Hi Tyler, thanks for another great videoa
In the JJ< AK hand, you say it's a pretty big mistake for him to not go for stacks with AK on the QK6ss board.
From his perspective, what range is hoping to get stacks from on this texture? when we 3b/call pre, our hand looks like 99+/KQs/AQ+ and the occasional 9Ts/67s/etc getting a decent price.. i'm struggling to see what hands would be willing to stack off that AK beats. from his shoes, if he bets AK and gets check/raised it's a pretty gross spot (he only beats the big draws which he's almost flipping against and beats 0 value hands). Basically what I'm saying is I think it's too thin for him to go for stacks/3 streets unless he believes us to be a station and call off here with KJ.
also not sure how much i agree with AK being the best hand he can have on this texture as he still has all QQ/KK/AA in his 4b range
i'm a live cash player used to playing deeper than 100bb stacks so perhaps my perspective is different...
June 26, 2017 | 7:42 a.m.
The most consistent games you can find for 10/20 or higher would be at commerce casino or vegas (bellagio, maybe wynn/aria but not as consistent as B). I can't speak to east coast games, as I am from the west coast, but I think i've heard maryland live might have a consistent 10/25 game.
I might be going to london for a couple months, where is the consistent 2/5 and 5/10 games?
July 11, 2016 | 7:19 a.m.
h2 was either between shoving or flatting and then shoving over most cbets on the flop
i thought he could be 4b light here given i already 3b (like you mentioned)
i feel like a shove just lets him off the hook if he was 4b light.. thoughts?
July 15, 2015 | 3:39 a.m.
h1 i might flat AA as a trap if i think he's 4b light
h2 i was never considering a 5b/f, i was just considering flatting in order to get more value from a cbet from his bluffs. i ended up 5b-shoving and he folded.
July 13, 2015 | 10:48 p.m.
~74 runners left, small payjumps at 72 and 63 people
2-3 hands before dinner break (blinds will jump to 5k/15k/30k)
ylon schwartz UTG shoves 18-21bb (can't remember exact amount)
UTG+1 tank tank tank fold
hero has 32 bb UTG+3 and sees AQs
i thought this was a fold but thought i should get opinions, i think AQs/99 should be the bottom of our calling range esp with 5 players behind, may consider calling against fishy players.
also, it didn't effect my decision too much but thought UTG+1 could be tanking with AQ/AJ
44 runners left
just had a payjump, small payjump at 36 remaining
hero has been playing somewhat snug the past 3 levels, defended a couple buttons with decent-equity hands, raised a couple pots in LP, folded 2 buttons, shoved once from SB vs. a raise and a call at 15bb (no showdown)
we have 3-4 new players at our table however so they have no read on us
hero (18.5bb) is short stack at table
folded to hero UTG+1 and we see 88
July 6, 2015 | 10:43 a.m.
"As mentioned, don't be scared of seeing an A flop, and don't always assume that an A is a bad card. In 4b pots, it's usually not a great card, but people have more hands than AK in their 4b range."
right, but in these situations, if i flat a 4b with QQ/KK, i'm planning on folding to most flop cbets on an A high board, and i've seen plenty of live villains cbet these flops OOP with TT+ because "they don't know what to do"
July 6, 2015 | 10:39 a.m.
H1: unfortunately we don't have more information as we haven't seen any of V's showdowns and he was only recently moved to our table. FWIW this was the aria wpt main (donkament), so live villains could be punting off tons of chips with little equity
July 5, 2015 | 6:46 p.m.
H2: I think shoving is fine, but I think V folds most of the time as I felt he was 4b light here.. Wanted to just flat and shove over a flop Cbet but was just scared of seeing an Ace on the flop
July 5, 2015 | 6:45 p.m.
Hand 1 - level 15
V1 is new to our table, the only person that has hero covered. Has not shown down any hands yet. 3b my UTG+1 open once from the button and hero made a very tight fold (didn't mention anything though).
V1 (covers) is 30's dark European. Hero (300k) is young Asian.
V has seen hero call open-shoves with 88 and KK, no showdowns besides that.
V opens UTG+2 to 7500. V has opened 3-4 times so far, sizing from 6.5-8k
Folds to hero in SB with KcKd
Hero 3b to 18.5k
V 4b to 42.5k
Hero flats, would be hating life if we get 6b here so deep
F (~93k) Jd 5d 2x
V bets 38.5k
Hero's plan once we flatted the 4b was to call down 3 streets with no Ace on board (tank evaluate if no A but V piles), evaluate if a Q came
Seems pretty standard but wanted to get a Line check so far, opinions on GII pre or on flop 100bb effective
not interested in discussing turn yet, maybe after a few responses
Hand 2 - level 18
hero (250k) has been moved to this table for less than an orbit when this hand occured
vpip so far:
- folded to hero in SB, limped and check/folded flop
- 3b an UTG+2 open of 12k next to act to 28k and took it down
two hands later, same guy opens UTG to 12k, we look down at KcKs and 3b again to 28k
folds to BB (overwhelming chip leader with 400k+, 30's white male) cold 4b to 61k
this is such a good spot for him to cold 4b light, seeing how hero just made the same 3b against the same opponent and took it down
if hero flats, he has 190k (31.5bb) remaining
i really really wanted to just flat/trap and shove over any flop 3cbet, if we shove he's folding all his bluffs and could possibly fold JJ etc, but was worried about seeing a bad flop (A high, QJx, monotone board, etc) and being forced to fold
I think another option would be to just 5b small (~99-110k) with 150k behind and hope V spazzes
we started the hand with 42bb, we 3b to 4.5bb, V cold 4b to 10bb, but i felt really strongly that V was cold4betting light given the dynamics.
hero ended up shoving. i don't think there's anything wrong with shoving here given stack sizes, but we're missing out on money from his flop cbet
thoughts? am i too worried about flatting and seeing a bad flop?
July 5, 2015 | 10:01 a.m.
imo you're reading too much into blockers, it's either he has a flush or he decided to try to bluff you off when the diamond hit. i mean AK+ is def in your range but idk how much respect you're gonna get 6handed bvb. also, i can't imagine any hand less than a flush is in his value range
don't know how many flushes he arrives at the river with, 6dxd, 78dd, 57dd i think a good player would put in a raise at some point. maybe 9dxd. but then again i'm a live player i'm not as mathematically inclined as some of the people on here
Oct. 9, 2014 | 5:28 a.m.
i think 77 is a favorite to raise pre
his value range is 97 and that's it. mayyybe 96 but doubtful
i'm a live player and river 3b's are almost always the nuts, don't play much online though. you rep straight's pretty well, it'd be pretty insane for him to try to bluff you off a straight
Oct. 9, 2014 | 5:19 a.m.
given my reads V never has 2 pair or a flush here, he almost always shows up with J9 or 69.. I was confident enough in my read to make this play
given that, i hated the idea of flatting the turn and checking back or folding the river after putting in 100bb (that's our plan if we flat the turn right?), it just seemed so weak to me when we could put V in a tough spot
Aug. 19, 2014 | 1:31 p.m.
i think i bet that amount with my value hands
maybe it's just me but i've noticed that live rec players are more likely to pay off 90% of your stack as opposed to a shove (knowing this should i have jammed? maybe i leveled myself there)
wanted to save myself money if $850 had the same effect as $1050.. if i was in V's shoes i'd be more likely to call a shove than $850, it just looks so value-y... yeah i probably leveled myself here.
we both had "very strong hands" but in relation to the board, our hands were not very strong
Aug. 19, 2014 | 1:28 p.m.
Based on my reads I was very confident villain would bet more OTT with a flush, and didn't think he would even check raise flop with a big draw
My thinking was if I don't fill up OTR, I can't win at showdown, so let's turn my hand into a bluff knowing that he very rarely shows up with a flush
Very FPS, I know, pretty spewy, I just hated the idea of calling $250 OTT and having to fold river if I didn't fill up
Aug. 3, 2014 | 11:59 p.m.
villain $2k has been loose/passive pre but solid post
a few hands before called a short stack's open with Q8o and raised/gii vs a cbet on a QQ6ss board
hero covers, has been opening many pots pre but didn't put significant money in post without the goods
usually plays higher stakes, i think people at the table know this
UTG limps, V limps UTG+1, CO limps
hero raises to $25 OTB with 77
i usually make it $35-40ish with 3 limpers but i was just trying to build the pot hoping to flop a set
5 way to the flop
F $125 Ts 8x 7s
checks to Hero who bets $100
Villain raises to $250
at this point i think he flopped a straight, TT and 88 are favorites to raise pre, mayyybe 2-pair but i think straight is more likely
T $625 6s
Villain slowly bets $250
i am 95% confident he bets more with a flush
so hero raises to $625, hoping to get villain off a straight
R $1875 Ax
Villain grabs some chips, acting like he is going to bet, then checks
i feel this is almost always a sign of weakness for live players, they just want to get to showdown
Villain has $1050 left
hero bets $850
spew? i know this is a very high variance play, but i can't be good if i check behind
i could have flatted the turn and gave up on the river, he was giving me good enough odds.. but i was pretty confident he would have a very tough time calling
Aug. 2, 2014 | 10:36 p.m.
i come in about 15 minutes late
villain is mid-50's, headphones, has a stack of green chips so i assumed he was aggressive, but no reads
we have starting stack, villain covers
1st hand i'm dealt i open AKhh UTG for 75 (6 handed at this point)
villain next to act makes it 225
we 4b to 525
v 5b to 925
we 6b to 1825
we bet 725 with 1800 behind
villain folds QQ
luckily i was going against the bottom of his range, but i hate flatting AKs OOP to a 3b, i rather have initiative, and i did not want to fold
as this hand was happening i thought to myself i'm a spewtard, he's gonna ship it and i'm going to have to continue with 1800 chips
8-9 handed at this point
villain from before opens UTG 75
kid (seems to be weaktight) 3b to 225
we 4b from BB with AKcc to 525
only kid calls with 3.3k behind, we cover
flop (1150) TsTh6s
we bet 525, he flats
turn (2100) 9h
we bet 875, he flats with 2k behind
river (3850) 5s
this hand i'm ok with, his range is capped at QQ and left him enough on the river to fold to a shove
maybe i could've bet a little less OTF
hero just got moved to a new table with 18.5k at 100/200/25
no reads on anybody, and vice versa
about 15 minutes after being moved hero opens 450 MP AKo
folds to SB who has 8.5k (~40bb effective)
mid-50's, beard and glasses, looks like jesus
SB 3b to 1550
i got the impression this was really strong, JJ+, mayyybe AQs+, AK
i hate myself for this, i thought calling the 3b and folding when we brick flop was so weak, and thought i could get him to fold JJ and QQ
should we just be flatting and playing poker 40bb effective?