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Hi, when talking about adjusting to stack sizes in this video, Owen says that when there are a lot of reshove stacks behind you should be playing a "Tight Blocker Range".

I'm not 100% sure what that means, although I have a rough idea. I think I over adjust in these spots and end up being too tight. For example, lets say I am in CO with 40bb, and both the SB and BB have 15-20bb.

My original starting range in this spot would be a 33% range:


What I might actually play in this situation would be about 20%:


I might even drop the lower AXs and pocket pairs if both blinds are at 15bb or less.

Is this too big a reduction?

Dec. 28, 2020 | 3:23 p.m.

What does "Get it in" means?

It means going all in with your chips. In this context it specifically means preflop, but it can also mean going all in at other stages of a hand. You will sometimes see it written in poker forums and chat groups as GII. You might also see the acronym AIPF, which means All In Pre Flop, and means the same here.

I think you have slightly misunderstood the video. You don't need to open tighter preflop when you are deep stacked, but you need to be less willing to get all your chips in the middle without seeing a flop.

So when you have 10 big blinds, you have to be willing to go all in with quite a lot of hands, for reasons explained in the video. At 20 big blinds you still GII quite a lot, but nowhere near as often, because you don't need to risk your tournament life as lightly as you did with 10BB.

As you get deeper stacked the effect is even greater. At 200bb at the start of a deep stacked tournament you might only want to go all in with Aces or Kings.

Dec. 28, 2020 | 3:12 p.m.

Comment | reetgeist commented on Shove Spots

Ok so it turns out this is covered in the next video when talking about reshoves.

Dec. 21, 2020 | 10:14 p.m.

Post | reetgeist posted in Courses Forum: Shove Spots

Hi - got a basic question about studying shove spots, having recently finished the video on playing a shove/fold stack. I think the TLDR of my question is "Do you have to take every marginally +EV shove?"

The attached picture is a shot of the table spot I am trying to recreate. Small field tournament, 20 players remaining, all already ITM but pay jumps are tiny until ~final 8. It's a fairly soft field (it's got me doing well in it lol), except when ozzieowen decides he hasn't got enough tables running and regs some of mine. I've set up the simulation in Multi Table ICM, I believe correctly. Ive been studying the hand from both my POV and that of SB, who has a similar stack.

As the screenshot shows, theres a lot of very marginal hands in the SB shoving range. The temptation when I am studying is to say something like "I know people are going to make big mistakes, so why should I risk my stack on a +0.01 shove? Im going to remove everything that earns less than +0.05 and look again". Is this reasonable?

I'm probably missing out on times when people overfold, and that's probably quite a lot at this stage of the tourney, but I dont really know for sure.

Dec. 21, 2020 | 9:08 p.m.

Comment | reetgeist commented on Study group

Only just bought this course, a few videos in. If you are doing this and have space for a spazzy cash player I'd love to join in.

Dec. 21, 2020 | 8:42 p.m.

Hi, great video thanks for making. I know I am bad at folding so this was very needed.

I was surprised in the ATo hand when you said your flop strategy on the KT3r board would be to overbet or check. Can you explain why please?

July 8, 2020 | 10:34 a.m.

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