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.
Awesome! Thanks Eldora
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dang! Definitely interesting to see. I'm not sure there's a ton of micro stakes volume for PLO mtts on ACR (where I have to play, unfortunately) but I'll keep a look out. Once I get through the From the Ground Up PLO course I'll have to work what's available into my schedule though
Jan. 5, 2023 | 9:54 p.m.
Really awesome video, Owen. Always a fan of your presentation, bullet point style. Works really nicely for taking notes during your videos.
My favorite part of this one was your explanation of bvb strats in various standing situations. Excited to put that to use more at my next FT. Would really enjoy a similar style video for situations around playing on the bubble as well!
Jan. 5, 2023 | 9:51 p.m.
Same to you man! I will say, there are three different PLO courses offered as a one-time fee as well. I recommend the From the Ground Up MTT course all the time and bought the FTGU PLO course on sale back on Black Friday, can't wait to dive in. If you're looking for something a bit more advanced, seems like PLO Puzzle or (really advanced) This is PLO may be for you
Jan. 5, 2023 | 7:53 p.m.
Good luck if you decide to go in this PLO direction! One of my goals for the year (as a NLH MTT grinder) is to learn the PLO basics and grind out some $2-5 cash games to earn some low stakes buy ins here and there. As ElSquancho points out, seems like there's plenty of room to learn about NLH concepts too like blockers, backdoor draws, etc
Jan. 4, 2023 | 10:45 p.m.
Yeah SickBeats247, pairs work well for shoving at this stack depth. It sounds like you definitely ran into an outlier situation as people shouldn't be limping early position often. But say if you had maybe 55+ with 13bb BTN and maybe LJ/HJ opens? This kinda feels like an easy jam. 15 or more you have a bit more play, you'll flat some hands. But I'll put it this way, for the most part you won't be 3betting non all-in once you're under 23-25bb or so
Jan. 4, 2023 | 10:42 p.m.
Welcome to RIO, Frankie Carson Frankie! Love the homemade bracelet idea. Hopefully you're shooting for some real ones sooner than later