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It's mainly on boards where GTO+ (the one i'm using) is allready using a 90%+ cbetting strategy for small sizing. The minus difference is also microscopical. I think it probably is the deviance I selected in the solver.

Feb. 14, 2019 | 3:11 p.m.

So I ran this sim with 74 flops on button vs big blind. I wanted to make a spreadsheet to compare strategies across different textures. In one sim I gave GTO+ the option to bet 33% and 66% on the flop. On the other I nodelocked on all textures (same sim) to bet range for 33% so I could compare the EV difference on different textures and see if i could make generalizations on different textures. So far, so good.

But then I came across a few boards where the EV of a rangebet is slightly higher than the EV of a mixed strategy. I figure it's because of the 0.5% target deviation from EV that i've chosen to run the sim with? Can somebody confirm this?

Feb. 13, 2019 | 7:18 p.m.

Thanks a lot for commenting. I'm in the process of reevaluating the ranges I created a while ago as a baseline. This helps out a lot.

Feb. 9, 2019 | 2:21 p.m.

Is there any other way, besides Monkersolver, to get an realistic idea on what a gto approach would be? I do understand the concepts in this video, I just need a baseline to go with these concepts, or at least a way to get one. So how wide does a solver go in certain spots (considiring microstakes rake)? The bu vs co seemed wide for me, basing my ranges of Snowie.

And how did you translate the complex gto ranges to a simplified 3bet or fold strategy? (based on the 'human' frequencies i assume you made an educated guess yourself?) I hope you can lead me in the right direction.l

Feb. 9, 2019 | 2:41 a.m.

I have two questions:
1. Is there a eta for two step verification, or can you guys at least tell me if it has any priority. I would haul over my roll in an instant if I knew it was safe, regardless of any other hickupa you guys might have.
2. I feel an urge to show my support, especially after the words of borh Phil amd Farrah about making just a small deposit, but I wanted to know if the full bonus would still be available for when i get the rest of my roll on the site (when you guys have implemented 2 step verification).

Now I come to think of it, I have a third question, when will there be a new phase with more interlining stakes (10nl especially).

Oh and I dont agree woth the splash the poy critiques on capping potsize etc. Just get it in and run it once:-)

Feb. 8, 2019 | 5:14 p.m.

Agree, most recs are not even going to reach the appropriate xr frequency by a mile. (As do most regs, at least at the stakes I play, myself lf included).

Feb. 8, 2019 | 1:08 p.m.

What stakes are avaiable?

Feb. 6, 2019 | 1:34 p.m.

I agree with this. I dont want to deposit a large amount (for me) as there is no 2 step verification implemented yet. However, depositting a small amount doesnt seem reasonable at this point, because I will valuecut myself :)

Feb. 6, 2019 | 1:33 p.m.

Will there be a 2-step-verification login feature? I would very much like to support the site, but I've been hacked once, and since then I'd rather be on the safe side of things:)

Feb. 4, 2019 | 7:27 p.m.

Hi, I teach in a place called Den Helder in the Netherlands:)

This week has been mediocre to be honest. I've played 12.6k hands, ran moderately bad. Nothing too crazy though. I've been playing too much on autopilot though, playing 3 tables when I should play 2, not taking breaks as regulary as I probably should. Given these circumstances I've played reasonable, it's just that I miss a few too many small spots. Another thing is that it's harder to actively mark hands.

I've watched roughly 10 video's, so I got that goal though. Still, I didn't get far with my GTO+ work. I've been running sims with a standard subset of flops and let my laptop run them overnight. Will be a few nights till I have a few spots.

So this week I'm going for a change in pace:
- Play 4.000 hands (max 2 zoom tables or 4 reg tables).
- Mark as many hands as possible.
- Review every marked hand.
- Review 5 boards of my bu vs bb sim.
- Up my WWSF by 2 percent point.
- Up my button rfi by 3 percent point

Jan. 27, 2019 | 7:20 p.m.

First week
It has been a decwnt first week. I've been busy with an assessment at work in order to get a permanent position, but it paid out, because they offered me one. Pokerwise Ive been playing well, running not too good. Sunday, when it was my grindday, I was sick. So I didn't reach the pokergoals. Did do the study goals through the week though, so thats a win. And I still haven't checked my results.

This weeks goals:
- Play 10.000 hands
- Watch 5 videos
- Run a script of marked hands for 'ep vs ip cc', 'sb vs bu 3b pot' and 'sb vs co 3b pot'.
- Respond to 10 hands in low stakes subforum.
- Post an update in this Journal.

Jan. 21, 2019 | 3:12 p.m.

Your 3bet is defibitely too low. Try 3betting wider for value vs weaker players. Nothing stands out too much other than that. You could watch database review videos in the learning paths section to study more in depth.

Jan. 15, 2019 | 8:23 p.m.

Post | freenachos posted in Chatter: One day, I'll see the light

I've played poker on and off aince 2008, never really getting any further than 25nl. This time however, is going to be different. This time, I know I'm going to move up. I've found a balance in life I never had before; I'm working fulltime as a teacher specialized in second language learning and Im marrying my fiancé in July.

Taking you with me
In this journal I'll write about the struggles I encounter towards my endgoal, beating z100nl. Expect goals, graphs, reflection and maybe a video or two.

Goals for 2019
- Play at least 250.000 hands
- Beat 10nl and 25nl (have a positive winrate over reasonable sample)
- Look at results only once a month (or less). I think this is a big one for me.

Goals for this week
- 4.000 hands playing two tables
- Cluster marked hands for sb vs bb in srp and run a script in GTO+, focussing on range vs range interactions on different textures, cbetting strategy and how turns and rivers interact with both ranges.
- Watch three videos on sb vs bb play (will post links later).

I have a roll of roughly ly 100 buy ins, will check my financial results next school holiday (end of february).

Jan. 14, 2019 | 8:19 p.m.

I'm assuming the 6bb raise pre is because of this seemingly soft table. I think in general betting and shoving rivers is best in these games. This is all very dependent on context though and I could easily decide otherwise ingame depending on stats/reads. If villain is playing super weak passive I might go for a b/f c/f line.

Dec. 30, 2018 | 10:42 p.m.

Think youll have to call the donkshove by the rec otr. When the other villain ships, you're allmost allways beat. You'll need about 15%, would be surlrised if you'd get to that, but calling cant be a very big mistake.

Dec. 30, 2018 | 10:31 p.m.

Comment | freenachos commented on Video Question

Read The Grinders Manual by Peter Clarke. Still the standard work for every starting cashgamr player imho.

Then watch the videos of Cameron Couch, Paul Atwall and Peter Clarke.

Dec. 30, 2018 | 10:20 p.m.

I think in most microstakes games (z10 and z25) there are still a reasonable amount of weaker players that any reg can still be profitable, espacially if you play less tables thrn they do. You're not going to be rich in terms of short-term $ev, but you will become a better player in the long run. This is especially true if you take the time to look at spots after or do focus sessions (google this concept if you're not familiar)

Last, you can decide to split your roll between two sites, one where the learning environment is very good (like the zoompools) and sites with high rakeback and fairly soft games. Good luck

July 18, 2018 | 12:19 p.m.

You can overfold vs a nit, but in a 3bet pot I think i think ypure good often enough here. Not thrilled, but not havingAd makes a difference here. Im going broke here vs most villains (no idea about stats or sample here).

July 17, 2018 | 10:51 p.m.

Exploitatively vs a part of the population this is probably fine, especially since river agg is very low on these stakes. In general, vs thinking players you want to check foe the reasons Holonomy stated. Leading in these tyoes of spots weakens your checkrange amd its almoat always value.

July 4, 2018 | 9:15 p.m.

The thing is the population is not going to reach the optimal bluffing frequencies on all runouts. Depending on the card you can fairly easily x/f or block/f, depending on line on flop and turn.

I also suspect x/r flop with this combo on this texture is not much of a thing.

June 28, 2018 | 6:43 p.m.

This is pretty spewy, especially this deep.

June 26, 2018 | 5:25 p.m.

Pre id go a little bigger (3x). No big deal though. Flop: both strategies seem reasonable. The connecting middling cards favor oop. The rainbow texture and A favoulr ip (depending on 3b amd call ranges of both players). Think a solver will give ip a high bet frequency. Will try to put this in GTO tomorrow..
Turn sizing could go a little bigger to make river shove a little bit more comfortable..
River is gross. It's hard to find kings in both players ranges. I agree with you that this looks nutted, but given the fact its a little bit of a fishy line by villain and we have close to the top of our range I probably end up calling too.

June 25, 2018 | 10:16 p.m.

Comment | freenachos commented on river check raise

That's what makes it gross, cause we also don't beat the most likely Tc combo. Either way I'm going broke here. Nh.

June 25, 2018 | 10:02 p.m.

Tuen I'd go bigger. With this sizing you'll probably end up betting weaker overpairs for a smaller sizing and stronger ones for a bigger sizing to set up a river shove. That's why I want to call river, because it feels like villain can be responding to the weaker turn sizing and expand his call range ott. Its hard to find worse valuebets though and villain has to pull bluffa from small pp and double floats. In general i suspect mkst regulars wont hit the required bludf frequency here and will probably just x behind any pair to ahowdown vs AK AQ. I wouldn't mind overfolding range on river.

How do you play the rest of your 3bet range here? What does your bet bet x range look like?

June 25, 2018 | 9:57 p.m.

Don't think a call will be losing this deep if you don't overplay your hand postflop. A fold is absolutely fine though bc a call will be slightly less losing than a fold for the better regs (who probably have moved up to 5nl+) and it can get you in tough spots where mistakes are very costly. So a slughtly EV+ call can go EV- pretty easily.

June 25, 2018 | 3:43 p.m.

Comment | freenachos commented on Best flop line?

Both are probably fine. In general you want to ch3ck quite frequently when you get cold called in position. You want to have x/r range when you x foe obvious reasons. This particular hand can do both bet and xr, I think. Vs thinking regulars who I expect to stab a lot I like xr, vs the more passive variety I like the bet.

I have to say I'm not entirely sure and couls be convinced otherwise.

June 25, 2018 | 3:27 p.m.

Dont bluff squeeze. Just go wider linear (having no 'bluffs' is gonna gain you max ev) . Flop you is fine. You can go for a small rangebet as well on Axx. If you bet 20-25% you need little fold equity. This parricular board, with the flush and wheeldraw, x is fine i think if you check weak Ax sometimes as well. As played the turn stab is ok, sizjng wise i'd go smaller 33-50% is fine i think.

June 25, 2018 | 3:17 p.m.

Comment | freenachos commented on river check raise


June 25, 2018 | 3:09 p.m.

Yeah I'd go slightly bigger as well. Half pot seems reasonable. You unblock any pair, two pair, set combo, so it's now like you block their entire continue range. On the turn I just flat in the hopes we get a call from button as well. With his sizing you're going to get it in vs his valuerange on most runouts anyway.

June 24, 2018 | 7:03 p.m.

Think vs a weaker player you can bet the flop fairly big. The 2006 adage applies here: don't bluff and valuebet large and thin. As played turn and river are probably fine. If you have a more defined read the river could be a call as well.

June 24, 2018 | 6:59 p.m.

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