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Spaceman in a Cowboy Hat: Episode Two

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Spaceman in a Cowboy Hat: Episode Two by danzasmack

In this episode, danzasmack handles some deceptive spots - just because it sounds easy, doesn't mean it is!

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danzasmack plays HU. Except this time, it's small stakes HU NLHE! Under KRANTZ's guidance, Chuck has become a proven winner at small and mid-stakes HUNL. A fantastic series for HUNL beginners, especially those looking to make the jump from heads up Limit Holdem'. Put your cowboy hat on and get in your rocketship, imo.

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  • Game: nlhe
  • Stakes: Micro/Small Stakes
  • 63 minutes long
  • Posted over 6 years ago

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danzasmack

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SUP GANG

So this was supposed to be a 2 part episode, where I just play vs. 2 guys but it ran long in audio vs. the 1st guy.

So ignore the end where I say "here comes the next guy"

If you guys dig this I'll do next weeks as the same theme. Let me know!

DANZAS

Posted over 6 years ago

dildog

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nice... d/ling it...

where is "krantz's guidance" tho? hehe

Grin

Posted over 6 years ago

danzasmack

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nice... d/ling it...

where is "krantz's guidance" tho? hehe

Grin



obv in my wisdom!

haha it's only episode 2, plenty of time Wink

Posted over 6 years ago

dildog

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nice nice! can't wait... this series is great!

Posted over 6 years ago

Youcantescape

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klantjalle

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i like these replayed videos better than the live ones. keep it up!

Posted over 6 years ago

JAXWY

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@ 26:00 w/ KQo on Q338 brd did you say you would bet/fold the turn if you get c/r'ed? I went back a few times and couldn't quit get what you were saying. So even on the river if you get c/r'ed you are always behind against these types?

@ 30:45 I agree w/ everything you say and would always fold against someone you can easily find a better spot. My question then, using your range and wanting %60+ we would then need JJ+ to call, correct? Also, I'd be more inclined, against this guy, to drop 88 and maybe even AQs which would then lower JJ to %58 against that range.

@ 45:00 99, if you can't call it off, would it be better to not have 3 bet?

@ 55:30 T9s, This guy has never 2 barreled air so I think you can safely c/f the turn if you hadn't c/r. Also, once you are called he could never have worse than a 9 here. He has no reason to suspect a c/r bluff and therefore I don't like the call on the river which seems like a milking bet from him cuz you'd never check an ace or a two pair hand on the turn so even though the price is right, I think you can fold the river. I also don't think this guy is on the level of, "I'm going to float the c/r and delay bluff the river." If he had 89 or worse, I think he checks the river, as well.

Really Nice video, TY!!!

Posted over 6 years ago

maumau

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very nice video - highlight of this season 4 me

Posted over 6 years ago

poon8855

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Honestly I thought you played this video like a limit holdem match. There were many times it looked like you were trying to get to cheap showdown.

For example, ~42min w/ QTo on AAJ, I cbet here every time. 1, if hes bluffing these paired boards often you can then go into calldown mode w/ your 88 hand 57min in. 2, it lets me get value when I do have an ace. Also agian 46 min, K8o, on 92A double suited, Good board to cbet, you have no showdown value! And he hasnt shown propensity to check raise you often, and he likely has nothing or a flush draw, 67, QT are not calling.

24min, QK, perfect

29min, I dont really see much value in calling J8s agiasnt him. I could see J9s, so I guess a suited 2 gapper is ok. I dunno, If it were me I'd probably just fold pf. If J8s is good enough to call isnt 89o good enough as well? ex ~37:22

at 45min I think 3betting or calling pf and calling 1 street on any flop is good. 3betting for value, or calling, and calling any flop bet cause villan seems to be firing one and giving up is fine.

I think the T9s is the worstly played hand in this episode (~52min) I like the pf call, but why agaisnt this opponent would you check raise? I guess your reasoning is that you thought you could get him off a weak king. This guy likes to fire one and give up. IMO this is an easy call, and if checked though on the turn, easy value bet on any river. I also dont agree that this is an easy stack off with 2nd pair. This guy is very passive so alarm bells go off in my head when hes 3betting. even though hes 70ish BB deep I dont think thats any reason to think hes gonna go nutzo w/ 55 here. Maybe if he was 20 bb deep he'd check shove A2 here but definatly not w/ 70bb. I dont really see how you came to the conclusion that 1/2 pot cbet is a bluff/weak king and that hes going crazy with a weak hand here.


While I do dissagree with alot of your play in this video, I do like how you go though your thought process. Honestly I think I learned a little bit on how a limit holdem player thinks and how NL and Limit holdem differ. I remember liking episode one and am open to disscussion. Looking forward to the next episode.

Posted over 6 years ago

danzasmack

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@ JAX

Yeah I think I can b/f the K there on each street. I don't think this guy is going to c/r me here w/a worse hand like ever.

I'll look @ my stove when I'm back on the windows

99 has value pf - his calling 3-bet range is different than his 4-bet range and we can play our hand profitably postflop.

W/9Ts I def like a turn c/f. On the river when he bets so small I'm maybe not getting enough of a price but I think there are enough missed gutshots in his range that a call isn't that bad. Fwiw just c/c this flop is pretty standard for me but I tried to mix it up with something different based on his bet sizes. I agree he's not going to float and delayed bluff BUT I do think he can "call and try and hit oh well now I guess I'll bluff". Thought maybe not 1 in 3 which is what I was looking for.

Posted over 6 years ago

danzasmack

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@ poon,

I think you bring up some great points.

I don't think he's bluffing these boards often. You talk about the A92fd flop that I check back with K8 and that's when I kinda said in the vid "hm @ this point if I see he is betting this turn every time my whole "check back and keep the pot small thing is horrible vs. this guy". But he didn't do it again and it didn't come up again.

The thing is vs. guys with shorter stacks and guys who call a ton out of the BB, I don't love to be in spots where I am forced to barrel twice. I think I only do it once in this ep and pick a specific board texture to do it. While A92 is a GREAT board texture, I also have Khi. There are no gutshots or anything for him to call me with and pretty much better hands are calling.

NOW, if I am checking flops and he is potting the turn regardless - I agree. Just c-bet when you miss and heck, check when you hit!

@ 29min J8s is way thin pf but this guy is relatively lp I won't see 2 big barrels a lot. You're right I should have talked about my pf decision a little more though. I no brainer J9s vs. him though.

The T9s - I think I explained my rationale. Never mentioned getting him off a king. He bet 1/2 pot and I put him basically on trash. If I c/c the turn goes check/check and river goes bet/fold. That had happened a few times. I elected to c/r and try and build a pot. The board was dry and I really liked the strength of my hand. I was making a value c/r and was off. Once he showed up with KQ it's easy to see how LP he is. But wait then he bombs out the 45o in the last hand. So I think I like my read that he was capable of spazzing off, though probably could have picked a better spot than that 9Ts. I just really liked the strength of my hand there.

Posted over 6 years ago

danzasmack

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~42min w/ QTo on AAJ, I cbet here every time. 1, if hes bluffing these paired boards often you can then go into calldown mode w/ your 88 hand 57min in. 2, it lets me get value when I do have an ace. Also agian 46 min, K8o, on 92A double suited, Good board to cbet, you have no showdown value! And he hasnt shown propensity to check raise you often, and he likely has nothing or a flush draw, 67, QT are not calling.



Good point on getting value when you have an A (by c-betting when you miss). Fwiw I would c-bet 67s here. But QT i have a gutter and don't mind a free one.

I think the big difference between this week and last was I assumed my opponent wasn't really going to adjust all to much and was kinda fixed in his way. While last week we set up a thinking opponent with specific plays (I am going to doing X so he thinks Y and then I'll stack him when Z) - this was more "don't try this vs. him because he does this".

Again great comments though!

Posted over 6 years ago

tufts

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I would have 100% 4-bet/called with TT when you were 3-bet early in the video. I just feel like he added chips almost for the purpose of reraising you. I was begging for you to do that. But, when I get in spots like these, I am prone to just call here too.

Posted over 6 years ago

Sandstone

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I've enjoyed these videos a lot. There isn't a ton of great HU stuff out there, so always glad to see more.

Since you asked: I'd prefer if you did a couple of live videos. I just find them more interesting to watch since you're forced to make decisions quicker, and it keeps the pace of the video from dragging.

Posted over 6 years ago

bottomset

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I love calling those spazz all-ins, and think you probably do have somewhere near 60% vs his range, its total trash a ton of the time, pretty rarely a dominating hand(AK is really the only one)

pause vid obv, pretty easy to get action at .5/1 shouldn't take more than a minute or 2

Posted over 6 years ago

poon8855

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Danzasmack,

I still have trouble completly understanding your rational in the T9 hand,

hero: $136.1
villan: $67.7

PF:Hero delt TSpade9Spade
Villain raises to $3
Hero calls $2

Flop: KClub2Spade9Heart
Villan bets $3
Hero raises $6 to $9
Villan Calls $6

I think this play has little EV because when he calls or raises he most certianly has better. If hes raising 40% of his hands, Poker Stove says that range is: 44+,A2s+,K2s+,Q4s+,J7s+,T7s+,97s+,87s,A3o+,K7o+,Q8o+,J8o+,T9o. I think that range is more like 22+,A2+,K2+,Q6+,J7+ with some connectors in there too.

The way hes playing i think he calls any pair of kings(k3) or nines(j9), JJ, QQ maybe 33-88 and raises 22, 99, KK, AA, K9 and folds everything else (86, Q5). He may slowplay a set here but that would make this play even worse.

Based on his previous play I dont see any reason hes going crazy post flop. Yes when you had AQ he 3bet shoved on you but that was pf. I may be wrong but just because someone showed a crazy move (once) preflop doesnt mean their going to go crazy postflop. So i am rather certian he will not 3bet you here with AQ or 55. I think the last hand where he has 45 on the 234 board shows that he needs at tp+ draw to raise. Also he check raised, not bet/3bet. Also when he check calls how do you know he doesnt have JJ or QQ?

In the long term wont you win more just check calling the flop, letting the turn check though and making a value bet on the river.

The main thing Im trying to figure out here is why it is +EV to check raise 2nd pair here and how and under what circumstances would i want to add this move to my play.

thanks

Posted over 6 years ago

danzasmack

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Def don't think he folds anything besides what you mentioned.

I think he can have some Ax and call. I think he also calls JT/QJ/QT.

Basically I felt that the way to max my value was to c/r there. Based on his bet size and the board texture, I felt if I c/c I win a tiny pot and that's about it. But I took a shot at winning a bigger pot.

Just c/c'ing this flop is FINE. I do not love my play here but I took a stab. What you should be looking for is bet sizing, c-bet frequency, and board texture.

Like I said, after I showed up with KQ here I kinda realized his betting size was more random than anything else.

Posted over 6 years ago

Trammac

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I dont like replayed videos. I would love to see live recorded, cause here u know how the hand went on and can sound preetz sure about some decisions that i dont think they would sound like that in live recordings...

Posted over 6 years ago

poon8855

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I dont mean to harp on the T9s hand but after watching episode 2 of unconventional wisdom, I think the best adustment to this player would bet check calling the flop, then leading the turn for maybe 2/3, and check folding the river. Probably best way to get value IMO.

Its these moves that I dont make, or understand yet that really make me think about poker and become a better player.

Posted over 6 years ago

ole

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hi,

nice video. which video is the one about flop textures you are refering to in here?

thanks
ole

Posted about 6 years ago

iwinflips92

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Time Link to 01:01:36

Why aren't you worried about pocket pairs that can call your pre-flop raise? Aren't low pocket pairs in his calling range pre-flop as well?

Thanks

Posted almost 4 years ago



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