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Hey Callum, enjoyed the video.

77 maybe this is a stretch but what do you think about folding vs a flop XR? If you think his range is that strong it might be the best option?

AK same thing, except now we have reverse implieds with holding a Kh, a player behind left to act vs flop bet who is also more aggro than average, so even worse to flat weak hands.

March 4, 2024 | 9:23 p.m.

Comment | STAV commented on PLOHU preflop
I think logifir's logic makes more sense re: 6max than HU (no offense). What you call a 3 bet with matters more on your opponent's range than your holding.

April 10, 2013 | 7:19 p.m.

I fold river, like jonna siad you have a bluff catcher now. I like the idea of shoving turn given he might call you with worse and you can protect your hand against draws which he should call it off with. Turn call is not bad, but I like shoving here.

April 10, 2013 | 7:14 p.m.

Comment | STAV commented on Adaption vs Maniac
I like your play here, you just ran into the top of his range.

April 10, 2013 | 7:11 p.m.

Comment | STAV commented on Video topics
Most of the HU PLO content is high stakes, would love to see a lower stakes series. Thank you Tom.

April 10, 2013 | 7:08 p.m.

Comment | STAV commented on HU Spot confused on turn
I'm betting turn here personally. This turn smashes your range more than yours and you get him to fold hands like Axxx, w 25xx the straight draws all which have a decent amount of equity and you're implied odds are great if he is indeed calling you with worse draws than you have.

April 10, 2013 | 7:03 p.m.

Your options depend on your opponent. If this guy is a habitual raiser, I like this hand to bet 3/bet. I also like it as a check jam given the only other equity you have in the pot besdies your flush draw are back door str8 cards.

April 5, 2013 | 9 p.m.

Patrick, just to let you know jonna102 statement is a little bit better than mine which is, it's not standard, but it is an option given that you want to have the ability post flop to rep as many board textures as possible. I would think along the lines of 75% you call and maybe 25% you 3 bet, again it depends on the opponent and whether you have to worry about repping different board textures if villain is smart enough to think about such things. For me as as default the standard is to call.

April 4, 2013 | 8:58 p.m.

Comment | STAV commented on HU 100PLO, deep vs. LAG
Patrick, you said you're playing a very aggressive opponent so if he has constant barreller, you're going to have to make lighter than you're used to call downs or you're just going to get run over.

April 4, 2013 | 8:54 p.m.

Totally agree on range sizing, if this villain is totally terrible as described than might as well play maximum exploitation style and bet fold this turn with appropriate smaller sizing.

April 3, 2013 | 10:52 p.m.

Don't like the 3 bet. Like the barrell. Barreling a blank river is pretty read dependent, but if it's a total brick and given no reads, Im probably giving up.

April 3, 2013 | 10:26 p.m.

Comment | STAV commented on HU common turn spot
Just caveat that Im still learning HUPLO. Wondering if this is a good hand to 3 bet pre given great we have 2 suits but the K is not well connected to the rest of the hand. Im guessing its a hand you can play either way.
That being said, I think your line is fine. Like you said this is a great card for your 3 bet range Im assuming so you need to bet this turn when it does hit your range. VIllain could have lots of other 10x hands along with lots of straight combinations that he has to fold on the turn if he doesn't have hearts. I like the way you played it.

April 3, 2013 | 9:49 p.m.

River comes down to you read on the opponent as Mitch stated.

April 3, 2013 | 1:58 a.m.

I think that it's a big assumption that a villain who 3 bets a lot also 4 bets a lot. I find that to be not true. Even if the case, what is your 5 bet going to accomplish except putting a lot of money in a pot pre with a hand that could be behind his range and you're OOP. Just call the 4 bet.

April 3, 2013 | 1:55 a.m.

Raising this flop does not mean your bluffing. You're obviously value raising. The bigger question is his preflop and flop stats are aggro, is he likewise aggro when 3 betting flop or has he only had the goods, could he 3 bet worse 9's than you, could he 3 bet heart draws here or AAxx. If yes to all of the above your hand is a favourite against that range so ship it in.

April 3, 2013 | 1:53 a.m.

Given his line Im never folding river here and he has KKxx so be it. Isnt there a chance hes value betting worse aka KhxH

April 3, 2013 | 1:48 a.m.

I want to start with the caveat that Im still learning HUPLO and don;t have too much experience. I have played a lot of HUNL and I think a lot things apply here as was well outlined by Overbet. That being you just need to play patient versus these types and valuetown them. This is even more impt in PLO than NL. Reason being that equities run so close together preflop and post. I like overbets idea of limping some buttons as I have folded some or my range due to absolute trash, but I think limping actually does counter that especially if they are doing nothing to exploit you limping marginal hands pre.

April 3, 2013 | 1:33 a.m.

What do you mean by range sizing vs. exploitative sizing?

If villain is loose/passive fish than I would fire flop and fire turn. This is one the best boards that technically doesn't smash your hand so I would take advantage. Turn bet is dependent on villain profile in my opinion.

April 3, 2013 | 1:25 a.m.


What was his c/r frequency and had you gone to SD in any such pots? This would be influence my decision largely. Any SD hands where he was calling and not value raising (a la 2 pair).

Feb. 12, 2013 | 1:59 a.m.

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