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Comment | thegrinder12 commented on call range turn

You are prob right, gave him this barrel range which looks decent. We will have 49% equity vs that range, and he might even not bet his Jx.

Nov. 20, 2015 | 1:08 p.m.

Nov. 20, 2015 | 12:53 p.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: call range turn

My flop xc range has around 51% vs his likely cbetrange. When putting in this turn, his equity of his range increases to 54%. So this turn is better for his range( he has way more Kx that’s why I think he has a range advandges). Since we are range underdog and we are OOP we can fold way more than 1-A on the turn I guess.
Becease he minopens preflop, we also have hands like 56o 76o 89o. Hands like 5s6c are better to call with on the turn. I think J7o(without a club) is a close call/fold. Do you mind folding this hand?

Nov. 18, 2015 | 10:28 a.m.

So you dont agree with the range I gave him?

Nov. 17, 2015 | 7:42 p.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: fold AQ vs ch/raise on Q86s

vs unkown reg. My gameplan woulb be to bet my AQ sometimes and check it back sometimes(it is not a hand we can get 3 streets of value with, but mostly 2). bet range on flop would be:

-AQ(50% of the time)
- hands like 9Tss TJss

vs the x/r it feels like we should always fold our AQ(without a heart). We already defend our sets/FD and even a hand like 9Tss I prefer calling above AcQs. With AQ we cant make moves on later streets( we dont have heart blocker) even vs a 3 barrel on blanc we arnt happy.

I gave villian this range (he cr 35% oif his sets and 10% of his potential bluffs). THink this is a reasonable assumption.

pot odds are 24% we will have 23% vs this range, we need way more equity with this hand since it is not much playable on later streets(we cant turn our hand often into a bluff for example). Even if he raise 20% of his potenial bluffs we only have 27% equity which isnt enough I guess.

So my plan would be defending sets/fd/ a hands like 9Tss or maybe JTss

Nov. 17, 2015 | 5:11 p.m.

Why xr verry often makes sense? Dont we expect villian to check back river a lot of we have a xr range on river?

I try find an answer. think the EV of xr value on river is higher than betting. I think the hands he will call our river lead with, are also betting often if we check( AA/AK).

July 19, 2015 | 2:39 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on call river?

I think I like to check my whole range, since this turn hit his range hard I think. I think building a ch.r and ch.c range on the turn is oke?
I that case we have flushes/pp/some % of the time FH on the river. So in that case 77 is not high enough in our range to defend.

July 8, 2015 | 7:13 p.m.

turn xf. think we have not enough eqtuity vs his bet range.

July 8, 2015 | 6:18 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on call river?

AQ with a club are 6 combo's i guess

His value range:(sb is a fish so prob his flat range is bit higher)

9Ts 2
89s 2
33 3
AQcc 1
AJcc 1
ATcc 1
KQcc 1
KJcc 1
KTcc 1
QJcc 1
QTcc 1

15 value combo's

we get 25% pododds, so he should have 5 bluffs. If he is playing AQ with a club always this way then we can call, but I think he won't play AQ(with club) always like this. He could some % 3b pre, he could check back flop some %. So since AQ with a club are the only bluffs in his range , I think we can overfold our range on the river?

July 8, 2015 | 5:38 p.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: call river?

23-18 3b 8 call open turn 7%

flop I cb a lot of pp for value/protection. his potential bluffs are AcQx and AxQc I guess. So I think call 77>AA on river (if we xc turn with AA).

July 8, 2015 | 2:18 p.m.

I like betting turn for a pretty small size, like you said we dont have that many bluffs. I will check my AQ with a heart

July 5, 2015 | 12:34 p.m.

value combo's:

AK 6
88 3
QQ 1
AA 1
TJs 4


we got 25% potodds, so he should have 5 bluffs. I think
he should fold most of his KQ on the flop right? He still
can play KcQx like this. This are 2 combmos. But I think we will sometimes
see AQ. So I dont hate calling.
GTO wise I think we should call and fold parts of our AQ, bc AQ is a verry big
part of our range I guess.

When he snaps river I think it will be a bit less likely that he has KQ/AQ, so I like your fold

July 5, 2015 | 12:27 p.m.

Why is this hand too bad to xc turn? I still prefer xc a hand like A5 than QQ , because it has more equity vs his bet range I guess? But depends if villian bets depolorized or more polorized. If he bets more depolorized then I think I like ch.fold this hands since we will have way more stronger hands we want to xc or xraise in our range.

July 4, 2015 | 2:02 p.m.

If we lead this hand on river r, do you also bet your missed fd on the river? If thats the case then we bluffing too much if we also bluff 89 I guess? I think I like 89 in my check range because like 3% of the time we win at showdown and missed fd never wins.

July 4, 2015 | 12:52 p.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: Valuebet sizing river

He is a 52/38 fish
calle open 37%
raise flop 0%
raise turn 0%
hands 150

fold flop turn river vs cbets 55/38/50(1/2)

I think our goal should be to find a size, so he will call with his Tx. If we pot bet river and he always folds Tx, then our bet isnt a valuebet.(bc we dont beat 50% of his call range).
Do you like bet 1/2 on river?


July 3, 2015 | 6:49 p.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: Calling turn too wide

I think I found a big leak in my game. I think I am calling turn too wide with hands who are doing poor vs villian his bet range.

Hand 1:

pot odds 27%,
vs a range of fd/2p+/ some AJ(wil not always stab flop) we have 34% equity. I think its really hard to realise our equiy. When the river is a spade and he barrels he will not have much bluffs,so dont like ch.raising on spade rivers. If river is a blanc our hand looks like a bad blufcatcher, bc we block a lot of his missed fd with our As. So I think we rarely will go to shodown with the best hand.

Hand 2:

most regs will barrel river around 60%. This hand isn't a good blufcatcher on rivers since we block some of his FD. So if he barrels river we are folding always (unless hit K ) , and if he checks he will also have a better hand like 30% of the time. I am not sure if folding turn is too tight?

June 29, 2015 | 8:05 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on Awkward Turn Spot

you also want have some nutflushes in your raise range. I dont like xc turn, bc I dont expect him to barrel on cards which improve us.

June 29, 2015 | 12:07 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on Awkward Turn Spot

His call on the flop seems verry strong, so I dont expect that much FE on turn. I think check/range turn is verry nice. It also makes sense with our value range, becuase I expect him to stab the turn a lot. He should call preflop much suited hands so he has verry few flushes in his range. I like ch/riase turn and shove any river. You could also barrel turn en overbet river(for the same reasons).

June 29, 2015 | 11:38 a.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on Donking flop 2

Thats true, but think still small size make sense if we bet a lot of our 7x. right?

June 28, 2015 | 5:43 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on River bluff shove

He is betting is whole range, so he doesnt need to protect hands

June 28, 2015 | 5:19 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on 4Bet Pot 150x

Holding the Ac is not good because it blocks his few bluffs like you said. although I cant see much bluffs we still can call because we will chop much vs AK.

Even if he never bluffs we still can call. We will have 21% equity vs AK+.

GTO wise we also can never fold AK because we have hands like AJs which we also fold, so if we fld AK we are overfoling

June 28, 2015 | 11:44 a.m.

xc turn like luckymer said. I would xc any blanc river. This is a verry nice river blufcatch hand since we block a lot of value hands and dont block his missed flushes

June 28, 2015 | 10:39 a.m.

pot odds are 30% preflop. vs top 6% QJo has 28%, but I agree we have position and playing against a weaker player so we can call hands with less than 30%. But playablity of QJo is awful. Like this board. We hit TP and dont even know if we can call turn/river. If he has post flop leaks like cb flop or turn pretty low we can still call. But thats not the case, It looks like he likes to barrel.

call hands which dont be dominate much by his range. 64s for example is way better call than QJo.

June 28, 2015 | 10:31 a.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on Donking flop 2

What about donking 50% (size). because I think we also want to bet a lot of hand for value/protection like A7. So that makes our range more depolorized and a smaller size makes sense then. Also its hard for BU to defend enough vs that size, because we still have a lot of nutty hands. So dont think he can raise a ton against it on the flop. And floating with the fish behind isnt also a good option for him.

June 28, 2015 | 10:03 a.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on Donking flop

I think this is a good spot

June 27, 2015 | 11:38 p.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: Donking flop 2

sb is a fish
Why we want donking this flop?

-We have more nut combo's than BU
-A lot of hand needs protection
-Its likely BU will check back a lot on this flop

Problem of donking is that its always hard to balance your check range. You dont want your check range be too capped.
How do you guys balance this? I am thinking about check hand like Th9c and donkbet hands like Tc9c becuase Tc9c needs more protection.
with fd we can do like 50/50

June 27, 2015 | 11:37 p.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on River spot deep

JTs seems like a standard 3b. I think I like to add this hand in my stack off range on flop. We have a lot of equity, even if we get money in only vs sets we have 40%. As played it really depends on your range. If you dont have a stack off range on the flop then we still have all sets/AAc/KKc and then JTcc it is too high in our range to fold.

June 27, 2015 | 10:32 a.m.

Comment | thegrinder12 commented on River bluff shove

You should have some raise bluffs in your range. You have 6 value shoves 66(3) and TT(3).
If you want to be balanced you much add like 3 bluffs I guess. QJs are 3 combos. Do you bet your whole range on turn? then you still have 99 in your range. I prefer raising 99 because QJ blocks his folding range( AJ mostly)

June 27, 2015 | 10:19 a.m.

Post | thegrinder12 posted in NLHE: Donking flop

I think a good rule when you want to donk is, when its likely IR will check back a lot then donking makes sesne. This is on flops what hits our range hard. I think this flop hits our range pretty good. My preflop call range is 55-99 KQo/KQs/KJs/AQ/AJ/ATs. AQ I am not sure I will sometimes 3b it. Even though we dont have KK and QQ I think donking a lot of our range makes a lot of sense. Our value hands just want 3 streets vs the fish.

I think my donkbet range will looks like. KQ/77/some KJ/AT/some AJ

My ch call range, some KJ/Qx/some AJ/some AT.

Like it?

June 27, 2015 | 10:07 a.m.

Not blocking his valuerange+blocking some of his bluffs(AxQx), so dont like to use this hand if we want balanced. A hand like 89suited looks like a good hand.

June 25, 2015 | 10:22 a.m.

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