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38:00, the 66 hand on 7424. You say that you have a "pretty clear bet" with 66, however the EV of checking is basically the same as betting, and the solver wants to check sometimes as well (though it obviously prefers betting). You then say checking was a "lazy mistake" in game. Just confused how you came to that conclusion if your line is used at a not-so-insignificant frequency. If you had just defaulted to betting (without rolling), couldn't that have also been a lazy mistake?

Nov. 25, 2020 | 5:01 p.m.

Hi all, I'm a long-time live player based in New Jersey now transitioning to playing on the legal/regulated US sites full time. I'm having a computer built for me specifically for running PIO, and I'm wondering if I should keep that separate from the computer I use to play online. My thought is that because the sites don't allow you to have PIO open and running while you're playing, I would benefit from being able to run longer solves/scripts on one machine while I play on the other.

Am I overthinking this or is this a valid concern? I'm relatively new to the online poker world, and I'm also a bit of a tech noob, but I'm committing to making this my full-time job and I want to make my workspace setup as efficient as possible.

Any and all advice would be much appreciated!

-- Dan

July 13, 2020 | 5:07 p.m.

Great video, Sam.

45:00 -- Is there any merit to letting the BB realize its equity against your exact hand to increase the chances of knocking out the short stack and leveling up a pay jump? Would your analysis of this spot change if you had a stack much more similar to the BB, say in the 25-30m range?

Sept. 30, 2019 | 1:36 p.m.

It's not a "value bet" in the sense that we want the flop bet to get called. The point is that we very likely have the best hand right now, so by betting we can either 1) Claim the pot and deny equity to 2 players, 2) Get called by a worse hand, such as JT or KdJo (the "value" aspect), or 3) Get called by a better, but not great hand, and we can put a lot of pressure on those hands on later streets because we have the Ad. We can also just improve to win quite a bit.

April 2, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

Thanks for the quick response. 2 follow-up questions :)

  1. When you say you need to mix your hands pre, are you also putting some QQ+ combos in your SB flat range?

  2. Let's say BB is actually a weaker player who still defends his BB a lot but mostly by calling. How does that change our SB strategy?

March 29, 2018 | 7:52 p.m.

Hi Chris, great video.

11:55 -- You flat K4s in the SB from Darwin's 2.3x button open. You note that he's really wide in this spot, but why choose to call versus 3bet? You don't mention anything about the BB (who ends up squeezing), but are you thinking BB is peeling/squeezing less frequently than he should be and therefore you will often play HU?

March 29, 2018 | 3:39 p.m.

23:12 with AK, you mentioned that you think 2 sizes are good on the AK8r board. What types of hands in our 3-betting range are we bluffing with to balance with the larger bet size? Are we always sizing larger with AK on the flop or will it be a mix?

April 18, 2017 | 4:03 p.m.

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