Great series Emty!
45:05 I am surprised 77, 88, 99 don't bet more often as they seem to have little value in the chk line but have good future straight blockers to barrel off as a bluff.
Jan. 25, 2022 | 3:21 a.m.
RunItTw1ce yeah I agree exploitively we need to bet our hands value here. I think small bets have their place when we block so much of their call rng with our boat but as you say live players tend not to hit the fold button much. I think any flush even weaker ones make the call. However, it is interesting to see what we should be doing in gto land to understand our play vs good players. I think our other full houses get to bet big more often than q9.
I will look for the slaski vid. I probably have watched as I have watched most all of his theory vids. I don't play much in games with a sraddle but I can see in the blinds limping our whole rng but in other positions it makes sense to come in for a raise to iso.
Jan. 20, 2022 | 1:52 a.m.
I really like the focus on explotitive play in this video. It is similar to the video adam crawford just put out. I don't think we get enough of this kind of content as everything is so gto centric. It's good to step outside of the box sometimes especially when dealing with weaker players where non gto play is going to be more successful.
Jan. 20, 2022 | 1:42 a.m.
Really good video. This is a nice format.
At 16:00 you talk about a btn straddle spot. You said you should limp your whole rng. Did you mean just the bb? Why limp your whole rng?
37:15 you mention the play to jam river with q9 would be different in higher stakes. To me, you don't have that many bluffs 3 way on the flush completing river after overbetting flop and 75% pot turn into 2 opponents. You also block a lot of your opponents non flush calling rng. A chk or block bet would seem better.
Jan. 19, 2022 | 11:10 p.m.
Nice video. Good to see a purely explotitive video based on your pool reads from all of your experience. Thanks!
33:17 aq hand makes sense to just call flop raise as opponent doesn't have much worse to call if we jam but 36:09 aa hand I think jamming turn has more merit as opponent will call worse hands and we get it in before a straight or flush card hits river.
45:50 I think ak should be jammed pre. It seems too hard to play post if we miss unless you are stacking off post no matter what.
Jan. 18, 2022 | 11:57 p.m.
I always look at the "study spot" for each node in wizard for myself and my opponent regardless of whether I made a mistake or not. I will also change the card or bet size used to study a bit deeper sometimes. What I do is look for patterns in the betting frequency and bet sizing based on board texture and which types of cards come on the turn and river. I try to understand how the flop, turn and river interacts with each of our rngs.
This is not as thorough as aggregate reports or the deep dives into theory concepts looking for patterns that the coaches on rio do. I think Quing Yang's and Ben Sulsky's theory dives are particularly insightful. I still rely quite heavily on studying videos and supplement that with wizard work.
With me being mostly a live player, do you feel I can improve upon this?
Jan. 18, 2022 | 6:58 p.m.
As someone who plays mostly live I find the best study tool for me besides looking at specific solves is to drill. I play against the solver everyday in gto wizard and if I need to work on a certain spot I set those parameters otherwise I let it throw random spots at me with random boards just like a real game. I then always look at the solver output for each part of the hand for both myself and the opponent. This allows me to constantly be exposed to different strategies. Right now that and constantly looking at preflop rngs is the best way for me to be completely immersed in gto.
Jan. 18, 2022 | 1:05 a.m.
Great video amd analysis!
At 5:45 you talk about about 3betting 2 card draws btn vs co. Are you 3 betting 2 card draws from the blinds vs aggressive co or btn?
At 30:14 with 76443 you said with extra 4 we can 3bet. Are we always 3betting this hand even vs utg?
What if we didn't have the extra 4, like 7643k? The draw seems bad.
32:52 we xr andpat the 87 but we have a smooth 7 draw. Shouldn't we check call and draw 1?
33:36 in assad's spot with k7543 if we don't 3bet pre then should we be folding?
Jan. 15, 2022 | 3:08 a.m.
Great mix of stakes and dynamics.
5:53 top left opponent gives up river with a5ss. I feel like he should barrel off as he does not block busted flushes or straights and he has the a4 blocker.
6:20 top right isn't the overbet too thin when opponent is not totally capped and can have some flushes, 55, 88 and kq in his rng?
In the 5-10 game it seems there was a lot of cold calling of raises in hj and co from the pool. Is this standard? Is this profitable?
I also think the 822 might be better as a flop bet. A follow up video with a deeper dive into some hands and showing what our opponents had would be great.
Jan. 15, 2022 | 2:05 a.m.
Great dive into changing strats for different stack sizes. I think more post flop videos revolving around how strats change for different stack sizes would be great. I think too often we just use one strat without regard for stack sizes.
I wonder if the strats at each stack converge more on board textures that are less dynamic and just more favorable for the btn like dry kxx qxx jxx?
25:16 50bb sim I notice that hands like 64dd, 94dd and 92dd don't like to barrel as much as 64, 94 and 92 with the other suits. Are we worried about being jammed on or do we block a lot of opponents fold rng? It seems like a lot of eq we are chking.
Jan. 15, 2022 | 12:19 a.m.
Helpful mw overview. I think these concepts have a lot of relevance in tourneys and live cash. In online cash, how often do you see flat calls from mp and co given rake considerations?
Do you use flat calls in mp and co and do you find that to be profitable?
Do you always use a squeeze or fold strat from the sb?
Jan. 14, 2022 | 1:39 a.m.
Great video Ryan! Looking forward to the rest of the series.
First hand 44 what is bottom of rng to open here for pocket pairs? Are you calling all the sub 20bb jams with whatever pair you open?
18:30 flatting jacks seems to make the spot more difficult to play. Opponent may cbet most of his rng on any flop with a broadway card. Are we folding a, k or q high flops and committing on flops under the j?
19:22 you mention min chk raising with kj as an option. I would prefer to jam if we are going to xr. If we min xr our opp likely jams his continue rng which i assume we have to call and if he calls we will have 16bb left with a pot of about 42 which makes jamming blank turns iffy with no real fold equity.
Jan. 13, 2022 | 11:50 p.m.
Really great video and analysis.
At 33:30 did you randomize a call? I was counting combos and it was a bit difficult coming up with enough bluffs in opponents rng to make this call.
Last hand is the bottom of your river calling rng aq here?
Jan. 13, 2022 | 7:20 a.m.
Really great format and analysis phil!
26:00 right table if we chk back flop isn't it tough for us to deal with a lot of turn aggression making flop betting more attractive?
38:22 right table if opponent had cbet this flop is our hand the kind of hand that can xr bluff with the gutter, backdoor nut flush draw and Qd blocker?
Jan. 12, 2022 | 2:21 a.m.
Really like this format Tyler. Great video!
3:45 if we choose to bluff k3 is a xr bluff more reasonable? We get a chance to showdown vs Ax if he chks back and if he bets we apply extra pressure with the xr.
12:55 facing river block with aa can you get a value raise in here?
Jan. 12, 2022 | 1:16 a.m.
Awesome video and crazy session.
2:00 right table jto do you prefer to jave a heart or spade to keep xr frequencies under control?
15:00 right table 99 can we overbet turn here?
22:12 left table is 78cc a standard fold utg?
23:10 left table a9hh you mention bluffing river is not great with the hearts. Since opponent chked back flop I remove a lot of flush draws from his rng making bluffing the hearts not a bad play.
26:00 with a6 are you ever looking to get a raise in on flop or turn to build a bigger pot to get all in?
Jan. 11, 2022 | 9:42 p.m.
14:45 I also think that the 3s helps opponents rng to a certain degree making us less likely to want to bet big.
19:45 are we continuing with a wider rng on the btn because opponent is attacking us with a wider rng?
Jan. 11, 2022 | 1:47 a.m.
Great video Emty!
I really likes the way you displayed the wet board right next to the dry board. That makes things so much easier to understand.
At 10:25 it shows us chking tt (sets and 2pr) more on the wet board when we have no straight blockers. Are we just basically drawing to a safe turn? With 77 (sets and 2pr) on the dry board we always bet as we don't fear many turns, but wouldn't that also make 77 a good hand to slowplay sometimes?
Jan. 9, 2022 | 3:30 a.m.
Interesting strat. I notice a lot that pio likes to barrel turned draws a lot more than our draws that we flop. Can you talk about why that is?
I also notice that in deeper spr spots as ip we don't barrel a lot with a block size. It seems we are almost always more polar than oop.
Jan. 9, 2022 | 2:32 a.m.
Thanks for this. This video was motivational itself.
I have found that taking baby steps works for me. Find one thing to change, try the change for a couple of weeks to make it into a new habit. If you can maintain that habit then add the next thing. I personally have found that having deadlines makes things worse as it induces stress.
Just keep moving forward.
Jan. 8, 2022 | 2:33 a.m.
Great review Adam! I don't think you went too in depth with icmizer. I thought those sims were very helpful.
1:20 q9hh vs 4:30 66 you don't like jamming the 66 as no better pair folds. But you prefer jamming the q9 (if there was no 20bb stack behind). I feel the same hands fold if you jam either spot. If you open raise normally you may get jammed on by various ax and broadways whereas if you open jam either spot you can get those hands to fold. To me it seems ok to jam or open normally with either hand.
25:40 you flat a2hh 35bb effective. How low in eff stack will you go to play low and medium suited aces? It feels like these need a bit deeper stack to play.
Jan. 8, 2022 | 1:49 a.m.
Really love this format. Great video Phil!
1:30 overprs in these spots seem difficult to play. Are we basically bet folding bare overprs here?
24:15 is similar as you mention we would just be bluffing if we cbet flop or check raise flop. Is this just bluffing hoping to get our opponent off qqxx?