The Three Stages of Minbet - Part 1

  • Fixed-Limit
  • FL
  • $2/$4
  • Shorthanded
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Boomer2k10 launches a three-part series where the three stages apparent in each session are explored and discussed. Part one focuses on settling into the table and gathering reads.


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Comments (7)

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  • EuanM


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


    Hey Boomer!

    Great vid, thank you for it. It's a really awesome concept for a series.

    I have a couple of questions for you:

    I noticed you click autofold in the SB with the following hands: J6o and 75o vs an unknown in the BB. Shouldn't these be opened, or at least the 75o played in a multiway pot?

    12:40 - KJo - you don't cbet 422 saying they won't fold a ton, that I agree with, but I think the main question here is, that if it's worthwile to risk 1 SB to see 2 cards (since they didn't donk, I assume we're rarely getting x/r-d and rarely expect a donk on the turn). Wouldn't it be better to maybe make someone fold some equity, and then going for the free card for 1 bet? Also sometimes we could have the best hand and get to SD cheaply.

    25-20 - JTs - Don't you have a thin vraise here on the river and folding to a 3bet? You really rep nothing except KJ, QJ maybe, and I guess because of that he can't bet/fold a pair here, and also his Ax combos are kind of reduced since he x/c-ed the flop. But maybe I'm biased here, because I know the Villain fairly well.

    Thanks in advance, and once again, great vid, really looking forward for the next parts.
  • Boomer2k10


    Hi madorjan!!

    True on the autofold although they're both hands that are right at the bottom of my range and if the BB is a tenacious defender/rake is high I can defeinitely see folding them but yeah I'd play 75o getting 5-1 on a limp so whoops

    KJo No C-bet: This one I've actually rolled around in my head for a while. I did some equity calcuations (which basically showed I was screwed) but you may be right that a 1 bet investment to see the river may be profitable here. Given the boards one that's going to hit almost no-one maybe it's worth it. In 4-way pots with K-high though I tend to be a little pessimistic and bascially figure I'm not bettin for value and I'm not bluffing off any better hands so the bet is almost valueless and the "free card" is pretty much the only value a bet can have there.

    JTs - Early in sessions I tend to avoid lines that can get me owned. If I knew the guy a bit better that would almost certainly be a good line, especailly if I had QJ or KJ, but early on and given that the J did complete some draws and he's still firing lead me to just call, see showdown and get a bead on what he's doing.

    hope that answered your questions :)
  • datsmahname


    Hey bomber, nice to see videos from solid FL players. Now we just need Lisa Grant to do the voice over!!!
  • Boomer2k10


  • MadzunaR


    Great video as usual, keep them coming :)
  • Yoghurt1973


    Excellent stuff.