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In this video, ByronJacobs goes through at session at the 15/30 Fixed-Limit tables in the replayer format. Enjoy the video & leave your feedback for Byron.


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  • EuanM


    Enjoy the new video series from ByronJacobs. Please leave your questions & feedback below!
  • Boomer2k10


    Agree with you completely that the best session reviews/videos tend to be where there are a lot of marginal spots which require discussion and the result a lot of the time don't go your way.

    Also agree re the structure, the 1/3 structure for the Stars and Party 3/6 games (along with the 2/5 at 5/T) is terrible for action and I'm pretty sure almost no live game plays with a structure worst than 1/2, can't really see why the sites do it tbh...always been a little furball of mine
  • Masqb


    Are those games really so tight?
    I mean 23% from CO? 40% from BTN, BTN vs CO 15% 3bet range?
    I would guess that good CO in 2/3 blind structure and fish in SB would open more like 35%
  • yarri


    1 it would be more interesting to see HUD and exact statistic on the players through the analysis, in that case all the desicions made by the author will be more clear

    2 about situation with A4o and agro line, i think when we loose its better to take -6sb, because somethimes we will not meet raise from a better hand (A5o, 66 etc) and if we got raised we should not go to SD against major part of opponents - we call turn raise on our outs and fold river.
  • ByronJacobs


    #3 No - what I mean is that EVEN if he is so tight that he only plays 23%, it's still a 3-bet. Of course he will be a lot wider than that - so the 3-bet is very obvious.

    #4 I made a video a while back where I showed my HUD and used it in some detail to explain the plays. You can find it easily with a search
  • ByronJacobs


    #4 - 2) Sure - if you have a very clear read then you can take this line. The major point of the calculation is not to decide absolutely on a "correct" line but to give an idea of the maths behind the situation. When you know this you can combine this with your "poker skills" (ie hand reading, ranges etc) to decide on the most +EV line.
  • Grammy


    Min 32: AKo - You say, that`s an easy c/c on the flop. I think, it`s an easy c/r! You have round about 66% EQ and Vs. such an aggro player you have no problem to call him down on further action...
  • ByronJacobs


    #7 In equity terms this is completely correct but against a spewy opponent I feels it's better to induce with the c/c line. He knows I will float really wide on this flop and so will barrel very wide himself on the turn/river. I am sd-bound close to 100% of the time vs this villain and want to use AK for bluff-catching/inducing rather than thin value betting. Thin value betting won't generate much +EV as he will always raise better hands on the turn and I can never fold.
  • yarri


    ty for detailed answers, ty for good video
  • fuerstIN


    Great Video!thanks for that! hope ur done with the other parts soon :)
    I've also got some question, would be great if you could answer them if possible, thanks :)

    1.)Min 10:30: do u really check back a 8 on the Turn? You can get hiim off a hand like 6x or any PP < 66?how do u balance the 3bet ip? Thats the reason y I dont like this play, since ist hard to balance.

    2.)Min 24:27: If the assumptions are right with 66,66% the aggro and the passive line have the same EV.However I think with a high kicker (especially and A and a K since Villain could semibluff more often when these carsd come on the turn) ist better to c/r than with sth like 75 eg

    3.)Min 28:35: Whats your CCing range here ( especially in this structure) would you CC these hads in a "normal" structure aswell?

    4.)Min 31:00 : What do you think about c/c ing this River, since you said that this player ist really aggro and could 3bet the flop with a wide range? He will probably not call with any worse hand and could even put us into a tough spot if he'd raise the River. Since he can have a wide range on the flop he can turn hands like J9 or JT or sth like that in a bluff and check behind with sth like a weird 2pair (tho that is unlikely since he woukd bet a pair on the turn)

    5.)Min 31:47: But if you 3bet u can slow him down since he will probably OR even more on the BU making i But I like your point about that there is nearly no difference in equity with Ak vs a 40% and a 60% range, I didn't consider this! Do you 3bet at all against vs aggro opponents in a 2/3 structure?If you do do u 3bet with a blanced range or with a polarised value range?

    6.)Min 38:20 Am I the only one who'se interested in the River decision ( which is unfortunately missing)?

    7.)Min 40:30 : I think my logic would be the total opposite :D especially since he OR quite a lot on the BU and u might be sick of him stealing pots and stuff and therefore bluffc/r this kind of flop.
  • Grammy


    Min 32 again: So what do you do with a 4? It`s almost always the same hand like AKo, so you go there for bluffinduce too and c/c all the way?
  • ByronJacobs


    #10 Thanks for +ve comments about the video. Thanks also for the questions:

    1) Yes, I think I check behind after an 8 on the turn. He has a lot of good hands in his range, e.g. 2 pair and I can’t (I don’t think) get him off 10-x or 9-x. The part of his range that is ahead and will fold to a bet is pretty small, I think.

    2) Yes, like I said before (#6) the focus here is more to understand the maths than find the optimum line. When the decision is close and I don’t have strong read on the villain I am usually inclined towards the passive line because if they have a strong balanced raising range on the turn you get in a lot of awkward spots which will eat away at your EV.

    3) CC range for me here is broadway combos that don’t have a clear equity edge and suited connectors down to about 10-8, 8-7 maybe. Never pairs: pairs are always 3-bet or fold even in 15-30 structure. It’s not a default play though. If the button is a weak spot then I’m 3-betting to iso every time. In normal 2-1 structure I rarely CC pre-flop from the SB. Normally it’s player dependent. With a marginal hand and a really loose/passive BB it can be good to call as you can gain equity by keeping the weak player in, especially if he will call down really wide.

    4) I slightly prefer betting. He checked the turn so maybe I am turning 6-x, 3-3 whatever, into a bluff and I can get called pretty wide I think. The really aggro players always call very wide because they expect their opponents to float and call really wide too. Happy to bet/call because he should have some bluffs in his raising range.
  • ByronJacobs


    following on.....

    5) My approach to 3-betting the BB is maybe a bit weird. I tend to look at what stats my opponents might have on me. If I look nitty from the BB I will 3-bet a lot of QJ, 98 etc because I will get post-flop fold equity. If I look LAGgy I will start to 3 bet a lot of the A9+ hands because villains will put me on a wide range and call down wide so I can get value. I always thought that if the villain bets close to 100% on the flop then it’s hardly ever bad to call pre-flop as you never miss value. Even if you have AA v KK, then although you miss 2 small bets pre-flop, most of the time you can it back (and more – because of deception) post-flop.

    6) Yeah, sorry. Don’t know what happened there. I recall the river play was check/check and he won with something like K8. I didn’t see value for the river bluff because he will call down super wide. In retrospect I am not sure I like my play in this hand. Sure he will call down a lot but the flush draw gives me a lot of equity anyway. I prefer c/r flop and lead turn. I probably only have to get him off about 15% of his range for this to be profitable.

    7) Sorry – I don’t follow. I did c/r the flop...?
  • ByronJacobs


    #11 You mean with A-4 specifically? More likely to raise this hand. With A-K on the really dry flop I have a lot of his hands dominated (Ax and Kx) so free cards are not a problem. With A4 vs his super wide range he much more often has 2 x 6 outs with worse hands so missing value with the passive line is more of an issue.
  • Grammy


    Ok, makes sense. Thank you!
  • ByronJacobs


    #3 sorry - didn't read your comment properly. In the video I suggest 13-15% 3-bet button range vs CO open raise. Of course this is too tight - it's a mistake (I was probably thinking of general stat vs raise from any position, when it's ok). Something near to 20% is much better.
  • Tillit


    Thx for your many thoughts. I like the JQ hand in minute 30, i definetly would have estimated the equity lower than it actually is on the river in the heat of playing.
    I definetly dont like the Ako-hand minute 33. This guy thinks you dont have the guts to cap anything weaker than a good king against him on the turn. He checked behind once before in the qj hand on the turn. I doubt that even he plays a high pocket that way. On the river you have ~43% Equity, but only because all the K are in his range. As they split it doesnt matter but he sure will raise every hand that beats you, aa, kk, 6. He has a lot of 6es in his range and even with the pockets qq-99 in his range you only have 32% against his k-free range. It looks a bit like tilt and i guess i would have played the hand the same, but i think its a clear checkcall. Darn Splitpot river. Lets bet anyway ;).
  • ByronJacobs


    #17 But there were THREE blockers. How could he have a 6?? REFEREE!!!