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Aug 13 2022

+$942 Playing $1/$2 Live Poker ⋅ SplitSuit VLOG 011

Aug 13 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This is the season finale of the $1/$2 #poker #vlog featuring a session played at the Orange City Poker Room in Florida. There are several interesting pots, including getting AK all-in preflop, handling garbage river cards, and trying to get flopped quads paid off. Everything from bet sizing to dealing with multiway pots is covered, along with another $500 high-hand bonus. Sweet! 0:00...

Aug 11 2022

The GTO Bluffing Frequency (Perfect Bluffs!)

Aug 11 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

How often should you bluff according to GTO poker? Your exact bluffing frequency is based on the size of your bet, and in this video, you'll see precisely how many bluffs you should include in your betting range. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney fully breaks down the concept of bluff:value ratios and how to build your bluffing frequency in a given situation....

Aug 04 2022

Rock Paper Scissors Strategy vs. GTO Poker

Aug 04 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Rock Paper Scissors is one of the first strategy games you come across when learning GTO poker. The comparison between poker and RPS will help you deeply understand the arguments for either adopting a GTO or an exploitative play style. The truth is that GTO and exploitative poker are interrelated, and this simple exploration will help you visualize exactly how that is. In...

Jul 28 2022

BETTING vs. Checking A Weak Top Pair | SplitSuit

Jul 28 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Most players make huge betting mistakes with weak top pair hands. Are you typically betting the turn again, or checking behind and slowing down? And if you do bet again, do you go for 3 streets of value or check the river behind? Let's review a $1/$2 #poker hand where we had to make a similar decision with QT on a board of...

Jul 27 2022

GTO Poker Gems Book: Available Now!

Jul 27 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Is "GTO Poker Gems" the right book for you? The short answer is 'yes.' The long answer is that as GTO poker increases in popularity, and more solvers are released on the market, it’s increasingly important to really understand key GTO concepts. So we took our thousands of hours in GTO solver exploration, along with years of research, and distilled the major takeaways...

Jul 13 2022

[Updated] Going To War vs. One Player ⋅ SplitSuit $1/$2 Poker VLOG 010

Jul 13 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session was full of pots played against a single opponent at the table. Let's #VLOG through 6 hands that cover everything from draws, to single pairs, to some 3bet pots where every hand involves the same aggressive- fish player. Notice how some strategy discussions are a little different than "normal" when playing against a player like this, and be sure to...

Jul 10 2022

Going To War vs. One Player ⋅ SplitSuit $1/$2 Poker VLOG 010

Jul 10 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

This $1/$2 #poker session was full of pots played against a single opponent at the table. Let's #VLOG through 6 hands that cover everything from draws, to single pairs, to some 3bet pots where every hand involves the same aggressive- fish player. Notice how some strategy discussions are a little different than "normal" when playing against a player like this, and be sure to...

Jul 05 2022

What Are OPTIONAL Preflop Hands? GTO Poker Ranges App

Jul 05 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

If your poker ranges offer optional preflop hands, which ones should you play? What goes into choosing the tighter range as opposed to the looser one? Which players benefit from using one versus the other? Regardless of the range charts you're looking at, knowing how to understand the differences is super important. In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney breaks down the optional hands...

Jun 27 2022

GTO vs. Exploitative Poker Ranges: Which Should You Use?

Jun 27 2022 Published at The Poker Bank

Are GTO or exploitative preflop ranges best for your poker game? How exactly are GTO ranges generated? What the heck is the difference between raw and simplified GTO ranges? In this video, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney showcases the new GTO Poker Ranges App to explain GTO vs exploitative preflop models. You'll get a crash course on both range types, see a side-by-side example, and...

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 ⋅ 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 ⋅ 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… ⋅ 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… ⋅ 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...

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