April 05, 2011

Grindcore's videos are amazing

I have now banned myself online so now I play live for a few hours after I finish work for the day and everything is going good. I have been working my way through the 'Thin Red Grind' and the 'Thin Red Line' and they are both amazing series, seriously check those out. I have been finding a lot more spots where it is a profitable to bluff and its 100% due to those series. Stuff like when you check back the flop in a multiway and then someone donks the turn and you know that if they check the river they will fold 100% of the time (villain dependent). This stuff is especially useful in live cash because everyone plays so straight forward that its very easy to know exactly where they are at. 

Posted By ZOMGDavidCarradine at 09:32 AM


Tags: Live


ravenjetbyrne posted on April 05, 2011 at 15:00 PM


intresting will check them out
i must admit ive stopped trying to bluff the donks,and im not convinced that its atually profitable to do so,,,videos like krantz ect,they push there equity so hard,but i guess it depends on the level you play,the lower,the better it is just to bet for value

ZOMGDavidCarradine posted on April 05, 2011 at 22:05 PM


I don't think it good to be raising pre with trash 95% of the time in a game full of bad players as the number of flops you see and how often you get to showdown will make it unprofitable. What Grindcore really focuses on is adjusting to individual players and not playing everything the same way against everyone. Obviously the majority of players in the majority of spots at 25NL are loose passive and are going to be calling a lot therefore you should not bluff and just try to value bet as thin as possible. However, there are going to be spots where their range is so weak and your perceived range is so strong that they have to fold.

For example I was playing a 1/2 game and a guy who had straddled utg c/r'ed me on a J83r flop having flatted my raise pre. Given his style the only hands he could conceivable have were 88, 33 and bluffs with bluffs being the biggest part of his range. Therefore I could raise any two cards in that spot and show a profit.
This is contrast to playing a huge nit who never bluffs where 3betting there is obviously a really bad play.

Knowing when and how to deviate from your standard abc game can hugely increase your WR and it is what Grindcore really focuses on.

starpowah posted on April 10, 2011 at 20:49 PM


Every time I read "Thin Red Line" I want to watch that first episode again!


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