WPH #443: Can A DRUNK Amateur BEAT Doug POLK?



Jonathan has always said that you should find the poker table that looks the most fun and splashy. Doug ‘WCGRider’ Polk has found exactly that as he battles against a poker player that may have drank a few too many cocktails! This poker hand took place at the Lodge Poker Club in Austin, Texas. Doug Polk is now a part owner of the club alongside popular poker vloggers Brad Owen & Andrew Neeme.

What makes this poker hand so entertaining is how Adam is constantly talking which appears to be confusing Doug and clouding his judgment on whether to call or fold on the river.

Jonathan talks about how you should often call on flops when you are getting incredible pot odds and you have a hand that has backdoor equity and you are playing in position. Players will fold too often and not factor the bet size that they are facing into their decision!

Doug only has ace high on the river but he knows that something doesn’t quite feel right as he clearly goes back and forth on his decision. Will he ultimately make the correct decision to call against this crazy bluff from Adam?

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!



#dougpolk #thelodge #pokerstrategy

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WPH #442: Is This The Worst ANGLE & SLOW ROLL In The SAME Hand?!



Rising poker star Sashimi takes on established TikTok super star Tommy Unold in this weekly poker hand. The hand has everything as a recipe for disaster as both players have a full house on the turn.

This poker hand took place on Max Pain Monday which is a show hosted by Hustler Casino Live. It encourages showing bluffs, slow rolls, running all-ins only 1 time and generally trying to cause as much pain to your opponent as possible. Is this the worst angle & slow roll in the same poker hand? Decide for yourself!

The hand starts with Tommy limping in early position. Sashimi in the next seat decides to raise to isolate him and Tommy calls. The flop already spells disaster for Tommy as he flops trip queens but is up against Sashimi’s flopped full house. Things go from bad to worse when Tommy turns his own full house which is where this poker hand starts to fall off the rails. Sashimi throws her hand across the betting line and then retrieves it as she apologizes. Tommy cannot find the fold button by the river and is noticeably distraught at this brutal bad beat. What makes this poker hand even more brutal is that Sashimi decides to slow roll him by only showing her queen first before delivering the finishing blow and revealing the jack that is just behind it!

Watch my video on Poker Bunny and decide whether you think she was slowrolling!: LINKhttps://youtu.be/SMgm5olTvfk

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 #hustlercasinolive #pokerstream

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How To BUILD Your Poker BANKROLL To $100,000! | A Little BRÈINFÚEL with Jonathan Little 1-9-2023



I get many questions from my poker students about how best to build their poker bankroll. In today’s live webinar I will walk you through the steps that you need to turn your bankroll into $100,000 in today’s poker climate.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Poker is not a get rich quick scheme and all of the top poker professionals have put in hours of study and playing to be at the top of the game.

With poker solvers the game has become tougher than it has ever been before so it is extremely important to make sure you are playing in poker games that you are a favorite in. One of my best pieces of advice is to find a game that you beat and just keep playing that! That could be in cash games or tournaments but remember that poker tournaments will have a higher variance than poker cash games.

As a professional poker player, I need to be able to consistently focus throughout the day. I used to drink a lot of coffee to help with focus, but it would inevitably lead to a crash. Then, I discovered BRÈINFÚEL.

It combines everything you need including natural caffeine, MTC oil, vitamin C, vitamin E and collagen to give long lasting energy in a healthy way that allows you to focus your best all day long.

You can get 15% off at https://breinfuel.com and by using code POKERCOACHING.

#pokerstrategy #pokerbankroll #pokertips

As a professional poker player, I need to be able to consistently focus throughout the day. I used to drink a lot of coffee to help with focus, but it would inevitably lead to a crash. Then, I discovered BRÈINFÚEL.

It combines everything you need including natural caffeine, MTC oil, vitamin C, vitamin E and collagen to give long lasting energy in a healthy way that allows you to focus your best all day long.

You can get 15% off at https://breinfuel.com/ by using code POKERCOACHING.

WPH #441: Can Rampage Poker BEAT Mariano? [BATTLE Of The Poker Vloggers!]



Two of the biggest poker vloggers battle it out in this high stakes cash game hand. Rampage Poker takes on his good friend Mariano in a $81,000 pot!

We view this poker hand from Rampage’s perspective as he wakes up with pocket jacks aka pocket jiggities (coined by the popular Brad Owen!). He faces extreme aggression from Mariano after he faces a 4 bet preflop and then very large bet sizes on the turn and river.

Jonathan discusses what things you should consider when deciding to raise or call against small bet sizes with hands that are vulnerable.

As your opponent’s are more loose & aggressive you should be inclined to make lighter calls against them as their range to continue will contain more bluffs. It is important to be counting combinations of hands that your opponent could have to determine whether they will have enough bluffs in their range. This will help you decide as to whether you should continue in the poker hand or not.

It is well known that Rampage Poker (Ethan Yau) is good friends with Mariano but as you will find out in this poker hand, there are no friends at the poker table!

Thank you to Rampage Poker for allowing me to use the footage from this poker vlog. Check out his amazing poker channel here: https://youtube.com/rampagepoker

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!

#rampagepoker #mariano #highstakespoker

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WPH #440: He LOSES $310,000 & Then THIS Happens! [SHOCKING Poker Drama]

When two big poker personalities clash in a poker hand you know there is going to be fireworks!

MrDrBatman, a regular on the Lodge Live poker stream, took on businessman and professional trash talker Eric Persson.

This is a huge high stakes poker cash game on the Hustler Casino Live stream as they are playing $200/400/$800 with a $1,600 straddle in this hand! MrDrBatman opens the action with a raise to $5,000 with pocket queens and he picks up 3 callers. On a flop of AT8xhh he decides to take an unconventional line and bet large into this multiway pot.

When you are out of position and playing in multiway pots you should only really continue betting with a very tight linear range.

The poker drama happens on the river when Eric Persson starts to trash talk MrDrBatman after he wins a huge pot off him, do you think he was out of line?

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!

#pokerhand #hustlercasino #pokerstrategy

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WPH #439: Daniel NEGREANU Is About To LOSE $300,000!

This Weekly Poker Hand took place at the Super High Roller Bowl in the pokerGO studios. A $300,000 poker tournament that features most of the toughest poker professionals in the game.

Daniel ‘Kid Poker’ Negreanu is well known to the poker community and finds himself battling Bryn Kenney, a strong poker professional with over $45,000,000 in live tournament winnings.

Negreanu finds himself in all sorts of trouble on the turn when he hits his set of threes. He has a strong poker hand, but he’s up against a set of aces in Kenney’s hand. Can Negreanu find the miracle 1 outer on the river?

Thank you to PokerGO for allowing me to use this footage, check out this hand and many more on their site – PokerGO.com!

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!

#danielnegreanu #pokerstrategy #pokergo

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WPH #438: Are You LUCKY Or GOOD At Poker?

In this video I will answer a common question that I am often asked by my poker students: Am I lucky or good at poker?

It is very easy as a poker player to believe that winning one tournament means that you are a great player. While in some cases that might be correct in others it could also be far from the truth!

To win any poker tournament, you are going to have to be lucky at some point! You are either going to bink to win all-ins or get dealt numerous strong preflop hands.

Remember that sample size is everything. You will need to play a large number of tournaments or hours at the cash game tables to get a better understanding of whether you are getting your money in good more often than not!

Professional poker players understand very clearly how variance works in poker tournaments and poker cash games. They are aware that it takes a combination of luck and skill to win at poker.

On this Poker Coaching channel we cover a weekly poker topic to help improve your poker strategy!

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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How To EXPLOIT Your OPPONENTS To WIN At Poker! 12-12-2022



The best poker players in the world excel at identifying their opponent’s mistakes and exploiting them for maximum profit. Long before GTO was around, exploitative poker was the root of all poker strategy for poker tournaments and cash games. If you can find a game with plenty of bad poker players, knowing how to exploit their mistakes will take you far.

Today, I will be discussing how to best exploit your opponents and start winning whether you play low stakes or high stakes poker. Considering what your opponents do wrong and knowing how to take advantage will help you grow your poker bankroll over time. Do you struggle knowing what to do against splashy opponents that bluff too much? How about overly tight poker players that only play pocket aces? Regardless of who you are facing on the felt, if you are well studied in exploitative poker strategy you will crush!

As a professional poker player, I need to be able to consistently focus throughout the day. I used to drink a lot of coffee to help with focus, but it would inevitably lead to a crash. Then, I discovered BRÈINFÚEL.

It combines everything you need including natural caffeine, MTC oil, vitamin C, vitamin E and collagen to give long lasting energy in a healthy way that allows you to focus your best all day long.

You can get 15% off at https://breinfuel.com/ by using code POKERCOACHING.

WPH #437: $870,000! The LARGEST Pot On Hustler Casino Live!



This is the biggest pot that has ever been played on the Hustler Casino Live at a staggering $870,000!

Henri ‘buttonclickr’ Puustinen is no stranger to the high stakes. He is an online heads up end boss and was one of Doug Polk’s coaches when he battled against Daniel Negreanu.

Nik Airball is a regular on the Hustler Casino Live stream and is known to lend out huge amounts of money to other players at the poker table just to keep the action alive! This man loves to gamble and we can clearly see that as he decides to 3-bet preflop with a low suited connector.

The cooler was set up on the flop after buttonclickr flops a set and Nik flops the nuts. All of the money goes on a safe turn for Nik’s hand. Can buttonclickr find a board pair on the river?

I discuss what things you should consider when deciding whether to bet or check as the preflop aggressor. Always think in terms of ranges!

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!

Thank you to Hustler Casino Live for allowing me to use this footage, check out this hand and many more on their amazing YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/HustlerCasinoLive

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Additional Resources

How to play draws: Here!
When to continuation bet: Here!
Online MTT IQ quiz: Here!
Claim your free eBook “Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Tournaments”: Here!

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WPH #436: Do NOT Try This Against Phil IVEY [Poor Garrett Adelstein!]



This hand features an old school poker legend and a new school poker legend. It’s Phil Ivey vs Garrett Adelstein on the Hustler Casino Live stream!

This game was one of the highest stakes that Hustler Casino Live has seen as they were playing $200/$400/$800/$1600 in this particular poker hand!

Garrett Adelstein has been known to say that Phil Ivey was one of his favorite poker players when he was growing up so it was no surprise he pounced at the opportunity to tangle with him in a high stakes poker hand!

I discuss and explain why when you are playing extremely deep stacked your 3-bet sizes from out of position should be much larger than normal. One big factor that you should consider when defending against large 3-bets are your implied odds.

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!

Thank you to Hustler Casino Live for allowing me to use this footage, check out this hand and many more on their amazing YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMYHGfD_v6wuhY9I-bGOYySMWuGBJJEAy

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to sign up for a free 7-day trial membership at PokerCoaching.com for an interactive learning experience from Jonathan Little.

Additional Resources

How to play draws: Here!
When to continuation bet: Here!
Online MTT IQ quiz: Here!
Claim your free eBook “Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Tournaments”: Here!

Thank you for watching. Be sure to check back next week Here for more Podcast & Weekly Poker Hands!