re: Poker & Another "How would you play this" hand analysis
that's a great video, and i love the small ball approach.
I'd like to comment, though, that Negreanu isn't against big pots, he's against big pots when you have a marginal hand. He wants to play small pots until he has a hand to go to war with.
I think the hand the OP posted is a hand to go to war with...but this may all just be a question of style. I like to play my medium hands and regular drawing hands small. I like to play my monster draws super aggressively to give cover to my made monsters (like sets and straights). That way when I check raise on a dangerous board people won't know if I'm protecting my top set, or if I'm semi bluffing
my monster draw....either way they can't like their chances against my range and any time I can pick up a pot with just K high or even top set on a dangerous board, I am happy either way.
Some people wait around in tournaments for AA and premium starting hands...I wait around for flopping huge draws. Give me a straight flush draw instead of pocket aces any day of the week.