FaLLout86: Fold Equity Coaching – Day 7

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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 7 combos – Task 1

      This is the last block for this week. As usual, let's quickly recap yesterday's tasks :f_wink:

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with 98o+ on this flop: :Kh: :2d: :8s: ?
      36 – T9o, JTo and QJo don't have any pairs or draws here.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 2

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with 98o+ on this flop: :Ks: :2s: :8s: ?
      18 – This time we need to subtract flush draws which occupy half of the range.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 3

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K7o+ on this flop: :Qh: :Td: :8s: ?
      12 – Only K7o has no pairs or draws.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 4

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K7o+ on this flop: :Qh: :Td: :2s: ?
      24 – Because of this slight change, K8o hands also become the "air".
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      Day 7 combos – Task 5

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have with K7o+ on this flop: :Kh: :Td: :2s: ?
      0 – If there's a King on the board, we'll always have at least a pair.

      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 7 combos – Task 6

      How many "top-pair+" combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :Kh: :2d: :2s: ?
      27 – We need to subtract 3 combos from each KTo, KJo and KQo range.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 7

      How many "top-pair+" combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :Kh: :Td: :2s: ?
      25 – Now we lose 2 more KTo combos since :Td: is blocked by the board.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 8

      How many flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :Kh: :Th: :2h: ?
      6 – The suited :Kh: is blocked by the board, so flush draws are only possible with additional cards.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 9

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :3d: :8h: :5d: ?
      18 – Only a diamond can give us a backdoor FD and none of those is blocked.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 10

      How many backdoor-flush-draw combos do we have with KTo+ on this flop: :3d: :Th: :5d: ?
      17 – We need to subtract 7 combos from KTo since :Th: is on the board.

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      Day 7 combos – Task 11

      How many set combos do we have on the flop :6d: :9h: :7d: , if we open-raised with the range of 66+?
      9 – We can have all 3 sets as they are in our opening range.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 12

      How many open-ended-straight-draw combos do we have on the flop :Ts: :9h: :Qd: , if we open-raised with the range of 87o+?
      30 – 87o, JTo and QJo can produce OESDs. 3 combos from each JTo and QJo are blocked by the board.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 13

      How many flush draws do we have on the flop :Ts: :9s: :Qs: , if we open-raised with the range of 87o+?
      24 – The board blocks some flush draws from our range, so we only have e combos from each 98o, JTo, QJo and KQo. However 87o and AKo both have 6 FD combos.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 14

      How many flush draws do we have on the flop :5s: :6s: :7s: , if we open-raised with the range of 87o+?
      39 – This time 3 FD hands with 87o are possible. The rest of the hands can have 6 combos each.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 15

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have on the flop :5s: :6h: :8d: , if we open-raised with the range of 87o+?
      48 – JTo, QJo, KQo and AKo.

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      Day 7 combos – Task 16

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have on the flop :5s: :6s: :8s: , if we open-raised with the range of 87o+?
      24 – This time we need to subtract all the flush draws.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 17

      How many "air" combos (no pairs or draws) do we have on the flop :5h: :6h: :8h: , if we open-raised with the range of 87o+?
      24 – Of course, the end result doesn't change :f_wink:
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      Day 7 combos – Task 18

      How many combos does the range of T5s+ contain?
      20 – T5s, T6s, T7s, T8s, T9s.
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      Day 7 combos – Task 19

      How many top pairs do we have with T5s+ on this flop: :5s: :6s: :8s: ?
      3 – Here we can have a top pair only with T8s. One combo, :Ts: :8s: , is blocked by the board. That leaves us 3 other combos.