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This is the format I enjoy the most. Keep it on Daniel!

Aug. 2, 2014 | 6:41 p.m.

Same here, fuck the exams. Thanks Ben!!

May 9, 2014 | 5:16 p.m.

UTG was not the most important concern as he was a weaker player and I assume he would overplay his Top Two, Nut fd etc. Also he had a mid stack which helps. In case we continue after MP raises i assume best play is to pot to prevent Mp realizing his equity by flatting? Thanks for the responses.

May 7, 2014 | 9:20 a.m.

I`am not new in the sense that i am starting to play PLO but to being in touch with the metagame of midstakes stars. I have collected around 100k hands only  on other sites succesfully and thats why i introduce me as new :)

May 6, 2014 | 7:40 p.m.

BN: $997.20 (Hero)
SB: $294.73
BB: $131.21
UTG: $271.14
HJ: $708.84
CO: $500
Preflop ($7.50) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 8 7 T T
UTG raises to $15, HJ calls $15, CO folds, Hero calls $15, SB folds, BB folds
UTG is a weaker player and MP is a somewhat tight regular (26/16), i think pretty standard call OTB. Correct me if i am wrong.
Flop ($52.50) T 6 Q (3 Players)
UTG bets $50.14, HJ raises to $141.89, Hero calls $141.89, UTG raises to $256.14, and is all in, HJ raises to $693.84, and is all in, Hero folds
I was so unhappy about the spot combined with no timebank that ended up messing up and doing a nonsensical play. My quick thought was that MP would flat with his combo draws and jam QQ almost exclusively. When the hand ended i realised that im not perceived(?) to flat top or middle set and therefore he can have some FE on his semibluffs.
Turn ($1336.40) T 6 Q 5 (2 Players)
River ($1336.40) T 6 Q 5 7 (2 Players)
Final Pot
UTG has J 2 T Q UTG wins $703.87

May 6, 2014 | 5:59 p.m.

I forgot to say that the most profitable sizing for BU on the river is probably to overbet. Do you think we are enoughly capped for that to work better with his overall range? 

April 7, 2014 | 10:28 a.m.

Great video! Made me think a lot about the spot. This kind of videos give me motivation to grind. 
In respect to what kind of videos we wanna see i´d like to watch this kind of mathematic and quantitive analysis wheter or not is using CREV. I think you are pretty good at that! Gl Oxota.

April 6, 2014 | 6:01 p.m.

Min 20 88 hand. I think its fine to jam as a BLUFF (not 4value as Peter says) the weakest pairs in your 3bet range as well as the strongest that can jam 4value (QQ-AA) and calling with everything in the middle that has better playability than the lowest PP´s.

Feb. 26, 2014 | 3:51 p.m.

Min 18 96o hand from the BB. I would prefer a call on the turn despite it doesn´t look well. Seems key to me that most A high combos check back on flop and strong kings don´t bet the turn for the most part as a standard i think. A9 and A7 checks back flop also. Pretty clear call if we make this assumptions.

Feb. 26, 2014 | 3:44 p.m.

Ey Ben, really enjoyed the vid. 
My question is related to preflop construction of your BB ranges. I´ve noticed that you opt to 3 bet a depolarized range (J8s,QJo,etc) and i wonder if that doesn´t leave your flatting range too weak. 
What hands would you consider "bluffs" in that 3betting range? 96s for one? When I say bluffs i mean you are folding to regular size 4bets.
Thanks in advance and good luck with your finals.

Dec. 6, 2013 | 7:14 p.m.

Yep, I thought it too much i guess but i thought that TsTh didn´t even had a decision on the turn and would fold almost for sure and if he had a D He was only calling one street of value anyways. 
Maybe the key is that a don´t induce much action at all from the weaker parts of his range compared to the value i get from middling hands on the turn.

 AK (12 combos) and AJhh(1 combo) are the only potential bluffs i would think.

 Worse hands that call/raise the turn may be (TTd-JJd 6 combos) (QQ-AA 15 combos) (AdKx 3 combos) (AdQx, AhQh 4 combos) 

As i think he es not even always bluffing the river with AK agree that it is a clear bet on the turn.

Nov. 7, 2013 | 9:34 a.m.

Thanks for the advice, im a rookie on this site hehe.
I don´t think i want to bet almost anything on the turn and its the reason why a don´t bet for value this hand. Splitting into betting and checking range on the turn might be best as you argue.
I don´t think i can ever fold the river, this is enough agressive/good reg to shove AdKx and AdAx for value as well As QQ since i underrep my hand on the turn.

Nov. 2, 2013 | 12:47 p.m.

Comment | alexvv24 commented on Line-check vs 2 regs.

i don´t understand preflop and flop play. I don´t know how good of a squeeze situation it was to go this wide. 
On the flop i don´t like betting as they hit this board a ton and you hand doesn´t retain his equity as a bet. I would have either bet bigger on flop to set a pot size turn shove or bet super small on flop to set 3 street betting round. I think the first option is the best one if you were to bet.  I think its a clear check back on the flop as i said before.

Nov. 2, 2013 | 12:26 p.m.

Comment | alexvv24 commented on 25/50 River Decision

I agree with Ben refering to preflop.
I don´t like cold calling 3bets and mix it with cold 4bets. It is a spot where you should continue with so tight of a range that i would choose a single strategic opcion. I would choose 4betting my entire continuing range as despite having position on BB you are offering great odds for the BU and you define your range.
As played against a 25% 3betting range should be an easy call down ignoring how many better hands you have. I think you should calldown exploitative instead of balance on the river.

Nov. 2, 2013 | 12:15 p.m.

Hand History | alexvv24 posted in NLHE: 4bet pot 200+ BBs deep
BB: 1073.19
CO: 1122.51 (Hero)
BN: 200
SB: 1077.21
Preflop (7.50) (4 Players)
Hero was dealt K 8
Hero raises to 15, BN folds, SB folds, BB raises to 50, Hero raises to 140, BB calls 90
I put this combo on 4bet bluff Co vs Bu. I would have called on the Bu. Any thoughts on sizing?. I don´t think blockers matter that much these days as people flat 4bet as much as they do but i think this hand fits my bluffing range well.
Flop (302.50) 5 3 2 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets 140, BB calls 140
I set up a 3 street round of betting. For 100 bbs efective i tend to check back flop or turn to play 2 street game as SPR is much lower.
Turn (582.50) 5 3 2 Q (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero checks
This turn is specially good for my hand. He doesn´t have better hands despite AdJd, i don´t think he 3bets ATs or JTs this deep altough is possible. I don´t think im getting 3 streets often enough to justify betting in comparision to inducing action of AhJh, AdKx. This is the most critical point in the hands. Any thoughts aprecciated.
River (582.50) 5 3 2 Q 5 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets 337.25, BB raises to 793.19, and is all in, Hero calls 455.94
As far as bet sizing i bet on the small side as i don´t think i have much to turn into a bluff here.
Final Pot
BB has Q Q BB wins 2146.88
Thanks in advance guys!

Nov. 2, 2013 | 11:39 a.m.

Yep, if I had to guess i´d say that he has around that percentage of better hands (Kc3c and it depends if he check back K9-KT some percentage of the time). Thanks Ben

Nov. 2, 2013 | 11:21 a.m.

Nice "different" video. I apreciate sometimes looking poker from a more general human perspective if that makes sense. Keep it going Sean :)

Nov. 1, 2013 | 7:01 p.m.

Ty guys, good and elaborated answers!

Oct. 30, 2013 | 4:57 p.m.

Hand History | alexvv24 posted in NLHE: Does an overbet make sense?
BN: carsimmar: 1432.25
SB: fontainerote: 1657
BB: alexvv24: 1085.75
Preflop (15) (3 Players)
alexvv24 was dealt K 8
carsimmar raises to 20, fontainerote folds, alexvv24 calls 10
Flop (45) K 5 J (2 Players)
alexvv24 checks, carsimmar checks
He cbets at a high frecuency but i´ve seen 0% equity check backs so he has middle strenght and complete airballs for what i know.
Turn (45) K 5 J 3 (2 Players)
alexvv24 bets 38, carsimmar calls 38
I could even overbet the turn but not that big of a deal i think.
River (121) K 5 J 3 K (2 Players)
alexvv24 bets 161.50, carsimmar folds
How do we construct our betting range? Is this a good spot to overbet a region/all of our value range?.
Final Pot
alexvv24 wins 119
Thanks in advance!

Oct. 25, 2013 | 8:15 a.m.

Related to last question, you mention that you never consider 4betting 98s MP vs CO. I assume you give importance to having blockers to construct 4bet bluffing ranges at any position at the table? Thanks

Oct. 8, 2013 | 11:14 a.m.

Ey Ben, nice vid as expected.

KT @ 43min you mention on a couple times that you kinda mix your strategy with the same hand depending or not if it has backdoor flushdraw. Could you explain why you think having one is better for betting and viceversa? Regards.

Sept. 20, 2013 | 3:32 p.m.

Thanks dude, yeah i probly missplay the turn. Regards

July 9, 2013 | 1:47 a.m.

Hand History | alexvv24 posted in NLHE: River interesting spot
HJ: roquemola: 1019.13
CO: carsimmar: 685.80
BN: NeNe_MaD_84: 1021
SB: alexvv24: 900.74
BB: marjce01: 500
Preflop (7.50) (5 Players)
alexvv24 was dealt T K
roquemola folds, carsimmar raises to 12.50, NeNe_MaD_84 folds, alexvv24 calls 10, marjce01 folds
I flat pre cause this villain 4bets a lot. He opens 33% at CO.
Flop (30) 8 T 4 (2 Players)
alexvv24 checks, carsimmar bets 20.20, alexvv24 calls 20.20
Turn (70.40) 8 T 4 K (2 Players)
alexvv24 checks, carsimmar bets 44.59, alexvv24 raises to 142, carsimmar calls 97.41
Thoughts on the X/R?
River (354.40) 8 T 4 K 9 (2 Players)
alexvv24 checks, carsimmar bets 288.59, alexvv24 calls 288.59
I don´t think we can vbet when our perceived range doesn´t contain a single bluff on this 9 river ( except AJ maybe). So i don´t expect to get called by worse almost never. What do you guys think? there is enough AQ,AJ, 9x flatting the X/R and bluffing this river? 31% odds. Thanks in advance.
Final Pot
carsimmar has Q J carsimmar wins 928.58

July 8, 2013 | 10:32 p.m.

I think you can get in on turn on the 66 hand. Weaker players only care about absolute hand strenght and if he has two pair no way he is folding after raising imo. You can also get rivers that freeze the action.

April 9, 2013 | 11:15 p.m.

Glad to see that you are producing these videos non stop. I am very interested on your vision about SB vs BB play being in both positions. I think that its an unexplored area for most of us as different winning players have fairly different approaches. Being the SB is specially interesting as people 4bet linearly and don´t call 3 bets oop at all or split their ranges in order to keep the BBs polarized range in play. Hope that this topic will be included on 5 video :). Regards Sean.

March 12, 2013 | 1:13 p.m.

Great video as usual. Keep it going!

March 8, 2013 | 5:42 p.m.

Hi Sean. Your videos are really great and I am improving a tone. I want to discuss the KJs hand.
Seems contradictory to me you to say that you are calling down almost every runout and finally fold on a not very dynamic river in my opinion. The other point is that i am very sure that almost every regular valuebets that river even as weak as KQo as they ( and I do ) perceive the river as a brick as i never have a 5 on my Co vs Sb flat calling range. As you thing you would have a 5 sometimes in that situation, you think a hand like 65s is a Ev+ preflop call in that spot?. Thanks in advance.

Feb. 23, 2013 | 12:07 p.m.

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