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Comment | BanhMi commented on GTO+ question

FYI, this is on asian app games equivalent to NL120 w fixed straddle/ante.

SB: $3,336 (834 bb)
BB: $1,742 (435.5 bb)
CO: $1,712 (428 bb)
Hero (UTG+2): $1,051 (262.8 bb)
MP1: $764 (191 bb)
MP2: $1,947 (486.8 bb)
MP3: $1,964 (491 bb)
BTN: $4,466 (1,116.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with As Jh
Hero raises to $33, 6 folds, CO calls $25

Flop: ($80) 3d Ac 7d (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $58, CO calls $58

Turn: ($196) Jc (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $263, CO raises to $581, Hero raises to $958 and is all-in, CO calls $377

River: ($2,112) Ts (2 players, 1 is all-in)

March 25, 2020 | 3:37 a.m.

Post | BanhMi posted in NLHE: GTO+ question

No info on V, only 99 hands playing 14/4 something like that with 0 3b so doens't look aggro tho
in game I thought AJo combos without diamonds would be much better to call as we don't block flushes that he could be jamming with OTT, but seems it is better to have Ad or Jd. I'm going to assume that is so because then we take out equity from his jamming range with flushes
however, my question is: Wouldn't that be worse as then he would be jamming only more hands that already beat us? let me know if it is confusing and thanks

March 25, 2020 | 3:36 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on Study group

I feel like discord is a better platform to do that. Create a server and invite people over. Much easier/practical.

March 6, 2020 | 4:22 a.m.

Well, for me was vague if you allow my opinion to be that way. Also, I got the impression that this was a sng and no where you mentioned it was live.

Regarding the hand, my advice stands. Pretty sure ICM agrees and probably you have to fold KK as well.

Jan. 11, 2020 | 2:58 a.m.

AA/KK fold the rest.

Honestly dunno, such a vague question. Depends on the format, online or live, how serious is it for you, i dont know. But if it is a sng theres no need to risk. Sng are to sit back, relax and enjoy the other noobs jump out. Especially if it is a turbo.

Jan. 10, 2020 | 2:19 a.m.

Hi there,

If anyone is playing on Asian Poker Mobile Apps, where games are 8/9max with fixed straddle+antes and would like to discuss everything from preflop/post-flop strategies, population tendencies, etc, pm me.

Thank you for your time.

Oct. 22, 2019 | 7:25 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on Flop bet sizing unsure

I agree with your sizes and would use the same. However, depending on opponents I might opt for checking this wet connected board vs 2 players.

Oct. 3, 2019 | 7:40 a.m.

Let me know if yes!

Oct. 2, 2019 | 2:10 a.m.

A2/3/4/5s are hands that I include in my 3betting range BB vs CO as I prefer to play these type of hands more aggressively OOP. As played I think flop is fine, but I would have slowed down after getting called as I don't think I could get 3 streets value and by increasing the pot OTT really leaves me in a tough position if we miss river where we will have to check and maybe face a bet that would leave us in a tough situation.

Sept. 27, 2019 | 7:39 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on Bluffing sb vs BTN

I would prefer to take this line with 56s/89s type of hand where we wouldn't be blocking KJ KQ stuff. I'm very inclined to assume that the only hands he's folding OTR is AJ/AQ ( as played and given the type of player ).

So given that and as we block diamonds, I would probably give up OTR.

Sept. 27, 2019 | 5 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on I really hate this game

Hi! I think the first advice I would give you would be to meditate when this anger strikes - for that I would suggest the amazing app called Primed Mind - I'm not a meditating person, but became a more regular one and clearly has helped me with poker/personal things.

About the game itself, if you hate something you shouldn't be doing it really but I don't think that this is the case. You are clearly frustrated for not being able to win over a long period of time. That can be because you think you are playing your A game, but your A game isn't at the best shape at the moment, or perhaps you are playing too high for the level you are at now.

You shouldn't let bad sessions influence your mood as they will influence your decisions and probably cost you a lot of money. Once you think you are getting angry, you should stop playing and get your mind back in shape. I very recently learnt how crucial this is and been seeing so much better results after implementing it.

Then "improving" can be very ambiguous when it comes to poker because there are so many concepts/areas to learn/improve that for beginners can sometimes be confusing.

I would recommend you to read this comment by DNegs98 and just improve in all of these areas and nothing else. Make sure you understand all of them and that you are doing the right thing and I'm sure that with this you will start seeing more green sessions.

I hope it somehow helps and good luck.

Aug. 1, 2019 | 5:07 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on QQ preflop 100bbs

What I mean by better/different approach is:

Would you consider just call? 4bet? Why? Thank you.

July 24, 2019 | 4:57 a.m.

Post | BanhMi posted in NLHE: QQ preflop 100bbs

PokerMaster, $2/$4, $2 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: $2,181 (545.3 bb)
BB: $851 (212.8 bb)
Hero (CO): $957 (239.3 bb)
UTG+1: $369 (92.3 bb)
UTG+2: $2,159 (539.8 bb)
MP1: $1,216 (304 bb)
MP2: $2,531 (632.8 bb)
MP3: $939 (234.8 bb)
BTN: $899 (224.8 bb)

Preflop: Hero is CO with Qs Qc
UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $28, 2 folds, MP3 raises to $116, 3 folds, Hero raises to $947, 2 folds

Results: $284 pot
Hero mucked Qs Qc and won $292 ($174 net)

New player, 6 hands so no reads at all.
He folded and showed AKo.

Question: Knowing now that he is folding this range, what would be the best approach?
I sitll prefer jamming, but could there be a better strategy vs a player we know will fold AK?

Please note it is +/- 100bbs because there's a 8 straddle.

July 23, 2019 | 11:30 p.m.

Post | BanhMi posted in NLHE: Folding river?

V: - VPIP: 44, PFR: 9, 3B: 3, AF: 2.0, Hands: 515
FoldCB: 57%

SB: $347 (173.5 bb)
BB: $702 (351 bb)
CO: $185 (92.5 bb)
UTG+1: $87 (43.5 bb)
Hero (UTG+2): $393 (196.5 bb)
MP1: $175 (87.5 bb)
MP2: $236 (118 bb)
MP3: $295 (147.5 bb)
BTN: $45 (22.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with Ac Kc
UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $17, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $17, 5 folds

Flop: ($46) 5c Jd 7h (2 players)
Hero bets $25, MP2 calls $25

Turn: ($96) Ad (2 players)
Hero bets $66, MP2 calls $66

River: ($228) Td (2 players)
Hero checks, MP2 bets $127 and is all-in, Hero ?

I like to bet that flop with 2overcards + backdoor FD SD and when V folds 57% to cbet however, I think my size is wrong and 1/3 is enough.
Now I decided to bet turn because there are still draws and he can have a J to call with, but if I decided to bet this size is probably too big - snowie likes to check here 100%.

As played, what about river?

July 18, 2019 | 8:38 a.m.

Post | BanhMi posted in NLHE: Bad turn?

Seat 2 is the button
Seat 1: Player1 ( $792.00 USD )
Seat 2: Player2 ( $359.00 USD )
Seat 3: Player3 ( $471.00 USD )
Seat 4: Hero ( $783.00 USD ) -
Seat 5: Player5 ( $2418.00 USD )
Seat 6: Player6 ( $2934.00 USD )
Seat 7: Player7 ( $686.00 USD ) - VPIP: 31, PFR: 8, 3B: 6, AF: 2.0, Hands: 267
Seat 8: Player8 ( $2052.00 USD )
Seat 9: Player9 ( $402.00 USD )
Player1 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player2 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player3 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Hero posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player5 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player6 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player7 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player8 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player9 posts ante of [$2.00 USD].
Player3 posts small blind [$2.00 USD].
Hero posts big blind [$4.00 USD].
* Dealing down cards *
Dealt to Hero [ Td 8d ]
Player6 calls [$8.00 USD]
Player7 calls [$8.00 USD]
Player8 folds
Player9 calls [$8.00 USD]
Player1 folds
Player2 calls [$8.00 USD]
Player3 folds
Hero calls [$4.00 USD]
Player5 checks
* Dealing Flop * [ 9s, Jc, Qh ]
Hero checks
Player5 checks
Player6 checks
Player7 bets [$45.00 USD]
Player9 folds
Player2 folds
Hero raises [$150.00 USD]
Player5 folds
Player6 folds
Player7 calls [$105.00 USD]
* Dealing Turn * [ Qd ]
Hero bets [$184.00 USD]
Player7 raises [$394.00 USD]
Hero ?

  1. Should we be checking this turn most of the times?
  2. I think my size is a bit terrible because best case scenario he has KQ (i block QT so less likely but still possible) and we are going to get max value, all the rest folds to that size, I believe. However if we bet small, we can perhaps get some value from some Jx too.

Villain : VPIP: 31, PFR: 8, 3B: 6, AF: 2.0, Hands: 267

July 17, 2019 | 8:18 a.m.

Post | BanhMi posted in NLHE: FullRing - Improve Together.

Hey there,
Although I think vast majority plays 6max, I hope I can still find some FullRing buddies. I currently play FullRing games with antes/straddles and been dedicating a lot more of my time to this with okayish results. I'm looking for people who are playing the same gametype or even if just FullRing, and would like to create a small group and improve sharing different perspectives.

As long as you are willing to help others and somehow keep improving, you are welcome (regardless of what stakes you play).

My goal is to be playing professionally by June 2020 when I move back to Europe with my GF(I'm in Vietnam atm).

The only rules are: No whining/Suckouts HH - However, nothing wrong on commenting about a downswing and especially sharing ideas to better deal with it (mentally/physically).

I enjoy talking about traveling plans, football, poker and anything else interesting(eh).

Give me a shout if you are interested,

July 17, 2019 | 7:19 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on z100, AA, SBvsCO

I would choose a bigger size on such flop ye. As played I would have done the same

July 17, 2019 | 5:30 a.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on [NL5Z] river decision?

Hi agree with Jeff. If it is a reg it is a bit tricky but he can still have 88/66 too and is doing it expecting someone to call it off with an A. So would just call and sip my glass of water if he has me beat.

July 16, 2019 | 2 p.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on Skype Group

Playing 50NL if anyone is interested please drop me a message. gl at the tables

July 16, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.

Yep, I agree my mistake was OTT. Thanks for your input DN, gl.

July 8, 2019 | 3:26 p.m.

This is online. I agree I have to bomb turn, there are many pair+gutshot maybe pair+fd improved with this turn for him and i can't give free cards.

btw villain was indeed bluffing. he showed a 7.

July 8, 2019 | 3:11 p.m.

Sorry forgot to say my hand, I had KdKs.

July 8, 2019 | 2:50 p.m.

Post | BanhMi posted in NLHE: call or raise for value?

stake 1/2/4 Ante:1
hero(UTG2): 2447
V(STR): 458
MP3: 248

Hero 17, MP3 call, STR call.

FLOP(63): 4s8d9h
STR check, Hero 31, MP3 fold, STR call.

TURN(125): Qs
check, check

RIVER(125): 2h
STR 41, Hero 144, STR 368(allin), hero ?

The longer I look at this hand, the longer I get confused. At that moment I felt like checking turn because for some reason I thought wasn't a good idea to bad, bad feeling. I think I overthought about hands like JT or Q9 maybe. Now that I look at it I still think I should have bet because there are still a lot of hands that call us QT QJ 7Ts maybe, 57, 67s kind of hands.

Then river he bets really small and I thought he would go for more value with straights so decided to raise, but then when he shoved (which was 0.1sec after I bet) I folded. Bit of a mess from me maybe, but let's see what you guys think.

July 8, 2019 | 2:49 p.m.

Any reads on the V? Has he been bluffing lately? Why didn't you call river? I think it would help other people to comment if you give more info about why you made a certain decision.

I'm not sure about the right size on the turn, so maybe someone else can help you with that. I would have called river tho.

July 6, 2019 | 5:45 p.m.

Any info/reads on the V? Did he limp/call/raise before? etc

I would raise larger preflop instead of 3x OOP to don't let villains IP flat profitably with most of their opening range. Instead of betting 1/2 pot on the flop, I would go for 3/4 since it is quite connected + there's a FD. Also there are a lot of hands that are going to call you like, FD, SD, Ax and some Tx.

As played I like shoving river as it puts pressure on him and there are still a lot of hands he calls us with. Even when he calls I think we only lose to 66 and QJ sometimes, which I think he wouldn't limp/call pre and play aggro on the flop, unless it was QJss (and that would probably raise preflop). But again, difficult to assume without having any info on the V.

Not sure if it is the best read too, but how I see it. Hope it helped, gl

July 6, 2019 | 5:41 p.m.

Comment | BanhMi commented on KK vs utg open

I prefer to raise larger OOP (4x normally). I don't see reason to don't cbet, we can get value from a lot of hands + theres a possible FD SD(even if I wouldn't be concerned about SD in this situation). As played, I would probably call and well if he had QQ/77 or even 88 c'est la vie, but that's not the most important thing i think.

July 6, 2019 | 7:25 a.m.

Hi! I've just started taking cashgame seriously very recently and trying be a better player, so just going to give my perspective.

I would have played the same way until the turn, but then a bit different (or I would only x to shove).

Would you cbet 3/4 flop and check brick turn w/ JJ+ or let's say ATs? I think the answer is no, and because of that he believes his JT here must be good most of the times, also his hand needs some protection as there about 20 cards that wont be great for him.

Now, I'm not sure what's the optimal way to approach turn, 3/4 again, pot or shove (anyway, betting). Pot is at 5.29 and his stack is around 7$ i believe so not a huge overbet and we have 17 outs vs pairs (unless he has ATs) or just bet 3/4 or POT which denies him FE and if he shoves we still have some outs.

lets see what other people say! gl

July 6, 2019 | 6:48 a.m.

Would you agree that we should be 3betting a bit larger from sb vs co?

July 6, 2019 | 4:39 a.m.

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