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76s a snap 3b in BB vs button. I know you said it was pretty close, but can you try to discuss why that is a "snap" or at least why you prefer this combo to be a 3b at high frequency?

Sept. 30, 2016 | 8:56 p.m.

About the xR ai size vs our AKo in the 4b on TT3. Can you explain why that rather big raise size is bad? Because like Galfond recently talked about if the SB has a nuttyness advantage but we have an equity advantage (like I think is the case here as ATs is probably a bigger fraction of our range) it seems to me that the big size could put a lot of pressure on many JJ-KK hands. No? Or does it change a lot when we use an all in size, and not just a big raise size that allows for further streets of play?

Sept. 26, 2016 | 6:17 p.m.

For the ICM vid. Can you analyze/discuss how ICM impacts blind defending.

Sept. 23, 2016 | 5:18 a.m.

River it is a pretty easy vbet/fold ; flop cbet is ok but check calling is best

June 21, 2016 | 8:17 a.m.

Yep I'd be happily mucking here too, especially when UTG1 is opening this spot he should be pretty tight given stack sizes. Also bb and sb are going to bust somewhat often here too, so I think that would be my std gii there too (AQ 88 ) . If you want to fuck icm take close spots with fold equity at least, but no real reasons for shoving here :)

April 17, 2016 | 9:49 a.m.

I'd Limp pre. X shoving flop is not too bad if his float flop b is high. As played I'd overbet jam turn, don't think any other line makes sense :)

April 17, 2016 | 9:36 a.m.

I'd 4bet always. I'd be 4b folding as I population don't play AK AQ QQ this way, esp in a ept. I'd say it is highly likely He's quite polar here to AA/bluffs and we don't know if he's capable of going crazy but planning on flatting to hero folding on some runouts is going to cost you more chips esp OOP. If you feel quite confident on your reads or if this guy can be out of line here then flatting and pressing the middle button on most runouts seems good, tho too much variance in that spot imho to get involved

Feb. 26, 2016 | 4:47 a.m.

Against that range definitely shoving, not even close

Nov. 29, 2015 | 6 p.m.

As played you gotta shove that flop

Nov. 4, 2015 | 8:07 p.m.

I like the 3bet but x/call down seems better. Don't confuse yourself OTT it is a shitty spot when he raises against your uncapped range so basically you're up against sets 2pair and straights, so you blocking the worst part of his value range that you're ahead of? Ez fold

Nov. 4, 2015 | 8:02 p.m.

Yep, just bet larger flop and turn, river given spr I think around 50% psb is good

Nov. 4, 2015 | 7:51 p.m.

Flop is much closer than it looks like, and we should be concerned that bb flatting range should be pretty strong if he not a whale, without info I'd just fold otf

Nov. 3, 2015 | 12:57 p.m.

An overbet here should be more polarized, overbetting you likely are missing too much EV against his medium strength hands that likely call you down at least 1 street I think sizing it between 1/2 - 3/4 pot is the std here

Nov. 3, 2015 | 12:37 p.m.

Would you bluffcatch on 3h river against a polarized bet sizing?

Nov. 3, 2015 | 12:30 p.m.

Given the payout structure, open shoving can never be bad but we just leave too much ev by not raise calling here. You could even start with a limp strategy in the sb as you don't want to blow the pot against the chip leader given your cost of confrontation is high.

Over the flop your friend should still be concerned about this, so his sizing is the first mistake and pretty sure you won't be having the enough equity to overcome calling the shove as pretty much he's flipping against bb shoving range here, unless he goes crazy/super wide here which seems unlikely ofc

Nov. 2, 2015 | 5:52 p.m.

So he's a good player and then we know he is polarizing otr.

He may expect you to reshove a good portion of your Ax pre so basically in this runout you are way too high in your range, and given that, villain could perfectly be overbluffing here

You could expect him to be overbluffing river when he fires OTT as he is already polarizing on this street, I can think of JT KT 67 68 78 100% freq turn cbet and we dont even know his range so he could go much wider. 44-55 prob are shoving pre so he splits his rane in 2 pr straight and bluffs

Nov. 1, 2015 | 10:09 p.m.

Shove! Depends also on the dynamic of blinds war you've been having until now, if sb has flatted b4 to a btn or, or if he does just play a pure 3bet / fold strategy, but given stats and the spot surely this is a good jam

Oct. 31, 2015 | 1:26 p.m.

100% Cbetting this otf , but once you decide to check call down I don't think it seems a good plan to bluffcatch 3 streets 4way given the action so I'd be x/c 2 streets HU here prob,

Oct. 31, 2015 | 1:13 p.m.

Hm, was the TT one of the first hand of the ft? Didnt check any numbers but shoving seems like a mistake. Flatting is still profitable, I don't tend to create my own flatting/shoving ranges, just try to play the most exploitative/higher EV strategy, (obv if we can't shove but flatting is better than folding with TT, you don't have to split TT onto 2 strategic options) . That said, I agree best/most balanced strategy here seems one like Raphael said, flatting with TT+ AK, but I also think we can profitably flat the AQs there. Also just to note that if there are many shorts behind you the EV of flatting will increase as you already know

Oct. 7, 2015 | 1:52 p.m.

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Sept. 26, 2015 | 4:10 a.m.

Fold pre, I think post is ok

Sept. 26, 2015 | 4:09 a.m.

x/f flop, over the turn the part of his range you want to bluffcatch is betting, and likely pot controlling showdowning hands

Sept. 24, 2015 | 6:17 a.m.

Ppl just don't cold 4bet bluff, as rfi ranges pre ante are quite tight and so 3betting ranges are. That said doesn't seem a good plan to call oop without closing the action, so folding pre seems best

Sept. 24, 2015 | 6:10 a.m.

Calling here prints lots of money and fedor is not having that edge with 20 bigs, seems std

Sept. 23, 2015 | 12:28 a.m.

1)Nope, no one is raising sets over the river as the hand goes when you're betting so polarized. Btw I think check raising flop is cool.

2) Seems close, I tend to not to bluff this spot cause I think CO overcalling range should be fairly strong, although If we think a bit deeper on it, he never has QT you block KQ and AQ prob 3bets pre. Btn is giving up almost always here but I think you could get a better price on the bluff here, I think it has kinda same effect against given ranges

3) Just a brilliant fold, not the easiest to make, but given the action and 3way helps a bit I guess :D UTG having 88 nd JJ with 100% freq and stacking off against a pretty strong range seems the way to go

Sept. 21, 2015 | 8:35 a.m.

Same thoughts as Rapha, I do like calling flop, I don't think that deep is making much sense to raise at this point. Once they check to you ott you gotta get the real money, and by betting so small you're missing too much ev. Overbetting seems to be the right play there.

Over the river if you overbet turn you should be pretty happy with the spot and take the showdown as his check calling range would be lots of sets and even if it is a big boss he still have some Ax fullhouses and you don't want to bet onto a scary river where he can have decent amount of traps. Fold if he leads for sure, and bet bigger over the river as played sure, and good fold btw

Sept. 21, 2015 | 8:16 a.m.

Yeah cejakas14 is polarizing otr, so basically dan beats nothing at the same time cejakas could be playing TT AK KQ this way, but basically dan is capping his range pretty much by checking turn which allow him to valuebet effectively on blank rivers, although I don't think cejakas has many bluffs on the bet x bet line on KT492

2nd hand I think anything but folding flop is good, look at those inmediate insane odds he's getting with 2overs + bdfd bdstr8d. I just don't like the cbet size, I think he should go slightly bigger and not inducing floats like that one, turn shove is pretty std imo

Sept. 21, 2015 | 8:04 a.m.

This is very specific, but find it super interesting sir. In this particular spot the guy had JTo with 8 bigs in the HJ, but is jorj95 applying the same logic with 10+ bigs? Or just under 10 bigs when we're going to run into the blinds very soon ? I guess it is kinda the 2nd one but if I could get an answer on this would be very appreciated, thanks !

Sept. 19, 2015 | 8:58 a.m.

Very interesting spot, my approach here is that against good players who know how our range exactly looks like, I don't think you have that many better hands to call of or you shouldnt ( QQ nd JJ?) so against almost 1.5x pot I think you should be calling, interested in different approachs here. It is ok to put your hand face up as long as you're defending optimally

Sept. 19, 2015 | 8:31 a.m.

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