Tubasteve and BalugaWhale return to continue their giving. Watch as Tubasteve analyzes the lower limit play and BalugaWhale converts the theories to higher limits.
BalugaWhale and tubasteve climb the Coaching Tree. Many may not know that BalugaWhale is tubasteve's old poker coach. Watch them reunite as Steve coaches our members and Andrew coaches Steve on the coaching. 6max NL.
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Really....one of the best vids I've ever seen. Your explanation of the 'why'`s just hit the spot, and really are the key to understanding good poker. MORE!!!!!
Couple of questions:
1. I raise hands like 77 and AQ from the blinds vs limpers almost 100% of the time, but it seems that they also cause a lot of problems since I'm playing these calling-station-type players who frequently call at least 1 barrel post-flop. So when I miss the flop (or it comes JT3 in the case of 77/88 type hands) it puts me in lots of tough situations. What are some of the lines you take vs these opponents on different flop textures. I'm assuming it's ok to fire then go into ch-c mode or even ch-f if the board gets too scary/your RIO become too high?
2. You mentioned T8s having more post-flop value than preflop. How about a hand like AQs in pos vs an opp who wont just call the 3bet oop? I cold-call in these spots frequently since I think I can get more value when I hit since a lot of the times my opp will just R-f preflop. I'm assuming you call more also if they are more likely to 4bet you? (it turns the AQs, for example, into a bluff right?) Somewhat related- Do you ever 3bet less to make an opp call you with hands he might otherwise have folded- I've been thinking about some pros and cons of such a play... I'm assuming such a play is a lot more exploitable at higher stakes since you now have more to balance, but at lower stakes- whatever works, no?
Anyway, very hungry for more!
Thanks a lot
I'm currently collecting potential coaches for MSNL for myself and baluga certainly makes the list because I think we would disagree so often which would lead to awesome coaching sessions with lots of value.
Not saying that he's wrong or anything but in all of his videos I have multiple ORLY moments and he usually defends his ideas well. I think I could learn tons just from arguing with him
Wow... outstanding vid guys. I like how baluga is able to articulate WHY certain actions are standard and not just "know" it's standard. Instead of saying "it depends," he tells you what exactly it depends on. Also, the preflop hand selection info was priceless. Well done.