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Leakfinding on the Hand Evaluation Forums

Here’s Part 2 of my Hand History Evaluation Video series. Let me know if you enjoy watching such a video format. I want to produce varied content and not just the same old live sweat session video all the time.

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11 comments for “Leakfinding on the Hand Evaluation Forums

  1. Vasil
    April 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Your approach to analyzing the hands is amazing. Learning much from hands judged by you.

    • April 15, 2014 at 7:13 am

      thanks, glad to know you found it helpful

  2. Ramon Wruck
    April 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Very cool to see how you analyze hands! Keep Going!

  3. David J
    April 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Your videos are amazing, I have learnt alot from watching it.

    May I ask what was your process of moving up from small limit in zoom to higher and higher? How many hands do you think you have played thus far for zoom?

    I have put 80 on stars 4 months ago, started at 2NL (40bi), worked very hard in these 4 months while studying at University. I have 630k~ hands after 4 months of time. 53k at 2NL, 140k at 5NL, 280k at 10NL, rest at 25NL. I am currently playing 25NL with 1600BR (including milestone rewards and FPP bonuses), Clearly, my winrate is not that high considering the amount of hands I have played and with the bonuses. I find that people from limits to limits gets drastically better but it is expected. I have a few spots that I am always confused of how to play in the following:

    If someone 3-bet 10x bb, another calls, I am closing with 3 bb invested, should I call with hands such as 78s, TJs, A3s ? I am always confused whether or not I should call at these spots because it does seem that I have the pot odds..

    Should I open with low pps and low sc UTG or UTG+1? Hands like 22, 56s, etc..

    I would really appreciate your help and advice, thank you so much, you are my inspiration and I am solely dedicated to zoom and wish to be a player just like you in the future.


  4. April 24, 2014 at 2:32 am

    I’ve played close to 2million hands at zoom, and maybe 5mil-6mil hands total. Your rate of progress seems ok, not the fastest but not too slow either. You can check out my first blog in 2009 ( if you want to see the progress for my first year.

    About completing with 7bb more to call – It’s marginal but possible to play it profitably. I don’t think you are losing a ton of value by folding.

    UTG – I usually open 22+, but I’m folding 65s or worse most of the time. Default range = 89s+, 22+, A2s+, AJ, KQ, T8s+

    • David J
      April 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much for your help!

      Do you find that the games nowadays are much harder than before? There are only roughly ~100-150 players at peak in 500NL and 50ish at 1000NL. So that means there are barely any fishes for you right? Do you also play the monthly 100k freerolls and quarterly 1 million freerolls for supernovas? Did you manage to win any of those?

      • April 25, 2014 at 3:35 am

        1. Yes games are getting harder every year, it’s the same for most complex competitive games with a large player pool. Look at all the popular strategy games (Chess, Starcraft, Dota) and you’ll find that any decent modern player who goes back a few years in time would often be able to use modern strategies and tactics to crush the very top of the world. There are still fishes, the fish ratio isn’t too bad.

        2. Nope I have not won any major tournament. I don’t play the 100k freerolls. Sometimes I play the quarterly if I do remember to do so.

  5. David J
    April 25, 2014 at 7:24 am

    What are your thoughts on tournaments? I personally think that any tournaments with over 100 players are pure luck, For example, in a tournament of 2000 people, 1000 people who picked up AA, out of 200 of them will walk away from the tournament with it, no matter how good you are. And the amount of flips you need to win / holding up your hands is just absurd. Moreover, even if you make it to the final table, 9th place only gets 10% of what the 1st place gets. I have had many thoughts about grinding tournaments, people say its 100BI generally speaking but I still think it’s completely a lottery fest..

    • April 26, 2014 at 3:02 am

      well to win a single MTT you need a huge amount of luck. but if you play well over a large number of tournaments you’re almost certain to win some of them.

  6. tanwe1
    April 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Hi,when your Elite-Level Poker Course video Release?I lookforward it

    • April 26, 2014 at 3:03 am

      I’m not sure when it’ll be completed but I’ll post it up on this blog when it’s done. Depends on how much motivation i have to complete it.

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