Start with preflop, it costing you way more money than a spot like calling river raise. K5s not close in these positions. On river you need to get money in, not close either
Nov. 14, 2019 | 12:40 a.m.
This line intuitively strikes me as super underbluffed, specially on an Ax river, but I’m not certain if he can’t have some merged hands like AQ, AK for value, I sort of don’t mind both options, seems close to me
Nov. 13, 2019 | 8:13 p.m.
You need to get better all around, there won’t be 1 video where it explains it all. I would suggest to binge watch a lot of play and explain vids here on rio to get a grasp on how ur overall play should look like
Nov. 11, 2019 | 8:21 p.m.
Setting goals of win rate isn't great in poker, because u can't really control it in the short run, and 6bb/100 is quite optimistic just starting out in cash games, volume, study hours goals are great tho. GLGL.. ps. I love Norway ;p
Nov. 11, 2019 | 4:45 p.m.
OTF u shouldn't be range betting, that being said u mostly should want to cbet bigger and more polarized, so this hand makes a perfect x/call. As played it's just a call even ag overbet, u're very high in ur range and he can have whole bunch of bluffs.
Nov. 9, 2019 | 8:50 p.m.
what's your goal playing w bot? Do u want to improve? If yes, there's many other alternatives, like sub to rio;p ,work w solver, hh reviews etc.. I don't know if there's other software like Snowie out there, you could try program like Simple GTO trainer
Nov. 9, 2019 | 4:07 p.m.
Imo u’re overthinking w the MDF stuff ag fish, just think in the way if u have enough equity or not, I doubt weaker player will be like “yh, lets lead and exploit him because I don’t think he will meet an MDF in this spot”. Call/shove/fold in this spot just seems very close ag player type u described and spr, I think u can choose a safe option and fold and wait until u have a better read on him in close spots like this
Nov. 9, 2019 | 3:11 a.m.
Ag typical weaker player yeah, but ag 43/2 guy I think that range can include AA,KK for sure, I wouldnt mind fold ag this type of guy, but I would snap call ag majority of player types
Nov. 6, 2019 | 2:08 p.m.
A little update. Yesterday after 300$ session online I decided to to take a shot at live bounty tourney for 165eu, had a very nice experience as it was like 5th time when I play live. So I got in 4th place and take down 8 players:D for around 1k eu profits. Had pretty cool hands and have been taught pretty expensive lessons from one of the best MTT regs in my country, he for some reason was playing there, just chilling probably. So I always was quite sceptical about big live reads, but he taught me different, lol. I got to a new table 5handed, 2 tables left, he was on my left, this was like 3-4th hand at new table w him, I opened CO w A2hh, he called button, and BB complete, flop came down J9hh7c, BB check, I check, he checks, Turn 4c, BB leads for something like half pot IIRC, I called, and BTN raise around 3x, BB fold and I call, river comes 10c, my stack was something like slightly over pot, I decided to lead around 30-40%, and he jammed and I insta folded and he showed KQss, lol:D I thought he would think that I have very close to 0 bluffs in that spot, especially because he don’t know me and would think that I probably would cbet bunch of my flopped FD’s, I asked him later if that was a live read and he said yes, tbh my timing and body language was garbage, so it might have been a soul read, or just a spew, who knows..:D later we played couple more interesting hands w each other, he got 5th in tourney. In 4handed I got really unlucky ton of times, short stackers happened to flipped well sick amount of times.. I was crushing really hard at FT, but later got A2s called by Q6o BvB and lost ag shortie, then SB shoved w A9o and I called w AJo and lost, and last hand 55<77, I shoved CO w 11~bb, and got called by SB, at that point chip leader was w 12-13bb’s..
Nov. 6, 2019 | 1:51 p.m.
There’s couple of reasons, ur pot share multiway is almost never that high for u to start blasting w big sizings otf, another reason is board texture, even if pot were HU ur sizing should be small, it’s a monotone boards thing, I think idea behind it is that board will change a lot on later streets, so u don’t want to put a lot of money on early streets w ur range, another reason I think that because of texture villain will more often have very high or very low equity hands because of 3 same suits on board
Nov. 5, 2019 | 5:12 p.m.
OTF u want to be checking a lot, even range maybe, I don’t mind having some bets but this combo is pure check I would guess, turn check is good, shoving is too thin, river easy call as he might shove worse for value. Flop sizing is pretty poor also, u mostly want to bet small or check, especially 3way
Nov. 5, 2019 | 4:36 p.m.
I actually didn’t look at the sim and exact situation while writing my first reply cuz im on phone, on this exact spot I think it’s because it’s higher ev to bet all ur value hands who could be a potential calling hands, because any pair is strong enough to bet for value, so we end up w a lot of give ups after x line?
Nov. 4, 2019 | 12:15 a.m.
He should be jamming only flushes and str8’s here, I don’t think this is a spot where flopped sets can go for value. I don’t mind call because I think field too often cbets their flushes on flop, and he shouldn’t have too many str8’s either
Nov. 3, 2019 | 6:09 p.m.
I think the idea is that when ur getting great odds on call preflop from BB ur range is very wide so u get to surrender w decent amount of air because ur overall range is weak and wide so u don’t have enough valuebets to balance all ur possible bluffs
Nov. 3, 2019 | 3:44 p.m.
Preflop line from villain strikes me as AA, but likely he can spaaz out once in a while with random hand. Being this deep preflop you can play your range only as call against 4bets, as ur range when called are way too transparent, and u should mix 3bets with a lot of different hands preflop such as suited connectors, suited broadways, suited aces, 1010-JJ, and then mix calls ag 4bets w some of those if u want to have 5bet shoves. River is way too thin for allin sizing, I don’t think u ever getting called by worse, I would blockbet or x/fold
Nov. 3, 2019 | 3:33 p.m.
I would give up river exploitatively as I think field at 2nl will call way too many Ax preflop and probably won’t fold them postflop either as it costs 1.5bucks to see the showdown witch is fun. From theoretical point of view ur play is perfect as it’s basically one of the nut bluff combos
Nov. 3, 2019 | 3:15 p.m.
It depends a lot on villain I would say, some guys especially in lowest limits will be very unbalanced w their 4bet range and their post flop lines. So even the preflop call is like questionable against how I imagine the field plays. On flop I would just call, if u were like OOP and later positions, for ex. Sb vs CO I would prefer shoving over the cbet, but being IP and ranges being tighter I prefer just call, and maybe take advantage of unbalances in their lines, so I would probably fold turn, or blockbet->fold if checked to me
Nov. 3, 2019 | 3:05 p.m.
I had a great end of the month, most of it I played on PP w BE/slightly winning results although games there seems pretty good lately, but on GG I happened to caught some good run and crushed pretty hard. Month Graph do not include (rake/rb), I think it's around 2.5-2.6k actual profit, as well I managed to won extra 500$ from promotion, I had to put some real effort to get that, I played until 2AM on Sunday w/o any sleep on Friday, so over 2days I played around 15k hands witch is insane for me. Going to take a day off now and start a new week fresh.
Nov. 3, 2019 | 1:49 p.m.
I decided to start a new journal, I had one in the past but it end up very chaotic, so I wanted to start fresh.
A little bit about myself:
I turned 22 couple of days ago, I was visiting Paris at that time so I met my birthday near the sparkling Eiffel tower, witch was pretty cool, but decision to take a trip there wasn't very wise with my financial situation, but I couldn't help myself and I don't regret it tbh. I play 50NL on couple of different sites witch overall fine results, but over last 3 months variance wasn't pleasant to me at all although I still end up winning some money over that period of time, so to keep myself motivated I decided to start a new journal.
As of late playing was pretty stressful during the bad run, and one of the reasons for that is my poor financial management. So my new plan is to separate my poker and life bankrolls, I'll put a side money for around 6-7 months life expenses, and put 1k poker BR on PP and start building poker BR again from 25NL. If variance won't be too harsh on me I think I should move up back to 50nl pretty quickly, as I'm pretty confident that I was one of the best regs even at 50nl.
Over the last around half year I was putting a lot of work to improve my technical game, and I think I got really good at it, but other things such as volume, lifestyle, schedule stopped me from moving up to 100NL,
so short term goals for now are:
1. Fix sleep schedule
2. Create play/rest time schedule
I haven't decided yet when and how often I'm going to update the thread but I think I'm going to make it something more like bankroll challenge type thing, and maybe update daily.