For the last hand and the river lead. Why lead for full pot? I agree with solver that if you want to lead for full pot you cant really do that that often because you simply dont have enough bluffs. That leads me to another question what kind of bluffs do you have on the river? It has to be a hand that you call against almost a full pot size bet on the turn on a very straighty board. For me it feels like a spot where i probably want to lead my whole range for lets say one third to half pot and make my opponent indiferent possibly but then again depends how many actual bluffs you have on the river etc.. because its also a wierd spot in that sense that both ranges should be quite strong in terms of hand strenght.
Nov. 6, 2018 | 10:24 p.m.
AQJ2 on KQJ52 block betting the river and facing a raise. You talked a lot about this hand being bottom of your value betting range therefore facing a raise and being at the bottom of your range why not 3bet bluff as your opponent cant have nuts ( or very rarely ) and if you want to block bet you should also inclue some straights in your blocking range. And also you block your opponent from having a straight blocker (A).
Oct. 25, 2018 | 9:55 p.m.
I would probably shove the turn with this SPR. I dont see many slowplays in his range that would like to check this very drawy turn - only candidates i am thinkig about are AK55 with nut fd and similiar hands. And your hand would like to see a fold basically everytime and if money goes in I think that you should have enough equity with your fold equity to make this bet profitable.
Another question is if you can make more money by checking in position. But with no real showdown value its not gonna be easy on the river because you cant really bluff that well and on cards you hit its very hard to get value. So I would take my fold equity on the turn against hands like J998, AJTx etc.. that might be giving up.
One question: Would your decision be different on Qh having the nut flushdraw instead of T hi flushdraw and Why? Instinctively is always better to be shoving with nut FD especially blocking all the possible trapping hands. But with no showdown value, getting any fold on the turn is good especially in these low SPR spots where fold equity is where the money are coming from.
Oct. 4, 2018 | 8:57 p.m.
As a player who dont really use hud but Notes. Do I understand it correctly that when I note a player the note will just dissapear for next session?
One really good thing is that with this you basically make seating scripts pretty much worthless - big thumbs up for that.
Important question about integrity:
Since tables are anonymous, how are you going to fight collusions? Like sharing cards etc..
May 3, 2018 | 4:03 a.m.
Totally agree with Pierre you have a monster with all those backdoors and given the SPR. In these spots fold equity is most important thing and you just want to put maximum pressure on marginal hands of your opponents ( like one pair no backup, naked gutshots etc.. ). And if you happen to run into top of their ranges yea that sucks but you still have equity.
March 15, 2018 | 10:06 p.m.
Preflop its close, I personally dont mind calling because your hand is double suited and connected enough that you will flop good enough hand in low spr spot and make up for the fact that you are slight equity underdog against aces.
On the flop you cant fold that would be a huuuge mistake.
March 13, 2018 | 2:18 p.m.
Like someone mentioned, its kinda hard to point out particular mistakes from stats.
BUT there are some very obvious ones I think. You are probably way tooo passive and you probably dont bluff enough. For example my aggression precentages by streets are more than 10% higher than yours. Also W$WSF is terribly low, it should be around 45% minimum. You should look at pots you could steal or protect your hand more and dont underestimate small pots there is real value in them, big pots are usually simple ones. Also there are some minor things like being too loose passive preflop but I dont think thats a big deal. For example I VPIP 60% overall on the BB but rake at high stakes is much much lower and there are also less multiway pots so its okay but on the other hand I have slighlty less VPIP from other positions but then again different games. What I think might be a bigger thing is your 3bet% from the blinds you might be losing some value there, I personally have double your sqz% and double 3bet% from blinds.
I disagree with your second point, river call eff is completely fine in my opinion. And I agree with your third point.
Feb. 6, 2018 | 10:42 p.m.
Life is one looong session.
I play full time on stars and I dont really have +-15 BI swings pretty much ever. My biggest losing/winning sessions are about +-10 BI sessions usually once a month or two. Also I dont have stop loss / win set up I just play my session. Maybe if you have a stoploss then you end up being down more often.
Feb. 4, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
You kinda answered yourself. When learning something new play one or two zoom tables and focus on your decisions. Then practice it playing 3 tables making automatic decisions just like you said. Review these sessions then make notes and fix errors.
I dont know how often you play, for example if you play full time playing 6 days a week for 6-8 hours its good to have like 2 study days per week and look at more concrete things like playing BvB Single raised deep pots rather than “Calling raises too much” because it doesnt tell you much about your game. Its also a good habit to do a short study before and after every session lets say 30-60 min.
Feb. 4, 2018 | 3:16 p.m.
@44:10 AQ75 limp from SB. Flop is JJ7 two clubs, if you bet and get raised, in general, do you have a reraising range? If so what do you think about this hand being a bluff reraise and probably going for 3 streets? Blocking AJ, QJ, J7 and not blocking any draw. In my opinion in limp / check scenario BB shouldnt really have that many strong jacks, most of the time some disconnected hard to improve and we can put a lot of pressure on those by the river, also if we have AJ+ ourselves we can gain some value.
Oct. 19, 2017 | 3:49 p.m.
100/100 ( equals $5/$5 ) PLO 6 players
CO ( 30k ): nitty postflop, loose preflop ( always openlimps ), passive elderly guy - knows I can make bluffs in huge pots and that I am very aggro
BTN ( 20k ): Drunk crazy guy, losing over 200k, goes all in blind ( pot pot everytime action is on him )
I am on the BB ( 60k ) with AcQcTd8h
2 folds, CO calls, BTN pots, sb folds, I call ( could just get it in vs 100% range preflop vs btn but CO could easily be trapping but I can manouver it postflop I thought ), CO calls.
Flop ( pot 1600 ):
I check, CO checks, BTN pots 1600, I call, CO makes it 4K, BTN pots, I shove to push CO out and maybe clear out my outs and I am basically never drawing dead, CO snap calls KQT2 no bd fd.
What do you think about my play and opponent snap calling?
I guess if he is reading situation correctly I cant really have KKxx there ( would just get it in against 100% range with significant equity edge ). So I am probably on some kind of a draw and he really dominates my draws with his top pair and openender - blocking my outs. And if I have something like 77 or JJ he still have nut outs. So it kinda makes sense to call off his hand although I was very surprised when he snapcalled and showed me that hand.
Aug. 9, 2017 | 5:40 p.m.
Very easy and standard fold preflop, coldcalling this 3bet OOP is a huge mistake and worst option. There is an argument for 4 betting if UTG and MP are total crazy maniacs. But UTG still to act not that unlikely he is 4betting since UTG ranges are very very tight therefore you should expect tons of AAxx especially when you block KKxx and you dont block any A.
Postflop I dont understand your sizings, but betting that small on the river I think you need to call it of, because you bet size that should mean you are value betting tons of hands therefore villian could be even raising you with Q hi flush. Also he checks back the flop so I would discount tons of Ahh.
July 22, 2017 | 4:18 p.m.
Preflop: Very standard call. Unless rake is insanely high and opponent is insanely tight at the same time.
Flop: I dont really like leading with non nutty hand, so check decide seems best.
Turn: Its 3 way and both SB and BTN should have many many strong hands there and BTN should probably do the betting - he has most strong two pairs and most AAxx. So again check and decide - call vs a bet, fold vs a bet and a raise. You have equity against basically anything. On the river its actually pretty easy to play for you. Argument that he has easier time on the river its kinda obvious because he is IP and you are OOP.
And most importantly about checking the turn is that if it checks through you are gonna steal the pot on the river extremely often because BTN capped his range and if SB checks the river he is usually capped aswell.
To sum up: On the turn BTN should do the betting and you gain most information by checking and proceeding to the river.
One argument for betting is that you have no SD value and good equity. You can elaborate on this a little bit more and maybe construct a solid betting range, but I really dont like betting.
July 22, 2017 | 4:04 p.m.
To floating with 99-TT naked blockers, I think there is a problem that river will change the nuts pretty often - board pair and fd. So if we dont have atleast nut flush blocker or high flush blocker to go with our 99-TT, it might be pretty hard to make that bluff.
On the flop what I meant by saying that I dont have high frequency bet is that I am not cbetting >60% of my range for example so I still have a solid betting range as shown in PJ screenshot.
Yes I included J7+ to my flop betting range.
July 22, 2017 | 3:31 p.m.
Sounds perfect! I have sent you a pm.
July 6, 2017 | 12:23 p.m.
I am kinda interested in intermediate course. But I am more concerned about time of the session, 1.5 hours with 6 students seems to me like a very little time, because sometimes even one hand analysis could take more than 2 hours from my experience.
Also I have read your book Live full ring PLO, watched like half of your videos here on RIO and currently I am playing 1/2-5/10 at stars with decent winrates, how beneficial would that be for me? Because I dont feel like I fall into category of these players that already know things you can "teach". And I have no doubt in your coaching skills even tho "you havent played high stakes at stars these days".
Thanks for response.
July 6, 2017 | 6:59 a.m.
UTG: gavz101: $5316.01
CO: Necromadx: $673.90 (Hero)
BN: BlackFortuna: $855.54
SB: k14scr: $446.31
I open from the CO about 30% of hands, this hand is in top 30% so my open is standard I would say. I gave my opponent 70% defending range minus 10% 3betting range, which I think might be reasonable.
I think that he is going to bet a lot there since my range is so weak, so any hand that has a blocker to the straight is a bet, probably any flushdraw and a nut + second nut flushdraw blocker and J+ for protection probably.
Rake is $3.00
June 29, 2017 | 10:25 p.m.
@23:00 J854ss bottom right, what do you think about betting the flop for protection? And on the river are you afraid of being checkraised there too often to not be value betting second nut straight in checked down limped pot, or do you simply think he just doesnt call you often enough?
@29:30 QT92ds top left, is that standard UTG open? Because for me it seems too loose especially with solid regulars behind you.
June 16, 2017 | 1:44 a.m.
@22:50 699Tss top left. Is that flop call vs his lead standard? Because there is not that many good turn cards and also there is still player behind you.
@32:46 4569ss on the button top right. You snap folded, what do you think opening this hand from the button? Is that too loose?
@34:00 top right AKQJss top right. You decided to just flat vs CO open on the small blind, what do you think about 3betting in that spot with 3 clubs in your hand and K hi suit? With A hi suit it would be easy 3bet right?
@35:10 AK87ds bottom left on the river you are debating a value bet, how does your checking range looks like tho? Wouldnt it be too weak if you are value betting these two pairs? Also how does blocking that AK comes into play?
Great video series, thanks!
June 13, 2017 | 3:10 p.m.
@6:00 bottom right JT22ss hand on A28 two clubs flop. For flop check raising range, what do you think about those huge backdoor wraps around the 8, like 79T etc.. ? Also how would the situation changed if it would be rainbow board? Would you be checkraising more or less? And how would your check raising / calling range changed if you would be against BTN openraising range with six players at the table?
June 5, 2017 | 9:04 p.m.
@23:20 top right 9KQ3ss limped pot, what do you think about bluffing the river? Or maybe the turn? Or do you think K3 has enough showdown value to just check it down?
@29:50 top left you defended 58JQss vs UTG open and multiple callers, is it a standard defend? Isnt there a reversed implied odds a big consideration since you are gonna be dominated a lot?
@33:00 top right K678ds on the flop you decided to go for a bet even tho it doesnt really hits your range, is it because you are playing against fun players or would you bet there even vs tough regulars? What do you think about check calling the flop and then raising the turn in that spot to protect our weak range on that board?
June 1, 2017 | 4:55 p.m.
Last hand of the video the QQ66 on the river the size you bet, if he would have shoved on you would you consider folding? From my experience people are bluffraising pretty much never against big sizing there with just about minraise left to raise. Although it would be pretty exploitaitive fold since we are so high up in our range. Do you think he is capable of shoving a hand like K5xx?
May 25, 2017 | 5:27 p.m.
AAK3ss with A hi suit, you said that these aces are not good enough to 3bet from the small blind against a button open this deep ( 150bb ). What aces would you consider good enough to 3bet in this particular instance? Because for me A hi suit and some conectivity is good enough but I am probably wrong. :)
May 22, 2017 | 11:42 p.m.
I am not entirely sure, as a bluff this hand makes perfect sense, I agree with that, but then I have to have full houses in my range and I dont know if I credibly rep those. I guess I could go for a checkraise with JJ / KK type of hand that doesnt block opponents betting range.
May 11, 2017 | 9:36 a.m.
BB: $94.27 (Hero)
Rake is $0.82
May 6, 2017 | 3:44 p.m.
I really dont like your preflop play. Your hand plays okayish as a coldcall since its single suited and you have some nut straight potential dominating other straights ( in aggressive game I would fold being MP against UTG ). I think it plays very poorly in 3 bet pots especially 3betting strong UTG range. Even if UTG has wide opening range you are not pushing anything preflop. And more imprtantly there are still 4 players behind left to act and you dont block any A so there is some possibility they are gonna 4bet with AA. If you put it in pro pokertools you can actually figure it out how often 4 random hands has atleast 1 AA.
Postflop as mentioned above - low SPR, tons of equity against almost anything => easy get it in.
May 4, 2017 | 3:01 p.m.
6 max plo 100/100/200/400
I am BB with AAK6ds something like 26-30k in stack.
CO folds, BTN raises to 800 - huge passive fish has like 40k in stack, SB calls ( nitty postflop, loose preflop - 40k in stack ), I pot to 3800, first straddle folds, second straddle folds, BTN calls, SB calls.
KsJd6h - I have two bd fds
pot - 12000 - I have approx. 2 SPR
SB checks, I pot, BTN calls, SB shoves, I call the rest, BTN says that he needs a miracle and calls it off.
Standard shove for me right?
SB shows 9TJQ rainbow and BTN shows ATJ7 with four diamonds.
After the hand SB was kinda tilting and disscussing with me, whether he had to go all in on the flop, I was like that I probably would have folded since he has dominated draws + I usually has high cards and AA heavy range so I block a lot of his outs. What do you think? should the SB player go all in there? Also there is the big stack that he needs to worry about.