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Wow what a nice surprise! Thank you so much, happy xmas :)

Dec. 26, 2021 | 12:39 p.m.

1.00, QTs: If you were 100bb Deep would you still check raise and is it a mistake to check-call again?

What is your plan on blank rivers (Ko or 5o) after you check raise?

April 3, 2014 | 4:23 p.m.

More 6max NLHE videos please. 
There is a serious lack of them and it always seems to be a PLO or MTT video every day

Thanks for listening RIO.
I will definitely consider signing up for an Elite membership now as a low stakes player.
The new and more frequent NLHE cash game additions look fantastic. It is completely blowing every other site out of the water.

However, it would have been nice if one of the new additions could have been added to the "Essential" rooster. Right now the Essential NLHE content is extremely poor (excluding Felipe).

Could the Essential members possibly get a choice of 1-2 Elite videos a month other than Phils/sauce?
This would make me really happy and I wouldn't be able to find a reason to ever cancel my subscription again.

March 25, 2014 | 6 p.m.

(2) HUNL Lefort v. Phil with bonus sauce123 commentary.
That would be quite epic.

Feb. 27, 2014 | 2:47 p.m.

@8.50 A8s

How would you play AQ as villian on the turn?

Feb. 27, 2014 | 1:37 p.m.

I would very much like to see a better filtering system for the videos too.
I always have to scroll down the All Pros dropdown list to find a specific coach and keyboard shortcut inputs don't work. i.e. pressing P in the list doesn't automatically take me to Phil.

It can be slow!

Feb. 27, 2014 | 12:33 p.m.

This is a good point and I would personally prefer to flat AQs. I also think stacking off with AK from UTG is slightly loose in todays games.

I would be interested to hear what you guys are doing when you have AQ in UTG+1/SB vs a tight UTG open range such as the one stated above.

Are you always flatting, or sometimes turning in into a bluff?
It is always a tricky spot for me and I tend not to 3bet it due to what GT said about controlling frequencies but I feel like calling also sucks a lot.

Feb. 25, 2014 | 3:29 p.m.

More 6max NLHE videos please.
There is a serious lack of them and it always seems to be a PLO or MTT video every day.
A sauce123 vs Lefort video would also be something special.

Feb. 25, 2014 | 2:26 p.m.

You don't really need more Axs combos to 4-bet bluff with

Is this assuming we are turning all our AJo combos into 4-bet bluffs?

Feb. 25, 2014 | 2:20 p.m.


@22.10 You mention that opening 75o on the button is generally too loose.
I was quite surprised as this is a standard open for me.
What is the worst offsuit gapper you would open?

Feb. 25, 2014 | 3 a.m.

Hey, I am well aware of that. 
When this video got released I am almost 99% sure two different members posted up a lot of questions about specific hands and James answered them, but can't see them now. Maybe I dreamt it?

July 18, 2013 | 1:14 p.m.

When this video got released I remember seeing a lot more comments and answers from james on other hands in this video.
Did they get deleted and why?

July 18, 2013 | 10:53 a.m.

I have to agree, the standard of NL videos have been very poor as of late.
It is also not very motivating to see that the majority of pro's making videos are not even winning in their games (NL Coaches).

July 4, 2013 | 1:08 p.m.

Hey James,

@ 49 mins top right, you have 87s and check raise AJ7Ts.

If we miss the 9 on the river what is your thought process for firing the last barrel?
Should we be firing on almost any river or just give up?

I always have trouble firing the last barrel in this exact spot when called and we miss as I feel like I am spewing off.

May 27, 2013 | 12:03 a.m.

Comment | strain commented on Intro to CardRunnersEV

Way better! Thanks

May 25, 2013 | 8:23 a.m.

Comment | strain commented on $500 Zoom HH review

I agree with BoaConstrictor on this. I was surprised how against the turn call you were in the end, preferring a fold instead (with 2 overs + flush draw vs wide 3b range). You might not of had the direct odds but surely you had the implied odds to call again and it's a good hand to do it with vs villian?

May 24, 2013 | 9:20 a.m.

Comment | strain commented on Intro to CardRunnersEV

Hey James, the video is a bit zoomed out and it's hard to really see whats going on clearly. Apart from that it seems like a great video - would love to see more.

May 21, 2013 | 7:34 p.m.

On the 77 hand, what sort of hands are you shoving on the river for balance purposes?

May 17, 2013 | 12:18 p.m.

May 16, 2013 | 1:31 p.m.

Hey James great video you make poker look easy.

May 14, 2013 | 8:19 p.m.

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