Gold Academy: Huge Hands with Splitsuit

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In the first NL Gold Academy Video of May our NL coach James "Splitsuit" Sweeney dives into his database and brings us a video regarding huge hands and how e can play them against certain player types


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  • Boomer2k10


    Hi Guys

    Please enjoy the first video from our Gold Academy from Splitsuit

    Any questions/comments please leave below and remember if you're a Gold+ Member you can Opt In to the Academy to earn a chance of winning an hour's free coaching from our top coaches
  • nabokow


    full ring :/
  • Bakersfield


  • Tracs


    Very useful! Thank you SplitSuit.
    Looking forward to my huge hands!
  • ReckaH


    Ty very useful
  • SplitSuit


    You are very welcome! And nabokow, the concepts still carry over nicely to's just that range and frequency assumptions will differ in some spots.
  • Antonioull


    Nice , can u PLEASE do a ZOOM Video?
  • Antonioull


    Meaning live play , low limits like NL10 NL25 , i feel would be gr8
  • pforce1


    Thanks! I think live play would rock!
  • chrsbckr75


    By far the best Vids I have seen.
    Still only watching em w/o sound intentionally. So enjoying the explanation bubbles.
    love it love it love it. Remind me of the PhilGalfond's Philosophy Vids.
    Keep on the great work!!!
  • SplitSuit


    anton + pforce: I will certainly consider doing a live play vid =)

    chrs: Thank you so much. I would suggest watching them with the sound on as well though as the text bubbles aren't a pure copy of my speech =)
  • Coreprime


    Hey, like the format but I think the spots are too basic for a gold vid.
    Would like to see more tough spots in the future, even with huge hands.
  • hedgefox


    #14 +1
  • xENilol


    #14 +2
  • Svetlasha


    na fisha smahyet)
  • morzhovii


    Учите русский. А то мы вас уволим
  • SplitSuit


    @corpe, hedge, xENil: what kind of spots would you like me to cover? I'd be happy to add some tougher hands into the mix next time...I just need to know what you're looking for =)
  • SplitSuit


    corpe/hedge/xENil: what kind of spots would you like me to cover? I'd be happy to add some tougher hands into future vids, just let me know what you'd like to see =)
  • Delfnsk


    Nice video) Most of russian participants will be angry,becauce they don`t no English at all)
  • SPeedFANat1c


    good video. But always for me its weird when coaches say 'never folding' when its so obvious when we have nuts :) For example he says - we have 3 option - call fold or raise. I think folding is not even an option if we have the nuts :)
  • SplitSuit


    @delf: I'm glad you enjoyed the video despite my inability to speak Russian

    @SPeed: I always feel odd saying it, lol. But I always try to present the "look at all of your options first" approach, and in spots like these it will look a bit silly =)
  • MoneyStef


    Excellent video again, keep it up!
  • 100Alexandra


    #18 "learn Russian, otherwise you will be fired"

    Think it is the otherway around let them learn English.

    nice video learn always of them and see that my game is improving. But my greathands are lately beaten by very great hands. Gl all en thanks
  • trickybob


    Nice vid. In the last hand do you think the villain made a mistake just calling the flop x/r with his set of 6s?
  • SplitSuit


    @Money: thank you =)

    @100Alex: just make sure your lines looked right...nothing you can do about a little runbad

    @tricky: thank you. Depends on what he thinks of our CR range. If he thinks our CR range is super airy, then his call can be fine...
  • hedgefox


    Flushes on splitted boards, sets on straight&flush boards, Jack high (or lower) flush vs villain agression. I'm interesting in any huge hands, with second and lower nuts.
  • SplitSuit


    @hedge: Noted. Thanks for the suggestions!
  • luizsilveira


    I can only second previous comments. It'd be nice to see a "tough spots" video; e.g. facing big river donks when we have a strongish hand, big river folds, when the river card changes it all, when to 3bet/4bet bluff/semi-bluff post flost, etc. , etc. I understand the importance of maximizing our nut hands so this video is valuable, but tougher decisions would be interesting *as well*.
  • SplitSuit


    @luiz: noted for sure =)
  • UnknownJoseph


    First of all I'm glad that I can watch you videos, I can hear your voice. It's amazing. Now I can visualize you when I study your book Dynamic FR Poker.
    I try to digest concepts from it and I'm a little confused of isolating range.
    In the first hand A8s you said that it's a standard isolation for you. However according to your tips from the book it isn't.
    Player 36/1 is definitely weak tight. So you recommend 88+/ATB and no mention about Axs.
    You know, I'm seriously confused, not only now but when I watch other videos many coaches iso raise more looser than you recommend in the book.
    Yea... It's great to ask you about it by myself.
    Could you explain me this?

    It would be nice to see how you adjust your opening and isolation range considering other player in front and behind us.

    I try my best with my english. I hope I didn't make big mistake and you understand it.

    Thanks a lot.
  • SplitSuit


    @Unknown: I'm glad you've been enjoying the book, and hopefully you are also enjoying the videos =) As for the book, I usually wrote tighter ranges that were a bit more value-injected. I assumed that as players grew their skills they would learn when to open their ranges (such as finding good ISOs with A8s)...but for newer players I didn't feel comfortable suggesting that they widen their PF ranges so much given the postflop confusion they would surely encounter.

    The suggested ranges in DFRP are simply guides that change given the exact situation you are currently in. Which is why answering the second part of your question is too difficult to do in a single paragraph =)
  • toateslafel


    Great video!
  • SplitSuit


    Thank you, and you are very welcome!