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thanks for the props ^^

Aug. 14, 2018 | 3:44 a.m.

Comment | belgianbeer commented on ICMIZER question

It means that the difference between EV(fold) and EV(shove) is +0.67BB (67bb/100 hands)

May 15, 2018 | 4:24 p.m.

yes the most I see this hand, the more I wanna puke :'(

May 15, 2018 | 4:16 p.m.

I cannot imagine that the EV of calling pre > of squeezing even if against EP ranges.
isolate IP with AK seems mandatory in my opinion with 100bb.
3bet avoid us to play MWP, reduce the SPR and enjoy the fold equity.
Also it allows us to play IP with initiative in big pot which is a very high EV outcome.
where cold call might induce several other calls, which is very bad for this kind of holding.
Also if we face a squeeze after cold calling we will be forced to 4bet-jam and play for stack with equity around 35-40% when we get called (as I dont expect any AQo- to call us).
I really cannot imagine calling > 3bet

May 15, 2018 | 1:40 a.m.

yeah thanks. When I look at it I feel preflop and flop are significant mistacke against an MP squeeze. Whatever the case is he should 3bet that wide in this scenario. giving him more than 5% is very assumptive without any strong read/pattern which I dont have really. Moreover this 5% will be relatively linear where KJ (even suited) will be highly dominated so my playability will drastically drop (espacially OOP against two ranges).
Now I even doubt if KQs could be a good call...

May 14, 2018 | 10:39 a.m.

Blinds: t200/t400 (9 Players) BN: 47,624
SB: 39,891
BB: 166,377
UTG: 37,082
UTG+1: 38,954 (Hero)
MP: 55,460
MP+1: 49,900
MP+2: 62,860
CO: 89,091
MP1 is 21/12/4 over 151 hands.
MP is 30/17 over 143 hands
Preflop (600) Hero is UTG+1 with J K
UTG folds, Hero raises to 920, MP calls 920, MP+1 raises to 4,020, 5 folds, Hero calls 3,100, MP calls 3,100
As people tend to 3bet more in PKO I dont feel like folding this combo especially with MP being a player that might call too loose and induce more squeeze.
But maybe I am wrong...
Flop (13,110) 6 Q 2
Hero checks, MP checks, MP+1 bets 4,020, Hero calls 4,020, MP calls 4,020
Flop I feel like I should call as I have some decent turn and river plan on diamond, T and my blocker might be usefull to find some interesting bluff.
Turn (25,170) 6 Q 2 4
Hero checks, MP checks, MP+1 checks
River (25,170) 6 Q 2 4 Q
Hero bets 30,864 and is all in, MP raises
River I expect MP to shove a lot of his AA, KK, and some AQ especially in 3way on this blanc river
Because of his profile, I expect MP to still be on the river with hands like 77-TT and some randome 67s,45s or even AJhh.

For this reason I find a shove with this combo.

May 14, 2018 | 2:32 a.m.

Blinds: t500/t1,000 (9 Players) CO: 99,278 (Hero)
BN: 116,000
SB: 101,790
BB: 70,221
UTG: 158,050
UTG+1: 62,758
MP: 112,100
MP+1: 184,450
MP+2: 93,975
UTG is TAG-ish player and BTN and MP are unknown.
UTG : 16/13/5 (141h)
MP : 19/15/15 (26h)
BTN :19/19/16 (26 hands)
Preflop (1,500) Hero is CO with K A
UTG raises to 2,400, UTG+1 folds, MP calls 2,400, 2 folds, Hero raises to 10,350, BN raises to 24,000, 2 folds, UTG folds, MP folds, Hero calls 13,650
My question is how should I approach this spot?
I am not familiar with C4bet pot in high stackes tournement.
My intuition would be to :
- eventually fold against a nitty player
- 5bet shove something like KK, AKs
- call AKo, AJs+, JJ-QQ, AA. I am not very sure about KQs espacially against this sizing.
What do you think ?
Should I just jam AKo or simply fold as a default ?

May 14, 2018 | 1:26 a.m.

what would you call in your bottom range here ? KJ, KT ?

May 14, 2018 | 12:55 a.m.

I thnk against good reg (that are able to 3bet agressivly their BB), you defenetly want to have a flating range here. but with the spr that will be below 2, you will have to call only dubble high card I'd say. If you have read that vilain is able to 3bet trashier hands like T2s or random K-rag (suited or not), than you can call wider. But i'd say that it will be very vilain's dependent.
my temptation would be to cold call a range like this :
AA, A9s, A5s, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, AJo-ATo, KJo+, QJo
and shove this range :
KK-55, ATs+, AQo+

I would increase my cold calling range with :
A8s, A4s-A2s, K9s, Q9s, J9s, T8s+, 98s, ATo
if the 3betor is agressive, especially if I see him 3bet with hands that have very bad playability like T6o, K3o, ...

If my opponnent is too tight or if I saw him cold calling hands like AQ/AJ/99 in the BB where he should have 3bet. Then I would cold call hands like
99-88, AQs-AJs, KQs, QJs, AQo
and only 4bet 99+, AKs, AKo

against a very agressive 3betor, an agressive 4beting range could be more +EV than having a flating range... but i didnt do the calculation. intuitively i'd say that if you expect to have >75% FE, 4bet might be mor +EV than having a flating range.
And in this case I wouldnt care to shove a very wide range like this :
22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q8s+, J9s+, T9s, 98s, 87s, A9o+, A5o, KJo+, QJo
(but you have to have very strong read over your opponent)

Nov. 4, 2017 | 4:38 a.m.

Comment | belgianbeer commented on BB defend ranges

sorry I didnt come back last week. Was busy with my MTT scheddle.
I add you now.

Oct. 9, 2017 | 5:57 p.m.

Comment | belgianbeer commented on BB defend ranges


Oct. 2, 2017 | 11:15 a.m.

Comment | belgianbeer commented on BB defend ranges

micro stackes NL10-25 and

Oct. 1, 2017 | 11:43 p.m.

Comment | belgianbeer commented on BB defend ranges

could you give me some link bec I dont see anything about BB calling range.
I ahve seen some random copmment in user review or ranges in PIO while speaking about specific postflop situations.
But havent seen fully dedicated vidéo about BB defence against each position and preflop betsizing.
If it exists please show me !

Oct. 1, 2017 | 1:10 p.m.

Post | belgianbeer posted in NLHE: BB defend ranges

Hi I am coming from MTT and am interested in having some ranges for my BB defend.


Oct. 1, 2017 | 9:39 a.m.

Comment | belgianbeer commented on open shove spot

very wierd you do not have any ante at this level... because it will modify a lot your range.
Wo ante here is the Nash range :
15.3%, 33+ A8s+ A5s ATo+ K9s+ KQo Q9s+ J9s+ T9s

But if you have ante of 10% of the BB, here the other range :
20.4%, 22+ A2s+ A9o+ K9s+ KJo+ Q9s+ QJo J9s+ T8s+ 98s

July 1, 2017 | 5:43 a.m.

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