Improva steps in for one episode and talks about his theories about the red line and how to maximize your play at the tables as he plays 3-tables of 6max NLHE.
DeucesCracked welcomes fan favorite and new instructor Grindcore to the fold with this original video series about that thin, red line â€“ nonshowdown winnings. This winter Bart will take a look at some common misconceptions about the red line and discuss the ins and outs of how small stakes 6max players can pick up previously unreachable profit.
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Half way through the video he mentioned that he will make a followup video with all our questions
Paying attention ftw.
This is a great vid, tx for that, Improva.
Here you say that if you c-bet and you know you have to barrel villain a lot to get him of his weak hands, you c-bet quite small. But if villain reaches his point of honesty on the turn, wouldn't make sense to c-bet big on the flop and then barrel small on the turn?
You flopped a very strong hand against villain's utg range, and we just saw him get a bit overly aggressive, w 66, on table 2. Given the context, don't we want to apply pressure, and raise ?
Great vid :-)
Oliver, if you're not raising TPMK + FD + 3-straight here, what hands are in your flop raising range? If you never raise combo draws, doesn't that leave the value part of your flop raising range unbalanced to sets and top 2 pair? If you flatted his UTG raise preflop with QQ or JJ here, would you raise?
DB seems pretty standard , but you say you have the plan to bet the river as a bluff if you miss. Number of things i would like to question here , i would expect him to fold most Tx to your large barrel. I wouldnt really expect him to fold that many Jx hands on the river , so can we not justify our barrel by the equity alone and plan to give up on the river if we miss?
Looking at combos for a rough idea its close
Hands calling - JQ,JK,JA = 33combos
Hands folding - KQ,89s,Q9s,AT = 31 combos
If he calls the turn with weaker Tx like KT or J9s hands that might fold river i guess its good. Vs a reg i can see a solid reason that we cant only bet here when we hit and never as a bluff but i just dont like the idea of triple barreling a bad player. I guess thats a leak in my game if i am always giving up here. We should given up on a Q,K , perhaps a 9 ?
Exactly my thoughts. But let say you didnt turn the nut equity card, but instead a gutter+overcard. Are you still barreling turn and a river brick?
I really love this series, it improved my game like no other. However, I would like to see the concept of the red line a bit more worked out. I like that you did go back to it after the session, but it was pretty short. I would like to have you, Improva, and Grindcore as well, elaborate a bit more on some hands from the played session that really boosted the non-showdown winnings. What hands did you play differently from people with lower non-showdown winnings, and what situations should people look for if they want to raise their thin red line too. That would be great. Thanks for the series anyway, it's awesome!
The hand on the bottom left against the fish with the betsizing tell, I'd have called the river there because we also have a read that villain pots for value and halfpots as a bluff. This time he didn't halfpot the turn, he bet 1/3rd and called a raise, likely meaning a new handtype, thus very likely a draw (as we've seen value and air). There were 2 FDs on the turn, one missed on the river. There were also a few busted gutshots and QT missed. River he halfpots which he has shown being a bluff before, and him not potting the river also decreases the chances that he actually hit a draw. So getting 3:1 I think we should call. On top of that there might be valuable info in the showdown. You also say he's generally not bluffing the river, but I think a fish that autobets is pretty likely to be autobluffing busted draws like that.
I don't think I agree with the read you made there. It's not because he bet folded the turn that he auto bets with air on a check behind imo. I think his fast fold could lead you to that conclusion, but I think a lot of people w/out a redraw can bet fold there with a QT type hand.