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That 4Bet size is overly big, note note and note again

Cant beat nit when he made a hand, but can beat on all other occasions

Jan. 19, 2022 | 10:14 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Is this just spew?

Generally you want to be cbetting because you have decent equity advantage here and few other advanced reasons which have to do with ranges.

On the river villain have Kx close to never, why he would check it twice? Seems silly and I doubt players are doing it (of course it might happen 1 out of 15 times but I dont care about it). But he can have 66/88 and 99. Totally and always

So we found his value range, bluffs? anything is good here as bluff - from A5cc to 55, but his size seems quite strong. If he pushed all-in to fold my AA,QQ,JJ,TT I would be more willing to bluffcatch. But I would never bluffcatch anyone except fishes and best mid-high stakes regs

Jan. 12, 2022 | 11:59 a.m.

I wouldn't even 3bet those type of hands. You aren't making money with those 3bets unless villain is over folding vs 3bets.
I know solver is doing it, but nevertheless it is quite unnecessarily

Jan. 11, 2022 | 1:21 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 25NL 3bet pot AQo

No matter what you do on the turn, either way gonna have tough decision on the river. However this is not hard as he can be value betting same hand

Jan. 10, 2022 | 11:34 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on KQo 3b pot OOP

Bit weird sizing choice, I can put you only on TT and flushes for value. This is best bluff(alongside some KcQx, if want to go really deep than Kc is far better blocker because K9cc suppose to be call/4B pre in his shoes and Q9cc is pure fold so Kc = blocks more flushes) you can possible have, if not bluffing this one I imagine can say - this spot is massively overcalled by population and therefore I will give up my best bluffing combos and throw it into his face (if he is smart he will quickly notes that bluffcathing you in big spots might be terrible idea, because at least you not overbluff)

Being CO there I would actually fold everything worse than set+ (obviously gotta know who you are playing against)

Dec. 29, 2021 | 12:04 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 25NL idk what is this

1)When I first look on this flop I see that Ace in not same suit as 2 other cards. What it means that he can have all AhXh and when you make flush he will make better one (cooler not in your favor)

2)Starting from preflop this is 98% weak player (either weak reg or recreational player). So what do I want to do?Exploit hard!!! If I bet big do I get a lot?? probably not, but it is fine

3)On the turn bet-calling might be quite bad, you don't have enough potential(weak fd) and might be drawing dead.
It is common leak ''to be married to a hand'' or ''produce outcome you want''. Maybe you saw flop and though, ohh flushdraw I am gonna win it. Maybe just got emotions from something esle

Either way a lot to work on

Dec. 27, 2021 | 12:39 p.m.

To be short:
-Bad preflop call by CO (76o) with nl100 rake is way to go
-Bad situation and bad example of bluffcatching (9c is bad blocker to have on the river)

Why bad example? He shows quite useless spots and most important concepts are likely missed here, there is not much to learn here. Best situations to learn bluffcatch BUvsBB or 3B SBvsBU

Dec. 24, 2021 | 12:21 p.m.

Looks fine, plenty of bluffs in his range (which he might bluff or not) and decent bluffcatcher. Even better than AA/KK

Dec. 21, 2021 | 8:46 a.m.

Your 4bet is way too small. OOP, with high rake and slightly deep 17bb is decent mistake
Postflop you can do many things, probably not getting away there though

Dec. 17, 2021 | 11:28 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on WINAMAX 5MAX

Winamax is pretty fishy site, one downside is most of them playing 25bb stacks lol and some tables anonymous. For sure can use tracking software (H2N at least, but I doubt HM3 and PT4 is different situation)

Dec. 16, 2021 | 1:01 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 25NL: Bluff in 3bp OOP

Turn 5 isn't great for me because I only have A5s in my 3 betting
range while villain could have a couple more fives, especially if he's
too loose preflop. But I do pick up a flush draw and that's why I
barrel. I think my half pot sizing is big enough because of the SPR
but maybe I can go bigger?

Actually 5 is pretty blank-ish turn card both vs reg/vs fish. Reg wont have many 5x and he have to bluffcatch 3 streets even wider than TP (top pair); if fish have too many 5x here it means his range is incredible wide and compare to other hands 5x not make any impact

Dec. 14, 2021 | 11:50 a.m.

I think raising bigger on the turn make sense, he is either have very strong hand (in that case calling is better) or he is having some kind of bluff+equity. For example KT, AK etc
Could be merging JT and there is no way on earth he will fold OESD vs 4,5$ or 5$ raise

  1. What do you think about my assumption, "xc-donk half" line is full of marginals.

Cant make assumptions like that unless you have reads on player. It will sounds funny, but fishes like to play their nuts as tricky as possible and bluffs straight forward. Therefore standard lines is full of bluffs

River call and it is alright to lose to 20-30 combos of straight, still that guy is nowhere looking nitty

Dec. 11, 2021 | 11:59 a.m.

I tend to open wide on these limits

Seems good but J9 isnt wide, it is normal

we have one of the best bluff catchers, but his sizing makes me
believe that he is only value betting 2 pair+ and flushes, with bluff
he should bet bigger OTR.

Don't think our hand is good bluffcatcher it might be, might not be. Opponent sizing is normal as well from theory POV, cant read too much into that (important to not level yourself). Would fold river, that happens

Dec. 7, 2021 | 12:54 p.m.

Postflop sharp, preflop not xD
I think compare to many regs (and coaches here) you play very well vs weak players though not many of those in the pool.

27 min AKvsBU flat, how would you perceive this situation if you are button? After turn overbet button weakest continue hand Ax (if not count T9/65 - not so sure if have them pre too). Now river - when agressor have Ax it reduced amount of Ax button can have by decent bit. Vice versa when button have Ax you likely either have airball or very strong hand

Dec. 5, 2021 | 5:36 a.m.

The hand is really under repped, not possible to fold (huge mistake to fold here where your range is AT+ and flushes roughly speaking) On another node, you should be playing really passive turn strategy because villians range is very strong by default.

Dec. 3, 2021 | 8:11 a.m.

Man, you need to dive deeper than that. Write all emotions you are feeling during/after the sessions (for example: anger, frustration, fear, injustice, apathy... you get the idea)
Now after every emotion write reasons why you are feeling it and ask every single question to find roots in that emotions and affection to your mental states.

Like this - "Today I won 1 bi and quit tables" Why? Didn't want to lose it over and booking win makes me happy... Why you didn't want to lose? Whenever I am losing I am feeling down and angry towards myself for the mistakes I am making... Why losing making me down? Because I feel like it is my fault (Yet variance is out of control), and if I do everything perfect I only win (clearly mental leak).... Lastly why angry after making mistakes?? Because seems stupid to be making mistakes over and over agiain, not learn anything for such a long time (ego issues, detrimental program)

Dec. 2, 2021 | 12:34 p.m.

To be simple - forget redline, turn it off and that's it. As simple as it is!!!

If you want examples, I know many mid-high stakes( from graphs-> smarthand for example ) who are above 5bb winner and they struggle to have good one. As well coach tells same, pretty stupid idea to look for ways to improve your redline, good idea - > improve knowledge of the game and theory.

Nov. 24, 2021 | 7:57 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Missed Value Spot?

Just push it, extremely hard to have flush there for CO. And big chance he is weak player, so max value there is to push and get him to call all sets/straights (maybe even 2 pairs).
Our main issues is T9hh JThh KThh AThh which recs like to play like this, but they are not able to fold ''beautiful hands'' there, so thats reason for jamming

Nov. 24, 2021 | 7:52 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Tired all the time

I am not an expert or guru in this topic. However have experience and done couple of coachings where (I hope) I learned some theory
1)Being poker professional+full time job = not possible for 97% of people. I don't think you should blame yourself for being tired, it is almost impossible to be fresh after doing job. Body will not have energy for poker, you will be distracted, feeling anxious and have decisions fatigue at the evening.
2)Revisit your diet/sleep/training/meditation. Even if you do it like Olympic athlete, there is a chance it still can be improved and this is boost
3)Burn out/no motivation/no goals. Why you play poker? For fun? Or want to be the best? Whats your goals and so on? Without goals pretty much can give up playing

Nov. 16, 2021 | 12:14 p.m.

That T8 4B seems like really good hand for spew image, like your analyses on that one. Actually I think AQ blust off in his shoes on the turn. And between TT/99, 99 is better bluffcatcher since in blocks less bluffs in GTO ranges for 100BB deep (Stuff like AT/KT), while both A9\K9 should be pure folded pre (hmmm rake is big factor)

Nov. 13, 2021 | 3:35 a.m.

To be fair it actually not super important what sizing they choose 3B OOP(of course it is, but will repeat not super important unless it is min 3B OOP), far more important what range they are 3betting and what poker rooms rake, and how much equity you will realize postflop (skill advantage).

Both hands can be called but gotta play really carefully anyway postflop, preflop it shouldnt be huge deal. Maybe we can talk about less than 5bb/100bb difference, seems acceptable

Nov. 12, 2021 | 12:41 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 50z JJ 3bp

Looks alright, but I wouldn't be playing like this. Don't think it is MAX EV line, neither very good vs unknown micro player.
It does seems a bit thin on the turn already, put yourself in villains shoes, are you happy in that spot with TT/JJ? Actually I wouldn't be shocked if TT/JJ is pure fold in his shoes.

River at those SPR not matters a ton, he needs to call around 70% of his range (this spot is extremely good to bluff but I doubt anyone in this exact like will have enough bluffs) there and he might be full of bluffcatchers and even fold QQ xD

PS- Will be playing here fishy strategy and bet JJ for 1/2 on this flop or check/call. Never 3/4

Nov. 9, 2021 | 1:25 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on SRP BnvBB

Honestly this line looks quite FOS, but looking on his stats I wouldnt not bluffcatch anything
This line by the way is super good to bluff but most people no idea about it and his sizings over the street inclined he have no clue about poker at all (not to bash anyone or anything, but over 99% of micro stakes player think they know something and try to mimic gto but in real life they just click buttons and justify it with solver outputs)

Nov. 5, 2021 | 5:15 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Battling the Best at $5K

If you want to have close to 80% successful shot start new limit with heavy bumhunt!

Oct. 30, 2021 | 11:09 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on GTO Wizard BB DEfend

Look your opponents, vs aggro people can defend much tighter than this because realizing less equity (either they 100% cb, or barrel turn)
WPN is pretty trashy network so don't be afraid to use mining as well

Oct. 18, 2021 | 1:10 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Have You Lost It?

Nice one!!!
I think have something to ask which is quite illogical to me
While playing poker and especially when it comes to last sessions of the day/week I have feeling of booking results. For example do hit and run pretty much

Doesn't make much logic to me whatsoever, was trying to dig into it - if lose more/(everything from that day) ''nightmare scenario'' and finding optimal response to that was quite easy. So that attitude (hit/run) should only be working when I am not thinking much/have something else in mind. And that I suppose can be if emotions are overwhelming me, or previous results.

Oct. 18, 2021 | 10:17 a.m.

On the turn you have to be really careful. This card is better for IP (especially over 100bb) - A5,A4,65,55,44 54 so barreling AQo doesnt seems that nice.

You wont notice the difference, but overbarreling (both for value and as a bluff) bad cards for your range is the way to cut your EV. Because your putting money where you shouldn't

Oct. 12, 2021 | 12:35 p.m.

taking it quite well, I would shoot my leg :)
maybe can try affiliates, they certainly have options (mostly illegal though) and even mobile apps (with android emulator)

Oct. 4, 2021 | 11:53 a.m.

Whats your plan considering poker regulation in Netherlands?
Firstly thought you on vacation when you
missed 2 weekdays, but after heard news

Oct. 4, 2021 | 10:15 a.m.

27 min cold 4B with JJ, many regs here calling JJ vs me or QQ vs EP which is somewhat similar in my opinion(Labuns from this video, and few russians). Solver was calling I think too because just enough equity (many money in the middle) vs my range QQ+ AKo+

Sept. 28, 2021 | 1:34 p.m.

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