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May 11 2022

2 VERY BAD Check-Raise Bluffs That Worked Out 😳

May 11 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Sometimes a badly played #poker bluff still makes you money, and this video has TWO terrible check-raises. Let's review some $1/$2 poker hands where my bad check-raises ended up making some money. And yes, the second hand is horrible lol. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney reviews two hands from the same session as VLOG #9. A combination of math and reads lead...

May 04 2022

THIS Is When You Should SLOW-PLAY A SET (Live Poker Leak Alert)

May 04 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

It's typically good to play your sets fast and aggressive, but there are times when slow playing will be WAY more profitable. Let's review a $1/$2 #poker hand where my opponent missed out on hundreds of dollars by shoving his #set instead of just calling the flop instead. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney reviews a hand from VLOG #9. Hero raises with...

Apr 29 2022

A Pair Of JACKS (Leak Alert)

Apr 29 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

It's never easy playing a pair of Jacks, especially when it's bottom pair on a wet flop texture. Should you bet it and play aggressive, or check behind and play it passively? Let's review this common #poker leak and even see what the #GTO solver wants to do in this hand. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney reviews a hand from poker VLOG...

Apr 13 2022

PUNISH Live Regs With This OVERBET (Don't Miss Value!)

Apr 13 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

One of the best ways to extract extra value, even from live regs, is by overbetting. Most players never consider making an overbet, even with strong hands, and today we're going to analyze a river overbet made at $1/$2. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney reviews a hand from #poker VLOG #5. We fire with top pair in a very multiway pot and...

Apr 06 2022

[Updated] I Run Into ACES TWICE In One Night β‹… SplitSuit $1/$2 Poker VLOG 009

Apr 06 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

It's tough to have a big winning session when you keep running into aces! This $1/$2 #poker session has everything: a preflop all-in pot with KK, some top pair hands, and unusual plays with Ace King. Hands from this 5-hour session include delay c-betting, playing multi-way pots, going for thin-value with top pair, and check-raising TPTK in a 5-way pot. Plus a little...

Apr 01 2022

I Run Into ACES TWICE In One Night β‹… SplitSuit $1/$2 Poker VLOG 009

Apr 01 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

It's tough to have a big winning session when you keep running into aces! This $1/$2 #poker session has everything: a preflop all-in pot with KK, some top pair hands, and unusual plays with Ace King. Hands from this 5-hour session include delay c-betting, playing multi-way pots, going for thin-value with top pair, and check-raising TPTK in a 5-way pot. Plus a little...

Mar 31 2022

Is This The STUPIDEST POKER BET Ever? (Never Do This!)

Mar 31 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Play enough poker, and you're going to see some TERRIBLE bets. Eventually, one of them has to be the stupidest, and I think we found it! Let's review a super stupid river bet made by a player on a mission to set money on fire. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney reviews a hand from VLOG #7. After flopping a straight in a...

Mar 21 2022

PAIRED BOARDS: A Common Bluffing Mistake!

Mar 21 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Paired boards are special textures where your opponents tend to react in one of two ways. Either they go crazy because "you can't possibly have a big hand here", or they get super cautious because "well, you could have a big hand here." Knowing which type of player you're up against will massively impact your overall plan in a hand. In this video,...

Mar 17 2022

[Updated] It All Started With ACES… β‹… SplitSuit Poker VLOG 008

Mar 17 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session starts with pocket #Aces, and the action picks up from there. Hands from this 4-hour session include hero calling with 4th pair, playing top pair in a few different spots, getting all-in preflop a couple of times, and of course, playing AA in a bloated pot. Pay special attention to the impact of the button straddles and the sizing...

Mar 16 2022

It All Started With ACES… β‹… SplitSuit Poker VLOG 008

Mar 16 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session starts with pocket #Aces, and the action picks up from there. Hands from this 4-hour session include hero calling with 4th pair, playing top pair in a few different spots, getting all-in preflop a couple of times, and of course, playing AA in a bloated pot. Pay special attention to the impact of the button straddles and the sizing...

Mar 07 2022

I Went BROKE In A Limped Pot. Bad Play?

Mar 07 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Does the old poker adage "never go broke in a limped pot" still apply in today's games? Let's analyze a poker hand where I got it all-in postflop with a straight and see if piling so many big blinds into a limped pot was actually profitable. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney breaks down a hand from VLOG #7 with a "small blind...

Mar 02 2022

Free Cards With FLUSH DRAWS? (Common TAG Leak)

Mar 02 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Do you know when to take a free card with a flush draw? What about stronger flush draws, like Ace King on a low board? This video breaks down how to play a flush draw in a bloated pot, and more importantly, when to check and take free cards on the turns. It's important to know when to double barrel your flush draws...

Feb 23 2022

Taking SHOTS In Poker (The "15/2" Bankroll Strategy)

Feb 23 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

When should you take a shot at the next level up in #poker? If you're considering moving up to a higher limit, you should utilize my "15/2" bankroll strategy to move up even faster. Most players make the mistake of waiting too long before they take poker shots, and they miss out on BRM opportunities to massively increase their hourly winrate. In this...

Feb 16 2022

[Updated] -$1,047 SESSION PLAYING $1/$2 β‹… SplitSuit Poker VLOG 007

Feb 16 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session started SO promising with a +$400 bonus for hitting a high hand, but it quickly went downhill. I lost a ton of hands and found myself in a bunch of nightmare spots (flopping sets on monotone boards, straights when the board pairs, etc.) and ZERO draws ended up improving. With so much equity left totally unrealized, it's incredible I...

Feb 15 2022

-$1,047 SESSION PLAYING $1/$2 β‹… SplitSuit Poker VLOG 007

Feb 15 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session started SO promising with a +$400 bonus for hitting a high hand, but it quickly went downhill. I lost a ton of hands and found myself in a bunch of nightmare spots (flopping sets on monotone boards, straights when the board pairs, etc.) and ZERO draws ended up improving. With so much equity left totally unrealized, it's incredible I...

Feb 08 2022

Leak ALERT: TAG Mistakes With SETS

Feb 08 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

There is a major mistake that TAG players make when it comes to playing sets, especially in micro-small cash games. This video reviews this leak so you can both a.) fix this leak if you have it too and b.) identify and exploit TAGs who do the same thing in your game. Pay special attention to the focal point of relative position, the...

Feb 03 2022

GTO Poker In Multiway Pots Is POSSIBLE! (New Solver)

Feb 03 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

GTO solvers have mostly been used for solving heads up #poker hands. But now, you can use a GTO poker solver in multiway pots too! This is incredibly powerful if you play games with many multiway pots (especially if you play live cash games, like $1/$2). In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney reviews a 3-handed pot where KQ flops King-high on a middling...

Feb 01 2022

Two Bets MOST REGS MISS In Live Poker (Leak Alert!)

Feb 01 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Even regulars miss a bunch of +EV bets in live #poker, but these two specific missed #bets can leave heaps of chips on the table. One is an actual bet you SHOULD make, while the other is a bet you should SIZE better. And excellent enough, both of these opportunities present themselves in a single hand! In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney goes...

Jan 27 2022

[Updated] CRUSHING Medium-Sized Pots At $1/$2 β‹… SplitSuit Poker VLOG 006

Jan 27 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session is filled with medium-sized pots that can crush your winrate. So let's #VLOG through 9 hands that cover everything from draws, to single pairs, to some 3bet pots. Remember that mistakes in these pots can be difficult to find, since they aren't the kind of pots that our brains tend to recall. Also, be sure to note the bet...

Jan 19 2022

CRUSHING Medium-Sized Pots At $1/$2 β‹… SplitSuit Poker VLOG 006

Jan 19 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session is filled with medium-sized pots that can crush your winrate. So let's #VLOG through 9 hands that cover everything from draws, to single pairs, to some 3bet pots. Remember that mistakes in these pots can be difficult to find, since they aren't the kind of pots that our brains tend to recall. Also, be sure to note the bet...

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