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Doesn't matter so much, 7x not a big concern because not many possible holding with 7 in his range (87,76, A7s possible).
Calling to let him spazz valid or shoving to protect equity.

April 2, 2020 | 3:27 p.m.

Is this rec player or not?
Betting small on the flop could be alright, checking not bad either but gotta check Ax too sometimes.
Honestly I'm not excited about river call but vs rec doesn't seems horrible. He representing Ax only and that's not a lot combos. I'm not sure he will bet flushes on the river and 9x not betting turn.

  1. Kh is much better blocker in case he does bet flushes on the river

April 2, 2020 | 3:24 p.m.

Flop both call and x/R seems fine, however turn pure give up. You can notice that you have plenty of bluffs on the turn better than this one
1. Overbet is solid here because bb range is pretty polarized. You aren't betting weaker than AT for value
2. Worst odds to call and need to defend less vs pot-bet
3. Can't tell, possible overfolding flop
4. Check/Fold, blockers pretty mediocre and people won't make huge herofolds when everything bricked

April 2, 2020 | 3:20 p.m.

Make it to Highstakes and become TOP 5 HU player in the world

Good luck ^_^

I had pretty much same problem too much phone (texting, etc, browsing). Getting routine helped a lot, and starting day with dreams/memories/goals and to chill outside if possible.
Confident if you start to read books everyday you'll improve fast and will get decent ideas from there.

April 2, 2020 | 2:47 p.m.

kerouac If you don't have back up(light and internet connection) you can freeroll yourself, + losing time bank isn't good, much better to save time for tough decision.

On other note if playing big pools(micro), pretty much worthless to try to tilt single opponent

April 2, 2020 | 2:41 p.m.

Crush covid and poker

April 2, 2020 | 10:24 a.m.

Seems to me that too strong to be bluffing; what is your calling range and what worse hands you can have on the river?
Overall I think we should be checking river a lot as we don't have strong Qx that often or any decent Ax.

Alternatively you can raise flop small and go check down mode if villain stabs too much

April 1, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.

Vs rec seems good, vs reg checking turn would be good without Kc or checking river because shoving KKo in that situation might be thin

April 1, 2020 | 3:26 p.m.

Without info nothing much you can do but basically call top of your range; Think about it in this way: okay I'm calling AQo here but why? If I'm correct with my assumptions I'd be breakevenish slightly winning (vs PP as you know AQo/AQs isn't doing great) but If I'm wrong it is bleeding money spot as vs AKo+ your equity is pretty low and so far you invested nothing

April 1, 2020 | 3:23 p.m.

Monker ranges have flatting in SB vs BU/CO? Will you still want to call % amount of hands vs recs for example or having BB who is rec?

April 1, 2020 | 3:04 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on nl200 HU

I agree, however I'm not experienced HU player so I rolled both turn frequency to bet and river too. Which kinda of blockers we want to shove on the river ?

March 28, 2020 | 9:01 a.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200 vs rec
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (5 Players) UTG: $371.49
CO: $237.41
BN: $200.00
SB: $462.61
BB: $276.52 (Hero)
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BB with K K
3 folds, SB raises to $6.00, Hero raises to $18.00, SB calls $12.00
Flop ($36.00) 7 5 7
SB checks, Hero bets $11.29, SB calls $11.29
Turn ($58.58) 7 5 7 T
SB checks, Hero bets $42.00, SB raises to $84.00, Hero calls $42.00
River ($226.58) 7 5 7 T T
SB bets $164.00, Hero

March 28, 2020 | 7:29 a.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200 HU
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (2 Players) BB: $229.47 (Hero)
SB: $176.23
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BB with 2 Q
Hero raises to $5.00, SB calls $3.00
Flop ($10.00) 9 K T
SB checks, Hero bets $5.70, SB calls $5.70
Turn ($21.40) 9 K T 5
SB checks, Hero bets $28.00, SB calls $28.00
River ($77.40) 9 K T 5 9
SB checks, Hero

March 28, 2020 | 7:25 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on BTN v CO 3BP

only one size on the river - all money in

AA,KK,QQ,JJ are different QQ-JJ need much more protection while AAs can always call and let villain bluff.

By the way I'm shoving AT+ on the river for value

March 27, 2020 | 1:19 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on BTN v CO 3BP

I'd bluff river, this is suppose to be close to bottom range and even though blockers aren't sexy you gotta bluff to fold out some Ahigh fds and turned 5x etc.
KJhh compare to AsKh for example have basically ~0 showdown EV while all Ahigh positive;

March 27, 2020 | 1:07 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on 5NL 3b pot

Looks fine postflop, he can have plenty of random bluffs(maybe will bluff/maybe not) and you block AK which is nice.
Can't be 100% sure here unless you know what type of range he is 3betting; some people can have too many offsuited Aces; some more polar.
Though I'm not saying call is printing money, more meh to gain info

March 27, 2020 | 12:01 p.m.

  1. It is seems natural to me but not simple to explain. When have less street to play and less money to go (you can't overbet river or go pot) that will reduce amount of bluff you can bluff. Usually you always semi-bluffing with some kind of equity, however here all bluffs have less equity as you don't have maneuverability

  2. Essentially your hand is still a draw; we can agree that it a)doesn't beat anything in his range (except random things); b)it doesn't mind see another card

Anyway spot is really hard to analyze; not playing gto here of course and some kind of ''no man's land). I'm clueless do you have AK here? AA? KK? any flushes?

March 27, 2020 | 11:51 a.m.

Turn is fine sizing, well can bet any amount as long as you know what you are doing (range you are betting) I like his sizing, but for sure need to check a lot; even as strong hand as QQ isn't super exciting to put 3 big bets for obvious reasons (and blocking calling range); but normal bets is definitely valid strategy

March 27, 2020 | 11:26 a.m.

March 26, 2020 | 2:44 p.m.

Yeah calling Ahigh flushes and should be enough, odds are pretty terrible for you so we can fold decent amount on the river. Plus keep in mind that usually x/R river is underbluffed

March 26, 2020 | 1:18 p.m.

I prefer flop raise than turn raise. When MP betting 2 times that's tighting up his range, so I'd say we want to play as bluffcatcher and not like a lot of protection needed with Ad. Honestly I don't mind SB peeling again with 54/43/55 etc; they don't have a ton of equity vs our hand and AK not a nuts here

March 26, 2020 | 12:31 p.m.

Think you better just playing shove or fold vs 37BB size 4bet. JJ is quite borderline here and without info on villain I would be folding and going QQ+ AKo. His sizing is commiting anyway and he not suppose to fold after that ever (technically he can fold 72o or other crap which he shouldn't 4bet)

Turn I'm gonna check and bluff river, likely checking a lot anyway. I don't like bluff 2 streets because SPR is pretty bad

March 26, 2020 | 12:24 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Presence

how did you guys wrote so many comments so fast? o_O
I like the pace and voice, like doing meditation

March 25, 2020 | 1:29 p.m.

I'm generally like turn fold, because I rarely see bluff in this line and KQ close bottom of turn valuebetting range.
As played on this river I'm always calling because pot odds and less valuehands available for villian to compensate random bluffs. If checks I'm shoving; no way he is having better(maybe at low %) so getting max value

March 25, 2020 | 1:25 p.m.

Was IP betting range? Because range bet at this board suboptimal.
My idea that people fail to fold enough on the flop vs big sizing and from there we reach folding frequency. If villain overcall both flop and turn bluffs are +EV; cause easier to get fold on the river

March 25, 2020 | 1:01 p.m.

Around MDF turn folding but tiny bit less. What range he will fold depend if he is betting range on the flop or not. All KQ/QT/etc and KK-QQ, low Ax are folding. Even AT suppose to fold. Yet I'm not positive that turn barrel is the play, probably marginal and if we don't bluff river likely not great.

Th/K and Jx worst turns(2 pretty terrible too), we don't x/R KQ at 100% and he can have at 100% those and Jx no need to say I guess.

March 25, 2020 | 12:37 p.m.

You already 4bet; however 5bet wouldn't be good unless he is calling AQo vs shove.

Flop I think we can call, pretty reasonable that on A/K he might spazz off and pay us. His stats aren't tight to think his range is nutted KK-AA and vs bluffs we have decent equity on the flop.

March 25, 2020 | 12:33 p.m.

2nd hand why you going overbet turn? Seems like you raising flop because you think IP player overcbetting it which is pretty solid; As in gto(or vs low cbet strategy) monnotone are x/r pretty not often; but if villain cbetting too much we get to raise a lot hands which we would call otherwise (sets; 2 pairs, more flushes)
Maybe betting normal size is better to keep his range wider?

March 25, 2020 | 11:38 a.m.

As rule of thumb logic every monotone board better for caller. Here as well because he can have more flushes than anyone else.
To me seems like we should be checking pretty often or betting small because our nut hand AA for example can become ''garbage'' quite easily. As well when we pile big bets we will isolate against flushes only. If dynamic goes as UTG betting thinly for protection I guess BB have incentive to raise more often as a bluff and value.Which is of course not gonna happen

March 25, 2020 | 11:28 a.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl100z Good combo to follow through:/
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (6 Players) BN: $100.00
SB: $103.44
BB: $101.50 (Hero)
UTG: $189.65
MP: $147.07
CO: $100.00
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is BB with 4 3
UTG folds, MP raises to $2.50, 3 folds, Hero calls $1.50
Flop ($5.50) 2 J A
Hero checks, MP bets $1.72, Hero raises to $8.00, MP calls $6.28
Turn ($21.50) 2 J A 2
Hero bets $20.42, MP calls $20.42
River ($62.34) 2 J A 2 Q

March 25, 2020 | 10:53 a.m.

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