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Amazing video.

April 14, 2019 | 1:55 a.m.

I really like this set of videos, and not sure if I am supposed to reply. However, the loss we take when we are called allin dominated or call/fold is big compared to the profit getting allin against the short stack. So we may need a little better hand to continue with than ATo. Also, you can't be sure people's ranges are rational in a $10 tournament, and some donks will 3-bet really tight. There is a possibility he could trap with KK/AA or flat call not wanting to get allin if you 4-bet with say TT/AQ but your call and iso shove ranges against a short stack shove should be weaker than your HU 4-bet range.

Feb. 4, 2019 | 1:01 p.m.

I like the fold to the squeeze push with ATo at minute 17. Yes, you have odds against the squeezer. However, if you shove, the flat caller will sometimes call, in which case you are behind and usually dominated. If you flat call, you need to fold to a raise from the caller. So it isn't worth continuing due to the caller being in the hand.

Feb. 1, 2019 | 3:56 p.m.

Comment | betgo commented on HORSE Day 2 (Part 4)

Minute 19 on the right, in razz 3-ways, the player to your right and you catch good on 5th and the other player catches bad, but you paired. The first player checks, you bet, the player who caught bad calls and the first player checkraises and you fold. It seems obvious that the player checking is usually going for a checkraise aiming to make the player showing a brick call a jammed pot or fold, so it is much better to check and take a free card.

Jan. 30, 2019 | 7:40 a.m.

Comment | betgo commented on 1650 Heartland main AA

It's an easy jam. However, it is totally reasonable in some cases to flat AA and jam JJ-KK/AK.

Jan. 28, 2019 | 1:01 a.m.

Spr is exactly 1.

Jan. 13, 2019 | 1:21 a.m.

Post | betgo posted in Chatter: My review of Negreanu''s "Masterclass"

I bought Negreanu's Masterclass for $90, because the price was right and I liked his material from VT Poker and in the real dark ages Poker School. I was happy with what I got. It has been presented on some sites as for novices, which is an exageration. It is designed to be understandable by novices. For another $90 you can upggrade and get KAsparov on chess, Wolfgang Puck on cooking, Scarcese on film making and so on. I liked the fact that it was prepared rehearsed material, unlike what is on most subscription sites, where people get paid by the video. It was also useful having fundamentals explained clearly by a strong high stakes player.

It was different from his VT Poker material in that he changed his approach and deals with various more recent theory. The material on tells and bluffs is very good. There were nice examples from his plays when he used tells or player tendencies to bluff or make loose call downs. He indicated that he no longer uses "small ball" in super high roller tournaments. He said it was an approach of waiting for people to make mistakes. In the highest stakes tournaments now, he indicated that has to force mistakes. He didn't go into detail on how he forces mistakes. He is probably much trickier than some young players trying to play like a computer, GTO or whatever, and that is probably a big advantage.

He did explain simply certain recent approach like in what situations you would overbet for value and as a bluff. His discussion of blockers was not that high level or good.

In my main expertise, late tournament play, I was not impressed. His section on the bubble was highly questionable. He suggests it may be right to open fold AQ with 7xBB and shorter stacks on the bubble. That depends somewhat on the value of your stack versus the value of mincashing. He sort of indicates that big stacks should be allowed to exploit the bubble. This may be true in a tournament playing 5 places or something, but the cash bubble is not all that important in larger tournaments. Also, he indicates that a 15xBB reshove on a big stack raise on the bubble is usually strong but doesn't suggest that it can be a good spot to resteal fairly light. Also, not all largish online tournaments have so many people limping into the bubble the way he describes. I hate to accuse someone else of not understanding ICM, but he does not discuss much ITM situations when playing tight to move up in places is more important than on the cash bubble.

It should be useful for many professional and winning players, but I wouldn't recommend it to successful high stakes players. I play midstakes. I get the elite mixed games and PLO8 videos here, but am a little confused by the high stakes NLHE ones with all the talk of blockers and ranges. tototally different from 5 years ago, which was totally different froom 5 years before that. Negreanu is a strong high stakes cash player in mixed games, and probably still at least live in NLHE and PLO.His strength is mostly in tricky play and playing the player. There are some old school nerd players, such as Huck Seed and the two guys who got in trouble with FTP. They said Ungar's strength was combining the math skills of a nerd player with the reads of a road gambler. Negreanu is more of a road gambler than most people putting out videos now.

Jan. 12, 2019 | 2:52 a.m.

I maybe should have c/fed as villain probably has a flush. I actually shoved hoping to fold out some weak flushes and figuring I had 4 outs against a flush. I also figured I would occasionally be called by one or two pair without a flush, which I have crushed, I also didn't want to get pushed off the hand when I was ahead.I was planning on pushing a blank turn and c/fing a club turn, but decided to go ahead when I improved and got outs.

He showed AcTc for the nuts, although I had 4 outs. I wondered if he would have raised/pushed with top pair or a pair and flush draw.

Jan. 12, 2019 | 2:13 a.m.

$7 rebuy, 10 players left ITM. Hero HJ 202K, CO 220K, BTN 386K, SB 330K, BB 120K.Blinds 6K/12K/1K. Hero raises to 24K with KdJd, CO calls,3 folds. Flop Kc6c4c, hero bets 31.5KCO calls. Turn Jc for Kc6c4cJc. Hero has pot left. Hero's play and plan?

Jan. 11, 2019 | 5:05 p.m.

There are videos on each game from a few years back on DuecesCracked. The full version of these big games are on Pokergo, as well as some mixed game MTT videos. There are also WSOP HORSE, 8-game and specific game on youtube and replays of final tables from SCOOP and WCOOP on youtube and Stars. As with anything else, the live cash play even at the highest stakes tends to be loose. Tournament play has some mediocre players and there are people playing tight for pay jumps and others trying to take advantage of it. There are books from 20-30 years ago which are useful, unlike with NLHE, such as Ray Zee's book on Stud 8 and O8, Sklansky on Poker for razz, and Super System 2 covers various games.

Jan. 4, 2019 | 10:33 a.m.

I can't prove anything, but I was losing playing MTTs there and winning on every other site. So many times, people would gii with nothing preflop or OTF and hit straights or whatever. So I don't play there.

Dec. 29, 2018 | 1:41 a.m.

Comment | betgo commented on Double Board Omaha

What site is this on?

Dec. 29, 2018 | 12:53 a.m.

3-bet sizes used to be getting smaller and smaller and now they are getting larger and larger. You say that you need to make the size large enough that your opponent doesn't have equity versus your range. However, we are not allin preflop. It is difficult playing against a range of part JJ+/AK part bluffs. You have reverse implied odds. You make a pair and you can be dominated by an overpair, TPTK, or top set. So you are at a disadvantage postflop calling the 3-bet. Therefore, you should not be defending quite so light and 3-bets shouldn't have to be so huge to get folds. That is why 3-bets have traditionally been about 3x raise rather than so huge.

Dec. 27, 2018 | 7:32 a.m.

Yeh, I liked his quasi PLO analysis and would be interested in PLO videos from him. However, important to space in enough NLHE videos to keep some of the people here happy.

Dec. 24, 2018 | 6:09 p.m.

It's not empty for me, over an hour long.

Dec. 24, 2018 | 1:18 a.m.

A few comments on the game. From Stars point of view, it is a PLO variant, so a rake generator. It also encourages donks to chase and is interesting to good players. It isn't an easy game to play a lot of tables of. It also is suited to online. It would be somewhat tricky and time consuming for a real dealer to deal the flop and give everyone still in the hand a card.

You want to make good PLO hands, so medium to high connected cards and pps are good, the higher the better, but like 98o is decent. Suited aces are good. Disconected cards and low cards are junk. Low pps are really bad. About 8% of pps become trips in your hand, which lowers the value of all pps somewhat.

Dec. 23, 2018 | 1:07 p.m.

As far as the game mentioned with a 10% rake to $5 and a $2 bad beat jackpot, you really shouldn't consider the jackpot as you have an expectation to get back most of it and it encourages bad play. Only like $1/$2 games live in the US have a rake rather than time. The looser players pay more of the rake, and it usually winds up less than if you were paying time.

Dec. 23, 2018 | 1:04 p.m.

I count 109 NLHE videos by him, 17 in 2018. It should take you quite a while to go through them all. I don't play much NLHE cash, but most of the videos on this site are on it and PLO high, and would prefer something else from a top player. There are thousands of videos available on NLHE, but this may be the first on Fusion. Also, insights from other games are transferable to the more standard games.

Dec. 23, 2018 | 4:13 a.m.

I feel strange commenting here after Ben and Phil. I can't play this game as I only play on the small US PokerStars.

This seems like a really good game. From Stars point of view, it is a PLO variant, so a rake generator. It also encourages donks to chase and is interesting to good players. It isn't an easy game to play a lot of tables of. It also is suited to online. It would be somewhat tricky and time consuming for a real dealer to deal the flop and give everyone still in the hand a card.

You want to make good PLO hands, so medium to high connected cards and pps are good, the higher the better, but like 98o is decent. . Suited aces are good. Disconected cards and low cards are junk. Low pps are really bad. About 8% of pps become trips, which lowers the value of all pps somewhat.

As far as the game mentioned with a 10% rake to $5 and a $2 bad beat jackpot, you really shouldn't consider the jackpot as you have an expectation to get back most of it and it encourages bad play. Only like $1/$2 games live in the US have a rake rather than time. The looser players pay more of the rake, and it usually winds up less than if you were paying time.

Dec. 23, 2018 | 1:23 a.m.

You are looking for starting hands that make good PLO hands, so unsuited medium connected cards are OK hands short handed.

Dec. 23, 2018 | 12:09 a.m.

I will take a look. I didn't know what it was. I did a search and it seems like it was just introduced a month or so ago on Stars. I only play the US version of Stars, so probably not much Fusion action there.

Dec. 22, 2018 | 1:50 p.m.

How about videos on new games, such as short deck NLHE and PLO and drawmaha. Also, more and better content on badeucey and badacy.

Dec. 21, 2018 | 11:49 p.m.

These high stakes mixed games used to be legendary. It is great to finally see them with hole cards. It seems choppy not going over whole hands sometimes, but he is just discussing mistakes and providing insights not in the Pokergo commentary. There are a lot of interesting moves, tight lay downs, and so on in the full footage.

I see they are doing a $3K/6K 10-game video on Pokergo with Doyle and Jungleman. I may got Pokergo for the non - NLHE content. There is also some 400/800 cash 2-7 NLSD and some tournament HORSE. I like watching 2-7 NLSD, as I think you learn a lot of fundamentals, including bluff and value 3-bet ranges and bluffing the bottom of your range postdraw. The videos all seem to be all hands, hole cards, and decent commentary. It is a lot cheaper than this site.

Gus crushed season 1 of WPT, playing aggressive and playing marginal hands. Playing loose has advantages. However, I can see how he lost all that money online. Wow, you can't win at nosebleed stakes limit games playing junk. I think a lot of new players were influenced by Gus's style of play in the boom, and thought playing junk was the way to go in NLHE.

Dec. 21, 2018 | 12:22 a.m.

I don't want to memorize or always play by solver recommendations. I just would be interested in general information on what hand/flop combinations it thinks are good to cbet, raise, etc.

Dec. 19, 2018 | 10:59 p.m.

Comment | betgo commented on Nosebleeds (part 1)

Aren't there playability issues to this high hand which doesn't improve much. Also, someone's range is stronger if he bets the flop.

Dec. 15, 2018 | 1:53 a.m.

Yeh, not folding AJ after checking twice.

Dec. 14, 2018 | 9:12 p.m.

Comment | betgo commented on Nosebleeds (part 1)

OK, but does it work for O8 limit ring games?

Dec. 13, 2018 | 8:36 p.m.

Comment | betgo commented on Nosebleeds (part 1)

Does Monker work for limit O8?

Dec. 13, 2018 | 3:34 p.m.

Comment | betgo commented on Nosebleeds (part 1)

Interesting video, which I learned a lot from. I don't play high stakes mixed, but I was wondering about the ep open with AK95. Is that such a good hand? I am not sure if AK is that strong, you don't have a good low, and the 9 is a bad card. Then there was another call with A55. Is it standard to defend the BB with KQ87 against an ep open? Also, several bets or raises OTF with marginal holdings. Then a lot of marginal call downs. You always have some equity in limit with 4 cards, but maybe you need to fold more. Also wonder if you are not playing your best game at higher stakes than normal.

Dec. 13, 2018 | 11:54 a.m.

I realized it was probably a mistake and I should have made the simpler play and shoved once the action got back to me. However, I posted it, because there are some interesting issues with the big stack and the microstacks on the bubble, and limping might be best for some of my range.

I knew exactly what my plan was for each eventuality, but I am not sure if I thought through the merits of the play in a few seconds in game while multitabling. I absolutely had to limp/fold HU against a bigger stack, but that was unlikely to happen.

I think it might be a good play with a hand I could limp/fold with 3-way or with a big pair to induce. I wouldn't discount having a limping or minraising range in this situation. The BB being allin means there isn't that much to steal, so pushing 10xBB is a pretty big bet.

Dec. 12, 2018 | 2:24 p.m.

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