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10 points

  • Don´t ever 3-bet JJ if you don´t want to go AI PF in this spot... Vs 33% RFI jamming JJ here is definitely +EV. I rarely flat 4bets with JJ on BTN v CO Opens. I might flat JJ here pre, and I might 3bet. Its situational.

May 21, 2015 | 12:35 p.m.

Would like to ask for some more heads-up. NL100z for example, and how to adjust to different player types.

Aug. 21, 2014 | 11:23 a.m.

RTFM? :)

Aug. 19, 2014 | 10:35 p.m.


Cause Chael is one of my favourite MMA fighters I will answer you on this one.

First off go to "View Stats"-> Statistics Tab.

Set Report to "Position" - In the menu on the left handside. 

Go to Quick Filters - > Cick More Filters...

Hand Values - Holdem Range: Choose 33.

You will now be able to see your profits with 33 from not only EP when you open, but all positions.

Aug. 18, 2014 | 12:03 a.m.


Must be more EV to call pre-flop there IP it also makes you able to manouver post-flop?

I think it's questionable.

Aug. 15, 2014 | 10:54 p.m.

A step in the right direction.

May 1, 2014 | 8:27 p.m.

You simply have to ignore it and just grind!

April 21, 2014 | 5:37 a.m.

Post | brutti posted in Chatter: Joined RIO + Heater (brag)

I had a break from poker most of the winter due to studies. My game was a bit off, broke even for a couple of thousand hands. Most likely due to playing like all the play-masters and a few tables too much. I've limited my self to 6-tables of 6-max which seems to be fine for me, also tried to avoid reg-tables at NL100.

I figured why not join RIO. I haven't watched many video's, but I have seen a few from IRunLucky. At first I thought he was a bloody-nit, but he insn't. He is smart. I have tightened up my stack-off range's in most spots and it seem's to be key. In the sample below my AVG AI EQ= 59%. That can't be too bad, I think I was in the low fifty's before I just deleted my DB on my laptop.

One of the things that I have learned is to pot-controll, small-ball it, and trap people who just take stabs a lot with air. Also having a check-call range OOP and stuff like that. 

Before I just cbet my whole range and closed my eyes. However pot's like the medium sized 10-20bbs are very important to your win-rate I believe. Also letting people make mistakes versus you, especially post-flop.

I'm inspired by IRunlucky + Applications of NLHE book. These two has taken my game to a whole different level. 

After I joined RIO.

My question is: Do anyone have good poker-study techniques? 

I feel that I do learn from watching the material at RIO. Maybe it would be nice with a video or two off the felt with some tips on how to succeed / steps to think during a hand / more so life & poker advice, note-taking all these kind of stuff that aren't involved in playing, but can make you improve your game?

Furthermore I look so much forward to this summer. I'm going to US for three-weeks, zero poker. Going to watch RIO, take notes. After that I will be grinding from 1st July - 25th of Sept. (Maybe play Estrellas Main-Event in Barcelona in August if I get to sell 50% of action or if the heater continues). 

I'm going to live at home for the summer and I just told my parent's that I'm not going to apply for a summer intership (I did apply for two, but it's hard these days in the business area I am in). Hopefully I could even get a shot at NL200, even though I have heard it is pretty tough.

Martin - I have same avatar on Stars, maybe some of you guys recognised me. If so send me a P.M and we can talk on Skype.

April 17, 2014 | 8:06 a.m.

Comment | brutti commented on About the HUD question

I dont usee that many stats, but RFI, 3bet pre-flop, Fold to 4bet after 3bet PF, Fold to Cbet, Fold to Turn Cbet.  I find RFI to be the best indicator of them all. I mean you basically don't need VPIP / PFR if you have RFI.

April 17, 2014 | 4:32 a.m.

Done! Goodluck with your thesis.

April 16, 2014 | 6:14 p.m.

Sizing is good here, other than that quite standard.

April 14, 2014 | 6:50 p.m.

I'd guess misapplication of concepts as mentioned, I struggled with that before, when I didn't fully understand for example polarized/depolarizing, SD Value and a lot of the elementary concepts (lol).

My experience with RIO so far is totally different.

I've watched a few of Irunlucky's videos took some notes last week, before I headed into the weeked. 

I found a lot of good info there to be working on NL50 and 100 SH, however he is on the tigher-side I would say but that seems to just make wonders at the lower stakes. (Could I request a NL100 6 table video, no zoom?)

To answer the question: I think coaching sites can't be bad for you if you are thinking through the concepts and really understanding what the coachings are trying to teach you in the videos. 

If you don't understand fully whats going on and you start to use a line or approach the game in the "coaches" way then it might hurt you.

April 14, 2014 | 6:19 p.m.

Comment | brutti commented on What? 50NL Zoom 6Max

@okaygo @wysedroid: 

He is calling OOP, I don't like it. He's hand is playing fairly good in the sense of hitting a set. However most of the time he will not hit a set and there is likely that there will be at least one overcard on the flop and Hero in this hand can barrel him off flop / turn if neccesary. It is very difficult to outplay people in 3-bet pots OOP, if the person IP aren't just handing you the pot by check-folding a lot of flop / turns. Villain ask's for trouble by calling pre, and I assume that is why CombatCarl is 3-betting fairly wide, I prefer having a much more polarized range in these kind of spots. Thats just my style of playing, cause the decisions is going to be somwhat more trivial, and I would avoid making mistakes as Hero in this hand.

In a vacuum the AQ is a good 3-bet in this particular hand when villain is flatting OOP, but he shouldn't be flatting too much OOP. The only pairs I think I would flat here might be TT and JJ, and 4-bet QQ+, and AK to stack off. I would use some Ax suited as a 4-bet (about 15%) bluff and give up the rest. 

Leaning towards a fold with the 88 in these spots as a default, as nitty as it is. If players like Hero starts to jam over 4-bets with AQ for value, then the dynamic changes and villain would have to readjust he's stack off ranges, but Hero should be pretty out of line to even think about 4-bet calling it off pre with 88 in BTN vs HJ..

If people at these stakes stop flatting OOP theire green-line will start too move in the right direction, it might be the biggest leak at NL25-100 from my perspective.

Also TS didn't provide us /w fold to 3-bet IP and OOP numbers, but he's samplesize might be too small to get any indication at all. I'm probably checking rivers as well, but I find the pre-flop spot somewhat more interresting in this hand.

April 14, 2014 | 5:50 p.m.

Yeah you are more results oriented I think. In this case you were good, but I do still believe that in that river spot you are doomed 80% of the time vs unknowns, even semi-fish.

I do not think that it's good even though it worked out this time. Guess villain isn't unknown anymore =)

Most likely river is going check/check here if you don't bet, which I certainly don't hate. You are exposing yourself to kind of high variance, which I have learned is not neccesary on SSNL/Micro.

April 14, 2014 | 6:20 a.m.

Comment | brutti commented on What? 50NL Zoom 6Max

I don't get it why people 3-bet second best hands pre-flop when they have position in general? Leave the opporunity to villain to 4-bet bluff you off, when he shouldn't be flatting OOP? This is in my opinion a leak/issue/FPS.

It's not like the 3-bet pre is good, even though villain flatted with 8's, which is equally bad or worse.

Why do you not try to setup stacks somewhat more effeciently so you don't have to overbet river in order to get in stacks? 

Flop: $5.85

Turn: $13

River: AI

This hand would have played out one way if you had flat pre at worst:

Villain bet flop turn and river you call, or you might even fold river/depending on villains sizing.

April 14, 2014 | 6:18 a.m.

CombatCarl: You have some leaks in your game with regards to betsizing and over-valueing certain hands post-flop. Second thread I am reviewing, nothing personal. We're just here for one reason, and one reason only to improve as a player.

You seem to overvalue some hands. People at NL100-25 are doing elementary mistakes on turn and river play mostly in already brewed pot, but this pot is small, and stacks are deep.

Turn: Raise to $18-$19 area is fine, overbet jamming achieves absolutely nothing else than getting called by JT and maybe Tx sometimes when you are freerolling. If villain is calling with anything but a made straight this deep I am shocked, and CRAI should still not be your default play. You never bluff in this spot ever.

The problem with overbet jam on turn is that it does not leave any room for villain to actually get to river with a set or two-pair and just "meh" call you down. I think overbet jamming is done mostly, because you don't know what to do / feel comfortable or think about the decisions while playing. 

There is almost no solid arguments to be made from overbet CRAI'ng turn, from my point of view.

When you have "nuts" with a redraw I find it very wierd that you are not giving the villain an opportunity to "spazz" out. I would try my best to hand villain a good rope, with two-pairs, Tx (with freeroll)  or just random floats. - The backdoor FD is for obvious reasons super disguised.

Just my thoughts, I'm not that math based in this analysis. First and foremost because there are other elementary "mistakes" going on, which should be removed in to your game first.

April 14, 2014 | 6:04 a.m.

3-bet pre-flop is marginal at best (semi-bluff?). River jam for value? I think you are more likely turning your hand into a bluff more so than clear valuebetting.

If you get called by TT or QJ I think you are more or less only lucky. I do not like this overaggro / overplaying AJ like it's the nuts. I don't see myself as nitty, but I'm small-balling a lot more to induce spazz than playing AJ like this, vs big droolers maybe but not vs unkowns thats just spew or fancy play syndrome.

QT got there, diamonds got there (might not chase diamonds on turn) - All the combo draws got there, KJ got there. I don't like the river ship at all, seems like you ship cause you sort of have digged your own grave OOP already.

I'd most likely c/f river as played / run out.

April 14, 2014 | 5:49 a.m.

April 9, 2014 | 3:25 a.m.

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