NoahSD takes a break from the rewind series to give you his first ghost video. He plays 4-tables of 400NL and discusses his game, adjustments, and all the little things we come to expect from our DeucesCracked Coaches.
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Glad you liked it. Another sweat video is coming out Friday. I tried really hard not to curse during it, but I failed miserably .
Hielko and I discussed that hand some more over AIM. Thought you guys might be interested:
Me (3:39:31 PM): when you start getting into this "I know that he knows that i know that he knows..." crap
Me (3:39:39 PM): well
Me (3:39:50 PM): usually one of the "he knows" isn't true
Me (3:39:57 PM): cause our opponents are idiots
Me (3:40:03 PM): in this case
Hielko (3:40:06 PM): oke, that's obvious since he did cbet here
Me (3:40:08 PM): people don't always bet air
Me (3:40:19 PM): in fact they check and fold to a turn bet a lot
Me (3:40:23 PM): that's why i bluff the turn a lot
Hielko (3:40:27 PM): but if he did understand that checking would be best, I would assume that he would understand that betting air would be good on the flop
Me (3:40:27 PM): and when they don't fold to a turn bet
Me (3:40:33 PM): they almost always fold to a river bet
Me (3:40:50 PM): sure
Me (3:41:02 PM): if i'm in his shoes, i'm betting all my air and checking back hands around QJ
Me (3:41:23 PM): and that works because the guy in the blinds is often betting air on the turn even tho against me he shouldn't
Me (3:41:40 PM): occasionally i bump into someone who i think will play pretty well against this
Me (3:41:46 PM): and i do something else
Me (3:41:49 PM): but that's pretty rare
Me (3:41:58 PM): and it's usually pretty obv how to respond anyway
Top left with J9, you call his cr and even though you mention previously that he has a really high double barrel frequency, you fold on a pretty brickish turn. What kind of turn were you looking to continue on if he's barreling you a decent amount?
I have a pretty novice question:
Around 10:40 top right table, we fold 34s on the button to stackthefelts small open. Is 3betting here bad? Would you 3bet slightly better hands like 78s, 89s, just call with them, or fold those as well?
They should inform themselves better before looking as fools on a public forum. If you don't like his style of play, why don't you pick hands that you think he played badly rather than look at an inaccurate website results. Furthermore Pokerstars is not where NoahSD is playing regularly. If you have doubts that he is a winner check out this sick brag thread: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/54/poker-beats-brags-variance/weeeeeee-482861/index3.html.
I think 34s is a much much worse hand than a hand like 78s. 34s makes less straights, makes fewer nut straights, never flush over flushes anyone and gets flush over flushed more often, makes lower two pair more often and never makes top two pair, makes fewer OESDs, etc. It's really a much much worse hands.
Rain, dj, and steve,
Those stats are probably pretty accurate. Obviously that's no where near my full sample on Stars, and it's a really small sample, but I understand the concern. You also probably shouldn't use a brag post about a sick heater over a small sample to judge how well I play/coach.
Here's a decent sample of midstakes 6-max that I posted on 2p2 when I asked for staking for the WSOP: http://s71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/nsd4eva/?action=view¤t=lifetime6maxmidstakesjune17.jpg .
What is the thought process on Table 1 in regards to the betsizing to 30? I like it and am always making it this size or similar in this situation but just interested in hearing the whys for you with this action?
What are your thoughts on "imthesky"'s bet sizing for the boat?
Lastly in regards to swearing - keep at it, its not like you swear for any particular reason its just your natural language patterns so keep rolling - I love your videos so I want you completely focused on your play and not worrying about saying words that people hear a million times a day
Love your Ghost videos - keep up the great work.
Firstly i have loved some of your previous stuff, really insightful. This video does look a little weaker so far, your timing tells are huge and you dont seem to anticipate that Python is gonna adjust to you 3betting him in and oop every other hand. Or was the plan to 3bet a tonne till you know hes adjusting then fuck with him? havent watched the rest yet so i guess we shall see....
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I don't really have any particular reason why I make it 30 there. That sizing I think is pretty standard given pot size and stack sizes, and I don't see any argument to make it a different sizing in this particular spots with this hand.
I think imthesky's river sizing is probably good against a lot of regulars because a lot of them are going to have two pair a lot there, and a lot of them will be much more likely to call a smaller river bet. It's actually bad against me because I'm calling a shove with exactly the same range that I call a smaller bet with, but he has no way of knowing that.
Glad you liked my previous stuff, and sorry that you don't think this one was up to par.
I definitely have huge timing tells when I make my videos because I'm talking through my thought process while I'm playing, and it takes a lot more time to talk about close/interesting spots than to talk about boring spots. I don't really see why that should bother you since you can just take my advice but not copy my timing, but I'm sorry that it does bother you. I'm not going to stop taking my time to describe close spots in my videos.
I'm also not really sure what you mean that I don't anticipate Python adjusting. I was certainly prepared to slow down if he showed me that he was playing back--either by calling or 4-betting often enough that I thought it was clear his range had changed or by showing down something weak after calling or 4-betting. I don't slow down until I think someone's adjusted, though, because I've found that people will often take a long time to adjust or never adjust.
Hey, sry for posting question so late, but i have a real big leak in my game and iv been searching for ages on how to fix it, but i think u might have answered it in this vid, although i was hoping u could flesh it out a bit for me so i could understand it a bit better as im really weak in this area of poker.
Basicly you were 3betting this reg relentlessly as he was folding to 92% of 3bets, you 3bet 45o OOP vs him at one point which i found bizzare. But anyway, after like 10 folds from him you said the following:
"The guy must be folding pocket pairs or something hes folding so much. Im making it $33 vs his $9 opens, he only has to call $24, so it's a pretty standard call with(given how light im 3betting its a 4bet with w/e) but even if he doesn't know how light im 3betting it's a pretty standard call with like suited connectors some bigger suited gappers, suited Aces, some offsuit bigcards, some offsuit bigger connectors like 9To TJo probably aswell, and he's obviously folded all that crap to me allready and hes probably folded pocket pairs and stuff, and that just blows my mind."
Well, im basicly the same as this guy, perhaps a little better but i fold tons to 3bets, and people tell me to open smaller like 2.5xBB, so i do, and i still fold a bunch maybe 80% of the time.
Basicly you made out like he has direct odds to call with that stuff. Like odds to set mine(but u have such a wide range i dont know how) and odds to call with suited connectors which i also don't understand..
Im not great at the math side of poker so perhaps that's why. I was just hoping you could give an explanation of defending vs 3bets as im terrable at it.
Also what compounds the error for me is i tend to open up to 75% of hands on the BTN sometimes, where as i saw you folding stuff like Q3s, K8o, J8o, Q4o 84s which would all be standard opens for me a lot of the time and then it obviously becomes more difficult for me to defend 30%(GTO) of my range vs a 3bet :-\
I play at ongame, and 10-15% 3bet is pretty standard for regs there at 200NL.
Well any help would be greatly appreciated. And all your vids iv seen where totally awesome btw thanks for doing them.
"Basicly you were 3betting this reg relentlessly as he was folding to 92% of 3bets, you 3bet 45o OOP vs him at one point which i found bizzare."
If he's folding to 92% of 3-bets, it's profitable to 3-bet him with two napkins. In fact, it's profitable to 3-bet him with two napkins and then disconnect my internet.
"Like odds to set mine(but u have such a wide range i dont know how) and odds to call with suited connectors which i also don't understand..
Im not great at the math side of poker so perhaps that's why. I was just hoping you could give an explanation of defending vs 3bets as im terrable at it. "
I guess with the ridiculous amount that I was 3-betting he wouldn't have implied odds to call with a small PP. I think he should still be calling with suited connectors because those play pretty well against a wide range, and obviously mid pocket pairs and two suited broadways and AJ/KQ/QJ/etc. In more normal situations, small PPs are good too.
"Also what compounds the error for me is i tend to open up to 75% of hands on the BTN sometimes, where as i saw you folding stuff like Q3s, K8o, J8o, Q4o 84s which would all be standard opens for me a lot of the time and then it obviously becomes more difficult for me to defend 30%(GTO) of my range vs a 3bet :-\
I play at ongame, and 10-15% 3bet is pretty standard for regs there at 200NL."
If you're getting 3-bet a lot from the blinds, why are you opening 75% of hands on the button? Just click the other button instead with those hands you listed. That will probably bring your fold to 3-bet down a lot.