From whitelime's perspective... whitelime and KRANTZ talk about what it takes to beat 5/10nl and look for ways to exploit their opponent as they race to win the most money in 200 hands. The loser of the challenge? Oh, he just gets pied in the face.
Clash of the titans. whitelime and KRANTZ battle each other in a series of high-stakes, daring challenges designed to explore what it takes to move beyond solid winning TAG play into the mindset of an elite No-Limit player. Immerse yourself deep within their thought processes in whitelime's half, "Stuffing the Penguin," or KRANTZ's, "Lime Slicer."
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I donÂ´t understand the 96s hand (minute 58).
My thought process would be :
IÂ´m allways beat or he fires a bluffbet at any street. So our midpair doesnÂ´t have showdownvalue.
ThatÂ´s why i would play my hand as a draw and bet the flop. At the turn i donÂ´t see worse hands calling so you decide to semibluff the turn instead the flop. Okay, his range on the turn is weaker than on the flop but we have allready shown weakness and he could call without an ace. Also we give him a chance to bet a hand like KQs on the flop or drawing out.
Where is my mistake?
Another question to the A5s hand early in the video : It is a misstake to just fold on the flop?
The 96s hand, I think our hand just is not that vulnerable. And generally against a smart player, when I check an A high board in a RR pot, I just don't expect them to bluff often. Also on the turn, there are many hands we could've played like this, so I don't think we have to be weak just because we checked the flop.
The A5s hand, it's definitely not a mistake just to fold the flop. Looking at it some more, calling might have actually been a mistake.
whitelime, you mentioned that in general, when you have very loose players behind you, your opening hand standards should tighten up.
do you mean only top pair hands like the one you had when you mentioned this (A9).
or does this also include speculative hands? if they are loose passive, would you still need to tighten up (like one gap suited connectors?)
Got me thinking about check-calling more on the flop...since i fold to much when i check the flop. Also was helpful seeing you fold the KQ hand where the board was AKx and you c/f the river since he wasn't likely enough to bluff...I would've called but folding makes sense now. Thanks!