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Comment | chahn commented on Bluffcatching the River

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.

Comment | chahn commented on Live $10/$20+ games

HG's 10/20 game is not consistent, if anything it will be 1 table max.

July 11, 2016 | 7:19 a.m.

Comment | chahn commented on Live $10/$20+ games

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.

check/call turn, lead river small (make it look like a blocking bet) and snap call his raise

July 15, 2015 | 4:21 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.

Comment | chahn commented on .

I think 89 makes more sense than 88/99 given he donked/didn't 3b flop and check/call turn on this draw heavy board

July 10, 2015 | 1:58 a.m.

Don't you think if the river was As and you check he shoves also?

I'm betting the river but never check/folding

July 10, 2015 | 1:48 a.m.

leading is fine, but as played check/call to keep his bluffs inn
this deep regs value cbet range should be flushes and 2pair+, can't imagine many regs cbetting AA on this board

July 10, 2015 | 12:52 a.m.

Comment | chahn commented on NL1000 - Spewy line?

how can we include 77/JJ in our value range and not 66?
regardless, i think all sets should be heavily discounted if the flop does not get 3b

July 8, 2015 | 7:28 a.m.

Post | chahn posted in MTT: late stages 2 quick spots 18bb

level 24
~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

level 27
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
Hero checks
V bets 38.5k
Hero calls?
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
UTG folds

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.

to get all/most of the money in? no?

Oct. 10, 2014 | 4:48 a.m.

Comment | chahn commented on Facing river 3bet

T6 is a favorite to raise flop

he's never has 78 here

T6, T7, 67, he has sdv, he's going to induce/bluff someone who has straights in his range instead of bluff-catch?

Oct. 9, 2014 | 5:57 a.m.

i think we can raise river bigger, our line doesn't make much sense

river is a snap if he ships, if he has JJ you laugh and reload

Oct. 9, 2014 | 5:33 a.m.

Comment | chahn commented on River line

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.

Comment | chahn commented on Facing river 3bet

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.

Why are you at least calling with these stack sizes? Not saying I fold 100% but you're never ahead and could be drawing pretty slim, you're in a pretty bad spot on almost all turn cards

Sept. 6, 2014 | 7:29 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, bet sizing, his tendencies, yes i would've been truly shocked if he showed up with a flush

if i thought there were any flushes in his range turn is an easy peel

Aug. 19, 2014 | 1:23 p.m.

I see why you might say that just from reading the title, but I very rarely turn a set into a bluff, but this seemed like a good spot to do it

Aug. 18, 2014 | 4:37 a.m.

betting small? i raised small OTT to set up a river bluff

Aug. 18, 2014 | 4:36 a.m.

based on my reads, i thought V showed up with a flush 0% of the time

Aug. 18, 2014 | 4:36 a.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.

Post | chahn posted in NLHE: turning set into bluff 400bb

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

Hero flats

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

Villain calls

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.

Post | chahn posted in MTT: wsop $1500 overplaying AK

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
v flats

flop 7s8s5x 
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

Hand 2
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
we shove

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
we shove
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?

July 2, 2014 | 2:36 a.m.

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