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Comment | bzy_ commented on NL50, 3bet pots advice?
I always find it funny how regs call 3bets with suited gappers and connectors, because they think you're 3betting wide, but when they flop the nuts, all of a sudden you have to have Aces so they raise. This is all about how nitty villain is and if he's capable of bluffing, if he's super aggro, wp, if he's a passive nit, then I might find a fold but his turn sizing is annoying that I would probably play it the same way you did. Even if you get stacked here a ton when he flops the nuts, you're probably still making money in the long run here so I wouldn't be too concerned.

March 16, 2013 | 1:57 a.m.

Great video as always, James. Most of this stuff wasn't new to me, but the Showdown stat stuff was something I wasn't really aware of, I've added it to my HUD now and hopefully I now know how to utilize it correctly.

Feb. 4, 2013 | 2:08 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on Dealing with emotions
I didn't mean I know how to play perfect all the time, but when reviewing hands/players I can find answers pretty quickly just by thinking about it to myself, I can see where I made a mistake, some of these mistakes are technical mistakes in my game but a lot more of my mistakes stem from my emotional state because I know myself it was a mistake as I did it and when I reviewed it, but I did it anyway because I get into a bad mentality. And yes I agree, I have a pretty poor lifestyle, and bad discipline/willpower, perhaps poker just isn't for me.. It seems these things must be right to be successful at poker, and I don't know how I'm going to fix them.

Dec. 21, 2012 | 3:02 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on Dealing with emotions
I 100% agree with you, I should just quit as soon as I feel I'm getting lazy and not paying much attention, but for some times I don't even realize, and sometimes I try to rationalize to myself that I can keep playing and I'm not losing focus even though I am.

Dec. 21, 2012 | 2:59 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on Dealing with emotions
His posts were completely irrelevant and it was clear he didn't fully understand the OP so I replied and said that, and then he just personally attacked me, everyone has issues with their ego and I'd be lying if I said I didn't, but I really do feel my A game is better then what I've seen out of a lot of the regs that play higher then me. But tilt is causing me to make a lot of mistakes, and is clouding my judgement, it's caused by more then just ego though I think.

Dec. 21, 2012 | 2:57 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on Dealing with emotions
Hit the nail on the head, thank you for summing it up a little better.

Dec. 21, 2012 | 2:55 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on Dealing with emotions
Re read my post, at no point did I get personal or say anything that warrants this response, read the OP, read your response and then read my response, I don't feel I've said anything I shouldn't have, perhaps you are just super sensitive, or perhaps you just aren't very good with English.

Dec. 19, 2012 | 10:04 p.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on Dealing with emotions
I don't want to be rude but it's as if you didn't even read my post. Like I said I have played for a long time and know a lot about the game, I just have issues with my mentality, after x amount of hands I get lazy and stop focusing causing me to play bad, or a hand can happen that sets me off and I just end up spewing and calling to lightly. I'm not a fish who doesn't know how to fold top pair, I know what is and isn't correct, I just have trouble dealing with my emotions, when I lose I can't play well and my decision making is clouded and I make poor decisions. I know you're trying to help but your post makes it sound like you think I'm a recreational player trying to learn how not to be a station, I'm not, I just have tilt/emotional issues I need to correct.

Dec. 19, 2012 | 3:49 p.m.

Post | bzy_ posted in Chatter: Dealing with emotions
Okay, so I've been playing poker for a long time, I've watched endless hours of training videos and have studied the play of others and myself, I have a good grasp of how to play solid and when I'm reviewing hands, I already know where I've made a mistake and know how to correct it, however whenever I play I just can't seem to do it, I know I should fold to this 3bet but I call anyway, I know I should fold to his 3rd barrel because he has me dominated a lot but I still find myself calling. Okay I don't do it all the time, sometimes I just get lazy and zone out without realizing, other times a hand where villains play pisses me off it sends me off into tilt land where I end up berating them in chat like a complete retard, when I'm on my game I feel I can play very solid and beat just about any reg at 50nl HU maybe even higher, but I just can't seem to control my emotions, sometimes I'll win 4BI's early, but then spew off 8 in about 100 hands..

I've studied up on it, read Tommy Angelo's book, and Jared Tendler's book and watched a few videos I've found on sites like this, however none of it actually does anything for me, those books just talk about why stuff happens, but doesn't really help me fix it. I really want to find something that will help me fix my problems, I feel the only thing standing in the way of me becoming a long term winning player is myself, I know I'm not the only one with this issue and I'm sure at least some people have corrected it, I feel if I can get this right I could maybe one day become a HSNL regular, but if I can't fix it I don't even see myself beating 10nl.

50nl HU tilt donkey needs help controlling his emotions @ the tables.

Dec. 19, 2012 | 12:44 p.m.

Dec. 13, 2012 | 2:26 a.m.

Super nitty fold, you have to remember that players still spew some% of the time, and it's usually when they can't rep much. Right now he might not be vbetting, but he can certainly be value towning himself with worse Ax.

Dec. 12, 2012 | 8:22 p.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl200 Rush
Okay so everyone seems to think that flatting the river>shoving.. is there really no better hands folding? I just don't see him taking a b/c/b line with air myself.

Dec. 10, 2012 | 6:46 a.m.

The problem could stem from your preflop play, you could be opening/flatting dominated ranges and not making good folds. Filter your hands for the ones where you call river and look at all the pots you are losing in(might take a couple study sessions to get through it) and see if you can find what the actual leak is. But I think you are having problems with domination and not being able to fold 1 pair type hands, it's a leak tons of players have. Maybe post some HH's in here if you think you have spotted a leak and I'm sure the guys above me will let you know.

Dec. 10, 2012 | 12:03 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl200 Rush
It's not safe to say I would always 4bet those hands, in fact it's unlikely that I do, because his range is wide and flatting pre with those hands>4betting vs his range. But I do agree with the rest of the stuff you said, if that was in fact my range, however I don't play hands that straight forwardly 100% of the time, it's important to be balanced in a spot like this, you can't just be weak all the time. and I feel he would decide to check back that turn, just because I called such a large bet OTF, once the turn checks through, his range looks really weak, but once I check to him, he feels he can get value from all those hands, using the A as a fake scare card if you know what i mean? Since we would be flatting with a lot of PP's here, however all those hands, I think fold to a jam, and since it's so unlikely to be a bluff, how can he possibly call with Ax? everyone seems to think it's a snap for Ax, however I don't really agree, because I'm a nit and am super rarely bluffing, it's a spot where I think my perceived range is really strong. Is what I'm saying making any sense or am I just rambling nonsense? I've talked so much poker lately I honestly can't tell.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 11:02 p.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl50 KK 180bb deep
I agree he can show up with QQ, but I think JJ and TT are less likely, I mean he might do it sometimes but he's essentially turning his hand into a bluff and I'm a pretty tight player and he is never getting value from worse here. I agree he can have a lot of bluffs with equity, but I doubt he calls with stuff like A3, A2, 98 etc. I agree it's nice to just jam and take 100% of the equity if he folds. But I think if I flat and he's bluffing, he will jam a brick, just because I can have some missed draws in my range. I think jamming the turn is definitely a good option, but I think we need to decide what is the MOST +EV decision. I'm no expert so please correct my thinking if I'm wrong with any of my thoughts.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 10:52 p.m.

Also even though I'm saying a call is probably mathematically/theoretically correct, I'm still fist pump jamming here 100% of the time. But I'm bad so take that FWIW.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 1:13 p.m.

His bluffs can't call, he isn't raising Ax on the turn, so really it makes no sense for a jam since only one combination of one hand can call, so yes a flat call is correct, however what do people think of 3betting the turn? He's repping QJ, TT and AA and he isn't folding any of those hands except maybe QJ, and I think a lot of his bluffs will just c/f river after you flat turn so his value range is much more likely to get it in OTT then on the river when hands get even nuttier. Anyone else agree?

Dec. 9, 2012 | 1:11 p.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl50 KK 180bb deep
Also I already stated that it was an accident leaving the results in.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 12:55 p.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl50 KK 180bb deep
I've reviewed the hand a bit more and I no longer agree that a shove on the turn is good, basically preflop villain is turning his hand into a bluff, he was a winning reg, so I really doubt he's 4betting AQo and calling off a 5bet jam or 6betting over a 5bet, and this deep I don't expect him to stack with QQ, so really he's repping KK+, however due to combinatorics KK is super unlikely since there's only 1 other combo. So his value range is weighted towards AA. Once we call the flop, we are repping a pretty strong range, so when he bets again he is polarized to AA or air, I don't think he plays anything like this for value, so if we ship the turn he's folding all those bluffs, and snapping off AA. I know it's really tight to give someone such a narrow value range, however even at 50nl people don't put in that much money preflop that deep with hands like QQ. I think calling the turn is fine, and I think he still gives river a last shove hoping my draw has bricked or I finally decide to fold 99, and there aren't that many action killers, just due to stack sizes, if he sucks out, we got unlucky and we should just move on.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 12:54 p.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl50 KK 180bb deep
Thanks, so you think just jam the turn? I think you might be right as I think the only hand he jams the river with is AA and he's never gonna be bluffing if he ships the river with that SPR. So ship turn>*
Also I left the results in the hand which is an accident, my mistake.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 7:45 a.m.

Hand History | bzy_ posted in NLHE: nl50 KK 180bb deep
CO: $104.50 (Hero)
BN: $81.65
SB: $105.10
BB: $32.45
UTG: $67.25
HJ: $88.05
Preflop ($0.75) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt K K
UTG folds, HJ raises to $1, Hero raises to $4.50, BN folds, SB folds, BB folds, HJ raises to $10.50, Hero calls $6
Flop ($22.75) 4 5 4 (2 Players)
HJ bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50
Turn ($39.75) 4 5 4 6 (2 Players)
HJ bets $22, Hero calls $22
River ($83.75) 4 5 4 6 A (2 Players)
HJ bets $47.05, and is all in, Hero calls $47.05
Final Pot
HJ has Q A HJ wins $173.85

Dec. 9, 2012 | 7:19 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl200 Rush
Hmm I agree to some extent that he would value bet thin OTT, however I think my range looked really strong pre and OTF so he went for pot control, then once I check to him on the river he feels he can bet/fold and I think he bet/folds all of his Ax that he is now betting that he has a pair, I'm curious on your thoughts about what you would fold here on this river? .

Dec. 9, 2012 | 5:15 a.m.

Comment | bzy_ commented on nl200 Rush
I agree I can't rep a lot, however it's still super unlikely I'm bluffing unless he knows I turn made hands into a bluff, which most regs don't do at these stakes, especially at rush. And yes it wouldn't be that thin to bet TT-KK here, in fact it would be a good value bet. Believe me, he knows I can be weak here to. I don't look THAT strong, so he can value bet light, and if I'm calling with 88 then it's a good vbet, at nl200 people will vbet this card wide because most regs will think he's just using it as a scare card can call light, I don't like calling at all, I think it's shove>fold>call. But you did raise some good points, however when I say "agressive regular at nl200" usually they are value betting a lot thinner then you are suggesting.

Dec. 9, 2012 | 4:23 a.m.

Hand History | bzy_ posted in NLHE: nl200 Rush
BB: $208.90
UTG: $200
HJ: $159
CO: $357.30 (Hero)
BN: $492.85
SB: $269.10
Preflop ($3.00) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 8 8
UTG raises to $5, HJ folds, Hero calls $5, BN raises to $23, SB folds, BB folds, UTG folds, Hero calls $18
Flop ($54.00) 7 7 6 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN bets $54, Hero calls $54
Turn ($162.00) 7 7 6 2 (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN checks
River ($162.00) 7 7 6 2 A (2 Players)
Hero checks, BN bets $90, Hero raises to $280.30, and is all in, BN folds
Final Pot
Hero wins $339

Dec. 9, 2012 | 4:01 a.m.

I don't think villain does this with 99-QQ, he probably cold 4b's QQs some of the time, and might even fold TT-JJ, but even if he doesn't, it's unlikely he c/r's with any of those hands anyway, more likely to c/c most of those hands, no?.. It's more likely KK+ if not just AA(I see regs take this line with this range all the time) and you don't have enough equity or FE to make a profitable shove here and calling seems bad as you won't get to realize all your equity since you will get barreled a lot on the turn. Pretty standard give up for me. I think at higher stakes ranges change in this spot, but against a reg at 25nl I think 99-QQ is extremely unlikely, and you're running into AA ~80% of the time.

Dec. 8, 2012 | 6:14 a.m.

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