I sub to top section and it has transformed my game!.. I consider myself a pretty smart person but in reality there is little chance I would have figured out the concepts that Conlan and Bart discuss every week.. BUT I can soak up what they talk about and then incorporate those in my game.
I believe that these concepts are valid in any game where stacks are deep say 200bbs effective not necessarily only in game say 5/10 and above. I play mainly 5/5 and I use these concepts ALL the time..
Ok so now I want your opinion on a couple of hands I played last night. I want to know your thoughts based on our position, my read on villain, stack depth (especially) optimal play theory , exploitative play adjustments etc..
Hand #1 Hams 3! AQ suited get 4 bet to large amount spr will be 1 if I call..
Villain is in general a more tight tag pro. Happy to call a bit wider if he feels he is getting the right price (we played a hand last weekend at commerce where he called 64 suited in bb to my 35 open). I believe he is a thinking pro ..
Fish limps.. Vil is in CO and raises to 40 as pot was straddled.. I am on button and given this dynamic and one better pro in bb I should be 3! to iso his iso with the top of my range given his range can be so much wider. So I raise to $120.. it folds back to him and he tanks then 4!s me to $450 . We are about $1600 effective.
His raise is so big that if I call pot will be over $950 and he will have just about $1100 left.. So does that mean we are prepared to stack off if we hit top pair? Flush draws we are obviously going with .. I chatted a bit with Conlan about this in slack but wanted to see what others thought?
So given basically how short we will be is this still a call? Is folding better or even a ship? I played a hand last week with a player I was much more familiar with 1000 deep and I shipped AQ suited as a 5! against him for value because I knew that his 4! was more polarized.. but shipping for 280bbs? I dunno how that is so hot.. but if I call the $450 and hit any piece I don't see how I can get away from the hand..
Hand #2.. New player I have never played with but knows that Hollywood Park started a capped 5/10 game...
Younger black guy sits down buys in for 1000.. has built his stack to about 1300.. has only played for a short time. I have hin covered.. Almost exact same dynamic as in hand 1.. except there wasn't a straddle but a single limper.. villain makes it 30.. I in CO make it $110.. with AJ suited.. ( I pick suited hands to do this with in part because if provides me a good balance for frequencies and they are more playable postflop)
folds back to him and fairly quickly he raises to $350.. wtf.. 4! twice in same session!! stacks are even shorter here.. but same question as above apply. Stack off , fold , can I call? all of this going through my head...