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Jen, which source/ website do you use for most accurate or updated lists of rules for each game? (i want to make sure I am scoring correctly)

also, in Progressive Fantasy, during Fantasyland you are dealt 14 cards for 'QQ', 15 for 'KK', and 16 for 'AA' or for 'AA or better' so no more cards for 222, 333, 444 etc?

July 12, 2015 | 12:03 p.m.

Post | Daz posted in Chatter: The Welcome Page

None of the button work, it remains on 'step 1 of 3'. the Welcome box doesn't ever disappear. Does it work for anyone else?

Feb. 21, 2015 | 10:04 p.m.

There are quite a few 99/77 J9s/T8s/97s in both your ranges, what is important here is how villain plays the value portion of his range. Is he prone to raising the turn with most of his value hands mentioned above?

Since you in the CO you have stronger hands to bet for this sizing, so as a default I would use AJ for a smaller sizing with other hands. And AJ is a pretty strong bluff-catcher if villain does begin raising the river aggressively.

Furthermore, the board does allow villain to get to the river with many weaker pair+draw combos, so allowing him the chance for him to call with worse or shove might be more attractive. Do you have some range assumptions to allow us to make a better assessment?

Feb. 21, 2015 | 11:18 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on Elite V Essential

My points are mentioned already but to help give consensus

First ask yourself what purpose are you trying to achieve. What is your intention?

If its: I want to gauge the skill level / experience of the poster so that I can hold his or her opinion in higher regard than others...

Well, I don't think Elite vs Essential will do this accurately. Points indicate activity and effort but then again the QUALITY of the post should also be considered.

Ultimately, honing in the skill of assessing information for its accuracy and importance is crucial in itself and should be practised and trained just like any other skill we working on.

Feb. 21, 2015 | 11:03 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on Giving up poker for now

Well its been one year and I'm still at it. Winning 5bb/100 over 500k sample $50-$200.

I've discovered meditation and yoga, practising everyday.

I'm looking for a poker coach to help me get to $2/$4 $2.5/$5. ideally, someone that has worked through Will Tipton's material as well as has a healthy, positive outlook on life and enjoys similar interests.

There are plenty of challenges i'm facing but handling things a lot better. To all the RIO members I hope your 2015 is going well too!

Feb. 21, 2015 | 12:36 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on QQ in 3b pot oop

I think so. Without more reads on this limit i'm expecting to see a turn raise as 2P+ all day and in this case likely a set or straight

Sept. 24, 2014 | 1:18 p.m.

Sept. 24, 2014 | 1:15 p.m.

You mean flop c-bet? Because I raised his continuation bet

Aug. 25, 2014 | 7:30 a.m.

My chief concern is I'm over-folding this flop because his range is so wide and a ton miss this flop completely. 

Aug. 14, 2014 | 1:18 a.m.

UTG+1 folded to the 3-bet after limping. UTG+2 is the 'Cowboy' that continued in the hand


Aug. 14, 2014 | 1:12 a.m.

Exactly, I hate my line and it was misplayed. But I ask now how can I play it differently to tell a better story? Can i still raise the flop and bet different turn cards?

With AA-QQ I would call the raise and bet when checked to


Aug. 14, 2014 | 1:11 a.m.

Refer to the 'player reads' section.

Aug. 14, 2014 | 1:10 a.m.

BN: $50.13 (Hero)
SB: $86.07
BB: $50
UTG: $72.55
HJ: $105.12
CO: $95.08
Cowboy reads:
[overly]aggressive, betting frequencies too high
3-bet range much lighter per position, more speculative hands
Continues lighter facing a bet or raise
Stubborn and sporadic

*I feel I am not doing a good job of exploiting this villain. The group of hands I have posted are meant to help me gain a better understanding of how best to tackle this villain type. When I do have strong value hands, I get paid off frequently. My main issue is playing my hand when missing the board but 'knowing' villain's range remains much weaker / marginal.
Looking back at the hands I'm sure I should be raising slightly more - but I do feel it was boards that for the hand I'm repping I didn't need much protection
Preflop ($0.75) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A Q
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, Hero raises to $1.25, SB folds, BB raises to $4.75, Hero calls $3.50
I wouldn't mind a 4-bet for value but I decide to call. Looking back I really think I should be 4-betting these hands versus such a wide 3-bet - they will call the 4-bet with worse or possibly be 5-bet-shove bluffing too much
Flop ($10.25) 5 7 K (2 Players)
BB bets $4.74, Hero raises to $10.50, BB calls $5.76
He makes a slightly less than 1/2 pot cbet and immediately I feel he is weak. my hand has blockers to his strong Kx holdings. His bet is morely likely the bluff portion that now connected to the 7d or 5s in some way. By raising he can call and I can bet most turns that don't connect with the or 5 so not a 8/6/4
Turn ($31.25) 5 7 K 8 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero checks
The turn is an 8 which of course is one of the cards I didn't want to see
River ($31.25) 5 7 K 8 4 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets $34.88, and is all in, BB calls $34.75, and is all in
He checks again and I make a desperation bluff to fold out JJ-99 and maybe some A5/A7 - i don't like it.

July 25, 2014 | 6:14 p.m.

BN: $50
SB: $39.92
BB: $138.02
UTG: $21.11
HJ: $51.85 (Hero)
CO: $71.70
Cowboy reads:
[overly]aggressive, betting frequencies too high
3-bet range much lighter per position, more speculative hands
Continues lighter facing a bet or raise
Stubborn and sporadic

*I feel I am not doing a good job of exploiting this villain. The group of hands I have posted are meant to help me gain a better understanding of how best to tackle this villain type. When I do have strong value hands, I get paid off frequently. My main issue is playing my hand when missing the board but 'knowing' villain's range remains much weaker / marginal.
Looking back at the hands I'm sure I should be raising slightly more - but I do feel it was boards that for the hand I'm repping I didn't need much protection
Preflop ($0.75) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt J Q
UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.25, CO folds, BN folds, SB folds, BB raises to $4, Hero calls $2.75
Villain has a much wider 3-bet range, I would definitely be 4-bet bluffing more in this spot. This exact hand I feel is played best as a call.
Flop ($8.75) A 3 9 (2 Players)
BB bets $5, Hero calls $5
Between villain's wide 3-bet range and this board texture his cbet will be much more polar OR he is merge cbetting but will have trouble OOP on turns and rivers.

As I would continue with my entire range in this spot by calling and because he is much wider, I felt my hand is a good candidate to float - the Ace of spades means there are plenty of turns that will improve my hand to some decent equity.
Turn ($18.75) A 3 9 4 (2 Players)
BB bets $7, Hero raises to $14, BB calls $7
This turn bet sizing to me was indicative of a medium strength hand - i'm expecting a polar range to bet bigger to size up a rive shove a bit more. It actually felt like he had picked up a draw too like the 9s8s or generally 9ss and didn't want to be blown off his equity by betting bigger and facing a shove, having said that my turn raise sizing would definitely be ineffective. Why I picked the smaller sizing is to safe for a reasonable river bet size instead of raise-committing OTT only to get called by a draw that is beating me such like the 98s mentioned or KsTs Ks9s etc
River ($46.75) A 3 9 4 5 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets $28.85, and is all in, BB calls $28.85

July 25, 2014 | 6:02 p.m.

BN: $72.47
SB: $53.40
BB: $128.87
UTG: $49.38
UTG1: $28.99
UTG2: $100.12
LJ: $55.73
HJ: $68.85 (Hero)
CO: $68.34
Cowboy reads:
[overly]aggressive, betting frequencies too high
3-bet range much lighter per position, more speculative hands
Continues lighter facing a bet or raise
Stubborn and sporadic

*I feel I am not doing a good job of exploiting this villain. The group of hands I have posted are meant to help me gain a better understanding of how best to tackle this villain type. When I do have strong value hands, I get paid off frequently. My main issue is playing my hand when missing the board but 'knowing' villain's range remains much weaker / marginal.
Looking back at the hands I'm sure I should be raising slightly more - but I do feel it was boards that for the hand I'm repping I didn't need much protection
Preflop ($0.75) (9 Players)
Hero was dealt K J
UTG folds, UTG1 calls $0.50, UTG2 raises to $2, LJ folds, Hero raises to $6.75, CO folds, BN folds, SB folds, BB folds, UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $4.75
Coyboy is UTG2. UTG1 is a loose passive.

I probably have too many combos if i'm always 3-betting all my offsuit broadway, but I felt this spot has merits. UTG2 is much wider and my hand plays well versus is OOP c3b range which will include more SCs Axx Kxx etc. I'm expecting to see folds here quite often.
Flop ($14.75) 3 9 2 (2 Players)
UTG2 checks, Hero bets $7, UTG2 raises to $14, Hero raises to $22, UTG2 calls $8
I'm wondering if my cbet sizing here is inducing? I don't expect a stubborn villain to fold his pairs on this flop, so I'm aiming to fold out the non-Ace high hands and setup turn and river barrels on broadway turns to fold out the 44-88 and some floats as well as the A5-A2 type hands that either have pairs or a high card+ gut shot

Instead I'm faced with the min-check-raise and from what I know about his range being much wider he hardly has a set here (and may slowplay it), so how do I proceed? Is he just inducing and stacking off JJ-TT. Is he slowplaying premiums AA-QQ. I feel like his range remains weak and contains some pure bluffs - but do I call and raise turn? Does it look like I have Ace high when I do this? I really don't know - and hence my predicament. I'm not sure what is best since I can 3bet or call with my value range, but I have King high here?!
Turn ($65.75) 3 9 2 2 (2 Players)
UTG2 checks, Hero checks
He flatted my flop 3-bet and a very brick turn. At this point I'm putting him squarely on a medium pocket pair that went for 'protection'/value on the flop - I don't see him folding on this turn and check behind.
River ($65.75) 3 9 2 2 A (2 Players)
UTG2 checks, Hero bets $40.10, and is all in, UTG2 calls $40.10

July 25, 2014 | 5:27 p.m.

Comment | Daz commented on 100NL HU. Bluff River?

Right away your river play seems inconsistent with your turn assumptions. 

Flop and turn different lines are available too. 

I've noticed some regulars are playing top pair like its the nuts - regardless of textures, so you may want to decide how many Qx is here versus the gut shot combos and better 8x - i think there are plenty of made hands here for villain.

I think your flop line has merits, your flop play is merged value / protection / occasionally barreling turns.

I like your turn play, maybe without the flush draw you can check-raise to protect versus the JT/J9/T9 - overcards + gut shot, but i'm hesitant for the very reason i still think villain has plenty of made hands.

Your river shove seems unnecessary, but its twice the pot and if villain doesn't have much info on you he may just fold Qx or worse until he builds further reads on you. So its iffy and you may get away with it the first time round. Of course he can still call some 5dd 5hh and the Q8 KQ and 88, some premium hand slowplays? 

June 8, 2014 | 12:07 a.m.

Okay, are you ever leading turn or river? on what cards? Do you require villain to check behind on the turn?

June 7, 2014 | 6:23 p.m.

Rather don't post results

With no info on villain its tough to give you sound advice so i will keep it general

Villain's half pot cbet here seems like a marginal / medium strength hand, so i don't mind attacking it. Having said that once villain calls you are going to be guessing on a lot of turns as the board is very dynamic. So, if you raise the flop, you can expect a call a lot of the times with quite a few hands that can't stand a big turn barrel. Now, you manage to turn what should be the best hand most of the time and you block some flushes, so i agree with the line thus far. Depending on how wide villain floats/peels/continues the turn you may need to respect the river 7. So i think your line is great - the fact we see villain checks back a small flush is obscure and you should def make a player note

June 6, 2014 | 9:21 p.m.

Ffs, i made such a nice table and it formats it to that! The three packets of info above are:

Villain stack Off Range Preflop

AQo Equity versus the above stack off range

The Required Bluffing frequency for +EV

i hope that helps



June 2, 2014 | 6:19 p.m.

Given that he elected to squeeze with TT and shove over a back-raise, i would definitely include QQ+ and AK in his cold 4-bet stack off range.

Given dead money:$3.75, and Hero risking $44 to win (3.75+6+14) with eff stacks 100bb, i get:





 Villain Stack off Range
AQo Eq.vs RangeBluff Eq. Req. for +EV


88+,AQ
36.6%
20.4%


TT+,AQ
34.4%
25.9%


88+,AK
34.1%
26.5%


TT+,AK
30.6%
34.0%


JJ+, AK
28.2%
38.4%


QQ+,AK
24.4%
44.0%


KK+,AK
23.6%
45.1%


KK+
21.2%
48.1%
From above versus a reasonable stack off range, we see Villain needs to be bluffing with a very very high frequency for it to be +EV. 

June 2, 2014 | 6:16 p.m.

I apologise for the poor format, even when i try edit the post to make it more reader-friendly it randomly places 'spaces' and forces sentences on different lines - i've tried to re-edit it several times but it still results in an odd format.

June 2, 2014 | 5:47 p.m.

Comment | Daz commented on 5-10 live game

Isolating can get out of hand when players limping a stronger range but IP deep-stacked its fine. I see plenty of limps with hands like AQ BWs and so the value of isolating offsuit BW and SCS 1g 2g goes down, the deception and position does work in your favour.

Your flop bet is mindless, villain limp-raises preflop and checks a King high flop, from experience that is AK/KK all day. Take the free card and see what develops.

May 26, 2014 | 7:32 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on NL25: TT on K high 4way

Well, ...

1. Checking almost concedes the pot. Unless you turn a Ten, you still guessing versus three ranges. I think QQ/JJ might be better checks, slightly fewer turn overcards.

2. Merits for cbetting is simply for protection. Now, you can bet small and simply try thin the field and give up when called OR you can bet big and create an opportunity to fold out KJ or worse by the river.

In these multiway pots if you at least know opponents are playing fit or fold, i find a 2/3rd's pot bet works out often enough to be preferred over simply checking and giving up. Ocassionally i turn TT into a bluff but hopefully i've chosen the right opponent(s)


May 17, 2014 | 6:45 p.m.

If you give him credit for folding a straight on a paired board then you can credibly rep the made flush on the river too giving you additional 'bluff' outs. If you shove over all board pairing cards, that is 10 outs. The worst hand you will want to see here is the QQ/TT or a AsJs Js9s where you drawing dead and have less chance of bluffing the river on 'scare' cards.

The real problem here is that you OOP position, so you would have to donk bet or check-raise and both might not allow you to get the implied odds on your hand if you do hit or want to bluff. Villain may check back some of the time and you might just be donk betting into the nuts.


May 17, 2014 | 10:11 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on BB Defense vs BTN

I'm worried i have too few value combos OTT to check-raise here. I would probably be saving my
99/77 some 2x for a river check-raise. Although we do have 2x we don't have as many combos of 2x as we would other ranks when the board pairs.


May 15, 2014 | 11:38 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on BB Defense vs BTN

I
agree with Jonas that this hand would work well as a check-call, we can use
other hands to check-raise here. 



I
think the problem here is we don't have that many value combos, well.. to be
precise our made hands are 99/77/22 97 maybe 92s/72s - not required to defend.
Our value combos would include some strong combo draws. However as our BB v BTN
defend is very wide we have tons of straight draws, flush draws, backdoor
draws, so we can easily get carried away here by having too wide of a
check-raising range OTF. Our ratio of value hands to weak semi-bluff hands can
be quite out of proportion.

May 15, 2014 | 11:38 a.m.

Comment | Daz commented on 3bet strategy BB vs BTN

And how do you work out a reasonable 3-betting frequency versus a given open? 

Against better players i'm not sure where to lump AJ/KQ? 

If i'm the player OTB the blinds are tough when:

1. they 3-bet frequently yet seem to hold their own versus 4-betting by either calling or shoving.

2. they check-raise or lead postflop when i'm weak. 

From above, to become a better blinds player is to be defending a lot preflop and postflop and attacking weak ranges of your opponent. The hands you mention can serve a dual purpose in this regard. 

Chael, if i give you hand like AJ or KQ BB v BTN and the button has a very narrow 4-bet range are you still 3-betting preflop? Are you folding to the (narrow) 4-bet?

May 13, 2014 | 9:39 a.m.

Post | Daz posted in MTT: Interpreting Push Fold Charts

http://www.pushfoldcharts.com/

I wasn't able to contact the website creators with my question so i hope the RIO community can help me.

In Push Fold HEADS UP the stack size in big blinds on the left-hand side of each graph is that before or after each player has posted their blinds

For example HEADS UP Push-Fold for SB at 1.5 BB, does that mean SB started with 2BB and posted the small blind of 0.5bb and now has a 1.5 stack? So that the Big Blind would be getting 3 to 1 on a call? and corresponds with BB call 2bb stack and now posts 1 big blind with 1 big blind remaining?

I'm confused because if i assume both players start with equal stack sizes, looking at the bottom of each SB Push and BB Call, the SB Push 1.5 {22+ 5x+ 42s+ 43o 32s) would (correctly) correspond with the BB Call 2 {Any Two}. But, if we move to the next row on each Push Fold for HEADS UP now we have SB sitting on 2bb but BB on 3bb. Eventually at the top we see SB 15bb and BB Call 16bb and both graphs have an equal number of rows 15 each, which suggests they are meant to 'line-up'.

If we begin with SB Push 1.5bb shouldn't each row above that read 2.5bb 3.5bb 4.5bb ... 15.5bb?

May 12, 2014 | 2:12 p.m.

00.20
SB shv 77

What is SB's shoving range here with no FE?

 07:54
3b small 21bb AJs

Is this rather simply a shove to avoid having to put all his chips in preflop as there is a shorter stack still in play?

May 10, 2014 | 6:19 p.m.

Thank you Jason for some great content. 

12:20
pasty71 folds KJo vs jurate_PL BTN mr

Given stack sizes - what
might your SB shove range contain? what would BTN's calling range be facing a SB shove?

26:17
veritas0086 88 CO mr

Given stack sizes - what
might a CO shoving range look like in that spot? You felt it was better to shove than minraise to induce light 3-bets / shoves from worse, was there no room at all to make a small 3-bet from BTN (you) or the Big Blind?

May 10, 2014 | 6:13 p.m.

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