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Poker Vlog Episode four: Obtaining Owned at two/three NLH





A poker hand assessment and evaluation of a two/three NLH session I played on March 28th. Matters did not go my way and I missing various large pot, including three in opposition to the similar opponent. I go about how I played every hand and how/if I could have played every hand much better.

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  1. J10s hand u shoulda double barreled the turn

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  2. You're taking far too high variance routes, against low stakes players – let them make the mistakes, rather than taking these worse than coinflips.

    Watched a number of videos now and you're taking very high variance routes with limited information, such as re-raising massive pre-flop to isolate EP raisers, in EP or MP yourself, when you don't yet know what other hands are in play and then being "priced in," as you call it, into making marginal or bad calls. Yes, you have the odds to call a 4b sometimes, but that's because you've got yourself in a shitty spot with the second-best hand by bloating the pot to the extent you can't fold.

    Would encourage you to think about the hands that your large 3b sizing is actually getting called by, such as when you're doing it here with AJo/A10s – I reckon you're folding out worse hands and leaving in those that own you. Likewise when jamming AK. Why not play deceptively sometimes and let bad players own themselves with worse aces?

    Your 3b range is far too large – and your 3b strategy seems like a big leak in your game in general; it should be comprised of nutted hands and a few suited hands that you can't call with (bluffs, to balance out your 3b range). Instead you have a typical flat calling range also in your 3bing range, making it huge and also making large pots where you're getting reverse implied odds against hands that call your 3b and giving yourself tough decisions when people play back at you.

    I'd imagine that it's fairly easy to play balanced against your approach here. I would nit up in particular and min-4b you with a fairly large frequency in position. I would 3b your opens a fair bit from the blinds, and also slowplay big hands since you seem to overplay hands postflop.

    You're perhaps assigning too much credence to other players' image and playing too much based on that also. Yes, your obviously good at thinking about the maths on the spot, but you're using it to make very marginal plays when bad players are unlikely to be playing with worse.

    Take the analysis at the end of this video. The range you're assigning is a check/calling range, not "a call PFR in BB, calling a large bet on the flop and the leading turn range" – on top of that, you're calculating your equity on the basis that all these hands will call your all in. When he donk bets turn to ensure you GII on the river, his range is so much more nutted than what you're assigning here.

    You can take away anything that isn't a better ace, two pair, a set, or a very strong combo draw. But does a combo draw donk bet turn, even, given that he gives himself worse odds than XX, and he gets even worse odds if he has to call a shove?

    Because of stack depth, I think you have to fold turn, but if you were deeper we could peel on the turn and call brick rivers.

    But it all starts pre: how can you get away from this profitably when you're sizing 5x pre with 50BBs. If you can't buy in for 100, I don't think you can open A10o from MP profitably.

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  3. Love your detailed explanation of strategy.

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  4. In the video you have two flush draws on the turn with the A10 hand. Then when you put it in poker cruncher you switched the Ace of clubs on the flop.and.put that in your hand and put the 10 of hearts in?

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  5. Nice content. Thanks for uploading. Hope more is to come. Not sure how the casinos where you play feel about recording at the table but would like to see some live action as well. If you have ever thought of coaching i think you would be good at it based on the way you break down your hand analysis in your vlog. Keep up the good work.

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  6. Im almost always raising donk bets at this level especially with any equity (even better for nuts equity). Most people are trying to "see where they are at."

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  7. i went to oceans 11 back in 2006 love that place

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  8. One thing is 100% clear

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  9. First hand you go all in with Jack high.. No way any good player would fold an ace, especially if you just call the flop.

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  10. U have to adjust to live low limited player. Some of your move clearly are not optimal against live fish

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  11. I like your ISO with AJo but your sizing is WAY too big (5x 3-bet). Notice how your raise size committed you to any sized 4bet.

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  12. Should table change, that guy had your number it happens, and he plays so bad u want to win so bad to play to showdown

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  13. Bad Day At Black Rock

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  14. wowza. ask for a table change

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  15. Really enjoying the vlog and your analytical approach, keep up the great work.

    FWIW, I think you mistyped the formula for the equity required for that last all-in (you forgot to include your own bet in the denominator), although you calculated it correctly otherwise at 36% (110/302).

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  16. I believe the formula at 10:00 is off.

    Great vids man. Really loving the mathematics behind all of your decisions.

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