Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 53 - Loss Aversion Bias

Live from the Crown Casino in Melbourne for the Aussie Millions, Merv is joined by Landon Blackhall of Deaf Poker Australia. The team discuss a poser about loss aversion bias and an interesting hand from a listener. 

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Hand - Live MTT

Effective Stack: ~50 BB  

400/800, Ante 100

4-limpers and its a mix of loose and tight players in the pot.

Previously even 10x raises got called after limping...

Hero SB 7c 7s - calls, BB checks

6 players see a flop and pot is 5800:

Flop: 7h 5h 3d

Hero (SB) bets 5500

BB raises to 11000, the rest fold, hero calls

2 players see a turn and pot is 27800:

Turn: 5c

Hero checks, BB checks

2 players see a river and pot is 27800:

River: 10h

Hero bets 25000, Villain shoves, Hero calls

Villain shows 5d 5s and wins with quad 5s

 

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 52 - Study Time

Merv joins us from the Crown Casino in Melbourne ahead of the Aussie Millions and we challenge him to a photo contest #meetMerv #Mervsmaidens. Meanwhile Mike is in some mystery pain around his Netherlands, but battles through to tackle a PPP Poser and another Aussie Millions hand from 2016 (27:08).

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Hand - 2016 Aussie Millions $100K challenge

See the video coverage of the hand here

Blinds 2K/4K/ antes

Jason Mercier - HJ - 300K - min-raises to 8K, cards not known just yet

Brian Rast in CO folds

Byron Kaverman - BTN - 234K - calls with KK

Martin Jacobson - BB - 228K - calls with Jc8h

Pot 29K

Flop 6h4c5d

Jacobson - Check

Mercier - C-bets 11.5K

Kaverman - Calls

Jacobson - Folds

Pot  52K

Turn 5h

Mercier (280K behind) - Checks

Kaverman (215K) - Bets 15K

Mercier - Uses a Time-bank chip (always have 30 secs to act, 2 x 60 sec time-bank chips per day) - Raises 67.5K

Kaverman - Calls

Pot 187K

River Ac

Mercier (213K) - Bets All-in

Kaverman (147K) - Uses his 1st Time-bank chip...then his 2nd & last one...one minute to act… he folds…

Mercier shows Q7dd

 

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 51 - Calling the Clock

We kick of 2018 by welcoming to the show tournament director of the upcoming Aussie Millions, Joel Williams. Appropriately we chose a poser this week for live players. We discuss the modern issue of calling the clock and get the fresh perspective of the casino staff, who play a vital role in protecting all of the players. At 29:16 our strat chat hand features a huge river bet from the one and only Phil Ivey.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 49 - Moving on up ft Nathan Williams

Ben, Mike & Merv are joined this week by prolific micro stakes grinder Nathan "blackrain79" Williams, who boasts more all-time profit at the micros than anyone else on the planet. Hear his phenomenal story and all our answers to the PPP Poser about moving up in stakes. The strat-chat (43:20) features one of Merv's hands from a live MTT. 

Check out Nathan's website here: http://www.blackrain79.com/ or get in touch with him on twitter @BlackRainPoker.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 48 - Practical Range Building ft Andrew Brokos

Special guest Andrew Brokos from the Thinking Poker Podcast joins Mike and Merv for an interesting discussion, whilst Ben promises to be back next time. Andrew discusses his poker journey, before they tackle the Poser, which asks what is really meant in practical terms by "building a range". Finally, the strat-chat hand (28:30) is a hand sent in to Ben. You too could have your hand featured on the show - get in touch! For more on range building, check out the free video by signing up to my website.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 47 - First Major Live MTT

Merv gets a Dutch lesson, Ben is quarantined and Mike recalls a painful moment from his past: "You broke my will, but what a thrill, Goodness gracious great balls of fire! " For the PPP Poser, the team offer advice to a listener on how to cope playing in a large event having qualified through a satellite. Then the stratchat (17:02) features a micro stakes cash game hand from a listener.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 46 - Time Management

In our special Halloween episode, the team announce our new Patreon page. Check out what's on offer there, as we welcome you to become a patron of the podcast. For the poser this week, we discuss time management for those with busy lives (apparently there's more to life than poker?) At 30:08 the stratchat starts and we tackle an Aussie Millions hand featuring some Haunted Aces.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 45 - Profiling with Limited Data

After the recent star-studded episodes, the trusty trio return for a fun installment featuring Mike's speed-dating blind poker tournament with doggy action under the table. We also cover a PPP Poser about profiling opponents with fewer than 50 hands of data. Finally we tackle not one, but two hands this week in an extra-long episode (22:50 and 46:30).

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 44 - Card Dead

The team welcome Aussie star Jesse "OntheMac" McKenzie to the show and discuss a PPP Poser from Jonathan Breslin on on how to deal with being card dead. Jesse then brings a headsup hand from a Pokerstars Sunday Millions win (32:17), which features a sensational bit of river action that you simply must listen out for. Mike and Ben were deliberately kept in the dark and run through the hand blind. Jesse found out the villain's hole cards a few days after his win by watching the replay online and we'll reveal those cards (50:25) only by listening. 

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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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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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