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3 points

thanks. I think I understand.

by the way the pink part in my scope is rfi/fold.
what do you think of this range? and what do you think rfi/call range? (red).
That range is too oriented towards pocket pairs, but I can't think of anything better.

Jan. 4, 2023 | 4:30 p.m.

Thanks for your advice. I have a few questions about the topic.

GTO advises to open about 22% on MP at NL50. I play NL10 and open 15.5%.
GTO defends here as a call vs 3bet only 16%. Is it a lot? For comparison, I show below my range in these positions :)

Gree = 4bet/call
Blue = 4bet/fold
Red = call vs 3bet

Jan. 4, 2023 | 1:11 p.m.

It is a GTO BASE NL50. I've been playing poker for several years, so I don't have any samples for players and I don't even know what kind of winnings I can have there. I started with NL10 :)

Jan. 4, 2023 | 2:07 a.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: GTO range and customization

Hello. HJ opens, CO 3bets.
HJ rfi 22%. CO 3bet 9%

GTO base advises defending it as a call in these positions.
62% J-JJ
75% T-TT
14% A-Koo
I'm not a computer, so I'll never use a similar call range.

I would need advice on how to use advice from GTO software in these cases. How to customize my game?
Thanks :)

Jan. 3, 2023 | 9:44 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: GTO sizings

I started working from GTO BASE and I don't understand on what basis the software chooses the sizings.

UTG opens 2.5bb, HJ raises 3.2x, UTG 4bets 2.75x
SB opens 3bb, BB raises 3.33x, SB 4bets 2x

Both UTG and SB are OOP. Both HJ and BB are IP. Why blinds have higher bets on 3bet and lower bets on 4bet? And why do UTG and HJ have it exactly the opposite?
What role does the fact that the blinds have already placed mandatory bets play here?
Why not the same sizing?


UTG opens 2.5bb, SB raises 4.8x, UTG 4bets 2x
UTG opens 2.5bb, BB raises 5.2x, UTG 4bets 2x

Why such a big 3bet and such a small 4bet? Why do 3bets have different sizing?
What role does the fact that the blinds have already placed mandatory bets play here?

Thanks you so much :)

Dec. 30, 2022 | 10:30 p.m.

One more question. GTO claims that? The larger sizing I use, the fewer hands I have to open. Would it be ok to open 3bb everywhere to make the game easier? or 2.5bb?

Most hands lose ev if I use a higher sizing. In addition to hands like AA, KK, etc.

Why do people actually complicate the preflop game by using different sizing in each position?

Dec. 30, 2022 | 3:09 p.m.

I would look at Wizards GTO RFI ranges for 50NL (highest rake) and start there as far as opens go.

If I follow this GTO , my rfi on utg is only about 7.5% (NL50, open sizing 3bb). It is OK? The gto itself advises me to play hands 2x more for the sake of balance, but I'm human and I wouldn't play that if I also play hands with -ev. Even JTs has 0ev. He probably advises like this because of the rake. When I turn on the NL500, JTs is suddenly +0.05EV.

I play NL10. Should I seriously start playing this tight here?


Dec. 30, 2022 | 3:02 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: GTO Wizard - explanations :)


Can someone explain to me what EV means in this program? Does it mean bb/100 hands or what is meant?

What EV hands do you think I should start to open/call if I don't have enough hands to know what is right?

Dec. 29, 2022 | 7:09 p.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on 3bet range MP/CO :)

I play NL10. I don't have any pool info. I haven't played poker for a year. Back then I was playing NL25 and hands like 67s were fine losing hands. I don't know maybe because of the rake.
GTO-Wizard plays 17% on UTG. How do I figure out how many hands to open less due to rake?
I decided to play 9% on UTG. I feel comfortable with this play because I used to play this nitty profitably.
Is it ok that I play this nitty for example 200k and when I see that I am playing it profitably I will expand the range?

This is true for preflop as well: So the main reason why the solver wants to open 0EV hands is to not be exploited in any part of the gametree.
But in the real world a lot of 0EV spots could easily be +EV or -EV and lead to clear calls/raises or folds. And hands like 67s are a good example for this.

How should the ordinary mortal approach this problem so as not to be exploited in these plots? Do you also open hands that don't have +ev to have all the boards covered?

Because if I call a player from utg on btn and the board comes 583s and the opponent checks, I know that this opponent is very weak on this board. And if I know that, so do a lot of other opponents.
How to defend against this?

One option here is to check some strong hands to protect my checkrange but when I check them I lose value.

What is the right answer?
Thanks :)

Dec. 16, 2022 | 8:02 a.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on 3bet range MP/CO :)

HI. Thanks for the tip. GTO-Wizard looks cool but I don't understand it too much yet. Why does it advise opening the game with cards that have 0eq?

I assume it's because of the balance but I could be wrong. If it's because of balance how is one supposed to approach it? Because remembering if I'm open exactly 20% with 67s is impossible.

Do you have an easy way/strategy for this? Or do you just open all combinations with 67s? Thanks

Dec. 15, 2022 | 7:01 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: 3bet range MP/CO :)

Hi. Hi. Imagine a situation where I'm on MP or CO and I'm facing openraise. In this situation, it seems to me that the best solution is to play 3bet.
(A situation where we have all aggressive players at the table).

How do I calculate what all hands I should theoretically play?
How do I factor into my calculations the fact that after my 3bet, the players can still 4bet with me?
Thank you in advance

Dec. 13, 2022 | 4:54 p.m.

but on flops like:
Ks Th 7d 5s
do you only use overbet or at the same time 33% or 75% of the pot with other weaker combinations?

Sept. 30, 2020 | 3:28 p.m.

Sept. 23, 2020 | 2:33 p.m.

now I have one more question. Flop: AK2 or KJ2 two tone. Is there a turn on which you use a normal bet circa 75% of the pot and overbet on the same turn? Thanks

Sept. 22, 2020 | 5:24 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: correct postflop sizings?


Many people advise me that I should 3OP OOP 4 times.
But then I'm not able to bluff postflop (in my opinion) bluffing well because I have to bet with low sizes.

Is it a standard game or postflop should I play it differently? My main problem is that due to low sizes I won't get many folds mainly on the river.


Sept. 20, 2020 | 4:23 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: What is the SPR based on?


BU has SPR cca. 1.6
According to SPR, for BU it is mandatory stack off. He can not never fold this hand.
Why? What if I know that has only 88 and 55? Why it is mandatory stack off?

Effective stacks: 100bb
BU has A-A
BU opens, SB 3bets, BU 4bets, SB calls
FLOP: 852s (48bb)

Thank you so much!

Sept. 20, 2020 | 4:02 p.m.

thanks for the response guys. I probably have two last questions:

  1. Flop: AK2 (two tone) Turn: Qo or 8s(flush)
    Why you dont like overbet on the turns which bring flush or straight? Pio overbets all the time. What is that argument?

  2. Flop KJ2 (mono) Turn: 7 (fourth monocard)
    What bluffs you choose in the situation?

Thank you so much

Sept. 19, 2020 | 7:15 p.m.


You might want to size up slightly on flop, range betting this small
probably loses a fairly decent amount of EV

Pio thinks that if I bet a range with a higher sizing then it has a smaller EV.

Dnegs and Mudkip:

Also on a related note playing 1 hour of 66% and 1 hour of overbet
isn't a coherent strategy, when things get mixed it's not with the
intent of just confusing everyone involved there are strategic reasons
for doing so.

My idea was that in a situation where we normally only overbet, I will bet 66% half the time and overbet half of the time (mixed strategy . I didn't mean to overbet any card on any turn. Does that make sense now?

BTW. You talk about situations when you bet on the same turn with two sizings.

Is it true or i didn't understand it?
If this is true could you tell me the situation when you use two sizings?

Thank you so much

Sept. 19, 2020 | 2:07 p.m.

1.Then the turn I mentioned above is also suitable for overbet or check. Or?

2.When we play the flop you mentioned: AK2 (two tone) but turn brings flush or Q(many straights) we want bet only 66% or check. Is it correct?

Sept. 18, 2020 | 7:34 p.m.

Mudkip: can you tell me the situation when you will only overbet? Thanks

Sept. 18, 2020 | 6:52 p.m.

Mudkip: But when I use your strategy then my opponent knows that my range is capped in situation when I bet 66% of pot. Or?

Sept. 18, 2020 | 6:05 p.m.

Thanks to everyone for the feedback.

BTW: My strategy is to mix.
For example:
1hour I play strategy when I bet turn only with sizing 66% of pot and then
1hour I play strategy when I bet turn only with sizing 150% of pot.

lllCitanul: You mix the strategy in a different way as well. What do you and others think about my way of mixing strategy?


Sept. 18, 2020 | 4:07 p.m.

Well no. You have an overbet size. But you likely still want a normal
size for other hands. General simplification usually is one size on
flop, multiple on future streets.

What normal size do you mean? something like 66% of pot?

BTW: When you overbet on turn you overbet pretty polar or merged?
Do you overbet on the turn KJ3s 7o hands like KT? because I do but I have only one sizing one turn when I overbet.

Sept. 18, 2020 | 3:25 p.m.

Sept. 18, 2020 | 1:28 p.m.

The flop is two tone and turn doesn't bring flush.

So on the turn it is good to use one sizing. Probably everyone agrees. Well, on the turn we overbet and river brings:
1. Blank
2. Flush or Straight

How many sizings you use on river?
On blank you probably overbet again. But do you also use other sizing on river?

Thanks guys!

Sept. 17, 2020 | 6:03 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: How many sizing you use on turn


Hero opens from BU 2.5BB and BB calls.

Flop: KJ3s (5.5bb)
BB checks, HERO bets 1BB (hero bets range), BB calls.

Turn: 7 (7.5bb)
BB checks, HERO bets 12BB
It is situation when I want to overbet. I am interested in your opinions, your game etc on turn.
1. In situation when you overbet do you use more sizings or only overbet?

  1. Is my sizing of overbet correct?

Thank you so much

Sept. 17, 2020 | 9:22 a.m.

Hi, I'm back with this hand. I can't sleep because of that :)
Villain bets on river QQ +, AQ. I won't count AQ because it's a draw. So QQ + = 10 combinations. We block some AA and QQ because we hold AQ. We need the opponent to bet 5 combinations on the river. I can't imagine 5 combinations that would make an opponent blufol on the river. By the way, it's an underblufer. So why do you think it's an easy call?


Aug. 20, 2020 | 9:32 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: NL25 river call?

Villain is REG 24/20/8

In my opinion, the opponent 3betts: TT+, ATs+, AQo+, KQs, QJs, JTs and probably cbets range on flop.
ON TURN: probably bets TT+, flush draws, maybe Ahigh with spade.
RIVER: He probably never bets TT and JJ. Well, he bets QQ+ = 18 combos. According to the theory, he needs to bluff 33%. If he bets on river all of his flush draw he still doesnt have enough bluffs. Do you call this river? Am I calculating something wrong?

I fold this river all the time. You?


Aug. 20, 2020 | 9:22 p.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on NL25 river play

Would anything in your opinion change if Aheart was not there?

Aug. 10, 2020 | 4:39 p.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on Big leak on river

In some cases I go xf even 100%. I will bet two pairs + and some fd's as bluff. I x/f some fd with ace and some bdfd with Adiamond which I want to bluff if on river comes flush.
What should I bet on Turn and x/c on river?


Aug. 9, 2020 | 4:44 p.m.

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