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jp_carvalho

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It is, indeed. Watching very carefully here and I feel it already gave me a few important insights on how to play the game the right way, a lot of things I´m doing that aren´t optimal (leaks) esp regarding flop cbets. Thank you very much Peter Clarke and RIO ppl, really appreciating this course.

May 20, 2019 | 6:52 p.m.

May 16, 2019 | 5:37 p.m.

In situations like this I usually give a lot of credit even if Peter Clarke himself answered my question, simply bc eveyone knows we know there is some bias, so the feedback is usually very honest. So, thank you very much, will definitely buy this course. Just a quick unrelated question: I still have an essential subscription until May, 24 if I´m not mistaken. If I buy the course, will my essential subscription automatically be renewed for Jun, 24, or should I wait until it ends before buying FTGU to get it? Thanks!

May 16, 2019 | 4:50 p.m.

Well, the title sums up the question. I´m trying to find good content aimed for the lower limits, or for micro/small stakes that would apply to these games. I have played about 450k hands of 5nl at 2 evbb/100, and about 100k hands of 10nl losing about -3 evbb/100, and I really don´t know how to improve this winrates as nothing seems to work very much. I have an essential subscription but I don´t find much content specific to the lowest stakes. So, would appreciate if any player in the same situation playing 5nl-10nl showed big improvements with this course? Thank you very much.

May 16, 2019 | 12:27 a.m.

I guess it was probably due to what I said, that villain should lead his sets on this board. My reasoning is protection + third heart would probably be action killer for a good chunk of my value range so he needs to gets value asap + I´m checking back a lot of my range here that is not a made hand or flopped really strong etc. Anyway ty guys.

May 14, 2019 | 3:33 p.m.

Yeah, had no reads on him. I think I can´t really call river unless I have reads villain is extremely weak aggro/spewy right? ty

May 14, 2019 | 3:27 p.m.

I enjoyed the format. Just one issue I had: hard to see numbers and letters/names from the tables. It´s fine when you make live videos, so maybe it has something to do with the software you used to replay the video here? Had the same issue with the first one of this series. Other than that, really appreciated this format, keep it coming pls!

May 14, 2019 | 2:35 p.m.

Hand History | jp_carvalho posted in NLHE: 5nlz - AA - Weird spot for a newcomer
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.17
SB: $5.55
BB: $16.86
UTG: $6.54 (Hero)
MP: $5.87
CO: $4.50
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is UTG with A A
Hero raises to $0.12, 4 folds, BB calls $0.07
Flop ($0.26) 6 2 J
BB checks, Hero bets $0.17, BB raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.33
Turn ($1.26) 6 2 J J
BB bets $1.21, Hero calls $1.21
River ($3.68) 6 2 J J K
BB bets $5.90, Hero folds
Final Pot BB wins $3.53
Rake is $0.15

May 14, 2019 | 11:22 a.m.

Comment | jp_carvalho commented on Redline Problem?

Lots and lots of multiway pots, ppl too sticky all the way to the river with anything connecting to the board or any reasonable made hand etc. Not saying ppl can´t be exploited, just not sure if the exploit is really to try to make them fold, for maximum wr. But yeah, my post implying the optimal style is losing might be far off, and I sounded a little bit arrogant, so I´m sorry guys. There are players crushing the micros with positive redlines and very good winrates, like one who made some threads on 2p2 etc. But also, watching the good content like RIO videos etc, hard to find any coach teaching/playing super positive redlines style of play. Also, even at FR which has waaaaaay more mw pots, I can manage be redline out of the fun hours. At the fun hours, at least to my current abilities I find it close to impossible.

May 12, 2019 | 12:35 p.m.

Comment | jp_carvalho commented on Redline Problem?

I play mostly full ring, but had a really bad redline all my life. More than defending optimally vs 3bets, blinds, etc, which I´m trying to do, what helped the most was to decrease my postflop aggression, especially oop, and pay attention to the small pots where I have position and villains give up/don´t fight enough. Pretty sure flop cbet of 75% is too much, not sure if there´s an optimal number but most winning regs from my db have stats around 50-55%. Practicing with pokersnowie and RIO videos helped my game too. Btw, I think optimal redline under most circunstances will be losing no matter what you do, and it´s probably the way to maximize winrates. Just try no to lose too much.

May 11, 2019 | 10:32 p.m.

He has position on you, and your check means he can usually bet his bluffs more aggressively, and not only value. So you have a strong hand to defend here.

May 2, 2019 | 1:22 a.m.

His 3b is a little bit lower, but may be just the small sample size. He may have some light 3bets, and there is also the AK and AQs as value. I´m definitely calling again having the J. In theory, I think we should still call river unless a Q or K comes, but I think I´m folding any river if he keeps the aggression.
Seems weak, I know, but while I think unl regs are capable of double barreling as bluffs with overcards, he will check behind river unless he has you beat. They usually give up their bluffs on the river. So my opinion is that this weak tight plan is the best.
Cheers!

May 2, 2019 | 1:18 a.m.

It´s not you then. Pretty sure I played vs someone with the sn GeoPur. I play as FazendeiroBH on stars.

April 25, 2019 | 11:37 p.m.

Didn´t notice the sizing. Against almost 5 bbs, I´m never playing 65s in that spot.

April 25, 2019 | 12:23 a.m.

I think we played a few hands together, if this is your sn on stars. Anyway, I think this hand is a 3bet from lp vs ep/mp, or a fold. I don´t like flatting a raise with 65s. Also reverse implied odds when you hit your flush etc.

April 24, 2019 | 9:15 p.m.

Why people play so tight in a 6-max game? It´s very weird. I think vs a normal villain your play seems fine, as in my experience his flat 3b oop range is mostly pps TT-QQ and suited broadways, maybe lower SC but not sure about this. So, you can still fold a lot of hands that beat you ott (like some of the pps) and have outs to improve vs his calling shove range.

If the pool on avg is so tight, than I´m not sure if I would ever 3bet QJs.

April 24, 2019 | 1:50 p.m.

I don´t think the range you put is very accurate, like, does ppl flat QQ or AK or AQs from the BB at 5nlz? I don´t think cbetting this flop with any sizing would be a good idea, like he might fold any random air that he might decide to defend, but he´s never folding fd, sd, any pp etc, so just increasing pot to fold later, and you don´t even have a club on your AK. I´d rather check to keep his range as wide as possible, than maybe call turn or value bet if he checks and try to see showdown as cheaply as possible. As played, I´m folding river.

April 24, 2019 | 2:43 a.m.

Check-min raise by a rec is usually a sign that he has something very strong here, at least for him. 2p or better. Passive recs that I know call their draws, so would discount fd here. Would only call flop and then proceed with caution trying to see a cheap showdown if possible.

April 22, 2019 | 12:19 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (9 Players) SB: $5.00
BB: $4.60
UTG: $5.18 (Hero)
UTG+1: $5.00
MP: $8.72
MP+1: $2.91
MP+2: $5.31
CO: $3.43
BN: $5.05
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is UTG with K K
Hero raises to $0.12, 3 folds, MP+2 raises to $0.50, 4 folds, Hero raises to $1.80, MP+2 calls $1.30
Flop ($3.67) J Q J
Hero checks, MP+2 bets $3.51 and is all in, Hero folds
Final Pot MP+2 wins $3.52
Rake is $0.15

April 16, 2019 | 7:13 p.m.

Agreed on the turn action. Not a thing we would know for sure while playing obv, but from villain´s exactly holding, I think there is a bigger chance he is raising on the turn vs a 2nd barrel. Can we find a fold vs a pot sized raise for example, since on this board he would be representing at least a Q8 that he decided to call with or a set?. Can´t see population bluffing there (if they are semi bluffing some 65s, 76s etc, they would do it oon the flop I think). pps probably calling turn again. Would you fold if you 2nd barrel and see a big raise on this turn?

April 11, 2019 | 12:57 a.m.

Blinds: $0.01/$0.02 (6 Players) BN: $2.34
SB: $2.33
BB: $2.30
UTG: $1.88
MP: $2.21 (Hero)
CO: $3.11
Preflop ($0.03) Hero is MP with K K
UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.05, CO folds, BN calls $0.05, SB folds, BB calls $0.03
Flop ($0.16) 8 4 Q
BB checks, Hero bets $0.06, BN calls $0.06, BB calls $0.06
Turn ($0.34) 8 4 Q 3
BB checks, Hero checks, BN bets $0.22, BB folds, Hero calls $0.22
River ($0.78) 8 4 Q 3 9
Hero checks, BN bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50
Final Pot BN wins and shows three of a kind, Eights.
BN wins $1.72
Rake is $0.06

April 11, 2019 | 12:20 a.m.

Thank you guys. About b/b/b and fold vs a raise, thought a lot here and vs this villain type, it seems the best aporoach.

March 29, 2019 | 4:37 p.m.

Hand History | jp_carvalho posted in NLHE: NL5 FR - AA vs semi passive villain
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (8 Players) MP: $4.62
MP+1: $5.21
CO: $5.00 (Hero)
BN: $5.74
SB: $5.63
BB: $7.51
UTG: $8.49
UTG+1: $6.63
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with A A
UTG calls $0.05, UTG+1 folds, MP calls $0.05, MP+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, 3 folds, UTG calls $0.22, MP folds
Flop ($0.66) Q 5 Q
UTG checks, Hero bets $0.25, UTG calls $0.25
Turn ($1.16) Q 5 Q 9
UTG checks, Hero checks
River ($1.16) Q 5 Q 9 3
UTG bets $0.56, Hero calls $0.56
Final Pot UTG wins and shows a full house, Fives full of Queens.
UTG wins $2.19
Rake is $0.09

March 28, 2019 | 9:35 p.m.

Great news, love what you guys are doing, can´t wait to be able to join. Btw, will RIO be available for brazilians at launch?

Nov. 22, 2018 | 6:35 p.m.

I think he said somewhere that using PokerSnowie´s preflop range should be better.

Nov. 22, 2018 | 12:38 a.m.

I think 3b with ATs should be fine, but I really don´t see any value in playing so aggressively postflop with this board. You won´t have the nuts here, and even if you had JJ (which is a hand you can also 3b from the BB), you shouldn´t play a big pot with the set imo. So, in villains shoes I think calling with Jx is completely fine (what was the other card?).

Nov. 18, 2018 | 1:04 a.m.

I don´t know if it´s reasonable to use those sizings, especially in 3b pots. Unless he´s clearly a caling station that is not aware of sizings at all, you want 3 streets of value, not folds, with KK in a 3b pot imo.

Nov. 14, 2018 | 12:54 a.m.

Right now I´m using snowie´s range, and it seems to play well even at the micros. But a looser preflop range will probably increase my winrate when I get more confident in my own game and improve my exploitative abilities. Still not winning at 10nl, so I have no choice.

Nov. 12, 2018 | 9:40 p.m.

You didn´t post stats so I assume he´s an average reg. I don´t see him opening any 33 or 3x utg, 87s is unlikely due to your hand and I cant think of any combo that he would choose to bluff (maybe 77 which is on the bottom of his range if he´s a little bit looser pf), seems more like QQ.
AQ, KK or AA wouldn´t raise turn or shove river. Maybe fold turn? Your hand shouldn´t do very well vs a range that probably include only sets, so I don´t see any value in defending vs his raise.

Nov. 12, 2018 | 1:34 a.m.

Easy fold. Your calling range here is very tight. AJo would be an easy call if you were the last player to act and everyone else just folded. With 3 players to act and 2 bigger stacks, fold and look for another spot to put all your chips in.

Sept. 13, 2018 | 12:19 a.m.

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