I play with the GTO trainer on Pio and after using it rigorously I have some concerns...
Firstly how well am I doing Vs GTO?
It gives me how much I lose per hands in EV.
What is a good score and a bad score for SRP and 3bet pots?
Are there any bench marks that we should try and aspire to?
Secondly am I actually improving or just cheating the system?
E.g. I know in a certain spot I can OB the nuts.
However am I finding enough bluffs and mixing small often enough.
I might have really good scores but in reality I could be getting exploited in game for being imbalanced.
Aug. 8, 2023 | 10:43 p.m.
I play 1knl-2knl online (mostly app games, before that I was playing 200z) and $20/$40 live poker.
I've only been playing poker full time for just under a year.
Most of the study I do is with Pio, video courses and I've had coaching in the past too.
I'm hoping to join a group that are playing 200z or above and work with solvers frequently.
Please drop me message if you'd like to form a new group or add me to an existing one!
July 4, 2023 | 11:41 p.m.
I play 1knl-2knl online (mostly app games, before that I was playing 200z) and 4knl live poker.
I've only been playing poker full time for under a year.
Most of the study I do is with Pio, video courses I've taken in the past and some coaching.
I'm hoping to join a group of guys that are looking to improve and move up the stakes and work with Pio a lot.
I'm looking to join a study group with players that play at 200z or above.
July 4, 2023 | 11:38 p.m.
I'm playing a game with a 20% ante 9-max.
Does anyone know where I can get ranges for this game or something close enough to it?
Also any videos on these games I'm not sure how the wider ranges and lower SPR's play.
Jan. 14, 2022 | 3:09 p.m.
Are there any HU videos for transitioning 6-max players?
I've started playing HS on app games open sitting tables, often I'm playing HU for while to get a game running.
However I've never played HU properly so I could do with a crash course if there's any videos out there geared for that or any recommendations of the next best thing?
Jan. 9, 2022 | 6:04 p.m.
SB: $264.28 (Hero)
CO wins and shows a pair of Nines.
CO wins $168.75
Rake is $2.75
March 8, 2021 | 6:33 p.m.
Great feedback, definitely plugged a few leaks in my thought process that I was overlooking! I can tell you think about the game in the right way, what stakes are you playing? Let me know if you'd like to connect on sharing HH's I'm beating 50nl at 6bb/100 over 120k now playing 100nl too.
April 27, 2020 | 9:26 p.m.
SB: $100.00 (Hero)
April 27, 2020 | 6:05 p.m.
UTG: $104.00 (Hero)
Rake is $2.50
April 27, 2020 | 5:53 p.m.
Hey man I played 50nl beating the games at 6bb/100 over 120k hands. Now Playing 100nl. I do a lot of work with solvers databases and training videos. Would be interested in a study group for feedback. Ideally 50nl+ good regs that study the game well and offer constructive feedback
April 27, 2020 | 5:45 p.m.
BB: $203.52 (Hero)
BN wins $86.34
Rake is $1.00
April 17, 2020 | 10:11 p.m.
I'm splitting my ranges here between 0.33 and 0.8. The other player was a whale so felt this would capture the most EV. Yeah I was suprised at the raise but then thinking about it he should raise at some frequency with hands like AQ 44, I think most players will flat AQ a lot though and raise 44 close to 100%. What do you think the future streets? One of the guys above made a good point on possibly raising representing high sets and straights, I think i quite like this play as I'm not very balanced if i don't use this hand
April 17, 2020 | 4:32 p.m.
We do bet small though, BTN was a huge wale so sizing decided to bet. Vs regs yeah I agree checking makes a lot more sense but still would be bet at some frequency if we're playing GTO albeit a low frequency
April 17, 2020 | 4:28 p.m.
MP: $85.01 (Hero)
April 15, 2020 | 9:40 p.m.
So you think switch to 100% value with no bluffs? We would still theoretically exploit him by having fewer bluffs to value than we should. But yeah i think you're right makes sense to just have 0 bluffs and exploit super hard.
April 12, 2020 | 12:13 p.m.
BN: $88.39 (Hero)
SB wins and shows a full house, Threes full of Sevens.
SB wins $61.70
Rake is $2.00
April 12, 2020 | 12:06 p.m.
BB: $74.17 (Hero)
BB lost and shows a pair of Fours.
SB wins $103.28
Rake is $2.00
April 12, 2020 | 11:57 a.m.
I think that's an interesting point DNegs98 I've often toyed with what is a better call OTT here is it a hand like AQ or 99, AQ blocks his value so makes more sense to call seems logical, plus AQ has outs. The issue is if he has some AK then 99 definitely becomes much better to call down. If we have AK in our range though I think this is the nut bluff catcher due to removal and outs, would also prefer this to hero call rivers, although it does chop some of the time but I don't think that outweighs the blocker value.
Jan. 19, 2020 | 9:46 p.m.
In terms of GTO this has to be a call otherwise we're folding way too much of range on the turn. Vs pool I think it's close as BB vs MP tends to be tighter. Vs this specific opponent I think we have to run with it and probably even hero call the river. If he 3bets a lot and is aggro he's probably going to tripple here a lot with an unbalanced range knowing you probably don't have QQ+
Jan. 19, 2020 | 9:42 p.m.
Yeh but the issue here if you never raise dry boards then villan has really profitable bluffs. As soon as you start raising it prevents him realising equity. Not a massive mstake to never raise though, esepcially in a spot that rarely occurs
Jan. 19, 2020 | 9:35 p.m.
Should be raising flop some of the time when he bets small. Otherwise his range bet becomes crazy profitable so Pio raises some of the time here.
As played I think it's fine would be tempted to pure call turn exploitatively as SPR means we can get it in OTR
Jan. 17, 2020 | 11:17 a.m.
Pre- I would never 4bet here I think his ranges are too strong and we have to fodl to a 5bet.
Flop: Pretty certain pio raise some of the time for value and protection vs 1/3 and sometimes vs 1/2 pot. I think raising though makes turn and river play tricky to navigate so down with a suboptimal call, unless you study this spot a lot.
Turn: I would protection bet a lot for 1/3 we deny equity from over cards prevent river bluffs. Checking seems fine though.
River: Never a bluff, easy fold. Maybe at 500nl it's a call because they actually balance this bet size.
Jan. 17, 2020 | 10:42 a.m.
Yeah very true, thanks for the feedback man. I guess I was thinking I could fold out enough of his value range but yeah I guess actually the exploit is more simple, just raise value fold this combo. Do you think it's worth hyper polarising an all-in bet though? Then I might get enough fold equity from his value range? IMO QJ can't be called so it becomes a bluffing candidate with better blockers than my 8x combo's so if I bluff shove I like this combo.
Jan. 10, 2020 | 9:40 a.m.
This is consistent, if he under-bluffs river it means he check folds river a ton. Personally I think this is massively under-bluffed on the river but depends on assumptions I guess.