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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Hand: Online Cash

$.01/$.02

96BB Effective Stack
Hero (BB) with Qs 9d

1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 5 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks

Flop: ($0.06) As Qc 4d (3 players)

SB checks, Hero bets $0.04, UTG+1 calls $0.04, SB folds

Turn: ($0.14) 5s {As Qc 4d} (2 players)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

River: ($0.18) Jh {As Qc 4d 5s} (2 players)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

Final Pot: $0.22

Hero shows 9d Qs (a pair of Queens - Ace+Jack+Nine kicker)

UTG+1 shows 3h Qh (a pair of Queens)

Hero wins $0.21

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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Hand: Live Cash

Playing $1/$2 live NL 9 handed, very loose. Hero been playing for an hour & still has starting stack $200.

Our Hero is UTG & dealt AsQs and limps
 

Button raises to $16 after 5 or 6 callers/limpers. He's got a big stack, over $600 it looks like from across the table, and he’s a solid player.   

Both blinds fold and Hero 3-bets to $48. Everyone else folds, the button thinks for a minute, asks what the raise is, and then calls.

Pot $109, Hero has about $150 behind.

Flop A-J-2 rainbow.

Hero bets out $80 into a pot of about $109  

Button thinks again for a while and goes all in.

Hero calls

Villain shows KK

Turn J, River K, Villain wins with a full house

 

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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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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