This week we have a ton of new content out, Daryl Jace finishes up his extremely in depth Theory series. Chris Moon returns with another member HH review, this time with member Turbulence along for the ride. And Big Dog teams up with “The Chirp Herm Show” host Mark Herm aka Dipthrong to review his Tuesday 1k win! There are also new articles and a bunch of interesting threads in the forums.
This weeks article is about the importance of experience in poker, it makes some very cool points about how many people don’t factor in how automating more basic decisions allows us to advance and focus on more difficult concepts.
January 29th, 2013 – Back to Back and Tournament Strategy with bigdogpckt5s (88:38)
This week we have a new podcast episode featuring big dog talking about his outrageously massive run over the last few weeks! The podcast talks about the fallout from his wins, some talk of when and why to deal at big final tables, and the usual strategy segment on some hands brought to the table by KB and RFB!
TPE Member Turbulence Big 109 Win Hand History Review
Chris Moon does another Member hand history review, this time with the added twist that successful member Turbulence comes along for the ride in the series. The two of them make for very well thought out and interesting discussion. There are many difficult post flop spots and so far this series has been very game flow and post flop heavy in its analysis. There are also some extremely exploitable opponents on our table and Chris and Turb talk of how to best exploit them. Turb manages to build a decent stack and then that leads to an interesting discussion of taking marginal spots where damaging our stack really hurts us but gaining 10bb doesn’t really help us that much. Definitely a series worth watching!
TPE Theory: 3-Betting and 4-Betting
Daryl Jace finishes his very math heavy and conceptual on 3betting and 4betting, in part 4 he shows us some very interesting and counterintuitive ideas. Some of the gems were that blockers have almost no value facing a wide bluff range but increase in value as the value-air ratio increases. He also finds that blockers are most important when his range is half air. In part 5 Daryl summarises and recaps everything covered in the series and focuses on the key conclusions. Which are how different hands fare against different ranges, thresholds that make hands equivalent. Daryl presses how important being aware of how bluff heavy 3bet range is and shows how it opens ourselves up to exploitation in a lot of common spots. This is a great series for those who understand push/fold but aren’t as confident with their 3bet/4bet game.
Bigdogpckt5s Stars 1k win Hand History Review with Mark ‘dirpthong’ Herm
Big dog is back and bringing us a review of his Tuesday 1k win, he also has MTT legend dipthrong along for the ride, This series covers a lot of topics as there conversations jump subjects pretty quick, they cover their history together and a lot of background information. The first part largely covers early stages strategy, but Big dog builds a big stack and gets into a lot of postflop spots, he talks a lot about taking non standard lines and dipthrong and him discuss different possible lines preflop and which hands they prefer to open and why.
I also find another gross turn spot multiway with a OESD and turning top pair.
Loxxii runs into an awkward spot v a strong aggressive opponent with AK and 20bb.
fredhand19 finds himself in a weird hand in the Sunday million.
Usedstar gave a really good response in this thread that’s worth a read
Into round 3 of the TPE Favourites songs competition and I’m getting absolutely slaughtered, everyone else is faring much better, get in and get voting!
zhengix_ghan posts a cool write up of his first ever live tournament and his deep run!
Turbulence continues his impressive run with a 6th in the big 162 on stars for a cool 4.5k, he also final tabled the nightly 30k for good measure! Liverpool015 final tabled the big 16 on stars. While fredhand19 managed a 4th in the nightly 30k for 2.6k! Mikewebb68 finished 2th in event 1 of poker maximus on merge for a cool 9k!
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Crush it guys!