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Seed2Shade

21 points

Thanks Jeff. I realized the flop dynamic after running in Pio...hitting myself on my head. Makes sense in hindsight. I played this hand so bad I literally had nightmares last night haha.

Dec. 28, 2019 | 1:37 p.m.

Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (9 Players) BB: $243.25
UTG: $197.00
UTG+1: $482.57
MP: $223.82
MP+1: $200.00 (Hero)
MP+2: $651.59
CO: $187.10
BN: $197.00
SB: $196.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is MP+1 with A A
3 folds, Hero raises to $5.00, 2 folds, BN calls $5.00, 2 folds
Flop ($13.00) J 7 3
Hero bets $8.00, BN raises to $26.00, Hero calls $18.00
Turn ($65.00) J 7 3 2
Hero checks, BN bets $34.88, Hero calls $34.88
River ($134.76) J 7 3 2 Q
Hero checks, BN bets $131.12 and is all in

Dec. 28, 2019 | 3:47 a.m.

Thanks for response forCarolatta. I've recently been playing more, but unfortunately will have to make due with a 1,000 hands per week at best. I have a career and allocating more time is very difficult. Just got to be very efficient in my studying time to maximize learning!

Dec. 27, 2019 | 2:51 p.m.

Dec. 27, 2019 | 2:45 p.m.

Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (9 Players) MP+1: $186.00
MP+2: $245.70
CO: $195.35
BN: $26.17
SB: $529.60 (Hero)
BB: $202.00
UTG: $205.45
UTG+1: $382.80
MP: $178.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is SB with J J
4 folds, MP+2 raises to $5.00, CO calls $5.00, BN folds, Hero raises to $25.00, BB folds, MP+2 calls $20.00, CO folds
Flop ($57.00) 3 2 3
Hero bets $22.00, MP+2 calls $22.00
Turn ($101.00) 3 2 3 6
Hero bets $60.00, MP+2 calls $60.00
River ($221.00) 3 2 3 6 6
Hero checks, MP+2 bets $138.70 and is all in

Dec. 27, 2019 | 3:07 a.m.

Have you withdrawn from Global? They have the shadiest of shadiest set ups I've ever seen to get around the US laaws. Not even sure I fully understand how this sweepstake model works. You know its shady when first Q in FAQ is "Is Global Poker legal?" lol.

How is the liquidity/competition level there?

To answer your question. Its my understanding Betonline is just as weak as Bovada/Ignition. But I don't play there so sorry I can't be more help.

Dec. 23, 2019 | 7:01 p.m.

Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (3 Players) BB: $198.26
BN: $241.38 (Hero)
SB: $256.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is BN with K A
Hero raises to $5.00, SB raises to $21.00, BB folds, Hero raises to $50.00, SB calls $29.00
Flop ($102.00) Q 4 K
SB checks, Hero bets $35.00, SB calls $35.00
Turn ($172.00) Q 4 K 2
SB checks, Hero checks
River ($172.00) Q 4 K 2 2
SB checks

Dec. 21, 2019 | 2:29 p.m.

Thank you!

Dec. 19, 2019 | 11:58 p.m.

Post | Seed2Shade posted in NLHE: Defending against 3bets

I've been getting away with a basic, rather sub-par (IMO) 3bet defense game given generally poorly constructed 3betting ranges from the pool. But I have moved up stakes recently and can immediately see that players have a much better, well balanced 3betting game and even 4betting. Getting 3bet still makes me uncomfortable, unsure of correct line (4bet bluff?, 4bet for value but good enough to call 5bet?, just fold or call?, etc), especially OP.

What do you think is the best method to go about strengthening my 3bet defense game?

Thanks everyone.

Dec. 18, 2019 | 4 a.m.

We actually have a massive equity advantage on this flop (I realized after the fact). V will have much more low suited connectors, low pairs, weak aces and low frequencies of AK,KK,QQ,AA vs. us at 100%. We have a license to bet range.

Dec. 17, 2019 | 1:27 a.m.

I am not in the camp that poker is dead or will die, but it would be naive not to recognize that the economics of poker has been eroding for a decade+.

Is there anything that you think would help improve the poker ecosystem (online and/or live)? Meaning ensuring enough antelope for the lions. Whether that be game structure, marketing of poker, distribution of poker content, etc, etc.

I do my part as a big meaty antelope :)

Dec. 17, 2019 | 1:14 a.m.

Blinds: $1.00/$2.00 (8 Players) MP: $232.45
MP+1: $273.68
CO: $29.03
BN: $205.23
SB: $396.08 (Hero)
BB: $306.81
UTG: $539.21
UTG+1: $203.00
Preflop ($3.00) Hero is SB with Q A
4 folds, CO calls $2.00, BN raises to $8.00, Hero raises to $32.00, BB folds, CO folds, BN calls $24.00
Flop ($68.00) K T A
Hero checks, BN bets $18.30, Hero calls $18.30
Turn ($104.60) K T A 9
Hero checks, BN bets $44.30, Hero calls $44.30
River ($193.20) K T A 9 8
Hero checks, BN bets $110.63 and is all in

Dec. 14, 2019 | 5:24 p.m.

Hi dono. No I have not.

Dec. 14, 2019 | 5:17 p.m.

It bets 45 at high frequency, but frequencies decrease the higher the air (78>89>9T). Again, I think this is likely because lower air unblocks V's middling pairs. Just my guess.

Nov. 23, 2019 | 3:30 p.m.

So I ran it in Pio and surprisingly (at first) it has us betting 67, 56 at a higher frequency than broadway air (JT, KJ, KT) if checked to on flop. Even if it goes x/x, x/_, Pio still bets the same frequency (1/3 as flop), which we can do bc we are checking back some flushes, A's, and some frequency of AQ. As played, the river is a slam dunk overbet. OTR, we arrive with various frequencies of flushes, Ax, boats to balance.

I think it makes sense now that I think about it. 1) Having broadway cards blocks a lot of his middling stuff (KK, JJ, TT) he would check since he is betting things like AK, AJ at higher frequency. 2) OTF, we don't have a notable range advantage so we must bet less and thus narrow our bluffing range. Thus Pio prefers low play-ability hands such as 78,56,55,44, etc w/o club. Agree?

But yea I hear you on the meta point, although player pool tendencies is usually under folding to large river bets (at least in my pools).

Nov. 23, 2019 | 1:35 p.m.

But we are in the bottom part of our range and can have a certain frequency of many different nutted hands including AQ, AQ, A5, 55, QQ, and some flushes. Yes we bet flop with some of these but not at a 100% frequency.

What type of hands would you put in your bluffing range here?

Nov. 21, 2019 | 12:18 a.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (9 Players) MP: $18.70
UTG+1: $77.43
MP+1: $104.43
MP+2: $72.33
CO: $220.00 (Hero)
BN: $215.34
SB: $99.00
BB: $100.00
UTG: $97.00
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is CO with 5 6
5 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, BN folds, SB raises to $11.00, BB folds, Hero calls $8.00
Flop ($23.00) A 6 Q
SB checks, Hero checks
Turn ($23.00) A 6 Q A
SB checks, Hero bets $15.00, SB calls $15.00
River ($53.00) A 6 Q A 5
SB checks, Hero bets $38.00

Nov. 20, 2019 | 2:48 a.m.

Nov. 19, 2019 | 11:42 p.m.

Do you guys every factor in insta betting speed into your analysis? Jw generally and also for this hand given he insta'd flop, turn. What do you make of it?

Nov. 17, 2019 | 12:07 a.m.

Yea Ill have some frequency of KK and AA here.

Nov. 16, 2019 | 11:04 p.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (8 Players) CO: $112.25
BN: $95.81
SB: $27.53
BB: $104.68
UTG: $100.00 (Hero)
UTG+1: $181.83
MP: $140.55
MP+1: $105.79
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is UTG with Q Q
Hero raises to $3.00, UTG+1 raises to $9.00, 6 folds, Hero calls $6.00
Flop ($19.50) 6 6 7
Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $12.00, Hero calls $12.00
Turn ($43.50) 6 6 7 6
Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $80.00

Nov. 15, 2019 | 12:24 a.m.

Hey guys/gals. I have a measly 21,000 hands since may. I want to drill down into PT4 and figure out what's working and whats not (e.g. raising UTG with low suited Aces, x/r flop from blinds, etc). Whats a reasonable sample size to begin to analyze my play?

Now I understand that to feel very confident (maybe within 1 standard deviation or less), you probably need like a 1,000,000 hands. However this is a unrealistic number for me. That's why I am asking for a reasonable sample size.

Thanks!

Nov. 3, 2019 | 2:49 p.m.

These were the thoughts running through my head at the time..Maybe overplaying JJ/TT, but probably much higher frequency of AA/KK vs. the later here.

Nov. 1, 2019 | 10:18 p.m.

True with the 75% comment. But I just can't imagine any other situation besides both of us all in on turn. So feels like we are just pulling hairs with flatting vs. just getting it in IMO.

Nov. 1, 2019 | 10:17 p.m.

I say that because if we call, then we have $70 left in a pot of $210. Would this V really barrel turn knowing we are calling close to 100% of time given odds? So if that is true, why not protect with a shove on flop or like you said he could have worse overpairs so we can get value with those now.

Oct. 29, 2019 | 11:01 p.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (9 Players) CO: $29.17
BN: $38.50
SB: $99.00
BB: $183.40
UTG: $153.15 (Hero)
UTG+1: $87.16
MP: $99.00
MP+1: $141.73
MP+2: $283.09
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is UTG with Q Q
Hero raises to $3.00, UTG+1 calls $3.00, MP folds, MP+1 calls $3.00, 4 folds, BB raises to $20.26, Hero calls $17.26, UTG+1 calls $17.26, MP+1 calls $17.26
Flop ($81.54) 3 5 3
BB bets $64.16

Oct. 29, 2019 | 2:30 a.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (9 Players) MP+2: $29.43
CO: $121.18
BN: $198.42
SB: $148.79
BB: $100.00 (Hero)
UTG: $46.22
UTG+1: $60.19
MP: $97.00
MP+1: $42.20
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is BB with 3 6
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $1.00, MP calls $1.00, 3 folds, BN calls $1.00, SB folds, Hero checks
Flop ($4.50) 4 A 6
Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP checks, BN checks
Turn ($4.50) 4 A 6 2
Hero bets $3.00, UTG+1 calls $3.00, MP calls $3.00, BN calls $3.00
River ($16.50) 4 A 6 2 5
Hero

Oct. 29, 2019 | 2:17 a.m.

Tough to preciously narrow down Vs 4betting range given lack of data, but I think I could reasonably say he's very aggressive.

The problem I see with calling is the SPR of 1.25x. Q+ hits 60% of flops putting me in tough spot if V shoves flop or some like a 1/3 then shove turn. Hard to play as a call I believe.

Oct. 19, 2019 | 12:18 p.m.

Hand History | Seed2Shade posted in NLHE: Aggressive V cold 4bets, Hero has JJ.
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (7 Players) UTG: $93.50
MP: $97.79
UTG+1: $105.38
CO: $100.00 (Hero)
BN: $103.14
SB: $148.11
BB: $80.15
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is CO with J J
2 folds, UTG+1 raises to $3.00, Hero raises to $9.00, BN folds, SB raises to $24.00, BB folds, UTG+1 folds, Hero

Oct. 19, 2019 | 2:58 a.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (7 Players) BB: $94.38
UTG: $107.74
UTG+1: $125.36
MP: $99.00
CO: $116.76 (Hero)
BN: $45.95
SB: $110.73
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is CO with T T
2 folds, MP raises to $3.00, Hero raises to $9.00, 3 folds, MP calls $6.00
Flop ($19.50) Q Q Q
MP bets $15.00, Hero calls $15.00
Turn ($49.50) Q Q Q 3
MP bets $75.00 and is all in

Sept. 22, 2019 | 2:42 p.m.

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