Hey Pokerica 52 I am reading your blog and I have a few question. I play on .it site, italian player cant play on .com. I have a huge problem with rake. I play NL10-NL20 and according to PT4 I pay 16bb/100 of rake excluding HU hands when i open the tables. Can you please give me your stats of VPIP, PFR, 3bet and foldto3bet? I think I should play a lot tighter considering the huge rake but i want to confirm my suspicion.
PS. sorry if I dirt your blog. :)
March 23, 2022 | 8:48 p.m.
just found your blog and I am in almost the same situation as you are.
I play Nl10-20 usually but have a lot of struggle. Maybe i will open a blog too.
I have a few question if you want to answer.
Why keto diet? And why water fasting? I like workout and nutrition too.
PS. RIO has improved quality of essential coach a lot in the last few years. I think for the price is the best source for micro stakes.
March 15, 2022 | 6:27 p.m.
I am of the opposite idea, at NL2 you can have insane winrate. I was winning at like 30 bb/100 at NL2, then at NL5 I had like 12bb/100, then I thought i could bet NL10 but I played like 100k hand a little more then Break-Even. Rake is almost the same from NL2 to NL10, it begin to decrease a little at NL20.
Feb. 28, 2022 | 11:26 a.m.
Hi Chris, very nice video. I like studying topic a lot because i always lack a rigorous method for study during school. This are a few idea that i think could be useful for other member:
1) read about the pomodoro technique and use it, i usually do 25 minute study followed by 5 minute break where i drink something, go to pee and listen song during stretching;
2) nice course on coursera is learning how to learn by Barbara Oakley, very nice insight like the recall strategy for study vs recognition;
3)usually for study preflop ranges i use ANKI + flopzilla; ANKI is a flashcard program used for study and recall;
4)the myth of creativity remember me a lot of the begginer mind theached in meditation book like Jhon kabat Zinn one.
Ty for this video Chris.
PS: this ideas could be useful in a lot of other areas of your life beside poker.
Oct. 8, 2021 | 9:10 a.m.
I played at NL10 at least 100k hands and I can confirm that after switching to a strategy with no cold-call in MP, CO and BTN the rake i paid is decreased from 15bb/100 to 11 bb/100. Consider that i play on italian site with 5.5%rake.
Using a 3bet/fold (no cold-call) strategy in MP,CO and BTN will save you at least 3-5 bb/100 in rake.
Overall very nice video with a lot of interesting insight to increase your winrate.