The Three Stages of Minbet - Part 2

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Boomer2k10 launches a three-part series where the three stages apparent in each session are explored and discussed. Part two continues where part one left-off.


PokerStars series Session Review thematic video

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  • EuanM


    Enjoy the video and please keep the comments in English!
  • MrT61


    Hi Boomer,

    really good vid!

    1 remark:
    at 17.30 on the right table vs vemisin:

    Ac7s on 7cJs2c8c in position:

    I prefere a bet here:

    -we know he peels light
    -he hasn't shown aggressive moves on the turn
    -we have outs if raised
    -he will peel wirth all his clubs
    -2 streets of value if RRflush

    looking forward to your next1,

  • madorjan


    Hey Boomer,

    As always, great vid.:) It's really on of the best series I've seen. I have a couple of questions for you.

    09:25 - How do you like a raise from 72bestcard here on the river? We've seen that the guy is capable of bluffing like an idiot (or let's assume we did) and not valuebetting thinly, so his range is polarised, and I'm not sure if the PFA can fold an overpair or something that he played this way for one bet. So basically what I'm thinking is turning my hand into a bluff vs nowayhey, and try to bluffcatch vemisin. I know against him the raise really doesn't accomplish anything, but we're getting essentially 11.5:1 (since we're putting in 4 extra into 46) to get the guy behind us to fold an overpair. Is it too long of a shot, or is it viable? (Just because I usually hate when I call here and get overcalled by TT-AA here and kind of getting owned.)

    17:15 - I agree with MrT here, standardly it's a good spot to vcheck, but against a guy who'll have every possible Ax with a club in his range, and a lot of combination on Khi-Qhi FDs on top of the 'standard' range, I'd go ahead and bet for value and a free SD here. Getting raised is goofy, but since he's a chronic slowplayer, I don't expect it that much here, and also I can fold the river ui., since he didn't get out of line on the turn so far. Don't you think against a loose peeler it's better to just vbet this turn?

    22:45 - You say you'd fold an offsuit J, T or K on the turn. I fear much more about the 8 than the K to be honest, since he may 3bet some Kx combos like KJs, KTs pre, and also he may not semibluff those hands thinking A hi will never fold here, so I feel an 8 would hit his range much harder than a K. I'd call down on a K to be honest. What do you think?

    23:40 - I'm really looking forward for the analysis on that hand, it's really interesting, because all of our worse bluffcatchers got there on the river (maybe some K hi flushdraw didn't, but that's all), so I feel we're at the really bottom of our range here. Should be interesting to see.

    Thanks in advance, and looking forward for the next vid.
  • Boomer2k10


    Hey guys


    No I don't really like a raise, the guy behind isn't folding a better hand I don't think, it's so hard to get guys to fold overpairs even on scary boards and vemesin's line looks so much like a draw that made it I'm really just too open to the fact we're beaten here.


    Yup I agree good value bet spot, maybe vs a more tricky player with more defined ranges it's a good check back spot but vs this guy with a peeling range as wide as he has easy value bet


    It's a very interesting hand and the analysis is very fun too, won't spoil it but the results shocked me somewhat.

    I mean an 8 gives us a gutter to go with our pair so we may end up calling the turn anyway on that one.

    He can't 3-bet pre since he opened from the SB so all combos of his opening range are still in his range on the turn assuming he never checks OOP in a BB with initiative which is probably fair. Plus the fact we've not 3-bet means that the broadway style board will favour him overall in terms of hand ranges.

    Its an interesting spot for sure.
  • fortunewheel


    Hey boomer where can i read your blog? keep up the good work absolutley love your videos
  • Boomer2k10


    I haven't started the blog here yet, I've got a few projects I'm working on but I will be starting it up soon

    Going to hopefully have both text and video updates and hopefully let you guys in on what I'm planning and get some feedback :)