[Coaching] - Profile your opponents !

    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hello everyone,

      For the next 2 months (6 coachings) I will be hosting a new coaching series entitled: Profile your opponents.

      Unless otherwise specified all the coachings will be at 20:00 CET (19:00 UK) on Sundays (the last two coachings will be two weeks apart). Coaching dates: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 22 and July 6.

      During the first 5 coachings we will cover one player type (starting with the NIT and moving on to the TAG, LAG, Maniac and finally the calling stations). During our last coaching we will have "the Exam" where I will be presenting various examples and allow the students (you) to work out the answers. I will be providing hints, throwing you off with tricky questions and overall assist you in developing your own thought process.

      The topic for the first week will be:

      "Profile your opponents: The NIT" and it will run this coming Sunday, May 18, from 20:00 CET (19:00 UK).

      During the coaching we will look at this article: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/2271/1/ and expend on it.

      We will be talking about how to spot these players & how to exploit them.

      We will use hand histories and material prepared by me however I highly encourage everyone to post their own questions and hand histories below. Please keep in mind that the questions or hand histories have to be around playing "the NIT".

      Looking forward to seeing you guys at the coachings !!!

      Bogdan
  • 22 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Please leave your questions and hand histories below (keep in mind that they have to be around playing "the NIT").

      Thank you,

      Bogdan
    • sarvam
      sarvam
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      Great. What stakes this coach's apply to? Currently I'm playing NL5 SH. Do I will benefit from this coach's or it's to advanced to the limit I'm playing?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      You should definitely benefit from this coaching.

      It's meant for microstakes and examples will be used from 5nl/10nl (and sometimes higher).
    • sarvam
      sarvam
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      Great. Will try to participate on this coachings.



      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      SB: $5.06 (101.2 bb)
      BB: $5.19 (103.8 bb)
      Hero (MP): $7.44 (148.8 bb)
      CO: $5.51 (110.2 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with J:diamond: J:club:
      Hero raises to $0.20, CO calls $0.20, 2 folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.62) 9:diamond: T:diamond: J:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.38, CO folds, BB raises to $1.05, Hero calls $0.67

      Turn: ($2.72) 6:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($2.72) 8:heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      $2.72 pot ($0.11 rake)
      Final Board: 9:diamond: T:diamond: J:spade: 6:diamond: 8:heart:
      BB showed 8:diamond: 8:spade: and lost (-$1.25 net)
      Hero showed J:diamond: J:club: and won $2.61 ($1.36 net)


      BB is a 12/9 325H
      FvsCbet 50(5)
      Check/raise 100 (2)
      WTSD 21 (29)
      Agg% 18 (55)


      In the time of the hand didn't know if had this stats already, but knew he was a nit.
      Flop, my doubt is if he would call a raise with sets. Also I don't see on his range many KQ, maybe only the suited ones.
      Would a nit check/raise with A:dK, A:dJ or A:dQ on this spot?


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      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      SB: $10.38 (207.6 bb)
      BB: $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $8.73 (174.6 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K:diamond: T:diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) 7:heart: 3:heart: 9:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.32) Q:heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.32) J:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.16, BB calls $0.16

      Results:
      $0.64 pot ($0.03 rake)
      Final Board: 7:heart: 3:heart: 9:diamond: Q:heart: J:spade:
      BB mucked 6:heart: 6:club: and lost (-$0.31 net)
      Hero showed K:diamond: T:diamond: and won $0.61 ($0.30 net)



      BB is a 10/4 (91)

      On the flop is range is mostly low pocket pairs (TT-22) for set mine. If he has some Ace with broadways think will check/fold when not improved. Maybe a cbet isn't that bad since he almost always will set mine, so i think can take the pot about 70% of the time.

      ____________________________________________________


      Questions:
      NL5/NL10 what are the average VPIP, PFR, WTSD, 3bet and Agg% of a nit? (only posted this two hands because selected opponents with VPIP up to 12).
    • sarvam
      sarvam
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      Really liked a lot this coaching. Very interesting this format. Looking forward to the next ones.

      There is a type of player that will not be covered: the unknown. Is there a chance to give here or in one coaching the basic approach to this kind of player (in some part i think this is a little dumb because we can have always some kind of "read" on the opponent :D ).
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hello everyone,

      Here are the details for this weeks coaching:

      Date and Time: Sunday, May 25, 20:00 CET (19:00 UK)

      - Name: Profile your opponents: The TAG

      - Level: Silver

      - Coaching topic and description: During this coaching we will be discussing "the TAG". The basis of the coaching will be around the article "Average Pre-flop Ranges: TAG" - http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/2269/1/. We will be expending this by looking at live examples (either examples that our members have posted or examples that I have come up with). We will have discussions around how to spot a tag (stats, actions, etc.) and how to play versus them (what should our ranges look like? how can we exploit them?).

      PokerStrategy members are encouraged to post hand histories, questions, etc. prior (and during) the coaching.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Sarvam,

      We will definitely touch on the "unknown" but generally speaking you have to label them as one type of opponent (ie: if he is full stacked, not limping, etc we could say he/she is most likely a tag and we proceed accordingly).
    • Martschl
      Martschl
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      Joined: 16.04.2009 Posts: 4,038
      Hi BogdanPS,

      will there be videos made / will the coachings be published?


      Thanks,

      Marcel
    • Ahille22
      Ahille22
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      Joined: 08.12.2012 Posts: 1,412
      Last time we discussed about Nit opponent.

      I forgot to write that was a very good coaching. We learned to think and how to adapt to our opponents play (we learned how to exploit a Nit and that is by folding).

      Today's coaching is a special one, for a lot of us we learn how to "exploit ourselves" because most of us are TAG (or maybe Nits in my case :P ).

      Could you please talk about situations were it is better to widen our ranges or to narrow them and how do you think it is better vs standard TAG players ?

      Do you think that Loose passive players can exploit TAG players when they play IP ? (loose passive players has position on TAG)
    • rommycaRNMD
      rommycaRNMD
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      Joined: 09.05.2009 Posts: 783
      I posted this hand only to see how play a TAG In defensive style! :)


      €0.01/€0.02 No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      7 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG PPSOE (€2.22) 111bb
      UTG+1 u.d.s.1966 (€2.43) 122bb
      MP eltitosebas (€1.19) 60bb
      CO ANVEVE (€0.62) 31bb
      BTN JariushDuke (€1.21) 61bb
      SB pucelay.29 (€1.94) 97bb
      BB rommyca18 (€2.71) 136bb

      Pre-Flop: (€0.03, 7 players) rommyca18 is BB 8:heart: 8:club:
      1 fold, u.d.s.1966 raises to €0.08, eltitosebas calls €0.08, 3 folds, rommyca18 calls €0.06

      Flop: 6:spade: 4:club: 7:heart: (€0.25, 3 players)
      rommyca18 checks, u.d.s.1966 bets €0.18, eltitosebas folds, rommyca18 calls €0.18

      Turn: 3:heart: (€0.61, 2 players)
      rommyca18 checks, u.d.s.1966 checks

      River: J:diamond: (€0.61, 2 players)
      rommyca18 bets €0.39, u.d.s.1966 calls €0.39

      Final Pot: €1.39
      u.d.s.1966 shows three of a kind, Jacks
      J:club: J:spade:
      rommyca18 shows a pair of Eights
      8:heart: 8:club:

      u.d.s.1966 wins €1.33 (net +€0.68)

      eltitosebas lost €0.08
      rommyca18 lost €0.65




      TAG STATS

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    • sarvam
      sarvam
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      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $9.50 (190 bb)
      UTG: $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $7.73 (154.6 bb)
      CO: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      BTN: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:club: J:diamond:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.14, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.12, BB calls $0.09

      Flop: ($0.42) 7:spade: 3:spade: A:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, CO bets $0.28, Hero calls $0.28, BB folds

      Turn: ($0.98) 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.65, Hero calls $0.65

      River: ($2.28) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.24, Hero calls $1.24

      Results:
      $4.76 pot ($0.20 rake)
      Final Board: 7:spade: 3:spade: A:spade: 8:heart: 8:diamond:
      Hero mucked A:club: J:diamond: and lost (-$2.31 net)
      CO showed J:spade: T:spade: and won $4.56 ($2.25 net)



      CO is a 19/16 (243)
      Cb Flop 54 (12)
      WTSD 36(28)
      Agg% 31(59)

      Thinks there's is a fold on the river. There are not much I'm in front of on this river when he barrels.

      ______________________________________________


      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $7.56 (151.2 bb)
      UTG: $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $8.05 (161 bb)
      CO: $5.72 (114.4 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9:diamond: 9:club:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.47) 8:diamond: 9:spade: 3:diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, CO bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45, BB folds

      Turn: ($1.37) Q:club: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.72, CO raises to $1.44, Hero calls $0.72

      River: ($4.25) A:club: (2 players)
      CO bets $3.68, Hero calls $2.96 and is all-in

      Results:
      $10.17 pot ($0.42 rake)
      Final Board: 8:diamond: 9:spade: 3:diamond: Q:club: A:club:
      CO showed 3:heart: 3:club: and lost (-$5 net)
      Hero showed 9:diamond: 9:club: and won $9.75 ($4.75 net)



      CO is 19/16 (225)
      Cb Flop 60(7)
      Agg% 47(53)
      WTSD 44(25)
    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
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      Hello, will the coaching be available as podcasts?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Date and Time: Sunday, June 1, 20:00 CET (19:00 UK)

      - Name: Profile your opponents: The LAG

      - Level: Silver

      - Coaching topic and description: During this coaching we will be discussing "the LAG". The basis of the coaching will be around the article "Average Pre-flop Ranges: LAG" - http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/2270/1/. We will be expending this by looking at live examples (either examples that our members have posted or examples that I have come up with). We will have discussions around how to spot a lag (stats, actions, etc.) and how to play versus them (what should our ranges look like? how can we exploit them?).

      PokerStrategy members are encouraged to post hand histories, questions, etc. prior (and during) the coaching.

      If you have any hands played against LAGs please post them below.

      see you soon,

      Bogdan
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Date and Time: Sunday, June 8, 20:00 CET (19:00 UK)

      - Name: Profile your opponents: The MANIAC

      - Level: Silver

      - Coaching topic and description: During this coaching we will be discussing "the MANIAC". The basis of the coaching will be around the article "Average Pre-flop Ranges: Maniac" - http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/2272/1/. We will be expending this by looking at live examples (either examples that our members have posted or examples that I have come up with). We will have discussions around how to spot a lag (stats, actions, etc.) and how to play versus them (what should our ranges look like? how can we exploit them?).

      PokerStrategy members are encouraged to post hand histories, questions, etc. prior (and during) the coaching.
    • jigger1977
      jigger1977
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      I really liked the coaching alot today. I was late, however, the last 45 minutes was very good content delivered. Took many notes and try to get better against this opponent. :)

      Good coach who delivers good content in an understandable way... :)
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Thank you for the feedback jigger,

      The next coaching is this Sunday:

      Date and Time: Sunday, June 22, 20:00 CET (19:00 UK)

      - Name: Profile your opponents: The Calling Station

      - Level: Silver

      - Coaching topic and description: During this coaching we will be discussing "the Calling Station". The basis of the coaching will be around the article "Average Pre-flop Ranges: Calling Station" - http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/2273/1/. We will be expending this by looking at live examples (either examples that our members have posted or examples that I have come up with). We will have discussions around how to spot a lag (stats, actions, etc.) and how to play versus them (what should our ranges look like? how can we exploit them?).

      PokerStrategy members are encouraged to post hand histories, questions, etc. prior (and during) the coaching.
    • mathkid
      mathkid
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      Hi Coach,

      I'm new to the site and would like to try to tune into the session tomorrow.

      Thx!
    • VorpalF2F
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      Hi, mathkid,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com !

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      It will likely be recorded though, so when you ARE silver it will be available then.

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      In the meantime, head over to the Strategy section and browse the articles that are currently available to you.
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      Best of luck,
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    • mathkid
      mathkid
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      VS,

      Thanks for the welcome and I must say from the little bit of looking around that this is perhaps the best and most detailed and vast site for poker training i have seen. It has a different feel then a lot of others too. You can just tell this site is quite infinite.

      Now, yes I saw right after my post that Silver was required and I believe it said $9/mo or $5 if an annual payment at one time was made. Not a bad deal.

      I will also look at many of the 487 vids too for Basic members and am prob not interested in the free money deals (that is if that is from signing up via affiliates, etc.)

      I guess for starters since I kind of feel lost here it would be wise to follow the suggestions u gave me in the post. I would like to ask if you could stay on my though for I am very interested in becoming a long term money making PLO and/or PLO8 player online only. I'm not much into live but am all about online and though I have the HEM2, etc...I feel very much a novice player who wishes to not be novice and make money ...lots of money via online poker. I am USA player so as you know that couldn't SUCK more!

      Ok, enough on your ear and thx again for the response.
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