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Vids get weaker, no more reign of the plo thrown :(
Jan. 8, 2014 | 9:39 a.m.
I am really struggling to find the right BB defend strategy.
Given the button opens 100% / 75% and 50%, anyone ever done the math on whats correct to defend?
Dec. 18, 2013 | 5:10 p.m.
what mathers is playbility and not hot/cold EQ actually. KK52r may be a EQ-fav vs a wide BU range, but we will have trouble getting to SD with our dry overpair vs competent players.
Agree with what alienslayer is saying. I look at it this way. Against skilled players, I look for reasons to fold. Against poor players, I look for reasons to call. My default when readless is to play very tight, but when developing reads on a given opponent I pay very close attention for the first 100 or so hands to their c-betting tendencies. And by the way, when people say c-betting tendencies here, they mostly refer to a stat on a HUD. I'm not talking about that.
Are they betting dry boards with air, or checking back medium strength hands (polarizing their c-bets, or not?). I mention these things because once I get a feel for c-betting tendencies, I peel a lot wider out of the big blind, and again, I'm not just talking about how often they are c-betting, I'm talking about more specific tendencies than that.
Anyway, as Tom mentioned, the greater your skill edge, the wider you can peel. But even against skilled opponents you can still peel relatively wide if you have an accurate read on their postflop tendencies.