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The analysis done in the replayer is always helpful as you can take more time to.discuss hands. And you always explain your thought process clearly. Great video.

Dec. 9, 2018 | 5:15 a.m.

Excellent video by one of the best coaches. Appreciate the pio work and the fact you are never afraid to say when you are lost or confused in a spot.

Nov. 30, 2018 | 11:58 p.m.

Excellent video. Very thorough. Especially appreciate all the icmizer sims and the pio sim. Well done.

Nov. 27, 2018 | 11:29 p.m.

Love the pio sims, they are very helpful.

Nov. 16, 2018 | 6:03 a.m.

Excellent format. Hearing the two of you bounce ideas off of each other and the high level of analyses was very valuable.

Nov. 8, 2018 | 4:16 a.m.

Great video. Would like to see more limit O8 content.

Nov. 1, 2018 | 8:54 a.m.

Great video Sam as always. Especially appreciated the Pio sims. Those are very helpful.

Oct. 31, 2018 | 12:43 a.m.

This is the first video from you that I have watched and I think you did a great job. I especially liked the pio sims which are always valuable. I hope you continue to do pio sims in the future. Great explanations on your thought processes and the thoroughness with which you answered questions in the comments.

Oct. 23, 2018 | 12:34 a.m.

Great vid tyler. In the first hand where we have a set of 7s, you mention our cbet freq should be lower and we should use a smaller size. If we are cbetting a lower freq, to me that generally means a more polar range. So shouldn't we be using a larger bet size?

Oct. 10, 2018 | 1:46 a.m.

That makes sense. Thank you Tyler for the response. Can't wait for the next video.

Sept. 23, 2018 | 10:58 p.m.

Great video as always, Tyler. In the last hand you said you would barrel any bway. Is a Q, J or T really great barrel cards when you figure a lot of his limp call range pre and call range on that flop is going to revolve around those bway cards and give him mostly decent made hands and pr plus draws on the turn?

I realize the 4s on the turn is bad for our range, but it is not so great for his. And as we unblock a lot of his draws, wouldnt that 4s actually be good for us to run a low equity bluff?

Thanks Tyler.

Sept. 22, 2018 | 4:45 a.m.

Great video. At 24:35 you flat KQo rather than 3bet. I have been spending some time developing my 3bet range from the SB and I find difficulty in creating proper pure bluffs, semi bluffs and value hands.

Does it matter a lot if our opponent flats the 3bet a lot as opposed to 4betting a lot?

If our opponent here flatted a lot more than 4 betting, does the KQo become a value 3bet?

What is the cutoff for bways and higher cards when it comes to 3bet/ fold semibluffs? KTo? Q9o?

Thank you.

Sept. 21, 2018 | 10:53 p.m.

Sept. 6, 2018 | 7:48 p.m.

After I complete a video the video list won't show that I watched it. If I have to stop a video it won't save the spot I stopped at. Am I the only one?

Sept. 6, 2018 | 8:41 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Omaha 8 Round

Great video. Please make more O8 content.

Aug. 31, 2018 | 9:10 a.m.

Great video. On the first hand with KT it seems like for practical reasons the turn is a fold, or maybe a raise. It seems we will get barreled on the river and it will be too hard to realize our equity.

Aug. 23, 2018 | 10:44 p.m.

I think the 2 biggest questions surrounding this hand are:

  1. What affect does ICM have here, if any, with 18 left and the next pay jump being 3 spots away? My personal opinion is little if any affect. I made a play to accumulate chips in a very large pot. Did i have to make this play? No. With 38bb i probably could have somewhat comfortably laddered up 1 more spot. But i wanted a million, not 55k.

  2. What range does my opp cr? Does it ever include bluffs and if it does not then do i ever have fold equity and what is my chip equity when called? This i think is where my mistake lies.

July 5, 2018 | 7:25 p.m.

I am starting to lean toward taking a more passive line. But i wonder what merit there is in taking a chance to build my stack in that spot to make a real run at having a big stack for the final table.

July 3, 2018 | 7:51 p.m.

Raphael, i do agree if we chk back flop we can call any turn bet and realize our equity just the same as if we had jammed over tje flop cr, and its lower variance. However, given that we have an equity advantage on the flop and we block his cr and float range having many pr and pr plus draws blocked, i feel we have a ton of fold equity to bet this flop.

I also agree that given removal it makes it seem like villains cr range is only flushes but that is far from the truth.

I should point out that the field in the beginnin may have been soft but from day 3 on it was not. There were no real weak spots at my table in the final 18. There were also a few pros including bilirakis.

July 3, 2018 | 5:41 a.m.

tconservani, very true. I guess you can still get an overall feel for the situation though. I ended up moving out of gto and into exploititive play and I think it backfired on me.

July 1, 2018 | 7:06 p.m.

Someone else did a pio on it and they found it was a bad play. But i wonder if the fact it was a tourney and the chip stacks affect that. I responded as such to the analyses.

June 30, 2018 | 11:10 p.m.

There were maybe 6 or 7 smaller stacks than myself but if I remember correctly only 1 was under 20bb and the rest were 20 to 35. It was fairly deep even at that point in the tourney.

I dont know how relevant ICM is with 2 tables left especially given the next pay jump was 3 spots away rather than every spot like at a final table. Also remember wsop payouts are usually pretty top heavy especially since they switched to paying out 15% of the field.

June 29, 2018 | 10:12 p.m.

Appreciate the response and GTO breakdown Raphael. I did consider the possibility chking flop may be an option, but it just did not seem plausible given I block so many of his chk raises and floats. I should have a ton of chip and fold equity in tjat spot.

My opponent was very wide in the bb and was an aggressive player. He was a good thinking player, not a spaz. But still, his wide range alone says a lot.

We were final 18, final 2 tables. The next pay jump was 3 places away. I suppose there may be some ICM there, but I did not feel at the time it was significant. I played chip ev. Maybe that was wrong?

June 29, 2018 | 9:11 p.m.

The more i think the more i feel calling may not be best as i end up facing tough decisions on the turn. We only had 18 left, so perhaps a lower variance style is warranted, but i felt the best way to realize equity vs a wide range was to push my equity.

June 29, 2018 | 2 a.m.

I am not totally capped if I call the flop cr and as such theoretically villain cannot barrel 100%. But in reality he does barrel almost always. As such I will be forced to fold most turns. The pot would be nearly 4 million if i call the cr with only 5.8 million effective back. I feel the turn would be hard to play. But i also cannot see folding away my equity on the flop to the cr vs a loose aggressive thinking player. We had 18 left and i suppose playing lower variance has merit.

June 29, 2018 | 1:56 a.m.

Also posted in mid stakes...didnt know which forum it should go in.

I raise 2.5x AThd from CO 38bb effective , very laggy bb calls. I had played with him quite a bit from the day before and he was quite aggressive and defended his bb wide. Flop QJ4hhh, bb chk I bet half pot he cr to about 3x my bet. I decide to jam. Is this even a slightly plausible play, or just spew? Maybe a call is better here but I end up folding a lot of turns I think.

June 27, 2018 | 10:12 p.m.

I raise 2.5x AThd from CO 38bb effective , very laggy bb calls. I had played with him quite a bit from the day before and he was quite aggressive and defended his bb wide. Flop QJ4hhh, bb chk I bet half pot he cr to about 3x my bet. I decide to jam. Is this even a slightly plausible play, or just spew? Maybe a call is better but I end up folding a lot of turns.

June 27, 2018 | 9:40 p.m.

Another great video. In the first hand with AK, on the river would a 50-60% psb also be acceptable as that seems an appropriate amount to bet with TT-QQ looking for value especially here where we really don't have a lot of bluffs? Thanks Tyler.

June 15, 2018 | 2:36 a.m.

Thank you tyler. I still struggle some with bet sizings on turn and river play and having a full grasp on when to use which bet sizings. Though i do not work with it on my own, I have stared at pio outputs in a multitude of training videos trying to get some understanding.

I like to understand the "why" of certain bet sizings so that I can come to my own rough conclusions in realtime at the table. A quick and dirty gto if you will. I am looking for perhaps a quicker thought process that I can apply at the tables.

Maybe this is wrong but my thought process is "are we capped vs capped, capped vs polar, where in our range does our hand fall, and do I have a lot of bluffs." The output of that process determines my bet sizing. Its crude I suppose, but I wonder if I am totally off base here?

May 17, 2018 | 8:53 a.m.

Hi tyler. Great video. You are a great coach.
At 13:00 you overbet bluff with A5. I understand we can be more polar here vs 2 capped ranges, but I don't feel we have a ton of bluffs here. I wonder if a $10-12 bet would be just as good as a $25 bet?

At 22:00 you talk a lot about how villain should bet big on each street to create a polar vs capped spot.
You said his bet sizing is wrong here. Is that because it is utg vs utg1 and ranges are naturally narrower and more polar?

Would overbetting be acceptable in villains shoes?

I understand the best times for large or even overbets are in polar vs capped spots, but I have always understood that to bet large in these spots you need a fair amount of bluffs,.otherwise you need to size down. If this is true, does villain really have enough bluffs here?

25:30 you block bet 77, but is this an effective size with our bluffs? Can we use a half pot bet size instead?

Thank you

May 16, 2018 | 9:03 a.m.

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