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Comment | Jeff_ commented on 25z AQo

Think you played it well, debate about sizing up flop is alright. Yet I doubt there is huge EV difference between 33% and 50% size and board is indeed so good for you that OOP folding (just rough number) around 40-50% vs small size.
Turn you gotta bet, if you aren't betting this I'm not sure what you want to bluff on the turn then( candidates -> low PP (reasonable); QJ/JT (mergy); TT(looks good); FDs generally not as good but have a lot of equity so can be too))

Sept. 24, 2020 | 3:13 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 4b pot, OOP on Q89s flop

I dont mind losing there, rather than make some kind of exploitative fold based on reads which I don't have and likely will never have at big pool

Sept. 24, 2020 | 10:19 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 4b pot, OOP on Q89s flop

Maybe vs tight it is better since they will call more with worse QQ/AK. I dont see people folding those vs shove. If they fold, thats not too bad - means our bluffs doing very good.

Postflop can not fold, with 55BB on the flop and after cbet it is even more. Expect to see AA a lot but either way would lose against that

Sept. 24, 2020 | 3:40 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 4b pot, OOP on Q89s flop

considering your both big sizings pre I don't mind just jamming pre (there is 3,5bb+10bb+1,5bb dead money) as far for bluff AKo is perfect to do so and QQ too.
and 4 betting AKs/AA and maybe some AJs/KQs/A5s

He is incredicly tight on the other hand so if we want to have very tight calling range vs his 3 bets, 4 bet bluffing seems weird too because he shouldnt fold anything pretty much vs 4bet if he is truly 3betting less than 5%

Sept. 23, 2020 | 12:01 p.m.

Not regarding software and video. You have 4 sizings on the river in PIO sims. Thats seems incredible complicated and likely not super useful as well(even for study seems too much, then I would like Dvoress approach with sizings 33 - 66 - 120 - over 200 where we catch basically all). We need to balance 4 sizings and checks which is impossible to be down
On some textures/runouts of course need to have huge sizings but at most probe and normal size (close to pot) doing job well. What is your approach on that?

Sept. 23, 2020 | 10:22 a.m.

on their website they have 4days free trial. If anyone want to try.

And question to Tyler, you mentioned at the start brifly that ''you think it is better than GTO trainer''. But for now GTO trainer have more potential and pacs available.

Sept. 23, 2020 | 9:48 a.m.

1) pretty lose pre (for some who doesn't know or own ranges, 75s is bottom for suited 7x)
2) Can bet turn at some %(probably little maybe 10-30%); you need to have some trashy bluffs in case runout gonna be like this. Though I dislike this hand and prefer 54 or even 22 more
3) River looks meh, I would just sometimes bluff, sometimes give up. How many value hands we can have - well maybe 60 combos, I doubt more than that. how many bluffs can pull? depends on a size maybe 30-40. Do we have better bluffs? Well most of our hands will have 0 EV as check-down so even 22-55 here have 0 EV, therefore we need to look best combos. And thats hard, I'd say clubs making best bluffs as he need to be bluffing those on the river.

4) His strategy is pretty complex as well. He needs to be always bluffing river with his whiffs on this texture and something like 55-99c because he really lucks bluffs.

I'd just bluff, expect regs on average not be that bluffcatch happy as BB and scary texture

Sept. 22, 2020 | 12:17 p.m.

definetly more EV than live play video
Would be good if you add some examples (GTO trainer/ hands or anything) for x amount to rehearse what we learnt. Only good students after video will open PIO or other study tool and would drill those Ahigh boards.

Sept. 22, 2020 | 10:51 a.m.

That not as annoying as when you play HU - person double ups on you and instantly leave table w/o even fixing blinds. Can happen when you start tables

I see your problem, if you experiencing deep player that can hurt you EV a lot as people just reseating and not allow you to play Deep vs them. When you have edge on them

Sept. 22, 2020 | 3:50 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on PIO basic vs PIO PRO

Scripting is main difference. It allow you to do quite many things, as well I think Preflop is available from PRO(or maybe Edge)
Other than that not too many. And I belive they allow to buy Basic first and after update so nothing wrong with buying cheapest one and after do update

Sept. 22, 2020 | 3:48 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Feeling call...

need to play with equilab and subtract rake. Because it is quite big for nl5

Maybe JJ+ there and AKo there making a call. Not sure about JJ in FR table. Positive that he could end up with AKo JJ+ and maybe he will shove TT as well.

Sept. 21, 2020 | 1:08 p.m.

I got a question. It is not about specific spot as much, as general one.
Situation (for example from video) TT7o board Linus cb 1/3 or 1/4 (dont remember); turn Qo 2 checks and river 5o Limitless block bet. You mentioned that OOP (Lim) don't need to be putting many strong hands into that sizing. Do you know rough frequecny?
I know that Range Explorer from PIO can show it, just curios anyway as rule of thumb (or simplification)

Sept. 21, 2020 | 11:36 a.m.

Interesting discussion
I belive OOP vs 15BB you have no incentive to be calling anything(100bb deep) and I would not be trusting snowie on that too. Does it include rake? Does it have multiple options postflop?
Anyway, EV loss if playing simple shove/fold or 4bet/fold is pretty low and likely easier to play than having some kind of calling range.

IP response seems solid. I've actually seen plenty of low-midstake regs who are squezzing, 4betting, or 3betting for insanse size and playing postflop innapropriate manner by that I mean they not exactly think it through. Because after huge sizing caller have very tight range and at most agressor have to play much more carefull posflop.

Sept. 21, 2020 | 11:05 a.m.

want to update
I've been noticing more patterns/cycles when my heatbeat and stress increase:
a) I'm losing big pot and being ''attached'' to it. Poker not owe me anything, and poker rooms as well. If I have best hand and 95% equity on the turn it doesnt mean that I will win this pot 100% of the time. Some cards will change everything and hand can drop to being 0 EV on that street.
Good to be open about opportunities and situations and letting things go.
b)I run bad/extermely good. Can happen as well, run good and run bad is natural for poker. Long term and process is what we are here.
c) Scared to make mistake and doing a mistake.
I think C for me is quite crucial. Because if after hand I quicly realise that I've done mistake (pretty big one in terms of EV). It hard to remain as sharp and this is switch for stress
d) Bringing life stress/problems to the table. Quite hurtful for EV, either you depressed/sad which actually dont think is making big impact on my game. Yet it have big influence on overall productivity and studies
Anger is just burning money......

Sept. 19, 2020 | 2:52 p.m.

Hello DNegs98
EV between 33% and 50% in most cases are very close, or you want to like min bet (10%)?
Kinda feel fine about shove turn but on the other hand not exciting as QT just got there as well and will snap off.

I was thinking to check/call as well. Check-shoving doesnt seem that appeling as fold equity when he bets likely super low. I'd say if rec decide to bet there Jx or even FDs he is not folding it which is disaster

Sept. 19, 2020 | 12:05 p.m.

Have some trouble and site not showing preview for me, so will make this post:
1) Vs rec, I don't know his stats or tendecny but his is quite weak (can call monkey or so)
My turn play seems quite questionable, he has like 43BB on the river so if he shoves over my bet I have to call. I mean it is not terrible play by any means as I will always realize 100% equity but gotta pay better attention.
River I'm struggling to find bluffs but feel like this draw is too weak to bluff(blocking too many folds). I need 35% fold equity on the river which is interesing

2) Vs reg or rec. I dont know: he is playing 1 table, stats are normal but contry fishy (I haven't seen more than 1-3 regs from that country - asian by the way)
in game I was tanking river till last second counting combos - obv. if he is rec I'm fine with call. Because much more opportunity to be bluffing and spazzing and my hand is very good (not blocking bluffs)
If he is a good reg, I belive calling is alright too (probably losing a little at worst and winning a little at most) people will overestimate amount of flushes they have (only KQs,KT-QTs, T9s K9-Q9s and 54s and some of those marginal peels pre/can be used as 4b and discounted by all streets, because gotta raise)

Sept. 19, 2020 | 8:37 a.m.

Post | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: 2 interesting hands for today

Sept. 19, 2020 | 8:23 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Living on the Edge

When was watching video (maybe 10-20 min out), I found myself thinking how you record videos.
I was debating between reading script or going for 1 take (probably long one with editing after). I'm not content creator but found it interesting how others do...
Guess it depend on person, probably most will do ''read script'' type as it easier and can be planned.

Was only science interest (-__-)

Sept. 18, 2020 | 3:04 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Living on the Edge

thanks Chris Pimmer for big answer and clearing picture for me:)

Sept. 18, 2020 | 2:29 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on NL100 rush 500bb pot bvb

Pretty sure BB have 5x advantage and likely prefer polar approach. Bet big flop but not often; Bet big turn and river. Which you did
Yet you frequency might be off, and definetly dont like river play. Would check behind 100%

Sept. 18, 2020 | 12:16 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Living on the Edge

Hello, I'm curious how you make videos. Do you read script or make it on the flow? Maybe something else as well.

Regarding topic: How many days off each month you suggest for poker players? For sure it is super invidiual, as some can work more and others need more rest. I think around 3-4 days off in 2 weeks and maybe 5-7 days each month sounds decent.

And harder question about being present or you mentioned in the video being aware, that's really hard thing to do. I'm sure I brought it up before and not even once but because it is so complicated would be great to dicuss again. When I eat - I'd like to eat (and not recap my hands, or recent events from life); when I brush my teeths in the evening - I'd like to clean them up and be there and not think about tomorrow plans; when I'm in bed - I'd like to stay calm and be in peace. Not expect this to happen all the time but more often is better

Sept. 18, 2020 | 12:13 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on whats concept here?

Thank you, as I mentioned it does show down for some EV, as if BU checks turn. BB still checking blank rivers with worse. However not too many of those

I'm kinda interesting not reasons why it is doing so, but in ''where I can do it'' and what ''requirements have to meet''

Sept. 18, 2020 | 3:28 a.m.

Post | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: whats concept here?

BU/BB situation - BU cbets 2/3 (60size if precize) and when turn is 5c

IP player just betting K5/Q5/A5 for ''no reason'' obv there are reasons but I'm not sure which one and when it can be used

and OOP responce

I've looked through all rivers, any river is check down except 8, but I'm not sure it is even important. As OOP donking that river bunch too

only reason that make sence is mergy bet - some worse calls and many better folds(blocking 2 pairs). Kinda ''non natural bluff that can showdown and win''. But actually if we dont bet turn we still going to showdown enough and win vs Ahigh FDs and 54 type of stuff

Sept. 17, 2020 | 12:35 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on nl200z 4bet spot

we are folding KQo/AJo (mix 3bets) and AQo; KTs/KJs/ATs low wheel Aces are mixed towards fold but okay to throw little bit calling for board coverage.
Depending on villian size of course, folding close to 40%(bit more) of 3betting range vs his range about right in theory

Sept. 17, 2020 | 3:48 a.m.

33min 3rd table w KT on AA5o K turn, what the reason behind turn bet?
Basically no Kx are prefer betting turn except FDs and even weak Ax prefer checking and it is kinda make sense to me. We dont need much protection ; it is not like sets or flushes if they hit river can able to go for big value against our protected range.
But if we bet all Kx meaning our river range when checked is super capped and not able to defend vs betadditionly our river bluffs (which we want to have as check turn and delay bluff) not getting protected.

I understand it is bodog and can throw balance out from window

How would you exploit someone with that strategy (too mergy turn bets)? Probably OOP gets more EV with Ax calls and when turn is checked he can do funky stuff - like overbetting Kx and blockbetting any low equity bluff. Vs river bet he can go super polar and use massive size (on some cards)

Sept. 16, 2020 | 3:02 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 25z 3bp 98s

too thin?


dont look at your hand on the river. Your blockers are good actually, because he never has 9d or 8d as played. And 99/88 folding turns and not even 3betting pre all time.
Probably most of your Fds are decent as river bluff

Sept. 16, 2020 | 12:52 p.m.

Im not sure what % you open from BTN, so can't tell BB defence range. But your hand mixing a lot of checks on the flop (vs rec I belive you should be betting 100% though)

As played I prefer you hand as call than AK/KJ(but I will call all of those). Yeah blockers and so on, yet vs weak players strenght of the hand is super important. He can be valuebetting AK/KJ there

Sept. 16, 2020 | 12:45 p.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200z 4bet spot
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $211.99
SB: $200.00
BB: $214.49
UTG: $236.38
MP: $207.09 (Hero)
CO: $208.34
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is MP with T K
UTG raises to $4.60, Hero raises to $16.00, 4 folds, UTG raises to $44.00, Hero calls $28.00
Flop ($91.00) 2 J K
UTG bets $22.00, Hero calls $22.00
Turn ($135.00) 2 J K 4
UTG bets $36.00, Hero

Sept. 16, 2020 | 11:18 a.m.

3min TT on 4rd table - maybe vs small 3bet size we want to call more? assuming he is using same range. We can call variety of hands and 4betting is less appeling as pot size is smaller

Sept. 16, 2020 | 3:37 a.m.

well being oop vs 50% size, you might as well fold everything *) This board is quite trashy for BB as he not connected at all with any part of his range.

Sept. 15, 2020 | 12:01 p.m.

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