Interestingly when i have looked at a solver in these kind of spots it prefers continuing with non diamond hands. I guess the reasoning is that with a diamond in your hand you are reducing the likelihood of them having a flush draw which is the kind of semibluff you hope they are making here and want to continue against
In this exact spot im probably continuing. There are too many draws, i just think it is too nitty to fold flop here
Sept. 26, 2020 | 4:11 p.m.
Thanks. I generally elect not to have a raising range IP, but actually i think i need to introduce one to take my game further.
I ran this through a solver. It has a mix of calls and raises on the flop close to 50-50. It also elected to raise all in OTR. I run into the nuts here, but SB could also have a lot of lower flushes that I maybe wouldn't have got value from raising so small.
This is all helpful for me to realise i haven't butchered this hand. I am running so bad at the moment, constantly running into better hands and wondering whether i need to be folding these spots, but it seems this wasn't a spot to fold
Sept. 25, 2020 | 7:41 a.m.
BB: $9.92 (Hero)
BB lost and shows a flush, King high.
SB wins $13.80
Rake is $0.60
Sept. 24, 2020 | 8:02 a.m.
Very interesting. The Upswing standard preflop charts also have J9o as a flat in the BB v BTN so I don't think that can be discredited.
The only thing pushing me to a call was the busted spade draw but even then a lot of those are likely to be one pair hands villain probably checks down
Sept. 17, 2020 | 8:06 a.m.
Thanks. Yes, plenty to learn from this and i think you are absolutely on point. I realised that villain's range was uncapped, and that is essentially why i felt i needed to fold turn. I stabbed cos i didnt think i had any SDV and should have some fold equity, but in retrospect i should've checked back to realise my equity rather than risking getting blown off my equity with my non-nutted range
Sept. 16, 2020 | 8:50 a.m.
Rake is $0.07
Sept. 15, 2020 | 1:23 p.m.
BB wins $3.32
Rake is $0.14
Sept. 15, 2020 | 11:49 a.m.
BB: $12.78 (Hero)
MP wins and shows a pair of Fours.
MP wins $3.18
Rake is $0.14
Sept. 10, 2020 | 8:05 p.m.
UTG: $10.00 (Hero)
Range seems to be some busted diamond draws (9 combos of QJ, QT, JT, T9, 98, 87), A2 (2 combos) and 33 (3 combos). On that basis do i need to be calling here given the odds?
Rake is $0.19
Aug. 31, 2020 | 3:15 p.m.
CO: $12.66 (Hero)
Rake is $0.41
Aug. 24, 2020 | 4:01 p.m.
I have been opening 3BB UTG, 2.5BB in HJ/CO and then 2.25BB on BTN. My thinking is to make it unattractive for people to play me when I am out of position, and give me a cheap price on the steal.
However I see that MMAsherdog does the opposite, opening smaller UTG and larger on the BTN. His thinking is to reduce pot size when he's OOP and build pot when he's in position
Which approach is preferable?
Aug. 24, 2020 | 10:09 a.m.
UTG: $15.26 (Hero)
I would have his 3 betting range as TT+, pretty much all Axs, a few suited and unsuited broadways
Rake is $0.21
Aug. 20, 2020 | 6:11 p.m.
Thanks. Yes, I think 3 betting this loose was probably a result of my initial running bad, and then contributing to it by putting myself in a spot i wasnt comfortable with. This is why i am now reviewing these spots, to see how i contributed to my own downfall. I certainly need to work on my understanding of how ranges hit positions, and how to size my bets
Aug. 19, 2020 | 10:42 a.m.
CO: $13.49 (Hero)
This is probably too loose 3 betting this hand?
Looking at equilab, this texture actually hits HJ 3bet calling range quite hard, so i shoudl probably just be checking this back. Dont think i really have much fold equity particularly with the oddly small cbet
CO lost and shows a straight, Seven to Jack.
MP wins $19.26
Rake is $0.91
Aug. 19, 2020 | 10:12 a.m.
SB: $10.61 (Hero)
The question is how much respect do you give someone cold 4 betting? I thought immediately "i am asking to get dominated by calling here", but convinced myself on the basis of pot odds
BB wins and shows three of a kind, Aces.
BB wins $20.59
Rake is $0.97
Aug. 19, 2020 | 9:58 a.m.
lIlCitanul nice video. I use equilab rather than flopzilla, but have been toying with getting gto+ too. What put me off is people saying it is like memorsising an answer rather than teaching you the logic, so perhaps i am best focused on theory lessons first. what do you think?