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    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Get a review on your session by one of our experienced coaches! The video will be released in our video section and can have a huge impact on your skills.


      Post in this thread and tell us what subjects you miss in our strategy section. Tell us for what subject we don't have any or not enough information. Provide a link to a sample hand or a strategy discussion about the missing subject. Explain why we need information about the subject.

      Your PokerStrategy team.

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      Ok guys. Thank you for your effort. After reading through your posts we decided to give the opportunity to get a review video on their own session to sirildion and lilprincess.

      Please both of you tell us what type of poker you play and what limits.

      Thanks everybody
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    • mintjelly
      mintjelly
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      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      I think this site and it's members could use some Heads Up articles and videos.
      It's a very challenging and fun aspect of poker and is extremely beneficial to have in your arsenal if you play SNG's or MTT's. I have read some articles and books on HU in the past but would definitely love to see PokerStrategy's take on it as all of your other info is sound and has helped to improve my game.

      Best Regards,

      MJCall me Mint Jelly, 'cause I'm on the lam! -- Abe Simpson
    • brian997
      brian997
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      Joined: 07.04.2008 Posts: 475
      In my opinion, what is really missing is specific situational play for SSS players. Most people will say HU play, but please realize that the majority of people who post on the boards are not necessarily the number of people who read the strategy articles provided by PokerStrategy.com. The reason I think that this is important is the fact that the Short Stack Strategy is probably PokerStategy.com's single largest played strategy (ie. more people play it than BSS or SNG's).
      For some, it provides merely a stepping stone to building a small bankroll so that they may play Big Stack Strategy. For others (myself included) SSS provides a way to build a large bankroll. I feel more comfortable playing short-stacked, and over about 40k hands my personal winrate is higher playing 12 tables of SSS than playing 4-6 tables of BSS.

      Now as to the missing subject, I feel an article on very specific situations would be helpful. Although I play about 1k hands per day, everyday I see new situations that I haven't seen before. I have recently gone through a very thorough review of my hands played and noticed a few situations in which I am losing money, even though I am following the SHC. For instance, look at this situation:

      Hero is in the late position with JJ. UTG has limped in and a player in the middle position raises to 5xBB.
      According to the SHC the hero should raise 3xRaise (which is 15BB), and since this is more than half the hero's stack so he goes all-in for 20BB. According to the SHC this is the correct play.
      Now here is the interesting part. If we put middle position on raising the top 20% of starting hands (66+, A4s+, K8s+, Q9s+, J9s+, T9s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+), then there is a likely chance that he is holding at least one card which has a higher value than our own (ie and A, K, or Q). Also, if we put the UTG player on limping the top 30% of hands (55+, A2s+, K5s+, Q7s+, J8s+, T8s+, 98s, A7o+, A5o, K9o+, Q9o+, J9o+), now there is a very good chance that one of those players holds a card which could beat the hero's jacks.
      This is confirmed by Equilator. Running this exact situation shows (preflop) that Hero is going to win 40%, UTG wins 28% and middle wins 32%.
      Sure, statistics are all in good, but what about the real world?
      Well according to my database, I have been in this situation, or one similar to it, 17 times. 3 times I have been folded to preflop. The other 14 times it has gone to a showdown. I have won 5 times, sp 1, and lost 8 times. Now, some people may say that this sample is too small (and I agree, partially), but it does show something interesting. Perhaps in this particular situation it would be better for the Hero to fold than to reraise all-in?
      For me, I have lost exactly 20xBB's playing this situation according to the SHC. When you include the rake on the winning hands, that is an additional 4xBB's lost.


      I know that there are many other situations like this, but it would be really hard to right an article like this. Also, this article would definitely be an advanced article (probably Gold level), as you would not want someone who hasn't played a lot of hands to start modifying the SHC until they have a really good feel for the game.
      I could show a few other situations were the SHC makes the complicated world of poker a little too simple.

      I know some people won't agree with me on this, but SSS isn't just for begineers, there are some extremely analytically complicated situations that could be delved into. I feel that this would be an excellent area for PS to expand their strategy section into.

      -Brian
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 2,410
      Its pretty obvious what articles are missing. We need HU articles and videos, and MTT videos. The major one is the HU content imo. I know my winrate in SnG's could be much higher, If only I could improve my HU play. There is threads all over the forum, were people are mentioning the HU play. This should be the main priority imo.
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      MTTs and HU would be so very nice. maybe a MTT vid with first 40 mins, mid 40 mins, and final table 40 mins would be rly nice
    • camicio
      camicio
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      Joined: 25.04.2008 Posts: 118
      HU strategy for sit&go's.
      Normal NL HU cash games are probably too complicated for pokerstrategy to write the tons of articles that would be needed to explain it, and players will still need to read a lot from other sources like books even if there are some articles about it here.
      Also, HU in sit&go's usually are either in the 0-10 big blinds zone for which you use ICM or in the 10-30 big blinds zone, so it's less complicated than a 50-100 big blinds NL HU cash game. HU in SnG's also happen often and playing them good increases your ROI.
    • shloogy
      shloogy
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      Joined: 02.04.2008 Posts: 263
      SSS w\out topping to 20bb.just dont working on nl50 and above, especially when tbl avg is 20% vp.also, its just doesnt make sense topping from 15 to 20bb and than cash out when 25bb, and of course if u have topped it twice or more.

      HU is irelevent.HU is usually stats from NL50 which requires a 2500% bankroll.first and more important is to get there, than decide where to advance - either stepping up the limits or changing game like SH ,SNG HU etc.
    • sirilidion
      sirilidion
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      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 1,575
      Definatly MTT is missing. When I ask about is the coaches say it is more like playing bss then sng. which is kinda wierd considiring how many fish push or call with a wide variaty of hands. Which makes playing aggresive kinda dangerous. Stealing and raising in position is possible some times but then again it all depends from who. Then there is the difference of types of tournament to consider of course the freeze-out being the most popular, but rebuy, shoot-outs and qualifiers are also often played. How does you're strategy changes considering the players on you're table there stack, you're stackthe blind-level and how many people are still left in the tournament. Could TribunCeasar not make a video of the next battle of the donkeys or a sunday million when he plays one. Also I like to know if the amount of chips and the speed of the blindslevels have any influance in the strategy that you play. And what about bankrollmanagement considering the high variance factor for them is even a 50 buy-in high enough.
    • Optroot
      Optroot
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      Joined: 11.05.2008 Posts: 250
      The strategy section that is missing the most is definately PL Omaha. We have just received one video, which was a blessing, but there is definately more that needs to be done. I would love to see more videos and more coachings for omaha, because omaha can improve all aspects of other poker games aswell. Its important to have a dynamic community that is versitile in its playing stregths not just focused on one game. PLO is the next most common after NL and FL hold'em, and therefore should get some credit!
    • hrvoje07
      hrvoje07
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      Joined: 01.05.2008 Posts: 35
      I think that MTT video like this one would be really cool (cause its easiest to make when u consider the time it takes to play one mtt)
      *edit by TribunCaesar: please don't post such links
    • lilprincess
      lilprincess
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      Joined: 13.05.2008 Posts: 2,549
      HU cash game is an area that clearly deserves content, both videos and articles. Since its such a wide subject there are heaps for things to learn, playing against every type of player, different strategies including raising 100% btn, limping 100% button, betsizing, bluff frequencies, ...
      It can be very profitable since you can get yourself a fish that won't give his money to any other player, and you don't have to play against regs.

      I basically completely disagree with shloogy, getting to 2.5K takes dedication and some grinding at the lowest limits, but I thnik 2.5K is where it really starts to get interesting, and HU cash game should really be an alternative to consider since game selection is so easy and knowing how to play HU will help anyway in any other type of game since it develops hand reading and bluffing skills a lot.

      I posted a HU match against a maniac in 2+2(since they got a HH replayer which btw ps should try and buy a licence of or implement from scratch) that is linked to in my blog, here's the link.
      http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showthread.php?p=5050515#post5050515

      an advanced hand reading articles series in SH NL would be great. Basically how to narrow ranges of different types of opponents. It would have to discuss lines, betting patterns, board textures, and of course how to act accordingly, mostly when to make loose calls and maybe when to make some fancy moves like under/overbetting, check/shoving river.

      there are a few sample hands in my blog that exemplify things I am looking for.

      Also deepstack poker unless I am mistaken is a pretty lacking area. Since a lot of sites have made available deep tables, I think it would be pretty useful. How to adjust opening/calling3betting/4betting ranges, and postflop game too, like playing draws, overpairs, things like that.
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 2,410
      OMFG, How the hell did I forget about the sportsbook articles?????? These are a must for in the future! and if you could work on getting strategypoints when I place a bet on Betfair, that would be awsome!!!!

      Sportsbook section is an absolute must, guys!!! This has got to be the next section out!
    • Tosh5457
      Tosh5457
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      Joined: 18.01.2008 Posts: 3,062
      Heads-up articles are a must I think, because I believe if we have an edge on the opponent (even on HU cash table) we can extract more money than on FR or even 6-max...

      And the second one iswhat lilprincess said:

      an advanced hand reading articles series in SH NL would be great. Basically how to narrow ranges of different types of opponents. It would have to discuss lines, betting patterns, board textures, and of course how to act accordingly, mostly when to make loose calls and maybe when to make some fancy moves like under/overbetting, check/shoving river.
      More articles on SH, specially on hand reading (much more difficult than on
      Full ring) and how to play post-flop accordingly. I think SH is way more profitable than FR, because there are worse players and it's easier to isolate fishes.

      So I think HU and SH articles are a must, they're very profitable with an edge on our opponents, so we need strategies to have that edge!
    • debelinko
      debelinko
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      Joined: 11.04.2007 Posts: 182
      I prposed this before:
      It would be really insightful (and also fun to watch :D ), if two coaches would play HU, and then both create videos of their own with commentary and everything, so we could see the HU match from both perspectives.
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Originally posted by debelinko
      I prposed this before:
      It would be really insightful (and also fun to watch :D ), if two coaches would play HU, and then both create videos of their own with commentary and everything, so we could see the HU match from both perspectives.
      There is actually such a video in German with kobeyard and atuerke :)
    • debelinko
      debelinko
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      Joined: 11.04.2007 Posts: 182
      Originally posted by SoyCD
      Originally posted by debelinko
      I prposed this before:
      It would be really insightful (and also fun to watch :D ), if two coaches would play HU, and then both create videos of their own with commentary and everything, so we could see the HU match from both perspectives.
      There is actually such a video in German with kobeyard and atuerke :)
      O RLY?

      Gotta see that, although my german is a bit rusty... :P
    • Micky08
      Micky08
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      Joined: 08.07.2008 Posts: 30
      We gotta get some HU vids here. And some coaches too. I was thinking about paying for coaching from xSCWx on 2+2 but maybe if there are some good vids and caches here I won't
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Ok guys. Thank you for your effort. After reading through your posts we decided to give the opportunity to get a review video on their own session to sirildion and lilprincess.

      Please both of you tell us what type of poker you play and what limits.

      Thanks everybody
    • lilprincess
      lilprincess
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      Joined: 13.05.2008 Posts: 2,549
      [x]zomg
      [x]i have played (serisouly) up to 100nl but I am currently rebuilding at 50nl 6-max and HU
      [ ]i am good at HU

      so I wonder, I'm not sure a session review of a 6-max session could hugely improve my game(ok that sounds a little arrogant), because I beat 50nl for 5.5bb/100 without really thinking, and if i didn't go into spewing sprees from time to time I would have a megawinrate imo. A 100nl session would have been great, but I currently don't feel very comfortable playing that limit with only 30BI because I dont want to risk instadestroying my roll. ( anyway right now I would probably play it scared or spewy, and both are pretty bad)

      So basically what I am saying is a HU 50nl session review would be great, is that possible ?
    • sirilidion
      sirilidion
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      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 1,575
      wow, this is really great! I play the $ 11 SNG's
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