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It looks like your 3bet frequency is extremely low. Give a look to GTOwizard's preflop ranges, they are free.

Jan. 15, 2024 | 11:57 p.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on Preflop Ranges

I'm curious how did you find out that suited Ax were losing ?

Dec. 15, 2023 | 7 p.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on Preflop Ranges
  1. Could be a variety of factors: rake structure, open size, 3bet size of villains, option to limp SB, option to coldcall the open raise from SB/BTN/CO/HJ, or just different algorithms used by solvers. Don't think it's very important anyway.

  2. Pick the chart that is closer to the game you play. If you play nl2 I'd just pick gtowizard 50nl charts and it should be reasonably close.

  3. In theory yes, in practice not so much. I expect nl2 to be quite soft with multiple loose players per table, who probably don't care much if you're opening 2.5bb or 3bb. Which means you'll get called roughly the same but for a larger pot, effectively increasing the average rake paid. It makes sense exploitatively to open bigger AND tighter (compared to the chart you picked) when your opponents refuse to fold preflop.

Dec. 4, 2023 | 6:37 p.m.

think so, i hadn't any problem since I downloaded it, but i can't gurantee 100%

Nov. 10, 2023 | 1:34 p.m.

Just found about Rocket Solver, it's pretty cool. Low hardware requirements and very fast at solving multiway.

Nov. 3, 2023 | 10:33 p.m.

Pio edge solves preflop heads up, but there are better alternatives for preflop imo

Nov. 3, 2023 | 6:31 p.m.

Here's a rough output of a defense vs 2.5bb

Vs 2bb :

Nov. 3, 2023 | 6:05 a.m.

You can use the free trial of Rocket Solver and set up your own sim. It's pretty cool.

Nov. 2, 2023 | 7:16 p.m.

The biggest problem I see is on textures you're mixing bet and check, you're betting too strong of a range and checking too weak. If you bet all strong hands then you'll end up overfolding to turn probes. Betting all draws is also a mistake in the context of this strategy.
If you ask me, you can probably get away with rangebetting most textures.
I recommend freenachos' video "Building Simple and Effective Flop Strategies"

Nov. 2, 2023 | 5:01 p.m.

1) You want to range bet the textures where you have a significant advantage. Looking at preflop range, we see that our off-suit threshold is around 9x (J9o,Q9,K9o are opening pure preflop, whereas we have far less 8x and lower). This matters because there offsuit hands make for a big part of the overall range.

So I would rangebet any board with 2 cards 9 or higher.
I would also rangebet any K high texture and Q-J high disconnected.
Range check rest.
Range check also any monotone flop as BB has more suited hands.

2) If you want to simplify to a small rangebet you're not going to make any big mistake in theory as you'll naturally have an advantage on almost every board vs the average fish, but there will be usually be a better exploitative option, as you get sample on them. Vs some of them you can get away with sizing for your hand strength.

3) That's a very complex topic and one i'm not very familiar with, but in general you can probably get away with playing quite faceup at 25nl, as most multiway pots involve a fish, and there's not much incentive to bluff. Keep in mind that value thresholds goes up significantly, meaning that you'll need a better hand to bet or raise for value.

If you buy PIOsovler Pro you'll be able to answer to a lot of questions like this on your own. Price went down recently too. GL

Nov. 1, 2023 | 8:32 p.m.

Just change poker room and play normal tables. GG charges too much rake and zoom is notoriously harder to beat, due to recreationals playing tighter.

July 9, 2023 | 1:32 p.m.

You don't really need private coaching to beat 2nl, free training material should be enough, or an Essential RIO subscription. Start by looking at preflop ranges on GTOWizard, it's free.

April 24, 2023 | 8:46 a.m.

Great stuff !

Feb. 6, 2023 | 11:45 p.m.

Agreed, donk turn is better.
The issue with the small river donk is we prevent ourselves from getting all the money in. Both turn donk and turn x/r leave this option open.

Feb. 5, 2023 | 6:26 p.m.

17:30 with 55, what do you think about blocking 25% river for value ?

Feb. 5, 2023 | 6:07 p.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on Betsizing

Against recreational players it might be better to just think in terms of "what does my hand want to accomplish".

Usually your nuts want to get stacks in by the river (see geometric sizing)
Strong and vulnerable hands want to bet bigger early
middling and vulnerable pairs wants to bet smaller for protection against overcards, but not so big that you're rarely winning at showdown.
Weak hands with showdown value (very weak pairs, A high) usually want to check and try to get to showdown.
Hands with no showdown value want to bet as big as you need to make fold the opponent's portion of the range that you're targeting, while keeping your outs "alive" if possible (retaining equity). Strong draws usually want to bet bigger to build the pot for the times you improve.

These are just guidelines and the correct action will depend on the actual texture, spot, and player profile. I would adivse to play few tables and think deep at every decision point as you'll improve faster. 2NL can be a great training ground to learn how to exploit weak players.

Feb. 5, 2023 | 4:23 a.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on QJo 3bp 3way


Feb. 2, 2023 | 7:10 p.m.

Nice video. I used to have no raising range against overbets, now i'll try to implement some

Feb. 2, 2023 | 11:10 a.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on QJo 3bp 3way

I used to fold this but I watched a freenachos video and he says he's calling here down to JTo. It was a HU pot but here the odds are even better

Feb. 2, 2023 | 10:40 a.m.

Hand History | Trinity posted in NLHE: QJo 3bp 3way
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (5 Players) CO: $194.50
BN: $119.60 (Hero)
SB: $70.57
BB: $100.80
UTG: $132.14
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is BN with Q J
2 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, SB calls $2.00, BB raises to $7.00, Hero calls $4.50, SB calls $4.50
BB is a tight fish, i think his range is really strong but the squeeze is so small i think calling is ok. SB is a loose fish.
Flop ($21.00) 2 K A
SB checks, BB bets $6.93, Hero calls $6.93, SB calls $6.93
I think we are deep enough to make the call +ev
Turn ($41.79) 2 K A T
SB checks, BB bets $17.75, Hero calls $17.75, SB calls $17.75
here i call to get value from SB who is acting after me.
River ($95.04) 2 K A T J
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $23.01, SB raises to $38.89 and is all in, BB folds, Hero calls $15.88
Here i bet 25% pot to target some sets/twopair, the BB check makes me think he is weak and SB is short so i can easily call if he shoves.

Feb. 1, 2023 | 11:19 p.m.

AKs is rarely if ever folded preflop at equilibrium

Jan. 30, 2023 | 9:49 p.m.

yep he got AA most of the times

Jan. 30, 2023 | 9:44 p.m.

Okay, I'm applying for the cfp.

One question about the vid: you advice to rangebet a lot of flops in SRP IP. Yet on your blog you showed how the pool is overfolding against delayed-cbets by a wider margin. Shouldn't we look for more opportunities to exploit that by checking more often OTF?

Jan. 24, 2023 | 3:27 a.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on Preflop Adjustments

Great video. This is all very consistent with what i've seen in a course by Uri Peleg.

I would be very interested in multiway situations, like:

  • Opening ranges with a loose rec ip or in the blinds
  • Isoraising ranges vs various vpips when ip/oop
  • Defending vs iso when in the blinds
  • Defending against 3bets after we isoraise
  • Squeeze spots with a rec involved

I know it would be way more difficult to run sims like these tho, but maybe with monker or simple prelfop could be done

Jan. 24, 2023 | 3:12 a.m.

Thank you for the detailed answer. I thought the 1-on-1 coachings were just for high stakes players

Jan. 18, 2023 | 5:08 p.m.

Thanks tombos, i love your work for Gtowizard

Jan. 17, 2023 | 11:18 a.m.

Hi Patrick I have some questions about NachosPoker:
- What makes it different from others cfps like detox ?
- I live in Italy so I can only play on Italian sites, which consist of only italian players (or at least living in the italian territory). How relevant the data gathered from Ignition would be in such pool ?

Jan. 17, 2023 | 1:04 a.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on QQ xr in 3way

my standard open is 2.2x from the hj so it would be 3.2x

Jan. 11, 2023 | 9:27 p.m.

Comment | Trinity commented on QQ xr in 3way

Hi soup.
Would you still 4x if you had regs behind who 3bet aggresively ?
Honestly i didn't think much about his calling range, i don't have info about him being sticky or not, also because this is a zoom hand. Main reason i shove is i don't want to x/f with a 70% pot bet remaining, he'd probably check behind most of the pairs I beat, so jam looked like the best option. Didn't think about block either. I would be really uncomfortable blocking at this spr, what would you do facing a shove ?

Jan. 11, 2023 | 12:46 p.m.

yes i would

Jan. 10, 2023 | 7:20 p.m.

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