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I liked the way you broke down the boards in this drill session rather than just endlessly drilling.

1:22 table 3 64 you said with 24 or 74 you would bluff. What is the significance of the 6 kicker?

45:56 it's interesting how our probe lead is so completely polar but opponents delay cbet gets to be quite a bit more linear. Why does that happen?

Thanks Luke!

April 17, 2024 | 3:11 p.m.

Nice review. Are these poker shows even real poker or just some spoof looking for ratings?

April 17, 2024 | 1:37 p.m.

I liked what you said about people thinking they have things figured out. We are a very arrogant species.

7:25 how do you feel about a river raise with the K and straight blocker vs a weaker looking half pot sizing?

April 17, 2024 | 2:42 a.m.

There wew some spots where you said that a hand was a xc or xf. Maybe you can show some of those turn spots in the future.

24:15 is this a pot and get it in with bare top 2?


April 16, 2024 | 1:35 p.m.

Like the format. Maybe some.more plo.

April 12, 2024 | 5:34 p.m.

Nice review Brian.

26:20 shows ax with the bdfd not really wanting to bet. Is that just to avoid a xr?

April 12, 2024 | 1:07 a.m.

Thanks Alex. Do icm considerations go substantially down with no real short stacks even at a shorthanded final table?

April 10, 2024 | 10:24 p.m.

Great change up in format!

6:00 it was suprising to me to see almost no jamming from the sb. At what btn stack size does sb get to.l incorporate more jams with lower pocket pairs and various broadways and lower suited aces?

28:55 can negreanu xr jam given the pot size?


April 10, 2024 | 6:22 p.m.

Hi Dhruv,

6:23 table 2 kkt2, if you were double suited do you iso? What is the worst kk you iso there?

13:25 table 2 kt96 when will you xr a wrap?

15:00 table 1 aj44 if stacks were really deep do you call down a pot pot turn and river?


April 10, 2024 | 1:41 p.m.

Your new baby is cute! Maybe a future main event winner.

10:44 I just got done watching Frankie Carsons video on merge betting. It's an interesting spot to apply that old limit technique of betting turn to check back river. Maybe a single raised pot with with wider ranges would be more apporpriate?

April 9, 2024 | 1:46 p.m.

5:00 do we get some bigger sizes here as well? I feel like we would get 50-100% sizing here. If we simplify to just a small bet is there a big ev loss?

34:00 it shows we prefer to have AT with the ace of clubs because opponent shouldn't be jamming much with Ac. I don't think that is entirely true in real life. You think it is more the opposite?


April 9, 2024 | 1:35 p.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Facing Turn Probes

Great node to cover!

First hand, I feel like with the Td we should bet the flop more often as it sets us up to have more bluff opportunities with that future blocker.

Is the turn more of a call because of the Td or does it block our opponents bluffing range?


April 8, 2024 | 3:12 p.m.

Thanks for doing some tourney analysis! I liked that you hadn't prewatched it. Got some good reactions!

Do you find tournies to be profitable or is the variance too high to forgoe cash play for a higher volume of tourney play?

The plo tournies I have played in have had a lot of limping in the early and middle stages. This applies to straight plo and plo as part of an 8 game mix. If you face a lot of limping, is it ok to limp behind a fair bit, or should you maintain a more solid preflop strat and look to iso a lot?

Is open limping something to consider? I think it complicates things a bit.

48:55 if Wantman had ak82sdhh do you think he should still get some leads for value but also for future bluffing ability with the As?

Looking forward to the next part!

April 7, 2024 | 1:27 a.m.

This video you put into words things I have been doing for awhile. I would call these bets value/bluff bets. I learned this years ago when i thinly bet a set on a flush and straight river and the guy folded a better set face up. It was one of those light bulb moments.

First hand, I don't believe you showed it in the sim, but 77 seems like a good river bluff.

April 7, 2024 | 12:54 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on 3rd Street Quiz

Starting hand requirements and when to 3 and 4 bet.

April 6, 2024 | 1:31 p.m.

Hi Tyler,

10:00 you said as you play more hands of poker your ability gets worse and worse. What did you mean by that? Did you mean within a session it gets worse?


April 5, 2024 | 6:18 p.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on 3rd Street Quiz

Awesome video!

I got a 51. Hand 7 I would have 2bet. I didn't consider icm in that spot.

More of these would be cool. Pre draw decisions in 2-7td and draw decisions in 2-7nl would be interesting.


April 1, 2024 | 6:02 a.m.

Really glad to have you back!

28:00 so essentially you are turning the hand into a one street bluff?
If we xc we have the chance that our opponent will chk it down or chk chk turn and we can xc or even xr river. It seems like a xr flop then give up line wastes some of the hands value.


April 1, 2024 | 6 a.m.

Pretty cool to see this blast from tfrom the past and comparing your playing styles.

Sounds like a massive headache dealing with all of the laws over there. In the US, we still can't get legalized poker in the majority of states 13 years after black friday. Your point about government overreach is also something that seems to be getting worse here.

Looking forward to the rest of the hh!

April 1, 2024 | 5:59 a.m.

Great exploitation of bet sizing tells!

13:35 table 2 qt would you normally size up and pot it on this texture? Would the qt with a club fit in that range?

14:48 table 1 55 will you also flat this in the co?

15:23 table 1 55 would you consider a turn bet for value?

28:20 table 2 kq, wouldn't you want the river to be more polar and possibly look to pot or overbet?


April 1, 2024 | 5:57 a.m.

Hey Francesco,

1:10 are overbets also an option on this turn?

April 1, 2024 | 5:55 a.m.

8:00 aqt8 if you were 100bb deep is this a spot where you would check flop? Being oop, is it a xf spot?

A couple of times you mentioned preferring to raise a set with a top pair blocker as it keeps opponent from having a better set. But doesn't this also block his calling range?


April 1, 2024 | 5:54 a.m.

Great review Ryan.

When you look at your database, do you find bounties to be more profitable than normal tournies?

April 1, 2024 | 5:52 a.m.

I really like this review of the drill session. I don't think I have seen another coach make an entire video into this kind of review.

3:05 so does qx have absolutely no sdv? Are we looking to fold out lower pocket pairs with our bet while blocking some of our opoonents decent kx?

6:50 you said spades should be better than clubs to raise. Is that because of the interaction with the ace on board?

9:13 k vs j turn is interesting. So on a k, the 7s are bluffing, but on the j they don't bluff. If we are polarizing on the k but linear on the j does that mean betting 77 pushes us into an overbluff? It is confusing to me why they are so different.


April 1, 2024 | 5:51 a.m.

No worries, thanks for the reply. I hope everything is better for you.

March 26, 2024 | 12:25 p.m.

Thanks for covering this node. SB play is a weak spot for me.

Any chance of a similar video where you get 3bet pre and go post flop?

8:00 if stacks were 100bb+ is the turn a spot where you could xr then look to barrel a lot of rivers?

35:50 if you 3bet those 2x combos are you barreling off?


March 20, 2024 | 5:32 p.m.

How popular is 5 card becoming? Do you see it overtaking 4 card at some point?

4:45 table 2 kkq3, if you were single suited or rainbow do you fold these hands to an open?

35:00 tabke 3 8665 is having the 8 and 5 enough to donk and bkuff or do you need the diamond?

37:10 table 1 AAT7 he only 50% pot into two people. To me this somewhat caps his range and I would be tempted to call with the oesd and T blocker.


March 20, 2024 | 4:03 p.m.

Interesting vid without the rng. What is your preferred method for randomizing when playing live?

28:00 table 4 aq do you have overbets on this turn? Would nut flush draws fall into that range?

29:40 table 3 55 that was a big 3bet. What is the cutoff size for calling small pp vs a 3bet?

Will you do a followup vid for the interesting hands?


March 20, 2024 | 2:46 p.m.

I really like the way you teach. Very clear presentation of the concepts.

If you are in the 20-25bb range but you have a bunch of 7-10bb stacks behind you, will you tighten up a bit since you will face jams?


March 19, 2024 | 6:47 p.m.

Good video. Looking forward to a follow up study video.

27:05 table 2 jtdd, what is your cold 4bet range? Do you prefer to bluff with ax kx offsuit hands?

30:35 table 1 kj, vs button I usually pure 3bet this. Is kqo the bottom of your pure 3bet range?


March 15, 2024 | 4:30 p.m.

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