I attempted my first deposit via bitcoin today on Bovada as a test. I used coinbase and coinbase wallet. I feel like I'm doing something wrong because this wasn't a fast process. I can't deposit for a few days while I wait for the purchase to transfer and I already paid fees to buy the BTC and it looks like I'll have to pay additional fees to transfer the funds once they make it to my wallet. On top of that, the volatility of the market is concerning as the value of the BTC I bought likely wont be the same in the few days it takes for the funds to transfer. Am I doing something wrong, because I just don't see any upside as of yet?
Feb. 5, 2020 | 1:45 a.m.
I'm thinking of switching over to ACR to try out their Blitz (fast fold) games.
I've been playing global poker, so I haven't been using HUDs or tracking software and my concern is that I will be at big disadvantage at ACR even if i get a HUD I worry that I will still lack an edge while I gather data.
Is this a correct assumption, or is it safe to say that most players at 10NL aren't using HUD's?
Feb. 4, 2020 | 12:57 p.m.
We're on Global Poker playing .05/.10 6-max NLH.
HJ open limps.
I'm in the CO with AA and raise it to .40
SB and BB call HJ folds.
Flop comes Qh 9s Kd
Action checks to me and I make a pot size bet.
SB folds, BB calls.
Turn brings the 9h
BB checks. I bet the pot and get called.
River is 6s goes check check
BB tables Jc Th for the flopped straight
I don't like that I'm multi way with aces and the fact I didn't get raised tells me I'm likely ahead at this point as pocket Queens and Kings would likely re-raise pre-flop and I'm only really worried about pocket nines and and maybe some draws. I bet pot on the flop because; A, I want to thin the field, and B, I'm getting value Qx, Kx hands that make a up a good portion of the blinds calling ranges.
I'm happy to see the 9 on flop as it makes pocket nines unlikely for the BB. I think betting pot again was a mistake on my end. I'm far from the nuts and I'm not denying equity from draws, those are folding on the flop. Still I think I'm getting value from Kx hands and that is it. I'm also not blocking K9 or Q9 which are hands that call pre-flop from BB, so I don't like this bet.
The river is a brick 6s and I check it back. It dawns on me at this point that not a whole lot worse is calling me on the river and it would make sense for the BB to check some strong hands to the aggressor. Obviously AA is too good to bluff, and hands I get value from are scarce so I like the check here.
I think the 10h Jc call pre-flop is questionable and honestly, I wasn't even thinking of flopped straights as much as two pair and boats.
Is my head in the right place on this hand? Let me know!
Feb. 1, 2020 | 5:42 p.m.
Sorry Jeff, but I think your explanation might too advanced for my understanding. Would you mind clarifying what you mean by (SC)? I'm thinking suited connectors, but not sure.
Something I find interesting about these ranges is that I am finding some hands that do have play-ability no matter how you slice it. Hands like J7s and Q8o in Bingo's range I think are justifiable opens from the BU. In the range the equity calculator suggested, I think hands like 87o, 54s and even 43s could be BU opens. It's splitting hairs, but I've never heard of an opening range that plays over 50% of hands. Any thoughts on the conditions that would allow such a large range to be played?
Jan. 30, 2020 | 1:38 p.m.
I made a hand range for the bottom 50% of starting hands, just for kicks. What do you think? Do you agree? Are off-suit, unconnected Kx combos better than low suited 1 gappers? I'm at work right now so I don't have access to a solver and will probably be over this topic by the time I get home, but thought this might be a fun conversation.
DISCLAIMER: This is technically a 50.1% range.
Jan. 29, 2020 | 8:10 p.m.
Do you have any population reads you care to share? I feel like I see either see total nits or absolute wild cards that chase any draws at any pot odds with very wide ranges and not a lot in-between. (This is at the micros, of course)
Jan. 29, 2020 | 6:10 p.m.
Any recommendations for offshore sites?
Jan. 29, 2020 | 2:25 p.m.
Thanks for the feedback!
Makes a lot of sense. I feel like there's a lot of gaps in my understanding of ranges. I feel like I'm often finding bluffs in my opponent's range that apparently aren't there. If I do bet and he jams in this spot do you find the fold? How do you feel about how villain played this hand?
Jan. 28, 2020 | 12:57 p.m.
I'm a break even NLH player at the micros. I'm from South Carolina, playing on Global Poker at the micro-stakes, (open to suggestions for other unregulated sites.) Recently, I'm on the slightly losing side and have come here to re-build my game from the ground up. Yes, I bought the course and think Peter did an excellent job making digestible and appropriately challenging content for players like myself.
I have a hand history I was hopping to get some feed back on, so I'll just get right into it.
We're playing $0.05/0.10 6-max on Global Poker. Villain is UTG with $8 in his stack and I am the BB with $12 behind.
Villain limps UTG, action folds to me and I open to $0.30 with TT. Villain calls.
Flop comes 6s 3c 5d.
I check the flop. My thinking is that this flop whiffed both of our ranges and I wouldn't get value enough. I was hopping to induce a bluff or give him a chance to pick up some outs on the turn and go for razor thin value then.
Villain goes all in ($7.90 into a 65 cent pot), I call. Villain tables 2h 4h for the flopped straight.
My thinking was that any over pairs that beat me wouldn't limp call pre-flop. I don't think he should have pockets threes either, but based on his weak pre-flop performance I'm not eliminating it. So I'm thinking I'm facing, at best, 18 combos of value and a whole lot of air. I'm certainly not expecting 2h 4h limp/cold calling UTG, even at the baby stakes.
I'm interested in hearing some thoughts. I feel like the ridiculous raise merits some respect, but I'm also worried I'm over folding if I lay it down here, with such a dry board that I'm mostly missing anyway.
Any ideas on what a pre-flop range of some one who limp calls UTG with 2h 4h looks like?
Let me know, please!