This is a reply to PokerGnome and shadowplats comments to my 2-tabling 10NL video. I really encourage others to post a video, as this has been a real eye opener for me. I really appreciate it, guys.
2:38 - Steal with 49o
PokerGnome: I find that a steal size of 2Â½ BB's works very well. I can even adjust this to 2 BB's if I've seen the blinds fold a ton. I don't think opening to 3x would accomplish more than making me lose more.
shadowplat: I think two TAG's are actually often the perfect targets for a steal. They are more likely to be positionally aware and thus fold. When they see my 2Â½ x open (steal) they may even think I have a clue, giving me more FE. On top of this they both have low 3-bet stats. Their fold-to-cbet could have been higher, though.
SB's cold-calling range definately contains Qx, Jx, 99-22, but I tend to agree with PokerGnome in that I should've cbet this flop. With a flush draw on board I like a 3/4 pot size bet. Had the board been rainbow, I would've decreased this to slightly more than Â½ pot.
5:43 - Note taking on SB and BB hand.
Excellent point and very good observation PokerGnome. This is definately something I want to improve on.
7:50 - vs the short stack w A2o.
Not raising w A2o vs the 34BB UTG limper was a mistake. There's very few good shortstackers at 10NL. I should have raised PF and cbet to take it down. My turn cbet (0.10 into 0.24) is horrible. Ooops.
12:25 - T9o "If only you knew" :-D lol
13:09 - A9s calling 3-bet from BTN.
Hmmm... I'm not sure I like my call. His 3bet stat is 5% over 558 hands and I don't think he sees me as maniacal (yet ;-), but his cbet percentage is a whopping 94, so maybe I should've min raised him as a test. I think I should've folded PF, though. I think shadowplat has some good points about the flop being dry. I'm definately raising and getting it in on a flopped flush draw, but would hate an Axx flop.
13:30 - KK vs shorty
Good points about fishy shorty being willing to stak off PF with anything hes 3betting, but lets face it... its much more fun letting him hang himself! lol. Nah... honestly, I don't think it was difficult getting the money in.
15:01 - K8s vs SB.
Yeah... I like raising the SB to 4x when he just completes. ATC will do as a start until he adjusts. I hit the flop hard and did consider checking, but I think I'm often betting to balance for all the times that I'm bluffing. I agree with both of you that the bet size could have been bigger/closer to full pot. He might even see this as an attempt to steal.
There's 7Â½ BB in the pot with 45 BB's left. I can bet smallish on all street and still get it in by the river, IF he's caught a piece of the flop. I still like the idea of making the flop bet larger. I guess theres often more value to be made earlier in the hand.
16:00 - TT.
I see both of points about raising PF, but hes an unknown and I'd really hate it if he 3-bets me (Probably not that likely at 10NL, BTW). Playing OOP sucks. I like taking the pot down PF, so I think I get more value from chk-raising, than from just open raising. I would have folded to a 4-bet, offcourse.
19:07 - K8o, SB vs BB
Bad fold. Doh!
20:22 - 54s MP.
Agree. An open with 54s is a good idea vs a tight table. Besides widening my range (if any better opponent should notice) it makes me a more difficult a tricky player. I like it.
22:43 - A5o, 5 handed
Must have thought we were 6 handed. Again, I should have opened this, with a tight BTN.
24:20 - A6s
I guess the BB is a drooler and I don't expect him to squeeze, so I can call. I don't have immediate odds to call, but might have implied odds?. If I remember correctly, I flop a FD about 11% of the time and can continue with the hand, but as before I hate being OOP. Not sure if I can call a larger flop and/or turn bet to chase a flopped FD.
I have to dump the hand if I hit my ace.
25:19 - AA
Good point about villain being aggressive and cbetting every flop. Thanks!
27:10 - 66 Agree, I also like to size my bets according to position; UTG 4x, MP 3Â½x, CO 3x, BTN 2Â½x. Regarding the concern about getting more callers, I don't think thats a bad thing as I'm really set mining here. When I hit, I'd like to have at least one opponent who hit a TP type hand. I'm done with the hand if I don't flop a set.
28:09 - KQo
I just PokerStove'd it, and I agree that I'm an underdog to a very wide range. I like the min raise suggestion.
30:10 - AKs
You're right. I should bet smaller, since I almost always cbets here.
31:44 - AQo, flopping TPTK
With the FD I think I can raise him, but wouldn't I also just fold out worse hands (medium pair, TPWK, etc) that would bluff on turn cards? I also like shadowplats idea of betting half pot to make him spaz out.
Finally, I should have done a better table selection.
I'll try to comment on the last part, later. Anyoen else who want's to post a video?