When you talk about 3 betting @ 21:20 against someone who is limping a decent amount as well as pfr'ing 21+% wouldn't it be good to be 3 betting a polarized range at times cuz he has to be thinking you're not 3 betting junk and will give you more respect?
this is sorta what i mean by "adjusting for him" that I try to tell my students not to do. What you're suggesting is a leveling game, which is good that you're thinking about these things, but we don't have enough info to suggest that he knows how I will adjust. In other words, we dont know if he knows that I'll adjust to his limping by 3betting less trash when he does open raise. If we knew that he was thinking as you suggest, then yes it would be good to get our 3betting range more polarized.
@ 36:00 After 3 betting AA and AQ fairly recently and getting folds from him, 3 betting K8s didn't seem like a good spot. Which also makes me think he might have 4 bet lite there.
its possible? again don't adjust for them.
@ 41:30 Q3s, not a fan of the ai bluff just after staking him, Seems like he's not likely to fold any piece on the turn, esp when the turn didn't really change anything. Just in terms of game flow it didn't seem right to 4 bet nor bluff ai on the turn.
sorry you feel that way. check out the long post i made about some of the math behind the play and see if you change your mind.
@45:30 AA, I hear what your saying about why you didn't 4 bet, but he did just call a 4 bet w/ T7s. Also, if you are going to 4 bet bluff, don't you need to 4 bet the nuts pf too? Do you think his play was that bad, cuz if you did hit that flop it's likely to have hit you big in some way, and if it didn't hit you, then you might try to barrel him off a hand?
Couple thoughts. I hear what you're saying about the AA hand, and yes I could have 4bet, but within the gameflow I feel it was better to call because I feel like this guy was thinking about what was going on (he knew it was a vid) and it seemed super unlikely that he would put me on another 4bet bluff after he just caught me 4bet bluffing Q3s.
If the Q3s bluff worked, then I would have definitely 4bet AA expecting him to be more frustrated and/or worried about getting outplayed on vid. Certainly I was not trying to portray in this video that we should be only 3betting air and slowplaying the nuts, if it came across that way I apologize because that's not what I meant.
Against a lunatic monkey I would have definitely 4bet the AA there as I expect his thought process to be more in line with "omg he just bluffed me he's bluffing again!" but when playing against a thinking tag I expect him to be like "ok he had air last time in this exact spot, i highly doubt this guy making a video is going to bluff me again in the same spot 5 mins later" After that, you get into the leveling game...because he knows i know etc etc
@ 56:00 JTs, was it really bad that he didn't cbet that flop? A9o on a Q44ss brd... Would you have called the turn bet if was a PSB?
if he pots the turn i probably fold. if I'm in his shoes and opt to not cbet the flop (which would be more a function of gameflow than anything... as a default though i'm cbetting there) then I'd be playing my hand for a bluff catcher and looking to keep the pot small and get to showdown. I think when looking at the range of hands that I'm not betting the flop with here, his A high doesn't do too well against my range on the turn when called, and a lot of times if i have total air that I decided to not bluff with on the flop, i would not be bluffing that often on the turn, so he can just get to showdown that way.
Another great DC hu video, TY!
You're welcome, glad you liked it! Good questions.