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114 points

At around 42:00 mark the fold with TT843 is so atrocious, I am pretty sure there must be a mistake in graphics.

Feb. 5, 2022 | 12:25 p.m.

Great format!

Dec. 25, 2021 | 12:59 a.m.

At 31:10 what would you value-bet for half-pot? 8+?

Dec. 1, 2021 | 7:22 a.m.

Results of 2nd (ATo) hand?

June 11, 2021 | 6:18 p.m.

You have a very weird perception about how low limits play. In my experience regulars there are too tight/passive/nitty.

So by going the same route you are basically turning yourself into one of them instead of really exploiting them.

June 4, 2021 | 6:42 p.m.

Wow! Even KTs folds sometimes!

May 29, 2021 | 6:08 a.m.

At around 22:20 you fold QTs on 993ddh vs 1/4 pot by the button.

Is it because of ICM? I would be very surprised if it is a fold in chip-ev.

May 28, 2021 | 9:12 p.m.

I still did not understand river pot in the JT64ds hand. Was it a bluff or for value?

May 16, 2021 | 10:46 p.m.

The most interesting part (at least for me) would be finding hands that would actually pot/fold. I understand there are few of them (whether we take T52r flop, T95ss or AT9ss), but they exist (if I am not mistaken on T52r we fold 9% after potting).

April 17, 2021 | 4:01 p.m.

Fantastic format!

Great video!

March 11, 2021 | 7:03 a.m.

Great video! Very relieving to see hi-stakes reg not knowing what to do in many-many spots.

Jan. 12, 2021 | 5:56 a.m.

At around 13:00 you say that K6s is a standard call on the BTN vs UTG+1 open 9-handed 35 BBs deep.
I am extremely surprised about that. Is it standard for PKO or for freezout as well?

Sept. 30, 2020 | 6:21 a.m.

I think the main reason people refrain from value-bets on the river (like in AAQ5 hand) is the fear of getting raised.

Not just the fear itself but rather the uncertainty of what to do vs raise. When he checks he knows he will call a bet but when he bets he is unsure whether he should call a raise.

Aug. 1, 2020 | 9:03 p.m.

Cannot believe that river is a value-bet in hand 1.

Jan. 10, 2017 | 9:30 p.m.

What's the reasoning behind your small opening sizing SB v BB (2.3x) as opposed to your gigantic 3b sizes OOP (up to 5.5x) ? Is it simply because you believe BB has enough hands that have to fold even vs 2.3x or there is a much deeper explanation?

April 16, 2016 | 10:10 a.m.

Fantastic series.

April 9, 2016 | 10:43 p.m.

You have some weird thinking process, Alex.

April 7, 2016 | 10:44 p.m.

I have played quite a bit with you (mostly 1k hypers) and I respect both your person and your play (and like your videos very much) but probably live setting doesn't let you show your best play.

1st hand (KK).
PF - whatever unless you want to have some 3b/fold to small stack shove in which case 3b is too big obv.
Flop - pretty sure that in practice it is better to bet 10-11 BBs to set up a turn shove but could be convinced that theoretically betting your size is fine.
Turn - check back or bet/call, bet/folding is just terrible.
2nd hand (AA)

Played fine obv.

3rd hand (KTo).

Flop is whatever. Turn is very thin. River is creative but borderline suicidal.

4th hand (QTo)

Flop is very optimistic without BDFD. Turn is very optimistic, creative and probably bad without a gutshot.

5th hand (AA)

PF is whatever obv.

Flop is OK.

Turn is very thin 4-way.

River is just straight up value-cut. And if you are so sure he always shove boats just shove vs his check and win the pot close to 100% of the time. Normally, however, silently thank him for checking the river and snap check back.

March 18, 2016 | 1:10 a.m.

I am 99,9% sure it is impossible to be theoretically correct to fold top pair when SPR going to the flop is less than 3-1. This is, of course, assuming he has a reasonably wide range, and if he has a very tight range we just should fold PF.

March 7, 2016 | 7:07 p.m.

Fold pre, the rest seems fine.

March 2, 2016 | 10:23 p.m.

As sad as it is, it's a cooler.

March 2, 2016 | 10:18 p.m.

Very nice video. Great pace.

Feb. 17, 2016 | 6:54 p.m.

Obv go for 200/400 PLO 5c!

Jan. 5, 2016 | 3 a.m.

Clear call 5-ways.

Dec. 21, 2015 | 2:56 a.m.

In 9865ds vs AAK7 hand, don't you think that his c/shove on the turn is very bad? Shouldn't he either pot it or c/fold? Pretty sure he gets it in much worse on average with c/r rather than pot, and I don't think that you are ever b/folding this turn with the stacks as they are.

Dec. 8, 2015 | 12:06 a.m.

First we need to figure out if he is priced in with Kxxx or not.

Sept. 12, 2015 | 6:16 p.m.

Looks cool, maybe you should just check back this flop with 100% of your range.

Overall tho, I believe that PLO has gotten to the point when you cannot "solve" most spots by brain power and deduction. You need a software to show how often you and your opponent has flush/straight/set etc. And only then you can use the brain and try to come up with good strategies.

Sept. 12, 2015 | 6:13 p.m.

You should add at least AA (maybe KK+) for OOP with some weight.

Aug. 3, 2015 | 3:05 p.m.

Hmm, I don't think there is a decision even. Super obvious call.

Oct. 31, 2014 | 7:57 p.m.

Hmm, I don't think there is a decision even. Super obvious call.

Oct. 31, 2014 | 7:57 p.m.

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