What were your plans for a suited River, or a possible straight if the SB shoves into you?
If an A,T,J or spade I would have to make a judgement call in the moment. Probably calling a bit more against non spade rivers if led into.
If you try and pot control IP after a flop min check/raise, I think you are playing into the hands of SB who may be doing this with a draw? He should be weighted toward draws and weak pairs in my experience, and the river could be trouble.
That was my reasoning at the time. More often than not its a weak play by OOP trying to see a cheap river.
May 21, 2019 | 3:37 p.m.
I tend to agree that my flop bet should probably be a bit larger... this is live after all and most players have very inelastic hands so betting larger not only protects my hand it also gains maximum value from those sticky type of players.
Where in the Bay Area do you play?
May 21, 2019 | 3:32 p.m.
This hand is from a live 2/3/5 9-handed game in the Bay Area. The current hand has been straddled to $10 and effective stacks are $1000. Villain in the hand is your average bad 2/3/5 player who calls a bit much but I haven't seen him get out of line much with raising.
Preflop (Pot size: 0)
BTN posts 2
SB posts small blind 3
BB posts big blind 5
UTG straddles 10
UTG+2 calls 10
Hero bets 40
SB calls 37
UTG+2 calls 30
Flop (Pot size: 137) [Q♣︎9♠︎5♠︎]]
Hero bets 60
SB raises 120
Hero calls 60
Turn (Pot size: 377) [K♦︎]]
Hero bets 250
SB calls 250
River (Pot size: 877) [3♦︎]]
Hero is allin 590
SB tank calls after about 2 minutes
Summary (Pot size: 2,057)
SB shows ??
Hero shows [K♣︎Q♠︎]]
TBH the flop re-raise was a bit out of character and the turn and river lack of aggression really through me off. Should I be going for maximum value here or should I try and pot control after the flop re-raise? Thoughts on turn and river sizing?
May 17, 2019 | 4:01 p.m.
I heard that PIO with on-demand instances is a bit tricky due to the licensing and the fact that you would get a new machine each time. I haven't tried but something to consider.
July 28, 2018 | 7:36 p.m.
Not much to it. https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/
Start an instance. Download a .rdp so you can remotely connect to it and voila its just like your own desktop.
July 28, 2018 | 4:35 p.m.
Sorry for the very generic question but what program is best for NLHE analysis? Are there a lot of players out there using Monker for analysis or is this still heavily weighted to PIO?
Pros to Monker
- Can solve MW
- Can also solve PLO (which I also play)
Cons to Monker
- Interface seems subpar compared to PIO
- Slightly more expensive than PIO Basic but comparable to PIO Pro
Thanks for any input.
July 9, 2018 | 6:25 a.m.
This post Is hilarious. SetMineUrAss Please tell me what incentive ignition has to rig the RNG? If you lose all your money then you aren’t paying rake. Seriously sounds like you are just bitter about the fact that others are making money and you can’t.
July 8, 2018 | 10:55 p.m.
Game: Typical 9-handed 2/5 game with 3+ players to the flop.
What are some good tools to analyze live play? I'm finding trying to range all but the extremely tightest opponents completely futile. I am also a bit lost on what "correct" RFI, cold-calling and 3-betting ranges/numbers look like.
How should I go about improving my game?
PIO seems pretty much useless since most if not all hands are 3+ handed and as mentioned, ranging opponents is difficult. Would PokerSnowie be something to consider? Monker? Posting Hand Histories? Anything else?
July 7, 2018 | 6:34 p.m.
Sorry for a rather vague question but I have been out of the game for awhile and just wondering what are the current population tendencies are for your basic stats (VPIP, PFR, 3B, etc) across 0.5/1, 0.5/1 and 1/2?
June 9, 2018 | 7:45 a.m.
they haven't been bankroll crippling because not once this year have I chased losses by opening more tables or playing higher stakes! (ROUND OF APPLAUSE)
^^^ my march goal
March 7, 2017 | 6:25 a.m.
Curious how others view how AI is changing the game. As computers and our understanding of the mathematics of poker improve I wonder if this will ruin online poker over the next few years. I would think for a game as "simple" as NL it for sure would... maybe even PLO. How do others view this looming doomsday scenario?
Feb. 20, 2017 | 3:17 p.m.
Thank for the response. Ok, that makes a lot more sense. I was curious how one would put in so much volume otherwise.
I'll be following this thread to keep up with your progress and wish you the best of luck in 2017!
Feb. 20, 2017 | 3:09 p.m.
Great blog. The intro rings very close to home and I am trying to emulate. I've played for many years but not really taken it seriously and would like to change that. The one thing that strikes me as hard to emulate is attempting to put in 50k hands a month. I could MAYBE put in 10k. How do you put in so much volume? Do you have a full time job or is this your job?