A Collection of Postflop Air

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney


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Table of Contents + Time Links

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (1:18) Hand 1 - Dirty Juice (AK on T65 flop)
    Hero squeezes pre flop with AK from the small blind. Terrible flop and first to act in a low SPR pot. [SPR, Flopzilla, "balanced"]
  3. (5:07) Hand 2 - Masonry (KT on 875 flop)
    Cbetting (or not) when first to act after missing the flop, but with 2 over cards. Lots of work with Flopzilla. [Flopzilla]
  4. (13:27) Hand 3 - Vacation (97 on K53 flop)
    Stealing from the CO and the BB calls. Hero double barrels. [4/2 rule]
  5. (21:22) Hand 4 - Bad Got Good (K9 on T62 flop)
    Multi-way pot after attempted steal from the CO. Cbetting in to multiple players on the flop and double barreling the turn.
  6. (25:11) Hand 5 - Donkaroo (KQ on J42 flop)
    Playing in position against a short stack who donks the flop.
  7. (27:52) Hand 6 - A Light Breeze (87 on T65 flop)
    Calling a raise with a suited connector. Hit an open-ended straight draw on the flop. Bluffing a 4-flush card on the river.

A Collection of Postflop Air.

Hero's HUD Stats in 'A Collection of Postflop Air'.


  • Type: INVERSE
  • Stakes: $100NL
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:33:39
  • Added: 09 August 2013

Video overview.

You've raised preflop with good position and a pretty hand. The flop comes and you've completely missed it (standard). What do you do? Here are six hand histories and six discussions about it.

You miss the flop all the time, so SplitSuit delves in to all kinds of thought processes to hunt down the most profitable lines moving forward. Topics covered include:

  • Flop lines and flop decisions
  • Double and triple barreling
  • Bluffing without any showdown value.
  • How bet sizes affect ranges.

This is a more theoretical vid than usual, so be prepared. Finish off whatever you're eating and close out those other tabs before you start watching.

Missing the flop with KQ
Hand 5 - Nailing the flop with KQ.


  • "Always consider your opponent's reactions to each of your actions"
  • "As you move higher and higher, less plays become 'one and done'"
  • "If you see a showdown, take a note of some sort."
  • "Remember that range reading is linear and logical."

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About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website www.SplitSuit.com. He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

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