Great video. I would love to see more high stakes reviews, and how you incorporate theory + in game trends into decision making.
In the environment I play in, there are only a few people who play across different formats. I was wondering:
when did you decide to start incorporating PLO into your rotation?
if the attitude is different in the high roller environment, and people play more games?
Feb. 15, 2024 | 9:59 p.m.
Another great video. Thanks.
A few questions -
1 - A lot of the spots we are discussing here are close, or at least to me they are close. What do you do when you identify a blunder?
2 - What do you think of GTO Wizard AI vs PIOsolver?
3 - How do you account for exploit/deviations in looking in sims?
3a - Have you played around with incentives in PIO in order to look at this stuff?
Feb. 13, 2024 | 10:41 p.m.
Hey Jan Philippi great video
Here is my first pass on a tilt profile:
- “I got outsmarted, this is humiliating”
- “I can adjust”
- “I shouldn’t lose to these fish”
- “I can grind through this”
- Narrator: “He couldn’t”
- Frustration —> Anger
- Embarrassment (even humiliation)
- (after) Disappointment
- (after) Sadness
- brow knitting - tense feeling
- Hunched forward posture - engaged but not purposeful and dignified
- Queasy feeling in my stomach
- (Emotionally) heavy hearted
- Sneer on face
- Acting too fast
- Targeting players who seem weak and over-adjusting/mis-adjusting - Increasing aggression, Stationing, Thinking “the opposite” about bet sizes and not giving credit to big bets
- Playing an extra table or two
- (Hard to explain) I lose composure and this leads to inability to filter context
Jan. 30, 2024 | 8:47 p.m.
1 - you have one of the most unique color schemes I’ve ever seen for a solver output interface. How did you come across it/choose it
2 - about 5 minutes before the end of the video, you open K7s and get called. Flop 742tt with no backdoor for you. You point out that on the flop, the solver basically doesn’t care what size you use with K7. You spoke a little about reasons to use one size or another. Is there a general process you use in spots like these to simplify, or is it a case by case basis?
Jan. 1, 2024 | 6:55 p.m.
Great first video Dan.
Around the 30’ mark. In the “combination of two ideas” part of the video, you talked about looking for nodes in the tree where you can really put pressure on the opponents. For instance, you pointed out that after small bet IP and BB XR on 952, the BTN should 3b 10% and this is a tough node to find the right plays for a lot of opponents.
I’ve also heard this is a thing in chess - all things being equal make a move that makes the opponent squirm.
How do you “make spots”?
- what are you looking for when you review the solve? How do you find these spots?
- what are you looking for in your opponent? meaning, are these players you know pretty well who have leaks, people you’ve seen commit a big error at the table, or just a player who by tendency will make an unforced error there (unknown guy at a high roller, I guess)?
- is this a thing that you spend a lot of energy on refining, or is it something you’ve always been able to do?
Dec. 24, 2023 | 1:43 a.m.
Hi Brian — I enjoyed watching you navigate the data. It was a great coincidence to see AK9 both ways.
Two things I struggle with in these view of the solver data (and they’re clearly related in my mind)
Taking the aggregated flop reports — the ev and strategy, and then translating it into a betting strategy that seems at least kind of robust in practice.
Seeing how the turn strategy works based on the turn reports. And likewise knowing how each hand plays on those boards.
It seems like the way forward for problem #1 is to start studying an array of flops one by one until I’m building strategies well. And that’s reasonable — i can absolutely study some flops in great detail for different configurations.
But it seems like by the time I get to the turn - problem #2 - that would become absolutely time prohibitive.
Is there some short of shortcut you use that I’m missing?
May 6, 2023 | 7:04 p.m.
Around the 15’ mark about a tight range in a squeeze play. “I’m even being a good little boy and folding King-eight suited, 12% of hands… gimme a break.”
This is the first time i’ve laughed out loud in a RIO vid
March 14, 2023 | 3:22 a.m.
Have built a cash study plan for the next two months. It's ambitious, but I think I can do it.
Most impportantly, it's modular. So if I find the goal unrealistic, or something comes up, I can quickly adjust.
Hyped to get working, as my next "poker week" starts tomorrow night.
Nov. 27, 2022 | 12:52 a.m.
Great video. Seth Davies battling the guys I struggle against when I play my biggest MTT
Played a $1500 at the borgata on Friday. Field was tremendously easy to play against but the structure made the game volatile.
I regged early — apparently a mistake because (1) all the nj regs seemed to come late, and (2) all of the early spots where multiway, which means they were high EV but not high equity.. High variance in a spot where definitely having a threatening stack pays off as the field tightens up (they always do)
I blasted off one bullet in tighter spots and re-regged with about 50bb effective. Chipped up, chipped down, lost a flip to a shorty, won a flip for more than a stack with AA. Lost a “flip” to a guy whose 3bet size was a 40bet rejam with AK vs AQ. Rigged IMO
Made three very savvy cash decisions. (1) Played 500NL for a few hours after I busted and got a few hundo back rampaging over a loose field. (2) Woke up early to play PLO against the guys who were up all night and one another few hundo back. (3) found a weird spot where I got my money in in a $2k pot as a lock 75:25 or better (villain either had overpair with a one card flush draw or set because of how tight he was pre, and I jammed a flush turn with all of the flushes exclusively in my range) and lost when he insisted on running it once and binked his boatercycle. Double rigged IMO. I do want to solve it to see if i get overbets on the turn with the flush exclusivity but I havent.
Swings up and swings down but -2700 for the trip.
I have been watching the Dhruv videos, FTGU PLO and This is PLO, and studying in Vision. I have been bumhunting 100 and 200PLO on the NJ sites. Some concepts are a lot clearer to me. I think am generating a ton of EV AND know I am running well. Sample size in PLO is beast though.
I have fulfilled my poker goals in terms of play this month but have not been studying as much hold ‘em as I planned to. Possibly because the source material I was initially using (from another site, won’t advertise but by all means message me if you want to know), did not finish as strong as I’d hoped.
Mental Health Monday is going strong. I’ve been hitting a lot more of my goals than I’d expected this month. Therapy works, my friends.
For next month, I’ll double down on NL cash game play and study for a few months. I wonder if maybe live cash has weakened my brain a little, so I will focus on online play and study.
In keeping with the theory that “everyone should have a secret project”, I will spend a little time every week studying PLO and playing a little too. Mental Health Monday will continue as always also
So for the time being, I will bid adieu to tournaments. I’ll get back to them in the leadup to wsop. Probably starting in late March.
Nov. 20, 2022 | 6:40 p.m.
MTT BVB is a spot I have limited insight into. On your high roller hand:
Ks Jh 7d sim —
Why does IP size small on the flop when checked to? Is it to attack the bottom part of the ranges continues? (T5s, etc). And there’s no value in going after the stronger limps because many of the hands that attack it are raising anyway?
Nov. 20, 2022 | 6:19 p.m.
1) Great to see you battling some of the guys I run into since i moved up into the $100-$500 stakes.
2) I love this format of reviewing live play and breaking out to go to the solver. Adding in the trainer was a great feature too. More videos like this would be great.
Nov. 2, 2022 | 5:32 p.m.
I’ve been working a ton and only playing two live sessions. They were at lower stakes for live, both cash and mtt.
It’s gone frustratingly poorly, and I feel much more intensely disappointed about it than any effect it’s had on my bankroll. I made two hero calls into guys bluffing with the best hands*, I lost my share of flips, I punted a little in a large pot, and I lost to a rivered one card flush when I had the flush and got all in on the turn. Mostly bad runouts but a little bit of bad play, or at least questionable from an “exploitative” strategy view..
I think November may be an 80-90% study month. I’m sure I'm going to spend more time studying but the question is “how much?”. I bought Rabichow’s course. I’m eager to start “The Game Plan” for sure.
*Both said they were value betting, which really undermined my confidence in bluff catching them, but the first guy was new to the table and seemed bluffy and the second guy actually cringed when I called him so I was giving him waaaaaaaaay too much credit for understanding how bluffs work.