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Resolve

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You can see how much rake you pay in Hem2 and calculate how much bb/100 it is.

I agree that everything below midstakes is a huge rake trap. But if that winrate is sustainable you will move up fast.

Dec. 9, 2018 | 11:15 p.m.

Hand History | Resolve posted in NLHE: NL200 Call or raise river with full house?
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (5 Players) UTG: $208.79
CO: $200.00 (Hero)
BN: $1022.41
SB: $0.00
BB: $250.52
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is CO with 6 J
BN folds, BB raises to $6.00, Hero calls $4.00
It's bvb... I'm BB he is SB.
Flop ($12.00) 5 6 J
BB bets $7.52, Hero raises to $25.14, BB calls $17.62
Turn ($62.28) 5 6 J Q
BB checks, Hero checks
River ($62.28) 5 6 J Q J
BB bets $39.78, Hero calls $39.78
Final Pot BB lost and shows a flush, Ace high.
CO wins and shows a full house, Jacks full of Sixes.
CO wins $139.84
Rake is $2.00

Dec. 7, 2018 | 3:55 a.m.

Hand History | Resolve posted in NLHE: NL200 hero call in 4bp
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BN: $328.87
SB: $406.30
BB: $299.26
UTG: $251.45
MP: $300.95 (Hero)
CO: $178.11
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is MP with 3 A
UTG folds, Hero raises to $6.00, 3 folds, BB raises to $25.00, Hero raises to $56.00, BB calls $31.00
Flop ($113.00) 5 Q 3
BB checks, Hero checks
Turn ($113.00) 5 Q 3 4
BB checks, Hero checks
River ($113.00) 5 Q 3 4 4
BB bets $69.59, Hero calls $69.59
Final Pot MP lost and shows two pairs, Fours and Threes.
BB wins and shows two pairs, Kings and Fours.
BB wins $249.18
Rake is $3.00

Dec. 7, 2018 | 3:48 a.m.

Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BB: $200.00
UTG: $200.00
MP: $62.29
CO: $327.51 (Hero)
BN: $291.12
SB: $251.59
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is CO with 4 K
2 folds, Hero raises to $5.00, BN calls $5.00, SB folds, BB calls $3.00
BN is 71/42 with 48 WTSD
Flop ($16.00) J 4 Q
BB checks, Hero checks, BN bets $15.20, BB folds, Hero calls $15.20
Turn ($46.40) J 4 Q J
Hero checks, BN bets $22.04, Hero calls $22.04
River ($90.48) J 4 Q J 3
Hero checks, BN bets $65.61, Hero raises to $285.27 and is all in, BN calls $183.27 and is all in
Final Pot CO wins and shows a flush, King high.
BN wins and shows a full house, Jacks full of Fours.
CO wins $0.00 BN wins $585.24
Rake is $3.00

Dec. 7, 2018 | 3:32 a.m.

I wouldn't 3b unless he's opening and/or calling 3bets too wide. Flop and turn is good. River is a check imo. You need 50% vs his calling range to value bet and too much stuff beats you which he won't always lead river with. He can even have AK lol.

Dec. 6, 2018 | 10:49 p.m.

-He has a lot of 2p+ so needs a lot of bluffs for this to be a call
-Your range looks very strong because of 3b pre and big cbet so he's less likely to bluff

-> without reads I would fold

Dec. 6, 2018 | 10:23 p.m.

Which Tx can you have OTR? Probably all AT T8s T7s and maybe all KT? That's quite a lot so your range is well protected, no need to call for a split with hands that block hearts.

If you have a read/note/stats that this guy is one if those recs who attacks every check with ATC it's a call. You need 21% equity to call and it´s always to split the pot so he needs to be bluffing 42% of the time right?

Dec. 4, 2018 | 4:07 p.m.

Yeah I thought folding was obviously the right play but I wasn't disciplined enough to lay it down. :(

Even if some people are capable of bluffing here, I probably block most of the hands they do it with.

Nov. 30, 2018 | 12:55 p.m.

You're right. With his sizing OTF - those aren't in his range anymore.

Not sure if it's better to bet turn to get value from his 2p+ or xc to protect my range on this turn that favors him.

Nov. 30, 2018 | 12:49 p.m.

I can't have 9xhh 4xhh because those are on the board. It's really hard to have too many bluffs here because I have so much 2p+. Combo draws have so much equity that they can't really be considered purely a bluff.

Nov. 30, 2018 | 12:43 p.m.

Yeah I was considering raising the flop but just calling everything makes my range easier to play. If I xr flop I probably have to mix some sets between xc and xr and I don't know what the right frequencies are.

I understand your point about raising smaller to get value from a bigger part of his range but I don't agree that he has more/stronger nuts than me. He does have KK which I don't but I have all QTs in my range 100% of the time which he probably never or rarely has. His value range is mostly AK and AA and it's really hard to call my shove with those because I have a lot of two pair+.

If I just call and miss I lose a $143 pot and if I hit something I don't get paid off most of the time. Check/shove makes me win the pot without showdown most of the time and If I get called I still win almost half the time.

Nov. 30, 2018 | 12:38 p.m.

Comment | Resolve commented on Specifically Poker

Nov. 30, 2018 | 2:39 a.m.

Hand History | Resolve posted in NLHE: NL200 flopped straight and board gets ugly
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) MP: $489.82
CO: $281.12
BN: $200.00
SB: $334.22 (Hero)
BB: $166.81
UTG: $253.53
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is SB with 9 Q
2 folds, CO raises to $6.00, BN folds, Hero calls $5.00, BB folds
Called because fish in BB
Flop ($14.00) J 8 T
Hero checks, CO bets $7.32, Hero raises to $28.27, CO calls $20.95
Turn ($70.54) J 8 T A
Hero checks, CO bets $44.58, Hero calls $44.58
Turn is a problem. I can't have KQ because I would 3bet it preflop.
River ($159.70) J 8 T A J
Hero checks, CO bets $202.27 and is all in, Hero folds
Easy fold. If the board didn't pair I'd call because he can shove worse for value.
Final Pot CO wins $156.70
Rake is $3.00

Nov. 30, 2018 | 2:35 a.m.

Hand History | Resolve posted in NLHE: NL200 turn xr in 3bp with monster draw
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) CO: $314.60 (Hero)
BN: $240.13
SB: $200.00
BB: $829.21
UTG: $208.00
MP: $200.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is CO with J Q
2 folds, Hero raises to $5.00, BN raises to $16.00, 2 folds, Hero calls $11.00
Flop ($35.00) 4 9 K
Hero checks, BN bets $12.00, Hero calls $12.00
Turn ($59.00) 4 9 K J
Hero checks, BN bets $42.00, Hero raises to $286.60 and is all in, BN calls $170.13 and is all in
Felt like the best way to play my hand on the turn. I have so much outs against all his 1 pair hands and if he even only folds like 20% of the time it's +ev.
River ($557.73) 4 9 K J 8
Final Pot CO wins and shows a flush, Queen high.
BN lost and shows two pairs, Jacks and Nines.
CO wins $480.26
Rake is $3.00

Nov. 30, 2018 | 2:25 a.m.

Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) MP: $200.00
CO: $247.15
BN: $349.43 (Hero)
SB: $201.00
BB: $670.66
UTG: $215.45
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BN with 9 9
2 folds, CO raises to $5.00, Hero calls $5.00, SB calls $4.00, BB calls $3.00
Flop ($20.00) K K 9
SB checks, BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $9.50, SB folds, BB calls $9.50, CO folds
Turn ($39.00) K K 9 J
BB checks, Hero bets $27.78, BB calls $27.78
River ($94.56) K K 9 J 6
BB checks, Hero bets $91.00, BB raises to $628.38 and is all in, Hero calls $216.15 and is all in
Final Pot BB wins and shows a full house, Kings full of Jacks.
BN lost and shows a full house, Nines full of Kings.
BB wins $705.86
Rake is $3.00

Nov. 30, 2018 | 2:11 a.m.

Yeah that makes sense. I was wondering what's going on with regs 3betting to 4.5-6x the open raise size nowadays. It's pretty annoying because I can't really 4bet bluff them when anything much bigger than a min4b would make me pot committed, and a min4bet gives them good odds to see a flop with pretty much anything.

Would it be a good strategy to just call our entire defending range to those huge 3bets? Or maybe min4bet linear?

Nov. 28, 2018 | 5:13 p.m.

Comment | Resolve commented on Specifically Poker

I just moved up to nl200 shorthanded at the start of this month. I've played about 45k hands there so far with 2,5 EV bb/100 and I get over $2000 in rakeback per month so it's unlikely that I'll have to drop down but I want to be one of the best regs at the stake I'm playing. Apart from making more money it would be more fun if I don't have to table select as hard to be +EV and could just start my own tables and play anyone.

The one thing I wish I knew is what is the most efficient way to improve my game. The answer is probably solvers but there are millions of different spots postflop and I have to make a lot of assumptions about peoples ranges + the solutions are like a maze to me with mixed strategies with a lot of hands and a lot doesn't even make sense and I don't know where to start with it.

Nov. 28, 2018 | 4:33 p.m.

BTW, you have to assume one player or the other is a fish as the 3bet
size is sub-optimal. Either OP is not a strong reg and doesn't know
what stronger strategies look like or OP is targeting the CO being a
fish with his small size 3bet.

I just 3bet pot OOP and slightly smaller than pot IP when 100bb deep. For every 20bb that stacks are bigger I add 0,5bb. How big would you have made it and why do you think your sizing is better?

Nov. 28, 2018 | 12:05 p.m.

''pre-flop I think I would mainly be calling this hand, because it isn't suited and so doesn't make the nuts as often as it's suited variant, and we are playing 200 bb's deep so when we hit top pair it becomes extremely dicey to stack off with. where as if we were to have 100 bigs then 3 betting is fine and we can stack off with top pair fairly happier at a much lower spr.''
Hmm that is true but we are still ahead of his calling range preflop. Is it really wrong to charge his dominated hands like AJ, Axs, KQ, QTs+ for a chance to outflop us? I see where you're coming from but your argument is also true for AKo and even big pairs, they don't make the nuts that often either and it doesn't seem right to just call these and let him see a cheap flop with whatever junk he can be stealing the blinds with.

''on the flop I quite like x calling because we will have a bunch of AK and hands such as JJ/TT will do extremely poorly once we get raised and then the villains barrels ott. I think in any case you should be mixing, betting sometimes with this hand and checking others. on a rainbow board I would be much more inclined to bet this hand at a higher frequency.''
What if we bet 1/3 pot with our whole range, are there any disadvantages?
I didn't really think it through at the moment and if I bet bigger like I did then I agree that I need some checks and AQ is a good hand to check call 3 times.

No comments on the rest of your post, I agree with/understand it all. Thanks.

Nov. 24, 2018 | 10:14 a.m.

PLO - such a wild game that an upswing and a downswing can happen simultaneously

Nov. 23, 2018 | 1:12 p.m.

Comment | Resolve commented on AA 3 way

I don´t think that having the Ah would be a good thing when bluffcatching in this spot because nut flush draws can be a part of BB´s bluffing range.

I don´t think turn fold is bad because:
1) People are in general less likely to bluff like this multiway.
2) You have some very strong hands (about 12 sets, 4 straights, 3 two pairs, 7-9 8xhh) and 9 bluffcatchers with good blockers and a gutshot (76s, 87s, 98s) to defend with.

Nov. 23, 2018 | 2:10 a.m.

The only thing in poker that can make me rage happened yesterday. And I got a screenshot of it.

Link

How do you deal with this? Coolers and beats I can easily rationalize and even laugh about, they don't bother me at all, but this shit makes feel like punching a hole in the wall.

Please post your dc's to help cure my tilt.

Nov. 20, 2018 | 11:07 a.m.

On what site is that?

Nov. 20, 2018 | 10:33 a.m.

Preflop cold4bet vs utg open and mp 3bet is looser than it probably seems. MPs value range is probably QQ+ and some AK, his most likely bluffs are KQo which you block and some suited aces. Unless any of them are bad players I'd probably fold preflop. My cold4bet range in this spot is KK+ and AK and I'd fold AKo to a shove.

Not sure what I would do postflop. I think a check/call line with range is good on the flop because it keeps his loose peels in (if he even has those) and gives him a chance to bluff. Turn is a pretty easy fold for me, although it really sucks.

Nov. 14, 2018 | 8:51 p.m.

Bluffing recs is generally not a way to make a lot of money, especially on the river and when they have shown aggression. You beat all the hands that he will fold besides his AcXc, A4, A5 hands and you block some of those. I would just check down and hope to win against his other draws (65, 64, 54, clubs, maybe even hearts). Recs are more likely to call any kind of showdown value than a regular. He will probably snap-call you with any king. It looks like he could even be trapping on this kind of board sometimes with a monster because a lot of draws miss.

Nov. 14, 2018 | 8:38 p.m.

Yeah I just 3b this standard, maybe I should do it less wide when deep. I normally would cbet 1/3 but chose 1/2 because I was this deep.

So you think it's ok to just fold all bluffcatchers against aggression in spots like this? I think I agree. I don't think he should raise anything on that flop tbh, this probably means he is rarely bluffing.

Nov. 8, 2018 | 1:43 a.m.

Hand History | Resolve posted in NLHE: NL200 88 on T97s in squeezed pot
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (6 Players) BB: $202.45
UTG: $423.81 (Hero)
MP: $94.00
CO: $81.75
BN: $308.59
SB: $233.48
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is UTG with 8 8
Hero raises to $6.00, MP folds, CO calls $6.00, BN raises to $23.00, 2 folds, Hero calls $17.00, CO calls $17.00
CO is a fishy player and BN is a reg.
Flop ($72.00) 9 T 7
Hero checks, CO bets $51.75, BN calls $51.75, Hero calls $51.75
I guess I could have shoved here to make BN fold his overpairs but I have to beat CO too so I opted to just call.
Turn ($227.25) 9 T 7 2
Hero checks, CO bets $7.00 and is all in, BN raises to $233.84 and is all in, Hero folds
Really complicated spot, do I have enough equity to call? I don't think BN should ever be shoving here.
River ($468.09) 9 T 7 2 3
Final Pot CO lost and shows high card Queen.
BN wins and shows high card Ace.
BN wins $238.25
Rake is $3.00

Nov. 8, 2018 | 1:31 a.m.

One of the worst cards in the deck for you OTT. I'd fold unless I have reads that he's extremely spewy postflop. Even then I'd rather call AcQx, QcQx, JcJx.

Nov. 7, 2018 | 7:12 p.m.

Hand History | Resolve posted in NLHE: NL200 crying call in 3BP 200bb deep
Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (5 Players) UTG: $200.00
CO: $403.50
BN: $217.45
SB: $498.44
BB: $612.32 (Hero)
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BB with A Q
UTG folds, CO raises to $5.00, 2 folds, Hero raises to $21.00, CO calls $16.00
Flop ($43.00) Q 8 2
Hero bets $20.42, CO raises to $61.26, Hero calls $40.84
I probably check QQ here most of the time. AQo w/o a club or heart seems like the best bluffcatcher because it blocks QQ which might not want to 4bet/get it in pre this deep and it doesnt block flushdraws/backdoor flushdraws.
Turn ($165.52) Q 8 2 4
Hero checks, CO bets $100.00, Hero calls $100.00
River ($365.52) Q 8 2 4 J
Hero checks, CO bets $221.24 and is all in, Hero calls $221.24
T9s gets there but if I fold this I'm never calling.
Final Pot CO wins and shows three of a kind, Eights.
BB lost and shows a pair of Queens.
CO wins $805.00
Rake is $3.00

Nov. 7, 2018 | 6:47 p.m.

I'd call. I don't think most people have KK,QQ,44,KQo here. I expect to mostly lose to KQcc, ATdd, T9dd and win against all missed diamond draws.

If I have reads that he's loose pre and very aggressive postflop, then I might fold because he can have 44 and all T9s, maybe even ATo.

Nov. 7, 2018 | 6:33 p.m.

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