Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 87 - Bomb Pots

Recorded on day 4 of the WSOP Main Event, this episode features a poser on bomb pots. If you're a live cash game player, you need to know what they are and how to play them, so tune in and get prepared. Our stratchat hand today comes from a hand played on day 1c of the Main Event (26:10). You can follow along on Jeff Gross' vllog on youtube here (16:14)

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Hand: MTT 2019 WSOP Main Event Day 1c

Blinds are 200/300

Limper UTG (least experienced on the table, doin some funny stuff), has around starting stack 60K

Hero QhQc in CO, with 55K makes it 1400 to go

BB calls

Pot : a bit over 4K (clip says 4.35)

Flop: Qs9s8c

Checks all round (pot control, it’s the Main Event, super early)

Pot still a bit over 4K (4.35K)

Turn: 5c

Check, check

UTG bets 2.5K

Hero flat calls

BB folds

Pot 9.35K

River: Ah (Qs 9s 8c 5c)

UTG leads out 7K

Hero has a suss feeling about it, just calls 7K

Villain shows JTo for the flopped straight.


Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 86 - Effective Stack Size

Merv & Ben are back with a mid WSOP episode and despite Ian from Canberra winning a trifecta of prizes, there are still more to be won. Tune in to find out how. Our poser is concerned with the importance of the effective stack size including how to think about it in multiway pots. The stratchat hand (23:56) features a river bluff that goes wrong, but that doesn't mean it was a bad bluff...

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Hand: MTT

Blinds 30/60/6.

Utg (3,342 - 58bbs) raises to 120.

Utg+1 (53bbs) calls.

Folded to hero in the SB - KJ(h).

Hero calls

BB folds.

Pot 468.

Flop 10,7,3 (rb) with 10h.

Hero checks

Utg bets 234 (half pot).

Utg+1 folds.

Hero calls

Pot 936.

Turn 5(d)

Check, check.

Pot 936.

River 5(s).

Hero bets 617.

UTG calls and shows AJ and wins the pot.


Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 85 - Poker World Record

Zach @TimeTraveler524 Gensler joins us to discuss his upcoming world record attempt to play 120 hours straight hours of poker. You can read more about it here, in an interview with Chris Wallace. As the WSOP warms up, we have more giveaways as well as competition results. The poser concerns the differences between cash and tournament play, whilst the strat chat hand (37:12) features a spot from a $1/2 game where just possibly we might lay down a set. 

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Hand: Live Cash $1/$2

Hero in MP1 has 7c7h and Villain MP2. Eff stx $90.

Folded to Hero who open raises to $10. Called by Villain. Folded around.

Flop ( $23) is AcJs10c.

Hero checks, Villain checks.

Turn is 5h. Hero bets $15, villain calls.

River ($53) is 7d. Hero bets $25 and villain raises $65 all-in. Hero calls.

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 84 - Trap the Kevmath

veryone's favourite poker nerd Kevmath joins us for an episode that tackles the subject of trapping. The stratchat hand (30:26) is from the recent Triton Montenegro High-Roller series 110K Euro Main Event. We have multiple giveaways including a second chance to win the #villaindependent T-shirt and the "phrase that pays". Tune in to find out more. The interval music you may recognize from the youtube series "Stump the Kevmath". Merv also launches a new career as a bingo mindset coach. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 83 - Beat the Board

Tune in to find out how you could win a new PPP inspired T-shirt from www.fullrangepoker.com. After a memorable tease from Merv, we answer a poser about when to bluff at boards which look likely to be the strongest hand. The stratchat hand (18:48) features headsup action from the final stages of the EPT in Prague in 2016 as Crazy Dutchman Jasper Meijer pulls off a successful river bluff. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 82 - Livin' The Dream ft Scott Davies

WSOP bracelet winner and global poker star Scott Davies joins us from a chilled out retreat in Panama, where he's getting in some study and practice time prior to this year's WSOP. And what better way to test his skills than tackling a PPP poser and strat-chat hand? Scott explains how to handle two contrasting villains at the same time before dissecting one of Merv's hands...literally? Have a hot cross bun Merv...

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 81 - Knockouts

Merv is selling some of his action in an upcoming Sydney tournament and we wanted to see whether anyone was crazy enough to buy a piece of him. Deathly silence...and then the show really started to pull some punches as Ben proudly posed a poser for himself on knockout tournament strategy. These popular and lucrative games require certain adjustments and there's some groundbreaking new strategy advice buried in this episode. More will be revealed in Ben's Red Chip Poker group coaching session on April 30th and also at pokernerve.com later in the year. The stratchat hand (25:27) comes from a PKO tournament and our new strategy advice is put into practice.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 80 - Gma Billie's Invitational ft Sarah Herring

Award-winning pokernews presenter Sarah (Grant) Herring aka AuntyChardonnay adds some zing to episode 80, as she tells us stories from her global exploits. Merv posed her a couple of provocative posers, which set the imaginations alight and culminated in a pet-friendly couples fairytale charity final table event in Sydney next year. There was of course strat-chat (46:04) from a tournament hand featuring a hero defending from the cutoff with KJo versus a UTG+1 raiser. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 79 - Huge Laydowns 2

It's a while since we covered this topic on episode 37, but a recent hand from patron Brannen Hough prompted us to revisit the theme. There's a poser from Your Poker Mastermind Vol 3 and the stratchat hand follows on at 25:53. 

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Hand: Live Cash

Playing $1-$2 Hold'em up at "Manch-vegas" in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Dealt Kc Ks (2 black Kings)

Raised to $15

Called by 4 players - 2 with position inc the Button, & both blinds.

Button is main villain here, both he & Hero are the bigstacks on the table with a 600BB stack of ~$1200

Pot $75
Flop is monotone - 6c Jc 8c
It checks to Hero, he bets $60, got one caller on the Button.

Pot $195
Turn - Kd
Hero bets out $80

The Button takes a while, then slowly calls.

Pot is $355

River - 2c
Hero takes a little bit to think over his options.
Then checks.

Villain on Button bets $200 with no hesitation this time.

Hero folds…huge laydown


Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 78 - Aussie Millions

Merv is back in Sydney after an exciting time with his press pass representing Postfloppoker at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, so this special episode features a few of his stories and interview clips with the stars and finalists. We have multiple answers to our poser of the week and there's also a hand sent in from a player in action at the end of Day 1c of the Main Event (18:18).

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 77 - Satellites ft Dara O'Kearney

Ben is joined by Merv and Dara who are at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne. Dara talks about his upcoming book release Poker Satellite Strategy which will be available very soon for pre-order at Amazon. We tackle a poser on satellite strategy before delving in to a hand (38:08) from the 6-max Aussie Millions game played a few days ago with Dara as the hero. Find out more about Dara's news at his blog here.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 76 - Hero Calling

Merv & Ben are recovered from New Year celebrations in Sydney and present an episode about hero calling. They discuss this hand briefly in the preamble, before the traditional poser and strat-chat hand (21:05), which comes from a Belgium listener Kristoff, who wrote: "Hello, G'day and welcome to my email...". After that piece of comedy, we simply had to feature the hand.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 75 - Fetishizing the 3-bet ft Alex Fitzgerald

In our second episode on AceKing Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald joins us. We are drawn into a variety of fascinating poker discussions including the subject of 3-betting more preflop. Patron Brannen Hough provides the poser regarding the adjustments we need to make when playing really deep-stacked and he also provides us with an interesting AK hand, that sees us contemplating top pair top kicker in a multiway pot. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 73 - Running a HUD

The team confirm an historic PPP Party will take place in Sydney this Christmas as Ben travels to meet up with mighty Merv. This episode features a poser about getting the most out of your HUD followed by a cash hand (26:05) from a familiar felon, er, fellow. We're running short on listener hands, so get your hands in and perhaps have them featured on the show!

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 72 - Waiting for Straighters

After the success of episode 36 in which Tommy enlightened us on the subject of tiltlessness, we decided to make him our first repeat guest. In this episode he discusses his recent article Waiting for Straighters which you can read for free in web format or purchase the short ebook or audio book. We then tackle a poser on polarized vs merged 3-bet ranges and a cash hand from a listener (41:07), which features a daring turn bluff that needs some careful analysis.  

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 71 - Bluffs ft Kelvin "Aces Up" Beattie

Merv and Ben are joined by professional tournament player Kel, who boasts an impressive MTT record, owns the website www.pokernerve.com and has created one of the best training courses out there: The Road to Success (25% discount by using code "postfloppoker"). This week's poser is all about what makes a good bluff and we follow that up with a stratchat hand from one of Ben's students (38:32) where we pick apart an interesting river bluff. We also welcome a new sponsor PioSolver 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 70 - Elastic Ranges

Our first Mikeless production was supposed to be a shorter episode, but two interesting posers sent us into overtime. First, we talk about taking marginal flips early in tournaments using an example from patron David B. Then, we discuss the concept of elasticity and how this might impact our decision-making. The stratchat hand features a river bluff, which may or may not have been a good idea. What do you think? Next episode, we welcome an additional sponsor, as Ben delves into the GTO world courtesy of PIO Solver. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 69 - Farewell Mike

We throw a party for Mike's final episode, tackling a poser on how to handle going card dead. This poser is also featured in Volume 7 of Your Poker Mastermind available at Amazon. At 25:23 the stratchat hand is from an MTT where we wind up getting to the river with J6s. We close out the episode with some audio clips from listeners, wishing Mike all the best for his future endeavours. Bye bye Mike.

Meanwhile the search for the new Mike continues...

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 68 - Slowplaying

In his penultimate episode, MIke reveals that nothing goes over his head - his reflexes are too fast. Our stratchat hand featuring a flopped set (07:03) is missing a turn card, but we tackle it regardless. Then, in a controversial restructuring of the show, we discuss two separate posers, firstly on slowplaying and secondly on describing poker hands. Whatever you do, don't miss episode 69, which is sure to be a party...

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