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Matt G

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Thanks HawksWin. I think those conditions include a scenario where I limp and then call a 3 bet though right ? I am trying to to filter for just the hands that I limp and end up raising someone raising my limp, or maybe I am getting that wrong?

Aug. 21, 2021 | 11:05 p.m.

Hello there,

I have been trying to set a filter for my database of 25NL-100NL hands for every time I limp, face a raise and end up limp re-raising. I am trying to see the results for this but am having difficulty figuring out if there is a filter I can use to specify this exact condition. If anyone has any ideas or assistance I would appreciate it.


Aug. 21, 2021 | 10:26 p.m.

I have studied this video extensively. Going to give this strat a try at 1/2 on PartyPoker.

Aug. 11, 2021 | 9:27 a.m.

One of the best videos I have watched in a long time.

btw LOL at the top set of kings vs the Q3dd float ...what a run out.

July 31, 2021 | 10:58 p.m.

Love the stud high content. The game is making a big comeback!

July 27, 2021 | 3:23 a.m.

Good stuff. It does seem like the small turn or river blocker bets get raised almost always, several spots in this video.

June 24, 2021 | 10:37 a.m.

Great video, would be a nice to a see a live play vid of RunItTwice with Steve Paul reviewing 2-4 tables.

June 12, 2021 | 4:46 a.m.

As a full ring only player ...mainly because I come from a live poker background, videos like this are great. There are some FR NL cash videos on the site but would welcome a lot more and would make it a easy decision to keep subscribing.

April 27, 2018 | 12:46 a.m.

Post | Matt G posted in NLHE: 25NL FR QQ UTG Spot

Villain is a good winning regular with VPIP 12 PFR 11 3b 8 stats. Likely viewing me as a over aggressive LAG. Kind of a tricky spot ? It used to be people didnt 3bet UTG players that light but noticing more of it now ?

Easy call on river or ? Perhaps should re-raise PF ?

Winning Poker Network ( - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4:

CO: 105.92 BB (VPIP: 26.88, PFR: 24.73, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 93)
BTN: 95.6 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
SB: 282.48 BB (VPIP: 21.67, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 61)
BB: 104.96 BB (VPIP: 26.09, PFR: 13.04, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
Hero (UTG): 106.76 BB
UTG+1: 111.24 BB (VPIP: 27.27, PFR: 20.45, 3Bet Preflop: 13.64, Hands: 44)
MP: 95.6 BB (VPIP: 25.91, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 2.75, Hands: 554)
MP+1: 129.88 BB (VPIP: 12.28, PFR: 10.53, 3Bet Preflop: 8.00, Hands: 58)

SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Qd Qs
Hero raises to 3.4 BB, UTG+1 calls 3.4 BB, fold, MP+1 raises to 15 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 11.6 BB, fold

Flop : (34.8 BB, 2 players) 2c 9d 2h
Hero checks, MP+1 checks

Turn : (34.8 BB, 2 players) 3s
Hero checks, MP+1 bets 16.52 BB, Hero calls 16.52 BB

River : (67.84 BB, 2 players) 7d
Hero checks, MP+1 bets 48.36 BB

April 22, 2018 | 4:43 a.m.

105bbs deep and 2nd in chips? I would almost always fold here unless I had a good read villain could easily show up with a really weak hand here. Even then I might wait for a better spot.

Aug. 17, 2015 | 12:55 a.m.

If your in a big downswing, take some time off. You are mostly playing 25nl? Which probably means you are not playing for a living. The game will be there when you come back.

Why not go out for a camping trip, hike, or out to the bar with some friends etc. Come back after a week off and you will be feeling fresh and hungry. Maybe I am just superstitious but whenever i take a little time off and then come back, I always seem to run really well.

Aug. 5, 2015 | 5 a.m.

I sort of liked this hand up until your bet on the turn, checking back here would be optimal...As played this is a fold on the turn.

Flop lead then turn check raise, that is a super, super strong line, we dont even beat K10 here. Unless villain has shown some maniacal or spewy play, calling the river seems pretty crazy.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 11:38 p.m.

Villain is going to have some equity here however we are going be ahead so often given the flop texture and action. You should almost always be ahead here and I would never be folding in this spot.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 11:32 p.m.

Your cold 4 bet sizing is definitely interesting, also why such a small flop bet of like 30% pot kind of induced this on yourself :)

I still have a lot to learn about this game but I definitely don't understand how calling here would be profitable.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 11:29 p.m.

Comment | Matt G commented on NL16 : 3bet pot, TT

TT is a premium hand, especially in 6 max and we want to be building the pot with this holding. I like your 3-bet here against the MP opener, as obviously we are ahead of everything except 4 hands, JJ,QQ,KK and AA.

Flat calling out of position here seems like it is going to make the hand a lot more difficult to play however against a specific villain, EP raiser or in a multi-way pot sometimes calling can be the right choice.

This is a pretty decent flop for our holding, I would be betting for value here and re-evaluating things on the turn. As played, villain is showing a lot of strength however as Samu mentioned we have a lot of equity to make this turn call. Your line also looks very weak, so life is going to be difficult for you on the river :)

Aug. 4, 2015 | 11:20 p.m.

Comment | Matt G commented on NL25 BLUFF CATCH 100BB

I don't think I have ever been good here with one pair, when calling in this spot on the river.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 8:31 p.m.

I like your sizing pre-flop and I think this whole hand would have had a different outcome if you had bet larger on the flop. I would have bet around 80% pot here.

Not trying to disagree with others here but this isnt 5/10NL, where betting small on the flop with the intention of barreling future streets is optimal. This is the micro's, new, recreation players are going see the good price they are getting and peel, then get married to their marginal holdings.

Put the fear into them with a healthy sized bet :)

Aug. 4, 2015 | 7:17 p.m.

Comment | Matt G commented on JJ on BTN VS 3Bet

This spot sucks!

I think I would have played it almost exactly the same, really dependent on your read of villain here...People dont 4 bet bluff very much in the micros and his line is so strong.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 7:10 p.m.

Try not to make life difficult for yourself by playing pots like this when you are out of position.

At the micro's just try to make things easy on yourself and try to avoid difficult spots, this wasnt the best board to pull off this type of move given the action.

A couple of things to take away from the hand, look at the villains stack size. Unless he is a fish on a heater this is most likely a very competent and good player. Given the action why would his river over bet be a bluff? I think his most likely holdings are very nutty like AA, 7x, 33.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 7:05 p.m.

Comment | Matt G commented on 99 tricky spot on turn

This is a really tough spot..

I almost always check behind here and re-evaluate on the river. I don't think we can be committing as much as we are in a spot like this with our somewhat marginal holding.

Your going to be good here a lot of the time and villain will most likely play very fit or fold on the river since his check on the turn opens up his river bet range to include tons of bluffs and he should know, that you know that.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 6:57 p.m.

Opening the button with T9 is great, unfortunately this flop is not so great.

It is super connected and will be hitting a decent portion of the BB's range here. Even if the villain does not have an ace here, he is going to call with so many hands, and keep in mind even if you hit your gutter, it might not be good.

Just fold here and find a better spot.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 6:49 p.m.

I tried poker stoving a tight range for villain here and stacking off was really close to break even, or slightly +EV.

Having a blocker to the K of spades makes it kind of tricky, as it eliminates a lot of the potential flush draws he might have. This is 6 max not full ring and it being CO vs a button 3 bet makes me lean towards getting it in here.

...Definitely going to be seeing a set here a lot but people at the micros will show up with all sorts of things and even against a competent player you should be doing okay versus his overall range.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 6:28 p.m.

As played, I think you could have made life easier on yourself by betting larger on the flop.

Pre-flop is good however instead of betting $1.10 into a pot of $2.10, betting $1.80 or even $2.00 on the flop would be the best play. The next best flop play would have been to check raise the flop.

Had you managed the pot size better, the turn would give you a pot of around $6.00 and you could make a committing size bet on the turn when you have loads of equity.

Aug. 4, 2015 | 6:10 p.m.

Great video!

July 31, 2015 | 6:05 p.m.

Hello there,

New member of Run it once here. I know this is probably a pretty basic spot however I seem to over value seeing flops to try and set mine with small pocket pairs. Would this be a clear call 100% of the time here?

Also, its full ring and the table was playing quite loose, I sometimes raise, sometimes fold and sometimes just limp in this spot with 22-44 etc, limping to get in cheap and trying to flop big okay ?

July 29, 2015 | 9:03 p.m.

Had a question about your KQ hand at roughly 26 minutes in.

You end up deciding to fold the river having to call 50 to win a pot of over 200 with top two pair on a 399KQ.

I think 9x seems less likely considering he checked the flop then only flatted your very small turn bet of $16. Definitely possible however I think its less likely. Did you have a read on this player or a lot of hands on him to know he isnt a fish?

He was playing a short stack and I cant see him calling your 3Bet with JT his stack, if hes capable of making that bad of a call he might be capable of shoving something fishy on the river?

Given the pot odds on the river, if we add KQ and spazz/bluffy fishy plays to his range isnt this a must call even if we are beat the majority of the time?

Jan. 18, 2013 | 12:46 a.m.

10 buy ins downswings in a 1000 hand sample size seems pretty crazy to me. Maybe that is because I mainly play Full Ring though and not 6Max or HU.

Seems like you would have to run super bad or play super bad to lose 10 buy in even at 6Max low stake NLHE though.

Jan. 15, 2013 | 1:01 a.m.

Hmm guess it doesnt matter, my visa card gets declined every time I try and order the package :(

Dec. 18, 2012 | 4:06 a.m.

I'd really like to see more Full Ring NLHE video's and more Zoom/Rush poker videos. Site looks great so far though.

Dec. 18, 2012 | 12:58 a.m.


Just curious on how the differences work. I wanted to view the Phil Galfond Zoom and NLHE videos. It says I get one Phil Galfond video a month, so does that mean if I registered I can just view one ? Then on next month ill have the option to unlock another?

Dec. 18, 2012 | 12:51 a.m.

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