What kind of poker coach do you want?
Do you want me? Do you want someone who is going to fire you up? Do you want someone who is going to make complex subjects memorable and easy to understand? That does seem valuable given how stressful poker tournaments can be. You want to be able to remember key lessons under pressure.
Or maybe you want an exploitative poker coach. Perhaps you want someone to teach you who has made six figures from exploiting players who NEVER fold. Perhaps you want to learn from a guy who won a bracelet through his exploitative plays.
Maybe you want a successful cash game player to teach you how to exploit players more postflop.
Perhaps you want wildly successful online tournament regs to analyze your decisions?
You might also want solvers to analyze your plays and give you alternative lines.
Finally, you probably will want a live poker coach who can teach you exploitative lines that only work on the actual felt.
Decisions, decisions. Which poker coach should you go with?
That's a trick question. You should get coaching from every one of these coaches at the same time. You should get all their input.
Does that sound impossible? It isn't.
Carlos Welch and I just spent the last three months assembling a 100-episode package that brings together all this training.
We created tons of quizzes based on Carlos Welch's MONSTROUS series run which included a bracelet win. We made every hand an actionable test that you can learn from. We then got input from numerous coaches from the industry. During the exams, we tell you what each coach and the solver tells you to do on every hand. You can then compare your work to a murderer's row of poker pros.
Have you ever heard of someone having a HUGE series with cashes seemingly every other day? You think they couldn't get any luckier, but then you're wrong. The next day you check the online updates and they won a freakin' bracelet! How does one person succeed so much in such a short period of time?
Long story short: It's not luck.
Carlos had five cashes along with one bracelet win during the series. Over 100 episodes and countless quizzes, him and I reveal to you exactly how DOMINATING players get their hardware.
If you can match him play for play in the boatloads of exams you too can dominate prestigious poker tournaments!
But it's going to take practice.
And you're going to have to learn from every coach we put on our panel.
And when you realize in our testing you're doing something wrong then you will need to commit to fixing your leaks. We will tell you exactly how to do that.
If you do one 30-minute lesson with Carlos and I every day through this pack it will be over three months before you finish all of our exams.
Every day you will get a little better. Every day you use one of our lessons you will get warmed up. You'll play much better during every session afterward!
Carlos and I have teamed up before, but it's not cheap to get us to teach you privately at the same time. It would cost you $400 an hour to get both of us on a Skype call with you. That means 50 hours of private training with us would cost $20,000. If you got a deal from us, it would still run you at least $15,000.
But thanks to the magic of internet, you don't have to drop tens of thousands on training anymore. You can get 50 hours of training with us for $397. That's more than a 97% discount!
But hurry, this deal expires Friday at midnight Pacific Time. At that hour, the price of this training pack will jump up to $997.
Contents of the training package:
Episode 1 (31:16):
- Carlos Welch introduction
· Introduction of the course material: Several deep runs will be included with the bracelet win.
· Intense testing style will prepare you for inevitable distractions
- How to adjust your preflop raise sizings to match the situation
- How to approach multiway pots. What is the most common play you should be using in these situations?
- Being careful multiway especially if you are 300BB deep
- How to choose your poker circle/coaches/consultants
- Exploiting weak players in multiway pots
- Learning through doing
- Focus, feedback, fix it
- Book suggestions
- Adjusting your river value bets according to stack depth
Episode 2 (40:42):
- Why you MUST avoid dominated hands
- What adjustments to make before the antes
- The value in persistent folding
- The more the master learns the less plays he needs to use. Why a master can beat you to death with the fundamentals
- How to not be phased by shit talkers
- Multiple factor analysis versus one factor analysis
- Why you need to FOCUS upon players who lose chips early
- How to NOT lose all your chips multiway. This is the biggest leak you’ll see early in tournaments with recreational players!
- Adjustments needed to move up from low-to-mid stakes action to tournaments with tons of pros
- How to analyze what will happen on future streets. How this changes your decision making process earlier in the hand.
- Bankroll management guidelines
- Why players slowplay more in bracelet events
- What are you targeting when you are betting?
- What play OBLITERATES bad players?
Episode 3 (32:50):
- When to change gears and open up your game
- When to switch from GTO poker to exploitative poker
- How deep stacks change cold calling
- When to raise for protection
- What boards do average players give you credibility on if you raise?
- More book recommendations
- What is the “the fake because” and why is it so valuable to identify in poker?
- The sunk cost fallacy
- Always consider all your options (Raise, Call, Fold). Don't go on auto pilot
- What are your value targets?
Episode 4 (30:20):
- How to realize your equity cheaply
- Why guessing the right answer doesn’t do anything for you
- The question people always forget to ask themselves when they are trying to bluff catch. It’s not the normal one you’re thinking of.
- Multiway and deep stacked strategies
- Multi-tabling strategies
- Why your postflop skills will change how you play preflop
- Why one tabling majors is such a great idea
Episode 5 (32:31):
- Know your value target
- Why you MUST fold weak aces
- What creates a truly extraordinary poker player. It’s not what you think!
- Why one bad preflop open can end your tournament
- The one big blind bet and how to use it
- The opportunities soft tables give you
- Turn barrel opportunities
- Range analysis. It changes dramatically based on the hand set-up.
- Using your previous actions in a hand to consider your own range
- Slaughtering big blind players for fun and profit
- Why you’re not being special means more money in your pocket at the poker table
- If you're calling to fold to another bet on a future street, you must ask yourself this follow-up question…
Episode 6 (32:34):
- How a player limping changes their raising ranges and your response to them
- Making calls out of position with broadway cards. Good idea? Bad idea?
- The best way to avoid difficult decisions later in the hand is…
- How to adjust between online and live poker
- What does it mean when a player is capable of folding to a threebet?
- What play causes you to just throw money away?
- What hands make sense to call a 3bet out of position 50 big blinds deep
- How to KNOW if you should make a hero call or not
- What to do when you have a tighter player on your left
- Not all pairs are equal: They can't all go into your check back flop/ call turn bet range.
Episode 7 (32:34):
- Accelerated Learning: From this point on the testing and drilling gets faster
- What to do in breakeven spots
- How to learn from your failures
- What helps you analyze an aggressive player’s range early in the hand?
- How to approach a borderline all-in spot when 20% of the field gets paid
- There is no rule that says you can’t…
- Why cold calling is costing you so much money
- When you’re leading a pair out of position always ask yourself this question…
- What does it mean when the button limps on your big blind?
- Small blind versus big blind play
- When is the PERFECT time to execute a HUGE value bet?
Episode 8 (32:31):
- What kind of bets should you use on wet boards?
- How to KNOW if you’re HALLUCINATING at the table. Players ALWAYS see things that aren’t there!
- Why you DON’T need to play mediocre hands versus aggressive players
- What hands IMPROVE in value as stacks get shorter?
- What to do when the small blind cold calls you
- Why continuation betting too much causes you to piss away money
- What kind of hands should you NOT bluff with?
- How to earn the right to fourbet bluff
Episode 9 (30:40):
- How to ATTACK limpers!
- Polarizing bets on dynamic boards
- How to adjust your play due to changing tournament situations
- Analysis of threebet sizing
- Why winning the pot doesn’t necessarily mean you played the hand well
- How to analyze your opportunities to make bigger hero calls
- What flopped hand becomes more valuable as stacks get shorter?
Episode 10 (37:52):
- Analysis of threebet hand selection
- When to flat threebets
- Taking ownership with your play and yourself
- Why kickers matter
- What threebet sizings should we use?
- When to threebet passive players
Episode 11 (30:57):
- The number one way to NEVER play poorly
- Playing from the big blind
- When to be tighter with the bottom of your GTO range and deviate from the charts
- How to play in the blinds versus a tighter player
- When to switch gears and get out of line
- How to analyze a table rapidly
- Knowing what you were exploiting in the first place before considering your next move
- Being able to downshift again
- How to STOP people from rushing you
- What condition should cause you to check/fold the flop more?
Episode 12 (31:52):
- What it means when a player does a small raise instead of a normal all-in
- How to get good players to FOLD pairs
- When giving up is the best idea to make more money
- No one can make you play a big pot but you!
Episode 13 (30:38):
- What adjustments you need to make with a short stack
- Why you should PASS on spots versus an obvious weak player. Why you don’t need to play every hand with them!
- Adjusting and taking advantage of the leaks your opponents present to you
- Reading the chip formations you’re facing
- When to cold call as a trap preflop
- When to shove preflop so your hand looks like AKo
- Avoiding reverse implied odds spots
Episode 14 (32:30):
- How to EXPLOIT players on the bubble
- ICM situations: Let’s see how well you handle these exams!
- How to ATTACK small blind players who limp in
- How to create scouting reports of your opponents
- Why LAZINESS is so easy to fall into deep in a tournament
Episode 15 (32:08):
- How a tougher table changes your open sizes
- How to properly range bet
- What play looks SO STRONG from a shortstack that it completely confuses your opponents!
- What hands LOSE value when you have a shortstack?
- Angle shooting analysis
- If you see you're about to get out of line, talk to yourself! Yes! Just like a tennis pro!
- How to learn from MORE failure
- How to CRUSH the bubble with a bigger stack
Episode 16 (31:24):
- Analysis of 30 BB charts
- What the GTO charts tell us and don’t tell us
- When to deviate in the big blind from the GTO charts versus good players
- One of the best ways to exploit your opponents is to…
- Small blind GTO spots 35 big blinds deep. Are we calling or jamming?
- Why we need to be playing closer to GTO versus good players
- What play should you be cautious about using with good players? This is a different strategy than when you are playing low-to-mid stakes competition
Episode 17 (40:20):
- How to change gears once the bubble bursts
- Why a poker player’s motivation changes their play.
- How to change your play in the money depending on your stack size
- What happens when you open the button too much?
- Why cutoff and hijack play so differently
- How to limp preflop when you’re shortstacked
- When a check has more merit than normal
- Passive players and how to exploit them
- What separates great players from good players?
Episode 18 (35:08):
- This episode focuses on a 6-max event and the adjustments we need to make in this format
- What reads can you develop rapidly on your opponent?
- Why assessing showdowns is so valuable
- Being careful with flats out of the small blind
- What plays work against professionals but NOT recreational players?
- Don't bluff with this hand…
Episode 19 (28:31):
- How to take advantage of players on your LEFT
- What happens when you cap your range versus a good player
- How to adapt your play versus a good player
- How pros see big bets and how you can exploit that
- Why you always need to reach for one more play
- Threebet sizing when deeper and out of position
- Why a solver approaches a spot in a certain way
- What play NEUTRALIZES a good player to your LEFT?
- When to check with flush draws?
Episode 20 (31:47):
- How to not lose your mind after losing a big pot versus a loose caller
- When to switch from a polarized threebetting range to a linear one
- Why doubting yourself is good for you!
- Never take a hand off!
- If they don't fold, widen this range…
- A Vegas-specific read you can make
- How to trigger a checkraise from a good player!
- How to induce a bluff. Use this specific play!
Episode 21 (30:39):
- What players should you NEVER bluff catch against?
- What to consider before betting out of position
- Changing your approach versus straightforward players and thinking players
- Suited connectors and suited gappers lose value in this situation…
- Play your big pots in this situation…
- When to deviate from GTO charts. A specific situation DEMANDS this exploitative adjustment!
- Why people don’t understand what getting maximum value means
Episode 22 (33:58):
- Range betting and range advantages
- When to squeeze
- Being stack size conscious/seeing your stack size on future streets
- Don't bluff catch versus these specific players
- How to approach the small blind
- How to use blockers to great effect
Episode 23 (32:08):
- When to raise preflop in the small blind
- When to use larger raise sizes
- How to analyze and exploit players with limping ranges
- When to open more even if there is an excellent player to your left
- What to do with position against a weak/passive player. This is the dream!
- When you should NOT use GTO fundamentals!
- How to exploit dynamic boards
- When to not bluff
- When to not bluff catch
- When you should open offsuit broadways in early position
- How to run an out of position float
- How to use a minimum defense frequency
Episode 24 (38:38):
- What to do versus a good player who has threebet you
- Why playing against humans is not the same as playing against GTO bots
- Threebet MORE to isolate this specific type of player
- What to do with a small flush draw in a multiway pot
- Being conscious of the range advantage when facing good players
- How to not fold too much versus good players
- How to play against a competent small blind defender
- How to get good players to play terribly
Episode 25 (33:57):
- What hands should you play in multiway pots?
- How to approach small blind scenarios
- What are GREAT opportunities to fold?
- Checkraising strategies revealed
- There is actually a very logical reason for why your opponents always have the best hand
- Database analysis revelations
- The pesky middle card and how to abuse it
Episode 26 (32:06):
- How to isolate a bad player while simultaneously removing a good player from the pot
- A big play requires what from you?
- Getting permission from the chart and winning the pot DOESN’T mean you've made the right play
- When to set mine out of position versus a good player
- When to use a small river bluff bet
- How to notice when a player is loosening or tightening up
- When to use larger small blind jams versus good players
Episode 27 (31:06):
- How to adjust your play before the end of late registration
- Opening size considerations versus good players
- How to STOP players from floating and checkraising you!
- When you SHOULD check more multiway
- When you need to apply more pressure. This lesson focuses on one specific range.
- How a bad player in the big blind changes your opponent’s cold calling ranges and what adjustments that means you need to make
- The poker mantra that Alex lives by. It has changed his life.
- How to properly attack a calling station
Episode 28 (34:15):
- How to use the minimum bet
- What bets changes the ranges of both players in a hand?
- How to play against a GREAT player
- If you're torn between raising or folding don't make the mistake of doing THIS play…
- What to do when facing a triple barrel
- Population analysis and what that means for our game
- In some spots it's better to make a bad ____ than a bad _____
- Why you SHOULDN’T trust your gut
- The two reasons everybody does anything. This might be the most important lesson of the entire training package!
- Bluffing theory and how to handle the emotions around it
Episode 29 (29:45):
- What bet can you use to tilt your opponents into horrible plays?
- How to play versus a tight player
- Big blind strategy
- You need a reason to get involved
- The continuation bet size you are facing will impact your calling range
- What it means when late registration is over. How should you change your play?
- How should you having a wide range change your bet size?
Episode 30 (30:53):
- How to face an EXTREMELY aggressive player
- Should you fourbet him more or keep his wide threebetting range in the pot?
- Killers do their homework
- What it’s like to face a true killer
- Why playing for money is a different game. Most players don’t have the heart to do this professionally
- An inflection point you can use in the money
- The nuclear strategy
- Live tells
- Not inviting as much action with your big hands on the bubble than you would in a non-ICM situation
- What do you NEED before you can get out of line?
Episode 31 (30:19):
- What DOESN’T get you paid at a No Limit Hold’em table
- How to cut your losses QUICKLY in ICM situations
- What stage of the tournament should make you NOT want to call out of the big blind?
- Assemble your coaching staff
- Focus on what you can control
- How to ABUSE the bubble with a BIG stack
- Jamming to take the play away
- On the bubble you don't want to do this ONE play…
- Those min cashes add up!
Episode 32 (30:08):
- How to FIGHT to become table captain!
- How stack dynamics change your bubble play
- How to adjust once you are in the money
- How to adjust in multiway pots versus heads-up pots
- The skill edge can outweigh the bet size
- Attaining a theoretical background
Episode 33 (32:54):
- How to learn about your opponent RAPIDLY
- Pregame rituals
- Having a clean space to play
- When to buy the showdown
- Sometimes it's about which move sucks less. There are no good moves.
- How open sizes change versus tough and soft tables
- Multiway pot strategy
- Why a delayed continuation bet can create MORE fold equity
Episode 34 (30:20):
- What changes about unknown players as you get deep in a tournament? What new assumptions should you make?
- How to play against unbalanced players
- Book recommendations
- It doesn't matter that the blinds are tight if you can't get to them!
- In 6-max play everyone botches THIS spot…
- Your preflop raise size changes your value targets on the flop
- Carlos’s lifechanging poker mantra
- The more you work at it, the better you get at it
Episode 35 (29:56):
- How to use a downbet
- What bet size should you use when ranges are close?
- How to approach static boards
- How to play versus a tight player
- How to approach dynamic boards
- When to set mine versus specific players
- How to use more exploitative lines
- The most profitable way to play against awful competition is…
- When to NOT attack a preflop limp
- How to AVOID common poker traps!
- The higher the ICM implications the more you need THIS
- How experiential wisdom will change your decisions
Episode 36 (49:06):
- What should ACTUALLY tilt you as a player?
- How to play when you’re tilted
- The truly difficult combination of personality traits to find in a poker player. Lock these in and succeed!
- Big pressure poker
- What type of poker to AVOID when ICM pressure is substantial
- Shorter stack open sizes
- Don't call as a compromise!
- Don't swim with sharks if you don't have to!
- Don't force it
- Reviewing your plays and finding weaknesses
- How to play an overpair out of position in a multiway pot
- Finding out your unbalanced tendencies through solver studies. You don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t know your leaks!
Episode 37 (33:38):
- This episode is the start of the bracelet win test. 36 episodes of preparation should have you warmed up for this INTENSE exam.
- Small blind strategy
- The preflop raiser doesn't need to continuation bet
- Should you lead the turn or go for a checkraise?
- Pay attention to limpers before they go bust!
- Cyber security discussion
- Get involved with limpers as often as possible with THESE hands
- Look left! Live you can gain a few positions just by looking left and seeing that your opponents will fold!
- What live poker outfit will help you make more money?
Episode 38 (30:55):
- How to identify player tendencies WITHOUT showdowns!
- How to identify weak opponents and BUST them!
- How to exploit your table image
- How to play before and after the ante comes in
- How to exploit players who have a limping range
- How to play offsuit hands out of position
- How to increase your win rate through clean focused fundamentals
- Deep stack strategy
- How to play when you’re out of position versus a huge stack
- If you don't know a player, what assumptions should you make about them first? This changes your play dramatically at the beginning of tournaments!
- If you’re super deep with no antes how should you adjust your opening ranges?
- How to DESTROY loose and passive opponents who never fold!
- How to play against UNKNOWNS in the early stages
- What fold do experienced poker players like?
- You are defined by the investments you don't make
- You create your own luck
Episode 39 (33:19):
- How to avoid the stop and go
- When the player in the big blind is shortstacked you want to use THIS preflop open size
- How to adjust your bet sizes with the board texture
- How to change your calling ranges out of the big blind based on the raise size
- How to adjust your out of position threebet sizes
- How to triple barrel versus good players
- What fold do humans HATE to do?
- Compare what they called with and the range suggested by the solver to see if your strategy works no matter the outcome of the hand
- You want to make THIS adjustment versus calling stations
- You want to play THIS way versus good players
- What does it mean when a player in the big blind doesn’t call despite the fact they had great odds to enter a multiway pot?
Episode 40 (30:49):
- How different scenarios can change how you play the SAME hand in the SAME situation
- You’re playing humans!! Not GTO bots! Adjust!
- Do NOT bluff with these hands!
- What question do you need to ask yourself before you run a bluff?
- Wet but static board bet sizes
- How to adjust versus different player types on the fly
- There are OTHER edges you can get against a player other than being more talented. Do you know what they are?
- How to deal with entitlement. Everyone faces this!
Episode 41 (30:12):
- How to emotionally handle coolers deep in a tournament
- How to rekindle the love for the game. There are different salaries poker gives you other than money.
- Should you threebet BIGGER or SMALLER versus bad players when you are out of position?
- You can't avoid out of position multiway pots by doing this play…
- How to emotionally handle folding a decent hand preflop then seeing you would have flopped the nuts!
- How to exploit players who call threebets with wide ranges
- Open ANYTHING you want! Who cares what these people think?
- Even bad players with position can make your life a nightmare
- It's all about the tendencies of the players who have position on you. The main thing you want when opening marginal hands is being able to get heads-up with this player…
Episode 42 (34:01):
- The pros of taking risks to assemble a big stack for bubble play. It'll be your safety net!
- The value of minimum cashes
- How to EXPLOIT the bubble for EXTREME profit!
- How to approach each stage of the tournament
- You get to work even before the tournament starts
- At the start of a tournament, ICM pressure is at its lowest until you get heads-up
- Once you get a 2x-3x starting stack you must be careful with it for THIS reason
- Once you get into the money THIS should be your main goal
- What is a HUGE mistake you could make in all-in spots when ICM pressure is on you?
- How to adjust your early reads and when to toss them out
- When betting 25% of the pot can help you control the action
- How to do a maximally exploitative play
- What is one of the hardest plays to pull off? What do opponents need a GREAT reason to do?
- Playing with sizing and timing
- THIS is what should piss you off at a poker table, not bad beats!
Episode 43 (32:08):
- Carlos's poker mantra comes up again
- How ranges change from the flop to the turn based on the action
- A common misconception you can take advantage of at the table for extreme profit!
- What ELEMENT do aspiring poker players always miss before they act preflop?
- What tough guys at the table LACK! Take the fight to them!
- How to discover leaks in your game
- Why most people are too PASSIVE with small to medium pairs
- Why we need to START with database reads and then move away from them rapidly with reads
- When to be careful using population tendencies and when to put the pedal to the metal
- What key information do you need to start exploiting a player?
- There are no simple decisions in this game
- Playing tired is a skill. How to develop it!
- What is a parking lot hand?
- What to do when the worst player at the table is in the blinds
Episode 44 (35:38):
- When to execute a flop range check
- How to MANIPULATE your opponents
- What exploitative plays can we learn from the solvers to BUST the bad players?
- When to use small bets with marginal pairs postflop
- When to use the solver and when not to
- How to exploit monotone boards
- Your stack depth should impact your bet sizes! Does it?
- Why everybody BUSTS themselves by projecting their thoughts onto other players
- What is the maximum he will pay without even thinking?
- What is the FREE MONEY in No Limit Hold’em?
- Read the defense, don't rush!
- How to NOT misapply concepts you already learned
- How to slowplay big hands preflop
Episode 45 (31:20):
- Why poker players need to live below their means
- What to do when facing a fourbet
- At what point does your inability to fold to a bad player just become entitlement tilt? You need to know this! Recreational players unintentionally exploit this tendency all the time!
- How to manage your tilt
- How to manage your first impression at the table like it’s gold
- What type of table should encourage you to raise the minimum preflop?
- How to time when a poker player is going to break
- How to play blind versus blind with 40 big blinds
- How to play blind versus blind versus passive players
- How to use the one big blind bet versus passive players
Episode 46 (37:56):
- What poker player inspired Alex the most? What was the lesson that moved him so much?
- If you can't set mine, then what do you have to do with these small pairs?
- 40 big blind stack strategy
- How to get out of line at a soft table
- How to widen your range with 40 big blinds
- How to fight for a big stack on the money bubble
- When to lead in the small blind versus a late position open
- Exploitative FOLDS
- Why making mistakes should EXCITE you
- When to lead the turn out of the big blind after check/calling on the flop
- 25 big blind cutoff versus button strategy
- Some players have a higher tolerance to navigating marginal spots than others. What does this mean for you?
- How to continue ALWAYS manipulating your opponent’s ranges
Episode 47 (35:45):
- How your strategy changes below 30 big blinds
- When to check draws versus passive opponents
- When to simplify your strategy and why simplification is so important!
- Why you move all-in every chip except for one big blind. There is a HUGE reason to do this!
- How to EXPLOIT your opponents with huge value bets
- What question do you need to ask yourself when facing an all-in?
- How to balance your one big blind continuation bets
- When to get desperate and when NOT to
- What should you open from the button when the big blind has 10 big blinds?
- When to limp from 20 big blinds
Episode 48 (30:35):
- Why it’s not good enough to just find a soft table. You need more…
- How to manage your energy at the table
- The art of deliberate rest. This is one of the biggest leaks poker players have.
- Why your bets should be smaller in multiway pots
- Why is a half-pot sized bet in a multiway pot a huge bet and what does it mean?
Episode 49 (33:46):
- When they’re paying more of the field, we should avoid this ONE play…
- What to do JUST BEFORE the bubble to make sure you DESTROY the bubble
- Wanting to get into the money will impact your play!
- Knowing who you are as a player
- When to call with weaker hands and fold stronger hands based on board coverage
- A HUGE misconception the public has about their levels of luck
- How your memory works against you
- You are not your thoughts. You are your actions. Winners focus when the moment is upon them.
Episode 50 (30:27):
- How to EXECUTE when the bubble is on!
- Checkraising plays
- Should you slowplay on the bubble?
- Your minimum defense frequency goes DOWN in these situations
- How do common stack sizes change how common players play the bubble? How can you exploit this?
- Assess your target and fire
- Shout out to another legendary coach and their lessons
- What we can learn from basic showdowns to exploit players more
Episode 51 (43:14):
- How to FOCUS when distractions are happening
- How to STOP pissing away your profits
- How to play when you’re five away from the money
- What to do versus an aggressive player on the bubble
- How to execute a fake blocking bet
- When to donk lead the turn
- How to NOT get exploited facing a polarized bet
- Do you even have to call in this bluff catching spot? Meta game considerations.
- How to play against unknown players deep in bracelet events. What assumptions should you make?
- How to RECOVER RAPIDLY after making a bad call
- How to EXPLOIT different payout structures
- Book suggestion
- How to get fired up at the table!
Episode 52 (30:24):
- How to fold your way into the money
- How to adjust once you are in the money
- How to build a big stack for the final table
- What to remember about the other players when you’re deep in a tournament
- Don't assume people know you or your play level
- How to exploit condensed ranges
- Another opportunity to bluff catch. Should you take it?
Episode 53 (28:58):
- What blocker do you want in your own hand that will screw up their jamming ranges?
- How to CUT OUT distractions when you’re playing online ONCE AND FOR ALL!
- How to play a marginal hand in position versus a good hand
- Don't force it
- When to play closer to GTO poker
- Why you need to play devil’s advocate with yourself
Episode 54 (34:59):
- When to lead the river for value
- Why you’re NOT a poker player until you do this one thing!
- How to TRIGGER your opponents in live poker
- When to threebet passive players
- How to play small pairs
- How to play in the big blind when facing a raise from a passive player
- When to raise on the flop versus late openers on wet boards
Episode 55 (32:24):
- How to handle making mistakes deep in a tournament
- How to EXECUTE versus players who cold call your opens
- How to NEUTRALIZE your positional disadvantage
- What kind of bet size should you use when you block the nuts?
- What plays should you make versus good players and what plays should you make on weaker anonymous sites?
- When to call all-in jams
- Studying jamming and call off ranges as well as adjusted ranges based on player type
- Are you folding enough?
- How to play against an early position raise from a tight player
- Where is the FREE money in this game?!
- How to play HARD once you get the big stack!
Episode 56 (41:03):
- How to KEEP freezing the players to your left
- When do you stop PUNISHING the other players? How do you know when they are going to SNAP? Should you care?
- How to use table talk to EXPLOIT your opponents
- How to exploit this common leak almost ALL players have
- How do common players play at the final few tables?
- Don’t lose your fundamentals now! STOP reading the tournament leaderboard! Look to your left!
- There is a difference between UTG and UTG +1
- Who's on the button? Why does it matter?
- The different study methods you can use to get better rapidly
- Should you bluff catch more or less when the ICM pressure is on?
- When to use pot control lines deep in tournaments
- Don't assume your opponent is going to turn a bluff catcher into a bluff
- The differences between a good aggressive player and an overly aggressive player
Episode 57 (34:07):
- How to ATTACK capped ranges on draw-heavy boards
- How to OVERBET with different stack sizes
- What draw does he have?
- Why are humans so suspicious of each other?
- Small blind versus big blind strategy deep in tournaments
- You should play DIFFERENTLY in early position deep in tournaments. Do you know why? Do you know what you’re supposed to do?
- How to manipulate your own stack size while keeping ICM in mind
- You can only act on what you remember and imagine. Take care of your mind.
- No parking lot hands. Or what Alex calls “noodle bar” hands.
- Big Blind EV charts and ICM EV charts are not the same, even more so deep in tournaments
- PAY F***ING ATTENTION OR LOSE YOUR DREAMS!
- How to handle tilt and fatigue deep in a stressful tournament
- What big pots do you want to avoid at this point?
Episode 58 (34:44):
- How to execute in ICM-intensive spots with a big stack when considering thin bluffs
- Solid players are snipers with infinite patience
- How to play small pairs in early position at this advanced poker stage
- A common form of cognitive distortion that you can EXPLOIT in your competition and REMOVE in your own game!
- It's better to put it all in with 5 big blinds than being forced to call it off with 2 big blinds
- Strategy for the final two tables of a tournament
- How to play on A-K-X boards
- How should you adjust your threebet sizes when ICM pressure is strong?
- What is the BIGGEST mistake players make in their first deep tournament runs?
- Milestones in a career and the opportunities that can come with them
- Breaking free of mental road blocks
- Inexperience tilt & experience calm
- Gaining "moment" experience
Episode 59 (29:29):
- When to lead the turn exploitatively
- Turn strategies ANYONE can use
- The multiple approaches for any poker hand
- What is a bet you can use to INSULT your opponent?
- How to face a table of unknowns
- What is another common misconception weak players have?
- “I'm not saying I'm right, I'm saying I'm scared…”
Episode 60 (34:18):
- When to make TIGHT preflop folds
- No one but you will know what you folded
- No one but you can choose to play a big pot
- Being comfortable with the uncomfortable
- You don't have to play for anyone's approval
- The moment is big and the player you’re facing is good. What’s your move? EXECUTE!
- Your image impacts the play, are you a known player or an unknown player?
- How to play against a player to your right who is running everyone over
- How to make sure you won’t say anything you’ll regret later at the live table
- Don’t get obsessed with making the final table! YOU’RE HERE TO WIN!
- How to develop a tight image QUICKLY live!
- When should you fold Ace Queen?
- The bet size you should use on wet boards
- Playing tired is a skill! Get ready to fight!
- Why every poker player needs to get their blood work done
- What Alex discovered when he got his blood work done. It revolutionized his game!
- The surprising genetic trait Alex shares with African-Americans. Listen to Alex learn about this live and laugh with the coaches as Alex has zero idea what to say. (First time for everything!) :D
Episode 61 (39:23):
- Pay attention to the players to your right! Are they trying to steal your position?
- How to identify when you’re shell shocked and get back to playing ATTACKING poker!
- EVERYBODY botches this ONE position. DON’T do this deep!
- People go on gambling sites to...drumroll...GAMBLE!
- The villain's position will impact the real showdown value of your hand. Be conscious of that factor when determining if you need to turn your hand into a bluff or not
- Why a flop call can be INCORRECT if you CAN’T bluff the river! Don’t just follow the charts and solvers blindly! Know how they came to those numbers!
- When should you FEAR a checkraise?
- How to AVOID this common river leak!
Episode 62 (24:19):
- How to AVOID this common river leak! Part 2
- When to jam MORE versus button opens
- The pressure of making the final table and how to handle the pressure
- Check/raising deep in tournaments and using loss aversion as a tool
- You are never going to play a poker tournament where you don't make a mistake
- How to EXPLOIT the final table bubble
- Enjoy the adrenaline. This will be one of the greatest moments of your life, win or lose.
Episode 63 (30:04):
- How to DESTROY major final tables!
- Blind versus blind strategy
- Blending your value bets with bluff bets
- When to CELEBRATE preflop folds and how to FIND them
- What to do when a player STUNS you with their WEIRD bet
- How to become TABLE CAPTAIN at the final table
- How to use the hands you showdown to unlock future plays
- When to NOT raise into shorter stacks at the final table
- What doors do you NOT want to open at a final table?
- How to use ICM pressure with the big stack at the final table without DESTROYING your chip lead
- Why you NEED to fold the button with the big stack if you can
Episode 64 (32:04):
- Preventing the players in the blinds from using the “Stop And Go” play
- How to change your strategy once you lose the chip lead
- What play makes you money at this stage? The answer surprises most players
- How to manipulate the short stacks who are trying to outlast each other
- There are no simple hands at this point. Take your time!
- What do you do when the most aggressive player at the table is also the shortest stack?
- Opening from late positon when you expect to get jammed on
- Don't make excuses when you have the big stack. You don't have it to sit on it!
- Threebetting or jamming at this point depends on your skill level
- You don't want to be the person doing this one AWFUL final table play!
Episode 65 (29:27):
- Do players tend to fold less or more at this stage compared to the bubble?
- How to respond versus unusual open sizes
- When to use blockers
- Not all passive players are the same. How do you classify and exploit them?
- Why people BURY themselves after they misplay a hand
- When a certain stack size can’t call what hands should you attack with?
- Does he know he has to threebet or fold?
- How to develop reads rapidly and put your opponents in a box
- People aren't as shove happy with their short stack at the final table of a major tournament versus a regular tournament. How can you exploit that?
- Remember your past actions to balance your current ones
- How to DOMINATE three-handed play!
Episode 66 (31:48):
- How to DOMINATE three-handed play! (Continued)
- Why you should be EXCITED and not ANXIOUS
- How to handle anxiety when you’re so close to your goals
- How to DOMINATE the short stacks
- How to interpret CONFUSING players
- When should you open jam and when should you fold?
- How to use self-talk to regulate your emotions. Alex used this method to win three MAJOR online titles for over $200,000+ combined!
- How to handle losing the chip lead
- Blind vs Blind play
- Over aggressive vs properly aggressive
Episode 67 (31:29):
- How to LIMP and JAM versus AGGRESSIVE players!
- When to TAKE THE SHOT!
- When to start LIMPING in shorthanded play
- Let the moment come to you. Do not try to create the moment. Know who you are.
- How to put PRESSURE on the chip leader!
- When to use a BLUFF THREEBET with a shortstack
- How to go from UNKNOWN to SUPER AGGRESSIVE
- When to take THIN spots shorthanded
- Why ICM matters less three-handed than earlier at the final table and what that means for you
- Play for the love of the game at this point and play hard
- How to play a shortstack in a shorthanded scenario
- How to understand what your opponents are thinking in these stressful moments
Episode 68 (53:05):
- Don't take the higher variance route if there's no need for it
- How to emotionally handle losing huge pots at this point of extreme fatigue and stress
- How to DOMINATE heads-up play!
- What is your routine before heads-up play starts? THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE TOURNAMENT! You need a routine!
- You’re not going to be able to think that well at this stage. You need to embrace your flow state
- In a preflop spot where it's very likely you have the best hand and don't want to see the flop...do this play!
- It's not over until it's over. People come back from HUGE heads-up deficits all the time to win. Don’t give up!
- How to TRAP good aggressive players!
- How to apply PRESSURE on his bluff catching range
- How to KNOW your opponent doesn’t have a hero call in them and how to EXPLOIT that
- How to play the ace-high board heads-up
- Massive solver bets
- What to do when the ace pairs on the turn
- The most common reads players miss when they are fatigued heads-up
- Why players RUIN their best opportunities by trying to be a hero
- How to set your opponent up for a river bluff
- How to trust yourself in this stressful moment
At this point in the training pack, Carlos and Alex have walked you through several tournament cashes and then an entire bracelet win simulator.
After this, they take you through more deep run simulations to make sure you got the lessons.
In these additional 35 episodes (17.5+ hours), Carlos and Alex discuss:
- How to get reads from your opponents early
- How to OVERBET on the river
- How to make your double barrels, triple barrels, and threebets MORE effective
- Why watching showdowns is more important than playing your hand
- Why notetaking is so important
- What it means when a player folds from the big blind when getting a good pot odds price
- Why you need to experiment and not trust others
- What play rewards you significantly at the table? Nobody is capable of this play
- What a range advantage means for your bet size
- Why finding out who folds high cards and pairs means so much in No Limit Hold'em
- When to fold nines to a threebet
- What to do when you get checkraised on the turn
- How stack size changes how and when we should threebet
- When to cold call preflop with small suited connectors
- When we can flat the small blind even though GTO charts say we should threebet
- When to flat from the big blind in multiway pots
- Identifying good/bad players with minimal information
- Fourbet jamming without premiums based on opponent and stack/open/3bet sizes
- When to fold small pairs in early position
- When we should check flop, even if the solvers say it’s a clear bet
- Why our early position ranges should tighten as we play more tables
- What it means when a weak player donk leads into you
- When to checkraise from the big blind
- How players change their style when their stack size changes
- What are our opponents telling us with their threebet sizes?
- How to properly use a semicolon
- Finding missed opportunities while reviewing hand histories
- Finding mistakes while reviewing hands
- How to exploit a maniac out of position
- When we can open up our ranges from early position
- When to fold to a threebet
- How to EXPLOIT aggressive players
- How to play a BIG draw multiway
- How to get the most out of a showdown when we lose
- Why checking out of position is so strong
- When to drop GTO profitable opens out of your opening range
- When to donk bet in a limped family pot
- When to bet out of position versus a passive player
- When to use a weak read over a GTO-approved play
- When to fire a turn bet as a bluff
- Why blank turns are better for the aggressor and what that means for our overbetting game
- How playing low stakes online and live can help your game
- Why our opponent’s playing style is so important when deciding how to counter their squeezes
- Why you need to take thinner spots a few levels before the bubble
- Why you should NOT use solver plays versus weak players
- Why we DO NOT want to use GTO-approved river bluffs versus weak opponents
- What to do to opponents who open weak Aces
- How our bankroll changes our playing style
- Shorter stacks HATE doing this one play. You can exploit this!
- Why we need to consider MORE than player strength and hand strength and position when opening!
- What open sizes should you use at tougher tables?
- When to call rivers with ace high
- When to fold to fourbets
- Why pay jumps are more important the shorter our stack gets
- How to exploit live tells
- When to gamble with a HUGE chip stack
- How to exploit your image. What play will give you an IDIOT’S image?
- How to FOLD to get into the money
- When to NOT use a GTO chart on the button
- How minimum cashes and big scores impact your bankroll
- How to slowplay aces
- How to slowplay out of position when a player takes a peculiar line
- When to NOT execute a reasonable squeeze
- Watching for player tendencies based on stack size (10x to 11.5x, 20 to 22x)
- Threebet bluffing unknown players
- Why AJo is a better 3bet bluff hand than KQs
- Why we raise with a hand like KQo in early position with a short stack
- When to open fold Ax on the button
- Playing the big blind after the small blind limps in
- When to check the flop even when the solvers say bet
- When to call opens with less than 20 big blinds
- When to NOT do a GTO value bet on the river
- When you’re in the big blind facing a small blind raise, when should you flat instead of taking a profitable shove?
- When to fold pocket pairs preflop
- Why late registering is GOOD for your profit margin!
- How to play Jacks
- How to play pocket Kings when an Ace comes on the flop
- How to play two pair on the flop from the big blind
- When are queens only good for set mining?
- How to get max value from a set
- How to get value from aces versus different player types
- When can we use large continuation bet sizes?
- Why we don’t want to be the SECOND limper
- When to NOT move all-in with a nut flush draw on the flop
- When to fold even with great pot odds in the big blind
- Why we jam with Ax and Kx, but flat with suited connectors
- How to use the “Stop and Go” play
- How to extract value with the nuts
- Why you keep losing set over set. This was the favorite part of the series for one of our test viewers!
- How to EXPLOIT a threebet from the small blind when we opened from the button
- Who was Yogi Berra?
- When to fold a weak ace from the cutoff
- When to jam over UTG opens
- Why we fold A-x from the big blind heads-up facing a small raise
- How to induce bluffs with a bluff catcher
- What does it mean when they check back the flop?
- When to limp in with AQo near the bubble
- How to apply ICM-based plays on the bubble
- How to defend versus a big blind’s checkraise on a paired board
- When to limp preflop
- Analyzing why a player changes his open size. What does that mean?
- When to value bet fourth pair on the river
- What live rake considerations do most players miss?
- How to play a flush draw multiway out of position versus a double barrel
- How our ranges should change as our stack size decreases
- When to fold small pairs to a threebet shove
- When to open fold small pairs
- When to open fold small pairs to secure a pay jump
- When to check-jam versus a button continuation bet when we’re in the big blind
- When to check back Ace King high on the flop
- When to open jam in the small blind to secure a pay jump