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I meant FTGU vs. The Grinder's Manual, since Peter authored both of them as intro-ish courses

Oct. 1, 2020 | 2:12 p.m.

Is the content comparable? I'm already subscribed to Essential. Books aren't my only source of poker learning, I just enjoy doing some reading on the side haha

Sept. 30, 2020 | 9:08 p.m.

Post | totoco223 posted in Chatter: Which poker book to read next

Looking for some recommendations on what to read next!

Wrapping up on...
The Grinder's Manual - It's been great and I expect to keep coming back to it for reviews. I've read somewhere that people thought it might be out of date but I still found it very useful. Supplementing the book with some of Carroter's videos in the essential plan has been great (introducing mixed 3bet range to go with the 3betting chapter, etc).

Mental Game of Poker - I didn't get as much out of this book as other people seem to have but I think I have a decent grasp on tilts from prior experiences in life. I do want to implement some of his advice to write things down though. I know that when forced to put things down on paper or in words, emotions do sort itself out.

Looking for...
Some things I'm interested in potentially
- More material on NLHE cash games to help improve at microstakes
- Introduction to MTT or SnGs for a cash-game focused player
- Introduction to GTO (I'm not really quite ready to drop money on solvers without fully understanding their benefits)

Sept. 29, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.

Post | totoco223 posted in NLHE: AKo from the BB

Apologies for not using a Hand History post, I couldn't get it to work as it kept telling me that the hand history is invalid.

I'd like some feedback on this hand particularly on how to play the flop. I feel like one of my leaks is that I'm cbetting too much at almost 70% but I'm still working things through.

Preflop: Opened bigger with 3 limpers in front and OOP to two of the limpers.

Flop: I did not flop much here except a bdfd and I expect that this board probably connects better with villain's range though I really have no idea what a limp-calling range looks like...the only guess I have is that they probably don't have the top hands 99+, AJ+, KQ+, QJ, etc. I didn't want to bet and make his range stronger when called. However, with a nut bdfd and just ak in general, I elected to x/c instead of x/f even to a pot size bet. What should we doing with AKo on this board as the OOO PFR?

Turn: The sizing was a bit strange seeing a half-pot bet after a full-pot flop. I would have folded to another large bet but seeing a half-pot bet and drawing to the nut flush I elected to call.

Sept. 22, 2020 | 1:29 p.m.

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