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I think there is another difficulty in zoom is that you cannot recognize someone is a recreational player or not just by vpip/pfr/3bet provided by poker platform. Because there are too many people in the low stacks zoom, you cannot record everyone.

Maybe recreational players like to play zoom tables because they can fast fold to get a better hand. So I think the nit player (someone VIPIP/PFR/3BET looks like 16/14/6) you see at zoom table are just recreational player. It is tough to distinguish fish and nit.

Oct. 1, 2022 | 3:40 p.m.

Thanks a lot for your reply, I love you, bro.

Oct. 1, 2022 | 3:35 p.m.

Post | BankruptYao posted in NLHE: Play regular table or zoom ?

I think regular table's game is much easier than zoom.
If I only want to improve my skill, should I choose regular table or zoom ?

zoom2 & zoom5:


Sept. 28, 2022 | 6:29 a.m.

flop 3bet is terrible

Jan. 28, 2019 | 5:29 a.m.

yeah that's right, maybe 1/3x or 1/2x is a good size.

Jan. 28, 2019 | 1:01 a.m.

on the river, I think I missed some value, how much should I bet here is the best ?

V is a reg but not very good.

Jan. 27, 2019 | 3:46 p.m.

decision on the river is hard for me, do I have some better line ?

or on the turn, should I check more ?

Jan. 27, 2019 | 3:36 p.m.

Should I call river to bluff catch? V is a wining player with 26BB/100 win rate.
V's checking on the turn is so weird.

But on the river, I had Qd which blocks so many flush draw to call 3bet preflop and call flop with, like QdTd, QdJd

Jan. 27, 2019 | 3:17 a.m.

Comment | BankruptYao commented on NL2 - Multiway pot

river BC is terrible.

Jan. 27, 2019 | 3:07 a.m.

Comment | BankruptYao commented on NL2 - Multiway pot

your line is fine, I think

if you decided to bet flop,then
B, B, XF is a good line on this board, but I would bet bigger on the turn . maybe 1.5x pot

if you decided to check flop, then

XC, XC, XF or XC, X, B is a good line.

Jan. 27, 2019 | 3:06 a.m.

At, Rami mentioned "nut advantage".

But I don't know what are "very good hands" (the hands that can go for multiple street value) ?

Aug. 10, 2018 | 2:38 p.m.

Very good explanation of compounding effect and the common mistake is really common.

Exploiting strategy against players seems really effective, hope to see more exploiting strategies. LOL

July 12, 2018 | 2:50 p.m.

Thanks a lot for the examples.

I have 2 questions,

  1. If we want to use a linear 3bet range like SB vs BTN/CO, how could we adjust our range to BTN/CO RFI range, for example, some loose player's BTN RFI is 56%, and some tight player's BTN RFI is 33%, generally how wide should we choose ? should we 3bet some percentage (like 50%, 60%, 70%) of his RFI range or should we just use a default range ?

  2. Is "hand strength" in linear range definition means the equity vs V's calling/raising range, or equity vs V's total RFI range ?

Thanks a lot if you answer me.

July 11, 2018 | 2:24 a.m.

Hand History for Game 1111111111 (Poker Stars)
$5.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, July 04, 08:53:44 ET 2018
Table Orchis II (Real Money)
Seat 4 is the button
Seat 1: Player1 ( $5.28 USD ) - VPIP: 26, PFR: 23, 3B: 18, AF: 1.5, Hands: 35
Seat 2: Player2 ( $3.93 USD ) - VPIP: 27, PFR: 7, 3B: 3, AF: 2.2, Hands: 88
Seat 3: Player3 ( $2.31 USD ) - VPIP: 36, PFR: 2, 3B: 9, AF: 4.5, Hands: 42
Seat 4: Player4 ( $5.00 USD ) - VPIP: 24, PFR: 16, 3B: 2, AF: 1.4, Hands: 195
Seat 5: Player5 ( $5.36 USD ) - VPIP: 22, PFR: 15, 3B: 4, AF: 9.0, Hands: 362
Seat 6: Hero ( $5.30 USD ) - VPIP: 23, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 1.9, Hands: 34699
Player5 posts small blind [$0.02 USD].
Hero posts big blind [$0.05 USD].
* Dealing down cards *
Dealt to Hero [ 9s 9h ]
Player1 raises [$0.15 USD]
Player2 folds
Player3 folds
Player4 calls [$0.15 USD]
Player5 folds
Hero calls [$0.10 USD]
* Dealing Flop * [ 9d, Ts, 6c ]
Hero checks
Player1 checks
Player4 bets [$0.30 USD]
Hero raises [$0.60 USD]
Player1 folds
Player4 calls [$0.30 USD]
* Dealing Turn * [ Kc ]
Hero bets [$0.64 USD]
Player4 calls [$0.64 USD]
* Dealing River * [ Qd ]
Hero bets [$0.75 USD]
Player4 calls [$0.75 USD]
Hero shows [9s, 9h ]
Player4 shows [Td, Tc ]
Player4 wins $4.27 USD from main pot

July 5, 2018 | 2:08 a.m.

Comment | BankruptYao commented on nl200 turn EV

Allin @ Turn seems really good

June 4, 2018 | 10:07 a.m.

May 8, 2018 | 12:25 a.m.

I think maybe 1000 pages is enough.

May 7, 2018 | 9:58 a.m.

Sorry guys for the vague question, I have updated the question and hope you can give me some advice.

May 7, 2018 | 7:13 a.m.

I have no I idea how to play small AXs in 3bet POT, could some body help me ?

Sorry guys, I should make this question more specific.

Question 1, How often could I defense A2s ~ A5s when UTG/MP open vs later position 3bet, if V 3bet range from BTN is something like 12%, 10%, 8% ?

Question 2, if we 3bet A2s ~ A5s from SB/BB vs CO/BTN steal and get called.

A. if we totally miss the flop or get just a bottom pair, is X/F a good line ?

B. if we get nuts flush draw, which line should be better to play this, I have no idea..
I think the line like (bet, check-call, check fold) / and (bet, bet, check fold) is so exploitable if the we missed the draw at river.

C. if we get TP on Axx flop , should we play it very passively and use the line like check, check, check and only call once or twice?

Question 3, if we 3bet CO/MP/UTG open from later position with A2s ~ A5s and get called, what is the key to play post flop ?

A. if the flop is Axx (something like A94r A83r, A76r, AJ7ss), and turn/river is blank, we get TP no kicker, which line is better if opponent is a good player?

[1] bet flop, check turn, call river
[2] bet flop, check turn, fold river if V bet
[3] check flop, call turn, fold river if V bet
[4] check flop, call turn, call river
[5] bet flop, bet turn, check river
[6] or some other line ?

B. if we get only bottom pair or (bottom pair + back door flush draw), which kind of board should we start bluffing if opponent is a pro, and which kind of board should we check back ?

C. if we get nuts flush draw + A high card such as K64ss, Q87ss which line is better and how big should we cbet on flop and turn?

D. if we totally missed the flop, which kind of flop is a bluffable flop, and what the line do you use ?

May 6, 2018 | 12:03 p.m.

You have raw equity and nuts advantage so I think cbet 1/3 on this board is totally fine.

But I think the most important is how your opponent's range looks like.

For me, CO vs SB 3bet calling range is something like ATs ~ AJs, 88(99) ~ TT(JJ), KQs, KJs, AQo, some AKo, QQ, AA, KK. And I think you need to at least double barrel to take this pot if they call your flop cbet and the turn bet is expensive and you have no information about your opponent. It's a trade-off after all.

I'll sometimes X on this flop, and sometimes cbet 1/3x and cbet turn 1x.

May 3, 2018 | 7:23 a.m.

Post | BankruptYao posted in NLHE: NL2 AKo OOP in 3bet POT.

Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

SB: $1.71 (85.5 bb)
BB: $2 (100 bb)
UTG: $0.99 (49.5 bb)
MP: $6.72 (336 bb)
Hero (CO): $2.63 (131.5 bb)
BTN: $2.02 (101 bb)

Preflop: Hero is CO with Ac Ks
UTG raises to $0.04, MP folds, Hero raises to $0.14, BTN calls $0.14, SB calls $0.13, 2 folds

Flop: ($0.48) 4h 6h Qs (3 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.25, 2 folds

Results: $0.48 pot ($0.02 rake)
Final Board: 4h 6h Qs
SB mucked and lost (-$0.14 net)
Hero mucked Ac Ks and lost (-$0.14 net)
BTN mucked and won $0.46 ($0.32 net)

Hello guys,

BTN VPIP/PFR = 28/19
SB VPIP/PFR = 18/8

How could I do better to protect my hand's equity on this Q high board?

If I check flop, my range is capped, so the BTN can float bet to take the pot with any hands if SB folds, though I check my AA/KK sometimes on this board, but lots of my range is weak.

If I bet flop, absolutely I turned my AKo into a bluff.

So any good advice about playing AKo OOP in 3bet pot or SRP on Jxx or Qxx board ?

Thanks, and my English is bad, hope you understand what I mean.

April 30, 2018 | 10:02 a.m.

Besides, it is a 3bet pot, you show your strength on both preflop and flop, how could a weak fish raise you with flush draw like K♣️Q♣️, 7♣️6♣️ or weak TP like A♥️9♥️ ?

Most time they will call those hands rather than raise.

March 13, 2018 | 4:18 a.m.

I prefer to fold my AJo then a weak fish min-raise flop on Ac Tc 6d board.
If you prefer to at least defense once, I think folding AJo on turn is a better choice.

According to your description, I think CO is definitely a weak fish, if a weak fish raise me, I usually believe they have a real hand.

March 13, 2018 | 4:14 a.m.


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March 12, 2018 | 2:57 p.m.

Post | BankruptYao posted in NLHE: Should I move up to NL 5 ?

I have already achieved a win rate of 18.8BB/100 at PokerStars NL 2 over 40k hands, but when I start playing NL 5, my win rate is about -6.3BB/100 over 3k hands.

How could I find my mistakes then fix them ?
Should I continue playing NL 5 ?

March 12, 2018 | 5:03 a.m.

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