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Great video @ImaLucSac. Saw you in a couple of PokerGO FT spots last year and am excited to find you here on RIO. Hope to see you in those huge spots again soon!

March 21, 2023 | 12:17 p.m.

Great video @Oxota. Did you ever go on to continue this 3b pot series? Would love to see more in-depth videos from you on these spots

March 7, 2023 | 4:55 p.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on Range bet confusion

Great questions iohenkies, and welcome to RIO community as you learn the game. Think Shaun took care of your questions poretty nicely, so I won't double down. Curious though, are you more of a tournament or cash player? Around what stake and considering bankroll management? Good luck as you look to improve as you get started!

Feb. 27, 2023 | 2:46 p.m.

Loving this series man @JustaDidi. It's inspired me to go deep in GTO Wizard developing lots of reports on these boards, divy up small vs big cb frequencies etc. Would love to see a similar series for deeper stacked play in the future. Maybe 80-100bb? Either way, appreciate what you've done here

Feb. 21, 2023 | 6:26 p.m.

Great video @JustaDidi. Really excited to run through all of these 40bb vs BB spot videos you've done. I've been working in GTO Wizard and have been surprised at times by which boards had big bets, checks, etc. and think this series is going to help a lot

Feb. 15, 2023 | 4:27 p.m.

Interesting to see how conservative solver is with medium Kx at lower stack depths. Nice video, Brian Hastings!

Feb. 12, 2023 | 4:04 p.m.

Very cool video, @BrianHastings. I’m going to use this idea of jotting down notes on how a spot is played across multiple depths when I study spots going forward. Would really enjoy seeing future theory videos use this same type of approach

Feb. 12, 2023 | 6:26 a.m.

These Big Bet videos are sick, @Oxota. Would love to see more theory/PIO combo videos like this in the future!

Feb. 10, 2023 | 10:25 p.m.

Awesome video here, @Oxota. Love comparing the strategy with 1.5x vs 2x overbet and finding that ideal point where they have to continue in really uncomfortable ways. Excited to start implementing some of this stuff myself

Feb. 7, 2023 | 3:55 p.m.

Great video, @nastyhabit. Sometimes it's easy to get too excited about playing as a part-time player and cram as much play into a small time as possible. Good to watch this and be reminded how necessary that time to recharge is, staying ready to make good decisions consistently

Feb. 3, 2023 | 4:44 a.m.

Feb. 1, 2023 | 8:14 p.m.

Hey Eldora, will the January results be posted in the next couple days?

Feb. 1, 2023 | 4:48 p.m.

Second John, would love to explore this more if possible

Jan. 23, 2023 | 4:39 a.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on PLO Beginner Advice

Agreed across the board here! And while it has crossed my mind, I'm sure one area I can still improve on is folding the current nuts vulnerable to being outdrawn. What a wild game!

Jan. 19, 2023 | 4:07 p.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on Fold to F Float

Really nice breakdown here. Second all of these points. Protecting your checking range with strong hands really important, but keep in mind you'll want to have reasonable x/r bluffs in that case as well. Keep us updated on what happens over the next hand sample!

Jan. 19, 2023 | 4:31 a.m.

Agreed @Smellerton. Curious to hear about how long you've been playing, been coaching, maybe a SharkScope graph? Would get me more interested for sure

Jan. 19, 2023 | 4:27 a.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on PLO Beginner Advice

Definitely going multiway often from what I can tell. Love the details on low rundowns as well. This is all sick, I can't wait to use this stuff next time I fire up a session. May try to post some beginner hands to get some thoughts where I'm unsure

Jan. 16, 2023 | 5:25 a.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on PLO Beginner Advice

Love those four P's to keep in mind. Appreciate it!

Jan. 16, 2023 | 5:23 a.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on PLO Beginner Advice

Amazing points and advice here. Thanks! Looking forward to going further with it

Jan. 16, 2023 | 5:23 a.m.

I've just recently gotten GTO Wizard and have been blown away with the features. Feels like its quickly becoming the preferred lite solver out there as well. Can't go wrong with it

Jan. 16, 2023 | 5:21 a.m.

Good deal man welcome to the RIO community! Sign me up for it man happy to talk poker anytime. Also on Instagram @jcoffmankypoker and love talking hands with people one on one all the time

Jan. 16, 2023 | 5:19 a.m.

Love the comparisons here. Think the J44rb example is an awesome one for illustrating the major differences between the GTO and Population defending range

Jan. 12, 2023 | 9:20 p.m.

Hey Ryan, good on you taking to forums like this to learn even as someone who has been playing bar freerolls mostly! I can't imagine anyone in my free bar leagues taking the game this seriously.

Without having seen Peter's course, I would assume the biggest consideration you'd need to keep in mind is that you're going to want to have increasingly tighter ranges from positions 7-9 compared to 6-max. Keep this in mind when you raise from early position and still get 3b as well. The 3b ranges in that scenario will be much different than 3b ranges in 6 max. Otherwise I think it sounds like a good starting place!

Jan. 11, 2023 | 8:58 p.m.

Agreed with Trinity here, Heine. You can't go wrong with those preflop charts at GTOw. It's been an excellent resource for me and I'm sure it will be for you too

Jan. 11, 2023 | 8:55 p.m.

Hey everyone,

I've been an MTT grinder for the last couple years, but spent 2022 getting more series with my tracking and bankroll management. My ABI online is roughly $5.50, satelliting into $33-55 tournaments when I can. This often is offset by relatively large buyins live though, typically a $200 10k GTD that I play every other month on average. In a way, the $200 tournament can be easier, as the live play is far less studied and exploitable. But when you don't cash those, it can eat into profits from micros quickly.

I'm curious if others have had this dynamic early on in their poker careers, and if so, how you went about balancing the difference there? My solution so far has to save $100 every month to put toward a live bankroll, which caps me at a $200 bimonthly, but I'd be curious to know how others have tackled this kind of issue

Jan. 11, 2023 | 4:19 p.m.

Post | jcoffmanky posted in PLO: PLO Beginner Advice

Hey everyone,

I'm a new PLO player looking to learn the game and grind the most micro cash stakes. Primarily a NLH MTT player and thought this would be a fun way to learn a new game and make a buy in or two here and there potentially. I've got the FTGU course and look forward to running through that.

I'm curious to hear anyone's best advice for preflop. Whether it be your raising/limping strategy or hand selection, I just feel that I'm some solid advice away from making a big leap from complete novice to bad amateur. As far as hand selection goes now, I definitely trend toward double suited semi-connectors, rundowns, big pairs with playable side stuff, etc. One simple thing I feel I'm missing is what hands are actually the best preflop equity wise? I suppose it's hard to beat a hand with AA in PREFLOP equity but obviously that's very vulnerable.

Anyway, just curious to hear what people think of The Great Game here. Excited to learn more about.

Jan. 10, 2023 | 2:35 p.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on FINALLY

Hey man seeing you've posted a lot of hands, that's awesome! Curious if you have these hands saved in anything a bit more user friendly to read like PT4?

Jan. 9, 2023 | 4 p.m.

Comment | jcoffmanky commented on strange way to post

Second i-hate-soup, something like PT4 is amazing for sharing but also your own review once you've got it. Looking at the hand though, I'm curious what type of hand you were targeting with 1/3 on the river? Obviously easy for them to have missed hearts, but they are always folding those anyway right, even Ahi. My first reaction was river should probably be at least 1/2 pot + to target pocket pairs. Nice win

Jan. 9, 2023 | 2:23 p.m.

Few things I'd recommend here, @ChunkyMonkey. First off, there's a new book that's just released I'd highly recommend from Dara O'Kearney and Barry Carter called GTO Poker Simplified. It's $21 on Amazon right now and it's a fantastic introduction to modern solver concepts for poker, in both tournaments and cash settings. That may be the most efficient place to start.

From there, I'd really recommend checking out some DTO Poker Coaching sessions on YouTube. If you like these, I'd dive into a practice tool like DTO, where you can practice hands against a solver-based opponent, review the ranges and frequencies that should be used, etc. There are multiple tiers to their subscriptions, but even the lowest is sure to be helpful. Here's a link to their videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgEGMhBb-FYA2zpuvuVLum2KxtzAPZ-R_

Jan. 6, 2023 | 6:58 p.m.

Can you tell us what things you're doing away from the table right now? You mention GTO+, but are you using solver-based practice tools like DTO/GTO Wizard? Tracking hands in PokerTracker 4? If you aren't tracking hands and reviewing consistently, I'd start by focusing on areas that could be tightened up and finding study video content on those subjects. For example, right now I'm really focusing on improving my flatting frequency from the btn vs early position raises (in MTTs, mind you, but same concept)

Jan. 6, 2023 | 6:53 p.m.

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