GTO is much more aggressive than your games probably , that's why in GTO often hands get checked which you feel like betting in reality. Because other GTO opponents will x/r much more and are equilibrated with a perfect bluff/value range. In soft livegames the people are underbluffing hard on average and wont put that much pressure on your range.
Thats why in livegames against weak opponents, if they are passive you can widen your value betting range in HU Pots, cause they will not attack your checkingrange accordingly and they will not bluff you off your equity.
Oct. 26, 2018 | 3:34 p.m.
"If Linus x jammed after flatting a 4 bet OOP at 200 bigs he is extremely capped"
Pretty sure a top 3 player is not "extremely capped" and pretty sure his 4bet flatting range ist strong enough that parts of his range are able to x/shove on good boards for his calling range. And the first board connects very well with Linus's calling range. He has much much more flushdraws (also fd+gs) than the 4betrange, more 6x and he can possibly flat all AA in that spot.
Oct. 26, 2018 | 1:08 p.m.
100% exploitive strategy seems the way to go and very thin value bets and very big folds seem mandatory at many times
You can 3bet very tight in these games if they defend way too much i.e. if they defend even hands like AJ-ATo, 22,33, T9s OOP (CO vs MP) etc., don't 3bet SCs (i.e. BTN vs CO or SB vs BTN), cause in normal/tougher games this type of hands are already almost 0EV in many spots and only because people are folding like around 50% of times vs 3bets in most cases. Which means if you always get called by villains this hands will drift into -EV.
with so many multiwaypots etc. Axs and PPs 66-TT get more EV cause of their nutty potential, hands like SCs, AJo, JTs,QTs lose EV cause of reversed implieds.
Oct. 25, 2018 | 11:27 a.m.
In theory it looks like you always have to call this. If your games are underbluffing in big pots you can explo fold.
Oct. 25, 2018 | 11:04 a.m.
hes repping 66, A6, J6s, 76s & FDs, SDs. I would guess people underbluffing the turn with overbet size and then river 66% sizing on that runout.
Its ok in theory if you split your range on the river and shove all your nutflushes and also a Hand like As3x (3) to the right freq.
Oct. 24, 2018 | 11:14 p.m.
I would 3barrel QJs w/o diamonds there as a bluff if river would be a brick as default on this runout you can have JTs w/o d as your main bluff, cause you don't want to block villains drawing and river folding range.
You want to block villains 3barrel bluffcatching hands, which should be normally QQ-JJ, if people never call you with QQ and JJ , and flat AA and KK in that spot you want to 3barrel AK in that spot , if people always 4bet AA and mostly flat KK and QQ you want to 3barrel KQs.
sizing wise, the flop is very good for you I would cbet range for 40% sizing if the board comes in a way that you have complete nutadvantage. Like 222, 333, 223, 662, 552, if board would be T92 then you should go back to your 33% flop sizing for range, cause that board connects better with the 3bet defending range etc.
Turn and River sizing is good
Oct. 24, 2018 | 10:17 p.m.
from a lMinusLLove perspective I would guess yes, hes balancing that by flatting with AA & KK in that spot. Next guess would be, that he also has some combos 67s and 65s. Blocking 50% of AA and KK is a good bluffing hand , blocking opponents AK 44%. Last guess for today, Linus has more FDs which he would also put into the same line to some frequency.
Oct. 24, 2018 | 9:25 p.m.
Before you decide what to do try to visualize/think about in which way you create your x/r, x/c and betting range on the Flop. First roughly estimate your value region and then think about how you would play most of these combos.
Value: 86s (2-4) , 99 (1.5), 77 (1.5), 55 (3), 97s (3), 75s (3), K9 (12), A9 (12)
Now when you look at these Hands you realize that most of these combos need a lot of protection, and you would probably not x/r them to a high frequency, cause you want to deny your 2 opponents from realizing their equity by seeing the turn.
Also in a 3way pot it's not so important to protect your checking range, because people will tend to play more straight forward, and also the SB is basically helping you to also protect your checking range.
Now we look at how many value combos would you put into your x/r range, (normally hands which need less protection) so hands like 86hh, 99,77 make sense. That's just around 4 combos. In order to balance this you can add like 8 combos bluffs (I would suggest 4 straight draws and 4 Fds) like 43s (2) Q6s (1) J8s (1) and a mix between FDs like A2hh (1) A3hh (1) QThh (1), K6hh (1)
As played you want to use a polar sizing on the turn because your range is constructed very polarized and your range benefits from denying draws of your opponent and realizing your draws, so you can go 66%-100% pot. Since your opponent is not capped in this spot and can still have a lot of nutty combos I would tend more towards betting the 66% sizing so your opponent will defend wider against it.
Oct. 24, 2018 | 9:57 a.m.
I wouldn't suggest to give this environment attention. It's bad for poker in general. There is no security and people are multiaccounting with more than 4 accounts per table simultaneously. A lot of scam there, even confirmed superuser. The app was programmed to be a 'playmoney app'.
You can see them multiaccounting if you take a close look.
Oct. 19, 2018 | 12:19 p.m.
A leading range only makes sense on very favourable flops, like BB defend vs UTG open Board comes 865r etc.
Exploitatively overdoing a leading range... I dont see any benefits there...
so you should be happy about it if villains are bloating a pot with range disadvtg & positional disadvtg.
If you play bad against it, you should nodelock some examples in Pio and see how you have to react.
June 2, 2018 | 1:29 p.m.
Nice to see some good changes.
It helps to think more rational about the game.
Dont let your emotions getting controlled too much by the daily results. It's important to make yourself feel good about having a losing session if you played A-Game and also make yourself realize if you played worse but won 10 stacks that day. This feels completly against our nature, this approach helped me.
June 1, 2018 | 12:15 a.m.
what also would help you is
-check your playerpool and see in which ways they deviate from GTO, I'm pretty sure the regs in your limit are underbluffing (esp. 3rd barrel) and overfolding (esp. to 3rd barrel big sizings) so your goal should be to hit the GTO bluff frequencies vs regs as good as possible, no need to overbluff, it will show up in your stats pretty quick and as a result regs are able to call all of their bluffcatchers with good blockers against you.
-learn to use better betsizes than your pool especially on flop and turn with pio
-use preflop ranges which are considering the rake in your limit (alot of borderline +EV hands in RIO nl500z+ liveplay vids are def. going -EV because of rake.)
-also the regs in your limit will cbet too much OOP if you have a BTN flattingrange, you need to counter that by increasing a good equilibrated flop raising strategy, they wont be able to take the heat in that spot if they have more than 50% oop CBET in SRP.
May 31, 2018 | 11:12 a.m.
I can also say that your w$wsf is too low, this can have many reasons, not enough aggression / folding too much postflop etc.
It can lead from preflop mistakes in terms of defending too wide also. I'm playing nl200 on stars now , if you want you can add me skype and we can have a sweat session.
I recommend you also to move down the stakes until you have a reasonable winrate, also important you need to love the game and have passion for it. In terms of playing it but also in terms of doing theory. Everybody has a rough start, I went through a similar process to achieve a winrate of 4bb+ in a high rake environment.
May 31, 2018 | 10:49 a.m.
In real games even the "tough" regs, which try to show up with the right bluff frequency in every spot, will get shrinking balls facing a 100bb river raise in that spot having 400bbs behind.
It was a single raised pot with stack to pot ratio of more than 70 to 1
and your perceived range is super strong. Pretty sure a call is burning money cause people will not show up more often than 20% of times with something weaker. Nasty but easy fold in real games. Easy call in Theory.
May 19, 2018 | 8:30 p.m.
you raise on the river almost 100 big blinds, villains bluff frequency in that spot for 3betting 400bbs on the river by a somewhat thinking player is in reality close to 0% , and you can only call this if villain is a rec which stacks of with Qx or a set in that spot. Would you or anybody else here jam more than 400bbs to a 100bb raise on the river with a balanced bluff/value range. I dont think so.
This spot is way too deep and occurs way to rarely. You will look 90% of times into QT and sometimes into a FH or bluff if the guy is not the sharpest knife in the door...
May 14, 2018 | 12:29 a.m.
-it's a standard 3bet preflop
-its a very good barreling hand for Flop & most Turns and Rivers to some %, cause you block main bluffcatchers AQ/AJ, if AK is no standard 4bet by villains in your limit then KQ would be better for barreling 3 streets to the right bluff %.
-on this turn x/c seems good to protect your Flop bet Turn checking range
easy fold on the river w/o reads on your opponent. Bad blockers also
May 14, 2018 | 12:12 a.m.
thanks for answers. Yeah screen name is from 2006 pretty close.