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Player Profiling with Limited Data – PPP #45

Ben, Merv, and Mike are back for another episode of the Postflop Poker Podcast!

The Poser Question of this week is about profiling opponents when you have fewer than 50 hands of data on them. We give some tips on how you can profile unknowns, both live and online.

Also, this week we have 2 hands to discuss in the strat chat (22:50 and 46:30), so get ready for an extra long episode!

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Card Dead – PPP #44

Aussie poker pro Jesse “OntheMac” McKenzie joins us for this week’s episode of the Postflop Poker Podcast!

We’re discussing an interesting “PPP Poser” question, sent in by Jonathan Breslin (12:30). He wants to know what you should do if you’re completely card dead in a tournament. How to deal with that, should you adapt your play, and are there any mental tricks you can use to keep yourself from getting frustrated? How can you prevent yourself from overplaying the first halfway decent hand, which suddenly looks like a monster?

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Cash v Tourney Preflop Ranges – PPP #43

Special guest on today’s episode of the Podcast is James “Splitsuit” Sweeney!

He talks about the release of his latest book he co-authored with Ben, the Poker Workbook Tournament Final Tables. There’s also a special giveaway for Podcast listeners so make sure to check that out (1h 15m)!

This week we discuss the following question from one of our listeners: “Which preflop ranges are wider, cash or tourney?“. This question sparked quite a bit of debate among the team, especially because James is more of a cash game player, while Ben and myself are tournament players.

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Note taking- PPP #42

Another eventful episode!

The mobility scooter incident from last episode is finally solved, Ben announces the release of his new book, and Merv is a bit sad because online poker will soon be no more in Australia.

The Postflop Poker Poser of this week is on note taking (11:18) and the hand analysis is on a hand from the new workbook (27:45).

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To Barrel or not to Barrel – PPP #41

It’s one of those spots that comes around quite frequently when you’re playing poker.

You raise with a marginal hand, miss on an Ace-high or King-high board and your opponent calls your c-bet. Should you start barreling now, trying to take the pot down or is it better to shut down and not invest anymore chips?

That’s the theme of this week’s podcast and we have a nice hand where I get caught double barrel bluffing with King-high.

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Poker Tells with Zachary Elwood – PPP #40

This week we have Zachary Elwood on the show, author of three bestselling books on poker tells. It won’t come as a surprise that this episode is on, well, poker tells!

Zach shares some very interesting tips with us on how you can use tells to your advantage at the table. And how to defend yourself against giving off tells to your opponents.

The strat chat (33:00) focuses on a hand between Blumstein and Pollak from the final table of this year’s WSOP Main Event. Pollak lays down a straight on the river and probably got a verbal tell off of Blumstein that helped him in his decision.

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Bet Sizing with Matt Berkey – PPP#39

This week we have Matt Berkey on the show, a high roller cash game player who plays as high as $300/$600/$1200 NL.

But Matt is also a successful tournament player. We spoke to him a day after his 3rd place finish in the Little One for One Drop at the WSOP, which earned him $240,588.

The theme of today’s episode centers around bet sizing and the stratchat focuses on a hand from Ben’s new book (42m 09s), which will be released in September.

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