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?
Feb. 16, 2018 | 2:32 a.m.
Villain is unknown
C-bet on the flop/turn is pretty standard imo.
River is complicated.
First, I have a Ace heart blocker which is good.
However, since it is CO vs BTN, it isn't valuable as in early position.
he can definitely have lots of FD
Also, it is micro. it isn't hard to see fishes call 3bet with any suited connector, such as 43s.
so, there are various FD
Do you guys think river check is okay?
I would c/c otr if he bets half pot or little bit more.
Unfortunately, he pot bets.
Hmm... first, i would think about call, if villain is good reg.
otr, check means my range is capped.
so good reg would definitely attack by pot-overbet
but as i said, it is micro and people are not bluffing enough.
big bet means big hands, most of time.
so I c/f.
How do you think?
How about b/f otr? cuz i have Ace heart. may be less than 1/2 bet and fold vs raise.
wanna hear your opinion
Feb. 3, 2017 | 4:12 p.m.
snowie prefers to open raise K9s from UTG than low suited connector such as 87s. how do you think about?
K9s can have TPGK if it hits 9 and can c/c when king comes on the board. also, it can make 2nd nut flush.
when some high card comes on the board, K is a good blocker, so can c-bet comfortably.
for me, K9s is easier to play on the postflop than 87s.
Jan. 27, 2017 | 6:04 p.m.
For me, I don't understand the meaning of his river bet size.
if he holds set otf, he made full house otr and he may wants to get value by betting bigger otf and ott, and maybe betting smaller otr.
I also thought about A2, which made triple otr, but its unlikely since his turn c-bet frequency ott is not high, so it is hard to think about double barreling with low pair on that kind of board.
his pocket kings (1 combo) + pocket queens (3 combos) + KQ (9 combos) = total 13 combos can beat us but villain also can value bet with AK (6 combos) and bluff with missed flush draw and gut shot + FD (especially ATss), OESD+FD. Either one of fold or call seems fine for me, but if I call, I would say it is unhappy/crying call.
Jan. 26, 2017 | 6:40 p.m.
Villain is unknown but since he is with less than 100bb, seems like a fish.
I hit two over + nut FD otf and c-bet
then he raises pretty huge size.
hmmm... although it is hot zone battle and he seems like a fish,
I really don't think he play like that with worse than Top pair.
IMO, he has two pair or better, such as set or straight
if i calculated by poker ranger, my equity is about 34%
if i re-raise AI, do i have fold equity?
probably not, since he is with short stack and seems like he is value-raising.
do you guys fold at this time?
Jan. 26, 2017 | 6:11 p.m.
Villains are unknown
first, i wanna talk about turn play
I still have flush draw with TPMK
check or bet, which one is better option?
if i check, i would call vs bet otr
if i bet, i think i should fold against raise and if I miss FD otr, i would think about checking back
hmmmm.... either one is okay i think.
otr, BB pot donk bet. I am pretty sure he got flush, but is it K high flush, which is nuts?
I think call is better option, since it is hard to think that villain would play like that with 9 flush.
wanna share your opinion
Jan. 22, 2017 | 4:09 p.m.
i am making new hand range by using pokersnowie
I quickly noticed that the hand range of pokersnowie is too tight
also, there is many things that i can't understand
lots of people say pokersnowie's preflop chart is pretty decent
is it only for microstake players who are not comfortable with post-flop?
PS. but also there are many things in the chart that i like, such as opening range and cold calling range in position
Jan. 5, 2017 | 6:08 p.m.
if you are sure that he is bluffing with nothing, how about call vs his raise? there is high percentage that you have a best hand if he is bluffing
also, how about c/c since better hand, which is pair or better, would not fold in this board
Dec. 31, 2016 | 6:53 a.m.
lets assume that hero is BB
BTN open raise and hero calls
Hero's hand: AQss or 97ss
In this situation, which hand is good for check/raise?
imo, maybe AQss since it is stronger draw so can make big hand and also, A or Q ott,otr will make his hand valuable
97ss is weak draw so c/c or sometimes donk-bet to keep pot small
is this logical thinking?
I think c/c with AQ can be fine since it can be best hand otf
c/r 97ss can fold better hand. yeah if another spade comes ott,
hero will be in trouble (or hero should take c/c line to keep pot small)
so, quick summary, be passive with weak draw and aggressive with strong draw
is this right?
Dec. 31, 2016 | 6:30 a.m.
Villain is unknown
ughh i don't have much to say about flop and turn
the thing i wanna say is river
hmm... river donk pot bet
okay he limp on the preflop
so i don't think he has set or top/good two pair, such as AQ or AK
river pot bet seems like he made flush otr, such as Kxdd
in micro, this is easy to say that fish makes hand otr and then big (donk) bet
so fold seems better to me
what do you think?
Dec. 29, 2016 | 5:19 p.m.
I have a question about playing weak ace off-suit
in coaching video, it says weak ace offsuit is not great hand to flat
he 3bet bluff with it rather than flat
Now, my question is, 3bet bluff against both of BTN and SB?
Some players flat with weak ace vs BTN but 3bet vs SB
How they are different?
IMO, the reason of flat vs BTN is it is hard to play OOP and we don't want to make pot bigger
however, vs SB, since we have positional advantage, it is much easier to play with weak ace
For example, if i 3bet with A2o and villain call
i hit the ace otf. in this situation, I wanna go and see showdown cheaply as possible
if i have a position advantage, it is easy to pot control but OOP, it is kind of hard.
if villain triple barrel, almost every time i should fold
but in position, i can check-back otf and decide ott and otr
do you think it is better to fold than flat with weak ace offsuit vs BTN?