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16 points

the EP minraise allows hero to vpip more. position already signals strong range to villains behind, so no need to size it up. LP steals with larger size such as the 85s generate more preflop fold equity which is desired when playing wide ranges, otherwise vs. minraise BB gets to defend just about everything.

I agree the 85s 2.5x and ATo 2.25x is inconsisent, is there reason or just sloppy? low stakes this would be fine because noone will notice. opposed to 85s, holding as strong of a hand as ATo hero wants BB to come along. however, villain of BBs caliber may actually note the sizings should the hand go to SD and therefore have a read on hero for future situations.

easy to analyse those off the tables with plenty time. not so obvious ingame, esp. with short timebanks. but i guess the more pondering on such topics, the clearer and faster thought process becomes while playing. thinking faster / slowing time, matrix style.

suggestion for future videos: more blind on blind battles. those are the bread and butter spots which build winrate, opposed to entertaining puzzles of crazy situations which don't happen often.

Aug. 12, 2019 | 5:17 p.m.

figured in a spot like when X/C it's not about the implied odds of getting paid on the river as much as simply immediate odds and realising equity of a strong hand. still don't know if filled on river plan should be mostly bet or x/r.

Aug. 12, 2019 | 5:11 p.m.

one more q: do u have a rule of thumb for such spots? once x/c turn and hit riv flush, if to lead or x/r? on one hand want max value with x/r, other it sucks when villain xback.

will take chance to write ty for earlier 'intuitive gto' video, i've been doing pio research this way ever since saw it.

Aug. 10, 2019 | 4:24 p.m.

the mix of humility, knowledge, self-confidence and passion for the game is just charming.

@35:00 what betsize would you choose should you lead? 7bb?

mentioned you have all the sets and playing check/decide MW with one card to come is troublesome. can't really X/C vs decently sized bet. or can? hard to get paid on rivered flush. X/AI into sets also is unattractive. bet must be the superior play.

Aug. 10, 2019 | 4:08 a.m.

@9:40 now this is a more conventional BU RFI range compared to my question in the other video.
same 50bb stack size, same BU vs BB positions.

Why the discrapency?

~32% vs. ~50%.

either in the first one it was mistake and CO range, or RFI was constructed against very specific BB villain, which would have been nice if mentioned because otherwise it's confusing.

besides the question, excellent videos. i haven't done a flop overbet yet and I play for 10 years!

Aug. 8, 2019 | 12:37 a.m.

@23:00 the BTN RFI range seems too tight, at least compared to previous HJ ~26% RFI range, can you please explain? looks more like CO range.

is it adjustment vs. savvy opponents that 3bet aggresive from the blinds vs. steal?

Aug. 6, 2019 | 8:21 p.m.

week 3 of presence in rio forums which proven is no use to me.
have been acknowledged to be interesting enough to follow.

nice little game ur playing here boys.

lmk if want to study.
or pay top dollar for forum attendance.

i gtfo from this site.


Aug. 6, 2019 | 5:52 p.m.

I saw one RIO coach Elías Gutierrez having plenty charts with ranges printed out around computer to help visualize them postflop.

i.e. : in UTG vs BB scenario, quick look at the tight opening EP range and the BB defend you have previously construced for assumed population / yours will help to visualize them on later streets, will clearly picture the nut hands / range advantage distribution easier and faster.

I haven't done this myself, but I'd like to some day.

Other than that, if you play cash games take breaks more often and LEARN TO BREATHE => be constantly aware of the present moment. so basically everyday meditation exercises. My favourite is to focus on breathe. It's a complex process which I find quite intriguing. Feel the air slowly coming through nose, how it travels through throat and fills lungs. Notice chest moving up, same with exhale. think about it next time while doing the dishes.

Another simple one is to be aware of the moment you sit on a chair or stand up, something everyone does so often. Just try to keep track of those little actions, you will notice how difficult it is, but if done on a regular basis, it will improve mindfulness. If you notice this action twice tommorow, it's already success because we all do it without even thinking about.

Once you know those, it's just repetition, repetition and see results in a year time.

Aug. 6, 2019 | 1:56 a.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Avoiding C Game

drink more coffee.

Aug. 6, 2019 | 1:43 a.m.

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Aug. 6, 2019 | 1:41 a.m.

After reading recent radiosick blog I figured to play regular tables on NL25 but I disagree. At micros, if skill is somewhat reasonable already I believe volume > learning. However once bankroll grows and skill becomes more improtant, say at NL50 or 100, I believe it is better to open regular tables and focus more on the quality.

There's one sauce123 video where he played zoom50, watched it years ago, and he said something along the lines that for low limits strategy is to play 'grinder style, big volume while playing as best as you can realising some mistakes will be made in favour of hands per hour'. Good video, I should rewatch it.

Aug. 6, 2019 | 1:39 a.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Dionysus

Sorry I misjudged you using the shoot first ask questions later strategy.
Actually come off down to earth guy.
I think Freud said, and quoted it before, but will repeat because it's so good; that 'days of struggle will be remembered as the best in our lives' and I do find some comfort in those words. Altough, I know too much struggle, can hurt too.

Aug. 6, 2019 | 1:35 a.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Poker + Life Goals/Blog

hey, sorry for signing as retard.
i rly dont like this branch of the game tree.

Aug. 2, 2019 | 9:37 p.m.

thanks, you guys are correct.

July 31, 2019 | 2:29 a.m.

Even though MTT player, sometimes i play cash games, for various reasons.
Multiway hand history from party poker, because rakeback. NL50


CO 2bb
BU: fold
hero SB: call
BB: call

Could 3bet, but given minraise, odds, and assumed weakness of BB player who will make postflop mistakes, hence generate value, I elect to only call in SB.

Would 3bet vs 2.5x or more. Or if pokerstars with no rakeback to increase chances of picking up pot pre and not paying rake.

FLOP: 9c 8c 2h (pot 6bb)

hero SB: check
BB: 3bb
CO: call
hero SB: raise 20bb
BB: call
CO: fold

I don't know. Aggresion often pays off so I raise with good looking hand with nut potential. All too often when I choose the passive line with FDs and flush hits I do not get paid full stack.

turn: 3s

hero SB: 27bb
BB: call

Decision was between another checkraise or bet/bet. I do have 22, 88 and 99 in my preflop range at least some % of the time so I can credibly rep sets.

river: 7d

hero: all-in for 60bb

ATcc is one of the natural bluffs I have. Also blocking the TJ which fits this line too.

Posting this hand to possibly spark some multiway scenarios discussion. Does anyone play it different? I suppose the crucial decision is on the flop, if X/R or just call. In the past I've been reluctant to fire 3 street bluffs, but recently I've been more self-confident.

July 29, 2019 | 2:43 p.m.

is that confucious in ur avatar?

July 29, 2019 | 8:17 a.m.

hey Nuno what is your net worth if its not too private question?
just curious what high level pro i capable of these days.

July 28, 2019 | 5:34 p.m.

PokerStars Hand #202575886175: Tournament #2645884748, €9+€9+€2 EUR Hold'em No Limit - Level X (200/400) - 2019/07/22 21:14:19 CET [2019/07/22 15:14:19 ET]
Table '2645884748 128' 8-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: d0410 (7219 in chips, €9 bounty)
Seat 2: epuente (38654 in chips, €13.50 bounty)
Seat 3: Dur4 (18700 in chips, €9 bounty)
Seat 4: TAMN20 (26086 in chips, €9 bounty)
Seat 5: mokarpe (35524 in chips, €13.50 bounty)
Seat 6: bateasminhaspfv (27800 in chips, €9 bounty)
Seat 7: RkBb11 (13394 in chips, €9 bounty)
Seat 8: qlirfuhq3t22g (18342 in chips, €9 bounty)
d0410: posts the ante 50
epuente: posts the ante 50
Dur4: posts the ante 50
TAMN20: posts the ante 50
mokarpe: posts the ante 50
bateasminhaspfv: posts the ante 50
RkBb11: posts the ante 50
qlirfuhq3t22g: posts the ante 50
Dur4: posts small blind 200
TAMN20: posts big blind 400
Dealt to qlirfuhq3t22g [6h 6s]
mokarpe: folds
bateasminhaspfv: folds
RkBb11: folds
qlirfuhq3t22g: raises 400 to 800
d0410: folds
epuente: folds
Dur4: raises 1688 to 2488
TAMN20: folds
qlirfuhq3t22g: calls 1688
FLOP [Th 7s 5c]
Dur4: bets 1791
qlirfuhq3t22g: calls 1791
TURN [Th 7s 5c] [Ts]
Dur4: checks
qlirfuhq3t22g: checks
RIVER [Th 7s 5c Ts] [2d]
Dur4: bets 4022
qlirfuhq3t22g: folds

4bet shove is option, but:

  1. is bounty and i am covered.
  2. villain makes small size 3b so good odds to go postflop, altough low pps don't play that well.
  3. no info on opponent so better play it safe.


  1. turn bet is option to not give free cards to overs. is turn bet and how much?
  2. river fold because i assume he is value betting overpair he checked once he got scared of the paired T on the turn. he chosen small size to get paid, not to bluff.

July 28, 2019 | 1:18 p.m.

much <3 for opening new thread.
i'll pop in sometimes.

July 27, 2019 | 11:32 p.m.

Comment | gnac commented on BB/100 MTT Challenge

no updates?

July 27, 2019 | 9:49 p.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Poker + Life Goals/Blog

hey TJ, pm in case want to cchat, i leave the blog section of this internet website.

July 24, 2019 | 8:47 p.m.

-hello prostitute
-can i talk to you?

July 24, 2019 | 4:58 p.m.


July 23, 2019 | 10:52 a.m.

too bad, portugal is nice place..
pls dont be ill, i can't wait for new episode.

July 23, 2019 | 6:54 a.m.

btw. i dont play live
also nice try
moron blog

July 23, 2019 | 6:51 a.m.

deep runs = $$$

July 23, 2019 | 6:47 a.m.

sorry i missed it in wall of text: are you by any chance portugeese?serious can not stand the scrolling! can not wait 4 next update.

July 23, 2019 | 5:48 a.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Dionysus

I want poker to be fun

it's not. fixed ur problem. gl on ur new path of life.

July 19, 2019 | 10:28 p.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Mobius Poker Blog

looks promising.
please keep language understandable to the common, non-scientific reader.
ask for it, because Nick's blog seemed good content but to me it came out as difficult knowledge show-off with complicated words, rather than a somewhat casual poker conversation with lessons in between. if it's the latter i'm sure to follow.

July 19, 2019 | 8:26 p.m.

Comment | gnac commented on Poker + Life Goals/Blog

i envy people who can afford to say they'r at a point where skill is more important than money.

July 19, 2019 | 7:10 p.m.

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