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36 points

This is a bad take imo. Nick Howard was an Elite coach here on RIO before going out on his own. The price of his material is high for a reason, bottom line is you get what you pay for. Most elite level coaches charge 1k/hour for 1on1 coaching. Using PioSolver at a high level is not something I would say is simple, if it were the games would be unbeatable. Have you watched any of the material? If not then not sure how you are qualified to answer this question. I have all the packs from PokerDetox and find them to be the best material I've used to date.

June 17, 2018 | 7:18 p.m.

Just decrease the frequency which you play the lowest ev hands for this sizing. Smaller pairs suited aces and SC's go down in value but you can't eliminate them completely from the ranges just use them at lower frequencies.

June 17, 2018 | 7:13 p.m.

In a mw pot I think 3bing flop is fine with this exact hand, balance is much less important since the dynamics in mw pots are much more straight forward. Your stack size is awkward here, I think jamming may be the play.

May 31, 2018 | 4:20 p.m.

I think flatting w your whole range vs this player type is the play. He can show up with some random hands I'd assume, and we want to keep those in his range. If you jam you just isolate yourself against the top of his range.

May 30, 2018 | 4:08 p.m.

I think the hand was played well. The thing you need to put the most weight towards imo is you describe the villain as a tight fish. I think tight players are calling all but the nuts making his jam pretty face up. In game I'm not sure I find the fold myself. I do think in these rare spots reads>theory since you will so rarely be here in practice.

May 25, 2018 | 4:30 p.m.

Tried messaging you on Discord, add me im interested if still open. Flopstarr (Rob D)#1693

Feb. 26, 2018 | 1:38 a.m.

Feb. 9, 2018 | 5:39 p.m.

no I have it, maybe update your version?

Feb. 8, 2018 | 5:38 p.m.

I like a smaller flop lead closer to 1/3 pot, I'm always flatting the raise on the flop. We have the nuts and are facing aggression from a player who has bluffs. You can just call down on basically any runout. Check raising the turn could also be an option.

Jan. 2, 2018 | 9:17 p.m.

UTG's range is pretty much AKs,QQ+ and some AKo I'm assuming. With ranges so narrow here I think I'm just jamming everything I continue with. He will likely fold a decent amount of the time but winning 59bb's pre is still awesome.

Jan. 2, 2018 | 6:25 p.m.

not really sure what kind of response you are expecting but this is NEVER a fold

Jan. 4, 2017 | 4:58 a.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on AQo in BN HU

not sure if you are on the button or the small blind? either way AQ and AJ are essentially the same here, both block AK. i am calling T for sure and evaluating R.

Dec. 29, 2016 | 4:37 a.m.

if V limp RR's ever then i am looking to gii pre. Unless you have only seen him do this w aces, no reason to flat this deep pre. If we were 400bb's deep we can discuss folding kings pre but I think you have put yourself in a tough spot trying to get fancy.
I mean whats worse getting 240bb's in pre w KK or getting outplayed post flop oop against an aggressive unpredictable V?

I think the main lesson here is not what to do in this spot, but how not to get in this spot again. Just my 2c

Dec. 29, 2016 | 4:31 a.m.

stop folding to 3 bets with hands that play well against his range assuming 3bet sizing is standard. If you have his range narrowed this much you can just put a ton of pressure on him when the board is wet. What does he do when the flop is 7s8s9c? If he leads just flat and own him on later streets. He will hate it I promise. Make him want to leave the table.

Dec. 29, 2016 | 4:06 a.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on Running it Once


Dec. 29, 2016 | 4:01 a.m.

When you say V is tight what does that mean exactly? Without some crazy read I am 4 betting this hand all the time. We are oop against a tight range thus making it tough to realize our equity post flop in spots where we are ahead. If V has AK and the flop is 679 assuming he is tight he may just ck behind on the flop. Now he gets a free turn and we have missed getting a ton of value. It will be nearly impossible to get stacks in atp. He only has 100bb so for me this is always a hand I am looking to gii with against any opponent pre.

As played, if you raise flop a few more dollars then the turn is just a jam regardless of the card. Ac is almost the nut worst card in the deck but unless he has AA you have equity. Even if he has AA he cant love the spot as you have more flushes in your RFI calling range then his tight 3betting range.

Dec. 29, 2016 | 4 a.m.

any updates or new info?

Oct. 20, 2016 | 3:14 p.m.

Yes don't like the flop check, what was the thinking here?

Sept. 22, 2016 | 3:38 p.m.

Sept. 16, 2016 | 5:11 p.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on C-bet this flop??

AA and KK are more in your range then opponents so I would bet halfish pot. With a paired board its doubtful a FD is raising here oop and even a 2 is dead to KK, so if we get raised its an easy fold imo.

Sept. 16, 2016 | 5:07 p.m.

Going to be really tough to answer these questions w/o more info. You will need to adjust constantly based on current population trends and reads. Cash is way tougher than any level of mtt's. I would not just start out at 100nl especially if you are playing on stars. depending on your bankroll I might even start at 25nl just to get a feel for where you are at in relation to the field.

Sept. 16, 2016 | 4:58 p.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on A Poker Site Should

I think the real question is, can we run it twice?

Sept. 1, 2016 | 4:37 p.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on 2-5 AA slow played

I don't like the call pre, we just end up in so many spots where our V's ranges are undefined. This hand is a perfect example of this problem. As played I feel like the flop is super awkward. Again I would raise, we are just guessing on every street in this hand. I would bet the turn when checked to. River I guess jamming is ok but just such a bizarre line. I think we have made this hand way to complicated.

July 28, 2016 | 12:52 a.m.

Yes agree w others about betting flop bigger but not too much. I love the ck on the turn allowing him to bluff and value bet worse. Easy call. List stack sizes in the future please :)

July 28, 2016 | 12:47 a.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on this is a leak

Against a standard CO opening range I'm 3 betting pre, as played just ck fold flop. Seems like fancy play syndrome to me. Especially at these stakes no need to get creative.

July 24, 2016 | 4:52 p.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on AK preflop

Honestly its more important to build a really good base fundamentally. Only then can you understand exactly what deviating looks like and know when and why to do so. Just my opinion though.

July 22, 2016 | 9:19 p.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on AK preflop

Raise pre, hate flatting here. Check flop, multi way when we get any significant action we are often behind. On this paired board especially, what hands are you expecting to fold when you bet? We want to keep in worse hands not fold out all worse hands and keep in all hands beating us.

July 22, 2016 | 2:34 a.m.

Comment | Flopstarr commented on right move

You were two away from the money? If so this is likely a fold for ICM reasons. Were there shorter stacks than you? If so then you must wait for them to bust. 12bb is enough to wait them out if they have less.

July 18, 2016 | 2:40 p.m.

BTN makes it 16 (no reads)

July 15, 2016 | 3:17 a.m.

you do realize the V in this hand isn't the fish correct? It's the player we have no reads on.......

July 15, 2016 | 3:17 a.m.

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