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51 points

I don't understand your logic ValueTown, when his hand needs protection he should cbet large. example, if this flop was rainbow then cbet=small,
two tone cbet=medium/large.
Perhaps I'm missing something, if so correct me.

Oct. 13, 2015 | 9:39 a.m.

You played well, sadly your top range met his nut range... nothing to do

Oct. 13, 2015 | 6:11 a.m.

I've been testing this HUD in the replayer. it's a gem.
thanks a lot.

Oct. 7, 2015 | 11 a.m.

Nice video!!!

Sept. 29, 2015 | 10:50 a.m.

Thanks a lot for your accurate answer.
The question is now clear for me. As simple as it sounds, but I've never considered how much W$SD is affected by a variance.

And congratulations for your video "Out of position float", it's awesome.

Sept. 16, 2015 | 9:23 a.m.

Great video Leszek!!
A little question, in minute 39:22 when you look at his River bet and you say it's pretty high, would it be correct look at his WSD an combine the two for a more accurate estimation of his bluffing?

Sept. 15, 2015 | 6:18 p.m.

Comment | PLOpleyah commented on General GTO question

I think you can model your problem in tht way:

A: the nut flush
K: the king flush
Q: lower flushes or pure bluffs (A nutblocker or others)

So you assume hero is in position and only can have A,K (50% each), and villain can have
A,K,Q. When you have A there is nothing interesting, you always call. The interesting point is when you have K. I think that if you want solve the game you have to define the %s in this case of villain having A or Q then it's easy to solve.

Sept. 15, 2015 | 4:56 p.m.

I like the call too. there is a lot of busted draws (hearts, diamonds, straights draws), so his bluffing range is huge. If you think that he can bluff some % of this then call.

Sept. 12, 2015 | 9:41 a.m.

I agree with Pokerlogical on the river with the underfull I prefer check call, if there was a flush or straight possible I like your river all in.

Sept. 11, 2015 | 12:56 p.m.

on the flop or turn?

Aug. 26, 2015 | 7:42 a.m.

Comment | PLOpleyah commented on NL50 twopair bvb

On that wet flop I think it's a raise, and of course if you call the flop is a raise with that brick on the turn.
On the river you have a good bluffcather so there isn't any merit turning your hand into a bluff.

July 24, 2015 | 9:32 a.m.

With 2 villains and OOP the hand will become a knightmare on the next streets so check fold is for me the best option.

July 23, 2015 | 9:35 a.m.

A set is a mandatory bet on the flop being OOP, if you don't get paid here you wont.

July 22, 2015 | 2:59 a.m.

Thx,Very good reply. I'm going to look for some RIO video about blockers on NLHE.

July 17, 2015 | 9:38 a.m.

On a 3 broadway flop I'm always thinking about check fold cause I think villain always have any piece of it. And if I had something like 66, 77 88, 9T, etc I'm always thinking about fold.

But what about a three barrel bluff if the hand is heads up and I'm the preflop raiser?.

Any idea?

July 15, 2015 | 7:05 p.m.

Comment | PLOpleyah commented on Video Ideas

First of all your I consider your live sessions very very good, but I would prefer hand review sessions, less hands but more deep thoughts, I think for learners is much more EV. :)

June 21, 2014 | 11:34 a.m.

Can you explain the hud in the second hand please?

June 8, 2014 | 12:15 a.m.

I think in this hand you've been unlucky, there is only one AA combo.

June 7, 2014 | 7:42 p.m.

I like the Tom line, if we are floating the flop with our hand, probably the 6c is the best card on the deck for a bluff shove. The question for me is , is this float on the flop right ?, I think it's a little in the loose side.

June 3, 2014 | 10:16 p.m.

A question guys, I don't like the turn bet on this 3 (a total brick)but can be a line combined with a good river decision,once you barrel the turn , what can be plan for the river?

a) barreling any card

b) barreling any diamond 

c) barreling any K or 8 (I guess we aren't deep enough for a craise bluff) 

d) b) and c)

e) once we are called two streets check-fold

Some thoughts?

May 24, 2014 | 5:10 p.m.

I only like the 3bet if villain has a high fold vs c-bet in 3-bet pots.

May 24, 2014 | 4:57 p.m.

hey guys.

Firs at of all I apologize myself cause my english is terrible, so if you hate people who destroys your language you must not follow reading.

I've decided to write this post cause I'm trying to beat NL2, as first step to improve my poker and some day arrive to NL25. 

Recently I've been challenged for a friend of mine to climb to NL25, so I thought that writing a journal will be a good thing to be serious for the challenge.

I'm a recreational player with a day's job (engineer) so I'm going to play poker in my free time (afternoons and weekends).

About my poker experiences in NLHE:

Time ago (2009 and 2010) I played sit'n gos in stars plying like the most nit of the nits and made it quite well (I made about 2000$) in the micros.

My experiences in cash are very limited ,(I've played something like 19.000 hands in two years) mostly in NL2, NL5. I'm showing here my graphs.

I like a lot the mathematical part of poker, and have read several books about it (small stakes nlhe,poker for dummies (the first one), MoP,AND nlhe theory and practice (miller and sklansky), sit'n gos of moshman, microstakes (Harrington).

the plan:

I've deposited 100$ in BCP, where i have a 35% of rakeback, and I'm going to try to beat NL2, I think the task will be done if I can win 4bb/100 in a sample of 75000 or 100.000 hands.

I'll post here every time I could (I think 1 or 2 times per week), some hands, EV calcs, my results, or some math theory(don't laugh a lot please) 

I'm very motivated but if I go busto doesn't mind I can reload and try again.

here they are my graphs in last to years ¡n nlHE, from december 2012 to january 2014(last time I played).Hands played in BCP. I usually played one or two tables, but I want arrive to play something like 6 or 8.

As you can see I'm a fish trying to improve so any cricits , thouthgs ,comments are wellcome, and if any of you want to troll this post you're wellcome too.

I'm going to fix my leaks one for one, so I'll think I'll begin with the preflop, in the next posts , something i have in mind about 4-betting.

like I've said all comments are wellcome!!

May 21, 2014 | 6:04 p.m.

PLO is a high swing-game, where the luck factor is very huge (compared to HE), if you feel that you can't handle it then good for you , you're doing the right thing. 

But there are a lot of things that you can do for improve the non technical part of game.

Try to put some stop-loss buy ins

read the books of MEntal game of poker (tendler)

Play the low limits (micro, nanolimits) and experience some variance where high swings don't hurt your bankroll very much and simply try to enjoy the game.

When I'm in a downsswing I always remember this quote, I like a lot, the player is an unknown for me (W.Matt) he said in spanish:

"En el poker, la verdadera riqueza está en el juego. El dinero es sencillamente una consecuencia"

(W. Matt)

May 15, 2014 | 5:38 p.m.

very reliable sample , thanks Tom.

May 14, 2014 | 5:39 p.m.

VPIP: 50 hands

PFR: 50 hands

3bet: 500 hands (100 times)

fold to 3bet : 3k hands (100 times)

C-BET(FLOP): 1K hands

fold c-bet(flop): 1k hands

OR (by positions): 1,5k hands

4bet PF: 4K hands (100 times)

river bet: 10k hands (150 hands)

May 14, 2014 | 5:14 p.m.

I like this video, but I think that for to be reliable you have to say the size of the sample for these stats (I apologize miself in advance if you did it cause my english is very bad and perhaps Ihaven't listened it). And I'm going to give here the size of the sample I think it's significative (from an old book for LHE) so perhaps it's not good numbers but these are that I use to consider a sample reliable.

May 14, 2014 | 5:08 p.m.


May 14, 2014 | 4:56 p.m.

You're right, all this was for fun , i hope nobody take it too serious

May 12, 2014 | 5:27 p.m.

bloom looks like a girl imo

May 12, 2014 | 11:53 a.m.

I thought the 200 girls boy was schwartz not blom!!

May 12, 2014 | 11:52 a.m.

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