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Old 01-12-2018, 04:40 PM   #501
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

If v is cbetting his whole range that size then I think I like the raise? But his size seems pretty poor no?
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:59 PM   #502
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I think hand 4 is #pio.

Do you fold to river leads at different sizings? How should he be playing his overpairs?
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If v is cbetting his whole range that size then I think I like the raise? But his size seems pretty poor no?
The correct answer is D. While it's not an outright disaster of course I think it's a mistake for sure. Working with PIO is why I made this play as an exploit vs villain that I think is already over-cbetting and will prob cbet close to 90% on this texture.

Given what he checked down and we don't have a lot of history I'm going to fold most leads. He should 3bet 99-JJ very often,much less so with QQ/KK and I prefer just calling w AA.

His sizing is fine and I actually prefer it to 1/3rd (which is what I think most people think is standard size on this texture.


So in hindsight, I'd probably just call my 55, although it says I should raise my hand 17% of the time so maybe I'll just call it low frequency play
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #503
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I haven't seen any situation thus far 100bb deep where solver prefers half pot over either 1/3 or 2/3 or overbet
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:29 PM   #504
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

The lower txture here oop sb vs btn sb usually prefers a larger sizing iirc.

Vs small size aka wide cbet strat, btn does raise a lot of weak hands to deny equity/protect

I'm sure if u nodelock situation for btn to never really raise small frequent sizing pry good. Depends on ranges and constraints as always.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:01 PM   #505
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I haven't seen any situation thus far 100bb deep where solver prefers half pot over either 1/3 or 2/3 or overbet
Correct, solver mostly going to go 1/3rd or 66/75%. I thought 75% would be the most used sizing but was wrong and still prefers 1/3rd so ignore above post! Pretty much never gonna overbet here or halfpot, but I prefer halfpot to 1/3rd sizing. Mostly cause I don't know how to play against it nearly as well vs 1/3rd

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The lower txture here oop sb vs btn sb usually prefers a larger sizing iirc.

Vs small size aka wide cbet strat, btn does raise a lot of weak hands to deny equity/protect

I'm sure if u nodelock situation for btn to never really raise small frequent sizing pry good. Depends on ranges and constraints as always.
Yeah my raise is an equity denial/ protection so like I said I think it's fine, though after looking at villain's tendencies calling I think a bit better.

Against 1/3rd sizing probs quite good, and prob not raised much against bigger sizing even against high cbet frequency
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:09 PM   #506
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

OP, say villain did have aa tho, he should lead river?

This is a spot where Iím often confused bc after a flop raise / turn check I feel like ip villain (you) will always make such easy decisions on rivers.

Also, Iím green on pio lines but somewhat familiar with the mid pair / small pair flop raise strat, does it follow through on turns ever or is it simply a high frequency check?
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:15 PM   #507
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not sure what bbissick thinks and I haven't ran it but from the top of my head in villain's shoes it feels like he should probably bet quite small on river with a large part of his range, tiny part of his range could be shoving (polarised)
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:17 PM   #508
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OP, say villain did have aa tho, he should lead river?

This is a spot where Iím often confused bc after a flop raise / turn check I feel like ip villain (you) will always make such easy decisions on rivers.

Also, Iím green on pio lines but somewhat familiar with the mid pair / small pair flop raise strat, does it follow through on turns ever or is it simply a high frequency check?
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not sure what bbissick thinks and I haven't ran it but from the top of my head in villain's shoes it feels like he should probably bet quite small on river with a large part of his range, tiny part of his range could be shoving (polarised)
100% correct. I think majority of range should bet 1/3rd, and then jam a small part of his range (backdoor clubs. With AA I would prob bet 1/3rd in villain's shoes.

I've talked about this in past posts but we're going to check a lot or bet smallish/depolarized. A lot of it depends on how wide villain is calling the raise, but yeah mostly checking back, against an elite player who is defending very well we can probably bet small again on turn with something as weak as 8x
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:23 PM   #509
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

On that QJhh 4b pot, what do you bluff jams?


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Old 01-17-2018, 04:10 PM   #510
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:47 PM   #511
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On that QJhh 4b pot, what do you bluff jams?


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I probably shouldn't be jamming with most of my range, but I got greedy.

87s/76s are two most obvious ones off the top of my head, 108s combos as well. If I call w AKo some of the time I'd probably bluff some heart combos, might have to find some unnatural bluffs as well
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:42 PM   #512
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Poker continues to go well, although if I'm being honest with myself I'm not playing very well and am just reaping the benefits of extreme positive variance. I've put a lot of off table work this month but don't think I've implemented some things too well.

On the good side, I've really enjoyed coaching. It keeps me sharp and I definitely enjoy helping people out with their games, also cool to coach a lot of students from different cultures.


One good thing I've been doing is hitting the gym hard and getting back into shape, I joined a spartan race in June with some friends and it's led to some great banter. I actually booked a bet with a friend that whoever finishes last between us will have to wear a tutu out to our annual fantasy football draft (which we take entirely too seriously).

Motivation needed

I feel like I'm struggling with motivation and productivity lately. Any video/book recommendations that may help me out of this, I'd love to hear.


Hand. I got smacked last night but at least I got this one right.

PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 157.24 BB (VPIP: 32.14, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 1.47, Hands: 174)
UTG: 199.24 BB (VPIP: 25.96, PFR: 19.17, 3Bet Preflop: 8.01, Hands: 57,254)
Hero (CO): 114.05 BB
BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 31.99, PFR: 24.86, 3Bet Preflop: 10.91, Hands: 17,090)
SB: 117.27 BB (VPIP: 25.17, PFR: 19.57, 3Bet Preflop: 8.07, Hands: 61,610)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q A

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, SB raises to 11 BB, fold, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (23 BB, 2 players) 4 2 3
SB bets 11.2 BB, Hero calls 11.2 BB

Turn: (45.4 BB, 2 players) 3
SB bets 25 BB, Hero calls 25 BB

River: (95.4 BB, 2 players) 7
SB bets 70.07 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 66.85 BB and is all-in

SB shows T 8 (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 38%, Flop 51%, Turn 34%)
Hero shows Q A (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 62%, Flop 49%, Turn 66%)
Hero wins 228.49 BB
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:55 AM   #513
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Got an extreme ass kicking on Saturday night. I ran bad, played bad, and lost quite a bit of money shot taking. On the bright side, maybe it will give me the kick I needed to start playing better/working harder.

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Old 01-22-2018, 12:29 PM   #514
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Sorry to hear man. That looks awful. What is the #bi though?
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:42 PM   #515
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

ugh sorry man, looks like some 25/50 was part of the culprit? hope it doesn't ding up the bankroll too much, always sucks to start off a new year running bad, gl turning it around asap!
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:59 PM   #516
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Sorry to hear man. That looks awful. What is the #bi though?
0.8 buy ins imo
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:14 AM   #517
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Sorry to hear man. That looks awful. What is the #bi though?
I lost about 6 buyins over 500-5k

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ugh sorry man, looks like some 25/50 was part of the culprit? hope it doesn't ding up the bankroll too much, always sucks to start off a new year running bad, gl turning it around asap!
Yeah 25/50 can make/lose you money quick. A dent to the bankroll but not catastrophic

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I wish


Played today and got crushed again, although there was a lot of pre/post setups that I'm not worried too much about....First 20k downswing though, a solid reminder that poker isn't so easy (it had been smooth sailing for a few months)!

Going to grind hard for the remaining week than taking the weekend off to go to the poconos with a bunch of friends for skiing and shenanigans
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:18 AM   #518
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Gl through downswing
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:12 PM   #519
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Thanks, think you helped me regain some heat!


Month recap

Very swingy month. Went on a big downer of about 25k, was very unfun. Not a great January overall, but outside of the heinous 4 day stretch I recouped quite a bit.

Have a good feeling February will be better

During downswing, been playing some PLO for funs, I'm definitely the fish at the table but I'm enjoying it and even making a little money (Fish on heater)

I've been feeling a bit down lately and can't really give a good a reason why, may need to get out of the house more but still feeling quite motivated with my poker game.


Few hands:

1.) Cawl vs aggro reg

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 229.28 BB (VPIP: 29.75, PFR: 21.85, 3Bet Preflop: 8.79, Hands: 4,936)
CO: 155.4 BB (VPIP: 28.11, PFR: 20.35, 3Bet Preflop: 8.59, Hands: 40,882)
Hero (BTN): 106.41 BB
SB: 28.21 BB (VPIP: 45.00, PFR: 8.81, 3Bet Preflop: 3.41, Hands: 426)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A 9

fold, Hero raises to 2.4 BB, fold, BB raises to 10 BB, Hero calls 7.6 BB

Flop: (20.5 BB, 2 players) T Q A
BB bets 6.6 BB, Hero calls 6.6 BB

Turn: (33.7 BB, 2 players) 5
BB bets 22.2 BB, Hero calls 22.2 BB

River: (78.1 BB, 2 players) 3
BB bets 190.48 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 67.61 BB and is all-in

BB shows J T (One Pair, Tens)
(Pre 45%, Flop 36%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows A 9 (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 55%, Flop 64%, Turn 80%)
BB wins 122.88 BB
Hero wins 212.91 BB


2.) river jam v gross. That 3% flop eq

PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 210.4 BB (VPIP: 55.11, PFR: 39.87, 3Bet Preflop: 16.55, Hands: 3,154)
Hero (BB): 347.4 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A A

SB raises to 2.6 BB, Hero raises to 11 BB, SB calls 8.4 BB

Flop: (22 BB, 2 players) 2 J 2
Hero bets 7.19 BB, SB calls 7.19 BB

Turn: (36.39 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero bets 27.14 BB, SB calls 27.14 BB

River: (90.67 BB, 2 players) 8
Hero bets 68 BB, SB raises to 165.06 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 97.06 BB

SB shows K 6 (Flush, King High)
(Pre 16%, Flop 3%, Turn 16%)
Hero shows A A (Two Pair, Aces and Twos)
(Pre 84%, Flop 97%, Turn 84%)
SB wins 420.6 BB


3.) Blasting off

partypoker - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 78.68 BB (VPIP: 26.48, PFR: 19.18, 3Bet Preflop: 7.89, Hands: 226)
BB: 111.49 BB (VPIP: 36.89, PFR: 27.34, 3Bet Preflop: 10.34, Hands: 1,478)
UTG: 241.8 BB (VPIP: 27.86, PFR: 19.38, 3Bet Preflop: 7.34, Hands: 2,934)
MP: 85.86 BB (VPIP: 39.53, PFR: 29.26, 3Bet Preflop: 16.39, Hands: 2,145)
CO: 138.5 BB (VPIP: 25.85, PFR: 18.70, 3Bet Preflop: 8.52, Hands: 2,777)
Hero (BTN): 104 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8 Q

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, BB calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5.5 BB, 2 players) J 6 K
BB checks, Hero bets 3.5 BB, BB calls 3.5 BB

Turn: (12.5 BB, 2 players) 9
BB checks, Hero bets 18 BB, BB calls 18 BB

River: (48.5 BB, 2 players) 3
BB checks, Hero bets 80 BB and is all-in, BB calls 80 BB

BB shows J K (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks)
(Pre 61%, Flop 96%, Turn 91%)
Hero mucks 8 Q (High Card, King)
(Pre 39%, Flop 4%, Turn 9%)
BB wins 208.1 BB


4.) Marginal defend vs reg works out... his shove is atrocious

PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 130.35 BB (VPIP: 46.34, PFR: 5.50, 3Bet Preflop: 6.95, Hands: 396)
Hero (BTN): 100 BB
SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 34.00, PFR: 24.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.76, Hands: 935)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T 7

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, SB raises to 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) A 6 9
SB checks, Hero bets 6.86 BB, SB calls 6.86 BB

Turn: (34.73 BB, 2 players) 8
SB checks, Hero bets 21.1 BB, SB raises to 83.14 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 62.04 BB and is all-in

River: (201 BB, 2 players) 2

SB shows A A (Three of a Kind, Aces)

Hero shows T 7 (Straight, Ten High)

Hero wins 200.8 BB
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:50 PM   #520
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I generally tend to overfold a little bit against river raises (referring to your AA hand) because from the combos I've seen PIO bluffing I can't recall catching a reg bluffing those combos, it's very rare at the very least and even if he did bluff at the right frequency we have a break even call with AsAx

hopefully it goes better for you in feb, you look like you play pretty well
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:06 PM   #521
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Would you mind explaining why you think the shove with AA on the last hand is atrocious?
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:40 PM   #522
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Would you mind explaining why you think the shove with AA on the last hand is atrocious?
His shove is fine/good can get called by many worse hands + makes him harder to play vs since he can be shoving draws and other random stuff
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:35 PM   #523
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I generally tend to overfold a little bit against river raises (referring to your AA hand) because from the combos I've seen PIO bluffing I can't recall catching a reg bluffing those combos, it's very rare at the very least and even if he did bluff at the right frequency we have a break even call with AsAx

hopefully it goes better for you in feb, you look like you play pretty well
Overall, overfolding to river raises is probably the way to go, but this was against a very well known villain in the HU verse who I consider able to have a bluffing range (including some possible spew). Folding is of course fine, but that was my thoughts when I decided to bet/call

Thanks, still a lot of room to get better

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Would you mind explaining why you think the shove with AA on the last hand is atrocious?
I mean I guess 'atrocious' is a little harsh since a lot of plays with top set are +EV . I think out of all the lines he could have taken this one imo is sub optimal

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His shove is fine/good can get called by many worse hands + makes him harder to play vs since he can be shoving draws and other random stuff
Just gonna disagree that he's gonna get called by many worse hands and to put it simply he's better off letting me bloof it off

my vanilla strat talk for today
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:16 PM   #524
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You mucking 98 68 78 9x cc and all the other pair + draw hands? When he wants to ship draws in on turn how can he do so if he isn't shoving value hands? I guess he can only jam the absolute nuts and cc the rest in your eyes
You are incorrect that his shove is bad.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:28 PM   #525
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his shove blocks all our calling range, i don't think its "bad" or "atrocious", but i would play it different as well. Also v is less likely to have bluffs here since 3bp and didn't cbet, whereas we have dece number of bluffs.
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