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Travisty

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A very common problem I hear is 'I get to river spots and "I know I should fold" or "I know he has got it", but they claim they still call'.

First, this could be the pure fact/psychology that we most remember the times we get burnt (useful as an evolutionary trait). And perhaps 1/x times hero call works and therefore a call could be justified to this polarised bet. But I am looking to dismiss that, as I always discuss that first.

When trying to look for a solution, I typically just try to get friends/students to start taking these spots as a mathematical situation, for which at the given price (plus vs given population/scenario), they need to call x% theoretically, unless something clearly tells you otherwise (in which case we try to not drastically over-react if we are prone to errors in one direction), and then we live with the results.

But is there something else more from the mental side I need to consider and I am missing? Why do people do this and how can they best stop?

I am something of a robot when I play so I probably miss the psychological elements of this a little.

March 21, 2019 | 9:27 a.m.

poker changes quickly :) I love when people 3 bet tiny myself. Back in the day ppl did it because villains fold way to much to 3 bet is my take on it

March 19, 2019 | 8:17 a.m.

Hey mate, your teaching is great. If you ever want some advice on improving your sound feel free to hit me up. Perhaps you are using speakers instead of headphones? Things sound quite reverby. Maybe you just need more soft things in your recording room?

March 14, 2019 | 8:26 a.m.

Yep, and the learning path has some fairly old, outdated info there. For users the paths could be fantastic if they could help gather the best videos in some coordinated sequence to make learning a topic crystal clear. I still go to them as a first reference, but often have to scroll through the rest of the videos to try and find exactly what i want and from the latest, most up to date sources.

Thanks in advance for any effort you could put into this clean up, team :)

March 13, 2019 | 5:55 a.m.

Comment | Travisty commented on Monker vs PIO

I'm wondering about this and also GTO+ myself

Feb. 4, 2019 | 11:01 p.m.

Comment | Travisty commented on SB 3bet vs Button

I'm just guessing, when that board is so extremely dry that perhaps size need not be any bigger given equity protection is not a factor at all? Just bet more hands for less size?

Jan. 7, 2019 | 10:50 a.m.

I really enjoyed this one, thanks! It is such a vital skill to understand a GTO path and then also where/why/when it does and does not apply. I would love to see this in contrast to PIO solutions to these scenarios. Thanks!

Nov. 30, 2018 | 7:39 a.m.

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