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Comment | Jeff_ commented on $500 Zoom: Tough Pool

6min KJ vs TT 2nd table; Owned; But seriosly if hero valubetting river with 2 pairs + which is not many combos since I assume they x/R flop often and same goes for set. And bluffs all KTs+ and add 66 there for lols easy to be overbluffing.

34min 2-3rd table(likely 3rd) A5 on the turn, you dislike turn call right? this spots low stakes players can just bet twice (turn and river) as a bluff and print money.

March 6, 2021 | 11:09 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on NL10z Punting with 62s?

Honeslty pre you can raise a lot vs sb limp (unless limping reg). Maybe 75%-80

Postflop you can check flop/turn. Our fold equity arent that great so barreling isnt most exciting thing to do. You can say that we have fds, but it is 6high fds and as action goes if we river pair of 6x it is devaluated a lot.
On the river as well disasted since you lose to absolutely everything(even to silly KJ/AJ). Bluffing would be alright I think, but I prefer check turn and bluff this river; or check flop/

March 4, 2021 | 1:36 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Good bluff?

Already on the turn we can play variete of strategys - overbet(QQ-AA as prime), normal bets and possible (not entirely sure) small bets (77-99 region, some Jx)

I think on the river you can simplify to 1 size here, because 3x have better interaction with his range so QQ - AJ(KJ maybe) can still vbet 2/3 and we dont need to go polar with valubetting only Tx. But if arent able to valubet KJ/AJ for example, going overbet would make sense.

March 4, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

Hello Qing Yang;

Thats interesting to me that on Q turn (742 Q) we are just betting 1/3 pretty much. But should make sense as villian range not improved on that card that much and we still can valuebet reasonable wide. But overall turn strategy feels quite complex since 9/T/J/Q/K are all overcards and on each one we play different strategy(with some similiarity).
Do you have any neuristic there? well you mentioned in the video - villain dont have much slowplays on the flop(apart of AA), so we can bet X amount of hands for small size.

I used polar strategy before on this cards which seems fine probably (especially on Q/K)

March 4, 2021 | 12:33 p.m.

3-40 T9cc on A52r -- that seems like 0 EV float, hands like T8,J8,97 mostly calling vs 25-30% size. Not even vs range bet strategy
I actually understand fold and cant blame anyone, but if we always fold all this threshold hand that would be a mistake decent one.

March 4, 2021 | 12:25 p.m.

pure gold

March 2, 2021 | 1:26 p.m.

I have follow up to my question.
Is that true that if villian not finding non-natural bluffs on the turn we can fold our hand straight away(not too sure about this hand though, 6max it certainly would be fold vs 2 big bets))?
Will it be reasonable to deviate in that way vs some opponents? Well compare to human, machine will put a lot of pressure on the river while human might give up something which he should pure bluff.

March 2, 2021 | 1:23 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Bluff river?

I belive you need to bet bigger turn (close to pot) and shove this river mostly. Betting bigger turn because your range 2 pairs+ there and bluffs are FDs and Hands like KJ/J9/

Not too sure about flop raise though, not having Kc is reducing your equity(in case you hit flush) by a bit so we might need to give up this turn. Yeah I prefer just give up turn but as played jamming river cant be bad

March 2, 2021 | 12:43 p.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200z interesting line
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $218.96 (Hero)
SB: $338.90
BB: $479.61
UTG: $200.00
MP: $200.00
CO: $120.66
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BN with 8 8
3 folds, Hero raises to $5.00, SB folds, BB raises to $22.00, Hero calls $17.00
Flop ($45.00) 9 2 J
BB bets $31.00, Hero calls $31.00
Turn ($107.00) 9 2 J 4
BB checks, Hero checks
River ($107.00) 9 2 J 4 J
BB bets $166.80, Hero

March 2, 2021 | 11:31 a.m.

Hard to tell generally BUvsBB (vs 1/3 size)
Ahighs - always polar pretty much
Khigh - same(mostly polar but adding more top pairs hands)
Qhigh - same as above (but even more top pairs hands)
Jhigh - similiar to Qhigh
Thigh - as J high
9high - as J high as well
8 high - raising a lot non polar vs 1/3 (I'd say around 15-20%)
7 highs, 6 highs, 5 highs and lower raising a lot vs 1/3 (from 20% to 30% and more vs range bet 1/3) mergy as well

However whats mergy means on 873 for example; we just rasing more 8x and adding some hands like A7 (strong enough) and 76(protection). And it is not like 3x gonna start raising at high %, 3x at most gonna be call (80% call and 20% raise maybe)

March 2, 2021 | 10:54 a.m.

Don't think you can always apply vs polar raise polar range and so on. Actually it seems like you can apply it only on some textures and I wouldn't use that rule of thumb. Maybe Im way too experienced and it comes to me naturally which boards I need to raise polar and which merged.

AJ4 you definetely raising polar, there are no protection needed for you( since any Ax you have need 0 protection) What other hands you want to raise? 2 pairs, variety of gutshots and that range dont want to go small because it is super polar between almost nuts and low equity draw.

March 1, 2021 | 3:32 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on vs. CO OOP w/88

Fairly face up play, worth taking a note which can be very beneficial in future since he might be giving away sizing tells or how he plays value/bluffs.

March 1, 2021 | 1:17 p.m.

That A7 call was interesting.
Was debating before you said it, whether he will finish bluff Tx on the river. It have some SD equity vs Tx flush draws and 54hh 43hh, though fairly little.
And thats nice psycological thing - whenever they think it is very good card for them on the river, they just bluff with everything that got to the river.

March 1, 2021 | 12:29 p.m.

Hello Ben; thanks for the video I agree that letting opponents make mistakes is what sometimes we should target (possible not our main goal however, to me seems like first we should try to minimaze/reduce own mistakes ).

Personally I study mostly playing vs 1/3 cbets, defending turn vs second barrel and so on. In that sense for me harder to play vs big bet strategy. Especially on later streets since my mistakes can have compound effect and it is easier to play 15-20bb spot on the river rather than 30-40bb. Therefore I am not sure that 1/3 range bet is max EV vs population. It certainly can be, you can see many 500z regs just betting 1/3 every single board (even 652d; T5x; AKxd) which is fine, some of them for sure huge winners (no correlation between this and 1/3 likely).

Just my thoughs, what everyone doing can be good or much worse than 1-2 people are doing (but they do it well)

Feb. 27, 2021 | 1:28 p.m.

Poker studies are rarely entertaining (at least for me)- it is boring, make you sleepy and .... And those studies will include - agg repots, theory concepts, sims, trainers, mindset part....
Or Acquire(learning new concepts) - Review(going over concepts you aleady know) - Practise (drilling)

But what I wanted to say: just add as well think this series is quite beneficial. Saulo talking about concepts (some of them) which you can find in paid courses (A-game and few others). And those advices(if you follow them) actually will improve you winrate higher than any live play video (any stakes, any leght). Nevertheless series will get less likes and less views and this is normal

Though for sure have room for improvement

Feb. 25, 2021 | 11:19 a.m.

30min this is quite interesting disscussion. Both as IP and as OOP
I haven't figured out what IP need to be doing there, overbluffing or not. Reason behind overbluffing - can generate a lot of fold equity because I expect most people to not be happy with bluffcatching basically everything. But it might be not correct assumption

If im OOP I would overfold river for sure, unless I know villian is agressive and capable player. It seems to me that I will be playing against 2 strategys - overbluffing (but not crazy) and basically never bluffind. If vs first one I get some EV; vs second I will lose more

Feb. 24, 2021 | 10:13 a.m.

Found as well that studying single spots is quite useless. Unless ( here I dont know how to say in english it, but try to explain) you studing K92o for example in order to apply it to all Kxx boards.

Feb. 23, 2021 | 2:54 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on My Mental Game

Hello Teunuss,
Do you have warm-up and cooldown routine? They certainly can help you and everyone. Throwing like 30minute to them improve both your focus, quality, and reduce stress, emotions.

Cooldown as well seems underrated. Which is good for the edge :D because people who dont do it tend to think poker whole day, sleep worse and burnout/get tired faster.

Feb. 23, 2021 | 8 a.m.

maybe trying to simlify to 3/4 flop cb by oop and check so get more reasonable river range. Imagine 2 size flop strategy is best one, including some small bets

Range I was gettin to river ~ 9x - A9/K9/T9 QT/QJ some JJ/TT. Few slowplays and FDs

Feb. 23, 2021 | 6:46 a.m.

21-50 I think JT have much more equity than QJ(possible KJ as well) and obviously J9 thats the reason behind bet. Hitting 9 is pretty much stonecalled nuts*
Honestly Im pretty interesting in EQ comparion between different hands

Feb. 23, 2021 | 3:52 a.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on Becoming A Boss

Hello, What do you think about narrow range spot. Still better to block calls? or Unblock folds?

I mean this question is pretty hard, for example we are talking about 3Bet spot and on the river ranges are quite narrow. In HU as far as I know (SRP) ranges are fairly wide so blocking calls not making as huge deal as in other situations. For example 6m BUvsBB we have AK3o XX; where you bet pot, overbet turn and shove river (maybe not the best examples but blocking calls and having 3x for example as a bluff is great; I might be wrong just this comes up)

Feb. 19, 2021 | 2:48 p.m.

to be fair in equilibrium there suppose be tiny amount of shoves. Because likely tiny amount of hands benefit from it

Feb. 19, 2021 | 10:23 a.m.

Late on party :D Thanks for video
32min 4B spot I think AK has to call since you can play AK like that as well

Feb. 18, 2021 | 3:09 p.m.

Hand History | Jeff_ posted in NLHE: nl200z My solver not working today
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $361.60
SB: $306.66
BB: $200.00 (Hero)
UTG: $219.86
MP: $180.01
CO: $656.89
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BB with K J
2 folds, CO raises to $4.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.50
Flop ($10.00) Q K T
Hero checks, CO bets $3.04, Hero calls $3.04
Turn ($16.08) Q K T J
Hero checks, CO bets $11.77, Hero calls $11.77
River ($39.62) Q K T J T
Hero checks, CO bets $28.98, Hero

Feb. 18, 2021 | 2:47 p.m.

Comment | Jeff_ commented on NL5 turn x/r from unk

Dont really like overall strategy.

I want to cbet high here due to lots of possible draws.

Mono boards are different from any others one. To be short we dont want to put a lot of money unless we have nuts (flush). AJ worth 2 healthy streets for value

Turn I dont mind folding, odds are great but playability is poor. Probably being tight/nitty is right here

Feb. 18, 2021 | 2:39 p.m.

Flop sizings seems too big (not that I think it is bad, at microstakes could be far better than theory small betting and defientely not worse).
any AsX (From villian POV) can be bluff on the turn and always follow through river. He might even have AsJ, so cant fold.

Feb. 18, 2021 | 12:59 p.m.

Dont know how dynamic goes at nl10 and other micro limits. Mono boards prefered small sizings (25%; 33%; 50%)

Agree with just calling, you want to let him bluff and not get it in vs 77/flushes/J7. Even vs recs calling likely is higher EV.

Call flop, call any turn (unless it is heart and he jams); decide river

Feb. 18, 2021 | 12:56 p.m.

Certainly one of the decent combos to bluffs. Main reasons that we dont block diamonds and hearts which peeling flop and folding turn, have some interaction(blocking those) with his QJcc/KJcc.
Generally I think AK/AQ with one spade is best combos to bluff but it is not enough as you can see, especially AQo not a 3Bet in those positions

Feb. 17, 2021 | 1:35 p.m.

Think nope. Your value-range 66(pure)/75(some)/A6(some)/86(some); Bluffing range some FDs/Pair with added equity (possible straight draws and possible blocking flush card) and adding 55 looks not intuintive.
I mean you can add 79hh(fine peel flop); 53; 52;54;43 etc. They have much more equity as a bluff than this one and blockers to 5 isnt supreme, since only blocking 75 while basically any strong 2 pairs is considered as a nuts

Feb. 17, 2021 | 1:32 p.m.

23 That KT 4B spot quite hard to play, and what Ive noticed from sim:
1)IP not really folding flop vs small size (5-10% folds)
2) This turn can simlify to just shove/check and not include small betting (shoving hands AT-AK)
3)This river is bad, can just range give up (we are betting less than 20%; 7% shove and 10%
small-half pot)

Feb. 17, 2021 | 1:09 p.m.

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