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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Hand: Online MTT

8 players post ante of 15, SB posts SB 50, BB posts BB 100

Pre Flop: (pot: 270) Hero has Ks Jc

fold, UTG+1 raises to 250, fold, fold, Hero calls 250, fold, fold, fold

Flop : (770, 2 players) As Qh 7c

UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 400, UTG+1 calls 400

Turn : (1,570, 2 players) Ac

UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

River : (1,570, 2 players) Th

UTG+1 bets 1,178, Hero raises to 8,090 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls 5,434 and is all-in

Hero shows Ks Jc (Straight, Ace High)

(Pre 43%, Flop 31%, Turn 20%)

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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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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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