At 31:10, top right table, you lose the KQ hand on the 55KJ5 board but we don't see what the other guy had, and you seem to forget about the hand. Did he really have aces? Can you please check that for us? (Of course it's aces, but what you think about his line on the river? What can he be scared of?You have very few 5s and at most only let's say one combo of JJ that doesn't 3bet pre).
April 1, 2018 | 5:47 p.m.
Hi Chris, I'm a huge fan of your thinking process, may the poker gods be always on your side. At 35:15 you fold without even giving it a thought the KQs from SB vs a CO standard open. Was that just an autopilot mistake, so to speak? If not, could you please elaborate why you elected to snap fold that? And also: would you just call there given the great playability of the suited KQ post or do you put in the occasional 3bet there? Mybe 3bet the offsuit and flat the suited combinations?
April 1, 2018 | 10:05 a.m.
Also, at 14:30, what do we do on an A/K/J turn (but basically, when no 2/4/6 or 7 hits)? Do we give up? On a clubs I guess we still push, right?
Anyways, when called on the flop we have very few cards that allow us to continue, with 66 we don't block much and the guy's range is pretty strong having opened from UTG. So maybe we could choose a more playable hand for this move on the flop? (I'm asking because I really am struggling with playing low pairs in similar situations, not to question your game, obviously).
March 29, 2018 | 4:19 p.m.
Hey, T.J., thank you for your videos, always great contents.
At 10:40 you say that given the action on the turn we never have KT. But given that the flop kinda smashes the blinds' ranges, is it that bad to just check the flop with KT no BD?
March 29, 2018 | 3:45 p.m.
I've been watching with pleasure a lot of this guy's videos lately, and checking on his various accounts on SharkScope I noticed he played his last game in october 2017 - almost 5 months ago - and so I am sincerely wondering whether anything happened to him. Does anybody from RIO know?
P.s.: I don't personally know the guy, and this might seem weird, but frankly every time I find a coach that I really like, after many hours of his voice talking to me I kinda feel like I know the person and sometimes - more weirdly - that I sincerely care for the person... It is the case with Akira. Would love to hear that he's ok and simply getting a well deserved break from the madness of the grinding.