Hey man! Nice to hear from you again!
First off, I don't think meditation, routines and all that should be tied to your choice of career. I would encourage you to be the best you can be, whatever path you choose :)
When it comes to poker, I am also in a rut. Just moved stakes and went it to some serious coolers - but this is were we can learn the most about our self. I try to envision this as a small path of a long road - so even though is tough now, we can laugh at it since. Probably skillwise and how we dealt with the swings! I have a great book recommendation for you - "atomic habits", think this will be a great read! Looking forward to hear about your next adventure, and hope your girlfriend is doing better! Best of wishes brother!
Dec. 6, 2019 | 11:29 a.m.
week 4 update (page 4)
Dec. 2, 2019 | 9:42 p.m.
Thank you. Would you say that you are betting with hands that have semi good equity++ and dont have to many bad runouts? While check calling more when our hand can become weak in relative hand strength? Or do you primarely go large for protection, when needed? I think finding the right sizes can be tricky to. It would make sense to go bigger on FD and so on, but it would become very polarized if only bet big with these hands, and would be easy to bluff us with a flush present. How do you approach this in ordered to be balanced?
Nov. 26, 2019 | 3:39 a.m.
Not understanding why you assume this. Nor my intention. But I do still think my range assumption of the pool is valid, and I have posted the hand history, so dont really see the problem with this. I agree on the ranges, being different from the callers perspective. but still wondering if the solver differate between agressor and not. But yes, my question is regarding c betting oop.
Nov. 26, 2019 | 3:30 a.m.
Yeah, but the Solvers dont really differate between leading and cbetting as far as I know?
55, is way to wide with the rake. That is spewing, most would not recommend opening the 55 because of rake. The sample is small, but I still stand pretty confindent in the player pool tendencies after 60k hands. Even with the rake in 50nl - according to a preflop solvers its not favourable with low pocletpairs and connectors.
Nov. 26, 2019 | 12:37 a.m.
No OOP. When IP I have pretty clear strategy. Been using script with pio, so have a decent understanding of IP. But OOP there are so many variables and a lot worse to navigate - so here I really lack both the experience and the knowledge.
Nov. 25, 2019 | 11:04 p.m.
The red is 3b/ fold to 3bet after raise (white)/4bet/fold to 4bet after raise.
Its of course a small sample, but when he has 23 vpip, and zero on 4 bet. We could make some assumptions. I would not expect him to show up with a very loose range here, and suited connectors is fairly off vs a BB 4x range - if you include the 4.5% rake and 18bb cap. Of course it happens, but people are in general playing tight. Even 5bet jamming QQ is - EV if villain has 4b range with Ak.+ The rake is a strong impact here, but that is another topic.
Nov. 25, 2019 | 10:19 p.m.
But ranges we can discuss and honestly I don't mind having wrong. But from all of my notes and tendencys, the ones that are looser are easy to spot. People are tight in NL 10.
But I need to understand this better. When we are talking about range bet, we want to bet all flops that have good coverage for our 3 bet range? Is that correct. So broadway heavy flops would be a range bet, and when facing a call, would we just barrel again.
When discussing OOP 3b pots earlier, people recommended having a pure check strategy. So a bit confused here.. haha
Nov. 25, 2019 | 9:31 p.m.
the player pool in general fold to 50% 3bet. Or you have the people who dont fold.
but to cleary on this matter, where I maybe should add to the text. Here you have villain. 100% fold to 3bet, so I think I we can say that he is tight in this position.
Nov. 25, 2019 | 9:28 p.m.
I think your assessment of continuing ranges are off. Vs recs/lagtards yes. Vs the normal pool, they tend to overfold vs 3bets and 4b a small frequency. I can't really say I have seen people calling with A2s, 89s as a standard - nor should they with the rake. But that's another topic.
Nov. 25, 2019 | 9:25 p.m.
BB: $22.75 (Hero)
BB lost and shows a pair of Kings.
CO wins $19.68
Rake is $0.93
Nov. 25, 2019 | 6:27 p.m.
Hey Akissv7. I agree on the GTO part is not necessary in my stake. But I rather play a optimal strategy, then the occasional spews - because they are expensive AF.. haha. But I do learn from them at least. I just think I am not capable of the whys. I would like to have clear cut opinion about my strategy. So I make a choice based on my assumption - and if my assumption was wrong, thats okey. But then I at least had a plan - which I think I lack in part of my games.
Nov. 25, 2019 | 5:29 p.m.
Thanks for reply guys.
I think my handselection is not bad. I have worked with equities and MDF. So I am not out of line. My biggest problem is definitely when I don't know what the F* I should do.
Example for the hand here.
Here I understand when looking back that I am beat - and should not be to difficult to lay down my hand - which I dont have problem with when playing good. The problem is that I don't lay down the hands when I am playing my B/C game.
I agree. I just don't think I have good enough range building experience to understand the EV of my range vs theirs. I am working on it, and responds like this helps. I am just a slow learner sometimes... But I do learn from my mistakes fast, It's more the concepts that usually are taking some time to unlock!
Nov. 25, 2019 | 5:07 p.m.
week 3 update!
Nov. 25, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Say flop go check-check. What is our turn strategy? Say for example our strong hands in our check range that would be a clear x/r for value. Are they converted to turn leads? Or do we just protect our whole checking range on turn as well?
I think I might be to concerned of loosing money OOP. Are you fine with checking down your entire range?
Nov. 25, 2019 | 3:06 p.m.
Hey guys! I am working in pio - but not efficient enough to have a solid strategy for 3b pots.
Is there any simple rule of thumb for when we should Lead OOP? I get so confused and put my self in difficult spots.
Sometimes for being overly passive and other times for being overly aggressive. This is more common when I am tired, so I need to work on my fundamental approach - so this is not becoming a big leak when I'm not playing my A game.
And to add. If people can recommend a good system for PIO - its appreciated. I have started to use scripting but not used in excel yet. If there is any material you would like to suggest for simplified strategies - I would appreciate the recommendations :)
Nov. 24, 2019 | 10:06 p.m.
Hey thanks for replying. I am playing 3b only Strategy except from bu and bb Vs utg where the range is strong. I am bit unsure of what flops to lead and which I wont. Am working with PIo, but not a gto wizard in any sense. Dont like flatting sb at all, since bb in nl 10 are Even overcalling 3b.
I like your point of view - only thing is I would add is People are flatting 3bets with AK in a higher freq then 4betting. Because of rake, I think its reasonable to not be jammed out of your equity. Since you cant call a strong 5b jam range with the rake involved. So in this situation where player is unknown I would like to include the posibillity of AKo here, but hes comboes are slim either way with blockers. Would you approach it the same way? And what boards in general are you leading?
Nov. 23, 2019 | 11:45 p.m.
Thank you :) in hindsight I also think the fold preflop is more Ev as a standard approach at least.
The second one, I am Just wondering if any flop texture except Queen Will be good for us. Do you think he is able to have less then AK here?
Nov. 23, 2019 | 2:43 a.m.
Hey! Thanks for posting! Sorry to hear about your girlfriend, and I wish you all the best. Know People Who have used cbd for lupus to reduce inflamation, dont know much about this - but thought I might add it Just in case it could be to any help.
Looking forward to Reading your rebuild! sometimes taking a step backwards, can also be a move forward. Thank you for sharing from your private life, good luck forward!
Nov. 23, 2019 | 2:40 a.m.
I have to spots I am bit unsure of if played right.
Should I checkraise here? Is it too wide of a preflop 3bet? Or is the line ok?
In this spot, am in a all inn or fold situation? I mean I will run into AA/KK a good portion of the time, and with the pot odds I cant ever really fold on a lowboard. But I am given 33% equity here, but are not closing action. What do you suggest being the optimal play here? Can we jam QQ because of the Coldcaller - which would likely coldcall with AQ in the top of his range - so pretty sure he folds to a jam.
Nov. 21, 2019 | 5:40 p.m.
Yes. I think I made some decent adjustement. Just going to kind of mirror the UTG range and playing less 3b and more flats vs UTG "unknown" - then 3b more if they display a weaker UTG range then optimal. Then have a 3b only strategy vs latepos. Have burned some money from sb and bb lately - so tight is right :D But if the price is right then GG... haha
I have played at other sites, but when MT, I like to have stars helper - which helps alot. And I like to know the pool of stars where my plan is to grow. I Have tableninja, but that program is so shit. And now I starting to have decent pool stats, so I think I am just sticking to stars, even though I agree with your argument. I was playing at Ipoker for a while, but fast tables are not running enough in nl10.
I am a winning player atm, so hopefully I would get to nl 25 in a decent amount of time - even though - maybe not the smartest route.
One more question.
when you are facing say marginal decisions on river (the ones you want to fold, but the foldbutton just goes to hiding mode) How can I calculate how the rake will affect my situation? I do like the ICM comparison, which I feel can be comparable. But If I would have a better understanding of the math behind - I think I can make better conclusions.
Thanks for the reply :) <3