thanks for your advice. By the way, I really like your videos :)
Sept. 19, 2023 | 4:19 a.m.
I am currently playing at low stakes. Since i do not like and think it is okay to use very simple preflop range, i just use simple preflop range(it is based on GTO but far different from actual GTO preflop range)
This is my BB defense range vs BTN open.
When I study by solver, do I need to input my own range?(which is very simple, either 100% or 0% of hand) or somewhat close to GTO range?(somewhat complicated, some hands are in the range about 23% or something)
I know that when I move up, I need to have more solid and complicated preflop range, but at least now, I don't think I can handle with complicated preflop range.
Sept. 18, 2023 | 6:47 a.m.
Hi I just have a question about bluff to value ratio.
here are the approximate number of bluff to value ratio
Flop: 2 bluff to 1 value
Turn: 1 bluff to 1 value
River: 1 bluff to 2 value
I know that it is pretty outdated and not perfect since range cannot be perfectly polarized on the early streets and etc.
However, I need to know just approximate number of B:V ratio.
when I watch RIO elite course videos, some coaches still mention about that ratio when they construct their range, so I am curious if those numbers are still usable in the situation where the board is neutral, so neither player has a range advantage.
March 9, 2021 | 6:19 p.m.
Hi guys. I am confused about preflop 3bet sizing.
Here is what i use.
When i am ip..
Vs 2.5bb -> raise to 8bb
Vs 3bb -> raise to 9bb
When i am oop...
Vs 2.5bb -> raise to 10bb
Va 3bb -> raise to ???
Yeah, i am confused which size use against 3bb open raise when i am oop.
I usually 4x vs open raise when i am oop; however, raise to 12bb against 3bb open raise is too big imo.
Dec. 26, 2020 | 4:18 p.m.
when I use solver to study, 1st thing I do is run and see what default strategy looks.
the problem is default strategy is far away from the reality(at least my opinion).
for example, players in reality do not defend and raise enough as default strategy and fold much.
so when I use node lock and see what the optimal strategy looks like against real player, it looks very different than default strategy.
That's why I am wondering studying default strategy is worth.
if it is worth, how do I study it?
Dec. 12, 2020 | 6:53 a.m.
Hi Paul. Thanks for nice video. I have a question about training.
I am studying a lot by solver and watching videos but my poker skill has not been improved.
I analyze more than two flops by solver daily and I feel like I am getting better while studying. However, when I play real game at the table, I started forgetting everything that I learned by using solver and watching video. In my situation, do you think play against solver(just like you did in the video) will be helpful? and do you think playing at the real table is essential for improving poker?
I have a plan to play against the solver until I get used to make a decision at the table. How do you think about it? sorry for a long question.
*I am not using GTO simple trainer but GTO+ has almost same training option as simple trainer.
June 13, 2020 | 3:39 a.m.
Henry thanks for video. u are my favorite coach.
I have a question about preflop play. You rarely flat call because of squeezing from behind right?
What if you play in microstakes where players do not squeeze enough? Are you starting to flat call many hands IP or are you still 3betting a lot?
April 4, 2020 | 9:21 a.m.
Hi all. Currently, I watched Splitsuit's poker 1% video series which are related with Ed Miller's book poker 1%.
In that series, Splitsuit showed how to construct range based on frequency - BET 70% on each street.
Of course, depend on the board/range advantage, the frequency can be changed.
Do you think it is still good way to improve my poker?
When I play, I can't read villain's range(and also my range).
Can range construction help for reading hand/range?
*When I calculated solver to see the constructed range, it is far different from 70% frequency, so I am doubting that constructing range based on 70% is still good.
March 10, 2020 | 7:38 a.m.
SB: $10.00 (Hero)
Rake is $0.20
Aug. 27, 2019 | 12:03 a.m.
Hi guys. I am looking for video that explains how to use equilab or flopzilla to analyze hand and stidy. I have Pokerranger, which is similar to FZ and Equilab, so if there is video that explains about pokerranger, it would be better.
For essential video, plz.
April 7, 2019 | 9:01 p.m.
hi guys. I am wondering why many players 3bet with their linear range at late position nowadays.
For example, when hero has 77 and is on BTN and UTG open raise 3bb, standard play is just call and see postflop. However, when BTN opens, BB 3bet with 77.
I don't want to go too deep with pokersnowie range but this is suggestion of snowie 3bet range from BB 3bet range vs BTN open;
From my perspective, medium strength hands are much harder to play in big pot. They are just good for call preflop and see the postflop, but snowie and other players 3bet with them. IMO, there are plenty of good hands to 3 bet bluff and play in big pot, such as Q5s. They also have blockers, so it can increases the possibility of villain fold.
If BB 3 bet with 55-88, is that value raise? or bluff? Neither of them.
Can anybody explain why we should 3 bet with linear range at late position?
March 28, 2019 | 1:13 p.m.
BB: $5.00 (Hero)
March 13, 2019 | 6:58 a.m.
hi guys. first, I'd like you to know that this is not real hand. This hand is from snowie training.
Preflop, SB(Hero) raise 3BB and BB calls.
For me, 8s8c is very marginal hand to bet/check otf.
The reason is because each option has its pros and cons.
Reason to bet: 8s8c blocks opponent's flush draw. Also, it blocks 78, so we can expect good fold equity.
However, we do not block Top pair. T8 can be in opponent's calling range, but not much. Villain can have JT, QT, KT, AT and 9T.
Reason to check: 88 is can be good hand to check down. Since 8c can block opponent's flush draw, there is less possibility that opponent has flush draw so even clover comes either on the turn or river, we are not too worry about his FD.
Snowie said both options are fine but prefers to check.
I don't wanna be snowie geek, so I would like to share your opinion.
Nov. 5, 2018 | 4:06 p.m.
Hi guys. When I play zoom poker, I frequently meet and against "unknown" villains.
The problem is I can't imagine their ranges.
I know that it is never going to be perfect, but how do I set default range for villain?
I used to imagine pokersnowie's preflop range since it seems neither too tight nor too loose for me.
However, since I am playing in low stakes and many people in low stakes play loose range, so I usually assume their range as more loose range than pokersnowie has.
The problem is, it has weird calling range,(at least for me) so I am wondering it is worth to assume villain's calling range as snowie's range...
How do you think about "default range for unknown villain?"
Oct. 5, 2018 | 7:31 a.m.
yeah i strongly agree with you that villain would not bet otr with whole range that he checked otf. Also, even your bet size otf is so small(1/3), he won't call every ace x hands since it is 3 bet pot, but I still love to call because you have good pot odds on the river and still he has lots of bluff combos. I used pokerranger.
Oct. 5, 2018 | 7:28 a.m.
This is my assumption of SB’s 3bet range.
And this is flop range that I built from SB’s perspective.
RED: value bet 27.49%
Yellow: check-call – weaker hand than hero’s hand otr: 43.27%
Green – check call – stronger hand than hero’s hand :13.45%
Blue- bluff bet hand 10.53%
Orange- check-fold 5.26%
Villain would bet: overpair: QQ+, Top pair good kicker, middle/bottom set, some bluff: KQ hand, Axcc, and OESD: 98, something like that. Since board is pretty wet, I don’t think villain prefer to slowplay at this situation.
Then what hands villain would check-call? First, even though pot is big and board is good for hero, I don’t think villain would fold much, due to small size of flop bet.
He would just fold some non FD KT, QT and T9s hands.
I think Villain can call A high hand once on the flop, and then he might fold on the turn unless A comes on the board.
Villain can check call with QJ, AQ, AK and pocket jacks. (Yes, hero’s Jh block pocket jacks, so only one combo)
now, if you see the range, you can see there are few made flush in villain’s range on the river since he might bet on the flop. (Also your Kc blocks a lot of his flush draw) So, hero doesn’t have to worry about his flush otr.
Although there are hands that can beat hero’s hand otr, the combination is just few and there are way more weaker hands than stronger hands. (13.45% vs 43.27%)
Villain can have even fewer stronger hands if he bluff bets AQ otf.
I think check ott is arguable option, but given that bet size otr, I would call.
I would love to hear your opinion.
Oct. 1, 2018 | 5:09 p.m.
As I know, Pokerstars is online poker room which has hardest competition due to full of regs.
However, Pokerstars has been deducting the rakeback system so many regs are leaving and moving to another poker room; such as party poker.
I am wondering whether pokerstars has still tough competition or not.
Sorry if I am asking this question in wrong thread.
Sept. 24, 2018 | 5:31 a.m.
Yeah topic is pretty weird. I know.
When I go and work at my job, I have plenty of time and nothing to do.
So I decided to study poker. However, there are some problems.
In my workplace, internet is blocked so could not read some poker blogs, RIO comment, and etc.
Also, reading book is not allowed.
The only thing that I can use is note, pen and my brain.
Here is my plan.
I will write down some flop/turn/river boards in my note and then bring it to my workplace.
And imagine some situation, such as EP vs BTN 3 bet pot, and then do some range work(building range: what to bet and what to check; something like that).
And when I come back to home, I will compare my range work with software: GTO+(solver) and Pokersnowie.
Is it right way to improve my game?
Aug. 23, 2018 | 2:24 p.m.
is there any difference between PIO solver and GTO+ other than prices? I heard that there are some minor differences which can be ignored. Since I already have GTO+, there is no need to buy PIO solver right?
Aug. 23, 2018 | 2:12 p.m.
I just bought proversion of Pokersnowie few days ago.
I really like this software so far, especially training session.
Now, I am trying to find some videos that are talking, and showing how to use pokersnowie to improve the game.
Is there any good video in RIO? especially for essential subscriber :)
Aug. 21, 2018 | 3:08 p.m.
This is how I work for improving game(especially postflop play)
CO open 3bb and BTN 3bet 9bb.
BTN 3bet range: JJ+,AQs+,A2s-A5s,AKo,ATo,KJo
CO calling vs 3bet range: 88-JJ,AQs,KJs+,QJs,AQo,KQo
Equity: CO 44.29%, BTN 55.71%
Check/Raise: TT,QJs,AcQc [8c] 14.3%
Check/Call: JJ,KJs+,KQo [21c] 37.5%
Check/Fold: 88-99,AQo,AhQh,AsQs,AdQd [27c] 48.2%
Value bet: AA,AKs,AKo [18c] 25.7%
Bluff/draw bet: AQs,Ac4c,Ac3c,Ac2c,Ac5c [7c] 10%
Check-back : JJ-KK,ATo,KJo,Ah5h,As5s,Ad4d,Ah4h,As4s,Ad3d,Ah3h,As3s,Ad2d,Ah2h,As2s,Ad5d [45c] 64.3%
- My CO calling vs BTN 3bet range might be too tight, but since im not good at postflop, i prefer to use tight range. in the reality, when I 3bet against CO from BTN, I usually assume that CO has wider calling range than my range.
I know it might be far away from perfect. I am just wondering that whether i am on the right track or not.
If it is good way to improve my postflop game, i would do this as many as possible.
any suggestion plz?? thanks a lot.
March 27, 2018 | 10:45 a.m.
how long do you expect to finish your challenge?
March 26, 2018 | 12:34 p.m.
thanks a lot man :)
Feb. 25, 2018 | 2:46 a.m.
hey guys im starting to read APPS, which was written by matt janda.
to be honest, the concepts in the book are pretty hard to understand for me.
so i thought of two options.
First: keep reading the book until i understand.
Second: finding another resource of GTO, such as watching GTO videos from RIO, and get back to the book.
I did not try to watch gto videos in RIO, but am pretty sure they are much easier to understand than reading APPS.
any suggestion plz?