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HH Review holdem resources ICM Nash

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  • Boomer2k10


    Hi Everyone

    Please enjoy the latest video from our SNG boss Collin Moshman

    If you have any questions/comments for Collin please leave them below
  • ghaleon


    10:30 AKo: Flat is also mark of very strong hand here with 15bb flat. Also one problem with flat is how do we approach flop situation? Pot is going to be 1100 even in HU pot so is your plan to fold versus UTG cbet e.g. in 22T flop? Obviously best potential from AK becomes from seeing all 5 community cards and for these reasons I would prefer to shove preflop with 15bb stack.

    22:00 KQs: Solid analysis. Especially with like 20bb stack I like to make open limp there versus competent players as minraise-fold and open shove are not that desirable options.

    29:30 85s: Drag the hud to other place for moment to show popup window :)

    Yeah versus decent player weak flush is just a bluff catcher versus river check-shove. Interesting question would be how you would have played a non spade turn? E.g. A, 2 or K. Barrel or just take free river and give up without hitting flush?
  • CollinMoshman


    #2 Ghaleon:

    AK. Yes, no matter how we put chips in here, we're going to show a lot of strength. To me the one benefit of flatting is that while UTG will tend to play pretty well facing a shove, one of the weaker players left to act has more potential to make a significant mistake if we flat.

    In terms of playing postflop, I think it's actually a tougher spot for him. (a) He's OOP. (b) We can range him more accurately than he can range us. He's presumably on a standard reg UTG opening range, say 77/AJ. From his perspective, obviously we're on a narrow range, but is it just KK+, top 6%, etc?

    Anyway I definitely agree that shoving is a very reasonable play here and will be profitable, but wanted to point out in the video that there are some nice benefits to flatting too.

    KQs: Thanks and definitely agree.

    85s: Will do! In terms of non-spade turn, yes I would usually just check back and give up most rivers UI.
  • KatieDozier314


    Great video in my unbiased opinion! :)
  • madein1984


    15:50 I'd go for a rather unconventional minraise/fold. Players will tighten up a bit, thinking we might trap, and we dodge some bullets when on villain has a premium hand. That beeing said, I'd probably minraise AA here too!
  • xmiammiamx


    Hi Collin,

    I have a question on the games you choose to play. I see from this video that you play a lot of different things: 9mans, 18mans, 45mans, 180mans, mtts...

    Have you always played everything or were you specialized in one game type when you started grinding as a pro? Playing different things could be more fun, but isn't it less profitable?

    do you plan ahead to have an mtt day, an STT SNG day, etc... or do you mix games up in the same session?
  • CollinMoshman


    #5 Madein1984: Good point, so long as we're mainly openshoving in these spots, I like the approach of sometimes r/c'ing premiums and r/f'ing weak.

    #6 Xmiammiamx: I used to play almost only 9man/10man in my early days. Today I mix a wide range of games in all my sessions to fill enough tables. You definitely get used to mixing formats!
  • JustgAMblin


    As always, very nice analysis of the hands.
  • hedisaces


    Nice video Collin! Very nice spots and of course your analysis. I have one question to you: for me it looks like there are some silimar spots to each other but the holdem resources ranges are completely different. How do you recommend me recognize them and solve them correctly? Is it all about studying hundreds of these spots to learn the ranges?
  • JustgAMblin


    #9 Indeed it is. ;)

    You get only get a feeling if you study hard and play much.

    If you are comitted in getting better you will see better results very soon.
  • grayarea


    Great video Collin.
    12:00 J3s call. My approach to these spots in-game is start with the ante-adjusted effective stack (4.2 in this case), then make ICM and exploitive adjustments to this and refer to the heads-up nash equilibrium chart. In this case you assigned a tighter-than-nash range to the small blind meaning the adjusted stack is around 5bb which almost exactly generates your equilab range. In other high-bubble spots I'm adjusting the effective stack by significant factors to find the nash range. Works for me!