I am pretty experienced player, playing nl100 for a long time, familiar with solvers and theory. I want to improve my understanding of GTO play and to improve effectiveness of working with solvers (now it doesn't look very effective), and decide to read some books.
I know Will Tipton's book is good, but it came out in 2012, and we have some new books written in the era of solvers like Modern Poker Theory, Michael Acevedo / No Limit Holdem for Advanced Players, Matthew Janda / Play optimal poker, Andrew Brokos. Do you guys advice me still reading Tipton or some of the newer books are better?
Feb. 5, 2020 | 10:33 a.m.
I don't think IP has every 2pair, probably only 65s which i can also have. Also not everybody calls 33 preflop, but most people probably do. So I think the board is pretty god for me and i have a stronger range.
On the turn I dont like c/c, c/f river line, because against agro villain its probably burning money on fire, he rarely gives up with a bluff, and I dont think c/c c/c river is profitable either. Betting is isolating us against a stronger made hands and draws, I dont think we going to check check river and win almost ever, he probably will turn something like 44 or 67 into bluff on the river.
So I played check/fold which feels a little dirty, but I cant think of better line, especially for our evident weak range. Also we have worst blockers.
Or maybe we can construct somewhat balanced c/c range with some stronger hands in it, so we could c/c KK?
March 18, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
BB: $104.50 (Hero)
March 18, 2016 | 3:26 p.m.
I think his mostly checks with his bluffs on turn, do you gusy agree? I mean gutshot, even FD usually checks here? All of the aces check too, so there not much sense in check/call here, check/fold also looks stupid. If we check/call what we going to do on blank river vs his push? So I think probably donkbet is better, sometimes getting calls from Ax of from some draws, while he folds other draws which is also good result. What do you think? That is pretty interesting spot imo.
Aug. 16, 2015 | 7:41 a.m.
Villain is a 28 21 7 reg, opens bu 44, calls 3bet 49%, bet flop vs missed cbet 43, agression freq 38 33 28 wwsf 45 wdsd 52.
How should we play? Donkbet? What's our plan?
Aug. 15, 2015 | 8:46 p.m.
SB: $104.37 (Hero)
Aug. 13, 2015 | 1:24 a.m.
We have 59.6% equity on turn before any bets against that range
He has many hands worse than AA but with alot of equity, that can check or bet with unknown frequency. Also I expect this opponent to bet AK, here (his turn stab is 62% which is high). So x/f doesn't look too appealing to me. May be check/call, check/decide river? Doesn't look too good because our range is pretty transparent and capped. So i decede to bet, the problem is - i don't know if he will bluff raise turn or not.
Aug. 10, 2015 | 12:10 p.m.
SB: $100.00 (Hero)
Aug. 10, 2015 | 7:42 a.m.
Villain is agressive regular, squeeze 7 wwsf48 cbets 60 59 50 in 3bet pots, check raise turn 12 in 3bet pots. sb is weaker player.
Effective stack on turn 78, pot 62. Should we bet to fold out his 6 outers and dont let him bluff us off the pot on some cards, or check i better and why?
Aug. 4, 2015 | 6:20 p.m.
Daniel you wrote "If he pots it he has 2 value hands for every 1 bluff. So blocking that value is more important than not blocking his bluffs. ". Just want to say bolded part is wrong. If we block 2 value hands for every 1 bluff - the value/bluff ratio and EV of our call stays the same.
Aug. 20, 2014 | 10:48 a.m.
I am constructing bb vs sb calling range and trying to take rake into account (I play nl200).
When opponent raise 3bb I need hand with at least 2bb/6bb = $4/$12 = 33.3% equity vs his range for profitable call. Here for simplification I asume I can release 100% of my equity.
Now I look for all my bb vs sb calls this year and find out I called 1500hands and paid $750 of rake, so $0.5 rake per call bb vs sb.
Any ideas how to change formula to take rake into account?
May 5, 2014 | 12:26 p.m.
So you are saying equity on flop is meaningless? Is there anything better to help us decide whether we can continue with our marginal hands.
Noone here answers what is the best way to continue with the hand. I used CREV and come to conclusion the best line would be to bet turn and check most rivers. We can bluff Q river, c/c low rivers and c/f high rivers.
June 21, 2013 | 2:32 p.m.
I rarely 3bet this guy with bluff, but I think I still should have some bluffs. Or you saying I should have only value? He is a reg and can pick up on that. Yes I can wait for a little better SC, but is it THAT important?
On the flop I have 42.3% equity vs that range so check/fold looks too weak. Do you consider check/calling?
On the turn I am not saying we should fold, actually main question of this hand is what the best way to continue with a hand?
June 20, 2013 | 4:47 p.m.
SB: $200 (Hero)
on BU opens 40, calls vs 3bet 33, 4bet 17(7% range)
folds to cbet in 3bet pots 41/22/46, raice cbet in 3betpot 7%
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, BN raises to $4, Hero raises to $16, BB folds, BN calls $12
We have best hand pretty often vs mass draws AK AQ KQ 98c K9c Q9c, but can we continue and how?
June 16, 2013 | 6:27 p.m.
I agree guys that calling is better for our range, but in a vacuum reraise still can be better?
One more question. Are you calling his jam on Jc turn? Js turn? on a Qc Qs?
EDIT: edited question about turns, of course on any diamond its not a fold.
June 6, 2013 | 4:19 p.m.
SB: $218.42 (Hero)
HJ raises to $6, CO folds, BN folds, Hero raises to $21, BB folds, HJ calls $15