Vanessa Selbst goes into her recent play at the Sunday Million covering the early hands in the tournament.
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Great video vanessa I feel like I would have played most of the spots the same so its good to validate my game a tad.
If you could in future vids put the player names its alot easier to pay attention and keep player reads especially deep in a tourney when that is so important. It also helps you not go through the read everytime or wonder if it is him
God ur early MTT game betsizing is just so standard for MTT donks. I thought u played cashgames, any cash game player would realize that Cbetting half pot with that 66 against a donk is just burning money. And the KK 3bet sizing oop is just redic. Feel this is a problem almost all MTT pro's have early game. Its a great thing deep in tourneys as stacks get shallow, but its just shooting urself in the leg early on when the stacks are deep and the donks are everywhere.
I agree that this is a good flat because there are a lot of semi-good players in SM who will squeeze here with ridiculous range(22+,A2s+,K9s+,QTs+,JTs,T9s,98s,87) because they don t realise that u may flat a monster here, and see a flat as a weakness.
So we are not worried about the button there? Obviously we are committed if he has something, so just wondering if you consider stacks behind you when 3betting. Other question was what amount do you make it? I think it says 2450 but the chips block your amounts. Liking the video btw!
i agree with this play vanessa,personally i have run into spots where my knee jerk is a shove bc its "standard" realizing that when someone is changing gears in these kinda spots its generally bc they have a strong hand. like when a tag all the sudden limps 11BB or something too. if you know your villain its gotta raise red flags
Vanessa, as you said at the beginning you prefer playing tight than loose at the beginning of a tournament
Some pros prefer to play superaggro because they know their nuts will be paid off, and randoms won't be able to 3bet them light.
What do you think?