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22 points

Unless MP and/or SB are clear fishes, I think preflop is a fold. A strong range opens and gets re-reraised by a tough reg. Not much to think, would easily fold even this deep vs main villain.

Flop seems fine. Safe board to have a middle set 3-way in a 3bp.

Turn is a weird spot, bc I wouldn´t even have a calling range preflop to begin with so I don´t know which combos we´ll be reaching here other than your exact hand. If your strategy gets there with many combos incl value ones like AK, KJs, KQ etc, raising smaller for value with all of them might be fine?

Or calling the entire range again. Really, this hand is weird :)

As played river seems fine, he´s not folding trip K´s anyway.

Nov. 14, 2019 | 1:39 p.m.

Sept. 10, 2019 | 6:39 p.m.

Yeah, they do trap quite a bit with AA (fish), at FR. More at 10nl than 5nl, but still caught this a few times. Understand (and agree) with your analysis. Don´t worry, I didn´t took the "easy call down" as disrespect or anything more offensive, I´m quite used with this wording on college books etc, indicating obvious stuff, or stuff we shouldn´t waste much time thinking, and just didn´t see it that way with that particular spot :) Anyway, again, thanks very much, really appreciated the well reasoned response.

Sept. 10, 2019 | 6:07 p.m.

I can get that fish is capable of taking this line with Tx, or even worse overpairs, but isn´t his river sizing a big nuts tell here? Will call next time I face this action with this combo and board, but still don´t get why it´s an "easy" call :) . Anyway, thanks guys, really appreciated!

Sept. 10, 2019 | 5:17 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (9 Players) MP: $4.43
MP+1: $5.00 (Hero)
MP+2: $5.00
CO: $11.79
BN: $8.54
SB: $5.00
BB: $9.75
UTG: $6.17
UTG+1: $12.17
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is MP+1 with K K
2 folds, MP raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.35, 5 folds, MP calls $0.25
Flop ($0.77) 6 9 T
MP bets $0.37, Hero calls $0.37
Turn ($1.51) 6 9 T 3
MP bets $0.73, Hero calls $0.73
River ($2.97) 6 9 T 3 4
MP bets $2.85, Hero folds
Final Pot MP wins $2.85
Rake is $0.12

Sept. 10, 2019 | 1:02 p.m.

Comment | jp_carvalho commented on Holdem Manager

I´m still using hm2, no plans to upgrade in the near future at least. Aren´t you guys considering an update for hem2 supporting RIO HHs?

Aug. 21, 2019 | 8:50 p.m.

Comment | jp_carvalho commented on Holdem Manager

Hey guys, sorry to bump this old post, but are HHs from RIO downloadable now? That´s the only thing keeping me from depositing and playing there. I don´t need a hud by any means, but as a training site owner, I hope you guys understand how nice it is to be able to track our own play in order to improve. Thanks!

Aug. 20, 2019 | 8:37 p.m.

About 2 months since I bought it and my winrate at 5nl improved a lot. Right now I´m confident I´ll be able to take shots and remain at 10nl finally.

July 18, 2019 | 8:22 p.m.

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.

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.

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