(I need to win financially. Lol)
I’m playing an underground free roll tournament for 3K first place. It’s very unconventional. We started with 10,000 in chips, the blinds go up every 15 minutes and the levels are (100/200), (200/400), (400, 800, (1K, 2K); etc. It should consist of about 30 players.
What leaps out to you in terms of strategy in this particular tournament. Anything jump out at you in how to attack this strategically?
Nov. 20, 2019 | 11:37 p.m.
I did not have time to watch this but "Rumble in the Jungle" may be the best title for a video I've ever seen. Maybe because I'm a boxing fan.
Sept. 9, 2018 | 5:31 p.m.
This will be my last month on the site, I believe. My membership expires on 10/14/2018. Just wanted to thank all of you guys. Definitely the best training site online. Was a great honor to be able to exchange information with you guys!
Sept. 1, 2018 | 8:56 p.m.
Nice video once again, Coach Brad! You da man!
Sept. 1, 2018 | 2:01 a.m.
The board absolutely favors his range as there are two queens on it and he is from Canada. Elizabeth the (2)nd is the Queen of Canada and has been since 195(2). If he was from America it's a snap call. It is also disconcerting that the Canadian flag is red and both Queens on the board are red. There is also an Ace of Spades on the board -- emblematic of death -- which leads me to believe it is a warning not to call because it could be the final blow to your bankroll.
Aug. 30, 2018 | 6:50 a.m.
I'm more concerned he is from Canada. I think that's a powerful read. He may have chronic traumatic encephalopathy from hockey or couldn't remove his finger from the mouse because his fingers were sticky from maple syrup. He could also be from Quebec and thought he was hitting fold because he speaks French.
All this taken into consideration, it is a must call.
Aug. 30, 2018 | 5:11 a.m.
When you posted your question were you looking to form a debate and try to figure out if it was the right play or just convince yourself that you were right? Because this is the first time I've ever seen anyone post a hand history and then tell the interlocutors in the thread that they made the right play with no equivocations.
The only "read" is that he is from Canada.
Aug. 30, 2018 | 3:13 a.m.
Really the only reason you wouldn't want to 5-bet with AA is to protect your range. In this limit, I would have 5-bet, especially from the BB. I would not play my entire range 5-bet or fold. It's impossible to really say what range you're up against without a read/HUD since every player has their own idiosyncrasies.
Aug. 24, 2018 | 8:21 a.m.
Without antes your raise needs to work more often than it does with antes to show an immediate profit. So, when there are antes everyone is getting a better price so you must defend more and go after the dead money more.
Aug. 24, 2018 | 6:18 a.m.
Love the discourse between you two! Great video as usual and looking forward to the rest of this. Great information on bounty tournaments.
Qd9x could be a bluff/donk at 25:34. What do you think, Ryan?
I definitely need to get in the minds of other player's ranges, as well.
Aug. 23, 2018 | 10:15 p.m.
Great video! Love your game. I think betting 1/4 pot is a great alternative instead of checking in a lot of spots with top set. You give him a chance to continue with a wider range, put money in the pot ahead, and take into consideration the fact you're blocking top pair to such degree.
Aug. 23, 2018 | 7:38 p.m.
Great work as usual, Tyler! I thought you would maybe flat with AJs at 33:50. Wouldn't you expect him to have KK more often there since there is only 3 combos of AA left? With the J blocking some of his calling range as well if he did have Qx? What am I missing (besides everything)?
Aug. 14, 2018 | 8:11 p.m.
If you always fold low suited connectors or low pocket pairs then you can be exploited on low flops because they know those hands aren't contained in your range. It is best to open 78s, 89s; etc with a mixed frequency. In most cases, 78s UTG in 6max is a fold, though. It depends on the player pool, really. Mostly everyone opens all their Axs UTG.
Aug. 12, 2018 | 2:47 p.m.
BubbleNedRum: I wasn't referring to this flop specifically, I was referring to most paired boards.
Victorbynite: I agree with the merged 3-bet, but I would also say the turn is probably better played as check back than 3/4 pot bet.
Aug. 10, 2018 | 10:42 p.m.
I would have got it in there if need be. I would not have flatted the BB. Easy fold on the flop, terrible price to continue. You do have a backdoor nut flush draw and two backdoor straight draws, so if he bet smaller on the flop you could have continued.