Modern Poker [Coaching] w/ TwiceT & Manu

    • TwiceT
      Joined: 15.07.2007 Posts: 4,796

      Heyho Boys & Girls! TwiceT back on the [Coaching] Mic!

      At my age it gets hard to keep track of all the questions and strategy concepts around so Manu will be our Co-Host :f_cool: Pleno said we have to maintain those high educational standards that have been developed over the last years and he cannot risk letting me do coachings all alone :f_biggrin:

      As the title suggests, we will not focus on one game (format) specifically but rather on a wide variety of topics ranging from NLHE SH to HU PLO and general issues regarding our Poker Mindset. We will occasionally invite guests for games we don't play on a high level ourselves (e.g. SNGs, 5CD ...). While I personally started out playing SNGs and could consider myself a shark in 2008 I would probably be crushed these days by all those lawyers-turned-SNG-pros like Tim.

      Most of our focus will be on NLHE SH though as I expect most of our audience to play this particular game. The coaching will take place twice (bi-weekly = bi-winning) a month and you can decide what we should focus on by posting ITT. I am open to any suggestions, we could even discuss live games if there is enough interest. As a default setup we will coach NLHE SH.

      The coachings will be on sunday evening, the first session is going to be on June 9th. What we haven't decided yet is the time slot the coachings should take place in. There are two options to choose from and we wanted to ask you what you'd prefer:

      18:00 - 19:30 or 22:00 - 23:30, CET that is.

      It would be great if you could post your preferred time ITT. I am fine with both options, just keep in mind that overtimes are easier done in the last slot as we cannot block the twitch account if there are coachings afterwards. However, I do understand 22:00 + is quite late for old chaps like JB who need their well deserved beauty sleep before the start of another nerve-wrecking week.
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    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897

      As you remember, we took some notes from all the stuff that was discussed last time. I will try to do this everytime (as long as it makes sense) and post them afterwards in this thread so you can have some summary everytime of what has been already discussed.

      Monday 27th May coaching - TwiceT is back!

      - flatting UTG and MP raises in SB and BB:
      - SB vs BB different, player behind in BB, different range
      - tight in SB (tight is right, obv :P )
      - avatar, stacks, tables played, etc, all are reads
      - general assumption of the field, since you play a lot of that stake

      - 3betting range vs MP:
      - polarised
      - change vs regs with dynamics

      - NL50 Stars Zoom winrate:
      - 5bb/100 is great after gathering a good sample plus adding RB

      - GTO opinion:
      - probably still not the best for NL100 and below;
      - play GTO where people are unexploitable as well or where we don't know any leaks
      - we still want to find leaks, induce mistakes, etc.

      - 3bet strategy vs UTG in Zoom 6max in blinds:
      - usually don't 3bet vs UTG (tight on average)
      - most people don't abuse enough
      - helps our calling range to flat the premiums as well, esp vs good players

      - open UTG, 3bet from BB, 4bet or flat:
      - not too many strict rules in general
      - always adjust, be flexible, adapt as much as possible
      - vs who? we can disguise range if we are perceived capped when we falt so opponent can make a mistake by spewing postflop

      - NL to PLO:
      - very different games
      - need good mindset and network to learn (friends, PokerStrategy vids, etc.)
      - need a clear plan (income, time spent studying, playing and so on)

      - preparing mentally:
      - not really prepare
      - better have stricter rules in BRM
      - swingy, nothing else you can do, just play your best

      - overbets NL25-NL50:
      - usually gain FE vs regs
      - mostly value, maybe super strong bluffs
      - LP opens, you call BB , checks back flop and you bet 2x pot on turns - good spot to overbet, easier to construct

      - mindset:
      - accept the nature of the game

      - anonymous tables:
      - fewer tables, focus on opponents more

      - nervousness in live play:
      - experience;
      - unique dynamics
      - take your time with your actions

      - time management:
      - only play 100% or also distracted?
      - some people have a specific routine to prepare, get in the zone, etc.
      - the better the mindset, the less preparation you need
      - long sessions require preparation: be rested, have food, water, etc.

      - meditation & mindfulness:
      - identifying own approaches

      - warmup session:
      - no real routine
      - try to not have distractions during the session (skype, phone, friends, flat mates, etc.)
      - prepare material (music, courses if you listen to during your session, etc)

      - play NL50 -> watch NL400-NL1k videos:
      - listen to the reasoning do not copy the style
      - the more you learn the better you get, small progress all the time

      - mindset:
      - all books, more info is better;
      - Steve Pavlina, Nassim Taleb, Jared Tendler for poker specific, Matthew Hilger

      - increasing tables:
      - personal assessment
      - how does increase number of tables change your winrate
      - how do you handle mindset of swinging more stacks in same time span because of more hands per hour, etc.

    • nooni2k
      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      However, I do understand 22:00 + is quite late for old chaps like JB who need their well deserved beauty sleep before the start of another nerve-wrecking week.
      Ditto me and probably most other 9-5ers ;(

      My vote is for 18:00 - 19:30

      Also - is the video of the session available somewhere? Just wanted to re-listen to the overbet question and a couple of other parts.
      No offence to Manu who did a sterling job with the note-taking! :D
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      There you go:

      Notes are just a small overview, rewatching the vid is best ofc. :)
    • nooni2k
      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Nice one, ty sir
    • everyoneissolid
      Joined: 13.03.2011 Posts: 2,651
      vote for 22-23:30

      i think most people would like to grind sunday evenings around the time of the first slot
      also you can do overtime with the 2nd slot :f_p:
    • sk345di
      Joined: 07.05.2009 Posts: 225
      inspired from totally selfish reasons i vote for the first slot since the second one is too late for thai timezone

      on the other hand end of the month i go back home and would prefer the second slot

      :f_confused: :f_confused: :f_confused: :f_confused:
    • jules97
      Joined: 10.06.2012 Posts: 1,449
      I vote the earlier time slot. This time is not great here in Australia, but they later one is just insane.
    • justkyle88
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      ^^agree with jules97 but will re-watch on twitch anyway.

      Emanuel does a great job. 5/5 poker chips.
    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 4,958
      vote for 22:00 CET

      for some who needs to calculate time:

      but other time not a huge problem.
    • Chowchow12
      Joined: 04.06.2012 Posts: 338
      Later the better
    • Gadgaard
      Joined: 25.06.2012 Posts: 124
      I vote for 22.00 CET
    • albionpro
      Joined: 16.08.2010 Posts: 358
      Another vote for 22:00CET :f_biggrin:
    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 4,958
      but in winter time it proably will be too late, so then make one hour earlier :)
    • Falco35
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 11,907
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Google doc with notes from today's coaching.
    • nooni2k
      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Annoyed I missed it. Pls post vid when you get a chance, thx :)
    • Yozan
      Joined: 01.01.2010 Posts: 2,181
      Good piece of knowledge,TY.
      Hope in the future won't be problems w quality.
      Will be very interesting to see more fast/zoom review's ,I say this because:

      -is very common these days
      -due to lack of info's vs Villain,u must take more standard lines :f_biggrin:

      Didn't read much about it but I suppose this free coaching sess will continue.

      GL & ty again. :f_biggrin:
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Originally posted by nooni2k
      Annoyed I missed it. Pls post vid when you get a chance, thx :)
    • Alan883
      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      Yeah quality was not good also 4 tables where to much. Almost every hand they missed what happened preflop because everything goes so fast.

      Still 78s call 4bet hand was awesome :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:

      Next time maybe you can discuss with your student before the session how to setup everything correctly (how many tables, test the internet connection etc...)

      I look forward to see next sessions.

      Still good job guys.