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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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Jul 4, 2017

What is the Check-raise? (3:00)

The 7 Elements of the Check-Raise (4:20)

1. It looks very strong

2. You are choosing to bloat the pot

3. You know your intent; bluff or value

4. Ranges Matter

5. Images and Stats matter

6. The sizings involved matter

7. Good check-raise bluff spots are often bad double barrel bluff spots

Making the Check-raise (9:10)

Check-raising with 77 on AT5ss

Check-raising with 77 on 875r

Check-raising with KK on Q54ss

Defending Against the Check-raise (25:30)

Become a Student of the Check-raise (29:50)

Challenge (31:55)

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod145

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

Please visit my poker strategy website at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com and sign up for the Weekly Boost 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

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Nov 20, 2016

Have a Reason for Bluff 3bets (3:00)

Making Better Bluff 3bets (5:50)

1. The Opponent (6:10)

2. Your Cards and Your Perceived Range (11:05)

3. Those Yet to Act (14:50)

Bluff 3bets Break-even Math (18:40)

3bet Squeeze (20:55)

STUDY: PokerTracker 4 Filtering for Bluff 3bets (23:50)

Challenge (24:55)

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod107

Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker player, poker coach and poker 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:

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Email to sky@smartpokerstudy.com

Nov 16, 2016

Question #1 from Rob: STT Flat Calls (1:15)

Question #2 from Cam: Pot Odds (4:50)

Question #3 from David: Over-limping and Finding Poker Friends (10:55)

 

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod106

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

Oct 26, 2016

Question #1 from Mindy: Bet Sizing Terms (2:25)

Question #2 from Kedaren: Poker Variants (7:05)

Question #3 from Alene: Counting Outs (11:45)

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod103

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

Oct 23, 2016

Consequence #1: Facing Resteals (4:40)

Consequence #2: Seeing flops with weaker holdings (11:30)

Consequence #3: Developing a LAG image (12:55)

Switching Tables (17:45)

MED Add-on: The 3 Advantages (Card, Skill, Position) (20:35)

STUDY: PokerTracker 4 Facing 3bet Resteal Filters (24:55)

Challenge (26:20)

Show Notes with more info, pics and links: http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod102

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

Jun 25, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod75

I answer 3 listener Q’s about the legality of online poker in the US, plugging LIVE poker leaks and the study habits of the pros.

Question 1 from Wendy (1:20)

Hi Sky!
I wanted to support you on Patreon because I really appreciate your attitude. I want to start playing poker online but I’m really scared to start. I want to start at the smallest level possible and work my way up. I’ve been listening to your podcasts and doing extra research on things like poker software and, as I told you before, various different ways to calculate the math. The thing I most appreciate about your approach is you emphasize the value of studying and testing one thing at a time. 😉
I don’t really understand the legal stuff either since I’m in Virginia and I don’t know if I can play for money if I log in from this state?
Thanks so much, Wendy

Question 2 from Gerald (5:10)

Hi Sky,
I have a question that could, maybe, be a podcast discussion.
I hear a lot about fixing leaks but my question is, how do we find our leaks? I am, primarily, a live player so I don’t have stats, numbers, HH or spreadsheets to look at.

Any help with pin pointing leaks as a live player would be GREAT!!
Keep up the good work. Love your podcasts,
Gerald

Question 3 from Jim (8:55)

Sky,
I’ve read where Pro Poker players spend most of their time studying poker, not playing
What exactly are they studying?
Thanks, Jim

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

Jun 23, 2016

http://www.smartpokerstudy.com/pod74

Podcast Mission (2:50)

My mission for today is to teach you about having a growth mindset when it comes to hand reading.  Hand reading is a skill you can develop, not some gift given only to a select few poker geniuses.  With hand reading you’ll often be incorrect, but having that growth mindset in place will propel you to learn from your mistakes.

A growth mindset vs a fixed mindset (3:25)

Growth mindset within the rest of poker (11:55)

Podcast Challenge (17:20)

Here’s my challenge to you for this episode:  Assess whether or not you have a fixed mindset regarding any part of poker.  Do you avoid playing suited connectors or pocket pairs because of a few bad experiences?  Do you fold every BB because you don’t know how to defend and don’t want to look like a fool?  Do you never check-raise or cbet OOP or 3bet pre-flop or even bluff because you’re scared of making a mistake and losing chips?  If you answer yes to any of these, then you’ve found an area where you may have a fixed mindset which limits your growth.  Resolve to get over this, learn new skills, attempt scary or new plays and be willing to make mistakes.  Develop that growth mindset and take your game to the next level.

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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