But villain still has AQs, KQs in his range. I'm looking at hands from solver perspective, at least triyng to.
The funny thing is that if I would post a second hand and I would check on the turn, people would say that I should have bet lmao.
It's almost -10bb/100. lol
Nov. 26, 2022 | 9:28 p.m.
When I look at the solver, solver wants to bet most of the time on the turn with Ac, sometimes check. It's pretty clear why we want to bet most of the time on the turn.
Same, solver wants to bet almost 80% of the time on the turn due to blocking a lot of his strong Qx like AQ, KQ + we have a spade and we unblock hearts. It looks like a clear double barrel here.
Now here solver bets 40% and checks 60% so basically a mix. I would basically double barrel here on hearts, on a Q, K or A and probably J but not sure about J.
Solver here likes to check here almost 100% of the time, lmao. Same on the turn.
Solver says this, some people says that. Some people says to play exploitatve poker, some people say don't even bother and learn from solver. I don't even know anymore.
Nov. 19, 2022 | 9:40 a.m.
So I decided to play micros again and this time I decided to play more aggresive and bluff more. Before I played more of an abc poker. Before I had a terrible redline and now it's the same thing despite being way more aggresive. Now the thing is that in my mind it seems like I'm playing well (I have 1bb winrate over a 50k hands), it's not a big sample, I know. The thing is that my redline is going straight down, literally. I have sessions that I win a lot of hands without showdown and I'm like 'the redline should be good after this session', then I look at the graph and redline looks like shit again.
A lot of times when I try to bluff I run into top range or some ridiculous hand out of nowhere and I can't do anything BUT WHEN I have actually a hand, they find folds, even when I unblock the board when I have a bottom set for example. I'm tilted af because of this because I'm trying to play more aggresive and it's like people can see through my cards. People be calling me down with absolute garabage when I'm bluffing but when I'm value betting, they somehow fold. I can post my stats if someone would like to see.
I will post 4 hands that I played today in a session. In my mind I played those hands well:
Here I decided to 3-bet with A5o and villain calls. (I don't always 3 bet those kind of hands). Villain checks and I c-bet small on this flop mostly because of me having an Ac, villain calls. On the turn villain checks and I decided to double barrel on a 2c. It doesn't change much for villain but it helps me a lot because now I can rep a flush but of course villain shoves and I have to fold.
I 3 bet from SB vs UTG RFI and villain calls. I c-bet 1/3, villain calls.Turn comes 2h and it's an easy double barrel with AK, especialy with As plus we block a lot of his strong Qx but no, villain decided 3bet me on the turn and I have to fold.
Here I 3-bet from BB vs UTG RFI, villain calls. I decided to c-bet with 60% and villain shoves and again, I have to fold.
Villain opens from SB, I 3 bet with AJss, villain calls. Villain checks and I decided to c-bet small and get called. On the turn villain checks and I decided to double barrel for around 75. Villain shoves and we have to fold. Now, I don't know about this hand because I didn't study a lot of BvB 3b spots so I'm not sure about this hand.
Any advice or review would be appreciated.
Nov. 18, 2022 | 10:09 p.m.
I know about the site. The thing is that I see people posting graphs with 40k hands and saying that they crush the stake with 10bb wr for example. To me, it seems like you have to sunrun to have this kind of wr in 40k hands. It's like you have to win flips, you have to get good runouts because like I said, amount of variance I see in one session is ridiculous. For example today: I was up 4 buy ins and I lost almost everything to AK vs AA, AK vs QQ. and I won half of a buy in in 2k hands and it's been like that for the past 3 weeks.
Nov. 12, 2022 | 2:42 p.m.
So for past 3 weeks it's just crazy how much variance I am experiencing. It's like I win 5 buy ins in a sessions, everything is going well and all of a sudden boom, I'm down 2 buy ins in the same session. It's like that in almost every session. I start with 3 buy ins down, then I'm 3 up and again I'm down 3 buy ins etc. A lot of flips, a lot of coolers with KK vs AA, bad runouts (I'm on a good side of variance here too obviously). I just don't see how some people can have a big winrate in 20k hands for example. It just seems like you have to run really hot to have a big wr in that amount of hands.
Nov. 12, 2022 | 1:05 p.m.
So in theory we call a 4 bet jam from SB with 99, 88, 66 etc. Should we do it in micros or should I let it go? I actually don't know. Or if a villain has one combo of AK in his jamming range, is it automatically a call?
Nov. 11, 2022 | 8:27 p.m.
So let's say there is a villain and he's overbluffing. Let's say I'm in a 3 bet pot with him and villain x raises with with a hand he shouldn't even have, he's overbluffing in a lot of spots. Let's say I have a hand that in theory folds to a x raise. Does it mean that I print money long term by folding in spots like these? Logic tells me yes but I want to hear more from more experienced players.
Now let's talk about overfolding. Let's say there's a hero who plays good theoritical poker and doesn't adjust in a pool that players slightly under bluff. Then, there's a hero who overfolds in this pool. Like I said, they SLIGHTLY UNDERBLUFF. So who prints more money here? A hero who overfolds or hero who doesn't adjust at all?
March 28, 2022 | 8:45 p.m.
UTG: $35.18 (Hero)
March 13, 2022 | 6:38 p.m.
but i can't be exploited because I just started playing on pokerstars, like 2 days ago and it's zoom.
March 4, 2022 | 10:42 p.m.
It's not about the pool being clairvoyant. The worst thing about this is when I go into poker streams on twitch and I've seen a few challenges by the high stakes people on micros. They always get paid when they have value and they hit hands like a lot. They have a set? Villain is x raising. Calling 4 bets with 65s and flopping the nuts against AA etc.
It seems like I can't get paid when I have it. The only pro I've seen with downswings on micros is weazel.
March 4, 2022 | 8:40 p.m.
I don't x raise much. If we're talking about exploiting me, its impossible. I just switched sites to pokerstars 2 days ago and I'm playing zoom. They play exactly the same way on ggpoker. I open 44 and up, 56s and up, all suited Ax, K7s and up, J9s, standard opening range from HJ. How do they react when I c-bet? When I have air, they call and when I have a made hand, they fold. lmaaao
March 4, 2022 | 6:05 p.m.
The thing is that I actually check made hands, that's the thing. I check most of the time OOP with almost all my hands. The same with sb vs bb spots, I check a lot with made hands and with air and they almost always bet.
It generally looks like that:
When I have a made hand(a top pair or better): hero x, villain bets, hero x, villain x and I usually try to bet small or big on the river, depends on the board. I sometimes x but they are always gonna check behind with that line.
When I have a 2nd pair: hero x, villain bets, hero x and villains bets big and now I have to fold. It's like they always know what hand I have.
When I have air: hero checks, villain bets and I have to fold or hero x, villain x and hero bets 1/2 on a good card for his range, villain calls and villain happens to have broadways of some sort.q
One more when I have for example an Ad8d and flop comes AhQc3h: hero x, villain bets, hero calls and checks. Turn comes 2s and villain bets big, hero calls and river comes 2c, I check and villain of course big and there's no way in hell I'm calling.
It's honestly isn't about folding AK, AQ etc. It's just annoying when board comes good af for me range and they still bet, no matter what. They bet because checking is only weakness to them, they don't care about 'protecting checking range'.
It annoys because I can't get any value when I actually have a hand. BUT WHEN I BLUFF, they wake up and they call out of nowhere. I can compare it to having AA pre flop. You have them but everyone snap folds when you open.
March 4, 2022 | 5:05 p.m.
So there's a lot of flat calling the button against any position with pocket pairs, off suit broadways and some suited and non-suited connectors, basically a lot of hands. A lot of times I face a bet and it's a 1/2 or 3/4 bet when I check, no matter the board.
A72 rainbow and I have KQo - I check, villain bets and I have to fold.
672 and I have AKo - I check and villain bets and I have to fold
It's really annoying to me because I see a lot of hands like this and I have to fold. The worst thing is that they bet with everything. Now my question is: Aren't they losing money by doing this if they bet with anything on any board? To sum it up, I know I have to fold in theory but it pisses me off to fold good hands. lol
March 4, 2022 | 2:09 p.m.
How can we know our true winrate if we have sessions 5 buy in down, long break even stretches etc. I just don't see how it's possible unless we play something like 500k hands lol. Let's take 50k hands for example, we can run like shit or hot for 20k hands and lets' throw break even stretches in there. How is it possible to even assume what the winrate could be?
Feb. 6, 2022 | 1:15 a.m.
As the title says. It seems like you need to win big pots without showdown to have a good redline. Thin value betting is not gonna skyrocket your redline,, you need to win big pots. Am I thinking right? When I looked at my last session, my redline was quite goodl, then I won a big pot with a shodown and my redline started going downhill. How in the hell some people have a positive redline? Overbluffing?
Jan. 2, 2022 | 7:15 p.m.
it's always like this. I'm up 3 buy ins and out of nowhere I can't hit anything in 3 bet pots, runouts are terrible and literally can't do anything. It's like that everytime and everytime my session ends breakeven or slightly losing and it seems like it's never gonna end. I simply can't catch a sunrun which is sad. Just a little rant. :D
Nov. 29, 2021 | 12:08 a.m.
I checked redline based only on 3bet and it's skyrocketing, the same when I RFI. When I filter out by the blinds, it's going down.
Nov. 15, 2021 | 9:11 a.m.
Today I played 2k hands and I won a lot without showdown in 3b pots, some double barrels but still my redline was going down. It seems like you need to bluff every hand to have a good redline. Or is it because of blinds?
Nov. 14, 2021 | 11:40 p.m.
So I play nl10 and I don't know how to react against a small 3b sizing OOP and me holding a hand not good enough to call.
Hero opens 2.5bb A5o on button,
BB 3 bets 7bb
Hero opens 2.5bb KQo on CO
SB 3 bets to 8bb
I just have no idea how to play this. If ggpoker would allow custom huds, I could see their fold to 4bet and then it would be quite easy to play against. I imagine that in a second hand, I should call against that sizing but what about first hand?
On the other side, their 3bet sizing IP is big, something like 8bb, 9bb against 2.5bb open sizing. Is it even profitable to call against 9bb when you're OOP? Let's talk about BTN vs CO. AKs, AKo, KK, AA, AQo, QQ, JJ, TT - 4 bets. What about hands that are good to call with? Like KQs, AJs, 99 etc?
Nov. 11, 2021 | 8:10 p.m.
I study theory in poker everyday because I want to know what I deviate from when I try to exploit. I'm not a master at it, of course but I know how gto would play when it comes to stacking off because I studied these spots and that's why I created this thread. I just have a dilemma if stacking off like that in micros is profitable if their 4 bet range is tight. It seems like it's lighting money on fire.
Oct. 27, 2021 | 5:26 p.m.
Yeah, it sounds all nice when you're talking theory. Today I was up around 4 buy ins and guess what. Stack off AKs bb vs btn, the villain 4 bet with AA, stack off with QQ on sb vs btn and guess what he had after he 4 bet, of course aces and running KK into AA like always + a lot of small pots lost because of runouts etc. and I'm down again and it's like over and over and over, it never ends. It's never ending cycle, up 5 buy ins and next day I'm running into aces when I'm stacking off and buy ins are flying away. I had 150k hands at nl10 in 2 months and I'm under 15 buy-ins in ev + annoying KK vs AA pre flop and stacking off with AK against AA and KK. You will sometimes run into QQ, JJ maybe TT but is it really worth it? I'm basically playing theory correct poker just to play theory correct lmao. It just seems that it doesn't make sense to stack off. There's not a hud stat on ggpoker which shows 4 bet % which honestly sucks because a lot of times I see reg villains with high 3bet % and it seems like they only stack off with KK and AA.
Oct. 24, 2021 | 8:56 p.m.
Like the title says, it just isn't worth it to be theory correct at those stakes. Stacking off with AK, JJ, QQ btn vs sb? I'm done with that. It's just -ev to stack of with those hands in the long run. You're gonna face AA, KK, sometimes AK and very rare QQ. So when you stack off with AK, you're lighting money on fire. Theory poker says to stack off but theory poker doesn't know that people 4 bet ranges are so tight at micros that it's -ev. If you want to stay forever at micros, enjoy playing gto. The best way to play is to exploit by deviating from theory poker. Then you can start playing theory correct at higher stakes.
Oct. 23, 2021 | 4:12 p.m.
he literally called a squeeze with 97ss OOP. No matter how much I bet here, he's gonna call with a FD and why would I use a bigger size in spots like these? Don't I wanna get a call from 66, 77, 88, 99, TT, JJ, QQ? Yes, sometimes they can show up with QQ as well. If I bet big, there's a high chance that hands like 77, 88, 99 etc. fold. If we bet big, we only get called by an Ax and FD.