Hi guys! There are 32 people in the fast poker pool at NL25 at GGPoker, I will play a small session.
Opened with AKo, and got called by the BB. On this texture, our hand has two good actions – a small bet and a check. I like both. If you're c-betting with your entire range, it's fine to bet them at this limit. You won't see massive overfolds, but you certainly won't be check-raised aggressively.
Bets 1.5bb, Villain folds.
We play against a limper. The flop has been checked. I don't have much reason to bet on the turn, but I could try this move: I'll bet 1.1bb and he'll re-raise me with the top of his range and call with hands like , . If he calls, I'll bluff him on the river. This line is better than checking the turn and betting the river because you win a little more – additional chips from his call on the turn.
Bets 1.1bb, Villain folds.
With my hand, I'll make a small bet. You can play with a big sizing and check, but a wide continuation bet is also good here.
Bets 1.5bb, Villain folds.
The BB calls and leads into me on this flop – I'm guessing he's a weak player. I'll immediately make a big raise: I see no reason to call with my hand. I don't think people are bluffing enough on the turn and river, especially with big sizings, so we just raise for value.
Raises to 8.8bb, Villain folds.
I'll squeeze AQo, but first I need to check his VPIP and PFR... Good. I'll make a 14bb squeeze. If I increase the sizing to 17bb, he should have 4-bet bluffs up to about 34bb, but nobody usually does this, although it is quite unpleasant to deal with them.
Squeeze to 14bb, only the Japanese player calls.
I'll make a very small bet. I want calls from tens, jacks, I don't want him to fold. The best GTO line is to bet big on the flop and turn.
Bet 5bb. The opponent calls.
I don't think he'll bluff if I check, and I doubt he'll be able to pay a big bet with a worse hand, so another small bet is the best option.
Bet 11.5bb. The opponent calls.
I think I can still get calls from Jacks and tens with another small bet.
Bet 12bb. The opponent calls and loses.
What does he have, jacks with clubs? No, . OK.
With I will bet all in. We're getting too many folds. and at these limits will be thrown out. This is a good bluff. Don't look at the suits: your opponents will almost never get close to the minimum defense frequency and will overfold to such an extent that the effect of blockers will not occur.
Pushes all-in, opponent folds.
The opponent calls.
Against such a recreational player, I'll bet big on the turn, expecting a lot of fold equity.
Bets 7.6bb, Villain calls.
I will overbet. His calling range on the turn is an ace or an eight. I don't think this player would fold an ace to an overbet on a board that didn't hit two flush draws. I'll post a lot.
Bet 38bb. Your opponent instantly bets all in.
Uff! Well, I don't think we can fold. The call here is +EV, but even with a straight, we won't always win. On occasion, you can even fold.
Raised after small bet. With top pair I will call, but in general, this is not a spot where people rebluff.
Checks, Villain bets 14bb.
I'll call another one, but I'll give up on the river. On this line, I have too much , and I don't expect opponents to happily bluff into trips.
Checks, Villain bets 54.5bb.
I'll show him the king and throw it away. Usually, I don't reveal my cards, but I won't play with these opponents anymore, you can show them.
Louzovo defended the BB, but against a mini-raise, perhaps it's possible. Flop check – check. With a flush on the turn, I always donk bet against a reg because I don't expect him to bet twice.
Checks, Villain bets 9.7bb.
Wow, not the same sizing... Call is still +EV but pretty borderline.
Calls and loses .
Of course, no one is bluffing.
The opponent is an amateur and fires 1/3 sizing – there are no strong hands in him. I'll check-raise with the queens.
Raises to 11.8bb, Villain folds.
His sizing doesn't look strong. I'll call.
And he checks very quickly, which indicates a very weak hand. With two pair, people usually think at least a little. I'll bet for sure, but how much? I really don't like the small one. I'll bet half the pot – when he has or , after such a bet, he will fold more often on the river.
Bets 7.6bb, Villain calls.
He checks. He doesn't have strong hands at all on this line, so I'll just go all in. I almost never wait for a call.
Pushes all in, opponent folds.
I called a raise preflop and will raise a continuation bet on the flop (although the correct play is of course fold). Oh, he checked, interesting... I'll check all bluffs, always – people won't play all check-raises or all check-calls. They will also overfold heavily on the turn, so you can safely bet your entire range at the lower stakes. Even at NL100, this will usually work if there are no notes that the opponent is defending well.
Bets 2bb and takes the pot.
A similar situation, I put the entire range in the check. He check-raises. I'm going to call, apparently, but I'll think about reraising a little more... In some spots, it makes sense, but not so much here, I don't want to isolate against the four.
From I'm waiting for the continuation of the attack after the check raise. Since he checks, there are few fours, and the top of the range is overpairs. I will beat them: a little more than half the pot on the turn and all-in on the river.
Bets 13.4bb, Villain folds.
I don't 3-bet like that at my stakes, but it works here because people don't 4-bet often enough. And of course, as soon as I said that, he 4-bet. I advise you to fold here. However, for the video, I will call.
I don't think we're interested in betting sevens after his check. Whatever he's willing to fold, I'll bluff on the turn.
Villain bets 18.7bb.
I don't think he'll find enough bluffs. Can be throw it away?
Cutoff limps, button raises 4bb, Yolan calls in the BB, the cutoff also calls.
Flop everyone checks.
At showdown, my six is worthless, so I use it as a bluff. The standard sizing here is half a pot, but I'll bet bigger to make it easier to represent the nuts on the river. It doesn't matter which one: you can represent nothing at all, but if you bet 500% of the pot, people will fold.
Bet 9.3bb. The cutoff called, the button folded.
Here you need to choose between the pot and all-in. Since its range mainly consists of , I'll go all-in. He has very few flushes – , . All will throw it away, maybe throws out.
Pushes all-in, opponent folds.
Here I 3bet and got a cold 4bet which I called. If I click now, it is unlikely to make him go crazy with , so I'll just call.
Turn (66bb, effective stack 71.2bb):
On this turn, he will often continue with aces, kings, queens, and jacks, so if he checks there will be mostly and , so I'll check next.
Villain bets 18bb. Now I'll shove: queens and jacks have redraws, they won't fold. I don't think they'd bet that big on the turn and shouldn't be bluffing on the river, so calling doesn't do me any good. And even if he can fold queens here, it's not the end of the world, it's still equity.
It's going all-in. Villain calls with and is not called.
He plays very loose, so I will defend even K2o.
I think we need to call so he can continue to bluff.
Villain checks very quickly.
I'm pretty sure if I check, he won't bluff the river. People who are ready to bluff the river usually give a little thought to bluffing on the turn, and this one checked instantly. So I have to bet. I'll choose the sizing to make him pay more with a flush draw.
Bets 9.6bb, Villain folds.
Yolan min raises from the cutoff, gets 3-bet 7bb from the small blind.
Against this size, I should call.
My opponent, judging by the stats, is a reg. A check from a reg on such a texture is usually protected: there are few check-folds, check raises are enough. It makes no sense to bet.
Villain bets 7.5bb.
I'm sorry, sir, but this sizing is a bit unconvincing. In theory, we should fold fives at this stage, but the sizing seems weak to me. I'm choosing between calling and raising and I think raising is better.
Raise up to 19bb.
I portray a very narrow range, but he has nothing to continue with. KQ+ goes big too often, so a half-pot c-bet range becomes too unbalanced to withstand the pressure. You can take this line for our game: you will be exploited much less often than you think.
In fast poker, I'm isolating limps all the time because they limp a lot, and even if they don't...
The opponent calls.
Standard small continuation bet.
Villain checks and calls for a 2.5bb bet.
Not sure if I want to keep betting with my hand. I'll check.
If he checks, I can bluff the river against certain sizings.
My opponent is a regular and will always bet here with a queen. So we're going to try something...
Without a queen, he folds here 100% of the time. His range is too much shifted towards an ace, the only way to really push him out is with this sizing, even though he looks wild.
When I play with amateurs, I sometimes like to do the following move: I choose the “tilt” emoji, then I think and at the last second I push! Some people are obviously affected by this and make very strange calls. Although someone probably understands everything and overfolds ...
I go all-in, the opponent folds.
Yolan opens min raised from the cutoff and called a 7bb 3-bet from the small blind.
I don't think he will overfold the flop after a check, but the check-call, check-fold line is common. We start barreling while we give small.
Bets 5bb, opponent calls.
Perfect card, I will continue and bet big.
Villain leads 8.5bb.
OK. Well, it's something very weak. I should raise. I hope he does not push, it will be very inopportune. Although the only hand that goes all-in is .
Reraises to 39.9 bb. The opponent calls.
I suspect that I can get very thin value because he can play some overpairs this way. He has very few tens here ... Perhaps I'll try to get it.
Bets 24.2bb and gets called by .
Well, yes, that's the problem: he has a better draw than mine, so if he never plays that line with an overpair, I bet on the river with a range that is always higher. Difficult spot, but I think it was played well anyway.
Deuces are pre-flop folds, of course, but all the players behind me are very tight and don't 3-bet much, so even this raise is profitable.
4-betting with ATo is very loose, but if you open Monker Solver and calculate preflop ranges for a field that doesn't 5-bet bluff, you'll see him start 4-betting and such.
The player in middle position folds and the cutoff calls.
I'll start with a check. If he checks, I'll bet the turn very big, and if he does, I'll raise.
Checks, Villain bets 11.8bb.
A big check-raise with the idea of giving up on the following streets is optimal in my opinion.
Check-raises to 43bb and folds all-in.
Yolan min raises from the button, an amateur in the small blind calls, and a regular in the BB squeezes to 12.8bb.
I will call, especially against this sizing.
BB c-bets 19.6bb.
Half a pot is a pretty strong sizing, but we have to pay.
What a terrible bet! I would fold to any bet, but going all in here is just crazy. If you bet 30, he'll get more amateur calls, and all hands that call all-in will call 30 on the turn and a shove on the river. Against us, he needs to aim at weaker hands. Against an all-in, I even fold easily. Therefore, in his place, it would be very smart to play like this with , but people don't usually do that, besides, it's so fast: in order to come up with a push with , you need to think a little.
Even this guy was able to fold a lady!
Opened with A4s, on the flop it's a mix between 1/3 and check. I'll check this time. At lower stakes, c-betting will play a little better, but if you are confident after checking, the result will also be excellent.
The opponent checks next.
I check again. In this spot, people in my place are overfolding a lot, so I expect him to bet.
Villain bets 6bb.
Strong sizing, so check-call only.
Checks. Villain bets 18bb.
This sizing screams value, but it's too narrow a range and I have to call.
Well, I'm closing the action, the depth is slightly increased, and my advantage in skill may allow me to profit, but still it's too loose a call.
I'm tempted to bet, but... no, I'll check. I can bluff the turn.
The small blind checks and the BB bets 8.9bb.
So, I'm going to raise... but calling is fine too. I have two fairly clean outs (his sizing indicates two pair). I can bluff , and clubs.
Calls, and so does the small blind.
Two checks say they don't have . The ranges of both are capped on , so I'll just run. It's hard for them to come up with a bluff for me.
I going all-in. Small blind folds, BB thinks.
With a set of tens, it would be an instant call. He probably has or . not very likely, as they should bet the turn higher. Maybe , but even with such a hand, folding is not excluded.
Yes! We got to fold! Pure madness. If they fold these hands, it's just an incredibly profitable bluff. Even if I always get called from , should still be positive.
Standard small continuation bet. I can bet three times.
The opponent calls.
I will bet very large because I want to knock out . This sizing is played and AT+.
Bet 21bb. The opponent calls.
River (49.6bb, effective stack 79.2bb):
And now I will admit. is nearly the nuts but for and the situation is very complicated. Besides, and he just might not have sets, since people will often shove them against a turn overbet.
The opponent thinks for a very long time and calls .
Well, a normal call, but I'm still quite happy with my line. More often than not, people will find the fold with his hand.
Two tight players and I don't have much interest in c-betting this flop. I check. If the button checks next, I can bluff the turn, if I bet small, I can check-raise.
I check again.
Button checks next.
Okay, I'll bet 16 bb. Let them throw out or !
Both opponents fold.
End. Hope you enjoyed this video. Until we meet again!