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What kind of plays could I make to convince my opponents that I have a polarised hand range? You don't make plays to convince your opponents that you have a polarized hand range, you just polarize your hand range. If they fail to pick up on that, you've profited greatly. There are generally three types of ranges: Polarized With a polarized range, your hand ...


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You want to maximize your EV whenever you can. There are really rare occasions for breaking this rule and take rake or other aspects (time, your extimated EV, length of game) into consideration. These considerations can increase your hourly but usually don't increase your bb/hand stat. For example : When I play HU SNG versus regular and I know I have small ...


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Completely depends on your opponent. You can start out min-raising 90-100% but if he 3-bet shoves a ton then you can't do this. Or you can try limping and min-betting lots of flops, but he if shoves PF from the BB a ton, you can't do it (there is a hint as to how you should play against people who take those strategies themselves!). Against really good ...


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The issue here is how you define the top x% of hands - and differences in how this decision is arrived at are likely causing you to see what appear to be different results when using different tools. For example, the tool you have linked to in your question gives options to specify the number of opponents, so this implies it is determining the rankings of ...


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I think there are four reasons why people often stick to unweighted ranges, only a couple of which are theoretically interesting. Optimal play often requires ranges with weights of 100%. Deception is important to poker, but deception can often be achieved without playing the same hand in different ways in a situation. See The Mathematics of Poker for many ...


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I like this question. In contrast to Bogdan, I think weighted ranges do make sense. To stay with this example (and for the moment, forgetting about the difference between checking and betting), the UTG player surely would play any AA hand he is dealt. On the other hand, he typically would sometimes play marginal hands (like in this position say 99) and ...


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tl;dr: it depends on a few things but the chances of opponent having a better flush is somewhere in the 43% area if we assume villain opens from EP and its HU between you and villain. He'll also have you beat with a full house or quads ~6.7% of the time. He has a worse flush than you about 20% of the time. I can't give you a clear cut answer for your exact ...


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There are two options when facing a raise, you can either flat or 3-bet. When you 3-bet Usually you want to 3-bet roughly 1/3 of opening range in frequency. So if you 3-bet the CO, since the position opens 25% you should 3-bet roughly 8%. The reason for this is that he will call a bit less than half the time and you want to be ahead of his calling range when ...


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It is correct to say there are only 3 ways to get the AA, when you do that calculation you get 0.467 The rest of the difference in equity comes from the fact that AKs doesn't have the same equity over all cases of 76o. It depends on whether or not those cards share a suit with the AK. You will get the correct value for equity if you split it into all ...


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I think an important thing to note here is the stack sizes. The BB is currently 8000 and the effective stack size for this hand is 1,000,000. With 125 BB effective stacks, hands like suited connectors are much stronger because of the implied odds present. Hands like AQo and KQo are less desirable in this hand compared to a hand with smaller stack sizes due ...


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Pokerstove is a good, opensource, free software that will give you these results (it can be found here: https://github.com/andrewprock/pokerstove). I am not sure if it will separate the hands out like you described, but maybe I can help you understand how the calculation is made by hand. The equity of a range against a range is calculated by comparing the ...


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I would use my hands, rather than my bets, to "polarize my range. If I wanted to convince people that I will call with any pair, I would show down a 2-2. (Then avoid other low pairs like 3-3 or 4-4). If I wanted to "represent" any two suited cards, maybe 3-2 or even 6-2 suited. Ditto for "connectors," without the suitedness.


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I can only speak from my personal experience which is based on 4 years of really active playing poker. Once we had a nice player on the table WHO always acts the same, at least I didn't see a difference. It was pretty boring because he always took himself 30 seconds, even if it was an easy fold for him. He stared on the board, head down the same amount of ...


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You were getting 3:1 with top pair to call the river. If they were on KJ they probably would not have bet pot on the flop. If they were on AQ most likely they would have also bet the turn. Don't get why you call the flop getting 2:1 and then lay down the river getting 3:1. Easy call for me. Specifically what hand(s) did you put them on?


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Absolutely you can exclude cards from your opponents range based on how they played the flop, however because people aren't rational 100% of the time, and poker being a game of probability with an element of human emotion, it's never necessarily something you can completely exclude. As your bot learns, and builds its range against specific players it will be ...


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The way this question is worded I feel inclined to answer thusly; You are perhaps going about reviewing hands, for the most part it seems, incorrectly. I will explain this, durring I believe I will be able to answer your question. There are two reasons I think there are flaws in this, let's say 'review game.' First, I can use it on the same hand so if I ...


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The generally accepted response to playing against loose players is to tighten up. It's not easy to do, because it's hard to watch hand after hand being won with K8o and other garbage, but the numbers back you. Change your strategy once you have a much better read of the players around you.


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As everybody buys in with 100 or more blinds, cash game goal is usually more lose than tournament. You have to enlarge your preflop range, especially in late position, to see more flops. You also have to strenghten your post flop play, as everything starts here in the hand. Get disciplined and don't play with your ego, the count is made at the end of the ...


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There are several components to your question, and I will do my best to address each of them. How should my stack size affect my range? That is a very complex matter, and I will assume you mean preflop hand range to simplify it. As a general rule, the larger your stack is relative to the big blind, the more speculative hands gain in value. By speculative ...


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