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hey john @8' how would you play your range on a heart river?
i think it's a really hard spot to balance here and to have a good turn strategy giving up some few hands

Oct. 23, 2017 | 1:04 p.m.

I agree but maybe vs small cbet frequencies i would be shocked to see a reg cbetting more than 50% of the time on this board ty for the btw haven't finished it yet i would probably have some questions too

Oct. 9, 2017 | 3:57 p.m.

Lol i just have updated the first one it's a 8h of course i said that they seemed capped because i think that they are going to play agressively their Fd otf. Ok hand 2 it seems that i have 31% equity river and i need 25% to call (i have 23% with T9ss flush). I hope their expected ranges were correct ;)

Aug. 25, 2017 | 8:45 a.m.

Ty for your answer tyler i edited my post and removed the spoilers. The first one could have gone terribly wrong for me. I Risk a lot for winning one quarter of my stack with 20% of equity if i get called. They both tanked. Independently of this hand do you have a read or à population tendencie on how people are playing on those stakes at lv?

Aug. 24, 2017 | 10:18 p.m.

Hi all!

I played three hands in live cash game at Las Vegas that i've found interessing. I would like to share them with you.
I'll give my thinking process at the end of each hand.

For the first one. We are in BB with Ah5d.
There are 5 players in the hand it's a limped pot (UTG old passif guy, MP he is quite actif and play his draw agressively i guess (he cbet with draws which is standard) CO and BTN). We don't have a lot of informations on the players as we sat down at the table one hour ago. I check in BB.
Flop comes Kh Jh 8s, everybody checks.
Turn 8h. I bet 15 into 25, MP raises 40, BTN call. I have 350$ behind (pot is 100). What would you do ?

Hand 2 : Quite interessing and funny too. I tanked for a while on this one.
We are on the BB with JTss. UTG limp, MP limp (same player as before), BTN raises 25, i call, UTG/MP calls.
Flop : kh Ks 5s. Everybody checks.
Turn : 8s. I bet 95 into 110. MP call, BTN call.
River : A blank. I check. MP bets 200 into 400. Btn call. What are we doing ?
Would you bet yourself the river ? I found it too thin in game but i can be easily convinced by a small bet.
Another relevant information : The MP player talked to me after the button called. I guess that he would not talk if he had a bad hand as he would be less concerned by the hand. I Also have a bad image at the table due to the previous hand.

Hand 3 : BTN limp (which was the MP player). Some guys left the table so i'm in BB in this hand.
I raises 25 with AdKh. He calls. Flop : AT5hhh, i cbet 35 in 50, he calls.
Turn : Qh. I check, he checks.
River : blank, i overbet 160 in 120, he folds.

Can we find enough bluffs in our range to split two sizings in bluff (when we bet a smaller flushes and with K high).
I think we have to check our range 100% on the turn in this hand, as vilain have more Kh than us no ?
We don't have two streets of value.

Thanks a lot !

Aug. 24, 2017 | 8:15 p.m.


Everything is in the title i used to play Spin and Go's professionnally but i'm going to Vegas in few days and even if i'm watching all the cash game pros videos on run it once i cruelly lack of some preflop strategies, i haven't built a strong 3bet and call strategy on the SB against a button open for example at 100bb deep. I would like to exchange the PioSolver solutions at different stacks depth that i have in SnG against the preflop solutions in 6max and 9max (with which hands we should raise preflop which one we should 3bet/4bet/call 3bet...). It less important for live poker i guess to have all the mixed frequencies but i still think it would be valuable. I'm going to play 10k+ hands in cash game online probably in NL100 for training before. I search somebody who is not going to share this stuff even if it can be find easilly i think. I won't share anything too. This point is very important for me. Maybe knowing how we should play against short stacker in late positions is useful too for HS CG players.

Aug. 10, 2017 | 12:30 a.m.

Hi it makes way more sense to play the max exploit game against this type of opponent. I probably underestimate his combos of low pairs that he can still has in his range. i thought that he was pretty polarized between A high and a T and that a smaller bet sizing will accomplish the same thing, ty

Aug. 2, 2017 | 3:23 p.m.

Hi Tyler great video !
3'30 : overbet river
I would tend to check raise this spot. I think that vilain should bet his Tx against a check and he is not going to call with worse than a Tx against an overbet. On the other hand, we let him win the hand if he has just an Ax or a showdown value which will happen somewhat often.
So my reasoning in this hand is that i'm betting for a small sizing with a lot of hands around one third pot, i would try to include some goods hands in this small betting range, mainly two pairs which reduce the probability of him having a T. I would probably bet this sizing with a lot of pairs most of my 9x and maybe even some 6x depending on what i think of vilain, if he's going to call at the right frequency (imo he should call some Ax and i don't find that the population is hero calling us against one third pot river with ace high) or not. I don't want to leave my checking range to weak either even if i have a check raising range.
And i would check raise big with my others goods hands (straight/low two pairs) and with hands like 43s... we have all of those hands as it's a limped pot.
I find that this spot comes back very often so i would be very happy to hear what is your thinking process on the river and how we should play our range. I find this hand interessing even if it can look simple. To come back to the overbet, i don't really understand it as i said it's not a part of my strategy. But i'm sure Pio likes it :p If you are mixing between the three option (small bet/overbet/check raise) how do you process ?
I try to find the best way to approach this spot, exploitatively and inexploitatively
Thx ! :)

Aug. 1, 2017 | 3:34 a.m.

Hi i just took again the elite subscription, i've the basic version of PioSolver i asked some friends who had the pro version and they had the option so indeed it's just for this reason thanks for the help

July 24, 2017 | 1:50 p.m.

Hi Daniel ! Thanks for the vid
How did you do to display what should be our strategy on various turns and river? I can't even click on "analysis" in the tool bar and runout ev comparison (ctrl+h) only displays the EV

July 13, 2017 | 4:12 p.m.

Maybe if you change the quality of the vid it worked for me one time, you have to change it on another video i'm in 720p personnally

May 18, 2017 | 3:39 p.m.

I like the title and welcome to rio ! i can't wait to watch the video after my mtt session ;)

May 17, 2017 | 5:39 p.m.

@11'35 : do you have a check raising range ott after check calling the turn, i probably do it with this hand and maybe Q9dd and mixing 444/777 for value. With which bluffs do you like to consider it ? I don't think that many opponents check raise turn here, and i'm wondering if we can bet for protection with a hand like QJ for a small sizing as an exploit
Thanks for the vid ;) cheers

April 25, 2017 | 2:10 p.m.

Comment | Kaizen commented on Weird Spots (Part 1)

Thanks for the vid Daniel. Pio suggests to Hero to check back some of his nut flush turn which is reasonnable. I'm wondering though with which bluffs does he likes to raise vilains bet on a river blank (as hero will do with the nut flush that he checked back). I think that the software don't have a big preference on that as every hands seems to have the same blocker effect.
And secondly, i'm a bit lost here but i will try to give you my thoughts. I think vilain should value at least Khx+ on a blank river (maybe few Jh) after we check back. And that he should defend some of those second nut flush on our raise, correct me if i'm wrong.
If he decides to overfold and just call Ah, which is reasonnable to me i don't see the cut off player take the check back line/raise in bluff very often on this particular board where oop player have a good proportion of pure nuts in his range : does it inclines us to just bet all of those nut flush hands on the turn as we will have less value on the river ?
Thx ! :)

Feb. 16, 2017 | 1:48 p.m.

Comment | Kaizen commented on P/S account Hacked!!

sick has it a relation with the 2+2 forum that has been hacked recently ? how much did you had in your account ?

Feb. 15, 2017 | 8:51 a.m.

Comment | Kaizen commented on Big Pots

Hey Tyler at 14' what do you think about calling the bet turn as a standard with nut flush as you don't need protection with our hand i have the impression that he's going to fold a lot of his range and which bluffs would you shove on the turn ? I don't arrive to find bluff personnally in that spot and that's a big leak cuz i'm raise shoving others flushes (8h8/7h7 would be good hands?). There is actually the same spot just after with ATss on the turn (14'20) where i'm struggling to balance my raising range.
@21'30 : are you also donking river against reg ?
i like your thinking proccess against a fish here and this is a good exploitative line i find , thx !

Dec. 21, 2016 | 8:11 a.m.

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"itry1973" played today i liked it

Dec. 15, 2016 | 1:13 a.m.

ty zeljko perfect answer

Dec. 11, 2016 | 11:08 p.m.

8'30 :which 8x combos do you like to check back occasionnaly on the turn (to randomize without using a rng) ?

Dec. 5, 2016 | 6:37 p.m.

sick analysis thanks cant wait for the part 2!

Nov. 17, 2016 | 11:51 p.m.

ok thought for the last hand that you had only one overbet size which wouldn't be bad either

Nov. 4, 2016 | 10:11 a.m.

26'50 table 3 : is it too thin to go for two streets of value against fishs, i don't put bb on a lot of weak asx after 3 betting preflop (more on a mergy hand) and check two streets. The showdown gives you right he probably also has those hands in his range sometimes.
28' table 1 : im doing exactly the same thing as you, shoving KQ v a check a calling a shove but i feel like it's very exploitable if we shove that hand against a check and some bluff to balance and fold against a jam. Can he has a very +ev check with all of his flushes (i have the impression that our strategy is very exploitable and i don't know what the gto would say). We are not calling a shove with Q8/8x and not shoving thos hands anyway ?
33' whats the bottom of your overbetting range in value

Nov. 3, 2016 | 9:20 a.m.

starshelper i think

Nov. 3, 2016 | 9:09 a.m.

Have a shitty sleep cycle also.
I recognize myself when you say that you're always going to bed one hour later, when i go to sleep after 4am i try to not sleep before 10 am (and wake up as late as possible) and the next day, i go to bed around 4pm (and wake up at 2am) and begin a new good sleep cycle during two/three weeks until i'm going to sleep too late. But i would largely prefer to sleep normally and wake up every day at 7/8am i don't think what i'm doing is a great solution ! Working on that !

Oct. 25, 2016 | 8:21 p.m.

Hey Chris, really interested to watch that European FT. Not only is he an astounding player but your recommendation doesn't go unnoticed. It doesn't seem to be on stars anymore, any tips on getting one's hands on it?

Oct. 24, 2016 | 5:57 p.m.

Comment | Kaizen commented on Simplified Analysis

I like your exploitative style, what vid would you recommend to watch on twitch first (with great insight and analysis), i dunno how does it works if we can watch old streams

Oct. 23, 2016 | 5:27 p.m.

i fold flop call turn check river

Oct. 20, 2016 | 12:58 a.m.

If somebody wants to share the HU gto solution (27-75bb) with me lmk

Oct. 19, 2016 | 11:38 p.m.

hi dylan thanks for this serie @18'30 : what do you think about leading for a small siz with our entire range (like mi pot) to deny his equity when we have a hands that need protection (88) bluff him when we have a float, value on some As x with our trips.

Oct. 19, 2016 | 8:30 p.m.


I understand the thinking process but always amazing to see on streaming

Big lay down

Oct. 19, 2016 | 3:54 p.m.

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