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Comment | Jeff_ commented on NL2 ZOOM KK multiway

there are 2 players still, that's decrease value of the hand. Vs one player it is true.

I think MP here too capped to 99/77 and have nothing else except combo draw to be putting a lot of $$$ in the pot. In my opinion when you aren't betting many hands it is preferable to simplify and put range check right away. Yeah I want to bet 99/77 and some backdoors but I don't think my potshare vs many people will significantly change if I play simple approach

Jan. 27, 2020 | 12:20 p.m.

Hello Ben, any ideas how to speed up a bit? I mean this exercise especially when you are OOP for example and have x/R x/C and x/F. Pretty sure can spend about an hour for 1 hand, which is of course good but slightly time consuming.

So far I found out that going from nutted range to weakest speeding up process.

Jan. 27, 2020 | 12:14 p.m.

29minute QJ shove is thinnnn. Kinda imagine mechanics of PIO: IP not folding flop almost ever, continuing turn wide and have to defend river accordingly. But yeah if in game he is underdefending flop or turn, how we can jam then?

Jan. 27, 2020 | 10:12 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on NL2 ZOOM KK multiway

Should I size bigger considering it's multiway?

Nope, if you size up big will isolate yourself vs strong range. And we don't want to blow out pot with just overpair. 4 way we actually can check range(too many players)

*I'm happy with folding here, pretty sure villain has at least 2pair *

Vs 2 pairs I prefer check and value-bet river. You often have best hand but it is hard to get to showdown with it and get paid.

Jan. 27, 2020 | 8:55 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on No calls vs CB

It is kinda extreme strategy, if they don't defend properly I guess you can be x/raising flop close to everything( depending how much they overfold). After that your strategy gonna be pretty ''weak'', by that I mean hard to play and exploitable : like checking turn huge amount ( maybe up to 90%) and folding 90% of that range lol.

To me looks like too heavy exploit, pretty sure not max EV at most cases(only in PIO scenario).

Jan. 27, 2020 | 8:51 a.m.

looks fine to me, guess need a ton protection vs overcards and kinda semibluffing here(nothing better folds, but some worse calls).

Jan. 27, 2020 | 8:40 a.m.

No offense but looks like pretty bad sizing. Firstly this board is great for OOP and he can introduce flop leading range, if he doesn't do that he is more stronger and I guess around range check for us is solid strategy.
Why this board is better ? ( he have all TT/99/88 while we don't. Roughly same amount of QJs/76s and his range is more heavy in mid-strength(less AK/suited aces and no offsuited AJ/KQ)

Secondly overbetting make his range stronger so much that we have no room to bet again, and Kc isn't pushing our equity as flush get there

Jan. 25, 2020 | 10:13 a.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl100z bet/bet/bet in sqz spot
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (6 Players) BN: $112.10
SB: $100.00 (Hero)
BB: $131.20
UTG: $147.12
MP: $153.82
CO: $71.25
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is SB with A K
UTG folds, MP raises to $3.20, CO folds, BN calls $3.20, Hero raises to $14.50, BB folds, MP folds, BN calls $11.30
Flop ($33.20) 8 2 3
Hero bets $18.92, BN calls $18.92
Turn ($71.04) 8 2 3 K
Hero bets $18.51, BN calls $18.51
River ($108.06) 8 2 3 K 5

Jan. 25, 2020 | 10:06 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on BTN vs SB preflop battle

Alright, you can watch video by Antonia Miranda about 4betting(it is 1month ago and essential).

In short, when you get deeper 5bet bluffing less efficient(risking more and need more fold equity or equity of the hand). His sizing quite big which is good (more dead money is nice) but A7s as you can find out in equilab(equity vs calling range is low) and isn't part of reasonable 5bet jamming strategy, A5s is better or A9s/PP in general is good. However without info I think it is clear fold and pick carefully 5bet bluffs, we are making assumptions that villain folding enough vs jams. If he doesn't we just lose money by jamming

Jan. 24, 2020 | 3:23 p.m.

AQs is too strong, threat it like JJ/TT. We don't want to flat that strong much. KQs on the other hand is different and can be flatted because don't want to see all-ins or 4bets while AQs don't mind it. Same story weaker PP and broadways

Jan. 24, 2020 | 2:56 p.m.

don't think it is range cbet. Think about your range and his - You have more overcards(JJ+ is 24 combo, AQ+ is 32, if have other broadways can be up to 40), while he have more medium-slowplays type of range. Only nut portion favoring you, his mid range clearly stronger.
So seems like giving up with some air is good strategy(no point of bluffing complete airballs into strong range) and other parts bluffing(good equity.overcards)/valubetting.

If he is rec: bet/bet/shove or bet/shove

Jan. 24, 2020 | 2:49 p.m.

can't do much, 5 way people shouldn't stackoff weaker than 2 pairs. So I'm pretty much hoping for my pot share.

Jan. 24, 2020 | 2:43 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Red line.

I've posted some graphs while ago(similar thread about redline), many top players(and top10 winners of 2019) had negative redline as far as I remember.
No big deal


Jan. 24, 2020 | 2:38 p.m.

Jan. 24, 2020 | 1:23 p.m.

11 minute I've noticed when rec have big stack (unless he is aggro/spew in general) when they get big stack they tend to play more conservative(passive - less airball bluffs but more call downs )

Jan. 24, 2020 | 1:18 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on nl200 weird hand

was kinda thinking in terms worst hands I can have, I don't really know whether he folds TT or AQ on the river for example, and doubtfully I will ever know.

Jan. 23, 2020 | 12:59 p.m.

It would look more ''fair'' if we exclude rake(from cash) or play exclusively tournaments.
Tourney actually look like cybersport game or chess to me (I have no clue about it though), have prize pool and best player wins. Well poker is more about luck, but still some great players will dominate(if not talking about huge pools).

Jan. 23, 2020 | 11:42 a.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200 weird hand
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (5 Players) SB: $182.21
BB: $365.03
UTG: $200.00 (Hero)
CO: $164.46
BN: $206.62
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is UTG with Q 8
Hero raises to $4.00, CO calls $4.00, 3 folds
Flop ($11.00) 6 K T
Hero bets $5.40, CO calls $5.40
Turn ($21.80) 6 K T A
Hero bets $14.50, CO raises to $40.00, Hero calls $25.50
River ($101.80) 6 K T A Q

Jan. 23, 2020 | 11:17 a.m.

think CO is too short so I think calling is alright but we suppose to stack off if all-ins will go after.

But I would close to pure 3bet there, this way we (definitely should) generate more EV. And of course gotta play postflop if have too. Something like 99 is more a call, TT I think 3betting a ton too but can be mixed

Jan. 22, 2020 | 1:35 p.m.

Jan. 22, 2020 | 12:42 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Anxiety

Would love to see follow up on Home alone (now part 2) - pretty fun and valuable info there, guess some topics like ''endless well''

Jan. 22, 2020 | 12:41 p.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200 2 pair vs river donk
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $426.23
SB: $187.51
BB: $362.01
UTG: $1352.80
MP: $208.55
CO: $200.00 (Hero)
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is CO with Q A
2 folds, Hero raises to $4.92, BN folds, SB calls $3.92, BB folds
Flop ($11.84) A 4 3
SB checks, Hero bets $3.71, SB calls $3.71
Turn ($19.26) A 4 3 K
SB checks, Hero bets $26.00, SB calls $26.00
River ($71.26) A 4 3 K Q
SB bets $82.00, Hero

Jan. 22, 2020 | 11:29 a.m.

high rake enviroment? Probably around 40-55% calls and 12-18% 3bets. Numbers are rough, if you are skilled posflop/ or in 3bet pots
you can work it out.
Don't think it make difference between 6max or 9 max. If 9 max SB player first to act he will have (card removal) stronger holdings but same goes to you(you will have because of card removal by 7 players stronger hands). Maybe few% tighter in 9 max is okay

Jan. 21, 2020 | 2:48 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Am I ready for a HUD?

HM2/PT4 is good baseline. But on some poker rooms they don't work, or you might look for other options as well. Have some advance huds on market.

Jan. 21, 2020 | 2:46 p.m.

hi nice stuff, unfortunately no monotone connected boards. How would you play JTs hand as CO ? bet/bet/bet?

Jan. 21, 2020 | 1:16 p.m.

I'd never check flop, but will play check turn/small bet pretty often to protect JJ-KK region

Jan. 21, 2020 | 12:05 p.m.

If CO is thinking player he might realize that 1(he is capped thus he shouldn't be betting much)
2(your x/r isn't much a thing, not many value hands like to play this way, however I agree that you can realize that CO is capped and go thin as well + check 3 way quite a bit.)

Jan. 21, 2020 | 12:04 p.m.

don't think IP will get crushed by not raising vs 1/3. Flushes I'd say less often raise than sets or air-ball bluff.

Jan. 21, 2020 | 9:38 a.m.

Jan. 18, 2020 | 1:22 p.m.

This board so crushed by you, guess any size is reasonable. If you want bet range probably smaller is better(1/3, maybe 1/2). Betting big might be valid strategy too, but it less appealing because people start to defend 3x exclusively by turn/river unless they are weak

Jan. 18, 2020 | 1:06 p.m.

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