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Post | eyecedtea posted in MTT: Weird ICM question.

I am a cash game pro who qualified for a free roll tournament tomorrow. The pay out structure is the top 50 players all get 2k… no more no less.
At what point should I push fold? I would think that we can calculate the average stack would be with 50 players left and shut it down once we get there … with M in mind of course. Because once we get enough chips any additional chips have zero value.
Am I on the right course?

May 24, 2022 | 11:14 a.m.

If I take away OOP cbet chip share drops from 12.7 to 12.

May 23, 2022 | 9:43 a.m.

Thanks for the reply. Good idea re turn strategy comprarison.

May 22, 2022 | 3:36 p.m.

Sb 3b Button. No EV difference to range betting this particular flop, versus mixing in low frequency checks…..Any turn or river problems that can arise with betting range? Is this range bet without peril of being exploited? I node locked for OOP 100% range bet and pot share etc… remained unchanged. But are there any subtleties I am missing?
Does it come down to villains tendencies when PIO is indifferent to actions?

May 22, 2022 | 12:14 p.m.


May 20, 2022 | 1:44 p.m.

Comment | eyecedtea commented on bet or check turn?

On the flop a large gap between the top and bottom card. Many pp will fold turn to a second bullet so we have fold equity and a chance to improve.

May 12, 2022 | 11:55 p.m.

I like this betting small on the turn. Gives villain a chance to xr us and build the pot. All straights, trips and FD OTT are calling.

May 12, 2022 | 11:47 p.m.

The above answer by BigFiszh is great. If I understand it correctly if villain is folding 45% bluffing all air hands is profitable as long as we don’t bet to large.

May 12, 2022 | 11:40 p.m.

Comment | eyecedtea commented on i want to give up

Your bet sizing is ensuring that when stacks go in you have the weaker hand. When we make big bets it only strengthens the range that is calling us…. because only strong hands and draws will call.

May 12, 2022 | 1:56 a.m.

Comment | eyecedtea commented on i want to give up

A few questions to ponder: what do you think about your 3 bet size? Who has the most sets and two pairs on this board? Between different preflop sizing and flop sizing what would that do to turn play and SPR on turn and river?

May 12, 2022 | 1:52 a.m.

GL. Great to have a goal to be working towards.

May 12, 2022 | 1:33 a.m.

Fold flop. We are blocking some of his fd bluffs. But he is never bluffing flop. And you aren’t beating his value range and have very little chance to improve.
But as others mentioned flat preflop.

May 12, 2022 | 1:31 a.m.

Depends on our hand, what our hand blocks and unblocks. Also depends on our bet size, on each street.

May 12, 2022 | 1:14 a.m.

Why would they cbet flop ?

April 24, 2022 | 3:10 p.m.

I believe in the GTO ladder as well. But to learn how to adjust to opponents is still GTO. When I watch videos by Forrester and Dekkers they know they GTO solution in each spot so well, they can node lock the spot in their head and pick up maximum EV. Isn’t this what GTO is about? To maximize EV?
When we are all high stakes crushers, we will be better off knowing how to adjust to sub optimal play because there are plenty of opponents. still not playing perfect GTO.

April 22, 2022 | 8:23 p.m.

Good food for thought.. I am not advocating for betting 1/3 when terrible card come on turn for IP (bad for our hand or bad for our range?)
Give me some examples to sim… I want to learn the concept you are talking about.

April 22, 2022 | 12:56 p.m.

I use the zoom function on my iPhone. Works pretty good.

April 22, 2022 | 11:58 a.m.

And turn, raising with TT no club.

April 22, 2022 | 10:44 a.m.

Looks like call flop call turn. Makes sense now.
. We have so many pair plus flush draws and other middling combos this is one of the few hands that supports our calling range.. also … obviously big equity and nuts advantage on flop and turn for villain.

April 22, 2022 | 10:44 a.m.

I would think we raise the flop. Many turns kill out action and we unblock many calls. If we don’t raise this what do we raise other than straights?

April 22, 2022 | 12:15 a.m.

When the FD comes in. When we make our flush we want calls from hands that are drawing dead. But we are not betting range on this turn with 1/3 on the turn

April 19, 2022 | 5:01 p.m.

I recommend studying the high frequency spots first: BB vs SB, BB vs Button, both for SRP and 3BP. And then RFI and BB call.

April 19, 2022 | 2:57 p.m.

A great help will be to learn why you are betting and the amount you are betting for. Also why you are checking. Betting to protect your hand is grasping at control over events over which you have no control. On each flop, turn and river equities shift or are further strengthened or weakened. Accordingly we bet a certain size or check a each point in a hand.
In this particular hand…it does not matter that you flopped Broadway. OOP against one player and the hand being multi way. Our equity is diminished. Further there are many flopped flushes in each players range..reducing our equity even more.

April 19, 2022 | 1:47 a.m.

Great reminder on set of 7s hand. That the turn brings in the straight but it doesnt alter equity distribution as much because of the limited number of 98 combos in his range

Dec. 6, 2021 | 8:41 p.m.

Comment | eyecedtea commented on Good bluff or spew?

Okay thanks. I just got a little better.

May 17, 2021 | 6:04 a.m.

Comment | eyecedtea commented on Good bluff or spew?

But we also block AK and AQ a substantial part of his air hands. I am not sure we want to push him off PP with no scare cards. I don’t think turn is a good barrel card, would have shut it down there.
Overall I think AQ is too weak to 4b for value oop and too strong to turn into a 4b bluff. Maybe call with AQ and leave his range wider..
4b with some of the bottom of your opening range that has blockers and playability A4ss etc.. and the top end for value.. AK.. JJ plus.
Hands like AQ and 98 ss are getting good odds on all call preflop and playability post.

May 17, 2021 | 4:39 a.m.

Make your preflop 3 b larger... with a limper and raise make it 4x IMO.
Usually the EP limp RR AA type of player 4bs pre with AA.
Also the 1/3 sizing on the flop can induce fish to think you are weak and freak out with a range of hands

May 16, 2021 | 3:11 p.m.

Comment | eyecedtea commented on 2Z - 66 in 3bet Pot

You are 3b MP.. different than CO due to MP having a tighter range. Also MP is 75bb deep cutting down on your implied odds of you hit a set.
What we are targeting on the turn is almost exclusively Q combos and some bd fd. What do you think about over betting the turn? I don’t think we are folding out a Q here if we over bet or make it pot.

May 16, 2021 | 3:01 p.m.

The more value hands we have the more we can bluff. Usually, On the flop the only nuttish hands we have are sets because we are not calling pre with A6, 86 etc.. But then again it is a min 3b pot so we could have those, but also many other things if we are calling that wide. So our ratio of nut vs air hands is low. I don’t mean to speak for the Mod but I figured I would take a crack at it and take my lumps if wrong.

May 15, 2021 | 6:41 p.m.

River is still 2/3 bet fold..

May 14, 2021 | 9:12 p.m.

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