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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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Apr 22, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod57

I answer 3 listener Q’s about small blind opening ranges in cash games, recording your own game tape and running virtual poker study groups.  This is a listener Q&A.

Question 1 from Amir (2:20)

Morning, Sky. I was looking at your information on 6max small blind play. It’s 14 percent. Looks very small. I never played 6max or online before and I’m looking for any help on small blind play or ranges in general. Let me know if you can help.

Question 2 from David (5:25)

Hi Sky,
I would really appreciate some advice.
I have started a study group to study the book “Poker’s 1%” over on the Red Chip Poker forums. There was some discussion about starting a study group but no-one seemed to want to commit to a time, so I took the bull by the horns and extended an invite. The response was really good, with about 8 people wanting to join.
Problem is, I have no idea about study groups. The only study groups I’ve been in were in Uni and typically degenerated rapidly into drinking sessions. I don’t think that’s an option here – this will be a “virtual” study group, with people spread across the world in many locations. Time zones will be challenging for setting up live group discussions, particularly for me because I am in Asia, and am only available for a limited time each evening. As the instigator I also think people will defer to me for leadership, which is not my preference because I’m not the most organized person.
I’d appreciate any thoughts you have on what the elements of a successful study group are. Also, is there any etiquette around using the forums for this? I plan to reach out to Splitsuit, but I wanted to engage you first.
Thanks, David

Question 3 from Rob (10:00)

I’m planning on doing your 30 day Poker Study Challenge.  Can you tell me how to record my game play to review?

Challenge (12:10)

Here’s my challenge to you for this episode: Increase your steal frequency from the SB. Most players don’t defend often enough to make steals unprofitable, so just start doing it more. Consider your opp’s stats before you do so, tighten up your ranges if they defend a lot, and widen them more if they defend little. This is great for any kind of poker you’re playing, whether it’s cash, SNG’s or MTT’s.

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.

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Apr 19, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod56

I add some killer stats to your essential HUD, and teach you how to practice utilizing them through purposeful HH reviews.

Podcast Mission (2:45)

My mission for today is to build out your HUD with some key stats for exploiting opponents both pre and post-flop.  You’ll learn more about Raise First In, Fold to 3bet, Cbet and Fold to Cbet stats over multiple streets.  I’ll also teach you how you can practice using your HUD to aid in decisions thru dedicated HH reviews.

More Stats for Pre-flop and Post-flop Exploiting Opponents (3:25)

Raise First In (RFI)

Fold to 3bet

 

Combo Stat: RFI and Fold to 3bet

 

Flop & Turn Cbet

Flop & Turn Fold to Cbet

 

Combo Stat: Fold to Flop & Turn Cbet

Practicing Using the HUD in HH Reviews (14:30)

 

Podcast Challenge (16:45)

Here’s my challenge to you for this episode:  Commit to utilizing your HUD when analyzing every decision made during your HH reviews.  If you decided to fold, what stats told you he’s strong here and won’t fold to a reraise?  If you decided to call, what stats told you he might be bluffing or could be betting a weaker hand?  And if you decided to raise, what stats told you that he’ll fold to your bluff or that he’ll call your value raise with worse?

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.

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Apr 15, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod55

I answer 3 listener Q’s practicing outs and odds of continuing in the hand, and getting comfortable with your HUD.  This is a listener Q&A.

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.

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Apr 14, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod54

I teach you how to effectively adopt a HUD into your game to exploit your opponents with 6 (or 7) essential elements that every HUD needs.

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.

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Apr 12, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod53

Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald returns to the podcast hot on the heels of his two $109 buy-in $5K guaranteed MTT wins.  We discuss those and his upcoming webinar ‘Master Poker with only 1 Hour a Day’.

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.

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Apr 8, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod52

I answer 3 listener Q’s about poker strategy and mastery vs overload, push/fold strategy and 50/50 SNG’s.  This is a listener Q&A.

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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Apr 5, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod51

Poker strategy this episode: I teach you 5 ways to improve your game with PokerTracker 4.  

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.

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Apr 1, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod50

Poker strategy this episode: I answer 3 listener Q’s about MTT Leak filtering in PT4, tracking LIVE players and ranging an opponent when we hit TPTK on a scary mono board.  This is a listener Q&A.

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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Mar 29, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod49

Poker strategy this episode: I help you plug the leak of spewing chips by betting for no reason.

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.

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Mar 25, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod48

Poker strategy this episode: I answer 3 listener Q’s about my own 3bet ranges, why I play poker and how to effectively get off-the-felt poker practice.   This is a listener Q&A.

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.

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Mar 22, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod47

Poker strategy this episode: I help you plug the leak of nitty late stage MTT play and show you how to keep up the aggression on your way to the final table. 

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.

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Mar 18, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod46

Poker strategy this episode: I answer 4 listener Q’s about Bovada, Playing vs Unknowns, Ranging and Mastery vs Overload.  This is a listener Q&A.

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.

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Mar 15, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod45

Poker strategy this episode: I teach you how to calculate the odds of hitting your hand based on the number of outs you have on the flop and turn.

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.

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Mar 11, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod44

Poker strategy this episode: I answer 4 listener Q’s about Flopzilla, poker stations, SNG’s and MTT’s.  This is a listener Q&A.

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.

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Mar 10, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod43

Poker strategy this episode: I interview Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald and we discuss his new webinar ‘The Professional’s Mindset’ and his upcoming book, ‘The Myth of Poker Talent.” 

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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Mar 8, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod42

Poker strategy this episode: I teach you how to begin incorporating daily study into your routine and show you some simple and effective study activities.  This is a listener Q&A.

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.

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Mar 4, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod41

Poker strategy this episode: I break down 2 hands using Andrew Brokos’ hand range classifications to improve your ranging game. This is a listener Q&A.

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.

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Feb 26, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod39

Poker strategy this episode: I answer some listener Q’s about getting into online poker, busting out of the micros and how to get a copy of my HUD.  This is a listener Q&A.

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

Please visit our 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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Feb 23, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod38

Poker strategy this episode: I teach you how to spot the leak of losing too much in the blinds and give you 6 steps to start plugging this leak.

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

Please visit our 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.

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Feb 19, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod37

Poker strategy this episode: I answer some listener Q’s about online poker in the US, the podcast format and my SNG opening ranges.  This is a listener Q&A.

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

Please visit our 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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Feb 17, 2016

I discuss my completed 30 day podcasting challenge and what I learned from it.   

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod36

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

Please visit our 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.

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Feb 16, 2016

Poker strategy this episode: I teach you why you should develop ways to tackle the regs in your games through skill #10 in Ed Miller’s book ‘The Course.’

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod35

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

Please visit our 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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Feb 15, 2016

Poker strategy this episode: I discuss fear in poker and how you can work to get beyond your fear through skill #9 in Ed Miller’s book ‘The Course.’

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod34

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

Please visit our 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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Feb 14, 2016

Poker strategy this episode: I dissect how to recognize when an opponent is likely making predictably aggressive plays and give you ways to exploit them through skill #8 in Ed Miller’s book ‘The Course.’  

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod33

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

Please visit our 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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Feb 13, 2016

Poker strategy this episode: I show you how to control your emotions at the tables through skill #7 in Ed Miller’s book ‘The Course.’ 

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod31

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

Please visit our 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

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

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