wheel axs are definite opens in almost all 6max line-ups utg. in a 9max game, i definitely open if there are weaker players in the blinds or if there are tighter players in the cut off and button positions.
Question Regarding the KK hand on TT369 board at 9:29 in the video. I don't understand your river raise here, isn't it extremely thin to the point of being no good?
I understand the Flop check back since villains range is going to be mostly air and you induce a turn bluff by villain instead of having him fold, but by that logic if villains range is going to be mostly air what will he call you with on the river when you raise? He is snapping of any Tx and folding out all air. Any air he is calling with ie AJo or any weak SD value hands ie 22 44 77 is calling 3 streets anyway if hes calling a river raise. Your basically hoping villain rivered a 9 and will call a raise but the 9x combos vs all the other combos of hands he can have ie 66 99 78 Tx which crush you and air are very minor part of his range. The thought process of "he has so much air here that he will fold if I bet the flop and then he has enough hands here that will call a river raise" seem counter intuitive to each other and that your thought process did a complete reversal somewhere in the hand.
Can you elaborate further?
Also same time frame you flat K5s vs a fish because he is playing badly. What is the bottom of your flatting range here? Would you flat 34s which can make straight & Flush draws but has no high card strength?or would you rather have a hand like K5s which can make a flush and has some high card strength?
it's definitely not thin vs this opponent who just sat at the table and likely has a wide range. he's probably calling with any pair, and possibly even some ace highs. the combinations of these far outweigh the times he has 10x or an underboat.
the analysis of the line overall is basically this: i think my opponent is playing very loose preflop, and thus is folding to my bet on the flop and likely has a hand range that has like a 5-10 percent chance of sucking out vs me on the turn. since he just sat down at the table, he's likely to be a little bit aggro (early on in his session), and i want to give him the chance to make bluffs. in a vacuum, i think i'm making more money on the flop by checking to him and calling a bet than by betting myself. the river is just the logic i outline above, where again, i figure he has a wide range preflop, and given his sizing, almost never has 10x, and looks like he's block betting a mid pair.
it sort of depends how bad the fish is. i've seen some guys flat a2c in a tournament when a fish raises their bb (just getting absurd odds w/ antes and small raise sizing). i generally change my ranges when fish get worse/better, and it also depends how many tables im on, and whether im likely to get squeezed.
generally, though, id rather have a k5s hand than a 43s hand because i think overflushing fish is pretty important when they play so many sooted cards. you also have more inherent showdown value with k5s vs 43s.