beside beeing a passionate pokerplayer for long years now, im a teacher in real life. I invented a small pokercourse at my school.
Mostly kids between 13 and 18 that are willing to learn the game but for the most part havent played a single hand in their lifes.
My plan is to visualize a lot of scenarios in game. So my question:
Is there a great tool out there for creating/visualizing selfcreated playing sceanrios?
Maybe there is even a tool in pt4 that I dont know?
Thx for help!
Aug. 15, 2018 | 6:48 p.m.
as most of you will have recognized, theres a new game running at stars recently that looks kind of juicy to me.
Therefore i didnt find any info about it via search function, i thought about making a thread.
I will have some time for the next week and i am willing to give the theory behind it a shot while most players dont have a clue about this game.
So i would be pleased about any content you guys are able/willing to offer to another RIO member.
Maybe there is evena chance to get a vid by any coach for the community here? :)
If anyone is interested in a studygroup via skype or something, just give me a PN
April 1, 2018 | 3:57 p.m.
Hey Serge, nice vid as always.
One Question about the 79hh Hand at min 32:
What would be a possible callingrange for us here? Arent we too high up in our range here for a fold? I mean, we´re blocking his 57 seven combos neither do we block any FD combos.
Im far off this limit so maybe ppl tend to be way more wheighted to value playing overbets here after 2 FD´s brick. But i still would feel kinda meh folding Top2 :(
Nov. 28, 2017 | 6:26 p.m.
what hands should he turn into a bluff here? Thereofore he will hardly rep any boats or 7x and you reasonably rep an OP i guess we will see bluffs here somewhat rarely....
would be a lot different on a 89Tss83 board IMO (bad example due to the fact us holding JJ, but i guess you get my point)
I guess a lot of ppl would also GII with their strong FDś OTF, esp as shallow as villain is....without a read i prefer folding.....
Sept. 29, 2014 | 2:54 p.m.
IMO you should also consider villlains range on this board before you start bluffing....villain BC a somewhat drawheavy board and calls turn again when the FD gets there....OTR basically everything gets and i would expect villains range to be pretty strong here...Def would need some blockers to even think about bluffing this IMO
Aug. 31, 2014 | 6:27 a.m.
My approach of this situation would be to simply fold pre...UTG/MP in the pot usually means superstrong ranges and QTo is 1 of worst hand to get into a battle vs these ranges esp OOP.
So even if the odds pre might be awesome we have to take reverse implieds postflop into account ... and we also have problems to simply just realise our equity
As you already mentioned a flop fold is a decent plan and that with a hand that is decently high up in our range (that suxx IMO)
Turn goes the same way i guess
June 22, 2014 | 7:03 a.m.
pretty sure we have enough AT/TT/AQ and some combos of AK/KK/QQ that we wont get bluffed too often here
@ducky: I think there is only 1 flush combo i think we should call here, lol....its just an assumption i would make choosing my betsize vs a random player (semireg/fish). But as said, we shouldnt get to the river without this 1 special flushcombo anyways i guess. That said i would usually try to max value with my nutboats vs lower ones usually exploitively...and this means usually pot/shove....
June 8, 2014 | 5:50 a.m.
Looks like the easiest fold ever
And shoving is good if your calling range might be inelastic
If we asssuming a calling range of strong and super rare flush+
Not too many bare ax hands in your range that might make a crying call of 60 abyways
June 7, 2014 | 12:18 p.m.
hmmm...fine with the XC flop/turn sometimes
But im not a fan of the river lead....if villain is a reg i doubt that he will call with worse too often and our range is somehwhat capped....There is the 1card straight on board and we basically have zero 5´s in our range
June 7, 2014 | 7:57 a.m.
some XR stats might be intresting here...If hes really cbetting 80% of flops i guess his XR flop stat is kind of low?
That means, that XR turn stat could be very important...In a vacuum i would never fold here. He might still have some worse Kx and plenty of semibluffs...(esp. if your fold to flop CB isnt 70%+or so)
and rangewise its also a mistake IMO...I guess we´re 3betting AK/TT 100% of the time here (more or less) and so we´re close to the top of our range....
June 7, 2014 | 7:54 a.m.
Is this totally readless?
Not sure tbh, but in a vacuum i guess we can simply just XF here. He must be turning some 88+ with spades into bluff OTR for a XC...so with an SPR of 1 i doubt that an unknown bluffs often enough for a profitable call....and nor do i believe he would jam worse ever here
Jamming would be 2nd option...But due to positions i doubt he has too many worse AX that could call a river jam.....
June 7, 2014 | 5:56 a.m.
@th04: im not sure if merged was the right term here...IMO QdTd is a somewhat thin valueraise....so i might XR my 2p+ hands for fat value, my GS/OESD+FD/NFD hands as thin value and something like Td9x or AxTx as a more or less pure bluff i guess....
@raphael: Not sure if i get your thoughts right....
whats your plan on future streets unimproved? Ofc we have some FE later vs a lot of hands, but therefore villain is CO he has a lot more mediocre SDV hands in his range...that said....He will often just bet/bet/check back or bet/check/herocall....and vs this part of his range its not too great to start with a XC line (due to the fact that all of those hands have trouble facing a lot of pressure)...
2nd point is that we already have a somewhat decent equity shift on a lot of turns....even though we will be able to call about most sizings again, our non-SDV-hand that could have gone to war on the flop gets waaaaaay weaker now.....not to mention that its still agreat result to fold out bare QT....
Btw...do you have any XR range on this board then?
May 28, 2014 | 7:59 a.m.
hmmm...what about a check back OTF in hand 1?
IMO nowadays we shouldnt be cbetting those boards (esp IP) lightly, cauze noone folds anything Ahigh+ here....So i like to have a check back range that is balanced enough to stand some heat on later streets and this rag J looks like a great candidate for that
May 27, 2014 | 3:44 p.m.
I think having a merged XR range on this kind of board and given positions is nice....
It hits both ranges decently and ppl tend to cbet a little too much here....So we have decent fold equity OTF and esp OTT....not to mention that there is decent runouts for a lot of hands in our range (so we can balance our barrel frequencies pretty good on later streets)
That said, i guess your hand plays pretty good as a XR (for obv reasons) and also blocks a lot of combos that hit this board (KQ/KT/AdTd and so on)
May 27, 2014 | 3:39 p.m.
2nd point is the question about how to construct your ranges in this spot in general to create proper frequencies and not getting punished....
And regardless if we 3bet linear or polarized, there is plenty of hands that are better candidates to 3bet for a balanced range
May 24, 2014 | 6:17 p.m.
not sure if i like the turn bet...is it for value? even though it cant be too bad vs his stats so far....
River is pretty ugly obv....but vs his wide range i guess i prefer a bet/fold of maybe 9.7$ or something....as played...meh....might call crying vs this guy
May 24, 2014 | 7:02 a.m.
There is a bunch of draws arriving ott and you perceive a pretty semiweak range ott...imo taking a passive line to balance our tt/jj or qj stuff is fine here, but usually i would try to garantee 2 streets of value by weak kx. Decent chance that he will bez just once with kt and shut down, while calling 2 leads
As played...defo calling the river
May 23, 2014 | 2:37 p.m.
38/18 is far from a semiregular what makes this a call to me, eventhough im not loving it too much
May 23, 2014 | 2:28 p.m.
your creating pretty decent frequencies by only betting your backdoors OTT Usually...If you start 2/3barreling KQs on this turn, you´re barreling too much for sure....
So if the board wouldnt include a h i would simply just XF KQ here
I would only barrel K Q or any h OTT (Not sure about A/J or maybe a T....that depends a lot on villain. Esp. the A gets tricky cause most ppl tend to float A high lightly on this board)
About the blockers....I guess your thoughts might be right, that KQ is really slightly better here even though some ppl tend to flat AA pre in this spot on NL100 and obv then AQ could be the better blocker hand. And some ppl might double float AJ from time to time to check back river and we create huuuuuuuuge value by bluffing the best hand....So im not totally sure about this point
May 18, 2014 | 6:47 a.m.
If some1 doesnt fold to xr i would play my ranges pretty exploitable
Eg i would simply start xraisin for pure value
As played i would lead river. Expect too much mediocre sdv in villains range that checks back, but might call a small bet
May 17, 2014 | 12:36 p.m.
So just leading any board pairing card and flushes?
Maybe planing to use our blockers as a bluff?