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Hey guys. Great video! I just signed up for an Elite membership yesterday. I really want to get into solvers more. I'm thinking about getting GTO Wizard and also maybe GTO+. How well are they used for studying preflop like in this video? I've been playing live cash in Las Vegas for the last four years and the ranges I've been using won't cut it online at these levels. What is a good place to start with working on my six max nlhe ranges? Monker was mentioned in the video but it's like $500 and I would have to learn how to use it. LOL Not that I'm apposed to that. I'm Just asking for some advice. Thanks in advance!

Dec. 1, 2021 | 10:13 a.m.

I usually don't. Generally I don't think it's a good idea to show any hand you don't have to. Some people pay attention at the table and you are giving them free information. Sometimes a bluff tilts someone and you can benefit from that. And if you are a tight player that doesn't bluff a lot, it doesn't hurt to show bluffs as you are more likely to get paid off on your good hands. But if you are a very active at the table and you show your bluffs, it gets harder to keep bluffing. If the other players only see you table the nuts, then you can bluff more and they assume you have it they will fold their marginal hands more often.

Nov. 22, 2017 | 5:54 a.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on Add Podcasts to RIO?

Thanks for the reply. Obviously not a lot of interest on RIO for podcasts. :)

Sept. 12, 2017 | 7:10 p.m.

Are you US? Not many out there for US based players. I haven't tried Global poker yet.

Sept. 9, 2017 | 7:58 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on nl50z BvB

I agree with thewizz, I would bet fop and check turn. he he checks turn, you can bluff river. if he bets turn, I'm calling and x/f river.

Sept. 9, 2017 | 7:57 p.m.

I don't mind raising preflop. V3 flats and you say he is a tag. So probably not a premium holding. Isolate the two short stacks?

OTF, I agree with above poster about jamming to get villain 3 to fold. You're getting a great price and he's deep enough that you have some fold equity.

Or call. There is no way I'm folding your hand with the pot odds you're getting. Raise or call are your two options imo.

Sept. 9, 2017 | 7:29 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on river play


Sept. 6, 2017 | 12:32 a.m.

Yeah I think this is an easy fold unless you have more information on villain.

Sept. 5, 2017 | 5:54 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on river play

Overall with AJo the solver is raising 6%, calling 40% and folding the rest.

Does the 6% of the time it's raising include the Ah in our hand? I would be interested in AJ the solver calling with and raising with.

Sept. 5, 2017 | 5:46 p.m.

Good post. I will be interested to here what everyone has to says on this. I'm just starting to factor rake into my game as well. This has come up on a few posts recently.

Sept. 5, 2017 | 5:17 p.m.

I'm not sure why you bet the turn with two players to act? Just because the flop checked through doesn't mean no one has a flush.

Having said that, I'm calling his jam in this spot.

Sept. 4, 2017 | 7:25 p.m.

i raise to 10 in the CO with 10cJc. Everyone folds to the CO who calls.

I'm confused, who is in the CO?

Sept. 4, 2017 | 7:22 p.m.

What range do you put him on?

Sept. 3, 2017 | 11:27 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on AQo OOP...

BTN is a good reg, I don't have any reads on him other than that.

How do you know he's a good reg if you don't have any other reads?

Also, you don't have any suits listed, are you saying OTT it is a rainbow board and not relevant to the hand?

I think your preflop raise is on the small side. With 2 limpers and a button raise I'm making it around a pot sized bet of 19 bb's or 20bb's, and folding to a re-raise (so 4x the button raise, not 3x).

Flop I might check top pair on this board as there aren't many draws. If you do bet the flop I would bet smaller, like 1/4 to 1/3 pot, not 1/2 pot.

As played OTT ... tuff spot. Given the information you provided I would fold. Hands that would call a preflop 3-bet then a flop c-bet then fire a 3/4 pot bet on the turn when checked to probably have you beat. He can have some bluffs here, but not enough for me to call, given the information you provided.

Sept. 3, 2017 | 10:58 p.m.

You mentioned villains description but not your own. How does the table perceive you? Are you winning or loosing?

Based on the description you gave for villain I would raise pot, to around $175, and be willing to get it in. You have a ton of equity on this flop. The worst you can be is 25.56% against 99, 66 and 22. But you have to put villain on a much larger range of hands. Against this range: 99-66,22,KJs,K9s,QJs,Q9s,J9s,96s+,85s+,75s+,64s+,54s,43s you have 57.61% equity.

I would be interested in what other people come up with for villains range. What do you think villains range can be? I weighted his hands towards draws and one pair hands. Hands like JJ+ AK, AQ AJ and KQs I assumed he would 3-bet pre since you say he's a lag so I left those out.

Sept. 3, 2017 | 5:45 p.m.

@Mitchell Thanks!

Are you elite or essential?

I'm only Essential right now. I've been a member for 5 weeks.

Sept. 3, 2017 | 1:35 a.m.

I've been struggling with some of my hands on whether to raise or flat. TT in this spot is a perfect example. It seams too strong to fold and too weak to raise. I also play 9max right now, not 6max if that matters.

You can improve your pre flop strategy (+ make it simpler) by playing 3B-or-fold from all positions except BTN and BB in high rake games. And even on BTN, there's not much to gain from having a flatting range with this rake.

This is interesting. I had never considered rake in my preflop decisions before joining RIO. Now I'm starting to think about my decisions based on rake as well as the other factors that have to be considered preflop.

But never have a flatting range? I will have to ponder this.

Sept. 2, 2017 | 1:43 a.m.

slightly positive 6max NL2 player wanting to improve

@Marcitko Aren't you glad you started this thread? :)

Aug. 31, 2017 | 11:30 p.m.

Post | tr33f1ddy posted in Chatter: Add Podcasts to RIO?

I've been a member of RIO for 5 weeks and I've been very happy with the content. But sometimes I can't watch a video, but I can listen. Any future chance of adding podcasts to RIO? It would be great for driving in the car etc. Not that there aren't a ton of podcasts out there already.

What are some good poker podcasts that everyone listens to? (I did a search on RIO for this and the threads are pretty old). I like:

Remko Report
Under the Gun
Jared Tendler Mental Game
Thinking Poker Podcast
Joey Ingram

Aug. 31, 2017 | 6:06 p.m.

It looks like they are PLO only? Or are you saying they are adding HE?

Aug. 29, 2017 | 10:25 p.m.

vs a really tight opponent that didnt fold to my exploit on the flop

If you are looking for a lot of folds on the flop, then I think your raise sizing is on the small side.

Aug. 29, 2017 | 7:01 p.m.

I would definitely check the flop. But if you do decide to bet, you shouldn't bet as much as you did. You don't want to inflate the pot. 1/4 to 1/3 pot if you decide to bet at all.

Aug. 29, 2017 | 2:47 a.m.

I called a 3b here in SB because I assumed his range would be very wide. It still probably crushes my QTs so it's a speculative call.

I think facing a larger 3-bet pre I am folding QTs. But with villains 3x sizing I can go either way. Factor in this is an unkown and I probably fold. But as played:

OTF I 3b to get him off his air and smaller pockets than JJ, as I like to 3b draws. Not sure how well this works in 3b pots where ranges are much stronger. He also bet less than half pot which I took to imply weakness.

Yeah, idk if he's 3-betting preflop with pairs smaller than JJ? So I think OTF I am x/c rather than x/r the unknown 3-better. keep in mind you can also have some reverse implied odds with your flush draw. But if you do x/r, your sizing was too small if you're trying to get him to fold. You're giving him 3:1 to call. A 4.5x raise of $.75 would only give him 2.15:1 and if you pot it I think that would be a raise of $.84 and you would only be giving him odds of 2:1 which would fold out a lot of the weaker parts of his range that might be ahead of you.

Since he's unkown, I played with 4 ranges to compare on the flop:

Against JJ+,ATs+,KTs+,QTs+,JTs,AQo+ we have 44.94% equity.
Against JJ+,AJs+,KJs+,AQo+ we have 43.7% equity.
Against JJ+,AQs+,AQo+ we have 43.12% eq
Against QQ+,AKs,AKo we have 43.54% eq

You have great eq against his overall range on the flop. If you x/r and he shoves you have to fold out all of your equity or call off likely behind.

On the turn your equity goes down to:

Against JJ+,ATs+,KTs+,QTs+,JTs,AQo+ we have 33% equity.
Against JJ+,AJs+,KJs+,AQo+ we have 31.23% equity.
Against JJ+,AQs+,AQo+ we have 30.59% eq
Against QQ+,AKs,AKo we have 30.21% eq

So even though you picked up a bigger draw ott, your over all equity has lowered against his total range. I'm not sure you have enough fold equity to open shove the turn. He was the prelop 3-better and he called your x/r on the flop. I think his range is very tight, too tight for your line.

It is unfortunate that you ran into the top of the villains range, but you can't be results oriented. So your idea about being more aggressive is good, but you just have to recognize better spots.

Aug. 28, 2017 | 11:42 p.m.

I just checked out the upswing preflop RFI ranges and I think they're
just bad for micro 6max. Fold all the low suited connected stuff
before BTN and they're close enough. You're much better off using the
ranges here:

@SeacombePLO: At what limits do you think they are good? For instance, for 25nl would you still use PokerSnowie's ranges, or the Upswing? Thanks!

Aug. 28, 2017 | 6:53 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on NL10 - AQ OTT

If you 3-bet prefop, you fold the blinds so you don't loose to 66, unless he's REALLY loose or you 3-bet too small.

Aug. 28, 2017 | 12:19 a.m.

I use PokerTracker 4 and as far as I know, there is no way to change the name on the colors. :(

Aug. 27, 2017 | 4:24 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on vs turn raise in 3BP

You didn't give any information on the villain, so preflop I'm flattening 99 more than I'm 3-betting it against an unknown. But if I were to 3-bet 99, I'm generally making it larger than your 3.75x size. (I am also more likely to 3-bet hands like 99 as a squeeze play than in a spot like this).

Then, once I flatted pre, I would have check called the flop, and probably the turn and river depending on the sizing. I figure I'm good here enough to call. Again it depends...people like to be aggressive and bet a lot of hands when they aren't very strong -- hands like 99 -- so I tend to check call a lot at 5nl with my marginal hands. Being overly aggressive at 5nl with a middle pair seams to get me in trouble enough that I don't do it very often: there are too many calling stations like me in the game. :)

As played, I would have folded to the villain's turn raise, but I wouldn't have bet the turn in the first place.

Here's a thread on 3-betting small pairs from two weeks ago if you are interested:

Aug. 26, 2017 | 5:57 p.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on how to play turn

I would be concerned about not value betting hands this strong when
the turn brings a flush.

I agree, check raising the flop is a very strong play. You should bet the turn even if the flush card hits. He doesn't always call your flop with a flush draw. Plus you have outs the times he does have a flush.

Aug. 26, 2017 | 5:23 a.m.

Comment | tr33f1ddy commented on Awkward spot with 99

You didn't say what limit this is?

This is a really tuff spot. You could have the best hand and you could have the third best hand. I think that averages out to the second best hand? lol :)

The problem with the button's range is since he open limped, he's obviously a rec player so he could have anything. Sometimes rec players will do that with TT+ to be tricky, and if he has 33, 55 and 77 he has a set. 88 and A7 are his only value hands that you beat. You beat his bluffs, but I'm not sure what he's bluffing with on the flop into two people.

Plus the bb has called your preflop raise and your flop bet, so he could have you beat as well.

I would probably fold and wait for a better spot.

Aug. 26, 2017 | 5:04 a.m.

Losing all self confidence

Confidence is a big part of the game.

I'm looking for anyone who has any idea what he is doing to hopefully
help me.

It's hard to say without more information. One of the hardest things about playing poker is playing consistently every single hand, every single session. I know I still struggle with that myself.

My assumption was that anyone with a little brain and good preflop opening ranges can beat at least 2NL.

Having good preflop opening ranges is important, but good preflop opening range charts are available to everyone with a google search. It's the flop, turn and river that are more complicated.

I still think ... one should beat the micros with ease as long as he
plays well postflop which I think I still do.

You say you have good preflop ranges and you play well after the flop. One or both of those things must not be correct if you are saying that you can't beat 2nl. You have to be honest with yourself and take a good look at everything you are doing.

You also seam to be bouncing around a lot between limits and game types. I don't think this is a good idea. Pick your favorite game, and play it at a limit that you have a good bankroll for, and stay there awhile until you are a solid winning player at that limit. Only move up when you have the proper bankroll and a large enough hand sample to know it's not varience causing you to win or loose.

Good luck!

Aug. 23, 2017 | 10:40 p.m.

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