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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Hand: Online PKO Tournament Pokerstars $40

PokerStars - 1000/2000 Ante 250 NL - Holdem - 8 players

SB (SB): 85.67 BB (VPIP: 26.09, PFR: 15.22, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 46)

Hero (BB): 83.12 BB

UTG (UTG): 59.55 BB (VPIP: 23.22, PFR: 15.24, 3Bet Preflop: 7.41, Hands: 215)

UTG+1 (UTG+1): 70.76 BB (VPIP: 21.21, PFR: 3.03, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 33)

MP (MP): 115.69 BB (VPIP: 30.43, PFR: 17.39, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 46)

MP+1 (MP+1): 19.84 BB (VPIP: 18.99, PFR: 9.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 81)

CO (CO): 31.51 BB (VPIP: 17.39, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 46)

BTN (BTN): 5.7K stack - (3K start stack), 2.84 BB (VPIP: 71.93, PFR: 14.04, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 58)

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Dealt to Hero: As6d

fold, UTG+1 calls 1 BB, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.72 BB and is all-in, SB calls 2.22 BB, Hero calls 1.72 BB, UTG+1 calls 1.72 BB

Flop (11.87 BB, 4 players): 7s 4s 5d

SB checks, Hero bets 5.9 BB, UTG+1 raises to 11.8 BB, fold, Hero calls 5.9 BB

Turn (35.47 BB, 3 players): Qh

Hero checks, UTG+1 checks

River (35.47 BB, 3 players): 8h

Hero bets 18.46 BB, UTG+1 calls 18.46 BB

Hero shows:

(Straight, Eight High)

UTG+1 mucks:A7o

(One Pair, Sevens)

BTN mucks: Kh4h

(One Pair, Fours)

Hero wins 72.38 BB