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I think the key is the assumption of a player type?

If we assume that he is a solid reg then he's correctly defending vs a 3-bet. If he opens 40-50% of hands then in theory he should defend 50% of this range so around 20-25% of that. Also he has a position over us which also decreases our fold equity. If he would be a ABC reg opening same range but overfolding to 3-bets then our FE would be pretty huge because he would continue like 1/5 of the range he opens instead of 1/2.

In the example you've mentioned where tight CO opens - we have following:
1. Tight player - he will open tighter than general thus his range will have more concentration of strong hands BUT as he is tight then he will propably overfold to a 3-bets more than strong balanced player.
2. He will be OOP in a 3-bet pot which increases our FE.

I hope that all makes sense and please correct me if I'm wrong.

May 27, 2019 | 8:27 p.m.

Post | Shifty posted in Courses Forum: How do you memorize pre-flop ranges?

Hi there,

What are your techniques to memorize and understand preflop-ranges in most efficient way? Don't get me wrong I'm not saying to memorize each single hand on the chart but to just have general and precise idea what to do with each hand.

As for me I try to memorize bottom hands and after that I go to Equilab and create those ranges from a scratch then delete and repeat that multiple times. I also read notes from the series which explain what each group of hands is good for.
Still I wonder how people memorize for example mixed ranges with different frequencies...

May 27, 2019 | 8:13 p.m.

Post | Shifty posted in Courses Forum: Creating 3-Bet Defense Ranges

Hi there,

I'm currently working on my preflop ranges and as we know for a default it's good to defend 50% of the opening raise range vs a 3-Bet. So what I did is to try to achieve around 50% of combos from the initial ranges proposed in the series. So this is not rocket science and I tried to fold hands like dominated offsuit cards, suited gappers and weaker suited connectors plus bottom pocket pairs leaving only strongest suited hands and broadways + value and bluff 4-bet range.

The more complicated thing for me which I want to ask here about is how to know which hands is gonna be good enough to value 4-bet, Should I run some default 3-bet range vs a given position and compare how much equity does those hands have? If yes then what would be a good equity threshold to qualify a hand for a 4-Bet bluff?

As for the 4-Bet bluffs is the 1:1 bluff:value ratio good because that's how the default Peter's CO range was created?

Also if it's good to create general ranges like EP vs 3-bet instead of EP vs MP/CO/BU etc 3-bet? For example my EP value 4-bet range is nonexistent vs a OOP 3-bettor because I flat even the top of a range.


May 27, 2019 | 8:03 p.m.

Maybe do your own transcripts aka notes? Will help you to understand content and offer possibility to come back to your notes in future? :)

I'm currently at 21 episode and already did 69 pages of notes including screenshots from slides.

May 2, 2019 | 11:47 a.m.

Hey st4ckem!
Based on what I've learned from the series so far range bet means that you basically do it with most of the range. You have position and range advantage on that kind of a dry board. So if you have 2nd pair as you mentioned you should still make a c-bet. Villain range is capped because he didn't make a 3-bet so you have more nutted hands there. If you check and he has something like KTo you are allowing him to realize his equity - he is having 6 outs so betting should be done here for protection and also value.

April 1, 2019 | 6:52 p.m.

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