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Any idea how Educa and forhaley get their vpips up to ~39? I would think it's just from defending the BB a ton, however I'm not folding BB v SB open 72% and BB v BTN (without the SB coming along) 67% which seems loose, but my VPIP is stil only 32.

Lots of cool spots in the video.

@ 26mins you call a 3b A4dd CO v BTN and flop is A64cc. Vs a Cbet, would you look to x/r or do you just x/c to protect your range? I ask because Educa had a similar spot in which he raised and that's been a spot where I've always just called to strengthen our pretty weak x/c range. Here was the HH

Nov. 22, 2014 | 8:23 a.m.

Comment | mplecki23 commented on [NL500] River sizing

Turn raise can def be fine depending on what strategy villian is playing for donks. You have the stone nuts if he never has JJ/TT and we'd be plenty happy to pump a bunch of money in. It's also super easy to pick a bunch of hands to bluff with if we feel like we're not getting paid off enough.

Nov. 22, 2014 | 2:51 a.m.

Looks good, you're at v bottom of your range and have a handful of As and Js for value anyways

Nov. 22, 2014 | 2:41 a.m.

Way too thin for a river bet. Might x turn as well

Nov. 22, 2014 | 2:38 a.m.

Hey Tyler,

I enjoy your vids a lot, but the last few live sessions ones have been slow. The first half of this one was slow as well. Personally, I really like your CREV vids and think you do a great job there. Maybe in the future we could just edit out the slow parts and chuck in a CREV or two on an interesting hand? Thanks

Nov. 19, 2014 | 6:25 a.m.

I believe they were for sale during the WSOP

Nov. 13, 2014 | 7:46 p.m.

Hey Ben,

You go off the read x/snap call the turn which severely limits the strength of his hand, but say for the river bet " I might scale down my betsize in order to insure more calls, but I didn't have that read here." Since you dont think a timing tell will change his call frequency, what would be a read that'd make you inclined your getting called more? Just general play from players at a given limit? Country? Or simple having enough hands and knowing someone hates folding?


Nov. 12, 2014 | 4:32 p.m.

~31mins you open KQ97ddhh btn vs ike in the bb. You cbet 170 into 240 and ike minraises a K32ccc board. Why is ike doing this? What is he exploiting and why would he choose a minr size if he would likely have a ton of bluff hands so he could go bigger sizing?

Oct. 17, 2014 | 7:35 a.m.

the tutorials are pretty good

Sept. 23, 2014 | 4:27 a.m.

Since it is fairly polarized, we can jam all value hands. Our jam is for roughly about pot, so for every 2 value combos we can have 1 bluff combo. It looks like we have 28 value combos, so we can have 14 bluff combos for pot. Daniel played around with different bluff hands in the video, but the one's you outlined he'd only have 4 bluffs, so you can jam them all. IIRC, daniel gave button a bunch more Axdd hands, some KJcc KTcc, A5cc A4cc A2cc and tried to figure out how to get to 14 bluffs.

Sept. 22, 2014 | 12:46 a.m.

Good vid, thank you.

If we have AdA, do you think we should be x/f the turn? Seems like a similar spot to one of your previous vids

Sept. 20, 2014 | 6:36 p.m.

Comment | mplecki23 commented on KTo CREV analysis

I mean more of if CO has a hand strength of KJo at best, what size should BTN bet with both value and bluffs? Maybe the size doesnt matter unless you want to split your range and figure out 2+ sizings.

Sept. 7, 2014 | 12:52 a.m.

Ravenswood is the 6m end boss

Aug. 25, 2014 | 11:56 p.m.

For the AKJhh board- in 6m opening from ep, CREV spat out we can 3brl our 22 and 33 hands as bluffs. So to come up with bluffs, probably have nearly all Txs without a pair, FDs w/o pair, and then probably add in just like 8 hi suited gappers with bd fds if we needed more bluffs, and still just continue bluffing even when we don't turn a bdfd. It's late and I haven't looked at how many 3brl value combos we have and how that relates to the Txs and FD hands, but seems easy to figure out. Our checking range should still be fairly healthy when we check Pair+gutters and fd+backup/ or had like AcQh 

Aug. 25, 2014 | 7:53 a.m.

Comment | mplecki23 commented on KTo CREV analysis

really damn good vid man...

One thing you didn't touch on is if BTN were to change his turn bet sizing. Is this even practical to try to figure out in CREV? From BTNs standpoint, if we know CO has say KhJs at best, should BTN bet really small and bluff a hair more with those 65s/a8dd type hands? Should BTN just overbet some multiple of the pot on turn and jam ai on rivers?

Since this exact turn is so good for BTN, should he just bet the bottom 66/77 type hands as bluffs rather than SD since CO is likely overfolding? Can CO start calling KTo type hands then?

Aug. 20, 2014 | 6:03 a.m.

I too have an old dell U3011 with the nice 2560x1600 res. Would highly recommend it if you have a deeper budget. If not, you can snag the 4k ultra hd monitors for pretty cheap

Aug. 16, 2014 | 7:01 a.m.

scylla (creator of CREV) has free instructional vids

Aug. 13, 2014 | 5:41 a.m.

Good vid. Minor thing, but overcards+gs include AQ and not just AT for the 7%. 

Do you think using the logic if he slowplays the flop then he's likely to slowplay the turn can cost you a lot of money? It seems useful to add in some turn value hands incrementally as well with his very likely bluff hands (maybe 9 hi or lower fd+gs) to see how many slowplayish hand he could have as well

Aug. 8, 2014 | 8:42 a.m.

pretty happy calling here. BB is gonna peel wide and will have a lot of pair+gutter type hands that'll turn themselves into bluffs

Aug. 8, 2014 | 1:59 a.m.

Looks good, you can consider pot turn pot most rivers as well.

Aug. 8, 2014 | 1:35 a.m.

Is BTN super likely to stab flop or anything along those lines which would incentivize CO to check it over to BTN? Or maybe even pf where CO would be flatting more AA/QQ/AQ bc BTN?

Aug. 4, 2014 | 4:33 a.m.

Comment | mplecki23 commented on NL30 MPvsBU 3BP QdQh

pretty happy with QQ, I'd be shocked if villain doenst have 4 miscellanous bluff combos

Aug. 1, 2014 | 8:07 a.m.


Aug. 1, 2014 | 8:03 a.m.

Comment | mplecki23 commented on TPTK HU passive line

flop and turn look good. If you have better reads on what vilains range looks like I'd be happy to CREV this spot

Aug. 1, 2014 | 7:59 a.m.

Maybe fold K2s Q4s and 63s in CO if you're raising those there? But +1 to all the sample size yada ya

Aug. 1, 2014 | 7:55 a.m.

Well he's repping Axdd and you have the Ad, so I don't think I wanna fold. If he's someone you play with everyday I'd be more likely to call because him overbet jamming without the nuts or nut blocker can probably tell you a lot how he thinks about poker.

Aug. 1, 2014 | 7:52 a.m.

Seems fine, stone bottom of our range cant be really wrong to bluff

Aug. 1, 2014 | 7:49 a.m.

I like the heart

July 31, 2014 | 5:50 a.m.

Off topic vid idea I'd like to see in the future: mental game- motivation/setting goals, playing on the road/WSOP, playing back at "home," eat/sleep/play routine. Stuff along those lines. I know Lefort had a pretty good series with similar ideas. Personally I feel like being out for WSOP was physically and mentally tolling. 

July 30, 2014 | 7:23 a.m.


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