Danzasmack and Hypnotic review a live play video Hypnotic made. He's playing 1 table at small stakes while the boys break down the play by play.
Danzasmack and DC member Hypnotic team up to teach the game of Heads Up from the microstakes perspective. Danzasmack teaches Hypnotic all he can grasp within 8 weeks.
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Thanks! Have I played you? don't take my yenz, please
not HU, but a few 100 2/4 6max. You're definatelly one of the better players on that limit (and up?), so like you said on you own videos: no need to play, there are far worse opponents
From the way he had been playing up to that point, i think 3betting on the flop in the KTo-hand would be better, as he was hammering away pretty relentlessly whenever he raised. But great vid!
I've played you some on ipoker hypnotic. Never HU tho, as people with mtg-nicks usually know what they're doing, so there'll be better spots.
fwiw, I had a note on you that you called down a bit too much, so i could valuebet pretty light. But you are def. one (of the few ) capable players in these limits on ipoker.
Good point. I do agree that this would have been a good player to put a lot of action in early because of his ability to go nuts a bit.
I also tend to avoid MTG nickname players. Most of them are used to studying a card game to get better so they do it with poker, too. Good note and accurate note on me imo!
The T9s hand: I agree with Chuck that just calling down the flop 3bet is better. The problem with capping and bet/calling down the turn is that you are giving yourself a bit of reverse implied odds, in that you get one additional small bet from your line when you have the best hand and it holds up, but you risk losing an extra 3 small bets (the flop cap bet plus a turn check/raise bet) when you are behind.
The 92o hand and later the 84s hand: I don't think betting out and then calling down a raise at any point in the hand is a good general way to play bottom pair in a limped pot. The 92o hand it's good to fold when the wheel draw comes in; but in general, bottom pair is better at catching bluffs then it is at getting value unless your opponent is so bad that he will routinely call down K high or Q high or peel to the river with junk, especially if you know what to do on the river (either c/f b/c he never bluffs or c/c b/c he always bluffs).
The 62o hands: definite fold in the BB and I think it is a fold on the button in the low limit games where your opponent is going to go too far with his hands and you're paying a high relative rake.
The 76o hand: On the 45Q-Q-A board, after you barreled the flop and turn, you absolutely have to barrel this river. He could easily have a busted straight draw (that may or may not beat you) or just a single spade that caught a flush draw on the turn. Given how aggressively he has played his one pair hands, he doesn't have a 5 or a Q and probably doesn't have a 4. He likely doesn't have an A as he gives away his preflop hand strength by raising preflop with his better hands and limping with his junky hands.
The KTo hand: I disagree with you and Chuck about waiting for the turn. You absolutely have to gas it with a 3bet on the flop. Anytime you have a hand that will still want to put in more action if you face another reraise later in the hand, you should should consider fastplaying it right away.
The A4o hand: The turn check/raise is marginal because you don't do that well against his range of hands that continue since you lose to a lot of Ax hands and you're getting 3bet by 6x. I like the turn c/r if you think you might be inducing your opponent to rebluff spew or if he is going to call down with K high and maybe even Q high.
The 55 hand: Definitely fold turn. If he wanted to bluff, he would have bet the flop.
The J6s hand: Well played, river is gross but a definite pot odds call given what you know about this opponent.
The A8o hand: Probably a fold because he bets with bottom pairs for thin value / turn made hand into bluff. He probably doesn't know what he is doing, but his strategy makes thin A high calldowns much less profitable.
The K5o hand: Betting the 876-2 turn after the flop is checked through, you're really not getting any better hands to fold, so there's not much value in your bet. I'd consider checking and calling, and then reevaluating on the river. (I'd also check/raise some pairs for value in this spot.)
The J6o hand: On the 5K5-J-9 board with the missed flush draw, this is a definite spot to check to induce.
The 98s hand: On the 865-6-8 board, you absolutely cannot bet/fold. His passive line is completely inconsistent with him having 8x or 6x. I don't hate a value bet, but this is another spot to consider checking to induce.
The A4s hand: Finally, a successful check to induce! You need to think more about other spots to check to induce other than just ace high though, as Chuck has really emphasized.
Overall, if I had to level one criticism of your play in this session, I think you played too much level 0 poker, focusing primarily on the strength of your hand and not giving enough thought to your opponent's hand range. Sometimes, level 0 poker tells you what to do, e.g. folding your T3o on the J65 flop after he has 3bet preflop. But decisions about whether to value bet or induce bluffs are based on a combination of your hand strength *and* your opponent's range. The more weighted your opponent's range is to bluffs, the more you should give him rope to bet his junk. The more weighted your opponent's range is to weak hands with showdown value, the more you need to pound on him with your hands that have decentish+ showdown value.
Sorry I have been away a bit. Been a busy little stretch for me. Sweetjazz, thanks for the awesome post. I will go back and watch the video and make some comments on what you wrote. I appreciate your comments. I agree for sure that I was playing my hand value and at a 0 level a lot this session.
Grant, I would love to! I have never even played a single hand in a casino. I want to try it out. I will be heading back to the motherland for a visit this year at some point so we will do it up!
Hey guys, this was a really great episode.
I especially want to say great discussion on that A8o hand where you and Chuck disagreed about the proper link (vbet turn and check down or check back turn to call river). You both did a good job presenting your arguments.
I am checking back turn and folding river unimproved. If he's on a bluff, why would he donk the flop and then check on the perfect bluffing card on the turn? To me his play looks like a weak pair that is afraid of betting again on the scary turn. Obviously he's not folding it.