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You read my mind with "hyper simply GTO". I have been thinking a lot about using either 1/3 range bet or PSB. Have you looked at PSB strategies? Are the PIO grids just that much more simple with 140% than PSB? Or did you choose 140% more because the player pool will have so little experience against it?

Sept. 19, 2018 | 9:36 p.m.

What part isn't clear?

Sept. 19, 2018 | 8:49 p.m.

Redemption Song :)

Sept. 13, 2018 | 7:29 p.m.

I think you mentioned that you don't prefer increasing your check raise frequency as exploit vs these way ahead way behind(WAWB) players. I would love to know more detail about why?

If we can exploit them by check-raising the flop more often we deny more equity than we can in the reverse float line right? Obviously, this is flop specific and your two examples are extremely wet/dry(789tt and A94r). So this makes me wonder if your preference for not increasing your check-raise frequency is just for these two examples or more of a general rule vs the WAWB strategy?


Sept. 13, 2018 | 5:08 p.m.

"I think the main reason is the human brains is programmed for loss aversion. The wins rarely feel as good as the losses hurt. This is magnified when one’s primary vocation is poker. It is very hard to feel great about yourself when your results are not great or even good over a period of time. Conversely, when you are doing well, you are just a professional that is doing what they are supposed to do. It is a maddening trap that I think most, if not all, humans are programmed to face."

There is a lot of truth to this.

Sept. 9, 2018 | 7:16 p.m.

Thanks for posting :)

As 10+ year fulltime poker player I have thought a lot about these kinds of things. I am naturally self-critical so this, of course, extends to my poker but I have learned to be kind to myself most of the time. I think you are right that if we are too self-critical it can damage our self-confidence. I know I am sometimes still guilty of this.

Sept. 9, 2018 | 7:11 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on PLO Coaching Sale!

Can you provide recent PLO results?

Which software(s) do you use for coaching/studying PLO?


Aug. 17, 2018 | 1:30 a.m.

Comment | mike commented on WSOP RUN IT ONCE LOUNGE

Yes we did meet, and have a brief chat about Snowie :)

June 9, 2018 | 5:45 a.m.

Comment | mike commented on Skype Study Group

PM sent

June 8, 2018 | 8:11 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on WSOP RUN IT ONCE LOUNGE

Just wanted to say how cool the booth was the first year you guys had it.
- got to meet a bunch of very good poker players
- lots of free T-shirts, and RIO even gave me a iPad mini
- got to checkout pokersnowie before it was released. I always wondered the results of those hyper SNG guys who were playing snowie all summer, and were there was action on both sides - anyone know?
- massage and food for breaks

Times have changed. I am not going to LV this year so I don't care. Maybe I won't bother going to WSOP again until RIO reopens their booth!

June 8, 2018 | 8 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

This is harder for me as I don't open ~18% from UTG. It this a monker solution for optimal UTG open range?
1) mostly fold with some 4Bs
2) mostly call with some folds
3) mostly fold with some calls

Feb. 6, 2018 | 6:36 a.m.

Import your hands and review all your blunders is where I would start.

Snowie doesn't learn from the hands you import.

Also you might want to read all the material on their website.

Feb. 3, 2018 | 5:32 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

1) 3B (guessing solver mixes 3B/fold)
2) 3B (guessing solver mixes 3B/fold)
3) fold

Feb. 3, 2018 | 5:16 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

Funny I thought #2 was easiest fold. I did big DB review of BB over call ranges from group of winning players and all the weak off suite B-ways were losing(~3 years ago).

I haven't dove into monker solutions yet but from the little posted in this thread I am curious how they will compare to - my DB reviews, and Snowie ranges?

Feb. 1, 2018 | 6 a.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

In game where players don't 3B wide enough these are all folds for me. Not sure what "optimal" would be but I suspect they are still all folds?

Feb. 1, 2018 | 5:54 a.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

same as my above answer call/3b/fold

Feb. 1, 2018 | 5:50 a.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker


Feb. 1, 2018 | 5:50 a.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

all folds for me

Feb. 1, 2018 | 5:47 a.m.

No specific goals. I prefer to focus on habits I would like to develope. I usually pick one new habit to work on every month or so. So I have a list of habits I'd like to work on this year but will just pick a new one each month. I am going on a low media diet in Jan so much less time in poker forums/facebook/youtube..... for a month.

Happy New Year

Dec. 31, 2017 | 5:27 a.m.

link to wiki does NOT equal study or understanding

defamation is NOT criminal - if/when it exist it will be decided in civil courts

yes there are limits but like I said above - it is extremely rare to be criminal

Yes you are right I should study more - just no longer interested in Law

Dec. 26, 2017 | 10:05 p.m.

"slander, defamation, injury. Those are crimes"

These are NOT crimes in the US, but you can try to sue me in civil court. Thankfully it is extemely rare and diffucult to face criminal charges in the US for talking!

I am done debating what "free speech" means as it is sort of irrelevat beause like I said above RIO as a private company can moderate the forums anyway they choose.

Dec. 26, 2017 | 9:54 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

So if I don't see it your way we can't have a disscussion?

I am not super active in RIO forums lately so maybe I am not fully aware of Copernicus's behavior in other threads?

Dec. 26, 2017 | 9:35 p.m.

"In my opinion, this has passed the 'free speech' threshold "

Well in general terms in the US "free speech" means exactly that - you are free to say the dumbest, most idiot things possible. As such there is not such thing as a "free speach threshold"

Of course RIO is a private company and has the right to moderate it's forums anyway it sees fit.

Dec. 26, 2017 | 9:23 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

Nick is a big boy and should be able to handle a little critisicm.

I kind of respect Nick more for having these threads on this forum where people can ask question, critize his material, and have disscusions - rather than just some random blog/youtube page with all comments turned off.

Dec. 26, 2017 | 5:40 p.m.

While I am not a fan of copernicus's style, and I don't agree with everything he says(from what little I remember) - I am a fan of free speech even on poker forums.

Dec. 26, 2017 | 5:34 p.m.

Yeah I wouldn't mind hearing more from Zenfish(i think he uses it), and others. I only saw it because I know some guys who are using monksolver for PLO.

Dec. 23, 2017 | 11:21 p.m.


I have PIO so I haven't used monk so don't know how much RAM/time is needed

Dec. 23, 2017 | 10:26 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

"strong AF"?

Well if you think I am troll I guess your prayers can't hurt. I was thinking my comment above would give you reason to explain things to Copernicus.

Dec. 23, 2017 | 5:57 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

So Nick takes 60%, and locks player in until they make 500K, and requires student to pay 25K in mental game coaching on top? This can't be right?

Nick say it ain't so.

Dec. 23, 2017 | 4:06 p.m.

Comment | mike commented on Specifically Poker

Once you start selling poker training stuff like all three of you(berkey/polk/howard) - you are sort of fair game in the poker world. I don't see why anyone would fear Polk or any other poker player, and I sure don't see him as a role model.

This just seems like two guys with big egos needling each other on youtube - no?

Nov. 22, 2017 | 12:02 a.m.

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