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$1K PLO, I knew that great Sam Greenwood was sitting left next to me, but I didn't know that it has become RIO video. I wish I could have the hand HU vs you, and it should be explained in this nice vid. :D

As for the hand at 23:03 you explained with replayer, as you mentioned, many combos suited to Ah should be included in his raising (preflop) range "generally". He might have not made triple barrel bluff on the river if he doesn't have JJ.

Oct. 7, 2017 | 8:19 a.m.

"You can prolly figure out the authenticity of his graphs."

Yea, I guess so.
And I won't say much about on that though.

Sept. 6, 2017 | 4:47 p.m.

It's just quite simple to me.
"Did/Does he lie to his potential customers/students? or not"

Sept. 1, 2017 | 6:09 p.m.

Thanks Nick and 500zreg (It looks you know about me, Sensei). It seems it is one of the best ways to learn preflop. Yea, there should be a lot of surprise. I was also surprised to watch Jnandez's streaming, which explained [4b range! AA, AKK].

Nobody is playing near GTO except Danfiu.

Today's MVP. This is also informative and interesting.

Aug. 18, 2017 | 8:23 p.m.

Hey Nick, I do also believe that there will be 3 of omaha solvers, Monker, PIO and Simple. Considering current domination of PIO in NLHE scene, I want to wait for the news from PIO team and will decide which program I will jump in.

Recently I talked with some Omaha players around me, and most of them are still doubting GTO's advantage in Omaha scene. Since it "should" be rather complicated and difficult to master GTO way of playing in Omaha than NLEH, they are doubting. I don't know whether I can learn well how to use it, I really want to keep watching.

In which situation do you guys think Omaha solver will help you a lot? Preflop GTO range should be great as Jnandez is talking about (and providing coaching), however, I myself want to specify certain spot, especially on postflop, where GTO solver will exceed "good" small-mid stakes players who don't use/learn GTO at all.

Aug. 17, 2017 | 3:55 p.m.

Just curious, I'm looking around but I haven't found blogs, vlogs, articles etc. continuously talking about the latest omaha GTO.
Do you guys have any lists?

Aug. 16, 2017 | 6:31 p.m.

Fold pre. If I'm asked "what do you think?" I'd say this would be the answer.

But anyway, post flop,
Range assignment etc. means almost nothing in this VERY spot (OTT, OTR) I think. And this hand must be played at Live, right? Considering all the story and read on the Villan by HERO, question is quite simple to me.

  • How do we see his B/C OTF ?
  • and is he bluffing OTT or not ?

As long as we follow the story HERO told us, once we call OTT, it is mandatory call OTR unless the board pairs.

If we try to talk about theoretical / math things, long-term winnings / losings, etc.. etc.., just fold pre.

Aug. 6, 2017 | 12:52 p.m.

Open folding A478ds is not a super big mistake here, I think...
Rather than that, criticizing him by raising things like "top12%" & "UTG+1" sound somewhat funny to me.

Aug. 5, 2017 | 9:16 a.m.

you mean Monkersolver (not PIO)?

Aug. 4, 2017 | 2:05 p.m.

Hi Leszek, great vid as always.

@35mins 2nd table : I agree with you. Standard is to bet 40-50% of POT on the flop (K82r). Here's my question. After you bet in that way, say 50% of POT on the flop, the villan X/C it. How will you act (Action and sizing)on the turn when exact same card (5h) comes?

I would bet with fairy large size (around 70-80% of POT) on the turn. (But the reason is specific, 1) I know this BB player, 2) Lots of Kx combo might not complete 2p+ with 5h, 3) strong value hand like KK will X/R on the turn (or even on the flop), which instructs me easy B/Fold)

April 30, 2017 | 5:42 a.m.

Hi Leszek, great vid as always.
@17 mins spot when you explained it's clear fold 99 on K96, I totally agree to your explanation and read on book1225. Yes, he is definitely winning reg. on this stakes, and his raising range especially against "YOU" is quite strong. Ofc, it also includes combo draw of FD+str8, however, KK is also the great part of raising range as you explained. All-in-all, I agree to your intuition that estimated EQ of you in this spot is not higher than 42%.
I think that the point is; "You know Him well, and He knows YOU well too" :)

March 12, 2017 | 7:10 a.m.

I'm curious about Joni's answer. To me, as Joni explained in the vid., and naturally I listened to his explanation, no other hand but 89 IS what he is representing at this spot.

Do I understand what you were trying to say, Joni?

Dec. 8, 2016 | 3:21 a.m.

Great vid, I enjoyed.

In the very beginning of the vid, you mentioned that something about "changes" in this 1-2 years (?). I tried listening and understanding again and again, but I couldn't (I'm not native speaker either). Could you or somebody write down what Leo mentioned?

Quality of the vid getting better and better, and I really enjoy this. I hope some improvement of mic next time. Your voice sounds distorted a bit.

Nov. 19, 2016 | 6:06 a.m.

wow review video for 0.50, great! will see check now

Jan. 30, 2016 | 6:14 p.m.

Still I don't see the point. Are you talking about BTN vs SB at around 18:00- ?

Jan. 19, 2016 | 9:30 p.m.

Very nice, attractive. Learning a lot from your aggressive style :)

Jan. 19, 2016 | 9:07 p.m.

I don't think he will be able to continue when you 3bet this turn.His move is just "hey do u really have good flush?" raise, which you already know.
On the turn it completes both flush and straight, and it's highly unlikely Villan X/R with set. Unlikely.

I would just call this spot and I'm sure 99% Villan will check on the river with any cards which do not be paired, and I will make tiny thin value bet like 20-30% or of pot or even smaller, which I think Max value we can draw from him. Chance is small but it may also induce his bluff x/r on the river, if he has - say - K high flush.

When the board paired, Villan might bet into it. I will call it for sure. Villan may try to rep. boat, though. Rather than that, I bet he would do that as he wants to rep strong flush, by seeing our just-call on the turn.

PS I don't think it's easy to define "clear" answer for this kind of situation. I bet Villan's way of thinking is not so complex, and I assume he x/r on the turn because he JUST wanted straight w/o flush kicked out. Simple.

Nov. 5, 2015 | 7:47 a.m.

Another great video, Mr.Lechrumski ... yea I've been a big fan of your vids since they were released at "Strategy". Keep the great work please :)

Sept. 13, 2015 | 11:36 a.m.

Hi there, It convinced me well that you are thinking 50 different things every day because I know you are a fountain of knowledge :) Busier you are, more knowledgeable you are to be. I'm also looking forward to reading your thought in Japanese. Good luck :)

(For your study of Japanese)
Midoriさんは知識の泉のような人なので、毎日50の違ったことを考えていると聞いてそうだろうなあと納得しています :) 忙しくなればなるほど、もっと知識豊かになるんじゃないでしょうか。日本語でのブログも楽しみにしています。頑張って :)

Feb. 2, 2015 | 5:28 a.m.

Great vid. as always. Math about stealing looks complicated first, but your explanation sounds great and quite OK for me to understand.

You may still be worried about your English, however I do not see trouble in understanding at all even I'm not also a native English speaker. Please don't worry about it :)

(English spoken by people from northern Europe sounds easy to understand for Asian, I think, because it doesn't have many liaisons - which many Asians speak English in that way.)

Dec. 31, 2014 | 8:16 p.m.

I understand both newradical and midori explained. (Hi, Midori, how r u doing)
This might be somewhat newbie question here but, my question is, "do you (or have you ever) check(ed)-back on the flop in a certain case (situation) on this flop?"

1) When you have specific read on Vil. (like this hand, Vil is station)
2) When the board is two-tone of cc or dd, which you don't have flush draw.
3) etc..

I would bet on the flop almost every time, and I'm not sure if I have ever checked back on the flop like this in general. But also, I would feel uncomfortable on the turn since I knew he is station, and he did check-call on the flop as I expected. (And still my hand is not completed though it has good Eq.)

Dec. 16, 2014 | 10:33 p.m.

Congratulations, Phil. It is also big news here in Japanese poker community!

Nov. 27, 2014 | 6:57 p.m.

I happened to find pokerjuice coach profile of you, and am surprised to know that you can also speak Japanese. For this several months, I and PLO players around me were wondering why you use Midori ("Green" in Japanese, and it is also used as "name" of girl in Japan) for your ID. Since your mother tongue should be English, you may have grown up outside of Japan, but I found something congenial in you now. What do you like anything - any books, musics, goods and so on - related to Japan? 

GL in your PLO life. 

ST, Tokyo

Oct. 4, 2014 | 8:36 a.m.

Nice vid.

I know it's difficult... but it would be great if you speak bit slowly :)

Aug. 27, 2014 | 4:46 p.m.

Hi there. Do you use notecaddy? At the scene 1:50, I want to know how you checked Villan's 4b range by mouse over. 

June 11, 2014 | 2:04 p.m.

Hand History | silentthird posted in PLO: 3b from SB vs unknown BTN
BN: $28.29
SB: $25.35 (Hero)
BB: $12.63
UTG: $66.29
HJ: $16.64
CO: $27.20
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt Q K J K
UTG folds, HJ folds, CO folds, BN raises to $0.85, Hero raises to $2.80, BB calls $2.55, BN calls $1.95
Flop ($8.50) Q T 4 (3 Players)
Hero bets $6.30, BB folds, BN calls $6.30
Are there X/R, X/C options?
Turn ($21.10) Q T 4 4 (2 Players)
I may bet, quite often... but X/C or even X/F is possible here?

June 8, 2014 | 9:36 a.m.

To share "visualized" weekend situation, I'm posting this boom here.

I'm not crying about unlucky 4 on the river, nah..I'm already accustomed to that. What I want to  say is, "Would you please let me know how you found you can call OTF with your hand?" :(

June 8, 2014 | 9:22 a.m.

BN: $37.71
SB: $25
BB: $25.22
UTG: $17.60
HJ: $21.18
CO: $36.69 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.35) (6 Players)
Hero was dealt A 8 A 7
UTG raises to $0.50, HJ calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.35, BN folds, SB folds, BB folds, UTG calls $1.85, HJ calls $1.85
Flop ($7.40) 6 8 K (3 Players)

June 8, 2014 | 7:51 a.m.

Thanks Tom and arizonabay. As for NLHE, it is not big problem for me. EQ on PF and on Flop will be peacefully maintained and I will barrel, barrel and barrel with my top range. It is often said that NLHE has become more difficult to crush but there are still many who cannot fold simple TPTK, and I have 2p, set, and well hidden runner*2 str8+. But for PLO, it doesn't go like this. I think I'm on the tight (or even nitty) side with my starting-hand selection, and with nuttyness, high-cards and playability, I'm almost always "way ahead" to unbelievable weekend fish/whales .... at least on the PF and Flop. In this sense, I play in a way as Tom mentioned above and I never loose my aggression OTF and OTT, and try to realize value as much as I can. 

I think, what I tried to ask here is decision with "not Top-range, but some hands between Top-Mid range and vulnerable mid-range". If it's the case vs decent or weak-tight reg, I may have taken him down w/o showdown OTF or OTT. But in the case vs maniac/station, I often find myself "slightly ahead OTF and OTT" but couldn't steal pot before the river, and "got rivered". With some deep stacks, I may be able to X/F or B/F OTR, but sometimes I cannot with 100bb and give him all the stacks. cry.

Tom, 200bb example I gave here is just a kind of example how some bad weekend players play with these "unbelivable" hands. We should not lose 200bb here as you mentioned :)

(I tried the best to write in English what I wanted to say. tks for understanding.) 

June 8, 2014 | 7:16 a.m.

Hi there, those who are addicted to ZOOM PLO here may have been feeling that it is always, seriously, troublesome to play peaceful Saturday and Sunday. Yea, it's never going to be "peaceful". 

Simply saying, here I wanna know "how you adjust yourself to weekend players" and "how you dodge unlikely situation where you will lose all your 200bb chips by rushing into his "J923rr" on "AK233" board " 

Yea, you had some good "AKxxds" in your hands and well format text book in the world may say

--- "Villan CCed on the CO against your tight UTG raise range, and there, it's unlikely to have 2 in Vil's hand, also unlikely 3" --- It's quite Likely on Saturday and Sunday. 

Btw I called "his" 5bet with my AAxx and went for ALL-IN on the pre-flop (of course I'm very happy), and there came out JQQQ from his hand. I "dodged" weird Q at that time and got some 100bbs safely tho. It's weekend. Serious.


June 7, 2014 | 7:17 p.m.

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