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Comment | ouch787 commented on Unblocking hands??

Ok...so unblocking is just another way of saying we don’t block. The thing that seems strange is using the term unblocking that implies that they were previously blocked and now we no longer block them. I guess that’s where I was confused. Thanks a lot for great explanation

June 27, 2019 | 1:16 p.m.

Post | ouch787 posted in NLHE: Unblocking hands??

Forgive my ignorance but I have been hearing coaches say this a lot and I really don't understand it. What do they mean when they say something unblocks their value range or their bluffs... I mean I have watched the examples they use it in and it doesn't make sense. How can something b unblocked we have the same cards through the whole hands we either block or we don't how do we unblock?

June 24, 2019 | 4:54 a.m.

Hello all,

I am on the hunt for pokermaster HU sims or sims with antes that are 150 to 300bbs. I know there are people who have ran pokermaster hu sims I just can't find anyone who has them. My computer cant handle running sims that big it says I need over 100 gB ram. If anyone has access to sims like this please PM me.


July 12, 2018 | 4:44 p.m.

Victor I noticed that in the 1st hand villain bet 1 dollar less than pot. Remember when I asked you about why all ACR regs do this? You said u didn’t notice it? This guy is a perfect example of it. Why do they intentionally bet $1 less than pot? Why not just bet bet?. Males no sense to me.

June 17, 2018 | 1:29 a.m.

Hey guys,

If you are a full ring or even 6m grinder I am looking for high volume grinders to play on a very soft Chinese poker app. We will provide a full stake, payments will be paid in btc weekly. Stake split starts at 50/50 but you can quickly move up to 70/30. All new players are to start at a stake that is equivalent to 25nl. Therefore all applicants must be winning at 25nl or higher over a significant sample. Most games will be 8m but very very soft compared to what you would see on Stars or ACR. Games can also play very deep so deep stack play experience is a plus. If you are interested and tired of the reg heavy grind of stars tables shoot me a PM with screenshots of your database. Please remember to include graph with SD NSD and EV lines. A screenshot of your stats as well as a stake by stake breakdown overview. Once I receive your PM we can set up a Skype interview and we can go from there.

Look forward to hearing from you!!

June 11, 2018 | 7:07 a.m.

I’m playing 10/20 and 20/40 and I agree it’s rare but last few days it’s all 8m seeing.

June 1, 2018 | 6:53 a.m.

Ok forgive me if I a, missing something obvious here but what is your holding? Or does it not matter? I mean if that is the exercise your holding are very important since if you have AK then chances he has AA or KK go down quite a bit. I would have to disagree w you when you say you don’t have a 4b bluffing range, unless this is your 1st 4b vs villain. 2nd I am never a fan of 4b AQunless you are confident villain is 3bing light. You mention that he is an unpredictable lag business guy. So I guess unless you have QQ+ I’m never jamming I think with 99 TT JJ AQ I’m flatting and seeing a flop everything above that I’m jamming.

May 29, 2018 | 9:53 a.m.

I have been a hu specialist for about 7 years now. As long as I can remember the only time donking the flop should come out your arsenal is if villain has low CV freq. However, I have been playing on pokermaster for the past few months and I have been encountering it more and more. The 1st guy who did it vs me literally destroyed me for 5 bi before I managed to get it back.

Then I was wait for a hu table and watching a match and saw a good reg getting absolutely crushed by this guy who was pot donking flop turn and river. I immediately saw why he was getting crushed, he was doing the SA,e thing I was. I was CR too much when they donked and if they called or God forbid 4b then I was left holding my Wang on the fold button. So I just wrote it off as a high variance way to play and that it basically bloats the pot and can be hard to play against. Then 2 weeks later almost everyone I played was donking. I saw a 100/200 match and both were good regs and they were donking. I know this sounds retarded but I swear it’s true. They would pot donk flops where they either hit top pair or had a strong draw. It basically made it so the pfrer couldn’t cbet a frequency that would be optimal. My question is does anyone else know anything about this? Is there a Chinese coaching site telling these guys to all donk bet? One thing that should be noted is the games on pokermaster generally play 300 B.B. deep minimum and sometimes play 1000 to 5000 B.B. deep. So I guess that spr might allow for donking to bloat the pot w that sizing where at 100bb it would be bad. Any thoughts would be appreciated. L .

May 29, 2018 | 9:45 a.m.

Actually u r mistaken most of the collusion is at 2/4 to 20/40/80 because most games higher players recognize collusion much faster.

May 21, 2018 | 2:50 a.m.

Comment | ouch787 commented on Ugh....

There's no way u can go all in and expect to be called by worse. Board is just too wet 68 TT 77 and 99 all beat u. I take that back at these stakes JJ QQ KK might call.

May 14, 2018 | 12:33 a.m.

I have been playing these games for the past few months I started w hu and now playing ring games. It all boils down to what club you are in. The hu action is very juicy but the ring games are club dependent.

March 23, 2018 | 12:35 a.m.

I found that most of my Pio learning takes place from running a sim and basically making a point of running through your entire range in that spot and look for what i like to call outliers. Essentially hands that Pio plays a certain way that i wouldn't expect. To me that is where i learn the most. Since it forces me to think about why Pio plays thos way. Once I figure that out its usually a big a ha moment that changes the way i play my range in that spot. 2nd thing that helps me learn a lot is applying the frequencies as best i can since that is what makes us hardest to exploit. Lastly i strongly suggest u get GTO trainer. Its a program that runs off Pio that allows u to play spots and it tells u if u made the most ev play.
I consider myself a giant Pio fish so if what i said seems elementary it's because I too just started using Pio 3-4 hrs a day when before i only used it like 1 x a month.

March 15, 2018 | 5:11 a.m.

In today's ring games I have found the best rule to go by and BELIEVE ME if you are flatting from the sb it will be difficult for you to adjust to this but u want to try to either 3b or fold from every position except button. So in sb calling w ATo vs that sizing is just silly. U r capping your range and playing oop. Not a winning strat. Now obviously if table is soft and not 3bing a lot u can flat more often but most games today don't run like that.

March 9, 2018 | 7:29 a.m.

When we use Pio for a specific strategy it will tell us exactly how many BBs the strategy is exploitable. Here's where i get confused. Does anyone know and understand how Pio does what it does?? If it is able to quantify exactly how exploitable a strategy is is there any way to show how it arrived at that number?? Furthermore, if it is exploitable to a specific degree can it show how it is exploitable as far as the spots??

March 8, 2018 | 5:18 p.m.

Comment | ouch787 commented on 3 Bet Ranges OOP

Uhhh....u haven’t given us reads or stats and most importantly you haven’t specified how many people are in the hand. Based on the fact you said this is 1/3 I am assuming this is full ring live in which case AJo 3b can get you in a lot of trouble. For the sake of keeping with what is stated in your post let’s say there are no other callers just you and open raiser. In this spot without reads I would likely elect to cold call as we don’t want to play a big pot oop in genera
Without the goods and if you are playing full ring there’s a good chance your hand could be dominated by AQ or AK. Saying AJ is a 3b or fold can definitely get you in trouble without reads say our opener is very tight and only opens with hands he can stand a 3b with. In that case we are 3b a hand oop when we would probably be a lot better off just calling.

Feb. 17, 2018 | 5:29 p.m.

I am not sure I understand number 3 HJ can buy position sb can rebuy position? Can u explain this? The thing is the way that the 4 seats wud sit is somewhat random so assuming u get every other seat then position is almost totally unimportant because should someone 3b your ep open u can squeeze them to no end from seats that act after the 3ber.

Feb. 11, 2018 | 7:32 a.m.

Okay so some of you may have played on these Chinese app sites. These sites are rumored to be very soft but unless you are playing hu or at a private club you will likely get crushed by the collusion that is not policed. This brought me and my friend to a question. You see when they collide basically 1 guy w 4 devices will sit 4of the 8 tables using a vpn and play 4 of the 8 seats.

Now what if we turned their collusion into a hu match only instead of playing 2 cards you are playing 8 such that 1 guy is controlling 4 accounts and the other playing 4. Now right away I would think that since we are occupying 4 of the 8 seats that position is less important and we should play wider ranges. However, what is the best range to play? It would also make sense to play 4 accounts when our opponent folds 3 and calls 1 since it’s 3 vs 1 and even if he had AA every time playing a pot 4 ways where 3 guys are trying to win vs you that they will have a massive edge.

I would like to hear any other strategies and if anyone would be interested in actually trying to play this type of game.

Feb. 10, 2018 | 12:54 a.m.

i should have added the river where BB pots it.

Jan. 27, 2018 | 8:19 p.m.

Rich guys w unlimited amounts of money don’t get staked

Dec. 24, 2017 | 8:49 p.m.

FWIW using a wide range that folds to 3b works wonders vs this pool.

Dec. 4, 2017 | 12:40 a.m.

Comment | ouch787 commented on Solver questions.....

I like how my post started forum drama thanks to those who posted. I think Pio has a lot more functionality than I’m using. Going to check out some Pio vids.

Dec. 1, 2017 | 12:40 a.m.

Post | ouch787 posted in NLHE: Solver questions.....

I am very new to the use of solvers. My main question is pertaining to overbets. It seems as though in spots where we have say nfd and are faced with a 120% overbet that solvers tend to lean towards folding. Obviously this is optimal as if we go around calling all overbets we will go broke. However what happens when we have a villian that knows this and frequently overbets as a bluff. It's impossible for a solver to take dynamic into account. Or am I wrong and solvers should be the final judgment in all cases?

Nov. 22, 2017 | 7:47 p.m.

This hand seems pretty standard. I would have made flop bet closer to 1/3 and turn bet significantly bigger closer to 70%. River is tricky because if you x you put yourself in an exploitable spot and villian can jam and you are in an awkward spot. One way to play it is to bet river and fold to a shove.

Nov. 20, 2017 | 7:58 p.m.

A few things. Generally when we have button vs blind it helps to know buttons steal stats. That said, assuming his steal stat is standard I like a 3b here. As for the post flop play i think you most definitely need to pull the trigger on the river. This runout is perfect for firing 3barrels. I don't think you need to shove river just another bet and fold to a raise.

Nov. 20, 2017 | 12:05 a.m.

lol Dad moved to Thailand he loves it. Yes after a losing session going over hands is by far the best thing to do. It helps to see that all of your beats were correct plays and that you were just running bad. On the other hand if you did make mistakes it helps to see them and plug leaks.

Nov. 19, 2017 | 5:34 a.m.

Generally check raising is a good option vs someone who has a high Cb stat. We want to CR all boards that are dry and are not likely to hit villains range paired boards and boards that give you strong draws are good textures to CR. On the other hand versus someone who has a high flop CV and high turn Cb we would b better off letting villain continue betting and save CR for later street.

Nov. 19, 2017 | 5:24 a.m.

I wasn't being a troll man. I am really bad at explaining things which is why I'm trying to post more.

Nov. 19, 2017 | 5:18 a.m.

Why do you think J4 isn't part of their range. OP said both were weak players so I think J4s is def in their range.AQ and KQ. may definitely be in his PF range on the flop I suppose KQ AQ might raise w str8 draws so u r correct AQ and KQ should be considered.

Nov. 19, 2017 | 2:41 a.m.

Mitchell Reid the latter is my opinion. Obviously not all live players but many of them don't go over HHS like online players do. This could likely be because they don't have access to perfect HHs or the online tools like pio CRev flopzilla etc. I imagine some use the pokerstove equiv for range analysis but that's it.

Nov. 19, 2017 | 2:37 a.m.

To a minraise folding this hand would be silly. Take a look at some of the HU viids tell me how many hands you see folded

Nov. 18, 2017 | 5:27 a.m.

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