Dan A Yeah, this is a fair point, and we want to be cognizant that we aren't just using way too many combos here. I just think some people (not saying you) get caught up too much in the correct combo vs the heuristics of why the solver is taking certain lines, which is way more important imo.
Jan. 3, 2020 | 3:47 p.m.
Generally on a solve like this, where we are looking at bluff candidates, frequency is going to be more important than pure combos. Like a bunch of kx needs to bet. Which kx shouldn't have any significant EV effect.
Dec. 31, 2019 | 1:55 p.m.
I really like your videos. Excellent additions to the site. Would you consider doing a video or series on PIO heuristics? It’s something I’ve been working on a lot, and you seem to have a good understanding of why the solver is taking the lines it does.
June 6, 2019 | 5:29 p.m.
Thanks for the video. You mention duplicating parts of your opponents range with the 7d at 15:28. I understand what you mean, but I’m not quite getting the application of that idea here. Can you elaborate at all? Is it another way of framing removal?
June 2, 2019 | 5:22 p.m.
I use a randomization script tied to my mouse cursor. I’m not good at tech, and quick google search showed me how to implement it. Takes no time at all to do, and if your multi-tabling it’s a great help. I only do blind, so I’m not sure how it would work with a bias, as re-rolling is just moving the mouse and that may be too easy to “try again” for tilt reasons.
May 29, 2019 | 3:52 p.m.
As someone who does a fair amount of volume live and a lot online, this video is very good. I have a mental block of getting too stuck in trying to approximate gto live, and I get overly concerned about proper balance. I play 1-2 to 2-4 online, and balance can matter there. Live it really isn’t as relevant vs a ton of players until you hit very high stakes.
May 29, 2019 | 3:38 p.m.
Tyler Forrester that rake hurts my soul.
Jan. 3, 2019 | 4:26 p.m.
As a reg in this pool, I just want to say I heavily agree with over-folding the river in that a7 hand and similar spots. Nobody bluffs rivers. Especially on run-outs devoid of natural bluffs.
Thanks for the vid.
Dec. 19, 2018 | 8:37 p.m.
On the first hand in the video, with the turned set of 8's. Any thoughts on overbetting the river? Seems we have a reasonable amount of bluffs to balance with, and I would think v's calling range here is going to relatively static.
July 21, 2018 | 1:50 p.m.
This seemed really light to me. We're making a ton of assumptions in our call. The most of which is that when we do get there, they are stacking off. That has to be true for this to even approach being correct. Otherwise, were never making up for the plethora of turn/river folds we have.
I also think it does some pretty ugly stuff to our bet/call range overall on these dry textures.
Just my two cents.
July 21, 2018 | 1:35 p.m.
These are some of my favorite videos on here. The breakdown of mindset influenced decisions vs gto strategy is an interesting view of the modern game. I also greatly appreciate the warnings on over-assumptive play.
July 21, 2018 | 2:06 a.m.
Why no flatting range?
Also sizing on flop seems large on such a dry board.
Massive barrel on turn is weird to me also. I don’t think we can find balance with this sizing.
I’m not folding a set here. But I think our sizing has put us in a pretty meh spot.
May 14, 2018 | 5:58 p.m.
Being personable and having good customer service is so key. It's a part of the game the regs constantly neglect. Most people (especially the people we want at our game) go to the casino for fun.
Guy loses a big pot? Get his next beer. Talk sports, movies, etc if people are having conversation. Lost a big pot? Be pleasant (this actually helps with tilt also).
For most people, poker is a social game. Be social.
March 8, 2018 | 1:19 p.m.
As someone who puts in a lot of live hours, I don't think small pre flop sizing is the answer. Especially at lower level 2/5 and bad 5-10 games. This will lead to larger fields, when really what we want is short handed pots with the bigger recs in the game. I tend to be about 3.5-4.5x live depending on table dynamic. 2x at most tables will just get 5-7 callers, so doing that we can't actually be opening as wide as we want.
I want to open pretty wide live. One reason this is so profitable is that we can actually down-size our c-bet bluffs (25-35%) because so many players fold too wide to c-bets. The best part is we can still bet larger with value and better draws (for some level of balance), because people just don't make adjustments at all.
Some other notes... We can raise wider because not only do our opponents make massive post flop errors on almost every hand, we also get 3-bet way less than we should. Combine this with the fact that most players aren't making any range adjustments, or honestly even paying attention to what anyone else is doing.
I also think an over-limping range with hands that play well multi-way is ok because raises in multi-limped pots are so rare.
March 8, 2018 | 1:15 p.m.
If we think that original raise is based on fish in mp we could squeeze. Honestly though, I think it’s just a fold.
March 6, 2018 | 5:56 p.m.
At full ring tables with 1-2 rec players I want to isolate these people as much as possible.
In low-mid stakes live this is very easy, as the other players don’t compensate correctly (or at all) to our opening range changes.
Obviously we don’t want to be going insane OOP, but I’m definitely not tightening up.
The best way I heard it out from a pro years ago is fish have a timer over their heads and they will give their money away. We should try to get as many opportunities with them within reason before they do that.
Nov. 25, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.
Flop sizing seems large for a dry flop like this. I’d downsize to 1/3rd.
Upsize on turn as played, river seems a bit thin without a good reason. I think we’re going too high with a lot of our range here if we’re doing it with ks.