Since I was in the ER and admitted to the hospital several times this is a life and death situation since I need the money for emergency medical treatment overseas
I've been a reg at NL500 and I find it difficult to deal with these players who will 2-3 barrel post with any hand. Even at PLO you don't have 2 pair or combo draws that often and it's tricky to call down with AJ-AK high on some board textures in NL.
Case in point this villain will bet call shoves with any OESD or FD. He's not terrible since he can instacall large shoves with one pair in NL with 2nd/3rd pair against worse fish. In NL he began to raise the SB/BB to 25 and bet flop 25, turn 55-70. I had Q9o and called 25 with 800 behind he had me covered.
4 to the flop he bets 25 on A95dd, I call instantly
villain instabets 70 on A958dd when normally he would bet 55 in PLO he sometimes would bet 80 on the turn on an Ace high board (sometimes he would 3 barrel air in PLO).
The obvious adjustment is to call with some in my opinion rather narrow range ahead pre and fold flop when unimproved but it is difficult to realize my equity and to study his ranges and lines
I'm also asking at what point is a 5/5 10% max 50 game unbeatable shorthanded shortstacked with a 300 min when people are pretty solid. The regs are ok and I have little fold equity against them sometimes
Dec. 20, 2017 | 8:54 a.m.
Live I tend to cbet small 1/3 pot on the flop and shutdown on the turn without a strong tell
Dec. 20, 2017 | 2:49 a.m.
why is it necessary to balance your range against this player? are most players looking at your ranges in these lines and board textures?
Nov. 22, 2017 | 8:49 a.m.
well you raised so some players will have less suited hands but it applies more to 3bets. also some villains will flat these pairs to get value in late position
is it really necessary to run an expensive bluff like this and the overbet looks bluffy?
Oct. 29, 2017 | 3:59 p.m.
Isn't your range kind of capped and villain could have some pairs?
Oct. 27, 2017 | 6:46 a.m.
I have about 620 behind and am in for 300 in a wild 5/5 game where people will call 200+ preflop. fishy player completes straddle in the BB for 20 with about 1500 I call 20 with AKo UTG, shortstack UTG+1, somewhat tight player shoves AI for 150, loose button with 3k flats, BB fish flats.
I'm worried that if I shove the 600 one of the players may call 3 ways and I don't have great equity underrolled. Should i have opened strongly to 50-75?
I hate putting in 150 and then having to fold out of position and with ace high it's difficult on some Jx, Qx, flops to know if I have the best hand and my stack is for this game considered short
Oct. 17, 2017 | 12:32 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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?