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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think the turn CR range is AA, KK, QQ, 88, 44,55, maybe the occasional Q8s or 67s if he's loose. I probably wouldn't call 3 bets this deep with AQo
maybe the double checkraise is especially effective here within the context of low coverage of Qxx boards
July 21, 2016 | 11:40 p.m.
Don't you see that it's in everybody's interest to take a critical position on this? I think you can argue that spin and gos aren't a skill game, the stacks are too short, levels are fast and the variance can be very high.
March 16, 2016 | 10:46 a.m.
I was able to take FPPs on Carbon and playing free SNGs grind it into about $170 playing NL/PLO, but immediately after I did it Carbon completely closed the free FPP SNGs and instituted some horrible casino campaign to rob players with games that have no chance of profit. I really wish there was something that could be done, like a players union or boycott like I heard was happening with the new rake structure on Pokerstars. Is it possible that we are ending the end of profitable poker?
Isn't it true that Spin and Gos on Pokerstars are pretty close to casino games?
March 16, 2016 | 10:16 a.m.
I thought that more people would fold if I call repotted, how are more people folding to a smaller raise sizing?
March 15, 2016 | 8:46 p.m.
I have about 200 behind in a loosish 1/3 game and am UTG. V1 Btn 300 behind is a younger player with some experience and intelligent but opens a wide range of suited connectors. V2 is a semi good reg in the BB plays a lot of hands but usually has it when he bets large or CRs the turn. He had showed me a 92s call before maybe on purpose. I raise V2 says to me oh now I can call and crack you and he generally folds to my small bets now. Once I saw V2 bluff a player OTR and show but it seems rare.
I raise UTG 47, only Btn, BB call
Flop: 8s2s5c Pot: 142, V2 bets out 155 putting me AI and I fold
V2 says to me after the hand, you had AK didn't you?
March 15, 2016 | 12:55 a.m.
since I had gone AI with a few hands preflop ahead and lost I think my fold equity had diminished greatly at this point in the session. 4bettor managed to hit 2 pair and stack everyone
March 15, 2016 | 12:23 a.m.
why would villain CR higher value ott given pot size and SPR I guess since he expects a turn bet? if villain is scared money it seems he's going to call the flop raise with more value vs draws but will he have KT, QJ pre then and have those hands in their range ott?
March 15, 2016 | 12:11 a.m.
Hand 1: I'm not sure if you're ahead here. Does the button have a wide range here of 2 pairs and lower sets and even overpairs? Even with top set people will still call with FD if you jam. It seems like the players are not folding weaker hands to a 400 pot sized bet on the flop so if you raise you may increase the probability that FDs/Str8Ds will fold. Some people will not fold FDs to an AI.
Hand 2: It's always a good idea to put in money while ahead in equity but deep stacked is it a good idea to be able to see the turn/river? Do you know if player B will bet a high percentage of the time in position then maybe a CR might be a possible option but I prefer betting out to protect?