Kristy played some $0.5/1 and BalugaWhale and she review her play through the rough session.
BalugaWhale and Kristy Arnett are back for another round of small-stakes escapades. What has Kristy learned in her time away from the elusive white whale?
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"the longer you play the more heated you get, and the more the emotional element clogs up your mental pathways"
awesome points about mentally resetting which I've also found very true. something I've found to be very effective for breaks is a quick ice cold shower. the break itself is good for mentally resetting, and the cold literally changes your physiology. and if you change your physiology from that of what it's like when you're angry/frustrated (faster heart beat/blood flow, higher body temperature etc) to what it's like when you're calm and focused (more moderate heart beat, cool/comfortable temperature etc), your emotional state literally has to change as well.
turn raise from fishy guy imo. . .
Yeah but if we put him on a range and analyse the hand, he represent nothing really good except TT here imo. But I understand that he is fishy and will make stupid thing with no sens so maybe its a reason good enough to not think about his range and snap fold..
with regard to the 77 hand on K95tt, what do you think he's c/r'ing? if it includes AQ/AJ/AT/Ax with a back door flush draw, any gutshot, KT BDFD, then why can't we bet/3bet? wouldn't that put him to a shove or fold decision, and he isn't going to shove with gutshots and A high, so we cbet with the intention of collecting heaps of dead money with a 3bet when he c/r's.
regarding your contention that we if a spot is good to run a bluff, we should usually look to play our value hands differently - I generally agree, but aren't there a lot of spots where yes, playing our value hands differently would be the most +EV play in a vacuum, but taking a less optimal-in-isolation line with our value hands is a higher EV from a total game strategy perspective?
a good example of what I'm getting at is the one hand in your recent heads up video you did with Foxwood's Fiend where you were on the river on a 5 straight board and you had a higher straight than the one on board. You bet a standardish 3/4ish size, and Foxwood's Fiend said that yes, for your hand that's the most +EV play since it will get called a lot more often than an overbet, but an overbet is still correct because you will want to be overbet bluffing those boards a lot to lay the opponent bad odds to get him off a chop, and you will have those chop-bluffs way way more often than you'll have the higher straight, so if you play the higher straight differently and the opponent sees that, he can then just look you up everytime you overbet that board.
now a counterargument might be: ok, next time I have the higher straight I'll overbet and I'll bet 3/4 pot when I have the chop. But that doesn't really work because mathematically you will have the chop way more often.
Calling the nitty guy with KTs would you rather not 3bet? i cant see allll that much value in calling a nit although we probably can do some c/r type stuff and win a fair amount...
couldnt be too bad to 3bet him. pretty similar value either way i think (provided we don't pay off a ton postflop)
Good discussion on the KJ hand on A82s where the guy leads turn. However I think most of the discussion was still based on the the thought that Kristy cbet the flop? What are the toughts as played (she checking back and villain leading turn)? I'd still fold and if I raised I would give up after call, is that about right?
as played her equity is not *that* great on the turn. flatting is probably better than raising.