Coaching: Third Floor Problems with Boomer - NOW Starting 18/04/2014 @ 19:00CET

    • Boomer2k10
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      Hey guys

      Here's the breakdown of my new Coaching series starting this week, please post all hands and discussion here

      I will also put links to the video podcasts if/when they're released.

      Podcasts:

      Time Slot and Level: 19:00CET every Friday, Gold (4 weeks). Advanced Players playing 1/2+

      Value Proposition: Many players are very comfortable in single raised pots but 3-bet pots, especially out of position and/or without initiative are very difficult to play especially if you don't want to give your range away.I'll explore the factors, mathematics and use example hands to show my points and also some unorthodox plays, especially from the blinds, which can make play much easier

      Week 1: Entering the Third Floor Ranges for 3-betting Preflop and Examining the Unique Situation of Being in the Big Blind. Additionally Explore the Mathematics of 3-bet pots such as "Stacking Bluffs" and calling frequencies

      Week 2: A Familiar Feeling Playing In Position vs a 3-betting Range. Examine the "always call on flop when continuing strategy". How wide should we be bluffing on the turn, what exploitative measures can we take?

      Week 3: Tension Rising Playing Out of Position vs a 3-betting Range. Examine both check-raising and adjustments we need to make to balance our range correctly now that we are almost forced to split it

      Week 4: All Out Warfare Multi-Way 3-bet situations. Mainly a concept from the Big Blind. Examine how best we can protect our hand on board textures and whether we should adapt a "Raise or Fold" strategy or something more intricate.
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    • Avataren
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      so this is for gold+ only ? So its going to be the old method with teamviewer etc programs ? or on stream ?
    • kavboj84
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      So is this the thread in which you want to have the hands for analyzing ?
    • Boomer2k10
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      Originally posted by kavboj84
      So is this the thread in which you want to have the hands for analyzing ?
      Yup :)
    • Boomer2k10
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      Originally posted by Avataren
      so this is for gold+ only ? So its going to be the old method with teamviewer etc programs ? or on stream ?
      it'll be on the new gold+ Stream
    • Avataren
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      Originally posted by Boomer2k10
      Originally posted by Avataren
      so this is for gold+ only ? So its going to be the old method with teamviewer etc programs ? or on stream ?
      it'll be on the new gold+ Stream

      thats stupid as fuck.. you might aswell just invite the 5 - 10 gold guys on skype and have a private coaching session with them there.
    • Boomer2k10
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      As a reminder guys this starts at 19:00CET tomorrow, not the usual 20:00CET

      Thanks, Boomer
    • kavboj84
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      Originally posted by Boomer2k10
      Originally posted by kavboj84
      So is this the thread in which you want to have the hands for analyzing ?
      Yup :)
      Then here are some hands for the coaching from your beloved 'pokerfiend' :

      #1

      Hero(MP3) opens A :spade: K :spade: and gets 3bet by the BU

      ___flop_____turn__river

      J :spade: T :spade: 9 :club: | 2 :club: | 3 :club:


      #2

      Hero(CO) opens K :club: Q :club: and gets 3bet by the BU

      ___flop_____turn__river

      T :heart: 9 :club: 7 :club: | Q :heart: | K :heart:


      There are only two players on the flop and, villain bets down in both cases unless you x/r him. Whats the best way to play these hands ? Do you call down ? x/r somewhere ? What do you do if villain plays back at you ?
    • Boomer2k10
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      Hi Guys

      I'm terribly sorry to do this but I've been really ill overnight and thus will not be able to commence the coaching course tonight

      It will begin next week at 19:00 CET

      @kav

      Thanks very much for the HH options, I'll make sure to go through them with you guys next week
    • Avataren
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      Originally posted by kavboj84
      Originally posted by Boomer2k10
      Originally posted by kavboj84
      So is this the thread in which you want to have the hands for analyzing ?
      Yup :)
      Then here are some hands for the coaching from your beloved 'pokerfiend' :

      #1

      Hero(MP3) opens A :spade: K :spade: and gets 3bet by the BU

      ___flop_____turn__river

      J :spade: T :spade: 9 :club: | 2 :club: | 3 :club:


      #2

      Hero(CO) opens K :club: Q :club: and gets 3bet by the BU

      ___flop_____turn__river

      T :heart: 9 :club: 7 :club: | Q :heart: | K :heart:


      There are only two players on the flop and, villain bets down in both cases unless you x/r him. Whats the best way to play these hands ? Do you call down ? x/r somewhere ? What do you do if villain plays back at you ?
      #1 fold river

      #2 x/r turn.

      if played back in #2 you call down.
    • ZeroDegrees
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      Sorry to hear boomer, get better soon.
      Originally posted by kavboj84
      Originally posted by Boomer2k10
      Originally posted by kavboj84
      So is this the thread in which you want to have the hands for analyzing ?
      Yup :)
      Then here are some hands for the coaching from your beloved 'pokerfiend' :

      #1

      Hero(MP3) opens A :spade: K :spade: and gets 3bet by the BU

      ___flop_____turn__river

      J :spade: T :spade: 9 :club: | 2 :club: | 3 :club:


      #2

      Hero(CO) opens K :club: Q :club: and gets 3bet by the BU

      ___flop_____turn__river

      T :heart: 9 :club: 7 :club: | Q :heart: | K :heart:


      There are only two players on the flop and, villain bets down in both cases unless you x/r him. Whats the best way to play these hands ? Do you call down ? x/r somewhere ? What do you do if villain plays back at you ?
      OMG, are we still in the programming business? I would like to know how to play these hands against lags, tags, regs, fish and so on, with reads. Without that it's like a course in writing a poker program at the uni. Please tell me we will have reads in the hands!
    • Boomer2k10
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      I will provide them :s_evil:

      Don't worry, it's not going to be just a range building course
    • ZeroDegrees
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      Phew, that saves my day:)
    • kavboj84
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      Originally posted by Boomer2k10
      Hi Guys

      I'm terribly sorry to do this but I've been really ill overnight and thus will not be able to commence the coaching course tonight
      Oh noez not again. Kav haz sad. Ive been ill too since Tuesday. Anyway... get well.

      Originally posted by ZeroDegrees
      OMG, are we still in the programming business?...
      Oh well , no pain no gain man. But I also have to say that I like such analyses , I am an engineer and this also some sort of planning, so I rather enjoy it.
    • Baluuu111
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      <-------------- got this, so Boomer plz, don't be ill, or anything! :)
    • Boomer2k10
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      I'm actually ok this week :)
    • Avataren
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      Originally posted by Boomer2k10


      I'm actually ok this week :)
      dammit
    • Boomer2k10
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      Y SO MEAN :f_cry: :f_cry:
    • Boomer2k10
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      Just about to begin now guys
    • Boomer2k10
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      Hope you guys enjoyed it this week

      Apologies for the slight mix up on the last hand but I think we got through it and at least I got a conclusion out there :)

      HOMEWORK:

      Post, in this thread, hands where you were in position in a 3-bet pot and had difficulties

      Also what would you like to see me play live during the series? (100/200 6-max won't be done!!)