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Comment | Yungda Liu commented on Seat selection

Makes sense

Jan. 8, 2020 | 5:31 p.m.

Post | Yungda Liu posted in NLHE: Seat selection

To give some context. Let's assume there is a 6max- game running with 5 regulars and 1 recreational. It's commonly said that you want to be seated left of the recreational. But does this really make a big difference on your winrate? Interested to hear your opinions, especially from the people who play regular tables a lot.

Jan. 7, 2020 | 1:39 p.m.

+1 for the intro. Did not expected that. hahaha. The enthusiasm is really nice and makes the video more interesting to watch. Keep it up!

Dec. 17, 2019 | 1:54 p.m.

Great video, would enjoy more nodelocking content!

Nov. 9, 2019 | 9:56 a.m.

Hi Saulo!
I have a few questions about some of the hands you have played in the video.

  1. You chose an RFI sizing of 2.35x and 2.67 on the SB. What is the benefit of 2.35x over 2.5x for example? And for the SB 2.67x over 3x?

  2. 1.00 The first hand OOP I am always confused since ranges are tighter than blind versus blind OOP. Is it still a good idea to check range on most textures?

  3. 11.08 What drives equillibrium on the flop here? I can't figure out why OOP would have a raising range on a flop that favours IP a lot. Also what factors determine how wide we need to defend to a CR?

  4. 11.50 Villains line seems strange to me. XR X B what hands makes sense for villain to play this way?

Aug. 29, 2019 | 12:26 p.m.

Also in general without any reads that villain is particularly spewy I think we can fold a lot of sets especially deepstacked since our range is still uncapped and in theory villain is supposed to attack that with a very strong range.

Aug. 25, 2019 | 7:51 p.m.

How does opponents shoving range look like in equillibrium? This might give some insight in the EV of the call. Also why does PIO want to mix it's sets and overpairs and not just go for a pure strategy with the best combo's? Anyone has some insight into that?

Aug. 25, 2019 | 7:49 p.m.

Comment | Yungda Liu commented on The Big Picture

Holy shit, you've just worded my thoughts and stuff I have been figuring out the past month.

July 23, 2019 | 9:23 p.m.

July 6, 2019 | 2:25 p.m.

Comment | Yungda Liu commented on Equity Distribution

Great stuff!

June 8, 2019 | 3:06 p.m.

Just what I needed. I remember Fedor Holz talks about your calming voice in one of his vlogs, now I understand what he meant. I have experienced multiple profiles. My bottleneck right now is efficiency. Not just in poker, but in all areas of life I can see it now. I have a super good A-game, but not b, c or d game. So when I increased volume I saw my winrate just plummeting. Going from a 10bb+/100 winner to a big loser in my game. The difference is night and day. The same for when I fitness I either have the best workout I ever had or it just completely sucked.

Just some self-reflection. Appreciate the content!

May 2, 2019 | 5:04 p.m.

I tend to ask a lot of questions. So forgive me if that becomes annoying.

So on this board texture looking at our overall strategy we would have a mix between betting small, big and check? Hands like QKcc prefer a bigger sizing I believe and I believe like you mentioned KxKc can bet big as well? Asking as a verification.

April 11, 2019 | 7:47 a.m.

Working hard and keep wanting more

I don’t know about you, but I never seem to be satisfied with where I am. Don’t get me wrong I am happy and grateful, but I always want to grow further. So what is the challenge of wanting to keep growing? It will also mean that I will always be working hard, because growth requires hard work. This can create a sense that the hardships of life just never ends and it seems like it never pays off. Because I am so fixated on the next level, I forget how far I have already come.



April 10, 2019 | 5:06 p.m.

Makes sense. Besides KK what hands would we bet small with as well?

April 9, 2019 | 5:39 p.m.

17:24 Do we have a checking range here? To me it seems like KK is a good hand to protect the checking range, hands like 77-99 we would check as well right?. Since we don't want to bloat the pot.

April 9, 2019 | 4:46 p.m.

Started studying and playing a lot of 50NLz. I feel like my routine is very good.. The main goal right now is to putting in the hours and be consistent with poker. To do that contradictonary I think I need to focus on the time I take rest and enjoy life. I can't waste my time playing videogames that I don't even enjoy or watching youtube videos I don't even find entertaining or worth watching. Valuing my time off poker will increase the quality of the time when I do play or study poker.

Regarding law I thought about it, but I will study econometrics instead. Like my last goal I am going to trust my intuition. I believe I have been put on earth to do more than just play poker, so hopefully I will find myself there.

April 5, 2019 | 3:02 p.m.

Not sure why everything is with PIO. But bought PIO so I could get used to it since every study material is done with PIO.

April 5, 2019 | 9:36 a.m.


So I took a shot at 100NLz. I kicked ass in the beginning, but after while I realised I couldn't hold up at 100NLz and decided today to move down to 50NLz and grind a schedule there.

Main lessons I learned from taking the shot:

  1. Bankroll management matters. I thought I would be able to play poker even with negative variance, because I was able to at 25NLz. But the difference is that losses at 100NLz affect me more than 25NLz. It's hard to keep playing your A-game for hours, when every mistake and negative variance affect you emotionally. Not a lot, but it definitely builds up over time and especially playing multiple tables. This leads into my goal for 50NLz. Grinding 5k roll so I won't have to worry about running out of funds playing 100NLz.

  2. Willing to play exploitatively. This is tied to the bankroll management issues, but playing outside of the comfort of my bankroll I am way too worried to balance every single action and not be willing to open up my game to gain a higher EV against the mistake of my opponents. The fear that opponents are going to exploit the exploits I make against them held me back. Even though I do believe that 100NLz regs are more capable of adjusting accordingly than 50NLz players.

Overall experience: It was really stressful playing the 100NLz pool, but a valuable experience as well. My motivation is still high and the stressful environment allows me to see ton of new ways to improve. Mainly I want to start using pio in my studying.

Currents goals

Sticking to my schedule
Make 5k playing 50NLz
Move out of my parents house
Explore studying law
Trusting my intuition more when it comes to life

March 29, 2019 | 2:14 p.m.

Question stated in the title. To give a bit more context. I usually base what I think is 'gto' of what coaches and other pros say is gto or make a guess but never done the research with solvers myself. I have made an effort to exploit, but not really sure if I am doing it right.

All thoughts are welcome!

March 28, 2019 | 2:54 p.m.

You can't go wrong to start at the learning path. The videos are well structured. So if you don't know what you're looking for just start at the top. There is also a list of top 5 videos by a lot of the coaches on RIO. So every coach list there top 5 videos on the site. These should be good too.

March 16, 2019 | 9:16 p.m.

This is going to be the last graph for now. Celebrating result is important, but I need to be able to move on. Goal is to establish at 100NLz, so I will be focusing on improving in any area I can and putting in the time and volume.

March 14, 2019 | 11:50 p.m.

True, I believe it wouldn't change how we play our range too much. I am kind of surprised that you would fold if SB wasn't in the pot. What hands do you think are good defends against 3bet OOP in general?

March 14, 2019 | 8:50 p.m.

Appreciate the elaborate reply. In practice I would give SB a weaker range than I would in theory, because I think a good player wouldn't have a coldcall range here. Since it's going to be very hard to play the hand postflop. But that's an assumption.

Splitting 4bet range is interesting. I don't have anything too add there, but I will experiment a little with it.

March 14, 2019 | 1:57 p.m.

Day 3

I tried to refrain myself going too aggressive with my bankroll, but couldn't help but to dip into the 100NLz pool. Was a bit nervous, but in the end it's still poker no matter the stakes. First impression is that the pool is way more regfilled. My guess is that most of the money comes from the weaker regulars. Overall 100NLz gave me a warm welcome in the first ~2k hands. I have put the results for the day.

Also I noticed something interested about the way I spend my day. Structuring my day is good when I want to get a lot of work done, but having an unstructured day and just waking up at 11am really helps with the creative process and think of ideas I wouldn't think of when I structure my day.

I am going to end this with a graph to brag a little. Very happy with where poker is heading.

March 13, 2019 | 4:31 p.m.

Communication mistake on my part lol.

March 13, 2019 | 9:47 a.m.

Thanks mr. Galfond!

March 12, 2019 | 10:06 p.m.

The classic way to be introduced to the game :)

March 12, 2019 | 10:04 p.m.

Day 2:
Reflecting on day 1 it went really well. I was too early to the gym and rhey were closed so I did not got my workout in. Overall it went really well, when I needed to wind down I did not played video games or watched mindless youtube videos. Instead I meditated and developed other interests and passions. I do feel the burn of yesterday. Having spend 9 hours with intense focus takes it toll. Also my romantic life needs some work so I will allocate some time to get better with girls. Consistency keeping this level of performing is hard to keep up, so I will take it slower this day and maybe change my weekly schedule. I do feel really good about my game and want to move up to 100NLz as soon as I can, the only issue is having the proper BR and being able to manage the risk of playing higher stakes. For now I am growing my game at 50NLz as much as I am able to and. Plan is to allocate all the money above 1500$ in the bankroll for taking shots at 100NLz

March 12, 2019 | 2:17 p.m.

That makes sense

March 12, 2019 | 11:38 a.m.

Blinds: $0.25/$0.50 (6 Players) BN: $38.90
SB: $110.17
BB: $73.33
UTG: $139.35
MP: $67.79 (Hero)
CO: $52.00
Preflop ($0.75) Hero is MP with Q T
UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.12, CO raises to $4.00, BN folds, SB calls $3.75, BB folds, Hero calls $2.88
The topic of conversation is about the preflop spot. comments on postflop are welcome as well. But I don't think raising or calling has a higher EV than folding postflop. Back to preflop Pokersnowie suggests to only coldcall QQ and folding a ton of hands, even AQs, JJ and AKo. 4 betting AKs, KK, AA and occasionally A2s. It seems insanely tight too me, but I tend to play more aggressively. Why is our range so narrow?
Flop ($12.50) 9 2 K
SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks
Turn ($12.50) 9 2 K 4
SB bets $11.88, Hero folds, CO folds
Final Pot SB wins $11.88
Rake is $0.62

March 11, 2019 | 8:14 a.m.

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