Stud Hi/lo - Episode 1

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Travis RainmanTrail brings you his first Stud Hi/lo strategy video.


hand history review Stud Stud Hi/lo

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  • TxPoker888


    Great Job, thanks! I have been waiting for this for ages... :-)
    Would be great if you bring Stud8 Videos more frequently in the future.


    well, serving the aperitives and then requesting money before the meal wont get that customer coming again to eat in your restaurant he probably will get another place to eat

    have fun

    this website is getting worse and worse
  • PokerNoob91


    well done!

    need much more of this, it was only about 15 handsor something. more please =)
  • dumBBass


    Another great video! I'm looking forward to see more videos from you.

    @19min - you had 88A and guy limped with Ten from utg as well as the opponent with 8 to the right. Utg could have had overpair, but most of the time he's playing poor hand and would not fold to your agression because he's not very good player. So, you basically have half-dead pair of 8s and you are behind. Not to mention limper with the 8 who is probably on lo-draw. Is it really good spot to raise and to continue firing on 4th street? Especially when other limper hit suited lo card.

    @34min. You had 345ds and chose to bring-in vs 667799. Is the completion instead of just bringing in is the option here?

    And, of course, wish you happy new year and wsop bracelet. Keep up the good work!
  • StrategyMaster911


    Great video.
    For future videos, I'd like to see how to play when hitting bad cards on 4th and 5th: When to continue and when to fold.
    And a live video would also be great.
  • RainmanTrail


    19:00 RE: 88A vs xxT, xx8. I like your thought process as you break down this hand. You point out the important factors we need to be paying attention to. Having an Ace in the door in Stud 8 is a unique situation. If you are going to play the hand, you must show aggression. Limping with moderate Aces and only raising when we do have AA will quickly become very easy for our opponents to defend against. It's very tough for our opponent to continue with his Ts, no matter how bad he is. You certainly make a good argument that he is probably a weak opponent and may call us down light, but I don't want to encourage that type of play even if it is correct in certain spots. If this were a higher limit, it would come back to bite us quickly. I don't want to build bad habits. We still have a good hand though, and after picking up a K, our board is very tough to play against for the T. Continued aggression should show a profit here even against the worst of players. We don't need him to fold a pair of Tens very often for this to be the correct play. 5th street will be particularly tough for him if he doesn't improve. That's where aggression usually pays off in stud games.
  • RainmanTrail


    @5 RE: 34:00 & 345 BI
    I almost never bring in for a completion. I feel that it often deprives me of the opportunity to gain information from what the other players at the table might have. As an example, in this hand, two players called the bring-in, but didn't complete it. This tells me something valuable about their hands: namely what they likely don't have. It also conceals the strength of my hand. I prefer this line over completing. If you find that you don't read players well, completing instead of bringing in may be the better option. Neither play is considerably better than the other however. Both are fine. However, I would lean toward bringing this hand in instead of completing even if I didn't adhere to the principles I posted at the top of this message simply for the fact that there are two dead 6s and two dead 7s.
  • RainmanTrail


    Sounds good, I'll put a video for both 4th street and one for 5th street on my to do list.