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Pitsquared

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Its been done before but its exciting and extremely helpful. As a HU player i would love to see a RIO coach break down a replay of high stakes HU (or short handed) action between the best players in the world. We've seen video playbavk of matches analyzed by Tyler and KRab but i think a mash up of interesting hands between top pros would make my heart sing. Maybe a little solver intertwined too

Nov. 30, 2018 | 2:16 a.m.

I mostly play hu sngs and 6max cash now but I'll share GTO+ databases and maybe my flashcards with like poker minds. add me on skype

July 17, 2018 | 3:15 a.m.

I think the size you chose on the flop is problematic for a couple reasons. 1) The only reason to bet small or xr is if you think villains are stabbing/raising enough to make that line profitable. VS passive villains it's probably better to get as much value as you can by betting yourself and bottom two is the perfect hand to start betting given you unblock top pair. If villains are only betting top pair+ and checking the rest of their range you're just allowing them to realize equity and pot control with 77-JJ by checking. 2) You really don't learn much about V1's range by betting small on flop given her range is so undefined preflop. Passive players might raise QT+ when you bet 1/3x but likely are only raising AQ+ or maybe only KK+ when you bet bigger.

Either way, if there's any chance she has KK I don't think you can fold given your stack size

July 4, 2018 | 10:43 p.m.

Not GTO+. Im talking about the solver built into CREV, which does what you suggested, applying one locked strategy to all possible turns. What I'm suggesting is locking a strategy once and being able to choose which turns to apply that to. Then maybe I could lock another strategy to apply to a different subset of turn cards. Since it doesn't exist I'll just go back to using crev. thanks tho

June 21, 2018 | 4:34 a.m.

Not expecting anything, just wondering. Is it implausible to hope that someone can give me the option to lock a strategy and then choose which turns to apply that to without selecting each individual turn and doing it manually? Doesn't seem that far fetched to me.

And actually CREV's solver does let me "magically" lock a strategy for all turns. If they would just magically let me choose which cards to apply that to, I'd be in business.

June 21, 2018 | 1:02 a.m.

I can actually lock general strategies for all turns using crev but its slightly messy because not all turns are created equal when assuming villain's strategy. I was just wondering if any other solver has reconciled this issue in an easy, more accurate way.

Can you further explain locking "strategically equivalent cards"? Does that mean i lock a strat for one specific turn and then pio automatically applies that strategy to similar turns?

June 20, 2018 | 10:15 p.m.

Yes, that is the whole premise of my post. If solvers dont allow us to assume a strategy for all turns then how can i efficiently study how i should adjust my overall flop strategy when i have a good read of villains turn strategy?

June 20, 2018 | 8:28 p.m.

Post | Pitsquared posted in Chatter: Do any solvers do this??

I have been playing with exploitative adjustments and i was wondering how villain's strategy on later streets affects our strategy on earlier streets so i lock a turn strategy (GTO+) and check my optimal flop strategy only to find that it hardly changes, obviously (or not so much) because i can only lock the strategy for one specific turn card and to evaluate our flop strategy i must assume a turn strategy for all possible turns, which i cant do easily in GTO+. It conjured up 3 questions.

1) how accurate is turn/river node locking if our flop strategy when turn/river node locking doesnt account for villain's strategy on later streets. In other words, if villain is double barreling 100% that will obviously affect how we should play flops (and preflop) but when we're node locking turns we have assumed a flop strategy that disregards that effect.
2) do any other solvers reconcile this issue easily or is there another solution?
3) is the effect so minimal that i shouldnt even worry about it?

June 19, 2018 | 10:51 p.m.

I watch it on mute, discuss my overall strategy from all perspectives, use any software to further evaluate, and then i rewatch the video and listen to commentary. I always consider instructor's thought process compared to mine. Sauce can evaluate his ranges equity, ev, and overall strategy at each spot and i can't. So how do i close the gap between his knowledge and my own?

June 11, 2018 | 3:23 a.m.

Post | Pitsquared posted in NLHE: HUSNG Coaching

Sorry for posting here but I couldn't find a specific thread for coaching and I doubt the sng thread gets much traffic. Looking for husng coaching. I play $5-10 regulars and turbos. Im an elite member here, have read tipton books, and have huge solver database. Mostly looking for preflop strategy advice for different stack sizes and exploitative adjustments postflop either from someone who beats $50 husngs and up or the person who coaches that guy. Pm me.

May 3, 2018 | 4:28 a.m.

GTO+ is cool and does pretty much what the other softwares do. You can look at frequencies for each line in a tree format or look at each node in a range viewer format like PIO where you can view the typical range matrix, range breakdown (sets, two pair, etc), and stats. There's a graphing function to compare different variables like equity and ev for example. You can node lock for exploits and the save files are tiny. Theres also a database function to solve batches of trees easily.

May 3, 2018 | 4:26 a.m.

Post | Pitsquared posted in NLHE: HUSNG Coaching

Sorry for posting here but I couldn't find a specific thread for coaching and I doubt the sng thread gets much traffic. Looking for husng coaching. I play $5-10 regulars and turbos. Im an elite member here, have read tipton books, and have huge solver database. Mostly looking for preflop strategy advice for different stack sizes and exploitative adjustments postflop either from someone who beats $50 husngs and up or the person who coaches that guy. Pm me.

May 3, 2018 | 4:12 a.m.

Post | Pitsquared posted in MTT: HUSNG Coaching

Sorry for posting here but I couldn't find a specific thread for coaching and I doubt the sng thread gets much traffic. Looking for husng coaching. I play $5-10 regulars and turbos. Im an elite member here, have read tipton books, and have huge solver database. Mostly looking for preflop strategy advice for different stack sizes and exploitative adjustments postflop either from someone who beats $50 husngs and up or the person who coaches that guy. Pm me.

May 3, 2018 | 4:10 a.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on HUSNG Coach

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May 3, 2018 | 3:05 a.m.

Post | Pitsquared posted in Other: HUSNG Coach

Looking for husng coaching. I play $5-10 regulars and turbos. Im an elite member here, have read tipton books, and have huge solver database. Mostly looking for preflop strategy advice for different stack sizes and exploitative adjustments postflop either from someone who beats $50 husngs and up or the person who coaches that guy. Pm me.

May 3, 2018 | 3:01 a.m.

The rematch...

April 15, 2018 | 5:51 p.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on Intepretting Sauce

I've been thinking about it and looking at solutions now i think he means that when much of our betting range is mixing multiple sizes that we can choose a rough avg of those sizes and retain EV but if different parts of our range want to take distinct sizes then we are better off splitting our range into those distinct sizes. ??

April 7, 2018 | 3:29 a.m.

Post | Pitsquared posted in NLHE: Intepretting Sauce

"The most important single heuristic in my experience is that if two betsizes getting substantial use are clustered, picking one in the middle gets most of the EV. If they're separated more, using both ends up adding substantial EV." -Sauce

Does he mean clustered vs separated in how sizes are mixed within the individual hand or clustered as in how sizes are distributed throughout the range? Can someone please explain how I should be picturing this when looking at solver solutions?

April 6, 2018 | 6:16 p.m.

28:50 you bluff-catch A5 OOP on T6J32 after flop and turn x thru. This is a very common spot for me and one where I often find myself lost when unpaired a) because in HU ranges are so wide b) range strength has deteriorated by this point to the degree where good bluff-catchers are not always obvious and c) is highly dependant on villain's strategy on earlier (and current) streets. How do you bluff-catch intuitively vs an unk in these spots and/or what are your decision variables?

Also, as a HU player, I would love to see you do case studies for particular lines/spots where you either filter your database or isolate recent hands and dissect them in the same way that Tyler or Sam Grafton does for their respective disciplines. Thanks for the video!

March 31, 2018 | 9:40 p.m.

Great video! I'm always trying to optimize my studying and this definitely helps. I actually script 100s of random flops and keep a database and study different lines and thresholds the way you do to find patterns.

Regarding whether or not splitting our range on the river is gaining us EV, while we may not gain much vs a perfect playing opponent i think the real money made from splitting our range is challenging our real opponents to defend properly facing it. I think it's much harder for humans to defend vs a well constructed split range than it is to defend vs one size. I think that's why the top players started splitting their range or using what was then a non-standard size on flops, because ppl didn't know how to defend properly against it.

March 31, 2018 | 1:30 a.m.

I guess I should have continued watching the rest of the video where you went on to explain how our best blockers to his overbet calling range serve as our best bluffs for big sizing. I guess that's pretty intuitive when you think about it. I think one of my biggest challenges as well in-game is balancing my big sizes so not to be too value heavy. I think I'm more efficient at constructing the value portion of my range and get a little too casual/imprecise when sizing with my bluffs sometimes, especially if I lose sight of how I arrive at the river and recently the added challenge of splitting my range. VS someone who is calling too much it's not losing me value but i suspect it will as I move up in stakes.

March 31, 2018 | 12:50 a.m.

Big fan here. I've seen all your videos and think you are the best coach anywhere.

35:10 you size up with 5d6d on 432Q4 river and allude to discussing how to construct a bluffing range in the comments. I have seen you use upwards of 1.2-2x pot for value several times but rarely do I remember you using this sizing as a bluff so I would love to know how you construct your bluffing range when sizing up, especially when splitting your range on the river.

March 30, 2018 | 4:02 a.m.

I actually think that real time solver exploration where the viewer also gets the chance to figure out discernable patterns and themes before arriving at the answer actually steepens my learning curve so I loved the pace. I also liked that you explored all different parts of the range. I've gotten better at predicting solver output without knowing exactly why something is happening sometimes so this really helped me to connect the dots

March 27, 2018 | 10:34 p.m.

whether or not the value of protecting our calling range > the value of protecting our equity by raising has to do with SPR. Daniel Dvoress and Apotheosis both made videos about it. As stacks get shallow villain is c-betting small a high % and we are much more interested in raising the value hands that need protection and balancing with bluffs.

At this particular SPR I would be willing to bet that hero does some calling and some raising facing a perfect c-betting range which allows him to both protect his equity by raising and to not be too exploitable by raising all of his strong hands. 99-TT in particular need lots of protection.

I think a question that no one has asked OP is do you have an idea how villain reacts to a flop raise? Is he folding/calling/raising AQ-AK, JJ-QQ? If you raise and get called, what do you do on a blank turn? I think that if you're more likely to make a mistake playing TT as a raise than as a call, you might be better off calling until you explore those situations further

March 4, 2018 | 11:29 p.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on Poker Life of Flow

"Much of what separates the great from the very good is deep presence--a relaxation of the conscious mind which allows the unconscious to flow unhindered. This is a nuanced and largely misunderstood state of mind that, when refined, involves a subtle reintegration of the conscious mind into a free-flowing unconscious process. The idea is to shift the primary role from the conscious to the unconscious without blissing out and losing the precision the conscious mind can provide." -Waitzkin

Doesn't this sound like what Bruce was talking about--a natural unnaturalness? I love it when fundamental truths transcend disciplines and even time.

Jan. 19, 2018 | 3:28 a.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on Poker Life of Flow

Thank you Kevin for the suggestions. I understand where my fears originate and also how they manifest in all facets of life. My fears are fears of loss or fears of being unworthy and I am working with them. I came here more to share my experience and to connect with the experiences of others rather than seeking a coach but I would love to hear more about you're journey and how you've evolved.

Jan. 14, 2018 | 6:42 p.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on Poker Life of Flow

Much appreciated. Its funny that when I was 23 I wanted to be the best poker player in the world but I wasn't even conscious of the things that were holding me back mentally. Now I'm 36 and work full time but I'm better at poker than I've ever been because like you said, I can connect the dots more intuitively.

Jan. 13, 2018 | 11:19 p.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on Poker Life of Flow

I mean that in poker, as opposed to basketball, there are so many more opportunities for fears, bias, and aversions to cloud our intuition. Its hard sometimes to distinguish intuition from fear in-game because both are so subtle. Am I evaluating ranges in a balanced way or am I subconsciously assigning more weight to the stronger part of villain's range because I'm winning and I'm scared to lose what I won? The more I find myself in flow the better things seem to turn out but I won't truly know for sure until my sample size is big enough.

As far as what triggers imbalance in me, the more I study Polyvagal theory and more specifically the sympathetic nervous system, it looks like, from that perspective, that a lot of my decisions are just responses to stress either because I am unfamiliar with a certain spot or the spot just triggers a fight or flight response because I'm scared on some level. Bluff-catching spots used to trigger stress for me and I would ignore pertinent variables and make a decision that I immediately knew was biased or presumptuous.

Jan. 13, 2018 | 2:40 a.m.

So is light and dark. Love is probably the most subjective word/idea in existence. And what he is saying is the same thing you are but in a different way. It's loving/accepting/embracing all of it and seeing the perfection in it.

Jan. 13, 2018 | 2:07 a.m.

For me it was being honest about my in-game motives--fear of being weak, fear of loss, etc and finding those same patterns in my history, not just as a poker player, but as a human. I can tie those fears back to experiences and see how they've manifested in many of my decisions. For instance, I can be and have been very righteous and combative because for so long I held onto this belief that not standing up to opposition is weak. But that's not necessarily true and in poker it can lead to taking a stand in a bad spot. But being aware of myself and re-framing my perception has allowed me to upgrade my software

Jan. 13, 2018 | 1:55 a.m.

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