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Old 07-02-2018, 07:53 AM   #551
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Yeah I started using GTO+. Is there any solvers you recommend over another? I also started using snowie a little while back, I like the fact that a lot of what it does is more applicable since most players are weak.
I don't even know of another solver tbh.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:20 AM   #552
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I coach a few people who've reached out to me through word of mouth, mostly Brazilian tourney players. Best way to reach me for this is PM.
I'm pretty new to 2+2 and can't seem to find an option for PMing. How do I PM you?
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:41 PM   #553
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I think you need 10 posts before you can send PMs, but a more powerful mod than me can give you the right to post PMs sooner than that in emergencies.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:02 AM   #554
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Hi Matthew!

I must say I dig you book and your honest and layback teaching style, very likeable.

I have a question about Table III: Button 4-Betting Range:
There seems to lack some explanation why you put, A4o-A5o, K2s-K4s in this table. I guess the hands are there to mix in some bluffing hands, but I dont grasp why these hands are the better ones to bluff with in that case. Hope you can shed some light on it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:04 PM   #555
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Hi Matthew!

I must say I dig you book and your honest and layback teaching style, very likeable.

I have a question about Table III: Button 4-Betting Range:
There seems to lack some explanation why you put, A4o-A5o, K2s-K4s in this table. I guess the hands are there to mix in some bluffing hands, but I dont grasp why these hands are the better ones to bluff with in that case. Hope you can shed some light on it.
Ok, so obviously If you were to only 4-bet the strongest six or seven hold 'em hands pre your 4-betting range would be very narrow and pretty easy to read, plus you'd be passing up opportunities to deny equity, build the pot, and make yourself more difficult to play against. This indicates that you should 4-bet some hands other than the very best, but hands like ATs play quite well in position in a 3-bet pot, so flatting these good, but not great hands is probably often the correct play. In other words there's probably more cons than pros 4 betting ATs pre in position when compared to 4-betting K4s in position. Hands like K4s and A5 have some value, but not so much value that you hate your life if you're 5-bet. Not getting to see a flop in position with ATs is a disaster. In a nutshell you want to 4-bet more than just the best hands, but the second and third tier hands play too well as a flat to regularly 4bet, so that leaves hands like K4s as the perfect candidates to widen your 4-betting range beyond the obvious best hands.

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Old 07-13-2018, 05:03 PM   #556
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Ok, so obviously If you were to only 4-bet the strongest six or seven hold 'em hands pre your 4-betting range would be very narrow and pretty easy to read, plus you'd be passing up opportunities to deny equity, build the pot, and make yourself more difficult to play against. This indicates that you should 4-bet some hands other than the very best, but hands like ATs play quite well in position in a 3-bet pot, so flatting these good, but not great hands is probably often the correct play. In other words there's probably more cons than pros 4 betting ATs pre in position when compared to 4-betting K4s in position. Hands like K4s and A5 have some value, but not so much value that you hate your life if you're 5-bet. Not getting to see a flop in position with ATs is a disaster. In a nutshell you want to 4-bet more than just the best hands, but the second and third tier hands play too well as a flat to regularly 4bet, so that leaves hands like K4s as the perfect candidates to widen your 4-betting range beyond the obvious best hands.
This is a good answer.

AX also blocks an ace, and K4s also has a very robust equity component (the flush draw).

If your opponent is 5-bet jamming with AK/JJ+ and a few AXs,, then blocking an ace blocks a pretty good chunk of combos.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:52 PM   #557
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If I would have to reraise vs. a tight non-polarized range, I wouldn't do it with Ax, although it blocks the ace, so the board more likely runs without an ace. But I am not that crazy.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:17 AM   #558
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This question may have already been answered but I couldn't find it. I've been playing 2-5 live cash on and off for 8 years and have decided to save up a 50BI bank roll and take it seriously with the intention of making a good hourly and perhaps move up to 5-10 in a few years. I also plan on doing a lot of studying over the next few years.

I have done some research in to this book and it seems like some concepts it teaches are useful to start thinking about now and will help correct some outdated thinking I am likely to have such as the vbet/bluff dichotomy. On the other hand, I am concerned that some of the bet sizing and ranges it recommends might be counter productive because my opponents aren't 'tough' enough.

Is my identification of the content I should focus on correct? Are there specific chapters I should avoid? Would you recommend another resource all together for increasing my profit at these stakes, and come back to this book if/when I move up?

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Old 07-26-2018, 01:34 PM   #559
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This question may have already been answered but I couldn't find it. I've been playing 2-5 live cash on and off for 8 years and have decided to save up a 50BI bank roll and take it seriously with the intention of making a good hourly and perhaps move up to 5-10 in a few years. I also plan on doing a lot of studying over the next few years.

I have done some research in to this book and it seems like some concepts it teaches are useful to start thinking about now and will help correct some outdated thinking I am likely to have such as the vbet/bluff dichotomy. On the other hand, I am concerned that some of the bet sizing and ranges it recommends might be counter productive because my opponents aren't 'tough' enough.

Is my identification of the content I should focus on correct? Are there specific chapters I should avoid? Would you recommend another resource all together for increasing my profit at these stakes, and come back to this book if/when I move up?
I am a big advocate of learning as much as you can about a subject and making connections with the information.

I do not think this is a book you'll be able to read and immediately increase your winrate (mostly likely). That's because you'll likely learn new concepts and get a better understanding of concepts you already thought you knew, and then make mistakes as you try to implement them. Changing bet sizes is a great example.

Unfortunately, I don't know nearly enough about you to be able to recommend a better resource to you. I think this book would be much better for you than Applications, but haven't read most of the poker literature out there.

I'm very confident with this product though and can tell you a ton of time went into it (both on my end, Mason's, and David's). I think all the chapters are good (unlike Applications, where some aged poorly) and there is nothing I'd recommend you skip. I think you'll find this book is worth your time + money if you're looking to read a poker book. If you do purchase it and do not like it, please let me know and I'd be happy to talk to you on skype as I'd really like to hear why you do not like it (as I admittedly have little experience live).
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:01 PM   #560
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I think all the chapters are good (unlike Applications, where some aged poorly) and there is nothing I'd recommend you skip.
I was going to read through this in over the next week or so, care to give examples of which parts? Or direct me where I can find this out for myself.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:22 AM   #561
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I was going to read through this in over the next week or so, care to give examples of which parts? Or direct me where I can find this out for myself.
Pre-flop mainly.

Pre-flop doesn't model well at all, and the ranges it made using models for the most part turn out to be pretty (by today's standards) ****ty ranges.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:55 AM   #562
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I really like the ideas in this book so far in terms of the analytics. The one thing that seems strange to me is the emphasis on 1)small 2.5x raises and 2)Button vs Big Blind being a significant common scenario. (That's the chapter I'm on now).

For #1, I play mostly 1/3 cash games, and a standard raise would be 4x, and (to 10) with 3.3x as the lowest. Where does the emphasis on small raises come from - tournament play?

As for #2, it's a rarity to get folds to the Button, and players don't really defend widely even for a 3.3x raise OTB when it does happen. The real payoff scenario is limpers to the Button/Cutoff where you can raise them for playing so many hands.

Just curious where this emphasis comes from based on your experience.
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:22 AM   #563
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I really like the ideas in this book so far in terms of the analytics. The one thing that seems strange to me is the emphasis on 1)small 2.5x raises and 2)Button vs Big Blind being a significant common scenario. (That's the chapter I'm on now).

For #1, I play mostly 1/3 cash games, and a standard raise would be 4x, and (to 10) with 3.3x as the lowest. Where does the emphasis on small raises come from - tournament play?

As for #2, it's a rarity to get folds to the Button, and players don't really defend widely even for a 3.3x raise OTB when it does happen. The real payoff scenario is limpers to the Button/Cutoff where you can raise them for playing so many hands.

Just curious where this emphasis comes from based on your experience.
Book is based on online (closer to GTO) play.

1/3 live is probably one of the softest, if not the softest, games on NLHE that regularly runs, which is why you see so much limping and then calling OOP, huge opening raises, etc.

The concepts in the book will still apply to live play, you just need to take a much more exploitative approach, which it sounds like you're doing.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:20 PM   #564
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^^

yes, makes sense - I haven't played online in so long I forget about those dynamics
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:00 AM   #565
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If you can bluff more the bigger you bet why can you bet more hands on the flop using a small size e.g .25%
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If you can bluff more the bigger you bet why can you bet more hands on the flop using a small size e.g .25%
Because there are still more streets left to act.

Look at it this way -- if you know your opponent has a marginal hand, and your range consists of either nuts or air, it's much easier to punish them if you're on the flop and have access to 3 streets of betting than if you're on the river and have access to just one.

That said, if you make a big bet on the flop rather than a small bet (with a polarized range), than you can bluff even more than if you had made the smaller bet.
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When making a decision of whether or not to Cbet on the flop whilst sitting at the table what are the main considerations you should make?
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Hey Matthew,

In conclusion of the book you are talking about online cash game is dried up for last 5 years.
And that poker is getting tougher and tougher. I agree as well.

Do you think is poker still going to be profitable for next 5 years
For these who work hard and study the game?
I like to be an MTT player, but many people say poker is not profitable anymore.

In addition, if there is no profit, why do we have so many pros?
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