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Worst bad beat ever with AA
Just watched it again, it doesn't get old
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
tough spot with 10s on final table of nightly 5.50 3k
Agree with Village and Clarkson. I'd flat my value range here most of the time unless villain had a wide 4b/f range (in which case we should 3b to 5b since he's going to fold to the 5b a huge % of the time). But he'd have to 4betting light here 65-75% of the time or more for me to want to 3b/5b.
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
Facing donk and second barrel from nit TPGK
idk man...enough people spaz that I can't fold that turn - especially if you've been active. I peel turn and fold river if he bets again. I realize he's a rock, but if that's 66 hands at 10/20 to 100/200, it's possible that he's just really tight pre ante and might be a very TAG player and not a super rock. There's really not much in his range that you should beat, but I don't think you can rule out a stupid line at these stakes often enough to find a fold on the turn. I suppose there's nothing wrong with folding since I don't think it's going to be all that profitable to call and getting ...
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
Flips make me sick.........
No offense, but your AA example is stupid. But to answer it, yes I'd fold since I think ICM makes it fold since you'd get 5-8 ladders automatically and AA vs 8 hands isn't going to win that often. Anyway, I realize you just threw in a random example and I won't give you any more crap about it. On to the actual question...it's a simple yet complicated question. In short, yes, part of playing tournaments is realizing that you're going to have to get into a lot of allin situations with between 40 and 60% equity. You have to win flips to win tournaments. That said, there's a few things worth ...
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
Bustout hand on the bubble of venetian bigstack
Yeah, agree that it's a good jam. In very rare circumstances, I could rationalize a r/f but only if the remaining players were super tight and would NEVER shove without TT+, AK and also would rarely flat. It's just too rare to get those situations, so should be shoving 95%+ of the time
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
Short and long-term goals.
Goals are great. I would recommend making your short-term goals process oriented vs outcome oriented. In other words, focus on the factors you can control since the results should follow from that. To deviate a bit from poker and into management theory, goals should be SMART -- the acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely (or something close to that). Making goals along these lines is advocated in management/leadership training materials, but it's also applicable to poker. Basically, makes goals that are specific to improving areas of weakness, design a ...
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
We ever folding?
Agree with gags, there's just sooooooo many outs that it's near impossible for me to fold.
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tyson219
Sep 30th, 2014
Turbo MTT short stack spot
+1 With respect to the range, there's a couple things to note. First, people at these stakes are bad and will 3x fold. Second, some people will 3x their entire shove range to make it appear stronger. You definitely run into TT+/AJ+, but you also get folds and run into weaker hands often enough that combined with the dead money in the pot you can profitably get it in here
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tyson219
Sep 27th, 2014
Upset that PokerStars dropped Team Pros
Doc -- Stars doesn't owe these players anything. They were poker players who were successful. Stars gave them a contract and allowed them to reap additional benefits in return for promoting the site. And now, those deals have run their course and the deals are over. It's not "wrong" of Stars to make that choice P.S. You definitely don't understand business.
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tyson219
Sep 27th, 2014
3 hands from a 5.50 r
I think that's the wrong 85o hand, but fwiw, that's a fold as well. You should shove ~30% of hands there -- not ATC
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tyson219
Sep 26th, 2014
How gross is this table?
That's a ridiculous table. Pretty sure the entire 500r was absurd
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tyson219
Sep 25th, 2014
Borgata wpt hand
wait...you're using 22 in the UTG+1 calling range for a 35bb shove'
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tyson219
Sep 25th, 2014
Borgata wpt hand
lol, i know. surprised we haven't seen open shove yet
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tyson219
Sep 25th, 2014
This is how I lose every tournament...
Automatic instashove. As pryamid mentioned, you put yourself into these spots by getting down to a few bbs. Accumulate chips and build stacks early to avoid being in this spot.
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tyson219
Sep 25th, 2014
AJ tp facing turn over bet shove
Agree with virus re: pre. I'm fine peeling -- you can also induce squeezes/reshoves behind that are relatively wide and get it in vs them. But, if you peel that stack, you have to be getting it in when you flop that strong. Definitely calling the turn shove. He can shove here with some Ax hands, but also lots of draws, some air, etc. I really doubt most people overshove turn with AK/AQ here since he might want to induce you to call one more street with worse hands. I don't think you're crushed here very often. Regarding flop line, idk. I kind of like flatting since we occasionally get him ...
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
TT final 2 tables facing 4-bet
I can't imagine 3b/f. You may not think you look crazy, but 39/29/7 looks crazy enough to me that I'd expect a competent villain to be getting it in with most of his opening range. I realize given the sizing in this spot it's unlikely to be light, but I still think he can do this with hands like AK and we cant be folding. Basically, villain seems agg and competent. You seem super agg and TT is just a hand that needs to get it in when 5 handed and 25bbs effective. I'd considering flatting 66-88/99 because it doesn't play as well against his 4b range, although 5 handed I'd probably just ...
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
Borgata wpt hand
Gags -- your thoughts and results'
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
Upset that PokerStars dropped Team Pros
If the benefits of paying Team Pros (additional traffic/marketing that eventually drives additional rake) doesn't outweigh the costs (sponsoring for events, payments, etc), it makes perfect sense for Stars to let them go. Team Pros largely perform a marketing role for Stars from my point of view. If they aren't returning enough benefits, it's time to let them go and re-invest in other forms of marketing to attract new players. I have no problem with these guys being let go and Stars spending money on different people/players or other avenues altogether as they attempt to bring new people to ...
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
When spots are obvious and you get owned
well, I'd say it's a pretty bad spot to reshove. what is your reshove range there -- ATC' If villain has seen you do crazy stuff like that before, it's an easy snap with any Ax hand for him since he can basically assume you're reshipping ATC. He still has to worry about the button, but if button is opening often enough for you to reshove 84o, A8 should be doing fine against the button range.
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
3 hands from a 5.50 r
1) Meh, I don't shove there. Sure, it's profitable, but I don't find shoving 15+20bbs optimal in most situations. It's a soft field, I really don't think the only spots you're going to get are open shoving 20bbs. If the blinds are tighter, they aren't reshoving many worse hands on you and you should get the open through often enough. Also, there's other ways to play that type of stack by altering your opening sizes and/or limping, so I wouldn't think of this spot in such a narrow way as r/f or open shove. I'd do math to compare options, but I hate reviewing stuff on BOOM and not having the ...
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
Deepstacks Bike hand advice
Haha, fair enough. Reship it is. I guess that makes some sense since people will make bad folds and probably won't reshove very often, if at all, with AJ or worse
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
optimal range?
I'm not tapping or kicking. I'm simply warning people not to try this because as a strategy, it won't work and won't be profitable over any reasonable sample. edit: Also, fyi -- the larger the field the less often it will work since it requires you to win more allin situations, which based on the shipping ranges are typically going to be doing poorly. you're even further behind the deeper you are given how the penalty for being behind changes as stack depth increases
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
optimal range?
You negate the most important factors in poker when you play that way -- namely, position and relative stacks. I have no "proof", but would be more than happy to wager heavily it can't be profitable over a reasonably large sample.
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
Overplaying pocket Aces?
What are you talking about' Flipping isn't possible with AA... if your question is should we ever want to not get in AA pre...the answer is no. We always want to get it in pre if we can get villains to do so.
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
Hero Folding 3rd Set on River in 3bet Pot?!
I don't understand your turn line. You 3b pre and flop a set and get a caller on that board. Why are you slowing down' Are you afraid of QJ' I'd bet turn every time for value and call off if villain jams. I don't see most villains folding AK here and you can definitely get at least 2 streets from AQ maybe AJ. You can also get value from any broadway diamond hands that villain has like KQdd, KJdd, KTdd, etc. If you run into AA or TT, it's just a cooler. QJ is plausible, As played, I'd probably fold since most semi bluffs got there and I don't think many Ax hands just mash the river. edit: ...
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
optimal range?
You won't win long-term with that open ship strategy
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tyson219
Sep 24th, 2014
Deepstacks Bike hand advice
The issue for me with providing advice on this hand is that "pretty nitty" isn't very helpful. What makes him nitty' Has he been shortstacked and handcuffed' Was table aggro and his position/stack forced him to tighten up' Or was he only playing premium hands and not active in unopened pots in LP' The only question that really matters here is: what's the villains shoving range' Without more info on villain and some gameflow, it's a bit hard to be as precise as is needed with a spot like this. Villain shoves 16bbs -- even for a nitty player I'd put him on a range of at least 66+, ATs+, AJo+, ...
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tyson219
Sep 23rd, 2014
how many times is this shove good ... almost folded here
QJ looks good. It's a bit gross, but there's enough realllly bad players in those fields that you can call down with top pair good kicker and be good often enough to be profitable. 88 is close. Need more info on villain. I'd lean towards fold since the 4x looks strong and people that 4x often limp with weaker hands like 22-55/66. So I don't think you're going to get folds here very often and when you play this hand, it has to be with the intent to 3b/c. I think villains range is going to be a lot of 99-JJ (maybe 99+) and AQ/AK. It's a little too deep to get it in against his range, so I'd ...
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tyson219
Sep 23rd, 2014
Weird Spot with marginal holding
Fold pre. Flatting 65s when 23bbs effective is a losing recipe -- especially to a 3x pre. As played, i don't know. No reads makes it tough. Does villain shove AK here' Is he scared player that might shove 77+' It's a guessing game and you're crushing over cards but only have 35% equity against bigger pairs. I really don't see too many people shoving medium pairs here, so I'd probably shrug and call. The most important advice to take away from this hand is this: the easiest way to play spots like this is to not get yourself into spots like this. It's easily avoidable and we should make ...
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tyson219
Sep 23rd, 2014
Overplaying pocket Aces?
Once you get 3b and then cold called, just 4b. You're likely going to get 1 of them to call and it's better than playing AA oop in a 3 way pot.
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tyson219
Sep 23rd, 2014