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Tree Poker

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I have been on the PLO8 heads up grind for the past year. Even though the overall equity for IP might be less, I actually feel being IP in PLO8 is more important than any other game. The option to peel a free card in o8 is so massive, given how much the dynamic of the board can change on the turn and river. Equity denial is the name of the game, and being able to put more pressure on your opponent by being IP is critical.

Some heuristics I use:
I never limp pre, only 3x or fold.

For flop cbetting in SRP IP I bet half pot on all paired boards, monotone boards, LLL and HHH boards, and pot on everything else.

As a general rule of thumb, when I am OOP I am looking for excuses to check, when I am IP I am looking for excuses to bet.

It is critical to have balanced check ranges OOP because the check/raise is the best equity denial tool for OOP. There will be a lot of range checking in 3bet pots for OOP.

The key to success in PLO8 is understanding when you can deny your opponents one-way equity by putting maximum pressure and creating lines that force him off of one-way equity.

Aug. 15, 2019 | 7:10 p.m.

Excellent video. That monker analysis of AKT5 was illuminating. More monker!

July 7, 2019 | 9:06 a.m.

When we have a middling stack in a heavy ICM spot, is it OK to adopt a Limp/Fold strategy pre-flop in all positions for all of our hands we are going to play ? That way we can keep the pot smaller and get into positions where we have very large equity on the flop.

June 26, 2019 | 3:06 a.m.

Comment | Tree Poker commented on US Poker Open $25k

Great video. Glad to see you making more content! Would love to see some in-depth study videos for Omaha 8 and Stud 8.

June 15, 2019 | 7:43 a.m.

You explain everything so well and clear. I learned tons. Sick read on the guy with 77.

May 27, 2019 | 8:20 a.m.

Comment | Tree Poker commented on Rolling

For live poker I use the following trick for a 50/50 randomizer. If the higher ranked card (or suit for PP) of my hole cards is on the left I take the aggressive line, otherwise I take the passive line. Another trick I sometimes use is shuffle one different color chip into 9 other chips and see where it is on the stack. If it is near the bottom I take the passive line (or reverse).

May 15, 2019 | 9:33 a.m.

The EV is really close on firing T9o on the turn. If Nick feels Negreanu is overfolding even just a few combos it is a profitable bluff.
Your videos are excellent. I like the way you think about poker.

May 12, 2019 | 7:29 a.m.

This is a great video. Lots of good content in here.

March 17, 2019 | 6:46 a.m.

With WSOP around the corner more MTT videos are what I'd personally prefer. Would be nice though if WSOP had a PLO HU $10k.

Feb. 26, 2019 | 3:53 a.m.

Excellent video. Love this format. RIO software looks so pretty too.

Feb. 19, 2019 | 9:06 a.m.

Excellent chart at the end.

Feb. 15, 2019 | 9:59 p.m.

Really good video. Good pace, good simplification of the monker breakdowns. I like the way you navigate monker. Would love to see more Monker-based videos.

Oct. 19, 2018 | 7:59 p.m.

This is my first day on RIO Elite, and this is the first video I've watched. It was excellent, easy to follow, and well presented. Learned tons.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 8:18 p.m.

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