Stepping Up Your Game (2)

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Dated:
Dec 22nd, 2010
By:
Martin Fournier Giguère
Game:
NLHE
Stake:
Mid Stakes
Teaching Method:
Session Video 3+ Table
Language:
English
Type:
6 Max
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16 Comments
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Giggy steps up his game on several 3/6nl tables on PokerStars!

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  • MartinGiggy MartinGiggy Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    539 Posts
    Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    23 Dec 2010 at 1:43am
    Discussion for Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2).
  • brandysbich brandysbich Poker Newbie
    1 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    23 Dec 2010 at 8:32am
    Would love to watch this but the Download size will eat up too much of my bandwidth allowance for the month =(
  • DukeMuckEm DukeMuckEm Poker Newbie
    8 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    23 Dec 2010 at 12:08pm
    awesome vid. regarding the bigger bluff hand where you get called with Q7s... what's the worst hand you value shove in that spot? AQ,QJ?
  • Atljcrby Atljcrby Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    23 Dec 2010 at 1:15pm
    Great video! Great thought! Giggy, can u make some 6 tabling 6 max 400nl video in future? Its best volume, imo ^^
  • Atljcrby Atljcrby Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    23 Dec 2010 at 1:34pm
    And make it on stars and punish this MOTH$^&$^#^S!!!
  • rhalala rhalala Poker Newbie
    18 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    25 Dec 2010 at 6:44am
    you make my chrismas really, little slow begining , but after red bull your words are gold ty ,
  • chico7878 chico7878 Poker Newbie
    3 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    26 Dec 2010 at 8:44am

    Hey Giggy,

    Nice vids!

    Just a question about your "click it back" 5B bluff BB vs SB with something like A5o with the intention to fold.

    You say you did that for different reasons including the timing of vilain's 4bet. What do you mean : you fell him ini bluff because he 4Bet quick or not?

    Will you do that sometime with a value monster hand or is it a spot where you fell comfortable not being unbalanced or until someone somewhere shove and you have to fold?

     

     

  • Lotanot Lotanot Poker Newbie
    7 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    27 Dec 2010 at 10:39am
    The wmv download is bugged, very blurry. Mp4 one is good.
  • Jimbozgrapes Jimbozgrapes Poker Prodigy
    345 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    29 Dec 2010 at 6:59pm
    It's funny in that big bluff hand because I think the Kc basically forces him to call you there because it is the ultimate scare card that you are going to bluff 90% of the time. It's like in Phil's video when a scare card is not a scare card, the fact that you are going to bluff that so often actually makes it profitable for him to make that call. If a low club peals off he is almost more likely to fold imo. Great play, and a great call. Very high level play, and I think it is great to see a pot like that for learning purposes.
  • MartinGiggy MartinGiggy Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    539 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    5 Jan 2011 at 2:38am
    @DukeMuckEm... def. AQ, probably QJ, not sure about anything under that
  • MartinGiggy MartinGiggy Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    539 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    5 Jan 2011 at 2:42am
    @chico... iirc, he 4bet pretty quick and yes, against most players that is an indication of weakness. And yeah I might do that with a monster, but this 100% depends on wether I think it's actually useful to do it with a monster against that particular villain. But the more I think about it, I actually pretty much see 0 downside of doing that with a monster as well, so even though I definitely don't think I have to be balanced here, it's definitely easy to do if I feel like I'm against someone against who I'd have to be. That time I didn't feel so though, but yeah I'd probably do the same with a monster anyways.
  • MartinGiggy MartinGiggy Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    539 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    5 Jan 2011 at 2:46am
    @Lotanot... thanks for pointing it out, we'll see what we can do !
  • MartinGiggy MartinGiggy Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    539 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    5 Jan 2011 at 2:47am
    @Jimbozgrapes... yeah well I don't think there's that much of a difference between the K of clubs or a low club here, since I pretty much don't have a K in my range after the flop call (except KQ, which I'd value anyways), and he's probably good enough to recognize that. But I do agree that the K is always scarier at first glance, and in the middle of the action your analysis is probably dead on.
  • twentyfivefitty twentyfivefitty Poker Newbie
    24 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    22 Feb 2011 at 1:05pm
    Hey Martin, regarding that big bluff with the King on the river; I would usually 4 bet that type of seemingly weak tight opponent who's 3 betting too much (for his image) from the blinds at least the first few times I want to defend against it. At mid stakes I find that players like that often don't have the balls to flat or 5 bet you with Q 7 suited. I would be more inclined to flat his 3 bet if the 10, 9 was suited. Do you think that even with a weaker hand like 10 9 off suit it's more profitable to flat pre against a seemingly weak player, because we get even more dead money in the pot on future streets? Thanks for the vid!
  • MartinGiggy MartinGiggy Bluefire Pro Poker Pro
    539 Posts
    Re: Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    22 Feb 2011 at 4:45pm

    twentyfivefitty wrote:

    Hey Martin, regarding that big bluff with the King on the river; I would usually 4 bet that type of seemingly weak tight opponent who's 3 betting too much (for his image) from the blinds at least the first few times I want to defend against it. At mid stakes I find that players like that often don't have the balls to flat or 5 bet you with Q 7 suited. I would be more inclined to flat his 3 bet if the 10, 9 was suited. Do you think that even with a weaker hand like 10 9 off suit it's more profitable to flat pre against a seemingly weak player, because we get even more dead money in the pot on future streets? Thanks for the vid!

    I tend to try and get some infos on the way a player reacts to 4-bet and 5-betting before taking an aggressive approach there... I guess it's just a style preference, and I agree that 4-betting could definitely be good.

    I will do it a lot though with basically any Ax, as it cuts down tremendously on his value combos and will get your 4-bet to work much more often than with T9o.

    And I agree that the call is pretty thin as well.

    All in all every option can definitely be considered preflop, and pretty often in such a close spot without any big historic or metagame, it won't matter much what you do since the value of every play is around the same.

  • twentyfivefitty twentyfivefitty Poker Newbie
    24 Posts
    Re: Giggy's Stepping Up Your Game (2)
    23 Feb 2011 at 1:02am

    Hey no worries, thanks for the response! I play a pretty similar style lol, 27/24 or so in a lot of my games and 34/28 when it's more passive etc... I'm crushing it, but definitely need to keep watching better players like you make vids.

    As far as 4 betting early, I feel like if a weaker opponent initially 5 bets light with something like AJ, as long as I don't look like a maniac I get more credit the next time I 4 bet him, because man he showed me not to mess with him last time...lol. I'm sure you're right though, and it will be tougher to get away with it as I move up higher.

     

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