I wanted to post up some notes on this episode as I feel there were some spots I didn't go into enough detail on. That's to be expected for a first attempt and I believe I improve on this in later episodes. I wanted to make sure I recorded more or less straight away and I didn't do any trial runs. I feel this gives a more natural feel to the sessions and also ensures there's going to be a few mistakes in there too. This is something I feel pretty strongly about, in that if you watch the better video producers you will see that they make a number of mistakes during live play videos. What separates them is that they are very quick to pick up on, discuss and rectify these mistakes. It's an approach I'd like to humbly try and emulate. What you will also find is videos where producers have gone out of their way to record a session that has no surface mistakes, which means they have recorded hours and hours of footage just for that sweet spot and that ultimately does a disservice to the viewer.
-I'm aware I got the board wrong when making a note early on where villain donks OOR with a gutshot.
-03:15 table 1, could have called the A7s when deep with SB.
-21:25, table 3, BTN call is probably too loose vs good reg/potentially strong range UTG and solid/tight blinds, I prefer a 3bet or fold.
-In hand where video stops we have NFD on non-paired flop/get it in
-KQ vs rivered FH:
Why can we not easily put villain on a FH? His flop bet size is too small, my range is wide and he's giving me incredible odds to peel (which on this flop is v bad), but there's also the fish left to act who is going to potentially put a lot of money in the pot with an even wider range. So, when PFR bets that amount his most likely holding is a pair, draw or air, a range we're barely vulnerable to, plus we want the fish to continue.
Why is it unlikely we have a better FH on the river? Vs his flop sizing we would raise the flop. We're also likely to have 3bet preflop with a hand that would have a better FH, but once we bet the river we are very likely to have straights and flushes, way way more combinatorically than any hand he should be worried about and given we have no history he shouldn't expect me to be able to fold them on the river.
-AT vs turn donk:
All things considered this could be a mistake on my part, I prefer a call to bet some rivers, but lets examime the spot as is. There's no need for him to value-donk a card I should barrel with plenty of air, plus will value bet many worse combos, there's few draws for him to protect vs, I'm very often firing 3 as a bluff on this board and donking turn or check-raising turn prevent me from doing so. Saying I will bet some rivers and also that he's not folding when he calls the turn seems like a contradiction and didn't quite come out right: We're raising the turn so that he can fold/be a fish and call with worse (we don't know anything about villain, which also means he has no reason to believe his donk will induce anything). OTR we can bet the nuts and we can bet Ax, not worried about villain playing AQ or JT (folds the flop) that way, wouldn't have been worried he played KQ that way but knowing the results clearly he could have.