I'd suspect that would be part of it. Of course, we also stand to potentially make more when we happen to hit the nuts and cooler our opponent. That doesn't happen often, but is worth a lot when it does.
I'd assume both contribute to the EV. Good observation QYang!
Sept. 2, 2019 | 2:56 a.m.
I didn't look up the article sorry, this response was purely based on Pete's descriptions in the video.
Aug. 15, 2019 | 4:22 p.m.
Heh good video Pete. Since we're getting called out on play style, I'm a very proud owl here.
Aug. 13, 2019 | 4:03 a.m.
I don't care too much about live MTTs per say, but more live videos gets an upvote for me. Especially videos with people thinking about exploits in live poker -- the live MTTs tend to end up pretty similar to online, since we're online watching the best players play.
More stuff like YoH ViRal's would be good. I also just generally enjoy the live cash game streams with commentary. Fun to watch.
Aug. 12, 2019 | 3:15 a.m.
Haven't watched past the introduction yet, but I'll check it out later. Good luck in your future ventures, Nick!
I appreciate your dedication to helping people who are still growing a lot and making tons of mistakes at the microstakes. Hope to see you at the tables (although I'm never playing in Ohio -- come play $5/$10 in San Diego and I'll buy you a beer).
July 27, 2019 | 6:07 p.m.
I definitely know pretty strong regs at my local $5/$10 game that I would assume would not know who Kevin was... to be completely honest, I may not even recognize him -- I don't think I've ever seen him before, all I have to go off is this one picture in the top right corner and I don't pay that much attention to him.
Also, I'd wager that pure small bet loses extremely little (or is even winning compared to using big bets and checks) on this texture vs a wide big blind calling range -- big blind will call quite wide here with the antes in play assuming he's decent. (Some bad players will not call all that wide because "it's not worth it against only one other guy" but I wouldn't expect a 30ish professional looking white guy to play like that, even if I don't recognize Kevin.)
July 23, 2019 | 3:04 a.m.
Developing a strategy around 9x is a reasonable play if you feel like you don't have very many Tx+ in your range here.
That said, I sort of disagree that QT is a medium strength hand here. I think it beats pretty much all of villains range.
"Using a polar sizing vs a capped range, mainly only makes sense to me if hero is trying to bluff."
I don't really understand what you're saying here. Of course you will have to bluff sometimes to have a polar range, but you will also have to bluff sometimes to have a 1/3 of the pot range. The value of betting bigger doesn't actually come from bluffing more, though. The EV is all gained by your strong hands. (If you're saying you think QT is being used as a bluff in a polar strategy, I think that's definitely wrong -- it beats pretty much all of villains bluff catchers, so I think it's fine in a polar strat for value.)
July 20, 2019 | 2:22 a.m.
Disclaimer: I didn't PIO it and just scrolled through the video to see what the action was so I don't know what FL's reasoning was yet, but I'd like to share my thoughts based on the action.
(1) My default play would be around $400 here, but I think all-in looks okay too.
(2) I think the only reason to use 1/3 sizing is if you're worried that we have no bluffs. Villain is almost never going to have a slowplay here, he's quite capped to a weak T. That said, he does have quite a lot of "showdown" bound medium strength hands (Any hand like JJ (or say AT/KT) or better will want to bet the turn at a very high frequency because they're still quite vulnerable and there's just a ton of value to be had off of our rang). I don't think we're pushing a huge range v. range advantage and want to just play a tiny bet for that reason either.
I think the moral is we're up against a range that's really bluff catcher heavy and won't struggle vs 1/3 at all in my opinion. I'd choose 1/3 if I didn't feel like I had many bluffs, but given this action we should have quite a few combos of hearts, some random overcards with a heart, and some 5x.
Hopefully this makes sense!
July 20, 2019 | 12:59 a.m.
Uri your videos are awesome. And now that I see you stabbing that Q2 on the turn I'm going to be bombing all xx xx rivers against you in limped pots bud.
Anyway hope to see more from you. Your videos are higher quality than everything else on this site, IMO.
July 8, 2019 | 2:07 a.m.
Random note that you might appreciate Tyler. If you click the HH button (not the hand replayer but the history button), you can see people's hands assuming they went to showdown. You mentioned not being able to see someone's hand until tomorrow, but if you click the HH button you'll see it on that page.
July 3, 2019 | 4:37 a.m.
Been learning some PLO myself recently, so I can give you my take.
Nick's been putting out some good videos lately, I'd start with some of his stuff, as he mostly focuses on low stakes games with some weak players.
Richard Gryko's stuff is super good as well if you have elite. I would watch all of his videos multiple times, you'll catch something new each time around.
No comment on RIO poker vs Pokerstars. I'm in the US so I can't play on either.
May 4, 2019 | 11:34 p.m.
A classic quote from Robert Pirsig that has always spoken to me relative to poker and is related to your 2nd bias:
"Of the value traps, the most widespread and pernicious is value
rigidity. This is an inability to revalue what one sees because of
commitment to previous values."
April 11, 2019 | 5:17 a.m.
To be honest I don't mind it nearly as much as everyone else seems to. Only thing I don't like is the flip between hands in zone lol.
The cards themselves are a little small, but I'm mostly playing only a few tables at a time so it's not a big deal to me.
April 10, 2019 | 1:51 a.m.
To add on to Phil's point, rake almost feels free to some recs -- they don't really think about it or notice it coming out. You notice your totals maybe you like .50 euro or whatever, but you don't think about how much of that was rake. With this, you feel like you are being charged which is a big deterrent.
April 4, 2019 | 4:17 a.m.
Actually that's probably a funny side effect of anon tables. If I see a table with one person sitting and have no other data on them, I definitely assume they're a solid reg comfortable table starting. (I play on Ignition though, not RIO)
April 2, 2019 | 9:29 p.m.
You mentioned webcam, gotta say I really don't see much value to having the webcam running -- I've actually found it a little strange that there is a trend toward having the webcam on for no reason in videos on this site. So I prefer the no webcam.
I like the live hands, but, to be honest, I would prefer to see both tables simultaneously if possible (rather than flipping between them). That way you don't have to explain what's happening on the other one and I can watch the action and think about it myself even if you're not talking.
Thanks for the good video though!
P.S. random comment, man WSOP.com looks really cruddy to my eyes. Weird suits, weird table set up with the chairs and such.
April 2, 2019 | 4:14 a.m.
On the whole, the spots here seemed relatively straightforward as a collective group. Still good to see confirmation of Tyler agreeing with my analysis when I pause (I'm often way off). So all-in-all a pretty good, but somewhat straightforward video. Thanks Tyler.