Oct. 20, 2018 | 10 p.m.
Is there any way to substract a range from another using Powe-Equilab? For example, if we need to figure what our check back range is, the easiest way would be to substract the cbetting range from the SB open range.. is there a function for that? Thanks
June 13, 2018 | 8:57 p.m.
Got a few technical questions regarding how we should build our preflop ranges when we play HU 100bb deep with 0.5BB ante.
First of all I think BTN should open his whole range, given the fact that there's so much money in the pot already.
Let's say BTN uses 3.5X as a standard open, that means his required equity should be 37.5%, the same as he would need to open 2X in a regular game.
From BB's perspective, he'd have to put 2.5BB for a total pot of 8BB, so he's required equity is 31.25%, the same as he'd need when faced a 2.7X open in a regular game.
My main questions are if BB should play his range accordingly to vs a 2.7X open in regular game or maybe go even wider than that, given the fact that BTN's range contains 100% of hands so he's gonna fold a lot agains 3bets? And if that's the case, should BTN now adjust by 4betting lighter or he should stop opening the bottom 10% of hands even though that are most likely +EV to open? Or maybe implement a complex limp strategy?
What other adjustments should be made in this game also given the fact that stacks play shorter?
June 3, 2018 | 1:43 p.m.
Given the definition of Equilibrium that no player can unilaterally change their strategy to increase their EV, how come that a suboptimal betting frequency will increase the EV of the bettor?
Let's assume the pot is 100 and Villain's range is 2 combos of AA and 2 combos of QQ and we have KK only. He value bets pot size with a GTO range, meaning he bets both combos of AA and 1 QQ combo. We call 50% (GTO frequency). In this case, the EV for both Hero and Villain is 0 (Both will win half of the pot). However, if Villain decides to bet all his combos, our 50% calling frequency will result in a -0.25 EV.
Villain EV when villain bets all combos:
1/2100 + 1/2(1/2200 - 1/2100) = 125
Villain EV when villain bets GTO frequency:
1/2100 + 1/2(2/3200 - 1/3100) = 100
So where does Hero get back the EV lost in this spot? Am I missing something?
Feb. 3, 2018 | 5:02 p.m.
Is there any point in aspiring to become a high stakes pro when the passion for the game is not really there? I was never that guy who REALLY loves the game and I don’t remember myself ever playing poker for no financial stake. I somehow managed to get a decent and constant amount of money out of poker in the last 4 years (used to grind 100s spin&gos and then live cash games), but I was never that guy who’s so much into the game and who thinks hands and situations all the time. I mean my sole purpose of improving the game is just those extra $$ added to my hourly. Also I’m very bad at remembering hands after each session, so I virtually cannot get any sort of reads on people (might be due to the fact that I rather scroll my phone instead of paying attention to the game). Due to this issue, friends suggested me to approach a more GTO based style, as that would be less mental consuming for someone who’s facing my problem.
The thing is that I really adore the life that poker has given me, as I’m currently traveling through Asia, getting decent amounts of money playing around here, but will I ever get to play those stakes that each one of us dream about?
I noticed that most of the successful players have poker as a part of their life, so is my lack of passion a big hold back for getting to that point?
Nov. 23, 2017 | 7:27 p.m.
I had a hand in a PLO and I'm not sure if I played correct! I want some opinions of you.
So, 6-max live game, blinds 1/2 dollars. The game revolves around a recreational player, I am on his left side.
In this hand, this player is UTG and he limped (he only play with limp/call from any position, and his VPIP is over 70%) from 25 bb. I isolated with AKd63c from HJ and I have a stack of 400 bb. The big blind who is a quite aggressive and a bit tilted he called (from a stack of 450 bb), also the UTG he call.
The flop is 963 with 96 of diamonds. BB checks, UTG bet pot (allin) and I decided to call. The big blind raise to 100 bb.
How should we play this?