FaLLout86: Fold Equity Coaching – Day 5

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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 5 combos – Task 1

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with ATo+ on this flop: :Th: :Jc: :Kd: ?
      39 – All 12 AQo combos are possible here, also 9 combos from ATo, AJo and AKo each.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 2

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with Q8o+ on this flop: :8s: :3c: :4d: ?
      9 – A pair is possible only with Q8o. Because of :8s: , 3 combos are blocked. That leaves 9 combos.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 3

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with Q8o+ on this flop: :8s: :9c: :4d: ?
      18 – Here we have additional 9 combos of Q9o.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 4

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with Q8o+ on this flop: :8s: :9c: :9d: ?
      15 – We still have 9 combos of Q8o, and Q9o is 3 of a kind. Two Nines are on the board, so Q9o has only 6 combos here.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 5

      How many "one-pair+" combos do we have with Q8o+ on this flop: :Th: :Ts: :Qd: ?
      32 – That was a trick question :f_cool: A pair of Queens is made of QJo, Q9o or Q8o. In each of those, 3 combos are blocked. QTo makes a full house, so the board blocks 7 combos of this hand. In total: 9 * 3 + 5 = 32.

      ATTENTION!
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      Day 5 combos – Task 6

      How many set combos do we have with 88+ on this flop: :3h: :4s: :Kd: ?
      3 – Here we can only have a set with KK. Because :Kd: is already on the board, out of 6 KK combos 3 are blocked.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 7

      How many set combos do we have with 88+ on this flop: :3h: :Qs: :Kd: ?
      6 – This time, QQ and KK can produce sets, and we have 3 combos per hand.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 8

      You must have noticed that counting pocket-pair combos is one of the simplest tasks :f_cool: So it's time to look at other ranges!

      How many combos of ATs+ are possible?
      16 = 4 * 4.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 9

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :3h: :4h: :9d: ?
      4 – In this case, there's only one diamond on the board. Thus all the suited diamond Aces have backdoor flush draws. There's nothing to be blocked, so we can have 4 backdoor combos: :Ad: :Kd: , :Ad: :Qd: , :Ad: :Jd: и :Ad: :Td: .
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      Day 5 combos – Task 10

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :3h: :4s: :9d: ?
      12 – Here all the suited Aces (hearts, spades and diamonds) have backdoor flush draws. No hands from this range are blocked, so with every hand of ATs, AJs, AQs and AKs three backdoor FDs are possible.

      ATTENTION!
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      Day 5 combos – Task 11

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :3h: :4h: :Kd: ?
      3 – :Kd: blocks :Ad: :Kd: , and that means only 3 backdoor FDs with ATs+ are here.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 12

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :3h: :Ks: :9d: ?
      11 – AKs lose their spade FD since :Ks: lies on the board.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 13

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :Jh: :Ks: :9d: ?
      10 – This time, an additional combo of AJs is blocked because of :Jh: on the board.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 14

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :Jh: :Ks: :Kd: ?
      9 – There's only one possible AKo combo – :Ah: :Kh: . Spades and diamonds are blocked by the board, and clubs have no backdoors here.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 15

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with A8o+ on this flop: :5h: :6h: :2s: ?
      36 – A half of our off-suited Aces has a heart, and that means backdoor FDs!

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      Day 5 combos – Task 16

      How many nut backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with A8o+ on this flop: :5h: :6h: :2s: ?
      18 – Only half of these hands has an Ace. And we get: 36 / 2 = 18.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 17

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with A8o+ on this flop: :Jd: :2h: :Kd: ?
      30 – There are only three combos from AJo and AKo each because the board blocks three more opportunities for backdoor FDs.
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      Day 5 combos – Task 18

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with A8o+ on this flop: :Ad: :7h: :8h: ?
      28 – There are 36 combos in total, but every hand can give only 5 combos (with only 3 from A8o).
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      Day 5 combos – Task 19

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with A8o+ on this flop: :Ad: :Jh: :8h: ?
      26 – We need to subtract two AJo combos. Only these hands are possible here :Ah: :Jd: , :Ah: :Js: и :Ah: :Jc: .