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cardrunenrs EV on a mac?

March 3, 2014 | 6:31 a.m.

and d) you have decent equity if called

Feb. 9, 2014 | 7:58 a.m.

On the K4ss hand, I think c/r the turn is the best line for a few reasons: 1) that turn card hits his perceived range quite hard 2) he has a lot of floats on the flop 3) his turn sizing will typically make it so you have more fold equity on c/r. you stand to win a decent pot if you c/r, and he has to fold a large portion of his range there.

Feb. 9, 2014 | 7:58 a.m.

Comment | ianks commented on Bovada

play NL100 mainly when i have time

Feb. 8, 2014 | 4:37 a.m.

as for a counter argument, i think your range is so face up on the river (i.e. you should be barreling that A with both your bluffs and value) that you may have to call here. he should know this, and that A on turn is a decent barelling card for him, and second A makes it less likely he has it. on top of that, it we fold KK here do we even have a calling range? i guess we could check some A2-A4s bluffs to check/call here.

Jan. 12, 2014 | 7:01 a.m.

On hand1 with TT, do you not inductively reason that this guy may be a fish because of his min-3 and 4-bets. Given that, I would assume his range is far more weighted to QQ+ than you might be assuming. I could almost justify folding TT here, although its cringe-worthy.

Jan. 10, 2014 | 7:30 a.m.

Comment | ianks commented on RIO member Game Theory

are you the type balance fingerprints as well?

Dec. 28, 2013 | 9:05 a.m.

logarithms tho

Dec. 27, 2013 | 5:31 a.m.

Comment | ianks commented on RIO member Game Theory

recursively scrape all of GameTheory's post data, compare sentence similarity with Ike. bam.

Dec. 27, 2013 | 5:29 a.m.

i would def consider folding QTs UTG here. often, hands that will flat IP against you are hands that have you crushed (QK, AQ, etc). if you do get called, you are playing OOP, which is not optimal with our (often-drawing) hand. 

Nov. 10, 2013 | 12:42 a.m.

Comment | ianks commented on 25/50 Deep Ante PLO hand

i did some rough calculations, and i think you have to jam here. even if you only get fold around 10-15% of the time, you lose less than you would folding. also, given that your range hits this board much harder, they will make some mistakes by folding hands with decent equity (7xxx type hands they somehow show up with, for example).

Nov. 9, 2013 | 12:02 a.m.

Comment | ianks commented on aa 4bet pot

eww that's one nasty flop for our range and a beautiful flop for his. 

with a more passive opponent, I think bet small fold is our best line. we win a lot of pots this way and he can tell us when were beat

against a spazzier type I would prob bet enough like $140ish and call shove. don't really know how I feel about that though.

against a good well balanced player I would prob check this back, and make sure I have some straights to check back on this flop so our flop check back range here isn't exploitable

Oct. 11, 2013 | 6:41 a.m.

think you played it well. although I think your turn bet could possibly be a touch smaller like you said so you can fold to shove. but I think that depends on how likely he is to be a calling station here. if he is, then better more for value is better imo

Oct. 10, 2013 | 6:46 p.m.

I would adjust my sizing based on how nitty or loose the opponent is. for uber nits I go really small, maybe like $17. for loose/stations I might go $25. raising for value, looking to get tilt called. not too worried about having a bluff range on this particular board, because I know players at this level will often infer I will bluff here due to my behavior on other boards.

Oct. 2, 2013 | 6:19 a.m.

how do you guys feel about XR here? if he checks back we have some nice straightening cards, and we have some fold equity on flop (although minimal). or is this just bad in general?

Sept. 24, 2013 | 7:33 a.m.

Comment | ianks commented on HU Aginst RIO member

I'm game. How should we start?

July 29, 2013 | 6:07 a.m.


July 17, 2013 | 4:30 p.m.

Hand History | ianks posted in PLO: HU: Bluffcatch Spot on River
BB: $56.32
SB: $116.31 (Hero)
Villain has been playing passively for the most part. However, I have caught him making some spazzy bluffs earlier in the match. I also have a read that he is tilted from previous hands.
Flop ($2.59) Q 7 6 (2 Players)
BB checks, Hero bets $1.56, BB raises to $5.20, Hero calls $3.64
I opt to call is c/r, pretty standard I think. He has been giving up a ton of flops, and not c/r'ing with a high frequency at all. At this point, I would put some strong (nut?) flush draws, sets, and two-pairs in his range.
Turn ($12.99) 6 (2 Players)
BB bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50
When this turn comes, it brings up an interesting spot. He's repping a strong hand and won't often give up on this card. However, I have the Q and 7 blocked. I opt to call here, planning to decide on non-FD completing cards.
River ($29.99) 2 (2 Players)
BB bets $19.83

July 17, 2013 | 5:34 a.m.

is anyone actually organizing this? no invite yet... sn: i.kerseymer

May 29, 2013 | 6:45 a.m.

skype: i.kerseymer

May 19, 2013 | 6:55 p.m.

Comment | ianks commented on AAQ3, flop decision

what do you guys this about his flop sizing? dont you think it would be better to bet smaller with a more polarized range here and bigger with medium hands?

May 3, 2013 | 6:36 a.m.

can we get GameTheory to make a video? +1 if ya dig!

April 29, 2013 | 2:25 a.m.

awesome video! really got a lot out of it! only suggestion i would have is to remove the noise gate, makes things sound a bit choppy.

April 10, 2013 | 6:22 p.m.

well, i said cold-bluffs. i do have some semi-bluffs (some flush draw combos). but you are right, i don't think against these players that i should be semi-bluffing very often with flush draws.

April 3, 2013 | 6:57 p.m.

CO: $207.82
BN: $289.89
SB: $288.92
BB: $256.50 (Hero)
UTG: $200
HJ: $378.82
Preflop ($3.00) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A 2
UTG raises to $5.33, HJ folds, CO folds, BN folds, SB calls $4.33, Hero calls $3.33
UTG is spewy/tilty and SB is a fish
Flop ($15.99) K A 2 (3 Players)
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets $10.66, SB calls $10.66, Hero raises to $46.63, UTG calls $35.97, SB folds
c/r for value here. when he calls i'm thinking his range is flush draws and ATs/AJ/AQ. my range is something like A2s, 22, and club draws (some suited connectors and broadways). i don't think i'm ever cold-bluffing this spot in particular considering both players are pretty loose and UTG is spazzy, so therefore my fold equity is relatively small.
Turn ($119.91) J (2 Players)

April 3, 2013 | 6:02 p.m.

thanks phil that's really helpful! i guess i am still getting caught in the NLHE mind-trap of fold equity, as i think that could make shoving here a good play, when in reality there is next to no fold equity.

say we do hit a club, what sizing do you like to lead for value against a thinking reg?

March 21, 2013 | 4:01 a.m.

Hand History | ianks posted in PLO: What to do against good aggro reg HU?
BB: $124.46 (Hero)
SB: $165.68
Preflop ($0.75) (2 Players)
Hero was dealt A J A T
SB raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, SB calls $3
Flop ($9.75) 8 T 3 (2 Players)
Hero bets $3.75, SB calls $3.75
Turn ($17.25) K (2 Players)
Hero bets $8.25, SB raises to $28.25

March 20, 2013 | 11:58 p.m.

also, do you guys think it would be a good Bayesian assumption to say that unknown fishy types are RARELY, if ever, running big bluffs on wet boards?

March 16, 2013 | 1:26 a.m.

really needed to read this today! got crushed today by loose passive players trying to run some fancy plays. it also seems like position becomes much more important as so many people will call behind in the micros.

March 16, 2013 | 1:12 a.m.

also, i will add the downside of jamming the turn: you will take out all of his bluffs and he can play the turn almost perfectly. however, i think this is outweighted by the fact that we are going to face so many ugly rivers that we are bound to make some mistakes on that i think it's worthwhile to get the cheddar in on the turn.

March 11, 2013 | 11:50 p.m.

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