Wow... just wow... I really have some stuff to work on.
Wow... just wow... I really have some stuff to work on.
solid video, if you make another one dont edit for interesting hands just load it as it is so people can get a better feel for you game, a few things to try, (although its hard to tell cause i didnt see enough hands) is to open the button more as its folded around to you. Im probably not folding the AK hand where villian open ships flop, its a weird line but im assuming he has a worse ace and you are in good shape, just assuming from his stats. I know its not a big difference but if i open i always just go to 3x instead of pressing the pot button, cause if you get 3bet you arent losing that extra money everytime, at 5NL it means almost nothing but at higher stakes it will eventually add up because raising to .15 and .17 mean the exact same thing, i just feel like you could be putting more dead money in the pot than their needs to be. Another interesting hand was QQ on J4J board. Im definitely not raising this flop, id just call down, cause once he reraises he always has a J , KK or AA which has us crushed and we have to call it off. Raising also forces him to stop all his bluffs and maybe "value" betting his A highs. Those are just a few interesting spots, again id post the entire video next time instead of just particular hands.
That's funny, I just posted both the hands you mentioned AK/4bet and QQ on J4J. I didn't think anyone would actually watch this video let alone so soon. Thanks for your feedback about the format, I'll submit an uncut version next time since viewers might have good insights about hands I'm passing up that I should be raising. I figured people might be more interested in watching a video that was all action and not waiting for me to get playable hands. :-)
yeah thats true i mean no one wants to sit and watch a video of absolutely nothing going on, but i think it helps when they see your table image, other players bet frequencies, other peoples table image etc etc to help with hand analysis and they might be able to see some of your thought process more rather than just seeing a few hands and not really understanding villian aside from just the stats.
At 1:40, why not steal w/ A4o on the button?
1:55 I'm not entirely understanding the call w/ ATo vs a 3-bet. Are you going by the assumption that Gertrude has a very wide 3bet range? In any case, it looks like he mashed the pot button, and it's a rather large 3bet.
2:41 I'm not sure why you raise the flop vs the donk bet. I imagine he folds his bluffs and shoves for value or w/ flush draws. If you flat he might continue to bluff. Plus if he has random overcards, he probably has 3 outs.
5:00 I like the raise SB vs BB -- given how much he 3bets. I'm not sure about bet/shoving the flop -- Gertrude's flop aggression isn't uber high right? What do you think about getting it in on a blank turn instead?
5:38 Why not play the 76s from the SB? You're all pretty deep and maybe the BB will come along for the ride.
8:07 I'm not too familiar with the art of 3-bet sizing, but the hand would seem weird to play if he flat called -- he'd have $4.50 left in a pot of $3. I'd imagine 3-betting slightly larger would allow you to call most flop shoves even with missed AK as overcards. flop -- 3bet pot and you flopped top pair w/ AK - I think you're supposed to snap get it in, no? That seems like a very weird fold to me -- even if he has AA/AK/AQ you still have 30% equity. If he ever shoves AJ or poorly played KK, you're getting way the right price i think.
Let me know what you think -- I don't spend much time at 5NL, but maybe I'll move up there some day
I agree with the first 3 parts of your post, @ 5.00 i think bet shoving is wrong, but getting it in on a blank turn might be worse, cause he probably folds his draws and an overcard could scare him off any top pair. I think reraising the flop is right but 3 bet shoving is wrong, im down for a decent sized 3 bet, cause theirs good chances he 4 bets (in which case we get it in) if he flats then we try to get it in on a blank turn.
@540 i dont mind a fold here nor do i care for a call but were being crushed by the range of utg and co imo. but we are getting good odds to call.
@807 i think we 3bet smaller here maybe, pressing pot button usually leads for too big of a bet imo. If we 3bet smaller he might come over the top with a 4bet or even if he flats were still happy to take a flop, i dont think he even has KK here, he most likely has worse aces, i think folding here isnt the right play just given that he open donk ships the flop leads us to believe hes a fishy player which means hed definitly do this with worse hands.
Just checkn out the vid and at the 1min mark with KK on AKx flush board when he donk min raises you do you ever think about just re min raising him? I use this play against fish a lot and it seems to get them to spaz shove the weirdest stuff. Plus if he has a hand like A9 we don't want the heart to kill our action so id be re raising him anyways. I say you clicked pot and thought about raising but then just called. Raising here is way better cause hes never folding a flush draw and we don't want a heart to kill our action.
2min mark you called a 3bet with A10s oop against the LAG. 4bet bluff or fold imo A10 doesn't flop well and even if we hit and he barrels were left calling down not knowing where were at.
3min snap call QQ and make a note he donks trips. His play is laughable but he could be doing this with flush draws and smaller PP's.
8min AK hand. Snap call! This guy looks like a complete spaz i think you have the best hand here 90%. Think about it why would he just shove? If he had say QQ 77 or AQ would he just c/c or c/r considering there is nothing to be worried about no flush or str8 draws. This is exactly the spot we want to find ourselves in against spaz players. You cant just wait for a set or better against these guys or they will rob you blind while you wait for your monster.
From what I saw there it looks like your very solid for 5nl. Something i noticed though was you might be to worried about getting coolerd to much. Best of luck going forward.