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The Breakdown: This River Enjoy Broke Us. In a Terrible Way.





It’s 3 way action on Are living at the Bicycle and these guys are carrying out some bizarre things. Some things we don’t imagine is too good.

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24 comments

  1. I think you are more likely to be beat playing 1/2 2/5 however it’s always a call but at these stakes it’s a insta call.

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  2. Who is the female commentator?

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  3. R.I.P. headphones bros. Not sure why Bart Hanson's co-host was a damn banshee.

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  4. The river bet is way better than the fold. 1. Even a bad bet gives you a chance to win as this hand clearly demonstrates. 2. Folding a set on relatively uncoordinated board such as this is just a losing play period and against an opponent who overvalued hands line this is really is just about the worst fold you are likely to see.

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  5. John Cynn laughing at his own slowroll was pure. Maybe he wouldn't laugh so much if Tony had gone Kermit Washington on his ass.

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  6. What do we think of the turn raise? There are no bad cards that can come on the river and top pair is supposed to fold to our raise, so I guess we're hoping he has AA or KK? Can we just call with the intention of shoving the river? If the river is an A, K, Q, J, even 10 he may have made 2 pair or trips and call where most of those hands fold to the turn raise…

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  7. All plays around were so bad

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  8. Hard to make sense of morons…

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  9. Actually if John is a really good player, his river shove could make a ton of sense.
    He has virtually zero worse hands than QJ (which he probably shouldn't have), so even top pair could be your worst possible hand here, so he could be balancing his value bets with this bluff.
    But since he isn't balancing, it's just a bad play.

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  10. The hand makes perfect sense if you watch these guys play for a year. John swings for the fence, he is not afraid to get felted, he considers his buy ins to be sunk costs. Francisco was playing nitty because he was way up for the session. Destin is the same way, if he makes a big score he switches to lockdown, and won't call a big bet without something very close to the stone nuts. All these players think in terms of winning session v. losing session.

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  11. No one has even considered the possibility that Francisco may have thought he was in a set over set cooler. He has bottom set, and a guy led the flop, led the turn, called a 4X raise on the turn, and jammed the river all into two players. Screams set to me. But whatever all of you guys are way better than any other poker players there are so……

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  12. I can see the cards

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  13. Why do the commentators immediately jump to Francisco slow rolling? Pretty much every value hand that would do this has him beat, and the bluffs look like spew.

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  14. I have an explanation. It is possible that those two guys are Israelis, and from my experience this is perfectly normal.

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  15. My opinion is I wish the audio was muted on the clips. What an annoying pos.

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  16. I thnk john is turning his hand into a bluff OTR cuz the straight gets there. Not saying its a good idea, but it makes more sense then him moving in for value.

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  17. You (poker) guys need to stop doing Live at the Bike hands. They're donkeys, except the big game. A broken clock is right twice a day.

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  18. What is the difference between a rainbow board and a totally rainbow board?

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  19. Big John is turning the Q into a bluff. But it feels like the only sliver of Fransisco's range he could be targeting is kq and maybe aq.

    That's all I've got. Guess he's lucky Fransisco will fold way more than that apparently.

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  20. Big Jon and Francisco just got an invite to my private game.

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  21. What about the audio commentary who says she « flopped a set ONCE. In 1998 ». How ridiculous is that comment.

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  22. Mistakes were made.

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  23. I don't agree with your decision to review this hand. These are clearly two complete idiots.

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  24. I played a few times with Francisco during WSOP. He tank called my 7bb cutoff shove in the big blind with JJ in a $1k sit and go. At the time I felt like it was a bit of a slowroll (but he's a super nice guy). However, after seeing this, I kinda think I should have gotten it through.

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