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thx for great vid.
37min K9s on A4Q3T board
can u tell me more about that spot why the Tx is good to bluff?
and are there any other cards good to bluff?
I couldn`t fully understand which our range turning into bluff on the river with Tx as well.
always thx for nice vid : )

Aug. 5, 2017 | 6:17 p.m.

Thank you midori for the detailed comment : )

(we have QQ blocker and can rep a straight if the turn comes K or T. Say, the turn is T, he leads and we raise - there isn't much he can do about it with his 2p/sets or even a straight, other than just calling or bluff catching again on the river, or just folding right away. 

So if they both check to you again on turn, you can now bet for value/protection, only against weaker ranges this time.  That's some valuable information you gained, by checking back flop.)

It`s just great and made me think more deeply about the blocker and reading base on their actions.

June 6, 2014 | 3:50 a.m.

Comment | busisi commented on Volume or quality ?
quality +1

June 5, 2014 | 1:09 p.m.

I also lean toward to check back but it depends on our opponent

IMO he will continue FD, Sets(66, QQ which seems like he doen`t have), some clover redraw when we bet again. it also depends on your bet sizing.

we block the K so if he has straight maybe 89.. but it`s second nut.. hard to x/r strongly unless he has A or K blockers.  

If he check there are not many cards that we can value bet on the river unless Ts which gives him a flush. other cards can not extract any value from his range. (if he is a normal player not a station)

so if we want to get some value from him, need to bet on the turn and protect our hand but it`s gonna be thin value..

June 5, 2014 | 11:26 a.m.

BN: $33.25
SB: $25.10 (Hero)
BB: $20.84
UTG: $89.10
HJ: $22.09
CO: $21.23
HJ is an unknown.

I assume he is not a good player based on his stack size.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A 3 3 A
UTG raises to $0.50, HJ raises to $1.85, CO folds, BN folds, Hero raises to $6.30, BB folds, UTG folds, HJ calls $4.45
I think standard.

Flop ($13.45) Q J 9 (2 Players)
$13.45 pot, $15.79 left

1.17 low SPR

flop just smashed his range..

should I push and get it in? or check-call? check-fold?

I understand below 1 SPR I can shove any flop
and I was planing to shove when I 4bet him but little confused kind of this flop..

any advice welcome ! :D

June 5, 2014 | 10:58 a.m.

I would over limp PRE unless I am on the BTN or CO (have a read that BTN is very tight) and also another reason is that KK is very good multiway pot hand so I over limp here.

Flop, I would check as well with my naked over pair in the 5way pot. 

Turn, I would check again because we are not in position and we are not nut flush draw (negative implied odds.) 

and more likely when the flush card arrive on the river we can`t get much value from people unless the other players have it as well (when people see the 3 flush cards on the board, they are froze, only they have a nut they will give some action which is awkward for us. I don`t want to put my whole stack with my second nut flush in mutliway pot.

also as you mentioned we are OOP (hard to play and not easy to extract value from opponents)

in multiway pot, most of the time I will play fit or fold. 

June 5, 2014 | 10:02 a.m.

(I just can't see enough bluffs in his range, and he has tons of 2p or better on this turn (and most 2ps will have a redraw and/or a straight).  Maybe he can play hands like 876 this way)

yes.. I think so his range is almost always ahead than mine. 

thanks midori :D

June 5, 2014 | 9:45 a.m.

(he will usually bet again. and since his range is prob a lot of weirdly played pair+gutter, and 2ps...) 

yes I could see it often in micro stakes.. :(  

thanks for reply spassewr :)

June 5, 2014 | 9:39 a.m.

(but sadly he can't have many bluffs in this spot.) 

I admit that.. sometimes just don`t want to be bluffed out. But!!! I read the article about folding.. it`s just beautiful.. I was totally shocked and could have a peace in my mind lol. thanks midori.

June 5, 2014 | 9:37 a.m.

BN: $73.03 (Hero)
SB: $32.29
BB: $15.16
UTG: $25
HJ: $37.42
CO: $23.44
46 hands
vpip 46 / pfr 16 / steal 33 / 3bet 8 / wtsd 44 / x/r flop 20
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A 6 7 A
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO raises to $0.85, Hero raises to $2.90, SB folds, BB folds, CO calls $2.05
I think he is quiet loose so would call any cards with some connection or high card or poket pairs

because he like to see the flop.
Flop ($6.15) 2 3 6 (2 Players)
CO checks, Hero bets $3.88, CO calls $3.88
I think I had to bet bigger here. $5 more

he just call so he does not have a set, maybe he has over pair or some low card draws. A456, A257, Axxx or some random cards..

Turn ($13.91) 2 3 6 5 (2 Players)
CO bets $5
there is a possibel FD now

he donk small. what does this mean? any weak draw? should we call? or shove? if shove is it for protection?

what do you think CO`s range here?

any advice welcome :D

June 4, 2014 | 5:59 p.m.

BN: $45.16 (Hero)
SB: $33.21
BB: $18.41
UTG: $55.75
HJ: $24.99
CO: $21.93
no reads just unknown.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A Q Q 6
UTG folds, HJ raises to $0.85, CO folds, Hero calls $0.85, SB calls $0.75, BB folds
I think it`s reasonable hand to call and good for multiway pot (although it`s not nut suit)

so I flat on the button.
Flop ($2.80) 7 A J (3 Players)
SB checks, HJ checks, Hero bets $1.76, SB raises to $7.96, HJ folds

June 4, 2014 | 2:09 p.m.

BN: $7.50
SB: $24.75
BB: $47.75 (Hero)
UTG: $26.41
HJ: $72.69
CO: $23.40
He is an unknown.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt K 9 J Q
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, BN folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, SB calls $1.50
I have a premium rundown so 3bet him and he calls.

I assume his range
(good rundowns especially medium rundowns because I block the high card rundowns
or double poket pairs and some Axxx suited or somehow AAxx slow play? maybe not )
Flop ($4.85) Q 2 A (2 Players)
SB bets $4.31, Hero calls $4.31
SPR = 5 (medium)

good flop for my range and not that good for him but Axxx or AAxx

He suddenly bet the pot. what is his range here? I was curious and confused.

this is very good flop for 3better and dry + static flop..

I have some backdoor and second pair so I call

here I have some plan to bet out as a semi or pure bluff when he check to me on the turn depends on the card
or just check back down for showdown..

( *Can he have some draw here? I think just weak draws possible )

normally like this situation they have a two pair or better hands (based on my short experience)
Turn ($13.47) Q 2 A 5 (2 Players)
SB bets $12.56
he bet the pot again.

now I just got marginal second pair so I think should give up but it`s so interesting.

* what do you think his range from preflop to turn here based on his action?

any advice welcome : D

June 4, 2014 | 12:06 p.m.

Comment | busisi commented on PL25: overpair OOP 3w

I`m not gonna say I`m right because I`m also learning the PLO from low stakes.

what I want to say is that it`s just my opinion : D

(so what about JJ44 or TT44? Just fold these?) => I think just call and see the flop as cheap as possible on the SB to set mining. I also agree with you 44 doesn`t well coz it`s too low. 

As you said there are many ugly turn.. it`s hard to continue at OOP 

Here are some Questions  

If the card arrived which except Q (not spade : 1 out ) any cards are hard for us 

if you are willing to bet the river, is it value bet?

1) Can we keep involve this pot flop to river with a naked over pair? 

2) Can we call a over 1/2 sized river bet? 

June 4, 2014 | 10:46 a.m.

Comment | busisi commented on AAQ7+nfd vs high cb

I prefer to 3bet on the pre and just call on the flop with overpair + nut FD + gutshot at OOP in the high SPR.

June 4, 2014 | 7:31 a.m.

Comment | busisi commented on PL25: overpair OOP 3w

I just prefer to over call on the preflop with QQ44 ss 

as you played, the flop I would like to check and make the pot small against 2 opponents at OOP 

because we don`t have any back-up just naked over pair (2outs) and they can have some drwas (FD, SD, and some one or two pair + draw) or better over pair KKxx

they can have any hands because here is $25 limit, players really like to see the flop with any hands even low marginal rundowns.

also you can be check-raised when someone has strong draw

so I will check and see the action and if BB bets and UTG calls I fold, if BB checks and UTG bets quiet big, I also lean toward to fold. 

turn is obviously check-fold , river as well.

it`s just my opinion. I hope my thinking process can help you : )

June 4, 2014 | 7:24 a.m.

I totally agree with above guys said, especially for zoom PLO. it is too hard to play at OOP the low rundowns which has a gapper on the middle. when you hit the flop it can be one pair or two pairs that should be the bottom pairs that means very hard to play against many opponents(very loose callers in $25 PLO that I`m also playing) even HU pot. 

post flop play also agree with ZenFish. 

June 4, 2014 | 7:06 a.m.

I am just a PLO newbie that is learning hardly nowadays. 

my reply may help you and someway you can advice to me about my thinking process. 

BWT what`s his stat? do u have any read about him?

If I guess he is a random player, I would like to put his 3 betting range here AAxx , any premium 4 cards, good rundown, speculative hands with DS. 

on this flop he could CB QQ+ , AJxx dd or cc back door , 

on the other side I think there is not many combos any rundowns include 5 because we block the rundowns (ex: 5678, 5789, 5689..) and also we block some diamonds. 

so I think his range way toward to over pair or AKQJ type which is`t blocked. 

how he thinks about our range? 

exclude AAxx which we didn`t 4 bet 

some FD, some rundowns include J (he probably thinks he is ahead) , weak over pair + some redraw

or sometimes slow down with 5 or JJ 

based on the range I also agree with above guys said flat call on the flop and turn raise, (I assume his turn bet is quiet small unless he has the boat+)   

the river decision I don`t think we can call here. 

our range that call down here completed everything. if he is thinking player, I think he can shove with just naked over pair or some weak made draws.

June 4, 2014 | 6:57 a.m.

I`m impressed from your post. cheer up crayon !

June 4, 2014 | 3:43 a.m.

I should learn more about how think the line and range also which cards on the turn how magically change our equity and need to change our line.. thanks midori as always ! :D

June 4, 2014 | 3:41 a.m.

honestly speaking I put him on a kind of bad aggro at that time based on the hud that I think not that good with just small sample.. so I thought I could get value from him also I wanted get all in with his one pair type hand or some weak draw (although we have weak SD..) 

now I regret that I was not thinking deeply about his range and my range also about whether my betting is for value or bluff.. I am sure I just played like a bot : ( 

I feel I still need to learn a lot about PLO.. 

Thank you for your question Tom and always welcome any advice and comments :D

June 4, 2014 | 3:35 a.m.

Thanks Snowman for your advice! I could think this hand another way : )

June 3, 2014 | 6:24 p.m.

BN: $12.73
SB: $25 (Hero)
BB: $25
UTG: $24.65
HJ: $25
CO: $22
VPIP: 78
PFR: 44
Steal Blinds: 100
3B: 33

Can`t put him on a aggro with just 9 hands

so maybe put him on unknown.
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 8 A 9 T
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO raises to $0.85, BN folds, Hero calls $0.75, BB folds
I thought I had to 3bet this.
Flop ($1.95) A 8 J (2 Players)
Hero checks, CO bets $0.93, Hero raises to $4.66, CO calls $3.73
great flop for me so I did check-raise him

he just made a call so I removed any set from his range (*can I remove the top two pair AJ here?)

maybe he has 9T+ some back doors or A top pair+ (if he loose)
Turn ($11.27) A 8 J 4 (2 Players)
Hero bets $10.79, CO calls $10.79
* Is here check-raise better option?

River ($32.85) A 8 J 4 2 (2 Players)

June 1, 2014 | 10:55 a.m.

Oh.. I can`t fix it. just remove the Jon Doe, it`s against BTN. Sorry guys

June 1, 2014 | 2:35 a.m.

Hi midori, thaks for your great advice. it`s very helpful :D

this HH has problem I didn`t check it before post.. it`s my fault : ( 

June 1, 2014 | 2:32 a.m.

CO: Jon Doe: $0
BN: BTN: $111.38
SB: SB: $81.50
BB: BB: $96.24
UTG: Hero: $109.08
LJ: MP: $55.60
HJ: CO: $114.68
he is unknown..
Preflop ($0.70) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt J 7 8 8
Hero raises to $1.50, MP folds, CO folds, BTN calls $1.50, SB folds, BB folds
I removed premium hands and AAxx because he didn`t 3bet me
I thought he has some good rundowns or set mining..
If he loose, probably has some kind of speculative hands.
Flop ($3.70) 9 T 7 (2 Players)
Hero bets $2.64, BTN calls $2.64, Jon Doe bets, Jon Doe calls
I got a nut in a rainbow flop so I didn`t bet pot-size.
when he call, maybe has some weak combo draw or a set..
Turn ($8.98) A (2 Players)
Hero bets $8.60, BTN calls $8.60, Jon Doe calls
He called again, I was curious,
and I thought he still has weak range or got some back up like.. a flush draw
River ($26.18) 3 (2 Players)
Jon Doe checks

May 31, 2014 | 9:23 a.m.

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