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J.J. Arroyo

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Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on Grinding NLHE Zoom

Thats why there is a relation between high rake on micros and have a more aggresive BRM ?

Jan. 15, 2016 | 5:13 p.m.

Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on Grinding NLHE Zoom

Hey GameTheory can you explain me the rake stuff on microlimits?

Jan. 15, 2016 | 3:14 a.m.

Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on Bust my BR again

200 to 3500 in 2 months? How?

Dec. 20, 2015 | 5:15 a.m.

I think he is protecting Tx OTT, but Ax and FD check hoping to get to showdown, the problem is that you are facing rarely trips there. So I prefer to call, and not get it in against a cooler.

July 25, 2015 | 6:25 p.m.

The problem is that top range but now nutted hands are considered strong, but not relative to villian s range, I think applying playing with the intention of put the most money there work best against weak players or a previous read range, not unknown an likely zoom tight players like in this case, so playing tighter until we wait for more reads I think is a good strategy.

April 12, 2015 | 5:44 a.m.

Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on Delete this post

Hi man, had a very similar situation like you recently , same downswing in the same stakes, also some problems in college due to lack of orientation and reinforced by that failure , but I kept moving forward, and started thinking about the situation.

Now Im still in progress of prioritizing interests, and even realized that you should not let emotions drive decisions with direct consequences in the long run.

I realized how difficult can be to become that HS player that everyone dream being, in my case I want to become also that HS player, but when I started working on my game ( even I dont know if I am doing it right) I realize how fish I am and the fact that the players ahead of you keep working frustrated me ,because it would be wonderful to earn 10K a month after starting to play, but this doesnt work that way...

Even I dont know if I could find this motivation in the future, a huge downswing, a health or personal problem or even a regulation in my country, given that ,I try most to focus on working on my game and playing, and to think less on results ,consequences or dreams because in my opinion that only drain you energy to focus on the things that you really need to do to become what you want ...but I dont know even if my capacities and amount of work end up in becoming a low stakes reg, a rb pro, maybe a HS reg or nothing (maybe poker online dies in 2016 , by saying an example)

So my advice is focus, in what you really like to become, but also enjoy the process , dont drop your professional formation and base your whole future in something as dinamic as poker BY NOW, work hard and expect that this works give you the happiness and benefits, that improve your live in case of achieve it but not letting it getting worse when you fail. Im sure you will get to that pool party (and even invite all of us hehe), Im glad you read the advices of all of this great players and me,I hope you take the best decision, IMO the one that makes your happier.

English. Sorry for my bad Good bye.

April 12, 2015 | 5:36 a.m.

Nov. 8, 2014 | 4:11 a.m.

Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on NL100 Combo draw

I think ftating against a std solid reg A7 is marginal, but if you are confident you can handle low coordinated flops and suited ones ,may work for non showdown spots I guess. (I suppose you had some reads =) )
I think OTT the overbet will be better for making fold pp, broadways and maybe strong overpairs, so OTR I dont you are pretty drawy and with no many strong hands to represent.

Oct. 23, 2014 | 5:35 a.m.

I dont like calling , even more after BB reraises. We may be blocking FD, but we will have a difficult decision even in Turn with a heart due to prrevious aggression, also being OOP and only capable of get it in with 2 outs. OTF if we call , there is BTN left which may reraise.

Oct. 23, 2014 | 5:27 a.m.

Yeah, but what's the principle of betting bigger each street? Giving him less odds and less percentage of hands to call? Am I right? And about showdown stats how do you interpret them? Thanks 

Oct. 6, 2014 | 5:55 a.m.

Agree with betting more Ott,  I like the idea of flat calling for not isolate me against better,  but my option of jamming didn't get discard at all. 

Oct. 6, 2014 | 5:49 a.m.

SB: $13.75
BB: $25 (Hero)
UTG: $26.12
HJ: $25
CO: $46.90
BN: $35.56
I didnt have reliable stats on both villians, but I assume HJ is a weak player due to the limping strategy to get in the game and the bet sizings of both . How do you assign ranges preflop in a spot like this ? During the hand I keep filtering ranges (not very well) street by street but when you dont have a place to start its difficult.
Preflop ($0.60) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A 9
UTG folds, HJ checks, CO folds, SB raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.25, HJ calls $0.25
Flop ($1.50) K 9 7 (4 Players)
SB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, HJ calls $0.50
I expect SB to bet many draws, and for Kx I dont know if I can overplay him later in the hand so also I thought about folding , also he may be betting flop to fold many turn with some backdoors and broadways looking for some folds.

HJ range I think its also weak but I dont know if stronger than SB one with some Kx, Fd and weak Kx possible.
Turn ($3.00) 9 (4 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $1.42, HJ calls $1.42, SB raises to $2.84, Hero calls $1.42, HJ calls $1.42
Std bet IMO, but the problem the range I expect to call me and I like are FD and Kx, but also I think has a stronger side , more when raises against two opponents, maybe like to protect lets say T8, 79 and Kx, and maybe the FD.
River ($11.52) T (4 Players)
SB bets $3.75, HJ folds

Oct. 3, 2014 | 2:50 a.m.

BN: $25
SB: $47.61 (Hero)
BB: $44.12
UTG: $10.48
HJ: $38.09
CO: $25.14
HJ is a 32/17 loose passive player, 1.3 AF in 782 hands 12% of limp, so he frecuently limps. got SQZ by CO , a 27/15 in 463 hands.
HJ folds 62% to 3bet, 4bet 15% out of 26 times. Co folds very few times to 3bets, 20%.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A A
UTG folds, HJ calls $0.25, CO raises to $1, BN folds, Hero raises to $2.65, BB folds, HJ calls $2.50, CO calls $1.75
I dont know if HJ has some suited connectors here, I think there are more Ax, broadways and some 99-TT, maybe JJ and QQ.
CO I think has a lot of hands to fold here, many broadways and Ax as well , that tried to isolate against HJ and maybe some set minning without pot odds, so I would give credit to a raise against 2 with such a wide range. I dont know if for HJ apply giving him credit.
Flop ($8.50) 6 7 6 (3 Players)
Hero bets $4.04, HJ calls $4.04, CO folds
Here I think there are some draws+pair and some overpairs keep calling, Ax with one spade may should fold, and still calling AXs,KXs and QXs of spades.
Turn ($16.58) 8 (2 Players)
Hero bets $7.88, HJ calls $7.88
River ($32.34) 8 (2 Players)
Hero checks, HJ bets $15.36, Hero folds
This cards improves the 98 hand with the draw, but the remaining overpairs are checking back here, also i dont think he is capable of betting that strong when missed the FD .
He has a WTSD% of 31 and W$SD% of 55 (56) , I dont understand right values for this stats, but I believe can help me to define a good answer for this spot when we refer to how often goes to showdown and wins, I ll be grateful if you can explain me and if its useful here, and hope your thoughts about the hand :).
Final Pot
HJ wins $46.09

Oct. 3, 2014 | 2:26 a.m.

Maybe because of the GS and Oesd that may get open on the turn.

Sept. 27, 2014 | 9:47 p.m.

Why betting low?

Sept. 27, 2014 | 8:48 p.m.

I haven't read that one, only MGOP 1 & 2, but the important thing is to start working on those concepts, where I only have worked on grinding and now on focusing, despite of that I still have problems with injustice tilt,  I recommend you those ones because have some excercises that help you taking action 

Aug. 11, 2014 | 2:42 a.m.

BN: $25 (Hero)
SB: $6.10
BB: $26.75
UTG: $25.11
HJ: $57.22
CO: $87.72
Against a 33/21. PFR 19 from CO, I think its a good hand to call on the BU, as well as KJo, AJo, some pp , some suited connectors like 87s+ 97s+ but I dont know for this last ones....

SB is a 58/7 no 3bet info in only 57 hands so I didnt worry about him
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt J Q
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO raises to $0.85, Hero calls $0.85, SB calls $0.75, BB folds
Flop ($2.80) 8 T K (3 Players)
SB checks, CO bets $2.66, Hero calls $2.66, SB folds
A wide range preflop, but still I think against JK,QK and AK im close with around 30%, also I have seen many bluffs for PSB recently by many fishes, but I havent seen that on this villian, and I thought that those hands still call if I complete. Do you think its good to call here guys?
Turn ($8.12) 5 (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero checks
Try to maximize the pot ? I dont know why I checked back if I want to get called when I complete my draw, do you think its better to fold, also throw his bluffs off....
River ($8.12) 5 (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero bets $3.86, CO calls $3.86
Good bluffing spot? I dont know excatly how to balance my bluff/value frecuencies OTR because I make a LOT of mistakes always, betting when Im behind and checking back when Im ahead .... Do you know some guidelines to reduce mistakes and balance this kind of decisions??? Thanks...=)

Aug. 9, 2014 | 6:03 a.m.

Hand History | J.J. Arroyo posted in NLHE: NL25 Zoom SQZ pot with QQ, hand plan?
BN: $25.10 (Hero)
SB: $25
BB: $59.68
UTG: $28.52
HJ: $12.15
CO: $96.51
Co is a 18/7 in 95 hands very passive 0.8 AF. Cbet 100% OTF
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt Q Q
UTG folds, HJ raises to $0.87, CO calls $0.87, Hero raises to $3.50, SB folds, BB folds, HJ folds, CO calls $2.63
What calling vs Sqz range do you give him OOP? He got a CC range of 29 (7) on CO but I dont know that the SQZ works with the same Call3bet stat, but anyways I didnt have info about that :v.

I think I can remove KK+ that may have reraised, and its mostly pp ,AJ+ ,KQs , do you think its somewhat reasonable?
Flop ($8.22) 8 3 9 (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero bets $3.90, CO calls $3.90
I this flop I think I can get rid off broadways hands, and called by some FD ones and pp (sets made, but I think raise many times)
Turn ($16.02) 2 (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero checks
Bet for a shove river? Do you see worst hands that call ? Or I have to bet to protect broadways that floated OTF?
River ($16.02) K (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero checks

Aug. 9, 2014 | 5:48 a.m.

Hand History | J.J. Arroyo posted in NLHE: NL25 Zoom Facing x/r OTT with FD
BN: $26.54
SB: $29.12
BB: $26.41 (Hero)
UTG: $8.72
HJ: $26.85
CO: $18.67
Villian is a 17/14 with Steal of 25 on SB, but PFR of 15, I dont understand if I have to follow steal or PFR stat...??
I think its the worst hand in my range of Jx suited to defend calling.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt J 7
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, BN folds, SB raises to $0.65, Hero calls $0.50
Flop ($1.50) T 2 A (2 Players)
SB bets $1.07, Hero calls $1.07
He Cbets 69%, is somewhat std? I think all his Ax is betting, some FD and JT,QT or KT. Specifically for an almost 70% Cbetting range what do you expect him to be cbetting here?
Turn ($3.64) 4 (2 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $2.59, SB raises to $7.25, Hero calls $4.66
I dont know if I can get value of Ax that bet OTF, but when raises he narrows to the strongest Ax ,AT,AK maybe protecting from the FD, so I dont know if calling is profitable here when I got 2.86:1 pot odds around 26%... ???

River ($18.14) Q (2 Players)
Hero folds
I didnt complete had to fold to a shove OTR, any thoughts???
Final Pot
SB wins $37.29

Aug. 9, 2014 | 5:31 a.m.

BN: $22.82
SB: $41.13
BB: $37.93
UTG: $7.60
HJ: $25.79 (Hero)
CO: $27.69
Villian is a 28/16 with Total 3bet of 11% and 9.5%. Does anyone know how to set HUD in HM2 to display 3bets position vs position... Well in this case I only had 175 hands, his W$SD is 73%, so this means he is rarely going to Sd without a nutted range? Also has a WTSD of 31, this means he goes very few times to SD and also I believe mean a stronger range by being less times? Hope you can help me with this inquiries guys .

Well I started to think in a range like AQs+ KQs+ TT+ to defend calling, what do you think?
Do you think its necessary a 4bet fold range with some blockers AJo-AQo , KQo some A2s-A5s?

So with A9s I think Im being dominated many times when regarding to TP or double pairs , maybe only have suitedness properties.

Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 9 A
UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.75, CO folds, BN folds, SB raises to $2.15, BB folds, Hero calls $1.50
Flop ($4.75) Q 9 4 (2 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $2.26, SB calls $2.26
Bet when a wide range like Kx, Ax folds and maybe some TT,JJ also.
I expect to get called by many AQ,KQ, JT and JQ that could 3bet.
Turn ($9.27) A (2 Players)
SB checks, Hero bets $6.60, SB raises to $16.50, SB calls $4.78
Now many FD with one pair and AQ come to my mind, also some AT+ that may have floated. But when raises I also start thinking about my initial assumption of a SB vs MP 3bet range, and FD + pair or AT+ seems too optimistic, even Im behind AQ, do you bet/fold here?
River ($37.15) 6 (2 Players)

Aug. 9, 2014 | 4:42 a.m.

Oh I didnt hide the results, sorry!! , but dont take it into account in your analysis.

Aug. 9, 2014 | 4:19 a.m.

BN: $27.11 (Hero)
SB: $36.63
BB: $31.91
UTG: $26.74
HJ: $21.16
CO: $25.07
UTG is pretty active player, is a 25/20 ,OR EP 18, 3bet 9% F3bet 40% thats why im 3betting QQ+ pretty confident. Cbets 76% OOP.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A A
UTG raises to $0.75, HJ folds, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.50, SB folds, BB folds, UTG calls $1.75
Flop ($5.35) 7 T 4 (2 Players)
UTG bets $3.81, Hero calls $3.81
Turn ($12.97) 5 (2 Players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $8, UTG calls $8
Given his wide calling 3bet range I bet that size to a push river, any set I think would be a cooler.
River ($28.97) 8 (2 Players)
Hero calls $12.43
With his 50bb remaining (the same as me) I dont know if I have to stick to my plan when shoves in a coordinated runout like this... Any thoughts?
Final Pot
UTG has T K Hero has A A UTG wins $51.14

Aug. 9, 2014 | 4:10 a.m.

Awesome Mr Sneeze thats my biggest leak, I ll try to use that method of focus when the situation comes, along with math work outside, but for this last one what do you recommend doing or how your work on leaks is?

July 30, 2014 | 6:06 p.m.

Raphael what about Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre I want to move one day there to study a grade. How expensive is to live on those cities? I ve heard Sao Paulo is so expensive, so im more interested in Porto Alegre.

July 23, 2014 | 8:01 p.m.

Im from Mexico, and there are many safe places I would like also to move to play when I earn more on poker, like the zones of Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit, some towns in Queretaro and Guanajuato, and Baja California Sur.

If you want to live in big cities like DF (where Im studying), Guadalajara, Morelia and Cuernavaca you have to be cautious about not going out at night on some places, but in DF (AKA Mexico City, the capital) you can find everything and some safe places in Coyoacan and Condesa Zone.

Feel free to PM if you want to know anything else :)

July 23, 2014 | 4:09 a.m.

Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on zoom
Nice job oblioo, I think that Zoom 500 its like the grinding pool of many HS regular in order to get volume of hands and bank for higher stakes. Zoom 100 and 200 are similar?

July 18, 2014 | 4:32 a.m.

Comment | J.J. Arroyo commented on zoom
Which stakes you play man? Dont you get game dynamics and specific reads by being a short pool?

July 18, 2014 | 4:30 a.m.

Nobody plays regular tables in "tile" mode?

July 18, 2014 | 12:21 a.m.

Thanks again for posting !!! I started 3betting more, maybe I did this because I expect villian to fold a lot of their range and only keep hands that have me dominated, but their wide OR range remain wide for calling 3bets, maybe for nits dont apply always :(.

Totally agree on x/c high card flops, they are leading a huge % of the time, and checking turn if they didnt hit anything, and its a profitable float there with backdoors with Ax, and middle pocket pairs to bluff OTT, what do you think?

I think I should have planned by bet sizings the way I play it in a 3bet pot when I hit the TPTK in a drawy board, to get AI OTR, but now I look at my play like calling down a wide range that have hands that crush me so bad.

July 17, 2014 | 4:55 p.m.

Thanks guys, in fact I am trying to play balanced against regular players, that dont have huge F3Bet, chose better spots to Cbet, and float or raise me lot OTF because maybe they have notice my high Flop Cbet, and low turn barreling when I call their FlopCbets, and waiting for me to barrel on bad chosen spots by myself and bluffcatch me.

That lead me to a game of a lot of player identification and if I have less than 100 hands, I only care about what type of player is, give him credit for 3betting and put attention if they are 3betting a lot, Cbet high card flops, kepp barreliing for value and when called I only continue barrelling with value hands and sometimes bluff catching I am very strong.

The thing I find difficult is when I Cbet OTF,against regs and get called, the villian check OTT and I miss, I feel weak to fold when I have no equity a lot, so I have to chose better my Cbet spots OTF; but sometimes I Cbet AJ+ JJ-QQ, which I have 3betted and on the flop missed or face a higher card and turn I dont have equity at all, how youconstruct a Cbetting range and check folding range?

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 a.m.

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