Great video, I learnt alot from this.
At 25min you talk about re-raising AQ to balance out your semi bluffs. I thought you add bluffs to balance your value range? Or is that mainly for river spots where your only playing one street?
Aug. 19, 2019 | 12:07 p.m.
Iv enjoyed all your content so far, specially the theory and exploits 101 series. Anyway a couple of questions.
At 1.30min you check the river with the nut straight, from playing around with PIO there seems to be a heuristic of checking the straights that block the pairs specially when they block IP’s check back range and betting the ones that dont like your combo, do you think thats a correct way of thinking about this spot? Also how would you structure a check raise bluff range on this river? Blocking Kx mabye?
At 17min you talk about betting two sizings on the AQ6 board IP, again I haven’t researched this board in PIO but have found the difference between two sizings and one is minimal and the difficulty of splitting sizing is quite substantial. Do you think going for one sizing is a mistake?
To be fair I might check this out in PIO but would be interested to hear your thoughts.
Aug. 5, 2019 | 1:54 a.m.
9min when Fish shoves the turn with 86 vs Watts, it seems a bit wide but do you think Fish could of been shoving the lower gutshot combos to get Watts off of the higher gutshots like KTo, KJo and JTo. Do you think that along with the read that Watts has a lower frequency of Ax hands makes the shoving 86o more reasonable than shoving a hand like JTo?
32min You talk about shove being a reasonable play for AKs but it seems to me that we dont want to shove many hands in our range, we are at a severe nut disadvantage as i think Watts is 3betting 66-88 at a low frequency and even 99. Against the hands that Fish will call the shove with most are gonna be sets and draws that are flipping against our TT+ region. Do you think Watts can still shove here?
I mainly play cash games so am not used to short spr spots so would be interested to hear your thoughts on wether these conecpts change when you lower the spr and tweak the ranges or if im missing something.
July 19, 2019 | 3:11 a.m.
I'm currently playing 100nl and moving up to 200nl and I think its time for a preflop solver. So a few questions...
-Which solver is best, PIO or Monker?
-How/where do I get preflop solutions at the lowest price?
-How/where do I find solutions with the rake structure the same as Pokerstars 100nl?
I've had a look around the internet and seem to only see solutions with 500nl rake. There also seems to be a lot of options ranging in price so would be interested to hear if anyone has any recommendations.
July 12, 2019 | 12:27 p.m.
Cool video, at 45mins in the Bit2Easy vs Katya hand you talk about being able to check call heart rivers with the 8h in your hand. I was thinking the same thing before but changed my mind, do you think Bit2Easy will have enough bluffs in his range if the runout fell Td4h instead? Seems like his bet large, call re-raise range will hit this runout very well. Or would you just ignore that and call so you dont overfold?
Also the last hand was very interesting, dont you think the Kh is actually quite an important blocker if you descibed IP 75% pot bet range as top pair with blockers to the flush? Having the Kh blocks AK-KJhh so he is only really beaten by KT and KK combos which he also blocks. So would that mean Limitless can go thinner for value on the turn and river?
Thanks for all the content
June 8, 2019 | 12:01 a.m.
Really great content. Loving the Exploit 101 series, has only got better as you have perfected how you approach and analysing spots in your videos. I appreciate the effort you have put in.
One question, I notice you didn't put any 67s-89s in the BB flatting range and even though hands such as 9T and JTs will be 3bet at a high frequency is it not wise to include these hands in the BB range even with a small frequency? Does making such strong assumptions sway the PIO results or do you think the effect is negligible?
June 5, 2019 | 1:56 p.m.
Great video as always, Iv asked you in a previous video about flatting ranges (about flating JJ & QQ) but i was wondering what your opinion on having a pure 3 bet or mixed strategy is? I know you use a mix but what about if you were playing 100nl or 200nl?
April 11, 2019 | 1:57 a.m.
I really liked this format, its very interesting to hear how you interpret HUD stats. I havent seen any other coaches cover the subject in a video, nice idea. Is your HUD available for purchase or did you make it yourself?
March 8, 2019 | 2:48 p.m.
Played quite a few hands and I love the software. One thing that could be useful is when its your turn to act (or your running out of time) it would be easier to see which table your timing out on if the border of the table flashed instead of just the players. Not a big deal but I think it makes it easier to multi-table.
Feb. 6, 2019 | 7:56 p.m.
Thanks for another brilliant video and for the work you put into them. As for the comment at the end of the video I would love to see these spots for 100bb deep, not only useful for cash game players but would be interesting to see how the dynamics change when comparing deeper stack situations to shorter stacked ones.
Feb. 4, 2019 | 5:19 p.m.
Really good video, works well with you both bouncing ideas off each other, would love to see more. The rake discussion is an interesting subject, would make a good theory video to hear you talking in depth about how it affects sizing's and preflop ranges, as a lot of viewers are trying to beat these stakes and this seems like most of regs don't know much about the subject. Probably wouldn't be the sexiest sounding video but could be useful if possible.
Feb. 2, 2019 | 2:22 p.m.
Got to say I love your videos and the detail you go into with your analysis. You never disappoint. At 15.30 you talk about villains flat with JJ BUT vs CUT. Iv got to agree with you that flatting here can put you in weird spots like on the river where your not as sure where your at with your range. Would you advocate pure 3betting BUT vs CUT and creating a flatting range vs other positions? I only ask because recently Iv been playing around with my calling ranges and am flatting JJ 25-40% time, even QQ 20%< and AK 20%<, vs EP and HI (changing frequency's depending on positions) Do you think this is a good idea or am I causing myself a world of hurt? Idea behind it is obviously to protect my flatting range in spots where I want to have one, but I'm unsure if the EV I add to my flatting range is worth more than the EV I miss from not 3betting these hands.
Jan. 11, 2019 | 2:20 p.m.
I'm interested by the over bet shove by Flying on the river. Seems to be value heavy over bet shoving into an uncapped range. Fair enough if he blocks the Ah then he caps his opponent but will only have AhJo and mabye AhTo but i don't think AT will lead the flop and Human still has alot of flushes in his range Khxh etc. Do you agree with Flyings sizing into an uncapped range? And do you think Human could of used this as a read to fold?
Dec. 13, 2018 | 2:23 p.m.
Nice video, seeing as Iv just moved up to 200nl I wouldn't mind more of these ;) I'm looking to research preflop ranges more myself. I was dubious about Snowie, how much faith in its ranges do you have? How would you compare it to PIO's? Which i haven't tried either but know is more expensive. Thanks
Oct. 24, 2018 | 3:43 a.m.
Nice job. Looking forward to the cold calling video, it's something I use in my game and will be interested to hear your take on how to play those spots.
@31mins you re-raise the 99 on the 822 board. Vs EP and therefore a tighter range do you still think we should be re-raising these hands for value on board textures like this? We are capped to TT and a bit of JJ and our hand is quite face up on this board texture as there are no trips in our range. Does this leave us open to being 3bet a lot on the flop or do our nut flush draws we play like this protect against that? Even though there are not a lot of combos of them (a lot get 3bet) Or does none of this matter because OOP cbets this board too often and if OOP 3bets a lot (which he is not supposed to) the OOP will simply have too many bluffs and this becomes an easy stack off?
Oct. 17, 2018 | 4:06 p.m.
I think this longer series of videos has been great and would love to see the other parts. Its very interesting to see how you progress through a session as you build reads and I think your playing very well that day aswell :)
At 8:30 you say your flatting the KQs because he is tight, if you did 4bet against a loose opponent would you consider it a bluff or for value? Or a hand you use to balance out your range on diffrent boards?
At 17min you check raise 55 on the 973 board, is this a raise for protection(ish)? Or are you planning on bluffing different runouts? If you are bluffing are there not better combos or am I missing something in these spots?
May 26, 2018 | 3:23 a.m.
I was sceptical about the no HUDs idea but you have completely won me over. I think it will be refreshing to play without HUDs and will hopefully make it a fair game for all. Although multi tabling will be a bit more difficult, I should expect it will attract more recs. Screen names would be nice I think everyone is forgetting the whole reason your not having them (because you don't want HUDs and datamining) I think thats a small sacrifice for a fair game.
Best of luck
May 3, 2018 | 10:35 p.m.
I'm really excited about the new site and hope you all the best. I'm not a tournament player but had an idea and thought I'd share it with you. When you cash into a tournament if you got given the cash before you bust it, it will give players the option to enter additional tournaments without having to deposit more which will get people to enter more tournaments on your site (specially if they are running good)
Best of luck! Hope I get a chance to play the Beta ;)
April 23, 2018 | 12:03 a.m.
I'n glad your back, thanks for another great video. One question, what programme do you use for solving preflop spot in Holdem? I have PIO but not the preflop version, is there a better programme to use?
Jan. 22, 2018 | 5:13 p.m.
Great video as always, the PIO analysis at the end is a nice touch. On the QJ8 board that you put into PIO why do you think PIO prefers the 25% sizing on such wet board with alot of mixing between bet and check? (rather than using the small sizing for near full range) Is it to do with the EV difference between IP and OOP being a lot closer on a board like this?
Nov. 7, 2017 | 1:37 a.m.
Hi Daniel, brilliant video, these PIO videos on check raising have been very interesting and I appreciate the effort you've put into them. One question, at 45:40 when you are looking at the strategy of IP betting the turn why is KJc a higher equity bet than KJd even though there's a diamond flush draw. Is it because of how badly it performs on blank rivers and and maybe isn't that far ahead on flush rivers? Maybe I'm missing something but I would usually bet the turn with that hand
July 20, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.
Hi Teunuss, at 16:40 you make a quick cold 4bet, do you not think there might be timing tells in this? Or do you know your cold 4bet bluffing range enough that you can decide that quickly? And how much strength would you put on others timing tells? And at 23min, is it possible there are more profitable strategies that include a re-raise with back door draws and hands such as this? It stops a river check back with a wide range that will include alot of weak to middling hands and if villan is overfolding or overcalling in this spot you can adjust wisely. I do the same in this spot but find myself either not having enough bluffs on the river when i re-raise or not getting enough money in the pot OOP with hands as strong as this. Would like to no your opinion. Great videos by the way, your one of my favorite coaches on RIO!