WiltOnTilt and WhiteHeatSYD wrap up this season with a hand history review of his play at $1/2 NLHE.
How do you mold a beginner into an expert? WiltOnTilt and DeucesCracked member WhiteHeatSYD continue exploring that question in Real Life: MicroNL Grinder Part Deux. Continuation of Season Four!
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Gotta say, I'm pretty happy this series is over. I spent the past 2 seasons trying to get one step ahead of Alex, but while I held a lead for a while at the end he caught up and I wavered falling slightly behind him. Now tied (both playing the same level), the second season ends, as does my silent competition. GG Alex, see you on the tables.
The thing that WOT said that made sense to me is just playing less tables. I play better when I play less tables. I get more info to the psycology of my opponents. There was a hand I posted where I barreled some guy on a K high board with 43s because his hand was face up as mid PP. I saw him check raise his top pair hands.I only made this play because I had a read and focused on the hand and my opponents range. Some people didnt like play but I think if you have a read on a player and you feel he has to fold because of his range and he is the type that will fold it is a +EV play.But if I was just betting my hands for value and not thinking about what my opponent is doing with his top pair type hands and his 2nd pair and mid PP with showdown value type hands it is harder to get better. What WOT said made alot of sense to me.
In the JJ hand at the 30 minute mark Alex decides to cbet a very (imo too) large amount. Stacksizes will be awkward on the turn if villain calls us. I've just stopped the video to type this so my view will not be skewed due to results.
We don't need to bet so large to be able to leverage our entire stack. We can bet less so we minimize our risk, because how happy are we really to get it in on this flop for another 125BB vs his UTG-open/call-a-3bet range?
WOT: Do you think his betsizing here was fine? If yes, why? if not, what amount would be better to bet?
The TT hand where Alex 4 bet bluffs the 3 better in the small blind . I think its a spot that folding PF might be a little better since we are not that deep and we are going to have to set mine or fold alot of the time. I think peeling might not be too terrible since his range is somewhat wide since Alex did isolate a limper on the BTN and he seems to be a thinking player. My question is how deep would Alex and the villian need to be to justify a call PF and play the pot in position?
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed these series a lot. They got me into nolimit, and I climbed the stakes with whiteheatsyd as the seasons went on. Unfortunately, as I was getting ready to move to 200nl about a month ago, I hit a 15 buyins downswing that kept me at 100nl. So although it's a shame that I have to wait for the sequel, it also gives me some time to catch up! Anyways, thanks for all the advice and discussion, and again, this series kicked ass.