Great video guys!
Just watched it and have a question for WoT...
One hour in Alex picks up AKo in the SB and it gets raised UTG by 995994. Alex elects to 3-bet and 995994 calls. After 995 calls the cbet on the A4T rainbow board, I'm not sure I agree with checking the turn, especially due to Alex's remaining stack size and the board texture. 995's flop action seems to indicate either a very strong hand (ie. set of 4s, AT, but more likely AQ, AJ, A9, 55-99, KQ, QJ). This range is deduced in combination from his pf action with his flop action, of course. Therefore, especially when the 8d comes on the turn bringing the flush draw, I feel there are a lot of combination draws AdQd, KdQd, QdJd, 9dJd, and just generally Ax hands, as mentioned, which will probably call a pot-sized bet on the turn but still be behind our AK. Plus, if Alex checks, there is a still a small chance that 995 will push AI on the turn, and then are we really comfortable snap calling with only TPTK for the rest of our stack? (Maybe I'm forgetting how loose 995 was in this video?)
As the hand played out I feel that to some degree Alex was lucky to get the river call from second pair (QJ), though I guess you guys had some specific reads on this opponent. However, given 995's flush draw and double-gut shot on the turn (with QdJd), my guess is he would most probably be calling Alex's AI bet on the turn, so why not make the bet then, avoiding a possibly difficult river decision? I feel this might be superior to checking the turn and shoving (any?) river, but I'd love to hear your comments on this line of thinking. It could be that I am 2-barrelling my TPTK hands too much and missing value when I could check one street and induce a bluff. Not sure.