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CLP Podcast No.121: Hands From A Cash Game "Blockers"

CLP_CraigCLP_Craig Posts: 782Administrator
edited February 2015 in Crush Live Poker podcast
In this week's episode Bart goes through a more detailed run down of hands that he played from a recent $5-$10 session at the Commerce Casino with a concentration on handreading through blockers in your own hand.

Episode posts at 11am PT.



  • CJNCJN Posts: 18Subscriber
    CLP podcasts Error loading the podcast
  • beauregardbeauregard Posts: 1,592Subscriber
    Okay - I'm confused.

    In the podcast, when you held A :s: J :s:, you say that you shoved on the J river and lost to QJ. But in the Cardplayer article (that's also available here), you claimed to have bet the turn and the river and WON the pot.

    Will the real Bart Hanson please stand up?
  • Bart HansonBart Hanson Posts: 6,124Administrator, LeadPro
    I sometimes take some liberty in my CardPlayer articles to change the action or cards in a hand to fit in to my concept.

    I never take any liberty in my podcasts though.

  • beauregardbeauregard Posts: 1,592Subscriber
    Just for the record - I respect your game AND your advice.

    I think real poker players understand that the outcomes don't make your lessons/concepts any less valuable.

    Liberties are for posers. You don't need to take liberties.
  • Bart HansonBart Hanson Posts: 6,124Administrator, LeadPro
    edited April 2015
    ?? I don't want to get into a vortex of trolling but if I want to write about a concept I feel like I can take the liberty of creating a hand that best demonstrates the point. I'm sure all of the hand exercises in Harrington, Miller, Sklansky, etc books aren't necessarily hands that were actually played in a game.

    Also those CardPlayer articles go out to the masses not just CLP susbcribers. That's another reason to have situations that clearly demonstrate concepts discussed.

  • beauregardbeauregard Posts: 1,592Subscriber
    when a specific hand, board and action is the same - but the results are different - and posted by the same author in different media - it makes the author lose credibility. it's also probably why folks start stupid threads like "XXX XXXX is a losing/bad player"

    If I stumbled on this by accident - guys who have a grudge or want to ruin someone's public persona can also find this and use it to defame an honest player's reputation.

    Harrington, Miller, etc - don't tell one public one result, and then turn around and tell another a different result. At least not to my knowledge - and I'm a heavy reader of poker material. Besides - what does the result matter? who cares who won? The point of the concept is that it's better to bet when you hit your hand, than to check.

    If the results are important - then just make up the WHOLE hand. Telling "half-truths" is a slippery slope that can come back and haunt you. (Ask tuch, david or limon if you don't believe me.) Trust me, for public figures, I know what I'm talking about. I'm in the advertising/marketing/public relations field.

    It's free advice. Feel free to ignore it. Just thought I would point it out.
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