April 8, 2019 | 2:05 a.m.
April 7, 2019 | 6:43 p.m.
March 31, 2019 | 9:47 p.m.
UTG: $115.22 (Hero)
March 4, 2019 | 1:32 a.m.
I think the snap overbet is the biggest thing to consider here though. That is usually indicative of strength. It's tough for him to have worse trips than me since he overbet the turn as well. I suppose KT and T9s could do that, but not often. In other words, I'm looking to beat pure bluffs with which villain overbet twice.
Feb. 28, 2019 | 10:01 p.m.
BB: $90.40 (Hero)
Feb. 27, 2019 | 4:30 p.m.
Great video Ryan. A few questions:
Your results for MTT and both SNG formats appear to show that you play way more hands from EP and even the SB than you do from LP, which is pretty counter-intuitive at first glance. I can only imagine it's because you make a special effort to defend your blinds given the price you're getting, and for EP because you get to open hands more often whereas in LP you're forced to fold a lot because of people opening ahead of you. Am I correct in those assumptions? Sometimes I think I'm playing too tight from EP when I play in both MTTs and in 6max of either SNGs or cash games. Any pointers you might have here would be great, in terms of the EP opening ranges you use.
In regard to your checklist, could you clarify what "DATA POINTS!" means? And also clarify what you're talking about in the two bullets that mention off-suit portions of villain's ranges.
Thanks very much!
Feb. 23, 2019 | 7:13 p.m.
Haha well I've succeeded in starting a debate, that's for sure. As for the other part, I'm yet to hear a compelling counter-argument to my reasoning, which has only reinforced my belief that I made the right decision. So far I've heard two criticisms that I can easily refute.
Villain could have KQ.
Response: Equal combos as KK, and a less plausible line.
My fold is exploitable.
Response: I agree that it is, but that alone doesn't necessitate calling. Villain doesn't know what I'm folding, so there's very little chance for him to exploit me in the future.
Aug. 30, 2018 | 3:39 a.m.
There are 3 combos each of KQ and KK. Since he's always 3betting KK and only sometimes 3betting KQ, KK is clearly the more likely. Add in 1 combo of an oddly-played AA, and this becomes a clear fold.
Aug. 30, 2018 | 12:53 a.m.
Aug. 29, 2018 | 10:34 p.m.
Aug. 21, 2018 | 2:34 a.m.
I noticed that on the 100NL table @ 31:10 you completed from SB with a weak hand vs a fishy player, reasoning that he'd likely let you see a high % of flops for free. Makes sense, and presumably people are better at defending their BB at that stake, but generally in Zoom isn't it better to steal instead of complete since players will fold their weak hands more often, knowing that they can just move onto the next hand instantly? A Zoom-specific adjustment, in other words.
Aug. 9, 2018 | 1:30 a.m.
Yeah I realized that he's going to have fewer traps here than I had first suspected because he won't want to risk me checking down Qx, 88-JJ vs his value hands. So I should def be bluffing here more often than not. The only counterpoint that remains is that the SPR is tiny so he might hero call river with any weak made hands he was bluffing with since he's getting a great price.
Thanks for your comment, it confirms my retrospective thinking on this.
July 30, 2018 | 11:16 p.m.
Thanks for weighing in James. I get that I can select a lot of stronger SCs to try this with pre, and maybe I should lean away from trying this when I don't close the action. However, the BTN appeared to be a fish based on his stack size, and I didn't anticipate a squeeze after he had just flatted my initial open.
July 24, 2018 | 9:48 p.m.
Fwiw I had a double gutter to the nuts (2 or 6), plus the FD on the turn. I presume you say my implied odds suck because we're <100 eff, but otherwise I'd say my implied odds are good given his huge range advantage here. And yeah the fact he checked with so little left behind felt like a trap all day long. Which is why I was so baffled/furious when I checked it down and lost to his 9d8d lol.
July 24, 2018 | 9:42 p.m.
CO: $50.00 (Hero)
July 24, 2018 | 2:53 a.m.
When you're constructing your 3bet range from BB vs CO open around the 14min mark, you appear to be choosing absolute napkins (ex. 72s, 73s, 63o, 34o, 45o) as your bluffs. But if you are 3betting those hands, are you ever folding? I don't get why you wouldn't fold those rock bottom hands, and get your ~8% of bluffs using some hands with better playability. Maybe you're thinking that choosing hands like 89s, 75s, T6s etc. make better calls and/or are more likely to be dominated by his 3bet flatting range IP, but still 72s etc. just seems ridiculous. Please help me understand.
April 4, 2017 | 1:01 a.m.
PokerStars Zoom Hand #162061621856: Omaha Pot Limit ($0.10/$0.25) - 2016/11/27 17:16:10 ET
Table 'Thyestes' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: jokeizitos ($26.50 in chips)
Seat 2: Qraven ($102.21 in chips)
Seat 3: wlcm2hell ($45.83 in chips)
Seat 4: paddyplo ($71.56 in chips)
Seat 5: Syler18 ($21.20 in chips)
Seat 6: natume26 ($25 in chips)
Qraven: posts small blind $0.10
wlcm2hell: posts big blind $0.25
* HOLE CARDS
Dealt to wlcm2hell [Js Ts 3h Ks]
jokeizitos: raises $0.37 to $0.62
wlcm2hell: calls $0.37
FLOP [9s 2s Qc]
jokeizitos: bets $0.92
wlcm2hell: raises $3.12 to $4.04
jokeizitos: calls $3.12
TURN [9s 2s Qc] [4d]
wlcm2hell: bets $9.02
jokeizitos: calls $9.02
RIVER * [9s 2s Qc 4d] [2c]
I'm ambivalent about what to do here. On the one hand, I would expect villain to raise flop or turn with a set or 2-pair on the flop or turn, and the fact that I'm c/r'ing then barreling means that I'm far more likely than him to have made a boat on the river. That's the argument for going for it here. But since I've got a wrap and a FD, he's less likely to also be drawing, and is more likely to have a made hand here. It's generally bad to bluff while blocking the weakest hands in villain's possible range (aka bricked draws). So I need some advice here. Thanks
Nov. 27, 2016 | 10:52 p.m.
Refer to the title haha
Jan. 25, 2016 | 5:19 p.m.
Around 31 mins the hand with 44 on KK656, if I understood right you advocated following through with a bluff on a 6 or 5 river if we choose to lead turn. But in my experience players who check back Ax hands on these dry boards -- especially the stronger ones like the AJ villain had there -- are actually more reluctant to fold on double paired boards, presumably because double paired board reduces the combos of value hands we can have and counterfeits some of our pairs, like what happened in this case. You mention yourself that we have next to no fold equity there. I'm just not sold on the fact that bluffing that river will be profitable, even after a turn bet. The only exception would be if we bet fairly large on both streets to rep Ks full I guess.
July 31, 2015 | 9:18 p.m.
So this is a concept that I struggle with because on the one hand when the blinds are big and there are antes we want to be stealing as often as possible, but with short stacks behind us left to act it makes it tough to open with small PPs and weak Ax hands, especially from EP, because it sucks to call off 10-15bb jams with those hands because we're flipping at best. I'm not really sure what an opening range should look like in this sort of situation, especially from EP. Is it optimal to muck 22-44, A2-A7 (suited and offsuit) from EP, for example, when you're afraid of rejams? This question becomes even more difficult for me when I'm playing a 20-30bb stack myself.
July 31, 2015 | 6:20 p.m.
That's just being results orientated. I've got both players in equity jail on the flop because there aren't any draws at all. What are they going to call me with? I've got 3/4 Aces. Even vs a wrap on the turn I'm a sizable favourite.
July 31, 2015 | 6:11 p.m.
MP: $26.34 (Hero)
SB wins and shows four of a kind, Kings.
SB wins $28.48
Rake is $1.26
July 28, 2015 | 7:40 p.m.
BB: $57.75 (Hero)
SB wins $38.54
Rake is $1.50
June 30, 2015 | 4:04 a.m.
I haven't been able to post hand histories for months now, and these are straight from Pokerstars. It says insert raw HH and that's what I'm doing, but then it tells me it's an "invalid hand". I don't know what I'm doing wrong.