MP: $708.55 (Hero)
Rake is $3.00
May 14, 2019 | 10:14 p.m.
Agree with Jeff about the AQ hand.. its a call otf against x/r depending on your flop strategy But turn seems pretty crazy to say its a defend again.. You have so many other hands to defend and going this far just seems bad. The A-Q is not gonna be clean extremly often either when he picks that sizing.
May 9, 2019 | 1 p.m.
Post the hand in other format would be good, to se cleary, RFI size etc.. Any info on SB? Very wierd spot, i lean towards XB against reg, and against some fishes i would just jam, if i expect calls from sets/2pairs. Fish also more likely to lead this spot
April 3, 2019 | 11:18 p.m.
Standard on river is xb, we got fine showdown equity BvB and also you are mentioning he is abit of station wich makes it less appealing to bluff.
As played, not big fan of the river size. Go very big or xb- trying to get him off Tx thru KK wont get the job done for the size you pick. Also it makes more sense to have an overbet here, especially if you want to rep 8x exlusively, and you can have plenty 8x, and he should not. So he will hate life against overbet, but prob look you up to the smaller size.
April 2, 2019 | 11:51 p.m.
Looks solid, but it should depend alot on wich RFI sizing your facing.. In a game where everyone is opening 2bb or if everyone opens 3bb as standard, then your defence frequencys are gonna be drastically different. But in most games those numbers are good
April 2, 2019 | 11:22 p.m.
Intresting spot for sure. As some mention it’s utg:s line looks superstrong wich is not in our favour. If he’s really trappy otr because he think we get there with too many potential bluff combos i guess we should just giveup. But think Thats to assumptive that he Will just check strong allways. Also you should be squuezing fair amount of the possibole bluff combos pre, so its not like you have so many potential bluffs imo. Making him fold his A highs, splits and are very big win.
April 1, 2019 | 5:08 p.m.
Bluff river for sure. Looks alot like he's just giving up.
Not sure if any other sizing than allin makes sense, your repping Kx+. Exploitatively a smaller size might be a thing as he's repping giveups/ the very occasional trap. The thing is if he's a good handreader he might herocall if you bet small and just hope you have exactly what u got.
April 1, 2019 | 2:27 a.m.
The rake dosent matter this late in the hand the rake is capped allready when pot is this big so we are not paying more rake.
my question is more theory like lets say in game you have 80% rakeback flat you can defend more e.x from bb vs utg?
Yes, you can defend more and open more, but its not a huge deal..
Bigger RFI sizings and tighter ranges are recommended at lower stakes bcz of high rake, and way less coldcalling.. So we are fine finishing the pot preflop..
But look to move up quickly, rake is crazy at micros.
March 28, 2019 | 7:13 p.m.
You face a way wider opening range sometimes 2-3 times wider than utg.. so now 77 is very strong where its not btn vs utg.. i think 77 is a mix and also QKo? I try to shy away from 3betting those marginaler ones because i think the solutions will tell us to peel 77/QKo against 4bets and Im not comfortable with that strategy.. and EV difference are very small anyway
”Is 55-88 value raise bluff?”
It dosent really work that way in gto poker. But likely it has the same ev of 3betting and calling.. Its great when we 3bet 66 and btn folds J9off etc, its not so great when we face a 4bet. Its Nice when he calls with 33.
But those hands are Defently not mandatory 3bets..
March 28, 2019 | 3:32 p.m.
Preflop fine, either call or 4bet, AQo dont play great oop vs tight 3b range. EP vs CO i would fold against nitty guy.
FLOP: Defently a continue, i would mostly play x/c with my range, but x/r is certanly an option. We have some hands that works very nice as x/r, sets, AK, combodraws, 89s, AJhh.
TURN: Either way is fine, check/raise/jam is okay aswell. or if he xb turn you can bet big river. Lead is also good, especially if we dont do much flop x/r.
RIVER: I think fine, i would prefer a overbet to get maxvalue with your flushes and put more pressure with bluffs, and having As makes this a great overbet combo in my opinion because he will allways call nutflushes, and often herocall AsA AsK. Against this size i think he will sigh call alot tho. Other potential bluffs are 89s, 88-99 with a spade for example.
Potbetting river to represent AK seems to thin, he's gonna have you beat a fair amount and then need to call a ton of QK, KJ, QQ-JJ, Tx to make AK a valuebet. Betting smallish with AK and some bluffs might be an option, not sure wich bluffs to use in that size, probably 89, JQ.. value, sets, AK, some flushes.
March 26, 2019 | 3:26 p.m.
CUT OFF opens 2.3x we are BB with pocket 66s, 30BBs effective no icm considerations yet.
When i look at charts, i can se that it's a +EV jam and it's recommended to jam Pairs, especially low pairs, and some Ax can be good jams at 20-30bb in this kind of spots, especially if they fold to much etc.
However, if we feel that we have a great edge, do we really want to take those small +EV spots? Or is it better to relax abit and play as much postflop as possibole? I just feel like im busting alot of mtts this way on coinflips, in soft fields. I'm fine taking them if i feel like a underdog at the table or that i dont have big edge postflop ofcourse, but otherwise i feel like its not the necessary line.