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I guess that cbet or x/r are pretty close here and I dont mind either options. Personally I cbet in this spot because I assume that MP is a weak player and I'm totally unbalanced with a weak player in the hand. If you check range you need to have a x/r range. I would x/r 4x or something around.

April 22, 2021 | 11:07 p.m.

Easy fold for me. I would need at least a club in hand to think about calling.

April 22, 2021 | 1:42 p.m.

Proabably a bigger iso would be better against a villan like this. But I would play this hand like you did. Maybe with some info I would go for a check/raise ott.

April 22, 2021 | 1:39 p.m.

I think you have enough sdv and 9x, 8x might find some calls.

April 22, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Multiway pots

Check a lot, cbet polar, check the nuts sometimes with regs in hand, never check the nuts with a fish in hand.

April 21, 2021 | 9:01 p.m.

I'm folding in your spot and only calling the combos with a spade. Having a spade in hand gives us some backdoor equity and also having 2 clean outs.

April 21, 2021 | 4:23 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Overbet #3

Sorry, didnt see that we are ip and didnt see the double flushdraw. Agree with RaoulFlush that is a bet, but not overbet.

April 21, 2021 | 9:26 a.m.

Yeah, I guess I found a big leak in your game and you should def need to work on this. Dont take me wrong, but you should work on your flop cbet. Flop is a check for me 100%. Ott in theory you should check 100% I guess, because villans def have more Tx in there calling range, but giving the fact that MP is a weak player, I m never checking, but I m never overbetting. I wanna keep J9 and Qx in there calling range.

April 20, 2021 | 11:50 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Overbet #3

Preflop sqz bigger at least 14bb, 11bb is way to small. Otf oop in a sqz pot I m gonna cbet with a polar range for 1/2, but going 1/3 with a polar range cant be bad because ug cant float that light because he has to worry about the CO. Ott with our exact combo I m checking. We block a lot of villans calling range AQs/KQs. If he has a set we will take his money anyway and I would give him the oportunity to bluff.

April 20, 2021 | 11:42 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Overbet #2

I dont like the preflop raise and the flop cbet. But with this combo I m only gonna call, because I dont think this combo plays that good oop. This is a spot where I m gonna go with a polar range and a big bet so flop is a check for me and x/f if the bb is betting and also x/f if the co bets big. Ott I m not sure what to say about the overbet. We block some of his folding range, but we also block some of his calling range like AJ, but giving the fact the BB capped his range preflop I guess it could be fine to put pressure on his weak Ax combos. I think a 6x would be a better combo to do that with because we would block the only set he could have. Overall preflop and flop I think is kind of a big mistake, turn might be fine.

April 20, 2021 | 11:33 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Overbet #1

You didnt give any infos about villans. If MP is a fish I will always sqz preflop. As played I m not sure what we are trying to rep ott because QQ/JJ will always sqz in this spot and straights/bottom set are gonna sometimes raise otf. We rep a pretty narrow range, but when he cbets 1/2 and checks ott I guess his range is kind of weak and we can atack that and a big bet may do the job. I would also raise otf with this combo sometimes.

April 20, 2021 | 11:14 p.m.

I m still folding this preflop even 200bb deep, but I guess it can be a mix of calling and 4betting. I dont have that much trust in my deep game and I try to avoid marginal spots. I guess thats the only real question in this hand because I think the rest in standard. I like your check otr and I dont like donking, because its hard to find enough bluffs to balance a play like this.

April 19, 2021 | 7:43 p.m.

I dont like cc 3bets because I hate playing with a capped range esp oop. This combo is a good 4bet bluff because it blocks some of villans strong hands. Our decision I think its depends on how wide do regs iso 3bet a fish in your pool. If you think its with a wider range I would 4bet bluff here.

April 15, 2021 | 7:19 a.m.

I usually 3bet preflop, but if I would have a cc range TT is in this range for sure. I would 3bet shove ott with no reads about villan as played I m calling on brick rivers. I'm never folding if we still beat some of his value range and being unknow he can overplay AK/AJ in this spot, he has 9 combos of AQ, still 3 combos of AT. OTR we need like 30% equity to make a break even call and from the range I gaved him with AQ/AT we need 35% to call, if we put some AK combos its even bigger.

April 15, 2021 | 6:48 a.m.

Comment | maco commented on NL 50: Questionable Cbet

My bad! I thought that only btn called. I'm never cbetting small in this spot multi way and only going for a polar size cbet.

April 14, 2021 | 6:42 a.m.

Comment | maco commented on NL 50: Questionable Cbet

If I cbet I would cbet with a small size, but oop I want to go for a polar cbet so this combo becomes a check/call for me. If we cbet 1/2 and get a call this hand becomes hard to play and puts us in hard spot on turns and river. Given the fact that villan seems passive from his stats it becomes even easier to play with a check.

April 13, 2021 | 10:09 p.m.

I think that if you want to have multi-size strategy you will have to mix your value range in both sizes. So for example on AK2 I would go big with 22, 1/3 with AA and mixing with KK. Might be wrong on this but that would be my aproach. Lets see what better players have to say.

April 13, 2021 | 12:17 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Cold 4bets

I would use hands that block his 5bet shove range so I guess KTs is fine to 4bet here since it blocks AK/KK/TT. I dont know how wide can you cold 4bet, because I dont do that often enough in my games, because they dont 3bet often enough, but def it cant be bad to 4bet bluff with A5s, KJs, KTs esp if you have the read that pop is overfolding.

April 12, 2021 | 1:37 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on Recording a session

Part 2
4:00 AKo on AQx ug v co I'm not going for a range cbet because villan should have a strong range in this positions. My aproach would be to bet bigger with a polar range.
7.40 KQs I'm gonna 3bet this 100% even with the shortstacker in bb
10.18 you auto fold K3s from btn and its 100% steal for me and also I dont how would help in a big pool to take a note, but I would take a note of that guy that cbet T8x with 55 oop.
11.40 I would fold ATo from UG
14.24 My strategy is the same like in the first hand and going for a polar strategy oop, but if you cbet range I'm betting again ott to fold his underpairs.
16.49 Its a close sqz against UG open range and mp calling range.
20.35 I'm 3beting 77 in this spot even against a 9/6 on 50 hands. 50 hands is a really small sample.
25.27 I'm checking ott with ATs and bluffing with higher equity hands, because I dont think that we have enough fold equity against a weak player.

April 12, 2021 | 10:31 a.m.

Comment | maco commented on Recording a session

I agree with obs and I would watch your recording. PM me and we can exchange recordings.

April 10, 2021 | 8:38 p.m.

I think that he can have in his range hands like ATs, KTs, QJs, AK and the logic says that he should check back flop with Tx, but he is a weaker player so we can never know that he checks back hands like JTs, QTs.

April 8, 2021 | 6:31 a.m.

I said that I m not sure if the SB should have a donking range ott, but I would play my hand with 1/4 range cbet on that texture, call turn, fold river or if the SB checks I m checking back range.

April 7, 2021 | 6:57 p.m.

Preflop I like your 4bet, but its not a 100% 4bet for me and I'm mostly folding this hand. Otf I'm cbeting range with 1/4 like you did on this texture. Ott I'm not sure, but I think that in theory villan should have a donking range because he has more suited hands in his 4bet flatting range than us. You see only AdQd for value, but villan being unknow makes me wanna spread his range to all suited broadways and maybe some sc. I'm calling turn, I dont like the idea of shoving, and folding to a river shove.

April 7, 2021 | 10:14 a.m.

Comment | maco commented on Help with Tilt

And I can also add to avoid close calls. If you feel that a call is close between calling and folding, just fold, because if you have tilt problems a call that is proabably close to 0 EV will become clearly -EV. Play short sessions also can help.

April 7, 2021 | 9:21 a.m.

Comment | maco commented on 25z - Good turn overbet?

Given the fact that you floped a flush and you're not sure on how to play, makes me want to fold in multiway pots this kind of hands.

April 5, 2021 | 4:11 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on 25z - Good turn overbet?

If we bet smaller and not overbet I agree that is bet/fold, but when we overbet I find it hard to fold.

April 5, 2021 | 3:29 p.m.

In the blinds its normal to lose. You are getting crushed if you lose more than -100bb/100 in bb and more than -50bb/100 in sb, but there is still room to improve for sure.

April 5, 2021 | 3:07 p.m.

April 5, 2021 | 2:15 p.m.

Dont get this wrong, I try to give an advice, but I think that you should change your strategy because 2nl and 5nl are pretty easy to beat with a solid game plan. My graph at 10nl is with the redline straight down, but I'm aware of that because a lot of pots are multiway and we should be more passive.

April 5, 2021 | 2:14 p.m.

Comment | maco commented on 25z - Good turn overbet?

Fold preflop and raise bigger otf, but you said it was a misclick. As played ott I'm going for a big bet, but not overbet and when he raises I'm never folding.

April 5, 2021 | 1:36 p.m.

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