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Post | ilprincipedario posted in Chatter: MDF from BB

I have a question about the subject in the title. I do not understand if as BB we have to consider the % of defence as a percentage of the button's open raising range or not.
An example: If I have to defend at least 33% when Button try to steal, I have to consider the 33% of 40% or my 33% is an absolute frequency?

Thank you, I am struggling with these thoughts but probably it is a very simple question.

Sept. 19, 2018 | 4:41 p.m.

So is not better to check behind flop and make your move on good turn as A or maybe Jacks? Or also any other card if he checks turn again?

Sept. 9, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Actually, I would not 3 bet KQ on MP open raise as standard move. What do you think about check behind flop. What part of range do you think he can fold on your bet?

Sept. 8, 2018 | 4:39 p.m.

I am trying to improve my preflop ranges too. Have you some advices about how to choose a range against player that folds to 3bet about 40% and 4bet 4%? I believe I need a sort of linear range, but I am not sure about it. What percentage do you consider a kind of cutoff in order to switch to a polarized 3betting range? Thanks.

March 23, 2017 | 8:58 p.m.

Dear Paul, probably because of my poor knowledge of English and Math I cannot understand this point of the slide "Aside: EV facing fold". Why do we consider folding as good as 3betting when "EV when called is > - 1.33 bb"? If we fold we always lose 1 bb, whereas 3betting and being called with EV -1.33 we are breakeven. Probably I am missing something.

March 21, 2017 | 10:36 p.m.

Ok! At moment I cbet on the flop 43% with 50% of success, whereas I cbet 66% on the turn with only 34.4% of success. Probably I should cbet more on the flop and less on the turn. What would you advice? I tried to cbet on the flop NUTS, TPGK (J high Kicker or better) and draws like gutshot, flush draw and sometimes overcards.

March 20, 2017 | 6:27 p.m.

Thank you Steve. I think I have another leak I do not know how to fix. After about 36k hands, my cbet on the turn is higher than the cbet on the flop (60 vs 43). What spots I have to look for in order to find my mistakes?

March 19, 2017 | 6:06 p.m.

I loved your lesson, Vincent.
May I put a theoratical question? Is there math behind your advices about frequencies of cbet on the flop? For example why do you consider optimal 45%- 55%? These numbers are only for HU games?
And now a more practical question:
How can I increase my cbet on the flop frequency? What kind of board I have to consider first when I start my learning path?

March 19, 2017 | 5:38 p.m.

My poor English made my question a bit ridicolous. Anyway I thoght that I have two mandatory MDF: one because of the size of my raise and the other for the size of the 3bet. But I was wrong because I have only to consider the latter, right?

March 15, 2017 | 11:42 p.m.

Great video Paul, finally I'm learning how to read the stats for a Review. I have a question about 3bet % of success. Is there a sort of correct number? You say SeniorX72 has to eliminate part of the bottom range due to about 39%. Could you help me with my my 3betting range from the button? I 3bet just 8.6% but my success is only 21%. At the moment I play NL10. Thank you.

March 15, 2017 | 11:21 p.m.

I just sent an email as you suggested. Thanks.

March 10, 2017 | 7:47 p.m.

Post | ilprincipedario posted in Chatter: Posting hand issue

I have a problem with hand histories I get from Hold Manager 1. I play on a .it poker room. When I try to post my "raw hand", I find the message "invalid hand". I tried also to change € with $ but it still does not work.

Thank you for you help.

March 10, 2017 | 5:09 p.m.

I prefer to cbet flop, because you have value against a lot of hand that can flat 4bet: AQ, AJs maybe, KQs, TT and other drawing hands. Anyway you can also c/shove, but probably you have to balance it with your draw in the 4bet range: something like Axs, Kxs.

Feb. 24, 2017 | 7:21 p.m.

I do not know how to put my hand-history on the website. So I just add it here.
I have no history about villain but he seems a sort of reg LAG player. Would you play in a different way? Thanks.
Grabbed by[url=] Holdem Manager[/url]
NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
[color=red]SB ($11)
[/color]BB ($12.04)
UTG ($10)
[color=red]Hero ($10.15)
[/color]BTN ($12.80)

Dealt to Hero K:spade: A:diamond:

fold, [color=red]Hero raises to $0.30, [/color]fold, [color=red]SB calls $0.25, [/color]BB calls $0.20

FLOP ($0.90) 5:heart: 3:diamond: K:heart:

[color=red]SB checks, [/color]BB checks, [color=red]Hero bets $0.63, SB raises to $1.92, [/color]BB folds, [color=red]Hero calls $1.29[/color]

TURN ($4.74) 5:heart: 3:diamond: K:heart: T:diamond:

[color=red]SB bets $3.34, Hero calls $3.34[/color]

RIVER ($11.42) 5:heart: 3:diamond: K:heart: T:diamond: 6:heart:

[color=red]SB checks, Hero checks[/color]

Hero shows K:spade: A:diamond:
(Pre 47%, Flop 3.4%, Turn 0.0%)

SB shows 3:heart: 3:club:
(Pre 53%, Flop 96.6%, Turn 100.0%)

SB wins $10.74

Feb. 21, 2017 | 4:50 p.m.

Ok, that's fine. But is there a relation between tha fact that as open raiser we have to see the flop at least the 2.5/4 times (or we lose money with our opening/fold), and that facing a 3bet we have to defend at least 4/12 times? Thank you for your patience [I know it's part of your job (and maybe part of the mentality of a winner poker player), but you do it very well].

Feb. 15, 2017 | 9:04 a.m.

I am stuck in this simple (i think) problem: whose betsize I have to look at to calculate MFD. When we are talk about BTN you look at his betsize, but when you talk about 3bettor's MFD you look again at 4bettor betsize. I am a little bit confused.

Feb. 14, 2017 | 10:33 p.m.

Is still a good advice suggesting him a polarized 3bet range IP?

Feb. 11, 2017 | 10:04 a.m.

I'm trying to understand the following point: when you say that Villain has to defend N% otherwise we can 4bet any two cards, are you saying that this percentage is only related to the betsize and the pot odds? Or we have to consider also the frequency of 4bet that the 3bettor has to face?
I.E. Villain will defend the same % of hands no matter if you 4bet 4% or 8%?

Feb. 9, 2017 | 3:02 p.m.

At the moment I am pondering the importance of studing an appropriate 4bet range. The video by Steve Paul can surely help in designing it. Anyway, I think that if you have no information about villain, you can 5bet jam. His combos of AK and Aks are more than AA, KK and I believe he could play those combos in the same way.

Feb. 9, 2017 | 12:53 p.m.

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