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w34z3l's workbook / w34z3l's workbook
« Last post by w34z3l on October 04, 2017, 09:52:10 AM »
Hey guys,

Here is the forum for w34z3l's workbook. Info is here --->

It's included in the VIP package and I also give a copy to all of my cash game students now. If you are an existing student and don't have a workbook, just let me know.

This was rebranded from "maths cheat sheet". It still has all of the same formulas but it should help you in a bunch of other areas such as BRM, mindset, study habits and volume planning.

Any questions, just start a new topic on this board.
VIP HH Analysis / Re: AKs vs big 3bet
« Last post by w34z3l on October 04, 2017, 08:43:36 AM »
I don't think you could have done a lot better here. You went for your two streets of value and made a laydown with one pair facing a river raise. Looks fine to me.

He is only really repping slowplays here seeing as he didn't bet flop or raise turn. He could probably still show up with KK/JJ and occasional trip 5s though. Maybe he even likes to play AA this way. Perhaps he is even hugely overplaying AK. You should make the fold anyway though at these limits.
VIP HH Analysis / Re: Flopped low flush, facing flop raise and river jam.
« Last post by w34z3l on October 04, 2017, 08:40:34 AM »
Basic rule here is not to fold flushes unless we are considerably deeper than 100bb or the board is paired.

This guy is a fish. He could have all kinds of stuff. Top pair, two pair, flush-draws. This is a really bad fold! If you run into the higher flush (which you will with some frequency), you can just chalk it up to a cooler.
VIP HH Analysis / Re: Deepstack Play vs Fish
« Last post by w34z3l on October 04, 2017, 08:38:06 AM »
Given villain seemed tight at the time, there is no way we should be playing for stacks with KK. The issue is that at stack depths of 220bb we are going to end up running into AA the overwhelming majority of the time. While 4betting can still be considered, it is extremely awkward if we face the 5bet given we aren't committed.

Flatting is typically correct here preflop and it has nothing to do with scared money.

Not the best flop given that villain can have QQ/JJ. Calling two is reasonable though. Turn is actually closeish and probably close to break-even against a guy who 3bets tight preflop. Wouldn't have even been a big deal if you folded turn, but it might just about be +EV in practice.

Point is, if you are worried about the fact that you didn't get the stacks in, you are worrying about the wrong thing.

VIP HH Analysis / AKs vs big 3bet
« Last post by Chowzor on October 04, 2017, 05:02:52 AM »

He three bet pretty big, OTR I have no idea what he would be doing this with that I could beat.  Not sure what he is bluffing with here.
VIP HH Analysis / Flopped low flush, facing flop raise and river jam.
« Last post by Chowzor on October 04, 2017, 04:36:47 AM »

Idk if I see him doing this with JT, or 44.  Maybe I am getting way too tight.
VIP HH Analysis / Deepstack Play vs Fish
« Last post by Dumbledurr on October 03, 2017, 10:43:12 PM »
As you know from coaching, I am basically "shot taking" 200NL and I end up in this hand vs the whale at the table. We are 220bb effective. Villain HUD and popup attached.

Party, $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: $234 (117 bb)
BB: $484.47 (242.2 bb)
UTG: $200 (100 bb)
MP: $239.31 (119.7 bb)
Hero (CO): $439.92 (220 bb)
BTN: $267 (133.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is CO with Kh Ks
UTG folds, MP calls $2, Hero raises to $7, 2 folds, BB raises to $26, MP folds, Hero calls $19

Flop: ($55) Qd 5s Js (2 players)
BB bets $34, Hero calls $34

Turn: ($123) 6h (2 players)
BB bets $90, Hero calls $90

River: ($303) Ts (2 players)
BB bets $150, Hero folds

Results: $303 pot ($3 rake)
Final Board: Qd 5s Js 6h Ts
BB mucked and won $300 ($150 net)
Hero mucked Kh Ks and lost (-$150 net)

First, let me start by saying that being money scared definitely played a part here. Which I know is wrong and will hopefully not be an issue going forward. The real question I have regarding this hand is mindset approach. In this spot, villain had a very very tight 3bet range up until that point. I believe it was like 3.2 at the time and positional 3bet stat was even lower. Given that we were so deep, I opted to flat pre instead of 4betting and getting it in. My reasoning was 1.) Money scared, 2.) I am comfortable playing villain postflop, 3.) I know villain is a pot sized/huge bettor and it wouldn't be a problem getting it in postflop if I wanted.

Should this be a spot where we're just like lolz if he has aces and get it in as fast as possible or is it ok to take this line?

I think flop is standard but then the turn leads me to my next what point in this hand am I making a commitment decision? Do I need to make the decision before calling the turn? If I do, am I better off check/jamming?

I kept really thinking about this hand and even if the river bricks a deuce, I still think I only hold a bluffcatcher at that point but given what the river was its an easy check/fold in game because I beat literally nothing except a ballsy bluff with 88 or something.

As a side note, about an orbit later the villain did 3bet in the exact same spot with ATo and I stacked him but going forward after seeing his ATo, how should I approach his 3bets?

VIP HH Analysis / Re: Top set, should have checked behind OTR
« Last post by w34z3l on October 03, 2017, 09:46:44 AM »
Hand is basically fine.

If you are intepreting this as "clear check" then either your have some strategic misunderstanding or your mindset is really killling you at the moment.

Sure, it's not the ideal river card, but sets can often still be value-bet here. Remember that villain could still easily have any overpair and perhaps some two-pair combos. Also with the current stack depth on the river he may even elect to donk-shove completed flushes rather than check.

So at the very least, we'd have to refer to the river situation as "close". "Clear check" means we don't understand the variables involved here.
VIP HH Analysis / Re: AA terrible flop, bet/bet/ch line okay?
« Last post by w34z3l on October 03, 2017, 09:43:34 AM »
This one is a little tricky.

First step is that it's important to acknowledge that the flop is bad for us. Villain could have a number of sets, two-pairs and straights.

Having said that, we can still extract value, but based on the above, this might be a good spot to to use an underbet sizing. (Potentially even checking is fine also, but at low limits a small bet might usually works out better.)

So by the time we reach the turn, the pot is more bloated than we'd like due to our flop sizing.

River x/f is fine. Also possible to put out an extremely small value-bet ($1 or smaller) to extra value from Kx.

Overall the hand is not a train wreck. There are some subtle ways you can improve your play, but at the end of the day you just caught an unlucky flop.
VIP HH Analysis / Re: 4Bet Pot AA, too tight?
« Last post by w34z3l on October 03, 2017, 09:40:31 AM »
Should probably just ship the turn here.

He probably doesn't have a flush given that you have the As. Even if he does you have the nut-draw.

As played, river is whatever really. Probably a call in theory since we have such a great blocker, but it probably doesn't make a big difference in 5nl zoom.
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