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27 points

Thanks Pedro. If anyone is curious, the question sparked a good discussion over on 2p2, where one user ran some PIO sims. Worth a look IMO:

March 9, 2019 | 12:45 a.m.

Post | angel_zera posted in MTT: SB v BB deep in $320 WSOP

I think 22-25 people were left, field was 600 or so entries, $45000 for 1st in a $180,000 prize pool (WSOP online tourneys seem to be quite top heavy). No reads on villain at the time of hand.

UTG: (24 bb)
LJ: (50 bb)
HJ: (24 bb)
CO: (53 bb)
BU: (18 bb)
SB : (21 bb)
BB (Hero): (35 bb)

Pre-Flop: (120) Hero is BB with A♠6♠
fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls 0.5bb, BB shoves

Only dynamic was 10 hands ago SB had limped and folded to my 3.5bb iso.

My question is, should we jam here or check back pre? I think that raising non all in is bad because we can't call any jam from villain and as such we're throwing away the equity of our hand.

I find myself in these spots a lot, and I think at ~15bb or under effective it's a clear jam, but at what stack depth do we start to check back and play flops with A6s?


March 5, 2019 | 6:20 a.m.

Around the 46:45 mark, you're talking about having J8s and saying that if you know a limpshove isn't coming, that you might have to be calling in that spot--later, you mention that we're seeing a limpshove, but it seems at that point your commentary is on SenorPokes on the right-hand table, despite the J8s hand being from the left table. I just want to make sure I'm not going crazy here hahaha

Good vid!

Jan. 10, 2019 | 6:32 p.m.

I think he means that the fold is better if he's holding a heart, as this reduces the number of combos the opponent can have of FDs, and thus increases the probability that opponent is holding a value combo. As such, the fold becomes better, as it's less likely villain is holding a FD combo that Ben could float turn and bet river, or raise turn, to make fold.

Or, I'm totally wrong :) the comment from him confused me as well.

Jan. 5, 2019 | 12:03 a.m.

Another tough (perhaps?) one I just encountered.

A95hhh A5cc

I went x/9/AA55, but considered both x/A5cc/A95hhh as well as x/AA/955 :/

Edit: hero is first to act.

Oct. 24, 2015 | 11:27 p.m.

New to Pineapple, came across a spot that gave me trouble. Maybe there's a standard approach.

Initial 5: KK QcJc 2

I believe I went with KK/2/QJ. Was also considering QJcc/2/KK for the most aggro approach.

This was first to act btw.

Oct. 16, 2015 | 5:30 p.m.

he's probably referring to ~9:30 where hero flats a HJ open from the BB

Sept. 28, 2015 | 7:39 p.m.

This is intentional--it's a "slide size dynamic."

He's also balancing his slide size range, as one would expect a thinking player to do

Sept. 23, 2015 | 11:08 p.m.

Synapse, will review your response at some point soon. As I figured, I'm probably off by a bit with what I thought was being asked :)

Sept. 19, 2015 | 5:30 a.m.

you can arrive at ~.3 using the "standard" formula as well should you so desire, assuming that's what the alpha bit is expressing:

pot: 620+1111+3850=5581
to call: 3850-1111=2739
odds: (5581/2739)= ~2.038
equity needed to call=(1/(1+2.038))=~33%

Assumption: The c/r is a bluff, and so any call we make will win the pot with 100% frequency. Thus there is an equality between the rate at which we call and the rate at which we win. Then, from King Viktor's standpoint, if we're calling over 33%, we're showing a profit vs. his bluff, and so the bluff is a losing play.

Sept. 18, 2015 | 9:43 p.m.

Will message you, let's not clutter the comments up here

Sept. 18, 2015 | 7:53 p.m.

yep, same person

Sept. 18, 2015 | 7:35 p.m.

"part 1"


Sept. 18, 2015 | 5:44 p.m.

good stuff as always
something about martin's avatar makes me begin to chuckle if i look at it >3 seconds

Sept. 7, 2015 | 5:42 p.m.

wp sir

Aug. 19, 2015 | 3:47 a.m.

Can't wait for the wide BB defense video series. It's something I engage in, and while certain peels are clearly profitable, other closer ones I'm unsure about, and there isn't much material on it out there.

Will this series be theory/math based (to form a foundation) or HH review based?

Aug. 5, 2015 | 5:36 p.m.

In the middle of watching at the moment so no specific comments, but I've watched most of your content and it's really, really solid stuff. It surpasses a good portion of the Elite MTT content I've reviewed so far.

but what in the world is a gruaiggorm?


July 15, 2015 | 8:28 p.m.

great vid
i think 22:00 is a standard big blind defend all things considered

July 8, 2015 | 5:36 p.m.

Comment | angel_zera commented on MTT Session Review

ah yes, i'm a software fish--i redid it inputting a presumably accurate range for him and KTo was a call as you said--deleted older posts for neatness

July 3, 2015 | 4:21 p.m.

Comment | angel_zera commented on MTT Session Review

This of course assumes he's shoving "correctly" here, but even barring that (as I agree he's almost certainly shoving far more than 8% here), we'd have to make some pretty strong assumptions about the degree to which his pushing range here is too wide to have KTo enter our calling range

July 1, 2015 | 9:20 p.m.

You have absolutely no idea how much I appreciate wit, style, and a sense of humor in these videos. You and Grafton are #1 & #2 in that regard for me haha

May 29, 2015 | 5:19 a.m.

Not to say I don't like the material, it's solid :)

April 17, 2015 | 6:46 p.m.

The conclusion of the KQo hand as well

April 17, 2015 | 6:45 p.m.

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