$0.5/1 Live Session: View on Poor Aggression at Micros

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Boomer returns to the tables with a look at a recent 0.5/1 session played focusing on some of the bad aggression he sees the players make


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  • Boomer2k10


    Hi Guys

    Please enjoy my latest FL Live Video from Pokerstars

    If you have any questions/comments please leave them below
  • ZeroDegrees


    Nice video Boomer!
    When u had K8 in SB and the BU capped the flop w QT, Q-flush draw, 14 minutes in: I think he intended a free card capping, but lost it on the turn.
    Generally I have noticed players re raise straight ahead HU on flop nowadays. I do it too sometimes and a rare free card cap balance my ranges. If he had checked back the turn he would win a SB. He shouldn't do it without the A-high FD anyway. I remember that you once said it's good to reraise HU on the flop when it's obvious that your opponent won't bet any turn unless he has hit (for instance: BvB, flop AK5, SB won't bet turn there if he gets called on the flop and is decent). So I wonder, what do you reraise flop with HU?

    I really like your analysis about the mid/low aces. Very valuable for me, learned something there. I end my novel here:), thx
  • Boomer2k10


    Actually since I made that comment my game has developed a lot :)

    Now you SHOULD bet that flop because you're going to want to bluff it too:

    It basically should be "Players using Pre-Emptive Explotiation won't bet the turn becasue they'll assume you've got a hand"

    In reality this isn't right because we're going to peel with weak hands as well as good ones so just checking 100% of the time if you miss is terrible :)

    The problem with the "Spew and Check" line is that it gives your hand completely away. If you want to remain balanced after doing it you're going to have to call with A-High vs a range which knows exactly what you have.

    I've actually discussed this K8 hand and come to the conclusion I didn't play it well. X/C flop, X/R turn is more than likely better unless you're against a serial free-carder

    The river is also not great because I turn my hand face up (like his Free Card Raise would have done if he hadn't spewed his nuts off).

    If I had the A-high flush in my range then Checking the River is OK (i.e. if I have A8 with Ad) becasue I have the nuts in my checking range but here I don't because of the action. I should bet the river and fold to a raise
  • Boomer2k10


    *Now you SHOULD bet that flop because you're going to want to bluff it too:*

    Bet the Turn obviously
  • Boomer2k10


    And you ask your question, what do I raise on the flop in his position?


    I have no raising range in position HU in a 3-bet pot on the flop. I also have no 3-betting range in position on the flop when check-raised.

    You don't gain much from splitting your range there and you can potentially give up a great deal of information
  • Necromadx


    Hello there Boomer, nice video. :)

    I would like to know why of just calling tha A4s (last hand) on the river. You said, that he is folding the bluff anyway (completely agree with that one). But if you think about it, he could easily be calling with nine or pocker pair between TT - KK, if he thinks that you are able to bluff on the river. But if you want to do that, you need to have a bluffing range right ? I mean, you could be bluffing with some kind of a missed draw with no showdown value and get his bluffs to fold. I was very suprised you just called there, for me it was a simple raise on the river.

    I hope you understand this comment (well my english isnt that good. :D ) GL at the tables and looking forward to your reply. :)
  • Boomer2k10


    Hi there

    A lot of it is to do with range asymmetry (which I'm determined to spell correctly at some point)

    My call/call range hits that Ace river incredibly hard, as a portion of my overall range, compared to his.

    In that circumstance he has no incentive to bet the river unless he has a strong hand or a complete bluff (i.e. on a brick he'd probably value-bet all Pocket pairs and 2x and now he can't) becasue of how much my range has improved over his.

    Because his value range has shrunk to such a degree my "raising for value" range much also shrink and I believe that writes off my worst Ax as value hands. It's definitely close though because my range is capped in this situation unless I delay trip 3's to the river
  • BossX1


    i simply dont understand how can anyone be profitable on pokerstars, the hand i post is not one from many, this kind of hands are destroying my profit 100 times a day, the same in sit and go, in zoom, no limit or fixed limit, many times i flop two pairs and the same like in this hand happens all the time or the others gets straight to river or flush with 4 card in color hit, i really dont understand how you can be profitable

    Seat 1: hero($3.39 in chips)
    Seat 3: Jesika111 ($2.73 in chips)
    Seat 4: daemon(o.o) ($1.61 in chips)
    ssmiass will be allowed to play after the button
    hero: posts small blind $0.02
    Jesika111: posts big blind $0.05
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to hero [Ac Ks]
    daemon(o.o): folds
    hero: raises $0.05 to $0.10
    Jesika111: raises $0.05 to $0.15
    hero: raises $0.05 to $0.20
    Betting is capped
    Jesika111: calls $0.05
    *** FLOP *** [5s 4s Tc]
    hero: bets $0.05
    Jesika111: raises $0.05 to $0.10
    hero: calls $0.05
    *** TURN *** [5s 4s Tc] [Qd]
    hero: checks
    Jesika111: bets $0.10
    hero: calls $0.10
    *** RIVER *** [5s 4s Tc Qd] [Qh]
    ssmiass leaves the table
    hero: checks
    Jesika111: bets $0.10
    hero: calls $0.10
    *** SHOW DOWN ***
    Jesika111: shows [Jc Qs] (three of a kind, Queens)
    hero: mucks hand
    Jesika111 collected $0.96 from pot
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot $1 | Rake $0.04
    Board [5s 4s Tc Qd Qh]
    Seat 1: hero (small blind) mucked [Ac Ks]
    Seat 3: Jesika111 (big blind) showed [Jc Qs] and won ($0.96) with three of a kind, Queens
    Seat 4: daemon(o.o) (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    tell me after so many raises isnt that sure is some kind of bot or what? why is she raising? does she know he will get trips on the river?
  • Boomer2k10


    You were up against a maniac and she hit a 6-outer on the turn having spewed on the flop

    She played bad and got there, happens thousands of times a day.

    Nothing to do with botting or anything like that, she had a non-0 chance to win the hand (in fact she had about 24% equity on the flop vs your actual hand) spewed badly and her 1 in 4 chance came in.

    No disrespect to the stakes but at 5c/Tc you're hardly playing the cream of the poker crop, some people just like to spew at the micros.
  • faktor1



    The hand with A4s vs the 77/27 guy..I think that either you should fold direkt on the flop, because the board is super dry or calling down. He will most likely 3rd barell all of his bluffs to make a +ev call down. Vs fishes i don't think that balancing is the most important and it lose us money..
  • LMcrow


    i really like your videos but one thing i really dont like is that you speak so slowly and overtalking so much on different spots where you just can say two words on the situation you use 15 words. So one hand can be more than 10 minutes be analysed. Its really get ing me sleepy.