The main thing I got from the Analysis section is that bigger raise sizes are really good from an exploitative sense and the smaller sizes can be used to induce. This section made me reflect on how I have been skewing towards trying to bet using balanced sizes as a default vs most ppl when in reality I should be trying to use exploitative sizes unless I have reason to believe someone is a good player.
The board texture filter on type 1 (A,K high dry) boards was very interesting to see the hands being raised.
very yummy research Tariq Haji
June 12, 2021 | 9:17 p.m.
About that AJ hand, I saw a video here on RIO saying the preflop 3b size that generates the most fold eq is 4.5x. I think it was from the small blind also...the main point of the 3b seemed to get folds instead of iso. when I saw his stats I was thinking bet 78-80.
I'm not sure who it was I think Julian Kopansky or Qing Yang but I know it was from here.
May 29, 2021 | 2:16 a.m.
ohhhh ok,Thanks Alot!!
When I look at this, what stands out to me is that A3 A5 don't bet at all and A2 A4 A6 bet quite a bit comparatively. the other A's run into domination and sets at that point. but the wheel A's that are 2 pair are less dominated and block sets bet more.
May 28, 2021 | 10:53 a.m.
Well, RunItTw1ce I have not seen the video but it seems like it describes a Preflop caller that takes a "xr,b,x" line whereas I'm talking about a preflop raiser that takes a "b, x, xr" line where the xr occurs specifically on a brick.
To your point, I think the river card matters on that board..it could put 4 to a straight out there or make a boat possible or brick or flush. Sometimes that river check could be to induce or give up. It's tough to tell w/o the river card, suits, and playstyle of the MP
Also, which Luke, - Greenwood or Johnson
May 28, 2021 | 2:49 a.m.
The turn check had me thinking "well you just capped your range so a 500nl player with a big stack and regy stats knows you have small queen or jj"... I didn't even consider the jam on the river so this reminded me to ALWAYS thoroughly go through my options.
also reminds me of another video of Tariq Haji where he discusses that when a PFR cbets, checks turn, then xr river on a brick it is a bluff often enough to pay attention to
May 27, 2021 | 12:07 p.m.
also @43:30 i gave him A8s and 99 as raises for protection..do you think a reg just calls these?
May 26, 2021 | 10:58 p.m.
I would love to see this.
May 25, 2021 | 2 p.m.
22:09 I think the block bet sizing may have given you away.
The A is good for your range, alot of your flop bluffs should have got there and with the A you'd bet alot bigger on the double fd board... and turn was a down bet
but i still like the fold vs river lead especially if you had bet turn bigger.
May 24, 2021 | 10:16 p.m.
my suggestion would be 2 tables of 100 zoom on acr or stars since you can get the action of fast paced and the reads of the stats
May 24, 2021 | 2:45 p.m.
@4:17 only thing i can think of is that your bet sizing looks like your turned a draw instead of made one and he is spaz shoving JJ-AA...or he 3 bet 77 or A7s.....he is polar to AXd or JJ+...i was thinking like bet $23 and shove river safe cards
May 9, 2021 | 1:14 p.m.
good material as usual
@9:20 I think that board lends itself to a larger sizing..my initial though was like over 2/3 pot...maybe pot is optimal with the amount of draws..my first thought was the 8 needs protection
a big chunk of his Kx raises pre..Qx and Jx bet flop and even Kx draws might bet... leaves him with a flush or bluff..i think he turned his 4 into a bluff
May 6, 2021 | 10 p.m.
the river bluff research is really insightful. I recently lost one buy in with this exact situation vs a known LAG...ugghhhhh
May 4, 2021 | 11:44 a.m.
around 11:00 the As8d hand: imo - the flop bet size doesnt give the impression of a fd. the range bet on flop looks more like pairs or air. idk if players at this stake are capable of folding straights they got on the river. then the A and Q of diamonds actually make it harder for you to have a flush in their eyes if they are better players.....i think sets of jjj and 999 bet more...maybe half - 2/3 pot on flop...i like the turn call as 2p on the turn board does not really want to get in but is too strong to fold
April 19, 2021 | 7:08 p.m.
Hi Tariq Haji
on the first AK hand what do you think about using a xbb line..
my thinking is only 2 streets of value
not getting called by worse much
protect your KK, QQ that might want to check flop
April 19, 2021 | 11:56 a.m.
@22:40 interesting how one coach thinks ATo from big blind in a Blind vs blind situation is a 3b often vs call often...my take is it depends on how far ahead ATo is vs the sb open...if ATo is far ahead i like the call but if it is not that far ahead i like it as a 3b bluff assuming we think we have fold eq
April 1, 2021 | 1:09 p.m.
@44:28 on that type of board i dont see it checking around twice multiway if they have anything worth protecting...i like turning 77 into a bluff there to get protection and prevent river bluffs and "buy" a showdown
March 22, 2021 | 12:38 a.m.
In various videos I've heard you and other pros say they are not going to do something because "the formation this" or "the formation that."
what is "the formation" and how does it affect decision making in nlhe?
Sept. 13, 2020 | 9:23 a.m.
i noticed that you checked back when you had a strong hand a few times...sometimes players check back vs me and show up with the goods when i bet...one suggestion for vid 3 may be...how to know when you should respect the check back or see it as weak and double barrel.
Aug. 21, 2020 | 9:48 p.m.
@32:15 i read a splitsuit article discussing that paired boards are a bit stickier than normal so you should expect to have to fire at least 2 barrels on them. i do understand the exploitative check back though.