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    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1992/1/

      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      I just love all card games, especially the ones which have some strategy included; hence I'm also a huge fan of the cardgame Magic the Gathering

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      I'm really a poor loser, which (i think) is the biggest reason why I have so much problems with tilting. Moreover, I like to think I'm good at strategic (card) games, so sometimes my ego is in the way at the tables ("you think you can raise me for the 3rd time in a row?!?" :facepalm:

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      I think I have to split this up in 2 parts, first of all the 'tight'-part: I think being tight means you are more selective in the starting hole cards you decide to play with, meaning they are often of better quality than the LAG/Fish/Maniac; tight also means, that after the flop, a tight player proceeds with caution towards the showdown, and is able to fold tptk or AA if the situation/logic demands it. Secondly the 'aggressive' part: being aggressive means aggressive betting. These aggressive bettings take place pre- aswell as postflop when we think we have the best hand; concluding: being Tight Aggressive = we are able to let go a perfect hand like AA on a 789-flop, but when we think we have the best hand, we can play bet, bet, bet until SD by aggressive betting
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    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      watched the coaching of veriz (podcast)

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/18846/
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Holdem
      PartyPoker
      8 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG di5509 ($8.37)
      UTG+1 gladiy999 ($1.94)
      MP1 rogervieri ($4.13)
      MP2 roger_jolly ($3.83)
      CO Stimpor ($4)
      BTN kladcat ($11.15)
      SB binka199 ($4.02)
      BB PladinMadin1 ($4.73)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.06, 8 players) rogervieri is MP1 J:club: Q:heart:
      di5509 calls $0.04, 1 fold, rogervieri raises to $0.16, 5 folds, di5509 calls $0.12

      Flop: 5:heart: 10:heart: K:heart: ($0.38, 2 players)
      di5509 checks, rogervieri bets $0.24, di5509 calls $0.24

      Turn: A:heart: ($0.86, 2 players)
      di5509 checks, rogervieri checks

      River: 6:heart: ($0.86, 2 players)
      di5509 bets $0.16, rogervieri goes all-in $3.73, di5509 folds

      Final Pot: $1.18

      rogervieri wins $8.27 (net +$4.14)

      di5509 lost $0.56
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      I like to 3-bet limpers for isolation (playing Heads-up with them), since we have preflop aggression, clearly the Chart doesn't encourage this (especially not with hands like A8o, 65s or like QJo).

      Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      see above posted hand: is QJo or hands like KJs strong enough to openraise or raise from mp?
      I think I'm just too happy to see a flop and go from there....I even prefer to play broadways more, since any low pocket-pair (22-99) doesn't play very well postflop unless ofc you hit your set

      Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo.

      46.324% equity

      Equity Gewonnen Gelijkspel Verloren Hand
      Speler 1: 53,676 % 45,269 % 16,815 % 37,916 % 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo
      Speler 2: 46,324 % 37,916 % 16,815 % 45,269 % AKo
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      By the way would be nice if you posted Hands into Hand Evaluation forum: link.

      Easiest way 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 results. Some may put it higher, some lower. Also after the stop you can spend some time with evaluation part to become better.

      Most of the weakness you wrote can easily be fixed by posting hands (analyzing your session). We will start writing feedback to your play. Usually negative feedback will put you into thinking phase and trying to fix all those leaks. It's almost the same as you lose money, you will remember it more than winning part. By this situation it's gonna be that negative feedback you gonna remember and try to avoid them next time.

      Tight style is usually called playing selected hands. Like following the Starting Hand Chart. Aggressive should be also pretty clear that already the word says how you should be playing. But the problem playing aggressively is that you have to watch that you don't play too aggressive. Find good spots, find good targets. About The tight-aggressive strategy you can read in this article: "What is the Big Stack Strategy?"

      Hopefully you will enjoy the Course.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Good job! Homework #2 Done

      3betting is more of advanced stuff, especially if you 3bet loose with them. You have to be aware what you are doing and why you are doing. My advice would be on those stakes and in FR games not to 3bet very loose.

      see above posted hand: is QJo or hands like KJs strong enough to openraise or raise from mp?

      Nope, I wouldn't really advice that to do, cause they will be difficult to play postflop while you often will be OOP. Rather open them from LP and maybe at the best MP3 and if you then play profitable with them then we could talk about losing up.

      I think I'm just too happy to see a flop and go from there....I even prefer to play broadways more, since any low pocket-pair (22-99) doesn't play very well postflop unless ofc you hit your set

      Definitely not! PPs are much easier to play and pretty safe to play. With broadways I am pretty sure you make 10x more mistakes than with PPs. PPs usually just have the plan either to hit for the set or not and you will be most often ahead if you do. But with broadways you will never even know where you stand with your hand.

      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.
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      Hi Coach!
      Nice to meet you Veriz :D

      to be more specific on the 3-betten part:
      vs OpenRaiseRange of 5.3%:
      for value: QQ+, AKs, AKo
      as bluff: ATs-A2s

      vs OpenRaiseRange of 8.4%:
      for value: JJ+, AQs+, AQo+
      as bluff: ATs-A2s, KJs+, KJo+, QJs

      vs OpenRaiseRange of 10.4%:
      for value: TT+, AJs+, KQs, AQo+
      as bluff: ATs-A2s, KJs+, KJo+, QJs, QJo

      Moreover, I 'extended' the SHC with these ranges:
      UTG: 5,58% 66+, AQs+, AKo (balancing value-range EP: Axs, 54s+)
      UTG+1: 6,8% 66+, AJs+, AQo+
      MP1: 7,1% 66+, AJs+, AQo+, KQs
      MP2: 10% 55+, AJs+, AJo+, KQo, JTs+
      MP3: 11,6% 44+, ATs+, AJo+, KQ, KJs, 98s+
      CO: 27,0% 22+, A2s+, A9o+, K8s+, KTo+, 54s+, 76o+, T8s+
      BU: 36,65% 22+, A2s+, A2o+, K2s+, KTo+, QTo+, Q8s+, 54s+, 76o+, T8s+
      SB: 22,5% 22+, A2s+, A8o+, KTs+, KTo+, QTs+, QJo, JTs, JTo, T9s

      My biggest problem: I'm a losing player, don't know exactly how much -bb/100 but it's there...

      that's why I've become your student!! thank you for being my coach :f_love:
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      watched part2: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/18945/
    • michel2311
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      Originally posted by rogervieri
      My biggest problem: I'm a losing player, don't know exactly how much -bb/100 but it's there...

      that's why I've become your student!! thank you for being my coach :f_love:
      Veriz will turn you in a winning player I'm for sure!!! GL with the course!!! :s_biggrin:
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      nice video by Hasenbraten: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/19036/
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      looking forward to see the rest :s_cool:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/search/#searchtext=NL%20BSS%20School&key=tag
    • rogervieri
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      I will post the questions already, and I will answer them later =)
      edit: answer are OK now :D

      Question 1: You are holding K :spade: Q :spade: What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 3 :diamond: 3 :club: ?
      How does the equity change on this flop: J :spade: 5 :diamond: 3 :spade: ?

      preflop equity:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 50.780 % 50.403 % 0.753 % 48.844 % KsQs
      Player 2: 49.220 % 48.844 % 0.753 % 50.403 % 3d3c

      postflop equity:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 26.465 % 26.465 % 0.000 % 73.535 % KsQs
      Player 2: 73.535 % 73.535 % 0.000 % 26.465 % 3d3c

      So we are in bad-shape when we are up against a set in this situation

      Question 2: What would you do in the following hand?

      No Limit hold'em $2 (9-handed)
      Players and stacks:
      UTG: $2.00
      UTG+1: $2.08
      MP1: $1.92
      MP2: $1.00
      MP3: $3.06
      CO: (Hero) $2.08
      BU: $2.00
      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.24
      Preflop: Hero is CO with A :club: J :club:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.
      Flop: ($0.25) 2 :club: 6 :diamond: 3 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU checks.
      Turn: ($0.25) 5 :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BU raises to $0.44, BB folds, Hero...?

      Villain range before pre-flop call:
      BU: 36,65% 22+, A2s+, A2o+, K2s+, KTo+, QTo+, Q8s+, 54s+, 76o+, T8s+
      Villain range after pre-flop call ($0.08):
      BU: 18.85% 22+, A8s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, ATo+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo
      Villain range after raise the Turn:
      BU: 5.88% 22+ (I excluded A6-A2 when determining the range pf-call)

      pot odds:
      pot = $0.25 + $0.22 + $0.44 = $0.91
      to call = $0.22
      odds % = 0.22 / 0.91 * 100% = 24.17%

      Equity according to Equilab:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 28.807 % 25.909 % 5.795 % 68.295 % AcJc
      Player 2: 71.193 % 68.295 % 5.795 % 25.909 % 22+

      we need 24.17% equity and we have 28.81% equity against villains range, that means we can call here (villains implied are zero, since we will never put more money in the pot unless we hit our flush)

      Question 3: Do you have questions about your postflop play?
      Post your hand for evaluation

      general forum: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1387

      link to hand: NL2 FR c-bet multiwaypot?
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      just seen part3 of podcast of Veriz coaching

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/20509/

      excel sheet is explained here
    • rogervieri
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      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1565/2/

      need to read this article again to make sure I understand it..

      After the Flop - You Have Initiative

      and the other one:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1566/1/

      After the Flop: An Opponent Has Initiative
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      Just seen part4 of podcast Veriz coaching:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/20647/

      I found also the excel sheet from Veriz to calculate (pot) equity

      [Coaching] No-Limit Beginners Course with veriz
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      homework week4:

      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation in which you have the initiative postflop

      see this hand:
      NL2 FR pre-aggresor, 2nd barrel??


      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members

      see this link:
      Nl4 KJ


      Question 3: You are on the flop with K :spade: Q :diamond: . The board cards are J :spade: , 9 :club: , 8 :heart: , and your opponent holds 7 :club: 7 :heart: . What is your equity in this spot?

      Equity in this spot = 41.414%
      We are behind to the pp, but we have 6 outs to our overcards + 4 outs for our gutshot + 1 out backdoor out if the boards pairs twice (like J9898 red)


      Equity Gewonnen Gelijkspel Verloren Hand
      Speler 1: 41,414 % 41,414 % 0,000 % 58,586 % KsQd
      Speler 2: 58,586 % 58,586 % 0,000 % 41,414 % 7h7c
    • veriz
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      Good job! Homework #3 Done!

      About your ranges and stuff what you went for value and not is practically of course possible. But we can't always follow a straight-forward plan because against specific opponents we could play a lot differently and just to play against open-raise and put a specific range always for value like AK would be totally overplayed and at the best with AK you are flipping anyways. Therefore I would advice you to use the Hand Evaluation forums which you already doing and you will start to understand there how and why to 3bet and when you doing it for value. :)

      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!
    • veriz
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      Good job! Homework #4 Done!

      This weeks homework was a bit easier. But the idea of that is to help you go through last weeks stuff if you didn't go through everything. Or either way maybe even read some more articles, watch some videos and of course attend in the coaching. What will also help for your game is the evaluation part of other members hands and of course posting your own hands.

      If you have interests you could try calculating the equity with a formula which you can use even on tables(either playing online or live poker):
      (Amount of outs x 4) – (Amount of outs – 8) = Your Equity

      About Question #3:

      Board: J:spade: 9:club: 8:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    41.41%  41.41%   0.00% { KsQd }
      UTG+1  58.59%  58.59%   0.00% { 7h7c }

      Hopefully this wasn't too easy homework for you.
    • rogervieri
      rogervieri
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      Hi Veriz,
      thank you for your feedback!!

      question about the formula:
      (Amount of outs x 4) – (Amount of outs – 8) = Your Equity

      Let's say I have 7 clean outs:
      (7*4) - (7-8) = equity

      28 - - 1 = 29 ??
      or
      28 - 1 = 27 ??
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Originally posted by rogervieri
      Hi Veriz,
      thank you for your feedback!!

      question about the formula:
      (Amount of outs x 4) – (Amount of outs – 8) = Your Equity

      Let's say I have 7 clean outs:
      (7*4) - (7-8) = equity

      28 - - 1 = 29 ??
      or
      28 - 1 = 27 ??
      29 is the correct answer. :)