In this episode, vandweller suggests that many players are mis-using ICM tools such as SNG Wizard. Rejecting the time-wasting "passive" method of learning, he breaks down the push-fold decision into its component factors. He offers an active, rational way to evaluate these factors in real-time and introduces an original small-blind bubble shove chart.
DeucesCracked coaches hit the blackboard in these theory videos. Class is in session!
Premium Subscribers can download high-quality, DRM-free videos in multiple formats.
Fantastic video! Thanks!
That said, I have a question. I likely missed something, so hopefully someone can straighten me out here.
Regarding Equity, at 1:16.35, with 82o.
We have 2210. BB has 5160. Button has 3380. CO has 3350.
For the equity, you said that if we doubled up we would be in second place. However, if we double up, that means we will be taking 2210 from the first place player in the BB knocking him down to 2950 and putting us at 4420 which would be first place.
Did I do that correctly? Are we not supposed to account for the loss of the opponents chips when we win? Could you clarify this for me - and let me know if I am missing something or miscalculating something?
Yeah don't take that too literally. The idea behind that is just to determine how close or far away in chips you are from the other players.
Gotcha. Thanks. I was not sure, since, of course, going from 4th to 1st with a double up would mean one less point for our equity score.
Again, great series. I am enjoying you Real Life SNG series as well - that first episode in particular helped a lot more than just my poker game. Thank you for that.
Being close to second seems to indicate a score of 5, and it seems that having a substantial lead on 4th place would further increase our equity in this tournament. I scored this a 4 based on this reasoning. Am I misapplying the logic, or is this just a product of subjective analysis?
I tried to get the chart with the link:
but got the error messge that it cound not find:
I encounted the same problem when trying to get:
Helper Calc: http://www.pokervan.net/uploads/1/1/0/1/1101451/sngcalc.xls
Please help me to get these 2 files.