Bart kicks off his new series with live hands of pocket pairs, from deuces to aces, in and out of position.
Bart brings his live No-Limit hands from his play in LA's casinos.
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Why would Asian lady of made a preflop mistake if she had a 7?
Surely as she has a raise and 2 callers in-front of her and she has a suited connector they go way up in value. Even given her short-ish stack size.
I dont think it is a mistake for her to show up with a suited connector or A7s.
You also said that they are likely to be playing less than 20% of hands and mainly have pocket pairs and big suited cards. They will also show up with suited connectors a good % of the time. Making it a mistake for you to discount the 7x hands she has in her range.
I'd rather make the flop raise size about $150 or so. The main reason is because the guy is not full stacked so I want to leave as much money behind to make big "scary" bets to move him off the hand later on. We can keep firing the turn like you suggested and he'll lay down those marginal 1 pair hands on the turn or river anyway so I don't see a reason to risk a lot of money on the flop in case he has a big hand.
Bart touched on one of the keys to this hand; If the villain has a set/straight/two pair and leads out, and then gets raised...he is almost ALWAYS 3-betting the flop back. He isn't going to smooth call the raise OOP because a) he is so excited he hit his hand AND has gotten action he'll just get the money in and b) he's afraid to get outdrawn so he'll sacrifice value and instead get his chips in right away. If he just smooth calls the raise, that almost certainly means he has a marginal 1 pair type hand which we can frequently barrel him off later on. So by making a slightly smaller flop raise, we risk the minimum when we're up against a monster, and also allow us maximum stack leverage to put pressure on him when he has a marginal hand.
Great video, can't wait for next week.
couldn't you bet more in this spot? against 4 opponents who are never folding when they hit something you can easily bet pot or more, I think. Another reason to bet more here is that there's really no need for deception against live loose passive, at least that's what I've noticed from my casino experience. Even if they realize you're betting bigger with bigger hands, they're still not gonna lay down toppair or a draw.
It makes sense to keep your bets small here because of her stack size and to keep her range wide, but do you think there is some merit to betting bigger on flop and trying to get most of the money in the turn? If someone has a hand like 88, 99, TT, there are going to be a lot of cards that might potentially kill our action on the turn or river.
I think this is definitely true. I don't know if I've ever really thought about why until now, and I've definitely done the opposite before without success. The reasons you mention make a lot of sense and I'll be sure to keep this in mind when I'm deciding whether to loosen or tighten up.