Let's have a go at cash games.

    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
      Gold
      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 241
      Hi my name is Mark
      I have been playing sng's of various sizes mostly 45man.
      Thought I would go back to the basics and learn BSS to help with my post flop play.
      My BR is OK for $7 45man sng's I was thinking of starting at 5NL to test the water.
      I am looking at 4 tabling.

      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      To win money.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      Over committing to a hand.
      Reading mail and other distractions.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      To aggressively play a low percentage of hands.

      cheers
      Mark
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    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 241
      Ok on to homework 2
      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      I think there are quite a few hands that could be played differently than the BSS SHC.
      I think you can open a little wider than the chart.
      Depending on the type of players in the blinds and late positions you can probably steal from the HiJack.
      The chart is an excellent starting point but we can deviate depending on the opponents.

      Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.
      Hopefully not seen as a cop out, but I feel quite comfortable preflop and do not have any questions.
      The sh*t hits the fan post flop :f_cry:



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

      AKo has 46.32% equity.

      cheers
      Mark
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 241
      More homework I'll keep it in this thread as it is the latest.
      Homework 3
      Question 1: You are holding KsQs. What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 3d3c? How does the equity change on this flop: Js5d3s?

      Preflop has 50.78% equity (I thought thought coinflip on the dog side!)

      Flop the equity drops to 25.1%

      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 AJ
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.25) 263 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0.25) 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BU raises to $0.44, BB folds, Hero...?

      Without any reads on opponent.
      I would expect them to call any PPair for setmine value as well as Axs+ KQs
      I think the c/r even though only min raise shows strength and if I hit my flush I'll get paid.
      However just looking at pure pot odds you need to call 0.22 into a pot of 0.91 giving you odds of about 4:1
      so its a call without even looking at implied odds.

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

      QQ to tight or right fold?

      cheers
      Mark
    • legand73
      legand73
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,135
      Hey Mark

      Welcome to the beginner's course. Never a mistake going back to basics imo.
      Our coach will be around in the coming days to check your homework.

      Cheers,
      Luke
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
      Gold
      Joined: 14.09.2010 Posts: 241
      Here is homework4

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

      TT in SB facing BU raise

      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members.
      nl10 co QQ

      Question 3: You are on the flop with KsQd. The board cards are Js, 9c, 8h, and your opponent holds 77. What is your equity in this spot?

      41.41%

      cheers
      Mark
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Mark1790
      Hi my name is Mark
      I have been playing sng's of various sizes mostly 45man.
      Thought I would go back to the basics and learn BSS to help with my post flop play.
      My BR is OK for $7 45man sng's I was thinking of starting at 5NL to test the water.
      I am looking at 4 tabling.

      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      To win money.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      Over committing to a hand.
      Reading mail and other distractions.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      To aggressively play a low percentage of hands.

      cheers
      Mark
      Hey Mark,

      Welcome to the course.

      I think it's a great idea to start learning cash games besides SNGs. It should help your SNG game as well as provide you with a different way of making money.

      Homework #1 is complete.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Homework #2 -> #4 are also complete.

      Well done and keep up the good work.

      Remember that while the game is harder postflop a lot of mistakes also start preflop (calling 3-bets too light, calling raises too light, opening the wrong hands, using the wrong betsizes, etc.)

      So while you are looking to just review your postflop game always keep an eye on the preflop as well.

      Best of luck,

      Bogdan