WiltOnTilt and no limit grinder WhiteHeatSYD finish off the series with a session review, and a progress report from Wilt.
How do you mold a beginner into an expert? WiltOnTilt and DeucesCracked member WhiteHeatSYD delve into the heart of that question in Real Life: MicroNL Grinder. Bankroll management theory, starting hand selection and general strategy development coupled with live sweat and hand history review. And keep your eyes peeled for special guest coaches!
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Awesome series guys. So many good concepts were discussed. Aaron, don't worry about the side-tracks, they were great. Spending all the extra time talking about the concept rather than just the specific hand attached to it was extremely helpful. It's really easy to get absorbed in the commentary at those points.
And WHS did a great job of representing the SSNL guys and thought processes, and having that to pivot off of and show areas of strength and weakness made for a strong dynamic.
This will be a series I'll go back and re-watch again in the future (like Math of NL). Hope you're still coaching when I need one!
Oh noes!!! My last chance to torment WoT and Alex with nonsensical questions...
1) Just one question re Alex's A10o hand UTG (around 17.40 min): When the Q high flush hits on the turn, haven't you seen people check small flush hands (say something like 79s) in order to be 1) deceptive and 2) maybe try to gauge whether you have a higher flush hand yourself since you were the PF-raiser? If you check there, they typically will heavily bet the river, assuming that your turn check signalled weakness and that you don't have the flush..but if you had bet the turn, they still will call your bet, figuring something like they don't want to bet but it's strong enough to call. (Of course, this scenario is more likely if the caller was in a CO or button spot.)
Has anyone else seen SSNL players playing low flushes this way or am I just imagining things?
Thanks again to both of you for all of the gems of poker-playing wisdom in this series and your invaluable feedback...they are much appreciated.
interesting. The last hand with the sevens i feel I also have problems with.
I'm also curious on the 99 hand when the flop comes 585 if you hade like AK, and know he's aggressive. I noticed you mentioned it can be ok to raise there with air. I mean you have 6 outs. He will probably allways continuation bet and if he does, he would have to fold a big part of his range as you mentioned when we raise.
So my question is what spots you are looking for, for such a move besides these paired flops.
And also if you use it rarely, as I supose you do.. do you rather do it in bigger 3 bet pots, or is it better in regular pots when the chance of the villain holding big pockets is smaller.
This series was extremely helpful to me. I appreciate WoT's emphasis on hand reading alot. 'Where does our value come from, what is villain calling with?' was the key question asked so many times. Sick hand readers are the ones who will make the money in SSNL, like it was mentioned in another vid.
Hey guys, great series.
I have a question for Wilt. at the 40:15 mark in the video, you mention that you would like to have Alex be 4betting with the 99 given the situation, and the read he had on the villian.
my question is simple, but will help me a bit on a current struggle I am having playing this limit.
what amount would you recommend he 4bet to? He opened for 3.50, the villian 3bet to $12, so what amount do we 4bet to in this situation? It's obviously a committing amount, so I am wondering what it would be.
also, lets say we had 92o but we had a read that this player was 3betting light, and were pretty sure a 4bet bluff would take down the pot a large percentage of the time.
What is the best amount that you could 4bet bluff to, and still easily be able to throw your hand away if they 5bet shove ? An amount that doesn't committ you, but still can get the job done to let them know your bet is serious.
Thanks for the response and again, awesome job on this series. I have a recommendation for your next series: this same sort of concept, but maybe moving up the chain. How about a student that is playing 1/2 (6max still of course) and trying to move their game up to the next level (2/4 and 3/6)? I think this would be extraordinary and I'm sure there are a lot that agree.
P.S. the more I am thinking about the idea of continuing this exact same series at the next level up the more excited I am getting... please, pllllease DC management make this happen. If this could be done at 1/2 moving up to 2/4 it would be SO invaluable. Please, aaron, please let it be done Thank you for all your hard work.
Wilt in the first hand you talk about it being a good bluffing situation on the flop. You state that he will only continue with a very limited hand range. If you bluff with any two are you only 2 barreling scare cards like a third diamond? Are we shutting down on a brick figuring he has enough of the board to no longer continuing the bluff?