2014 | 3:19 p.m.

get a couple skilled players to review your HH's and see what they think. Its possible that your just in a massive downswing.

Oct. 19, 2014 | 3:48 a.m.

yeah i agree that the Ad probably makes the bluff slightly worse as the reasons you stated but i dont think its enough for us not to bluff here.

Oct. 18, 2014 | 10:07 p.m.

not sure whether i should be checking the top of my range here which will be a set. thanks for posting thought definitly something i will think more about.

Oct. 18, 2014 | 4:22 p.m.

Hand History | LockeDown posted in NLHE: bluff shove river 100nl Profitable?
BN: Seawaves: $78.50
SB: lucky.donki: $100
BB: clutters0912: $177.55
HJ: TiSn2.0: $46.14
CO: Life Grind: $101.50
Preflop ($1.50) (5 Players)
Life Grind was dealt T A
TiSn2.0 folds, Life Grind raises to $2.50, Seawaves folds, lucky.donki folds, clutters0912 raises to $6.50, Life Grind calls $4
given we are getting a great price 5 handed IP can we call profitably here?
Flop ($14.50) Q K 8 (2 Players)
clutters0912 bets $6, Life Grind calls $6
small sizing on the flop so therefore we can peal given we are drawing to the nuts as well as a backdoor FD and a turn A could be good sometimes?
Turn ($26.50) Q K 8 3 (2 Players)
clutters0912 bets $14, Life Grind calls $14
given that we picked up equity and the fact he bets small again relative to the pot i would imagine this is a standard call?
River ($54.50) Q K 8 3 9 (2 Players)
clutters0912 bets $26, Life Grind raises to $75, and is all in, clutters0912 folds
again he bets small and we can rep 10,J given our line and we may even slow play KQ or a set here and also the fact we have a blocker can we profitably shove here?
also would he ever bet this small on the river with the nuts or a set? i would doubt it right?
Final Pot
Life Grind wins $102.70

Oct. 18, 2014 | 3:59 p.m.


ok guys this is probably the best hand i check the flop with for a couple of reasons as it basically gives our checking range protection knowing that we cant always just have jx or worse and also i dont think we can get 3 streets here.

As played do we just call down as this is the best hand we can have given our line and as we capped our range?

Our opponent is a reg and i think he will making a move here sometimes knowing that we capped our range.

given that he hasnt tried anything like this before i decided to give him credit, but what do you guys think?

Oct. 18, 2014 | 3:44 p.m.

thanks for the comment 

Oct. 18, 2014 | 3:31 p.m.

well i would also jam 4x such as A4s and 44 as well as 7x and 77 so i think we have a few more value combos then 2 and i think i would probs only turn k10s and kj into a bluff on this river. TBH im not in love with my play but at the same time i think this spot is a spot in which an opponent wouldn't suspect me to be making a move. As for him betting a 7 OTT i doubt that's a good play as teh only better that is folding is 88 and 99 as i would 3bet 10's-Q'S.

Oct. 18, 2014 | 3:24 p.m.

this guy is actually playing his reverse blockers very well. 

Oct. 17, 2014 | 1:30 p.m.

i agree that i have very few combos of value hands that i want to shove OTR however if i were to put myself in the villains shoes i would never expect that my opponent would turn a K into a bluff here and when i call i will see a value hand almost always.

Oct. 17, 2014 | 10:28 a.m.

barrel like donkey Kong IMO. TBH when he takes this line i suspect he is giving up almost always and when the board bricks as it does i could see the villain calling down super light on the river when the turn go's C/C. Also you want to be able to bet your strong made hands as well as your draws.

Oct. 17, 2014 | 2:44 a.m.

Post | LockeDown posted in Chatter: quads over quads 600BB pot NL


Always nice to be on the right end of one of these :)

Oct. 17, 2014 | 2:27 a.m.


basically my thoughts are that we can reasonably rep a 7 wheras he would never play his 7x this way other then 77.

we also block top set which will be a huge proportion of his B/C range.

the board is also very dry so he cant expect us to get to the river without a made hand and many people wouldn't suspect you would turn KJ into a bluff here.

i think when he takes this lne that he will have AK, KQ, AA a lot and a shove should make these hands fold comfortably

the villain is a thinking regular 


Oct. 17, 2014 | 2:15 a.m.

 i would suspect this line would be the most +EV on this board run out etc. Checking at any point in this hand would be kinda weird IMO.

Oct. 17, 2014 | 1:54 a.m.

Post | LockeDown posted in NLHE: comparing 100nl to 200nl

hello guys i currently play the zoom variations of 100nl on a couple of different sites and im doing reasonably well. I plan on making the jump to zoom 200nl on PS in the not so distant future, can anyone give any reads on the player pool at this limit such as the level of the regs and the amount of fish in the games compared to 100nl.

Oct. 16, 2014 | 10:46 a.m.

thanks for the reply stefan :)

Oct. 10, 2014 | 1:10 a.m.

hey stefan i noticed that you flopped bottom set twice in SR pots and raised their c bet both times. do you ever consider just calling with bottom/middle sets in those spots to protect your calling range?. i feel as if if you are always raising bottom/middle set then you are far more waited towards drawing hands when you are call c bets and therefore can be relentlessly barreled when the board bricks or pairs.

also i figure you will run into a higher set some of the time and lose the maximum.

Oct. 9, 2014 | 5:19 p.m.

paul not to hate or anything but surely you could have recorded a few live sessions and upload the best one. this video has few interesting spots and therefore was slightly dull IMO. OH well atleast your a fellow Englishman and therefore i can forgive you.

Oct. 8, 2014 | 12:34 a.m.

how does one flop quads with 5,7?

Sept. 21, 2014 | 11:09 p.m.

Comment | LockeDown commented on 50NL 250bb Bluff

also "In my honest opinion the large majority of the hand is just fancy play syndrome, and really isnt need, especially not when your aim in the hand was to 'balance' your ranges in a 3bet pot multiway 250bb deep, and at 50nl" i didnt know that the pot was going to be multiway and will be HU a large proportion of the time. I believe it is good to balance your 3b range even though its at 50NL just so that when you do decide to move up you understand that your 3B range should be polarised. 

Aug. 19, 2014 | 2:49 p.m.

Comment | LockeDown commented on 50NL 250bb Bluff

no i never said SB is middling tier player. SB is unknown.

Aug. 19, 2014 | 2:41 p.m.

Comment | LockeDown commented on 50NL 250bb Bluff

the guy in the CO is not a fish, he is either a middling tier player or reg. If you are stating that players dont fold 2P or bottom set 250BB deep then you are msitaken.

Aug. 19, 2014 | 2:07 p.m.

Comment | LockeDown commented on 50NL 250bb Bluff

thanks for the breakdown. I agree that pre is spewy but i had history with CO and he had called me down a ton and i had showed him a value hand always, i made the 3B more to balance my range then anything else. I think the SB almost always has 10s,js here and i can get him off his hand. The CO could fold a very strong hand IMO as it is very hard for me to be bluffing and i am the only player that can rep a super nutted hand.

Aug. 19, 2014 | 2 p.m.

Comment | LockeDown commented on 50NL 250bb Bluff

I wouldnt have raised QQ on the flop or any of my sets as there is nothing to protect against. Also do you think he can really put me on a busted draw after shoving into 3 people? especially with someone as shallow as player2? I think i leverage myself so much that player6 can fold his 2P/ bottom sets. I expect im showing up here with 88,99,QQ almost always and there are basically no hands that i would turn into a bluff other pairs+ BD draws.

Aug. 18, 2014 | 4:48 p.m.

Post | LockeDown posted in NLHE: 50NL 250bb Bluff


Thoughts Guys?

post questions and comments about the hand in the comments section below.

I dont want to list my full thought process as the post will be 100 lines long.

Aug. 18, 2014 | 12:37 p.m.

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