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Thanks for the pointers guys. I definitely try to isolate often but this table was giving me trouble.

Let's suppose I had a 10000 hand sample, and the whole time I was playing at that same table where I have 2 maniacs in front of me who almost always limp-call. Is 32%vpip still too high? I mean it feels like spewing chips to try to Iso players like this and since the flop is multiway it's more likely someone will connect making my bluffs less effective.

Should I loosen up my calling range? Or significantly tighten up my iso-raise range and just raise very big (like 6bb+)?

Jan. 28, 2020 | 4:16 p.m.

Hi guys, I've got a bit of a dilemma here. While playing at a very limpy (6 max) table I found my HUD stats starting to turn a bit fishy. Basically PFR was good at around 20, but VPIP hovered around 30-32 because I was overlimping a decent bit of implied odds hands like small pairs (88 or lower) and suited connectors.

The hand sample was only 450 hands so the VPIP may have been artificially high.

However, I am wondering if this is still too high of a VPIP despite a bunch of limpers? Many of the pots went multi-way. I mostly over-limped in position. Isoraising a reasonable size was next to useless as they were sticky pot committed stations. Given all this is this VPIP still too high? Or should I continue doing what I'm doing at tables such as this.

I know over-limping small pocket pairs is fine for set mining, but I question the profitability and validity of overlimping connectors (at least for heads up pots).

Jan. 28, 2020 | 11:42 a.m.

Thank you so much for clarifying, Regarding the bluffs, wouldn't betting every single gutshot and flush draw result in too high a frequency making it profitable for the opponent to call more? Or am I wrong?

How does this all change OOP? Should the cbet frequency be lower? (Apologies if this is covered in a later video, I have only gotten to the bet sizing special and rewatching things multiple times.)

Jan. 26, 2020 | 6:46 p.m.

In the 'selective vs. unselective cbetting" video, it's pretty clear which hands to value bet, but how do we know where to draw the line between the check-call range and the bluff range?

Can anyone provide some sort of framework for how to categorize hands here?

Jan. 12, 2020 | 3:59 p.m.

Comment | SpankoPita22 commented on Correct 3Bet Size

Assuming I'm in position with a non-polarized range and trying to raise to 3x. I simply got confused as to whether I was re-raising the open-raise to 3x it's own size, or re-raising the total pot to 3x what the pot currently is. Just a noobish bet size confusing question, that's all, There are no example hands, it's just hypothetical.

I've been doing the former this whole time but the bet size indicator on one of the sites I was playing has led me to having a brainfart and now I'm questioning this lol.

Thanks and sorry for the trivial question :)

Jan. 12, 2020 | 2:53 p.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: Correct 3Bet Size

Hi. I don't know why I never thought of this before, but I'm questioning if I've been 3-betting correctly this whole time.

Let's say someone opens 3x BB (and let's assume a BB is $1 for simplicity's sake). When I want to 3 bet 2x the open, am I putting in $9 on top of villains $3 (to make the pot $12), or am I tripling the size of the pot to $9 by putting in $6?

Jan. 11, 2020 | 12:31 p.m.

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