I was railing you play and came across this hand history : https://imgur.com/q0t10b0
I found that call quite odd; would you care to explain your thought process facing that river decision?
Aug. 21, 2020 | 3:40 p.m.
Hey Ben, perhaps it would be easier for you to get HUNL action with the zoom changes. 6max videos are always really good and i wouldn't mind an infinite number of those, but a HUNL vid once in a while would be fun too.
March 8, 2016 | 4:09 a.m.
At 18:15, the EV of calling 86 OTT is -1.82bb, while the EV of calling the river is +3.52. Would the fact that calling the river wins us more then the loss on the turn be good enough to justify a call on the turn?
I feel the theoretical answer will be yes, but could get us into making too many false assumptions in game, leading us to spew.
Thank you in advance, and if you are taking special requests, we miss your HU vids :)
March 24, 2015 | 8:35 p.m.
Why Cbet flop and why pot turn?
Jan. 18, 2015 | 9:53 p.m.
given the last 6 months of my poker career, poker will be my job for the next year while I will still go to university.
I doubt that a couple of you guys already live in Canada and already have dealt with taxes on poker winnings. It would help 14me and really be appreciated if you could give me insights on how it works and everything that comes with it.
Dec. 9, 2014 | 12:54 p.m.
22:30 table 5 with Q10o,
Villain has a bluffing range and a value range that contain 10x, is it still bad to have it in our hand? Also we don't have any spade in our hand while busted spades are also a part of his bluffing range i would assume. Given that, do you still think it's a fold there?
Sept. 17, 2014 | 12:03 a.m.
We don't have sets of 10s and Ks in our range and maybe even K10s for some. So we should lower our bluffing frequencies since our value frequencies are way lower. So there are better hands to bluff with in our range imo if we even want to have a c/r range there which doesn't seem to be the trend atm.
Aug. 11, 2014 | 11:52 p.m.
I believe you should COMPLETELY change your view on poker.
All you seem to look at is money/results as you seem to only post about your swings (which really don't matter that much). In my eyes, poker is only about taking the best decision possible with the information you have. You even mentioned previously that the winrate/results that you post aren't relevant of your game because you had so many coolers/bad spots. I then suggest you shouldn't ever post your results online anymore, (maybe at the end of the year to brag a bit ;) ) because posting/analyzing/thinking about them all the time affects a lot your short term mindset (if I interpreted correctly your posts). Now removing this attitude of constantly thinking about results and feeling bad/scared when losing a couple of days in a row is extremely tough. The first thing to do permanently would be not to look at results at all (maybe it's a bit extreme but basically the goal is to lower the more you can the importance of results by replacing it by another way more important thing in your eyes).
To take your attention away from results, you should be setting yourself daily and weekly goals that will be the most important things in your life when you sit at the tables and think about poker. This way, you won't be thinking anymore about results, but about the urge to improve your game, (that will indeed bring results, which we don't care about anymore haha) that will be something that you can control; contrarily to results. Now there's two choices (there certainly is more) that appear to me in order to create the habit of only focusing on your new goals: either you set yourself punishments for not having attained your goals in time (doesn't seem too appealing but can work for specific types of personalities) , either you set yourself some rewards for having attained your goals in time. Your rewards and punishments should be significant enough in order to motivate you doing the right things to attain your goals. Writing/signing a contract for the reward/punishment system with someone who would also have to do some goals in whatever aspect of their life they want could be a good method to make sure you don't cheat.
I now realize this has turned out in a boring essay... sorry for that. Anyways this is something that I'm going to start of Monday (as I have some pretty similar issues on my side) and I don't expect my goals to fit my time schedule and/or my capacity at first, but I commit myself not to abandon because it doesn't feel natural/easy at start and I suggest you or anyone else do the same.
This could be complete bs, but I do think it helped me (at least it helped 1 person here) in my forever journey of having an impeccable mindset.