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Smart Poker Study Podcast

Sky discusses poker play and study strategies for a variety of No Limit Holdem (NLHE) poker games: LIVE and online cash games, MTT’s and SNG’s for all poker stakes. Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker author, coach & player Please visit and learn more at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 24, 2016

Post #1 from Mark (2:00):

Would like you guys thoughts on a question posed online today I answered and I been getting about 50% agreement and other half think I need to see a shrink. Guy says he has had a bad run in 1/2 live game. He has only 55$ left. adding any more to his stack is not an option. It folds to a very loose lady player who has turned over any 2 suited or any 2 the Broadway cards all night and will take them to the river. She raises to 15 and he has 77. There are 4 people left to act. What do you do?

Post #2 from John (7:00):

Had a deep run in the 25k on acr today. Took 45th, but I'm kind of curious what you guys think of the hand that knocked me out. I'm fairly positive that it was standard, but would like to hear some opinions.

Blinds are 8k/16k 800 ante. I have 340K start of hand. Hijack opens for 35k, I have him being a pretty solid opponent, wasn't getting out of line. I pick up AK spades on the button. I elect to 3 bet to 105k, he insta shoves all in, he has me covered. Do you call off there? If so why? If not why?

Post #3 from John (10:20):

Question for the group...You're playing an online MTT, 63 places get paid out of a field of 350ish.
65 people left, average stack is 20k, you have 18k and blinds ate 400/800 100 ante. Utg limps, utg+1 raises to 2400, he has 45k start of hand. You pick up JJ in the small blind. What's your play? Lemme also add that I just got moved to this table so I have no info on these players.

Post #4 from Sky (15:00):

Hey John, check out this hand. Very similar to yours, but I'm in the BB. I 3bet and TAG villain folded. Good result for JJ OOP I think. You can see their stats and I'd been at the table a while. It wasn't as close to the bubble as yours was, though, and I had a bit more chips (BB wise).

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod89

Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker player, poker coach and author. 

Please visit my poker strategy website at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com and sign up for the Smart Poker Study Newsletter for weekly strategy, study and poker play tips.

Discuss poker with like-minded players at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/discuss

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Aug 18, 2016

Question 1 from Taaryn re: the double-barrel (2:00)

Question 2 from Joel Stott re: Flopzilla (6:35)

 

Question 3 from Anonymous re: Unregulated Online Poker (11:50)

'The Myth of Poker Talent: why anyone can be a great poker player'

Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald is coming out with a new book!  Get it here: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/themythofpokertalent

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod88

Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker player, poker coach and author. 

Please visit my poker strategy website at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com and sign up for the Smart Poker Study Newsletter for weekly strategy, study and poker play tips.

Discuss poker with like-minded players at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/discuss

Support my show on Patreon!  http://www.patreon.com/smartpokerstudy

Check out my YouTube Poker Training Channel at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/youtube

Contact Smart Poker Study:

Twitter @smartpokerstudy

Email to sky@smartpokerstudy.com

Aug 16, 2016

Podcast Mission (4:30)

My mission for today is to give you my list of the MED’s of Poker and to explain the rationale behind the items on the list and the order that they’re in. This way you can get started sooner rather than later studying all 10 items. The 1st should be studied before the 2nd, the 2nd before the 3rd, and so on. I will also give you a great resource to help you begin your studies into the first MED.

Answer this question for yourself and jot down your answers: What do you think the top 10 MED’s of poker are?

Introduction to the MED's of Poker (5:30)

Here’s the list of Poker’s Top 10 MED’s:

  1. Opening Theory and Ranges
  2. Stealing and the Math Associated
  3. 3bet Theory
  4. Blind Play
  5. Player Types and Tendencies
  6. Cbet Theory
  7. Post-flop Math - Odds & Outs and the maths associated
  8. Check Raises and Donk Bets (OOP Play)
  9. Hand Reading
  10. Poker mindset

MED #1-10: Descriptions and what to expect (8:10)

MED#1: Opening Theory and Ranges (13:40)

Podcast Challenge (16:30)

Here’s my challenge to you for this episode:  Remember that list of 10 MED’s I asked you to write at the beginning of the podcast during the mission?  Well, let me know how and why your list differed from mine.  I’d love to get your input into my list of Poker’s MED’s and how you would rather it be organized.  Who knows, your input might open my eyes to something new I haven’t thought of.  Kaizen in action, always working to improve and open to suggestions!  Ganbatte!

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod87

Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker player, poker coach and author. 

Please visit my poker strategy website at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com and sign up for the Smart Poker Study Newsletter for weekly strategy, study and poker play tips.

Discuss poker with like-minded players at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/discuss

Support my show on Patreon!  http://www.patreon.com/smartpokerstudy

Check out my YouTube Poker Training Channel at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/youtube

Contact Smart Poker Study:

Twitter @smartpokerstudy

Email to sky@smartpokerstudy.com

Aug 11, 2016

Question 1: Gaining Poker XP (3:20)

Question 2: Bubble Play (7:00)

Question 3: Blind Stealing (9:00)

 
 

Question 4: MTT TAG Play (19:00)

Question 5: Multiway Equity (21:00)

Question 6: ICM Considerations (24:15)

 
 

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod86

Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker player, poker coach and author. 

Please visit my poker strategy website at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com and sign up for the Smart Poker Study Newsletter for weekly strategy, study and poker play tips.

Discuss poker with like-minded players at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/discuss

Support my show on Patreon!  http://www.patreon.com/smartpokerstudy

Check out my YouTube Poker Training Channel at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/youtube

Contact Smart Poker Study:

Twitter @smartpokerstudy

Email to sky@smartpokerstudy.com

Aug 6, 2016

Question 1 from Mike (2:20)

Good Afternoon Sky!
I have another question for you that might be an interesting topic to talk about.
As you know I host a bi-weekly relatively low buy-in poker tournament game with a big group of friends and acquaintances. Some of the more serious guys in my group and I are talking about getting a small group together every other week to talk about poker outside of actually playing a game. What types of things do you think would be good to go over? Any particular format you think would be more beneficial for the group to follow? Our plan right now is for everyone to bring at least one interesting hand they saw in a video, or a discussion from a podcast, or something they read in a poker book for us to debate/discuss or work on our math, etc.
Thanks again!
Mike @utgpoker on Instagram

Question 2 from Isaac (10:50)

What is your opening range for Microstakes MTTs?

Question 3 from Isaac (16:10)

 Well, talking about the open ranges that you sent me; how do you calculate the ranges on the bubble and near the final table? I have BIG problems on those and I think that will be the key to breaking the micros.

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod85

Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker player, poker coach and author. 

Please visit my poker strategy website at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com and sign up for the Smart Poker Study Newsletter for weekly strategy, study and poker play tips.

Discuss poker with like-minded players at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/discuss

Support my show on Patreon!  http://www.patreon.com/smartpokerstudy

Check out my YouTube Poker Training Channel at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/youtube

Contact Smart Poker Study:

Twitter @smartpokerstudy

Email to sky@smartpokerstudy.com

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