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I am wondering how should I learn ranges. I mean all of them. It is so large amount of information. Once I saw limitless movie and he shown so many pages of different ranges that I started to think how the hell it is possible to learn that by heart so well. So maybe should I understand them better than just learn.

Any thoughts on that ? Tips ? What is working for u guys ? I dont have a big wall to put all of them on, and verting them each time while playing is also distracting..

Oct. 1, 2019 | 10:06 a.m.

thanks m8 for your complete answare

Sept. 16, 2019 | 10:06 a.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on Merged Flop Raising

because when 9s does not need that much protection there. And while u are raising u simply turn it into bluff and u are not getting value from many worse hands. Additionally KJ has some equity to improve to trips or solid two pairs while 99 has only two outs.
Imo when u are raising KJ u also want hands like 99s to call ur raise.

Aug. 19, 2019 | 2:04 p.m.

belrio42 I see your point, but we cant stick to statistics so tight. This stat is overall 3b IP and in position he is probably wider. Even if not it depends if he is going to 3b all suited broadways or use A2s-A5s as bluffs. If he is so tight he surely dont have to.
When u drop out those Axs and put the rest of suited broadways ur equity jumps up for few %. So this is really close because you need 34% to call and you have a little bit above that number 36-37%.And still I dont think we can fold more than 80% of our range vs a nitty guy it sounds strange to me but ofc I might be wrong. I was telling you about 40% minimum defense but we dropped to less than 20% (~ 7% / 32 %). Another point is that versus this kind of players we rarely win big pots with big premium hands like JJ+,AQs+ instead we win with hands which has gr8 playability and let us hit very well.

Of course this spot is probably very close and depends on some other factors or reads and personal player styles. Just expressing my own thoughts and I really respect yours because this give me opportunity to grow and look wider on different spots. And as always of course I might be wrong ;)

Aug. 13, 2019 | 1:36 p.m.

tbh guys with much respect to your point of view I disagree with that point of folding out QJs which playablity is pretty cool even when OOP. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

First of all we are oop and when he is 4x us we need to fold something about 60%. If He is risking 1.60 to win a pot which is already 0.24+0.40 = 0.64 so he needs 1.6/(1.60+0.24+0.40) = 0.71 - 71% FEQ if we are playing 4bet or fold strategy only. Giving the fact that we are also defending by calling a part of our range he need less FEQ ~ 60%. So we can defend 40% of our opening range here.
Assuming that he is a tight player sitting OTB we can open wider. Lets say standard would be 30-33% depends on blinds. So if we need to defend 40% of it would be something around 12-13%. We can go further and get rid of our bottom 2-3% of hands from that range (and even with that discount the range still includes QJs). But still dont forget this is COvBTN spot which is going to be still much wider than we might think and he still has some semi-bluffs preflop in this spot.
So for me call with QJs in this spot is out of the question and in regular 100bb pot rather also, unless I have really strong reads on my opponent.

Also even if I like the move with 4betting as a bluff here I would prefere to have at least KQ due to AK blockers. Always nice to have those. TBH If the dude is 3betting thight I dont really need 4bet bluffs in my range.

Flop as played, but wondering if x/C optin on this type of flop does not make us face up too much Coz we almost never have 2 pairs and sets there.

Aug. 13, 2019 | 11:26 a.m.

ofc, im more toward folding. calling is otional and player depended only

Aug. 13, 2019 | 10:43 a.m.

range bet,bet,x/b.
You have hit one of the best boards for ur Aces and you want a value from it

Aug. 13, 2019 | 10:36 a.m.

TBH this is really tricky playing against REC. For me the reraise vs a donkbet is a standard play against this kind of player, simply for value/protection. But his 3bet flop looks strong. Im either folding because i cant see too many bluffs from him on this board and he might have at least two pairs and all of sets and sometimes even JJ as bigger OP, or calling due to his 87 and A9 combos. But if I do call this flop 3bet im never folding turn bet especially on K,Q,J type of cards which are still better for your overall range.

Aug. 13, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

nice, thank you

Aug. 8, 2019 | 9:39 a.m.

anything else ? how is "he" playing postflop ?

Aug. 2, 2019 | 8:48 a.m.

Hi guys,

Im wondering if Pokersnowie is good and if I should learn from it. I did not bought license yet but I am using a trial version. I played him yesterday HU. He crushed me at the beginning i was playing .10/.20 cents HU. If the stakes make any difference ? The AI is playing better on 1/2 than 0.1/0.2 ?
Today I played with snowie again for a while 6max and I find out that it is so tight. As I learn already from RIO to play bit wider and snowie does not. I do not want to gain bad habbits so I would like to know how to use it efficiently


Aug. 1, 2019 | 9:21 a.m.

lol m8 after I post my answare I read yours and the thought process is kinda same
cheers ;)

July 26, 2019 | 10:16 a.m.

a spew a bit imo.

He is probably going to have a lot of x/C hands on this kind of board which is probably calling u 3 streets. Second thing (which should be first in this case) is that u should be probably looking for light 3b vs probably a weak range than calling with a trash hand which is not so great in MW pot even with position. Still folding pre looks best for me. This kind of spots even encourage u badly to make sam spewy moves after flop with low equity just because u might be felt obligated to do that due to lack of SDV.


July 26, 2019 | 10:14 a.m.

do you 4b AQs as a bluff or for value in this case ?

July 26, 2019 | 10:04 a.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on If Im wasting my time ?

I was breakeven or slighlty winner at nl50 games after 80k of hands. Maybe a sample was not that big but still. Back then my brm was like absolute minimum for this stakes so maybe thats why I didnt go highier.
I knew poker before black friday but I start to play after that time.
Games are much taugher and solid. Stack of ranges are thight as hell even fishes are folding more often :D damn.. After MTTs my game is far away from being solid.. But I will work on this for sure.

I also find out, finally .. by myself.. what are the main issues with my game and mentality. I feel like I can do it just need to oimprove some areas of my workshop. I was always doubting myself and worrying about what my closests friends think about poker.
I stopped.

Hope you guys can see me playing nl50 soon , before end of the year.

July 22, 2019 | 7:05 a.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on If Im wasting my time ?

man.. this is gold and means alot for me. Thank you for those words. I feel much better now and even motivated to get shit done and bring my game back on track.
Thanks !!

July 22, 2019 | 6:50 a.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on If Im wasting my time ?

Shit guys... I neeed some real help. Even if it is going to kick my ass off

July 16, 2019 | 12:26 p.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on Believe in Yourself

thanks man :)

July 16, 2019 | 11:50 a.m.

Post | irabu1 posted in Chatter: If Im wasting my time ?


Guys Im always typing long topics so nobody almost is even going to read that.
So Im going to rather type a short one.

I had probably big mental issue. I played up to nl50 (be) even shots for nl100 without success years ago. I had braks from poker due to my studies and also transition to MTTs. Im no longer a winning player. And thats sad. Now I have to play micro cash nl5 FF. I cant even win there constantly even if I feel comfortable with knowladge and other stuff. The matter I am worrying about is that, I cant respect stakes which Im playing right now. It is no longer exciting for me. I can stay focused for 1 hour maybe. If I win big I start to think I can do everything. If Im loosing Im doubting myself and throwing money away coz for me is worth "nothing". It is not even about money its about something more.
Micro is too much variance and I cant play turbo nitty solid strategy to overcome this shiit.

Should I start playing highier even if I would be be or slightly loosing in this case ?


July 11, 2019 | 9:07 a.m.

thanks to all of you guys. it helped me alot

July 6, 2019 | 10:15 p.m.

thanks but this is not enaugh for me.

July 5, 2019 | 12:38 p.m.


I played $11 gladiator on partypoekr and I have one question which can be silly but i need to know if i was correct , not or close.
I dont have HH for this due to the last big changes on the site but i will try to describe it by my own.
I was sitting on the fist position (8 max) so i opened form UTG for 2.x with A6s. It was my 3d open in row. I had around 50bb and the UTG +1 calls behind me having ~45bb after that all players fold to the BB who squeezd to 7.5 BB having around 45-50bb. So lets say we all were effective 45bb deep.
First thing is that it was really small sqz and I had a playable hand so I could easly call due to my pot odds which was kinda gr8.
The player behind me was kind of solid player and for the BB i do not have any specific information.
Im not really bother about player from the UTG+1 because he is probably on the weaker site on his range. In case with BB it might be different.
My first thought was he had KK-AA if he is sqzing so small the rest he is probably raising much bigger or JAMING due to the positional disadvantage.
I made a fold because of the dude behind me who could easly call with hands which dominates me, like AJ-AQ also im capped when im calling in that spot. But the fact is i had Ace which blocks AA and AK which im scared of the most. Second of all I can pay 5 more BB to win quite alot so implied odds were big enaugh to risk.
Im so confused with that because i saw the outcome and it was like near to bubble phase in the tournament. I feel like I have lost the chance to get the really healthy stack and fight for the FT because id did not take a risk for that. In cashgames which i play mainly it would be probably quite easy spot for me. But in MTT im not sure. I was thinking about JAMMING as I caould look strong enaugh and have a nice blocker and some fold equity but it was not worth in this moment of tournament i guess. Too much risk and a little reward.

What are your thoughts on that ? Should I call or fold ? or maybe JAMMING would be ok ?
Sorry for my english and maybe a little chaos in writting.

cheers guys

July 4, 2019 | 8:55 a.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on NL6max NL5-25 videos ?

Thanks a lot. I already finished the FTGO so thats why I need to see some action in practice :P
Thank you one more time

June 12, 2019 | 10:42 p.m.

Post | irabu1 posted in Chatter: NL6max NL5-25 videos ?

Can someone recommand some useful or game changing videos for micro-low stakes ?
TBH I always have a problem with finding videos which are up to date and not with the useless for nowadays games stuff.
Can someone give 3-5 videos to watch for NL 6max games ? I would be thankful

cheers bros

June 12, 2019 | 12:29 p.m.

thanks man, also I read the post u shared at the beginning

May 27, 2019 | 6:25 p.m.

In the past i heard that i should almost never cold call unless one of my opponnet is a fish (so OR was a fish) but I see people cold calling a bunch with hands like 88-JJ even QQ sometimes; AJs,AQo even AK throuh stakes nl5 to nl25.
Is taht a big leak ?
Do we have some exceptions ?

May 27, 2019 | 3:22 p.m.

So what Im suppose to cold call there. Like the very bottom and top range (assuming that im cold 4betting some stuff ? )

By the way he is probably x/R this turn so rarely that I would not even consider this thb. But maybe thats a mistake but he have a very few hands to play like this on the turn.
But u might be right and 88 should be a fold or 4b coz he is probably 3b/f too often according to his img but from the other hand CO is not so loose so it also might be a 3b more toward value. Shit, in this game always eveything depeds on sth

May 27, 2019 | 7:18 a.m.

Post | irabu1 posted in NLHE: can I turn this into bluff ? 88

Can I turn this into bluff on turn + river ? After he check twice ? I guess like its possibvle but some cohones also is needed :P

May 26, 2019 | 11:51 p.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on JTs top two pairs

might be true man, thanks. I guess top two is not relativly strong on this kind of runout

May 22, 2019 | 9:49 p.m.

Comment | irabu1 commented on JTs top two pairs

answaring to last question. For sure not

May 22, 2019 | 9:47 p.m.

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