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38 points

Hand History | ZeroDegrees posted in PLO: JJ98ss open raise
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $7.54
SB: $3.72
BB: $2.33
UTG: $5.00
MP: $5.57 (Hero)
CO: $11.06
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is MP with 9 J 8 J
UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.17, 2 folds, SB calls $0.15, BB calls $0.12

Dec. 6, 2018 | 8:05 a.m.

I'm using pt4. Shouldn't the pfr be every rfi + all reraises?


April 12, 2018 | 6:56 p.m.

When you pot the turn it looks like you don't have a flush draw, so he may bluff the river or think a straight is good. Then again, he may also believe all his flushes are good. I think it's definitely a call with such great odds.

March 31, 2018 | 9:04 a.m.

Lets say we call the raise, there will be $7.95 in the pot and utg will have $12.60. Do we then pot the Qs or bet smaller? Potting must be right?!

March 31, 2018 | 2:42 a.m.

I don't think this is a river bet, I can see check/call turn even and give up on the river. Our 3 diamonds heavily blocks villains flush draws. On the flop we rep an over pair, wrap and or flush draws. Only the over pair hit and then only if we have AA. This means we have a very narrow value range. The A on the turn may let us get a free card.

I'm not sure if betting the flop into 3 villains is right, maybe it is, since we may crush this flop. We don't wanna get raised, so that's 1 reason to check flop. Betting flop is good if we're alone with the flush draw but on the river it's very bad.

In summary: flop I don't know, on the turn I like check/call (if necessary) and on the river I would give up.

Feb. 17, 2018 | 1:42 a.m.

Liked the video!
At 32:20 when you speak of the 2 double suited AKxx hands, you say that utg we should open around 17% of our hands. What are the preferred stats and where do they come from? Where can I find something analog to an nl open-raising chart? It would have to be types of hands and rank ofc.

Feb. 13, 2018 | 4:09 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.79
SB: $5.46
BB: $6.15 (Hero)
UTG: $7.59
MP: $5.00
CO: $17.12
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with 5 4 8 6
2 folds, CO raises to $0.10, BN folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10, CO calls $0.05
Flop ($0.45) 4 7 6
SB bets $0.22, Hero calls $0.22, CO folds
SB plays 25 11 8 over 240 hands
CO plays 65 30 0 45 hands

Should we raise here? I chose to wait for the turn, don't know what our default play is here.
Turn ($0.89) 4 7 6 A
SB bets $0.45, Hero raises to $2.21, SB calls $1.76
River ($5.31) 4 7 6 A Q
SB checks, Hero checks

Feb. 11, 2018 | 10:17 a.m.

I decided to go all-in on poker a couple of weeks ago. So far I'm studying more and playing more. Will increase this and health steadily.

Goals February
-Keep on playing and watching live videos
-Walk an hour each day
-Keep my diet

PS And of course, if this is to succeed: STAY SOBER YOU LOSER!!!

Feb. 5, 2018 | 1:01 p.m.

One big reason for 3-betting worse aces is to get heads-up where we have good equity, but struggle badly in multiway pots. If there's little chance to get heads-up I usually just call with worse aces. But in my experience the BB usually folds when I 3-bet an cutoff open raiser in SB. Trickier to play oop but much better than letting the bb tag along cheaper.

Jan. 16, 2018 | 9:46 a.m.

Arghh, so sad to hear about microgaming and no pt4 support. Played there before and liked it. I will never play at william hill again, so hard to find something.

Jan. 6, 2018 | 9:49 p.m.

I need some advice on good rooms to play plo5 on besides stars. Thanks!

Jan. 6, 2018 | 4:47 p.m.

Hi, wanted to try ignition poker, can't sign up. Says 'my location (sweden) is out of their area of service. And there' a fat spaghetti coded sign in the middle of my screen who won't get away. What's wrong?

Jan. 5, 2018 | 2:09 a.m.

I see a lot of hands in forums and I wonder why can't they let go that hand( how could this happen to me?) ; it's so easy. Yeah, right, have seen it happens to pros. Btw, hope your playing goes the right way Kyyberi!

Jan. 5, 2018 | 1:24 a.m.

I learn from hand postings, but I get your point. Where do you play? I'm playing at stars, but I'm going to switch. Noticed some videos from Ignition, best room to change to? And may your draws always be alive!


Jan. 5, 2018 | 1:17 a.m.

I have a question; if I've understood it correctly you're a pro now, doesn't playing z10 mean you loose a lot of money? It's great for me and other to get to read this but if you can make a living on z50, you must win much less on playing z10.

Dec. 28, 2017 | 11:49 p.m.

Subbed and looking forward to this!

Dec. 28, 2017 | 2:08 p.m.

I agree with Xptboy and I also think the size is ok. His range seem inelastic, meaning he will call a big bet as likely as a small bet. I think you played the hand great!

EDIT Was to hasty, HelloImWayne is probably right in that checking the turn is best. He won't fold a straight or flush to one bet and if he has a wrap, we're ahead but we can't protect to just that hand in my opinion.

Dec. 8, 2017 | 12:52 p.m.

I liked the video and the format. Can't see why we're not potting the AA54 on A97 with so low spr. The button was given 20% needed equity even without implied odds. I can see a lot of wraps who has good equity against us. I guess you wanna bet 1/3 with most of your range?!

Dec. 7, 2017 | 12:11 p.m.

Comment | ZeroDegrees commented on New Blog

Hi Seacombe! This sounds very interesting, am looking forward to your posts. Could you elaborate on why disgussing hands as a study method is a waste of time? GL in the meantime!

Dec. 7, 2017 | 8:40 a.m.

Very valuable! I have 2 questions;
If I would want to analyse my flop play, should I limit it to HU first?
What's the differences between hu and multiway flop play in your opinion?

Dec. 5, 2017 | 7:05 p.m.

My saying is "it's (player pool) full of nut hunters" ;). I agree with you that the river call is fairly weak. Turn changes everything from a great flop, where I felt I wasn't that threatened. The call down is probably spewing.

Nov. 29, 2017 | 7:12 p.m.

Hand History | ZeroDegrees posted in PLO: QQJT on KT9rK8 deep
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $24.67 (Hero)
SB: $23.91
BB: $26.40
UTG: $8.54
MP: $3.37
CO: $1.98
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with Q J Q T
2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, SB raises to $0.65, BB folds, CO calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.50
SB is 26/18/11 over 150 hands
Flop ($2.00) K 9 T
SB bets $0.60, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.22, SB calls $1.62
Really don't know what to bet. A straight is vulnerable, so I think a raise is best. Maybe I should raise pot? In hindsight, maybe it's between just calling and raising pot.
Turn ($6.44) K 9 T K
SB checks, Hero checks
Can't bet here, it would have to be bet/fold, I'm hoping for a really cheap showdown
River ($6.44) K 9 T K 8
SB bets $6.19, Hero calls $6.19
which certainly didn't happen. She rarely has KK, maybe TT or 99. I figured she has enough bare AA or QJ. Is this ok to bluffcatch with?

Nov. 29, 2017 | 2:28 p.m.

Comment | ZeroDegrees commented on 2plo eff350bb

We're deep and oop, I would just call preflop. Would also just check/call on the flop. We only have top and bottom pair right now, but great equity. But I'm really not sure about the flop. Maybe the best way is to get it in. Against his big reraise I would call too, afraid of sets. (which he still can have even if we have the J and 5 blocker). The turn bet we would have to call after a check/call would then be smaller, as played I would still just check/call the turn. His play screams a set. The river would be player dependent, maybe we can check hoping to induce, since he seems to be in the shove mode and it seems hard to get any worse to call a river bet. That's my 2 cent.

And I also think it's overplay, maybe more like spewing. He only has top 2 on a wet board, with only 4 outs to a boat

Nov. 26, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.

Don't know what I was thinking with that logic with the shove. It's obvious we can't get him off a straight anyway. I think it's a good check/call this cheap.

Nov. 24, 2017 | 10:33 p.m.

Great video! I feel I can now starting to learn how to play! You got yourself a fan!

Greatly inspired I proceeded to playing. I checked IP w initiative on a paired flop since I had little chance to win if I get called I reasoned and was promptly sucked out by a hand who should have folded. I checked 2 other hands and didn't c-bet for those reasons and lost. Think a c-bet would have worked at least in 1 of them.I think I misunderstood it. Surely there are situations where we c-bet with little equity?! For instance if we open utg KQJ9ss and the flop comes T66r.

Nov. 24, 2017 | 1:01 p.m.

If I have counted correctly there's 9.1 euro in the pot on the turn and 2 flush draws. And you have 15.5 euros, so I think it's best to just pot it; you have the nuts and possibly your flush draw may be live.

As played I think it's to cheap to call the river. And since I would be calling the river I might as well shove myself. There's still some flush draws, straights and sometimes I see 2 pairs in his range.

Nov. 24, 2017 | 11:14 a.m.

Comment | ZeroDegrees commented on best line of play?

I also think XC is best. Suniram, you're comments are golden, can you please explain more why it's best to check/fold versus a bet and a call? Is it because a nut flush draw is more likely then?

Nov. 24, 2017 | 11 a.m.

Hard spot 5-handed. The BU bet seems weak. I don't think we can raise, but we have top 2 pairs. The K-high flush draw may be dominated and can be hard to play against too much action. Players may continue with JT9 or just a gut shot. UTG may have AA, maybe with the nut flush draw.

I think we have enough with top 2 to call, but never to raise.

Nov. 24, 2017 | 10:47 a.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $6.24 (Hero)
SB: $4.95
BB: $8.65
UTG: $10.58
MP: $17.22
CO: $5.43
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with T 5 8 7
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.17, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.58, 2 folds, MP calls $0.41
MP is 17/6/0 90 hands. Tried to get HU since I can't play this hand otherwise. It's connected and fairly disguised (my 3-bet is very low, maybe 2% max over last months). On the other hand my opponent seems very nitty and so has a lot of AA in his range and when he has that, he puts me on wraps most likely. I don't think it's a bad 3-bet generally but I may gone completely bananas? I wasn't actually even afraid to call a 4-bet, since it's often clear what to do on the flop
Flop ($1.23) T 5 9
MP checks, Hero bets $0.83, MP calls $0.83
Betting $1 is probably better.
Turn ($2.89) T 5 9 J
MP checks, Hero checks
This check I really like! We're way ahead or behind and we keep his range wide
River ($2.89) T 5 9 J 6
MP bets $2.78, Hero calls $2.78
This was the plan on the turn.

Nov. 22, 2017 | 11:29 a.m.

A new beginning:
-gonna deposit $200 and play plo5

My goals
-do the plo video learning path
-find a warm up routine
-review hands

Saturday 25 nov: EDIT Will summarize later, so far it's a good start. New, acute goal:
-Walk at least 50 minutes each day. Strained heart, need to get in shape, kinda yesterday.
-Long term goal is to lose enough weight to be able to start running. Reach 92.5 kg (around 98-99 atm) and start running.

Motivator: I watched an episode of Scorpion about a girl who lived in a plastic bubble. One of her dreams was to be outside and feel the sun in her face. We take so much for granted. To be able to walk, to not live in a plastic bubble is more valuable than any money. Now I can walk, I can lift weights, can get good at poker and other things. I only need to be more focused, ambitious, put in the time and effort and my life can be more fantastic!

Nov. 20, 2017 | 2:55 p.m.

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