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Very well done! You made understanding indifference and ev much easier. As for the basic math in determining bluff % and mdf, I just visualize things in pot odds.

Bluff % is the odds I give my opp. I pot bet my opp gets 2-1 so he has to win 33% to break even so my bluff freq is 33%, if I half pot it my opp gets 3-1 so he has to win 25% so that is my bluff freq.

MDF for my opponent is the odds I lay myself. I bet pot I give myself 1-1 so I have to win 50% to break even so my opp mdf is 50%. If I half pot it I give myself 2-1 so I have to win 33% to break even so my opp mdf is 66%.
This method works for me anyway.

Keep up the great work.

Sept. 24, 2021 | 10:03 p.m.

Great video. I don't think you should worry about vid length. It's good content. If you have a really long vpip video just break it into a couple of parts and turn it into a series.

Sept. 24, 2021 | 12:02 a.m.

Hi phil, I was thinking that maybe at the end of these types of videos you could take 5 min and quickly look at 1 or 2 of the more interesting hands in vision. I know there were a couple of spots where you were unsure of your action and sizing.

Sept. 23, 2021 | 10:52 p.m.

Thanks for doing another part in this aggro series. Very entertaining and informative.

At 16:30 when the 9 prs the turn you mention opponent large barrel sizing (80% pot) is not used. I know it is a high freq chk spot for our opponent but when there is betting is it usually a block in these spots where the board can have improved the other guy but we still want to bet for value?

Hope to see a pio breakdown video on some of these spots. Thanks Tyler.

Sept. 23, 2021 | 9:53 p.m.

I prefer more replayer analyses like this. Gryko covers a lot of solver analyses when he does his replays, mikesell does theory and emty does the low stakes replays. I think continuing this series would be great.

Sept. 22, 2021 | 11:11 p.m.

Great video and format. A part 2 to this will be always be welcome.

Sept. 22, 2021 | 4:39 a.m.

Welcome! Great analyses. I think it is easier if replayer reviews are done with stacks in big blinds. Hopefully we get to see some full vpip tourney reviews. Thanks.

Sept. 22, 2021 | 2:34 a.m.

Really well done with great explanations. Glad you are back.

Continuing this series would be great. Perhaps go down to 2 tables to give yourself more time and maybe do a bit longer video to get extra hands in.


Sept. 21, 2021 | 9:17 p.m.

Great analyses emty. The last hand was especially helpful in showing why we just have to chk fold so much oop with bare overprs. If we were ip instead, do we get to cbet these boards, or if we chk back and we have a disconnected turn like an offsuit J can we call a lead?


Sept. 21, 2021 | 2:15 a.m.

Thank you for the very thorough reply :)

Sept. 17, 2021 | 5:46 a.m.

Great video! Thanks for talking about how you would play the hand in a cash game as well as these icm spots. That helps a lot.

10:37 do you like pads lead? The bring in is somewhat uncapped and his card connects so well it would seem he should chk unless he felt bring in would definitely raise.

24:55 you mention the jj3 should fold. What if we have aax, kkx or qqx with or without a small kicker? I always struggle with knowing when to play these prs in stud8. If we do play them should we be 2 betting to iso every time?

47:11 can the akt ever open here as a steal? Is it bad to try and steal in late position with high only hands in general if you have any low cards behind you?

Would be great to get a part 2 or a mixed cash game review.


Sept. 16, 2021 | 5:19 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Remember to Bluff

Great video Daniel. Any chance we can get a full vpip series soon? Maybe from your wsop bracelet win from last summer ;) Thanks.

Sept. 16, 2021 | 12:31 a.m.

Always learn a lot from your work. You explain really well why pio does what it does. Glad you are back making videos.

Sept. 15, 2021 | 11:57 p.m.

Really cool format. Great analysis.

At 24:15 wouldn't it be better to 3bet the KT to avoid the squeeze jams?

Hope you get to do this format again.


Sept. 14, 2021 | 10:33 p.m.

Welcome. Well done video. A lot to think about.

Sept. 14, 2021 | 2:07 a.m.

Good analyses. Including sims at the end of the more difficult hands is a huge help. I hope you continue to do that.


Sept. 11, 2021 | 4:27 a.m.

Thanks for the insight ryan into how to study more effectively.

Do you also use trainers to drill?

I have experience with gto wizard but have never heard of odin. Gto wizard is geared for 6 max cash only so it looks like odin is the way to go for different stack sizes and what looks like 8 handed tables.


Sept. 11, 2021 | 1:03 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Hot $33 PKO: I Win

Great video. Good explanations. Look forward to more full vpips in the future.

At 27:00 do you make the same iso jam with 33 in a normal tourney?


Sept. 10, 2021 | 2:54 a.m.

Excellent video!

Very glad to hear you will be staying another year.

I get a lot out of this type of video format. You are able to give solver explanations while not actually going through the sim which allows for us to get through more hands. I do get a lot out of deeper analysis of fewer hands where we actually go through the sims, but this format is very efficient and informative.


Sept. 9, 2021 | 11:32 p.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on My Study Process

Thanks for the pio run through. I do get quite a bit out of that.

In what other ways do you study? Do you use gto trainers a lot or do you mostly just run sims on spots that bother you? What is the most effective way for an intermediate player to study?


Sept. 9, 2021 | 12:32 a.m.

Great video. I learned quite a bit.

At 7:05 with the 8855, if we have no flush draw you said you like to bet to fold out opponents eq. So if we are raised then I feel we have to fold, correct? But at the same time our hand is not strong enough to chk call because so many turns are bad. So this seems like kind of a mix of value bet/protection/bluff. Is that basically what is happening?

In that same hand our opponet had ATTx with Ah and you said he could bet flop to also deny eq and to bluff. This seems another example of that mixed purpose bet. If the board runs out low do we showdown the TT? If a heart comes do we bluff? It seems tough to know when to bluff the tens and when to showdown if the board stays low in our favor.

At 39:30 I am surprised we don't get to call the chk raise in position with our pair and nut oesd. I would think our eq plus position would be enough to continue.


Sept. 8, 2021 | 10:13 p.m.

Great video Tyler! Thanks for going deeper into how the aggressive play you used fits in with gto theory. It would be great if at some point you could do a part 2 to the high aggression live play vid that kick started this.


Sept. 8, 2021 | 12:02 a.m.

Well stated Luke. I often do not look at what my action might look like to my opponent and how that might affect what they do or what opportunities it may present me in the future. Sure I am in an uncomfortable spot, but so may my opponent be if I call. Good lesson.

Sept. 5, 2021 | 6:41 p.m.

Hi Luke Johnson

Regarding the 43 spot I should rephrase...we will have a hard time realizing eq in actual gameplay.

I think our pr of 3s is just going to face a ton of pressure and we end up cf turn or river more often than not. It seems we hope the hand chks down or we find a spot to turn our hand ino a bluff.

If I know a spot is solver approved but that spot will be difficult to play I tend to pass on the spot. I wonder if that might be a huge leak?

Sept. 5, 2021 | 5:41 a.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Equity Realization

Shaun Pauwels I feel like the river is a bit easier than the turn given we are v betting or bluffing and we derive bluff hands based on blockers and our freq derives from the number of value hands. I feel the turn is more nuanced and incorporates semi bluffs and bets for equity denial. I suppose we should narrow our focus to the turn.

I think oop turn barreling is more difficult than ip, but I feel huge mistakes are made with both. We can narrow our focus to ep vs btn cold calling or bb 3bet vs btn call for oop turn barreling and mp vs bb for ip barreling.

I suppose I am unsure what I would be looking for specifically. Perhaps general patterns in what happens on a dry, wet, or bway turn? Bet sizings used for each?

Sometimes I feel I just wing it on turns or get by with a basic thought process of "that card looks good for me so fire away with 66% or overbet".

A whole of rambling there. Don't know if that helped. Thats why I still suck at poker ;)

Sept. 3, 2021 | 6:27 p.m.

Comment | SoundSpeed commented on Equity Realization

Great content!! Appreciate all the hard work. I especially liked you incorporating a different spr and talking about how realization changes with different stack sizes.

I think more theory in the future on turn barreling ip and oop would be great. Pre flop and the flop is so heavily studied but the turn can provide troubles especially oop.


Sept. 2, 2021 | 11:31 p.m.

I really got a lot out of this video. Running the drills and you breaking down why things were happening so thoroughly helps. Would like to see more of this type of video especially in oop spots.


Sept. 1, 2021 | 11:13 p.m.

Great video. Appreciate the focus on turn play and all the sims. I feel like the turn can be a difficult spot especially when we are not driving the action. I know I don't raise nearly enough facing cbets in 3bet pots.

I also appreciate the honesty you show in your videos about being unsure how to procede.

It would be great if in future vids you could have ev display turned on rather than freq in the pio sims so we can see the ev of different hands for the actions they are taking.


Sept. 1, 2021 | 6:51 a.m.

I've learned a lot from these last couple videos of b vs b. I know it is something I struggle with at times due to the wide rng nature of the spots.

Just a headsup, the pio sims were not totally in view. I always like to look over the entire sim when they are included in videos.

Thanks Ryan.

Sept. 1, 2021 | 6:49 a.m.

Great video! Looking forward to more.
You got pretty animated with a couple of hands. Never heard you like that before. Good stuff :)

Sept. 1, 2021 | 6:48 a.m.

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