Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: How to Play Flush Draws & Turning Pairs into Bluffs (Again) (Online Poker)

For this week’s poker training, love is in the air, but definitely not the good kind. Welcome to the first episode of Toxic Tuesday, where we’ve staged an intervention of sorts to make Jon face the hard facts that his love affairs with turning pairs into bluffs and chasing every flush draw with a pulse is causing him to lose money and preventing him from finding true love in this game of poker.

All’s fair in love and war, however, and Jon’s brought 10 (Yes, TEN) hands from his little black book to try to convince Coach Brad that it’s not him, it’s ALL OF US who can’t see the value in the eight high flush draw with a heart of gold that comes home every night at 4am.

Will Jon see the error of his ways and finally swipe right on a nice pair of Kings that can take care of him? Or will he keep looking for love in all the wrong Aces? Find out in Toxic, err, Tactical Tuesday 113.

Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: Then vs. Now – Poker Bluffing Strategy Revisited for 2023 (Online Poker)

This week’s show format has been turned right on its head as we finally make good on Coach Brad’s previously broken promises — for which he still hasn’t apologized — to revisit some old hands from yesteryear, when Jon Chai was but a wee lad trying to scratch two big blinds together and find his way in this poker world.

Upon revisiting hands from all the way back in 2021 (a simpler time when Barbara Walters and Angela Lansbury were still entertaining us all), Coach Brad & Jon discover that maybe it’s not how the hands were played that’s important… but it was the friends we made along the way.

Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: Playing Suited Connectors in 3-Bet & 4-Bet Pots (Cash Game Online Poker)

This week’s journey into the realm of Tactical Tuesday poker training series sees CPG’s Coach Brad Wilson and co-host Jon Chai critique two cash game poker hands played by Jon, this time playing suited connectors in 3-Bet and 4-Bet pots. It wouldn’t be an episode of TT without jams on both hands, and sure enough we’re faced with exactly those decisions for the entirety of the chips. Coach Brad enhances his powers with the magic of edibles to checks notes*… agree with Jon? What’s in those things?

Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: Bluff Catching In Cash Game Poker: When Is Ace High Better Than An Overpair?

Our newest installment in the Tactical Tuesday free poker training series features CPG Founder and Coach Brad Wilson with co-host Jon Chai as they dive into yet another pair of online cash game poker hand breakdowns focusing this time on bluff catching spots against the all-too-common all in jam by adventurous villains. With upper range hands in both situations, should Jon ever find a fold? And what about the properties of blockers when facing large river bets? ***FREE POKER COURSE*** Click here to get the NURRLE poker course completely for free: https://chasingpokergreatness.com/poker-courses/#free-nurrle

Our first poker hand up for review is from 1000NL where Jon finds himself holding Ace Ten suited in the small blind and decides to flat a reg’s open from the cutoff so as to keep the whale in the big blind in the hand. It doesn’t work, so we’re in for some reg on reg crime as we see a favorable flop.

The second poker hand up for analysis is Pocket Tens. Other than flopping a set, how are mere mortals supposed to play this hand? Just make sure all 5 cards come out lower than that — you’re welcome. If only it were that simple all the time, but in this instance, eyebrows are raised when the 3-Betting big blind triple barrel jams on the same board that favors hero. Is Jon about to get coolered by a higher overpair, which are all within villain’s range? An interesting case study in bluff catching and blockers / unblockers transpires in this hand as Jon plays for stacks yet again.

Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: Playing 4-Bet Pots as the Preflop Raiser | Cash Game Online Poker Strategy

This week’s free poker training video features Coach Brad Wilson and co-host Jon Chai with more online cash game poker hand breakdowns focusing on 4-Bet Pots as both the PFR (Preflop Raiser) and the PFC (Preflop Caller). Jon puts himself into position to play for stacks, but as always, Coach Brad begs the question of whether the road taken leads to the most value. ***FREE POKER COURSE*** Click here to get the NURRLE poker course completely for free: https://chasingpokergreatness.com/pok…

Our first poker hand is from 1000NL where Jon finds himself holding Big Slick in the cutoff against a 3-Betting villain on the button. Jon puts in the 4-Bet and after a call we go to a flop. But what happens when you have Ace King and don’t flop a pair? We try to talk ourselves through the available options in this interesting spot.

Our second poker hand up for debate is old reliable Cowboys in the cutoff. Another villain on the button bumps it up to 3-Bet territory and of course Pocket Kings deserves a 4-Bet. Jon and Brad have differing opinions on when to bet and when to check. Does villain take the bait and rip it all in?

00:00 Tactical Tuesday Episode 108 Intro
00:30 Coach Brad Wilson & Poker Pro Jon Chai get acquainted before diving in
01:03 Discussion of this week’s poker strategy theme, which is 4-Bet Pots as the Preflop Raiser
01:29 Brad’s idea for a future episode — go to greatnessvillage.com to vote!
02:33 Hand No. 1: AcKh (hero) in the cutoff vs. reg villain on the button (4-Bet pot)
16:28 Join the CPG Wolves! (application info below)
17:25 Hand No. 2: KdKc (hero) in the cutoff vs. reg villain on the button (4-Bet pot)
28:51 Outro: go to chasingpokergreatness.com for more!

Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: Poker Lessons in Hand Reading and Recognizing Opponent’s Range

As for this week’s free poker training video, Coach Brad Wilson and co-host Jon Chai are back for 2023 with more online cash game poker hand breakdown content for your enjoyment and high level poker learning. Poker pro Jon Chai rings in the new year with two hands for review this week; each with unconventional action and of course inflated pots (it is Jon, after all) from the 1000NL online poker streets. **FREE POKER COURSE** Click here to get the NURRLE poker course completely for free: https://chasingpokergreatness.com/pok…

The first poker hand is from 5/10 No Limit and Jon isn’t sure if this is a 100% punt or a genius play by a strong-willed villain in a 3bet pot. Let’s see if the age old adage “dueces never loses” holds true as we face an aggressive line.

The second poker hand up for scrutiny is a “choose your own adventure” in 1000NL multiway hands as we witness the button surprisingly limp and then everyone calls a $45 open by the small blind. We flop some equity, but we need to do a bit of hand reading and range analysis to avoid getting carried away in this multiway pot that sees an equity shifting turn and definitely an equity shifting river.

00:00 Tactical Tuesday Episode 107 Intro
00:30 Coach Brad Wilson & Poker Pro Jon Chai wish each other a happy new year
02:40 Discussion of this week’s poker strategy theme, which is a sort of punt autopsy and hand reading theme — we’re still not sure
03:23 Hand No. 1: 2s2c (hero) in the cutoff vs. reg villain in the big blind (3bet pot)
20:15 Join the CPG Wolves! (application info below)
21:11 Hand No. 2: AsQc (hero) in the big blind vs. multiway villains in the small blind and on the button
39:24 Outro: go to chasingpokergreatness.com for more!

Tactical Tuesday Free Poker Training Video: Blind vs. Blind in Single Raised Pots & Trusting Your Poker Instincts

Our 6-max online cash game poker training series continues on Tactical Tuesday by examining strategy paths in blind vs. blind scenarios (some of the most common configurations in online poker) in single raised pots. Cash game poker pro Jon Chai submits two hands for review by Coach Brad Wilson; one in the small blind and one in the big blind.

One poker hand quickly changes from a high equity situation on the flop, into an emergency hand reading exercise to decipher what villain’s range consists of — and what they might possibly fold — when a dicey, wet river completes the runout. This card can’t be good for villain’s range, but do they ever fold what Jon thinks they have? Does he trust himself enough to pull the trigger on a polarized all-in jam to find out?

The other poker hand under scrutiny by Coach Brad is a spot where Jon unexpectedly makes his draw after checkraise semi-bluffing on the flop (“I didn’t have a plan for this!” – Jon). The hand quickly turns into a question of what to do when you actually make your draws, and how to establish strong checking lines out of position that can bluffcatch and effectively encourage villains to potentially punt their entire stack under the right circumstances. But when Jon’s hand gets downgraded on a board pairing river, he uses his hand recall skills to reexamine villain’s turn bet sizing to remove significant value combinations from villain’s range. Does Jon still have the right odds to call a polarized river overbet?

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