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Hi Ben, I have a question about the 8s7x hand at ~19mins, I don't usually put 7x in my checking back range there so I was wondering if you could elaborate abit into what goes on into the process of which 7x to check back there. Thanks

April 25, 2021 | 4:19 p.m.

I just finished this course and it's a STEAL. Coming into it I was a marginal winner at small stakes struggling to move up, new to pio and unsure how to structure my study and thought process. I've had high expectations given I think QY's RIO videos are some of the best material I've encountered, and this course was all that I expected and then some, both for my learning process as well as my results.

The material is very well organized, QY explains the concepts clearly and is very attentive to the student and where he is at at his comprehension and how to improve it,he is consistently asking questions (and pretty tricky ones!) which makes the course very dynamic and adjusted individually.

I intend to go for whatever QY releases next and can't wait to work with him again, impossible to recommend this enough, it was truly a game changer for me, hands down the best investment I made in my game.

March 17, 2021 | 8:43 a.m.

Loved it and joining all the other +1s for more of this.

March 7, 2021 | 3:51 p.m.

Video is unreal good. Really liked the analysis and the breakdown of sizings strat.

Also +1 to what Thallo said, would really like to hear how your game evolved and adjusted throughout and your exploitative framework.

Feb. 11, 2021 | 8:25 a.m.

Hi Daniel, love your content !

I am trying to wrap my head around the high turn lead frequency in the nodelocked version vs the 1/3bet, I mean, since villain didn't x/r, it is true that he hit some straights but he was actually check-raising all his sets and 2-pairs so isn't his range mostly 1 pair hands that we can apply pressure to?

Feb. 9, 2021 | 7:08 p.m.

Post | Threepwood posted in PLO: PLO Sizings for a NL player

Hi everyone

So I am a 100NL player that really enjoys dabbling in PLO and the more I work on my NL game the more I become aware of how my sizings are off when I play PLO mostly due to habits and the paradigms I am used to.

What would be a good RIO video/resource/etc. to get more acquainted with the fundamentals of PLO postflop sizings?


Feb. 7, 2021 | 12:41 p.m.

Comment | Threepwood commented on Paired Boards

Awesome as always. Definetely going to rewatch this.

Jan. 16, 2021 | 3:32 p.m.

Qing Yang Hey QY ! I've sent you a DM :)

Jan. 5, 2021 | 1:49 p.m.

GG allows you to download the HH and then you can import it to a tracker, only thing is all villains SNs are randomized so you only get to collect stats on yourself.

Dec. 15, 2020 | 6:08 p.m.

How do you approach the spot though? Do you have any thoughts about their range when they raise you in a SRP? Do you think they're overly strong? bluff heavy? Balanced?

Yeah now that I look at it, this is definetely mostly in blinds play.

I think I got to showdowns and realized my equity way too easily vs regs at 25nl and 50nl and now this passive strategy just gets hammered on and I need to start working on realizing when it makes sense for my range to aggress and ramp it up, which is currently super low here.

Dec. 14, 2020 | 8:16 a.m.

Sorry guys I know it's a macro topic and I'm taking my first steps at analysis really, basically I was playing with filters in HM3 and when filtering my databese for hands that I was facing a raise and the pot was a single raised pot, meaning I just defended with a call - I'm losing there from all positiions except CO.

I have very few flats from MP (usually happens when table is unliekly to 3bet and exploit but overall rare) and I do have a flatting range from CO and moreso the BU. but yeah - Out of 19.5k hands returned for me in this filter, 11.5k are from BB/SB and almost evenly distributed.

I am basically trying to see how I can take it a step further , whether with HM3 filters , videos, resources whatever and see how I can improve my strategies as the defender in SRPs.

My current assumption is that I am overly passive (red line also a downward spiral) and that I funnel too much of my range via calling to fold later kind of lines. But I want to dig deeper , understand better and improve.

Hope that makes it somewhat clearer..

Dec. 14, 2020 | 7:46 a.m.

Hello everyone,

I play 100NL on GG and I'm roughly a 1bb/100 winner over 70k hands, I have yet to get into the PIO street but looking over my database I've noticed that I am massive loser in SRPs facing a raise (40bb/100 at 6max and almost 60bb/100 when its less than 5 players), I am wondering if anyone has a good recommendation on videos/resources etc on how I can address this leak in my game.


Dec. 13, 2020 | 8:16 p.m.

Watched and saved for rewatch. I was actually watching some of your classics from way back this week thinking "Man, I wish PG did more theory vids", I am going to wish for it even more now ! Great stuff keep 'em coming.

btw, I found QY's vid on indifference to also be a good video on this topic, and somewhat compliments it with NL examples.

Dec. 11, 2020 | 8:17 p.m.

Hey QY, rewatching and revisiting this video, when we have AA on the 732ss board is there a preference for when we check and when we bet as it pertains to suits? Do we prefer to bet with the As as we will get raised less or do we prefer to check it since it needs less protection. My logic says the later is preferred over the former but I would like to double check this. Thanks!

Oct. 31, 2020 | 10:32 a.m.

Hi Ben,

How do you factor in $ received through rakeback?

Oct. 28, 2020 | 4:48 p.m.

Comment | Threepwood commented on Multiway Pots

Hi Qing! Addicted to your videos, really love your style and the way you explain things. Keep em coming!

Around the ~28min mark when you show the MP x/r squeeze range I see the solver folds KJ-KTs but raises K9s, do you know why maybe?


Oct. 23, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.

Comment | Threepwood commented on Tone

An additional question if I may, what would be the exploits vs an opponnent that always goes big on two tone and small on rainbow and does not recognize these Q/J high boards on which his range is incentivized to bet smaller?

Oct. 21, 2020 | 2:12 p.m.

Comment | Threepwood commented on Tone

Hey Qing! Got my elite membership yesterday before bed, watched the equity distribution video and today this is already my 2nd video watching, love your style and the way you explain stuff. Already saving for coaching :)

Question - At ~24:55 - After the explanation of why we need to be more careful on Q and J high boards when they are two-tone due to the equity our opponnent will have with his FDS + Overcard as well as better top pairs, overpairs etc you conclude by saying that we use the big bet more on the two tone boards. This confused me, wouldn't our incentive to more careful and attempt to realize more of our equity trend us towards a smaller sizing?


Oct. 21, 2020 | 12:18 p.m.

Thanks, however currently don't have membership to view full vid :/

Dec. 23, 2019 | 9:41 p.m.

Post | Threepwood posted in Chatter: Staking advice for a noob

Hello everyone,

I was offered long-term cash game staking, live 5-10 game, I'm familiar with the backer, it's also worth mentioning he runs the game.

The backer put the idea forth with a few types of deals we can do, told me to sleep on it and then come back and decide on how we proceed.

Basically, he offered 2 main options:

  1. Backer puts up the bankroll. 70/30 split in his favour. We split profits and reset balance once a week.
  2. Backer buys 50% of action. We split profits and reset balance once a week.

It seems to me at first glance first offer has more EV , as it gives me the opportunity to build a bankroll without risking investment. Also , it seems to me the extra 20% deal 2 offers can easily be offset by variance, which I'm protected against in deal 1.

As a person with no experience in these, I would really appreciate your thoughts on the deals, whether they are indeed standard or not and if/how I should/can negotiate them.

Thank You.

Dec. 23, 2019 | 11:20 a.m.

Yesss thanks !

Sept. 6, 2019 | 9:22 p.m.

Hey everyone,

I'n trying to recall for the life of me where did I encounter this video, I think it was someone who asked how to play AK and PG showed how to construct ranges with CREV, does this ring a bell for anyone ? Which video is this?


Sept. 2, 2019 | 8:52 p.m.

Thanks guys,

This is basically a game that turns into a different beast, and while I'm profitable at the 1st iteration of it once the stakes jump this high and it becomes shorthanded obviously I'm an underrolled fish.

In any case, this was an important lesson for me both technically, I thought and analyzed this spot throughout and mentally - understanding when to quit this game which is right before it turns into this type of PLO game. At least until I have more BR and PLO skills.

Thanks for the replies.

Sept. 1, 2019 | 11:43 a.m.

Post | Threepwood posted in PLO: AAJJ Live 4b pot uber deep

OK, a little background, this is a live underground that starts as 5-5 NLHE and slowly escalates to craziness (stacks of 10k+ become the standard at some point), It plays with PLO once every round and at the later hours of the night turns into 10-25 plo with straddles.

At this stage we are on the button 5 handed, we have a 15k stack, Villain on the right is a strong loose and aggressive player that has been cleaning up and has about 25k in front of him. Game plays as 10-25 with a 50 straddle, there's only 1 player that is not straddling and unfortunately he's UTG when we're BTN so hand is 10-25.

Disclaimer: I am happy to play PLO in this game as my very basic skillset in this game is sufficient to profit from the field and the fact that usually when game turns into PLO it's usually a bunch of ppl that are down a ton and just trying to chase it back. My PLO is pretty TAGish and basic, Villain however is very capable.

Also, preflop you are allowed to open 4x and 3bet 4x , rest is pot limit.

SB posts 10
BB posts 25
UTG calls 25
MP(Villain) raises 100
Hero is dealt AAJJhh and raises to 400.

Blinds fold

Utg flats 400
MP raises to 1200

Hero pots to 2800
UTG folds

Villain calls

Pot : 6.5k

Hero has 7.5 behind

Flop Qs9s3x

Villain pots it

Hero does not have As

I know villain knows I have aces here, he has seen me lay down aces before when I 3b and 75% flop to his pot raise on the flop earlier, I also know villain sees me as tight, losing on the session and probably scared money.

This is what I have basically, I know I am blocking some rundowns with my JJ and unblocking all spade draws, I know he has 0 bluffs here, he has some combos of 99xx maybe even the occasional A33x if it's suited as he plays VERY loose and fearless and running every one over, that said, I also know he is capable of doing it with the hands I mentioned I am blocking such as strong wraps and obv QQ.

Is this always a fold or can we sometime find a call button here?

Aug. 29, 2019 | 10:20 a.m.

Thank You, I got it alongst with GTO+ , will put time to learn it as well once I feel competent with CREV and then I guess I can also compare myself, thanks !

June 4, 2019 | 3:35 a.m.

Hello everyone,

So as part of getting back to poker and deciding to focus on studying (which is also why I am here :P) I decided to up my software game which is outdated to say the least (still use pstove lol), so I tried getting a solver to study and got GTO+ but tbh my computer is pretty slow and at this point it seems abit too much for me.

I did notice the license for it included CREV and I am currently studying it and find it fascinating, is it a good alternative for a solver? Is this software relevant today?

Help appreciated,

June 2, 2019 | 6:50 a.m.

Yeahh that's close to what I was thinking, as lines that I were "used to" 100bb deep suddenly seem to become counter-effective as play becomes deeper.

May 26, 2019 | 3:06 p.m.

I play games that are usually 200+ bb deep (oftentimems, 250-300+), do you think maybe that will change things to favor the small sizing as SPR is higher and we can't really stack off comfortably with QQ on these boards?

Also, when SPR Is low and we prefer a bigger size OOP under which conditions do you think we should consider going for a c/r?

Thanks for the reply and will def be on the lookout for the vid !

May 26, 2019 | 12:26 p.m.

Hello everyone,

So basically I am trying to undersand under which circumstances can we defend REALLY wide in a BB ante MTT?

I'm a cash game player that decided to work some on my tourney chops, so yesterday I jumped in, there I was sitting there with 11BB on the BB, fresh table, last 2 tables of a 5 tables live MTT, 6 handed, UTG +1 reg opens , MP flats and I'm on the BB with J2s. I end up flatting and jamming on JT4 and busting.

I realize this is pretty bad so I am trying to get a framework, if this was CO raise + BTN flat can we justify a call ? Do we even have a flatting range this shallow? When do we have it and how to approach this?


May 26, 2019 | 10:33 a.m.

Hello everyone,

I lately noticed that when I 3bet (specifically in wider range spots, either IP as BTN vs CO or OOP as SB/BB vs BTN) and the board comes something along the lines of T65ss/ T97ss and I'm sitting there with the overpair part of my range I am not quite sure how to play it with regards to sizing. Usually vs weaker players I tend to size up and go for value but when I face regs I find myself against very strong ranges when I size up and not really liking any action/turn cards with a low SPR vs competent players.

Lately I've been reading Janda's NLHE For advanced players and his chapter on having different sizing in single raised pots was really an eye opener for me, it's a concept I was aware of but he brought it down really clearly.

So it got me thinking, can I use the same logic easily in 3bet pots? Something along the lines of "This is a board that hits the caller harder than me as he will have more sets and strong draws and I have mostly overpairs and bluffs, I will probably cbet here with a high frequency so I can size down and bet 25%-33%pot (btw what are pros/cons for each?)"

And if that is indeed the case, does this mean I will not have a high sizing with my range ? Also, when I bet this small, how do I rationalize giving villain a good price on his draws , is it because I am giving a good price to a wide range so I can continue to bet small OTT or alternatively overbet ?

How do diff pairs/ blockers differ here?

This is pretty much where I am.
Would love feedback,

May 26, 2019 | 10:26 a.m.

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