Niman's Psychology

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Dated:
Feb 19th, 2011
By:
Niman Kenkre
Game:
NLHE
Stake:
Mid Stakes
Teaching Method:
Concept Video
Language:
English
Type:
6 Max
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20 Comments
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Niman discusses psychology.

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  • NimanKenkre NimanKenkre Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    1191 Posts
    Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 1:22am
    Discussion for Niman's Psychology.
  • Wilsonc91 Wilsonc91 Poker Newbie
    33 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 5:19am
    protege series imo... PICK MEE!
  • ghetifal ghetifal Poker Trainee
    80 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 5:26am
    I liked this. Its good to be reminded of seemingly simple things that can be chewing away at your win rate. The two main points are not looking to increase variance at the expense of EV without realizing it when stuck and to be patient when the board cards aren't cooperating (leaving you feeling like you are check folding too much or something). Don't see spots that aren't really there. Just felt like writing that down to instill it in me.
  • snappy snappy Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 7:43am
    Great vid Niman, really liked it. More and more Poker these days is full of 4bet 5bet jamming 33 in a BBvBtn battle.............I hate it. Also the point regarding 'other coaches' looking for weakness and making plays, well yadayadayada, patience is a very big part and I know that from my years of play that I win a lot more when I am more patient...........of course coupled together with playing the right cards in the right spots lol
  • ervinsm84 ervinsm84 Poker Newbie
    20 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 10:41am
    @14:00 when you 3bet QQ from utg+1 vs utg (claimmyplace), you said the reason was bc he had 4bet jammed AQ. He wasnt the guy who 4bet jammed aq, it was demonika18
  • Tricarico Tricarico Poker Newbie
    41 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 12:23pm
    This was a really great video for me to watch. Thanks a lot!
  • halvadron halvadron Poker Newbie
    105 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 2:19pm
    love it when authors have prepared some poker related topic/material that they are discussing on "blank" monents in video thx for vid niman
  • brtnboarder brtnboarder Poker Newbie
    17 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Feb 2011 at 3:26pm
    I tilt in a wild way....I start firing off stacks until my account balance reads 00000000000000000000.01, then i grind it back up like a champ, how a TRUE grinder does it
  • tompoker88 tompoker88 Poker Trainee
    78 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    21 Feb 2011 at 2:53am
    I like the vid, but in my opinion it would be much better, if the concepts were presented in a seperate way. The playing distracted me (and sometimes you) from the talk and vice versa. It just seems to me that a presentation type video, where you can fully concentrate on concepts/ideas (like the philosophy videos) would give credit to the depth of your theoretical knowledge.
  • ElenaUdrea ElenaUdrea Poker Newbie
    1 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    21 Feb 2011 at 3:28am
    sa
  • tompoker88 tompoker88 Poker Trainee
    78 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    21 Feb 2011 at 4:49pm
    I have rewatched the video more conciously and actually liked it very much.
  • iggyping iggyping Poker Trainee
    66 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    22 Feb 2011 at 2:23am

    Just one question about a hand where you flat AK and than c/r an Axxhh flop (I don't remember the exact board or when the hand was, but it's mostly just the situation that interests me so it doesn't matter that much :P)

     

    When you flat pre, you flat because you don't get (a lot of) value from 3-betting so when you get to the flop vs a reasonably wide range on an Axx board than shouldn't you be applying the exact same logic? I realise you also said deception was an arguement for flatting and c/r flop, but that's still in play when you flat again since he doesn't expect you to have AK and he will value own himself or try to bluff you off a perceived weaker range.

     

    So my question here is, do you really need to have AK in your c/r range here? Like if you think you will get value from villain 3-betting air on the flop than why are you only c/r AK and not AQ/AJ/whatever hand that has lots of equity vs hands with practically no equity. Also, most people just pot control with a lot of weaker aces, (I'm not saying he does, but it's likely) so it just seems like you're only getting value from a pretty narrow range while making villain fold all of his bluffs.

  • MoniesRemovalPLC MoniesRemovalPLC Poker Apprentice
    239 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    22 Feb 2011 at 9:39am

    reminded me of waiting in a doctors surgery think i have a cough now

  • Odelay Odelay Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    22 Feb 2011 at 2:20pm
    Great video. Tilt is a huge problem for me and this is the first time I've heard it described this way (sacrificing EV to increase variance). It makes so much sense.
  • MoniesRemovalPLC MoniesRemovalPLC Poker Apprentice
    239 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    22 Feb 2011 at 4:07pm
    despite that the video covered a ton of great stuff
  • alwaysawhiner alwaysawhiner Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    23 Feb 2011 at 2:46am
    the game doesnt interest me at all, would be much better if you could talk about your concept without being distracted by the low limit...
  • arian319 arian319 Poker Newbie
    6 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    26 Feb 2011 at 6:39pm
    "I like the vid, but in my opinion it would be much better, if the concepts were presented in a seperate way. The playing distracted me (and sometimes you) from the talk and vice versa. It just seems to me that a presentation type video, where you can fully concentrate on concepts/ideas (like the philosophy videos) would give credit to the depth of your theoretical knowledge" "the game doesnt interest me at all, would be much better if you could talk about your concept without being distracted by the low limit.." AGREED very good video tho.
  • Thebowskii Thebowskii Poker Prodigy
    324 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    18 Mar 2011 at 3:48am
    Nice thoughts! I learned how to make my redline awesome with your 96ss hand (JK haha). Please consider publishing a leveling theory video i.e. playing a MSNL and a HSNL table comparing leveling or making it 2 segments. Feel better.
  • Relimous Relimous Poker Newbie
    5 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    20 Jul 2011 at 1:59am
    Hello Niman first of all i am new to this site and i have taken a liking to the way you teach it suits the way i process and intake things now im not sure if you guys do this sort of thing but before i ask i should tell you about my goal in joining this site. It is to basically start again and build a game from the ground up. Now as for me as a player i have a small idea of game theory so i can follow the psychology parts of things yet i have absolutely no idea, not about math in general but IN GAME MATH so in turn i often get lost when in game math situations occur and math reasoning is used to determine a way of going about things. My problem is though i have no idea where to start so i was wondering if you guys do this kind of thing of course and if you have the time is if you could please provide me with some kind of step by step process of the way you learned the math of the game by that i mean what you think a good starting point is then what i should dwell into next i.e 1. pot odds 2. percentages 3. implied odds 4. ev and so forth and also some of the tools you used to enhance your knowledge of the in game math i.e some of the books you have read or pc websites and programs you used and so forth if you could do this would be much appreciated
  • kramer888 kramer888 Poker Newbie
    13 Posts
    Re: Niman's Psychology
    28 Feb 2012 at 4:19pm
    I am going through a bad stretch myself. This is timely.

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