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ghosting coaching with mtt isn't $/hour effective for learner, as sessions might be very boring without any spots to learn actually. It's best for cash learning doing sessions with coach not mtt imo

March 19, 2013 | 5:06 a.m.

your jam is fine, could re raised with intention to call any rejammers. It's about 1-3k players till FT (my guess if you saying it just ITM and avrg size of fields in MM tourneys) u'r best wishes to get in every coin flip to build up stack. You will be forced to get in much worse flips soon if you don't take this flips with AK

March 16, 2013 | 2:30 a.m.

I think auto checked would be better if possible, but i am fine with either :)

March 10, 2013 | 5:36 p.m.

Thank you for live <3

In my opinion A4o BvB call in Hyper turbo is super standard given stacks.
And i think you giving too much credit to poker abilities of chromestar player in 11R at 9minute. I doubt that kind of players trying to represent anything, they just 3x open anything like old times :)

March 10, 2013 | 12:37 a.m.

Post | ivanb posted in Chatter: Feature request: "i watched this" mark

As video pool growing bigger and bigger it would be great to add "i watched this" mark to all videos user viewed (either manual checked or auto). As it's getting harder and harder to remember what videos you watched. And currently the only way to mark it is like button, which isn't right :/


March 10, 2013 | 12:21 a.m.

big AFS = bigger roi.

Swings are obv. worse at huge fields. For non grinders there is possibility of never making it +roi in afs =>1-2k

Small fields mtt have another downside (atleast on PS) as they tend to be reg filled, as fishes are usually attracted to big GTD. (just open lobby before registration of same BI GTD and non GTD tourney on ps, if you play regular noting regs, then non GTD lobby would looks like rainbow)

March 9, 2013 | 6:10 a.m.

UTG1: 0
UTG2: 25771
UTG3: 41121
LJ: 33577 (Hero)
HJ: 26791
CO: 68244
BN: 16263
SB: 68591
BB: 32238
UTG: 30131
Preflop (1500) (9 Players)
Hero was dealt 9 9
UTG folds, UTG2 folds, UTG3 folds, Hero raises to 2000, HJ raises to 4875, CO folds, BN calls 4875, SB folds, UTG1 folds, Hero calls 2875

March 8, 2013 | 8:27 a.m.

i am 10-20 table grinder, so i never consider time tells, and don't think you should online, if you can't see how many tables villian playing.

So far i never saw anything less then KK+ in that spot coming from ANY player capable of trap thinking.

The only players i saw flatting as utg2 w/o premiums is fishes. Those don't even consider original raiser or further squeezers. By flatting in utg2 seat you put urself in awkward spot, if you dont have aces here always ;)

If you think for a second here, would ANY capable of thinking player ever invest 1/7 of his stack thinking about folding later to original raiser rejam here? So it's either jam or fold cards you don't won't to play. Flat is obv trap for preflop raiser. If you have weaker holding and still want get in with shortie you should JAM always to create fold equity.

I am really confused you all perceive it as weak. I think here comes the benefit of huge volume grinding of 180s, when you see those spots daily. And can perform post game analysis of avrg lines in avrg deep spots

March 2, 2013 | 2:31 a.m.

Yeah i am turbo player too now. So i am fine with 8-10BB :)

March 1, 2013 | 8:07 p.m.

Yeah that the point. Glad someone understand that :)

While my question was how many of you will make discipline fold here :)
As that something very important for being good mtt player. I didn't folded, but buyin was low for my BR, and still that incorrect, and just waste of $/hour. I browsed throu my pt3 base, and counted about 5-6 similar spots in quick search when i knew that i am beated, but still rejam.

March 1, 2013 | 3:50 p.m.

Re read hand please.
calling range here is very top premium for utg2. While if he rejam range is wide. The only problem here is hero holding premium, which is 90% beated by utg2. But hell hard to fold given hero stack.

Reading your and Aleksandra comment made me rethink my game at micro, and i would flat aces in utg2 seat too now. Seeing how you all miss read situation, before i was thinking it's too obv. for anyone. And you would get more value of your aces reshoving hoping for someone to call behind, atleast original raiser.

March 1, 2013 | 3:48 p.m.

That style of playing is harder for me :) I tend to have much more non showdown winning in cash, then waiting for hand.

March 1, 2013 | 12:45 p.m.

Avrg reg stat.

Just wanted to see more reasons to fold as it's hard to fold JJ with that stacks, even if you know that you rarely get even coinflip here. Still to fold in similar spot myself leveling myself in i can't fold that with that stacks every time :)

March 1, 2013 | 12:42 p.m.

Let's say utg2 have TT and flat to look scarier, what you achieve by that? Any hand that you ahead and would love to stack off against will fold due to how scary it looks (for example AJs kind of hands). And anything that better then your hand will rejam you and given pot more then your stack you still calling. When you iso shove all hands you beat/flipping will call behind most of times. And you def. want to flip against AJ+ kind of hands with TT

But that not the point of thread.

March 1, 2013 | 3:30 a.m.

If you flat in utg2 seat in similar situation with weak card it's worse for you. As you would like to Isolate short stacker with them, not induce whole table behind you or original raiser to rejam you. And you don't invest 1/7 of your stack to fold against rejam.
You see that from fishier players sometimes, but thats why i stated caller is reg. In my opinion correct play for utg2 is jam with anything he want to play that pot anyway. As he screaming about his AA flatting.

Deep itm means last 2-3 tables before FT. ITM = in the money.

March 1, 2013 | 3:06 a.m.

U didn't understood the point. It's always AA there, if reg flat here behind pfr and shortstack push.
Max what you can except here is JJ for chop and very very rarely AK. It doesnt matter if it's nit reg or lag reg.

I play 80-100 tourneys a day. And see that daily. Still Jam all times.

So hard to fold sigh

March 1, 2013 | 2:52 a.m.

Hand History | ivanb posted in MTT: Do you ever folded this? Deep itm
UTG2: 22721
LJ: 32884
HJ: 10108
CO: 21698
BN: 8800
SB: 18529
BB: 11237
UTG: 10874 (Hero)
UTG1: 3232
Preflop (900) (9 Players)
Hero was dealt J J
Hero raises to 1200, UTG1 raises to 3182, and is all in, UTG2 calls 3182

March 1, 2013 | 1:56 a.m.

Comment | ivanb commented on Poker tracker for Mac
Hm, works fine for me. A bit slow, but fine.

Feb. 28, 2013 | 10:54 a.m.

Comment | ivanb commented on Poker tracker for Mac
PT3 seems much better then copilot. And keep in mind that one day they will release pt4 for mac, i doubt copilot will remain on market for long after that

Feb. 26, 2013 | 2:06 p.m.

Comment | ivanb commented on FTP $$ Transfer to PS
First, sound like scam.
Second, chip dumping is way to get bans on both ps and ftp.

Feb. 25, 2013 | 12:33 p.m.

Yeah very annoying :(

Feb. 24, 2013 | 4:17 p.m.

Post | ivanb posted in Chatter: Zoom nlhe. Harder then normal?
Is it me or zoom harder then same limits of normal poker?

I have positive winrate at mine nlhe limits, but almost all sessions of zoom i ever had on same limits is huuuge down.

My last zoom session is -10BI played 4 tables and about 7k hands non stop :/

Villians never showed hand worse then flopped set.

Need adjustments to playing zoom?

Feb. 24, 2013 | 1:21 p.m.

Comment | ivanb commented on Poker tracker for Mac
PT3 mac version don't work with zoom poker or any other types of fast poker due to mac OS way of working. They won't support zoom with mac release of pt4 too. That's sad and if you like to play zoom you have to install windows

Feb. 21, 2013 | 12:12 p.m.

Yeah and remember that he had bubble effect pushing at your stack, you should always take that in account, except calling shorts. Even if he isn't aware of ICM it's natural to feel danger of shoving in chip leader face on FT bubble. Thats why it's so easy to play large stacks at bubble spots, but it doesn't mean accepting any marginal spots IMO

Feb. 19, 2013 | 10:59 p.m.

First chipEV calculation:
As no information about villain, i used very optimistic range might be wrong if you thing his wider
It's give me -10613 chipEV result (dunno why link is saved for +%ev, but u can change it and recalculate)

Second, i am folding that most of times regardless of chipEV calculations. I doubt that we would get even coin flip most of times. Put urself in his chair and think what you would reshove/resteal into huge stack guy pfr UTG. Dunno what avrgs. stack was at tourney. But giving only your table it's looks he had pretty ok stack.
And villians don't 3bet for induce at 14$ turbos
Two usual ways of villians thinking at micros in my opinion:
1) "i don't want flop and i am scared of being bad beated. I want win right now and i just want to take that pot" ( typical micros fish)
2) "I am pretty sure he is microlimit idiot and would call worse 99% of times, so i get max value from this donk just going AI. And to tell the true i am a little afraid of playing flop if he just flat 3bet." (bad micros reg)

I would add that turbo reduce inducing even further as regulars used to shoving/open shoving etc etc etc.

Feb. 19, 2013 | 6:14 a.m.

It's turbo. Shove all day, avrg stack is nothing in one round.

Ofc. depend on what stats villains had

Feb. 18, 2013 | 4:25 a.m.

Ops. Didn't noticed that it wasn't suited. Then it's marginal call. And + %ev if we don't include TT+ AJo+ AJs+ in pushing range.

Still not terrible

Feb. 18, 2013 | 2:40 a.m.

Yeah you'r right. Was about to add about that simple 4/2 rule. Still advice TS to play in pokerstove if he have such questions

Feb. 18, 2013 | 2:34 a.m.

I think regarding stack size of hero it's snap call. With all villians being pretty same stacks, SB will push VERY wide here, the only things that hero is afraid is bigger PP then 44 and better aces. Anything else is coinflip. But again i am playing turbos, and SB would have even wider range there.

Here is calculations:

(also click on charts and you will see under what conditions it's become terrible call :) )
It's not best +%EV but pretty acceptable here, and def not terrible as you state. 42% pushing range seems very realistic here, at least for games i am playing. On top of that i am pretty sure that we can remove TT+, AJs+, AJo+ as most villains will try to induce repush by min raising or whatever, rather then stealing blind. In my opinion. Making it's even better +%ev. But that dependant on dynamics and his observations of what hero was doing. Hard to tell just by watching video.

Feb. 18, 2013 | 2:20 a.m.

Hi. It's very basic question that can be solved with pokerstove or likes soft.

Regarding one over card, w/o any backdoors runners runners, u stand 88% favourite. It's just 3 outs that beat you. I advice you to download pokerstove and spend some time on calculations. :)

Feb. 18, 2013 | 12:04 a.m.

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