Saving Bets - Part 2

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In the second part of his series Darren Woods continues reviewing the HU match he played at the $300/$600 tables against a regular. The main concept of the video remains: how to avoid wasting bets.

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  • FishermansFriend

    #1

    Enjoy the new video by our fresh WSOP Champion! Congrats Darren!
  • hwoarang84

    #2

    Nice wsop cash+bracelet, grats!!

    flop: 5s3c5d prf 3bet, u bet flop, he folds

    u say it would be a huge mistake for him folding any 2 cards on that flop against your own wide 3betting range.

    So when he's got a hand like T7o...no draw + often dominated
    No possible turncard that gives you a good draw on the turn, making it a good turncall.

    So basically your hoping for a 7 or T on the turn, which is a ~12% chance, i guess...
    But even against a wide 3betting range, that 7/T won't give you the best hand for sure. Also when the board develops like that: 53576 the 3better might even fold his worse hands, so the implied odds aren't great
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    Min. 52

    Jd7cAc

    you open Kd8h, he 3bets and bets flop

    the flop is pretty terrible for that hand but you call b/c you don't want to be too weak in these spots.

    Would you be going to bet the turn when checked to you or just taking a free card? Whats your plan in that hand.
    From what i've seen he did 3b rarely and since he is a careful player, his range propably wont include too many deceptive hands..
    You also say that its difficult for him to barrell the turn, but one of his rare bluffs was a 3barrel so i guess once he's decided to 3bet 56 he might just b,b,b hoping to look strong
  • DooshCom

    #3

    Hi hwoarang84,

    In responce to your comment/ quesstions:

    1.On the 553 flop, without getting a calculator out and assuming he has 7 10 offsuit - a 12% chance of hitting for a 'small' bet on the flop after the pot has been 3bet preflop, I'd think would be good enough to call. The percentages + implied odds will probably enough out the math enough to make the call, or it certainly won't be far short especially against my range/3bet %. But even more importantly, when playing HU and I notice a guy folding the flop on a 553 flop, to a flop bet - my first thought is going to be "Lets start 3betting him more often". Excluding all maths, this reason alone is enough in my mind to always make a call on 533. Add the possibility of hitting to that as well, and I think fold is a huge mistake.

    2. You're right, he may just bet bet bet. But I think it's generally less likely after I call on this type of board. The reason I call on the flop is to see what he does on the turn. On the flop K high may still be the best hand, and since the pot was 3bet preflop I only need to be right 1 in 6/7 to make the call correct. He may or may not barrel, but if I think there there is more than a 1 in 7 chance of him stopping on the turn, then it's worth the call. Also, I have some backdoor possibilities and perhaps my K is live. It's hard to say what I would have done if he'd have checked the turn, as the moment has now passed. However I'd likely have checked behind, and make a tough river decision depending on how the board run out. Add this to the fact that I don't want to seem weak and like I will easily fold to preflop aggression, and it's nearly always going to be a call with K high for me in those spots.