Two Q, why do you assign such a tight range vs a 2.5x UTG OR? A tight def would be aprox 30% of the range, this def ranges is like 15%
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Aug. 7, 2016 | 5:04 a.m.
Range advantage is way bigger in 6max in BB vs IP player situations. That's why it's more efficient to use it in that context. Could be used in hu but not that profitably.
I remembered I once played hu (5-10) against a regular who used like 90% 1/4th cbet though. I haven't studied it myself but it might make sense to reduce sizing in a spot where range advantage is not that huge as in 6max to challenge minimum defense frequencies (I'm speaking as more of an unbalanced approach though, theoretically if we are going to cbet as high as 90% we'd need bigger sizings (though it's true that by betting merged we will also have more value hands to compensate, I don't think it's at a high enough frequency to fully compensate it), but as I said maybe this 1/4th exploit some population tendencies that don't defend the minimum required vs that sizing.)
June 26, 2016 | 1:24 a.m.
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Feb. 29, 2016 | 5:37 p.m.
BN: $1283.51 (Hero)
Rake is $3.00
Dec. 27, 2015 | 3:46 a.m.
I doubt you can fold this hand once you flat 4bet. You are very very likely to have the odds in your favour here. Although I think calling the 4bet might be a slight mistake. If stacks were 160bb+ then I think it's ok to call, but I lean towards the nitty approach aka fold.
You can make these calculations and assign ranges with OddsOracle for example.
Also, in Marrakech for example rake isn't capped so you might consider folding to the allin. Is the rake capped there?
Dec. 27, 2015 | 3:30 a.m.
Regarding the AA hand, since it's a very unique turn card and it practically doesn't change the value of any of your ranges, did you ever consider to go for 2 more streets of bets? This could be beneficial to our bluffs since we have more fold equity generally when going for 3 streets. Also you could get called by AK more often and get more value on the turn (though I think he probably calls any betsize with AK on that turn)
Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:31 a.m.
He didn't say that, he is always betting AA. The thing he was talking about is whether to play a 2 street game or a 3 street game (meaning to choose bet sizings accordingly to be able tobet 2 or 3 streets). Since it's a somehow wet board he chooses to go for 2 street game, but he said that if he had the Ace of diamonds he would go for 3 street game (since his hand blocks some FD and needs less protection)
Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:28 a.m.
Regarding T9s hand (min 22:50). Why bet that big on the river? He is probably hero calling you with his A6 hands since he needs to have some calling range on that river. He is never calling with his missed draws obviously, so I'd personally bet no more than 40% pot with all my range. We lose some value when we have AK and he has A6 but we win a ton by making our bluff cheaper.
Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:14 a.m.
I like the fold with QQ, as you said: We're not getting much value when the Jack comes, and also one of the jacks completes the flush draw so we might still be behind, if we had at least one spade we could float and bluff later on since we block the nuts. Regarding the range of bb I think he just has AK since you block the queens. And regarding the 3bettors value range it should be KQss KK AA, he might also 3bet jacks pre and turn into a bluff on the flop due to the JQ blocker, he can also bet for value Jacks on the turn since BB range shouldn't have Qx
Sept. 26, 2015 | 1:05 a.m.
Regarding 86s hand, if his cbetting range is so weak there and you mainly just want to protect your hand imo the sizing was a bit too big. I think betting something like 35k accomplish what we want perfectly and it's cheaper
June 15, 2015 | 3:45 p.m.
Regarding the KK vs JJ hand. His range doesn't hit at all in that board (only draws, overpairs and sets hit) so imo your bet sizing will make him fold all his hands except overpairs or sets, that's why I would choose a smaller bet sizing (in case I bet I'd bet 34-39k with ALL my range which is enough to make him fold a ton of his range). I wouldn't be betting here though (not for commitment reasons or pot control bs, I agree with you that a better hand will always take our stack on this spot) becouse my 3betting range there consists on broadways (which aren't strong enough to call vs a 13%UTG raise) that include a ten and would like to realise one street of equity by checking back and then bluff 2 streets in case he checks back to us on the turn. While a cbet makes our life easier I don't think it's the most +EV choice, by checking we protect our checking back range and we can still get all of his stack in 2 streets (we're not losing value, we're just letting him 1 card of equity in exchange of 1 card of equity for our range and protection of our checking back range, also the 1 card of equity goes better for our range since its got more equity from the Tx). Also his range shouldn't have a ton of tens becouse he is a 19/14 he shouldn't be opening a lot of Tx from UTG that call the 3bet. QTs would prolly fold, you block KTs and he might call or 4bet JTs. ATo would also fold and he'd call ATs or maybe 4bet. THEREFORE we shouldn't be afraid of a 6. His range has lot more jacks so the toughest turn to play would be a T, but that's 4 outs man, deal with it :D
Briefly, I'd check all of my range here except almost pure bluffs aka AXs with backdoor FD or bd STR8D. He won't expect you to have just pure bluffs here on ur cbetting range so even though it's an unbalanced cbet he wouldn't be exploiting you by raising.
Let me know your views and thanks for the vid!
June 15, 2015 | 3:36 p.m.
Blind defence ASAP! :D Ty for asking us. Besides that imo it would be better to see a FR FT (I don't really care whether turbo or not), i'm personally interested on opening ranges from UTG and FR play in general as it's the average table. Also there seems to be a big difference between regs UTG ranges. For example Jason Koon opened 69s on his Super Tuesday FT UTG.