Boomer2k10 Live on Stars - Part 1

  • Fixed-Limit
  • FL
  • $2/$4
  • Shorthanded
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Andrew "Boomer" Clayton produces another fixed limit holdem video for us at 2/4 stakes, this time on PokerStars. In the beginning he gives a short introduction about the characteristics on PokerStars


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Comments (20)

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  • Huckebein


  • Boomer2k10


    Re: Hand at 14:00 I think this would be a good hand to do a combo analysis on, I'm beginning to think Barell is better on this turn. I think my reasons for checking are valid but I think I'm underestimating his single spade range potentially.
  • Boomer2k10


    Re: Hand @ 33:00. I actually do have cards to protect vs which does invalidate that thought process as obviously the 5th diamond is a worry as it something like the A pairing so it's not entirely true I have nothing to protect against.
  • Danny177


    As far as I know, midstakes in limit holdem begin with 5/10 stakes, some say that even 10/20. 2/4 is in the middle of low limits, you can't call them midstakes.
  • flushtrain


    i am pretty excited to watch the next episodes, good job so far ;)
  • Boomer2k10



    Yeah I'm a bit surprised by that, 2/4's midstakes for Big Bet Games but definitely amongst Small Stakes for FL.

    I mean, I know mistakes USED to be like these 2/4 games but that was a long time ago :)
  • Huckebein


    Hi guys, thanks for the feedback, I changed the title now, put it in by mistake :(

    Enjoy anyway :)
  • Boomer2k10



    Hey Gave me a late 2010 Ego Boost, nothing wrong with that ;)
  • HamburgmeinePerle


    don't you think he could fold Jx there? 3x isn't in his range except from A3s which has 2-pair and won't fold obv.

    But let's say, he will fold any J without FD and any PP witout FD, he has to fold in 1 out of 4 cases.

    after his flopcall his range will be sth. like


    these are 74 combos so he has to fold only 19 to make the bluff profitable.

    but if he folds Jx without FD and PPs without FD on the turn, then he will fold a couple of combos:

    KdJs, KdJc, KsJd, KsJc, KcJd, KcJs, QdJs, QdJc, QsJd, QsJc, QcJd, QcJs, KdJd, KsJs, KcJc, QdJd, QsJs, QcJc, JsTs, JcTc, 9s9c, 8d8s, 8d8c, 8s8c, 7d7s, 7d7c, 7s7c

    these are 27 combos and it's possible that he peels 44-66 on the flop as well.

    Let's say, he will call any PP on the flop except from 22 and he won't fold any J on the turn but any PP without FD.

    Then his flopcallingrange is


    97 combos here.

    he will fold

    9s9c, 8d8s, 8d8c, 8s8c, 7d7s, 7d7c, 7s7c, 6d6s, 6d6c, 6s6c, 5d5s, 5d5c, 5s5c, 4d4s, 4d4c, 4s4c

    these are 16 combos, so it would be not enough. But why shouldn't he fold Jx as he only beats purebluffs and as we opened from MP2 our range is quite strong?!

    Let's say he has KcJd:

    against the range 55+,A7s+,KTs+,QTs+,JTs,T9s,A9o+,KJo+ he has only got 29% EQ on the turn. He wins 29$ if aherad if we bet Turn and River to 100% and he loses 8$, so he needs an EQ of 8/29 = 27,6%

    but he has to assume that we're giving up with bluffs on the river so he needs more than 28% EQ and it wuldn't be enough.

    I think bluffing the turn is profitable here.
  • Boomer2k10


    If I though he would fold a J then yes it would be profitable.

    However a couple of things work kind of against that

    1) He's bought in short so is more likely to be a bit fishy

    2) His stats and play so far have indicted LP/Bad thinking so I think you may be assinging him hands/thought processes that he doesn't warrant.

    But what you say is true and vs a more standard TAGGY player, say like mknoll etc, who I would expect to go "Ah nuts" with a J on the turn then yes your analysis is pretty much bang on.
  • HamburgmeinePerle



    you didn't even mention the MAIN reason why checking behind is a bad play here, as you have to protect a lot indeed for any diamond except from the 2d leads to a splitpot.
  • HamburgmeinePerle


    another great video by you, I like them very much thanks.
  • Boomer2k10


    Hi Hamburg

    Yeah see post #3 where I elabourate a bit on this one. You're definitely correct. Complete just misfire on my behalf but at the end of the day everyone makes mistakes and to be honest it may actually be better for a video watcher trying to improve to see a mistake and how to correct it (i.e. think) than learn imitation.

    Thanks very much for your commetns once again, I actually am beginning to look forward to them on every video. Thanks, Boomer.
  • Styrodon


    Nice one Boomer, liked it and learnt a little more.
  • HamburgmeinePerle


    oh I'm sorry I didn't see your post but you're right, the more mistakes you make, the more you learn ;)
  • emotv


    Thanx for video Boomer2k10...

    It really helps me out about my pro. thinking..

    please more videos on pstars low- mid stakes shorthanded...
  • Boomer2k10


    Thanks for your comments guys, really appreciated
  • 1MrPiter



    Assuming that you bet this turn and your opponent calls, do you take the free SD or you fire again on the River hoping that he calls some Ax?

    Great video. I really enjoy to watch all your productions.
  • 1MrPiter


    Enjoy watching*
  • Angelface21


    I seems that nobody watch your video anymore lately. I normally play sng but I find that playing limit improves my overall pokers kills. I might do a future session with you for you to see how my limit play actually is. Great video