Alright so recently I have some issues adjusting my RFI vs limpers, so ill just give some examples to get the discussion going. To imagine the average limper in such situations its usualy 25-30 VPIP and 5-12 PFR so not completely clueless but a weak player overall.
So please write for each scenario what would your plan be for each combo group; fold/limp behind/raise and also for what size would you raise if you decide to. To make this slighly more simplified lets assume other players at the table are decent players who play "standard" 3b/squeeze %.
All examples are 6 max cash;
#1 UTG limps, we are in MP w66-22, A9s-A2s, K9s, Q9s, J9s, T9s, KJo-KTo,
#2 UTG limps we are OTB w66-22, A9s-A2s, K9s-K8s, Q9s-Q8s, J9s-J8s, T7s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 64s+, 54s, A9o-A2o, KJo-KTo, QTo+, JTo
#3 CO limps we are OTB w66-22, A9s-A2s, K9s-K8s, Q9s-Q8s, J9s-J8s, T7s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 64s+, 54s, A9o-A2o, KJo-KTo, QTo+, JTo
#4 BTN limps we are in SB w66-22, A9s-A2s, K9s, Q9s, J9s, T9s, KJo-KTo, A9o-A8o
#5 BTN limps, SB( reg) limps behind we are in BB w66-22, A9s-A2s, K9s, Q9s, J9s, T9s, KJo-KTo, A9o-A8o
Jan. 26, 2020 | 8:19 p.m.
CO: $3054.00 (Hero)
Jan. 10, 2020 | 7:47 p.m.
Hello, I am studying Pokersnowie preflop advisor lately and I have noticed it is very agressive preflop particulary with suited wheel aces. Bellow I will give some examples of suggested 3b ranges, for simplicity sake i included all the frequencies above 50% in 3b range and excluded the ones bellow 50%:
HIJ vs UTG open 3b range: JJ-AA, AK,AJs,ATs, A2s-A5s, KQs, 65s
CO vs HIJ open: QQ-AA, AK,AQs, AJs,ATs, A2s-A5s,65s,76s
Since the 3b ranges are wide that means that to be theoretically unexploitable Pokersnowie called quite alot of 4b best example is OTB vs CO, the 3b suggested range in this position is: JJ+, AQs+, ATs-A8s, A5s-A2s, KJs+, 76s, 65s, 54s, AKo, AJo
And in case we get 4b Snowie is calling the 4b with this range: 77-66, AJs, AKo
and jamming with this: KK-TT, AQs+, AKo
So my question is how would someone playing 6x max NL25 go about these ranges. Do we still 3b as much as suggested and simply overfold slightly vs 4b since its unlikely we get exploited by population or do we do something else?
Sept. 25, 2019 | 1:56 p.m.
Well i am already using pokersnowie except i dont 3b as many suited Ax from blinds as pokersnowie recommends do you actually follow pokersnowie completely?
Sept. 18, 2019 | 1:11 p.m.
I have noticed I have very small WWSF. Regardless of an extremly low WWSF for 6 max cash game standards I am still small winner(1-2bb/100) on NL10/25, the site I am playing on has a pretty big rake of 7.5% so most of my earnings are through rakeback. The previous site I was playing on had 5% rake and there I was a pretty normal 3-4bb/100 winner on same stakes but also had a very small WWSF of 38.
So as I checked my stats per position I noticed that its my SB/BB WWSF that is dragging the whole average down as you can see in the link bellow and other positions are much higher.
Copy paste the following link in browser please:
So my questions are is my assumption correct and I only have problems in SB/BB and if it is so what would you suggest from seeing my other stats for me to fix that?
If you notice any other unusal stats please feel free to point it out.
Sept. 9, 2019 | 3:30 p.m.
Recently I have made an attempt to play my range more precisely particulary on flop/turn by divinding parts of my range into value/bluff. I have came across a concept from Mathew Jandas book "Applications of No-Limit Hold em" where he advises for the following ratios:
2 to 1 bluffs to value on the flop
1 to 1 bluff to value on the turn
1 to 2 bluff to value on the river
The problem I see here is that for example if we bluff on the turn with AQo on board 2332r we can still hit our A/Q and it will most often be good but constructing our range using the ratios above seamingly assumes that our "bluffs portion" has no equity, correct me if im wrong please. So can someone please explain to me how do you go about constructing balanced ranges for each street. To make things easier I will give an hand example:
We open this range UTG: 55+, ATs+, A5s-A2s, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, AJo+, KQo
Villain calls with this range on the Button: TT-44, AQs-ATs, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, AQo, KQo
Flop comes T23r, turn comes 5r and lets say we want to bet flop 33% and turn 70%. How would we construct a balanced strategy?
I apologize if I am asking for too much work with these ranges, any advice on learning material where I can study these concepts is much appreciated too.
Aug. 13, 2019 | 4:05 p.m.
Hello, does anyone have a solution for Ipoker-William Hill client crashing every 5 minutes randomly? The support claims there is no problem on their side but I've seen people complain about it before.
June 30, 2019 | 1:38 p.m.
I made a very mathematicaly "rough" comparison between calling our small-mid pocket pairs vs folding them when facing a 3b HU, any more precise analysis, database reports or spotting the mistakes I made are more than welcome:
Things that I see as problematic in my calculations:
1.)I didn't account for the equity loss when we find ourselves in set over set situation holding the worst of it. If anyone knows how to do this please let us know
Let's say we raise to 3bb preflop and get 3b to 10bb preflop by a tight player who is 3b only AQs+,AK/TT+, and it folds back to us when we have 22-99 . When calling we will therefore be either heavily dominated of "flipping" but often having to fold because every card that is T+ is a scare card for us.
But looking at this from another perspective, we flop a set cca 12% of the time. Lets assume we fold everytime when we don't flop a set.
Considering how our villains range, he will fire a cbet almost always. Lets assume he always cbets half the pot. Pot is 21.5bb villain cbets 10.75bb...
Often the Villain will fire a second barrel too, lets make an estimate of 50% of the time.
So after we call on the flop, pot is 43bb on the turn and lets assume his "standard" turn cbet is at least 21.55bb. Lets assume he cbets turn 50% of the time.That is another 10.77bb added to our "value of setmining preflop". We multiply all that by 1.2( 12% of the time we flop a set) to get a final number of: 37.82bb
So a rough estimate of a "minimal value" of waiting to flop a set and letting villain fire two barrels is : 10bb( Villains preflop 3b) +10.75bb( Villains cbet) + 10.77bb( 50% of the time our Villain makes a turn cbet) x1.2(probability of flopping a set) =37.82
I think considering Villains range this is pretty conservative estimation of value we can expect to get when flopping a set vs him.
So from 10 times we called a preflop 3b of 10bb we lost -62.17bb( 100-37.82) so far.
If we compare that with folding 10/10 times and loosing -30bb that means we NEED TO MAKE 32.17BB UNIMPROVED TO MAKE CALLING THE 3B = FOLDING TO 3B
I think we shouldn't have much problems getting at least those 32.17bb more when in position, not sure about OOP. Even if we breakeven vs folding vs 3b I think it does huge benefit for us as our range becomes much harder to play against, but more likely we can get more than 32.17bb at least IN POSITION which means we lose less than 3bb as we would if we folded.
Thoughts? If someone has some database of decent sample of calling 3b with small/mid PP that would be amazing!
June 23, 2019 | 7:23 p.m.
Alright thank you for all the advice, much appreciated :)
June 23, 2019 | 12:47 p.m.
Alright thanks alot, I filtered for "Called 3b after raising"(2bet PF& Call 3b tab) and for "Called Flop Cbet in 3b pot" please let me know what you think, from what you told me I believe I am also overfolding in at least "Called Flop Cbet in 3b pot"(how much should I aim for here considering some of the time 3b are quite tight+ they always have range advantage? ) not sure about the "Called 3b after raising" category?
June 23, 2019 | 2:29 a.m.
Alright thanks, btw should I also use snowie open sizes from last 6/9 positions on full ring and openraise 3bb only on first UTG-UTG+2? Because I noticed it advocates opening for 2.25bb everywhere, except SB where it advocated for 3.5bb raise? Also I noticed it advocates for pretty big 3b sizes, how big should I go I normally just 3b 3x the initial raise size if there aren't any limpers?
June 23, 2019 | 2:14 a.m.
Cold call - you are calling way too wide from UTG2-CO. You should prefer there to 3bet , not coldcall, instead you are coldcalling twice as much. Why? Cause it makes your game more simple and its better to play for example AQo against one player in 3bet pot than in multiway without both position and initiative . Not saying that you are vulnerable against squeezes with heavily capped range.
Regarding this comment, I assume you mean MP, MP+1, MP+2, CO?
But especially in positions on MP-MP+2 I will be often facing a EP open which is a tight range of 10-12% of the vast majority of players. 3b AQo vs those positions will almost never result in going heads up as a favorite and will also often result in being forced to fold vs a 4b, or am I missing something here?
I played around with Pokersnowie Preflop advisor and it does seam to work pretty well at 6 max games, do you think I can take its ranges and apply them for MP+1, MP+2,CO,BTN, SB, BB on full ring games and treat these positions same as 6 max if either if is folded to me on MP+1 or action begins at MP+1?
June 22, 2019 | 8:57 p.m.
Alright here are the requested stats, I understand already overall I am too nitty and I am working on that among other things I started playing 6 max where I am "forced " to play more hands. From my understanding I should be opening up my ranges alot more from HIJ,CO,BTN? Please, as you notice leaks in my stats etc..please be as specific as possible on how to fix the leaks that you see or at least point me to specific study materials that adress them, I thank you all for your time in advance:
*Regarding WWSF stat as you can see it is much higher than 37 overall except the SB where its 28, so I think this is dragging the average down, is it common that WWSF is lowest in SB and what are the things to focus on to improve that? *
Positonal stats first part: https://paste.pics/a1ff944f99d130777fe6e5569c568547
Positional stats second parts: https://paste.pics/8f9da5a9e5e1e88ff3cc1256e4f5b342
If you need any other stat to help me analyize my game please let me know!
June 22, 2019 | 7:52 p.m.
tnx to everyone,for your answers Ill try to provide more detailed post about my stats but in order to do that , I have an additional question:
I know how to filter for "Raised frist in AND folded to 3b" but the result I get are like this: https://paste.pics/2de5284efe1e483421b437b84a42d6b1
How do I get results in percentages?
June 22, 2019 | 5:49 p.m.
I see, so when I calculate 671( number of hands in my RFI AND call 3b sample) x0.75$( my standard open) I get the result of 503.25$. So that would be my loss -503.25$ if I folded every time I get 3b when RFI.
I lost 453$ on my sample so thats only cca 10% better than if I folded every hand. That looks pretty bad to me, does anyone have a sample of a winning player on lets say 25NL-100NL in those spots for comparison?
June 21, 2019 | 4:05 p.m.
Alright so I have filtered across 157.340 hands I played of 25NL Full ring where I am was around breakeven for first 95.000 hands and was collecting rakeback and bonuses but things have changed recently probably to a degree due to variance and I assume bad plays/ regulars adapting or whatever am currently at -2bb/100 across the whole sample. I wasn't doing much studying during this time as I still collected some money from rakeback/bonuses and had some other obligations but thats about to change.
I am also running 229$ under EV across the whole sample
I am sorry the links aren't working just copy-paste them in your browser
Graph of 157.340 hands: https://paste.pics/916aec414e6b3ae814c69ef137f33971
I have used a filter of Raised first In AND CALLED preflop 3b and realized cca half of my whole loss across 157.340 hands come from this situations.
Picture of filtered results for "Raised first in AND called preflop 3b":
Now I realize that this kind of loss when calling in 3b pots is a sign of a pretty big leak but for start could anyone tell me what is "normal" when running this filter should we be winning or just around breakeven in this spots?
Further could someone please advise me how to approach this, maybe which additional filters to run and what stats to focus on to fix this?
June 21, 2019 | 11:16 a.m.
Alright just one more thing. I have some experience playing full ring pokrr and winning some money by being around breakeven at NL25/50 and collecting bonuses rakeback. I decided I want to learn 6max poker and in my limited experience I found it much more challenging than full ring and I am currently slightly loosing/ maybe breakeven on NL10 6max. Basically I am trying to go about learning the game from scratch and build a strong fundamental base, unfortunatly I currently dont have money for a coach. So having in mind I am at the bottom of NL limits do you still feel I should purchase CREV and study the game this way or are there any other things that I should focus at this stage since I assume that I must have quite glaring leaks since I am not beating NL10. In a nutshell I am asking for a rough plan on how would you approach improving if you were in my situation as in what software would you use how would a study session look like etc....
June 20, 2019 | 5:44 p.m.
Actually now that I have checked and compared price of poker software since GTO+ is basically the same price as CREV doesn't it make more sense to purchase GTO +?
June 20, 2019 | 3:31 p.m.
Alright thanks to both of you for helping me, just one more thing I just downloaded CREV and it does seam to allow some trial calculations before purchasing. Is there any video out there that shows how to use the program?
June 20, 2019 | 2 p.m.
I see, but how do I precisely calculate how much to defend than. Could you give me an estimate with this hand I posted?
June 20, 2019 | 12:27 p.m.
I am currently working on constructing balanced ranges so I just need a check if I am thinking correct about this stuff/ not making any blunders or missing something.
We open the following range from the CO to 3bb: 22+, A2s+, K9s+, Q9s+, J9s+, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo 318/1326 (23.98%)
We get 3b by BTN to 9bb, for the purposes of my question his range isn't importaint here.
We have the following strategy CO vs BTN 3b:
This is the range we defend(34% of our opening range) so that we dont overfold vs BTN 3b.
99+, AK, AQ, KQ, AJ s,A2s-A5s(16c) , KJ s, =108 combos
We 4b 40 combos in total with balanced frequency
4b AA, KK, 12 combos of AKo for value and balance with A2s-A5s resulting in 24:16 ratio of value:bluff
That leaves us with 68 combos in our flatting range: QQ-99, AJs+, KJs+, AQo, KQo
Flop comes T23r and our opponent bets 1/2 pot. According to Minimum defense frequency(MDF) we have to call 67% of our flatting range in order to prevent him to print money by overbluffing.
67% of our 68 combos in flatting range is 45 combos and to me it seams best candidates are 99-QQ(24 combos) AKs(4 combos) AQ(16 combos) =44 combos
So those 44 combos should call the flop and we proceed with same thought process on the turn etc... Of course as we get reads on our opponents we make exploitative adjustments
Is everything ok here or did I make any blunders/missunderstand some stuff?
June 19, 2019 | 10:38 p.m.
This is for 6 max cash games:
Here is the range Pokersnowie suggests for UTG open: 55+, A2s+, K9s+, QTs+, J9s+, T9s, ATo+, KJo+. This is 216/1326 combos or 16.29%
Does anyone here actually open this wide?
June 19, 2019 | 6:12 p.m.
Hello, I am wondering the following; if HUD shows us across meaningfull sample lets say 3000 hands+ that villain has 3b frequency from SB of 5% is it accurate to conclude that since there are 1326 possible hand combinations in poker he is 3 betting 5% out of 1326 possible hand combinations which is 66.3 hand combinations?
June 18, 2019 | 10:15 p.m.
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
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 ???