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Old 09-30-2019, 04:27 AM   #26
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the 45 hand shows cheating the most imo. Raising into 2 players on this board i dunno...
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:32 AM   #27
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No one is concerned that RFID card readers aren't secure and casinos are using it for real money games??? I feel like casinos using these systems for streaming where they are obviously not secure just to promote their room is worse then anyone who takes advantage of it.

Just from a basic understanding of how the system works it is actually very hard to create a secure system with how card readers work and broadcasting semi-live hands. (you have to create keys for cards which change somehow which is very hard to do without switching decks or having predetermined switches in keys)

It's actually not that hard to make it reasonably secure if they hard wired the readers to a control panel but I can tell from the wiring on the live streams I played on that the rfid readers are wirelessly transmitted.

I wish someone who is familiar with the system will come here and say the readers don't simply read the cards and then transmit the seat number and the cards read to the central control wirelessly but I am 99% sure that is not the case.

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Old 09-30-2019, 04:52 AM   #28
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The guy has also done well in very small buy-in tournaments consistently it looks like

https://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=47805

The overall winnings amount is skewed because of older results, nothing big very recent. This guys style appears made for tournaments. Surprised he wouldn't play higher buy-ins. I'll buy his action for anything.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:36 AM   #29
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I'm 6 hours in to watching every hand played by Mike from two different streams, he might be one of the best players I've seen. His frequencies w/ mixed ranges are all over the place and seem to be spot on depending on if it's a SRP HU pot, SRP MW, 3bet, IP, OOP - very spot on feel for knowing when to stab when opponents range is weak while also knowing when not to stab when opponent disguises range as weak. Incredibly intuition when to barrel off with no equity type hands and also when not to barrel when opponent has a bluff catcher they are likely to not fold + at the top of their range. Has an amazing table presence in that he is always talking and giving off the impression that he is fun/talkative/attempting to get information from others at the table. Has a habit of cbetting in MW pots w/ weak/marginal hands when no one else has a strong hand to continue with,

Gives action just enough in the right spots to make it look like he is putting in more $$$$ w/ bad hands than he really is so far. Makes speculative flop calls w/ weaker ranges often and no problem giving up on later streets when opponent shows strength but also capable of turning the speculative call into a bluff when opponent doesn't have a hand they can call down with. Great feel for when opponent has him beat even when he is getting a good price to call against a wide range.

Seems to give up in all the right places, I don't think I've seen him play a hand poorly once so far depending on what you would consider playing poorly, if you know what your opponents hands are and want to see what develops on later streets, he is playing them quite well. Works well w/ the appearing to give more action than you really are strategy.

https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=7873

One of the greatest folds I've seen so far - AK on K-8-3 FD when opponent has 88 - The dynamic previous to this is this guy who c/r for less than 100bb was playing most hands and Mike was getting the best of him, villian was giving off tilty vibes w/ the hands previous to this one.

No idea what is happening here but another amazing play - https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=2755


https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=11357

Another great fold for less than 100bb in a $20bb pot vs the same guy as before. Mike has been a very active button, much more calling in general than 3b - this is one of the first 4bets but I'm not sure this guy plays 99-TT or AQ+ any different against Mike specifically w/ how many hands Mike plays and Mike seems to have a good feel for the table so he should be aware that players will be thinking he has a wide 3b range in this spot, especially someone looking to play hands w/ him. I'm not sure how live players adjust to a $20 straddle in a regular $10bb game and if it's standard to treat a $1100 stack as a 110bb stack in a live players mind vs a 55bb stack due to straddle.

https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=12409

Another amazing play by Mike. Slowplaying KK MW from the SB and making an amazing turn check/call 4 way once the A pairs after the BTN raises pre-flop, cbets flop and makes a very big bet on the turn for for live poker w/ 2 players to act behind him. This guys look on his face says it all after losing the hand lol - https://i.gyazo.com/1914ab78fa06c2a6...1ca65dc72b.jpg


Only 6 hours in but am watching every hand - will watch 100 hours if I get excited but this is kind of fun to see how someone plays 50% VPIP and crush.

This is the first stream I watched - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOew5mNY9XY

A few very very subtle hands stood out to me vs Dave O that some might overlook. He plays similar to how I might expect someone to play if they could know the whole cards but didn't want to make it obvious in every spot.

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:06 AM   #30
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:11 AM   #31
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https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=12944

An absolutely god-like check back by Mike here 3-way after guy donkbets 1/3 pot into PFR and Mike raises w/ PFR in the middle and both call. Spot hasn't come up yet in my review but has shown a high likelyhood of valuebetting KQ in this type of spot where opponents ranges heavily favor TPWK/FDs/Underpairs. Both players make straights on the turn.


https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=13757

Once again incredible read by Mike. He plays a very wide BTN range and in this spot turns his 5 into a bluff on a card that favors his/BB range. Hasn't showed the habit of turning these type of made hands into a bluff in spots like this before as it's something I've been watching out for. Opponents have the perfect hands to do this play against. He doesn't bluff the river here when the FD misses. This is another very subtle spot that most wouldn't think much about but when you break down the overall game plan and range tendencies, it stands out. These streams are a bit older, I'm not sure when he started working the massive all-in bet to his arsenal but I would imagine it was as the game went on otherwise this would have been the perfect spot for it but opponent did have the type of bluff catcher that could have called the river w/ the FD missing to a normal sized bet.


https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=1167

Onto stream 3

LOL no words. Mike has shown the habit of betting in spots like this on the turn even when his opponent has him beat so that part isn't uncommon. The river he goes GOD MODE when he makes a FH. Amazing read again.

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:27 AM   #32
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Stop sucking his dick Joey and find us a hand where he calls off a shove drawing dead so the thread ends

edit: Unless I'm missing the sarcasm due to that stuff being hard to detect on the interwebs, and Joey is actually pointing out glaring cheating lol Didn't bother reading the posts closely enough tbh

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Old 09-30-2019, 07:31 AM   #33
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An absolutely god-like check back by Mike here 3-way after guy donkbets 1/3 pot into PFR and Mike raises w/ PFR in the middle and both call. Spot hasn't come up yet in my review but has shown a high likelyhood of valuebetting KQ in this type of spot where opponents ranges heavily favor TPWK/FDs/Underpairs. Both players make straights on the turn.


https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=13757

Once again incredible read by Mike. He plays a very wide BTN range and in this spot turns his 5 into a bluff on a card that favors his/BB range. Hasn't showed the habit of turning these type of made hands into a bluff in spots like this before as it's something I've been watching out for. Opponents have the perfect hands to do this play against. He doesn't bluff the river here when the FD misses. This is another very subtle spot that most wouldn't think much about but when you break down the overall game plan and range tendencies, it stands out. These streams are a bit older, I'm not sure when he started working the massive all-in bet to his arsenal but I would imagine it was as the game went on otherwise this would have been the perfect spot for it but opponent did have the type of bluff catcher that could have called the river w/ the FD missing to a normal sized bet.
This guy 4bets OTT with a GS but doesn't bet TPGK when ch to OTT when opponents may have weaker Kx and FDs? Something's very fishy here mate!
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:36 AM   #34
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Stop sucking his dick Joey and find us a hand where he calls off a shove drawing dead so the thread ends

edit: Unless I'm missing the sarcasm due to that stuff being hard to detect on the interwebs, and Joey is actually pointing out glaring cheating lol Didn't bother reading the posts closely enough tbh

The ****? You really can't piece it together? Like, how could Joey make it any more obvious?
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:37 AM   #35
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This guy 4bets OTT with a GS but doesn't bet TPGK when ch to OTT when opponents may have weaker Kx and FDs? Something's very fishy here mate!
I don't think that type of logic means anything because every situation is different and just because someone 4bets w/ a GS but doesn't bet w/ a TPGK means anything but when you take a look at the bigger picture of play pattern, it adds to the overall picture.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:40 AM   #36
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The ****? You really can't piece it together? Like, how could Joey make it any more obvious?
Give me a break m8, I did add that disclaimer lol

fwiw I think that the best indication of cheating taking place actually would be what I'm pointing out: No amount of insanely good plays will prove he is cheating. A complete and total lack of "bad" (results wise bad) plays would however. Not to get off topic but that's even how science works: You don't try to prove stuff by showing that things add up, you attempt to disprove it, and when you can't disprove something no matter how you try, THEN it's considered true.

So don't look for evidence of him making amazing plays. Look for evidence of him doing no (results wise) catastrophic plays. That's what would seal it.
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Give me a break m8, I did add that disclaimer lol

fwiw I think that the best indication of cheating taking place actually would be what I'm pointing out: No amount of insanely good plays will prove he is cheating. A complete and total lack of "bad" (results wise bad) plays would however. Not to get off topic but that's even how science works: You don't try to prove stuff by showing that things add up, you attempt to disprove it, and when you can't disprove something no matter how you try, THEN it's considered true.

So don't look for evidence of him making amazing plays. Look for evidence of him doing no (results wise) catastrophic plays. That's what would seal it.
I am personally enjoying the action and looking at all hands in general. I haven't found any bad plays at this point.

Nothing will be proven one way or the other from going over hands anyway. This is the type of thing that isn't ever proven at the poker table itself.

I see you only pay attention and make quality posts when the casino is paying you to pay attention in the threads I should have told you to stop sucking casino dick during that thread.
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I don't think that type of logic means anything because every situation is different and just because someone 4bets w/ a GS but doesn't bet w/ a TPGK means anything but when you take a look at the bigger picture of play pattern, it adds to the overall picture.
I know what you mean but looks like god-mode to me. Who ch/c river with fh after double barreling OOP when your opponent can have trips or a str8? Does otb or llinus do that?

I'd like to see a hand in which he calls riv in a big pot and mucks.
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I'm simply going to apologize for not actually reading Joey's posts and analysis of the hands he linked, I just skimmed the posts. Joey's points are definitely clear and no reading between the lines would be needed, you're right TheLoser

Joey, I don't know what casino or thread you're referring to but tell them that the shill-check got lost in the mail and they need to resend it ASAP. Sorry for saying you're sucking cheater dick, it was a bit harsh of a needle considering I was the one in the wrong by not even ***** reading your post

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I'd like to see a hand in which he calls riv in a big pot and mucks.
This is like the holy grail of this discussion imo, btw. This should happen semi-frequently for ANY person who's a reg in a poker game no matter how much better than the others they are really..
edit2: Hell, does he ever even get it in flipping??

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Old 09-30-2019, 08:07 AM   #40
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https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=2494

Another absolutely amazing play by Mike in a bomb pot

c/c c/c and donk jam the river when all draws miss and bottom card pairs when opponents have no pair. He has shown no habit of making plays like this before. He has c/c at various points in hands and lead turns or rivers and is right 100% of the time so far but small sample size.

https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=4502

One of the most ridiculous hands I've seen on a live stream cash game. This won't surprise anyone but Mike is on the right side of things. c/c c/c with 3rd pair - LEAD-shove over the river raise lol into the PFR. Amazing reading ability and instincts once again. Not quite sure what to say here.

https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=6470

Another great read - great sizing - great play after speculative call to a big 3bet pre-flop


https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=9394

Another world class amazing read wow. This is another hand Mike seems to play often and always be on the right side of. Calls a 3bet w/ 52o - calls a cbet w/ gutter + weak FD and then SHOVES ALL IN over the turn bet when his opponent has absolutely nothing. Once the pots get re-raised pre-flop, he seems to fight much harder for them. Has picked the right spots every time so far over 12 hours of watching and has picked wrong 0 times. Have never seen feel like this in my life, amazing to watch.

https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=12894

Another amazing read/play/line by Mike here to get value with the KK. Amazing feel and perfect sizing. At this point I assume Mike would have folded KK on the turn to a bet if his opponent had a straight or a flush.

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Old 09-30-2019, 08:45 AM   #41
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https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=14854

This is the type of hand Mike seems to play when he is behind. Cbets at a very high frequency in spots like this, very high. Is happy to make small bets in spots like this when very behind and then rarely pays off in spots like this when some others might call. Seems to get away from it when beat every single time.


Okay I'm about 14 hours done watching every hand Mike played. The first stream I watched I could have posted hands as well. I will let the NL experts give their opinions on these hands now. This guy is a ****ing Texas Hold'em Poker God, incredible player. Keep in mind, these hands I posted are from 2 sessions.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:55 AM   #42
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so this is due to the stream being actually live without any delay?
Well we all know the fix to that right? Or are we talking about "inside" information?
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No one is concerned that RFID card readers aren't secure and casinos are using it for real money games??? I feel like casinos using these systems for streaming where they are obviously not secure just to promote their room is worse then anyone who takes advantage of it.

Just from a basic understanding of how the system works it is actually very hard to create a secure system with how card readers work and broadcasting semi-live hands. (you have to create keys for cards which change somehow which is very hard to do without switching decks or having predetermined switches in keys)

It's actually not that hard to make it reasonably secure if they hard wired the readers to a control panel but I can tell from the wiring on the live streams I played on that the rfid readers are wirelessly transmitted.

I wish someone who is familiar with the system will come here and say the readers don't simply read the cards and then transmit the seat number and the cards read to the central control wirelessly but I am 99% sure that is not the case.
It's not hard to encrypt wireless signals. No idea how their setup works but it would be outright negligent for them not to.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:33 AM   #44
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Time for players to be strip searched . Or at least a metal detector check.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:36 AM   #45
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Sick find OP. Joey, since you are going through all these already, maybe you can look up his profit per session and all results so far..also him losing some flips or making bad play doesnt prove he is not cheating at all, its his incredibly good plays that are suspicious, i didnt look at all of the hands just a few, there are some players that play just solid tight poker and dont care about gto and how not to be exploited, perhaps against this line up Mike knows that most just play abc poker, thats my only explanation to his sick checks and folds so far.
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I think it's safe to say he won't be playing any longer after these allegations really.. Jig is up
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https://youtu.be/yK4aWk93ug4?t=600

Playing 5/5/10/25. UTG calls. Postle raises $150 w/ red queens, 1 call, 45-50 year old white guy 3bets to $425 w/ black queens. Postle calls and one other caller.

Flop 8c 7d 7c
Pot $1.3k

black queens cbets $550. Postle calls. 1 fold.

Turn Jd.

Check, check?

River 9d.

Check/ Postle shoves, black queens fold.



Turn and river are very suspicious. Think flop shove is standard considering stack depth of $2.5k to start hand. Turn check w/ SPR of .7 seems rather peculiar.
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Had to wait for the Gus podcast to export so I went over another 3.5 hours of hands. More amazing play to witness.


https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=5303

THIS IS EXACTLY THE LINE YOU WOULD TAKE if you knew your opponent
had QQ and wouldn't call a c/r - then he does the fake hollywood acting
job when raised on the river and calls correct. He is never ever ever wrong in spots like this so far. Amazing line and play.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=3730

One of the most ridiculous lines I've seen yet. Call 3bet OOP not very deep and then
c/c a bet w/ not much behind with J7 high on K85. Of course leads the turn and takes it down when opponent has a hand they don't want to call with. Always crushes these spots.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=9104

Once again Mike attacking a 3bet pot correctly when his opponents have hands
that they can't call with. He must really dislike this Cameron kid. Somehow chooses
the perfect turn size to not look like a FD but look like a hand going for
obvious value. Another amazing play by Mike. World class reading ability.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=3924

The guy auto wins 3b pots, once again makes the right decision in a 3b pot. Haven't seen him make the wrong one yet.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=6718

Once again Mike goes into check/call mode w/ a strong hand on the river when he is
conveniently beat on the river w/ trips vs a straight. The exact type of hand he loses. Seems to be a theme for when he is beat on the river in a spot where he might have to bet/call a raise.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=3276

This is the type of **** he does when he is beat. He leads the river for some super small type of bet knowing that he probably can't fold and would have to call a bigger bet, also blocks against Tx bet, gets value from weaker. Another perfect line to take.


https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=4275

He loves to do this make it look like he is going to hero call in spots like this and then always make the right fold, I really thought this would be his first hero call in a very reasonable spot to consider doing so. He tricked me in real time.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=3543

This is another very weird line from Mike in a spot where he is beat by his opponent and is trying to get a free showdown/play weird/not bet a normal size to lose money. I've seen something similar only when he is beat in the past but never this weird and conveniently he is drawing dead on the turn but also has a hand he would always bet off past play patterns.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=2988

This hand isn't very noteworthy but I've started paying attention more when he does this fake pretend to call and then fold. It almost seems like he is doing this for the people watching at home to make them think he is debating making loose/thin/losing calls. It's a very interesting strategy but it goes along w/ the type of table image he is clearly trying to give off.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=4673

The first questionable play on later streets in 15 hours I've seen that isn't actually bad when called because of how many hands he is playing w/ the bryan guy and overall will be good for image which ends up paying off for him in the immediate future after this hand.

https://youtu.be/iGaEtUyyUBE?t=9400

Another perfectly played hand by Mike - decides not to cbet in a spot where he is
cbetting at a high frequency MW, then bets big on the river in a spot where
is going for heavy value. He has shown the type of strategy to bet smaller in these spots
to get called by a weaker value hand vs going bigger. He has shown the habit of going for a similar turn sizing in the past vs this sized up bet on the river even though it's probably standard type sizing for most people.
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This caught my attention because a certain vlogger (Jaman Burton) whom is a crusher in his own right, has only named one specific person to avoid in the games he plays (mostly 2/5 sometimes 5/T).

Does that mean anything? I don't know.
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Another absolutely amazing play by Mike in a bomb pot

c/c c/c and donk jam the river when all draws miss and bottom card pairs when opponents have no pair. He has shown no habit of making plays like this before. He has c/c at various points in hands and lead turns or rivers and is right 100% of the time so far but small sample size.

https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=4502

One of the most ridiculous hands I've seen on a live stream cash game. This won't surprise anyone but Mike is on the right side of things. c/c c/c with 3rd pair - LEAD-shove over the river raise lol into the PFR. Amazing reading ability and instincts once again. Not quite sure what to say here.

https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=6470

Another great read - great sizing - great play after speculative call to a big 3bet pre-flop


https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=9394

Another world class amazing read wow. This is another hand Mike seems to play often and always be on the right side of. Calls a 3bet w/ 52o - calls a cbet w/ gutter + weak FD and then SHOVES ALL IN over the turn bet when his opponent has absolutely nothing. Once the pots get re-raised pre-flop, he seems to fight much harder for them. Has picked the right spots every time so far over 12 hours of watching and has picked wrong 0 times. Have never seen feel like this in my life, amazing to watch.

https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=12894

Another amazing read/play/line by Mike here to get value with the KK. Amazing feel and perfect sizing. At this point I assume Mike would have folded KK on the turn to a bet if his opponent had a straight or a flush.
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https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=12944

An absolutely god-like check back by Mike here 3-way after guy donkbets 1/3 pot into PFR and Mike raises w/ PFR in the middle and both call. Spot hasn't come up yet in my review but has shown a high likelyhood of valuebetting KQ in this type of spot where opponents ranges heavily favor TPWK/FDs/Underpairs. Both players make straights on the turn.


https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=13757

Once again incredible read by Mike. He plays a very wide BTN range and in this spot turns his 5 into a bluff on a card that favors his/BB range. Hasn't showed the habit of turning these type of made hands into a bluff in spots like this before as it's something I've been watching out for. Opponents have the perfect hands to do this play against. He doesn't bluff the river here when the FD misses. This is another very subtle spot that most wouldn't think much about but when you break down the overall game plan and range tendencies, it stands out. These streams are a bit older, I'm not sure when he started working the massive all-in bet to his arsenal but I would imagine it was as the game went on otherwise this would have been the perfect spot for it but opponent did have the type of bluff catcher that could have called the river w/ the FD missing to a normal sized bet.


https://youtu.be/0vaF0kwjQhg?t=1167

Onto stream 3

LOL no words. Mike has shown the habit of betting in spots like this on the turn even when his opponent has him beat so that part isn't uncommon. The river he goes GOD MODE when he makes a FH. Amazing read again.
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I'm 6 hours in to watching every hand played by Mike from two different streams, he might be one of the best players I've seen. His frequencies w/ mixed ranges are all over the place and seem to be spot on depending on if it's a SRP HU pot, SRP MW, 3bet, IP, OOP - very spot on feel for knowing when to stab when opponents range is weak while also knowing when not to stab when opponent disguises range as weak. Incredibly intuition when to barrel off with no equity type hands and also when not to barrel when opponent has a bluff catcher they are likely to not fold + at the top of their range. Has an amazing table presence in that he is always talking and giving off the impression that he is fun/talkative/attempting to get information from others at the table. Has a habit of cbetting in MW pots w/ weak/marginal hands when no one else has a strong hand to continue with,

Gives action just enough in the right spots to make it look like he is putting in more $$$$ w/ bad hands than he really is so far. Makes speculative flop calls w/ weaker ranges often and no problem giving up on later streets when opponent shows strength but also capable of turning the speculative call into a bluff when opponent doesn't have a hand they can call down with. Great feel for when opponent has him beat even when he is getting a good price to call against a wide range.

Seems to give up in all the right places, I don't think I've seen him play a hand poorly once so far depending on what you would consider playing poorly, if you know what your opponents hands are and want to see what develops on later streets, he is playing them quite well. Works well w/ the appearing to give more action than you really are strategy.

https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=7873

One of the greatest folds I've seen so far - AK on K-8-3 FD when opponent has 88 - The dynamic previous to this is this guy who c/r for less than 100bb was playing most hands and Mike was getting the best of him, villian was giving off tilty vibes w/ the hands previous to this one.

No idea what is happening here but another amazing play - https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=2755


https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=11357

Another great fold for less than 100bb in a $20bb pot vs the same guy as before. Mike has been a very active button, much more calling in general than 3b - this is one of the first 4bets but I'm not sure this guy plays 99-TT or AQ+ any different against Mike specifically w/ how many hands Mike plays and Mike seems to have a good feel for the table so he should be aware that players will be thinking he has a wide 3b range in this spot, especially someone looking to play hands w/ him. I'm not sure how live players adjust to a $20 straddle in a regular $10bb game and if it's standard to treat a $1100 stack as a 110bb stack in a live players mind vs a 55bb stack due to straddle.

https://youtu.be/AhjpQ2E17Ao?t=12409

Another amazing play by Mike. Slowplaying KK MW from the SB and making an amazing turn check/call 4 way once the A pairs after the BTN raises pre-flop, cbets flop and makes a very big bet on the turn for for live poker w/ 2 players to act behind him. This guys look on his face says it all after losing the hand lol - https://i.gyazo.com/1914ab78fa06c2a6...1ca65dc72b.jpg


Only 6 hours in but am watching every hand - will watch 100 hours if I get excited but this is kind of fun to see how someone plays 50% VPIP and crush.

This is the first stream I watched - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOew5mNY9XY

A few very very subtle hands stood out to me vs Dave O that some might overlook. He plays similar to how I might expect someone to play if they could know the whole cards but didn't want to make it obvious in every spot.

If anyone wakes up and sees this - I would watch these hands first before the last post. Some of the hands from my last post aren't as wild on their own but w/ the overall play style, game flow during each session, overall frequencies and tendencies after watching so many hours, they stood out.
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