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Pitsquared

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I play micro heads up and am looking for a play/study partner to play and record our sessions to later discuss. I play 25nl to 50nl and $10 husngs. Offer is open to anyone. I have a pretty efficient study regimen that i can share too

April 10, 2019 | 10:13 p.m.

I agree with Mikey. I struggle with wanting to protect a win too. At that point i either quit right then and there or i use that fear (what it really is) to challenge myself to continue making the most profitable play. Its like anything else. You have to practice dealing with that fear if youre ever going to learn to play through it. But booking a win might give you confidence to bring to the next session or it may inspire you to study more. It all comes down to what your goals are, booking wins or playing well longer.

April 5, 2019 | 9:18 p.m.

Theres a youtube video replaying a recent hu match between Linus and Trueteller. I think it would be a great and popular idea to review that match and evaluate the play of the best technical player vs the best exploitative player. Sounds like popcorn material to me.

April 5, 2019 | 6:10 p.m.

Its pretty much scripting. You can set up preflop ranges and construct the tree and solve hundreds of different flops by just letting the solver run all day long. That way i can have a whole database of solutions to study so that i dont always have to solve a new tree every time i want to study a specific situation. But 100bb trees with multiple sizes take forever to solve so id rather trade databases with someone

April 4, 2019 | 10:15 p.m.

GTO+'s database function is awesome, isn't it? Does anyone want to sell/donate/exchange database files? I'm looking for 100bb+ solutions using HU preflop ranges for SRP, 3bet, and 4bet spots with multiple bet sizes. I have decent size databases using reasonable HU ranges for everything from 15bb limp pots to 75bb SRP and 3-bet pots to trade. Message or comment.

March 31, 2019 | 3:40 a.m.

GTO+'s database function is awesome, isn't it? Does anyone want to sell/donate/exchange database files? I'm looking for 100bb+ solutions using HU preflop ranges for SRP, 3bet, and 4bet spots with multiple bet sizes. I have decent size databases using reasonable HU ranges for everything from 15bb limp pots to 75bb SRP and 3-bet pots to trade. Message or comment.

March 31, 2019 | 3:38 a.m.

I would recommend the video by Sauce exploring the proper adjustments facing different cbet strategies. Basically he concludes that the less polar villain's betting range the less polar your raising range will be vs a bet. Also you will want to fold more of your weaker bluff-catchers because they have less equity/ev vs a linear range. You also want to bet pretty much your entire range vs a X because villain's X range is weak/unprotected. So it's less about villain's bet size and more about his range. Size does come into play because it affects SPR and that does affect your strategy (look at Apotheosis vid How stack size affects strategy). Also, as he stated above, bloating the pot with a weak range opens villain up to exploitation but only if you're defending properly.

March 24, 2019 | 4:35 a.m.

I think Tyler and Juan Copani both have such videos

March 20, 2019 | 6:04 p.m.

Also i remember the Tyler vid where he rails nosebleeds and cindy XR vs linus on Kh7c3h or something like that and barreled pot on an off suit T and Tyler said Linus prefers to continue ott w/ QhQx compared to QQ without a heart because when he rivers a Q it doesnt bring in the flush. That sounds like such a small effect because of how unlikely it is to happen but i guess when you consider how bloated the pot is becoming in both my example and yours it makes sense to block a possible "cooler".

March 15, 2019 | 7:52 p.m.

I thought about your suggestion for a while before responding to make sure im being honest with myself. In the past i have had more of an issue with lack of focus and not knowing when to quit, trying to chase a loss to prove to myself that im not a loser. Or quitting too early to preserve a small win but more importantly preserving the "feeling" of being a winner. Ive learned how to recognize when im emotionally compromised and leave the table or leave when im unfocused. What im wondering is, does there come a point where you become less emotionally attached to results, good or bad, just by playing more and confronting those attachments? Do humans naturally adapt to losing, fear, etc. with practice?

March 14, 2019 | 8:21 p.m.

Ive heard good players say that "we do a good job of blocking villain's higher-equity hands" that continue vs a bet/raise. I've also heard that "we have more equity when the flush does come in". For example if the river came the 3c we would have a more profitable bluff-catch after XRing turn? Im not really sure if the context of your question matches the context of what im saying but i hope it can continue the discussion of something that is interesting if not important. I myself dont have a game plan for XR turn (and playing rivers when called) on this particular texture with this hand category but ive seen this trend in solver outputs in other spots and would love some context for this mystery.

March 13, 2019 | 9:38 p.m.

Ive played poker for over a decade and currently gring husngs and 6max cash Poker is just a manifestation of the issues ive struggled with my entire life: Attachment to certain results leading to fear of losing or entitlement or confirmation bias, projecting onto other players creating a false & rigid narrative of whats going on without being able to reassess my assumptions. In other words i am results oriented and i jump to conclusions...big surprise. These are the same things i have done in other facets of my life since i was young.

I start my sessions well, keeping a balanced, open mind to evaluate the right variables and seeing things truthfully (or so it feels) but there comes a certain point where i get sucked into emotion/fear depending on my results or I start projecting. At this point im flying by the seat of my pants grabbing onto the first thought that fits my narrative. I can even sense when i have ventured into this place and it takes awhile to right the ship. Its not like an on and off switch.I have gotten better throughout the years and can play better for longer. But that is only some background information to help you shed some light on my real question...

Assuming I already do the things off the table (journal, TMGP, meditate, etc.) that help me understand my issues at their core and i am aware of myself even as i venture into this fight or flight stress state, will simply playing more to practice corrcting myself when i slip into this state help me progress? I know ive improved but its hard to target the reason why ive improved. Has anyone else had this issue and improved over time just because theyve had to confront it more often by playing more? Am i answering my own question and just impatient with myself and the speed of my progress?

March 13, 2019 | 7:41 p.m.

Comment | Pitsquared commented on GTO + SOLVER

Ive been using GTO+ extensively since its inception. I have a decent database of solutions using HU ranges at different stack sizes (srp, 3bet, iso, limp pots) and i was hoping someone else had a database of deep (100 bb stack+) hu range solutions that they want to trade for access to my files. Let me know

Jan. 31, 2019 | 4:12 a.m.

+1.Every time I see Krab doing 6-max or Sauce doing fusion or staking or anything that's not playing HU or shorthanded at nosebleeds I'm severely disappointed.

Dec. 22, 2018 | 3:32 a.m.

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.

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