1) With 44 on 345hh 9 Th why using 33% size bet on the river do you say that is an exploit one? It's because PIO usually don't use or because if you use this size you give him the option to XJam?
2) With JKo on QJ4tt why did you cbet with the second pair? If he calls, what would you do with this specific hand on
a) a diamond turn?
b) a brick turn?
c) a Ten?
3) do you have a dynamic open-raise size from EP? If som why? For the sake of curiosity: do you think that the stack constellations on 41'38'' would be a good occasion? Why?
4) with 55 on Q74r you said that betting on that board wasn't that bad, "all depends on how the opponent understand check-raise + how your cbetting should look like". How do you usually define how your opponents check-raisings tendencies looks like? I mean, do you do use a kind of typology or think about in term of frequencies? Or both? haha
Aug. 13, 2018 | 12:42 a.m.
Hey pedro, thanks for the vid!
1) On K88 BBvsLJ why you said that we can have a linear XRaising range. Why do mean that? The opposite is true? I mean, if his cbetting strategy was polarized should we have a polarized XRaising? If so, why?
2) which criteria do you use to change your SB deffense strategy? Which variables say to you that you should use a linear or a polarized one?
Aug. 12, 2018 | 11:57 p.m.
Hey, Ryan! Thanks for the great content and for the massive overdelivery!!
I'd like an advice about bet sizing: I need to understand it deeply, to explain to other players, which references would you advice me to study? If I had 4 hours to study and dig deep on it, which are the top 3 videos, books and/or articles would you suggest me to study, because will make everthing else easier or unnecessary?
July 3, 2018 | 4:24 a.m.
So sick! Thanks!!
You classified the bet sizes in dynamic. So, we can go to the opposite and say that there's a static one. But I'm not sure if this concept is clear for me.
Dynamic bet size "happens" when you choose more than one size in a specific situation. I can bet 33 and 66% on a A64r board COvsBB (i.e). Static is when you choose only one, or the definition refers to the size achored on your cards? I mean, dynamic when you have multiple sizes with X part of your range and when you always use the same size with that part in a specific spot.
Which one is more accurate?
July 2, 2018 | 9:09 p.m.
hey, lucas. thanks for the abundance of ideas and specially for the amazing questions on the conclusion!
What advice can you give for one person who has problems/lack of clarity in estimate ranges in game, specially on the flop?
The ranges, usually, looks like fuzzy and not concrete :(
Which question that person could ask in a consistent basis (opf, otf, ott and otr) to fix this leak specially when attacking?
June 27, 2018 | 5:13 a.m.
Omaha Pot Limit ($0.05/$0.10)
Seat 1: HelpMeGod ($39.25 in chips)
Seat 2: Badcall84 ($9.90 in chips)
Seat 3: OYanush ($18.08 in chips)
Seat 4: DaVar0 ($18.64 in chips)
Seat 5: azak13 ($20.27 in chips)
Seat 6: Gofaziin26 ($12.14 in chips)
Badcall84: posts small blind $0.05
OYanush: posts big blind $0.10
Dealt to Gofaziin26 [9d Kd 3h Th]
azak13 has timed out
Gofaziin26: raises $0.25 to $0.35
HelpMeGod: calls $0.35
Badcall84: raises $0.55 to $0.90
Gofaziin26: calls $0.55
HelpMeGod: calls $0.55
* FLOP * [7s 9c Ks]
Badcall84: bets $2.50
What should we do here with top two? Call or raise? Why?
Appreciate your time!
April 16, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.
1.5, why do you mean that?
if it was SPR=2, i.e, what will be the factors that counts towards check more than bet?
March 29, 2018 | 9:01 p.m.
sorry guys!! my hand was Qc8dQhKh
Would you change something in your POVs?
Thanks for putting the time to talk about it!
March 29, 2018 | 8:59 p.m.
Live Game - Flop Strategy?
Typical full ring live game with lots of multiway pots, limping pre, etc etc.
Villain (CO) is one of the poorer players at the table. He definitely categorizes as more of an "action" player, but not in the sense that he fires blindly at pots. He calls down pretty lightly and is generally quite sticky. He has Hero covered.
Hero in EP with Th Td Kd Ad
two limps from EP, Hero raises to $12, villain call and the other two completes
Flop ($50): 6d 7d Jh
UTG check, UTG+1 check, hero bets $40 and villaim raises to $80 (convering the other trhee stacks including mine).
We have SPR = 1,5 on the flop.
How would we rank the following strategies in this spot?
1.) Check, once we have no fold equity in this spot, and fold against full pot bet
2.) Bet to deny equity and fold against any raise. If so, which size should we use?
4.) Check call and analyze again on the turn.
March 28, 2018 | 11:29 a.m.
Hey Pitsquared. I appreciate your thinking about that.
Two questions have arrived and the dare to fill the initial intention had passed though one question: how specifically can we do that?
1) Based on your experience as a poker player, if you have to advice your younger self (yourself when start taking the game seriously) how exactly should you work to develop a vision of your opponent's range at different decision points?
2) Which are the major mistakes around the proccess of assigning ranges to your opponents, when we're doing that in and off-game?
They at first could look dumb, but I ask you to look them closer because thel when you do that they'll enrich our talk.
The reason I say that is: based on the initial question of the thread and picking and thinking about your question I've asked myself: how can we go around and beyond that?
Let me explain: have you ever heard a concept called holon? It's a concept that explain the function of something when something is at the same time the part and the whole.
I think the way to think it dialectically is the apth of dig deep into the parts and then come back to the whole to finally develop a solid answer to the thread.
Thank you for giving the time to develop your answer.
Dec. 19, 2017 | 5:53 p.m.
Hey guys, how are you?
How can we develop consistency in our routine of grind?
How exactly can we astonish ourselves with a solid approach that allows us to enjoy the routine of playing (being more and more stable/confident) and at the same time allow us to make great decisions?
I was hearing an interview of Cal Newport in a course called The Finisher's Formula (if you are like me who has the same chronic starting disease, haha, I strongly recommend the course) and the main thesis was that if you're doing a shallow work you won't be able to bring huge value to the world.
This thesis made me rethink my approach while I'm grind online MTTs and I recognize that, inspite the fact that I know a lot of strategy, I don't have a solid decision system.
So, I've started developing my decision making process and on the meanwhile a clear light of idea came through my head and I believe that it is the gateway to the consistency and, therefore, to great future results.
As every light is composed electromagnetic waves that one who came through me was made by eletrorobbinsmagnetic waves (haha).
Let me explain: tony always argue that if someone has better results than you is because the difference between your avaliation system and theirs.
So, what if we share our decision process and build an abundant, superior and consistent decision process?
What if a simple change in the sequence of the questions that we ask ourselves change dramatically the quality of our decisions?
What if during the process of sharing the structure of our behavior we transcend them into a greater version?
Based on that vision I invite you to dig deep and dare to know your best response to 3 questions:
When you're analyzing a situation on sitX what's important to you?
What you need to know to feel satisfied and make the betting decision (bet, check, fold, raise or call) on sitX?
Supposing that you're going to holidays and your friend will substitute you on the grind, if you have to draw a checklist/script that allow him make consistent decisions, how the script to play on sitX look likes?
*When: sitX is situation X. Here's a menu that make sense to me: open raise, facing oR, OTF as PFA and OTF as PFC *
I love a quote from Buddha that say "in the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things that don't meant to you" and I dare to include a fourth element: how much you act on your dream, because "people are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.” (George B. Shaw)
Dec. 12, 2017 | 9:44 p.m.
Hey, Dan. When I was reading your text I've immediately see an alternative path.
Before I say, let me contetualize how exactly I now that.
Since when I decided to turn poker my main focus I've realized how important mental game is, but immediately after that (and after buying some courses) I've noticed that everybody say that you must have self-control and why it's really important to your life, etc, etc, but how exactly should I do that? NO ONE say how to do that. To be fair, based on my searchs and practices only Eliot Roe provide that kind of knowledge but doesn't teach how to do.
Facing that fucking pain of being stuck and dependent from others and don't seeing any perspective of giving autonomy from the content available on the market I've choosed to find the HOW by myself.
During the last two years of study and practice I've discovered a lot of hows (Neurolinguistic Programming, Neurosemantics, Symbolic Modelling, Mindfulness, Yôga, Hypnosis) and digged deep in some of them (the first three to be precise).
Then, based on your description there's another way of getting rid of limiting thoughts.
According to Dr. Michael Hall our beliefs are just confirmed toughts. They're toughts that you consciously or unconsciously confirmed. So, beyond disidentify I think you should disconfirm your thoughts. How exaclty?
#1 Think of something that really produces aversion/anger on you. Remember one experience that produces this feeling of aversion, close your eyes, and see it as if it's happening right now. See what you saw. Hear what you heard and breathe with the same rythm. From 1 to 10 which number represent that intensity of the feeling?
#2 When you feel 8+* say loudly "NO!" and do a gesture of negation.*
*if you don't feel 8+ repeat the #1
*this is an anchor.
#3 Remember that limiting thoughts
'your style just doesn't work on this site'
'regs are so random, you can't hand read them'
'hmm maybe actually regs are just like reallly really good and they have poker solved and Dan you're the problem'
'whatever you do, you will lose'
When you do that you're reconditioning the distribuition between pain and pleasure that you give to your thoughts and memories and, since we're human beings, you'll avoind the pain and you'll search for pleasure. So, after doing this exercises sometimes (at least once a day per 7 days) you'll feel how fast they'll decrease or even disappear.
That's it. I hope that some of this idea helps you. If you wanna dig deep (haha) I suggest those articles: