DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding

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Dated:
Apr 18th, 2012
By:
Dustin Bowman
Game:
SNG/MTT
Stake:
High Stakes
Teaching Method:
Replayed Hands
Language:
English
Type:
6 Max
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6 Comments
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(4 Ratings) 9.75

Dustin reviews the HH of two high-stakes SNGs, one with a nail-biting bubble and one bubble he owns!

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  • DustinBowman DustinBowman Bluefire Pro Poker Newbie
    134 Posts
    DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding
    19 Apr 2012 at 1:38am
    Discussion for DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding.
  • Sp3wmonkey Sp3wmonkey Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding
    30 May 2012 at 12:52pm
    So my question is the k6cc hand, as played what was best way when you do not ship pre?
  • DustinBowman DustinBowman Bluefire Pro Poker Newbie
    134 Posts
    Re: DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding
    8 Jun 2012 at 4:50pm
    I'm still not exactly sure what the question is I thought the video explained my mistakes well. Preflop Shoving is definitely the best play, checking is second best (small raise is 3rd best). Post flop I should just check/fold and fold turn, for the reasons I gave in the video. My range is just way too weak here and he can shove so many hands for value and as bluffs on the river. I'd probably call it off with 8x but I think I should fold 6x.
  • AzeGallo AzeGallo Poker Newbie
    5 Posts
    Re: DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding
    11 Jul 2012 at 9:00pm

    @39:00~, KQo UTG. I'm really surprised you thought this was close. You're 100% right about your range tightening up when you have to beat somebody to win the pot - but you need to remember that the top end of your range actually gets a nice boost in equity because of the BB being so short and calling so wide. 
    With Nash ranges KQo goes from 0.18 to 0.20 in this situation when you switch out UTGs stack with CO's stack (like you did in the video). 
    Agree completely about the K6cc shove pre. 
    Another good video. My only complaint is I like to pause the video before your actions (so I can think about what I would do and why, and then listen to what you have to say after) and you flick through hands so fast that it makes it hard - but I'm probably in the minority with this. 

    @39:00~, KQo UTG. I'm really surprised you thought this was close. You're 100% right about your range tightening up when you have to beat somebody to win the pot - but you need to remember that the top end of your range actually gets a nice boost in equity because of the BB being so short and calling so wide. 

    With Nash ranges KQo goes from 0.18 to 0.20 in this situation when you switch out UTGs stack with CO's stack (like you did in the video). 

     

    Agree completely about the K6cc shove pre. 

     

    Another good video. My only complaint is I like to pause the video before your actions (so I can think about what I would do and why, and then listen to what you have to say after) and you flick through hands so fast that it makes it hard - but I'm probably in the minority with this. 

  • DustinBowman DustinBowman Bluefire Pro Poker Newbie
    134 Posts
    Re: DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding
    12 Jul 2012 at 12:27pm

    AzeGallo-

    I really wish I had spent more time on this hand, but in the video I was trying to get across a bigger point.  I understand what you're saying regarding getting an equity boost with the top of your range against a very loose calling range, but I don't think it applies in this situation.  KQ is definitely not in the slamdunk portion of my UTG range and is very different from TT-AA.

     

    For argument's sake, we'll use Nash ranges for other players (fyi in reality these ranges are looser)

    We can map this out with SNGwiz using BB's calling range as the variable and you see:

    near 0% KQ has +1.21%

    at 25% KQ has +.54%

    at 50% KQ has +.52%

    at 100% KQ has +.22%

    Basically it 'hovers' around .54% for a large period while worse Kx and Qx hands are added to his calling range and then drops off from there, but there's not really an equity boost, like you see if you use premiums like TT+.  In those cases your hand is strong enough that equity actually increases as his range widens like you say, whereas with KQ you're generally much more happy to take the 300 uncontested.

     

    I'm not sure where the .18 and .2 numbers were came from, that's not what I got.

     

    What range would I put these players on?

    Probably

    5.1%

    6.5%

    5.9%

    90%

    That gives us a +.14% edge, definitely a shove, but not a fistpump.

     

    Also, regarding video format, I completely understand where you're coming from but the overall consensus seems to be that people want to see as many hands as possible.

  • AzeGallo AzeGallo Poker Newbie
    5 Posts
    Re: DDBeast's High-Stakes 6max Bubbles: Biting Nails and Pounding
    12 Jul 2012 at 1:17pm
    you're right about TT+ type hands being the ones going up in equity. my mistake, the .18 and .2 numbers come from the difference between BB having the 570 stack or the 2,500 stack (using nash ranges) - so at least using Nash (which we shouldn't, you're ranges are more correct) it's better for BB to have a short stack than have the big stack when we have KQo

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