ICM traing hand evaluation

    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 2,410
      I'm a cash player, but i've been playing SnG's the last week. my 1st 200 results show up as 11% ROI, but i'm terrible TBH. I bust out in 4th alot using a very aggresive style around the button. My HU play is very aggresive also, and players usually just sit and wait, then pick me off, and I tumble out in 2nd alot.

      I decided to try ICM Trainer as I would like to better myself in these situations, and it seems i'm pretty clued up on it, only getting very few wrong.

      Can you guys state whether this hand should be push or fold, and please give a detailed explanation why, if possible.


      I will post what I think after your reply's.
      Thx!
      Stiev
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    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      i fold this. BU can't possibly push that wide as there's a shortstack in the SB, and he has to be afraid that BB wakes up with a good hand. risk:reward is shit for him, therefore he's on a tight range. if he's on a tight range, A5o is behind.

      nash ranges:

      BU 12.5%, 44+ A9s+ A5s AJo+ K9s+ KQo QTs+ JTs
      SB 5.9%, 88+ AJs+ AQo+

      notice that A5o is below BU's openpushing range, so we should easily fold it (we need easily at least ~50% equity against his range to make it profitable)
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      Can you explain how you got the percentages? The 12.5% and 5.9%!

      Thx
      Stiev
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      Originally posted by cannell555
      Can you explain how you got the percentages? The 12.5% and 5.9%!

      Thx
      Stiev
      should be similar to the ranges in ICM trainer (the one you're using),

      but otherwise just search for nash calculator in google. it's the first result.
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      How accurate is it to go off this? Surely at $5-$10 they dont play remotely to these starting hands suggestions overall, or do they?
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      nothing to do with accuracy, those are the ranges people would play if they wanted to play perfect poker in an environment where everyone else is playing perfect poker.

      generally speaking, at the lower limits, people are pushing tighter than nash
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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      Joined: 06.03.2008 Posts: 2,410
      Thx, that has helped alot. I'm really not clued up much on the SnG strategy's, but I can see there's alot of money to be made. I'm going to join a few coachings and read the strategy's, and I'm seriously thinking of quiting cash to concentrate on SnG's.