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95 points

you might be right. Thx for your answer.

Sept. 7, 2018 | 12:54 p.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (5 Players) UTG: $105.76
CO: $173.98
BN: $105.89
SB: $220.99 (Hero)
BB: $50.00
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is SB with J A 6 K
UTG folds, CO calls $1.00, BN raises to $4.00, Hero raises to $14.00, BB folds, CO folds, BN calls $10.00
I 3bet this guy because he iso so much and never fold to any 3bet. This is the kinda guy who 3bet UTG raise with A652 double suited. He just don't care. I wanted to punish him since I will dominate all of his ace and flush draw. I know he is able to make big call with dominated hands.
Flop ($30.00) 7 A 2
Hero bets $13.00, BN calls $13.00
When I saw this flop, I was like "he's gonna fold so much", the hand is over. But he called. And then I think his range is sets + A*** + 7*** kinda connected.
Turn ($56.00) 7 A 2 4
Do not know what to do. I guess check fold is ok since I don't think he will bluff here. Bet fold looks not cool with SPR. This motha fucka has me beat with two pairs a lot 74 is a big part of his range 24 is a big part of his range. A2, A4 as well. But there is a lot of 789T, AQTT, 3468 ds, etc. It looks like it is ok to close your eyes and then shove?

Sept. 7, 2018 | midnight

Well, considering the SPR, I'm pretty sure he would call you with a lotta hands. I guess you will have someting between 30% and 60% equity when getting called. Against QQ**, you have 35%, against a naked Ten you are really good, against two pairs you are ok, against pair + gutshot, it's a coin flip. Sets and KK and AA and 3456 are the only hands you do not want to be against, but I think it's a small part of his GII range.

Sept. 6, 2018 | 12:41 p.m.

I think the rake is definitely beatable but not with an autopiloting strategy. I played 20K hands.
I think I got very lucky, but still, people have big tendancies and make big mistakes in big pots.
You will play a lot of multiway pots. So DO NOT iso light. Make sure you will play in position to exploit your opponents's big tendancies. Make sure you will play for first or second nuts in multiway pots as the pot gets bigger. Feel free to value bet thin against passive players. If they have two pairs they never fold a third bet pot which means 10-20 big blinds. Those value bets add up fast. A lot of pots are stealable against passive guys. You do not need to three barrell and apply a lot of pressure, if they do not want to fight back, they will not fight back, the line check/check/bet in position works really well. Some guys on winning sessions want to protect their winnings so much that you can just pot as cbet with any four.

My feeling is your winrate comes from your ability to win the big multiway pots. It does not happen frequently but be prepare for them.

Sept. 6, 2018 | 10:56 a.m.

I would never consider balance anything against the random PLO5 player. Maybe against the most agressive ones who bet every time you check, you want to have a stronger checking range on specific board, but I would not call it a balance strategy, it is more an exploitative one. The check raise seems good to me though.

Sept. 6, 2018 | 10:36 a.m.

Against the average passive player, it's really tempting to bet for value. He should have a lot of two pairs. And he might found an excuse to call lighter since the flop flush draw has missed. The biggest problem is that he should have also a lot of blockers to the straight. So for me, it's all about "is he able to turn a made hand into a bluff"? Phil Galfond, in his last video said about a similar spot, you can bet big for thin value, so that your bet is perceived as a bluff or the nuts, and if your opponent has two pairs and blockers, he will be more encline to call you than bluff raise you. I do not know if this idea can be applied here in PLO50. Maybe against good ones.

Sept. 5, 2018 | 10:26 p.m.

Lol no problem devwil . I lean towards a very straightforward line on the turn. Is his bet size give me the odds to call against a range that contains a mix of overpair and two pairs? I'm not an expert of Propokertools but I guess it might be possible. The big problem with this line is that he might be agressive with a hand that we crush like AQJ* with no pair and a flush draw or QJT* with a flush draw. It may be a very small of part of his range though and he may be more on the passive side.Well, I do not know. Are you able to define complex ranges on PPT?

It's possible that we should not call preflop with this kind of hand without good reads on our opponent.

Sept. 5, 2018 | 10:11 p.m.

First of all, I wanna say I'm not sure of what I'm gonna say. Just feelings.

Preflop : Yes, not easy to play oop. I would have likely called as well but I'm not convinced it's good.

Flop :
1. We never make any mistakes by check calling on the flopp
2. Although, we might make mistakes on turn and river. He prolly have good blockers to the Ten to Ace straight. He prolly have high cards and double suited hands so he might feel comfortable barrelling a heart on the turn. Some of the PLO50 pool players tend to pot with aces in position if the turn is a kinda blank.
3. That said, I have 52% equity against aces. I prolly have more than 60% equity against his range with two clubs since he could have QJTx, T98x in his range.
4. So all in all, against a smart and agressive opponent I prefer check raise pot on the flop. . That's not very subtle but ... Against a more passive and recreationnal player, scared to the death to loose a big pot while he's on a winning session (200bb), I would start by check calling.

Sept. 5, 2018 | 9:39 p.m.

Congrats to the team it looks beautiful

Sept. 4, 2018 | 4:18 p.m.

Frist, I think, he is in a state of mind which does not last very long.

IMO, raise only your value hands against him. Only high cards and high pairs. Do not 3bet middle rundown or TT99 because you have no fold equity.

But you can call a lot in position with ace, king, queen high flush draw. All medium pairs. And all rundowns even the worst ones like 2345. Make sure you have a relative good position though. And be carefull if you get action from other players.

Sept. 1, 2018 | 9:03 a.m.

The two third pot bet from a regular against 5 players does not smell good. He like his hand. Pretty sure he will not like a jack high flush draw.

Sept. 1, 2018 | 8:52 a.m.

I think you can start by call in position. He might have you beat but if so, straight card on the turn may slow him down. He might be on a combo draw so it's ok to call since you dominate him. He might take a stab so cool to call.

Aug. 31, 2018 | 9:01 a.m.

Aug. 30, 2018 | 6:19 p.m.

Interesting, finally soved for value, right? Because He has only $14 left?

Aug. 30, 2018 | 6:18 p.m.

Contrary to devwil , I would have bet close to pot, because I want to be able to apply a lot of pressure on overpaires on the turn.

Aug. 30, 2018 | 6:15 p.m.

Thx all. Indeed I think I should have raised the flop. If not I should have raised the turn. If not, I should have lead the river.

Aug. 30, 2018 | 6:14 p.m.

Blinds: $0.25/$0.50 (2 Players) BB: $83.31
SB: $101.56 (Hero)
BB is a RIO member after his avatar. He seems tight and good. Few hands before, he check raise me on the flop with blockers + gs +bfd, double barrell on the turn and then give up on the river. So agressive but do not follow his agression on the river. I'm pretty sure He don't want to play big pot against me. The heads up has just began he's gonna leave soon for sure. I think he might respect my game.
Preflop ($0.75) Hero is SB with J K 9 2
BB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.00
Flop ($3.00) K J K
Hero checks, BB bets $0.96, Hero calls $0.96
Here, I wanted to raise small in order to level him because I think good players like him is able to recognize that I could have some bluffs here and might flat with draws. Then I choose to call because he might turn more equity against my range and double barrel.
Turn ($4.92) K J K 7
Hero checks, BB bets $2.75, Hero calls $2.75
I think this is too late to check raise hopin to get float.
River ($10.42) K J K 7 Q
Ok, This is weird but I think this river hit him enough to make him check back with show down value and bet with better than my hand. There is no flush draw and I do not think he double barrell with no draw. I wanted to lead so much but I failed. Maybe I was afraid to get bluff raise by a naked queen. Are you fine with my assumptions? Should I lead this river. (the heads up will end for sure very soon)

Aug. 29, 2018 | 6:43 p.m.

On the flop, unles I have a good reason, I bet. The flop is kinda dry. I do not expect a lot of check raise. QQ** prolly just call and then fold on a lot of turns.

On the turn, if the donk better is able to barrell every river I supposed to dislike giving my supposed "weak" check on the flop. I prefer just call.

If the donk better is a sort of unbeliever with KK** or if he is the kinda guy to lead his draws and give up on the river, I prefer to raise like you did.

Aug. 29, 2018 | 9:15 a.m.

Yep the the live comments are great

Aug. 28, 2018 | 11:23 p.m.

I would have three bet that preflop. He can call with worse. Actually you might dominate his calling range. idk. Against me, you will surely dominate my calling range but it's possible that I'm a bit loose.

On the flop, idk.

On the turn, I think it's cool to check raise. I do it a lot against guys who pot with any flush draws. You are very consistent with the line you will take with a set. He might fold overpaire, he might fold a good flush draw with nothing. Even if he calls, on the river, every pairing card is good for you, and he may want to bluff you on a straight card.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 9 p.m.

Yeah, but they still 3bet light especially after losing a big pot. So ... I do not know

Aug. 28, 2018 | 8:48 p.m.

Against a 69/26 it's really tempting to check call, he could have so much things like Ah6h33. I do not care about his agression percentage. For me, this not relevant in PLO50 where you have to check a lot in multiway pots. Sure KT makes sense here but you may want use your reads as this kinda player has big sizing tells.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 8:26 p.m.

On the flop, I know it seems weak but I prefer check. First you are not suppose to hit this flop. I know it might be absurd to speak about exploitation against loose passive guys but no matter what you will not grab a big pot in this spot. It might be better to exploit its passiveness, to make him stab the pot on the turn and let him check back his missed something or an overpaire on the river as they do all the time. Sure there is value against overpaire but not over three streets. Sure you wanna take the dead money but in this case it might be better to bet around $4, even less. This way, they can call lighter and when they call lighter they are ready to bluff you with a non sense line on a later street. Second, if he does not want to float you, you take the dead money.

On the river, well, I do not know.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 8:17 p.m.

I used to stackoff lighter against guys who just lost a big pot. Even against the tight guys. My assumption is that they might be on tilt so they 3bet really light. So I stackoff with good queens and decent kings. But The last time I did that I run against aces. Do you do the same thing with better luck or am I completely wrong?

Aug. 28, 2018 | 7:19 p.m.

Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (6 Players) SB: $202.90
BB: $246.29
UTG: $86.10
MP: $291.06 (Hero)
CO: $119.82
BN: $172.97
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is MP with A 8 A 2
UTG calls $1.00, Hero raises to $4.50, CO calls $4.50, BN raises to $20.50, SB folds, BB calls $19.50, UTG folds, Hero raises to $88.00, CO folds, BN raises to $172.97 and is all in, BB raises to $246.29 and is all in, Hero calls $158.29
BN seems to be quite tight and "ok", no my usual stakes though. After he 5bets he very looks like aa** to me. BB I fkin do not know.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 6:47 p.m.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 3:54 p.m.

I shove with a smile on my face

Aug. 28, 2018 | 3:18 p.m.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 3:17 p.m.

Lol dreaded phrase. Against an obvious AA** range I think it's really hard to fold. Actually it depends on vilains. Some guys will stackoff on any flop (especially the tight ones, I think). Some guys will not fight back and check give up. Some guys wil resist a bit by check calling. So I guess against a guy who never give up 9864 is a bad call preflop.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 3:14 p.m.

Giving my blockers and the half pot bet I would have raised pot like you did

Aug. 28, 2018 | 1:57 p.m.

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