Hot $75 Review - Navigating A Shallow Stacked Structure

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As we get deeper into the Hot 75, Chenny8888 reviews how to play as almost every decision is made preflop and as the tournament stacks get shallower.


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  • fitzinator18


    The latest from Chenny8888 as he continues his Hot 75 review!

    As always please leave any feedback or suggestions below.
  • ByronJacobs


    Hi Chenny, Very nice video again.

    I'm interested in the responses to 3-bets. At approx 19:00 (you 3-bet A-8, villain folds), you mention that it's generally unprofitable to call 3-bets OOP (ie 4-bet/fold is the norm) at these stack sizes (~30bb w/o antes). However, earlier at 7:20 you do this yourself with A-10o, with very similar stack sizes.

    It's not clear to me if there are significant differences in the two spots. Personally I'd feel very uncomfortable playing A-10o OOP with around 30bb behind as I think a tough opponent is going to make life very difficult post-flop (e.g. are you happy stacking off on A-high flops?; if the flop pretty much blanks you can c/c the flop but a decent villain will know you're not that strong there and can probably barrel you off on the turn).

    Any further thoughts much appreciated.
  • chenny8888


    Hi ByranJacobs,

    If someone is capable of 3betting light, we're generally quite happy to stack off on Axx boards postflop with ATo, though we can identify situations where villain is unlikely to be bluffing, and make "hero"folds accordingly. I think more of the money with a hand like this comes from when you passively defend a raggy board. I generally don't check/raise very often in 3bet pots, and I mix up my call 3bets with some very nutted hands if I don't think villain 5bets enough, so I think that my range isn't necessarily weak when I check/call.
  • mcmc91


    but if villain is 3beting wide, and do not 5bet enough isn't 4b/f good with the good blocker hand? Especially that villain is a good reg, he has initiative, position ,the stack to pot ratio is rather low and his range contains a lot of Ax, so he usually have blockers to Axx floop. Is there a possible situation, when U dont hit the floop and try to outplay him oop after his cbet?
  • chenny8888


    Hey, please include a minute number with the hand. It's quite hard to figure out what your villain's 5bet range actually is... some people will be too loose and some will be too tight. In times of doubt I try to lean towards the optimal vs their approximate 3betting range.
  • chenny8888


    by optimal I meant GTO
  • mcmc91



    Sorry, I wrote about hand You talked about with ByranJacobs it is ATo in 7:20 .