Fear is an issue that need to be addressed as you'll progress in your Poker journey.
A great poker mind and player said this "All you want is on the other side of fear".
That should give food for thoughts.
Aug. 29, 2017 | 4:43 p.m.
If you never played live before i would suggest to be very attentive for the first hour. Just watch hands, how they are played, opens sizings, showdowns, the pace, peoples behaviours etc. Unless you have a very strong holdings i would try to feel the pace and not get too involved. There will be a lot more limping thus you'll need to make bigger iso raise sizings and bigger opens sizings as the standard 3x won't work very well. Be attentive to the standards opening size for the table and try to spot who like action and who is tight. And...AND ! Don't forget that some peoples have traveled a bit to go to the casino so they didn't make the trip to folds hands. Before bluffing think twice and find very good spots.
Before all things, have fun !
Aug. 23, 2017 | 8:15 p.m.
EDIT: Ok I just figured that i will not be able to have results for low straights with an ace and the hand ranking would need to be changed also.
Is there any software for 6+ Hold'em ?
I'm trying to find a way to use PokerCruncher (Kind of Flopzilla for MAC) for 6+ Hold'em. What i figured is that i could removes 2-3-4-5 from the deck, all of them by using the dead cards option.
I'm wondering if there is other things that i should tweak and/or can it work at all using a software designed for a full deck ?
Aug. 23, 2017 | 12:11 a.m.
When you say: "If you can't value bet the river here with AA, you've missed designed your range."
Are you implying that we should be so wide here that AA in relation with our range should be a Value bet ?
Aug. 20, 2017 | 3:48 p.m.
Still i would like to have your assumptions of the villain's betting range River.
And my range is surely not perfect as i stated at the top of my post. we could add a lot of hands of course and we will be surely in a good spot to call overall with our range as once AsJx is in V's bluffing range, with the range i provided, we can profitably call as being ~5% over threshold.
But as we shouldn't make any strong assumptions about the "nittily" tendencies of V on that sample the same goes the other way about his looseness.
So what would be a fairly accurate betting range here ? I ask you.
One thing we may not forget and we didn't touch is about Hero's range. Hero as the PFR got a pretty strong range here given actions and is protected because of that, giving less incentives for Villain to bluff us out on River.
Aug. 20, 2017 | 2:15 a.m.
Let's be generous and put this as the betting range for V, i might be off but it will give an idea. :
Vs. That we are at ~35% River and we need ~30%
Let's say V doesn't Turn AsJx into a bluff, we go down at ~31%
Aug. 19, 2017 | 7:17 p.m.
We could analyse you're line and see with which sort of mixture you land River. But i'll assume you're competent enough to 2nd barrel NFD Turn + Combo Draws (obv.) and i'm pretty sure you are able to bluff this River with which seems the best combos to do it so given that i'm not too worried about the fold. Honestly the times you 3 barrels/shove this River will make the decision much more tougher for V and the mistakes greater for him then for you in this spot.
Aug. 19, 2017 | 3:52 p.m.
Also i think V dont have many sets River, but even then the fact is that he got enough strong combos calling Turn that got there River to outweigh his very few bluffs IF he is competent enough to bluff enough in this spot.
Aug. 19, 2017 | 3:13 p.m.
At first look without reading your analysis it seems like a very close spot where the precision and reliability of the intel we got on bluffing tendencies from V River will help us define the optimal decision. But i think, given the pot odds, ranges from V given actions, it seems a bit fetch to think he can bluff enough here. I have difficulties to come with enough bluffing combos into V's range to reaching the calling threshold we need. But as i said your the one able to provide the subtleties about V.
Aug. 19, 2017 | 3:10 p.m.
"people saying you put yourself in a bad situation are being results oriented"
V DkB/3B on flop, this is very different then if H had CBet and V raise his CBet.
He is already narrowing his range by betting and when he is raised he 3B. Unless he is a complete maniac we should proceed carefully with our range assumptions. Specially recognizing that WE are the PFR and in V's eyes we have a lot of strong K in our range on this flop + strong draws. That should be a worries because this donk bet have a very definite purpose here.
Aug. 17, 2017 | 4:37 p.m.
I agree that there is some bluffs on this Turn, i never said the contrary but on one hand you say that this V's aren't good hand readers but on the other you assume that they would turn AQ into a bluff because they would recognize that AQ in this spot block AK and KQ, that is a strong assumptions for poor hand readers. We actually say primarily the same thing in a different manner. What i say is for them, bluffing on this Turn need them to be stronger players because they need to search for bluffs in concordance with the runout and what H represent as they would effortlessly 2nd barrel on a third club Turn at a high frequency without having to think to hard because now the runout guide them to do so.
Aug. 17, 2017 | 2:48 a.m.
I read the HH wrong. I thought you were the one who bet and he raised. The principles still the same, if you raise him you ISO yourself vs. a stronger range instead of letting him keep his bluffs.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 11:55 p.m.
Do you think he could bet KQ? A worst Ace(which he can surely have)? He dont have sets of KK or AA, he would probably have raised you pre-flop with those, even QQ is not likely, small % of the time. AK probably 4B. Yes he have TJ where you probably don't but this folds seems way too nitty to me.
You will run into top of V ranges some times and its ok, its part of the game. But ask yourself what others combinations of hands besides the monsters under the bed, Villain can have here realistically.
You check/call Flop being PFR don't forget how V see this x/c.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 8:38 p.m.
Betting to "know where you at" is not a good reason to bet. There is little logical sense in it.
It is a common understanding that we bet a) To make the pot bigger in case we win. This implicate that you have some potential to do so with your hand and a favourable runout. b)To protect you're hand, you dont want to be outdrawn on Turn or River and to deny the share of equity Villain might have with his holding.
This board is neutral as far as RA based on common range for BB and CO, so your bet make sense, you want to fight those boards, and you meet the 2 criteria to bet. Once you are raised, Villain polarized himself on this kind of texture. When you re-raise him you isolate yourself probably versus a range that will have very strong equity versus your actual holding. But if you just call you keep all his bluffs in his range going to Turn(which he should have plenty)+His worst TP(you beat those) that he bet for protection and equity denial on this texture.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 8:26 p.m.
Let's assume he got all NFD in his range Turn and all nuts(except K5s) at his point + some PP under K like QQ and JJ + QJs(clubs, heart).
This betting range would be 42 combos.
We have ~5% to the River vs his nuts calling range(15 combos).
We need him to fold 56% of his betting range(42 combos) when we shove to break even on the shove.
42 x .56 = 23.52 combos lets round that to 24.
If he folds all NFD it represent 18 combos.
If he folds QQ-JJ it represent 7 combos.
If he folds combo draws (QTs) 2 combos.
TOTAL = 27 combos that he folds.
27/42= He folds ~64% of his range, we need him to folds 56%.
So it boils down to the bluffing frequency of V on Turn and his nuts composition within his range, the more he bluffs in relation to his nuts range the more profitable the shove will be for Hero.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 8:06 p.m.
"I just don't feel they are bluffing enough"
The thing is what are his logical bluffs here ? Specially given actions Turn and what you represent.
They aren't many if at all i would say. So it's not a matter of "They dont bluff enough" but how the runout relate to his range and actions.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 5:01 p.m.
It's interesting. Since we can buy/deny a lot of equity and even make him fold a better combos (QQ).
That's why I think once we x/c Turn we can't really represent a very strong hand so the hands we represent gets there River or are already beating his range so he wouldn't shove 1.5x into us a lot.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 4:52 p.m.
The first interesting thing i would analyse is his sizing Turn in correlation with the hand in his range he would bet that size. Why isn't he trying to land River with a PSB assuming he is polarizing himself Turn ?
This is a though spot i agree. All his 2nd barrel bluffs Turn get there River. But the thing is that you would probably give him action Turn with the strong part of your range containing a K and you didn't. Given your actions Turn he would probably check back a Kx River also unless he is a sicko and could shove almost 1.5x Kx-QQ-JJ. Given the way you play the hand i think you can fold in peace here.
Aug. 16, 2017 | 4:35 p.m.
Thanks for the HU.
when i entered ranges for V, i found that in conjoncture with his sizing, he could have enough bluffs to make me almost indifferent to call or fold Turn.
But as you pointed out he probably don't.
To answer your questions, yes i play NL10 on a soft Canadian Site called Espace Jeux.
Regarding the 8x. I'm opening a bit larger also, since i am aiming to threaten stacks quicker in the hand. Leverage point would be met at roughly 25% so by opening bigger we can obtain this results either flop in 3B pots or Turn in standard 2B pots scenarios.