FaLLout86: Fold Equity Coaching – Day 4

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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!
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      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 4 combos – Task 1

      As usual, let's start with a recap from the previous day :f_cool:
      How many KTo+ are possible?
      36 – Too simple, isn't it? :f_p:
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      Day 4 combos – Task 2

      How many flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :5s: :8s: :9s: ?
      18 – This board blocks nothing, so half of all the combos can be flush draws.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 3

      How many flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :5s: :8s: :Ts: ?
      15 – Three extra combos of KTo are blocked by the board since :Ts: is there.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 4

      How many flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :5s: :Js: :Ts: ?

      12 – This time KJo is also blocked. That leaves us 6 KQo combos and 3 from the rest of KJo and KTo hands.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 5

      How many flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :Ks: :Js: :Ts: ?
      3 – This board blocks almost everything. The only possible flush draws are: :Kd: :Qs: , :Kh: :Qs: and :Kc: :Qs: .

      ATTENTION!
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      Day 4 combos – Task 6

      How many combos are there in the range of QJo+?
      36 – It was important to repeat so that you wouldn't have any problems with the tasks ahead.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 7

      How many one-pair combos do we have with QJo+ on this flop: :Ks: :3s: :4d: ?
      18 – KQo and AKo have pairs here, and from those 3 combos are blocked.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 8

      How many one-pair combos do we have with QJo+ on this flop: :Ks: :Qs: :4d: ?
      18 – KQo excluded since it is a two-pair hand.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 9

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with QJo+ on this flop: :Ks: :Qs: :Js: ?
      21 – Three combos are blocked from AKo, and with KQo or QJo there are 6 combos. In total: 9 + 6 + 6.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 10

      And what happens if we change one card's suit?
      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with QJo+ on this flop: :Ks: :Qs: :Jd: ?
      22 – AKo and KQo are unchanged, of course. But now we can have 1 more QJo combo because the board blocks only 5 combos for this hand.

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      Day 4 combos – Task 11

      How many combos of K6o+ are possible?
      84
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      Day 4 combos – Task 12

      Let's see how that looks on differently textured boards.
      How many one-pair combos do we have with K6o+ on this flop: :3s: :4d: :5d: ?
      0 – We have no possible pairs on this board.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 13

      How many one-pair combos do we have with K6o+ on this flop: :6s: :4d: :5d: ?
      9 pairs are possible since :6s: on board blocks 3 combos.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 14

      How many one-pair combos do we have with K6o+ on this flop: :6s: :7d: :5d: ?
      18 – In this case :7d: is also blocked. In total: 2 * 9 = 18.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 15

      How many two-pair combos do we have with K6o+ on this flop: :6s: :7d: :7s: ?
      9 – K7o is not two pair but 3 of a kind!

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      Day 4 combos – Task 16

      How many combos are in 98o+ range?
      72 – This range contains 6 hands: 98o, T9o, JTo, QJo, KQo and AKo. Each of those hands consists of 12 combos. In total: 6 * 12 = 72.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 17

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with 98o+ on this flop: :9s: :8h: :2d: ?
      16 – There are 3 blocked combos from T9o and 5 combos of 98o since both cards are on the board.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 18

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with 98o+ on this flop: :9s: :8h: :Td: ?
      35 – This time the board blocks 3 JTo combos and 5 combos of both 98o and T9o since these hands make two-pair combos.
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      Day 4 combos – Task 19

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with 98o+ on this flop: :Ts: :Js: :8s: ?
      33 – From JTo 6 combos are blocked since both cards are on the board. From 98o, T9o and QJo each, only 3 combos are blocked.