Splitsuit: Pair and Air

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James "Splitsuit" Sweeney returns with a look at some hands where he's either got a pair or complete air and how he'd approach each hand type


hand history review postflop theory vid

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  • Boomer2k10


    Hi Everyone

    Please Enjoy the latest video from James "Splitsuit" Sweeney

    If you have any questions or comments for James please leave them in the comments below
  • barbeysize


    so bb defends ~13% vs sb? how about 50%?
  • SplitSuit


    @Giz: No problem =)

    @barb: Which hand are you referring to?
  • barbeysize


    1st one obv.
  • SplitSuit


    @barb: against an unknown you won't have that kind of info. My goal was to give a framework for considering the best line in a hand like that
  • barbeysize


    video is fine ofc. 10% is just absolutely unreal and nonsensical. unknown means average means regish means defending range is 30% min for realy tight guy (often much more and even more than that for any type of fish).
  • SplitSuit


    @barb: I agree that 10% isn't the best range to assign there...I just wanted to use something tangible and pretty damn worst-case.
  • fmobil


    Great video again, ty :)
  • horVeech


    good video... very helpful for 25/50 nl imo
  • EverSteel


    Hello James,

    The hand before the last, Hero with KTo.
    I cannot quite agree with Hero's cbet and the second barrel. But here's another thing:
    Say we check/raise the flop, and let's say the opponent bets the turn. We probably make an easy call (vs AQ, JJ, TT). But how do we react to a river bet if:
    1. a blank river comes (rag non-spade)
    2. an ace comes

    If I got it right, we shouldnt be scared by draws completing on the river, and we can easily call a river bet, since there are loads of bluffs against these very missed draws?

    A very useful video, thank you!
  • SplitSuit


    You are very welcome! I would ask myself the following questions if I check the flop, call the turn, and face a river bet:

    1. does he bluff often enough given the pot odds I'll be getting?
    2. would he put me squarely on a SDV type of hand given my line and try to blow me off it?
    3. would he put me squarely on a SDV type of hand given my line and NOT have the balls to run the bluff?
    4. does he every try to make a thin river bet with Qx?

    Hopefully that helps get you started!