FaLLout86: Fold Equity Coaching – Day 2

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      Not so long ago we had a week-long coaching course in our German and Russian communities. This course, during which you'll learn how to count card combinations, was created by a famous German coach FaLLout86. And now we proudly present its localized version!

      Train for 20 minutes each day, and in a week no-one will be able to fool your sense of fold equity!



      The frequency of your opponents' folds is arguably one of the most important assessments for you to make at poker tables.

      Overall, fold equity depends on a number of factors:
      • Strength of your own range -> The better it fits the board, the more reliable is your bluff.
      • The probability of your opponent to hit a playable combination.
      • Your opponent's game plan and the frequency of their bluff with weaker hands.
      • General assessments regarding board structures which can cause "leveling wars".
      • Auto-profit break even points for different bet sizes.

      Here I place this learning course that will help you better understand and assess fold equity. Each day of the week, you'll be given 30 tasks to train your skills. Their difficulty will gradually increase from day to day. You'll notice how much your intuition will has improved after this course, and you'll be able to instantly and clearly figure out if you have 30% or 60% fold equity in a particular spot!

      I also prepared this introductory video in which I explained how you should approach these questions:



      ATTENTION!
      Please post if you'll like it or simply say "I'll try!" in the opening thread.

      So please post there:
      "I'll try!" – if you've decided to participate in this coaching.
      "I've finished Day X" – as soon as you've completed all tasks for the corresponding day!

      Of course, you are also free to leave feedback about this project, so that we could improve it further.


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    • Kogtistiy
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      Day 2 combos – Task 1

      I hope you all haven't forgot how to count combos, have you?
      How many combos of AJo are possible?
      12 – That was a simple question to warm you up :f_cool:
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      Day 2 combos – Task 2

      Let's raise the stakes.
      How many combos of AJo are possible after this flop: :Ah: :Jh: :3s: ?
      6 – :Ah: :Jc: , :Ah: :Js: , :Ah: :Jd: , :Ac: :Jh: , :Ad: :Jh: , :As: :Jh: are blocked by the board.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 3

      And one more time!
      How many combos of AJo are possible after this flop: :Ah: :3c: :Jd: ?
      7 – This board blocks one combo less: :Ah: :Js: , :Ah: :Jc: , :As: :Jd: , :Ac: :Jd: , :Ah: :Jd: are blocked.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 4

      Let's switch to pairs. How many combos of AA are possible?
      6
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      Day 2 combos – Task 5

      How many combos of AA are possible after this flop: :Ah: :3s: :4d: ?
      3 – :Ah: is blocked so :Ah: :As: , :Ah: :Ac: and :Ah: :Ad: are no longer possible.

      ATTENTION!
      Don't forget to make a post saying "I'll try!" in this thread, so that we could continue this project!

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      Day 2 combos – Task 6

      How many combos of AA are possible after this flop: :7d: :As: :Ad: ?
      1 – :As: and :Ad: are blocked and that leaves :Ah: :Ac: .
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      Day 2 combos – Task 7

      How many combos of AA are possible after this flop: :Ad: :As: :Ac: ?
      0 – Because there are no suited АА combos, we can't have any combos with two off-suited aces when we have only the :Ah: .
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      Day 2 combos – Task 8

      How many overpair combos can our opponent have if we have КК?
      6 – There are 6 combos of АА, and all of them are possible before the flop is dealt :f_wink:
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      Day 2 combos – Task 9

      How many combos of better hands are possible if we have КК on this flop: :Ah: :Kc: :7s: ?
      3 – Only АА without :Ah: are stronger in this spot.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 10

      Now you'll have to think a bit longer.
      How many overpair combos can our opponent have if we have 99?
      30 – TT+, i.e. 6 * 5 (because no cards from them are blocked).

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      Day 2 combos – Task 11

      How many overpair combos can our opponent have if we have 99 on this flop: :Ts: :Kc: :2h: ?
      24 – From TT, all combos with :Ts: are blocked as well as :Kc: combos from KK. This way we get: 30 – 6 = 24.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 12

      How many combos of better pocket pairs are possible if we have TT on this flop: :Js: :Kc: :Ad: ?
      15 – For JJ, KK and AA, we have 3 combos blocked from each group. Thus: 24 – 9 = 15
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      Day 2 combos – Task 13

      How many combos of better pocket pairs are possible if we have TT on this flop: :Js: :Jh: :Jd: ?
      18 – JJ are fully blocked. So we have: 3 * 6 = 18
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      Day 2 combos – Task 14

      How many combos of better pocket pairs are possible if we have 22 on this flop :3s: :Ah: :4s: ?
      We actually need to do some counting here.
      63 – Overall we have 12 overpair hands to 22. From every group of 33, 44 and AA, 3 combos are blocked. So in total we get: (6 х 12) – 9 = 63.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 15

      How many AQs+ combos are possible?
      8 – 2 * 4 combos (AQs, AKs).

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      Day 2 combos – Task 16

      How many AQs+ combos are possible on this flop: :Ah: :3s: :4d: ?
      6 – :Ah: is blocked in AKs and AQs, thus we need to subtract 2 combos.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 17

      How many AQs+ combos are possible on this flop: :Ah: :3s: :Qd: ?
      5 – This time, because of :Qd: , one more combo is blocked.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 18

      How many AQs+ combos are possible on this flop: :Ah: :Qc: :Qd: ?
      4 – Oh noez! We keep losing combos :f_o: Because of :Qc: and :Qd: , now we only have :As: :Qs: from AQs.
      So now we have 3 combos of AKs and only one from AQs.
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      Day 2 combos – Task 19

      How many AQs+ combos are possible on this flop: :Qs: :Qc: :Qd: ?
      5 – All 4 AKs combos are possible plus :Ah: :Qh: .