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S0lidSnaKe

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Thanks for this answer Samu :)

What about his range construction? We can ear sometimes that we can raise big with a polarised range with pur "nuts" and pur "bluffs"...
Can we use a linear range with a big sizing anyway?

Jan. 11, 2019 | 10:04 a.m.

Hi everyone

It's been a while since I noticed some regulars on my field do some very large 3bet reg vs reg even if there is no fish involved with a cold call or a limp.
I understand that I have to defend less than I would do vs a most commun sizing, but I guess there other things to do, what do you think about this guys?

Thanks

Jan. 10, 2019 | 9:16 p.m.

Without thinking too much on it, I would say mid set, bottom set, some AA I didn't 4bet, some FD like NFD and combos draws like QJs, 87s maybe I can add some weaker draws with heart blocker.

Jan. 9, 2019 | 12:40 p.m.

raising 3.6 comes with 2 issues
-we almost never have FE
-it's near to half of the effective stack, spr turn will be ridiculous

What do you think about this?

Jan. 8, 2019 | 5:12 p.m.

Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) UTG: $13.42
MP: $29.76
CO: $11.32
BN: $10.20
SB: $10.00 (Hero)
BB: $20.78
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is SB with Q K
4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.60
(Little glitch here BB 3bets 9bb) Same spot same opponent few hands after the A4s sb vs bb.
Flop ($1.90) Q 7 K
Hero checks, BB bets $1.26, Hero raises to $9.10 and is all in, BB calls $7.84
X/R is overplayed here? 77 and KQ is the top of my range, villain has more nutted hands than me so do I have to X/C or X/C only?

Jan. 8, 2019 | 3:19 p.m.

Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (5 Players) UTG: $13.72
CO: $30.91
BN: $10.45
SB: $11.73 (Hero)
BB: $10.38
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is SB with A 4
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $0.90, Hero calls $0.60
BB reg 33/30/24% 3bet (5/8 BB vs steal) 82 hands
Flop ($1.80) 8 T 6
Hero checks, BB bets $1.26, Hero raises to $10.83 and is all in, BB calls $8.22 and is all in
I want to x/r that hand but I can't make a lower sizing without putting more than 50% of the effective stack. What do you think about that line?

Jan. 8, 2019 | 3:08 p.m.

I agree but considering we can cbet flop with a decent number of Axcc, what do you think about splitting our range in two bet sizing, one pretty big and another smaller?

Jan. 2, 2019 | 1:55 p.m.

ChaoRen123 (didn't find how to mention yet)
I'm not playing on pokerstars.eu but anyway thank you for the advice, I'm trying to improve both my technical and mental game that's why I'm here also because I understood that repeating things on almost every posts what we learnt on the forum Victor and I are coming from this is not the good way to improve.
There is no anger in my post, please do not malign me because you want to defend your friend, I know he struggled in 2NL trying to reproduce thinking process but not thinking. Making mistake is okay anyway, I make my own but last time I played 2NL and 4NL I crushed those stakes quite hardly.

You would like to make your comment usefull? So share with us your opinion on what I have said and not on how I said it since I think it wasn't disrespectful.

Jan. 2, 2019 | 9:29 a.m.

Hi Victor! How is the 2NL? Finnally beaten?

"thinking of my hand versus the villain’s range, I would check, since the villain has the range advantage"

??? hand vs range... range advantage? that sentence has no sense to me! To find who has the range advantage we have to compare range vs range and here hero has around 50% equity with 12 more combos of overpairs than villain but almost the same number of sets and TP but a lot more of Ahi so if there is a range advantage for hero it is quite tiny.

"And before overbetting, think of the villain’s range and ask yourself: is the villain’s range capped? is the villain scary? can I make pressure on parts of the range such as a second pair or lower?"

I really don't understand that kind of statements to justifie overbetting in a spot. I'm really interested to hear what others could tell about that but to me that's sounds complete missunderstanding. We can overbet in a spot where we have a lots of very strong hands contrary to villain and doing so we have to add a lots of bluff.

That being said since you are here, I really hope you will stop to spit out like a parrot what you heard previously on another site and learn awesome stuffs on this one.

GL

Jan. 1, 2019 | 11:10 p.m.

Hello

On that spot I'm 3betting AA-JJ,AKo-AQo,AKs-ATs,KQs-KJs,QJs,JTs,[50]A5s-A2s[/50]
CO calls something like JJ-55,AQo,AQs-ATs,KQs-KJs,QJs,JTs,[35]QQ,44-22,AKo,KQo,A5s-A2s[/35]. I have 51.7% equity with no set, no dp.

To find the best cbet strategy (without a solver) I've made some assumptions (which are possibly wrong)

-I have a slight equity advantage but no nuts advantage
-Not having very strong hands like DP+ prevent me to cbet big
-Cbetting big with overpairs OOP on that flop seems to be pretty unconfortable
-80% of my range is Ahi or draws

So in that spot I thought I have to cbet <50% PSB and not checking so much to be able to cbet a lots of draws that are not able to x/c like BDFD BDSD because if we decide to bet bigger we cannot bet very frequently. Obviously a friend of mine have a PIO simulation that showed the opposit: Cbet 0.75psb 83% of the time (or 33% pSB 90% of the time)

What's wrong in my thinking process?
What is the best strategy for you on that spot and why?

Thank you very much guys and my warmest season's greetings to you and your family :)

Dec. 28, 2018 | 3:01 p.m.

Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) MP: $10.92
CO: $26.43
BN: $10.00
SB: $10.35
BB: $10.35 (Hero)
UTG: $10.25
CO tag
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BB with Q A
2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, CO calls $0.90
Flop ($2.45) 7 9 T
Hero bets $0.77, CO raises to $3.48, Hero folds

Dec. 16, 2018 | 11:11 a.m.

I forgot something pretty important, SB hasn't fold alrealdy! lol
I'm not sure but he shouldn't have a better hand than JJ, TT, AQs so what he is going to do if hero shoves? Anyway I think it doesn't matter we don't have enough equity and FE to get a +ev shove.
What about calling IP? That sounds not so good...

Dec. 15, 2018 | 9:01 p.m.

From a tool on a french site, if you don't understand french that will be hard to use it but here it is: http://f4bht.free.fr/calc_m.php

Dec. 15, 2018 | 11:31 a.m.

Hello
As you know EV depends on your equity vs BU calling range and the FE you have vs his 4betting range.
As you can see on this graph and if I've made any mistake, BE points are on the blueline, all above is +ev and all below is -ev. Do you think you will make your opponent fold more than 30%?

Dec. 15, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

Well I agree with Mancuso, most of the time you would like to 3bet or fold in SB so dont put too much weak hands like low Axs hands in you 3bet range.
Post flop that's a tricky line you have taken here, very exploitative. Most of the time I dont have that kind of hand in SB neither a donk strategy OTF, so I dont know but I dont like so much betting so huge on river, you didnt bet the turn because you didnt want to be face up but you made a huge overbet OTR? To me thats much more faced up than second barrel the turn but it worked :p

Dec. 14, 2018 | 2:08 p.m.

Comment | S0lidSnaKe commented on Food for the mind

Hello David.
I'm not sure to understand the question
We want to find board texture(s) where the turn card is always dynamic right?
Are we talking about range vs range btn vs BB?
With or without reducing preflop ranges by actions on flop?
Thanks

Dec. 14, 2018 | 1:51 p.m.

As always, thank you David for all your high quality explanations!
However OTF I've made a mistake by betting big and SB x/raised me pretty small, so maybe I should have given up at this point. What do you think?

Dec. 14, 2018 | 8:29 a.m.

Hand History | S0lidSnaKe posted in NLHE: What is the best line here?
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (4 Players) BB: $16.75
CO: $5.72
BN: $10.71 (Hero)
SB: $10.20
SB rec 44/3, 3bet:3%, AF:2.8 ,1khands - CO 64/22 AF:5, Limp: 44%, Limp/c: 71% - Both folding less than 50% vs cbet
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BN with 9 K
CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, SB calls $0.45, BB folds, CO calls $0.40
Flop ($1.60) 5 6 K
SB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $1.13, SB raises to $3.01, CO folds, Hero calls $1.88
I cbet pretty big here because we are 3way with cs, but in general I think that would be a good hand to check, especially hu IP. Vs small x/r I think I can call. What do you do here?
Turn ($7.62) 5 6 K Q
SB checks, Hero checks
River ($7.62) 5 6 K Q 5
SB bets $3.56, Hero calls $3.56
That 5 is pretty good because its reducing his nut combos like 55, 65, K5, and unblock bluff combos. Go for a bluff catch?
Thank you guys

Dec. 13, 2018 | 8:34 p.m.

Yes indeed this a sb vs bb spot, BB is full stack (thanks hm3)

Dec. 13, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.

Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BB: $5.10
UTG: $10.00
MP: $20.43
CO: $17.99
BN: $25.96
SB: $13.13 (Hero)
(bug in the hh, here real BB is the player marked as UTG with 100bb, player with 51bb does not exist)
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is SB with 4 A
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, UTG calls $0.20
villain is 32/22, AF:3.7, 3B: 11% overall, 107hands
Flop ($0.60) J 3 A
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28
Cbetting would be the best line here?
Turn ($1.16) J 3 A 2
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.71, Hero calls $0.71
I see nothing else to do than x/c here
River ($2.58) J 3 A 2 7
Hero checks, UTG bets $1.89, Hero calls $1.89
What do think about x/c again? odds are pretty cool and even if villain underbluff I have not so much best hand in that spot. Am I right?
Thanks guys :)

Dec. 13, 2018 | 1:21 p.m.

Awesome! Thanks David ;)

Nov. 28, 2018 | 10:07 p.m.

I agree thank you!

Nov. 28, 2018 | 7:52 p.m.

Hello David

What an interesting comment especially on the turn play! I really appreciate that however this opens a few questions:
What do you mean by "geometric overbet"?
I guess you'll add some "bluff" combos to those you mention above, but how do you select them?
Finally the fact that we have hands with an equity >90% should not be the only condition that allows us to set up an overbet strategy, isn't it?

Anyway thank you for your invaluable help

Nov. 28, 2018 | 7:51 p.m.

same thing I ask to jonte89, Is this a good bluffcatcher?

Nov. 27, 2018 | 7:45 p.m.

You prefer x/c here? AT seems to be a good bluff catcher because it blocks villain's value bet right?

Nov. 27, 2018 | 7:43 p.m.

Hand History | S0lidSnaKe posted in NLHE: 10NL - Do we have to shove the turn?
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) BB: $11.19
UTG: $10.30
MP: $10.00
CO: $12.30 (Hero)
BN: $13.78
SB: $17.49
UTG 25/10 RFI UTG: 9% - MP rec 39/9
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is CO with 5 5
UTG raises to $0.30, MP calls $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 3 folds
Flop ($1.05) 5 K Q
UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.74, UTG calls $0.74, MP calls $0.74
UTG Cbet 35% - skip cbet and X/C 71% - turn donk bet: 10%
Turn ($3.27) 5 K Q J
UTG bets $2.29, MP calls $2.29, Hero calls $2.29
River ($10.14) 5 K Q J K
UTG bets $6.97 and is all in, MP folds, Hero calls $6.97
Final Pot CO lost and shows a full house, Fives full of Kings.
UTG wins and shows a full house, Kings full of Queens.
UTG wins $22.48
Rake is $1.60

Nov. 27, 2018 | 6:37 p.m.

Hand History | S0lidSnaKe posted in NLHE: 10NL - What's wrong with my line here?
Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (6 Players) CO: $10.00
BN: $13.84
SB: $10.00
BB: $7.84
UTG: $12.24
MP: $10.15 (Hero)
villain reg 20/16 - 3bet:8 - af 3.5
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is MP with A T
Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 3 folds
Flop ($0.75) A 7 7
Hero bets $0.23, CO calls $0.23
Turn ($1.21) A 7 7 K
Hero bets $0.82, CO calls $0.82
River ($2.85) A 7 7 K J
Hero bets $1.94, CO raises to $8.65 and is all in, Hero folds
Final Pot CO wins $6.29
Rake is $0.44

Nov. 27, 2018 | 6:27 p.m.

I agree but what would you do after calling the flop considering there will bet a pot size bet on the turn? An A would be bad for us, T,J,Q,K of heart as well but on other cards? Shove if he checks to us, call a shove, check back?

Oct. 18, 2018 | 5:14 p.m.

Blinds: $0.05/$0.10 (5 Players) BB: $10.09
UTG: $8.18
CO: $5.73
BN: $18.72 (Hero)
SB: $10.00
Preflop ($0.15) Hero is BN with 8 8
UTG folds, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB raises to $1.70, CO folds, Hero calls $1.30
Flop ($3.55) 2 4 7
BB bets $1.40, Hero raises to $17.02 and is all in, BB folds
Final Pot BN wins $5.93
Rake is $0.42

Oct. 18, 2018 | 1:07 p.m.

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