Hero (QQ)(BB) Everyone roughly 200BB Deep
UTG Straddles $2. UTG+1 Opens to $6.50, I 3 bet to $25. Everyone folds and UTG+1 Calls
I check, Villain bets $21, I call.
Turn: Kd2h7c 4h
I check, Villain bets $54, I call.
River: Kd2h7c 4h 5d
I check Villain shoves for what I have about $60 left into a pot of $200, I call.
Villain shows Ah3h.
So, my memory is pre shit and the sizing's may not be super accurate but there close.
The 3 bet pre to 25 pre was a little larger then I normally would to try rep 7/2 as we were all night.
I didn't think he had a K as not only will a lot of K's check back flop on such a dry board but we block KQ and I would expect from this player to 4 bet AK almost 100% of the time.
So after checking flop I think all 3 streets are a check. At the river is it ever correct to fold when getting about 4:1 odds.
Looking back I think I could c bet this flop for the exact reason I was comfortable he doesn't have a King.
In saying that not being results oriented I like the way I played it only against this certain player as he was a solid reg, and almost every other time villain wont go runner, runner,
hence I was getting max value inducing the bluff. Very unsure on this hand: Thoughts.
June 16, 2018 | 8:40 p.m.
So there was 1 video by fedor holz that he reviewed one of his mates tournament runs and they went into a lot of depth on just a few hands and it kinda gave me a revalation. Highly recommend. Also a lot of nick rampones MTT vids are enjoyable even as a source of entertainment. Him and Jason koon I find just have such a unique way of viewing hands.
May 16, 2018 | 6:50 a.m.
I think in the anonymity space your concept is incredible and the avatar expressions is such a unique and fun idea. However I cant speak for everyone else but I get a kick from looking at all the high stakes tables or lobbys for MTT's and seeing all the "famous" crushers. I find making the tables anonymous makes the game very lonely and not inclusive where you can battle it out with a nemesis. Also why exactly is having huds a bad thing, my understanding was always that live poker you had reads and online you had stats. Could you clarify if player names will be shown for tournaments or is the anonymous tables across every game type?? Cheers, love hearing this news even though I'm Australian and wont be able to play atleast I can still rail and get hyped up.
May 3, 2018 | 5:09 a.m.
Ok appreciate the feedback guys.
April 26, 2018 | 11:14 p.m.
I run into this a lot aswell playing 50NL on ignition. I mean I find a lot of the time its either a compete fish with say 99-JJ and has just gone fuck it, or its AA/KK. I feel like a fold isn't all to horrible
April 25, 2018 | 1:35 a.m.
6 Max Zoom 25c/50c Hero UTG(174BB)(77) Villain BTN (211BB)(??)
Hero Raises 2.5x, Villain Flats on the button and the BB flats.
BB Checks, I cBet $1.19, Villain Min raises $2.38, BB fold, Hero Calls.
Hero Checks, Villain Bets $5.74, Heor raises to $17.72, Villain Folds.
So i decide to lead the flop as it is 3 ways and im not holding a K, If i had say AK or K7s i would check but having 77 3 ways i think a 1/3 pot cbet will get called alot by 88-QQ even though alot of TT+ would probably 3 bet pre and maybe some A high. Interested on your thoughts on this cbet. When he min raises it seems as though he has a K so i decide to flat thinking he will continue on the turn very often. So i check the turn and he bets around 2/3 pot, i think he can have any K9-KQ and for him to minraise seems kinda 'fishy' so i didnt think he was hardly ever folding a king atleats not on the turn. Hence why i decide to raise quite large going for around 3.5x and he unfortunately folds. Maybe with the backdoor flush comming in he could be bluffing with a hand like 89cc, 9Tcc that we want to give a chance to hit the flush on the river so would just calling on the turn be fair and if a club comes out lead? check 100%?. I find im confident pre mostly on the flop but the further into the hands is where i get less confident. Would really appreciate your thoughts.
April 24, 2018 | 9:36 p.m.
I find myself possibly burning money when say I'm in the BB, EP raises 3x, SB 3 bets 3x and I have AQo, AJs. Also 88-99 I'm unsure of aswell. I was thinking maybe if I know the sb is aggressive mix in some 4 bets however if no reads may need to fold these hands. I find myself flatting a lot, missing flops or even hitting the Q or J as top pair and have to fold to 2nd and 3rd street barrels.
April 18, 2018 | 5:56 a.m.
Yer I hope his line of thinking was to do with blockers and range and not just, 'I feel like bluffing now'. I agree turn and river bets could be larger maybe 2/3 pot to deter a bluff raise and I guess a 9 probably isn't folding anyway. Thanks for the response.
March 24, 2018 | 1:34 a.m.
Live $55 1k guaranteed local tourney. Level of players is extremely low. Theres 4 limpers and i'm in the SB with KThh and squeeze to 8x because this table struggles to find the fold button. Only caller is what i perceived as tight old bastard to my right.
Flop; 6d9d9h. He checks i cbet about 2/5 pot w/ bd straight, bd flush and 2 overs. He calls.
Turn; jh. He checks, i bet half pot, he calls.
River;8h. He checks i bet half pot, he shuvs all in for about 300bb. (Yes were super deep this is right at the beginning of a no rebuy, freezeout)
Now i'm not too flash hot at poker but i know a lil and and definitely better imo then all these old muppets. I feel like his range definitely has 89, 9j, 66. And for this many BB being so deep i thought i could hero fold. He showed Ah6c.
Now at the time didn't mind my fold but after thinking, my hand looks a lot like an over pair right, and i don't have too many of the boats accept JJ or 88. So i think having that capped range and him blocking the Nut flush it was a good spot for him to bluff and me knowing my range is capped should defend wider on the river maybe, even though K high flush isn't very 'wide'.
What do y'all think, my first time posting a hand so my analysis might be crap, like i said havn't been playing poker for long and would love some insight on if this was a decent fold. Cheers.
March 23, 2018 | 12:58 p.m.
Hey folks, would love to join, I play mainly 5-22$ MTT's and Live 20-50$ tourneys. Discord Name Is: Bennnn (I think, on different computer and cant remember how many n's ;)) hmu.
March 21, 2018 | 5:20 a.m.
The dude isn't a sensitive baby like most of the people who get upset about his videos. Its all shits and giggles and click baiting is the only way to get ahead in the YouTube game. And everyone who attacks his poker game is obviously delusional and jealous.
Nov. 25, 2017 | 7:26 p.m.
Stack sizes were 10k, like i said very deep start. 3. I get this is a standard way to play the hand but i have been using this 'min raise to see 2 cards' strat a bit and it has been working quite well. Can always play it standard but was wanting opinions on the way i played it if its viable or just dont bother with the min raise so early in the tourney.
Yer agree shuving is terrible, thanks for the reply dude.
Nov. 4, 2017 | 7:13 a.m.
3rd Hand of a MTT at a local club. $30 BI. Super soft, everyone is a fish, everyone.
Villain is a young guy who I suspect would be crazy. Blinds 25/50 he raises to 300 utg+1. Its super deep at the beginning so I call with Ah8h everyone else folds. Flop comes Kh5h7c. He bets 400 and I min raise to 800 hoping for him to check and I see free river. He 3bets to 2800 and I call with the nut flush draw. Turn is a 5s pairing the board. He bets 3000 into around 7500 or so and I fold. He shows AsJs for the (I'm such a hero bluff). His bluff was absolutely terrible I think but what do yous think of the min raise play? Do I shove flop?
Nov. 4, 2017 | 2:23 a.m.
Yer if the original raiser is someone easily exploited with high fold to 3 bet stat maybe you could 4 bet with KQs hopeing the 3 better is exploiting lightly. Only probably doing this when deeper then 150BB
Oct. 6, 2017 | 9:29 a.m.
So I am unsure on how to play it when MP raises and button or SB 3 bets both to standard sizings. I'm in the BB with AJo, AJs, KQs, KQo. How would you play this, its on ignition zone so no reads. Cheers.
Oct. 4, 2017 | 7:55 a.m.
I havnt read everything so this may have been said but your UTG range looks super fucking tight. If im reading it right you wont play AQo utg... that seems a lil wrong. Please explain like i said havnt read all comments so may have been answered, cheers.
Oct. 1, 2017 | 5:42 a.m.
I feel the same in these situations, i tend to fold alot of 33-66, A2o-A4o, A6o from early position when im on a table of calling stations and i have 10-20BB. Would like some advice
Aug. 5, 2017 | 5:10 a.m.
Completely fine, still a great deal. Thanks for the heads up Phil.
Aug. 2, 2017 | 6:45 a.m.
Agree with strewbarry, all I can add is don't bother as much with the 1.10 hot/big/BB tourneys as they get thousands of people and even if your super good its hard to not run into a bad beat somewhere and bust.I would play them staring at the 500$ uptop thinking I have a chance. I have just started buying into the 2.20/3.30 tourneys with a smaller guarantee say 500/750 which only get around 300 people rather then 3000 and cash a shitton more. So its a lot more rewarding.
July 19, 2017 | 6:16 a.m.
Loved the video, first one i have managed to watch all the way through. Really appreciate the drill at the start, gives a newby like me something to work on rather then just watching videos and reading. Cheers.