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Would very much like to see a video outlining major differences between 40bb play and 100bb play, and how your ranges/strategy changes preflop as you go from 40-100bb.

Dec. 23, 2016 | 3:33 a.m.

Great video!

In your heads up game you check/call the turn double barrel with As8 on K87hhsJs. Is this standard? Would you check/fold without the As since you can't check raise bluff spade rivers as profitably without it?

Jan. 5, 2015 | 2:43 a.m.

Great video Ben! I noticed that you mixed in a lot of 1/2 pot cbets in this video along with a few 3/4 pot bets. Is there any rhyme or reason why you chose to do a 1/2 pot cbet over the "standard" 3/4 pot? It seems as though most of the 1/2 pot cbets were when your range was widest on the button but you also used this sizing UTG cbetting JJ on JT9 where I would think we would want a more polarized, larger bet sizing on such a board.

Nov. 7, 2014 | 6:44 p.m.

Comment | banditz commented on KTo CREV analysis

what you're describing around 25min is called "reverse implied odds".

Aug. 16, 2014 | 10:04 p.m.

I assumed Khigh flush with some type of blocker and better hands.

May 8, 2014 | 10:06 a.m.

I thought bottom of my range is bare trips, and technically i rate this hand higher than a random flush.

May 8, 2014 | 10:05 a.m.

OK, so let's talk about raise/fold versus call turn then. There has to be enough value to raise turn, and if reraising ranges are that tight, then i assume we rarely get reraised?
In the top 30% of hands there are 2.5 times as many 77 and 68 than 64, and we have 80% equity against that range (if we only continue vers the capped range).

May 8, 2014 | 10:04 a.m.

BN: $1579.27 (Hero)
SB: $655.66
BB: $760.40
UTG: $1489.74
HJ: $232.50
CO: $820.23
Preflop ($7.50) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A 8 5 J
UTG folds, HJ raises to $15, CO folds, Hero calls $15, SB folds, BB folds
Hellow people, 3rd hand in a row from me :)
Villain is GodlikeRoy, who arguably isnt the worlds biggest bluffer.
He is quite tight in EP/MP (11%/13%), so i guess i am looking to find a preflop calling range as well. Against 13%6h i do have 43% equity, and i am very unlikely to get squeezed (because of his tight range, but maybe his stack size off sets this a bit?) I assumed that i get squeezed around 9% of the time here.
Flop ($37.50) A T 9 (2 Players)
HJ bets $25.21, Hero calls $25.21
He bets quite aggressively in general, and i think he has a piece on this board with almost his entire range, and is well protected.
Turn ($87.92) A T 9 A (2 Players)
HJ bets $58.05, Hero calls $58.05
I assume that he follows through on the turn with any boat, and any AJ-AK with no heart draw, plus 9T and all the gutshots with 9 blocker or T blocker (this might be optimistic in terms of bluffing frequency?).
River ($204.02) A T 9 A 7 (2 Players)
HJ bets $134.24, and is all in
Against a polarized jamming range, i have around 26% equity on the river, assuming that he turns some Ax (narrowing down the range i gave him for betting the turn, this would be AJ-AK) into a bluff, and every 9T.

May 8, 2014 | 3:39 a.m.

BN: $623.51 (Hero)
SB: $447.22
BB: $1034.57
UTG: $1002.46
HJ: $250
CO: $1006
Preflop ($7.50) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt Q 7 8 J
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $60, SB folds, BB folds, CO calls $42.50
Villain is very loose (RFI >35% from any position). I am hesitating to mark people like that as fish after small samples though (109 hands).
Flop ($127.50) 7 Q 8 (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero bets $68.58, CO calls $68.58
I guess flop could also be debatable. I thought that there is a lot of value in betting for protection (against KQ type,56, some 9T), but if somebody disagrees then i would like to discuss that for sure.
Turn ($264.66) 7 Q 8 2 (2 Players)
CO checks
In terms of protection, the turn seems to be interesting though. We can fold out the same hand, plus hands like Q9T. Suddenly it appeared to me that i might be inducing from hands like KcQ9T, and some weaker Ac hands as well, and people typically don't check raise a random flush here (versus let's say a $140 bet, leaving $350 into $540 behind for the river).

May 8, 2014 | 3:29 a.m.

BN: $500
SB: $921.91
BB: $322.27
UTG: $375
HJ: $974.70
CO: $1085.17 (Hero)
Preflop ($7.50) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 4 K K 8
UTG folds, HJ raises to $12.50, Hero calls $12.50, BN folds, SB folds, BB calls $7.50
Flop ($40.00) K 5 7 (3 Players)
BB checks, HJ bets $25, Hero calls $25, BB folds
Turn ($90.00) K 5 7 3 (2 Players)
HJ bets $62.50, Hero raises to $221.65

May 8, 2014 | 3:24 a.m.

- butalwayshaveequity
this was a tough one. But i guess i focused too much on "shave".

March 1, 2014 | 5:15 p.m.

Comment | banditz commented on NLHE Hand Review

"I did this video in one take."
Wanna maximize your hourly, hm? 

Feb. 1, 2014 | 10:11 a.m.

Comment | banditz commented on NLHE Hand Review

In the K10o hand whats your plan facing a jam on Js/As Jd/Ad rivers

Jan. 27, 2014 | 5:04 p.m.

KJ hand, since you assume he won't give your flop raise much credit and will therefore 3bet bluff you frequently, why aren't you just flatting? The 4bet instead of a jam seems odd as well since i feel like you narrow/eliminate all the "wider for value" parts of his range that may get it in if he thinks u have a high bluff frequency. He's also definitely not going to think he has FE on a 5bet bluff. Do you really think you can 4bet/call a 5bet?

Seems like flatting his 3bet is going to be better as we get him to maybe jam an amount of his air on turns, at least more often than hes going to continue with air vs your 4bet. 

Dec. 19, 2013 | 11:04 a.m.

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