Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 90 - Multiway Pots

As we enter the nervous nineties, Merv & Ben discuss an email from Carl Richards regarding Pluribus, the recent AI bot that seems capable of beating top 6-max opponents. Read about it here. By request we also talk about multiway pots and follow that up with a strat-chat (25:11) hand which fittingly enough, goes multiway.

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Hand: Live Cash $1/$2

High hand promotion was in effect - everyone plays even looser chasing high hands.

Aggro UTG raises to $15. 
Middle Position calls, Cutoff calls, Hijack calls.  

Hero (Ks Td) calls from SB.
Pot is $77.

Flop is Tc, 5h, 7s

Hero remaining stack $200

Hero bets $40, UTG calls, HJ calls, CO folds

Pot is $197

Turn: 8c 

Hero has $156 left with top pair, good kicker and shoves all-in.

UTG folds Ah 5c, HJ calls.

HJ shows QcTc. 

The river is the Ad and Hero wins pot with one pair tens.


Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 89 - Hero Calling & Folding ft Dean Blatt

Keen cat Dean Blatt joins us for a thrilling episode as we debate subjects such as the Nick Marchington staking fiasco. Dean was the guy who made a video of the now infamous shoegate incident at the WSOP Main Event last month. Tune in for some inside information and check out the video here. Our poser today (22:15) is whether to make a hero call in a hand Dean plays where a villain with a wide bluffing range bets big at a river. The strat-chat hand (53:45) from patron Brannen Hough has us squirming on a river, wondering whether a hero fold might indeed be the right way to go. Minor audio quality issues were experienced during the opening 12 minutes only.

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Hand: $2/$5 Live Cash

Effective Stack $600, Hero $1200, 9-handed

Hero (BU-5) AQo - raises to $25, HJ calls, CO calls, BU 3-bets to $75, Hero calls, 2 fold.

Heasup to the flop: $180

Flop: Ah 9h 8d

Hero checks, BU C-bets $75, hero calls

Pot: $330

Turn: 5c

Hero checks, BU checks

Pot: $330

River: 6s

Hero bets $200, villain raises all-in. Hero calls. Villain shows A7s

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 88 - Bye For Now Merv Senior

Join us for a later than planned episode 88 as Merv pays tribute to his late father, who loved to say “Bye For Now”. There's a poser from Merv on the use of GTO strategy and a strat chat hand (30:47) where the hero tries to play AK very slowly against a LAG villain.

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Hand: $2/$5 Live Cash

Hero holds AKo in SB, $1500, Villain (LAG) on BU, $6000

Villain opens to $20, Hero calls, BB folds

Flop K 5 8 rainbow

Pot $45

Hero checks, Villain checks 

Pot $45

Turn: J

Pot $45

Hero checks, Villain checks

River: 3

Pot $45


Hero bets $35, Villain calls and shows KJo

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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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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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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