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Please keep the HU content coming.

July 1, 2020 | 3:44 a.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

HU PLO 150bb
BTN 3 BB 9 AdKdKsQh BB ca
(18,141) QsTsTd
BB 4, BTN 18, BB ca
Tu 7c (54,123)
BB x, BTN 30, BB ca
Riv 8d (114,93)
BB x, BTN 93, BB?

Currently running this spot but want to know what your suspicion is for positive blockers at this node as oop.

Dec. 18, 2019 | 5 a.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

Hm, I will try again.

My question is: now that you're competent in a bunch of games, what are your top 3 favorite to play and why?

Dec. 17, 2019 | 4:29 a.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

Good call NH

Dec. 17, 2019 | 4:26 a.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

How optimistic are you on the future of online poker, and poker in general? What is your outlook in 2 years, 5 years, 10+years?

Dec. 16, 2019 | 10:18 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

This one's for the fans:

Could you give a brief rundown on your HUPLO matches vs BerriSweet and just a general overview of your perception of him as a poker player? That was one of the most enjoyable matches to sweat.

Dec. 16, 2019 | 10:12 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

Any tips on implementing studying takeaways to the table? Basically through studying you're going from unconscious incompetence -> conscious incompetence -> conscious competence. But getting that last but of internalization into unconscious competence has always been a challenge for me. I've mainly played, but perhaps it's more about deliberate pratice, ie: fewer tables and literally talking to yourself outloud through each hand.

Dec. 16, 2019 | 10:11 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Holiday Threadtacular

1) Have you found any good ways of separating study takeaways by game format? For instance HU 3bet pot vs 6m CO v BTN SRP? I find when studying many different formats they get a bit jumbled up in my head.

Dec. 16, 2019 | 10:09 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on A Very Standard Spot

I like this format. Would definitely like to see more.

Nov. 3, 2019 | 4:36 a.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on How to Study: ICM

I have another question. 3 left I have 1.2M the other 2 players have 200k. Is ICM at work here? if so who does it affect more?

Oct. 9, 2019 | 4:01 a.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on How to Study: ICM

When do ICM considerations actually come into play in a tournament?

Are they applicable at all times, near the bubble, or only after the money and around pay jumps?

Oct. 7, 2019 | 9:36 p.m.

Yeah this format is excellent. Would love to see more of this.

Sept. 25, 2019 | 4:57 p.m.

Cool video Sauce.

One sort of overarching question I have is how exactly one can determine if a play is bad or not (and to what degree) when solvers include so much mixing.

Charlie's line here is a pretty fringe spot and given the fact that it did occur in a very small # of hand sample size makes me feel that the likelihood that he is bluff heavy with this line is actually quite high. (Am I making a mistake by assuming this from this sample size? Seems like we should rarely ever see this line being taken w/ this combo, and we watched 1 MTT and saw it happen.) From a Bayes perspective, if we had seen this line with a near pure jam combo, we wouldn't be able to make strong assumptions about his bluff frequency, but given we did see it with this combo, it feels like that should shift our assumptions more drastically.

It sounded like in the video you're more looking for instances where a player makes an overarching strategic error, like chooses a sizing that PIO does not like, or chooses frequencies that are out of whack, more so than the actual combos being used (due to so much mixing).

Aug. 25, 2019 | 7:21 p.m.

27:00 about Oop not preferring small sizings when pushing a polarity advantage and not an equity advantage.

One counter argument I would make to this is that in low SPR scenarios, with linear sizing maxing the polar ranges EV, those sizes might end up being quite small across many streets. For instance on monotone boards at low SPR we might see something like 25-33% pot linearly across 3 streets. Thoughts?

Aug. 22, 2019 | 5:48 p.m.

On 854hh9c7o it also looks like IP does not want to block wheel cards since a lot of OOP's snap XF's are going to have a lot of PR:(A2,A3).

July 10, 2019 | 7:58 p.m.

Isn't Omaha4rollz' hand a shove with the KQJT4 on Q88r,4o,9o? It was like SRP 0.3 on river and he has 2 FHB.

July 6, 2019 | 1:22 a.m.

10:50 77 28bb Btn v Hij min. What is the bottom of an optimal shove range there? And is there value in playing a normal 3bet range instead of just ripping? I haven't been playing rip until around the 20-22bb region.

June 25, 2019 | 1:28 a.m.

Ok. Yeah wasn't sure if betting volume was an indicator of maxing game value or not.

In the sim, B50 was out performing B100 by around 0.5% pot, but the betting volume of B50 was less.

June 18, 2019 | 7:59 p.m.

For instance:
HU 100bb
BTN 3 BB 9 BTN ca
Flop Ah9s8h(18,91)
9 ca
Tu Jd (36,82)

Giving options of B50, B67, B100.

Here B50 is maxing game value for BB. It's betting volume is only 26.15 compared to 33.5 for B100 (and about 0.5% pot worse than B50)

June 18, 2019 | 5:53 p.m.

I'm running some monker spots for PLO and comparing game value to betting volume. I've found a few instances where maxing betting volume is not maxing game value.

What are the actual benefits or value of maxing betting volume?

June 18, 2019 | 5:49 p.m.

How are you calculating betting volume?

June 16, 2019 | 12:53 a.m.

"Betting volume" is a cool concept, glad you touched on that. I liked the pace of the video. I like the more intense ones as well of course but this provided some nice contrast in that it felt a bit more relaxed.

April 15, 2019 | 9:33 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Forum Q & A (Part 2)

Excellent work!

March 1, 2019 | 8:36 a.m.

Apotheosis HU PLO series with joint commentary from Sauce.

Feb. 28, 2019 | 10:16 p.m.

Half way through. Can confirm more value here than another 2/5 zoom video.

Dec. 24, 2018 | 5:46 p.m.

This is the closest we've ever gotten to Sauce PLO content and people are complaining?!

Dec. 24, 2018 | 5:20 p.m.

Would be awesome to see a Sauce vs Phil G HA series. Play a few hours and both players could review both games.

Nov. 28, 2018 | 7:41 p.m.


Is it standard to bluff every pair on river as BB or do we want to select certain pairs with better blocker effects to sb's xc's? Seems like blocking 7's is going to be better than pairing say a 3-5 due to blocking more of the top end checks.

Nov. 24, 2018 | 11:59 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Badugi

42:00 snow.

There's likely certain cards that make snowing better than others right? For instance like (5-8) with one of our suits would be preferable to like a Q/J? 5-8 should reduce good badugi's in our opponents hands + pair up well with our own good badugi improvements. Obviously frequencies will matter here and we can't over do it.

Nov. 24, 2018 | 3:29 p.m.

Comment | jdstl commented on Badugi

In the 44TT hand, you can't have 2 same suit T's. Probably doesn't matter, just something I noticed.

Nov. 24, 2018 | 3:20 p.m.

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