Thanks for another great video, Dhruv!
Would you consider making a (non-purely-theoretical) video, or video series, on turn raises? I think many lower-stake players do not know what to do when they turn a big draw and face a turn bet. They tend to just call, presumably sacrificing a lot of value. And it presumably makes them too easy to play against.
Thanks very much.
Oct. 9, 2022 | 8:36 p.m.
Hi! Thanks for a great first video and welcome to the site!
It would be very helpful to have a video, or video series, on bluffing at micro- and small stakes PLO. It can sometimes seem as if opponents in these games are never folding. Obviously if this were true, bluffing would be disastrous.
But of course it is not true. People do fold.
I think many players in these games, including myself, have difficulty identifying good multi-street bluffing opportunities.
Thanks again, and best wishes.
Aug. 26, 2022 | 3:58 p.m.
I definitely agree that the turn bet should be smaller.
Not sure about the site you're playing on, but I would think twice about bluffing into two players even with blockers at these stakes.
Feb. 5, 2021 | 8:49 p.m.
My sense is that blocking preflop is primarily a matter of: (i) avoiding opens [or making 3bets (or 4bets)] that we have to fold to reraises; and (ii) making it more likely that our opponents have to fold to our 3bets.
For (i), we open weaker Axxx hands partly because it makes aces less likely, and we 3bet AKKx partly for the same reason.
For (ii), we prefer to 3bet hands that unblock kings--other things equal--since our opponents are supposed to fold most KKxx combos to 3bets.
No doubt I'm missing some, but I think that opening Axxx because it blocks our opponents' calls (as opposed to 3bets) is not a thing. Perhaps there are too many starting hands, even playable hands, in PLO for this to be effective.
Not sure I have much to offer on the issue of Axxx hands to cut out of your UTG opening range. But, as I'm sure you know, the solver is expecting to win the blinds about half the time when opening UTG, and nothing remotely close to this happens in any games that I'm aware of.
If you're playing microstakes where multiway pots are exceedingly common then my advice is this: If you think your Axxx is even close to being a fold, fold it. Playing OOP in MW pots with anything but truly premium holdings is a thankless (and usually profitless) task.
Hope this helps.
Feb. 4, 2021 | 3:13 a.m.
Rake is $0.61
Sept. 5, 2020 | 8:13 p.m.
This is not really apropos anything in the video, but could you say just a word about when it is correct to play trips and (if ever) quads?
April 19, 2020 | midnight
Hi Peter. Thanks for another great video!
One minor question about the 9dTs hand that rivers a straight (around 4 minutes in).
The main issue on the river is, of course, the raise size. I thought that I might have detected an equivocal message on this street. On the one hand, you allow that Hero's larger raise size will likely be called by the lower straight and by sets. On the other hand, you correctly observe that Villain's leading sizes on the turn and the river seem to be inconsistent with such strong holdings.
My question is just whether, if we are still giving Villain the possible straight and sets on the river, a shove is not better than the larger sizing Hero employs. I could be wrong but I seriously doubt Villain is folding the lower straight, and I question also whether he is folding a set to a shove.
So basically, if we discount the strong hands we might wish to criticize the large raise sizing; but if we don't, then is not a shove better EV-wise?
Thanks a lot!