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  • watching those videos

    as far as videos here go

    if you follow
    spacegracvy on his s+g's
    and follow xflixx on his 6 max it will make a better player instantly

    when you play MTT's and S+G's
    just say to yourself what would spacegravy do here
    especially if you have to think a bit
    I guarantee your profits will instantly climb
    at least in the next 100 s+g's
    got to allow law of large numbers to kick in

    my months take

    Score: 6532
    Level: 6
    Total cash awards: $231.50
    Total number of prizes: 2
    Current cash balance: $231.50

    basically playing the equivalent of 45 and 180 mans

    I find that when I mix in my way of playing with " what would space gravy do " I improve my win rate or ITM by about 5%
    In other words I am 20% plus in the money

    my profit in one month is $201.50
    I only played hard about 7 days of the month many days I did not play at all .
    By hard I mean 12 or so s+g's per day

    by mixing Xflixx's thoughts and spacegravy's thoughts together
    I had a mental breakdown
    I mean it improved my poker
    now there are 3 peeps in my head !!!!!
    Boku87 left ...

    I also think the hands of the day should be watched over and over
    all of them
    once you can begin to state the concepts of hand of the day videos without looking at them
    you will be a better player by far

    one such concept is betting or making a thin value bet
    a thin value bet is so important

    for instance
    you have position
    player checks flop to you
    you make value bet
    player calls

    turn comes
    player checks
    you make thin value bet
    player calls

    river comes
    player checks again

    you have

    88 flop is 556 JT
    or maybe
    88 ..... 5h5s6s JdTs

    player checks
    a lot of players are afraid to make a thin vlaue bet on river
    mainly they are afraid of a check raise since Ts completes a flush
    any scare card on river tends to stop players from making a thin value bet on river
    however when you have position and its been
    flop chk call
    turn chk call
    river chk

    you need to make a thin value bet because it allows the other player to call you with weaker holdings

    88 ..... 5h5s6s JdTs

    on that board the player could easily be calling with
    A6 suited
    46 67
    AK or AQ

    so numerous hands player could could be check calling with that are weaker than your 88
    so on river you have two choices
    check behind due to scare card
    or make a thin value bet

    I say make a thin value bet
    the many times that you are paid off out ways the few times that you are check raised

    thats a concept behind one of the hands of the day
    Last edited by XXChris123; Thu Dec 29, 2011, 08:14 PM.

  • #2
    in other words when you have position and its checked all the way to you
    even when the river is a scare card
    go ahead and make a thin value bet on the river

    if you do it this way 10,000 hands in a row same circumstances
    then X times player folds
    Y times player calls
    Z times you are check raised with a bluff
    ...A. you call chk raise bluff + win extra
    ..B. you fold to chk riase bluff and lose
    K times you are check raised by a winner on river and you lose

    well if you never bet the bet river for thin vlaue you lose so much money that you dont make the profit required to make up for players xwho do get a river out on you
    the thin river bet in fact makes the over all 10,000 hands profitable

    why do I know that ??

    because the players who made the video make a few hundred thousand dollar profit and none of us do
    so they have to be right


    • #3
      Ive read it twice now,you good or you need one of my special cookies?


      • #4
        Think i need a cookie to understand some of that.. haha


        • #5
          I bug Chris but its all in fun.

          He feels unappreciated at times and I can understand why he feels that way.


          • #6
            haha nothing wrong with some friendly banter.. for the record I'm now watching spacegravys videos..



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