Phil Galfond I love the videos as always, at25:12 you talk about reserving bets with blocker to hands that have outs to big hands ... does that change if you have 2 blockers ? Say a pair of 5’s in this example instead of just one or does wanting outs to a good hand still hold true
June 10, 2020 | 3:21 a.m.
I would fold but I’m looking forward to others opinion cause it does seem a too weak to do so ... we aren’t calling this hand with 3 cards of the same suit to get it in with just a flush draw I don’t like calling cause we likely face a bet on the turn again if it’s non spade and usually don’t get paid when we make our flush ... like I said looking forward to more experienced players weighing in
June 1, 2020 | 4:46 p.m.
I think it’s okay to fold vs a population that doesn’t bluff rivers even if you’re wrong this one time you will still be okay ... having said that I think in theory we’d have to call this combo so we have some non straight calls in our range and this combo unblocking hearts and 67 would be a good one to call
May 31, 2020 | 10:53 p.m.
I don’t have If MP opens but if CO opens and BU flats we would squeeze this hand... if utg opens and it’s folded to us we would 3bet fold this hand ... frenze ... so my take is it’s a combination of UTG having a strong range and MP also having a strong range when flatting UTG open and we have the worst position at the table
May 30, 2020 | 2:17 a.m.
I would bet 3/4 on this turn ... I don’t see ppl Semi bluff raising This much, if he has made the straight I think he would bet unless he has spades to go with it... I want to charge spades to keep drawing ...on another not I find myself cbetting flop 3/4 pot lately instead of full pot, I find keeping the pot smaller allows more maneuverability on later streets and I don’t have a good grasp on where to use small sizing vs bigger ones so go With only one sizing of 3/4, unless it’s a monotone or paired board or 3 card straight in which case I got with 1/3 or 1/2 half pot sizing, not sure how bad that is .... Im not advocating you do that just rambling on to put my ideas on paper
May 26, 2020 | 4:34 p.m.
According to solvers assuming 100bb deep and micro stakes rake all these hands are preflop folds except AQT4 suites to the ace ... the AK96 is close as AK97 is 3bet fold to the raise bluff hand ... seems that you are a maybe little too wide in this spot Unless you are consciously adjusting for postflop edge ... because of high rake and that I’m learning still I usually play a little tighter than the solver... hope this helps
May 23, 2020 | 5:41 p.m.
PacnyTuH0 Emty I would interested to see what kind of ranges you give UTG+1 in this spot. I'll take a shot at it in the interest of putting my thought process out there but I don't have a good understanding of his range which is why i'm asking...
I could see him having medium strength hands that want to play vs sb but not a shove form us ie. pair or 2 pair plus gutter or weak flush draw, maybe some dry sets and some hands that are flatting in hopes of keeping us in ie. made straight that's waiting for a safe turn card or made straight with some hearts or redraws to a higher straight, some sets plus straights draws(JJQK,JJQ9), sets with hearts or straight blockers... Thoughts?
May 21, 2020 | 7:02 p.m.
I think we are never in good shape vs UTG's calling range if we shove and I don't think he's calling to fold to our jam. I think it's a call and play turns with positions, I don't think we can fold this even if it's basically just a NFD at this point I think some of the time our straight outs maybe good vs a set but rarely. If we had a read that UTG was light sometimes to take advantage of SB then I think maybe a jam could be good to fold out his equity ?
May 21, 2020 | 5:18 p.m.
Interesting hand I’ve written and taken down multiple answers haha ... Do you have any inclination or evidence as to wether or not UTg notices SB is maniac and has he been trying to get involved in pots with SB?
May 20, 2020 | 7:15 p.m.
Here's my attempt at it just an excercise for me .. to be taken with a grain of salt
hand 1: I would bet it, lots of value to be had, not much can call us but he will still find some calls some of the time. When we get raised here we will get shown a set very often at lower stakes in my experience. Not optimal but exploitatively I would consider folding depending on villain.
- I would check back this one not wanting to play vs a C/R
- I would bet this one since it's pretty dry and he could continue somewhat wider because of it like an 8 with some backdoors trying to hit 2 pairs
- I would check this one not wanting to play a bloated pot where it's hard to know what cards beat us and which don't
I would also check back 5 for the same reason
- I think is too weak to bet for value and not blocking any pair from the board makes bluffing less tempting... against a villain that folds flop too much I can see us betting this
May 19, 2020 | 12:54 p.m.
BB: $102.42 (Hero)
May 5, 2020 | 3:58 p.m.
CO: $22.70 (Hero)
April 17, 2020 | 12:05 a.m.
not sure how helpful this is ... I think we want hands that have playability post flops where we know if we can go with it or not ... dynamics must play pretty big in this I would think... as in if only AA four bets then we don't want pairs in our hands or an A
A654ds 38% vs AAxxss
50% vs KKxxss
42% vs AKKxss
7654ds 44%vs AAxxss
46% vs KKxxss
45% vs AKKxss
QQ45ds 32% vs AAxxss
April 16, 2020 | 11:11 p.m.
I agree ... I wonder how the specific hand OP was asking about does vs 4Bet range since we do block an A and not everyone 4bets only AAxx hands... is having the fourth card connected to our other 3 worth more than having an A we can hit to beat KK and a nut flush... ? Ill go run some numbers in equity softwares but not sure what Solvers would say
April 16, 2020 | 11:03 p.m.
To whom it may concern,
I have long commutes and would benefit greatly from lectures in podcast format, I know it's not for everyone and therefore there is little motivation to do them but maybe if enough showed interest it may be something to look at... I can play the videos but it's not always safe to try and see what cards are being talked about ... anyways just a thought (and if you do it then PLO and mindset/intangibles first please haha ...
Thanks for your time
April 16, 2020 | 11 p.m.
I don't think this is a 3 bet preflop, I think there are very few hands we 3-bet from the big blind when we can call and close the action. On the flop I think we have an interesting decision, in that I don't think we get a J to fold but I do think we have a good hand to bluff with a pair blocker and a bunch of back door stuff going on. On the other hand I do think our hand benefits from a free card. I think 3 way I check-call and 2-way I bet.... disclaimer (I'm no good just doing this to try and get better and see what better players say