Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL

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Dated:
Feb 25th, 2011
By:
Phil Galfond
Game:
NLHE
Stake:
High Stakes
Teaching Method:
Session Video 1 - 2 Table
Language:
English
Type:
6 Max
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21 Comments
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Phil adjusts to the agressive play at 25/50 NL!

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  • PhilGalfond PhilGalfond Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    554 Posts
    Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 1:33am
    Discussion for Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL.
  • pitcold2 pitcold2 Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 5:03am
    ah played pretty recreational huh ?
  • aggrofox aggrofox Poker Trainee
    93 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 7:00am
    Looks like the tournaments and tv appearances worked out.
  • iggyping iggyping Poker Trainee
    66 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 7:50am

    You open A6dd in CO and get 3-bet by SB (125bb deep) and you peel, flop comes 5K7ss and SB cbets. You mention it's okay to attack these flops cause he can't really do a lot about it with some of his hands. (although you fold this time)

     

    But I'm just wondering how you'd go about balancing your range for both raising and calling here. I assume you want to have some sort of stronger hands in your calling range to catch bluffs/light value bets etc and the same thing for raising? Basically, what are the factors in deciding wether I should raise or call with a hand, or is it more of a gameflow or randomization thing (like value raise hands with spades, call the rest)

     

    Cheers

  • pitcold2 pitcold2 Poker Newbie
    2 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 9:27am
    AQ you shoved vs AK you said you couldn't call any more cause of timing tells. Don't understand that: You could not only have the hand you actually had but pretty much every hand other than one single hand: AK. I mean if I played this hand I would maybe call with not only AQ/AJ but middle pairs and oftentimes even AA and KK for sandbagging reasons. So what would you tell you opponent when using the time bank other than you had not AK: pretty much like nothing.
  • pdominski pdominski Poker Newbie
    4 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 11:10am
    Can you ever play this aggro in an MTT? Maybe at the final table? Or would you just tone it down?
  • MoniesRemovalPLC MoniesRemovalPLC Poker Apprentice
    239 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 12:22pm
    awesomeness tyvm
  • freefalling80 freefalling80 Poker Newbie
    31 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 1:14pm
    Hey Phil good video I agree that no limit has become preflop craziness and increased variance so I am curious about your thoughts on what are the best games to learn nowadays with the addition of so many new games. Thanks ps would love a high stakes heads up no limit session seems like it has been awhile!
  • cro0sh cro0sh Poker Newbie
    33 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 1:15pm

    Phil after hearing your talk about grinding diff games and stuff -  just how good are the midstakes PLO games? If I were to switch from NL (I only play like 1/2NL) today it would take me around 6 months to break even or to beat midstakes plo? My guess is this is tough to answer because you don't know how intelligent or non intelligent I am but do your best :)

    Thanks.

     

  • slugabed slugabed Poker Newbie
    1 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    26 Feb 2011 at 9:06pm
    Phil, you defended 22 to a 3bet 120bb deep ip vs dom perignon while saying you thought his 3bet range was very tight, saying it was standard. Could you please expand on why you believe this to be a standard call? I would have thought the standard move it to fold because its so hard to realise our equity
  • ShaneGamble ShaneGamble Poker Newbie
    1 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 12:30am
    Great video as always. Despite being an MTT player for the most part, your videos are always extremely interesting and I really enjoy hearing your thought process. Perhaps one day I'll even learn enough to be good to play midstakes cash. Two questions (one slightly frivolous): 1) When you raised with 75 on Q5x board, how much did the fact that it was 3 way affect your decision to raise? If you had been heads-up with Gogo and he was the preflop raiser, would you be more likely to call? If that is the case, why? In multiway pots, do you generally like to up your aggression level when the preflop raiser has shown passiveness? 2) Your chips/the dealer button/chips/decision buttons were all different from the normal FTP client. Is that something special you got or is it just an option we can all have? I thought they looked really cool. Thanks! Looking forward to more videos
  • RunlikeGump RunlikeGump Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 2:01pm
    Very good video, thanks a lot
  • MysticJoey MysticJoey Poker Newbie
    4 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 2:14pm
    omg phil you are so pesimistic in this one that i dont wanna play anymore xdd start calling Q2s from bb to minraise and call so it wont be as boring ^^;
  • MysticJoey MysticJoey Poker Newbie
    4 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 2:27pm
    minraising the button became your standard play?
  • Extirpater Extirpater Poker Newbie
    56 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 5:08pm
    If there is no EV at 25/50nl 100bb deep why are your making a video there? Your depressing me!!!.
  • HustleHard HustleHard Poker Newbie
    48 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 7:00pm
    Dude Phil... Please make more videos in this EXACT same format. Live, NO LIMIT, on FTP tables... I definitely thought the Live format (and the fact that it was NLHE) made this video very good. Please, more of this.. please.
  • Iteopepe88 Iteopepe88 Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    27 Feb 2011 at 9:34pm
    only one question: is this the your happy face or is this your normal face? if its your normal pls show all your 4 faces in the next video
  • MadBoy MadBoy Poker Trainee
    81 Posts
    Re: Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    28 Feb 2011 at 11:50am

    pitcold2 wrote:

    AQ you shoved vs AK you said you couldn't call any more cause of timing tells. Don't understand that: You could not only have the hand you actually had but pretty much every hand other than one single hand: AK. I mean if I played this hand I would maybe call with not only AQ/AJ but middle pairs and oftentimes even AA and KK for sandbagging reasons. So what would you tell you opponent when using the time bank other than you had not AK: pretty much like nothing.

    Here I would be also interested why you did not flat pre when you are not comfortable to 4bet/C it pre b/c you think that he will not bluff4bet with these positions too much...?

    I doubt that he will call OOP many worse hands vs. your 3bet...

  • MadBoy MadBoy Poker Trainee
    81 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    2 Mar 2011 at 3:18am

     

    Thank you for the vid here - rly good job! Smile

    Min. 4 – A9s:
    I would like your plan to barell it here off when you would be the BB, not the SB.

    The thing is that when the BB is an aggr. REG (Idk this,but if this is so), you probably would 3bet most of your broadways pre instead of calling it(?).

    So you maybe cannot in reality rep here so much hands…

    Min. 12 – A3s:
    Is C/Jamming on the flop an option here to also trap in stabs from some broadways of his 3betcallingrange?

    Or do you thing that something like for example KQ would not stab here too often b/c in your 3betrange are obv. many Ax-combos which could go perceived for a C/Jam?

    As played,

    Why you jam here the river? Just to maybe make sometimes chops folding in combination with the fact that you anyways cannot C/F?

    Min. 53 – J9s:

    I would like here a donkbet on the flop with many parts of m range if the Board would have been for example a KQXs, QJXs..., type of board b/c these are boards where ppl do not cbet a wide range in this spot.

    But on a AKXs-Board, Villain will cbet a wide range -> hence I think that a donkstrategy with any part of your range isn`t for an overall gameplan  so good.

    I mean, I woul prefer to C/R here my combodraws, valuehands b/c of the fact that Villan will here cbet a lot.

     

  • AceLawliet AceLawliet Poker Newbie
    1 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    17 Aug 2011 at 8:37am
    pretty nice video, very humble and nice guy, cheers!
  • Thomas88ku11 Thomas88ku11 Poker Newbie
    1 Posts
    Re: Phil Galfond Live at 25/50 NL
    1 Apr 2013 at 3:29pm
    About the A 2 3 4 5 board: I once heard from one of my coaches to never call a big bet expecting to split. If you would of checked and he pushed, would you have called and if so can you explain how the reasoning is correct and my coaches reasoning is wrong?

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