Haven't checked this thread in a few days. Wasn't expecting a dramabomb.
Well, if I was brought on a show and someone asked me about going broke in NLH with one pair, I wouldn't be thinking about how awful the question was. I would take the question and turn it in the direction I wanted the instruction to go. It's a difficult medium to use for instruction and the burden falls upon the person giving the advice to try that much harder.Thanks for clearing up what you meant in your first post. I have a pretty thick skin most of the time but was in a bit of a bad mood last night when someone told me about the thread. To be honest, it wasn't your post that bothered me, it was iggy's.
Adam, I certainly wasn't trying to say the whole interview was bad. For a secondary segment, I thought that you had quite a bit prepared and asked a lot of open-ended questions that basically just gave me a chance to talk. I think that you do a very good job with the Pokercast all things considered. If you reread my comment a few pages back, what I said was:
Yeah, I actually kinda felt bad when I listened to myself that I didn't shut them down harder on the pot control comment. I was thinking about the preflop thing halfway through what he was saying and I think I just kinda missed what an awful question it was.
Those two sentences are the sum total of everything negative I had to say about the interview and they were all about that one question. And really it was my handling of the question that I was upset with, not that you asked it. At the start of the question, you were talking about how to avoid going broke with middle and bottom set, and I already was mentally structuring my reply, when you mentioned "playing for pot control with middle and bottom set".Now the absolute #1 point I was trying to get across throughout the interview was playing aggressively with medium-strength to strong hands like middle and bottom set and pretty much never flat-calling that kind of spot. If I were doing my
job properly, I would have stopped and addressed that playing for pot control with sets was very ineffective and the exact kind of passive mistake that hurts a lot of beginning to intermediate players. However, by glossing over the last part of the question, I felt like I gave tacit approval for the idea which was frustrating. You're absolutely right that I should have turned it in a different direction, that was 100% my fault. You weren't there to be the strategy expert, you were there to ask questions and you did that job very well.