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Thanks for doing a live video. TBH 96o feels like an open bvb 150bb deep. Do you normally fold this?

Jan. 24, 2020 | 7:33 a.m.

If you make assumptions about the small blind and big blind calling ranges facing a shove from you, you can do this pretty quickly with a calculator. Put a few different kind of professional poker player's EP opening ranges. There are just a few more pieces of algebra.

Jan. 22, 2020 | 3:13 a.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Mobile App Poker

Great, I figured it was something like that. I suppose it is easier to multi table this way than it is to swipe between screens.

Jan. 21, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Mobile App Poker

Thanks, Darren. I'll look into Blue Stacks. One last question - do you represent a union? My network has dropped and I don't trust my agent as much as I would a RIO coach. I'm especially interested because of the card visibility on your app. Pokerbros does not have this feature.

Jan. 21, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Mobile App Poker

Darren,

Firstly - thank you for making this video.
Secondly - can you speak on emulators? on one app, I could use the app on my desktop as if it were a phone. on another app, I can't. I recognize that the lack of snap accessibility to easy playing is a contributing factor to the player pool, but I'm not gonna stop trying to make it easier lol.

I've read on 2p2 about the card visibility for anti-collusion. Which app (or apps) use this measure? The two I know of do not do anything like this.

Jan. 20, 2020 | 9:48 p.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Mobile App Poker

An explanation here would make me feel a lot better about my decisions to play on these networks.

Jan. 20, 2020 | 9:42 p.m.

If you or anyone would like someone to do this (writing scripts to solve for multiple inputs) for you - I'm a trained data scientist. AWS is a pretty complicated subject.

Jan. 13, 2020 | 5:29 p.m.

I'm a former professional poker player turned white collar professional. I'm in the midst of a data science immersive and working on my first large capstone. I'm looking for a database to analyze. I will be cleaning it, performing my own analyses in python with pandas (not pt4, drivhud, hem, etc.), and presenting findings for my 20 person cohort. Ideally, I'm looking for 250k hands at the same stake level and format. This is not a request for a coaching student. I will visualize the data grouped by varying metrics (rfi position with a breakdown of EV by hands is an easy to digest graph for nonpoker data folks.
To protect the commercial businesses of anyone who may provide access to the data, I recommend anonymous player pools.

Dec. 14, 2019 | 3:53 a.m.

I don't know of a way at this moment, but I'll ask around to see if I can put it all through a deletion of screen names and treat it as all by position etc.

However, unless you're playing professionally (earning your income, debt payments, savings) and have reason to be concerned with someone learning of your pool (small player pools, small differences in strategic capabilities), anonymous data isn't as big of a deal. It won't be published, it'll be presented in front of 20ish people who don't play poker, and the chances of your competition coming into contact with the information is basically 0%. I think I'd be concerned about the safety of someone's income if it were easier to capitalize on the information and they were playing a dollar value high enough to drive bad actors.

Dec. 13, 2019 | 8:44 p.m.

I'm a former professional poker player turned white collar professional. I'm in the midst of a data science immersive and working on my first large capstone. I'm looking for a database to analyze. I will be cleaning it, performing my own analyses in python with pandas (not pt4, drivhud, hem, etc.), and presenting findings for my 20 person cohort. Ideally, I'm looking for 250k hands at the same stake level and format. This is not a request for a coaching student. I will visualize the data grouped by varying metrics (rfi position with a breakdown of EV by hands is an easy to digest graph for nonpoker data folks.

To protect the commercial businesses of anyone who may provide access to the data, I recommend anonymous player pools.

Dec. 13, 2019 | 5:40 p.m.

is red line player code for people who are making a lot of money on nonshowdowns and losing on showdowns?

May 22, 2019 | 9:26 p.m.

on the last paragraph, i didn't agree with your first sentence until i read your second sentence. it kind of sucks for players too lol.

May 22, 2019 | 2:48 a.m.

LOL a few hands later. Defend bvb 42o, ck back KJ8ss bomb 130% Jx I love it. There's the first time I KNOW Pio isn't suggesting that. Maybe it would if you nodelocked their strat to being too passive.

May 21, 2019 | 10:07 p.m.

When you got ck/raised with top set KK on KJXhh, I totally understand your sentiment of "clicking back will probably net me more vs this player type"

Nick Howard had a video or series on following meta and exploits and changing from what you've learned or estimated equilibrium to be when you expect someone to be going way too far in a certain direction. I think he got ck raised with trips on a paired flop, and he said the same thing. Basically, if they're opening themselves up to getting punched with their nose out, they're likely to still have that mindset if you reopen their decision making into a part of the tree that doesn't exist at equilibrium. Flop 3bet with crappy trips and he stacked off vs highcards or a gutshot. Calling would be standard vs a pro because it's equilibrium, but if the villain is saying fuck it by going that far out, give them the ability to do it again.

I'm confused why you got ck/raise/fold vs a clickback though. You must be right that he has a 2nd pair type hand and is taking the risk averse move. Flop 3bet with a single heart is likely to be profitable in that spot, which is very interesting to me. Like you can 3bet/fold with the bare Th and snap profit.

May 21, 2019 | 10:05 p.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Must Watch HU Videos?

Agreed and recommend the Tyler Forrester videos as well. He plays 2/5 Zone on Ignition, or regular tables. His process seems to be record a topic when there's not as much action, which I appreciate. I don't need to see what peak hour action looks like on a soft network. He chooses to record when action is small enough that he's mostly playing 3 handed.

That said, if you're the kind of person who watches a video and memorizes ranges, you're likely to fuck your game up since his heads up hands will always be the opener is out of position.

May 21, 2019 | 9:23 p.m.

This guy's video on SPR is what got me the tree I referenced earlier. I ran a few different boards at different bet sizes and stack sizes just to see flop check/raise frequencies. It's funny, I didn't even notice that the 3bet size was only 3.5x, but that makes so much sense.

May 2, 2019 | 11:10 p.m.

this comment was so wholesome.

May 2, 2019 | 7:55 a.m.

I don't think I said anything about playing a mixed strategy with anything. I just meant that I gave PIO lots of options, and it prefers using the largest sizing here. So I think you should only have one flop sizing, and it should be all larger on this texture in a 3bet pot.

But at any sizing, PIO wants to 3bet shove over a flop raise. Sure they'll have some flush draws maybe, but that's not really your concern. Most of the raising range aren't dominating draws, and you should be happy to get in this many outs if your villain is raising lone Tx.

May 2, 2019 | 4:26 a.m.

Pio prefers a larger flop sizing when given 70% or 33% options. My guess why - If you bet small, you're trying to make EV by getting a fold from something that is correct to defend vs that size. ie You're looking for overfolds. Obviously not with this exact hand, but range.

With a 70% flop sizing, IP is raising 17% (sets, two pair, overcards+backdoors)
Then OOP shoves with most overpairs (actually folds some), sets, the nut draws, combo draws.

With a forced 33% flop sizing, IP raises a third of the time, which is overpairs (gave IP 20% QQ+), sets, combodraws, some overcards+gutshot.
Then OOP 3bet shoves the hands you'd expect, but that includes the combodraws.

May 1, 2019 | 1:01 a.m.

I'm using DriveHud right now, so I don't have any ignition hands downloaded. Unfortunately, being a zone session, I don't have any hands to confirm if I'm involved. Honestly, that J44 3bet play looks like something I'd do, including the all in river. I'll say there's like a 5% chance it's me, because I can't download the hands and look. Most of my run was at 1/2 and the small field 55-109's anyway, though I did play a few 4-6 handed sessions of 2/5 thinking "I wonder which one of these people is Tyler" despite most of the hands I remember were definitely recreational tables or pro's not near their A-game. It helps being on mountain time. My 2am is everyone else's "I've been playing for 14 hours and I'm down 3k, how do I fix"

April 24, 2019 | 11:19 p.m.

Thanks for the thoughts Tyler Forrester

I didn't really think about defending turns like you described (giving us gutshots), though that makes sense. If you tell me that this hand is clearly capable of defending almost all turn and river cards, making the IP opponent indifferent to bluffing with napkins, I'll chalk it up to believing you and leaving it at that.
That said, when a villain 3bets the flop, it's probably really hard to have an accurate understanding of their specific range, and then I'm concerned this kind of defense measure may accidentally be putting us in a spot where villain gets to exploit you. Say they flop 3bet any pair + any three card straight air. If they give up the air that doesn't turn to four and still fire all the pairs, but you are unaware of that, you could be ck/calling vs hands that crush you equity-wise. I don't know if I'm misapplying defense theory in my head when I think about these parts of a tree that don't really exist too often. I wish I too had a database of hands that I could look at to see what this means lol.

April 24, 2019 | 11:13 p.m.

12 minutes in at J44:

You snap calling the flop 3bet is very interesting to me. I'm assuming PIO says to do it, but per what you said to me about looking more at turns and rivers, I'm realllly interested in your thoughts going forward in the hand. To me, it looks like you probably have too many hands to defend in a manner that makes your opponent indifferent to bluffing. I don't mean on the river either. If your opponent bets the turn 100% of the time, and you have this many bluff catchers that would then need to defend twice, aren't you opening yourself?

I've run this spot at varying SPR's for CO open, BTN flat, and the ck/raise frequency is really big (23%), the flop 3bet range is really small (it doesn't like it at all with what I gave), and then the call vs a 3bet is 40%, which seems to blend in with what you're doing. But if your IP villain knows that, I'm confused why they can't just autofire (and why they didn't vs you in the actual hand)

April 24, 2019 | 6:05 a.m.

Time to see if my recent sun run made it's way into your video!

April 24, 2019 | 5:44 a.m.

For the very last hand on the turn sizing, I've realized in similar spots I'm doing the same thing! I mostly came up in 2013-2014 on Bovada (30bb avg in late game) mtts, and my guess is I stumbled into that mindset back then and felt it was working. But you mentioning that who cares if a solver says to do that because it demands a high check raise response at Nash really got me thinking. I just did that today on a paired board with a flush to try inducing, only to get a passive response and expensive river midway in the $162 6max on Ignition. Welp.

April 21, 2019 | 7:23 a.m.

I'm trying to take your advice about running PIO spots from the turn and river, Tyler!

The very first spot is interesting to me because of the river. While watching, I thought that I'd prefer check/fold because JT at any frequency adds several combinations to what could be part of the turn raising range, and now it got there. Then I tried to run this in PIO. The top board is a 9r river and the bottom board is a 2r river. I was shocked to see it would advocate fold more top pair on the 2 vs 9 at Nash.I'm guessing that my range construction has a lot to do with it, but also I'm thinking maybe KJ blocks JT well enough that we still call, but I don't follow the logic on the 2 river since at the very least all the JT are in the betting range. Admittedly, I'm not sure of the weights, but I would have never guessed Nash would look near that.

April 21, 2019 | 6:04 a.m.

I enjoy this comment enough to say something about it as the video starts.

April 11, 2019 | 11:49 p.m.

I bought Pio a few days ago and haven't even touched the preflop solver. This was eye opening.

March 18, 2019 | 3:05 a.m.

Coming over from the Transitioning to PLO playlist.

Vs Ike, you defend IP with Q972sssx and he checks 732r.
You check back and what I hear makes sense to me. You're giving up some % of ev that comes as folds in order to get more ev from turns that Ike catches up in some degree, or you're doing it to strengthen your checking range on a lot of turns, or both.

You raised the turn 6ss and never mention at all Ike having 45xx here. My takeaway from that is that at least at the time, you assume Ike would never ck the flop with 45, or it was inconsequential enough relative to the rest of his range that you don't mention it, or it was assumed as basic info he of course could have some nuts but that's not that important, or it was a fluke that you didn't mention it, I imagine all of that goes out the window if Ike was 40bb's. Was it/is it common to short stack in PLO?

I'm a live NL player almost primarily, having transitioned from mtt's 5 years ago, and now have the opportunity to work with a PLO pro in my area. I want to absorb more than I miss from the opportunity. I apologize if my questions aren't the right questions, or are too simple, or irrelevant.

Feb. 19, 2019 | 5:59 a.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Calling 3 Bets Review

Highly recommend continuing to put out videos on the first few days of the week, as that's my weekend and easiest time to study. :) About to watch now!

Feb. 12, 2019 | 9:41 p.m.

Comment | Corgi commented on Defending the Big Blind

Id like to talk about coaching for pio. Im pretty good at math, and kahneman has been a favorite of mine for a while now. Prospect theory is beautiful and one of my favorite parts of my university experience. My bs is in economics and i focused on behavior. Ive mentioned previously i try to go max exploit too often based on assumptions whos accuracy can mean massive differences in ev, mostly downward. Ill look at cap vs polar stuff some more. Thank you.

Feb. 2, 2019 | 11:29 p.m.

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