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Post | idn posted in NLHE: Will Tipton or latest GTO books?

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.

Hand History | idn posted in NLHE: Nusty turn spot in 3betpot with KK
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (3 Players) SB: $79.20
BB: $104.50 (Hero)
BN: $128.07
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is BB with K K
BN raises to $2.50, SB folds, Hero raises to $9.00, BN calls $6.50
Villain is agressive regular, I have little hands on him.
Flop ($18.50) 6 5 3
Hero bets $9.71, BN calls $9.71
Turn ($37.92) 6 5 3 A
Hero checks, BN bets $19.50
Now Ace hits and it looks like there is no good options. What line do you take here? Bet or check? How to proceed on river? Looks like bet is too thin, right now I think check is better. But check/call or check/fold? How to proceed on river? I think it is pretty important spot.

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.

Post | idn posted in NLHE: KQs turned trups weird spot

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.

Comment | idn commented on KQhh after 3bet on Ks7s2s

CO open 26 * call 3bet 0.24 = 6.24%

Aug. 14, 2015 | 7:08 a.m.

Comment | idn commented on KQhh after 3bet on Ks7s2s

There is no value in betting flop

Aug. 13, 2015 | 7:34 p.m.

Hand History | idn posted in NLHE: KQhh after 3bet on Ks7s2s
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (6 Players) UTG: $160.60
MP: $282.82
CO: $100.00
BN: $100.00
SB: $104.37 (Hero)
BB: $100.00
Villain is reg 25 19 8 wwsf50 wdsd51 opens CO 26, calling 3bet 24% in this position, I assume he don't 4bet QQ AK, но but probably 4bet KK AA most of the time. Bet vs missed cbet 41%, agression by street 38 36 30.
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is SB with Q K
2 folds, CO raises to $3.00, BN folds, Hero raises to $10.00, BB folds, CO calls $7.00
Flop ($21.00) 7 K 2
Hero checks, CO bets $13.00, Hero calls $13.00
Should we bet or check here?
Turn ($47.00) 7 K 2 9
Hero checks, CO bets $22.00, Hero calls $22.00
Good turn (dont think he bets 99 on flop, and no K9s in his preflop range), continue calling?
River ($91.00) 7 K 2 9 7
Hero checks, CO bets $55.00 and is all in
He instashoves (is this a sign of strenght or weakness?). River is good for us but should we call here?

Aug. 13, 2015 | 1:24 a.m.

Comment | idn commented on AA 3betpot turn spot

I gave him 2 ranges, turn range before any bets, and turn continuing range (not shove range)and we have 50% against that. I think only AQ with backdoor fd would call flop in these positions.

Aug. 11, 2015 | 5:33 a.m.

Comment | idn commented on AA 3betpot turn spot

In my CREV sim we have ~50% vs his continuing range (either call or shove)

Aug. 10, 2015 | 5:49 p.m.

Comment | idn commented on AA 3betpot turn spot

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.

Hand History | idn posted in NLHE: AA 3betpot turn spot
Blinds: $0.50/$1.00 (6 Players) CO: $109.76
BN: $109.11
SB: $100.00 (Hero)
BB: $100.00
UTG: $44.93
MP: $127.05
Villain is regular 27 21 9, WWSF 48 WSD 48 WTSD 28, opens MP 20%, and fold to 3bet just 36% with 10% 4bet (2% 4bet range). He has 11% range here when calling 3bet. Fold to cbets 45 31 48, raise cbets flop 6, turn 8.
Preflop ($1.50) Hero is SB with A A
UTG folds, MP raises to $2.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $9.00, BB folds, MP calls $6.50
Flop ($19.00) 4 J T
Hero bets $12.00, MP calls $12.00
May be flop check is better? We cant get 3 streets on most runouts.
Turn ($43.00) 4 J T K
Hero bets $26.00, MP raises to $106.05 and is all in
Not the best card, but now he have alot of pair+oesd combos. The main question is should we bet or check here? What after his raise (we have enough equity to call allin vs his 2pairs).

Aug. 10, 2015 | 7:42 a.m.

Comment | idn commented on 99 tricky spot on turn

He can do the same if we check (have very profitable bet range). Would you call on blank? On any overcard? Looks like pretty good spot for bb on river after our check anyway.

Aug. 5, 2015 | 8:27 p.m.

Comment | idn commented on 99 tricky spot on turn

Hot much should we bet?

Aug. 4, 2015 | 6:52 p.m.

Post | idn posted in NLHE: 99 tricky spot on turn

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.

Comment | idn commented on Value Bluffing (part 1)

Like this video, looking forward for others in this series, but i think it was a little bit slow. We can always pause anyway.

Sept. 4, 2014 | 8:01 p.m.

Comment | idn commented on KTo CREV analysis

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.

Comment | idn commented on Play v Me!

Yes most regs will raise 2pair+ earlier here, but most regs also not bluffing that way, so I am will not  try to exploit and just play my range.

May 2, 2014 | 11:10 a.m.

Comment | idn commented on Play v Me!

Fold for sure, the hand is not strong enough for call here.

May 2, 2014 | 6:28 a.m.

WM2K why you think a hands like J5s or T6s is better then 75s as bluff 3bet here? Also how a pp like 22 can be good vs someone who calls vs 3bet alot?

June 21, 2013 | 4:22 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.

Which hands exactly you want to bluff 3bet vs this villayn?

June 21, 2013 | 2:18 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.

So u guys never bluff 3bet this guy? Or 75s is bad, then which hands you choose to bluff 3bet him?

June 17, 2013 | 5:43 a.m.

Hand History | idn posted in NLHE: NL200 75s turn spot in 3bet pot
CO: $200
BN: $375.48
SB: $200 (Hero)
BB: $221.90
UTG: $219.80
HJ: $206.50
Villain is regular 22 17 fold to 3bet 53, wsf 47, wet to sd 29, won sd 49
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%
Preflop ($3.00) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt 7 5
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, BN raises to $4, Hero raises to $16, BB folds, BN calls $12
First question, would you ever 3bet this hand vs such villain (pretty tight opener, defend 50% vs resteal), or 3bet only for value
Flop ($35.00) T J 5 (2 Players)
Hero bets $21, BN calls $21
Any other options here?
Turn ($77.00) T J 5 J (2 Players)
The main question is what's our plan here? According to stats he bets often vs missed cbet on turn(85%).
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.

Any more opinions if we should continue on  Q or J turns?

June 12, 2013 | 8:25 a.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.

Hand History | idn posted in NLHE: NL200 AKs OOP getting raised in 3betpot
CO: $116.74
BN: $637.14
SB: $218.42 (Hero)
BB: $239.52
HJ: $227.22
Villain is a 24 20 wwsf47 regular opening 21% from MP with fold to 3bet 52, raise cbet 18 in 3bet pots. He 3bet me alot in last orbits, with me generally folding, but I called last 3bet ip and raised flop very similar to flop in this hand, he folded.
Preflop ($3.00) (5 Players)
Hero was dealt K A
HJ raises to $6, CO folds, BN folds, Hero raises to $21, BB folds, HJ calls $15
Flop ($45.00) 4 T A (2 Players)
Hero bets $22, HJ raises to $50

June 5, 2013 | 8:14 p.m.

Post | idn posted in NLHE: NL200 5way flop with overpair

SB is a 40 21 fish, all other players are regulars.
I thought it's a bet, but one good player which opinion I respect says its a clear check 5way.


June 5, 2013 | 8:12 p.m.

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