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slammin22

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Good to see the GOAT back. Can't wait for the live play series! Folding ATs on the btn vs cutoff, even facing a 5x raise at 50bb effective, feels a bit too tight. ATs is one of the few hands that plays well as a flat there wouldn't you agree?

April 14, 2022 | 1:05 p.m.

60 left of 1500 in $400 buyin 400k prize pool at Tampa Hard Rock. 80k first prize.
btn -750k
sb -550k
Hero in BB with 220k

blinds 6k/12k/12k
Folds around to btn who limps, sb completes and i check option with QsTd.
(48k in pot) Flop comes Td9c4d. sb checks, I bet 20k, btn raises to 55k, sb folds.
I consider jamming here but decide to let one card peel and check jam most turns (btn is laggy)
Turn comes 7h. I check he jams. I end up tank folding
Feel I made a big mistake here and should just be 3 bet jamming flop. Normally I would but there was a lot of pressure on my tournament life and ended making a nitty fold. thoughts?

March 14, 2022 | 2:37 p.m.

Think I prefer jamming to folding but kind of depends on the stage/dynamics of the tournament? Axc is easy allin but I think you can fold Q9c if you're closer to the money with about 30bb. don't think either play is a big mistake tho

Feb. 3, 2022 | 5:21 p.m.

GOAT fold with AA there. don't understand how you make those folds but well done
Where is the live hand review video?? I can't find it

Jan. 25, 2022 | 3:16 p.m.

I agree with your analysis considering the passive play in these games.

based on the game play I don't think this player had much trash at all after calling my flop bet. there were 3 guys still to act behind him and he was a farily tight, thinking player.

surprisingly, pio prefers checking back this flop and turn with our exact hand but i prefer betting also considering the very low C/R frequencies in these games.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 5:50 p.m.

Post | slammin22 posted in NLHE: David/Sam Hand reviews

stakes: 1/3 NL $500 effective stacks. straddled on for 1/3/5

-Tight UTG player raises to 20, 2 callers in front, I flat with AQspades on button (normally I would 3-bet this but raiser was v tight). big blind calls bringing in 5 ways to flop with $100 in pot.
-Flop KsTd5s giving me straight and flush draw. Checks around to me, I bet $65, big blind calls, everyone else folds. (pot now $230)
- turn comes 9c. bb checks, i consider barreling big here but check back given the 9 is going to be better for the caller's range and i want to realize my equity (although definitely see the merit to an overbet shove here, esp blocking QJ)
-river is 6d. bb bets 1/3 pot, i fold.

feel i played this too passive. any thoughts?

Jan. 4, 2022 | 1:42 p.m.

50/100 NL? haha whoa, how'd that go?

Dec. 27, 2021 | 8:28 p.m.

Thanks for the great video! What stakes were you playing in Vegas? I played the little one drop some 2/5

Dec. 24, 2021 | 7:09 p.m.

My gut said you probably have to 5 bet shove the AQs SB vs cutoff but double checked in GTO wizard and you're right as usual. GTO has AQs as pretty much the only flat along with KQs and AJs at lower frequency. (AQs calling about 70%, shoving 30%)

Nov. 3, 2021 | 8:07 p.m.

bowing down to the AA fold at 25 min!

A bit surprised you didn't block river for very small sizing with set of 5s at 10:45 considering it would be very hard for you to fold river anyway and he has over pair so often.
at 21:45 you folded K8s from cutoff- is k9s bottom or range open there? GTO ranges suggest K8s is pure open.
at 23:10 don't you think raising is better than calling? or are you never raising that board? just thinking you could raise set of 4s and 2 pair sometimes so if looking to find a verry rare bluff that is a good candidate

Runittwice didn't factor in the GOAT equation when considering your 12bb win rate smh

Oct. 6, 2021 | 2 p.m.

Great post, thanks Tariq. Would love to see one of your situational deep dive videos soon

Sept. 10, 2021 | 3:38 p.m.

love this video, thank you Max. Going to start mixing this into my daily study process

Aug. 23, 2021 | 7:08 p.m.

at 48:02, what do you think of going block bet to half pot sizing? You mentioned you like jamming because if he has suited T it's always a flush, but he will very likely be check shoving this hand anyway, same with 99.

Aug. 23, 2021 | 4:10 p.m.

Damn that sucks! crypto address? I've done it too but relatively small amount

July 14, 2021 | 4:02 p.m.

My favorite formats of yours:
1. Deep dive investigation
2. Live session
3. All VPIP'd hands
That being said I love all your videos but especially can't wait for your next deep dive review. The last one provided a huge amount of actionable info. Thanks Tariq

July 12, 2021 | 6:10 p.m.

your bluff success rate is off the charts. seen almost all your videos and it seems like your bluffs work 90+% of the time. very impressive

June 24, 2021 | 6:36 p.m.

Would love to see your analysis on donk bets (in 3-bet or just reg situation)

June 16, 2021 | 9:48 p.m.

Some great take-aways. I think this will apply really nicely in live cash games too- population never seems to know what to do vs small c-bets and I've noticed they almost never fold even with air. can make some great exploits with this info

June 14, 2021 | 7:09 p.m.

Thanks Tariq, especially like the 2nd parts where you break down the hands in more detail. your hand reading ability is crazy

June 2, 2021 | 6:53 p.m.

btw the AT fold at 5:30 was dirty. Hard to not put it in thinking he could have a flush draw there. Very well played and another great video- can't wait for the next one!

May 25, 2021 | 6:07 p.m.

Would love to see how you would fare on a show like high stakes poker. obviously you would have a big edge on the rich rec players but seeing you go up against guys like Ivey/Dwan/Koon would be high quality entertainment

May 24, 2021 | 9:07 p.m.

the KQ 4bb fold :(

May 24, 2021 | 8:24 p.m.

Thanks for the great video! lots of interesting spots- especially brutal one with KK vs 22. You said not much of a decision for bb to call 14bb with A9o at 31:00. what would be the worst Ace and worst hand you would call with there?

May 21, 2021 | 8:21 p.m.

Do you know what villain had on the ATs hand where you folded to small raise on river?

May 18, 2021 | 5:42 p.m.

The first open with 66 UTG. would you open 55 in that spot? What's the cutoff of pairs you wouldn't open there?

May 18, 2021 | 5:23 p.m.

One other question I forgot- Poker Tracker works for me on Bovada for tournaments but isn't tracking on cash games for some reason. Did you have to change any settings to get it to work for cash?
Thanks again

May 12, 2021 | 7:23 p.m.

Thanks Tariq! Are you only playing regular tables now, no more zoom? Have you found the field to be much softer in these games? I recently started playing cash games on bovada too (lower than your stakes) and have found it much softer. some filthy river bluff raises btw

May 11, 2021 | 7 p.m.

Comment | slammin22 commented on Consistency

love these videos. Really liked the first analogy of father time being undefeated . Thanks Chris

May 6, 2021 | 4:37 p.m.

Thanks for the great video Vlada. Not sure if I missed it but where do you get your GTO preflop ranges? Preflop Academy?

May 6, 2021 | 3:47 p.m.

Very thorough and well done video. Thanks Owen, would love to see more like this

April 30, 2021 | 5:26 p.m.

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