I think I am most often a loose, aggressive player, so I’m always interested in listening to strategies on how to beat them, it can only help my game.
This guy’s voice is a bit robotic, I think he’s reading directly from the book featured in the video, but the content is interesting.
When I spot a loose player, I’m always tempted to try and pump at him, and I like the logic in this video, although at the stakes I play, I’m not sure there are too many “good LAGs”, so I won’t be taking it as gospel.
I don’t want to start using the reason “I’m creating an information deficit” as a cover story for “I’m actually scared to bet for value against this station because he keeps outdrawing other people and he’s got a big stack and I’ve wee-weed”, but I do like the concept and I think it’s worth keeping my eyes open for those very particular spots.
Monkey Thinking: I really like the way they think about how to assess their opponent’s range and how that turns into choosing an action. I’m still not very good at thinking through whole hands, and it causes a variety of embarrassing spews and costs me money. The way they represent it visually is very helpful to me, I like pictures, they keep my thoughts on track.
There’s a bit that I’m not too sure about. At around 21:00, he reads a possible turn option as “call the turn and evaluate the river, but NEVER fold the river”. Er…?
If I’ve already made my plan, and I’m never passing the river, then what am I evaluating on the river exactly? Did I miss something?
Oh, and I looked it up, apparently “combinatorically” is actually a word. Woah.
Combinatorics (Wikki Link)