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Thank you so much ^_^, would you know what the rake % is?

June 17, 2020 | 4:27 p.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: Snowie Preflop Advisor

Does anybody know if these ranges factor in rake? And what the rake is? Also have they updated them in the app since 2016? (I know the FAQ says the ranges are from the pre 2016 version of Snowie)

June 13, 2020 | noon

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: Zenith Poker?

Hi guys, was wondering if anyone has tried this free training site?

Kind of finding the material questionable so far. For example:

He uses 2 different open raise sizes (minbet and 5x), with the 5x being used with parts of his stronger (Broadways) range. Sure he's playing anonymous zoom but he mentioned he would use this at regular tables as well. He also 3 bets pretty huge like 5x or more because "people call too much at micros" and sizing up is a better exploit than 3betting light. From my experience people overfold to 3bets at micros, am I wrong?


June 13, 2020 | 11:59 a.m.

Comment | SpankoPita22 commented on GTO+ vs. PIO

Thank you so much for explaining, this is extremely helpful! :)

June 8, 2020 | 6:06 p.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: GTO+ vs. PIO

Hi guys,

I was wondering how these compare? From a price standpoint GTO+ is a clear winner, but I was wondering what PIO has to offer that GTO+ doesn't.

I was also wondering if node locking is much easier in GTO+ or not because I heard it's a major time consuming PITA in PIO. Also does node locking require a lot more RAM than standard GTO solutions?


(Also are there any solvers out there that allow simply entering bluff/value/fold frequencies as opposed to manually selecting combos when it comes to node locking? Would save a of a lot of time)

June 6, 2020 | 3:51 p.m.

Hey guys, I ended up grabbing the lab. The core section looks pretty meh and I wish they had more examples and more in depth explanations since it's a bunch of stuff I know already. But beyond core looks pretty good.

What I'm wondering, does Lab get updated often enough to stay current? And is there anything in Upswing Lab that can't be found in their free articles?

I got kind of disappointed when the core bet size module just said to choose 75% pot for all 3 streets in SRP's, which is way more basic then what I've learned from free Upswing articles. I hope beyond core rebuilds on that, explains why 75% isn't good everywhere, and re-explains why to use different bet sizes.

Also, where can I access their archived stuff like the flush draw rules?

April 25, 2020 | 6:24 p.m.

Thanks, good idea, I guess I can actually just go through my hand histories to do this.

I think a quiz is still good for low frequency spots so I can really hammer them in though.

April 25, 2020 | 10:29 a.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: Making an Excel Quiz?

Hi guys, I want to make an excel quiz that references a random cell in a random preflop chart while showing preceding actionsn and then asking what move to make. Does anyone know if this is technically possible?

April 24, 2020 | 4:59 p.m.

Thanks :)

Do you find Snowie has taught you any bad habits? I feel like one bad habit is a lack of steals preflop vs. fish and some of the plays I've seen don't make any sense to me.

April 23, 2020 | 5:18 p.m.

Hi, I completely agree. I got the impression that the creators of pluribus are getting a disproportionate amount of credit for something the snowie guys have already achieved years earlier, or so the PDF says. I'm posting this because it seems unfair that they should steal the spotlight like that.

Here's a working link

I'm curious to hear people's opinions on whether the two AI's are on par with each other, or if pluribus is superior as it's creators seem to imply.

April 20, 2020 | 6:09 p.m.

Thanks for the in depth explanation, I really appreciate this :)

Here are some upswing articles ranging from simple to advanced:

If stuff like this comes in organized module format then I'm sold :)

Edit: If the articles cover all the paid material in the same detail then I'll settle for articles! :p

One thing I really didn't like from upswing is their "20 rules to _" pdf's, I found these to formulaic without much of the kind of logical explanations I love from upswing's articles. I hope upswing has logical explanations for various strategic lines like the articles do?

April 20, 2020 | 5:55 p.m.

April 20, 2020 | 5:50 p.m.

Thanks so much, this is super helpful :)

Core basically sounds kind of useless? Does beyond core follow the same organized approach as core? And also, is the content as good as their free articles (explained super logically with reasons behind everything)

April 19, 2020 | 3:33 p.m.

Thanks, I've tried but it still leaves more structure to be desired. Plus I have time for maybe one video a day, I can get through non-video modules a lot faster.

April 18, 2020 | 4:16 p.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in Chatter: Pluribus vs. Snowie

I found this pdf from the PokerSnowie people discrediting a lot of the claims made by the creators of Pluribus. Mainly that Pluribus the first bot to win vs. several professionals / do well in multiway pots.

Worthwhile read. Wondering what your thoughts are? Did you guys know this?

April 18, 2020 | 1:22 p.m.

Tried Poker Genius, the AI advisor suggested open limping QJo UTG... Some of the AI profiles always open limp.

In summary the AI is outdated.

Still wondering how Advanced Poker Training stacks up vs. online micros though.

April 18, 2020 | 12:24 p.m.

Thanks! :)

April 18, 2020 | 10:08 a.m.

Hi guys, I was wondering if Snowie's strategy is still relevant today or is it becoming outdated? When was the last time it's strategy got an update?

It seems a bit too tight in some spots?

I'm playing NL2 - NL10

Was also wondering if anyone has tried any of these AI training tools: (are these the same guys who made DriveHud?) (Tried this and it was quite fun, but I'm wondering how well it represents today's micro players) (this one seems interesting since you can program your own AI)

April 18, 2020 | 10:07 a.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: Upswing Poker in 2020?

Hi guys, does anybody here subscribe to Upswing? There is a deal right now that cuts the first month's price in half, I never felt like $100 for the first month was worth it, but $50 is looking pretty attractive.

I have FTGU and Essential on here, but I find the lack of structure a bit difficult, and the fact that everything is in video format makes it hard to adhere to with a busy schedule.

Is upswing still worth it or is it becoming outdated? Can I just get all the same info from their articles and youtube channel? I'm playing NL2 - NL10

April 18, 2020 | 9:17 a.m.

I was just about to post this exact question and found your post.

Does anybody know if Snowie Preflop Advisor factors in Rake? What about Pluribus?

April 18, 2020 | 8:51 a.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: 3-bet JTs vs. MP open?

Hi guys, I did an upswing quiz and I'm wondering if one of they suggest taking is correct.

Q10) You're playing $2/$5 live with $500 stacks. Middle position (decent regular) raises to $20 and you're on the button with J♠️ T♠️.

A: The correct answer is to 3-bet. The best sizing is somewhere between $60 and $80. This hand is a good candidate for a 3-bet bluff because it blocks strong hands such as AJs, ATs, KJs, KTs, JJ and TT.
If one (or both) of the players in the blinds is a very weak player who will make many mistakes preflop and postflop, calling becomes a more reasonable option in order to draw them into the pot.

My line here would be to call, and instead make 3-bet bluffs with borderline unplayable hands such as (67s - 43s & Low suited aces).Pokersnowie agrees this is a call, and 3-bets low suited aces as bluffs instead.

What are your thoughts on 3-betting this hand? Is it because MP raised (strong range)? If so why does Snowie prefer to call?

This is the quiz if anybody wants it

April 18, 2020 | 8:20 a.m.

Hi guys, does anybody know what raise size and rake these ranges are made for? Is it for 3x?


April 18, 2020 | 8:14 a.m.

I'm slightly confused by how to use this viewer and it's purpose? It's not like Snowie preflop lol.

April 18, 2020 | 8:05 a.m.

Whoa thanks! I was skeptical but it's amazing this is free.

Only downside is it's very hard to memorize everything and simplified ranges would have been handy.

April 18, 2020 | 8:03 a.m.

Post | SpankoPita22 posted in NLHE: Zenith Poker Ranges?

Hi guys, are these ranges any good in your opinions?

April 10, 2020 | 4:24 p.m.

Good call, thanks :) 18k is pretty small I agree

April 8, 2020 | 2:38 p.m.

Thanks for explaining, this is some really eye opening info :)

April 8, 2020 | 2:37 p.m.

Thanks so much for the tips guys, much appreciated! I felt like something was off with these.

April 8, 2020 | 2:29 p.m.

Hi guys,

Recently played at a 6max table where I was the only non-nit (except for one limper fish). I started widening my steal range a bit and decrease my open raise size. Now I'm trying to figure out just how much I should widen my range.

Is there a preflop tool I can use (preferably free but paid is fine), or some kind of method I can use with pen/paper, to determine what the optimal opening range is vs. tight stats? These guys had stats like 12/9 and 10/4 with very high fold to steals.

April 8, 2020 | 2:26 p.m.

Thank you Jeff, I felt like these might be a bit too wide with rake

April 4, 2020 | 2:51 p.m.

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