Deconstructing the Bubble

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In his new two part series, faarcyde explores the most important concepts of the bubble and the most efficient methods to implement these concepts in practice.


bubble MTSNG Session Review

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  • EuanM


    Enjoy the video and please keep the comments in English!
  • z4tz


    13:00 You say the shortstack will overcall with 8% of his hands? Having one midstack raising and the other one allin i think he will tighten up quite a bit more even if he's a fish to something like TT+ and AK.
  • Arcanis23


    pretty good video.
    i thinnk it would also help if you used nash more. its just a click in Wiz, but helps you understand everything better
  • DonBartos


    Good vid Faarcyde. Just a little question, do you always use the edge as SNG Wiz automaticly uses, or how do you adjust this?
  • faarcyde


    @Z4tz: I think it can vary quite a bit actually - a lot of times fish don't understand the sensitivity of the pay structure and have trouble laying down 88 and AJ type hands IMO. In the grand scheme of things the difference between 5-8 percent overcall isn't that important.
  • faarcyde


    @DonBartos: I used to use .2 as a standard but since games have gotten tougher I use .1 almost exclusively now unless it is a short stack situation.
  • Tim64


    12:00 JJ. Interesting. Intuitively my expectation is that giving the shortie more chips (i.e. making him more of a midstack) should make reshoving less good. The reason being that more equal stacks means the open raiser is less risk averse and we can expect him to call wider (whereby we have to shove tighter). But, as you say, we can add some hands to our reshove range. Could you comment on this?
  • Tim64


    38:50 AA, you mentioned that, if Rockdec, had folded you would expect Canadiense to shove ATC since you have to fold virtually everything. In principle I agree, although in practice I wonder if it would be good. He knows you understand how tight you have to be so when you 2x it here, he should realise you are either: 1. planning to fold to his 3b or 2. have a super strong hand with which you are hoping to induce. i.e he knows you are not opening wide since you have to fold so often (other than to the shortie) and, if so, you only have a value range here so I wonder if he can in fact shove ATC? thanks
  • dydukas


    @7 I agree. I checked your intuition and you're right. I get exactly the same ranges when shortie has more chips and the raiser calls wider since he's less risk averse.

    Also when you add chips to shortie you need to subtract them from someone, not add. Didn't make much difference with the cl but if you subtract say from the raiser then it changes the ranges.
  • Neowulf


    Hello faarcyde, the 98o hand you´re talking about on 31:00 isn´t too far from the hand I recently post to forum, could you please check it?

    The real difference is that the stacksizes of the blinds are reversed, the rest is same.

    This hand really won´t get me sleep, since it´s kinda big decision for me if we´re really getting an extra edge over the opponents or if we´re burning money in the long run..
  • Neowulf


    ok, sry there is a huge difference in stacksizes as I can see now.. but still for peace of my soul :) could you take a look at the hand?
  • faarcyde


    @Neowulf: I think Phzon answered your question sufficiently and I agree with everything he said. Let me know if you want to talk about it more.
  • Mudrik


    did not expect that your video might not like it, but it did not like (
    too many uncertainties in determining the ranges of your opponents ... in my opinion
    (I'm sorry my English is bad, so used an online translator, I hope he correctly translated what I wanted to say.)
    Best regards, Nibelung80

    p.s. in any case, you're the best ;-)
  • Ratatuj


    Will you continue with the 2nd part or not?