Depends on pool buy is quite odd line for villain to have bluffs with esp when we have the JJ ofc we block the QJ but that only 4 anyway however we also block the Jx type hands that may bluff
Anyway Id say this might be a spot where villain lacks the bluffs to pull
Feb. 27, 2020 | 9:24 p.m.
Yeah exactly that was what I was thinking if we want to be balanced in that spot we should have some bluffs and the TJ is one id choose as well as we have some equity vs the calling range. Just a matter of making sure we don't do too often to balance and question if we should and want to exploit villain/pool by going one way or the other I guess
Feb. 26, 2020 | 8:38 p.m.
Nice good thoughts nice one!
The TJdd hand @26
Interesting I think, I'm not sure I think AK gets often the sigh call but depends on the pool I guess I think it's great when villain holds a decent % of AT and lower Ax combo's and does the 1/3 auto bet play because I think those will fold a ton to the jam
Feb. 26, 2020 | 5:39 p.m.
Perhaps someone here knows;
In terms of PC spec's what is most important for running multiple of these emulators, is it dedicated GPU intense at all ? Or mostly CPU , any thing to look out for in terms of CPU qualities we are looking for , for good performance for this ?
Feb. 25, 2020 | 8:56 a.m.
Hard to say this could be fine when you are balanced with it, KT3s is probably a board PIO would do large sizing on (not too sure) and then follow trough turn probably favoring AdX combo's to block most flushes from villain's range so I think turn might be too wide. River as played I think check and take the SDV
Feb. 23, 2020 | 6:31 p.m.
- You didn't take into consideration villain stats
- Because he's 39/24 and apparently also erratic postflop
- Depends a lot of the player cant really say means x or y, it depends
- Probably 0$, It's not a great bluffing hand, I think given V2 stats there was no way for folding to occur
Feb. 23, 2020 | 6:28 p.m.
Thanks Tyler great video once again!
Loved the hands
The T9s hand I really liked your play and a I feel the somewhat disappointment getting called by JJ there. It's a really interesting hand to me and I can see the T9 blocker properties but when villain checks back turn is it not such we can deduct a great bit of TT,99 combo's from the villain range and maybe we should look to try and bluff hands that block 6x ? not sure..
Feb. 19, 2020 | 5:08 p.m.
I extrapolated a bit badly my bad
This is from Q3 2019 , their latest statement
They are last nine months in 2019 financial year on 255M They did 91 last quarter it will probably be a little lower than 360 we will see
In 2018 it was total 292M
In 2017 it was total 154M
Feb. 19, 2020 | 4:08 p.m.
Not all sites are high rake there is the superb microgaming site that offers low rake games. Oh wait they are closing soon... Low rake =/= survival as a pokersite in 2020. There was also this one site that had like 0 rake but it never took off. I agree that rake is a bit ludicrously high but there are certainly costs involved with pokersite that are not there with games as much. Money transfers are one of them, regulation's another one etc. I think RIOP do a pretty good job with rake and they seems to care about the games how it works etc, you start a table -> low rake, full table -> normal rake etc
Feb. 16, 2020 | 4:07 p.m.
Ok I guess its paid now it used to be free, you can crunch some numbers and see how much EV you give up and then see it's worth it
Feb. 16, 2020 | 2:21 p.m.
Id also say going for the ISO when possible is the better approach. In cases when ISO is marginal I think it can be fine limping some stuff behind that make nutted hands. Once you start to limp behind really wide you going to run into problems also need to consider the high rake
Feb. 15, 2020 | 11:50 a.m.
Turn does change things now we chop vs any Ax
River I think mixing bet and check is good pretty much never x/f we are looking to bluffcatch vs bricked draws you can even pull the x/r trying to make Ax fold as we are the ones with AK,KK,AA in the range. 4x hands are not much of a concern
Feb. 14, 2020 | 6:06 p.m.
Think you are either skeptical by nature or have not so much poker knowledge than others around here. Both cases are fine I remember I was skeptical HSP was real when I was a noob and first see that stuff. Others can chime in and bring forward argumentation where you can then adjust your view or not. It's all good and I think people should be free to voice their opinion and concerns
For your concern to be true , while it may make logical financial sense it may not be that simple. Because there are a lot of details for it to be such. First of all Vidi has to be in on it. That already is a big one because once you have someone in on such a scheme you are vulnerable when Vidi changes his mind, he can out you etc etc and if he does is he even legally on the hook idk he brings to light a scam which otherwise would be hidden (no legal expert) it is a concern people are going to know about it. Phil, Vidi, probably his wife and what about the money transfer they have a sponsor MuchBetter which is a payment solution Phil said to be using for this challenge. Well when they see Phil diddnt transfer 700k into this site but 0 you may have someone who is suspicious as well and now you are dealing with a company not just a person. Then you have RIOP team, they see transactions , they see what is going on. So they have to be in on it as well. A bunch of (great) people who are just doing a job know are also in the know. Risky risky. Further more there are a couple more of these challenges coming up. And what is the goal of all this ? To promote RIOP. That would be taking so much risk to implicate the trustworthiness of your site that I don;t think your line of thought makes sense anymore. Taking all of the factor's (also just the poker playing factor's , limit , relativity of money etc) into consideration losing 700k real money , for a man of Phil's stature , makes much more sense to me
If Phil where not rolled for these stakes id make much much more sense to do something else to promote this site. Instead of taking this utterly giant risk. I think the promotion is great but I have not watched much of it just cause it's PLO and with no holecard it didn't really catch me and I read other people do the same. I think I could come up with more effective and cost effective ways for promoting. Still it's a great one tho and I am excited to follow the results of this and may watch some of the live challenge and the one vs Jungle intrigues me as well!
Feb. 8, 2020 | 12:16 p.m.
You have a vivid imagination
vidi is a highstakes plo god
Phil is a plo legend and running a business
He already spoke he has things hedged and whatever this guy is a legend and has been playing nosebleeds half his life. I'm sure he would not be playing if he could not handle the swings. Besides he can quit when he wants and pay the sidebet. Your speculation does not make much sense to me