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You can run the same sim adjusted for 200bb and see what changes.

Aug. 6, 2020 | 7:45 a.m.

Post | Adorned_in_Gold posted in NLHE: Complex Pio mechanics

When I am studying a grid in PIO I come across mechanics that I am not always able to explain. For example, I was studying some wide range 3bet pot spots and I came across a turn situation where there was some turn overbet shoving but it was only happening on certain cards and only when the backdoor flush draw was coming on board. The same cards of different suits showed no overbetting at all. This is just one example of many mechanics that baffle me at times. I always try to understand what is going on in a grid to the best of my ability but inevitably I will run into something that I cannot easily explain.

I guess I would just like to ask you guys, how can I become better at understanding some of the more complex interactions in pio? I feel like I improve my understanding slowly over time but I also feel like there are some things that I will never be able to make sense of unless someone just gives me the answer outright. What do you guys usually do when you are unable to make sense of some of the mechanics in pio?

Aug. 6, 2020 | 7:39 a.m.

Comment | Adorned_in_Gold commented on 2-5 Live

I really think the amount that you bet is fine. I also think that his range is elastic here so sometimes you shove and he just folds. You really just need to kind of bet whatever you think he will call in situations like this. Maybe you missed out on the 175 but maybe if you shove he folds. We will never know. I always just make it very easy for fish to call down when I am value betting.

Also the fact that he tanked so long before calling the turn makes me believe that he had some marginal hand with showdown value that could have possibly folded to a shove.

Sept. 10, 2019 | 4:24 a.m.

Interested to hear others thoughts on the pre flop decision. Sometimes I am in games that are extremely loose and I know I will be going multiway to the flop when I am raising over limps from out of the blinds. My question to you guys is IF we knew that this iso never gets through, (meaning we never take the pot down pre) should we still be isoing offsuit broadways from the blinds? Time and time again I just find that it creates a situation where I am OOP , multiway in a bloated pot with a bad hand. Thoughts? I been going back and forth on this for a long time now and I still do not know what to think about it.

Sept. 10, 2019 | 4:11 a.m.

You can also just call a bunch and play post flop with him if you have a skill edge in that department

April 19, 2017 | 10:49 a.m.

If you are calling flop here as an exploitative play because of reads or history/gameflow reasons its obv fine. Otherwise I don't think you need to call flop with KJ

April 19, 2017 | 10:42 a.m.

Ink your limp call range hits this board and yes you can credibly rep a lot of strong hands with your action and against a lot of players this line would probably work a lot but this is not one of those guys.

Hes not thinking about the game how you are thinking about the game

I have played lots of live poker and have dusted off many stacks to terrible players that I thought "should" have folded their hands. You described multiple spots where villain had shown a willingness to put money into the pot in very unfavorable conditions so when he does it against you (calling turn raise with AK) please do not act surprised.

You have all the answers to your own questions already just try to think more about your villain and you'll see that there are better ways to take his money than to try and run him off a hand that he seems to like.

April 19, 2017 | 10:32 a.m.

So how can we figure out the correct strategies for playing vs someone who is 1/3ing range on flop?

April 17, 2017 | 1:01 a.m.

As far as counter strats go i have no idea because i am a new player trying to learn but we should continue to discuss this!

April 16, 2017 | 10:57 p.m.

I really dont understand the actions you took in the pre cursor hand you explained nor in the actual hand in question... I know i suck at poker but damn.... both hands just seem like suicide without stellar reads

April 14, 2017 | 11:23 p.m.

T8 is possibly the only bluff combo vil has on the flop. Hes got all 2 pair combos and 77,99. Maybe he can overplay AQ AJ or AT depending on how bad or good he is. So

on the turn when you check raise you are hoping he has AT AQ and calls it off? Seems thin.

Id bet a bit more on flop. Calling the flop raise is standard. Turn check raise seems bad to me, i would prefer a check/decide based on sizing/reads. Without reads id call a reasonable/smallish sized bet on the turn and prob check fold to river shoves on most run outs.

Plug in his flop raising range then run the board out to the turn and see how youre doing vs it. Look at your equity and ask yourself why you would commit your stack here.

April 14, 2017 | 9:49 p.m.

Comment | Adorned_in_Gold commented on A7s vs MP

I have seen many people 3 bet fold flops at this stake so you cant say that you have 0 fe for sure. But honestly there are a lot of ways to play this hand but you really cant go too wrong with just going with it on the flop.

I saw a similar hand in hsp with dwan and greenstein where dwan piled it in on the flop with a pair and flush draw vs barrys AA. I believe it was a 3 bet pot and although stacks were deeper the sprs were probably similar due to the pot being inflated pre. And fwiw dwan was slightly ahead there vs barrys specific hand.

April 14, 2017 | 9:29 p.m.

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Aug. 24, 2016 | 10:24 p.m.

@18:20 are you calling a turn bet from villain had he bet? What about as played are we calling river?

Dec. 5, 2015 | 9:01 a.m.

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