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CardRunners Training: Ben “BenaBadBeat” Raven With Mid-Stakes NLHE Full Ring Analysis

Today CardRunners instructor Ben “BenaBadBeat” Raven returns to provide a twist on the usual approach to training videos by analyzing hands not played by himself but by a friend — “JVL_STARRR69” — who generally exhibits a more aggressive style than does Raven.

This preview focuses entirely on a single hand of mid-stakes, full-ring no-limit hold’em in which “JVL_STARRR69” flops top pair, top kicker in position yet encounters significant postflop strength from a savvy opponent. The situation forces Raven to think closely about bet sizing, continuation betting, and other topics — including how to assess an approach taken by someone that differs from the line he would have adopted. Take a look:

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