First of all very nice video Henry.
I am wondering about this AQo hand.
Is it not true that he is going to call down probably all JJ , lets say 2 x QQ , KsTs,KsJs, AhTh, AhJh, 88,77 which is 18 combos, and fold 99,TT, QsJs which is not super likely - 13 combos ?
Is that because of our value combos like AA,KK,AK,AhQh ? maybe QQ which is interesting by the way ? its about ~22-28 combos lets say, and about 16-20 bluff combos, all AQ, AsJs and maybe something more - not sure about that.
Also our nut flushes are not so gr8 giving the fact board pairs on the turn and he has limited flush possibilities (not expecting him to float that wide with KJ,KT spades all the time vs 1/2 bet but ofc I gonna be wrong most of the time. Just saying)
Did I missed something or miss understood ?
This spot is blowing my mind.. How wrong I am ?
March 23, 2020 | 2:55 p.m.
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Feb. 26, 2020 | 2:08 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hope you guys can see me playing nl50 soon , before end of the year.
July 22, 2019 | 7:05 a.m.
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 ?