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March 20, 2022 | 11:54 p.m.
So I've been googling for a better part of a day for any information comparing the two and it is extremely scarce - guesses, short mentions. Currently at 1/2 looking at 2/5, and finally decided to start with off-table work - even if until now been doing fine without it, but the time has come. The Omaha Ranger price is whatever really, but I did not get a response to my emails (sent two) in three days. From short mentions in videos I had the impression OR was still somewhat superior, but is it, really (than Poker Juice)?
I realise this might look like a spam already, but one more time - what are things PJ can do that OR can not, and what are things OR can do that PJ can not? Thank you, any opinion would be appreciated at this point.
Oct. 17, 2016 | 11:12 a.m.
Well blocking the NFD really mostly blocks the hand that just call the x/r , but it by no means blocks his betting hands (not only OTF, but because of that - a lot OTT). Also, it would be helpful to know our SB RFI, but if he 3bets ~18%, and defends, say other 75%, you are pretty much screwed OTF once he bets. He will have hit this board often enough not to need protection on flop this dry, making turn barrel range mostly value instead of complete air. getting called/jammed on we have whopping 20%, and given that villain rocks mostly value I don't think this is spot to x/raise (and so big). Best play wuld PROBABLYY be x/calling with a turn donking strategy (only value), but its obviously a tough spot. Would x/f OTF tho, given that even turning backdoor NFD still only gives us 20% really.
Aug. 16, 2016 | 1:39 p.m.
"- We block a K and therefore the more likely hand to 4b us lite- KK " I just can not get my head around this. And just for the record - almost no KK is 4betting there light especially since its anonymous tables, villain IP is supposed to be decent (and he's IP), and SB should fold 95% if not 100% (unlike PG grudgingly does in every few videos).
To the question: 3betting is acceptable, mostly reducing SPR and making pot go HU. You might only want to setmine with AAT3r e.g. And yes, hand does slightly mind BB coming along. However this "I felt that it was probably likely" is absolutely meaningless, as CO range has just as many mid cards as it does high ones (we block AAK, and ABBx e.g. makes a decent part of his Co opening range. Which we block. x/f OTT/OTF is your choice.
Aug. 16, 2016 | 1:16 p.m.
Quite a few plays that I would not have made, so just wondering are those lines something you might sometimes take, or am I just way out of this world with those?
1:56 table 2 we 2.5x BU, 40bb shortstack calls and we flop bottom pair on AJ7ss. Given the shortstack did not 3b pre, is this not a flop to assume we could cbet near 100% frequency for ~55% and get enough folds (+ some playability +still some equity realised when called by weakish Axxx etc?)
3:33 table 1 looks like a pretty standart donking flop w/ our hand being reasonably good for it (imo), I realise you might be x/raising more having a stronger checking range, but am I wrong to donk this more often than not?
6:20 table 2 wouldn't we get more value leading OTR ourselves? We block nut diamonds, + villain x-backed OTF, so it's hard for him to rep much, thus not making our river x/r too valuable. While quite a few draws hit and we would be betting some flushes (for the reason that villain is not repping many boats) and might even induce a bluff.
17:50 table 1 AK68ds has ~35% vs AAxx, and not the greatest equity distribution obviously (nevermind the flops like we got). Unless the 4b range in that spot is perhaps 5%+, this should be a fold, I think?'
Hope its not too much, the rest of the video I came to my senses and agreed with
April 21, 2016 | 6:58 a.m.
Quite an easy fold. Given our flop calling range there and in HJ overall will contain many (mostly) high flushdraws, when flush completes even HU its a spot where we're drawing dead not only vs top of villain's range, but quite a big part of his turn's continuing range, while we ourselves will have plenty of mentioned high flushes to continue with, all of which are obviously stronger hands than any straight. Fold, almost any opponent, except the ultra-rare bet-anything type.
April 20, 2016 | 8:32 p.m.
UTG: $103.62 (Hero)
April 19, 2016 | 12:01 p.m.
If you're a calling station, its the exact reason, why a decent part of the field will not x/r bluff.
April 18, 2016 | 10:34 a.m.
Player association agrees - learn to let go, Phil! As pretty hand it may be, I dont find there to be any light cold 4betting for value/FE PRE w/o AAxx. Just looks like a fold pre with everyone else folding, and not much else.
Other than that It really feels like Phil's rather trying to find a thought process that would make certain plays/lines/sizings work (successfully or not at times), and I would rather see a PL500 reg (as in regular player) or even a live play review footage. Some spots were just played awkwardly and felt wrong, making further street decisions even harder to follow - without knowing villains perfectly + hero not being a seasoned regular its not that useful to hear how 'some sizings might work', when we assume there are no established dynamics and hero can just look like a fish to the regs for all we know.
Sorry if this was not exactly clear, or for being too harsh. Just feel like im not alone on this
April 13, 2016 | 2:52 p.m.
11:50 A7ssKT hand. You said we're calling this to basically any action. I realise a 4b is out of the question, but just clarifying, are you cold calling a 3b with this? Looks like a snapfold to me, so does "basically any action" mean no matter, how multiway? Great video value regardless
April 5, 2016 | 12:35 p.m.
Whats up with the minraise pre? Just complete/call, minopening kinda induces him to raise more often, putting your exact hand in a crappy spot pre and post. After we x/c the flop, i am 90% sure villain won't valuebet worse OTR, nor will he turn almost anything into a bluff. That said, once we bet I don't expect getting called light anyways, as we're not repping anything less than a boat really (no point turning Axxx into a bluff since its very likely still ahead of his 3b+cbetting range OTR). What makes x/c or x/f (depending on sizing e.g.) much more inviting than betting, missing value from occassional bluffs + having to fold (or ugly decision at least) to a minraise.
March 13, 2015 | 7:31 a.m.
Hey, love the videos, BUT: could you consider using 4 color deck when recording at least? I assume most regulars nowadays are using that, and it definitely helps. Obviously only playing 2 tables there is enough time to figure the suits out (I guess, unless some are watching on 1.* speed too), but I suppose many would prefer not having to do that in the first place, especially if the next video is going to be 4tabling.
19:01 table 2: are you sure x/calling is the way to go? Considering the villain is tight and he checked back twice on 56KA board, he is very likely to have some showdown equity, making it unlikely he would bluff OTR in a passive single raised pot. I completely agree with a check, because if we bet we are overrepping our hand, and not getting folds from potential JJcc+, while x/raising would not only make him loose with the hands he checks back, but probably give us enough FE vs his river 'thin' value range?
2/2 times you opened for full pot on the BU with AlexKP in the BB with very different strenght hands. Care to shed some light on this?
Feb. 6, 2015 | 6:29 a.m.
a) a rather borderline open UTG, although not too important
b) x/f OTF to a pot, consider peeling once for a smallish betsize. Not sure why would you consider openjamming here as CO/BT ranges smash this flop hard enough for us always to be an underdog, have virtually no FE and often drawing very slim. Check and hope for the best
Dec. 20, 2014 | 6:46 a.m.
That's a very interesting choice! Could you share your reasoning behind this decision? Surely knowing even VPIP/PFR/3b/fold to steal would help, or maybe you want to improve your overall game without overlooking highish variance stats?
P.S. Even if you don't do this normally, it would help your videos a lot (your viewers) if at least for video's sake you would turn 4-color deck on. Majority of the PLO community uses it and it really helps a lot when watching a video (rather confuses if you're used to 4 colors and its just red and black). Its under Options>table display options>4 color deck. And who knows, maybe you'll even come to like it yourself. It's a great option.
Dec. 9, 2014 | 5:06 p.m.
As someone who puts in about 10 hours of play per day I do not believe that's the case. Anyways, @ Betrob, what is your approximate winrate? And what sample? And three, why do you play without a HUD in your videos?
Dec. 8, 2014 | 7:20 p.m.
When was this footage taken? I mean what time in certain timezone. Surprised not so see almost any usual regs I face.
Dec. 5, 2014 | 2:19 p.m.
Sweet! Been a while since there was a PL500-1k live video. I love your style of explaining (not too much, just what is necessary) and it's great value when you want to upgrade your sanity towards most basic, solid game.
EDIT: misread the duration.
Dec. 4, 2014 | 4:31 a.m.
By no way it is a new technique. Nor effective for the most.
Sept. 2, 2014 | 2:49 p.m.
BN: $61.19 (Hero)
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, Hero raises to $1.75, SB folds, BB raises to $5.50, Hero calls $3.75
Alternative I got offered were checking back the turn and deciding what to bluff OTR.
What do you think?
July 17, 2014 | 11:01 a.m.
I find all the assumptions you listed here correct. That said, call/folding seems like the worst way to play our hand, and if we raise/gii I'm afraid we only get it in vs an overpair+FD at the very least (has us in a very bad shape), not even mentioning we are not that much ahead vs cbettors range either. You may be surprised how some of those loose players tighten up 4ways. Easy fold OTF, probably why it was a fold in the first place. Never considering getting it in here even with 100bb, deep especially.
July 17, 2014 | 10:46 a.m.
Good video, just one thing: 21:00 table 3. 31/31/25 in 16 hands mean he has raised 5/16 and 25 3bet means he has 3bet once in 16 hands (last raise was probably a 4bet). 5/16 hands raised pre and 1/4 3bet is too small of a sample to consider a player active and 3bet Ass874 OOP IMO. Such minuscular samples should be treated depending more on population reads (micro zoom = tight).
Just thought some people might take such stats for granted and loose a decent amount just with player pool in zoom being so vast. Otherwise, keep it up.
July 3, 2014 | 11:10 p.m.
There is this one hand im surprised noone mentioned in the comments. at the very end, we open Kh9h2d4d on the BTN for 2.5 which is fine for tight style, but then we call a pot 3bet without much trouble. You mentioned it was a small size and the hand was good, although it was a pot sized 3bet and I'd consider K9 24 kind of weak when we're playing "TAG", even if double suited. Especially after making those tight folds to a single raise with A995 and QQT8.