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Old 07-23-2018, 04:04 PM   #1076
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What limit do you play on Poker Stars ?
Haven't played much there in the past year, but in PLOz bb averaging a bit over $1 in PLO8 bb average roughly $3.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:58 PM   #1077
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Right now on PS there is only 1 table =50 cents, all others are below. For me it's exactly as I said. PLO8 midstakes is dead.
Yes today is Monday, but PLO8 tourneys are rather live, including $215 omania.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:46 PM   #1078
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Right now on PS there is only 1 table =50 cents, all others are below. For me it's exactly as I said. PLO8 midstakes is dead.
Yes today is Monday, but PLO8 tourneys are rather live, including $215 omania.
Find a site that has games?
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:09 AM   #1079
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When someone has been losing for 7 years straight and says he has a really good understanding of the game, something is not right. Either your self reflection is distorted or you don't know what "really good understanding" can mean. For example, there can be aspects of the game you don't even know existed, let alone be good at it.
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Step 1: realize how much you suck
I was beating my limit solidly, right from the start. In fact, I started playing O8, because unlike Hold'em not everyone had a 10 years learning headstart on me. So while I was aware that I only understood basics of the game, I couldn't be totally terrible, if I was winning, right?
Wrong. I think, about 3 months ago, I looked at my hands and had this moment, where I thought. "Caterina, you are absolutely terrible at the game. You ranges are completly messed up, you overfold to shoves, because you have been running under EV, you make so many mistakes, how can you be THIS bad after all the hands you have played?" I seriously wondered, if I should stop playing at all. I came to the conclusion that I wasn't playing for money but rather love the depth of the game (I have a master degree in math), the intellectual challenge and it gives me something to do (I can't work anymore due to illness). So that's the reason, why I continue despite being terrible.

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Step 2: realize how much everyone else sucks
Have reached this state about 2 weeks ago. Realizing your own mistakes makes you see those of others so much more clearly. Yes, I'm bad, but most others around me are even worse.

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Step 3: try to improve and take advantage of the mistakes other players make
Well, emphasis on "try". Work in progress.

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Old 01-14-2019, 12:34 PM   #1080
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Hey Caterina what is your nickname on P* ?
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:31 PM   #1081
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Hi, my name is Federico, I'm new to the forum, I'm from Argentina so excuse my awkward English, I'm a Omaha Hi player a few years ago, (1 year professionally), I play Micro Stakes, Cash, S & G and Mtt's, my name Pokerstars is Fede z92, a greeting to all and I hope to learn a lot from all of you.
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:31 AM   #1082
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Hi Federico, welcome aboard!
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:11 AM   #1083
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Hi Federico, welcome aboard!
Thanks, do you know how can I download the software from bovada and the ignition in another place that is not its website, since apparently those sites are blocked in my region (Argentina)
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:31 AM   #1084
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I am not a specialist in this topic, and I don't understand is this a one time problem for software download or permanent problem for playing. Anyway one of the solution is to use VPN. AFAIK There are some free ones and some realy good (but not free) ones like Hide My Ass! and NordVPN.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:35 AM   #1085
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Do you guys usually buy in for 20-25Bbs for LO8?
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:04 PM   #1086
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Do you guys usually buy in for 20-25Bbs for LO8?
Yes. I've heard people claim that having 10 BB is plenty, but that's silly. You at LEAST want to have 12, and if you're playing a HK game, you wanna have 18.

Basic limit strategy says never run out of bets, so it doesn't matter if you buy in for 50BB, just DON'T RUN OUT OF BETS!!! If you're getting around the 10BB range, add on!
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:45 PM   #1087
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What? I would always play with a fraction of a bet, if it was allowed.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:17 PM   #1088
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What? I would always play with a fraction of a bet, if it was allowed.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:13 AM   #1089
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My standard limit BI is 30 bbs.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:16 PM   #1090
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Do you guys usually buy in for 20-25Bbs for LO8?
I usually play $6/$12 with a 1/3 kill. The typical buy-in in my game is $200 (17 big bets). I usually buy in for $300 or $400 (25 or 33 big bets). Other experienced, winning players typically buy in for $400. When I see someone buy in for $60 or even $120 (5 or 10 big bets), that's usually a sign that they're a losing player trying to keep their loss for this session to a minimum—or that they're insufficiently bankrolled for the game, which often goes hand in hand with being a losing player.

If I get down to about $150 (12.5 big bets), I rebuy. I like to have a lot of chips in front of me at all times.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:51 AM   #1091
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Noob question...how often does it work out that there is no low pot awarded? Is there a thread on the subject somewhere? It seems the more aggressive I get trying to build pots with a good low hand the more likely it is that there’s no low at all or I get counterfeited 😀
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:53 AM   #1092
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Noob question...how often does it work out that there is no low pot awarded? Is there a thread on the subject somewhere? It seems the more aggressive I get trying to build pots with a good low hand the more likely it is that there’s no low at all or I get counterfeited 😀
Good question—and one that our former moderator Buzz has answered many times. If the hand goes to the river, a low will be possible 60% of the time. In actual game play, however, the low half of the pot will only be awarded about 50% of the time, because players with qualifying low hands won't always make it to showdown.

Here's a link to a relevant thread on this topic:
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/4...w-hand-562601/

As for getting counterfeited, be wary of building pots with a good low hand (or draw) without backup. According to http://www.o8poker.com/Strategy/keypercent.php, "If you have A2 with a 34K flop, [the] chances you'll be counterfeited are ~25.2%." You want to have A25x in that spot, or at least A26x.

And backup is no guarantee either (unless getting counterfeited gives you a wheel: you want that to happen). I remember the first time I had backup and got double-counterfeited. The flop was 87J and I had A23T. The turn was a 2 and the river was a 3, for a final board of 87J23. So I made a low, but now anyone with A4, A5, 45, A6, 46, or 56 had a better low. How is that even possible? I thought. Easy: one of 9 cards comes on the turn, then one of 6 cards comes on the river. That will happen about 2.7% of the time.

Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:29 PM   #1093
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A few preflop questions.

1. 3-betting. Do we have a non-shove 3-bet range 100bb deep? Notice a lot of layers only shove as a 3-bet 100bb deep.
If so, what is the rough stack depth cut off between shoving and 3-betting?

2. In BB vs 1+ limper, 100bb deep, do we have a shoving range? In an old post amok, you say you shove weak aces? Anything else? What about in very loose fun player lineups?

3. Is open limping okay? More in loose games?

4. Larger raise sizes vs big fun players with low 3b % (say 3.5x) or always rfi same size?
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:33 AM   #1094
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1. I think both are fine strategies. You can 3-bet smaller from IP and shove OOP, for example. Say +150bb deep it can get a bit troublesome to have a shoving range.

2. I still think shoving weak aces is the most +ev play with those hands. Depends on a lot of factors, like what are they limping with etc.

3. I think it can be OK, but the easier way is to open small with your vpip-range.

4. I think raising bigger makes sense there, assuming the target player is in BB.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:31 AM   #1095
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I would like to know if theres any thread refering to omaha hi low hypers husng , if there's any HUD to use, and if there's any push range table to see.

thanks.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:33 AM   #1096
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:57 AM   #1097
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New to posting hands. How can I convert my hand for 2+2 the links above no longer active?

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Old 01-12-2020, 02:36 AM   #1098
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Use for example https://upswingpoker.com/convert/
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:36 AM   #1099
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does anyone with a track record of winning at LO8 cash games coach LO8?
looking for someone who beats midstakes or online games (so not loose passive games where u get 5+ ways to a flop)

just looking for someone with solid basic strat that works well over a decent sample size

will swap strats in other games (LHE or Stud8) or pay for lessons
pm me. ty

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