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what do you guys make of this 3 bet? How should i respond?
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
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Which Strategy for a 15 man SnG?
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
What's the better play in this spot... B/f or c/f on river?
I don't mind betting small -- but 15% of pot looks really weak and exploitable to me. I'd go a little over 2k -- something like 2200-2300.
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
What's the better play in this spot... B/f or c/f on river?
Second hand you bet too small. You give him way too much room to bluff since your line seems weak (would you ever bet smaller on the river than the turn with Qx given that you don't think he'd fold Kx'). First hand I'd b/f. As pokerdude said, about 2k seems right. In general, I tend to b/f in spots where I think villain has weaker hands that I can get value from and value betting is >>> bluff catching. If the river blanked in the first hand, I'd debate between c/c and b/x (prob b/c) since if his range is heavily weighted towards draws, I can get more value by bluff catching than value ...
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
How often should I be donk-betting?
The only spots you can donk bet on are when you're flatting in the blinds (or flatting 3bs and leading the flop). Yes, you should have a donk bet range. That said, it all depends on your image, your flatting range, who you're playing against, their position, etc. I think the question is a little too broad to give you any helpful/concrete advice. A few examples of hands I've donkbet are big draws in multi way pots on wet boards where I don't think a c-bet will occur (which takes away my ability to c/r); vulnerable sets/two pair on wet boards where I don't think villain will cbet and my hand ...
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
Novice sit n go double up bubble strategy looking for advice
I don't really play these and haven't looked at the ICM implications. My advice is to get a tool like ICMizer, enter the payout structures and then spend a lot of time off the tables playing around with ranges. Given stacks, what's the nash range you should shove' If people call too tight, what range should you shove' If people call too wide, what range should you shove' And just invest a lot of time learning the proper ICM behind these spots. In the short-run, if people call incorrectly, you might lose some spots you shouldn't. But in the long-run, you'll grind out a profit. Sorry I'm ...
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
better to avoid this spot with 22 ?
I agree with everyone else. I'd r/c vs the big blind here and r/f vs the other two stacks (since they seem fairly tight and I don't anticipate them reshipping wide).
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
advice please
The way to calculate your equity in allin situation is: Amount to call/(Current pot size + amount to call) In this example, the amount to call is 25281 (the shove for 28481 minus your open of 3200) divided by 25281 + the pot size (which is 3200 + 28481 + 6950 blinds/antes = 35431. So its 25281/(25281+35431=60712) = 41.6%. To decide whether or not to call, compare the equity your hand has against the villains shove range. So in your example, you should call if you have at least 41.6% equity -- since your hand has more than that with 42.8%, it's a call. Does that answer your question or did ...
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tyson219
Oct 23rd, 2014
Micro cash: set V set (no hand)
I can't imagine pot controlling or folding in micro cash. Most people tend to overvalue overpairs + top pairs allowing you to stack them with a set. If you're playing more competent players, you can slow down with a set in certain spots since the range of hands you're going to get value from is extremely thin. But the average micro cash player is going to give you max value when they have overpairs, TPTK, etc, so I'd go for max value every time and chalk it up to a cooler when its set over set.
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tyson219
Oct 22nd, 2014
Is this call mathematically correct? Maybe someone can plus this into ICMizer..
It's definitely a call -- don't have access to ICMizer right now, but I can try later today or tomorrow
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tyson219
Oct 22nd, 2014
78cc flop monster draw.
Flat pre is marginal. I don't hate it, but it's not going to be very profitable. On the flop, I'd definitely raise since you don't want any scare cards to come up and slow down the action since you have so much equity on the flop. For flop sizing, I want to set up a turn PSB if villain flats. I'd go about 900-950 which gives you slightly less than pot on the turn.
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tyson219
Oct 22nd, 2014
have i played this hand correctly ??
AQ - reads would be helpful on the iso'er. I don't mind flatting here given how deep you are. As played, I'd always shove the river. If villain has a set, it's a cooler. Turn is debatable. You can bet small on turn to get value from Ax hands that decide to pot control as well as Qx hands that might not believe you have the Ax. Checking back turn might keep some bluffs in villains range, but it's an odd line to bet/check/bluff, so I don't expect there to be too many river bluffs. As a result, I'd probably bet turn to get as much value as possible from the hand. KT - either flat or raise more ...
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tyson219
Oct 18th, 2014
What to do in this spot in hyper turbos?
+1. I'm still shoving all pairs here.
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tyson219
Oct 18th, 2014
How would you have played this hand?
Really need to know stacks and bet sizes to give any helpful info here, otherwise it's just speculative musings about the hand and not very helpful.
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tyson219
Oct 18th, 2014
Middle~Late Stage MTT question.
I fold 22-77 in those spots and sometimes 88. You don't have the right odds to set mine. If you get flatted, it's going to be very difficult to play your hand -- especialyl since you'll be oop most of the time. If you get raised, you're going to have to fold. So opening in those spots is usually burning money.
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tyson219
Oct 18th, 2014
Not Sure What To do??
The issue is that if you're playing MTTs at $0.50 and $1, the field sizes are probably massive. The bankroll rule of thumb of approx 100 buyins isn't sufficient when field sizes are in the thousands, so you really need to be playing either smaller fields (think 180s and/or capped MTTs) or even lower stakes.
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tyson219
Oct 16th, 2014
What do I do with AK here
Well...he can't be all that solid if he's 5x'ing, so I disagree with your assessment. EDIT: well...i guess there's 2 limpers, so seems fine depending on stacks Get it in since you have some FE and are doing good enough against his range. It only pays 3, so you're going to need to chip up if you want to cash/win.
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tyson219
Oct 14th, 2014
River bluff catcher
I prefer to 3b or fold preflop as well. The reason is that playing A7s OOP is difficult, results in a lot of tricky situations, and won't be profitable in the long-run against anyone who isn't terrible. It doesn't have much to do with the big blind -- it's really because we're either behind the opening range and should fold or, if we're ahead, it's hard to extract value OOP and it's easy to value own ourselves since we're often going to only get into river spots where we get snap folds or calls by better hands. With respect to 3b pre, how often were you 3betting' If you're getting 4b alot, ...
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tyson219
Oct 14th, 2014
Tried to punish a constant limper, but it backfired.
Pretty much agree with the above. The one thing I'd note is that if the villain has a really high fold to cbet stat (70%+), I'd bet 35% pot and hope to take it down. Your plan is a good one, but you got a board that makes it really difficult to take it down postflop and it's usually time to just give it up
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tyson219
Oct 14th, 2014
bankroll strategy question
Simply put, you should maximize your profit. If moving up stakes on one site > adding more sites, then just move up. I'd guess that playing more sites will be better since you can keep your ABI more clustered around your BRM goal and add more tables than you're currently playing which should be more profitable than taking a more risky BRM approach of playing higher buyins.
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tyson219
Oct 13th, 2014
Awkward/Horrible Bubble Spot with JJ
I tend to flat JJ in your position there. There's not many worse hands that are going to r/c your shove (maybe 99/TT, AQ). Given the stacks behind you, it's a great spot to flat pre and let people with the 12-20bbs stacks behind reshove and you can easily snap it off. If everyone else folds, you keep the villains range really wide and can extract value postflop from his weaker hands. As played, in villains shoes I'd discount the top of your range, so AK actually does pretty well and I'd call in his position.
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tyson219
Oct 13th, 2014
KQs OTB big draw facing aggression
I agree with shoving pre -- there's ~1300 in the middle and you have fold equity + good enough equity against calling ranges. As played, I'd shove here. You have nut flush draw + gutshot, which gives you great equity against all but hands like sets -- so against an overall range you're going to have more than enough equity to get it in on the flop here
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tyson219
Oct 13th, 2014
Turbo strategy
yeah, as said above it's all about shoving/reshoving/calling shoves & reshoves profitably. Beyond that, there's not much more play except in early levels. Postflop play and set mining usually go out the window after the first few levels
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tyson219
Oct 13th, 2014
FT 99 facing early open from perceived donk
I'd shove the nines. If he's been opening 3x all the time and has been opening a good bit recently, you're going to be doing well against against his range, especially since he'll fold a good bit. There's only one really short stack, so I'd rather take the chance for a double early at the FT and put yourself in a position for a deep run rather than wait for a better spot and partially blind out.
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tyson219
Oct 8th, 2014
Hand review final table WCOOP $100+$100+$15 No Limit Super KO
You start the hand with 20bbs, so either shove pre or fold. Given the ICM implications and payjumps in a WCOOP, I'm fine with either option -- it just depends on game flow and the villain that 3b you. FWIW, him showing up with 22 there is surprising, I'd fold 22 in his spot.
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tyson219
Oct 8th, 2014
Short and long-term goals.
There's multiple versions with various letters -- all basically the same concept
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tyson219
Oct 5th, 2014
$33 10k gtd final table first hand
Hard to provide advice without all the stacks -- both those involved in the hand and the rest for ICM considerations. Preflop is obviously fine. I'd bet 35-40% pot on that flop. It's really unlikely anyone has 99+ since the aggro player would 3b and the flatters would squeeze. You shouldn't be too worried about draws. There's no flush draws on the board. T7 probably isn't flatting pre. So the only draw out there is JT and floats with Ax/Kx (or hands like T9, J9, T8, etc). Your QQ blocks 2 of the 8 outs JT is drawing to, so there's only a ~12.5% chance villain can complete the draw on the ...
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tyson219
Oct 4th, 2014
Hand in Pokerstars 2.20$+R 6Kwas my check back so BAD?
I'd just bet the flop. The button flat is either fishy or super strong -- if he's fishy, that board should hit his range. If he's trapping, you have a set and have him crushed. A board like that is going to hit a lot of flatting ranges from the button + the big blind and, especially vs the big blind, you want to build the pot now to ensure it's an easy shove on the river. There's plenty of hands they'll check raise or check call with on that board and there's not going to be very many pure bluffs given the stack sizes. As played, it's just unlucky. Checking back the flop isnt necessarily ...
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tyson219
Oct 4th, 2014