Welcome to a poker interview with a very special guest, Matthew Janda author of Applications of No Limit Hold'em. Even though this book is focused on NLHE, I think it has a lot great insights into general Welcome to a poker interview with a very special guest, Matthew Janda author of Applications of No Limit Hold'em.
Even though this book is focused on NLHE, I think it has a lot great insights into general game theory optimal poker principles that we all strive for when playing.
0:01 - Introduction
1:33 - How it all started
2:45 - Challenging assumptions
4:00 - PLO example
5:00 - Flopzilla and other software
6:20 - Teaching hands vs ranges
7:20 - If Matthew Janda could rewrite the book (betting to deny equity)
9:30 - Capping your range in Pot Limit Omaha
10:10 - Why Sauce123 is a great poker player
14:38 - Minimizing big mistakes vs GTO play implementation
18:30 - Focusing on your own strategy
19:25 - PokerSnowie check-raise example and the costs of implementating GTO
24:50 - Definition of a poker mistake and balance
32:10 - Why the best poker players can embrace not knowing
35:20 - Taking a certain line before planning out every contingency
38:10 - How GTO poker strategy will always take the max EV line with every hand
42:10 - Why mixed strategies even exist
43:45 - The nut flush blocker bluff in PLO
44:30 - Range transparency, EV and counterstrategies
47:50 - The value of balanced poker ranges
51:45 - Working on PLO strategy with PokerJuice
52:35 - Value raises and bluff raises in Pot Limit Omaha
55:10 - Choosing the right PLO hands in terms of functionality
58:05 - What is Minimum Defense Frequency (MDF) and when to apply it
-Don't fall into the trap of basing your strategy on avoiding tough decisions.
-Poker players need to make an effort to lay out your strategy, so you can confidently make profitable decisions at the table and stop second-guessing yourself.
-Stay humble enough to consider alternate plays, and put in the hours in the poker lab so you can embrace not knowing because you are certain you can figure it out by working off the tables.
-Don't look for shortcuts because there aren't any.
Hope you guys enjoy and check out my other poker interviews.
Fernando aka JNandez