With some bonus footage PygmyHero and AdriennesRavenge are back for an extra episode of Passing the Torch. PygmyHero and BigBadBabar continue their review of the landlubbers home game video.
A year ago, Entity took PygmyHero under his wing in the series "Real Life: Microlimit Grinder," and coached him from struggling at $.5/$1 to winning at 10x the stakes. Now it's Pygmy's turn to give back, as he takes a struggling microlimit LHE student, AdriennesRevenge, and attempts to duplicate the success he's had in the past year.
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A couple of things to say about this video.
1) I you all and all the parts where I say this is terrible and so on is basically to get it put into your head forever. Don't take anything as a personal bash from any of us because were doing it out of love and trying to help you get better.
2)Really focus on the commentary that the anonymous DC member gives(you will find out in the vid) as well as babar. I know personally I learned alot by just listening to them talk about this game, which is sick given the people playing are small stakes players.
3)I hope you all like it. I wanna thank pyg and babar for even giving me the reigns alittle bit. They are both crazy good poker minds and the fact that my opinion in their minds is enough to share with others is a great compliment
I've only watched the first hour of this part and am already taking great things away from it. For someone like me who hasn't had any coaching these past 2 episodes of the series - and the series as a whole - are a God send.
I played a style way different from my normal nit ways so I knew I made a ton of mistakes (not saying I play any better as a nit, imo). I know I'll be watching this over and over for all the awesomeness in it. Thanks to you all
This was complete spew on my part and really really terrible. I noticed after the last episode how I bluff raised flops with hopeless holdings and x/c flop x/r turns with good hands. This was another of those. Totally backwards and I had no business being in the hand any longer.
Ignoring the fact I have Ak here I wouldn't mind a 3-bet from Isac here for the reasons I stated in the last vid where I made a loose-ish 3-bet with KTo stating that it'd be hard for me to get Jess to fold a better hand with KTo but 98s can play well in position and can get better hands to fold applying enough pressure.
Isac may have been reacting to the fact we think he's Oink-lite though so didn't feel like a light 3-bet vs a tight range which may be showdown bound.
Would like to get some thoughts on this
Vs Jess's overall range here what do we think on river plan?
Merit's to value betting brick rivers? (Let's say Board pair, 5's, 6's and obviously Aces and Kings)
If the river comes scary, (9, J, Q) are we thinking c/f? I don't know how often Jess is gonna go float/float/bluff but I can't imagine it's that high.
I actually did quite a bit of work using Pokerrazor on these type of boards before this game in just a bit of a technical exercise and it's surprising how often you can raise here profitably, although I was exploring Heads Up situations.
From memory I believe that if you maintained a bluffing frequency of around 10-15% on these boards there wasn't a huge amount an opponent with A-high can do about it since calling down with A-High is STILL unprofitable even if you KNOW your opponent if bluffing at that frequency.
Of course the downside to this is that if you overdo it suddenly A-high becomes a profitable calldown. Also it important that if you are going to bust out the dry board flop bluff to wait for the turn a bit less with good hands.
I agree that Isac should be 4-betting most of the time, but disagree that this is a cap or fold spot. This is a cap or call spot unless he knows that aumorgan will fold to a cap with lots of hands preflop like KQo, ATo, etc. I'd say that in general capping is better than folding, but it's ok to call with 88 here and could probably be ok to call with 77 as well.
The JT is an easy-peasy 3-bet for me pre, but this is a lot closer with AJo and I'd actually probably fold. Weird to be folding such a strong hand but AJo doesn't fare well vs. UTG ranges when UTG is respectably tight, and it suffers from a lot more RIO, and usually when you win the pot postflop, it's almost always been against a worse hand.
I don't like the raise with ATo on the flop but I think a coldcall is very very arguably the best play with AA here. There just aren't enough draws or enough chances that you need to protect, you can hope that one player peels incorrectly with an underpair (mostly TT-KK), and the player who raised the flop will almost always fire the turn here. Given that you have the board so locked up and you can make your hand look like a hand like QsJs here pretty easily by coldcalling and that you are only 3-betting VERY STRONG hands (AK+ more or less) here on this flop, I much prefer just coldcalling with your entire range that you are going to continue with to force people into more difficult decisions on the turn.
That allows you to play your hands like AJ better here on the flop, because the vast majority of hands you 3-bet with preflop will not want to 3-bet this flop vs. the ranges that will give you action.
This isn't a spot where I think that you really want to be 3-betting your bare flush draws (3-ways you're getting called down WAY too often in a capped pot), and subsequently I really think there's a ton of reason to consider coldcalling here. You could really easily make an argument that coldcalling with 100% of your continuing range is correct here. The gist of the story so far is that in almost all situations, one of your opponents will have an Ace, and you'll frequently, if not always, get multiple bets in on the turn by just calling the flop, and more importantly, you can often get 3 bets in on the flop AND 2 bets+ in on the turn by calling, whereas by 3-betting you freeze up even AKo.