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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Hand: Live Cash $10/$10

10/10, $2,570 effective. Villain covers, 8 handed table

Mid position opens to the standard $40 preflop, he’s a weak player that often opens wide and gets isolated extremely often by the better players IP since he’s mostly a fit/fold type in 3-bet pots.

Villain 3-bets to $130 in the LoJack, Hero cold 4bets from the BB with AQss to $350.

MP folds, Villain (LJ) calls

Pot $750

Flop: 972 rainbow

Hero C-bets $350, Villain calls

Pot$1,450

Turn 2d, pairing the board & bringing a back door flush draw with the 7d on the flop

Hero checks, Villain bets $460, Hero shoves for $1,870 total


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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Hand: 6-max cash $2/$5

SB: Seat 1: AMRAK. ( $542.97 USD ) - EFFECTIVE STACK
BB: Seat 2: Player2 ( $681.40 USD )
UTG: Seat 3: Player3 ( $603.02 USD )
HJ: Seat 4: Player4 ( $514 USD )
CO: Seat 5: Player5 ( $836.43 USD )
BTN: Seat 6: Player6 ( $500 USD )

Hero in SB has AdTd
Folds around to CO raises 3x to $15

BTN folds

Hero calls $13

BB folds

Pot $32

Flop 3s, 2h, 7d

Hero checks
Villain bets $10.64

Hero calls

Pot $53.28

Turn  4c ( 3s, 2h, 7d)
Hero checks
Villain checks

Pot $53.28

River  8d (3s, 2h, 7d 4c)

Hero bets $35.82

Villain raises $110

Hero re-raises $210.91

Villain folds

Hero wins $410.01



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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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 67 - Sutton Stories

Poker author and blogger Eileen Sutton joins us for a fascinating discussion covering a variety of topics from phallic towers to Big Apple underground poker raids. She provides inspiration to aspiring female players, using female intuition and creativity to succeed in live cash games. We tackle a poser on whether to use varied preflop raise sizes and the stratchat hand sent in by patron Armin Voss (46:47) is from an online MTT final table. He asks us to build a range for shoving, calling and folding after his flop C-bet gets raised. Oh, and there's the screecher.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 66 - My Junk is Sunk

Merv is faced by a particularly prickly problem, as this week's poser tackles the issue of playing junk hands. How often have you wound up bleeding money by playing 83o? The stratchat hand (22:21) features a big triple barrel bluff in a live cash game. In other news, Ben releases Vol 5 of Your Poker Mastermind: Mathematics on Friday 17th and the team are offering up an opportunity to come on the show - check out our patreon page for more info.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 65 - Live Virgins

As Ben prepares the launch of Vol 4 of Your Poker Mastermind, a book answering questions on software and statistics, we tackle a poser on how to use Flopzilla. More accurately, we fend this question off and point you in the direction of Splitzilla's tutorial video here. In the first ever PPP double poser episode, we then all offer an avalanche of advice to anyone wanting to play a live event for the first time. The stratchat hand is from a Live MTT and follows at 26:15. We also reveal one of the biggest gaffs in PPP history!

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 64 - You've Been Timed!

WIth discussion ranging from the World Cup in Russia to the World Series in Vegas, the team are back with another timely episode. Tackling a poser on timed tournaments, we discovered that time is relative and that Einstein failed to take into account ICM implications. The stratchat hand (28:26) highlights the issues of playing suited connectors in low SPR pots. In other news, Ben has released Vol 3 of Your Poker Mastermind, available at Amazon.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 62 - GTO v Exploitative

Ben launches his new book Your Poker Mastermind Vol 1: General FAQs, Merv gets some prime time and Mike likes bikes. Patron Grant Thomas poses one of the most demanding posers to date, then the stratchat hand is one featured in Vol 9 of Your Poker Mastermind, which will be available in the weeks to come. For a free copy of the book, email Ben either via the contact page or at benssun2@hotmail.com

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 61 - Limping with Reason

Ben Reason is our special guest as we answer a poser question on open limping. Then, with arguably our most synergized thematic continuation to date, we discuss an open limped strat chat hand (33:25) from our first gold patron. Brannen receives no special treatment though, as the team get tough with Hough, or if we run with last episode's pronunciation, we certainly do "hassle the Hoff".

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 60 - Fold Equity

From Disneyland to Dutch tongue-twisters, the team are back with a fun-packed episode focused on fold equity. Check out the Fold Equity Calculator from Red Chip Poker here. New patron Brannen Hough becomes our first gold patron scooping all sorts of goodies. The live strat-chat hand (17:45) this week is sent in by patron Grant Thomas and features an interesting river bluff.

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