Ok say what would a good WSD stat be? I should probably make a post and show all of my stats, I don't really know where I'm leaking right now but I've been starting to struggle at 25NL lately. 8bb100 there and 12b100 at 10NL. But at 25 im running like 10 BIs over EV. Only played around 35k hands i total in ring games lately, used to play headsup the last 2 or so years
April 19, 2019 | 11:40 a.m.
I too can recommend from the ground up, watching it for the 2nd time now and I play 25NL, great course imo and I would say definitely underpriced!!
April 18, 2019 | 5:48 p.m.
How would you play this hand? I think I'd like to see myself barrel turn but maybe a XC somewhere along the line is fine?
Hero (SB): 100.5 BB
BB: 116.99 BB (VPIP: 8.33, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
UTG: 94.33 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
MP: 197.5 BB (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
CO: 211.52 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
BTN: 240.89 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Qs Ac
fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, BTN calls 7.5 BB
Flop : (21 BB, 2 players) 2d As 5c
Hero bets 7 BB, BTN calls 7 BB
Turn : (35 BB, 2 players) Tc
Hero checks, BTN bets 19.25 BB, Hero calls 19.25 BB
River : (73.5 BB, 2 players) 5s
Hero checks, BTN bets 204.64 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 64.25 BB and is all-in
April 18, 2019 | 9:17 a.m.
Thanks! I don't think I'd be 3betting hands such as QTs, JTs etc here, very Ax heavy range which means that our bluffs are going to be mostly nut or bdnfds, some Axo type giveups and this hand somewhere in between but yeah I think I like the bet OTF
April 16, 2019 | 8:27 p.m.
Ok thanks. I would probably XC QQ and JJ. Would you say it's generally fine to think something like "When we are MW, ranges are generally stronger which means that we generally don't want to be range betting because that should be used for pushing range adv."? Are there some/many/frequent boards where betting range MW is an option?
April 16, 2019 | 8:22 p.m.
SB was some sort of loose-passive fish it seemed. First time I ever saw him and he also had 75% limp btw. So I figured I'd try to squeeze out the reg and play IP vs that guy. MP was kind of a new player for me too, but since this hand I've played hundreds of hands against him and he seem TAGish, quite solid for my games.
Should I bet flop here MW? With my bdsd and bdnfd? Looking to continue on spades, J and Tx? I feel like that's better than checking and I feel like I was being quite passive here. On that turn I don't really have much going for my hand, I think SB will have more 9, 8 and 5x than he should and also the reg was still in the hand.
SB: 387.31 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
Hero (BB): 99.54 BB
UTG: 101.34 BB (VPIP: 27.94, PFR: 17.65, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 73)
CO: 205.76 BB (VPIP: 37.63, PFR: 30.11, 3Bet Preflop: 8.00, Hands: 96)
BTN: 200 BB (VPIP: 24.81, PFR: 16.02, 3Bet Preflop: 3.25, Hands: 822)
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has As Qc
UTG raises to 2.5 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 2 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, UTG calls 9.5 BB, SB calls 9.5 BB
Flop : (36 BB, 3 players) Ks 5s 9c
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG checks
Turn : (36 BB, 3 players) 8d
SB bets 12 BB, fold, fold
April 16, 2019 | 12:11 p.m.
I don't think so, alot of coaches are talking about block betting in recent videos, it's definitely a thing and pio advocates for it sometimes as Samu said. Some pros that I have heard/thought of:
-It allows me to get thin value with hands that can't really bet bigger.
-I "set the price for the pot" and deny villain the opportunity to bet bigger with hands that are slightly better than mine but can't really raise my block, so we save money vs slightly better hands that would bet bigger and we would XC OTR.
-As far as bluffing goes, in a vacuum it only has to work 25% of the time with a 33% sizing so there are some potential exploits to be made with junk if we think that villain is just going to overfold.
April 16, 2019 | 10:07 a.m.
Yes I think I've been overdoing it a little bit since getting started with it a few weeks ago. I would throw in bluffs aswell and I am aware that in theory we should bluff quite a low % of our betting range because of the small sizing. In practice however I have been getting a lot of folds and can throw in some random junk in a lot of spots. People don't really raise me nearly enough after block either so I guessed I'm kind of biased because of my soft games.
April 16, 2019 | 9:59 a.m.
Thanks! For what it's worth this hand for me is optional/mix as 3b/fold. I think versus this guy specifically I lean towards a fold preflop as I actually expect this guy to be a bit better than me or around as good, he seems like a typical ABC player that is a bit more solid than me. Vs some weaker players I think I lean more towards a 3b.
And yeah I felt kind of weak folding that OTR, Idk in the moment I expected him to underbluff quite alot with line, this XR and then weird small turn sizing line. Perhaps that was way too assumptious of me.
April 16, 2019 | 9:53 a.m.
Okay cool thanks! Yes I find using it has been working out greatly especially for my games where people won't really bluff raise me and ending up calling really wide sometimes!
April 15, 2019 | 9:52 p.m.
Thanks for the math I've been wondering how to transform those numbers into hands like you did.
Perhaps he's not as nitty as I felt. I might be wanting to herofold in some spots like this where I should just call and not level myself
April 15, 2019 | 9:11 a.m.
Ok thanks! Given that he was unknown and was limping UTG I figured he's most likely weak and might end up here and calling with all sorts of hands like Tx and PPs maybe. I can certainly see XC being better though, letting him bluff
April 15, 2019 | 9:04 a.m.
Right I read the article nice one. I guess this would be more of a small thin value bet, whenever I use that sizing OOP like that I just call it a block bet because of the sizing for simplicity
April 15, 2019 | 8:45 a.m.
I decided to play 3b or fold in this scenario, mixing KQo this time it was a raise. Not at all sure about my flop sizing, I think in retrospect I'd like to see myself go bigger and polar. Once I took that line and get raised I have to call right? Turn seems fine from my side but what do you think about his small sizing? And how would you play this overall?
Hero (BTN): 195.32 BB
SB: 310.37 BB (VPIP: 24.43, PFR: 19.29, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 902)
BB: 193.75 BB (VPIP: 27.48, PFR: 16.89, 3Bet Preflop: 3.06, Hands: 312)
UTG: 108.5 BB (VPIP: 26.10, PFR: 19.46, 3Bet Preflop: 7.21, Hands: 2,168)
CO: 197 BB (VPIP: 23.48, PFR: 15.70, 3Bet Preflop: 4.92, Hands: 1,351)
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Kd Qc
UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, UTG calls 6 BB
Flop : (19.5 BB, 2 players) Td 6c Jc
UTG checks, Hero bets 6.5 BB, UTG raises to 21 BB, Hero calls 14.5 BB
Turn : (61.5 BB, 2 players) 3h
UTG bets 19 BB, Hero calls 19 BB
River : (99.5 BB, 2 players) Kh
UTG bets 59.5 BB and is all-in, fold
April 15, 2019 | 8:42 a.m.
How would you play this hand?
Hero (SB): 197.5 BB
BB: 278.03 BB (VPIP: 24.53, PFR: 19.31, 3Bet Preflop: 9.39, Hands: 868)
UTG: 516.56 BB (VPIP: 46.30, PFR: 17.90, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 168)
CO: 100.27 BB (VPIP: 26.26, PFR: 19.56, 3Bet Preflop: 7.20, Hands: 2,134)
BTN: 220.6 BB (VPIP: 25.86, PFR: 19.53, 3Bet Preflop: 8.71, Hands: 2,044)
Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Js Jc
UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, UTG calls 3 BB
Flop : (9 BB, 2 players) Qh 2c Tc
Hero checks, UTG bets 6 BB, Hero calls 6 BB
Turn : (21 BB, 2 players) 4d
Hero checks, UTG checks
River : (21 BB, 2 players) 2d
Hero bets 7 BB, fold
April 15, 2019 | 7:43 a.m.
Villain seems to be some kind of reg, I've seen him around. His stats might seem somewhat standard but I have a pretty solid feeling that he's a NIT. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he only 4b like QQ+ and AK here, but then again I don't know that.
So how would you play this hand? Do I have to call flop? I would probably just fold JJ vs 50% pot OTF but against this size I figured perhaps I should call.
CO: 101.46 BB (VPIP: 21.15, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 8.29, 4Bet Preflop After Raising: 17. Hands: 586)
Hero (BB): 174.69 BB
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Js Jd
fold, CO raises to 2.75 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 11.5 BB, CO raises to 27.5 BB, Hero calls 16 BB
Flop : (55.5 BB, 2 players) 2d Qd 6h
Hero checks, CO bets 18 BB, Hero calls 18 BB
Turn : (91.5 BB, 2 players) Ah
Hero checks, CO checks
River : (91.5 BB, 2 players) Qh
April 15, 2019 | 7:33 a.m.
Hey! So all the stat says is "4b preflop". All I know is that this is some kind of 4b percentage, but like which one? Does cold 4bs count or is it only after 2b raising? I have a hard time believing its total hands i.e all possible hand combos. Would appreciate it alot of someone could clarify...
Also another stat "fold to 4b preflop" is all it says, whereas my fold to 3b is "fold to 3b after raise" which is alot more convenient imo. Thanks!
April 9, 2019 | 5:09 p.m.
Yes thats a good point thanks!
April 7, 2019 | 9:39 a.m.
Cool! Guidelines such as this will be very helpful transitioning to ring games. It's been smooth but I definitely feel confused in quite some spots
April 6, 2019 | 12:15 p.m.
Thanks! Those sizing things you're talking about is by no means obvious to me (maybe some of them) so I'll put some more work and thought into my sizings
April 6, 2019 | 10:37 a.m.
Thanks for the input! I feel like with the info you guys have provided it's probably a pretty close spot and I think it would make for an ok exploitative fold vs pop. Wanted to see if this fold is just way too nitty
April 6, 2019 | 10:36 a.m.
Noted, thanks! I can definitely see how that sizing OTR is a bit thin, idk I was thinking that hes probably a fish and that I can probably just go 3 streets for value and even size up a bit. Maybe I overplayed it. Definitely should look to improve my river block strategy
April 5, 2019 | 10:09 p.m.
Thanks! Ok cool, having recently transitioned from HU I feel kind of nitty making those folds I'm glad to see I can find some decent folds like this then.
I realise those stats of his seem pretty good, I do think other stats kinda says hes a little bit nitty but yeah I'm not really sure
April 5, 2019 | 10:06 p.m.
Do I have to call twice here?
Villain is a reg, pretty sure he's a winning player at 10NL. He seems very straight forward, I have no notes of him ever getting OOL. If I had to guess I'd say hes underbluffing quite alot generally but maybe thats a bit assumptive of me. Because of that assumption I wasn't really looking to 4b/get in JJ in here pre, however I would definitely do it vs some opponents.
Hero (CO): 104.63 BB
SB: 365.23 BB (VPIP: 26.15, PFR: 20.30, 3Bet Preflop: 10.07, Hands: 2,220)
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Jh Jc
Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, SB raises to 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB
Flop : (21 BB, 2 players) 5s 3d Tc
SB bets 8 BB, Hero calls 8 BB
Turn : (37 BB, 2 players) Qd
SB bets 21 BB, fold
April 5, 2019 | 5:56 p.m.
As you can see only 12 hands on V but he definitely seems to be a weaker player.
CO: 216.83 BB (VPIP: 70.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
Hero (BTN): 100.65 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Kh Ks
fold, CO calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 3 BB
Flop : (9.5 BB, 2 players) 2c 5h Td
CO checks, Hero bets 4.75 BB, CO calls 4.75 BB
Turn : (19 BB, 2 players) 3h
CO checks, Hero bets 12.66 BB, CO calls 12.66 BB
River : (44.32 BB, 2 players) Qs
CO checks, Hero bets 31.5 BB, CO raises to 103.04 BB, fold
Not really sure about my fold here. How would you play this hand?