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Hand History | Puma1 posted in MTT: Lead the river or check
Blinds: t300/t600 (8 Players) BB: 17,986 (Hero)
UTG: 7,751
UTG+1: 7,058
MP: 26,033
MP+1: 45,912
CO: 7,792
BN: 19,403
SB: 53,105
Preflop (900) Hero is BB with J A
3 folds, MP+1 raises to 1,200, 3 folds, Hero calls 600
Flop (3,260) Q 8 J
Hero checks, MP+1 bets 1,800, Hero calls 1,800
Turn (6,860) Q 8 J 8
Hero checks, MP+1 bets 3,600, Hero calls 3,600
River (14,060) Q 8 J 8 A
Lead or check?

June 4, 2019 | 8:01 p.m.

I have a problem when trying to calculate spots in ICIMIZER turning on "MTT mode" I often get results like this. It almost seams like whatever I do ICIMIZER doesnt find anything more than negligibly +/- EV:

https://www.icmpoker.com/screenshot/bVhGHe/ ----------->Settings used

https://www.icmpoker.com/screenshot/bMgWEq/ -------------->Results

This left me wondering how importaint is ICM in early-mid stages of the tournament, for example lets says when we take the 1000 player field as an example and lets say we aren't close to bubble or anything from 1000-200 players left if we just calculate the equity of our decisions by CHIP EV are we making a big mistake or is the ICM effect at such early stages negligible? Lets take this hand as an example that happened in early/mid stages of large field MTT. If we equilab and put Villain at 29.11% shoving range we have 37.65% equity in this spot wK7o and we need 37%. Can we make this call since if we look at pure Chip EV we have to correct odds?

[b]PokerStars - 7000/14000 Ante 1750 NL - Holdem - 9 players[/b]
[i][url=http://www.pokertracker.com]Hand converted by PokerTracker 4[/url][/i]

CO: 21.12 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
BTN: 21.14 BB (VPIP: 32.10, PFR: 20.51, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 81)
SB: 5.43 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 10)
[b]Hero (BB): 12.4 BB[/b]
UTG: 21.85 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
[b]UTG+1: 6.2 BB[/b] (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
MP: 36.32 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
MP+1: 23.72 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
MP+2: 11.74 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 12)

9 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, [b]Hero[/b] posts BB 1 BB

[b]Pre Flop:[/b] [i](pot: 2.62 BB)[/i] [b]Hero[/b] has K:heart: 7:club:

[i]fold[/i], [color=red][b]UTG+1[/b] raises to 6.07 BB and is all-in[/color], [i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [b]Hero ???

May 29, 2019 | 5:35 a.m.

Post | Puma1 posted in NLHE: delete please


May 29, 2019 | 2:22 a.m.

Ok thank you btw in this example "If the line went UTG 2.5x, MP call, CO call, BTN call, I would have a calling range here."

What hands do you call here?

May 24, 2019 | 6:30 a.m.

Hello, I am a 6 max begginer and I have played around with Pokersnowie free PreflopAdvisor recently, which you can try out for yourself here: https://www.pokersnowie.com/preflop-advisor.html

I have found some of its suggestions rather unconventional, so I would appreciate if some of the more experienced members would point me in the right direction on how to approach them as someone playing NL10 6 max on Pokerstars.

First of all pokersnowie advocates raising all Axs UTG which seams a bit loose to me.

Second it advocates folding AQo, KQo/ KJs and QJs as well as any pocket pair lower than 99 in MP vs UTG open.

Also sugests folding KQo KTs/QTs OTB vs UTG open

It suggests folding A2-A3o OTB as RFI as well as folding any Ace bellow A8o in BB facing an BTN open as well as J9o-K9o.

It also suggest 3b / fold strategy for all my hands in the SB vs any open on the table.

So first of all what would you suggest me a 6 max begginer who is just trying to beat the game for a start and not get into too many difficult spots postflop:What do I do with wA2s-A9s UTG and UTG+1 as RFI? Open only "wheel aces"?

Second what would the RFI % (or any other Pokertracker stats that you find meaningfull for such adjustments) have to be on UTG opener for you to consider defending 66-88, AQo/ KQo /KJs and QJs all of which Pokersnowie suggests we fold in MP facing UTG open.

Same question as above for Pokersnowie suggestion of folding KQo KTs/QTs OTB vs UTG open

And lastely how wide does BTN have to open or what stats should we look for him to have in general for us to defend any Ace bellow A8o?

Does anyone here follow Pokersnowie suggestions on 3b/fold strategy in the SB and if you adjusted which combos did you decide to just flat or fold pre and if its opponent specific decision what factors did you look at?

May 24, 2019 | 2:36 a.m.

What about hands like QJo/KJo/KQo? For discussion purposes lets say we dont decide to squeeze KJo/KQo call or fold?

May 23, 2019 | 10:35 a.m.

Thanks to you both for your comments.When you say suited connectors do you mean you only call stuff like 76s/89s What about suited one/two gappers such as 75s/96s or on the very bottom end of connected hands that can still make a straight 73s/T6s, do we fold all these?

May 23, 2019 | 7:48 a.m.

Hello, I often find myself lost in these situations with hands like A2-ATo, JTo-KTo, which suited hands like to call for example is 64s good enough to call with etc... Could someone please tell me what would their ranges be in the bellow examples.

Examples:Full ring game EP opens MP calls we are in BB what are all the hands you are overcalling with in this spot?

Same situation but 6 max game lets say UTG opens and HIJ calls what are you overcalling?

And how would your ranges change if in both examples HIJ opened and BTN called?

May 23, 2019 | 5:26 a.m.

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Sept. 12, 2018 | 4:52 p.m.

What is the best play here? Jamming hoping to get called by his Ax hands or check/ calling or even going for check/raise all in I can see merit for all 3 options, really interested in some opinions.

[b]partypoker - 3900/7800 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 7 players[/b]
[i][url=http://www.pokertracker.com]Hand converted by PokerTracker 4[/url][/i]

CO: 17.31 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 15.51, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 191)
BTN: 34.86 BB (VPIP: 38.98, PFR: 3.42, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 120)
[b]Hero (SB): 31.32 BB[/b]
BB: 14.67 BB (VPIP: 13.43, PFR: 12.12, 3Bet Preflop: 15.38, Hands: 67)
UTG: 51.28 BB (VPIP: 20.31, PFR: 17.93, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 259)
UTG+1: 40.26 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 12.96, 3Bet Preflop: 10.53, Hands: 57)
[b]MP: 52.03 BB[/b] (VPIP: 35.71, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)

7 players post ante of 0.12 BB, [b]Hero[/b] posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

[b]Pre Flop:[/b] [i](pot: 2.34 BB)[/i] [b]Hero[/b] has K:club: K:diamond:

[i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [color=red][b]MP[/b] raises to 2 BB[/color], [i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [color=red][b]Hero[/b] raises to 6 BB[/color], [i]fold[/i], [b]MP[/b] calls 4 BB

[b]Flop:[/b] [i](13.84 BB, 2 players)[/i] Q:club: K:heart: A:heart:
[color=red][b]Hero[/b] bets 5.5 BB[/color], [b]MP[/b] calls 5.5 BB

[b]Turn:[/b] [i](24.84 BB, 2 players)[/i] 2:heart:
[color=red][b]Hero[/b] ??

Aug. 28, 2018 | 1:25 a.m.

I use pokertracker 4 have about 500000 hands in there dont know if thay counts as big. I sometimes listen to music on youtube but if its starts lagging and I shut youtube down it only getts a little better but doesnr stop lagging. Thats all programs I use

Aug. 5, 2018 | 8:54 a.m.

Post | Puma1 posted in NLHE: Laptop lagging when multitabling

My laptop starts lagging cca 2h into session if I play 12+ tables. The specifications of my computer are: 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5-6200U processor, a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM.

Do you think buying more RAM would help with this and/or is this possibly a problem with the poker site that I play on(WPN)? Bellow is the link to the computer I own if you want to know more about it:


Aug. 4, 2018 | 5:30 a.m.

Comment | Puma1 commented on Study Group (NL10-NL25)

Full ring or 6 max?

July 23, 2018 | 9:33 p.m.

I hear you and understand what your saying but I have experience with NL25 prior to that and have always been around breakeven on other sites so that coupled with the fact that I lost cca 20 buyins from highest point of my graph to lowest make me assume that I should be at least breakeven on the long term if the skill of the regulars is around the same as on those NL25 games I played in the past, hence my wonder are these swings normal or are regulars in these games better at adjusting.

On NL50 its a bit on a different story and you might have a point, as I dont have prior experience of being at least breakeven over 100k+ hands sample so I might just be a loosing player on this stake I plan to wait to the 100k hand mark to make more educated guess

Thanks for the individual hand analysis advice I will definatly do that

A little update on NL25 managed to come into +32$ "My C All in Adj": https://imageshack.com/i/pmX82mMlp

Unfortunatly can't say the same on NL50 as I lost few buyins more although I am still running quite drasticly under EV as "My C All in Adj" is -600$ its beggining to look quite worrying but on the other hand I did loose cca -20 buyins on NL25 before making the recent swing back so I plan to stick it trough and re-analyize after 100k hands as planned: https://imageshack.com/i/poyynGf5p

July 23, 2018 | 4:44 p.m.

Yes I agree, I plan to play less in the future as I move up to NL100.

July 22, 2018 | 4:42 p.m.

Hey thanks for reply I am just wondering what "standard deviation in BB" should I input this variance calculator?

July 22, 2018 | 4:41 p.m.

Hello I am looking for some opinions from more experienced players here bellow are my graphs from NL25 and NL50 full ring. I would honestly say my play isn't too different that what it used to be when I was in "winning phases" of the graphs.

I play cca 14-16 tables so I focus alot on volume and rakeback and I assume my winrate is around breakeven or cca. 1bb/100 so I am looking for some advice is this normal for players like me who have small winrates and therefore bigger variance or is this maybe consequence of regulars figuring my game out and exploiting me after gettting a significant sample size on my game?

Any comments much appreciated!

**I am running drasticly bellow EV as "My C all in Adj" on NL50 in -224$ and also somewhat bellow EV on NL25 having "My C all in Adj" there at -117$.

I don't know how to post a working like so just copy-paste it in browser please!

https://imageshack.com/i/pnlvGNwyp ------->NL 50 full ring

https://imageshack.com/i/pn3MUAeop ------------->NL 25 full ring

July 21, 2018 | 1:22 p.m.

Alright thanks for help I'll play around with adding such hands and see how it goes

May 3, 2018 | 6:54 a.m.

Post | Puma1 posted in PLO: Constructing my 3bet range PLO10

I am wondering what kind of hands should I bet picking to 3b in position so I dont become too exploitable 3 betting with too narrow range as I feel the better regs take note of my low 3b% and play more agressive on boards that seem bad for AAxx type hands?

I've done some research/thinking and i've come to conclusion adding hands like 89TJds seam best especialy since these hands don't play very well multiway because of non nut flush draw and I can comfortably get it in preflop vs AAxx type hands and be coinfliping.I also found that even a bit worse hands do quite well vs AAxx such as Q987ds as it has cca 40% equity preflop on average.
But I feel my 3b% is still too low with just those hands so I am looking for opinions should I be 3 betting hands like QKJ2ds in position vs tighter players? Also I've done some experimenting with 3b hands like KKA3 with nut flush draw but I feel that when I get 4 bet holding those i'm in quite a dicey spot as its AAxx type hand doing the 4 betting very often so I'm dominated, but on the other hand I have a quite strong hand so it feels folding is a waste so should I be even 3 betting such hands?

May 2, 2018 | 10:06 a.m.

Yes I also wonder about preflop is this too loose call?

April 30, 2018 | 5:35 a.m.

Hand History | Puma1 posted in PLO: 10NL 3b pot 150bb deep should we jam flop?
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (5 Players) CO: $20.23 (Hero)
BN: $10.00
SB: $11.25
BB: $16.16
UTG: $11.68
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is CO with K 5 6 K
UTG raises to $0.35, Hero calls $0.35, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.45, UTG calls $1.10, Hero calls $1.10
Flop ($4.40) 5 6 3
BB checks, UTG bets $3.13, Hero raises to $13.57, BB folds, UTG calls $7.10 and is all in
Turn ($28.20) 5 6 3 7
River ($28.20) 5 6 3 7 A
Final Pot CO wins and shows two pairs, Sixes and Fives.
UTG wins and shows a straight, Four to Eight.
CO wins $0.00 UTG wins $23.86
Rake is $1.00

April 27, 2018 | 1:54 a.m.

I would like to discuss this hand mainly deciding between pushing or just calling in this spot?

[b]partypoker - 0/0 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players[/b]
[i][url=http://www.pokertracker.com]Hand converted by PokerTracker 4[/url][/i]

[b]Hero (BB): 21.2 BB[/b]
UTG: 59.93 BB (VPIP: 16.39, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 62)
MP: 35.37 BB (VPIP: 55.47, PFR: 29.77, 3Bet Preflop: 18.18, Hands: 139)
[b]CO: 31.01 BB[/b] (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 22.41, 3Bet Preflop: 15.00, Hands: 60)
BTN: 34.47 BB (VPIP: 18.60, PFR: 9.30, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 44)
SB: 112.57 BB (VPIP: 57.33, PFR: 25.68, 3Bet Preflop: 17.86, Hands: 75)

6 players post ante of 0 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, [b]Hero[/b] posts BB 1 BB

[b]Pre Flop:[/b] [i](pot: 2.25 BB)[/i] [b]Hero[/b] has 9:spade: T:heart:

[i]fold[/i], [i]fold[/i], [color=red][b]CO[/b] raises to 2.2 BB[/color], [i]fold[/i], SB calls 1.7 BB, [b]Hero[/b] calls 1.2 BB

[b]Flop:[/b] [i](7.35 BB, 3 players)[/i] 8:spade: 9:diamond: 3:club:
SB checks, [b]Hero[/b] checks, [b]CO[/b] checks

[b]Turn:[/b] [i](7.35 BB, 3 players)[/i] 6:club:
[color=red]SB bets 3.68 BB[/color], [color=red][b]Hero[/b] ???

March 10, 2018 | 1:40 a.m.

Yeah check the screenshot http://icmpoker.com/screenshot/UGEAsM/

Feb. 25, 2018 | 11:31 p.m.

Post | Puma1 posted in MTT: Surprising ICIMIZER results

Hello I was playing around with ICIMIZER and one particular hand got more quite surprised. Basicaly if I assume that all villans behind me have a calling range of 5.4% which I think is tight as it can be(99+,AJs+,AQo+) this hand is loosing -0.05% ICM EV on this push. I found this surprising so basicaly I am just looking for confirmation am I missing something here did I set everything correct in program? The link to Icimizer calculation screenshot is this:


partypoker - 0/0 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com

CO: 47.99 BB (VPIP: 47.62, PFR: 4.76, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
BTN: 13.97 BB (VPIP: 5.26, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 19)
BB: 84.47 BB (VPIP: 24.32, PFR: 18.10, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 224)
UTG: 38.33 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
Hero (UTG+1): 13.92 BB
MP: 109.81 BB (VPIP: 10.71, PFR: 3.70, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)
MP+1: 20 BB (VPIP: 26.13, PFR: 16.56, 3Bet Preflop: 2.83, Hands: 313)

7 players post ante of 0 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.86 BB) Hero has Tc Ac
fold, Hero raises to 13.8 BB and is all-in, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold

Hero wins 15.66 BB

A177A wins 266,292 chips

Feb. 25, 2018 | 2:58 a.m.

Comment | Puma1 commented on NL 50 top set OOP

I made the flop raise smallish since I don't put him on monster draw when he minraises so I feel I don't want to go 10$+ OTF as he might fold his straight draws and similar is this a mistake if I put him on marginal draws?. The turn in retrospect I feel is biggest mistake here deffinatly should go bigger there. The river fold for me wasn't too debatable, I have some history with this player he is a weak reg and I have trapped him on many occasions so he knows I am cappable of checking A on the river + his sizing screams value. Vs unknown I would probably sigh call,

Nov. 12, 2017 | 5:27 a.m.

Comment | Puma1 commented on Low stakes study group?


Nov. 6, 2017 | 8:45 p.m.

Hand History | Puma1 posted in NLHE: NL 50 top set OOP
Blinds: $0.25/$0.50 (7 Players) UTG: $51.59
MP: $50.00
UTG+1: $62.93
CO: $74.65
BN: $73.75
SB: $50.00 (Hero)
BB: $73.70
Preflop ($0.75) Hero is SB with K K
5 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BB calls $1.00
Flop ($3.00) 3 2 K
Hero bets $1.75, BB raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $8.00, BB calls $4.50
Turn ($19.00) 3 2 K 4
Hero bets $10.00, BB calls $10.00
River ($39.00) 3 2 K 4 5
Hero checks, BB bets $18.52, Hero folds
Final Pot BB wins $37.05
Rake is $1.95

Nov. 5, 2017 | 11:54 p.m.

Thank you I watched a few and they are very informative. I am interested are there any videos for Essential package for defending primarly SB/BB but also other positions with examples?

Nov. 1, 2017 | 4:23 p.m.

Hello, I am interested which videos do you recommend for someone playing NL25/NL50 full ring ? I have Essential subscription.

Oct. 24, 2017 | 11:06 p.m.

Thank you I'm glad to hear I played it right since this has been a tough spot for me. Also thank you for the detailed explanation on each street very informative.

April 19, 2017 | 1:51 p.m.

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