Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 43 - Cash v Tourney Preflop Ranges

James "Splitsuit" Sweeney enjoys one of Merv's most memorable introductions and provides expert cash game commentary on a hand from his live workbook (33:05). Before that, the team are divided on the interesting poser: "Which preflop ranges are wider, cash or tourney?" After co-authoring the final tables workbook with James, Ben announces he is joining the Red Chip Poker Team. 

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Hand 9 from The Live (Cash) Workbook:

$2/$5 Cash and it folds to the hero on the cutoff with the effective stack of $500 (100BB)

HERO raises 5BB to $25 (what is his range?)

BB 3-bets to $80

HERO calls (what is his range?)

2 players see a flop of Tc 6c 3h. The pot is $160

BB bets $100

HERO calls (what is his range?)

2 players see a turn card of 3d. The pot is $360

BB bets all-in

HERO calls (what is his range?)

 

 

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 42 - Notetaking

Mike concludes the mobility scooter story from last episode, whilst Ben bangs on about the release of his new book available here and Merv laments the loss of online poker in Austraya. The team tackle a poser on how to take good notes before discussing hand 13 from the new workbook (27:45). 

Poker Anagram Bonus Poser: NOTETAKING  Clue: One million dollar chip (5,5)

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Hand 13 from The Final Tables Workbook:

Final Table 9 players remain. High level of ICM intensity.

Hero (72BB and 2nd in chips), AT clubs, Lojack, open raises to 3BB

Weak TAG (65BB and 3rd in chips), Button, calls 3BB, blinds fold

Preflop - Build the Weak TAG villain's calling range

Flop Jc7c6h (Pot 8.4BB)

Hero bets 5BB

Villain calls 5BB

Flop - Build the Weak TAG villain's calling range

Turn 9s (Pot 18.4BB)

Hero bets 11BB

Villain calls 11BB

Turn - Build the Weak TAG villain's calling range

River 2s

Hero checks

Villain bets 15BB

River - Build the Weak TAG villain's betting range

Hero check-raises all-in

River - How many hands can the villain call with here?

 

 

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 40 - Tells

Merv has touched down in Sydney, jet-lagged, sleep-deprived and hungover from the WSOP parties, yet Episode 40 must be hosted and Captain Harvey does not disappoint. The theme is live tells and who better to join us than the top tycoon of teaching tells, Zachary Elwood. Together, we take on a triple-barrel poser and reveal a tell from the Main Event champion himself, Scott Blumstein, in a final table hand.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 39 - Bet Sizing

Less than 24 hours after finishing 3rd in the final event at the WSOP, highroller Matt Berkey joins Merv, Mike and Ben for episode 39. The PPP Poser this week is centred on bet sizing and the featured hand comes from Ben's forthcoming workbook (42:09). There's plenty of banter on the WSOP main event and I'm sure many of you will be following the action from the final table just after the release of this episode.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 37 - Huge Laydowns

Experience the WSOP vicariously via Merv "The Verve" in Vegas. Our regular feature, the PPP Poser (12:32) is centred around the theme of huge (or as Mike says, "yuge") laydowns.  The strat-chat (28:49) involves  a hand from the 2016 WSOP Main Event showcasing James Obst making a tremendous laydown. No takers so far to buy a piece of Merv's action for this year's event - for any bargain-hunters (cough, splutter) he's going as low as 0.8 (and you can probably talk him down to 0.75 - wow, that might actually be worth it!)

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 36 - Tiltlessness

Special guest Tommy Angelo, author of the fascinating new poker novel Painless Poker, joins the crew for a delightful discourse, featuring topics such as meditation and top tips for avoiding tilt. We dive into one of the hands from the book, as Tommy's fictional hand is subjected to our usual strat-chat. Listen carefully for how you can claim a free copy of Tommy's book. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 33 - Weak Draws

The triumphant trio return to discuss the final chapter of the book - weak draws. Although it's a flop you're often going to give up on pretty fast, the stratchat covers a couple of examples of situations, where you might choose to progress to the turn and river. Merv is on hand to announce the competition winners, but neglects to hand out a medal to the industrious, deserving, but ultimately empty-handed Mike and Ben. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 32 - Medium Draws

Tune in to an episode dedicated to the penultimate chapter of Ben's book Postflop ***spoiler alert*** freebies on offer, celebrating 50,000 downloads in over 100 countries. Listen in for details of this and news of a new segment in the show. Tardy Turner and the Postflop Poser offer their tips for playing medium strength draws, steered capably by Merv, whose tweets are both visible on twitter and audible from his menagerie...

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 30 ft Shurane Vijayaram

Weeks ago Shurane Vijayaram took down the Aussie Millions for a cool 1.6m AUD. In a very special Episode 30, Shurane takes us through his remarkable poker journey from a $130 satellite to the spectacular and much discussed final hand of the tournament. Extremely likeable, refreshingly open, humble, flawed, yet brilliant, Shurane offers raw insights into playing big events. The stratchat consists of 2 final table hands that will blow your mind...

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 29 - High Card - 1 or 0 overcards

Captain Harvey hands out his first Merv Medal, as the new triumvirate discuss the weakest of all flops. As usual, they traverse plenty of terrain, from phallic snow sculptures to the UK venues for the infamous "Battyman Challenge". 3 hands are discussed, including a live hand between Raul Mestre and Vicky Coren and Merv lays down plans for a special Episode 30 next month.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 28 - High Card - 2 Overcards

Australian Captain Harvey is aboard the ship as a new triumvirate is formed. Tune in to find out whether he's able to tame the 2 authors, who did not make it easy for "Big Merv" with an early cry of "sack the captain". There's discussion over the future of poker in Australia, 3 hands of stratchat and just a smithering of cricket (that's an insect, yes, Mike).

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 26 - Paired Board / One Overcard

Seasons greetings from the PPP team. The 2 authors join forces again to discuss another missed flop type. After a slightly wayward episode, we're back on form! Mike reverts to his natural accent and apart from being outkicked by a scorpion, Ben manages to keep everything nicely under control. Merry Christmas everyone, have a Quayle of a time! 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 24 - Bottom Pair

Hurricane Hayles and Typhoon Turner aka Captain Cavity are the lowest pair you could imagine for navigating the stormy waters of flopping bottom pair. If you want to find out what has happened to Captain Quayle, tune in and uncover the mystery of our missing master. Has he walked the plank? Is there a man overboard? Am I overdoing the pelagic puns and the maritime mockery...?

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