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Is there a video about when someone opens, then there is a 3bet and we act behind them?

May 29, 2019 | 11:40 a.m.

i want to focus in the late game of tournaments. Of course most of the tournament replays have at least a part of that stage but i was wondering if there is a video specifically themed for that, for example about putting pressure with your stack etc

Dec. 12, 2018 | 7:06 p.m.

Post | sayplease posted in Chatter: Cardrunners EV tutorial

Does anyone knows a good place to learn how to use the program? It has a lot of details and i'm pretty sure i'm not setting up trees properly

March 9, 2018 | 5:24 p.m.

so i am not the only crazy person :D

Feb. 7, 2018 | 4:30 p.m.

hi sam, can you discuss a bit about flatting AK on the 16 min squeeze spot? You don't talk about it during the video as an option even though we're still kinda deep

Jan. 5, 2018 | 5:38 p.m.

btw it would be nice if in the hot keys we can go back and forth 5 seconds using the arrow keys (like in youtube) cause many times you just want a repeat of what the coach just said it is so much easier like that

Jan. 4, 2018 | 4:14 p.m.

Would really love a part 3 about multiway leading as the hand you talk about that you didn't use here!

Dec. 23, 2017 | 4:24 p.m.

in the same hand i was wondering how do we choose to check raise instead of leading some bluffs (you mention a few like 96, 46, 68) Is it because in this instance the J turn is a bit better for the villain's range?

Dec. 19, 2017 | 4:05 p.m.

Hi sam, in the hand with Wushu and gibler (around 25min with AK) you were doing a hand read on gibler that flatted pre and said that he has K9 or 23s. What was your thinking process here to help you pinpoint these 2 hands in a hand were he will be wide pre and not many actions occurred postflop to help us reduce the number of holdings? Or was it plain guessing?

Dec. 16, 2017 | 4:07 p.m.

Hey Dylan, sorry for the throwback, i got a few questions
-in the 99 hand (24min) can't you c/r or c/shove since the pot is too big now?
-in the 66 hand (35min) you check turn and say that it's bad that we block flush and straight draws. I thought this would be a good thing because this type of hands will not fold now so easy. And since we "manipulate" with our blockers his range to more pairs it feels like there is going to be a big part of his range that has weak 2nd and third pairs on the flop and now is going to be under a lot of pressure.
I might be wrong but i've seen a lot of spots in pio where it picks second barrels from hands with top pair and draw blockers so it has to be somewhat important

last question is about your decision making style in general, it looks very constructed and i actually like this a lot. Do you think you have mostly the same steps in your decision making in every hand or the order of the factors you are thinking is changing a lot?

Nov. 17, 2017 | 5:42 p.m.

i agree, that's the way i usually open, have a basic strategy and then adapt on that. I was always thinking however that Ax have the blocker that we want the most in this scenario (since we don't want to get shoved on) and that's why i would open them 100%

Nov. 1, 2017 | 5:54 p.m.

hey sam, around 5th minute you openfold A2o from the CO deep. Since most videos are about hands we vpip can you explain this spot a bit? I tend to open 100% of Ax there

Nov. 1, 2017 | 5:25 p.m.

hey jason at 28:13 you say that the A4o open from CO is a bit loose probably because of the 3 reshove stacks behind us. I tend to open 100% of Ax here so how often can i open worse than A8o in order to be in line?

Also can we submit more hand histories for reviews?

Nov. 1, 2017 | 5:06 p.m.

Hey sam if you work a bit on the sb flatting /3b ranges like you were talking in the 88 hand (12min) that would be interesting, one of weirdest spots in poker

Oct. 15, 2017 | 3:46 p.m.

Hey sam, great video yet again! kinda missed this reviews actually, seemed for a while that everyone is doing PIOsolver videos :D (although i do love when you pick specific spots and work with programs)

A question about the hands.
In 7min In this spot i 3bet very often stuff like T8s,Q9s etc, so hands that are good postflop but i don't think we can flat even vs CO is this correct or we can actually flat them?

April 20, 2017 | 4:49 p.m.

Hey kevin, around 33min you played a Qhigh flush by checking back twice and then folding river. I guess we check it back to have some flushes when we check back and Qx has some showdown?

Jan. 17, 2017 | 4:51 p.m.

hi kevin, reviewing my notes again, i noticed a hand on the left tale on 26th minute that i didn't get. (with the Q4o). I don't exactly understand why we call the river with our bottom pair. maybe because he will have enough bluffs with one club cards that we have the right odds?

Dec. 14, 2016 | 11:06 p.m.

Hey sam, what's the plan for the next videos?
I got two questions for the hands here, starting from the first hand.
Hypothetically, if you got raised on the turn vs this villain do you plan on calling the raise and blank turns? I know that ingame i would either just fold the turn raise or call it and fold river. The first seems weak and the latter just spew in a way.

Then on 5th minute when opening K6o from btn, you say you open min cause you will be tighter in the bubble. I thought that this should mean that your size would be bigger. So it's the other way around? You are going bigger with wider ranges to stop people from defending too wide but you don't need that "protection" with tight ranges, is that right? Also in the specific hand aren't you supposed to be wide actually since there is bigger ICM pressure on sb and bb that have smaller stacks?

Btw im the guy that asked you about note-taking some time ago and i was very very happy to see you commented in some videos about it, it was exactly the kind of tips i was looking for :)

Maybe in the future gives us some tips on studying exercises, if they are half as good as the note taking tips you gave, we will be on a money-printing mode!

Dec. 14, 2016 | 7:09 p.m.

Really like the exercises like this one about bluffing. When you started doing it i couldn't see why you go to do it manually and not in pio or so, but when you explained the effects it had ingame, i could get why it can be valuable

Dec. 10, 2016 | 12:28 p.m.

Hi Kevin i want to ask about the hand with AJ in the end. When the villain raises small our cbet you said we cant fold, but why? Is it just because of the odds?

Dec. 7, 2016 | 2:49 p.m.

cool video, would like to see part2 with more pokertracker uses to find and fix leaks.

btw i noticed i have a 35% cbet success when i cbet from oop in a big sample while i cbet about 50% (non-3bet pots). Should i change something? is this normal?

Dec. 7, 2016 | 2:30 p.m.

hi kevin, noob at them HU's here. What i found really different than mtts are sizings. For example at 38min with 53s, i would just bet something like 1/3 pot cause i think i would take the same sizing with my Tx and would still make him fold his 89,J9 etc bluffs

Dec. 2, 2016 | 2:43 p.m.

Comment | sayplease commented on 30 Second Exercise

lol someone on the video has the same nickname i use in bwin and i was like "wtf!!" hahaha

Really good exercise btw

Nov. 16, 2016 | 2:30 p.m.

Really feels that you took the quality a step up! Love these videos

In the Q8 hand (around 16th min) when the 9 comes in the turn i was thinking that i wouldn't bet, i kinda freeze when the board pairs. It's not that i am afraid that they have trips now but mostly that i can't represent as much now so i will get called easier. Same thinking process for this Q8 hand as well. What would you do to solve this leak if you had it?

pretty interesting bit in the end where you talk about how you get almost instinct like decisions after studying spots and going over them again and again. Jared tendler discuss this in his books (as "unconscious competence", the last stage of learning) and also i've bumped into this concept in books like talent is overrated by G. Colvin and a couple of others as well.

It is pretty important concept since as you said we might not have enough timebank left or might be tired after a big session or more commonly we multitable and we have to make sure that we still make decent decisions in the rest of our tables not in just in that tought riverspot we are thinking at the moment

Nov. 5, 2016 | 9:40 p.m.

Comment | sayplease commented on €200 Sunday 6-Max

Hey sam, i like that you give a short synopsis of what material we are going to get through in the begging of the video, really nice thing

Nov. 4, 2016 | 11:42 a.m.

Hey sam, at the first hand you fold 1/3d pot on the turn. I guess because a 4th diamond will stop the action and we loose against boats and bigger flushes, we don't have the odds we need now?

Awesome content, i feel this is how each player should review his mtts to progress

As for future videos maybe think about doing a video where we are the bb and sb limps to us. You might give us some tips on how to construct a raising range pre on different stack depths and usefull postflop lines

Oct. 16, 2016 | 4:56 p.m.

Post | sayplease posted in Chatter: Field ranking and ITM

Lets say we a tournament of 100 players, no rake but let's say that tourney pays 10 places. If they play a really big sample like 100k of these tournaments. Wouldn't in the end only the best 10 players make some money?

(And if im wrong how to calculate where i should be in the field to be at least break even in the long run?)

Oct. 13, 2016 | 3:16 p.m.

hi there, at 22 min with 55 you say calling haxton's raise is close between call and fold, can you explain a bit more why we could fold? I always call this cause i think we can easily setmine

Also, the very next hand you say A8o is a marginal open from CO with antes. I guess that in an easier field you would open more loose but i wonder what offsuit Ax you wouldn't open even in an easier table that deep.

( in BTN you fold some rage aces that deep too, right?)

Oct. 5, 2016 | 1:43 p.m.

Hey sam, still in poland?
I bump into you in dot. fr from time to time, trying to control my fanboyism :)

At the 76s hand i see that piosolver has some overbet bluffs with hands like Q5s ,K5s,85s and i was trying to figure why it selects the specific hands to do that with. Something with the 5 in them obviously.

Sept. 22, 2016 | 4:08 p.m.

Hey jason saw the podcast you did with joeingram and you confirmed my suspicions that you are a really friendly guy :)

I like this format as well. Being able to see some of your folds is useful too. When people are doing only reviews you get the impression that they always play some hands

I got a few questions about some plays in the video.
-around 4:30min you open A6s utg and you say that "it's pretty close at this point". Im trying to figure a bit better these exact spots, so do you mind explaining a bit more what makes you lean on folding here?
-At 21:10 you say that we could raise this flop with A7 can you elaborate a bit? I guess it has something to do with our backdoors
-first hand in the zoom table you say you normally fold the 98s in the sb vs utg (24minute) i personally have so much trouble not flatting hands like 98s,T9s,JTs,QJs even from utg in 6max. Is it ok to flat this in mtts?

Sept. 21, 2016 | 3:29 p.m.

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