You can search for PLO8, there are a few videos. Also a couple videos about NLO8 and 5 card PLO8.
April 9, 2017 | 2:58 p.m.
If you ask this as a math question, then the answer to not getting 3-bet is
(0.95)^5 = 0.77
So the chance of getting 3-bet is 23%.
Poker is not math, in poker you have card removal effects. Having blockers to the respective 3-bet ranges means that you will get 3-bet less frequent.
April 5, 2017 | 6:23 p.m.
You can make it a zero-sum three-player game by way of giving two grenades to player A, he has the option to give a grenade to player B and C each, or to discard the grenades.
Then players B and C are put in the room for one hour and have the option to let their grenade explode with the other player in the room. Player A waits safely outside of the room. If B and C die, player A gets their inheritance, so the game is zero sum.
A GTO solution is for player A to hand out the grenades and for B and C to not let their grenade explode. But if B or C deviates then the other player in the room doesn't realize his GTO payoff.
April 4, 2017 | 1:39 a.m.
This line seems fine, you are going to have KK-AA and a 5 more frequent than your opponent. Blocking the A5s combo makes this hand extra strong.
Blocking AQ matters less since QT=AQ on this river, and AK would be a prime candidate for bluffing here.
For balance you should mix up your play. For instance checkcalling the flop or going smaller for value with other AA combos (that don't block A5s).
March 7, 2017 | 1:59 a.m.
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March 1, 2017 | 7:42 p.m.
GTO assumes your opponent is constantly adjusting.
No. GTO is just a certain strategy pair. Each part assumes that the other part plays GTO.
Each 'iteration' is an adjustment on their behalf as well as your own.
If you have some algorithm that converges to GTO, this interpretation might be correct.
How do we know what part of the "climb" on the mountain to stop? I.E....GTO should rarely be the answer to our play in each hand, correct? Because (except for maybe the top players in the world) no one plays GTO...
If someone does not play GTO, then by definition there exists a counter strategy, that is not GTO, that exploits it. So, yes.
March 1, 2017 | 3:22 p.m.
Feb. 28, 2017 | 4:59 p.m.
What do you think is the case for these small bets or raises?
If the metagame is such as you describe, where both players overfold to tiny bets and raises, then any player that folds (i.e. you) is getting exploited and/or fails to exploit his opponent.
Feb. 27, 2017 | 11:32 p.m.
the solution is for both players to utilize small bets in the correct spots (reciprocated)
If you believe this to be true, do you believe your opponent should also overfold to a small raise (say from 70 to 170) as compared to MDF?
Feb. 24, 2017 | 10:55 p.m.
Preflop Doug straddles to 200 with 65o
Justin raises to 600, Doug calls
Justin cbets 700 on 9d3hQd and Doug raises to 2350?
Turn 3s goes check, check
Ad falls, Doug slightly overbet to 6450 and Justin calls.
Preflop is loose by Doug. But on the flop he goes crazy, he has so many gutshots, backdoor hearts, hands with one overcard, or even 45/42 have better backdoor potential. It is hard to come up with a hand that is worse than 65o on this board. Doug literally always advocates folding the bottom of your range to a reasonably sized bet, so what is he doing here. Was Doug on tilt?
Turn check seems reasonable. As played, river is a good spot to bluff since he has a diamond blocker but he doesn't block any straightdraw.
Feb. 23, 2017 | 1:05 a.m.
GTO vs. non GTO = print money
If I play rock-paper-scissors GTO (1/3 rock, 1/3 paper, 1/3 scissors) and you always play rock, nobody is printing money.
Also, it is not true for games with more than 2 players that a GTO strategy guarantees 0 EV.
Consider a 3-play game: you are put in a room with two other players for one hour. Each player is given a grenade that they can decide to explode. If one player does that, everyone dies. If nobody does that, each player gets $0.
Obvious it is GTO for all players to not let the grenade explode. But if one player deviates from GTO, the other players don't realize their GTO payoff.
Feb. 9, 2017 | 4:55 p.m.
The more bad hands like QJs/T9s/87s with very limited potential you start donking, the more incentive you give for opponents to raise you with overpairs and gutshots like KQ.
You would be way out of line here in this 4-way 3-bet pot that smashes many player's ranges to start betting these bad hands with a high frequency.
What I do like about your play is that you decide to donk into this player again on the turn, giving a sound explanation based on assumed range distributions.
This player probably expected you to always check the turn, making it easier for him to play his overpairs etc. Maybe he watched too many videos from Doug Polk on youtube where it is advocated to always check to the aggressor no matter what.That is also why he started berating you: he wanted to make this spot easy to play but instead some dude that doesn't have higher stakes to play made his life tough!