Good video. I think I'd like a more thematic video from you at some point, whether HU or 6 max. For instance, the first hand you reviewed--the K7cc--deals with continuing thresholds. I would appreciate a video with solid heuristics identifying which hands are indifferent continues. Similarly, I found the last hand pretty interesting. I've recently been identifying spots where unblockers consistute a significant portion of the bluffing range. Being more familiar with 6-max, I didn't even realize you were looking to go polarized on a monotone board HU; but, given what I've seen, I was prepared for a hand like 4s3s to potentially be a bet in a situation in which OOP has some hands like J8o without a heart and no hands like J3o without a heart.
May 12, 2022 | 10:36 p.m.
Interestingly, there also be a marked suit preference for your turn QT raises as well; so strong that on turn QcTc would raise pure and QdTd would call pure against 2/3 sizing. It seems that a higher percentage of villian’s primary backdoor bluffs come from cc than any other suit e.g. A2c-A4cc and K2c-K4cc regions. At least, that’s my best explication. Again, this might also to some extent account for different turn strategies. Villian might be raising more offsuit value combos on flop after getting there with a wider preflop range relative to the number of suited flop backdoor raises he’d have with his range that calls facing 3x preflop.
April 28, 2022 | 4:54 p.m.
Regarding the final hand of play and the first hand of review, namely QdTd-in the sim I ran 2/3 seems to be by and large villian’s main turn sizing with him continuing with basically all his value, up to and including his QJ flop raises (and subtracting most flop bluff raises and some semi-bluff raises). Of course, I ran this sim for 3x preflop and call situation, wherein there is a decent amount of QxJx and KxJx and KQo calling. Might that make a substantial enough difference to shift it from 50% 2/3 strategy (and 10% overbet) to overbet only strategy? I suppose, also, that the pretense or lack thereof of Q5o might be one of the deterring factors.
April 28, 2022 | 4:36 p.m.
33:28: From the sims I saw, you're correct that OOP should have blocked the river, but it doesn't look like once checked and facing a pot sized bet, he should be calling his hand.
April 25, 2022 | 7:06 p.m.
I think it's too complicated to start with your turn range without analyzing the flop range first. I think reverse engineering using Pio is a good idea, but I'd prefer actual hands rather than generated boards wherein you felt like one of the players effectively or ineffectively leveraged their range based on a superior understanding of how ranges changed on previous streets. In that case, I think it would be of particular interest to start on the river rather than the turn; particularly if you felt a player made it to the river with a hand he shouldn't have in his range or misplayed a hand on the river based on a misunderstanding of what his range is supposed to look like. Nevertheless, I'm a big fan of your videos.
March 28, 2022 | 2:05 p.m.
Couple of spots came up--5 minutes table 1 continuation betting 1/3 with A8TJ and table 2 at 16:18 where you retrospectively wished to have bet 1/4 when checked to on turn--where you advise betting small even in the face of potential boats by opponents. They both seem correct but would be cool to see a video that goes more in depth into these sorts of spots
March 21, 2022 | 1:54 p.m.
Prefer live play. Not a fan of the false levity.
Dec. 27, 2021 | 2:15 a.m.
I think that BB 3B vs BU call hand (on flushing turn) 51:30 is more of a block or check hand (with BB range) after x/x turn, rather than the 2/3 sizing used. I think most flushes continue barrelling turn after choosing to Cbet flop (from hero's perspective). I think your rational for betting your hand is good, however. All other hands look good, well presented.
Nov. 23, 2021 | 11:18 p.m.
Enjoy your content; you're consistently the best in terms of 500NL videos