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Another Phil vid in one month! You love to see it

May 29, 2024 | 6:28 p.m.

Eyyy welcome Rapha! Very nice to see some hi-lo content being made since I play occasionally in my home game, guess now I'll have some extra edges :P

May 28, 2024 | 6:04 p.m.

Great stuff!

Thanks Justin, really enjoy your pace, nicely explained!

May 24, 2024 | 7:12 p.m.

Hey buddy, those downswings are tough to experience but we've all been there. Just gonna cheer yourself up and weather through.

Look forward to your May results, good luck!

May 24, 2024 | 1:56 p.m.

Comment | mx404 commented on Soft Skills

Top content Dan! Like your said solver stuff can be technical and tedious sometimes, and listening your wisdom regarding the off-table work is just great! Def love your change of pace, please do more in the future! :)

May 23, 2024 | 5:47 p.m.

Thanks! It makes sense!

OTR You chose a big sizing to value his 9x

a) Do you think the river check eliminates all his Jx? To me it feels there are still some Jx in his range since rec might get scared on flush-completing riv

b) what do you think of half pot as a sizing to better value 9x? Since facing rec we shouldn’t worry about the sizing being exploited.

May 18, 2024 | 1:44 p.m.

How about your nutty/strong hands? e.g. JJ/AA & AJ/QQ on this J64ss board, will you xback those as well?

Guess I'm too aggressive vs reg in 3bp as I'm usually range b33 to attack their too wide range but didn't think of letting them bluff into me.

May 18, 2024 | 8 a.m.

Of course -- I'm assuming a none hole card revealing pool so nobody will realize it (since we fold it :P) so they won't be able to exploit by 4betting more.

May 17, 2024 | 7:15 p.m.


You said the reasoning you jam this hand is because villain minraise you and sets usually don't, so his range is a bit weaker.

What would you do if you are facing a 25BB raise? I find it extremely tough to continue in game as I'm running into a set every time :D

May 17, 2024 | 6:55 p.m.

34:36 table 1 — nice catch! Thought this spot is pretty overbluffed in general?

But interesting to see that he chooses to bluff still even vs your big sizing. If we are the reg playing against a "perceived rec", shouldn't we be shutting down a lot of bluffs vs his bigger sizing from an exploit POV?

May 17, 2024 | 6:49 p.m.

22:20 table 2 — Very interesting hand! Villain seems like an aggro rec and

You said

They try to win pot + they are wider — you wanted to induce with your middle strength hand rather than blowing him off the worst part of his range

Could you explain a little bit more? Does that mean we should xback the flop more with our mid-strength/SDV hands to allow him probe with his trash relentlessly OTT?

May 17, 2024 | 6:47 p.m.

16:28 table 2 AKo, if we face a 4b at this stack depth — do you think we can fold a lot vs an unknown reg? — as I feel in general mid-stake reg is quite under4b in these formation (EPvsBlinds).

May 17, 2024 | 6:44 p.m.

10:32 table 2 you elect to flat at MP, what’s the consideration here?

May 17, 2024 | 6:42 p.m.

06:45 Table 1 T53ss you used b75.

I remember in one of your previous videos ( you mentioned these T high boards get XR too much by population so you want to b25 and 3bet the stronger range OTF (The board is T85r from the vid)

Wondering what's the difference here, seems to me villain could still find enough flush draw/wheel gutshot in T53ss.

Thank you!

May 17, 2024 | 6:41 p.m.

01:50 the 87s hand, you mentioned

I think against the 1st player if I picked up a draw I was barreling and the 2nd I was just goign to check against (first player has more vulnerable overpairs, 2nd is going to be pretty condensed and less likely to fold.

on previous threads.

Do you think the case will be different if the button (2nd player) is a rec? I feel rec will be more sticky in this spot OTF in general and will probably peel more pairs than regs.

May 17, 2024 | 6:36 p.m.

Hey tough sesh Tyler, can hear your frustration towards the end of the video but many interesting spots coming up!

May 17, 2024 | 6:31 p.m.

Hey good vid Volodymyr like usual :)

May 17, 2024 | 4:57 p.m.

on 13:55 when facing weird output, you mentioned

I'm going to try to learn my version of poker

and conclude your version of poker wants to almost pure check KK here.

Just curious for players who is not as experienced as you, how do we differentiate if the output is "weird and not belong to my version" or is there something important that I might overlook from the sim?

Thank you!

May 17, 2024 | 9:31 a.m.

Sick content Luke, nicely explained. Would love to see some delayed nodes if possible :)

May 17, 2024 | 9:28 a.m.

Always great to see you post video Phil! Thanks for that!

May 15, 2024 | 5:49 p.m.

Hi Sam!

Simply S-tier content! Enjoy the PIO matrix visual. Wonderful stuff, will need to re-watch it in a slow pace again soon, appreciate it!

May 11, 2024 | 5:24 p.m.

Comment | mx404 commented on Intentional Greatness

Greatness is a decision you make over and over

Brilliant! Love it Chris!

May 11, 2024 | 1:02 p.m.

Yeah it's interesting people just don't quite care about ranges in 4bp -- I saw a ton of call down light, quite a tricky spot to pick bluffs vs this type of players

May 11, 2024 | 6:46 a.m.

Last hand AQo on K762 you give up river with probably the best bluffing combo (although the Qd isn’t great) on a favorable board given you think villain isn’t going to fold a lot OTR.

a) Would you consider jamming turn? Since we have clear nuts advantage here

b) What combo would you bluff OTR if you goes for block-block line? As we have so many value by the river, but on the other hand SPR doesn’t look great for getting bluff thru.

c) I’m actually quite curious -- Most of time people put 4bettors on AK (which you mentioned in various videos), then they are not over folding on K high boards facing double barrel. Seems pretty contradictory to me, what causes this tendency in your opinion?

d) It seems that the best counter strategy when playing this type of opponent is to hand playing - which kind of frustrates me a bit -- as after you study this much in the end the best play is just to play ABC. Any specific counter strats in your opinion?

Sorry for the lengthy question! Thank you!

May 10, 2024 | 2:59 p.m.

On the 543r board — you mention people usually put SB into AK and getting sticky when facing a shove & overvalue his pairs when facing passive actions (checking or blocking). And I agree w that 100%.

Do you think it’s actually better that we just hand playing? i.e. jam every time with overpairs and give up every time with two overs assuming villain won’t be able to play back at us (anonymous pool or facing weaker regular in a named pool)

Thank you!

May 10, 2024 | 2:48 p.m.


you mentioned your sizing scheme might not be the best, I thought 22-9 is considered small sizing because I’ve seen many 24BB or 25BB vs 9, what do you think of the bigger sizing in general?

May 10, 2024 | 2:47 p.m.


micro stake players will call 4b OOP w 98s saying he’s bluffing enough

Hahahaha people will convince themselves to call in any manner :P

May 10, 2024 | 2:46 p.m.

Nice breakdown Tyler -- Enjoy the BVB series so far!
Hope you keep doing these.

May 10, 2024 | 2:44 p.m.

Thank you Nuno for bringing in Sam! Nuno Alvarez

May 10, 2024 | 8:56 a.m.

Very thought provoking vid, thanks Sam.

Love the editing & have a lot to digest. Look forward to your next one!

May 10, 2024 | 8:55 a.m.

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