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Yeah I was trying to critize my play, I dont really like the bomb river neither. Just in game I came up with this betsize but agree with you both smaller sizing is better here.

March 9, 2015 | 7:28 p.m.

Thats what I tought too... But folding seems so weak.. but its zoom.

5Bet is prob worst option tough... not sure really what to do lol.

March 9, 2015 | 7:27 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL200z - 3bet pot with KK river FULL!
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $200.60
SB: $276.57 (Hero)
BB: $240.50
UTG: $242.26
MP: $233.77
CO: $446.61
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is SB with K K
2 folds, CO raises to $4.00, BN folds, Hero raises to $16.00, BB folds, CO calls $12.00
Flop ($34.00) J 4 9
Hero bets $24.00, CO calls $24.00
Betting is std here.
Turn ($82.00) J 4 9 J
Hero checks, CO bets $42.00, Hero calls $42.00
I think I would check my whole range OTT since its way better for CO then my range.
River ($166.00) J 4 9 J J
Hero bets $133.00, CO raises to $266.00, Hero calls $61.57 and is all in
Ok so rive is really good for my range... I think I should develop a leading range here that include some Askx AsQx As10x that called turn , but blocking the As is kinda bad...
IDK guys what do you think about having a leading range OTR?
Final Pot SB lost and shows a full house, Jacks full of Kings.
CO wins and shows four of a kind, Jacks.
CO wins $552.34
Rake is $2.80

March 6, 2015 | 10:26 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL200z - Puke spot with JJ OTB
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $349.73 (Hero)
SB: $244.52
BB: $583.82
UTG: $743.74
MP: $409.82
CO: $279.11
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BN with J J
3 folds, Hero raises to $4.00, SB raises to $14.00, BB raises to $35.00, Hero raises to $69.00, SB folds, BB raises to $583.82 and is all in, Hero calls $280.73 and is all in
Well here I felt so dumb for getting it in that light deep in zoom enviroment.... But both SB and BB are very aggro regs (SB 3bet 20ish%, and BB had a 6% cold 4 range (wich is pretty high in those game)...

Whats your plan here guys? Flatting the 4bet? Prob the best play... idk...

March 6, 2015 | 10:23 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL200z - 3bet pot with Top2
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $238.01
SB: $206.00
BB: $340.58 (Hero)
UTG: $200.00
MP: $305.32
CO: $200.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BB with A K
UTG folds, MP raises to $5.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $19.00, MP calls $14.00
Flop ($39.00) 9 A K
Hero bets $24.00, MP calls $24.00
Pretty standard i think. Sizing is prob a lil too small?
Turn ($87.00) 9 A K 6
Hero bets $69.00, MP calls $69.00
Setting up pot size bet river
River ($225.00) 9 A K 6 J
Hero bets $222.20, MP folds
Ok so here I think its interesting. Theres not a lot of combos that can call us OTR and we shouldnt arrive here with tons of bluffs neither... So I dont think jamming is the best play here.

What are you re toughts on this spot? Ill reply later!

Thanks guys!
Final Pot BB wins $222.20
Rake is $2.80

March 6, 2015 | 10:20 p.m.

Hey guys! Long time no see.
Sorry for the lack of updates Ive finished my points then took a lil break and didnt think about poker.

So March started well so far, been playing well and not under pressure (wich is very good for me) I want to do leak finder on my first 80k hands. What should I be looking for? What kind of filter should I put? What do you guys do to review your play?

Alrighty! thanks guys see ya and GL!

March 5, 2015 | 7:48 p.m.

March 5, 2015 | 7:47 p.m.

Yeah Im a spewtard but its kinda inked in me lol. Really hard to play ABC and not bluffing as I always want to win the pot syndrom

March 5, 2015 | 7:46 p.m.

I think I would bet most value combos OTT wich narrow a lot my value x raising range otr

March 5, 2015 | 7:45 p.m.

I usually dont 3bet KQoff combos pre as a default as those stack depth

March 5, 2015 | 7:43 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL400 - HU check through the river
Blinds: $2.00/$4.00 (2 Players) BB: $1000.00
SB: $1000.00 (Hero)
Preflop ($6.00) Hero is SB with K 4
BB raises to $12.00, Hero calls $8.00
I defend.
Flop ($25.60) 3 7 T
Hero checks, BB checks
Turn ($25.60) 3 7 T J
Hero checks, BB checks
River ($25.60) 3 7 T J A
Hero checks, BB bets $18.82, Hero raises to $100.00, BB calls $81.18
Here I would check my entire range OTT expecting a bet a lot %. Not sure if K4 is a good candidate to x raise bluff here as we block KQ but its not really relevant.

Altough cant find that many hands that I wouldnt fire turn that I could bluff x raise the river with

You like?

March 3, 2015 | 10:58 p.m.

Comment | Gramsci commented on New world record!

No but seriously, you guys can keep calm and keep playing after this?

Feb. 28, 2015 | 10:14 p.m.

Comment | Gramsci commented on New world record!

i'd say fifty fifty chance ldo

Feb. 28, 2015 | 10:13 p.m.

Post | Gramsci posted in Chatter: New world record!

3x AK vs AA in 12 min

Whats the odds ??? for real???

Feb. 28, 2015 | 6:07 a.m.

I prefer c-betting almost always with this hand. Unless you are trying to explo him. But as samu said I prefer having KK, KQ, AQ in my checking range otf without a heart.

Feb. 27, 2015 | 5:54 a.m.

I would call almost always here vs 400nl reg except I have a good read on OPP. And if I fold I snap fold.

Feb. 27, 2015 | 5:31 a.m.

I really don't like the 3bet pre.

As played I would jam the river, but not liking it. x folding is an option too but I think jamming is bit better.

Feb. 26, 2015 | 12:31 a.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL200 - 3bet pot weird raise by vilain OTF
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $268.41
SB: $201.00
BB: $233.26 (Hero)
UTG: $210.43
MP: $222.30
CO: $276.46
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BB with 7 2
3 folds, BN raises to $5.00, SB folds, Hero raises to $18.00, BN calls $13.00
I like to 3bet polar from BB.
Flop ($37.00) 3 9 2
Hero bets $18.00, BN raises to $50.00, Hero calls $32.00
Very weird raise here by vilain. We block 22. I dont really see myself folding here ? Vilain raises 20% in 3bet pot.
Turn ($137.00) 3 9 2 7
Hero checks, BN checks
I dont see myself having a leading range here.
River ($137.00) 3 9 2 7 J
Hero bets $165.26 and is all in, BN calls $165.26
Ok so here Im not quite sure whats the best play, but I think given vilains line we almost always have the best hand. Not sure if he is bluffing a lot river, and given his line it look like he might have raise some weak value hands on flop trying to showdown cheaply.

Do you think jamming here is better or checking?
Final Pot BN lost and shows a pair of Jacks.
BB wins and shows two pair, Sevens and Deuces.
BB wins $464.72
Rake is $2.80

Feb. 26, 2015 | midnight

I think betting turn here is pretty important.

Feb. 25, 2015 | 11:50 p.m.

I think betting turn here is pretty important.

Feb. 25, 2015 | 11:50 p.m.

This, depends on vilain but def never bet big here

Feb. 25, 2015 | 11:50 p.m.

Hey guys!

feb25th, didnt update last few days because I was too lazy ;P. I had one crazy bad sessions where I lost 5k then won a bit back. I was so tilted. Had like 3 KK vs AA, one AK vs AA, top full vs quads 250bb deep, etc played bad...

Oh well last sessions were better, did play a lot better, but I still feel that anger when I loose a pot I felt I didnt deserve to loose if know what I mean. I have a lot to improve on my mental as its not as solid as I would like to be :(.

Anyways, hopefully I can maintain my status this month and march I can play less and study more do more stuff outside the tables. Here is a graph... still cant win at SD :(

Feb. 25, 2015 | 11:47 p.m.

Hey OMG,

Thanks for the great analysis. Vilain is not a fish, but he is a losing reg on 3 millions hands. He does some very bad things and we obv want to abuse him on his big leaks.

Agreed with you that Jonas is the best for an overall strat against good opp., but here I think it might be +ev in a vacuum to do that. I am not sure if opting for this strat is bad in a sense that ill be very inbalanced... but at the same time we are explo vilains tendencys (leaks).

As for the 6x combos, I dont agree that he has that many offsuit combos of 6? I think he mostly 4bet or fold those you mentionned. We might want to add some of them for the sake of analysis but I am positive he doesnt have that many 6x off in his 3bet flatting range.

Blockquoteah btw i think checking ur whole range after 3betting on paired boards is not really good

Why do you think its bad? I adopt this strategy when stacks are 200bb+ because paired board kinda give an advantage to vilains. Against aggro vilains its going to be tough to deal with raises on those board with our range that dont have tons of trips or fullhouse when vilains will have a lot. What do you do to combat aggro vilain that will raise flops and bet turns and rivers aggr? We will have to stick a lot of BB with a weak range and I am not very liking this idea.

Anyway thanks OMG, very good analysis guys!

Feb. 25, 2015 | 11:42 p.m.

Hey Jonas, I agree with you that x calling turn is prob. better for my range. But what I did here was purely based on exploitation reads I had on vilain. In the sense that if he bet only value on turn (No bluff only thin value + value) I think raising the turn here is better.

So yeah I agree 100% that raising turn here kinda sucks, but vs this vilain I think it has more value. What do you think? I know I use to play a very explo style before, now Im trying to be more balance, gto. But do you agree sometimes you can just do the best play in a vacuum vs a particular opp.?

Anyways, thanks for your output I apreciate it highly!

Feb. 25, 2015 | 11:33 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL400 deep HU - We go very thin
Blinds: $2.00/$4.00 (2 Players) SB: $1141.50 (Hero)
BB: $2985.22
Preflop ($6.00) Hero is SB with J J
BB raises to $9.60, Hero raises to $40.00, BB calls $30.40
Flop ($81.60) 8 6 6
Hero checks, BB bets $40.55, Hero calls $40.55
Here I have a strategy that I check my whole range on pair board (what do you guys think of this? good bad?)
Turn ($162.70) 8 6 6 6
Hero checks, BB bets $81.10, Hero raises to $242.00, BB calls $160.90
Ok so here vilains been trying to v-bet very thinly and Ive been caught bluffing into is thin v-bet. So we have lots of value of all the FHs that are inferior to us (vilain is likely to bet call 22 on this turn) and even some Ax as I dont think he expect me to bluff with better.
River ($646.70) 8 6 6 6 3
Hero bets $818.15 and is all in, BB calls $818.15
So river he carry the same range and we jam. Sure he can have a 6 or 88 something but I think the value of jamming is greater even if you sometimes lose to seldom 6 or 88
What do yoou guys think?
Final Pot SB wins and shows a full house, Sixes full of Jacks.
SB wins $2282.50
Rake is $0.50

Feb. 25, 2015 | 1:27 a.m.

Yeah I as Samu said, I dont really see the point of betting turn? We want him to get there with his bluffing range as it will contain a lot of Ace so thats good. Plus we dont want to get x-raise. My strat on the turn would be that most of my range x and I would bet very polar

Feb. 23, 2015 | 11:45 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL500- 4bet pot OOP line check
Blinds: $2.50/$5.00 (6 Players) BN: $719.52
SB: $580.99
BB: $1099.13
UTG: $549.13
MP: $502.50 (Hero)
CO: $747.55
Preflop ($7.50) Hero is MP with A 4
UTG folds, Hero raises to $15.00, CO raises to $45.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $105.00, CO calls $60.00
Ok so here in this spot I mostly do 4bet or fold, and I have a very small range here since people have small betting range here too. So I will be 4betting as a bluff A2to A4s that would be 12 combos/.
Flop ($217.50) J K Q
Hero checks, CO checks
I think this range favor CO, as we dont have A10, not 100% of QQ, no KQ, KJ 10-9 and not all the JJ combos neither. On the other hand he is having them all.

I think flop x-fold is fine.
Turn ($217.50) J K Q 6
Hero bets $85.00, CO calls $85.00
Ok so OTT we certainly want to get value from our value range. That would be AA, AK, QQ, JJ (1combo) = 28combos

SO we have 12 combos of bluff PF, if we want to jam the river GTO we need something like 10bluff combo right?
River ($387.50) J K Q 6 7
Hero bets $312.50 and is all in, CO folds
So river we should jam almost all of our range?
Final Pot MP wins $384.70
Rake is $2.80

Feb. 23, 2015 | 11:43 p.m.

Hand History | Gramsci posted in NLHE: NL200- We river the flounsh on pair board
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $225.30
SB: $361.64
BB: $260.14
UTG: $203.00
MP: $650.82 (Hero)
CO: $200.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is MP with K A
UTG raises to $6.00, Hero calls $6.00, 2 folds, SB calls $5.00, BB folds
I do mix some flat and 3bet here.
Flop ($20.00) 7 8 7
SB checks, UTG bets $14.00, Hero calls $14.00, SB folds
I float the flop I think its kinda std?
Turn ($48.00) 7 8 7 2
UTG checks, Hero checks
I dont see anything but checking here.
River ($48.00) 7 8 7 2 5
UTG bets $34.00, Hero raises to $70.00, UTG calls $36.00
Okay so here is my question, what s the optimal play on the river here? Raise more or ok?


Feb. 23, 2015 | 11:19 p.m.

Hey, thanks for the reply.

Well my assumption on villain is that he will most likely raise his 2pair + on flop as he is a weak bad regular. So assuming that I think we have the best hand almost always. The river play is justify by his poor unbalanced strategy that raises hands that have us beat on flop. So that's why I decided to OB the river with AJ here.<

Agree with you all, against most regs this will not be a good play.

Feb. 21, 2015 | 11:31 a.m.

Hey guys, feb 20th

Yesterday was very good day finally! Give me hope and some boost for confidence. Im gonna attack the tables today and try to duplicate what happened yesterday!

GL all!

Feb. 20, 2015 | 7:53 p.m.

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