Thanks for the reply Mike, I've been playing around with random.org and some ranges I imported into odds oracle and have found I am heavily undervaluing DS hands especially ones with an A in them hands like AT86$DS or AJ53$DS which I would normally just throw in the bin have been coming out as clear pots. it's something I'm going to try and focus on during my next few sessions. I'm really new as well but was also surprised by how much solver ranges value $DS hands
Feb. 12, 2021 | 12:32 p.m.
I've been reviewing my EP opens recently and found a few hands which I think are very in the middle of RFI or Fold:
AKQ6 (KSS): We should avoid Naked AKxx Rainbow hands, but this hand is SS and has a Q for extra connectivity however the dangling 6 makes this hand a lot weaker, and not being suited to the A could get us into trouble.
7766DS: This is a fairly low double pair but I think it makes up for that in perfect connectivity and being double suited however making flushs or straights with this hand could get me into trouble as it will often be a low straight/flush, also set over set coolers will happen more often playing low pairs. Would I have to play this hand super passively post flop, and if so what would be the point in opening it if it's so hard to get value when this hand hits, and it isn't blocking any opponent calls/3bets?
T877DS: I opened this hand but looking back I think it is more of a fold, the pair in the hand is low and the gap is at the top of the hand which can lead to drawing to the non-nut straight. Hands like TT97DS and T997DS seem like good candidates to open however, would I be correct in assuming this?
I also want to leave my weakest AAxx hands, as I'm fairly certain we should be opening all AAxx but these are some real bottom of the barrel hands: AA63r + AAQ3 3S
Any feedback on the hands and my assumptions would be greatly appreciated thanks!
Feb. 10, 2021 | 10:34 a.m.
I've just finished the Preflop RFI videos and was excited to review the hands I've opened from EP, play around with them in ProPoker tools, to see the bad shapes me opening these hands was putting me in, and then using Monker to discover what hands I should be raising instead.
Anyway I get to downloading these tool and they come to the cost of over 500 euro.
I understand how incredibly useful these tools are, but I can't justify dropping that much money on them when I definitely won't be using Monker to it full capabilities in the near future.
For what I have described above and relevant to what EMTY shows in those videos is there free, cheaper or non premium versions of these software that will do the same job?