Trikkur 3 – 100NL at Full Tilt Poker

by trikkur

This video was an experiment in playing a Loose Aggressive style. I had just watched a training video at CardRunners and wanted to attempt raising every hand from the button. CTS, the CardRunners pro, had mentioned doing this himself for a week straight in order to improve his button play. I moved down to 100NL so I could feel more comfortable practicing this new skill. This is a super exciting action-packed video with a lot of light 3-bets and other fun strategies. I do not suggest you copy my exact play from Trikkur 3, but you can learn a lot about preflop aggression and small pot poker by watching this video.

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Interesting Hands

16:52 with – I raise from UTG+1 and get called by the button. Unfortunately, the Small Blind squeezes and puts me in a bad spot. I decided to make the call, but this is very close and I would probably lean towards folding in most instances. The button folds leaving it heads up vs. the SB and the flop comes . The villain checks to us and I don’t see a reason to bet this flop. I decide to just check behind and I hit gold on the turn. The SB bets $16 into a $32 pot and I try to figure out the best way to get him all in. Because I had been very aggressive at this table, I decided to do a play that looks very weak and is a favorite among bad players – the min-raise. I put in a minimum sized raise to $32 hoping that my opponent will shove over the top, which he does. My set of Tens holds versus his QQ.

My opponent made a huge mistake by not betting this flop. It was very dry and there were no scare cards for him. I would have been in a very bad spot if he just makes a standard continuation bet because I would have an overpair, but it would be likely that I was beat. My opponent got fancy and slowplayed his large pair and paid for it greatly. Do not slowplay unless you have a very specific reason at the time!

Key Concepts

  • Playing Loose Aggressive Poker
  • Winning Small Pots
  • Double Barreling

Play Online Poker

Play at True PokerI made this video at Full Tilt Poker, but I do not recommend playing there anymore. They were forced to close to US players in 2011 and have been unable to properly process cash out requests since that date. At the end of 2011, I started playing at a small poker room called True Poker. They have been around since the early 2000s and have an amazing track record of cash outs and player security. They offer a 100% up to $1000 bonus for all new players, but if you sign up at True Poker through PokerTrikz you will also receive 27% rakeback for the life of your account. Rakeback deals have been rapidly disappearing these last few years, so I wouldn’t miss out on this chance to get a good rakeback deal at a trustworthy poker room.