3 MISTAKES To AVOID On A FINAL Table! | A Little Poker with Jonathan Little 6-24-2024

The final table of a poker tournament offers an extremely high return on investment (ROI) due to massive pay jumps, it is vitally important you are bringing your best game to the final table as this is where the most money is won or lost! In this live poker webinar, PokerCoaching founder and head coach, Jonathan Little, reveals 3 of the most common mistakes you MUST avoid!

Whether you frequently find yourself on the final table of a poker tournament or you’re just preparing in advance, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of the change in dynamic at a final table. Due to the strength of players, the varying stack sizes on the table and the ever increasing size of pay jumps, you MUST know where you stand.

It is important that you understand the Independent Chip Model (ICM) and how much your stack is worth in relation to everyone else at the table. It would be a disaster if you were 2nd in chips with 9 players remaining and you bust in 9th! You should always know where you are in the pack and adjust your strategy accordingly.

You need to ask yourself important questions such as: How does my stack size compare against the rest of the table? Is there a short stack? Am I the short stack? How many stacks are bigger than mine? How large is the next pay jump?

The dynamic of the final table will constantly change, especially as players are knocked out. But never fear, Jonathan Little is here to teach you how to change with it! Remember, success in poker is about constantly learning and evolving. Playing on a final table can seem extremely daunting at first, but the more you familiarize yourself with the situation, the easier it will become!

In order to take your poker game to the next level it is vitally important you learn all the nuances of the game.

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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WPH #517: HEADS-UP For $230,000!! [Jonathan Little vs Alex Foxen]

Jonathan Little was on the cusp of winning the trophy at a $10,000 buy-in PokerGO Cup event, with only one player standing in his way. That player happened to be Alex Foxen, currently one of the most decorated tournament players in the world. As the stacks dwindled and fewer big blinds remained in play, Little would have to put on a preflop masterclass to unsettle his opponent and take home the title!

When playing heads-up in a tournament, it is important to be aware of whether there is a big blind ante (BBA). With a BBA in place, the small blind has to put in an extra 0.5 big blinds to win 3 big blinds, meaning that the small blind should be playing 100% of their hands.

Jonathan Little ‘FieryJustice’,’Jcardshark’, ‘JonLittle’ is in the top 150 on the all time money list with over $8,800,000 in total live earnings. He has 2 World Poker Tour (WPT) titles, both of which were for over $1,000,000. He won the WPT Season VI (2007-2008) Player of the Year award. Jonathan is a 38 year old professional poker player from the U.S.A. He is also the founder of PokerCoaching.com.

Alex Foxen ‘bigfox86’ is a 32-year-old American professional poker player and is a regular at the highest stakes poker tournaments in the world. He has over $32,000,000 in live tournament earnings putting him in the top 20 on the all time money list. He has 1 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelet from the 2022 $250,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller for $4,563,700.

The PokerGo Cup was a series of eight No-Limit Hold’em poker tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 – $25,000 played from January 25 to February 3, 2024 and held inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

$10,000 – 2024 PokerGO Cup Event #3 – Results

1st: Jonathan Little U.S.A – $229,500 2nd: Alex Foxen ‘bigfox86’- U.S.A – $148,750 3rd: Dan Shak – U.S.A – $106,250 4th: Jesse Lonis ‘Dangerous22’ – U.S.A – $76,500 5th: Daniel Weinand – Canada – $59,500 6th: Brock Wilson ‘HelloMyMan’– U.S.A – $42,500 7th: Daniel Negreanu ‘Dnegs’, ‘KidPoker’ – Canada – $34,000

🔍 Hand 1 Preflop: With blinds at 75,000/150,000 and a 150,000 big blind ante, Alex Foxen is first to act on the button, or small blind in heads-up play. He opens to 375,000 with K9 of clubs. Jonathan Little looks down at AQo in the big blind and raises to 4,050,000, which is enough to put Foxen all-in. Foxen folds his suited king, and Little drags in the pot uncontested.

🔍 Hand 2 Preflop: The blinds are now 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 big blind ante. Jonathan Little starts by raising from the button to 2,475,000 with KTo. The raise is enough to put Alex Foxen all-in. He looks down at K2o and calls to put his tournament life at risk.

💸 Flop – 8c 7d 6s: The connected flop is great for Little, who picks up a gutshot straight draw. Foxen needs to hit a deuce or some kind of running board pair to split the pot and stay alive in the tournament.

💣 Turn – 8s: A board-pairing 8 of spades on the turn means that Foxen can chop the pot with a seven or six on the river. Little, on the other hand, will be hoping that one of these cards or a deuce doesn’t come, so that he can lift the trophy and take home the lion’s share of the prize pool.

🌊 River – Want to find out if Little manages to hold with his king-high and win this PokerGO Cup event? Then stay tuned to the end of this poker video!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

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WPH #516: Has He LOST His MIND????

During the Million Dollar Game on Hustler Casino Live, Hook and Texas Mike were involved in a pot worth over $1,000,000. We follow this crazy hand from Hook’s perspective after he gets check-raised all-in on the river while holding a straight! But what does Texas Mike have & what will Hook do?

When you are raised on the flop or turn while holding the nuts, it is generally best to just call against most opponents. A 3-bet can telegraph incredible strength and will often result in your opponent making big folds or giving up on their bluffs. Calling with some nutted hands is a good way to balance your range in these situations.

Charles Hook is an American poker player from Philadelphia, USA, who currently resides in Houston, Texas. He is a regular in some of the highest-stakes cash games in the world, both live and online. Hook has over $925,000 in live tournament earnings with his biggest cash of $216,814 coming at the $111,111 Big One For One Drop at the World Series of Poker for $216,814.. Since 2019, Hook has played in over 5 live streamed cash games and has lost over $1,000,000.

Michael Moncek or “Texas Mike” is from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Moncek has over $1,800,000 million in live tournament earnings with two World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. The first was from the $1,500 Limit Hold’em event in 2022 where he won $145,856. The second was from the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha event in 2023 where he won $534,499. He also has WSOP Circuit rings. Since 2023, Mike has played in over 7 live streamed cash games and has lost over $2,000,000.

Hustler Casino Live is a full-scale, high-value poker production. Close to a million dollars was spent transforming the casino’s high-limit poker room, the Crystal Room, into the set of this new state-of-the-art live poker show. Hustler Casino Live looks more like coverage of a TV broadcast sporting event and appeals to those beyond the poker community. Unscripted and unedited, they host regular poker streams such as ‘Max Pain Monday’ and ‘Thirsty Thursday’. Some of the most notable poker players to have appeared on the show are Phil Ivey ‘The Tiger Woods of Poker’ ‘RaiseOnce’, Tom Dwan ’durrrr’, Phil Hellmuth ‘The Poker Brat’, Chris Moneymaker, Doug Polk ‘WCGRider, Garrett Adelstein ‘Gman’, Tony Guoga ‘Tony G’ and many more.

This was from the first day of the 2024 edition of the highly anticipated Million Dollar Game, which had a $1,000,000 minimum buy-in. The game was streamed for four evenings straight and featured an array of professionals and businessmen competing against one another. The players included: Doug Polk, Tom Dwan, Alan Keating, Santhosh Suvarna, Peter, Hook, Brandon Steven, Stanley, Rahul, Steve, Texas Mike, Rahul, and a mysterious guest called Thomas.

🔍 Preflop: With the $2,000 straddle on, Hook raises to $6,000 from under-the-gun+1 with 87 of clubs. Handz calls from the cutoff with T9 of clubs, and Texas Mike defends his under-the-gun straddle with a mystery hand.

💸 Flop – As 5h 4c: Texas Mike checks with his mystery hand. Hook has flopped a gutshot straight draw to the nuts and a backdoor flush draw. He decides to continuation bet for $5,000. Handz folds his suited connector, but Texas Mike makes the call.

💣 Turn – 6s: Texas Mike checks again on the 6 of spades turn. Hook has turned the nut straight and fires a second bullet of $16,000. Mike chooses to check-raise to $52,000 with his mystery hand. Hook opts to just smooth call the raise and they head to the river.

🌊 River – Ah: Texas Mike checks on the A of hearts river. Hook now loses to any full house; however, he goes for some value with his straight and overbets for $160,000. Texas Mike then check-raises to $734,000, putting Hook all-in. What does Texas Mike have here, and will Hook call or fold? Stay tuned to the end of this poker video to find out!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

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WPH #515: Rampage Poker HATES Money! [INSANE Punt]

Punting for Rampage Poker seems to be a common occurrence when he plays high stakes poker on the Hustler Casino Live stream. In this hand, he played a massive pot against businessman Brandon Steven, who rivered a flush and faced a massive raise from the poker vlogger. Was this a typical Rampage punt or did he find a masterful bluff? You decide!

When you are in the small blind or big blind with a straddle on, it’s crucial to remember to raise bigger than you usually would. This aims to maximize fold equity due to the fact that you’ll be out of position for the entire hand.

Ethan Yau, a.k.a Rampage, is a popular YouTuber and poker player. He has over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube and has won over $2,40,000 in tournament earnings, including a $900,000 win in a December 2022 World Poker Tour (WPT) High Roller at the Wynn.

Brandon Steven is an American entrepreneur, businessman, capital investor, and poker player. He is the owner of numerous car dealerships in Kansas and California. He is the co-owner of two hockey teams. He has over $6,700,000 in tournament earnings, putting him in the top 230 worldwide. His biggest cash of $2,820,581 came in the $250,000 Super High Roller at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Hustler Casino Live is a full-scale, high-value poker production. Close to a million dollars was spent transforming the casino’s high-limit poker room, the Crystal Room, into the set of this new state-of-the-art live show. Hustler Casino Live looks more like coverage of a TV broadcast sporting event and appeals to those beyond the poker community. Unscripted and unedited, they host regular poker streams such as ‘Max Pain Monday’ and ‘Thirsty Thursday’. Some of the most notable poker players to have appeared on the show are Phil Ivey ‘The Tiger Woods of Poker’ ‘RaiseOnce’, Tom Dwan ’durrrr’, Phil Hellmuth ‘The Poker Brat’, Chris Moneymaker, Doug Polk ‘WCGRider, Garrett Adelstein ‘Gman’, Tony Guoga ‘Tony G’ and many more.

🔍 Preflop: With an $800 straddle on Brandon Steven looks down at 42 of diamonds in the big blind and raises to $2,300. Rampage Poker, the player in the straddle, 3-bets to $7,000 with AJo, and Steven calls with his low-suited one-gapper.

💸 Flop – Ks Td 9d: The king-high connected flop doesn’t give either player a pair, but it does give them both draws. Steven checks with his flush draw, while Rampage fires a continuation bet of $6,000 with a gutshot straight draw to the nuts and an overcard. Steven calls, and they head to the turn.

💣 Turn – 6h: The 6 of hearts on the turn doesn’t improve Steven or Rampage’s hand. Both the high-stakes cash game players check, and they head to the river.

🌊 River – Qd: The Q of diamonds river completes both players’ draws. Steven now has a four-high flush, while Rampage has a broadway straight. Steven decides to lead out for $23,000. Rampage then raises to $128,900 with his straight, enough to put Steven all-in. But will Steven lay down his baby flush? Stay tuned for this entire poker video to find out!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

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WPH #514: CRAZY READ By Daniel NEGREANU!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Negreanu has built his huge bankroll around making thousands of mind-boggling calls and folds on the felt. He is known to be able to read situations perfectly and will often call out his opponent’s exact holdings! In this hand, only Kristen Foxen stood between him and another PokerGo title. Could Negreanu use all of his experience to make an insane read and lay down a monster hand on the river?

When playing against strong, competent opponents, you should be careful about betting too thin for value when your opponent can often have the nuts in their range. Strong poker players will recognize this and will find these situations and may bluff you off your marginal holdings.

Daniel Negreanu ‘DNegs’ or ‘KidPoker’ is in the top 8 on the poker all time money list with over $52,000,000 in total live earnings. He has 6 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. Negreanu is 49 years old and originally from Toronto, Canada but resides in Las Vegas, U.S.A. Negreanu grew up playing primarily cash games and has appeared on many popular poker shows such as High Stakes Poker, High Stakes Feud, Poker After Dark, and High Stakes Duel (he won the most recent season, beating Eric Persson and Doug Polk and claiming $200,000 as well as the championship belt). Daniel is now a GGPoker ambassador after leaving PokerStars where he was an ambassador for nearly 12 years.

Kristen Foxen ‘krissyb24’ is a Canadian professional poker player with over $7,500,000 in live tournament earnings. She has 2 WSOP bracelets, her first came from the $1,500 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em Bounty in 2016, and her second was from the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max in 2020.

The PGT Kickoff series was a series of six $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em poker tournaments played from January 2-7, 2024, and was hosted at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

$10,000 – 2024 PGT Kickoff Event #5 – Results

1st: Kristen Foxen – Canada – $165,000 2nd: Daniel Negreanu ‘Dnegs’, ‘Kidpoker’ – Canada – $105,000 3rd: Samuel Laskowitz – U.S.A – $70,000 4th: Aram Zobian ‘Aggro_Aram’ – U.S.A – $50,000 5th: Alex Foxen ‘bigfox86’ – U.S.A – $40,000 6th: Masashi Oya – Japan – $30,000 7th: Eric Baldwin ‘basebaldy’ – U.S.A – $20,000 8th: Dylan Linde ‘ImaLucSac’ – U.S.A – $20,000

🔍 Preflop: During heads-up play in this PokerGO Tour event, Daniel Negreanu limps in with QJ of diamonds from the button, which is also the small blind when playing heads-up. Kristen Foxen decides to check with K2o from the big blind, and they both head to a flop.

💸 Flop – Ad Jc Tc: Foxen flops a gutshot straight draw to broadway on this wet & connected flop. After she checks, Negreanu bets 60,000 with his second pair, a gutshot straight draw, and a backdoor flush draw. Foxen sticks around with a call, and they head to the turn.

💣 Turn – Qh The Q of hearts on the turn is disastrous for Negreanu as he improves to two pair while Foxen improves to an ace-high straight. Both players check, and they head to a river.

🌊 River – 5s The 5 of spades on the river doesn’t bring in the front door flush. Foxen now looks to get some value from the nuts as she fires out a bet of 250,000 into the 300,000 pot. Negreanu begins to think out loud, giving a rare insight into what goes on in the mind of a poker wizard. Will he be able to get away from a disguised two pair after playing the hand so cautiously? Stay tuned to the end of this poker video to see if he folds or calls!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

#pokerstrategy #pokergo #highstakespoker

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WPH #513: INSANE READ By Jonathan Jaffe!!!!

A Triton Poker title had eluded Jonathan Jaffe and Brian Kim for many years. Still, the two American professionals managed to navigate their way down to heads-up in this $50,000 bounty tournament. In the first hand of heads-up play, Kim ran a huge bluff against Jaffe, but could Jaffe hold on for three streets to take the title home?

Pot odds are very important when making decisions at any point in a poker hand. For example, when facing a decision on the river and you are getting 2:1 pot odds you only have to be right 33% of the time. When you are at the top of your range you should often make the call.

Jonathan Jaffe is an American professional poker player and a regular at the highest-stakes poker tournaments worldwide. He has over $11,900,000 in live tournament earnings, putting him in the top 100 on the all-time money list. This was his first victory at a Triton Poker series. Jaffe is also one of our coaches at PokerCoaching.com!

Brian Kim is a professional poker player from America. He has over $6,000,000 in live tournament earnings, putting him in the top 300 on the all-time money list. He has 1 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, from the 2022 $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em – High Roller (Online Bracelet Event) for $119,000.

The Triton Monte Carlo Series was held at the Monte-Carlo Sporting / Salle Des Étoiles, and it had 13 events with buy-ins from $25,000 up to $200,000 in No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha.

Triton Poker was founded in 2015 by Paul Phua and Richard Yong; their aim was to attract a healthy mixture of recreational poker players and seasoned poker professionals. Part of what makes the Triton Series so special is that it’s open to a wide range of poker players – not just a select few. They envisioned Triton as a series of poker events providing excellent entertainment value for audiences passionate about poker. Some of the most famous poker players to have appeared at Triton events have been Phil Ivey ‘RaiseOnce’, Tom Dwan ‘Durrr’, Patrick Antonius ‘The Finn’, Michael Addamo ‘imluckbox’, Chris Brewer, Jason Koon, Tony G, Dan Cates ‘Jungleman’, Doug Polk ‘WCGRider’, Stephen Chidwick ‘stevie444’, Linus Loeliger ‘LLinusLLove’, Isaac Haxton ‘philivey2694’, Mikita Badziakouski ‘fish2013’, Timofey Kuznetsov ‘Trueteller’ and many more

This was a Turbo Bounty Event. Every elimination earned the player who knocked them out an extra $20,000.

$50,000 – 2023 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Turbo – Results

1st: Jonathan Jaffe ‘Iftarii’ – U.S.A – $501,000 2nd: Brian Kim – U.S.A – $359,000 3rd: Leonard Maue ‘Grozzorg’ – Germany – $233,000 4th: Viacheslav Buldygin ‘VbV1990’ – Russia – $176,000 5th: Aleksejs Ponakovs ‘APonakov’ – Austria – $136,000 6th: Michael Soyza ‘Soyza’ – Malaysia – $106,000

🔍 Preflop: In the very first hand of heads-up play in this Triton turbo bounty poker tournament, Brian Kim calls from the small blind with T4o. Jonathan Jaffe checks from the big blind with Q6o, and they both head to the flop.

💸 Flop – Kd 6s 2s: Jaffe flops best with second pair on the king-high two-spade board. He checks, and Kim fires out a bet of 200,000 with no pair or draw. Jaffe calls to see the turn.

💣 Turn – 3d: The 3 of diamonds on the turn brings the appearance of a second flush draw. Jaffe checks once more with his pair of sixes. Kim, having picked up a backdoor gutshot straight draw, decides to fire a second barrel of 700,000. Jaffe puts in another call, and they head to the river.

🌊 River – As: The As on the river completes the front door flush and results in another overcard for Jaffe, whose pair of sixes are now third pair on the board. After he checks, Kim announces all-in for 2,425,000. If Jaffe calls, he would take home his first Triton Poker title and the $500,000 that goes with it. But can he sniff out Kim’s bluff, or will he fold and keep Kim alive in the hunt for the title as well?

Stay glued to the screen for this entire poker video to find out!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

#pokerstrategy #tritonpoker #highstakespoker

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STOP Doing THIS With Suited Connectors! | A Little Poker with Jonathan Little 5-20-2024

In the world of Texas Hold’em, mastering the strategic play of suited connectors can pose a considerable challenge! Despite being one of the prettiest hands in poker, it’s important to understand the intricacies of suited connectors and avoid the temptation to underplay or overplay each and every situation!

In this live poker webinar, PokerCoaching founder and head coach, Jonathan Little, is here to give you a deep understanding of some of the biggest mistakes you MUST avoid when playing your suited connectors!

One of the main complications that arises with suited connectors is the wide range of situations you may find yourself encountering at the poker table, both preflop, flop, turn & river! Due to the inherent nature of being very draw-heavy, both suited and connected, the complexity of suited connectors can quickly start to stack up!

As a result, there is no one-size-fits-all scenario, and being able to adapt on the fly is critical. Failure to take into account essential variables, including stack sizes, potential draws, table position, and the tendencies of opponents can lead to costly errors that will significantly impact your profit at the poker tables!

Mastering the art of playing suited connectors is fundamentally about recognizing the situations to avoid. The allure of suited connectors, with their aesthetically pleasing potential, can make folding that much harder. Remember to be patient and stay disciplined!

In order to take your poker game to the next level it is vitally important you learn all the nuances of the game.

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?

#suitedconnectors #pokertips #pokerstrategy

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WPH #512: HUGE Cooler With $315,000 For 1st!

David Peters, a master at getting value from his strong hands against any calibre of poker player, showcased his skills during a high stakes tournament at the PokerGO studio in Las Vegas. Peters has already guaranteed himself a podium finish when he decides to get involved in a huge pot against the chip leader, Kristen Foxen. Will Peters be able to extract maximum value with top two pair against one of the best female poker players in the business?

When you are trying to emulate Game Theory Optimal (GTO), you should be choosing to 3-bet from the big blind with many off-suit hands that contain a high and a low card, especially when the stacks are around 30 big blinds effective. They perform better as 3-bets than calls, allowing you to apply significant Independent Chip Model (ICM) pressure on your opponents who will generally have a wide range if they have opened from late position.

David Peters ‘SilentAssassin’ is a 36 year old professional poker player from the U.S.A. He is in the top 10 on the all-time money list with over $45,700,000 in total live earnings. He has 4 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, his 1st came in a 2016 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) event for $41,557, 2nd was a 2022 $10,000 Heads-Up NLHE (Online) event for $360,480, 3rd in a 2021 $7,777 NLHE Lucky 7s High Roller (Online) event for $283,940, and his 4th in a 2022 $100,000 High Roller Bounty NLHE event for $1,168,810.

Kristen Foxen is a Canadian professional poker player with over $7,300,000 in live tournament earnings. She has 3 WSOP bracelets, her first was from the $1,000 Ladies Championship Event in 2013 where she won $173,922 her second came from the $1,500 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em Bounty in 2016 where she $290,768, and her third was from a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max online event in 2020 where she won $356,412

The 2024 PokerGo Cup was a series of eight No-Limit Hold’em poker tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 – $25,000 played from January 25 to February 3, 2024 and held inside the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

$15,000 – 2024 PokerGO Cup Event #7 – Results

1st: David Peters ‘SilentAssassin’ U.S.A – $315,000 2nd: Kristen Foxen ‘krissyb24’ – Canada – $204,750 3rd: Brock Wilson – U.S.A – $141,750 4th: Daniel Smiljkovic ‘SmileThHero’ – German – $105,000 5th: Seth Davies – U.S.A – $78,750 6th: Morten Klein – Norway – $57,750

🔍 Preflop: As the shortest stack playing 3-handed, David Peters raises to 140,000 from the button with A9 of clubs. After PokerCoaching coach, Brock Wilson in the small blind folds, Kristen Foxen 3-bets to 450,000 from the big blind with A5o. Peters calls with his suited ace, and they head to the flop.

💸 Flop – As 9h 5s: A disastrous flop falls for Kristen. She has flopped top and bottom pair but is behind Peters’ top two pair. She fires a continuation bet of 250,000 and Peters sets the trap and just calls.

💣 Turn – 6d: The 6 of diamonds on the turn introduces a possible gutshot straight. Foxen fires a second barrel of 500,000 with her two pair. Peters smooth calls with two pair once more and they head to the river.

🌊 River – 8d: The front door flush draw misses on the 8 of diamonds river, but it does mean any seven now makes a straight. Will Foxen be scared of that straight and check? Or will she put Peters all-in? Stay tuned to the end of this poker video to find out!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

#pokerstrategy #pokergo #highstakespoker

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WPH #511: WHAT Is He DOING???? [HUGE Blunder!]

Have you ever made a mistake at the poker table that haunted you forever? Well, I doubt that mistake cost you over $100,000! In this poker hand from the Hustler Casino live stream, J.R. and Hanks found themselves in a massive all-in pot preflop, and Hanks made an outrageous mistake that you will not believe!

Generally, when there is significant preflop action in front of you, like an early position open and a 3-bet, and you are holding a medium pocket pair, you must be very selective with your 4-bet all-in range. Even if you think the opener is loose, the 3-bettor will generally be strong and will only call you when you are crushed, so folding could be the better option.

Hustler Casino Live is a full-scale, high-value poker production. Close to a million dollars was spent transforming the casino’s high-limit poker room, the Crystal Room, into the set of this new state-of-the-art live show. Hustler Casino Live looks more like coverage of a TV broadcast sporting event and appeals to those beyond the poker community. Unscripted and unedited, they host regular poker streams such as ‘Max Pain Monday’ and ‘Thirsty Thursday’. Some of the most notable poker players to have appeared on the show are Phil Ivey ‘The Tiger Woods of Poker’ ‘RaiseOnce’, Tom Dwan ’durrrr’, Phil Hellmuth ‘The Poker Brat’, Chris Moneymaker, Doug Polk ‘WCGRider, Garrett Adelstein ‘Gman’, Tony Guoga ‘Tony G’ and many more.

This 24-hour poker stream took place on 1st December 2023 and aimed to be the first-ever 24-hour cash game live stream. Blinds started at $100/$200 with a $200 big blind ante but with straddles. Action was driven and stakes were raised with popular formats such as the stand-up game and the 72o game being played throughout the stream. This high stakes poker game featured players such as J.R., Matt Hanks, Nik Airball, Alan Keating, Brandon Stevens, Charles Yu, Professor, Andy Tsai ‘Andy Stacks’, Sashimi, Santosh Suvarna, Jboogs, Jibrael, Stanley Tang, Pennzoil Don, Pepe, and Mo.

No player played poker for the entire 24 hours, but Hanks played for the most at 19 hours, then Alan Keating with 16.5 hours closely followed by Nik Airball with 15.5 hours.

🔍 Charles raises to $6,000 from the hijack with A5o and faces a 3-bet to $18,000 by J.R. in the cutoff with pocket tens. Next to act on the button is Hanks who chooses to 4-bet rip his entire stack of $110,200 all-in with pocket nines. After the blinds and Charles fold, J.R. makes the call. The two high-stakes cash game poker players agree to run the board out twice, and what happens after the runouts will make your jaw drop.

You would be crazy to miss the outcome of this hand, so watch the entire poker video now!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

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WPH #510: He CAN’T BELIEVE This!!! [Fedor vs Jungleman]

Dan Cates and Fedor Holz, two titan poker players, faced off during PokerGo’s Game of Gold. A guaranteed bloodbath was ensured when they both flopped trip kings during this Sit & Go!

A big stack can look to keep short stacked players on a final table or a Sit & Go when there are significant ICM implications in play. By keeping them in the tournament they can bully the middling stacks who have to play extremely tight as they wait for the short stacks to bust.

Dan Cates also known as Jungleman is a 33 year old from the USA and is regarded by many as one of the best poker players in the world both online and live. He has played in all the high stakes poker cash games around the world for many years. He has over $12,000,000 in live tournament earnings, putting him in the top 80 on the all time money list. He famously won the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) $50,000 Players Championships (regarded as one of the hardest poker tournaments to win) in 2021 and again in 2022.

Fedor Holz “CrownUpGuy” is a German professional poker player and a regular in high stakes poker tournaments all around the world. He has over $40,000,000 in live tournament earnings, putting him in the top 15 on the all-time money list. He also has 2 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets.

Filmed in Seoul, South Korea and hosted by experienced poker broadcaster Ali Nejad, Game of Gold combines high stakes poker with survival reality TV. Over the course of the 12 episodes, the sixteen participants competed across various poker formats, including Sit & Go’s, Heads-Up games, Indian Poker and a standard tournament poker game.

The poker players on the show included Daniel Negreanu “KidPoker”, Jason Koon, Fedor Holz “CrownUpGuy”, Kevin Martin, Kyna England, Josh Arieh, Daniel Cates “Jungleman”, Lukas Robinson “RobinPoker”, Nikita Luther, Charlie Carrel “Epiphany77”, Johan Guilbert “YoH ViraL”, Olga Iermolcheva, David Williams, Andy Tsai “Andy Stacks”, Michael Soyza, and Maria Ho.

In Round 1, a four-tier Sit & Go poker format, each team (spades, diamonds, hearts, and clubs) put a poker player into a separate round of four-handed poker action, with Game of Gold coins on offer for finishing first, second, third, or fourth. The rounds increased in the amount of coins that were offered, until the fourth ‘mystery’ round, where no-one knew how many coins were on offer. The team with the least Game of Gold coins at the end of all four Sit & Go’s would be eliminated.

The final six players competed in a winner-take-all format Sit & Go (SNG). This was unique as it meant there was no Independent Chip Model (ICM) pressure on any of the poker players.

Game of Gold Results

1st: Maria Ho – U.S.A – $456,000 2nd: Daniel Cates ‘Jungleman’ – U.S.A – $0 3rd: Johan Guilbert ‘Yoh Viral’ – France – $0 4th: Fedor Holz ‘CrownUpGuy’ – Germany – $0 5th: Kyna England – U.S.A – $0 6th: Josh Arieh – U.S.A – $0

🔍 Preflop: Fedor Holz opens to 120,000 from the cutoff with KJo. He finds one call from Dan Cates in the small blind with K9 of diamonds, and the two online poker legends, Jungleman and CrownUpGuy, head to the flop.

💸 Flop – As Kh Kc: Cates doesn’t know it yet, but his trips are dominated on this board by Holz, who holds a higher kicker. Cates checks to the preflop aggressor Holz, who decides not to continuation bet and checks it back to head to the turn.

💣 Turn – 6s: The 6 of spades on the turn introduces a backdoor flush draw. Cates bets 270,000 with his trip kings. Holz decides to just call with his trips, and they head to the river.

🌊 River – Tc: The ten on the river brings in the broadway straight possibility. Cates didn’t improve to a full house and will lose this pot if it goes to showdown. He bets 780,000 into Holz. How will the German professional poker player respond to this big bet? Will he fold, call, or raise to put Jungleman to the test for all of his remaining chips?

You have to stay tuned for this entire poker video to find out!

Jonathan Little analyzes live poker hands from TV poker shows such as Poker After Dark, Hustler Casino Live, The Lodge Poker Club & PokerGO. He also analyzes popular poker vloggers such as Rampage Poker, Brad Owen, Jaman Burton, Ashley Sleeth, Wolfgang Poker and others!

You will also find many poker hands on this channel that contain some of the biggest names in the poker world such as; Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Doug Polk, Garrett Adelstein, Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Fedor Holz & many more!

#pokerstrategy #gameofgold #ggpoker

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