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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Hand: Online Cash 2NL

Dealt to Hero [10d, 10s] on UTG+1, stacksize 2.00 USD

Folds to Hero

Hero raises [0.06 USD]

Folds to Villain in SB, stacksize 2.90 USD

Villain 3-bets to [0.18 USD]

Folds back around to Hero

Hero calls [0.12 USD]

Pot: 0.37 USD

Flop: [3d, 8c, Jh]

Villain bets [0.22 USD] (about 60% pot)

Hero calls [0.22 USD]

Pot: 0.79 USD

Turn: [6h]

Villain bets [0.30 USD] (about 38% pot)

Hero calls [0.30 USD]

Pot: 1.37 USD

River: [3c]

Villain bets [0.50 USD] (about 36% pot)

Hero calls [0.50 USD]

Villain shows [Ah, Qd]

Hero wins [2.34 USD] from main pot


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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Hand: Live Cash $1/$2 Twin River Casino, Rhode Island

Hero has AKo in the lowjack with $245 (started with $200, was up to $350).

Effective stack approx $230.

3 limps, Hero limps, HJ, CO, BTN all limp.

SB (very loose aggressive) raises to $12, BB folds, EP (original open-limper) calls, EP+1 (calling station) calls, EP+2 folds, Hero in LJ calls, HJ folds, CO folds, BTN calls.

5 to the flop, SPR under 4.

Pot: $68

Flop: Ad Tc 8c

SB bets $12, EP folds, EP+1 calls, Hero raises to $40

BTN folds, SB (thinks a while) calls, EP+1 calls.

Pot: $188

Turn: 9s (Ad Tc 8c)

SB & EP+1 check, Hero bets $75

SB re-raises all-in, Pot now ~$430, costs $125 to call

“Getting under 4-1 calling odds, Villain has shown no real strength to this point, so I call.”

SB has AJo,

…River J.


Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 74 - Ace King Pt 1 ft Clayton Fletcher

In the first of two episodes featuring AK, comedian, poker pro and new host of the TPE podcast Clayton Fletcher joins us. The poser hones in on double-barreling AK out of position and the strat-chat hand (29:55) features a turn fold, which was just far too nitty for our liking.  

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Hand: MTT

MTT - 9 players, 75/150   

Hero: (HJ) AK hearts, 50BB effective

Hero Opens to 3x,

Villain (CO) calls

3 folds

Pot: 1200

Flop: 4s 2h, 8h

Hero bets 600,

Villain (CO) calls

Pot: 2400

Turn: Qc

Hero checks

Villain (CO) bets 1000

Hero folds



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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Hand: Live Cash $5NL


Dealt to Hero [  4h 3h ] on Button
Hero raises [$0.15 USD]
Villain calls [$0.10 USD] on BB

Pot: $0.32

** Dealing Flop ** [ 8h, Qc, Js ]
Villain checks
Hero bets [$0.20 USD]
Villain calls [$0.20 USD]

Pot: $0.72

** Dealing Turn ** [ 4s ]
Villain checks
Hero checks

Pot: $0.72
** Dealing River ** [ 4c ]
Villain bets [$0.69 USD]
Hero raises [$4.65 USD]
Villain calls [$3.35 USD]
Villain shows [9h, Tc ]
Villain wins $8.43 USD from main pot

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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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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