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Oh yeah, I had QsTh - to assess card removal effects.

May 29, 2014 | 3:44 p.m.

HU 100NL

An unknown guy 3bets for the 1st time.

Flop AdKc9c, he cb i call.

Turn Ac he check\calls 2\3pot.

What would you say his default range is, when he checkcalls 3-flush paired turn like that?

May 29, 2014 | 3:42 p.m.

21min 88 you get 3bet and fold. You say you don't get good enough price to call to setmine. You are getting like 14 to 1 implied odds + 3 to 1 direct odds. So it's like 17 to 1 all together. What are your standard requirements to setmine in 3b pot in such a spot? 20 to 1? More?

April 1, 2013 | 6:26 p.m.

Hi, Todd! Thanks for the vid.
12min 99 shove from UTG w 18bb.
What do you do with lower pairs there? Say, 66 (Do you like raise\folding?).
What's the worst pp you shove there?
What's your whole shoving range there?
Do you have raise\folding range there as well?

And also I have a general question. Do you always make a double-rebuy in rebuy tournaments? In satellites (if you play\used to play them)? Do you always make an addon?

April 1, 2013 | 6:04 p.m.

very nice point about TT-JJ. What about if we have JJ there? Do you like flatting\continuing on non-AKQ flops then? (safer) Or do you prefer to get it in pre pushing 60\40 edge vs AQ+, TT, JJ. Not a coinflip now but still we'll go broke 40% of the time, and there are shortstacks and weak players at the FT.

April 1, 2013 | 5:37 p.m.

Post | Alexey Popov posted in MTT: Late registration
I wonder, how much ROI we lose by not starting the tournament on time. It would be interesting to hear your, guys, approach to late registration. Well, if it's 10 min into the tournament, this is obv not a big deal, but what about 40 min? What if it is a turbo and we are gonna start with a medium stack? We've already lost the opportunity to play deep, thus take advantage of our postflop skill; some percentage of very bad fish is already busted. Is it worth it? Do you have some guidelines or maybe a cutt-off point which define when it is still OK and when it is already NOT OK to register?

March 31, 2013 | 12:47 a.m.

Post | Alexey Popov posted in MTT: Rebuy-strategy
I get confused a bit about what's the best strategy in rebuy tournaments. Do we always make a double rebuy at the start? I understand that in lowish buyin tourneys it's good to have a double stack to collect chips from weak players who spew in rebuy period a lot. But what about middle\high stakes rebuy tournaments?

And what about satellites? I play a lot of superturbo satellites and it seems that to start with a double rebuy there is a bit of a spew since you still have to win several flips to make it and additional chips don't really make much of a difference, imho. Is it true?

Do we always make an addon in both regular tourneys and satellites?

March 31, 2013 | 12:39 a.m.

Hi! 18min ATo you open and fold to a shove getting 1.7 to 1. What range do you expect him to be shoving there with given he has 11.7bb and your agro image?

March 30, 2013 | 9:04 p.m.

QJo overbet on the river
I don't agree that overbet has much merit vs normal size bet there. I don't really think he is strong there at all. He checked the turn - so TP is unlikely. Second pairs he could be checking flop with. So he is likely to have air or something really weak. You say you don't want to be losing to pair of deuces there, but he would be folding that to a half pot bet anyway. I would opt to bluff cheaper there

March 29, 2013 | 11:11 p.m.

Oh yeah, you say later that not on a FT you put your opponent on Ak-type of hand in such situation, but since we ARE on FT, we have to consider him having weaker hands as well. It's definetely a good point. But lets say we know he has AQ-AK. What's our play?

March 28, 2013 | 12:55 p.m.

Hi James!
Superb videos! My question is about the 99 vs 4.1x hand. When I see unusually big raises from weaker players, I automatically put them on a big unpaired hand - basically AQ-AK, maybe AJ. The big raise means to me that they really like their hand, but they are afraid of postflop play with it. They don't want to miss the flop and have a disappointment of having to fold such a nice holding. So they bomb it preflop, so that others don't mess with them. I think this read is often accurate. And it was accurate this time. So the question is what is our best play vs the range of AJ-AK with 99? I guess, we don't want a coinflip right now. So do we fold or maybe do we call and raise non-A-K-Q flops?

March 28, 2013 | 12:40 p.m.

Hey, Steve!
Could you explain your approach to betsizing of your preflop raises? Because it seems, you mix it up quite a bit. I saw you minraising, 2.25x-ing and everything in the middle. Don't you have a standart sizing? Do you type it in kind of randomly all the time? Why do you generally prefer bigger raises than minraise, cause a lot of pros just minraise it from all positions? Do you think it has more FE? Or do you want to play bigger pots with initiative?

March 27, 2013 | 3:16 p.m.

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