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No problem. A lot of people who get into psychology are really trying to fix themselves in the first instance. I don't think that's a bad thing. Every therapist has a therapist.

Feb. 2, 2021 | 10:52 a.m.

You are obviously good at poker, and I hope you find a good staking arrangement, but I also think you should have an exit strategy. What else could you do to make a living if poker is no longer there? Could you get some advice in this regard? Career coaching, life coaching, even good old fashioned therapy so you can open up your world and explore different options.

edit: realised that you already mentioned therapy -- maybe you could shop around here and try and factor it in as a +EV expense.

Feb. 2, 2021 | 9:56 a.m.

I personally found these resources really helpful for cultivating a compassionate inner voice when meditating:

Jan. 25, 2021 | 4:55 p.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Running hot

Hi BigDickPlaya, are you getting any support for your mental health issues? Not shaming you.

Jan. 25, 2021 | 3:02 p.m.

Hey Dirk. How do you find the meditation? I had a 9 month streak once but it fell by the wayside a little.

For losing weight -- what worked for me was not having much food in the house. I subscribed to one of those meal kit services so I always had a healthy main meal in the house, some oats and stuff for breakfast and not much else. You feel hungry and you go through that opening the fridge habitually phase and then you kind of get used to it.

Jan. 25, 2021 | 2:48 p.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Onklebs 2020

Hi onkleb, thanks for posting here. How long did it take to learn hand2note for range research? Did you pay for any coaching?

May 16, 2020 | 7:03 p.m.

Where does population deviate would you guess?

May 15, 2020 | 8:45 p.m.

downflux01 2:1 is too little, roughly even is too high and you could use a couple of suited foldable hands to replace your offsuit hand.

May 15, 2020 | 8:26 p.m.

Well OK, but remember your appeal was this spot feels juicy to jam. Badregs have feelings too.

May 15, 2020 | 12:07 p.m.

One rule of thumb you can use is if your first thought is this feels like a good bluffing spot then that feeling is common for other regs. Second best to data but still pretty good.

May 15, 2020 | 11:45 a.m.

I'd say lose at least one full offsuit combo from your 4bet range and try this for villains range: ATs to AQs, 88 to JJ, 50% weighted 55 to 77, KJs, KQs.

May 15, 2020 | 11:20 a.m.

Your GTOish range that gets here: ATs, 2 other full Tx (9 combos), 2 quadzillas, perhaps 20+ FD combos, a few more combos of floats with equity, a couple of combos of pocket pairs. Doesn't look that bad for villain.

Now would anyone with about 10 million plus hands like to do some population analysis to find out if this spot is under bluffed and under called to share with all the lurkers?

May 15, 2020 | 10:29 a.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Holdem Manager 3

I did the hm4 trial. I went back to PT4. I would prefer to move away from slow databases but the feature set and reporting features of hm3 were not great in my opinion.

May 14, 2020 | 7:39 a.m.

From what I heard on stream he used the rng to choose the paint scheme for his room and door.

May 12, 2020 | 10:50 a.m.

whiteshark The integrity of the games, the integrity of whoever holds your money, your personal views about participating in what is essentially a commercial black market.

May 12, 2020 | 10:40 a.m.

Logic says that if the 400NL games are soft enough they are beatable but there are still lots of reasons not play on app games.

May 12, 2020 | 7:54 a.m.

I don't know the answer to your question but I was interested to see how limited the AIs bet size options in single raised pots were. The private solver Alex Millar uses solves for all bet sizes and it definitely isn't majority betting 50%

May 6, 2020 | 7:39 a.m.

KJ must be one of the poorer candidates for betting this turn and river runout. Pick stuff without showdown value.

May 5, 2020 | 8:20 a.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Avoiding 4Bet-pots

You can have a 3 bet shoving range UTG out of position, its fine. Preflop solver ranges exist.

Edit: 4 bet shoving range ^^

May 4, 2020 | 8:18 a.m.

This blog should be pinned to show the poker dream is alive.

May 3, 2020 | 8:22 a.m.

It's a stars skin now.

May 1, 2020 | 6:26 p.m.

johnmorgan No business yet, just learning what I can :)

May 1, 2020 | 2 p.m.

Nice start, John. I am a Yorkshireman and interested in business startups too so if you ever want to post anything about that I would read. Good luck.

May 1, 2020 | 7:38 a.m.

Instead of preflop I would look at postflop spots. Overbets and 2/3 etc.
Let's say you opened 5bb pre as an extreme example. You are signalling a very narrow range regardless of your anonymity. How does that help you?
Preflop is boring :)

April 30, 2020 | 12:02 p.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Pop analysis

crazyriver Yep. heat maps would make some things stick better in the mind, I am sure.

I was looking into "memory palace" techniques for a bit and how that might help with poker. Then you remember how big the game tree is and how many flop subsets there are, positions etc. There's a reason "memory athletes" didn't take over poker (or maybe they will if someone works out how to balance a simplified tree with memorization). A villain heat map is unlikely to spring to mind for many situations in poker (at least not in my non-MENSA brain) and so we rely on heuristics. I actually think its more useful to visualise our range in the moment and rely on heuristics/rules/statements for villains range, but I am open to corrections on that.

April 29, 2020 | 10:31 a.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Pop analysis
  1. Create a Player report.
  2. Filters -> Expression Filters
  3. Filter Expression:
    player.player_name != 'abc'

I didn't know about this. I've been using the all players report, a custom filter for BB Vs BTN and BTN Vs BB, a spreadsheet and a calculator. :)

From what I can tell it's actually harder to do population stuff in HM. You can't create a big alias and the player report doesn't have useful filters.

edit: in practice it appears to be just as slow as the all players report for my sample size :)

April 29, 2020 | 9:05 a.m.

My thoughts are that rake is awful but if it is offset by weak players it would be in a way that you can push strong hands for value and get plenty of action most of the time. I would use a standard 200bb range and adjust down a little bit based on action and open size, more linear 3bet ranges etc. Also if there is anything that looks like collusion or soft play, forget it.

April 29, 2020 | 8:20 a.m.

You don't have to bet larger when you are ahead in equity. You can bet larger when you are stronger at the top. If you know you are stronger at the top you can put some more hands in the "I have the nuts more often than you" bucket. You don't miss out on value by doing this. That big bet bucket is yours to put a range into.

April 28, 2020 | 2:34 p.m.

Comment | alogical commented on Pop analysis

Right. So I am also building reports/filters to look at frequencies too (I am rusty at this). I am confident I am on the right track with recording the postflop spots where frequencies matter. So the next step is to infer some exploits. I am looking at single raised pots, button vs big blind.

April 28, 2020 | noon

Post | alogical posted in NLHE: Pop analysis

I am doing some work on population analysis with PT4 and a spreadsheet (ugh, takes forever). I am trying to work out what inferences to make for certain population deviations from solver stats and I wondered is there anyone else doing similar work who would like to chat / fire a few ideas back and forth over email etc?

April 28, 2020 | 9:56 a.m.

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