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I think this series was well done. I like the multiple points of view on each hand. I think if you do this again in nlh it should be higher stakes and potentially with an ante.

This would be a great series for plo.

Aug. 4, 2020 | 2:08 a.m.

Excellent video especially with the hrc sims!

July 25, 2020 | 1:15 a.m.

Excellent video Sam. It really showed why pio does the things it does.

My dumbed down take is to bluff with hands that unblock opponents fold rng. However, I think pio folds hands that a lot of people won't. In the second hand for example we don't turn barrel 8x much because it blocks straight draws opp will fold. In the real world a lot of people won't fold those draws even on 2 flush boards. So in that case wouldn't we want 8x as it blocks our opponents real world continuing rng as well as give us the ability to bluff straight card rivers?

When we block their draws they are more made hand heavy, but in lp vs blind spots those hands are more often weaker and we can just barrel them off with those draw blocking hands is my simplified take.


July 24, 2020 | 12:56 a.m.

Geat video.
I also wonder about xr the 44. Its seems marginal to bluff catch when our opponent can have a decent amount of thinner value bets. We can xr the 44 with straight blockers here and we will have a number of kx as well.
If not xr then I think block/fold.

July 22, 2020 | 11:41 p.m.

Great analyses and use of different tools.

At 51:20 and at one other spot earlier the opener has aqo and t9s and folds to a 3bet about 35bb effective. With ICM you do not want to call 3bets, but are you calling in chip ev spots?

At what stack size are you folding suited connectors and aqo, aWs type hands to 3bets?


July 21, 2020 | 2:07 a.m.

Very well done. Great multi street analyses and use of pio. It would be great to see more breakdowns like this.

Perhaps you could add some discussion during each HU hand about how you feel strat would change if it were 6 max and vice versa. Thanks!

July 18, 2020 | 1:11 a.m.

Great multistreet analysis Ryan!

July 16, 2020 | 1:18 a.m.

Great video Alex!

At 31:10 you consider 3bet jamming with 33bb from the blind with a suited ace. Can you ever have a more "standard" 3bet/fold size here?

At 34:40 you call a raise vs a 31bb stack with a suited 1 gapper. What is your stack size cutoff for calling raises with suited connectors? At that cutoff point is it basically a fold or do you add in 3 bets?


July 10, 2020 | 1:57 a.m.

I can see xc being a thing and more so at the wsop main with 300bb and 2 hr levels. I think I lean toward aggessive action in a turbo. I really want to find a way to fully realize eq and push any amount of fold eq. But I also think maybe I overestimate how much fe I have vs even the middle porton of opponents rng.

July 9, 2020 | 6:43 a.m.

I think its geat 2 different coaches approach this 2 different ways.

I definitely agree we want to be polar here and the block size is no good. The more I think about the ranges the more it seems I am ice skating uphill a bit in trying to fold out the stronger portion of his range which includes overpairs that may not fold.

I feel like I am pushing eq though and I want to find a way to realize that eq.

July 9, 2020 | 6:40 a.m.

Thanks for your response.

What is the effective stack size limit for calling opens with suited connectors? Anything under 30bb seems like it will get difficult as you don't have room to do much post flop.

July 8, 2020 | 11:37 p.m.

Very good content. Appreciate anything on playing oop.

July 2, 2020 | 3:37 a.m.

Good analyses. Thank you for the pio sims.

At 4:10 you called an mp open from the btn with 30bb eff with a suited one gapper.
Is it good to call suited connectors pre with these stack sizes? What about suited aces?

If it is ep vs mp does that push you more toward 3bet or fold?

I have leaned more often to 3bet or fold under 35bb eff in general except in possibly btn vs cutoff.

At what stack size do you stop calling suited connectors and use a 3bet or fold strat if at all?

Thank you.

July 2, 2020 | 1:09 a.m.

Thanks for the responses Tyler. Do you make the same overbet vs a very good pro?

July 1, 2020 | 10:22 p.m.

Great video as always Tyler. These replayer reviews are really helpful especially with cards up so we get your opinion on opponents play as well.

25:45 what do you think of opponents turn block bet? Wouldn't it be better with a club?

27:20 when you overbet turn it seems you are completely capping our opponents range here. Can you really take enough flushes out of our opponents range to make overbet the play? My feeling is 80-100% psb unless us having the diamond really makes enough difference.


July 1, 2020 | 1:20 a.m.

The jack may not hit his rng better so perhaps it is more nuetral. I do feel I should size up the turn bet.

June 27, 2020 | 4:39 a.m.

Great video and I appreciate you throwing in the pio sims.

At 38:40 kjo vs ep open seems like a better 3bet/fold with blocker effects rather than a call with reverse implied odds. Do you ever use offsuit broadways to make up a larger portion of 3 bets here? Thanks.

June 26, 2020 | 1:32 a.m.

Great video.

I read the above comment from Baraky on how pio plays the 77 at 29:30 and it is how I would play it.

In the video you advocate a range chk. I think that makes 77 next to impossible to play as we will end up check guessing many turns if 77 faces a flop bet.

If you rng chk flop, how are you playing 77 going forward? Do you ever chk raise the flop?


June 25, 2020 | 2 a.m.

This is an excellent series and I don't think you should plow through hands. Your in depth explanations are well done and very helpful and so are the pio sims. If it goes 15 videos then so much better.

June 25, 2020 | 12:23 a.m.

Excellent video. I think any content revolving around generally difficult spots to play would be great. Playing oop is always tough so maybe playing oop in 3bet pots.

June 23, 2020 | 11:41 p.m.

Great series Jeremy. Always appreciate the pio sims.

21:30 can the k5hh ever be a xr here? With the backdoor flush draw, overcard and having more 4x in our rng it seems like a good spot.

32:45 is this ever a float spot with 2 overs and the backdoor flush draw? Is floating better if we were deeper?


June 23, 2020 | 1:17 a.m.

Great video Tyler and thanks for the pio sim. At 30:00 if our opponent blocks river or goes for a large size, how are you responding with your TT?

June 20, 2020 | 2:01 a.m.

Thanks for all of your responses, it really helps. The last question is for the conclusion of the hand...I blocked and he raised.

I considering calling but I felt his line really wasn't super strong in the moment and i jammed.

I feel like I do have some value jams here with sets and possibly 2pr given it is early in a weaker field tourney and I have seen some crazy rngs in this event before and I need some bluffs and this hand pushes eq.

Maybe a jam is optimistic?

June 19, 2020 | 5:51 p.m.

I did end up blocking. Are you on board with the block? The more I think about it the more I think a 70-80% pot bet is better.

June 19, 2020 | 4:49 a.m.

Great video. Would be great to have the same format but cbetting out of position.

June 19, 2020 | 4:44 a.m.

Very good video and i appreciated the deeper dive into the solver. Looking forward to more of this and hopefully an all hands vpip tourney review.

June 19, 2020 | 1:43 a.m.

Great video. Happy you took your time to analyze the hands thoroughly.

At 15:30 you call a 3bet less than 30bb effective. Was this just a straight set mine? Are you jamming over a cbet on low bords or bet calling if opponent chks?

What about on 2 low 1 high boards like Txx up to Axx facing a cbet?


June 10, 2020 | 1 a.m.

50 turbo early stages 9 handed, no reads
100bb effective
Utg raise
Mp call
Btn call
I call bb 56cc

Flop 247chc
I chk, utg block, folds to me, i xr, utg call
Turn Js
The J is far better for my opponent. He still has all the overprs, nut flush draws, Jx, Jx with flush draws, potentially some sets. I have sets and potentially some 2 pairs and many draws. I cannot cap my opponents rng here.

What is our turn action? I wonder if a chk is ok, possibly to double xr. I also feel a bet is good, but not an overbet.

June 9, 2020 | 8:11 a.m.

Post | SoundSpeed posted in MTT: Do we bet a dry side pot?

$50 turbo mid stages 9 handed, no reads
Everyone around 35bb
Ep raise 2.3bb
Mp jam 2.7bb
I call in hj with 55 knowing there can be no iso reraise and bb and ep will come along.
Btn call
BB call
Ep call

Flop 744r

Bb and Ep chk
Do we ever bet this dry side pot? With bb rng being wide and capped, ep checking and btn having plenty of bways, is this a spot to block bet?

June 9, 2020 | 8:10 a.m.

Great video Ryan.

At 23:25 you said opponent should have a small bet size on this turn. What hands does he value bet with here that he can get value with vs your 3bet pre/cc flop line? If you are well balanced in this spot his Qx probably doesn't get much value and he probably doesn't have many Kx that can get value from worse especially now that your QQ improved and JJ TT folds a lot vs a barrel. Wouldn't opponent want to be more polar?

Does 8x or 7x with a flush draw ever chk back here as opponent or does the 7 or 8 just never have the show down value?

Thanks Ryan.

June 9, 2020 | 1:19 a.m.

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