Extracting Value vs. a Weak Range

When I’m playing 2-5, I feel like I have to pay attention to every single hand and every decision my opponents make, both because I want to get a better idea of my opponents’ strategies’ and because I feel as though the opportunity cost of missing out vital information can be quite high, especially relative to this cost at 1-3. While this is obviously true, it’s no excuse for not giving 100% of my attention (or close to it) to any game I’m playing in regardless of the stakes or quality of my opponents.  

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Going for Thin Value at 2-5

The lineup in this game was made up of a massive whale with deep pockets who refused to have less than $1k (the max buy-in) on the table, 2-3 loose passive stations, a smart 30 year old businessman who was at least semi-competent but seemed to like to gamble a little too much, and 1-2 nits. To some of you, this might sound like a typical 2-5 game, but I assure you that is not the case at The Jack.

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Podcast Breakdown: Episode 48

Spots where we are uncertain are usually fairly close in terms of EV. Getting these right is nice, but often fairly inconsequential to our bottom line. However, consistently getting hands wrong when we think we are playing correctly can be detrimental to that bottom line. Therefore, let’s double check this hand using the same methods we would use for a hand we were clueless about.

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