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what was villains UTG PFR?
isn't it exploitative to fold flop, a decent reg villain doesn't seem to ever be doing this with AK or a dominated hand? it doesn't seem like there are villains where GTO>exploitative against a standard UTG range

April 11, 2017 | 2:01 a.m.

by the way with more XsXs combos the fold equity of AsXs is lower OTR assuming a contracted range and more flush combos? with sets, flushes, 8x, a few 3x straights, and very few 2 pair combos does the AsXs block fewer combos of nut hands OTR so that it can't be used to bluff? Asx OTF....

April 2, 2017 | 8:16 p.m.

how am I getting to showdown with those hands oop against this Chinese LAG player with 600? if it were the shorstack player only then it might be ok to raise those hands since he might fold post
I'm usually only raising 77-99 in this position if there is a really bad player in the hand that I can get a lot of value from. against a fish I might also be able to get it AI on the flop while ahead
people say that the dynamic of limped pots is different but if I get 3 bet with 77-88 and have to fold pre that seems pretty bad

April 2, 2017 | 6 p.m.

I know it's standard to fold against a shove on this board. if villain has A5s for instance I may have around 45% equity which is +EV according to the dead money perspective but villain could have other hands here, he was opening some hands to 30. I've invested 70. is it possible villain doesn't put anyone on a flush?

March 31, 2017 | 7:33 p.m.

I don't think I will get people to fold that often unless I barrel at least flop+turn and with a hand like 77 there are a lot of overcards out of position

March 31, 2017 | 3:05 p.m.

it's really difficult to call because I haven't seen villain make any moves like this AI. is anyone calling here because of dynamic especially if villain has tighter ranges preflop?

March 27, 2017 | 11:18 p.m.

yeah it wasn't good anymore, I always stay and play short, but should have left. I could have checked the SB here.
I was just wondering if based on dynamic and the fact that villain lost his buyin and rebought for 600 might mean that he was shoving trash here

March 26, 2017 | 12:21 a.m.

My image is pretty tight in a NL500 live game that has become short, people have begun to attack me I have about 230 I have Ac8s in the SB, a LAG Chinese reg who had 2 pair when he CR 4 people limps UTG with 600, loose but tight CO limps, I raise A8o to 20, BB folds, LAG calls, CO reg calls.
Pot: 65 Flop: Jc3c5c, I elect to check, LAG bets 50 with 2 greens pretty quick, reg CO folds, I c/c
Turn: Jc3c5c2s (165) I check again, LAG guy shoves AI puts out 3 stacks. I'm not sure if he has a lot of combos of Kcx, Qcx, club combos that shove the turn. I had recently tank called him down with top pair on the turn after he 2 barrelled, he min check raised me with air on 998cc board, I called and he barrelled small on the turn and I folded. he's just been attacking me in almost every pot we are in but does he have a flush here when he shoves? I kind of think he doesn't have J5, J3
my range kind of looks like a draw or Jx hand, 33, 55, flushes but maybe he could shove a wide range on the turn?

March 25, 2017 | 2:14 a.m.

I'm playing again at the wild and loose 2/5 game very handicapped hoping to raise some emergency medical funds. I'm losing a little on my 200 buyin and down to 160. The table becomes 6 handed as some players bust out. Utg dealer/player limps for 5 with about 110, folded and showed A4o top pair no kicker. he plays a lot of hands and tends to insta slam his chips on the table. Player behind folds I open the CO with AhTh to 15, button folds, 1100 older player in the SB calls, BB tighter player folds.
Flop: 9s4d4c, Pot: 50
It checks around, I bet 15, SB folds, BB calls
Turn: 9s4d4c3d, UTG checks, I check, then UTG gives a surprised comment like my turn check is suspicious
River: 9s4d4c3dJc, Pot: 80 BB insta bets slams down very quickly 70.
with this player type can I conclude that his river bet here is faceup and assume that he isn't thinking of his perceived range? then the 1100 stack cheats and says (when the BB is basically AI) that my ace is no good.
I folded based on this information, not sure if it's correct

March 23, 2017 | 5:02 a.m.

does the player here have KK+, maybe QQ some percentage of the time? how do you know he has AK in his range here?

March 7, 2017 | 4:45 p.m.

how does xring put a good tight opponent who bets merged in a tough spot when he'll have more pair hands that he can call down with? Doug's line does seem bluffy. the river bet does put Justin in a tough spot just from the sizing but Justin may just see this as polarized.

March 4, 2017 | 12:03 p.m.

this is kind of a good river for villain to bluff heads up maybe but at the same time villain might put you on a lot of Qx hands when you call the turn multiway

Feb. 11, 2017 | 12:26 a.m.

interesting probably uncapped from a creative player but I don't see why villain would flat raise instead of flat flat QQ if you are aggro? I kind of discount AK when he shoves the flop

Jan. 24, 2017 | 10:58 p.m.

is it really a good idea to reraise a gutter against a competent opponent unless you have a read somehow that he will fold close to 100%? maybe a check raise is better here

Jan. 24, 2017 | 12:37 a.m.

why are you even calling here if this guy is tight and you don't have implied odds? if I had a lot of fold equity and people were always folding to my raises at 1/3 I'd consider 3 betting this once in a while to get action on my 3 bets, but I think that is kind of bad

Jan. 23, 2017 | 11:09 p.m.

what exactly is the rationale for 3betting here?

Jan. 23, 2017 | 10:58 p.m.

Comment | unknown20 commented on value bluff ratios

If your image is tight how many hands can you raise on low flops dry flops eventually people adjust if they are good. It seems more like anomalies may not receive credit

Jan. 6, 2017 | 3:20 a.m.

Yeah probably should open this 100%even with one aggro player who has settled down and isn't raising pre with high frequency. If I open villains flatting range seems more defined and I can go ai on the flop w overpairs. A, K high flops I'd check. If I bet 100 on the flop and the turn pairs 3 ways maybe I can check fold to any large bets? I don't think I can limp shove this vs a tight button open to 63 which seems like TT+ wo AK aq?

Jan. 6, 2017 | 3:08 a.m.

I'm UTG 6 handed with 400 in a live 1/3 game with a 10+5 straddle with a 525 stack good player who may be LAG and shoved 300 preflop early on never got called and then shoved AI with AT TPTK.
I call the straddle with Qd Qs, good player 325 folds, tightish older reg, button with 385 raises to 63, deep stack player w 650 and doesn't play many hands folds, straddle folds. I flat the 48.
Flop: AdKc3c, I check, he checks
Turn: AdKc3c7c, chk/chk
River, AdKc3c7c8d chk/chk
I've seen the button open other hands to 18 or AQs to 30. I think I can bet the river for value but I don't think his range is wide enough that I can 3 bet QQ here. After the hand button berates me for not felting him but I think this is like the bottom of his range. Even if he is opening AQ, AK, TT here it seems his range is not vulnerable
I should have opened QQ here but if villain's range is wider I don't know if I can cbet and it's interesting out of position. I'm concerned I never get value and increased opening freq this session.

Jan. 5, 2017 | 1:01 p.m.

Comment | unknown20 commented on AKo

even at 266 2/3bb? if this were 5/10 and it was 2666.2/3 would you call?

Nov. 6, 2016 | 10:32 p.m.

Post | unknown20 posted in NLHE: AKo


Nov. 6, 2016 | 8:01 p.m.

Post | unknown20 posted in PLO: PLO question

I'm going to face 60 bis +- playing Plo 1/2 5!5 live for a living?

Oct. 20, 2016 | 11:12 a.m.

Is limp squeezing with 99 utg or aq in the bb a bad idea if calling ranges include aj maybe at or even a2s+? Its just a very different table each night. The reg house players play very tight against me pre and may be funded by the house
people were checking down every hand except against me and showing cards to other players and speaking in another language. But the players were all going in blind for 50 ten times after the nl game.

Oct. 17, 2016 | 4:23 a.m.

Comment | unknown20 commented on 2/5/T 3 handed

Yeah I don't see how you could bluff shove this river against most opponents because there may be no folding range and the relative betsize to income ratio may be rather small. I just never see an average 35 year old Indian folding AK, KQ, AA
At 1/2 this size would be at least 2 pair+ most of the time. You don't make money making these bluffs

Oct. 10, 2016 | 10:29 a.m.

Comment | unknown20 commented on QQ facing cold4b jam

Online people will fold to this size but I would still consider making it more. Live I would definitely 3bet larger.

Oct. 10, 2016 | 10:22 a.m.

I have 190 in lp with acad in a crazy 2/5 where people never fold pre. I go ai in the co w 6 limpers and 3 people call me with 400 500 1100 stacks. I had gone ai with ahkh with a 65 short stack. I felt like no one was folding to me on this night. Before this I had limp squeezed to 190 utg and lost 3 ways

Oct. 8, 2016 | 8:38 a.m.

Comment | unknown20 commented on QQ facing cold4b jam

Sometimes I can find a call live here but I'm not sure if I was just lucky that villain showed ATs

Sept. 20, 2016 | 8:04 a.m.

H1: without the gutshot are you ever folding top set?
can you use 2/4 to calculate equities?
H2: if villain had bet 1/3-1/2 pot would it be a tougher decision? do you calculate only based on present equity?

Sept. 15, 2016 | 6:45 a.m.

Comment | unknown20 commented on 2/5/T 3 handed

in what situations can you find a fold, how tight does villain have to be?

Sept. 15, 2016 | 6:38 a.m.

I'm thinking of playing live PLO 1/3 with a 100 buyin. Are the swings going to be absolutely bloody brutal? Is it really possible to grind PLO on a small bankroll since the preflop equities run so close together?

Aug. 21, 2016 | 5:18 a.m.

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