Big Hand Review

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In his latest video Jonathan Little reviews some of the big hands he played in recent MTT's. He focuses on deciding between slow and fastplaying and how to get the most out of it when you are dealt a monster.


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  • FishermansFriend


  • SDKuzmytskyy


    Good one! Thx.
  • i5bet72o


    i got into spots like the one with KK (min 13:00). I agree calling pre is bad far the best option
  • taschendamenfalter


    nice one as usual!
    in one of your last vids you talked about a book of yours to be published soon - please anounce it somewhere here (or sell it in the shop here).
  • Puscherbilbo


    sound is awkward
  • KingJoe75


    Hi Johnathan, great vid as usual (only the sound quality is usually not good in your videos). Concerning the hand where you raise AKo UTG (minute 23). You said that you saw yourself ahead on the blank Turn with top pair top kicker (bcz. Opponents would have raised flop if they had you beat). Would it be an alternative play to overbet push Turn to maximize your fold equity (and to make them make a mistake if they call)? Especially that if you just make a protection bet (like you did), you don’t know which river card helped your opponents (ace, nine?) and would be in an awkward spot on river. Thank you.
  • Gladi3


    good one
  • bibersuperstar


    Hey great vid as usual!
    I´d like to see a video about "tough laydowns", if you do some ;)
  • Saubon


    As usual very nice video! You really do very good job for MTT community.

    You asked if we have any proposals for next videos. Well I would be happy to see how you play small to mid pairs at different stages of mtts (obv mid to late stage prefered as everyone knows hot play 22 being 100BB deep). If stacks are more shallow I have some problems if it goes about playing these hands.

    Also any stuff about improving hand reading skills would be great. I think you could combine those two subjects in 1 video ;)


  • getdotacom


    Yeah, togh laydowns would be grat :) Haven't seen any from Jonathan :D
  • sNmgl


    Hey I also liked your vid! The only bad thing was the sound. If you really do a tough laydowns video please make a tough call vid (:
  • GutsForSale


    Great video, thanks!
  • loudmouth


    i have the feeling that english coaches like somnius and little rarely answer any questions...

    anyway i have a question

    28min: as it seems you have a really big stack. Do you think its a good idea to get it on the flop against an other bigstack? you are flipping or a big underdog...
  • Ribbo


    Jonathan is currently busy with the WPT at the Borgata, comments will have to wait until his travel is finished alas :(
  • JonathanLittle


    With the AK, I dont really mind making a standard bet because you dont really mind if the draws call, especially if you plan on getting away from the hand if the spade comes. Overbetting also probably pushes out all the weaker made hands I want to keep in.

    I dont make tough laydowns.

    With the 77 against the big stack, you certainly arent looking to call off for your whole stack but if I can get it in with a decent hand with lots of out, I have no problem with it.

    I will buy a mic sometime in the near future. I already have the next few videos recorded but after those, I will be using a new mic. Sorry for the problems.
  • Harooon


    nice vid dude, as usual!
  • SolidSilver


    i dont make tough laydowns!
    good one
  • tornquist23


    How can i do to review my tournments like you? What program do you use to review the sessions?
  • salyk


    #18 Google for: Universal Replayer.
  • tornquist23


  • bellavec


    Hi Jonathan!

    First of all thanks for all the videos you make for us, I think they're awesome!

    I'd like to discuss the hand with AhKh which starts @ 10:25

    I like both the call preflop and the c/r flop, but the big bet on the turn doesn't convince me that much, basically because with the Jx you're rapping I believe you'd bet ~800-850 turn, to have a nice 2/3potsize shove on the river..

    At most your bet may look like "i've got a J but I'm scared of draws, so get out of the way", but I think it looks a bit weird, especially if the guy recognize you as a skilled player.

    Besides, betting 800 we could ask the oppo if he wants to play for the stack anyway (cause we're obviously setting up a shove on the river), but if he shoves the turn we can still fold, since we'd need a 43% equity that we don't have against his range..

    I'd like to know your thoughts about this!