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54 points

I think you should be checking I'd be worried about QQxx given the action and our hand, i.e. we block Kings (and AA) and we unblock Queens. We should have a polarity advantage for having the NFD so when we get x/r'd I'd expect more sets than anything else. Though I expected queens not 66s:)

Nov. 15, 2021 | 1:38 p.m.

It does look like a very strong line so folding isn't so bad, he probably has a set, 2 pair FD. You could consider calling given you have a 2 and a bdfd and have a T blocker. I often see a weird line at these stakes of players leading and then checking turn when they miss, if he pots agin you can easy fold. Good turn card for you are obviously an A, a spade a 2, possibly even a 9 if you can bluff using your T.

Nov. 9, 2021 | 8:40 a.m.

Hi yes I would recommend it, but I would recommend more Emtys videos for essential members, particularly his preflop ones. I read the book and watched Emty, I've gone from a breakeven player to a very high winrate over a small sample, maybe 20-30k hands.

Nov. 8, 2021 | 4:56 p.m.

You are probably way too lose preflop, tighten your ranges, especially in early position where you should be raising about 15% of hands, 30% from the CO and up to around 50% from the BU. If you see limpers, don't try and iso raise with crappy none nutty hands, like QTT2 or KK73, just fold. Micros is more about big fat nutted value and folding a lot. I'm currently beating 5-10plo for 10-20bb/100 and I'm still making many mistakes. People with spew off 100bbs or more with 0% equity, or like you with 10% equity, I'm on the other side with 90%.

Nov. 8, 2021 | 1:51 p.m.

I really like this last bit of advice, concentrate on frequent spots, what areas do you suggest?

Nov. 8, 2021 | 1:38 p.m.

Post | KingofKaos posted in PLO: Getting Deep stacked advice

Hi, I'm getting a bit lost when I get deep stacked, often I am getting 300-500bb deep and on a couple of occasions I've been 1000bb deep. This is just from a couple of hours play. I'm not clear on what affect this has on my hand selection preflop, e.g. am I now 3betting more rundowns, and not 3betting junk AA hands? Should I be leveraging my stack?

Or do I make hardly any adjustments?

Or should I quit after a certain depth given I'm trying to build a roll to move up in stakes?

Nov. 8, 2021 | 11:59 a.m.

Comment | KingofKaos commented on KQQ7ss from BU

yes this

Nov. 8, 2021 | 11:49 a.m.

Very often I bet the flop small, especially when holding a blocker and we have a polarity advantage as we are going to have the nut flush much more often than our opponent. I usually find I am only called with a flush or a set. As played you look like you play your hand face up and the river looks like a good sized value bet

Nov. 8, 2021 | 11:47 a.m.

I like the format, with live play and then a deeper look and the vision quiz. I'd like to see some of your preflop folds and rationale for those decisions. And it would be good to have a summary of the deeper look before you start the vision quiz at the end, so for this video is would say something like, sets pot, AJ pot, key blockers pot, weak 2 pair check etc

Nov. 4, 2021 | 12:52 p.m.

Hi thanks for this video, can I ask, how to we balance our check back range so if we are checking back AA27 on a KQ5 flop, but betting AAK2 on the same flop. How to we make sure the OOP player can't just bomb the turn on a non pairing high card?

Also my other question is what principles make you want to pot bet rather than half pot bet?

Nov. 4, 2021 | 10:47 a.m.

I am also looking into this issue, Emty made a good video here but i dont think the link works anymore to the preflop ranges suggested.

Oct. 4, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.

Hi can anyone share the poker juice ranges with me as i think the link no longer works?

Sept. 30, 2021 | 1:41 p.m.

Play less tables when learning

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:42 p.m.

Comment | KingofKaos commented on Complete spew?

flop smashes his range, not yours, so yeah given the action its all spew.

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:40 p.m.

Comment | KingofKaos commented on 2barrel spot?

is it a pre flop 3bet spot?

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:31 p.m.

Move up

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:27 p.m.

In position im raising a ton, unless i have a specific reason not to, eg he normally opens normally but now hes limping, sometimes they do this with AA lol

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:24 p.m.

Fold pre.
If i had a good reason to 3bet, say the BU and blinds were all nits then ok maybe i could to get HU with the passive player. Then i would bet flop, once he calls, im checking back the turn as i need to make my hand, hes never folding. On the river I would bet and fold to any aggression

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:21 p.m.

Fold pre, too weak

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:15 p.m.

I think if you did some work looking at your equity vs villains flop raising range you will find you are crushed, eg J good kicker, 2pair, sets, good draws

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:14 p.m.

While aggression is good, its not as critical at micro-stakes, the main leak is people have loose ranges and dont fold enough with weak ranges. So you need to pick your spots for aggression, eg its fine to check when you miss versus a passive calling station. But its great to bet vs a weak tight regular who plays fit or fold.

You need to bet/raise more with your strong draws.

And definately stab to missed c bets on scary boards.

Attack weak ranges with bets (if you know the villain will fold)

And a final piece of advice that helped me, if you find yourself in a spot and your not sure whether to bet or check, then take the more aggressive line and bet

Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:05 p.m.

The gap between your vpip and pfr is high, sometimes this is because of multiway pots but consider raising more pre and folding more marginal hands oop pre.

Aug. 14, 2020 | 3:54 p.m.

Massive rake means 3bet vs steals more than calling or just fold those marginal and small hands, such as 23 suited.

You are probably calling too much from the bb

Aug. 14, 2020 | 3:39 p.m.

I generally only donk for value against passive villains and mw when i have a strong draw/set on a dynamic board.

Aug. 14, 2020 | 3:33 p.m.

Comment | KingofKaos commented on TT - SB vs BTN LAG

Three further things to consider for me, the bb, if we flat pre is he going to jam a wide range, so is there a potential to trap here?

Second point is, i would be thinking about what i would do if villian 4bets before i 3bet.

Also what does villiain think of me and what are the table dynamics (eg is he tilted), am i 3betting and folding alot?

Aug. 14, 2020 | 3:27 p.m.

Work it out from your poker tracking software

Rake= (Rake/big blind)/( total hands/100)

so a while ago mine was

nlhe 10nl stars - 1422/128.65 - 11.05


(135/0.1)/ (7235/100) = 1350/72.35 = 18.7 for microgaming

then just work out the rakeback rates and see which is better

Aug. 16, 2017 | 6:59 p.m.

Why raise the donk?

Aug. 16, 2017 | 6:26 p.m.

I would call, there's just too few value combos for villan to have, TT thats about it

Aug. 11, 2017 | 8:38 a.m.

preflop fine.

Bet bigger on flop and turn to set up river shove

Villan might be mistaking your small bets for weakness

Aug. 10, 2017 | 10:06 p.m.

Comment | KingofKaos commented on 99 in 3bp

3bet pre, otherwise fine

Aug. 10, 2017 | 9:57 p.m.

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