RapidEvolution and his student return to cover a few more topics before we hit the tables, including table selection, online versus live play, and other handy things.
RapidEvolutionâ€™s Full Ring Binder covers everything from the Fundamental Theorem of Poker to pot odds and postflop play.
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Nice intro to frnl for beginners and back to basics for intermediates or better players. Particularly it was interesting the "What can you tell me about them?" part . It cracked a smile for me when your (Rapid) student tried to talk about them and how we could/should exploit them and where we want them to sit in regards of our seat .
Bazman76, thank you!
l26wang: The rush poker games are different in my experience, but there are definite pros/cons
There are lots of features in rush that speak to recreational players (lack of waiting, seeing lots of hand), so the field tends to be a bit weaker.
Obviously, you can 2-table and see about 500 hands/hour (the rough equivalent of 8-tabling normal tables). If you can 4-table and not take a drastic hit to your WR, your hourly can go through the roof and (since it's just 4 tables) you can play on a laptop/small monitor without stacking.
It's much easier for people to fold (and as such) I think there's slightly more FE at rush.
Cons: You REALLY have to stay on top of you mental game. You're making a lot of preflop decisions, and tilt is going to be tons more costly
You miss a lot of showdown info, since you're whisked off after folding
Sometimes the HUD lags behind or you don't have enough time to get all your reads before making decisions...and it's harder to make good preflop adjustments (in my experience)
Overall, I'd probably play on the tighter side and aim for value...mainly because playing looser tends to require more/better reads that will be much tougher to get given how rush works.
Sneakers and Armisan, I'm really glad to hear that that segment was useful! When we get into postflop play, would you guys like something similar? Like...I can give examples of a player's cbet street by street and present different hand types (strong sd/medium sd/draws/nuts/air). It could either be the same way it was done in Ep 2 OR I could just present scenarios in one episode, give people time to think on their own, and then come back in the next episode and give my own suggestions (which you guys can all add to in the thread)
It could either be the same way it was done in Ep 2 OR I could just present scenarios in one episode, give people time to think on their own, and then come back in the next episode and give my own suggestions (which you guys can all add to in the thread)
I think the one where you present different scenarios and give explanations and suggestions on the next one, that way people that are watching will get involved more with the series (you are more likely to remember stuff you thought of it yourself and someone said "I agree with you" then someone said "this is the truth, learn it"). And definitely do something similar for postflop play, that way beginners (and not so beginners) can get into habit of planing their hand`s play postflop.
....When we get into postflop play, would you guys like something similar? Like...I can give examples of a player's cbet street by street and present different hand types (strong sd/medium sd/draws/nuts/air). It could either be the same way it was done in Ep 2 OR I could just present scenarios in one episode, give people time to think on their own, and then come back in the next episode and give my own suggestions (which you guys can all add to in the thread)
I am not really sure how to answer this. I think Armisan's comments are on target. The method you used allows the viewer to "get involved" -- thinking about, planning, predicting the correct answers.
Me? I am just looking for reinforcement of the basics (in videos) that we should all be doing -- especially on the math and stats parts. Yes, we can all redo and redo different series. But I like to see/hear reinforcement by the instructors in videos of a routine analysis (numbers-gymnastics). Practice, practice, practice (reinforcement).
Thanks for asking. Looking forward to the next episodes.
When I flop 2-pair I seem more likely to get in trouble. On some board textures it seems right to play 2 pair very aggressively. On other textures we are WA/WB and 2 pair is a trouble hand little stronger than top pair especially as we often make 2-pair with a connector making straights/straight draws more likely.
So I'd like to see some 2-pair on the flop examples of how I should play the flop/turn/river on different board textures.
I will try mixing it up! (Maybe two or three examples where I can make suggestions and then 2-3 for "homework" lol. Of course, the problem is that as we get deeper and deeper into the hand, our villain-specific reads matter more and more (and we usually have fewer reads because it's much far less likely that a hand will go to the turn/river than it is to get to the flop.
Quad, it's definitely a tough spot and definitely depends on position, villain, board texture, etc. The best way to deal with those specific scenarios will probably be through HH review (which we'll get to in Episodes 4-6 (or 4-7, depending). I'll make sure that we find some 2pair spots where we face aggression on the flop and/or turn.