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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Hand: 6-max cash 0.25/0.50c
Effective Stack (Hero) 65BB
Hero [6s As] is on the BU
Villain (HJ) raises $1 to $1.50, Hero (BU) calls $1.50, Villain (SB) calls $1.25, Villain (BB) calls $1
*** FLOP *** [3c 2s 5s]
Villain (SB): checks, Villain (BB): checks, Villain (HJ): bets $4.10, Hero: calls $4.10, Villain (SB): folds, Villain (BB): folds
*** TURN *** [3c 2s 5s] [Kc]
Villain (HJ): checks, Hero: bets $9.03, Villain (HJ): calls $9.03
*** RIVER *** [3c 2s 5s Kc] [Td]
Villain (HJ): checks, Hero: bets $18.11 and is all-in, Villain (HJ): calls $18.11.