Coaching RAMPAGE In A TOUGH Spot! [World Series Of Poker]

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Jonathan is joined by popular poker vlogger – Rampage Poker! They discuss and analyze a poker hand that Rampage played during a $2,000 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) event.

This poker hand starts with Rampage opening from the hijack with KJo and he picks up two callers; the cut off and small blind. The effective stack depth is important in this hand as it is only about 30bb which generally means that a players stack off threshold should be lower as there is less playability than if the effective stack was 100bb.

The flop K32xss gives Rampage top pair and a backdoor flush draw. Jonathan discusses the merits of potentially using this hand to check/raise. He explains how he thinks that a lot of poker players overfold in multiway pots which causes him to bet at a higher frequency than Game Theory Optimal (GTO) might suggest.

However, in general you should be checking a lot in multiway pots with your marginal made hands as it is difficult to correctly identify all of your opponent’s ranges. For this reason you should also be mixing in some value hands to check-raise with. Jonathan also discusses which specific poker hands might want to check-raise as a semi-bluff.

Remember that when opponents call a small check raise their range will be wider than if they call a bigger check raise. Use this extra information to help you narrow their range and proceed accordingly.
As the effective stack becomes shallower, your bet and raise sizes should be smaller so that you can work in more bluffs that can fold to a raise or 3-bet.

Jonathan explains that hands you should find to hero call are ones that beat all of the draws and when those draws do not come in on the turn. It is important to have a poker hand that does not block the draws that your opponent could have.

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Coaching RAMPAGE In A TOUGH Spot! [World Series Of Poker]

10 thoughts on “Coaching RAMPAGE In A TOUGH Spot! [World Series Of Poker]

  1. Pretty gross hand. I would probably have X/C this combo on the flop because we hold a spade, if I didn't have a spade at this depth I like X/R more, we want to have some kings in our X/C range that we intend to just call down with, I think this is a great candidate because of the mediocre kicker and the spade.

    On the turn I would have X/C again, then face a river decision and probably lose. We are probably folding too much if we only call down when spades don't get there and an ace doesn't come, so maybe we pay him off, but by calling down, we give him the opportunity to ignite his entire stack with missed spades, which we don't have when we check-pile for equity denial.

  2. From the perspective of the cut off and assuming he is not totally insane: Considering Rampages preflop raise could indicate an AK or similar (AQ-A10), the turn check raise might look like value from an A-X hand that either hit the flop with A-K or floated with overcard and back door? Considering the sb is still to act, certainly puts even a strong hand like K-Q off or a lower flush draw with no gutshot redraw into a tough spot to call the check jam. This is considering the euro's stack size and that this is early in a fairly good sized tourney. If this was a local $200 tourney or low to med stacks cash game and Ethan checked to the co who "bets to see where he is" the sb would jam, the valet runs in from the parking lot and calls for less and K-J has to fold as who the F knows! CO calls and would probably win the run out with a dirty diaper that he played "just for fun". I firmly believe that poker is a metaphor for life….

  3. Hey Jonathan I was wondering if you could do a video on pros using RTA for online poker against unsuspecting rec players they would destroy any way in the long run. I feel that it's immoral to have an edge when you already have an edge.

  4. Love the ending; 13:32 "…He needs more money to keep making these bluffs [these are very expensive bluffs] are not cheap everyone…" lol

  5. Add to Alans comments – great format and a great guest – Going through ranges and scenarios was great. Have to think opponent had Kx – the action centred around the flop and the 12k turn bet was a 'please dont have the A' bet. Shoving then makes the opponent think you have the A and they are outkicked. Great video

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