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Old 02-07-2018, 09:18 PM   #476
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

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As long as you understand why betting and check-raising both make sense, what they both accomplish, and why you should lean towards CR more the weaker your range is and betting more the stronger your range is, then I'm totally fine with either line. Do what you think is best for your given stakes.

To deny equity and make the pot bigger incase we win. You should lean more towards chr the weaker your range because that incentivizes your opp to bet at a higher frequency then normal. Does that sound about right?

Also on flops where opp can have say 16+ combos of straights does that then make our chr with sets to weak assuming equities run close to begin with?

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Old 02-10-2018, 11:31 AM   #477
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To deny equity and make the pot bigger incase we win. You should lean more towards chr the weaker your range because that incentivizes your opp to bet at a higher frequency then normal. Does that sound about right?

Also on flops where opp can have say 16+ combos of straights does that then make our chr with sets to weak assuming equities run close to begin with?

Thanks again
Sounds about right. Weaker your range is, the more your checks face a bet, which makes CR strong hands more profitable than leading in BB vs BTN type situations.

The total amount of straights matter less than the frequency he has a straight.

If he opened UTG in 10-max and the flop comes QJT, then yeah the fact that the opener has 16 combos of the nut straight is a huge deal as the range is very tight.

If SB opened and BB called with 1000 total combos, then 16 straight combos matters much less.
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:32 PM   #478
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

Hi guys,

Is professionalpoker.com the recommended source for the ebook? Thing is it appears down right now.

The reviews for Adobe Digital Editions on App Store are pretty woeful and worried I'd be lumbered with an unusable product, but I like the idea of having copies on my 2 phones and PC so would rather not buy from Apple. Can anybody vouch for ADE?
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:18 PM   #479
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

Hi,

Does this book contain an updated preflop section similar to that found in Applications? I really liked how it laid out a blueprint for opening ranges as well as ranges to play based on others raising, such as CO vs UTG, SB vs MP etc. Does it go into the same level of detail in this respect or does it only contain opening ranges?

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:38 PM   #480
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Hello Mr. Janda.

I am a upswing member, and I was watching the video you did with Ryan Fee(stellar job btw, you spoke really fast but I myself am a fast speaker so I respect that).

Just clarification to see if I really understand.. so you discussed and shown that if you want to make a PSB OTR with a perfectly polarized range, after you bet the flop, OTT you can only bet 66% of the time, check 33% of the time, then OTR you can only bet 66% of the time and check 33% of the time. But then later on you say this isnt a practical strategy because we are losing too much EV the 33% of the time we check turn on river?

This would make me conclude that a polarized range is most effective and profitable OTR, and less so OTT and OTF.

is this correct? if not, feel free to correct/make me clarify. Also how much does being IP and OOP as the bettor affect any of this?
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:46 PM   #481
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

Also another question is why does a polarized range vs a range of bluffcatchers always win no matter what as long as the you bluff the right frequency? How come the bluffcatchers can't do anything to win if they can beat the bluffs? How come the bluffcatchers can't make the polarized range lose?
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #482
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Hi,

Does this book contain an updated preflop section similar to that found in Applications? I really liked how it laid out a blueprint for opening ranges as well as ranges to play based on others raising, such as CO vs UTG, SB vs MP etc. Does it go into the same level of detail in this respect or does it only contain opening ranges?

Thank you
Also wonder this.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:51 PM   #483
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Hi,

Does this book contain an updated preflop section similar to that found in Applications? I really liked how it laid out a blueprint for opening ranges as well as ranges to play based on others raising, such as CO vs UTG, SB vs MP etc. Does it go into the same level of detail in this respect or does it only contain opening ranges?

Thank you
It does contain some pre-flop hand ranges, but not to the details that are included in Applications. This is partly because I still recommend PokerSnowie's Pre-flop advisor for anyone who wants pretty straight forward pre-flop advice.

https://www.pokersnowie.com/preflop-advisor.html
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:54 PM   #484
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Hello Mr. Janda.

I am a upswing member, and I was watching the video you did with Ryan Fee(stellar job btw, you spoke really fast but I myself am a fast speaker so I respect that).

Just clarification to see if I really understand.. so you discussed and shown that if you want to make a PSB OTR with a perfectly polarized range, after you bet the flop, OTT you can only bet 66% of the time, check 33% of the time, then OTR you can only bet 66% of the time and check 33% of the time. But then later on you say this isnt a practical strategy because we are losing too much EV the 33% of the time we check turn on river?

This would make me conclude that a polarized range is most effective and profitable OTR, and less so OTT and OTF.

is this correct? if not, feel free to correct/make me clarify. Also how much does being IP and OOP as the bettor affect any of this?
When did I say that? It's pretty practical to still check with a perfectly polarized range on the river, and you should do it at some frequency or you'll be bluffing too much.

What I might have said (I honestly don't remember) is that if you have a very polarized range, most players will probably fold to large bets too often. So in reality, if you can have nuts/air on the river and your opponent can only have bluff catchers, you may find you can bluff profitably in reality (whereas in theory the bluff would be break even) so you should bluff too often (i.e. never check).

But again, I don't even remember if I said this or there's some misunderstanding.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:57 PM   #485
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Also another question is why does a polarized range vs a range of bluffcatchers always win no matter what as long as the you bluff the right frequency? How come the bluffcatchers can't do anything to win if they can beat the bluffs? How come the bluffcatchers can't make the polarized range lose?
It won't always win simply because you'll sometimes be called down when bluffing, regardless of if an optimal opponent would call you or not.

What is true is that if your range is perfectly polarized and you have enough nut type hands, the average EV of your hand can be equal to the money in the pot. So if I'm playing against you and we're on the river and the pot is $100, and I have the nuts 80% of the time and air 20% of the time, I can go all-in for 1 pot-sized bet 100% of the time and you should always fold. So in that case, all my hands have an EV of $100, because you know I'm nutted so often that you should always fold and I always win the pot.

You're of course still free to call me in the above example. But if you do in that case, my average EV will be $200(0.8) - $100(0.2) = $140. So you're better off folding.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:20 PM   #486
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

Matthew

Loved the book and I've started playing around with a solver lately. Theoretically there's a few things the solver does that I'm trying to get my head around, one of the things being bet sizing on the river.

For example, BTN v BB the solver overbets, the straight (32) on the following board:
A 9 5 4 J

This is after betting range for 1/3 on the flop and 70% pot on the turn.

Now given the flush is on the board (which it overbets 65% and uses a smaller sizing 35%) I struggle to understand why it would overbet 32, given the only things I can see calling that sizing would be hands that beat it.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:21 PM   #487
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Matthew

Loved the book and I've started playing around with a solver lately. Theoretically there's a few things the solver does that I'm trying to get my head around, one of the things being bet sizing on the river.

For example, BTN v BB the solver overbets, the straight (32) on the following board:
A 9 5 4 J

This is after betting range for 1/3 on the flop and 70% pot on the turn.

Now given the flush is on the board (which it overbets 65% and uses a smaller sizing 35%) I struggle to understand why it would overbet 32, given the only things I can see calling that sizing would be hands that beat it.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
Why not just look and see what hands are calling the overbet? The solver should show you and that can give you a much better answer than I ever could.

Maybe it thinks not many flush draws call the flop 1/3 and turn 70% PSB so a straight is strong enough to big bet the river?
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Why not just look and see what hands are calling the overbet? The solver should show you and that can give you a much better answer than I ever could.

Maybe it thinks not many flush draws call the flop 1/3 and turn 70% PSB so a straight is strong enough to big bet the river?
Good point.

It has it raising nut flushes, calling with others and also calling with some sets, 2 pair and even a few top pair hands.

It appears that only 8% of it's river range is flushes given that is has all the Ax combos so I suppose it has to call wider than just the flush.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:15 PM   #489
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

Actually given the games I'm in there's a pretty huge exploit available here
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:20 PM   #490
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Re: No-Limit Hold ’em For Advanced Players by Matthew Janda Reviews and discussion

If I may add some observations here, the oop solver player doesn't have too many flushes when it is a backdoor flush with flop and turn bets going in. Similar idea is true when it is backdoor straight getting there on the river. Those boards are very unfavorable for OOP player and as such he is susceptible to overbets.

IP player has a lot of those flushes and so the OOP player will frequently use flush blocking kickers to bluff catch with his one pair hands. Which makes over betting a straight a good play. Straights also don't block any pairs on the board that can call. So top set and straight may have similar relative value but top set isn't as good as a straight in terms of extracting additional value.
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