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Basecamp: Episode Eight

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Basecamp: Episode Eight by AMT

AMT is back with another basecamp episode. This time he joins us with two of the tournament platoon sergeants as they review one of their sessions 4 tabling the $20 turbo STTs on the Ongame network.

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  • Game: mtt
  • Stakes: Mid Stakes
  • 72 minutes long
  • Posted over 4 years ago

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fab4z

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veloblank

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Very nice very nice. Will watch when I get home.

Posted over 4 years ago

AMT

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i dont understand a single word.




Care to be more descriptive (you can feel free to PM me or something if you'd rather)? If it's a language barrier thing with the French accent, I'm not sure there is anything to be done about that (though neither Jason nor myself seemed to have any trouble understanding Olivier). If it's something to do with my voice clarity or the way I chose to explain something, I'll consider and make note of your grievances for future videos.

Posted over 4 years ago

Tehanu

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Time Link to 00:25:54

AJo UTG on table 1. Not sure if i like the open in these games (ongame). Baddies will flat you a lot even with <15bb stacks and playing fit or fold oop with akward stacks is a bit meh and the regs that i know on that table will shove with a really tight range and i'd probably fold against most of them cause they'll just not show up with worse than 99+ AQ+ and 2:1 isn't even +cEV against that range.

Posted over 4 years ago

razyn_kayn

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i dont understand a single word.




Geez, sorry. I was really trying to focus on enunciating my words better while we were recording. I grew up in South Georgia and have always had a pretty strong accent and my friends from other parts of the country used to jokingly tell me I should travel with a translator. Of course, when I go back to visit GA they tell me I sound like I've been in NY for the last few years so I really thought I might be making some progress toward finding a "happy medium" where people can understand me but not totally getting rid of my southern accent (since it works quite well w/ the ladies especially up north and out west.) Apparently I still have a lot of work to do Frown I'll try to be better next time!

Posted over 4 years ago

JtX

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Very nice to have euro-videos. More videos from Ongame in the future, please. A few comments:

I believe there's no hard limit on tables you can play on Ongame, but the software becomes increasingly unstable when you increase the amount of tables. Even with 8 tables, if your internet connection hits a snag and hands are coming at a rapid fire rate, it crashes frequently (at least for me). Kudos to Zitouni when he's able to continuously play 12 tables at a time on Ongame, I just can't do it on more than 8 tables on Ongame, even when I can play double the amount of tables on Stars.

You can see what opponents have mucked, if you choose hand history from Ongame's software. It doesn't write mucked hole cards to hand histories on the computer, so HEM or PT can not see them.

I think in general Zitouni played quite well. It might be a bit problematic for AMT to do these videos without actually playing on Ongame, because the structure with few levels, but just 3-4 hands per blind level is totally insane and requires some getting used to. Good discussion and I didn't have a problem understanding it.

Posted over 4 years ago

JtX

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Time Link to 00:28:50

AMT was talking here about how you should not be happy about turning top pair with no kicker (Bottom left, A6 on K55A). It shouldn't matter here, because the only hands we lose to are AK or A5, K on the table plays as kicker for all the rest of the aces.

Agree with rest of the comments for the hand.

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AMT

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AMT was talking here about how you should not be happy about turning top pair with no kicker (Bottom left, A6 on K55A). It shouldn't matter here, because the only hands we lose to are AK or A5, K on the table plays as kicker for all the rest of the aces.

Agree with rest of the comments for the hand.




Yeah you're right obviously, sorry for the implication there, but the sentiment still stands, in that it was more that we shouldn't really be bet/betting or bet check/calling a big bet with intentions to play a big pot in that spot, IMO. Even if we're chopping with most of the Ax hands, they aren't going to be putting tons of money in that often with it here.

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TuDyTheAce

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Time Link to 00:39:06

I am very impressed about the fold in the right table down (4th table) ATo is way too strong to fold from BTN in unopened pot.
The blinds are becoming more valuable as they increase, and I would go way looser here in this situation to get the blinds,
I would raise here: min-raise or t210 with a range like: Axs+, A8o+, K7s+, KTo+, QTo, Q8s+, J9s+, JTo+, 89s+ 22+

* and on the first table (left up) my standard move is to min-raise, I think I have the same benefit as raising t500 or t450, and it's easier to fold to resteals, allow me to raise wider range in similar situations... Am I missing smth by doing this?

Posted about 4 years ago

TuDyTheAce

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*at 3rd table (down left) do you ever consider shoving QJo if it's folded to you?
*Because I think I would have shoved there in that situation, or I'd strongly consider shoving
*any pair, mid-high suited connectors + some high suited gappers, most broadways

Posted about 4 years ago

AMT

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I am very impressed about the fold in the right table down (4th table) ATo is way too strong to fold from BTN in unopened pot.
The blinds are becoming more valuable as they increase, and I would go way looser here in this situation to get the blinds,
I would raise here: min-raise or t210 with a range like: Axs+, A8o+, K7s+, KTo+, QTo, Q8s+, J9s+, JTo+, 89s+ 22+

* and on the first table (left up) my standard move is to min-raise, I think I have the same benefit as raising t500 or t450, and it's easier to fold to resteals, allow me to raise wider range in similar situations... Am I missing smth by doing this?



Hmmm, it sounds like I made no comments in the video about the ATo hand, so I must have just missed it. I agree it's fine to raise/shove there and with two [probably] tighter players in the blinds, definitely passing up on a profitable raising spot. Thanks for commenting, good to take note of.

As far as the 1st table's open, I assume you mean the AJs raise going on at the same time. As I mentioned in the vid, I don't think it makes a lot of difference to your EV if you make it 450 or 500, but I do think that there is sometimes *some* psychology going on behind a mini raise that there isn't with even a slightly bigger open, which might or might not work to your detriment in similar situations. Not totally sure about these games in particular, as I'm unable to log games on this site. If it's your standard to open min there, that's totally fine I think, but again don't think it's going to make *too* big a difference if you don't go over ~2.5x or smaller. My standard there is probably ~466 just to be annoying about it Poke Tongue (as a side note, it might be interesting to make a project out of it and see which raise sizes do seem to have impacts on their reactions to the open. Probably really difficult to surmise from the samples we will have, but still it's an interesting topic even if we're talking of small differences in sizing).

Posted about 4 years ago

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*at 3rd table (down left) do you ever consider shoving QJo if it's folded to you?
*Because I think I would have shoved there in that situation, or I'd strongly consider shoving
*any pair, mid-high suited connectors + some high suited gappers, most broadways




meh. It's good to consider shoving here (Olivier didn't as it looks like he pre-checked the fold button, so good to make note of for him if he's reading this Smile), and I certainly would at some tables, but here I'm ok with the fold. The limper in front of him is extremely loose and passive, and we have a slightly more reasonable, but still loose/passive player right behind him. If he is limp/calling a hand like A2o/87s/55/etc... I really don't think we want to be flipping with our equity here and the value that our stack size has when we get to open pots. If I was confident that he is limping and folding a lot of those types of hands, then I definitely think shoving can be strongly weighted here. There's also the risk that someone who is sooo passive like this limper could easily be open limping with very strong hands that very few/no other opponents would consider open limping.

Thanks for checking out the video, hope these answers help a bit.

Posted about 4 years ago

beermoney021

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hello, I was just curious to what the blind times actually are. I know you said very fast but can you be more exact ? I play a lot of 6 max 6 min blinds and 6 max 2 min blinds which has a huge impact on how I play each Sng.

Thanks again for all the great videos, the site is awesome. although my only discrepancy may be that I would like to see some videos with more hands a less evaluation of each hand. Don't get me wrong this is nice to see every now and again and I know it's helpful to get every bit of incite on why you choose to do what but I feel the less experienced players may get confused by this and often choose to close the video out of frustration. I've been playing for about 9 years and even I choose to close out some of the vids or skip ahead in them because of the long drawn out hand evaluation. Where as I wish I could see someone play 100 + hands in a vid rather than 5-10 with deep evaluation. Just a thought guys.

Keep up the good work...


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Posted almost 4 years ago

JtX

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hello, I was just curious to what the blind times actually are. I know you said very fast but can you be more exact ? I play a lot of 6 max 6 min blinds and 6 max 2 min blinds which has a huge impact on how I play each Sng.



It's Ongame, so it's 3 minute blind levels for turbos and 8 minutes for regulars. However, there's very few blind levels (something like 10/20, 15/30, 25/50, 50/100, 75/150, 100/200, 100/200/25, 200/400/25, 300/600/50).

Posted almost 4 years ago

AMT

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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the feedback. While we do like to take a 'quality over quantity' approach here, I know I can get wordy/lengthy/confusing sometimes and always try to work on that. Will take your comments into consideration for future videos, thanks again.

Posted almost 4 years ago

Zitouni

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It's Ongame, so it's 3 minute blind levels for turbos and 8 minutes for regulars. However, there's very few blind levels (something like 10/20, 15/30, 25/50, 50/100, 75/150, 100/200, 100/200/25, 200/400/25, 300/600/50).


It is this blind structure except for ante, which ara a bit different than US sites.
-> 100/200/20; 200/400/40; 300/600/60; 400/800/80

Posted almost 4 years ago



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