I am back RIO! Only as an essential member... for now. I feel like this it the best training site there is! Anyway I'm just wondering if anyone still remembers me, and how active is this forum now?
I have a busy life with a full time job, wife, and 3 kids, therefore I don't really have a lot of time to devote to poker. But I do have years of experience playing as a winning player in most the games I have tried. I mostly enjoy PLO nowadays, but also still enjoy HE Mtt's and SnGs. I
will always have room for improvement.
My dream in life is to make a living with playing poker, or to own a successful business. I really hate the fact that I have to take orders from other people and to basically keep my mouth shut about my opinion on how the "boss" is running the business. Also, I am against the practice of random drug testing of which I am subjected to. It should be my own business what I do in the privacy of my own home as long as I am not hurting anyone but myself.
July 8, 2015 | 7:33 a.m.
Without any reads, such as whether villain is capable of folding top pair, I think barreling as a bluff here is very spewy. Good players such as us will usually be folding the river to such aggression (possibly incorrectly) but you have no idea who you are playing against here. That is the worst thing about Bovada IMO, that you really have to play tight/nitty or gto to start with until you get a feel for the other players at your table, which costs you some value long term for sure.
March 6, 2014 | 7:35 a.m.
Assuming that villain is a passive fish given his stats, and you are heads up with him, I think you have to bet more on the flop so that you can set up for more value by river. He either has a hand to call you with or not and I really dont think your sizing will matter. After he raises though I would be worried because he is passive, so I think you should just call. Then for most turns and rivers think you need to check call most bets unless he overbets.
What is the sample size you are using? Any other relevant stats? Any in game reads?
March 6, 2014 | 12:59 a.m.
When a nit raises utg then a seemingly decent TAG 3 bets him, I am folding AQ every time. I think it's even a little too ambitious to go for a 4bet bluff. It would be different if it was btn raise, sb 3bet or co raise btn 3bet, but in this situation I think you will usually be dominated by both of their ranges.
March 3, 2014 | 4:27 p.m.
I could never fold here against an unknown. You don't know if he is a fish who is spazzing out with Kd, player on tilt, or just trying to get you to fold everything but Ad and pick up the pot. Sure, he COULD have 5d7d but that is the only combo you are afraid of. It would be different if the board was a 4-straight flush as that would mean he would have more combos of straight flush. Sure it's a tuff decision, I would not snap it off, but in my opinion folding is way too nitty.
March 3, 2014 | 3:58 p.m.
I use the computer primarily at night, and I cannot stand the white background. (I use f.lux on its lowest setting.) Would it be possible to add a way to change the background to black or gray instead? FWIW, I have tried changing the color in the internet settings but it ends up messing up other stuff on the page.
March 3, 2014 | 6 a.m.
I see you made it to RIO, welcome! :)
Feb. 28, 2014 | 5:32 p.m.
Did you read it? Number 1 on the list is about someone being in awe over the fact that you can make a living off playing poker. That is not belittling his profession, but rather sounds like someone who is amazed yet knows nothing about what it really takes to be a pro. It sounds like someone who is just trying to start a conversation with someone they enjoy watching on tv but know nothing about. It sounds like your typical sports fan.
Feb. 28, 2014 | 5:25 p.m.
I get questions sometimes, sure. I wear an old pokerstars hoodie almost daily when it's cool out so maybe I invite the questions. But I dont play for a living so maybe it's not as annoying. I was talkng about being annoyed with someone looking up to you in admiration for being a professional poker player. It takes a lot of hard work to become a pro not to mention balls, and you should be proud of your accomplishments. Being annoyed at someone admiring you for that to me is like an athlete hating his fans.
Feb. 27, 2014 | 3:55 p.m.
As a general rule I have found most villains will increase their opening size for 2 reasons. 1 the obvious one, if they keep getting to the flop multiway when they raise smaller, they may increase their opening size. And 2 kind of goes with 1 sometimes, when they have a small to medium PP and don't want the pot to go multiway. Given those generalizations, I would rather 3 bet preflop to get more chips in the pot for when my Ace or King hits and villain shuts down.
I am maybe being results oriented but maybe your way is better though given villain might fold out some of his worse aces preflop, and also just calling disguises our hand and villain will bet when we check to him to rep the ace. But I think mostly it would be player dependent. If he folds to 3bets then call, if he calls most 3bets then 3bet for value.
Feb. 27, 2014 | 8 a.m.
Not sure what stakes you play but I have found that people at microstakes rarely bluff, so I just have to remind myself of this and fold when I should. I have the same problem as you though and it usually rears its ugly head into my game when Im tired or tilted. So I try now to make it standard to refrain from playing while tired or tilted, and instead watch a video or something instead.