Hey all, wondering if anyone has advice here. I think my biggest leak is that I often end up feeling really tired while playing and I make bad decisions during this tiredness. In fact, it's probably the biggest thing holding me back in my life. I would say my sleep is pretty good, minimum 7 but usually 8 hours a night getting up once to go to the bathroom but falling asleep again. I work full time in software sales, which is relatively mentally draining I guess, and then I come home tired and it's hard to play well. It's not just from work though, I often experience the same thing on the weekend - it's like being in a brain fog 50% of the time. In fact, I often feel the same fog at work. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to get to the root of what's causing this and then fix it?
April 19, 2021 | 9:24 a.m.
Flat pre, check back flop and let them bluff
April 3, 2021 | 6:57 a.m.
I dunno we get 4:1 may as well call I guess lol, he probably has a lot of Axhh tho. vs a fish I would probably rather bet river than c/c as we can maybe(?) have KQhh KJhh and get looked up by TT JJ and I'm never folding river with so little left, plus I don't expect him to bet JJ and TT or whatever weird 1 pair hand he gets there with, and he seems unlikely to find bluffs.
March 26, 2021 | 12:24 p.m.
I think river is kinda close too, we have a big range advantage but it's $120 into $230 giving them pretty good odds on a call. Also kinda tough as both FDs miss so we probably have a lot more bluffs in this spot and get called lighter. Maybe give up. I think I possibly check back turn as well as he is probably very rarely folding anything he called the flop with
March 26, 2021 | 12:18 p.m.
vs a good player I am checking back turn as our perceived range gets really polarised if we bet turn and we are near the bottom of the value part of it. checking back keeps us super wide and lets us bluffcatch a lot of rivers, lets him vbet worse on rare occasion, or we can value bet a lot of rivers.
May 30, 2015 | 1:41 p.m.
What about being able to sort videos by stake level? As someone completely new to RIO I had literally no idea where to start (didn't know which coaches did what games etc) and had to google it, find links off twoplustwo etc.
May 28, 2015 | 11:31 a.m.
Assuming someone works a full-time role 40-50 hours per week, what level do you think this person could play up to profitably in 2015, given 1-2 years of serious poker experience? Of course the answer could vary and a very talented player could consistently beat HSNL while working another job, but I am thinking more about average to good winning players.
I ask this as someone whose career will likely always make more money than a poker career (given the same amount of time input), but who really enjoys the game and would like to use it as a hobby that earns money instead of losing it.
I think this could be quite an interesting topic of conversation :)
May 27, 2015 | 10:43 a.m.
vs an opponent I know is super agro I call and call down on boards that don't bring the draws in, but especially at these stakes you can just fold pretty comfortably. Making a bad fold is a lot less expensive than a bad call (and especially a bad raise which means we only ever get called when we're losing)
May 26, 2015 | 12:37 p.m.
3bet or fold pre IMO. I want to know his stats as his postflop aggression determines our river decision.
I don't think he never has Qx here, if he's a good player why would he barrel AQ or AK when he has SDV and 10 outs? KQ I agree he bets flop with 14 outs.
He can definitely be stabbing with random air but I'd probably want some sort of read before calling this vs unknown, raising is spew. What do we rep?!
May 26, 2015 | 12:20 p.m.
At these stakes he likely has 0 bluffs in a 3-way pot here, I am very happily folding. I think checking back flop is kinda bad because the board is so drawy and I don't expect people to get too out of line 3 ways on this board.
May 26, 2015 | 12:07 p.m.
I think b/f just over half pot on the turn is probably best against all but pretty aggressive players. It's rare for people to bluffraise this type of board at 10NL. If I check back turn it's to make it look like I have Ax or a broadway and induce a river stab from floaty/agro players, so I snapcall his half pot river bet.
May 26, 2015 | 11:59 a.m.
What are his stats? I think this deep with someone whose 3b+ range seems incredibly tight I would just flat the 4bet and be aware that I'm playing against a range with no bluffs in it. I would also consider just flatting pre depending on the stats of the two players in the pot
May 26, 2015 | 11:52 a.m.
I would just throw in a 4bet OOP given he opened UTG, you can make it small if you want. I don't know what his stats are but assuming he is somewhat tight he probably wants to get it in pre with a lot of his UTG opening range. On the flop I wouldn't raise as this is at the bottom of the range of hands we can profitably raise for value and we have blockers to straights and straight draws. When he cold 3bets the flop he is obviously pretty strong but for 17bb you probably can't fold any pair here (not sure if this is your question)
May 26, 2015 | 11:44 a.m.
Snap as played but not sure if I like 3betting ATC without knowing his range for MR here, when he calls our 3b we have to play a hand with very little equity that has to make 2pair by the turn or fold to any aggression.
May 26, 2015 | 11:39 a.m.
I want to get a better understanding for how I should be playing against UTG/MP opens from regulars.
Assuming we are playing against a villain who is around 18-21% PFR, what kind of 3betting strategy do we want to be playing vs them, both IP and OOP? Assume we are running at like 24/21 with 10% 3bet and villain's fold to 3bet is 60-70%.
IP I imagine our value 3bet range is JJ+, AQ+, AJs+. How many bluffs do we want to have in our range? I assume being linear is bad in this spot? What sort of hands are best to have in our 3b bluffing range, suited aces?
OOP value range something like QQ+, AQs+, AKo, then a few bluffs. Are suited connectors better than suited aces? I struggle with suited aces in these spots in general as we are OOP with a hand that is doing really badly vs his flatting range.
Really appreciate any comments.