Jared covers all sorts of different hands and topics while reviewing several hands he recently played at live $1/$2 NL and $2/$5 NL. He focuses on issues that separate live poker from online poker, bet sizing tells, physical tells, and things he learned by "paying attention" even when he wasn't in the particular hand or conversation.
Great Vid Rika. I was really surprised by the preflop size. When I play 1-2 a standard open is usually $12-18 especially if there have been previous limpers. It was interesting to see the differences in game play depending on location. Personally I like the game being slightly smaller preflop but at my local casinos you would get 5+ calls on every pfr from $7-$10. Thanks for another awesome vid!
Great vid as usual rika,keep em coming..
With regards to the8h3h hand when you double pot.
One or two fish at my local live games wont fold draws/top pairs no matter the bet size,I wouldn't have the guts to make this bet as when i brick the river im check/folding or having to bomb big again vs crazy fish.
On the turn we could bet small like $10-$16 as we almost never get raised by non thinking stations and it saves us check calling/folding to bigger bets oop.Keeps the initiative so we can still bluff river if we choose. Maybe leaves us room to manoeuvre if we get a flush over flush without having to auto get stacks in due to pot size.
Thoughts on this type of line?
Just signed up at Leggo and have been enjoying your live play videos a lot. Great stuff.
In the AK hand, should you find a caller, how can you expect to proceed? Continue firing if any high card comes out and slow down on low connecting cards? I have had a similar situation occur and it was as if the villain's call of my flop raise was saying "I just don't believe you" even if it is with a hand as weak as middle or bottom pair and it turns out that if you decide to 3-barrel, you are only representing sets and overpairs, so if certain villains have already made up their minds, they may tend to call down way lighter than they normally would and you can get yourself into a sticky situation where you lf you lose you look like a donk who can't fold AK and the villain's confidence is boosted cause they just soul read you...
I guess I like continuing to fire if any face card comes out and probably check behind if it's a low card that could improve their range... But then say you check back a low card on the turn and the river comes a Queen. Is there any hope in representing that or is it the first check is a complete give up unless you actually improve?
Jared,for the first hand I play the hand the exact same way. On the river I reraise to 75 or 80 to go and if he shoves I call his little remaining stack. That little 25$ bet on the river from him means nothing if he did have a 10 in his hand he would have make at lest a 75$ bet on the river to get value out of his hand.