ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa

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May 13th, 2012
Coleman Whitsitt
Small Stakes
Teaching Method:
Session Video 1 - 2 Table
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(3 Ratings) 9.00

Colms reviews a two table session of 200NL HU vs. a HU and 6max reg.

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  • ColemanWhitsitt ColemanWhitsitt Bluefire Pro Poker Trainee
    137 Posts
    ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa
    14 May 2012 at 1:18am
    Discussion for ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa.
  • hatmadeofjam hatmadeofjam Poker Newbie
    4 Posts
    Re: ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa
    14 May 2012 at 2:49am

    Pretty big mistake to cbet AKo on the KJxr flop in imo. (just in the beginning of the video). When you check you get the same amount of value vs Jx by leading the turn and river. And getting to c/r vs his worse kings is obv superior and finally you win a bet vs all his air that go for a stab OTF.

    Arguments for cbetting might be to balance our cbet range but this early on balance secondary to max EV. Another one is not giving him a free turn but since we are so far ahead we dont mind him hitting a pair OTT and we dont have to worry about OESDs and gutshots since he probably bet the flop with them. Lastly he might check behind worse kings for pot control but that does not hurt us either since he will only call 2 streets with weak kings most of the time anyway. But i might be wrong. =)

    I also have a request about the video style. I think its much much more informative if you pause the video and take your time with each hand and go in to depth with your thought process. That is what made Galfonds videos so great. Rushing through 50 hands with only the most basic commentary is way less educational (and also less entertaining) than 5 hands explained and analyzed properly and in detail. Maybe you do this later in the video but i only watched 10 min.


  • ColemanWhitsitt ColemanWhitsitt Bluefire Pro Poker Trainee
    137 Posts
    Re: ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa
    14 May 2012 at 9:51am

    It's certainly a spot that is close against some opponents but with what we know against this villain early on I don't think it's a mistake. Against a player who isn't opening tons, 3betting much, or defending against many 3bets I don't like checking in this spot.  He just doesn't strike me as the type of player who will be defending wide and attempt to bluff 2-3 or 3 streets almost ever. When we check, we miss value from 33-88, AT, and potentially other A-high floats.  If we knew he would often bet flop/barrel turn with his air then check/calling would start to look a lot better but we really don't know that or if he is the type to barrel a hand like QT on the turn if we check/call.  Although it's probably unlikely he will call 3 streets with Jx, I do think it's just better to at least give this player type that opportunity.

    Thanks for the input on the video type.  The audio for this video was recorded live so I wasn't able to pause.  In the past I did make some videos that were pre-recorded so I could pause and analyze the hands more in-depth.  Some BFP members requested that I make some live videos so I would get through more hands so I've been trying that format.  But, I do think the video format your requesting is better for higher level players and I'm 100% planning to release a few in that format in the near future.  In the mean time, you might check out a few of the earlier videos I released that were in that format.

    Not positive if this link will work but try this out:

  • miguelanjelo miguelanjelo Poker Newbie
    7 Posts
    Re: ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa
    14 May 2012 at 8:22pm
    Hi Coleman, why you are almost always cbetting close to pot? For example, even in A94r you cbet 10 into 11.40 with A7o, same in AJ6tt with Q3o, etc.. Why not just a half pot cbet on the dry ones like most regs?
  • spokersen spokersen Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa
    14 May 2012 at 8:36pm
    please continue with live videos, voice over videos are the nut worst except when its someone like phil
  • ColemanWhitsitt ColemanWhitsitt Bluefire Pro Poker Trainee
    137 Posts
    Re: ColmsUM 200NL HU vs. Iga_figa
    16 May 2012 at 9:49pm
    Miguel - In this particular match, iga_figa's fold to flop cbet % was 0 in single raised pots. So my cbetting range is going to be value heavy and if I can get away cbetting large with a value heavy range he is going to be burning money in the long run

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