Thanks. I just perceived this board to hit the calling range really hard and for me to have close to zero fold equity so was wary about bloating a pot i was feeling uncomfortable in. But yes, it is a fair point, I lost control of this by effectively stating this wasn't a great flop for me. Perhaps if I cbet small i get to check back the turn and then have a much easier decision on the river
July 2, 2020 | 3:32 p.m.
My initial thought was "wow, that is a conservative fold", I would still expect KK or AA to 4 bet out of position, but really what would he have that would take that line? is he opening 89s UTG and defending a 3 bet out of position? Possible. but IMO it's going to be value heavy i think, pocket 6s and 7s. As you say, i don't see middling hands with SDV taking this line. and i struggle to see what bluffs he could have here apart from 89.
With that big a bet, he's pot committed and the rest will be going in OTT. So, yeah, i think you've probably saved yourself a headache and better to look for fatter value elsewhere. Best case scenario is he has 89 with decent equity against you. So i can get behind this fold with no more information on villain.
July 1, 2020 | 10:20 a.m.
BN: $5.62 (Hero)
Rake is $0.20
June 29, 2020 | 5:36 p.m.
Do you have any reads on the player?
Personally probably wouldnt 3bet pre flop. SB open range will be quite wide and i'd like to keep some stronger hands in my flatting range.
What backdoor flush draw would they be calling prelop and the flop with? it can't include the As so would be pretty loose i think. i don't see them having many (if any) flushes here.
That turn raise is basically saying they have Ax, or maybe 88 or 22 that didn't raise the flop. When they jam the river you need about 30% equity to call. I think i call, this hand is too high up my range here
June 14, 2020 | 9:15 a.m.
This is basically my question on how i played it. By only calling and not raising/jamming the flop i get denied my equity later, especially out of position, which i wasn't happy about but do i have any fold equity? I have 33% against any 7x hand, and 40% against any overpair
June 12, 2020 | 1:45 p.m.
Haha, i think this is a fair cop! I should've folded pre and my calls got looser as the hand went on. Probably a few factors at play here (including still thinking over the other hand i posted and whether i should have been calling that draw)
June 11, 2020 | 9:44 p.m.
MP: $9.73 (Hero)
When he 3 bets i need 33% equity which i just about have against a 10% range
Rake is $0.12
June 11, 2020 | 8:29 p.m.
SB: $9.16 (Hero)
If i put villain on any pocket pair and 78suited, i have 26.5% equity against his range so it's close, though i could be more or less dead to any full house.
Even if i make it, i think i will struggle to extract value out of position with my hand being quite face up
Rake is $0.05
June 11, 2020 | 8:18 p.m.
Thanks. I effectively take a 100% checking policy on this texture out of position and just look to check/call with the types of hands you've mentioned. What I have found at this level is that villain will often stab the pot when checked to, so it is good to have value hands in that check range. Problem is that it means i get to the river with very few bluffs
June 10, 2020 | 9:40 p.m.
BB: $6.80 (Hero)
Rake is $0.06
June 9, 2020 | 2:06 p.m.
Thanks. This is excellent advice and i will be sure to do a more detailed review. I have HM3, and have already looked at my WTSD and W$SD stats.
For WTSD i have overall 30.1% after 15k hands. HM2 tutorial says a good amount is 26-30%.
For W$SD i have 49.5% overall. HM2 tutorial says 51-54% is good.
So i am very slightly getting to showdown too often and slightly losing more than i should at showdown. Something to work on, but perhaps the issue isn't as pronounced as i thought
June 8, 2020 | 4:31 p.m.
This is a good point and I have been more disciplined since, but am immediately thinking about whether i am being too nitty. I am now only really getting to river with a winning hand and, as you say, my redline is suffering whilst i wait for the bigger hand payoff. I need to find the right balance
June 8, 2020 | 11:36 a.m.
Thanks. You ask a good question about what the specific circumstances are. I will need to think about this. I also need to adopt a more mechanical thought process when making my decision in the limited time i have in game on my turn
June 7, 2020 | 10:24 p.m.
Thanks. I'll have to have a think about exactly how I am ending up in the river spots, but i generally think my play is OK before that and i dont think it is any specific lines that are causing me grief. i feel like im reading the play, but then calling anyway against my better instinct
June 5, 2020 | 2:07 p.m.
I have difficulty getting away on the river. Even though I know people don't bluff particularly well at my stakes, I end up calling just for confirmation I am beaten. I'm interested in whether others have dealt with the same and how they overcome it.
When I have had a few beats, it gets worse and I just become a bit of a station.
Logically I know this is a leak and I need to lower my losses to increase my profitability and I can see it clear as day when I do hand reviews after session. But even if I am thinking I need to fold a given hand I find my mouse quickly moving over to call. I guess it is a lack of discipline but not sure how best to address it
June 5, 2020 | 1:02 p.m.
Thanks. The 90% was against his range on the flop assuming he only raised top pair, draws or better from his 25% range. Given the draws are mostly gutshots or BDFD I was thinking a set was more likely.
Would you fold OTT there? That seems close to me and I still think I favour a call.
On the river, the OESD and BDFD don't get there so could be bluffs in his range., although the BDFD may not keep betting turn. But at these stakes few people are raising flop then barreling turn and river without value so I should probably fold river (exploitative fold?)
June 4, 2020 | 7:37 a.m.
SB: $5.02 (Hero)
According to Equilab, villain has a set 1.1% of the time which is my main concern and most of his range will be overcards and backdoor straight draws. His raise is interesting but i think a mandatory call for me.
Maybe i should bet bigger or shove his raise?
SB lost and shows two pair, Kings and Threes.
BN wins $9.72
Rake is $0.42
June 3, 2020 | 7:25 p.m.
I agree with Dr Hans, villain has hands like pocket 8s, pocket 10s, A8, A10, JQs in his range which we probably don't as the 3 bettor. They'll also have some draws. Since this board hits villains range so hard, I don't think you should be betting the flop out of position, just check/call. I also think your bet size is too big. Why that size?
Should you call the raise? You need about 20% equity to make the call. Have you played around with an equity calculator to see how you would fare? The above shows you had 16% against his exact hand, so it's marginal.
June 1, 2020 | 10:27 p.m.
Just wondering whether anyone has any experience of using any of the additional tools you can get on HEM2 e.g. table ninja or leakbuster?
Are any of these worth having? I had a look at the free version of leakbuster and wasn't bowled over