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When I make a mistake I try to understand why it is a mistake. Sometimes it's obvious, and in those cases I try to figure what led me to make those mistakes, sometimes it's not obvious and it's then a great opportunity to become a better poker player.

I believe that what's make a great poker player, or a great athlete, or a good person for that matter, is not in the numbers of mistake they make, but it's what they do about those mistakes. It's a great way to learn and to grow. Being perfect is maybe just that: growing!

gl at the tables.

Dec. 2, 2019 | 4:47 a.m.

Hero's range as to be peceived as pretty strong (squeezing from CO vs UTG+HJ) and villain has many aces combo that dominates AJ. Would rather call from villain spot with 77 than AJ.

HorstSchmoll, I think that you played the hand fine.

Nov. 30, 2019 | 3:15 p.m.

Comment | ginzaboom commented on Can we fold quads?

I agree with your observations. The very low SPR is big factor. I had trouble identifying a range for my opponent in that situation beacause I am not sure about the bluffing frequency of villain here and I don't think villain bet his two pairs and straight combos. Plus, there is not many flushes left in his range. So that leaves us with his full house and straight flush combos.

Nov. 29, 2019 | 4:22 p.m.

GL at the tables and remember: "When things are going well for you, you are probably not as good as you think. And when thing aren't going well, you are probably not as bad as you think!"

Nov. 27, 2019 | 10:48 p.m.

Comment | ginzaboom commented on Can we fold quads?

I also remember watching this stuff from Ben Sulsky :

Elite stuff, but you can read comments anyway!

Nov. 27, 2019 | 1:15 p.m.

Comment | ginzaboom commented on Can we fold quads?

No offense, but

Fold or 4b pre Probably don't raise flop Continue betting on turn as
played No, don't fold quads.

aren't very productive answers either!

I recognize that the spot at the end of the hand doesn't happen frequently but beside that the rest is pretty common. Thanks anyway: an answer is better that nothing.

Nov. 27, 2019 | 12:58 p.m.

Hand History | ginzaboom posted in NLHE: Can we fold quads?
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $34.48
SB: $27.01
BB: $35.41 (Hero)
UTG: $2.04
MP: $21.42
CO: $42.86
I have only two hands on MP: VP 50 PFR 50. BTN has VPIP 25 PFR 18 3BET 8 over 298 hands
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BB with T T
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.50, CO folds, BN raises to $2.25, SB folds, Hero calls $2.00, MP calls $1.75
Flop ($6.85) J T K
Hero checks, MP checks, BN bets $2.35, Hero raises to $6.75, MP folds, BN calls $4.40
Was not sure about the size of my check/raise. I think it's too low, I would've prefered $8-$8.5
Turn ($20.35) J T K T
Hero checks, BN bets $6.99, Hero calls $6.99
Is checking good sometimes or should I jam everytime?
River ($34.33) J T K T Q
Hero checks, BN bets $18.49 and is all in
Can we fold?

Nov. 27, 2019 | 5:23 a.m.

Comment | ginzaboom commented on The Art of Folding

Folding (our opponents especially ;-) ) is what prevents this game from being a pure luck game.

Nov. 26, 2019 | 8:02 p.m.

You say

Ofc theres no point of cashing out if u are underdog in all in but
lets say u are 75-80% do u cashout sometimes?

Mathematically, or rationaly, there is no point to cashout in one spot more than the other. Or if so the demonstration needs to be done. If you play the probability (rationaly), you don't need to cashout. Play to get the probability on your side, and hope for the best.

If you play on the feeling (irrationaly), you probably don't care also about the question whether cashing out or not is good for your game. You just feel it or not.

I will say this also: if you are running bad and can't afford another suckout, and thus you're considering the cashout for that particular reason, well you shouldn't play at the first time in this condition (rational). The question is: are you playing rationaly or irrationaly?

Nov. 23, 2019 | 6:24 p.m.

part 2 of part 2 will gives us part 3 I think ;)

Aug. 7, 2018 | 10 p.m.

Hi Akira great video, even with the slight delay problem with the audio and visual! At 29:34, hero defends 97s with a 17bbs stack, which I would do 100% of the time here too, but at what point would you say your stack is too small to defend? Thanks

March 3, 2015 | 1:57 p.m.

piano works are preferable to symphonies or concertos

And I have this piece in mind of course

Feb. 26, 2015 | 11:17 p.m.

Hey Sam, great idea making a video on a concept like defending against 3bet! On the AK hand...sorry! At 12:14, when you c/r the monotone board, what is your c/raising range there?

Dec. 31, 2014 | 5:55 p.m.

Great series Espen and also awesome video guys! I don't understand why some were complaining: sure, the audio on Sam's part was not optimal but still it was audible and very, very interesting. Sam, you ask very pertinent questions and I fill that that way you get the most out of the situation for our benefice and yes that's why we pay $$$.

Dec. 31, 2014 | 1:11 a.m.

Yeah I agree with you, I use them just to balance lifetime stats, but the sample is often too small thus irrelevant!

Dec. 17, 2014 | 1:20 a.m.

@ 33:40 when you talk about the hand on the Million, you mention that European is opening a lot and that his stats are not representative on his play right now: since you use PT4, have you ever consider turning the HUD of a villain in "session stats mode" to have a more realistic picture of a player?

Dec. 16, 2014 | 3:07 p.m.

"but then as I got more tired, I got to play better." Wish my brain could get that when I'm deep in a tourney

Dec. 14, 2014 | 9:30 p.m.

Comment | ginzaboom commented on 4th year bellow EV

beside running below what you should've run in regard of your EV line, what have you noticed about your game that you can fix???

Dec. 14, 2014 | 8:46 p.m.

Great series Espen! I really like your videos, overall, they really helped my game especially in late stage of a tournament. @ 45:05 in Party Poker Bounty with K9s UTG (6 players) you decided to open fold: is K9s close to being a shove or ICM considerations make it far from it? In that case with what are you open shoving then?

Dec. 14, 2014 | 3:19 p.m.

You mean you would 4b, right?

Dec. 12, 2014 | 1:40 p.m.

Comment | ginzaboom commented on 8-game videos ?

And Danzasmack for O8 as well

Dec. 5, 2014 | 2:16 p.m.

Hi Paul, I really like your videos so far, it's clear, it makes sense and you're fun to listen!

@13:58 w/94s I like the check back on 847dd flop. How would you play the turn if it's a J,Q or an A instead of the brick 2?

Also, less specifically, does it affect your stealing tendencies to have a looser/fishier player in the blinds and how so?

May 19, 2014 | 4:52 p.m.

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