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.
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.
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.
Utg flats 400
MP raises to 1200
Hero pots to 2800
Pot : 6.5k
Hero has 7.5 behind
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.
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?
June 2, 2019 | 6:50 a.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.
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.
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.
When you say Logic are you referring to intuitive self-practiced Logic or to a topic that can actually be studied mathmetically (or not), and if the later, then how ?
May 24, 2019 | 10:36 p.m.
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April 12, 2019 | 9:11 p.m.
So I'm about to get MoP and my math knowledge is pretty basic, what is the best way to prepare myself and which topics should I get fluent with prior to getting into this book?
April 7, 2019 | 2:34 p.m.
I am not using a solver as of now, trying to figure out things and calculations "by hand", but yeah, figuring out MDF and where am I in my range in relation to how often I need to defend is a good starting point, thanks !
March 23, 2019 | 10:58 p.m.
Thank You, that's a fair assumption. How do I expand upon it to build ranges? Both IP and OOP
Assuming the driest board in the deck of K 7 2r for example, how do different hands in my range want to play against such a player (mid pocket pairs, A high backdoors, etc.)
March 23, 2019 | 9:36 p.m.
Hello Everyone !
1st post here (Just signed up for Elite today!), long story short I am getting back to the game and after a few live sessions realized how much more I have to learn and improve (DUH) so I just signed up to here so I can better myself. One topic that kept recurring to me is bet sizing.
I've noticed, that some of the bad regs in the game I play at still cbet 2/3-3/4 pot with their entire range on most of the boards.
Question is, what are the best exploits to counter that strategy on different boards?
For example, I understand that on a dry board such as K 7 2r they are going to miss alot but how do I construct a defense range here against their bet size? How to approach this ?
As you can prob see I'm very much a beginner at this, and while I am plowing through the bet sizes videos on the site I would also love to hear your thoughts on how to get better on this topic, find exploits and construct crusher ranges. Thanks !