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He's the face of upswing, RIO training's biggest competitor. Even if they wanted to ask him I highly doubt any deal would make him promote RIO poker (and in effect RIO training). Moreover he lives in the US so would have to relocate to play.

April 15, 2019 | 7:55 p.m.

Hey Pete great video! I was just trying to access your website but received a 404 Error "The requested URL was not found on this server - tried on different browsers and changing DNS settings. There's also an unsecure connection. Could you look into this please?

Edit: Also I think the mental game book would be well worth every player's time as this is a particularly undercovered area of the game when compared to the technical side. You also have a nice thought process that resonates with me so would love to hear your thoughts on the mental game.
As for further video suggestions I would love to see you play some 25z and recreate your "comparing triangulum" video for lower stakes talking about the leaks that population tends to have. I think a Key concepts: Multiway pots would also be particularly beneficial as multiway pots are very common in LS live and MS online and learning the correct adjustments would be highly beneficial to win rate.

April 15, 2019 | 1:34 p.m.

Comment | camikaze007 commented on Eat, Sleep, NLHE

I see - how come it says $469 on this graph?

April 15, 2019 | 12:38 p.m.

Comment | camikaze007 commented on Eat, Sleep, NLHE

Nice results! Can I ask what site you play on? I'll be very interested in $450 rakeback over 30,000 hands of NL25.

April 15, 2019 | 11 a.m.

Don't pretend to speak for everyone. I agree with decreasing rake but think your subscription idea is stupid.

April 11, 2019 | 2:57 p.m.

This is against most sites TOS. Moreover PT4 requires you to be at the table to collect hand histories anyway (not sure about HEM but the programs are very similar).

April 8, 2019 | 5:37 p.m.

What flushes do you think villain can have in this scenario? Axh are the main 4bet bluff hands pre that get there but we block all those. I agree this is an interesting spot. Really makes me wish I had PIO in spots like this.

April 8, 2019 | 2:56 p.m.

Yes thanks - obviously we can never be sure of villain's range but I can't see much else that villain can take this line with. Do you think this range is appropriate?

April 8, 2019 | 2:55 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.62
SB: $4.55
BB: $5.00
UTG: $15.35
MP: $8.44
CO: $9.46 (Hero)
No reads on villain
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with K A
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, 3 folds, MP raises to $1.35, Hero calls $0.85
No specific reads on villain, but population tendencies suggest that a 4bet more than 100bb deep is an extremely nutted range.
Flop ($2.77) 6 5 4
MP bets $0.85, Hero calls $0.85
Was just going to fold here but vs this sizing IP with BD nut flush draw and 6 potential live outs I don't think we can fold.
Turn ($4.47) 6 5 4 K
MP bets $6.24 and is all in, Hero calls $6.24
We pick up a fantastic turn and villain overbet shoves.
River ($16.95) 6 5 4 K J

April 8, 2019 | 12:48 p.m.

Yeah no recreational player is going to want to pay to play; if you have no recreationals you have no game. The reason rake works so well is because recreational players don't realise or care that it exists.

April 5, 2019 | 12:19 p.m.

Great video but I have a question. In the first hand example @22:35 PIO likes to use a big bet sizing with hands like A3s and A2s. Should these not be in our checking range or in the "smaller bet" range in a partially polarized sub-range? Why are they using big bets when they will struggle to extract value and are too strong to bluff using this sizing? I would have thought PIO would have bet small near 100% with these hands for protection and value.

April 3, 2019 | 3:27 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: [NL5z] - Folding weakest flush on river
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $10.81 (Hero)
SB: $7.48
BB: $3.66
UTG: $15.22
MP: $5.00
CO: $6.89
Villain is short stacked and is playing 33/33 over 22 hands, which trends towards a weaker player, but not enough hands to get a conclusive sample. Villain also has an AF of 0 (never made an aggressive postflop action) but again a very small sample.
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with 3 4
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB folds, BB calls $0.07
34s is at the bottom of my opening range but with a trending weaker player in the BB this is a +EV open.
Flop ($0.26) 2 7 6
BB checks, Hero bets $0.17, BB calls $0.17
gutshot, fd and no SDV so this is a perfect bluffing candidate. We don't want to bet small with range as this board smacks BB range but we don't want to overbet because villain can have a lot of nutted hands so a 70% bet seems adequate.
Turn ($0.60) 2 7 6 8
BB checks, Hero bets $0.45, BB raises to $0.95, Hero calls $0.50
We make the flush and continue betting. BB effectively min raises and from a passive player and population tendencies this trends towards very nutted hands. I think villain will raise sets and 2pair+ OTF so this is either 87, 88, flushes or 9T. Should we be 3betting here?
River ($2.50) 2 7 6 8 T
BB bets $2.42 and is all in, Hero folds
Villain pots on the T river. With flushes and 4 to a straight I don't think villain will do this will 87 or 88 and his 9T combos just got reduced. Villain still has all his flushes. We need about 35% (after rake) to BE and if villain does this with his Add, Kdd, Qdd, Jdd and T9 we have about 39%; however I don't think villain bets all his T9 at this size with 100% frequency, instead preferring a smaller sizing/check as he chops with 9x, however this is a size that all flushes would use to get value from 9x.

Is my analysis sound? Was this fold too nitty?
Final Pot BB wins $2.40
Rake is $0.10

April 2, 2019 | 3:07 p.m.

Hey Pete! You're my favourite coach on this site and my favourite video of yours was Comparing Triangulum, however, i'm not currently playing NL50/NL100 and would love to see you play some lower stakes (even just NL25) and talk about the population tendencies and adjustments similar to your comparing triangulum video. Thanks very much!

April 2, 2019 | 2:50 p.m.

Good video - thanks for reviewing my hand! (The NL5z one). I think i've got stuck in a rut of maybe overusing the block bet because it makes my decision points easier. Population under bluff raises that sort of river and I thought I could still get value from Ax from a player trending towards weak/passive. If he raises I have an easy fold, whereas if I check and he bets it's a tricky spot.

March 14, 2019 | 7:32 p.m.

I was not PFR. If I were this is a slam dunk cbet

March 10, 2019 | 11:23 a.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $4.86
SB: $7.57
BB: $1.82
UTG: $4.39
MP: $5.39
CO: $6.88 (Hero)
Main villain seemed like a bad player, short stacked and playing 25/13 over about 25 hands.
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with 8 Q
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BN calls $0.12, SB calls $0.10, BB folds
Flop ($0.41) A 8 Q
SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BN calls $0.30, SB folds
Turn ($1.01) A 8 Q 2
Hero bets $0.90, BN calls $0.90
River ($2.81) A 8 Q 2 6
Hero bets $1.00, BN raises to $3.54 and is all in, Hero folds

March 9, 2019 | 5:50 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.00
SB: $6.21 (Hero)
BB: $5.28
UTG: $6.40
MP: $5.64
CO: $6.44
BB is a fairly nitty player. 17/10/5 over 200 hands
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is SB with Q T
4 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BB raises to $0.36, Hero calls $0.24
Villain does not seem to 3bet more aggressively vs steals than vs other positions but a small sample to say this with certainty.
Flop ($0.72) 2 K J
Hero checks, BB checks
Turn ($0.72) 2 K J 2
Hero bets $0.46, BB calls $0.46
River ($1.64) 2 K J 2 8
Hero bets $1.87, BB calls $1.87

March 9, 2019 | 5:47 p.m.

Comment | camikaze007 commented on x

Well played. If you want to incorporate some AA into your calling range then I would call with hands that don't have the Ad as this is a card that villain could conceivably bluff turn with. That being said vs this player type I wouldn't think about blockers too much and would lay this down the large majority of the time

Feb. 21, 2019 | 8:09 p.m.

Thanks! I've already read the books by Blackrain79 and follow his blog. I really want the FTGU course it looks really good! Thanks for the tip about the discord I will certainly join that.

Feb. 21, 2019 | 8:05 p.m.

Just move up if and when you have the bankroll. 1k hands is too small a sample to say anything. There's as much chance you are a losing player as there is a winning player from this sample. Play a minimum of 30k (and preferably closer to 100k) to get a rough idea of your win rate.

Feb. 21, 2019 | 8:01 p.m.

Hand History | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: [NL5z] - 3bet 3way pot with 53s
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $6.11
SB: $5.99
BB: $4.67
UTG: $5.00
MP: $5.00
CO: $18.91 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with 5 3
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, BB calls $0.40, MP calls $0.30
Normally this is a fold but MP was a weak/tight player with an 81% fold vs 3bet over 2000+ hands so I thought to capitalise on this with a 3bet bluff.
Flop ($1.37) K 2 A
BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.50, BB calls $0.50, MP calls $0.50
Very good board for our range and our hand is a nut bluffing hand - I bet small because we are mw and in theory we want villain's to float wide and make mistakes.
Turn ($2.87) K 2 A K
BB checks, MP checks, Hero checks
Bad turn card for our range and once we get 2 callers we give up
River ($2.87) K 2 A K 4
BB bets $3.72 and is all in, MP raises to $4.05 and is all in, Hero calls $4.05
BB overbet shoves and MP snap shoves behind. What should Hero do here?

Feb. 20, 2019 | 6:18 p.m.

Any news on when the UK will be able to apply for the StreamR program?

Feb. 20, 2019 | 3:11 p.m.

It's a 2.5x pre which is fairly standard. Villain was only playing one table, was not full stacked and donk bet a very dry flop, which all lead me to believe he's a weaker player.

Feb. 18, 2019 | 9:33 p.m.

Villain could have a set here but there are very few 2 pair combinations and villain could definitely have a lot of combinations of AT, KT, QT, JT that make this impossible for me to fold.

Feb. 18, 2019 | 4:22 p.m.

Post | camikaze007 posted in NLHE: Microstakes studying

Hi there,

I am a serious player looking to improve. I have played ~300,000 hands of NL2-NL10z with mixed results. I crushed NL2 for 15bb/100 but have been breaking even at NL5 and slightly losing (albeit over a negligible sample) at NL10. I have the aim of being an NL25z winner by the end of 2019 and would like some advice of how I can achieve this, particularly what the main things to study are to beat microstakes poker. What should I make sure that I am good at to raise my winrate at these stakes? Often when I am studying I do not know which things to prioritise as there seems like a lot - I can't quite afford the FTGU course but will be looking to get my hands on it at the earliest opportunity. What things have you guys been doing that you think are effective at the microstakes? Or, if you maybe have experience with students at these stakes then what are the obvious leaks that stand out? I have found that overfolding to aggression (as the population doesn't bluff enough) and betting range in marginal spots (as the population doesn't defend appropriately/raise enough) have worked well.

Alternatively some links to your favourite 6-Max NLHE essential videos here on RIO would be greatly appreciated. My favourite coach is Peter Clarke - I have read both his books and watched all of his videos but am still unable to win regularly at NL5 and NL10z.

Thanks for any comments!

Feb. 18, 2019 | 4:01 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $6.71 (Hero)
SB: $4.75
BB: $4.90
UTG: $7.96
MP: $8.04
CO: $5.00
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with A J
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.10, BB calls $0.07
Flop ($0.36) 2 3 J
SB checks, BB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.60, SB folds, BB calls $0.45
Turn ($1.56) 2 3 J 6
BB checks, Hero bets $1.10, BB raises to $4.18 and is all in, Hero calls $3.08
River ($9.92) 2 3 J 6 T
Final Pot BB wins and shows two pair, Jacks and Sixes.
BN lost and shows a pair of Jacks.
BB wins $9.51
Rake is $0.41

Feb. 18, 2019 | 3:11 p.m.

I didn't say we should bet range but the smaller your bet size the more you should bet because otherwise you are betting small with a polarized range which means villain can call all of his bluffcatchers profitably, so if we don't want to bet many hands on this board (we shouldn't as it is bad for our range) we should be betting bigger.

Feb. 10, 2019 | 4:51 p.m.

Should we not size up on monotone boards specifically because they are bad for our range and we want to bet more polarised? Isn't betting 1/3 with a wider range very bad here?

Feb. 9, 2019 | 5:01 p.m.

Comment | camikaze007 commented on Eat, Sleep, NLHE

Strange hand, I begrudge plays like this where somebody shoves the nut board meaning we both have to pay more rake (when priced in obviously). Any reason why you limp behind with 33? In this high rake environment and IP do you not prefer an iso or fold?

Feb. 9, 2019 | 12:05 p.m.

Yeah I remember Peter Clarke said in one of his videos that when villain has a very snug value range it doesn't take much unpredictability for villain to be overbluffing. That being said villain is never betting a Q here so we have a pure bluffcatcher and with the backdoor diamonds getting there villain can't have to many natural bluffs. I feel like this is AQ more often than not so i'm fine with the fold against population.

Feb. 9, 2019 | 12:01 p.m.

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