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Why not just play a 10nl session and feel what's going on there. It's not like you have to make the jump and never go back. Just playing one or a couple of sessions can be a great learning experience too because you face slightly stronger players on average.

And like everyone above said, 1k hand sample is meaningless for determining your skill level.

Feb. 23, 2019 | 9:05 a.m.

Pretty much every action is mixed for this hand if you put it onto a solver so it's difficult to say what's the best best way to play it.

Feb. 23, 2019 | 9 a.m.

Yes, that's quite common. I don't think villain had a sick read on you here and it's probably just him clicking buttons. Overall most fish will fold enough here by a huge margin to make the bluff profitable.

Feb. 23, 2019 | 8:57 a.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on How to learn preflop

This site looks good but not awesome for learning preflop. It uses preflop solver outputs and the quiz system is a much better way to learn than just looking at charts.

With Simple Preflop Holdem you can solve 100bb 6max spots to functional accuracy with 32gb of ram and it costs like 350$.

I might put out some practice material myself on blind defence soon (I have it ready and it works really well). PM me if that's something you're interested in.

Feb. 23, 2019 | 8:13 a.m.

JT6r pretty good for linear SB:

Feb. 16, 2019 | 7:13 p.m.

I don't think a lot of people defend their checks that well but might also have a stronger range after F+T barrel though,

Feb. 16, 2019 | 6:01 p.m.

Made a sim and OOP range against a 75% bet looks like this:

Feb. 16, 2019 | 6 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on Deepstack videos





Feb. 16, 2019 | 10:48 a.m.

Make sure you check EV in very first node (even before BB checks).

Feb. 14, 2019 | 2:32 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on Deepstack videos

Only videos that comes to mind are some old ones by Brian Rast. I'm sure there must be some newer ones too. Have you checked the learning path?

Feb. 13, 2019 | 7:23 a.m.

Just focus on improving and you will be fine. Results will come over time if you improve and play well.

Feb. 9, 2019 | 1:01 p.m.

Wouldn't that be one of the worst games in terms of the impact of collusion?

Feb. 8, 2019 | 7:20 a.m.

I have had more success folding in these spots unless villain is creative, aggressive or tilted. It's just one of the spots most people never ever bluff. Maybe we see more of these plays from people studying Doug Polks videos? I do bluff these spots with like AhTx at times or maybe T4 if I get there with it but only against certain people.

Feb. 7, 2019 | 2:04 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on GTO+ newbee question

Ask here

Feb. 7, 2019 | 1:54 p.m.

I agree with you on all points except that I like the quick pace of the game but I can see it being too quick for some players.

Feb. 7, 2019 | 8:59 a.m.

I just spent a couple of hours testing the site and the experience was fun and it felt like the action moved pretty quickly. Games at 20NL is very good right now and there seems to be a few 100NL tables running.

Well done. I might move all my play there when bitcoin deposits are added and a few minor fixes are in place.

Feb. 6, 2019 | 5:01 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on RFI amount

The only position calling is a high frequency play in games with rake is in the BB. The further you're away from BB the higher ratio of VPIPs will come from 3bets compared to calls which makes smaller opening sizes in UTG better than in the SB. However in soft games the opposite is often true but you may have to tighten up considerably with hands that don't play well MW or against tight ranges UTG in those games.

Feb. 6, 2019 | 8:35 a.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on 6-7x opening raises

You never call, so 3bet or fold, and tighthen up. How much to tighten up depends on how wide his range is.

Dec. 28, 2018 | 9:04 a.m.

Both the XR strategy and cbet strategy are quite SPR dependent here. If SPR is low you can both cbet and XR a lot but you need to be more cautious with higher SPR.

Dec. 17, 2018 | 1:40 p.m.

I often check all hands in those spots as OOP. The benefit of having a cbet range OOP in those spots are minimal.

Dec. 16, 2018 | 2:59 p.m.

David Alford I thought the 33% pot bet on the turn is more of a thing when villains give ups are mostly back doors and gut shots that didn't improve, but here villain should mostly give up with weak FDs and OESDs and mix in some other stuff..


Dec. 16, 2018 | 9:40 a.m.

Skip the books and get professional help. I don't think you will read yourself to a better situation.

Dec. 14, 2018 | 2:04 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on nl100 very ugly spot

Blockers to AK isn't that good here and he can have JJ, QJ and Tx too. Weaker players often bet merged in these spots and there are not that many possible button clicks you beat so I think I'd just fold river.

Edit: Turn bet was really small so I suppose a call might be better. Weird spot so difficult to solve by intuition.

Dec. 14, 2018 | 12:14 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on nl100 how to play here

I'd have to have some read that villain is tilted to make the call and I don't think Ad blocker is relevant. Villains good draws also plays better as call OTT with the SPR because he can expect you to 3bet shove turn fairly often compared to call frequency.

Dec. 14, 2018 | 11:58 a.m.

Flop doesn't really matter and everything from check to a bet size from 20% pot to 100% pot can work with AJ, but maybe you need more like AQ+ to bet 80%+.

Turn check is fine and I don't think I'd even fold to 70% pot OTT with AT or AJ because it beats a little too many hands that can bet turn and check down river. The GS equity also makes it less bad to call against villains set or 2pair hands. You can also bet 1/3 pot OTT and then 1/4 pot OTR against a passive player (you can vs other too but then you need to do it in a more balanced way and not have close to 100% fold vs river raises).

Dec. 12, 2018 | 4:22 p.m.

Comment | Kalupso commented on nl100 possible spew

I like flop and turn although it might not be be the best texture to bluff (at lest with bigger size). I have a difficult time seeing river bluff being great but I might go for it if I have a hand with top blockers. Villain would have to be the weaker type of player that seems to be seeing monsters everywhere and would fold most Ax hands to bluff 33.

Dec. 11, 2018 | 10:37 a.m.

Copy RAW format in PT4

Dec. 2, 2018 | 10:59 a.m.

I think you have one of those spots that no rational player would ever bluff though. Fish and someone I assume is perceived as a solid/thightish reg calls 2/3 pot MW twice. I think folding 44 to a medium size is a little tight given UTG can have KTs, QTs and KQs flushes close to 100% of the time and some K9 and Q9 flushes, but that is not very much compared to all the better boats so might be reasonable to fold after all.

Dec. 1, 2018 | 8:32 p.m.

I only use standard logic/math and awareness of ranges. Don't know what you deem a standard iso of fish but lets say it's 20% and QQ+ is 18 combos. So 18/1200 combos is around 1,5% of all hands on that flop and around 7,5% of a 20% range. It's not unreasonable to check entire range OOP to two players on mono flop and facing half pot not closing the action it's reasonable to fold around 60% or more. 7,5%/0,4 is around 19% of range that calls the cbet.

I would say 19% of range being QQ+ is having QQ+ quite frequently and I don't think I made any assumptions that's out of line.

Dec. 1, 2018 | 7:42 p.m.

Interesting with that rake thing.

I jumped between different limp HH threads and thought this was a spot you were OOP for a bit. Exactly AA can work as a big bet OTF because of specific blockers (or lack there of) in this exact spot but I don't think it's much better and range overall wants to use smaller bets.

Dec. 1, 2018 | 3:13 p.m.

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