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15 points

Interesting spot. I think I would normally call this turn . We have some SD value and don't think we are actually getting any better hands to fold. Villain might decide to bluff clubs on the river, we can always make some hero calls with our 3x and they might give up; there are lots of ways to still win the hand. I think that main thing we accomplish by shoving is just making the hand easier to play.

Nov. 13, 2018 | 3:03 a.m.

Hi, at 23:01 table 2, you just fold 88 in MP vs EP open, is that standard? I normally would never fold there

Oct. 31, 2018 | 7:49 p.m.

Hand History | sebas515 posted in MTT: 109 WCOOP. Lots of options, all bad.
Blinds: t400/t800 (9 Players) MP: 23,973
UTG+1: 47,114
MP+1: 34,098
MP+2: 97,151
CO: 45,471
BN: 49,300
SB: 56,670
BB: 62,514 (Hero)
UTG: 49,600
Preflop (1,200) Hero is BB with K A
UTG folds, MP raises to 1,600, UTG+1 folds, MP+1 calls 1,600, MP+2 calls 1,600, CO raises to 6,800, 2 folds, Hero raises to 14,800, MP calls 13,200, MP+1 folds, MP+2 folds, CO raises to 45,371 and is all in, Hero calls 30,571, MP calls 9,073 and is all in
Flop (119,115) 5 T 8
Turn (119,115) 5 T 8 6
River (119,115) 5 T 8 6 5
Final Pot CO wins and shows two pair, Queens and Fives.
BB lost and shows a pair of Fives.
MP wins and shows two pair, Aces and Fives.
CO wins 42,996 MP wins 76,119

Sept. 3, 2018 | 2:59 p.m.

Hand History | sebas515 posted in NLHE: Jam or check call?
Blinds: $0.25/$0.50 (6 Players) BN: $70.19
SB: $49.50
BB: $84.33 (Hero)
UTG: $69.54
MP: $52.11
CO: $250.52
Preflop ($0.75) Hero is BB with Q Q
UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, CO folds, BN calls $1.50, SB folds, Hero raises to $6.25, MP folds, BN calls $4.75
Flop ($14.25) Q 5 6
Hero bets $4.50, BN calls $4.50
Turn ($23.25) Q 5 6 8
Hero bets $15.50, BN calls $15.50
River ($54.25) Q 5 6 8 9
Hero bets $58.08 and is all in, BN calls $43.94 and is all in
Final Pot BN lost and shows a pair of Tens.
BB wins and shows three of a kind, Queens.
BB wins $140.13
Rake is $2.00

Aug. 27, 2018 | 9:49 p.m.

I think I would play my range here as a call. You say that you don't have a calling range other than AA, but what are you doing with TT-QQ and AQs? Just folding?

Calling AA protects those hands that we are not comfortable getting in that deep. I think that 5B looks super nutted and I haven't seen too many people putting in a 5B bluff there, so to me your hand would look face up. Other positives of flatting imo: it won't be that hard to get all the money in post flop given the spr and we leave all their random bluffs.

Aug. 25, 2018 | 1:12 p.m.

All good questions to consider, thanks . I haven't played poker seriously in a very long time and just started playing 50NL. This was my first shot at it, so I'm still in the process of get data on these things.

Aug. 25, 2018 | 3:31 a.m.

Thanks for the reply! It has definitely given me a lot of things to think about

Aug. 25, 2018 | 3:28 a.m.

Blinds: $0.25/$0.50 (6 Players) MP: $107.76
CO: $66.77
BN: $55.14
SB: $95.05
BB: $50.00 (Hero)
UTG: $56.47
Preflop ($0.75) Hero is BB with 8 T
3 folds, BN raises to $1.25, SB folds, Hero calls $0.75
Flop ($2.75) 6 7 J
Hero checks, BN bets $0.86, Hero raises to $3.00, BN calls $2.14
Turn ($8.75) 6 7 J 5
Hero bets $7.64, BN calls $7.64
River ($24.03) 6 7 J 5 5
Hero bets $25.75, BN calls $25.75
Final Pot BN wins and shows two pair, Jacks and Fives.
BB lost and shows a pair of Fives.
BN wins $73.53
Rake is $2.00

Aug. 24, 2018 | 4:28 p.m.

Comment | sebas515 commented on Database Review

That was very helpful, thanks!

Feb. 11, 2018 | 7:32 a.m.


So I have 5 coaching sessions with one of the best pros at NLHE, and I really want to make them count (this shit was expensive!). I was wondering what advice you guys would have for what particular things might be worth doing in the first few sessions and how to progress from there. Or, what type of coaching sessions you usually find are the most worthwhile? Thanks for any advice!

March 17, 2015 | 1:03 p.m.

Great video! Definitely made me realize that I'm missing a lot of value by not having a great note taking strategy. Looking forward to future vids.

Nov. 4, 2014 | 2:52 a.m.

First of all, is BU a recreational player or a short stacker? Because if he is a recreational player I like your line, since he is very likely to check back some draws and Jx that we could get value from. 

Otherwise, as Becks stated, what conceivable bluffs do you have? If I were BU I would put you on a weirdly played range of mostly Q8+ for value. And as for bluffs, there are not many AT, T7 and AdXd are the only hand that I can think of that you would play this way. 

May 13, 2014 | 3:04 a.m.

I think there needs to be more info about the recreational player and whether he is weak tight, loose passive, etc. Personally, I wouldn't barrel this board vs most fish. I think you played it fine, theres no problem trying to realize your equity and giving up on some pots.  

First of all, he is never folding an Ace, 88-KK and 7x or 4x some of which might have gutter to go along with it on the turn, so if you are planning to bluff it has to be  3 streets to get him off these weakish hands. This is something I'm not fond of on Ace high board since they almost never fold an ace and recreational players tend to be very ace heavy in their ranges. As played I would definitely check back the river as it just looks like a last-ditch attempt to steal the pot. 

Dec. 6, 2013 | 5:39 a.m.

I had my biggest downswing late last month. What helped me was to stop playing for a few days and just clear my mind. Went to the gym, went out with friends and then came back and reviewed some of my losing sessions.

 The biggest thing that I noticed , among many small mistakes, was that I was playing scared. Meaning that I wasn't making thin value bets, because I had been so conditioned that every time a scare card came my opponent hit it or every time I would value bet an over pair I would get shoved on the river, etc. 

Not saying this is happening to you, but there is no doubt your game is being affected by this down swing, I suggest taking  time off and then look what small mistakes you were making that also contributed to it. And keeping in mind that as long as you keep making +EV decisions everything should balance out in the end. And gl...because I know how shitty it feels to be in that spot. 

Dec. 5, 2013 | 7:08 p.m.

To get a new time bank in zoom you have to open a new table, can't just sit out. Great video btw!

Oct. 9, 2013 | 5:26 p.m.

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