Hey man, great video. At the 8 min top left hand (J95 3b pot) villain is supposed to bet almost range on turn for mostly 1/3 sizing, because we are not supposed to peel many Ax on flop including your combo amazingly (was very surprised to see in the sim but I can understand having only a 3 out immediate draw on an already somewhat draw heavy board). If we nodelock all Ax with bdfd continuing on flop I assume the betting frequency goes way way down and uses more polar sizing.
May 8, 2022 | 3:48 a.m.
Hey Luke, to piggyback off this, I usually use GTO wiz when lazy and both of your hypothetical lead spots have hero range checking (8QJT board and this one on a turn K or A). This is obv because the smallest lead sizing is 33%. Is this a huge limitation of GTO wizard? How much additional EV can you gain by incorporating a lot of turn tiny leads? I play softer games than you so it might not be that important but I'm kinda concerned that this is a massive problem for the sims they ran on this site.
April 11, 2022 | 2:16 p.m.
nl1000 regs would 3bet way bigger obv and probably pure open jam this flop with this combo for 4x pot or whatever. Think the OP might be kinda alluding to this in his play a bit (JTx flops btn vs bb/sb, especially two tone, make very cool jams, either massive open jam from the 3bettor, or jam vs a bet as the IP player) but this is not a good hand to do it with
April 6, 2022 | 3:43 p.m.
I recently started playing, at 11bb/100 over 40kish hands AIEV but sunrunning obv. I also prob have a crazy standard deviation bc of how I play but I get the feeling it's pretty reasonable to attain 5bb/100 before rakeback with a solid explo strategy on there. It's still worse than ignition though obv (might switch back at some point but anon bores the fk out of me and the short timebank is really really bad for developing your game)
April 6, 2022 | 3:19 p.m.
You mentioned in the KT9 hand that Kx is mostly betting except the worst Kx combos. Just wanna note that AK is also checking very high frequency which is pretty interesting. Think it's a a nice prophylactic function of having very bad playability vs a check raise while adding more strong Kx in checking range on favorable runouts.
Feb. 18, 2022 | 8:55 a.m.
Great vid as usual. Pure call with A6s OTB--curious what your defending ranges are. A6s is one of the highest frequency 4bets for me while A5s is a pure call. I guess the idea being A5s is super robust and sucks way more to get jammed on than the crappier aces. You have any thoughts on this?
Nov. 16, 2021 | 1:07 a.m.
What do you think of having a small % (5-8 percent) big bet lead from OOP on the T97 flop built around 8x hands leveraging nut advantage on this board? Pio says it's a thing apparently but would it be too hard to implement in practice/would avg regs play terribly enough against it to make it viable?
Oct. 3, 2021 | 10:43 a.m.
Can anyone give me a quick rundown on the difference? I was pretty confused by the explanation on the website. I was also looking to buy one of their solved subsets, would it work in the standalone? The price difference is quite extreme--$300 vs $1500.
Jan. 9, 2021 | 6:59 p.m.
@20:01 These spots are interesting in both two tone boards and double 2 tone. If turn were offsuit what is optimal by opponent--very large (perhaps shove?) with all suited and offsuit Qh hands for the guaranteed freeroll? In this hand, if you have Qxss how would you play turn, mix or pure flat since we realistically only get action from the Qxhh hands that have 50 percent equity and want to have spades when they come in? And what do you think of opponent's sizing on river? I don't really understand what it accomplishes as he's only either chopping or opening himself up to a bluffshove with offsuit Qs combos.
Jan. 9, 2021 | 2:40 a.m.
Hey guys, I am curious--how should our fold to 3bet stat change with higher rake, given that most players are playing 3bet or fold from most positions? Obv (i think?) our 4bet stat should be higher to capitalize on more merged 3bet ranges and to avoid rake, but how does our cold call stat change, given we pay more rake, but are up against wider ranges? It obv goes down, but I'm wondering at what percentage and how overall fold to 4bet stat changes given these variables (higher rake but wider 3bet ranges). I've been using preflop guru ranges and tailoring them a bit to my games' rake structure (Ignition and Bros 1/2 and 2/4+ respectively--posted in low stakes bc these games play similar to low stakes or more likely high micros on stars)--so opening a lot more suited kings which block 3betting hands and playing suited connectors at lower frqs (these hands play well against a 3bet generally but it sucks that we have to pay high rake when we call the 3bet). 4betting hands like AJo/AQo at higher frqs (for instance, CO vs SB, HJ vs SB respectively, which my ranges have as around 25% 4bet which I would randomize more like 35-40% and do fewer cold calls). Is my approach correct? My fold to 3bet stat was around 70 percent in my first session of 1k hands using PT4 on ignition which I think is obv way too high but I think it's prob a bit of low sample, and playing too many tables/getting a bit lazy at times.
Dec. 24, 2020 | 3:22 a.m.
I was watching a carroters vid and he mentioned AKx flops are one of the few range advantage flops you can go big with as PFR in most positions to leverage not just overall range advantage but massive tier 1 advantage too. My question is this: is it possible to go big with range mostly or is this quite bad? I know we can split into 2 sizings but that makes the game tree massively complex. For example i raise cutoff, bb flats, flop AK5r, what is your strat here? In game I had KQo and felt it was super weird to go big with this combo but also hate checking. It seems this flop is one of the few where splitting range into 2 sizes makes sense bc checking just sucks a lot as we lose tons of EV by slowplaying AA sometimes to balance etc. But i also like to keep things simple to avoid making mistakes so i almost always pick one flop size. Also, what would your strat be CO vs BTN in the same instance? Thanks for replies.
Nov. 30, 2020 | 12:31 a.m.
Are you playing a 3b or fold strat? If so I think folding is pretty reasonable because we unblock TT and 99 and have those 100%. If not then we're only gonna be 3betting TT and 99 around 2/3 of the time (preflop guru ranges) so I think I'd call some AK and always fold AQ because we block QJs; if we have the Kd it's a good hand to call with because he shouldn't be ever raising KJs without the bdfd. This combo I'm not sure. I'll run it in GTO+ and see.