Highstakes Thinking with leatherass - Part 2

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Dusty is back with another installment of his handhistory reviews. He will pick some interesting hands from higher stakes against tough opponents and show you creative and unconventional lines to deal with difficult spots.


handhistory review Highstakes Thinking

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  • FishermansFriend


    Enjoy the new video by Dusty!

    As always, please keep the comments in English!
  • Dublimax


    Hand #2 w KK when you Ck/R Turn:

    As you said you never have a set.

    You probably C/R the flop w AJ, A5 (if you have A5s in your preflop calling range).

    You don't have many FDs if you ever use the line Ck/C Flop and Ck/R Turn. KcQc and Tc9c are probably the only hands (w AcQc you would probably Ck/C again Turn) and I don't think you are Calling pre with small suited connectors in SB pre flop.

    So my question is do you really think you will make him fold his Ax by shoving the river on a brick because to me you are not rep that much?

    I have made many assumptions here so feel free to comment on them.

  • Dublimax


    Nice strategy video! Keep them coming!
  • yomatiyo


    I love how he says "leatherassssss"
  • jimmy99x


    I liked this session . would like to see more .
  • Leatherass9


    Sorry for the slow reply guys. Have been mostly away from the computer the last week with several golf tournaments. Sorry about that :(

    @dublimax, I am actually capable of playing a flush this way and possibly even a set as well given the bet size on the turn. I wouldn't check raise a large bet with a set, but given the bet size I think a set is always good here.

    I think where people get themselves in trouble a lot and miss good plays is being too concerned with what they are representing. Sometimes it is best to just not worry about that stuff and if the guy doesn't look like he wants to play for stacks, just make him do it! Anytime you are putting your opponent in a position he clearly doesn't want to be in, that is generally going to be a good thing for you.

    From my opponent's perspective, what else could I be representing other than a strong hand here? He will have to think that I am check calling with something and once I check raise the turn, then really all my opponent can beat is me turning a made hand into a bluff. If he gives me a check calling range of weak made hands and occasionally a flush draw, even if he doesn't think I have a flush draw when I check call the flop, once I check raise the turn I think he is just going to have to put me on an unlikely flush draw because after all, what else can I play this way? I just don't think he is going to call down putting me on some type of made hand that decided to turn their hand into a bluff. Another way to think of this is what would YOU do in his shoes? Would YOU ever call down here with Ax putting me on a check called made hand turning itself into a bluff? I am going to guess the answer is NO to that question. Looking through a hand through the lens of putting yourself in your opponent's shoes is often a good exercise in spots like these.

    I hope this helps and I am glad you enjoyed the video!
  • edik89


    am i the only one who thinks that the first hand i kinda missplayed?

    Would you ever bet a strong hand that small on the turn?
  • vidrata


    Great video Dusty!
  • Kana54


    @7 i think the play bet bet overbetshove is better, it the same moove.

    The small amount means i want overbet river :D