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Old 12-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #101
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How new are the benchmark hands you use? I feel there has been some fairly large improvements recently among people I consider to be top regs, will the hands reflect that?
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:17 AM   #102
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How new are the benchmark hands you use? I feel there has been some fairly large improvements recently among people I consider to be top regs, will the hands reflect that?
I agree with you Roger. Currently everything is from early/mid 2013. Next update of the comparison group was expected to be in Feb but I've moved that up.

I'm currently adding some new features to the report and as soon as I'm done with that I'll update the comparison group. I expect to have the new comparison group done in 2 weeks.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #103
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Could you send me a PM when the new comparison is done?
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #104
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Could you send me a PM when the new comparison is done?
interested me too so maybe its better to write here when u have done
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:18 AM   #105
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re: Pokermetrics: Advanced Database Analysis for SHNL

Comparison database now updated. No hands are older than 6 months.

Added some new features to the full report. Overall and bluff success (success defined as an immediate fold) frequencies for the major spots. Value hand frequency evaluation which checks your frequency for value hands in a number of spots, how often you take those hands to showdown, and how often you get paid.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:32 AM   #106
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hey alan

is nca still going? (couldnt see the coaching listing anymore)

if yes, any updates/new features that have been recently added?

i keep meaning to purchase and add to my play but have put it off
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:36 AM   #107
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Hi Alan!

I wanna give a short reply on your pokermetrics report.
I liked it very much so far. This report outlines a lot of leaks I have and on you gave me good advices how to improve my game and how I should work on my game.
I got really a lot of coachings and no one could me help improve my game alans report is clear evidence based on the hands you played so you really now where your problems are.

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:20 AM   #108
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HI Alan!

Thx a lot for your report, it will really help me to improve my game.
I wanna give you a short replay on that Report.
Based on the main leak, which was and still is my Riverbetting, I am glad you point this out. I now know how I can fix this leak.

Overall I like you report, there are a lot of other leaks outpointed that have to be fixed in the future. I improved 2.5bb/100 since your last report.
Keep doing your good work.

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Old 03-01-2014, 11:12 PM   #109
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Thanks Johann. I was really impressed with your improvement. I think once you fix your river betting issue you'll see a big improvement in win rate and will be able to move up stakes.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:04 PM   #110
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Alan recently completed a comprehensive review of the last 200k hands I played at 50NL zoom, as well as the full video review. What he sent me is extremely detailed, 5 hours of video and a word document 4 pages long. During the video he went into holdem manager and made custom filters for my problem spots, and sent me the filters (about 15 of them) so I can review those aspects of my game every X hands. He revealed many leaks I didn’t know about, as well as confirming some issues I suspected I had. Some areas he identified include:

• Losing a ton of money when I call rivers with one-pair hands. Looks like I’m a bit of a station on the river
• Playing too passive preflop with premiums, i.e. coldcalling QQ+/AK too frequently instead of 3betting.
• Losing money when coldcalling marginal hands
• Not value betting thin enough on the river

These are just a handful of examples. As Alan discussed each leak he told me his own strategy / thought process in that situation, and what winrate / frequency I should push towards in that spot. He also pointed out the things I do well, which is a big confidence boost.

I would highly recommend this report if you want a complete breakdown of your game from someone who knows what they’re talking about.

I’ll post another review in a few weeks time after I’ve played a decent sample of hands.

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Old 03-14-2014, 02:20 PM   #111
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Alan just finished his comprehensive review for me. It was extremely informative, very well structured and clearly exceptionally good value in my eyes. As a fairly confident 400nl regular I expected some elements to be perhaps a little basic but I found throughout that Alan filled the review with both extremely good analysis and evaluation as well as some excellent suggestions for improvement.

Having had experience with maybe only 3 or 4 other coaches/coach formats I'd say with great confidence that this is the format I believe to have been most beneficial to my game and I would be extremely surprised if this isn't the best $1000 I've spent on my poker game.

Thanks very much,

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:02 PM   #112
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Alan and pokermetrics is a huge part of my win rate in beating mid-stakes poker. I don't know how to better express this then to post a graph.

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:10 PM   #113
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Alan and pokermetrics is a huge part of my win rate in beating mid-stakes poker. I don't know how to better express this then to post a graph.

You can see in my last 150k hands my graph is very steady, this is due to a lot of work with pokermetrics
So many times we go through up or down swings, Pokermetrics, gives us a really good idea of what we are doing right or wrong, in order too be long term winners.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:28 AM   #114
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Alan,
I'm a long time winning player.
What if my game changes so much quite frequently?
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:53 PM   #115
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Alan,
I'm a long time winning player.
What if my game changes so much quite frequently?
The fewer the games changes the better. However, it really depends on the type of game changes. For example, if you've increased your BB vs Btn defense, that's pretty easy to account for. If you're trying out a SB limp game that's also pretty easy. If you've changed your aggression across the board then that makes the report pretty much useless. If you've made two+ changes to a single area that makes the analysis more difficult.

If you like, message me with the type of changes you've made and I'll let you know if I think they'll impact the analysis.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:52 AM   #116
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Do you think I could apply for a zoom HH database? I'm asking since zoom regs are playing quite differently from normal tables regulars. Do you have any zoom players in your winnings players pool?

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Zoom/Rush hands are included in the comparison group but they are a small minority.

I don't find this limits my analysis to a significant degree. While Zoom game types do play differently than cash games, the differences aren't significant. At least not more than I see comparing midstakes Stars games vs midstakes Party games.

Additionally, I find the games of strong cash game across the major sites, Zoom/Rush, and anonymous games to be very similar at similar stakes.

The biggest difference I find in Zoom/Rush games is that win rate caps are lower. I think this is a result of the nature of the game-no table selection and a likely lower recreational:regular ratio. That difference in win rate is pretty easy to account for (I should add the profit differences fall within expected ranges for 200K hand samples, which lessons the value we would gain from a Zoom only comparison group). There are also differences with Zoom games having larger effective stack sizes due to stakes getting deeper faster and average smaller opening sizes. I can account for this differences.

I think once you see your review, assuming you do a comprehensive review, you'll understand. The way I've constructed the report allows me to review any playing style. I do this by first checking the bottom of your ranges to make sure they are net profitable (meaning your win rate when betting/calling/raising light is better than the alternative of checking or folding). Next I compare your overall results in that area to the comparison group. When you see the flop as the preflop opener what is your win rate vs that of the comparison group? In other words, is your total game construction and image resulting in the same or better results to the comparison group? From there we can find the areas you need to work on and check profitability with different ranges.

In an ideal world I would like to have separate databases for Zoom vs regular and even by site and stake. But give my analysis requires all hole cards to be known it's all I can do to keep one database large enough to eliminate sample size issues and up to date.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:35 PM   #117
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re: Pokermetrics: Advanced Database Analysis for SHNL

Had an interesting question regarding using Pokermetrics with a game theory based strategy. Thought I'd post my answer here.
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I think this review can be very helpful to you when using a math/game theory based style but you'll have to figure out how you want to use the information I find to adjust your game.

We have different approaches to the game. That's something you need to consider. I'm certain we'll find exactly the areas where you need to adjust your game. From there you would have to figure how to adjust your game using your game theory style. My advice may not be much of a benefit if you don't want to add in some exploitative/unbalanced play.

Here's how I approach the game and why I think a game theory based style is non-optimal:

I start with a default strategy. My default strategy is based on what I refer to as an average reg. Through all my work analyzing databases and the game I know what the average reg will do in any given spot. My default game is built around exploiting the average regs game. In some spots I'm pretty balanced in other spots not so much.

I deviate from my default game based on stats. For example if a reg folds more than average vs a turn cbet I bluff more, if they fold less then I bluff less and widen up my value ranges. I do end up deviating from my default strategy fairly frequently.

Lastly, when I review my game I look for spots where I'm clearly unbalanced and I figure out ways to adjust my game that won't give up profits. I've been able to achieve balance in all but 3 spots; fold vs flop cbet (due to how much I defend vs Btn min opens), check/fold when missing a cbet and fold vs river raise. However, I'm very comfortable w/ being exploitable because even through my overall stats are exploitable, I can recognize the opponents who are most likely exploiting me and play much more balanced vs them. In the end my overall exploitability can work in my favor. I play very exploitable vs players who show very low ability to exploit and my stats likely encourage those who will exploit to me to exploit more frequently, but since I'm much more balanced that just gives me more value.

In the end I have a game that looks decently balanced overall, but exploits opponents in the specific spots where they are unbalance.

IMO, the weakness with your approach is that you end up bluffing guys with unexploitable folding frequencies and not bluffing exploitable folders as much as you should. I know the counter argument is that if you're unbalanced vs them then they'll figure it out. I strongly disagree. Most players at the midstakes and lower aren't able to figure that out, they mostly just look at your HUD stats. There's just too many opponents and too few hands make it to showdown for them to do much else.

I think a game theory approach works best in small player pools.

What I would suggest it to stay with your game theory style as a default and then add in exploitative play in spots where your game isn't doing as well as it should.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:24 PM   #118
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Hello,

I am interested but I use PT4 is this a problem or not?

Do u have filters for PT4 as well?
thanks
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:36 PM   #119
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I am interested but I use PT4 is this a problem or not?

Do u have filters for PT4 as well?
thanks
You using PT4 is not a problem as far my ability to analyze. It will impact the usefulness of the custom filters I make for you. To answer your second question I don't have PT4 filters. You'd either have to load your hands into HM2 to use the filters I provide or rebuild the filter in PT4 so can you check problem areas in the future.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:31 AM   #120
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How do I PM? Thanks..
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:00 AM   #121
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I believe there is set number of posts required before you can use PMs. Email me at Support@AJacksonPoker.com
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:04 AM   #122
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So Alan, I play 50nl. Would the price of a comprehensive review of my game be $890 total, or $890 +295 ? Sorry if this is dumb!

Will look to buy your service soon
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:17 AM   #123
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So Alan, I play 50nl. Would the price of a comprehensive review of my game be $890 total, or $890 +295 ? Sorry if this is dumb!

Will look to buy your service soon
$890 total. Just let me know when you're ready.

Turn around time has ranged from 7-14 days this month and is currently around 7-8 days.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #124
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Hello everyone.

I bought comprehensive review for my database. I have nothing more than positive things to say (if not counting amount of the leaks found)

Alan really knows what he is doing and finds for sure the areas u need to work in your game. I must say this have been clearly one of the best investments ive made in my poker carreer.

The review saves alot of ur time and u will find exactly where u do worse than better players and whats best u get filters to your problem areas so u can look how u improve in future.

One more thing i found really good also, is that u also get information of situations where u do better than most and atleast for me it gave some confidence boost and confidence whenever u hit next downswing, u are not gonna fix wrong areas which pretty often happens my opinnion.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #125
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Also bought a 100nl & 400nl full comprehensive review for me and a friend.

The value you get for the dollar you invest is insane, for me i almost see it as "free coaching".

I highly recommend the full comprehensive review as Alan interprets very well the huge amount of stats you get, in a very organized way. And its also better to have an objective opinion on your game too.

You know what frequencies and winrate to hit in tons of different spots, thus it makes the game clearer and a very efficient way to spot different leaks/good points, by knowing exactly what hands to replay and adjust accordingly.
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