How Fraz Jaka capitalized on frightened players in the WSOP main event

In this poker news Strategy column, take a look at a very interesting place from $10,000 WSOP Main Event That PokerCoaching coach Faraz Jaca Played and how to exploit afraid players.

During the WSOP main event, players will overestimate the duration of their tournaments which can sometimes turn them into fearful players. It is important to get to know these players and find ways to exploit them in your poker game!

We discuss how to use wordplay by talking to your opponents to gather information. Remember that in poker, the more information you get, the better informed your decisions. We also talk about how deeper chips are favored for pro players as more decisions need to be made.

The hand begins with curtains at 300/600/600 And the early position player raised to 1,300. From the next seat, Fraz’s bet with three bets to 4,000 bets. {8-bestady}{8 hearts}. While I usually relate to this situation, Frase recommended mixing the middle pairs in the three betting ranges when deep-stacked, to increase board coverage and to buy a position by preventing players yet from entering the pot.

The action was then folded into the big blind, which bet four for 11,500. The initial fold called Faraz. Faraz said he liked calling because it would have a hand position and forward hands like an ace-king or bluffs like a proper king-king.

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Jonathan Little and Fraz Jacka discuss a hand from the WSOP main event

flop fell {7 clubs}{7 mas}{6-bestady} The big blind is 7000. What would you do in this eight-pocket scenario?

  • folds
  • a call
  • Increase the number to 14000
  • Raised to 42500 (all in)

The fold can be ridiculous because this flip does not reach the opponent’s range and they will bet a lot of their excess cards. Plus the Graz has a hatch in the tailgate, which makes his hand communicate clearly. decided to call.

Bring the role {9 diamonds} To give Faraz an open toss in a row and check his opponent. If the opponent falters, Faraz said he will talk to the opponent and try to get some information.

When the opponent checks out, Faraz decides to bet 8000. He said he usually checks back in this scenario, but he reads that his opponent has overestimated his life in the tournament and is therefore unlikely to outsmart Faraz and lose his tally.

The opponent got into the tank for about ten minutes and then bent down, later telling Faraz that he was carrying a pocket jacket. Although it ended up with the wrong move, I can understand the opponent’s fold because there are very few hands they beat looking at the movement of this hand.

I think Fries played the hand well. His reading allowed him to take advantage of his opponent and get them to fold the better hand.

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