Emty - that last hand, I definitely agree with your play. The half pot stab on the river seems to be a profitable line against population at these stakes. Although we didn't see the result. Did it work? :)
Couple questions on Monker. Is the EV in BB's 1/1000th of the shown value; so 100 = .10 of a BB?
Regarding setup - is there much configuration before you run a sim on Monker or is it a case of installing and it's mostly ready to go?
Nov. 6, 2020 | 11:32 a.m.
Emty - Nice use of vision and Odds Oracle again. Question on training software. Are there any other tools you would recommend? Odds oracle seems to be good value for a perpetual license. Monker/PIO/Vision price points still feel a little steep for me since I'm at low stakes. Cheers!
Nov. 6, 2020 | 10:42 a.m.
Nice mix of hands and great analysis as always Emty . The blind vs blind 1/3 cb hand @12.14 is something I don't think I've done enough of and probably a leak where I'm check folding a bunch.
And that last hand, don't think I'm hitting that fold enough! Given his sizing though it makes sense he's not going to have many smaller flushes.
Have you done any videos on bet sizing? I was wondering if you are for or against having multiple opening sizing's or do you think it's over complicating things at lower stakes? I'm playing up to PLO100 and see it a bit from some players.
Nov. 6, 2020 | 9:20 a.m.
Another good video Emty. I liked how you played most of the hands. The KK one being the dream scenario! However, I wanted you to snap off Rachel's river 1/2 pot. :) Feels like a lot of over pairs +spade draw combos based on her turn sizing to me...
Oct. 23, 2020 | 7:57 a.m.
A nice paced video Phil.
If we develop a leading range here for say 1/2 pot and don't get raised; are we betting pot a large portion of the time on non diamond turns?
What if 6 of diamond rolls off on the turn - do we just check give up to large size here or continue for half pot again. (Seems too strong to check but too weak to bet large)
Oct. 23, 2020 | 7:10 a.m.
Interesting video Emty. You mentioned rake is incorporated into the monker sim based on PLO 50. Does our calling range increase much as we jump stakes to PLO 100/200 or is it not really material until PLO 500?
Oct. 23, 2020 | 6:54 a.m.
Nice high level video for people transitioning to PLO. I think the first example was the most relevant for me. It doesn't seem like a mistake at first, we have bottom 2 and an open ender but when we get raised pot feels sketchy. Definitely a mistake I was making a bit. Would you say 3/4 pot hear ok if we 9,6 of clubs?
March 30, 2020 | 11:17 p.m.
Old video but still relevant for people like me, transitioning to PLO. Just started the learning path for PLO. Are you still using poker juice now or some of the more recent solvers? Was looking at monker and the new Vision. What to you find as best all encompassing tool for analysis these days?
March 24, 2020 | 2:43 a.m.
I'm a low stakes player interested in running some sims of flop/turn/river spots for study. I was looking at all the solvers available. Is Monker the only one that covers PLO and NLH? I'm playing mostly PLO right now.
I also see that PIO released PLOCalc. Does anybody have any recommendations? Ideally I don't want to have to drop $500.
Feb. 15, 2020 | 12:15 a.m.
I'm definitely floating here and seeing what he does on the turn. Folding is too weak. If I connect with a K or Q, and he continues I am just calling down and if he has a 3 so be it. You gain a note on the player for next time. Move on next hand.
May 26, 2017 | 10:32 p.m.
Same situation here, why not drive the betting on the flop? :) It's a relatively dry board so I like a little over half pot here as a CB. You will take the pot down a lot here. Check calling is a lot weaker and puts you in these tough spots.
May 26, 2017 | 10:25 p.m.
I think this is a fold. Just ain't a good spot for you. However I think you put yourself in a harder spot by checking the flop. You have 3 bet and made a pair on the flop, why not CB and then re access? I like a 1/3rd pot cb here. If he has an Ace, you will most likely be met with some resistance here.
May 26, 2017 | 10:21 p.m.
3 betting a hand like this pre is definitely good from time to time but I won't make this kind of play out of position when the villain is unknown. If we don't know this player we're going to be in a lot of tough spots OOP if we don't connect where we end up playing guesswork.
As far as the hand itself goes. I like your CB on the flop. Sizing is ok. Given that he checked back on the turn we end up having a bluff catcher when he shoves. The 5 is somewhat irrelevant for your decision. Most players won't play a Jack/ 1 pair like this and even 2 pair. So even though our hand improved we only really beating bluffs when he shoves. With limited info its a tough spot but his range is essentially a made flush/a mix of combo's with 1 heart.
May 26, 2017 | 10:06 p.m.
I find at zoom cash tables, I have started getting decent samples and it's a lot faster generating stats as you are seeing more hands.
I use WTSD when the sample is relevant. It's a good indicator on whether to barrel your value hands strongly (when WTSD is high) or to be wary when you have some of it but not super strong holdings (WTSD is low). On the flip side to tone it back on the bluffing (when WTSD is high)
I suggest trying out ZOOM out to create a decent sample.
May 25, 2017 | 4:05 p.m.
I like a 3 bet pre here from time to time. I will mix between 3 betting and calling dependent on the player. Some other stats you want to be looking at for the above hand are fold to 3 bet % pre and fold to CB on flop.
Like Montana was saying, a CB here can be very profitable. Also when he checks to you a second time, I prefer a bet on turn rather than checking again. When he checks all 3 streets he's generally weak but you can probably take this down earlier and prevent him from realizing equity on later streets. Flop CB would be my line here after calling pre.
If I don't have a good read on my opponent, I will sometimes CB relatively small here (30 - 40% of pot) just for info. If he folds well and good , if he calls I generally put him on a weak range and will barrel stronger on a blank turn. In this case the 7 ain't gona change much so I will increase my sizing on the turn to fold out small pockets/flush draws.
May 25, 2017 | 3:54 p.m.
I have recently started playing NL50 zoom and besides the initial downswing I went on its started picking up and winning most days now. I had a question regarding my stats on pokertracker. Specifically my CWon vs C All In Adj graph. Per the All In Adj, I should be $700 better over 40k hands. Is a difference of 14 buyins normal for this sample? It's hard to look at haha. Also is this a relevant stat/graph to be looking at or would you guys recommend another pokertracker graph type for cash tables? All advice is welcomed.
May 25, 2017 | 7:54 a.m.
Regarding initial labelling, are you solely giving the potential fun and potential reg on the basis of how many tables they are playing, stack sizes and stars VIP level?
Also could you give me details of your hud settings/what I should be including for zoom