Parallel Lines - Part 3

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In part 3 of his video series, Somnius talks about barrelling, both as a bluff and for value.


barreling Parallel Lines series Theory Video

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  • Konti23


    Viel Spaß beim Schauen!
  • taschendamenfalter


    habt ihr somnius 2 mal releast und nazgul vergessen?
  • taschendamenfalter


    jetzt passts - danke
  • CBFunk


    Das Video wird heute Abend noch durch eine Version mit vergrößertem Holdem Manager Replayer ersetzt
  • abakusschwarz


    Without stats it's a bit senseless sometimes.
    ex. Hand 4: if you think he folds Tx, you can second barrel, that's ok. But you can't three barrel to let him fold Tx on the river. (the output all the time was fine, but the argument...)

    Hand 2: for me is easiest check behind on the flop. And on the turn also. As played he snaps every set, straight, two pair on the river, that's a lot of his range...

    At least I like your betsizing thoughts.
    But in my eyes the hands weren't so interesting and the result was more important. :D
    3.5 stars
  • kammikammerl


    zooms are now added to the video, enjoy!
  • Somnius


    #5 - Thank you for your feedback.

    Stats are usually pretty senseless, reads and an acknowledgement of your image to the table and individual in question can be quite senseful.

    Hand 4 - I'm betting the same amount with all my value hands, if he were to call the three streets with a T there, he knows I'd value bet him way too thinly and bluff him less. In that case he'd have to start folding tens. That is where we were in our perceptual exchange.

    Hand 2 - I generally don't like checking behind utg. Not bad if you're balancing at least a little bit, but a bet is still generally better and preferred. The concentration of big hands to foldable hands on the river, although quite close, is still in our favour. Especially, considering that he would not expect me to triple barrel bluff this board all that often, and I'm utg, so even his JJ is conceivably at risk. He has a few flush draws which he won't check raise, 9x, 88, TT, JJ (sometimes). 55, 22, 99, 77, 66, 97s the only 2pair and that's maybe in his range. I don't think too many regs(thinking ones at least) are flatting 97s in the sb to an utg open. Not saying it's gonna work everytime, but definately profitable if we are confident in our read of his perception of our range, which of course is more important then what his range actually is. In this case thankfully, even his range is on our side.

    In addressing these concepts and subsequent hands, we can't lose sight of the fact that poker, especially at these stakes in todays environment is still very much about the relationship you have with your opponent. In presenting these considerations, I trust viewers will apply them when the time is right. Pinpointing your opponent's expectations are paramount, such that deeming marginal hands (which triple barrel bluffs usually are) good or bad in a vacuum is quite difficult.
  • DessiP


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