The bluffs that didn’t work are pretty fancy and a lot of players esp at lower stakes hardly ever pull such big bluffs, as you move up do you think pulling moves like these are essential to having a good win rate in the modern game?
If bluffing big and it not working effects your mental bandwidth would you recommend doing it less or working really hard to it being no big deal to you?
Sept. 17, 2019 | 7:34 p.m.
Love your videos but Isn’t it a bit of a contradiction to not complete the sb or marginally defend the bb for rake reasons but to play on stars with 1% rakeback where you could get 40-65% on party poker when the rake is v similar? Are the games so much softer on stars to make up for it?
Sept. 5, 2019 | 11:08 a.m.
Great video Nick, i really think this volatility theory applies to me and my game, do you have any other in game applications for the theory? Is it mostly just about avoiding marginal spots? I think playing 77-JJ and calling 3bets with AJ and lower that things often go wrong
Aug. 3, 2018 | 9:03 a.m.
I also play in these games, if Hero would like someone else to chat strategy in these games with please drop me a PM
Aug. 3, 2018 | 8:27 a.m.
At 36.40 why call the J10 on the turn to fold to river bet when all the flop draws missed? Doesnt nearly every reg follow through with a river bet around that size with their 109cc just to fold out your K10, A8cc etc?
May 19, 2018 | 9:47 a.m.
In one part of these videos or just here if you prefer could you talk about the profitability of a mid stakes cash player becoming an mtt reg? Should a good player absolutely be playing both? How do you split your time these days between cash and mtts, is it heading further in the direction of less cash more mtts?
Sept. 24, 2016 | 2:21 a.m.
In the first hand you talked about how it's much better to just call a hand like 33 on A83 because he will stack off with the same range but by calling you keep his bluffs in aswell. Although this is obviously true how confident are you that this provides you with more value than the times the board runs out bad for a hand like AK and you lose value. Say the river runs out QJ or heart heart villain will always check fold a hand they would have stacked off with if you raised flop. Add in the times it runs out A8333 or A8382 which greatly reduces villain bluffing off with their j10hh hands then suddenly I think it's very close which line is more profitable, Especially if you add in the occasional flop bluff raise and semi bluff with the 108hh hand you had. I guess it's a complicated one as it is also villain dependent and slow playing the turn or not adds more complexities
Jan. 7, 2016 | 3:30 p.m.
Think you put yourself in a tricky spot betting the QJ 3 times but v small on river on the KQJ38 board. With the turned FD there becomes a bunch more hands he can call turn with but can never call the river. By betting 1/3 pot on river don't you kind of say I'll fold if you shove. Why not check / call river? If you're beat he will definitely bet bigger than you did but atleast you get to see a showdown.
Dec. 26, 2015 | 6:16 p.m.
Have been making around $150k a year with rakeback playing NLHE on eurosites but there is basically no PLO on there. Been studying my ass off for 6 months to get better at PLO with the intention to jump into PLO 200 zoom on stars in January, play 1.2m hands next year and make supernova elite.
With the vip changes on stars is it now worth it? Does anyone know how much rakeback you are expected to earn instead now there's no supernova elite?
Nov. 18, 2015 | 1:49 p.m.
When you check raise hands like the 53s on 776 from the BB and pickup equity on turn like say an 8 that also gives you a flush draw, obviously you bet but you'll often brick on the river. How do you decide whether to bluff shove? I guess you're more likely to give up on an off suit 2 but shove if it's an ace? Pretty tilt to check an ace river and lose to 89 which he most likely would fold. I just think it's a very thin line between being good aggressive and spewing off chips so find it interesting how good players manage these decisions
Oct. 30, 2015 | 3:04 a.m.
I like your videos and the slow pace deep analysis can be really useful but I'd also like to see you to a more erazer / Zaza style just 3 tabling 500 or 1k zoom making decisions on the fly as that's what we have to do in reality. Thanks
Oct. 19, 2015 | 11:40 a.m.
Yeah thats me. Still grinding NL cash, not that much on stars or ftp though more on euro sites and transitioning to plo on stars
Sept. 1, 2015 | 7:27 p.m.
Yeah think it was bad call by him as I'm def not shoving 88 or 99.
He is a bit of a whale lagtard reg though. He loves to station me....
Aug. 29, 2015 | 12:03 p.m.
I'm up about £55k vs him
Aug. 29, 2015 | noon
Hard to say as no HUDs on sky poker but probably about 40k over last 7 months
Aug. 28, 2015 | 6:53 p.m.
What do you think about players like this transitioning from NLHE playing with deep stacks in the plo200 and 500 zoom games? Better to get 100bb game on point first? Or is there so much more value in playing deep you should try to master it from the off even though your mistakes will cost you a lot more?
Aug. 27, 2015 | 10:21 a.m.
Been having epic HU High stakes NLHE battles vs this guy rosiedog for months now. 10 hours straight every time we play. Had some crazy hands between us over the course of the battle but this one certainly takes the biscuit.
Sky poker post the biggest ones on their TV channel each week which works out as the software is so lame you can't even post HHs from there. He's the link
Aug. 26, 2015 | 7:34 p.m.
Yeah that makes sense I just find it very hard to play lower than PLO 200. Having played NLHE up to 10/20 consistently I just find I play worse because I don't care about the money, which I know is completely retarded. So I guess I'll either get over my ego or work really hard and get good quickly!
Aug. 26, 2015 | 7:25 p.m.
Been transitioning to midstakes PLO from NLHE for a few months now but when I have a bad session it's still hard to tell whether it's because I'm making mistakes or because the game is so swingy. So hoped to get some info on what kind of buyin swings should I expect playing PLO200 and PLO500 zoom on stars?
Generally with NLHE I was of the "play through the downswing" mentality but knew if I got down over 12 buying or so it was just never my day and would quit. What kind of stop loss do you plo pros think is good for a day? And how many buyins could you lose in a month before you say ok this ain't a downswing I'm playing bad, over 50?
Generally in NLHE I went with 50 buyins as a bankroll, you think making it 100 for those PLO games is enough?
Aug. 26, 2015 | 12:38 p.m.
Well this was my reply to them
I'm sorry but I have no idea what you're talking about, is this email a mistake? I don't know who tinchoarce is and certainly have no relationship with him. In the first hand you sent I fold KQQ6 preflop, so am not in the hand, maybe this is a mistake but I've been playing plo for a week, sorry.
In the second hand I have three aces on the flop, I bet he calls, I turn the nut full house and am 95% sure he has a king because of card removal so when a king comes on the river he is either folding or has quads so I check back, a good play I believe.
So you can you please explain to me what this is about and how you can justify suspending my account and money based on two completely Indiscriminate hands? I've played at pokerstars on and off for over 8 years, and have never done anything untoward, have always provided identification when you've asked etc I found this quite shocking honestly
Will see what they say but either way I've lost a good Friday night grind which is always easy money and wanted to cash out 1k for my drunken Saturday night casino spew which is not possible. But yes, atleast they are doing something about the game integrity