HOW Does He KNOW????????

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When two of the very poker players face off in a high stakes poker tournament, you just know there are going to be fireworks!

Jonathan talks about the factors you should consider when playing big pots on a final table. ICM should be a huge consideration and your relative stack position with all remaining opponents. You can also use this information to leverage against weaker opponents who might be folding too frequently.

Jonathan also talks about what different bet sizes will accomplish. If you use a small bet size, your opponents should be defending with a wider range of hands. Using a larger bet size will allow you to better define the hands they are likely to continue with.

When deciding whether you should make a huge hero call, you should always consider whether a lot of draws have missed by the river. You should also be aware of the stacks and the bet sizes used by your opponents, particularly at final tables where the incentive should be to maintain your tournament life at all times.

Alex Foxen is a 32 year old American professional poker player and is a regular at the highest stakes tournaments around the world. He has almost $28,000,000 in live tournament earnings which puts him 23rd on the all time money list. He has 1 WSOP bracelet. He went on to finish 2nd in this event for $153,000.

Adrian Mateos is a 28 year old Spanish professional poker player and is also a regular at the highest stakes tournaments around the world. He has almost $33,000,000 in live tournament earnings which puts him 16th on the all time money list. He has 4 WSOP bracelets. He went on to finish 5th in this event for $72,000.

The 2023 PokerGO Cup is a series of high-stakes poker tournaments as part of the PokerGO Tour. It was held from inside the PokerGO Studio at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The series took place from January 11-20, 2023, with eight scheduled events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

This poker hand took place during the prestigious PokerGO Cup that is an annual event hosted in the PokerGO studio in Las Vegas. This event had a $10,000 price tag on it meaning that some of the world’s very best players were all battling it out to win the first trophy of the series.

The two players facing off in this hand are no strangers to the high stakes poker scene. Adrian Mateos and Alex Foxen both have millions of live earnings to their name so you will always be in for a treat when watching how some of the very best approach the game.

In this particular poker hand, the action is folded to Alex Foxen in the small blind who has A9o with 35 big blinds. He decides to raise to 3 big blinds to which Mateos defends his big blind off 30 big blinds with the very pretty 98hh. The flop is the Qc 6d 5h meaning both players have missed but both have picked up some backdoor equity. Foxen continues to tell his story as he bets 145,000 into a pot of 580,000. For such a small price and with his backdoor equity, Mateos decides to make the call.

The 2d on the turn is a brick for both players. This slows Foxen down as he now decides to check, Mateos seizes the opportunity to turn his hand into a bluff and bets 280,000 into 870,000. Foxen who is currently a non-believer, makes the call. The river is another brick as it falls the 2h. Foxen checks once more and this time Mateos fires a chunky bet for 1,150,000 into a pot of 1,430,000 with just 9 high! Can Foxen find an epic hero call? Watch the video to find out!

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Do you know what ranges of poker hands you should be playing from each position? When should you 3-bet, call or fold? When is the right time to make a hero call or a huge bluff? Do you know how to play preflop, flop, turn & river effectively and how should your poker strategy change depending on the street? What difference does it make if you are playing multi-way vs heads-up?

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HOW Does He KNOW????????

10 thoughts on “HOW Does He KNOW????????

  1. Do you prefer the feeling of getting a HUGE bluff through or making a SICK hero call? 😁

  2. Its a good call but it is really that great a call? With ICM shouldn't Mateos check back so many hands with showdown value so his value range is really tight making this bet incredibly polar?

  3. I would probably have gone with a smaller sizing on the River: Mateo is representing at his top end probably QJ after his small Turn bet; he should only rarely ever hold Q6/Q5s or better. – A2s ?! Idk.

  4. If I had someone staring at me out the corner of their eyes as much as Foxen does, I'd be staring right back at them the whole time

  5. I think the small bluff on the turn is fine. Bet sizes in tournaments don't carry the same dollar value as bet sizes in cash games, they actually carry more dollar value due to ICM. Foxten gets worse implied odds due to short stacks, as well as ICM. Mateo doesnt need to be polar, he is saying this is a protection bet and protection is really important in tournaments for stack preservation.

  6. On the river the paired board is a really underbluffed spot by almost everyone. He doesnt have diamonds and he's at the bottom of his range. This hand is a mandatory bluff imo

  7. Isn't the 9d a bad card for Fox to have? You block backdoor diamond floats in addition to what you said about blocking 98, 97.

  8. Bet small. It looks like I want a call and have him bet. If he does call or raises I am still in.

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