Advanced Ways to Play Common Tough Spots

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The new video of YourDoomPoker features hands from 600NL and is available for Platinum+ members. He will go into detailed discussion of ranges and lines and will use Equilab to analyze the different cases.


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  • FishermansFriend


    Enjoy the video and please keep the comments in English!
  • Ratatuj


  • kingofACES08


    serious brag

    want see more than 4 min :(
  • z1pz0r


    you did nice explanation on 77 but this stuff is just some basic poker knowledge for NL50 IMO
  • SpiderZorro


    could someone open it for silver-level?
    would be nice!
  • Wills


    This video is really really good!

    First of all, im not a native english speaker and my english isnt very good, but I can understand every aspect of this video. Additionally, your teaching style and structured thought process is so nice to listen to. I really hope you are doing more vids for :)

    Only 1 aspect: The spot where the pot at the river is 700$ and villain has only 350$ left and you are betting 200$. I think youre missing value there, because you need a read on villain if hes calling more loose in this particular spot. And its hard to get this kinda read. For me your bet looks just strong and therefore I would be more prone to call if you ship it in. Like your very good arguments on playing vs a super-aggressive guy on your left, you should not force some kind of lvl-war in this spot - imo

    final statement: "fistpump-good" ;)
  • YourDoomPoker


    Thanks Wills, I'm glad you liked it!

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  • Fox128


    absolutely loved it.
    That's exactly how things should be explained in poker. Looking forward to getting diamond again soon and watching your other vids!
  • Grossmeiseter


    great vid! especially the explanation to 77!!!
  • Fox128


    Yep. I have a question btw.: You said you are making a certain play with 77 when villain has 14%+ 3bet.

    How is it with 66,55,.. and 88,99? Do you assign them other %s or is it just always 14%?
    I assume if we're just going to raise flops etc. it wouldn't make a difference, but this is not true for the showdownvalue-aspect - so I guess, the % would slightly change. Could you tell us what %s you assign those hands? That would really be a nice piece of information!
  • Falber


    nice vid
  • peche025


    Good video, looking forward to more in the future @ AK oop would you be firing the third barrel in this spot? You have so little behind it seems suicidal but maybe that's why it would look so strong.
  • nosnbaer22


    last hand 88:
    what are u doing if he makes an overbet on the river like 250$-280$?

    and do u see a clear fold if u get raised on the turn? imo the spot gets pretty ugly if u get raised there so i can see some points of pot controling oop and bet some rivers 4 value or c/c as a bluff catcher. or do u think that u get barreled too much if u check the turn?
    obv it depends mostly on your opponent.
  • FiftyFifty


    Just wanted to say that you really did a good job in this video: Especially explaining gameplans under different circumstances like in the 77 Hand is a very good way to get people understand a certain spot well. Great job!
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey Fox128,

    55 is tough, if he's 3 betting polarized, much of his bluffing range is more likely to contain 2 overs and can more easily hit a pair to beat us (K 9 6 flop w 76s for example.) 55 I'd need a close to 18% 3 bet to continue. 66, I'd say 16%. The other direction is less extreme as I don't like getting into that 6-13% 3 bet too much. For 88 and 99, I'd use 13% as a general guideline. Once you get into the 11-12% range, they are bluffing too infrequently to be able to execute that plan effectively, even with 99.

    Of course you can stray a bit depending on how strong or weak your opponent is of course :)
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey peche,

    I rarely and would be a very good reason to fire a 3rd barrel there. The turn bet is designed to get them to fold most of their range. If they call flop and turn, I doubt most players would be folding river getting over 3-1 on a call. At that point I'd be more worried that I'm being trapped by a big hand and give up.
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey nosnbaer22,

    I'd snap call and win even more $$$ :D ... An overbet would look even more bluffy to me in a spot like that.

    If I got raised on the turn, (which would be a great play by him -- remember the 65o hand in my 2nd video) that would put me in a horrible spot. I'd probably have to fold a large % of the time in that spot.

    But I don't think this opponent was thinking that advanced, which is why I must bet turn to get full value.
  • YourDoomPoker


    And many thanks to everyone for all of the praise! :) I appreciate all of it and I'm really glad that you enjoyed the video.
  • suaveplayer


    Hey, whats up.

    I play HUSNGs (up to 100s level) and have no real experience in cash games, but I got curious about your video and your credentials seem great.

    I have a question about the last hand, 88 against his busted draw.

    What do you think would be the best line for HIS hand here? I mean, how would you play his hand on flop, turn and river?

    How would you play it on the river if you actually had rivered trips?

    One more,

    How is bluff catching with AK high different than bluff catching with the 88?
  • Shevtshenko


    Very good vid. Good to have you here!
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey Suaveplayer,

    In his spot w his holding, I would of raised the turn. I have a similar hand in my 2nd video when I take that line.

    If I would of rivered trip 8s, I would of taken the same xC line. As a x (check) allows him to bluff, and there is not much value in x-shoving as I don't see what he could call with that I could beat. In fact, I actually would of lost here if I rivered an 8.

    Well 88 is similar to AK here but also quite different if he decides to bet river (for whatever reason) with 33, 55, 54. Even though it wouldn't make any sense to me to be betting those hands here, some players just do things that don't make sense. So I'd definitely greatly prefer the 88 over AK here.
  • Sattelite1


    Last hand 88 , you check call every single card on the river or you give up e.g if the flush completes or an A hits the board??
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey Sattelite1,

    Great question! This more has to do with my read on the player, so it's hard to say I'd fold or call 100% of the time on any card.

    Having said that, if a 3 or a heart hit the river, I would xF much of the time. I can't xF an 8. And won't xF any other card.
  • streamer74


    I do understood the first 4 min, cos i am silver status! dammmm
  • lolailo87


    this video is absolutely great!
    good job!
  • vibreaza


    I loved your video! One of the best out here! Many thanks!! One question, so you do not recommand the 3rd barrel @AK? Especially if the villain had a small% SD value?
  • EverSteel


    Hello YourDoom,

    a suggestion from the Russian community: the guys would like to see sth like this 77 analysis, but more of like defending the blinds agaisnt different 3bet ranges. Which opponents to 3bet and shove to 4bets, which to coldcall, which to fold against and etc.
    overall finding your vids really helpful!

  • lsunsk


  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey vibreaza,

    If villain calls the large turn bet, I very rarely will fire river without a very good reason. Once they call a large turn bet, very few players will be folding river. At that point I'm more worried about being trapped with trips or a full house and will save the other half of my stack.
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey EverSteel,

    Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep that in mind!

    And thanks everyone for all of the positive feedback, I really appreciate it!
  • cozaro


    Nice vid! Thx!
  • francisco42k


    In the 77 hand he's talking about the villain needs a 5% 3bet so we can call to setmine but, he's talking about general 3bet or 3bet vs steal?. Because in the 3bet vs steal case almost there aren't any villain with that stats.
  • Kruppe


    hold on, did yourdoom completely ignore the fact that the 77 hand was an iso/cold 3bet situation and not a standard open/resteal situation?
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey francisco42k,

    Sorry for the late reply. I haven't looked at this video in a while. Yes, I mean 5% 3Bet vs. button steal. I agree that that low % will be very uncommon for any midstakes 6max reg. But you will see it in some mega nits at FR and among other recreational players in all games and stakes so the situation will certainly come up at some point.
  • YourDoomPoker


    Hey Kruppe,

    The strategy in the hand applies to any regular steal vs resteal situation as well as the iso raise/3 bet situation actually shown in the hand.

    The main variable is exactly how wide the BB is 3Betting you in either spot.
  • RandomGenerator


    Hi, YourDoomPoker. In the 88 hand. Do you assume that the villain is almost never raising his draws on this flop?
  • RandomGenerator


    And one more questiong regarding this hand. What if I know that my opponent is a huge floater and he will float almost any hand that he has on such board and then bet the turn when I will check?

    Then maybe we should play pot control, because he's paying for drawing himself?