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Awesome guys helps a lot. Will study this more this weekend. Have a great weekend yourselves!

May 27, 2023 | 11:26 a.m.

Ah yes! Great, tanks!

May 27, 2023 | 11:25 a.m.

HawksWin would still very much appreciate the image in a better quality :)

May 24, 2023 | 5:03 p.m.

In any case: doing more with Equilab and Flopzilla was on the top of my poker TO DO list!

May 23, 2023 | 10:53 a.m.

Wow thanks a lot as well for your time and effort Hawks! Could you link the screenshot or post in another way? I cannot read it properly right now, when I try to zoom in I can’t read it at all ;)

May 23, 2023 | 10:52 a.m.

Thanks a lot Raoul.

I find that the rangebet is called more than not, but it might be a small sample size. I’ll try to dig something up in Pockertracker maybe. But my feeling is that people peel flop A LOT. This is 2NL ;)

For the rest of your post: awesome. Position is key, also for range bets and selective betting. I’ll hope to incorporate this soon in my game!

May 22, 2023 | 12:48 p.m.

I can explain it a bit now myself, after some more episodes :)

Common spots to (range) check:
- SB vs BB on low, wet flops
- OOP against a HJ/CO/BU cold caller on non-high card boards
- OOP as the PF 3bettor on middle, wet flops

Do these seem OK? Do you have any other spots?

It is also said in this episode, that we never range check in position. Does this mean that you always range bet IP on boards like the screenshot above, or does it mean you still selectively range bet IP?

May 21, 2023 | 12:56 p.m.

Post | iohenkies posted in NLHE: Range betting vs checking

Hi all!

Studying NLHE From the ground up and playing along the way, I think I found a leak in my game. In FTGU it is explained to bet some board textures often and small, a range bet. Boards like:

But now I find myself betting almost all high and/or dry boards for 33%. So what are some good guidelines what boards to bet and what to check? Certain positions? Being in position or out of position less or more often? Etc. This is at the lowest microstakes.

Really curious in what consideration you use to determine this.

May 20, 2023 | 9:58 a.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on NL25 Zoom IP AKo

Don't we want to bet big (75% pot) on this board OTF? Barrel turn?

April 16, 2023 | 1:58 p.m.

Thanks HawksWin, very helpful. I like the abbreviations, that I for the most part not thought of myself, and also the times something happened. Thanks again.

I have about 8 or 10 colors to chose from. Will take another look at how to divide and order them.

April 13, 2023 | 5:57 p.m.

Hi all,

This might be a bit of a silly topic, but I was wondering how you all tag / color code your opponents?

I can't play with a hud on the site I play on and up till now I've relied on notes a lot. I want to cut down on the note taking because I make a lot of them and it tends to get confusing fast. I think color tagging / labeling players in a more general sense will be more useful. I can come up with categories like TAGs, LAGs, Nits, aggro fish, calling stations, etc. but have also seen in a couple of videos the differentiation between regs and recs.

Any tips for the lowest NL levels? What do you find most useful?

April 8, 2023 | 5:18 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Range bet confusion

Very, very much appreciated HawksWin ! Although the pictures are a bit small to see, I understand clearly what you are explaining. Also, this is the first time I understand where the range bet theory is coming from! Thanks again <3

March 8, 2023 | 7:03 p.m.

Hi RaoulFlush, could you elaborate a bit on why Ac is calling off here? I would think that Ac means less missed flush draws that villain is barreling with?

March 4, 2023 | 12:52 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Range bet confusion

Yes, I've finished up FTGU for the first time and I could add A LOT of tools to my toolbox. Will watch again soon ;)

Feb. 28, 2023 | 3:50 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Range bet confusion

Hi! I'm a cash player from the lowest stakes, the cracks of hell: 2NL :)

Feb. 28, 2023 | 3:49 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Range bet confusion

Completely understand now. Considering the board I too would have thought it is a board to selectively bet. I was thrown off because of the comment that Mark would check his range here.

Thank you for your patience ;)

Feb. 15, 2023 | 12:56 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Range bet confusion

This really helps a lot Shaun, thanks. I'll keep studying and playing and see if I can get the hang of this.

There is still one thing that bugs me in this particular hand. If this board warrants a range check, why are we betting 3/4 pot here, which is considered an OK play in the video? Because when we range check all hands that miss but bet all good hands, that would defeat the entire range bet purpose, right?

Feb. 15, 2023 | 10:04 a.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Range bet confusion

Hi Shaun,

Thank you for your time and elaborate answer.

I'm a beginning, struggling player, playing 2NL and new to range based thinking and solvers. So please excuse my ignorance but I'm still confused. Let me try to explain and elaborate a bit on how I understand this spot at this time.

  • The JJ hand from the video is a classic BTN vs BB spot
  • Pete asks Mark what he would do in this spot with his range. Maybe 'what to do with your range' is not the same as a 'range bet/check' but Mark answers that he would 'range check' this
  • Both statements confuse me. As I thought I learned from the FTGU course, a range bet is a c-bet with your entire range, that you do often and small (1/3 of the pot), on boards where Hero (BTN) retains an advantage like high and/or dry boards. When you decide to do something with your range on a board, this isn't always a bet? This can also be a check?
  • The 4d6c7d doesn't seem like a board to range bet on, because it is neither high or dry. Therefor it is, I thought, a board to selectively bet on. Polarized, value bets and bluffs, at about 3/4 pot. As I understand you correctly though, this is not a thing on this board. In the video the bet is 3/4 pot and is agreed that this is OK
  • Now that I type all this, I think that most of my confusion comes from the debate about checking in this spot. I would think to always bet this overpair, but I guess I'm wrong?

At this point I'm trying to grasp this, watching this part of the video over and over and reading your elaborate answer, but I don't succeed to understand it.

Do I need a solver to understand these spots and to learn the game properly? Can you recommend a good tutorial or video explaining some more about solvers?

Feb. 14, 2023 | 7:07 p.m.

Post | iohenkies posted in NLHE: Range bet confusion

Hi all.

I'm a beginning and struggling player and am watching the NLHE From the ground up by Pete Clarke. Awesome stuff, but going very slowly because everything seems new to me. I've just learned about range betting and every time I think I understand a concept, I see or hear something that confuses me again.

It's regarding this Youtube video (timestamped):

Mark says he would not CBet this very frequently and would range check this board. At 33:16 Pete says he would role bet (?) this hand and not pure bet it and that he would give this hand a higher bet frequency than his range. At 34:22 Mark bets big, which is considered fine, but as I understand range betting up till this point, a big bet is not a range bet.

So I have a lot of questions regarding this small piece of video:
- What is a role bet (unsure if I heard this correctly)?
- What is a pure bet in this context?
- How can you give a particular hand from your range a higher bet frequency? Does this not defeat the whole purpose of a range bet?
- How is the big bet fine as this is not a range bet AND Mark said he would range check this often?

Grrr pretty confused. Thank you for your time!

Feb. 13, 2023 | 4:23 p.m.

Nice write up and some consistent numbers. Looking at the 38 hands I immediately noticed you were in bad shape most of the time and that opponents don't get way out of line apparently. What stakes is this?

Feb. 8, 2023 | 10:29 a.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Betsizing

Thanks a lot as well HawksWin. I'm going to think about this for sure. I'll collect all this info and when I'm at the sizing section of 'From the ground up', all pieces will come together, I'm sure.

Feb. 6, 2023 | 1:41 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Betsizing

Thanks Trinity, that are some great guidelines! Together with all the other info I’m sure I’ll make more correct decisions.

Feb. 5, 2023 | 8:05 a.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on 2NLz MONTH RESULTS

Great, I've send you a request

Feb. 4, 2023 | 7:39 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Betsizing

Cool, I now see that 'From the ground up' also has video dedicated to bet sizing! Awesome!

Feb. 4, 2023 | 7:20 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on 2NLz MONTH RESULTS

Hi Polyneikos

Well I like your stats and wished I could play the volume you play! :) But I can't keep up when I play 4 tables and even 2 tables is sometimes difficult. I don't put in many hours yet, I'm studying a lot.

I can only play at GGPoker from my country (the only site that has some volume). I believe it's the worst site rake-wise, but there are no other options. There's is a lot of fish, but also regs.

I've been playing for 2 months now I guess. I've started out fantastic and discovered it was luck mostly. Now I'm struggling for a couple of sessions in a row, a few thousand hands, and trying to plug my leaks.

Lets keep in touch!

Feb. 4, 2023 | 7:04 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on Betsizing

Thanks for the tips! So a bit what I was afraid of, no easy answer or guidelines. The previous training material made it seem not too complicated for the micro stakes, but yet it is.

I'll let your 2 points sink in for a bit and will go looking for some play and explain vids. I'm currently following the NLHE series 'From the ground up', and try to mix in some supplemental material for specific topics like this.

Feb. 4, 2023 | 6:54 p.m.

Comment | iohenkies commented on 2NLz MONTH RESULTS

Looking good, right? What site are you playing and how many tables at once? How long have you been playing (weeks, months, years)?

Feb. 4, 2023 | 3:19 p.m.

Post | iohenkies posted in NLHE: Betsizing

Hi all,

I'm playing 2NL for a couple of weeks now and am struggling. I'm a bit confused regarding bet sizing at the moment, especially on the flop I think.

I've watched a couple of micro stakes training videos elsewhere where it was advised that 3/4 pot bets are often good at micro stakes. We're laying our opponent bad odds for almost all draws and are maximizing value. Then I posted and read about a couple of hands on a forum (also elsewhere) and 1/2 pot was advised in quite a couple of spots. Then I signed up at RIO and on the Discord channel was advised to size up again xD

Of course, I understand that it depends, but long story short: what are the best general guidelines regarding bet sizes at my stake and/or can you point me to some good videos on this topic?

Feb. 4, 2023 | 2:04 p.m.

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