FaLLout86: Fold Equity Coaching – Day 6

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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 6 combos – Task 1

      How many combos do we have in this range: K9s+?
      16 – Four combos from each K9s, KTs, KJs and KQs.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 2

      How many combos of backdoor flush draws do we have with K9s on this flop: :6h: :7s: :8d: ?
      3 – Only :Kc: :9c: doesn't have any backdoor FDs in this case.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 3

      How many combos of backdoor flush draws do we have with KTs on this flop: :6h: :7s: :Td: ?
      2 – :Kd: :Td: draws aren't possible, and that leaves us only 2 combos.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 4

      I hope you haven't forgotten the off-suited combos :f_p:

      How many combos of backdoor flush draws do we have with K9o+ on this flop: :6h: :7h: :8d: ?
      24 – From all the off-suited Kings, only half of the combos are possible.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 5

      How many combos of backdoor flush draws do we have with K9o+ on this flop: :9h: :7h: :Td: ?
      20 - Only 5 combos of KTo are possible, and only 3 from K9o.

      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 6 combos – Task 6

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K9o+ on this flop: :2h: :2s: :2c: ?
      48 – The board blocks nothing, so all the possible combos belong to this range.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 7

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K9o+ on this flop: :9h: :5s: :3c: ?
      36 – K9o have pairs, all other hands are available.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 8

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K9o+ on this flop: :9h: :Ts: :3c: ?
      0 – K9o and KTo have pairs, KJo and KQo have gutshots.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 9

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K9o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Ts: :3c: ?
      0 – Because of :Kh: , any King, obviously, has a pair at least :f_ugly:
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      Day 6 combos – Task 10

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with 67o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Ts: :3c: ?
      36 – 76o, 87o, 98o have no pairs or draws, and none of these hands is blocked by the board.

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      Day 6 combos – Task 11

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with 67o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Th: :3h: ?
      18 – Here 76o, 87o and 98o are the only non-pair hands. But this time we need to subtract some flush draws which, usually, chops the range in half.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 12

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with 67o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Th: :8h: ?
      0 - Even 76o now have a gutshot for a 9.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 13

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :Kh: :9h: :8h: ?
      9 – These are ATs, AJs and AQs without :heart: .
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      Day 6 combos – Task 14

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with ATs+ on this flop: :Kh: :Th: :8h: ?
      0 – Every possible hand is either a pair or a gutshot!
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      Day 6 combos – Task 15

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with A5o+ on this flop: :Kh: :9d: :8s: ?
      72 – We can have all the combos of A5o, A6o, A7o, ATo, AJo and AQo.

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      Day 6 combos – Task 16

      How much (in %) from all the A5o+ range is taken by "air" from the previous task?
      The board blocks 9 of 108 combos of our range (3 combos from each А8о, А9о and AKo). That leaves us 99 combos. "Air" takes 72.72%: (72 / 99) * 100.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 17

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with A5o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Td: :8s: ?
      48 – Only A5o, A6o, A7o and A9o have no pairs or draws.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 18

      How much (in %) from all the A5o+ range is taken by "air" from the previous task?
      We have 48.48% of "air" on that board: (48 / 99) * 100.
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      Day 6 combos – Task 19

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with A5o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Th: :8h: ?
      24 – This time we also have to subtract flush-draw combos, so that leaves us another half of the range.