What’s Your Play? Facing an Overbet on River Results

Thanks for all the comments on What’s Your Play? Facing an Overbet on River. Time for Some Game Theory It’s probably impossible to find a game theoretically optimal betting strategy for me on the flop, and likewise a calling strategy for Villain, as there are more than two players in the game. The river, however, … Read moreWhat’s Your Play? Facing an Overbet on River Results

What’s Your Play? Flush With Redraw Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in What’s Your Play? Flush With Redraw. I folded, and I don’t think it’s close. The short explanation is #TheyAlwaysHaveIt. Here’s a longer one: Is This a Bluff-Catcher? The first question to ask is whether Villain could be raising worse for value. If yes, he’s either making a huge mistake, … Read moreWhat’s Your Play? Flush With Redraw Results

What’s Your Play? Flush With Redraw

Edit: Fixed pot size on turn. Playing $5/$10 No-Limit at Maryland Live, a game that does not participate in the Bad Beat Jackpot and other promotions. I don’t have a lot of experience with either Villain, but there’s a good chance they know who I am (a lot of people at MDL, many of whom … Read moreWhat’s Your Play? Flush With Redraw

Rate Our Play: Blind Battle Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in Rate Our Play: Blind Battle. I hope you benefited from thinking about this spot. Blind battles and other spots where players have very wide ranges are tricky because, if you just try to apply heuristics and experience from other situations, you’re going to get them very wrong. Simple rules … Read moreRate Our Play: Blind Battle Results

Rate Our Play: Blind Battle

It’s called Rate Our Play. I’m going to post a hand featuring multiple decisions points for both myself and my opponent(s). Your job will be to comment on any mistakes (or choices that surprised you in a good way) that you think either of us made. I’ll participate in the comments as I can and … Read moreRate Our Play: Blind Battle

That Tiny Turn Bet

I knew that my small turn bet in the recent Rate Our Play post would be controversial, and although I had reasons for doing it, they weren’t particularly exploitive, and I hadn’t actually used GTORB to look at the EV of betting larger. It turns out that even if you give Hero the option to … Read moreThat Tiny Turn Bet

Rate Our Play Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the inaugural Rate Our Play. I’ll take the blame for the low attendance, as I haven’t been actively blogging lately. That should change once WCOOP gets underway. DP1: Uncontroversial. DP2: Uncontroversial at this stack depth. With deeper stacks, this is a reasonable BB vs BN 3-betting candidate, but with … Read moreRate Our Play Results

Rate Our Play

In an effort to blog a bit more often (about topics other than new podcasts), I’m going to try out a new sort of post that hopefully will be similar to but less time-consuming (for me) than a multi-street What’s Your Play?. It’s called Rate Our Play. I’m going to post a hand featuring multiple … Read moreRate Our Play