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I guess that was my long way of saying that analysis wasn’t precise enough for such caliber players. I didn’t mean to come off as a coach and I don’t have anything personal against the coach, nor against you. I didn’t think analysis was sharp and I explained why in the post above, if you think that’s ironic and you don’t think my analysis was accurate I’m happy to hear your technical or exploitative arguments why

March 19, 2023 | 12:03 a.m.

I did like 2 hours of studying to post this analysis, I looked at like 5 different sims on gtowizard, ran my own pio sim with adjusted preflop ranges for deeper stacks, ran node locks, so I know what I'm saying. My point is, I think analysis of the hand was lazy for an elite coach

March 18, 2023 | 7:47 p.m.

I though analysis of the first hand was sloppy given you're analyzing a hand played between two world class players. One of main reason why your analysis was off is that you're assuming they're playing 100bb ranges, when stacks gets deeper Stefan isn't 4betting QQ-TT with nearly as high frequency as it would 100bb deep, which reflect in his preflop 4bet size, so Linus start playing his QQ-TT almost as a pure flat call, sort of like 'bluffcatching' to put it simply, because putting 130bb's against a range of KK+ and AK isn't very effective play w QQ, and you don't really push too much equity against Stefan's 4bet 'bluffing' range, because it usually have 1 over card to the Q, or no over cards to the Q, so shoving QQ for protection isn't very effective either. On to the post flop, Stefan probably shouldn't be range betting the flop, because when Stefan range gets polarized to mostly KK+ and AK and semi bluffs, on a board where AK and his his semi bluffs doesn't hit a pair or additional equity, his range contains a ton of unpaired hands, so Linus can start exploiting a range C-bet by check raising most of his pairs for protection/value, and Stefan will be put in situation where he either overfolds flop, call flop/fold turns unimproved or shove flop to realize his equity and stack off being a reasonable underdog against Linus calling range. So Stefan should play his range slower on flop and start doing a bunch of mixing, to make Linus indifferent between check raising/calling his pairs, and often play AK for showdown value against give up's and worse A high's. As for QQ's on the flop, it's just basically slow playing the flop by calling, while most other pairs will be often check raising because they require more protection. Turn play by Stefan I think is a mistake, I'm pretty sure he knows that he's suppose to be betting his hand, but he was probably trying to lure Linus into over bluffing the river, which I think is optimistic to pull such tricks against Linus with AJ, because this combo requires too much protection against KQ, so I would rather choose other combinations to try to cheese someone into bluffing river too much

March 18, 2023 | 11:26 a.m.

In your shoes, I would trim some of the tables and play up to 6 or 4 regular tables at a time. I would put all my emphasis on quality instead of trying to grind volume, so I would maybe start a session with 4 good regular tables, observe everything that's happening on the table very closely and thinking of how you should optimize your win rate at that table, and then maybe later on add few more tables as you get warmed up and have a good idea how you want to play on the first 4tables to maximize your edge.

Second point about shot taking, I wouldn't shot take until I totally have to move down the stakes, I would just add one, best table, you can find of 25nl and warm up that way, and if I would lose a buy-in or two, I just turn off that table and comeback taking a shot next day/week or whenever feel comfortable

Feb. 28, 2023 | 6:59 p.m.

That's a common miss conception, you could argue for widening rfi range in some cases when playing such player, but mostly not

Feb. 16, 2023 | 3:15 p.m.

Preflop play with J5s is quite a bit too loose, if someone’s playing looser than they “should”, you should adjust by opening tighter range, in this situation both BTN and BB players are playing overly loose. In a preflop solution CO starts opening only from J7s, I’d suggest you to get the preflop ranges and fundamentals right first and work from there. Your turn call is quite a bit too loose as well, I guess you coming from a HU background playing everywhere a bit too loose at 6max, so I’d work to fix that. Good luck

Feb. 16, 2023 | 4:32 a.m.

Comment | PrankCallRiver commented on Unlearning

Good luck

Jan. 28, 2023 | 4:35 a.m.

Comment | PrankCallRiver commented on Journal


Jan. 2, 2023 | 7:10 p.m.

Comment | PrankCallRiver commented on METAGAME

There's no conspiracies, nor magic pills in poker

Dec. 21, 2022 | 7:04 p.m.

Post | PrankCallRiver posted in Chatter: Sauce??

Where the hell is sauce?? :( Any updates? Is he coming back making videos?

Sept. 10, 2022 | 2:55 p.m.

haha, that's very funny

Oct. 7, 2020 | 1:54 p.m.

How you build this RNG?

Oct. 6, 2020 | 12:04 p.m.

16:13 Do you think it would be a mistake to play 4bet/fold vs this large 3bet on table 1 w A4s? I've seen some preflop simulations in higher rake environment where against larger 3bet sizes OOP playing close to 4bet or fold.

These are SS's I have from preflop solver, HJ play vs BTN 3bet, approximately 200NL rake, sizing scheme: HJ RFI 2.5bb, BTN 3bet 8.5bb. Lowest PP's and bunch of suited connectors are opening w low freq. 5-10%, so I guess EV of call improves, so you see them calling quite a bit. It does seem quite crazy to fold nearly 70% to 3bet, but I guess solver compensating that with very high reraise freq? Do you think these ranges are reasonable?
BTN 3bet range

Oct. 3, 2020 | 1:57 p.m.

Hello RIO.
I'm a semi-pro poker player from Eastern Europe, I've had few other journals in the past on RIO, I'm not very proud of them as they were quite chaotic, so one of the goals for this journal is to keep my posts straight to the point and keep them more professional. I recently moved up to 100NL, I mostly play rush and cash on GG. I had a pretty bad run lately, and end up losing in September, my results on 100NL wasn't great, still winning a little bit over 100k hand sample or so, but I strongly suspect that my wr suffered due to variance. I figured that making a journal will help with my motivation, discipline, and it's quite useful to chat with other posters on the forum as grinding online poker can feel quite isolating sometimes. So my plan for this journal is to regularly post graphs/hands, maybe strategy posts from time to time, I'm thinking of posting results every 2-4weeks, haven't decided on that yet.
Few goals for myself and this journal:
* No alcohol in October!
* Post results/hands/thoughts/strat posts(?) regularly
* Be more consistent with my grind/study schedule and overall in other things in life
* No bullshit posts about bad variance and how unlucky I'm
* Minimum 60k hands in October
* Fix my sleep schedule (probably the toughest one for me)
* And the ultimate goal of mine as the title suggests: Become more professional! :)

GL all and let's everyone have a great month! :) #LFG

Oct. 2, 2020 | 4:14 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2020 | 1:34 p.m.

5:15 Do you have an idea why different solvers produce different results?

Sept. 30, 2020 | 2:23 p.m.

It folds out bunch of 6-9x. 5x not showing down for any EV after this action so it get mixed as bluff

Sept. 17, 2020 | 4:01 p.m.

I have few questions regarding your previous video, do you think flop agg% of 36.9 is a leak? I try to play more complex flop strategy than most regs, so I use decent amount of big cbet sizes on a bunch of textures witch leads to both lower cbet and agg percents. Do you think it's still a leak or just result of a more complex strategy? Maybe a measure of how much money player puts on different street is a better measurement than only a frequency of a cbet?
And what's optimal 4bet% OOP ?

Sept. 13, 2020 | 3:07 p.m.

Do you think flop agg% of 36.9 is a leak? I try to play more complex flop strategy than most regs, so I use decent amount of big cbet sizes on a bunch of textures witch leads to both lower cbet and agg percents. Do you think it's still a leak or just result of a more complex strategy? Maybe a measure of how much money player puts on different street is a better measurement than only a frequency of a cbet?

Sept. 13, 2020 | 2:14 p.m.

HoldemManager Is there Std. variance dev. stat on HM3?

Sept. 3, 2020 | 3:08 p.m.

Thats regular tables rake

June 30, 2020 | 9:09 a.m.

Rake is 5% w 3bb cap at rush. With all the promotions, leaderboards, afilliate deals I think rake is somewhere between 7-8bb/100

June 29, 2020 | 7:19 p.m.

June 29, 2020 | 5:41 a.m.

GG graphs isn’t

June 28, 2020 | 5:40 p.m.

It's normal graph not including rake/rakeback, you can see all the filters in the screenshot. I cannot add the rake because the graph is from GG. graph in bb

June 28, 2020 | 11:51 a.m.

50NL fast
Graph does not include rake/rakeback, so actual profit is something like half of it. Most hands are from fast poker format

June 27, 2020 | 5:29 p.m.

Is this really even a discussion? Moderators should just delete threads like these, beginner players might read this bs and take it for granted and shy away from the game. A player with 5years of regular play experience shouldn’t be surprised by a 3 day bad run, so the story is probably way exaggerated to make it more credible smh.

June 17, 2020 | 4:56 a.m.

Comment | PrankCallRiver commented on It sux

You just reinforce tilt this way, everyone have their fair share of bad runs/beats, it might seem that you're the only one, but you;re not.

May 2, 2020 | 12:47 a.m.

22bi's is hyper aggressive shot I would say, if ur only income is from poker I would suggest to have at least 80bi's+

April 18, 2020 | 10:05 p.m.

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