That was a very nice material! Really had some a-ha moments which are the most valuable from training videos in my opinion. One of them was when you mentioned about people tendency to fire all natural bluffs and simply end up overbluffing a lot in those spots. Second one was about overdefending small pairs, that one I realized from some solving but nice to get confirmation.
I do agree with your adjustment to overfold vs BB 3bet, it really is a spot that people struggle to 3bet enough at lower stakes and shift towards calling more.
I am somewhat unsure about tighter opening ranges, I know in theory with rake it's optimal but on the other hand in 50z pool there is way more recreationals and weak regs so it might even out. I use ranges with 500z rake structure and open 2.2x from each position, except 3x from SB, are You sure it's suboptimal?
Sept. 26, 2020 | 4:44 p.m.
He crushes 200z and has different approach to some spots than you do, (possible immediate improvement) so you don't want to watch his videos and criticize him - that's great approach, think that you would make it in poker for sure.
Oct. 17, 2019 | 9:47 p.m.
At 33:23, don't you think that's a mandatory bluff on the river? We have zero SDV. We don't block diamonds, spades and combos like AQ,AT,T9,QT so he should get some snap folds, also it's tough spot for his PP < JJ. I know that we block some 77 and 66 but if we don't bluff that in this line then what do we bluff really?
Sept. 17, 2019 | 5:15 p.m.
Mix of liveplay, hands review and theory seems great. top notch video again!
1) I know You play 3b/f but you made some IP calls in this video, was this a function of stack sizes, table composition or what?
2) At 24:45 you said that regs struggle to defend there enough vs jams, is it the nature of SBvsBB wide ranges or some other factors?
Sept. 9, 2019 | 11:39 p.m.
I was kind of thinking about same thing, shouldn't we really be choosing player let's say OOP and just limiting his strategic options to 1 size and still let IP player use 3 sizes? That would seem like a a real EV loss for me. Still I really like the video, you always deliver interesting content!
Aug. 20, 2019 | 1:23 a.m.
Don't think range checking flop is a way to go, you probably have there 88/77/TT/87s which I don't expect him to 4bet. Turn after you decide to check range on flop I think you should have a raising range over that very small bet, it's dobule flush-draw board so plenty bluffs you can have there. River play I agree with Samu, you don't really rep the nuts credibly enough too do that, I would call in his shoes most Kx as I don't believe avg. reg gonna get there with nuts at all.
Aug. 17, 2019 | 12:34 p.m.
I would say it's opposite actually: learning>volume, you don't want to be playing 500k at NL25, it's just better to move up quickly and you can do it only when you are significantly better than player pool which means you just need to study more than them and play more consciously. From my personal experience it's also way more pleasant to play less and more focused than trying to grind like 3-4k hands every day. If it comes to zoom vs regular, I can't really give an answer since I only play zoom, but I really enjoy it. The reason is you play way more hands in the same time span, maybe you aren't able to make so many personal adjustments, but you can make general observation to player pool and act accordingly plus you try to play optimally most of the time which should made for a good learning experience at the tables.
Aug. 15, 2019 | 5:18 p.m.
That was a great video. You explain your thought process so clearly that it's just enjoyable to watch and easy to learn from. Kind of remind me of Ishter videos. Thanks for this material and please don't become Elite coach too fast :D
June 28, 2019 | 10:52 a.m.
Good stuff man :D Top right table AKo hand start at 24:30 - Don't You think that using a small sizing on the river with our range would be better as our turn checking range is probably Ax heavy and we would be putting hands like 9x,TT,JJ,77,88,76s,98s in tougher spot?
March 19, 2019 | 8:54 p.m.
I've been following two great blogs of Saulo and Onkleb and they both say that they found analyzing pool tendencies and creating exploitative strategy to be the best option currently in their opinion. I would like to dig into it but I have a few question:
1.How much hands approximately do You think is good to start with? I have 200k hands on my current stakes and I would assume it's way too little.
2. I know there is a way to get hands, but not for zoom format which I'm playing (or is there?), is it worth to analyze regular tables pool on the similar stake, or will results be almost worthless?
3. Which lines could be good to start with in general?