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Nov. 20, 2019 | 7:29 a.m.

can you do some videos showcasing node locking, specifically how to use fixed/proportional and also I believe there is some way to tell pio something to the effect of "increase frequency to X of hands over equity Y threshold" using Range Expressions (blue link). I feel like there is a lot of value that can be had perfecting node lock to utilize when we can make some solid assumptions, but I am struggling on the how to part because the tutorials out there are for previous versions

Nov. 19, 2019 | 3:25 a.m.

Regarding the 99 hand analysis: I suspect it’s not ok to do what you did with pio when you say (paraphrased) - we almost never use this 50% sizing, but let’s just force me to bet that because it’s what I did in game and then it’s a massive mistake for me to be folding 99 vs an optimal shove.
Pio’s ip strategy is based off an oop 50% bet (utilized with only 3% of range) and oop’s 50% composition is much different than the small bet.
So I think to get meaningful results as played here you should remove the small bet option to force some of those combos into the 50% and then you’ll get to see a more meaningful output downstream of that node

Nov. 9, 2019 | 1:42 a.m.

regarding the AAJ6 hand you went in depth on:
I often find myself struggling between bet and XR on these spots, because I likely too often employ the heuristic “it can sometimes win at showdown vs check”, and “vs bet now it can no longer win enough for XC, but has some nut blockers, therefore I pot” and I struggle with differentiating these type of weak showdown+relevant blocker type hands into A)Lead pot vs B) XR pot. Do you have any advice on this?

Nov. 1, 2019 | 6:59 p.m.

Tom Chambers @59:13 you say there is other software that does 5 card besides PPT, what would those be? I realize this video is quite old now but I haven't found anything besides PPT that does 5 card. Thanks!

Oct. 23, 2019 | 6:40 p.m.

5cd PLO HI please

Oct. 15, 2019 | 4:37 a.m.

The game is much too popular on the apps and at significant mid stakes to be mostly ignored here. For some of us the reality of the daily grind is this game. Please create content. I'm specifically interested less in preflop range discussion and more into postflop spots if you don't mind. It would be nice to see lots of hands in a faster paced session review video. pppoker allows for hand histories to be saved/replayed now so it would be easy to make.

If there happens to not be a RIOpro that has 5cd footage to review I can send my personal hands.

Thanks in advance for any content on this

Oct. 12, 2019 | 5:37 a.m.

request that you play 1/2 or at least 0.5/1 in the future, thanks for being here, this is such an exciting addition! (btw you and I have talked before, I follow you on IG, we spoke plenty through the last 2 years on JN stuff, so I have much respect for your game) GL

Aug. 30, 2019 | 5:25 p.m.

just wanna say, for you guys who don't know who this is...this is an absolute STEAL for an essential membership

Aug. 30, 2019 | 5:17 p.m.

imho I no longer trust anonymous’s the nuts for bots & colluders

Aug. 6, 2019 | 2:48 a.m.

Comment | nittyoldman commented on Tricky Turn Spots

Nick, having potted turn on that first AA hand, facing less than pot shove, don't you think calling can only be a small mistake while folding could potentially be massive? I mean, yes, you are probably beat much more often than not here but you have ~28%eq and 63/198=32%...

June 15, 2019 | 7:57 p.m.

At the end when you talk about cbet 33% on T97ss and T94ss, I think you are talking about single raised pots btn v bb right? Do we really do better betting small on these boards vs checking back? I feel like most people defending oop on these boards will react by ch/raising quite often on these with a hand like QQ on btn, yes we would like protection but it gets uncomfortable bet/calling flop and looking to call down on clean run outs....could you discuss this further?

Thanks and great vids

June 14, 2019 | 4:22 a.m.

I just realized I twisted my words on the last sentence (now removed) that would insinuate I took issue with multiple videos from you, I do not. I only dislike this one. Looking forward to tough spots in the next one.

May 18, 2019 | 9:35 p.m.

I don't feel the need to give positive feedback when I feel it is not due. Remember, this is elite $100/mo. content here and as such it needs to be compared to the content put out by the other elite PLO coaches here and other training sites in that price range. This guy loads up a table, records some footage of virtually nothing interesting happening and regurgitates it to us. This is a low low effort video.

I know people are going to think I'm such a troll, but go back and look at my commentary on videos, this is extremely atypical for me. I am usually very satisfied and left with deep thoughts after each video. But I feel the need to give honest criticism here.

May 18, 2019 | 8:52 p.m.

almost nothing happens this video...zzz
I would never leave a shitty comment normally, but its just a video of folding and a couple standard decisions

May 16, 2019 | 7:13 a.m.

4:10 isn't that a noteworthy non-3b from goez123? I mean I know you are utg but his hand is vv-strong

May 16, 2019 | 7:06 a.m.

Love this low SPR format. More of this please. I wish we could look into these hands from villain perspective bluffing range...what hands 3 barrel? Or what types of hands 2 barrel then give up? Or which ones only take 1 flop stab and then give up. I would like to see the categories of hands that fit these lines. Great video thanks.

Edit: doesn’t need to be these 2 hands from villain perspective any boards are fine

May 16, 2019 | 2:10 a.m.

Pokerjuice has a multi-way tool

May 15, 2019 | 6:02 a.m.

I wouldn't even bother discussing optimal river strategy unless you were to manually define those ranges and run the sim. The actual ranges in play are going to be so far from optimal and I think this is more true as the stake played is lower. IMO better to analyze these spots with PJ and just say something like "see its a profitable 3 barrel because PJ has him overfolding" For instance, optimally villain will have flatted many more straights which makes hero turn barrel better, but in practice, I believe most players at these limits are just raising JT otf because they want to protect vs sets+FDs. This makes villain's turn range more flush heavy. Anyways, no need for me to ramble more, I just think some good ole PJ shove module vs his assumed range would be more appropriate. TY. Good Vid. GL.

May 6, 2019 | 2:45 a.m.

I would like it if you could get back to 6 max cash theory heavy after this series is over. Tournaments are cool but they're not always available for the daily grind.

May 3, 2019 | 5:13 p.m.

I find it difficult to visualize the outputs with the line graph. IMO it would be more useful if you used either a bar graph or a single dot above each category. Additionally, and this is a much more minor point and one I feel less sure about, but I think it could be more intuitive to visualize what an action is comprised of if categories are grouped by frequency of action. i.e. group all the highest frequency bets on the left in descending order followed by all the highest frequency checks on the right (or something to that effect). This allows the viewer to see "what are the bets and what are the checks" instead of seeing "what do I do with the ranges as ordered by strength"?

April 28, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Richard Gryko 26:50 it would be interesting to see the increased OOP turn barreling range given a lock on IP to raise nut hands otf as you discuss here.

i would just imagine on blanks it would be the same types of hands that are high freq flop leads on blanks, and then likely shut down with those same hands on high straightening cards, and limit our blufs to those interacting with KQJ on the nut straight changing cards

April 24, 2019 | 8:34 a.m.

I think you either want to call or raise huge like 2x pot because you have the proper blockers to get Ax, even maybe some 2p+ to fold, but yet because of these blockers you also reduce his value region and he should already not have a ton of Ax having not 3b, and having called the flop cbet, so I would have a reduced "worry" for him showing up with random Ax hands, I think call better than overbet - which would be my 2nd option, probably never folding this exact hand for 50% otr

April 23, 2019 | 7:02 a.m.

excellent video, more theory like this please! if you are familiar with the equity graphs that are produced by monkersolver, I think this could be interesting to visualize the equity/polarity matchups you discuss

April 22, 2019 | 11:03 p.m.

1) it would be interesting to see the frequency each syntax appears in our range
2) loving the lengthy discussion on bluffs, especially if we can get some multi street ideas (ie on KK6dds when we bluff 5789ss otf, what does the turn board overview look like)
3) [unrelated] do you know of an efficient way to add ignition players into a single population alias in hm2 without having to manually add each one-by-one?

April 19, 2019 | 6:38 a.m.

Comment | nittyoldman commented on Low SPR Spots

I like the low SPR discussion. I personally am trying to master 30bb play. It would be interesting to discuss single raised pots in depth as there are many different choices that likely differ from 100bb play. I would like to see some spots that are unconventional such as oop xc flop vs ip cbet and oop lead turn. Monker does this much higher than population. Also some things like ip miss cbet, oop probe turn, ip raise because I believe most populations overprobe.

April 19, 2019 | 6:04 a.m.

10:19 why do you say "doesn't have Kx more than half the time?" if he bets half pot, MDF = 66.7%, are you referring to something else? because I don't see the relevance of having a snap-call hand "more than half the time" when facing 50% otr, am I missing something or is this just odd word choice?

22:52 I find the cbet decision tough here (with this exact hand type). I find myself in game listing out arguments on both sides of the fence such as:
Merits of bet: our made hand is often currently best / need a lot of protection / equity denial is huge for this hand / we do not benefit greatly from seeing turns / folding out random pr+backdoor type hands is a victory
Merits of check - our removal is not great; we do not remove OOP continues, we don't have barrel opportunities in the form of a high heart, we don't block a single pair from the board, checking gets us closer to showdown
And then at the end of my 10s tank, I revert to what I believe monker would do which is to essentially BET for the purposes of building a pot that we can later have a good chance to win, or when our blockers are much more relevant to removing OOP continues and (maybe more importantly) something I heard Dan Fiu say...NOT BET for the purpose of preventing bad cards from coming when frequently any board development is detrimental to our hand....therefore I would settle on check. Sorry for the tldr.

April 17, 2019 | 3:37 a.m.

pio is only NL afaik

April 15, 2019 | 4:44 a.m.

7:01 why is this a good XR candidate?

April 13, 2019 | 7:28 a.m.

Im confused on the analysis of the first hand cbet AA, are you saying that you agree with your play or disagree with your play? and 2nd Q, would you be more/less likely to cbet with a bdfd ?

April 13, 2019 | 7:21 a.m.

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