This course has been absolutely wonderful. I learnt a lot and intend to put it in use at the table.
Response to video questions:
Hand 1: 98s
I have been the victim of many beats early in the tourney because 3 x BB in not much and stacks are still deep. I would still go aheas and bet 60 bucks there and continue aggression if I hit the flop hard and cool down otherwise.
Post flop, I do not have much showdown value and need double gutshot draws so I will bet like I have the world here; 3/4 to full pot. If villain calls, I check it down and fold to aggression.
Hand 2: QJo
On the river, I check and give villain a chance to bluff
. I will call any bet made and shrug my shoulders if he has a flush.
Hand 3: 72s
I fold. I will not get clever here since from experience people are still willing to play for stacks on the bubble.
If I have to give and answer post flop, it is to c-bet on the larger side and try to take the pot down here. I have nothing to hope for.
Hand 4: KQo
I bet half the pot post flop and check on later streets, intending to keep the sizing if my hand improves on a later street.
Hand 5: 96s
I would call here and take a flop. A nice up and down straight draw here and I do not want villain to see another card here but expect a bet so with go with a pot bet raise if he bets after my check.
Hand 6: 98s
I say 12 outs here; 9 hearts and three 7's.
Using the 4-2 rule, 12 x 2 = 24 %
Facing a half pot bet, I would call with the present odds
but very tempting to bite the bullet and shove since I do not expect another bet from villain if I hit. This may be the only way to get villain to fold or double up in this tournament.
Hand 7: T3s
I would call to take a flop and hope to connect well.
Post flop villain does not appear to have connected and I opt to call and see if a Jack of heart come in on the turn. After that nice turn card, I believe the winds are in our favour and would through out a nice pot sized bet here.
Hand 8: Q7o
I would not double barrel here after villain called my c-bet.
Hand 9: AJo
I would shove here since it is pretty hard to imagine villain with pocket A's, Q's or K's. That would be sick.
Range for villain in that spot TT+, T9o+.
Hand 10: A7s
Never call here - shove of fold with that stack.
Hand 11: J9o
Hand 12: J2o
Suppose to shove any two but not my cup of tea - fold here.
Hand 13: QJs
Hand 14: 85s
Call and hope for a great flop.
Donk shove on that flop. Top pair and good draws.
Hand 15: KQo
Hand 16: K6o
I would go for the steal here; 3 x BB
Hand 17: KJs
Standard 3 x BB pre-flop.
Effective stack is 523.4 K
Shove post flop.
Hand 18: AQo
Shove and hope for the best. Expect AK+ and TT+. Quite the toss up here.
Hand 19: 22
A disgusting shove here - hoping that villain folds!
Hand 20: AKs
Insta-shove and hope no sick joke.
Good to get to the finish line. Thanks for a great course guys. Definitely made a difference in my knowledge of the game.