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Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: SB vs. BN/CO Squeeze 3B
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.00
SB: $6.07 (Hero)
BB: $6.33
UTG: $5.16
MP: $4.66
CO: $8.83
CO - Unknown
BU - Nitty/passive 17/11 over 31 hands, 0% 3B.
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is SB with K J
2 folds, CO raises to $0.12, BN calls $0.12, Hero raises to $0.55, BB folds, CO folds, BN calls $0.43
Does this play well as a call OOP multiway? Very unfamiliar with squeeze ranges and spots, hoping someone can clarify what makes a squeeze good vs. bad (combo, player type, stack depth, etc..)
Flop ($1.27) 5 7 5
Hero bets $0.67, BN calls $0.67
My impression of BU was they were very fit/fold, so I decided to fire a little over half pot bet on this dry board. Not sure if this is right or wrong.
Turn ($2.61) 5 7 5 J
Hero bets $1.98, BN folds
on turn, I think my thought in game was to bet for value against a passive and weaker player. In retrospect, could also check/call because I don't have too much of a read on BU. What do others think?
Final Pot SB wins $2.50
Rake is $0.11

May 31, 2020 | 12:31 a.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: BU vs. SB & BB Preflop 5B Shove
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $11.81 (Hero)
SB: $5.00
BB: $5.96
UTG: $6.34
MP: $6.52
CO: $2.12
SB is 18/14 with 14% 3B over 29 hands, seems tight and aggressive.
BB is unknown
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with K A
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, SB raises to $0.30, BB raises to $0.85, Hero raises to $11.81 and is all in, SB folds, BB folds
With all the dead money in the middle, is this a good shove? Or would people opt to call and play in position?
Final Pot BN wins $2.00

May 31, 2020 | 12:23 a.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: NL 5 BU vs. UTG 3B Spot
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.97 (Hero)
SB: $2.28
BB: $14.91
UTG: $21.86
MP: $5.42
CO: $5.41
villain looks like reg (22/17 with 7% 3B stats) over 73 hands
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with K K
UTG raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.30
Flop ($0.97) 7 J 6
UTG checks, Hero bets $0.73, UTG calls $0.73
Semi-dry texture, there are some middling draws. Villain could have 66 and 77 in his range, JJ are split between both of us. Don't think I can range-bet, so I decided to go polarized and size up.
Turn ($2.43) 7 J 6 5
UTG checks, Hero bets $1.65, UTG raises to $10.10, Hero calls $3.14 and is all in
Not sure how to feel about this turn card. If we were barreling FD many of those complete now, but villain could also have many of those in his calling range, maybe he splits them 50/50 between c/c and c/r on the flop. Any 89 draw he had also gets there. Decide to bet again though because we can get called by worse, maybe a pocket pair with a spade. What do people think about the turn?
Call all-in with K spade? Would you call without one?
River ($17.32) 7 J 6 5 K
Final Pot BN wins and shows three of a kind, Kings.
UTG lost and shows a pair of Eights.
BN wins $11.51
Rake is $0.50
villain had 88 no spade.

May 31, 2020 | 12:20 a.m.

Comment | wwt2104 commented on 5z QQ BBvUTG 3B

These are just my thoughts and I'm by no means an expert so take this all with a grain of salt. I'd be happy to hear what others think though.

Preflop: usually 4x OOP
Flop: A couple of things -
1) Board texture - I think middling boards usually favor pre-flop caller more so your range advantage as the 3Bet aggressor is somewhat neutral now. Out of the BB, you're most likely calling TT and 99, so the nut advantage is firmly with the villain now. Neutral equity + no nut advantage = check more, bet more infrequently and smaller if you do.
2) Position - You are OOP, making it harder to realize your equity, and making it easier for villain to control the size of the pot. This in general means that we should favor checking more.
Check range, and call with AA and KK because they have more stable showdown value. JJ should be a check/raise I think, especially without a heart. QQ I think is borderline and could be a check/call or check/raise without a heart? You also have some suited Tx combos that you can c/r as well. ATs, maybe a few combos of KTs, JTs.

- vs. unknown at NL5, I assume they're not a regular, otherwise I'd have seen them more around. Since they're new, I assume that they're weaker players until proven otherwise, and that means that their range for triple barreling is very value heavy. I'd fold queens personally as an exploit.
- vs a regular, I'd call QQ without a heart.

May 30, 2020 | 3:48 p.m.

Comment | wwt2104 commented on NL2 ZOOM JKo

Preflop: KJo is usually not an open for me UTG unless there are fish in the blinds
Flop: multiway pot so we want to bet more polarized. Only very strong value (sets, two pairs, maybe AK. If there's a fish involved, I would bluff at a lower frequency, but high equity draws are still good candidates (QT, Nut club draws). When BB raises, I think we have to call. Yes there are sets but KK and JJ are unlikely because BB probably would 3B them preflop, and we also have two blockers to those combos so he really only has 2 combos of those and 3 combos of 77. BB could also be value raising worse (J7, K7 two pairs for instance, or slowplayed AA).
Turn: with only a pot-sized bet left behind, I think shoving is appropriate, you can definitely get called by worse here, and if it so happens you're up against a set you still have 8% to improve to full house, and you have the club blocker to help against FDs.

I'd be interested to hear what villain's stats were VPIP/PFI/3B/FCB, etc. and also what kind of player type you think they were.

May 30, 2020 | 3:32 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: BB vs. SB 3B Pot
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $6.34
SB: $5.00
BB: $5.53 (Hero)
UTG: $7.89
MP: $3.84
CO: $2.50
Villain is 21/17 over 31 hands.
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with J J
4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, SB calls $0.30
Flop ($0.90) 7 T 9
SB checks, Hero bets $0.68, SB raises to $1.36, Hero calls $0.68
Fairly wet board, hits caller very well and any range advantage we had preflop is basically neutral now. Equity is even, Nut advantage is even. So I'd be checking a lot, and when I do bet I'd be betting polarized.
JJs I think (especially with a heart) is one of those hands that wants to be betting. It's a vulnerable pair, and it does have a gutshot for extra equity.
Villain's min-raise is regretful but have to call?
Turn ($3.62) 7 T 9 6
SB bets $3.19 and is all in, Hero folds
any 8 makes a straight now, villain could be shoving wide with his range knowing that I don't have many 8s in my range. I think I decided to fold because my combo specifically has the worst blockers. They basically block all of his bluffing range (JT, heart draws, diamond draws).

What do others think is the best line here?
Final Pot SB wins $3.47
Rake is $0.15

May 28, 2020 | 10:40 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: NL5 HJ v UTG 4B Pot
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $5.00
SB: $7.54
BB: $4.55
UTG: $5.96
MP: $10.23
CO: $7.85 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with Q Q
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, BB calls $0.40, MP raises to $1.95, Hero calls $1.50, BB folds
Unknown villain, when he squeezes like this, giving him QQ+, AK, and maybe some AQo, KQo as bluffs? Assuming population is not balanced here, and very likely value heavy. Our hand, QQ has something like 49% equity vs. this range, so I think we have to call. My question is, do we ever have a 5-bet shoving range here?
Flop ($4.37) 9 9 6
MP checks, Hero bets $1.51, MP raises to $8.28 and is all in, Hero calls $4.39 and is all in
Decent board for our hand, overall better for his range. Opt to bet small after villain checks, my thinking is I don't want to give AK a free card. PIO thinks this is OK when you have a diamond but checks all its QQ without one. Feel like I punted after calling his shove. Need 23% equity to call this off. If villain has only AA, KK, and AKs of diamonds, then QQ with a diamond has 18% equity. Is the range I put him on realistic though? I don't know how wide people are shoving in this spot.
Turn ($18.55) 9 9 6 2
River ($18.55) 9 9 6 2 9
Final Pot MP lost and shows three of a kind, Nines.
CO wins and shows a full house, Nines full of Queens.
CO wins $15.50
Rake is $0.67

May 28, 2020 | 10:16 p.m.

Comment | wwt2104 commented on NL 5 BB vs. UTG SRP

interesting! I never thought about us having somewhat of a range advantage on this board (with a greater proportion of flushes). How light would you go with raises in that case? Would you raise something like 89 no heart exploitatively?

May 28, 2020 | 2:48 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: NL5 CO vs. BU Multiway
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $7.62
SB: $5.44
BB: $5.82
UTG: $6.95
MP: $5.58
CO: $5.00 (Hero)
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is CO with A Q
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, BN calls $0.12, SB folds, BB calls $0.07
Flop ($0.38) 8 8 Q
BB checks, Hero bets $0.28, BN calls $0.28, BB folds
Turn ($0.94) 8 8 Q 5
Hero checks, BN bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45
Would you ever consider a raise on the turn, especially given BN's small bet size? I don't know if he'd bet an 8 this way, and we only lose to slow played AA, KK, 3 combos of which we block. There are also plenty of draws out there and I don't think he'll bluff on brick rivers, villain is 31/16 over 53 hands.
River ($1.84) 8 8 Q 5 4
Hero checks, BN checks
Final Pot CO wins and shows two pair, Queens and Eights.
CO wins $1.76
Rake is $0.08

May 28, 2020 | 1:33 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: NL 5 BB vs. UTG SRP
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $10.62
SB: $4.97
BB: $8.59 (Hero)
UTG: $7.40
MP: $9.76
CO: $7.60
villain is unknown
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with T T
UTG raises to $0.10, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.05
Don't want to play 3B pet OOP vs. what I'm assuming is a strong UTG range. Is flatting this a big mistake?
Flop ($0.22) T 5 2
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.35, UTG folds
range-check on this monotone flop. My thinking in game was, UTG range possible for him to have 2 overcards with a heart draw. Want to charge those draws, so I raise, especially vs. his small bet. Even if his bet were bigger, I think I'd still go for a check-raise with top set. Balance this with some made flushes, AT?, flush draws. Would others have a c/r range here, and if so how would they go about constructing it?
Final Pot BB wins $0.40
Rake is $0.02

May 28, 2020 | 1:18 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: NL5 BU vs. BB SRP
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) BN: $6.24 (Hero)
SB: $5.02
BB: $14.40
UTG: $5.34
MP: $6.11
CO: $5.23
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BN with 4 6
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB folds, BB calls $0.07
This hand is an OK steal to begin with for 2.4bb. Made better by being deepstack and having implieds. Could also be reverse implieds though?
Flop ($0.26) 8 J Q
BB checks, Hero bets $0.14, BB calls $0.14
Wet board texture that hits both of our ranges fairly evenly. We don't have as much of a range advantage now because of how connected this board is, STR, lots of 2 pairs, pair + gutter out there now. In retrospect, could have gone polarized with c-bets and bet larger. Prefer gutshots with an over maybe like K9 and some clubs draws as bluffs more so than my hand. This combo might be a check/give up. Would like help with range construction on the flop!
Turn ($0.54) 8 J Q 2
BB checks, Hero bets $0.41, BB raises to $0.85, Hero calls $0.44
Polarizing on turn, with 6 high, I think this is an OK combo to bluff the turn now that we've picked up a FD. When he raises this small, I'm not sure what to think, especially given my big bet. 2 pair surely should raise bigger, sets as well, straights definitely. Could just be trying to milk with all of these though. $0.44 to win $2.24 gives immediate pot odds of ~ 20% so I think it's a mandatory call for us with implieds.
River ($2.24) 8 J Q 2 4
BB checks, Hero checks
when he checks, now it feels like he has busted flush draws, I just check and take showdown vs his busted draws.
Final Pot BB wins and shows a pair of Eights.
BB wins $2.15
Rake is $0.09
Would betting the river as a bluff when he takes this line be +EV? I'm not sure how much SDV 4th pair has on this board.

May 28, 2020 | 1:10 p.m.

great job man! Keep it up :)

May 28, 2020 | 12:40 p.m.

Thanks for the video Peter, was so informative and enjoyable. As a student, having alpacas for cards really helps to promote the active component of learning, hope you continue with this series!

May 28, 2020 | 4:58 a.m.

This is incredible, thanks for posting this. Been reading about your journey and really inspiring to see all the hard work you're putting in.

I'm just starting to get serious about poker so no real advice or tips for you but I was wondering what program you use to generate these tables?

May 28, 2020 | 3:32 a.m.

99 will not win you money all the time, especially on high card boards that hit villain's 3B range a lot. Think of all the hands he 3-bets with. AKs, KQs, KJs, KK, even could have AA. Maybe he'll fire one street with something like AJo but I think pool just often gives up after you call on the flop. 99s without a set is good to call once, probably not twice.

I think the most useful thing would be to look at villain's 3B stat. 6-9% is average from my understanding (if anyone else has other opinions please feel free to chime in). Below 6% means villain is probably a Nit, you can feel pretty good about folding if they fire a second barrel. On the other hand, if their 3B stat is off the charts and something like 15-17%, then perhaps entertain a turn call if the board hits low again.

Hope this helps, as always, interested to hear what others think!

May 28, 2020 | 2:14 a.m.

Villain seems really passive, when he shows strength I would respect it, especially on the river. Donking on the flop is less intimidating since they sometimes do that with any piece of the flop.

Unfortunate runout, perhaps just a call on the river? Possible that he has two pair now with K, especially since he called on that flop texture. My understanding is that profit from passive fish will come a lot from taking pots down with c-bets on the flop, so if they continue to turn and river I'd be more careful about which hands to value-bet.

Curious about other people's opinion though, and also to hear what villain had!

May 28, 2020 | 2:07 a.m.

Comment | wwt2104 commented on NL10 AKo

Not an expert here, but grinder's manual likes bluffing on cards that are "scary" for fish. 6s is not that card. Js, completing the flush would be. Even though most FD bet on the turn, I don't think many fish understand that. Perhaps an overbet on the river? Would be interested to hear other people's opinions!

May 28, 2020 | 2:01 a.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: NL5 AJs BB vs. HJ
Blinds: $0.02/$0.05 (6 Players) CO: $5.00
BN: $0.95
SB: $5.27
BB: $10.94 (Hero)
UTG: $9.02
MP: $6.25
Villain appears nitty, 15/11 over 53 hands
Preflop ($0.07) Hero is BB with A J
UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.10
Not sure if I even want 3bet strategy vs. his tight range. Polar 3-bet strategy seems best if ever, and vs. his HJ open, I think AJs is not good enough to 3B value, but too good to 3B bluff. So flatting is good?
Flop ($0.32) 8 7 J
Hero checks, MP bets $0.21, Hero calls $0.21
Villain range could include: flushes, 7 combos of sets, overpairs, overcards with a diamond, maybe KJ or QJ with a diamond, not including straights (would bet bigger?)
Turn ($0.74) 8 7 J 3
Hero checks, MP bets $0.48, Hero calls $0.48
Would this just be a fold here? All of his overcards with diamonds get there. Because we flatted he's probably putting us on a wide range with a lot of random diamonds, maybe betting to get value from worse flushes?
River ($1.70) 8 7 J 3 5
Hero checks, MP bets $0.82, Hero folds
Final Pot MP wins $1.63
Rake is $0.07

May 27, 2020 | 10:44 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: Extracting value with Sets
Blinds: $0.01/$0.02 (6 Players) BN: $4.01 (Hero)
SB: $1.72
BB: $3.78
UTG: $2.96
MP: $4.37
CO: $2.00
UTG is 19/16 over 78 hands.
Preflop ($0.03) Hero is BN with 8 8
UTG raises to $0.06, MP calls $0.06, CO folds, Hero calls $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds
against UTG's strong range, this plays as a call. Call-happy BB also gives us more implied odds to flat here. Raising does not accomplish anything except isolating us against UTG's range that has us crushed.
Flop ($0.26) 8 K 2
SB checks, UTG bets $0.14, MP folds, Hero calls $0.14, SB folds
Flopped a set. Stable SDV, good equity, In position, and a player in the SB that can potentially call. All are good reasons to flat here. Club could roll off and make our life difficult, but 'Grinder's Manual' suggests that it's a risk worth taking.
Turn ($0.54) 8 K 2 T
UTG bets $0.35, Hero raises to $1.02, UTG folds
So in game, I think the Th was much scarier that it actually is in theory. In game, I was worried that this card brought in a few more draws, making the board wetter than I'd like. Think QJ, and J9, or AJ and AQ gutters. Out of game, I realize it's much harder for QJ and J9 to get to the turn, I don't know if the tight reg would open J9s or bet QJ on the flop multiway. AJ and AQ are more likely to be c-bets on the flop but still don't might not have enough equity against us to justify our raise, they probably wouldn't call it. So I think my raise in game was most likely to get value from flush draws, two pairs, and maybe AK. I'm wondering if the same logic on the flop applies on the turn: DON'T raise this hand yet because we have position and our hand isn't TOO vulnerable. By flatting, we could keep villain's air in, maybe induce some bluffs on the river if they brick. What do other's think is the most +EV line here?
Edit: One final note, we're deep stacked here 150BB ish.
Final Pot BN wins $1.20
Rake is $0.04

May 25, 2020 | 10:09 p.m.

makes me feel better about the fold if even KK have to fold, thanks mate!

May 25, 2020 | 9:48 p.m.

Thanks for the comment Raoul, now that you mention it, I guess it is a fairly wet flop texture that could interact a lot with button's range so I'd agree we can use a polarized strategy as well.
I'm glad to hear your thoughts on the river being an easy fold as well. Is there any combo that you would call this river shove with? Sets or bottom straights for instance?

May 22, 2020 | 10:32 p.m.

Hand History | wwt2104 posted in NLHE: All-In Shoves in Small Pots
Blinds: $0.01/$0.02 (6 Players) BN: $2.57
SB: $6.58
BB: $2.17
UTG: $4.34 (Hero)
MP: $5.09
CO: $2.02
Preflop ($0.03) Hero is UTG with K J
Hero raises to $0.05, 2 folds, BN calls $0.05, 2 folds
Honestly, probably an open that is on the looser side, normally KQo+, AJo+ is the range UTG for off suited broadways
Flop ($0.13) K 4 Q
Hero checks, BN bets $0.04, Hero calls $0.04
again, misplayed this by checking. I think on this texture with two overcards that favor the UTG raiser, could go for something like a range bet of 1/3 pot.
Turn ($0.21) K 4 Q 3
Hero checks, BN bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06
I'm thinking I misplayed the turn as well, given that there are so many draws out on this texture, I ought to be raising against a small bet like this with a merged range, including some weaker top pairs like KJo.
River ($0.33) K 4 Q 3 J
Hero checks, BN bets $2.42 and is all in, Hero folds
In retrospect, feel pretty awful about the check. I think I wanted to leave the door open for villain to bluff with some of his missed FD and air.
Could have maybe played ATo, 89s, pocket 3s and pocket 4s this way? I have this fear that people at NL2 are just slow playing sets all the time and I'm not sure how reasonable that is. Just feel like villain is really nutted when he does this. Thinking ATo, T9s.
Final Pot BN wins $0.32
Rake is $0.01

May 22, 2020 | 2:37 a.m.

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