trickypostflop's avatar


5 points

I would raise the flop for sure to extract value from overpairs and second pairs that don't want to fold etc

Aug. 6, 2018 | 10:16 a.m.

You should open Task Manager with all your tables/programs open and see what is causing the most strain on your CPU & memory

Aug. 6, 2018 | 10:14 a.m.

As played though I think I would fold river as we can only give him a busted FD that we beat. Folding and having 20bb wouldn't be the end of the world given ICM

Feb. 19, 2017 | 8:44 p.m.

I think checking flop here is pretty good as you can get more value from villain bluffing t & r. Also allows him to catch up since you crush the flop. Think betting flop is fine though as we get value from weaker Ax but most the time he folds to cbet unless he holds a 5 which has us in bad shape

Feb. 19, 2017 | 8:42 p.m.

Think I would get this all in on the flop against pot sized donk bet. Plenty of bad turns for your hand and I don't think SB folds to your shove and can call with much worse/draws which you are a favourite against OTF.

Oct. 13, 2016 | 11:09 a.m.

I think folding to a raise on these boards is too exploitable. I would call the raise and probably fold turn if he barrels. I've been in some similar situations myself where villain (mostly Russian) will raise boards similar to this then give up the turn with most of his bluffs. Make a note and move on

Oct. 4, 2016 | 5:07 p.m.

Hand History | trickypostflop posted in NLHE: 5NL Zoom - 33 OTB
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.88 (Hero)
SB: $5.37
BB: $7.49
UTG: $6.81
MP: $5.56
CO: $5.00
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with 3 3
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.10, CO folds, Hero calls $0.10, SB calls $0.08, BB calls $0.05
Set mining OTB versus a whale who sits in BB.
Flop ($0.40) 7 8 7
SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, Hero checks
Turn ($0.40) 7 8 7 A
SB checks, BB checks, MP checks, Hero checks
River ($0.40) 7 8 7 A 3
SB bets $0.76, BB folds, MP folds, Hero raises to $1.52, SB raises to $5.27 and is all in

Oct. 4, 2016 | 10:58 a.m.

So in this instance, villain flat calls the initial raise which limits some things in his range (premium hands are very likely to 3bet). Furthermore, he just calls your squeeze bet, which again reduces his range. So you have to think about what types of hands will flat call both times. In my opinion he would have many middling pairs maybe 77-TT and then some broadway combinations. Your ability to construct his potential range like this will give you the upper hand in situations like these where you have position on the button and the betting lead.

Oct. 1, 2016 | 1:37 p.m.

I think you should at least cbet flop here as you are uncapped vs villain capped range. Probably looking to double barrel

Sept. 30, 2016 | 2:33 p.m.

Stars is good because of low rake/decent rake back. PartyPoker decent ish traffic and considered to be the softest

Sept. 30, 2016 | 2:18 p.m.

GL buddy :) I've found that taking frequent breaks are having a positive impact on my win rates. Usually play morning session ~ 2hrs, lunch break/take dog for walk, mid afternoon session ~ 2hrs, break and go for a run outside & eat evening meal then finish off with final sessions anywhere from 2-5hrs. As soon as I feel tilted/bored I am stopping immediately.

Sept. 30, 2016 | 12:53 p.m.

Cheers bud

Sept. 27, 2016 | 9:15 a.m.

Hand History | trickypostflop posted in NLHE: NL5: Was I too passive?
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $9.25
SB: $8.44
BB: $10.58 (Hero)
UTG: $9.47
MP: $5.00
CO: $5.99
Villain here is a reg with pretty tight stats of 17/10/5 so his UTG range should be on the tighter side
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with J K
UTG raises to $0.15, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.10
Flop ($0.32) 5 J 2
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.15, Hero calls $0.15
At the time I elected to flat as I believed we are ahead of most of his range.
Turn ($0.62) 5 J 2 8
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28
River ($1.18) 5 J 2 8 9
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.84, Hero folds
I'm pretty sure as played river is a fold. Please let me know if you think otherwise.

Sept. 26, 2016 | 9:26 p.m.

Yeah I understand that line now

Sept. 21, 2016 | 11:12 a.m.

Why would I bet the flop out of turn though?

Sept. 20, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.

Hand History | trickypostflop posted in NLHE: JJ 3bet OOP - 5NL Zoom
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.50
SB: $6.14
BB: $9.82
UTG: $4.90 (Hero)
MP: $5.55
CO: $6.95
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is UTG with J J
Hero raises to $0.15, MP raises to $0.52, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.37
Flop ($1.11) 9 5 8
Hero checks, MP checks
Turn ($1.11) 9 5 8 2
Hero bets $0.65, MP raises to $1.30, Hero calls $0.65
River ($3.71) 9 5 8 2 5
Hero checks, MP bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.80

Sept. 19, 2016 | 3:48 p.m.

1) Not a spot you might come across much but I'm calling here for sure

2) Your opponent has only 10bb so his push range is pretty wide here including most PP (maybe 44+), worse aces (A5s+, ATo), worse king combinations (KQo, KJs). Since you have already invested 2bb and the pot is now 13bb, you only need to call an extra 7bb to win the pot. The pot odds mean that you only need 36% equity in order for this to be a profitable call. If you think about the many worse hands he might shove and the times it may be a flip, this is a call. Occasionally you may find you are dominated by AK and AQ but you are 30bb deep and losing another 10bb is not a disaster for you. Remember in MTTs survival is important.

3) An easy jam preflop with 14bb stack. You explain that the table is loose and you are scared to be called but this is a standard shove in this spot. Sometimes your shove will win you the blinds and antes which increases your stack to around 17bb which is a good result. Other times you will be called sometimes be worse pocket pairs (if you opponents are loose you might expect a call from 55+) in which case you double your stack to around 30bb which increases your chances of winning more $.

Hopefully other people might look into some of the other hands for you and advise. My advice would be to watch Twitch streams (there are loads to choose from) in order to improve your short stacked thinking and increase your MTT knowledge.

Sept. 19, 2016 | 11:06 a.m.

Given you are playing 2NL I think folding pre is better than calling. I would fold > 4bet > call

Sept. 18, 2016 | 9:35 p.m.

Comment | trickypostflop commented on AQo 4bet pot IP

River to me seems bluffy. Given you have under repped your hand by checking back twice, do you honestly believe he is over shoving for value here? IMO he would bet smaller for value with his nutted hands like sets of TT. Wouldn't he bet around $9 ish?

Sept. 18, 2016 | 8:53 p.m.

Thoughts on 3betting pre?

Sept. 18, 2016 | 8:45 p.m.

I have never played on Bovada but I don't think this is a very good play at all. Do you not have any stats on your opponent? His 3bet % and cbet after 3bet % should give you an idea whether or not he is bluffy in these spots.

Generally though, given no reads on opponent, this appears to be a -EV bluff. His pocket pairs TT+ likely snap (if we take your assumption that he is a fish) and there are some hands that fold KQ, AJ AQ AK etc. Furthermore, he is 3betting your UTG open which should tighten up his range (assuming he is aware that UTG opens a tighter range also).

There will likely be people who can offer a more detailed insight into this spot.

Sept. 18, 2016 | 8:41 p.m.

If you were to have hundreds of hands on villain you could examine their cbet frequency in 3bet pots. You might conclude that they cbet too often on the flop/turn/river and could then adjust accordingly

Sept. 15, 2016 | 6:07 p.m.

I don't think he barrels like he did on such a dry board with any bluffs so maybe there is a case for folding the turn (more stats on villain would help you here). But river is obv a fold. Pre flop is fine as 4bet/GII would be pretty terrible

Sept. 10, 2016 | 5:21 p.m.

Hand History | trickypostflop posted in NLHE: QQ facing cold 4 bet - 2NL Zoom
Blinds: $0.01/$0.02 (6 Players) BN: $4.06
SB: $6.06
BB: $1.03
UTG: $3.04
MP: $2.85 (Hero)
CO: $5.14
Preflop ($0.03) Hero is MP with Q Q
UTG raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, CO folds, BN raises to $0.27, SB raises to $6.06 and is all in, BB folds, UTG folds, Hero folds, BN calls $3.79 and is all in
Flop ($10.26) 2 2 3
Turn ($10.26) 2 2 3 3
River ($10.26) 2 2 3 3 2
Final Pot BN lost and shows a full house, Deuces full of Threes.
SB wins and shows a full house, Deuces full of Eights.
SB wins $7.97
Rake is $0.29

Sept. 6, 2016 | 1:32 p.m.

Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $7.18
SB: $5.65 (Hero)
BB: $6.98
UTG: $4.51
MP: $5.78
CO: $5.55
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is SB with Q K
3 folds, BN raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, BB calls $0.35, BN folds
Flop ($0.90) Q K 2
Hero bets $0.69, BB calls $0.69
Turn ($2.28) Q K 2 A
Hero bets $1.18, BB calls $1.18
River ($4.64) Q K 2 A 8
Hero checks, BB bets $4.71 and is all in

Sept. 3, 2016 | 3:26 p.m.

Comment | trickypostflop commented on JJ NL10

I don't think getting JJ in here for 100bb is very profitable. Comment before me suggests villain's range is very nutted - I agree. Calling would be the worst option IMO as jacks out of position into 4bet pot is near impossible to play. Fold and move on

Sept. 1, 2016 | 2:51 p.m.

Load more uses cookies to give you the best experience. Learn more about our Cookie Policy