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Andre Bilenky

196 points

if u are calling 7x , call the ones that don't have an 5, 8, 9 or hearth so u don't block his bluffs.

Dec. 1, 2016 | 11:42 p.m.

on some satellites that are spots where u should fold AA

Nov. 8, 2016 | 6:21 p.m.

i think in theory wcg checks back some strong but not nutted hands that may call a river jam from you. in practice tho, he will have JJ and some week hands much more often than the ladder , so you really aren't gonna get called by worst much. i think you owned him really really hard in this hand tbh and i admire a lot your play. i just can't imagine myself in one million years not jamming this river and saying oh well another cooler. nh

Oct. 15, 2016 | 4:07 p.m.

Very nice vid chris! Think u should def do more of these instead f theory ones, you give some great insights to the game as others said.

Aug. 27, 2016 | 12:02 a.m.

first video that sam greenwood made for rio

Aug. 10, 2016 | 8:31 p.m.

Aug. 10, 2016 | 8:31 p.m.

I'm just 12:00 min in and its pretty funny how poker changes so much in short periods of time. u say defending 69o against 2.4x is a bit loose, u almost fold Q7o on the bb against btn 2,5x, u open fold k8o on the btn.
I'm almost sure in your vids like 1 year ago, you would have played all those hands and not even comment on them. you probably would have defended Q2o to a btn 2.4x.
what changed besides the rake?

July 22, 2016 | 6 p.m.

8:30- AJhh- can you elaborate why did you decide to barrel turn? to me it looks like the 7s is a card that improves bbs range a lot giving him tons of 2pairs, pair + sd etc... while doesn't do much for utgs range.

July 22, 2016 | 5:46 p.m.

did you guys receive this option from security of pokerstars as well? my client was open and i leaved the computer and when i came back there was this window. I'm a bit paranoid with poker stuff nowadays..

July 14, 2016 | 4:45 p.m.

Hand History | Andre Bilenky posted in MTT: deep sunday million hand
Blinds: t25,000/t50,000 (7 Players) BN: 2,495,537
SB: 1,268,312
BB: 1,032,704
UTG: 874,418
UTG+1: 879,701
MP: 1,625,910 (Hero)
CO: 3,615,435
Preflop (75,000) Hero is MP with J J
2 folds, Hero raises to 104,444, CO folds, BN calls 104,444, 2 folds
Flop (318,888) 9 6 2
Hero bets 130,744, BN raises to 302,000, Hero calls 171,256
Turn (922,888) 9 6 2 2
Hero checks, BN bets 245,880, Hero calls 245,880
River (1,414,648) 9 6 2 2 8
Hero checks, BN bets 1,000,000, Hero

June 27, 2016 | 8:01 p.m.

Where is chael btw? Did he quit poker after this hand? :)

June 1, 2016 | 2:56 p.m.

Hero is on the button not big blind

March 29, 2016 | 5:12 p.m.

if AQ its extremely often , say , more than 75% , than it isn't a standard call and becomes a std fold

March 29, 2016 | 3:07 p.m.

When he leads turn and leads river i wouldnt fold river

March 23, 2016 | 12:40 a.m.

Lol, i misread the hand, tough u double barreled , didnt see the donk lead on the turn.

March 23, 2016 | 12:39 a.m.

Hard for any solid regular to be bluffing here having called a open from the sb and calling two streets, he has some flush combos for sure , not so many straight ones tho, with sets i dont think he would necessarily lead river. You need to be good here 25% and i really cant see enough bluffs to justify a call here. Bet bigger ott tho, 500k+

March 22, 2016 | 2:36 p.m.

Preflop call is bad, mp is opening on 21 bbs into two short stacks on the blinds , u can get squezzed/shoved alot , your hand isnt good enough to flat here.

March 22, 2016 | 2:21 p.m.

Think it obviously depends alot on positions , board texture and opponents.
I think a good place to start is cbetting more vulnerable hands and cheking back the less ones. For example:
Co vs bb deep, u open 88 the bb defends and the board comes J23r, i like betting here more often than not cause u arent getting much xraised and hands like T9 that have decent equity against u arent able to continue. And u still get some value from Ahigh , some gutters ,3x etc...
Other example: u open KK utg , and btn flats. Board comes A72 r, here i think its a xback almost always since u dont have to protect at all, u are unlikely to get value from worst and if u think u are faced up against aggro villains that would turn probe and bomb river, just xback some Weak Ax and some AA ocasioanally.
Hope it helped some, but i think there tons of different aspects to each hand, especially in mtts that are difficult to create a fixed strategy.

March 5, 2016 | 3:51 p.m.

From what i know, the mtts that have a long enough late reg time to make your idea reality , have huge fields. At least on ps or the live mtts that i have played

March 1, 2016 | 9 p.m.

despite him being super aggro do u really think he was opening so wide ep with like 16bbs that makes reshoving here better than calling? i think some of his range would also just open jam which can narrow his min opening range to more nutted or playable hands i guess , making peeling less attractive.
defending here is standard nowadays but in hindsight i really like just folding pre and trying to avoid playing against the only 2 good regs at this table deep in the million, cause you will surely find awesome spots in the future even being short.

March 1, 2016 | 2:32 p.m.

I didnt like too much his sizings cause against a very strong looking utg squezee 4bet and so deep i think even in position u should be going much bigger to acomplish fold equity in a spot he should be completly polarised . And if his range is only AA , wich i assume our hero tought it was, he should go even bigger to not allow people flatting ATC correctly knowing opponents hole cards and playing perfectly against it.

Feb. 27, 2016 | 3:24 p.m.

It should depend a lot on the structure of the tournament, its toughness and the toughness of your table . For instance, if its a winner take all mtt you should take thin edges ( gamble more), if its a more flat structure, u should value your tournent life more. If its a turbo , u should be willing to gamble too, in order to not only acumulate, but survive.
As a rule of thumb, you should not have a rule of thumb in tournament poker :)

Feb. 27, 2016 | 3:14 p.m.

pretty sure its a huge punt to stack off 300bbs with KK.

Feb. 27, 2016 | 12:40 a.m.

I wasnt questioning the 4b squezze. I think its better than flatting, but against that 5200 5bet i think we need to call and go post flop . 4bet folding kk seems weird

Feb. 26, 2016 | 3:34 p.m.

Comment | Andre Bilenky commented on 12bb 3b resteal

too wide with all the table left to act . Think is a fold even against a guy opening that much

Feb. 25, 2016 | 3:05 p.m.

Think the only play here is to flat.As for his range is pretty tough to estimate but giving his sizings i wouldnt assume he is top level player, making his range wider than normal.

Feb. 25, 2016 | 2:58 p.m.

I think its an easy fold blocking no clubs and blocking straight draws. I think he can easily shove trip 7s+ for value and have lots of bluffs as well, but 10 to the money with 25bbs left and a bad bluffcatcher makes it a trivial fold imo.

Feb. 20, 2016 | 7:03 p.m.

thanks for the work SPrince, yes this river spot depends on lots of tendencies of iveys game wich its pretty hard to estimate here. as for WCG not double barreling on the 7 turn, probably must be duo to the 7 being a card that improves a lot of bbs range and therefore wcg would instead barrel on hearts and T,J turn cards.?!

Nov. 16, 2015 | 7:23 p.m.

joe hachem said the same lol

Nov. 12, 2015 | 2:22 a.m.

against his big turn sizing x/shove looks better. wp , 3bet bigger tho

Nov. 11, 2015 | 5:43 p.m.

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