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Comment | Kinda Close commented on Calling 3 Bets

Hey, can I apply the raising concept on this hand too?

Can you also tell me good raising size if I have raising range here?

Dec. 11, 2016 | 12:08 a.m.

On such a dry board A73r, is it better for BT to bet w/ 3x bottom pair? I understand protection issue but It's very hard to double barrel on the turn and if BT checks back it's reallllly hard to play river.

Dec. 10, 2016 | 9:39 p.m.

So simple and helpful

Dec. 1, 2016 | 3:15 a.m.

Comment | Kinda Close commented on Calling 3 Bets

I really enjoyed it. Especially that I have to 'value' jam my overpair on baby board. Can I extend the logic to Squeeze pot when I am defending?

Nov. 24, 2016 | 8:14 p.m.

Your squeeze range in SB vs UTG and BT call is TT+, AQo+, some strong suited broadways. It is really wide for me in 16nlz having less skills. So could you tell me how you play against 1) UTG 4B and 2) BT back raise?

Nov. 24, 2016 | 5:50 p.m.


vs this you are flipping. I'll lean to call if the guy is weak post flop, but if he's aggro I'll back raise.

Nov. 2, 2016 | 4:37 p.m.

Oct. 30, 2016 | 3:51 p.m.

I rly doubt if overpair calls here. So I x/f

Oct. 29, 2016 | 8:22 p.m.

pre is bluff IMO which is good one.

Oct. 29, 2016 | 8:21 p.m.

I think wp. blocking A of diamond is also great that he's gonna call more often. I'll be happy to get my stacks in like that. 88-JJ, some 5x, some 78 etc

Oct. 29, 2016 | 8:06 p.m.

T9s, A5s is in my default opening range and so as most of ppl. ATo vs 4 fish seems also fine.

If you hit top pair with small A, it's good to x/c which I think +ev as well as it's good to have top pair in your checking range since you want to bet strong A just because it's most +ev line.

Oct. 29, 2016 | 8:02 p.m.

since he can have more JJ-99 and KQ, I would check entire my range here. OTT, I'll fold on most cards given that player tendency in 10nl. (I'd note he's shown aggression vs check in big pot tho)

Oct. 29, 2016 | 8 p.m.

Let’s construct Big Blind defense range! (with Cameron Couch)

Pot odds

3.5x -> 33% -> alpha*0.955 = 33% -> alpha = 34%
3x -> 31% -> alpha = 32.4%
2.5x -> 27% -> alpha = 28.27%
2x -> 22% -> alpha = 23.03%

Let’s take rake into account. After you pay the rake, your winrate should be at least equal to pot odds. Then alpha*(1-rake) = pot odds. Alpha is the minimum equity we need.

If the pot is bigger than 44.4$, rake is only 2$. In SRP situation this doesn’t happen usually, so I’ll take this out of consideration.

2. Vs villain RFI (80% equity realization - passive or weak opponents)

Let’s give 2.5% more to suited connectors.
Let’s give 3% less non suited dominated hands.

10% - A9s(32.2%), A8s(31.7%) -> below A9s bluff candidate
KQo(32.1%) -> bluff candidate
QJs(29.8%), T9s(28.1%) -> below KQs it’s fold or 3b

15% - A8s(35%), A7s(34.37%) -> vs aggression we can get away from hitting A together
67s(29.4%), 78s(30.88%), 89s(32.01%), T9s(33.25%) -> good 3b bluff candidate
KTs(34.15%), K9s(32.34%) -> K9s bluff candidate
KQo(32.94%), KJo(32.1%), QJo(30.8%), JTo(30.2%) -> below KQo is fold vs UTG, even KQ has domination issue so 3 bet would be better
QTs(32.88%), JTs(32.7%), J9s(31.4%)-> below JTs, 3b bluff

20% - A4s(35.34%), A2(34.2%)
A7o(34.2%) -> but I would call suited connector rather.
67s(30.2%), 78s(31.05%), 89s(31.7%), T9s(32.34%) -> below 89s 3b bluff
K8s(32.75%) -> K7s bluff candidate
KJo(33.54%), KTo(31.83%), QJo(31.38%), QTo(31.4%), JTo(30.89%) -> below KJo it’s fold
Q9s(32.5%), J9s(32.01%), T8s(31.4%) -> J9s, T8s as bluff

Q: Is K8s better than 89s?

25% - 67s(31.78%), 78s(32.41%), 89s(33.43%) -> below 78s 3b bluff
K6s(34.35%), K5s(33.83%), K4s(33.28%), K3s(32.76%), K2s(32.29%) ->
Q8s(33.17%), Q7s(31.95%)
J9s(33.36%), J8s(32.07%)
KTo(35.44%), K9o(33.14%), QTo(32.53%)
78s(32.46%), 67s(31.59%)
T9o(31.61%) -> T9o is fold

50% - Q2s(33.36%)
T7s(33.2%), T6s(32.14%)
97s(33.8%), 68s(32.51%)
67s(33%), 56s(32.39%)
K7o(35.03%) -> real equity will be lower than this.

60% - J8o(35.54%), J7o(33.88%)
T5s(32.65%), T4s(32.36%)

All the ranges are on the assumption opening size is 3bb.

New learning:

suited connectors/gappers don't have SDV, so it's less inclined to call rather than 3b
suited K and Q even J has higher EV than I thought
off suited connectors are weaker than I thought


I've done this only with Equilab so it's not exact computed number nor range. If you have better softwares, please point out my errors.

About me

Hey I play PS zoom 16nl/25nl. Since my skills are not there, I want to share my naked thoughts with you guys. I'll post defensing range vs strong opponents tomorrow.

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Oct. 29, 2016 | 7:34 p.m.

Post | Kinda Close posted in NLHE: 25nlz preflop question

How can we compute this or that hand is too thin to value SQ or not?

I believe this is value raise, but I hope they rather fold. flop should be check by the way.

MP is 20/15 in 74 hands. I thought he holding QQ doesn't want to see the flop with 4 ppl so I pushed. Can I still hero fold?

vs regish unknown.

Hey guys. I am a recreational player and new to this game. So I am completely open to share my thoughts.
If anyone wants to share thoughts, review HH, sweat session, chat me in skype

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Oh one thing. You have to be fun. :D

Oct. 29, 2016 | 5:52 p.m.

How do you think about pre? Is it suitable candidate?

Nov. 3, 2015 | 6:57 p.m.

The fish is gonna call with worse hands. Also they don't have not much flushes cuz they didn't bet earlier street

Sept. 26, 2015 | 7:46 p.m.

Comment | Kinda Close commented on NL50 river bluff

I would raise big if I decide bluff repping flush. You don't have 2p, set type hands given the turn action imo

Sept. 26, 2015 | 10:16 a.m.

00: 50 table 2, you folded A6o bvb. Is it standard?

Sept. 25, 2015 | 6:03 p.m.

Could you explain last AA hand again when you're betting and when you're checking? I didn't get it that well

Sept. 25, 2015 | 5:57 p.m.

Oh.. right. Can you comment this hand?
especially my flop raising.

Sept. 25, 2015 | 5:40 p.m.

Comment | Kinda Close commented on ez bet, bet, bet?

How many trips can you see on this spot?

Sept. 25, 2015 | 7:11 a.m.

Steve, nice vid. I wanna follow up 'geradstdenis' question. If we don't have nut flush draw on wet board. How can we balance our c/r range? I'm raising w/ 9 high flush draws OTF often, and it sometimes turn dominate flush which is disaster.

Sept. 25, 2015 | 6:23 a.m.

Comment | Kinda Close commented on ez bet, bet, bet?

Also I think c4b looks too transparent

Sept. 25, 2015 | 6:11 a.m.

Hand History | Kinda Close posted in NLHE: ez bet, bet, bet?
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $28.16
SB: $33.04 (Hero)
BB: $25.00
UTG: $38.96
MP: $25.10
CO: $25.00
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is SB with A A
UTG raises to $0.62, MP raises to $2.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $5.40, BB folds, UTG calls $4.78, MP folds
Flop ($13.55) 8 2 Q
Hero bets $4.27, UTG calls $4.27
Turn ($22.09) 8 2 Q T
Hero bets $6.40, UTG calls $6.40
River ($34.89) 8 2 Q T Q
Hero bets $16.97 and is all in, UTG calls $16.97

Sept. 25, 2015 | 6:10 a.m.

Now I think we can raise KJ+ OTT. Do u think this hand have SDV as well OTT?

Sept. 25, 2015 | 3:24 a.m.

Hand History | Kinda Close posted in NLHE: Can we have raising range OTT?
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $72.18 (Hero)
SB: $25.22
BB: $41.99
UTG: $41.72
MP: $27.91
CO: $13.19
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BN with A 2
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, SB folds, BB raises to $1.60, Hero calls $1.10
Flop ($3.30) 7 J J
BB bets $1.75, Hero calls $1.75
Turn ($6.80) 7 J J 8
BB bets $3.24, Hero calls $3.24
River ($13.28) 7 J J 8 Q
BB checks, Hero bets $9.00, BB calls $9.00

Sept. 24, 2015 | 8:28 p.m.

AP, he's reping polarized range. So you don't have to bet with BC here.

Sept. 24, 2015 | 4:46 p.m.

Hand History | Kinda Close posted in NLHE: Turn play?
Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: $26.94
SB: $60.46
BB: $102.16 (Hero)
UTG: $27.07
MP: $28.53
CO: $28.27
Preflop ($0.35) Hero is BB with A A
2 folds, CO calls $0.25, BN raises to $0.88, SB folds, Hero raises to $2.80, CO folds, BN calls $1.92
Flop ($5.95) Q 2 2
Hero bets $2.60, BN calls $2.60
Turn ($11.15) Q 2 2 8
Hero bets $5.50, BN raises to $21.54 and is all in, Hero calls $16.04

Sept. 24, 2015 | 4:41 p.m.

Blinds: $0.10/$0.25 (6 Players) BN: ken1031: $25.00
SB: ernies666: $18.35
BB: Smebb: $50.53 (Hero)
UTG: CrAnyRiver: $25.00
MP: vanbaksel: $23.73
CO: pufox: $25.00
Preflop ($0.35) Smebb is BB with J A
2 folds, pufox raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Smebb calls $0.50
Flop ($1.60) 5 3 T
Smebb checks, pufox bets $1.00, Smebb calls $1.00
Turn ($3.60) 5 3 T Q
Smebb checks, pufox bets $2.58, Smebb calls $2.58
River ($8.76) 5 3 T Q T
Smebb checks, pufox checks

Sept. 24, 2015 | 3:43 p.m.

Comment | Kinda Close commented on KQ turn ?>

Well If you think so, I'm more leaning to x/b, value betting AQ+. OTR, very marginal either way.

Sept. 24, 2015 | 3:37 p.m.

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