mintjelly

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    • MarcPS
      MarcPS
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      Joined: 09.11.2010 Posts: 1,077
      Originally posted by mintjelly
      I'm in.
      You most certainly are!

      Welcome to the course and best of luck!

      Marc
    • mintjelly
      mintjelly
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      My motivation to play poker is to gain finacial freedom while doing something I enjoy.



      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      My weakneses when playing poker is playing when tired.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight-aggressive?

      To play tight-aggressive means you play few hands based on card quality and position and when you play a hand, you do so via betting and raising as opposed to checking and calling.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello mintjelly,

      Playing tired can cause a lot problems. Usually you are more moody when tired and get more easily angry. Which means you get easily tilty which is towards you playing less your A-game. You have to find a way to adjust to that. For example against tilt:
      Easiest wait to fight against tilt is to set up stop-loss technique. Which means if you for example have lost more than 3BIs for a session then you just stop the session for some time. The BI amount is set up from your own wanting. Some may put it higher, some lower. And after the stop you can easily just spend some time with evaluating your play.

      Welcome to the Course and Best of luck! First points earned.
    • mintjelly
      mintjelly
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      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      Question 1: I would say that all of the hands in the chart with the exception of AA can/should be played differently, mainly in respct to specific table positon as well as against which opponents and against which action.

      Question 2: NL10 Fr JJ

      Question 3: I beleive that the equity that AKo has against the top 5% range is 46.5%.

      Thanks
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Great to have you back. :) I have merged your old thread with the new post. You can post in the future in this thread.

      I totally agree that a lot of hands can be played differently like for example stealing is a very powerful weapon and of course also isolating. Those concepts we will take care in the future and will try to apply them into your game.

      For example stealing from late position is usually very good if you have very tight opponents who tend to give up easily. We can either take it down preflop or even postflop with the initiative. Similar case with isolating.

      About Question #3:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AKo }
      UTG+1  53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }


      Hopefully you enjoy the Course so far.
    • mintjelly
      mintjelly
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      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      Question 1:
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 50.78% 50.40% 0.38% { KsQs }
      MP3 49.22% 48.84% 0.38% { 3d3c }


      On Js5d3s flop:

      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 26.46% 26.46% 0.00% { KsQs }
      MP3 73.54% 73.54% 0.00% { 3d3c }

      Question 2:
      On the turn after the 2x re-raise I would call to keep the pot small and to re-evaluate on the river.

      Qutestion 3:
      NL10 Fr JJ
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #3 Done!

      About Question #1:
      Preflop Equity:

      Equity Win Tie
      UTG 50.78% 50.40% 0.38% { KsQs }
      UTG+1 49.22% 48.84% 0.38% { 3d3c }


      Postflop Equity:

      Board: J:spade: 5:diamond: 3:spade:
      Equity Win Tie
      UTG 26.46% 26.46% 0.00% { KsQs }
      UTG+1 73.54% 73.54% 0.00% { 3d3c }


      About Question #2:
      There are several occasions on turn:
      a) If we take just odds for the FD and we take into account that all our odds are clean. Which means:
      Total Pot = $0,91 ; We have to Call = $0,22 -> According to that it means we are getting ~4,16:1 odds. For flushdraw we would need 4:1. Which tells us that we are getting perfect odds.
      b) If we consider the opponent having sets here:
      Which means we have to discount outs, for example 6 and also 3. Which means we have 7 clean outs so that means we need 6:1 odds. That tells us that we need ~$0,41 on river to make it profitable. If we expect the opponent being loose enough and being able to pay us no-matter what then we can do the Call here properly.
      c) We might even have overcards as outs or even 4 as a out:
      Although this kind of situation ain't that likely. I'd rather discount that one and either pick a) or b). Most likely towards Call.

      You are doing great progress, keep going!
    • mintjelly
      mintjelly
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      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      Question 1: Nl25-nut flush draw-good shove?

      Question 2: NL10 nut FD on turn


      Qutestion 3: The Equity that KQ has in this spot is 41.41%
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by mintjelly
      Question 1: Nl25-nut flush draw-good shove?

      Question 2: NL10 nut FD on turn


      Qutestion 3: The Equity that KQ has in this spot is 41.41%
      Well done,

      Homework 4 complete.

      How do you like posting in the evaluation forums? Do you find it helpful?

      Re: question 3.

      Did you expect KQ to have 41% equity in that spot? What was your guess before looking at equilab?