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Well done vpip video. Good pacing and analysis. Looking forward to the rest.

June 19, 2021 | 12:24 a.m.

Really liked this format of going through a large amount of hands while still having good analysis. It's a good switch from just going through 3 or 4 hands with deep pio dives.

June 18, 2021 | 12:56 a.m.

Great review Ryan. I like that you took time to review hands even if you weren't involved. As always appreciate all the sims. I think this is the first time you have included pio sims in your video. Appreciate it.

June 16, 2021 | 11:48 p.m.

Great series Ryan and congrats on the victory.

The first hand with tjs you said for chip ev you would squeeze then call a jam from either utg or mp who were both sitting at just over 30bb. This seems really loose and very high variance. To me I would rather call and take a flop, or as you said with icm if btn were shorter we could just squeeze jam.

June 9, 2021 | 11:28 p.m.

I know this is really old but maybe you can still answer this.
At 12:30 is it ok for katz to bet 4th or should he always check?
At 15:30 same hand can katz ever raise with his split kings, 5 and q blocker and the fd on 5th? What if he just had the split kings and no fd, can he ever raise?

June 9, 2021 | 7:05 a.m.

Really like this format where you can provide solver insight without going through the sim thus allowing you to get through more hands.

I don't think it is necesary to run through the footage at 2x as the rio editors can fast forward through the slow parts with no action. I say that because it is nice to see what hands are being folded and sometimes those hands can be missed if the footage is too fast especially for those of us that already watch the replay at a higher speed.Thanks.

June 8, 2021 | 4:26 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on A Big Mix Game

Awesome video!! Thanks for covering these games. I hope you can do these games more. Or maybe some 8 or 10 game mix videos the closer to the wsop we get.

At 22:45 to me it seems better to call than to raise as we only have eq on half the pot and it would be better to keep the third player in. If he has any flush draw with a good pair for draw then he will never fold and we set ourselves up to be freerolled in a pot that we are bloating.

54:05 I'm not sure about that flop peel vs a pf 3bettor and original raiser left to act when we have no real hand on flop and only some backdoor stuff. Backdoor high potential is already marginal due to paired board.


May 28, 2021 | 7:06 a.m.

I prefer only 2 tables of zoom if you are going to review a session more quickly and get through more hands. But the way you did this 4 table review was good where you stop to focus on on specific hands. I like the deeper look in the solver as well. Looking forward to the next part.

May 26, 2021 | 5:02 a.m.

Sorry about that Luke Johnson, i got the time stamp wrong. It was the bluff at 38:20. Do you make that bet with no flush blocker? Thanks.

May 24, 2021 | 3:50 a.m.

I really appreciate your thorough reply.

I find the toughest games are the split games but especially baduecey and badacey. There seems to be so much to keep track of.

I find 2-7 drawmaha hard as well because we have to balance such a wierd hand with a low in our hole cards but make a high with the board.

7 stud 8 or better is a struggle as well but i find that some concepts from o8 help a bit there.

May 22, 2021 | 6:23 p.m.

Great series Daniel and looking forward to you finishing it.

The last hand with qq, do you take the same line in a non pko?


May 22, 2021 | 12:18 a.m.

This was an excellent video. I think vids like this with a few sims allows us to get through many more hands. I also liked that you repeated concepts from your previous videos in spots where they applied such as blocker theory.

I think deeper dive vids are good as well with just a few hands and their respective sims.

Maybe use a randomizer when choosing which vids you make ;)

23:30 if small blind was 100bb deep do you still raise flop?

37:20 are you still bluffing your pair if you have no spade?

44:50 why is it solver chooses not to bet higher eq draws? Is it to not get raised off eq?

Thanks for the great content!

May 21, 2021 | 12:48 a.m.

Great video. It is great you found some hands to cover these games. Hopefully you can do some more .

At 28:30 is there any merit to raising the c bet on the flop to fold out the bb? Are iso raises even a thing in drawmaha on the flop?

At 42:33 in badugi you did not improve after first draw facing other players who also drew 1. Do we ever chk here? Is the fact we have the nut tri and a 3 blocker enough to bet? What if our tri was worse?

On river if it checked to sam how thinly can he value bet? Is a t or 9 badugi good enough?


May 20, 2021 | 8:17 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Big Time Hero Calls

Hey tyler, is the bluff catch at 10:40 strictly predicated on opponents block bet on the turn? If he polarizes on the turn and pots+ I would imagine we don't even call the turn, correct?

If he ends up betting a smaller size like 70% pot on the turn and we peel I think it would also be hard to bluff catch the river, correct?


May 20, 2021 | 4:54 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Big Time Hero Calls

I can see that. You certainly know the pool better than me, but the fast play line of cr flop jam turn, bet flop cr turn etc also should also generate a ton of fold equity but generates it sooner in the hand than the triple barrel line. Does that sound right?

So does it stand to reason that these fast play lines in the pool are heavily unbalanced to overprs, sets etc? I play a lot of tourneys and the triple barrel line here is very standardly played with overprs+.

Do you favor the triple barrel line with overprs+?


May 19, 2021 | 4:51 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Big Time Hero Calls

Great analyses and thanks for the pio sims Tyler.

At 26:00 I feel confused by what you are saying about our opponents line. You said the line our opponent took was uncommon with overprs given texture. Are you saying given the dynamic nature of the board overprs would want to play faster and thus overbet the turn rather than the 70% pot bet or so our opponent took?

But because of his sizing are you saying he is more capped or weak and draw heavy? I am not sure how what you mean and how you came to the conclusion that a "standard" looking triple barrel spot looks more bluff heavy to you.

Thanks for any insight you can give. Great work as always.

May 19, 2021 | 2:01 a.m.

Great video as always Alex.

At 15:30 can you just 3bet to a more standard amount and fold to a jam? If you had deeper stacks behind you is that what you would do?

43:35 you said you would have chk raised flop. We are still somewhat deep, are you calling off if opponent jams? If he calls the cr are you firing off for 3 streets? It seems thin. It seems like it would be good to cc flop and keep our opponents range wide.

As for opponent sitting out, I look at it like you are in a poker tournament with a required time commitment and a part of that tournament is being in your seat and taking hands and playing your action. It is no different than live if you get up to use the bathroom, eat, take a phone call or deal with a complaining girlfriend. You get blinded out. I don't see a problem with you being the one to take those blinds.

May 19, 2021 | 12:26 a.m.

Great video Patrick. At 17:50 you say that vs smaller opens we should 3bet less and vs larger opens we should 3bet more. Are you speaking strictly about just being in the big blind, or from any position vs any position and why is that what we should be doing?


May 18, 2021 | 4:57 a.m.

Great video. Good to see many hands with a couple of deep dives thrown in.

At 8:50 are you still calling qj if facing a larger bet, say 80% pot or bigger?

At 26:10 can we split sizes on the flop and have a block size then say a 2/3 size?


May 15, 2021 | 2:29 a.m.

Excellent format. The analysis by Carlos combined with the questions you asked Kevin to add clarification to the analyses made for a very informative and entertaining video. Would love to see a series like this on stud continuing with this final table, or any other mixed game.

The hand at 30:00, is there merit to calling 5th street then just leading 6th if our opponent catches a brick?


May 14, 2021 | 7:08 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on $530 Bounty Builder

Liked the pio analyses. Looking forward to a full vpip review.

May 14, 2021 | 2:30 a.m.

Great analyses. At 43:27 is there any merit in nolet jamming the turn for 2x pot for chip ev?

I realize there is no real icm here, but if there was what about for icm ev given he is the big chip leader and you and sam are fairly close in chips?


May 11, 2021 | 10:52 p.m.

Baduecy is a hard game :)

May 8, 2021 | 6:35 a.m.

At 44:40 in baduecy you said we should not keep the Q high badugi. I'm not sure of the math but is it worth it to dump the badugi facing a check from an opponent who is likely still drawing with two draws to go?

If we do draw, we are more likely to miss both the badugi and the draw hand and then lose initiative.

Then aren't we forced to draw again on the end then guess if we should call or not if opponent bets and we have a marginal hand in either direction?


May 7, 2021 | 7:38 a.m.

Great video. Very informative.

Why did you choose preflop academy for your rngs? With all the other options out there what stood out about preflop academy to you? How do you like it?

How do you go about studying in preflop academy? Do you just run random spots, or spots that come up in game, or do you have a structured study path that you follow?


May 6, 2021 | 11:56 p.m.

Great content and analysis. How did you decide on preflop academy for preflop ranges? There seems to be a lot of options for available charts in addition to running your own sims. Prices vary wildy as well.

May 6, 2021 | 7:55 a.m.

Thanks so much for covering these games.

Even with the wsop being the only place to experience some of these games for some of us, having this training is a big help. It can also help with other poker games just being able to use the logic involved, especially in split pot games where there is general strategy that applies to all split games.

I think with the less popular games it helps to run through as many hands as possible as it is so hard to gain experience and training in them. With the more standard 8 game mixed games i still enjoy when you go through a lot of hands but perhaps taking a few of the most interesting hands and doing a separate video with a deep analyses would be good.

Please keep going with the less popular mixed games when you get the chance. But all of your content is great and appreciated.

May 6, 2021 | 7:52 a.m.

Very well done video, Tyler. Appreciate the deep dive into this theory.

May 6, 2021 | 12:32 a.m.

Great video and analyses. I feel like it might be easier all around if you stuck to 2 tables of zoom so you have more time to analyse the hands more in depth as you play.

May 5, 2021 | 4:58 a.m.

Great video and analyses I think your pacing and thoroughness is just right. Hope to see you take this series all the way to conclusion.

April 27, 2021 | 12:21 a.m.

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