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So far, I thought the best bluffs on the river would be cards like AK or KT.
The reason was that we were blocking the opponent's calling range. But now I realized that we are also blocking the opponent's folding range.

Is it okay to block the folding range as well? Or are these combinations inappropriate for bluffing?
Which combinations would you choose and WHY?


May 21, 2020 | 3:29 p.m.

Scenarios: SB 3bets 16% vs. BU's calling range 20%.

  1. In the first scenario, there is a strategy where it bets the whole range with a size 33% of pot.
    BU raises 33% of its range. LINK

2.1. In the second scenario, there is a strategy where it bets approximately 50 % of range with a size 50% of pot.
BU raises 1% of its range. LINK

Why it raises in the first scenario and not in the second??
My tips are::

♦In the fisrt scenario we have more value in raising.
♦We allow the opponent to realize too much equity.


May 11, 2020 | 6:35 p.m.

99+, AK,

May 2, 2020 | 5:41 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: Why are my 3bet ranges wrong?


These are my ranges which I 3b from blinds vs BU. BU opens 45%.



Why can't I upload images? :(

My questions:

1...Personally, I only open 40% of BU (I mean standard open when blinds are good regs). Isn't 45% or more too much?

2...I don't have a calling range on SB so I 3bet linearly. It is said that the width of my range is correct, but the choice of combinations is wrong.
What combinations are wrong? Why?

3...To tell the truth, I don't know what a perfect linear 3bet range is. When I try to use a combonator to select a range I don't even know which one is correct. There is a possibility of Sklansky-Chobukov range, propoker tools range, 4-way ranges. E.G. 4-way equity ranges prefer to choose TJo instead of A2s. WTF?

Thank you so much!

May 2, 2020 | 12:05 p.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on Constructing 5b range

What "crap suited connectors"? What in particular did you mean? You want to remove some combinations. Do you want to add some as well?

You have no call vs. 4b? For example, AQ, 88-99 are the best combinations for call. What is you calling range when you shove the cards??

May 1, 2020 | 10:21 a.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on Constructing 5b range

My range

SB vs. BU I have no calling range. I only 3bet.

April 30, 2020 | 9:55 a.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on Constructing 5b range

lIlCitanul says
As in how often would I 5-bet? Hard to say without knowing how often you are 3-betting.

My 3bet is 18%. Is it narrow/wide vs. 45% opening range?
What will be your 5bet?

April 30, 2020 | 9:22 a.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on Constructing 5b range

OK but imagine that villain 4bet 6%. What number of combinations would you shove? Probably I can not to shove all the combinations. Or?

Is not better hands like AQ to call? Why is better to shove AQ in your opinion?

April 30, 2020 | 5:57 a.m.

Comment | TK1991 commented on Constructing 5b range

seriously you think the villain 4betts AQ, A5s-A2s???
Those are fantastic hands to call. Or am I wrong?

What specific number of combinations would you use vs. his 4b?

April 30, 2020 | 5:55 a.m.

Hand History | TK1991 posted in NLHE: Constructing 5b range
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) CO: $4.37
BN: $39.66
SB: $25.00 (Hero)
BB: $70.56
UTG: $25.00
MP: $30.26
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is SB with X X
3 folds, BN raises to $0.62, Hero raises to $2.25, BB folds, BN raises to $6.20, Hero raises to $25.00 and is all in, BN calls $18.80

April 29, 2020 | 5:20 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: Strategy vs. Iso raiser

In both scenarios iss
MP loose fish
CO regular players . His overall iso raise vs. one limper is 30%.
Hero 3bets as BTN 12%.
Hero 3bets as SB 10%. We play oop so I think that 3b range should be narrower.

My questions::
1. What do you think about my ranges. I personally do not have any calling range. Is it wrong?
2. When I play IP I 3b 3X. When I play OOP I 3b 4x. What do you think about my size of bets?
3.What do you think about opponent's 4bet sizes? Is it correct? Do you use similar 4b sizing or only shove? WHY?

Please forget that it is NL25. I'm interested in theory.
BTW: What do you think about villain's Iso range? Is it wide? narrow? What is yours?

Thank you so much!

April 24, 2020 | 9:22 a.m.


Villain opens from BU 40%. It is something like this: (in my opinion). We are on BB.

.1...Villain has 20BB stack. Probably in this situation doesnt make sense to have calling range. Our play is fold/shove.
How do I calculate what will be profitable to get in? I have no idea. On internet I can find some shoving ranges but I can not find WHY the ranges.
I would like to understand logic / mathematics.

.2...Villain has 40BB stack. In this situation we want to have calling range (probably).
What changes if the stacks are slightly bigger?

BTW: Does it make sense for villain to open so wide range if he is shortstack?
Thank you very much!

April 23, 2020 | 9:26 a.m.


BU is standard REG. He opens 50%.
BB is loose FISH.

My standard 3b vs. open 50% is something like 20% linear range. Maybe more.I don't have calling range on SB. But when is FISH on BB it is better to have calling range (maybe) ehm (I think). What is your play in this situation?

Do you have calling range? What do you call? Whole your range? Wider range? Make sense to call QQ+?

Is it at all a good idea to have a calling range in these positions due to the fish?


April 23, 2020 | 9:21 a.m.

Hand History | TK1991 posted in NLHE: Cold call 3B
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $33.78
SB: $28.37 (Hero)
BB: $25.85
UTG: $20.27
MP: $31.78
CO: $24.24
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is SB with Q Q
UTG raises to $0.75, MP raises to $2.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.40, BB folds, UTG calls $1.75

April 22, 2020 | 10:37 a.m.

Why not hands like A2o? Why is the combination good for SB open open and not good for call to multiway pot?
Is 73s playable in your opinion?

Multiway pots are not very common so I don't have a good sample to find out what is + EV call and what is not.

What in situation when CO opens, BTN call and we are on BTN? Does that change anything? We have a relative position after all.


April 22, 2020 | 10:09 a.m.

Hand History | TK1991 posted in NLHE: Do you play trash with good pot odds?
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (5 Players) SB: $20.72
BB: $26.65 (Hero)
UTG: $40.46
CO: $28.61
BN: $65.81
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BB with 3 7
2 folds, BN raises to $0.62, SB calls $0.52, Hero calls $0.37

April 21, 2020 | 8:13 a.m.


What software did it calculate for you?
Such preflop analysis had to fill the entire HDD. Or not??

April 16, 2020 | 12:21 p.m.

Kalupso says: 3bet ranges OOP in BB is about 1/3rd of opening range in width.

Is there a similar rule when we are IP? I mean, how many % of opponent's opening range should we 3bet?

April 16, 2020 | 7:44 a.m.

I made alias in hm2 which consists of 1.5 milion hands (only regular players).
For example:
Overall 3B SB vs. BU is 11.5%.
If CO limps and BU raises then Overall 3bet is from SB is 7.3%. That's 40% narrower range.

Anyway whenever UTG limps or raises, I guess his range is stronger so in theory reisolate should have a narrower range

I have alias which consist from fishes too. 255k hands. According to my database, fish limps almost the same.

I hope I didn't make a mistake somewhere.

April 8, 2020 | 9:31 a.m.

It's ok to play a 3b or fold strategy if the BB is aggro

Last question: Scenario when BB is aggro.

CO opens (regular player) and SB (3bets). SB's in the positions is 10%.
From my experience If utg (fish) limps and CO(regular player) iso raises then SB's 3bet range is narrower by 50%.

Is it correct? Why? There is more dead money..

April 7, 2020 | 8:20 p.m.

Plenty of fishes out there, who won't punish you enough when you complete your SB with your capped range, while at higher stakes your range is face up and competent regs can attack you really aggresively since you cannot be strong.

from what limit can I start to worry that opponents will start exploit it?

April 7, 2020 | 7:15 p.m.

I think at these stakes, you must have a calling range.
By 3betting, not only you are make continuing ranges stronger (especially the ISOer) but you make the weak player fold.

I can not sleep because of this note. Why at these stakes? Why it's not true at high stakes?

The main idea why I don't want to call is the BB. What about BB?

April 7, 2020 | 4:43 p.m.

Is there any way to count it?

I found a formula on the Internet:
The process starts with the pot odds that he is getting. Hero would need to call $6 to play for a pot of $12 (CO’s $8 raise + the dead blinds $3 + Hero’s $6 call – $5 rake):

Pot Odds = $6 / $12 = 0.5 = 50% raw equity needed
This formula assumes that we always get in postflop our stacks. (probably)

Following this formula, I should only call this range: Villain's or is 13%.


April 3, 2020 | 3:07 p.m.

Yes bordcoverage is my problem. The same in this situation when we open from UTG and BU 3bets.
The purple range is 4BET.
The red range is CALL.

Why do most people call 100% of the red range in the left image?
Why not 50% of the red range in the right image?

Image link:

April 2, 2020 | 9:41 a.m.

This is my 3bet range. There are some differences between these ranges but this is not important now. In both cases my 3b is about 7%.
Ther red is stack off.
The green is call.

The question is How you defend postflop? You need defend only AQs, JJ, TT. It's difficult to play with three hands.

last time I was dealing with whether it is right not to have 4b range The answer was no but this is another case now we stand vs. 4b.
How do you solve the problem?

March 29, 2020 | 10:42 a.m.

1/3 with what frequency? are you able to stab 100% here?

March 27, 2020 | 8:11 a.m.

Both are 100% cbet flops for OOP

Does it also apply in the case of sb/utg where are ranges pretty narrow?

BTW: from my experience PIO doesnt cbet 100% of range in this situations. Where can I make mistake?

March 27, 2020 | 8:09 a.m.

Yes linear range is my strategy but I don't know what range I should play. To verify that I am able to play + EV I need a proper sample and I don't have it here.

March 27, 2020 | 7:55 a.m.


I have no idea how to play this spot. I have two questions:
1. What size of raise do you use?
2. What part of your range do you raise?


March 26, 2020 | 9:11 p.m.

Post | TK1991 posted in NLHE: How to choose size of stab?


Hi, we have one same scenario with two different boards.
This spot is a big guessing game for me.
I have no idea how much I want to/have to stab. I don't know what to decide on.

What size of stab do you choose on which board?
And the main question why?


March 26, 2020 | 8:48 p.m.

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