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Play a very tight conservative strategy initially. While this won't maximise profit in the short term it will dramatically reduce the risk of going broke. Or if you can you could play online cash and grind 50nl until you have like 2k+ and have a better roll for live games.

Jan. 19, 2018 | 6:57 p.m.

Would very much be interested in this, also how to utilise Pio to the greatest extent against the player pool. As in how to use PIO to find the best strategies against the pool because no one actually plays like PIO.

Jan. 2, 2018 | 6:22 p.m.

Could someone do a sb vs bb video? limping vs raising, limp raising ranges ect? How stack sizes affect ranges ect

Jan. 2, 2018 | 6:18 p.m.

Aug. 2, 2017 | 8:02 p.m.

Why do you get "bothered" by the "limped pots" and "awfully passive and soft play""? Surely thats exactly what you want? Or would you rather all the recreational players played well? Please dont tell me you berate them for limping....

Aug. 2, 2017 | 7:54 p.m.

You don't need to "move" but you can play on both sites. Just stick some money on Party and play some the games and see how you find it. Its just a trade off between software/ease of use and softness. If you play mtts, you can still grind your stars schedule but take out some of the worse stars mtts and stick the powerfests for example.

Aug. 2, 2017 | 7:44 p.m.

just open shove flop and if he folds any hand you're printing. +you have good equity normally when called

June 16, 2017 | 1:49 a.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on Live $2/$5: AA utg

As played I would never fold river here, he has very little 8x flatting your utg open and he would probably have to fold 78s and 89s without a bdfd on the flop with two players behind. You don't have the ace of hearts so you don't block any flush draws. He has very few combos of value, basically only 55,88 and maybe JJ if he doesn't 3 bet pre. Please say you didn't fold

May 19, 2017 | 8:11 a.m.

What kind of bankroll management would you guys recommend for playing deep live cash games?
Where I play you can buy into £2/5 for £250-£2500, I generally buy in for £1k unless there is a serious spot in the game sitting very deep. I would like to transition to play the £2/5 for most of my volume but I'm not sure if I am comfortably rolled for it. What roll would you want to play a deep stacked live £2/5?

May 19, 2017 | 8:05 a.m.

What kind of bankroll management would you guys recommend for playing deep live cash games?
Where I play you can buy into £2/5 for £250-£2500, I generally buy in for £1k unless there is a serious spot in the game sitting very deep. I would like to transition to play the £2/5 for most of my volume but I'm not sure if I am comfortably rolled for it. What roll would you want to play a deep stacked live £2/5?

May 19, 2017 | 8:04 a.m.

I think its time for a refresh of essential mtt coaches, having apotheosis was great but now he's moving up in the world and the roster feels rather stale. Coaches that play a sub 30 abi kinda sucks.

April 5, 2017 | 11:03 a.m.

I guess it somewhat depends on your image at the table. If you've been tight you can probably fold but if you've been raising wide ( or just a lot and never getting to showdown with premiums) then I think its a must call. You can basically rule out him having AA-QQ and probably AK. I think its pretty much worst case scenario a flip and he could be shoving suited broadways/AJ/AT/A2-A5s if you've been aggressive.

April 5, 2017 | 11:01 a.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on MTT Software

SnapShove is an app developed by Max Silver that would help you learn push/fold/call spots. Really easy to use and you can use ingame (subtly).

April 5, 2017 | 10:56 a.m.

Seems alright, very credibly reps AA/KK, and you have decent equity when called.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 11:19 p.m.

I think the fact that you're dominated by his range pre is massively outweighed by the fact you can outplay his postflop and you will be able to get 200bb in relatively easily when you have value hands against his top pairs ect.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 11:16 p.m.

Generally prefer a 3bet pre unless the straddler is someone you want to keep in the pot.

Jan. 8, 2017 | 11:14 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on MTT study group

Sorry if I never replied to anyone as there was an overwhelming number of responses.

Dec. 28, 2016 | 10:12 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on 16 bad beat a day

You did call a 3 bet with 82o...

Oct. 7, 2016 | 10:24 a.m.

Hey, where do you play in London? I've played mostly at the Hippodrome, but 2/5 doesn't always run. Where would you recommend?

Sept. 29, 2016 | 11:43 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on MTT study group

thanks for the recommendation!

Sept. 27, 2016 | 1:49 p.m.

Interesting spot, if villain always has 22-77 its a call, but once villain starts shoving Ax as well and other hands its a fold. In one of Jason Koons videos he calls a 25bb shove in the bb with T9o because he suspects the villain always has a small pair and he's doing well enough against that range that T9o is a call even for 25bbs.

Because the btn only has 2bb the shove is weaker than it would otherwise be and its only for 16bb effective so I think this is a call.

Sept. 26, 2016 | 11:14 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on KQs UTG

You could also call, but shoving is much better than folding.

Sept. 26, 2016 | 11:11 p.m.

Post | Riverbanged posted in MTT: MTT study group

I’m making an MTT Skype group, I’m looking for players playing midstakes+ to talk about hands, strategy and general poker.

I’m currently playing mtts ranging from $11-215, with most of my volume being between 22-55, but I’m looking to move up as my roll increases.

I play under a variety of screen names, such as ‘Riverbanged’ on Stars. Apoth actually reviewed a hand history of mine on 888 here on RIO.


I’m looking for a group of players that are playing seriously and work on their game regularly. I’d like the chat to be active and for everyone to work together for everyone to improve their game. So please don’t join if you’re not going to be active.

Post/send me a PM with your screen name, stakes and skypename and I’ll add you!

Sept. 26, 2016 | 9:18 p.m.

While you do have better hands to call with some % of the time, people just spaz out way too often, especially at the $16.50 buy in level. I think just flick it in and expect to run into boats some of the time, but you'll also see random Tx, straights, worse flushes and some bluffs as well.

Sept. 25, 2016 | 11:15 p.m.

Yeah I think you played it fine, as played you definitely call off, even against top set you have 42% equity, sucks if he has a dominating draw but so be it.

Sept. 25, 2016 | 11:11 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on Live 1/2

If they assume you have aces every time you 3 bet why dont you 3 bet bluff loads?

Sept. 22, 2016 | 11:31 a.m.

Post | Riverbanged posted in NLHE: Zoom winrates

I've been thinking about transitioning from mtts to cash and I was wondering what possible winrates there are at various zoom stakes.
What winrates are you guys winning/think is possible at 50,100 and 200nl zoom?

Sept. 21, 2016 | 9 p.m.

Comment | Riverbanged commented on Live 1/2

Firstly I hate the preflop flat, seeing a 4 way flop out of position is terrible with aces, and squeezing out of the big blind is such a dream situation here. Its a great spot to bluff 3bet so 3betting with aces wont get much credit. I would make it $35 preflop. (+its live 1/2 so no one will fold).

As played however, I would checkraise the flop but much larger, by raising to 55 from 25 you give your opponents 6-1 to call. This prices them in with flushdraws, straight draws ect... I would raise to maybe $125. This would mean the pot would be $315 on the turn and you can jam in your remaining $265. This gives your hand protection from flushdraws ect but also value from Qx.

Sept. 21, 2016 | 8:56 p.m.

Better late than never.... European had J5ss... misclick...

Sept. 18, 2016 | 11:50 a.m.

She opened UTG+2 and I flatted the Hijack. If I was in villians position I think you can call AK, but AQ is very marginal.

Sept. 17, 2016 | 12:39 p.m.

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