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sup Sal?

Nov. 5, 2021 | 10:45 a.m.

"I will not coach/mentor/whatever you"

This really made me smile.

Aug. 20, 2021 | 10:46 p.m.

When you are refering to a "large sizing" , i understood you to be referring to the open raise of villian. Not his 4 bet.

To have a polarized opening range ,one would have to raise first in with best and worst and limp the middle. Which is a really bad idea.

So most player play a linear range preflop, so they are never polarized when they open raise.

A larger thean usual opening size usually idicates a fun player with a good hand.

When they are 3/4/5 betting this gives them the oppurtunity, to split thier range and polarize.
So simple example is 3betting A2s and AKs, but calling ATs vs a open raise.
All three of these hands would also be a open raise, for the same size.

Aug. 18, 2021 | 10:45 a.m.

"the large sizing made me think he either has it or he doesn't: is this reasoning correct? "

i do not believe so.

Aug. 17, 2021 | 7:45 p.m.

June 3, 2021 | 9:52 a.m.

it is not a coincidence, it is a conspiracy, everyone vs. BDP.

June 2, 2021 | 9:54 a.m.

Post | Jalo posted in NLHE: Run it Once, Twice or Thrice?

In a 6max cash game, if we run it twice to reduce the swings , are we losing EV?

What is optimal, twice if we are ahead, 3 times if we are behind?

Or is it truly Run It Once?

May 24, 2021 | 10:44 p.m.

Maybe in your example , when we consider all of the turns and rivers to come , AA isn't that strong of a hand against BTN calling range + beneficial flop. maybe its mostly a bluff catcher on most rivers when all is considered? Esp. when villians range is narrowed by a flop bet. We are going to have a dry overpair on a wet turn mostly.

April 21, 2021 | 10:42 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on 3bet pot flop

Don't see any folds on turn if i call flop.

April 11, 2021 | 3:42 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on Help with Tilt

The Second Noble Truth of Buddhism ~ Suffering arises from attachment to desires.

The cause of suffering is called samudaya or tanha. It is the desire to have and control things, such as craving of sensual pleasures. For example, if you desire fame and fortune, you will surely suffer disappointment and perhaps even cause suffering for others.

Attachment to material things creates suffering because attachments are transient and loss is inevitable. Thus suffering will necessarily follow.

The Third Noble Truth of Buddhism ~ Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases.

The end to suffering is called nirodha. It is achieving Nirvana, which is the final liberation of suffering. The mind experiences complete freedom, liberation and non-attachment. It lets go of any desire or craving. IT IS ATTAINING DISPASSION.

Nirvana means freedom from all worries, troubles and ideas. It is not comprehensible for those who have not attained it.

If your site supports it, switch to BB instead of $.

Recently sat @ Blitz50 mistakenly and didn't realize my mistake due to everything being in BB instead of $. Played solid , and relaxed because in my mind i was playing blitz10.

April 7, 2021 | 11:30 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on Does Size Really Matter

This is my line of thinking, well said.

March 17, 2021 | 10:34 a.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on Does Size Really Matter

Thanks for the comments.
I am trying to break my game down and rethink while on a tilt break.

I decided to start with UTG vs BTN flat, due to narrow ranges and my lack of solver knowledge.

So the 50% only sizing is only in reference to this situation.

Trying to simplify i guess, but i don't know how to determine if doing so is + or - overall.

Assuming the simplification results in increased balance.

March 15, 2021 | 9:54 p.m.

Post | Jalo posted in NLHE: Does Size Really Matter

I am GTO deficient and having trouble setting the conditions for the solve, mostly with bet sizing.

For instance, OOP srp, it seems like two sizings ,33% and maybe 75% are sorta standard. Maybe not?

Why not just simplify to one size 50%?

When the bet size changes, the solver seems to adjust frequencies to regain balance.

I don't want to study inferior solves.

So does size really matter?

Or is it rather nailing the frequency that corresponds with the size used. So if we study the game using the 50% example above and we nail the frequencies we r GTO and nothing else matters?

Seems i remember Sauce mentioning in a video that opening 2.5 or 3 bb doesn't really matter EV wise, sorta that concept applied to flop sizings?

March 13, 2021 | 12:54 a.m.

Could be wrong here but,
SB going to check a lot, wide weak range?

EP,MP, CO range checking a fair number of flops that favor IP.

Feb. 20, 2021 | 11:37 p.m.

When MP 3bets AQs vs calling UTG, if he calls he is sometimes playing a multi-way pot, often OOP. Mostly due to BB getting a great price on an overcall.
Also open to squeeze.
By 3betting he is playing a HU pot much more often IP.
The ev gain mostly due to position acquisition?

Button already has position, 3bet or not, so it doesn't have the corresponding gain in EV of acquiring position.

Feb. 20, 2021 | 3:40 p.m.

Post | Jalo posted in NLHE: Cold 4bet sizes?

MP opens 2.5
CO 3bet 7.5
BTN 4bet ? ( usually i like 20bb)

MP opens 2.5
CO bet 7.5
BB 4bet? (24.5?)

wondering if my sizes are proper


Feb. 19, 2021 | 10:41 p.m.

Hi Luke,
Welcome to RIO, not an elite so i couldn't watch ur video.

Thanks for the advice, and you hit it on the head, lack of aggression.

Watching one of Lister's videos recently, he mentions lack of aggression as the most common shortcoming of micro players and i struggle with this.

One heuristic i use, is that playing for stacks ina SRP without better then 1 pr. is often overplaying. This could be tying my hands, so to speak. What do you think?

If i CR the hand above, and the draws come in, what could i be bluffing with on river?

Turn KK and other made hands into a bluff? Bet fold?
Thanks for the help, good luck!

Feb. 19, 2021 | 12:11 p.m.

Thanks , good point.
My line makes no sense if i am not going to call it off on brick rivers.

Feb. 19, 2021 | 1:35 a.m.

Thanks for the tips on blocking Kuduku.

@ Hawks- His stats seems reg ish, but does a reg flat 87s , QJs preflop here?
IDK , i don't have a flatting range here, obv. villain does.


Feb. 19, 2021 | 1:05 a.m.

I did not consider a block here, guess that's why i suck @ poker.
It seems like the correct play. I like it.
Is there a video covering block betting? Don't think it was covered in "from the groud up".
In game I wanted to call, but it is hard for me to give villain any credit to bluff that line.


Feb. 18, 2021 | 10:36 p.m.

Post | Jalo posted in NLHE: Multi-way [email protected]#$

Yatahay Network - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com

BTN: 207.1 BB
SB: 119.4 BB
BB: 197.5 BB
UTG: 123.5 BB
Hero (MP): 120 BB
CO: 102.7 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Kc Kd
fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, CO calls 2.5 BB, BTN calls 2.5 BB, fold, fold

Flop : (9 BB, 3 players) 9c 3s Tc
Hero checks, CO bets 2.3 BB, fold, Hero calls 2.3 BB

Turn : (13.6 BB, 2 players) 4d
Hero checks, CO bets 17 BB, Hero calls 17 BB

River : (47.6 BB, 2 players) 3d
Hero checks, CO bets 80.9 BB and is all-in, Hero?

I think i still like my flop check, but just calling the 1/3 psb feels weak, but raising seem like i am over playing.

After capping my range on the flop villain overbets turn, i think i can peel here.

Villain shoves brick river, almost 2x pot. Seems like a spot that villain could overbluff, altho i block some flushes and gutshots.

Pop underbluffs here i think tho.

Villain 24/18/6 1k

Feb. 17, 2021 | 6:37 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on 3bet pot flop

I have no calling range here , and i am range betting flop.

Villain's size and the dry flop texture leads me to assume he is skewed to value .

thinking not folding here is a leak.

Seems nitty to pitch it here , hence the thread. But i folded.

Feb. 15, 2021 | 11:15 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on 3bet pot flop

My backwards thinking was that i block some FD so his range is more skewed to value and with his sizing we aren't realizing bd equity before stacks go in.

If i call the flop, OTT there is PSB ish left and folding on everything but a heart, A or K, will feel really dirty and so will calling on anything else.

Feb. 15, 2021 | 5:59 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on 3bet pot flop

Vs this sizing i pitched the flop, exploitative fold or just nitty idk.

Feb. 15, 2021 | 5:04 p.m.

Thanks to all for the comments.
I was thinking in game on this board villian's range is unbalanced to bluffs because

I will flat some JJ+, in villains spot, but i am not gonna be playing them that way on this dry ass flop.

I called it off and he showed AcQc and we held.

Feb. 15, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Post | Jalo posted in NLHE: 3bet pot flop

Yatahay Network - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BTN): 123.7 BB
SB: 385 BB
BB: 131.8 BB
UTG: 186.2 BB
MP: 120 BB
CO: 120.3 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has As Kh
UTG raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 8 BB, fold, fold, UTG calls 5.5 BB

Flop : (17.5 BB, 2 players) 7h 3d Ah
UTG checks, Hero bets 6.3 BB, UTG raises to 28.8 BB.,Hero?

Villain is reg~ish over 100 hands.

I block flush draws.

Feb. 15, 2021 | 3:15 p.m.

A good sizing here?
i guess that's my OOP sizing by mistake, maybe 22.5?

Feb. 15, 2021 | 2:02 p.m.

Post | Jalo posted in NLHE: 4bet pot- unsure about flop

Yatahay Network - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com

BTN: 120 BB
SB: 103.8 BB
BB: 189.6 BB
UTG: 120 BB
Hero (MP): 120 BB
CO: 120 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has KhAh
fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, SB raises to 10.5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 27.5 BB, SB calls 17 BB

Flop : (56 BB, 2 players) Jc 5s 2c
SB checks, Hero bets 17 BB, SB raises to 76.3 BB and is all-in, Hero ?

Villian is a "reg" 23/20/11 1k, but it's nl10 so i am unsure of his calling range preflop.
OTF i unblock flush draws and it seems like he shouldn't have a CR range in this spot?
JJ is the only value combo he "should" have here?

Feb. 15, 2021 | 1:31 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on flop check raise

Yea, i need to increase frequencies across all streets cbetting.

Feb. 5, 2021 | 5:44 p.m.

Comment | Jalo commented on flop check raise

Thanks for the answers.
My overall is 8.5% ,on the lower end as i imagined.
Watching a henry lister video recently , he commented on lack of aggression as the biggest shortcoming of most micro players. I resemble that remark.
He also mentioned that when you node lock a solver to play like micro players(not fighting back at each node enough), solver says to run them over with aggression.
When i run leakbuster in PT4 over 100k sample, everything looks ok'ish, but i am b/e over 100k sample @ 10 blitz.
My redline is as bad as they get i think.
Any thoughts on generating aggression appreciated.

Feb. 5, 2021 | 4:53 p.m.

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