FaLLout86: Open Raise Coaching – Day 3

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      Not so long ago we had a 5-day-long coaching course in our German and Russian communities. This course, during which you'll learn how to assess open raise ranges, 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 few days you'll know what ranges are played by best regulars!


      What ranges should I open raise in a given spot? With what should I call raises and 3-bets?
      To answer these questions, we selected a few of the strongest NL $400 regulars and checked their positional raises.

      Also this course was constructed in a way that after you complete it you'll be able to build ranges for your current limits. We merged all the opponents under a single alias in Holdem Manager 2 and then applied some filters.

      Main themes of this course are as follows:
      • Getting to know different Raise-First-In ranges of the best NL $400 regulars.
      • Understanding calling ranges.
      • Which hands to protect after a 3-bet (position dependent).
      • Which boards suit us best after we open raise.
      • Which boards suit us best after we call.


      "Every problem presents an opportunity."



      Since the whole analysis was done in Holdem Manager 2, it will be useful for you to have HM2 as well. If you don't have HM2, it's not a tragedy, of course, but then you'll have to skip some tasks.


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    • Kogtistiy
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 1

      Yesterday we were discussing 3-bet ranges. Now it's time for call ranges!

      How wide (in %) is a range with which we protect (by 3-bet or call) from MP against EP?
      The range should be between 10% and 15%. Last time we discussed 3-bet ranges against EP, so this can't be less. We should also consider that we have call ranges on MP against EP.
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 2

      What stat should we add in HM2 for this?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 3

      Which filters should we apply to see only the hands with which we cold-call on MP against EP?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 4

      However, one set of filters from Task 3 isn't enough since there's no cold-call option. So which filter do we need to add here?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 5

      We've got this call range against EP. Is there anything unexpected for you in this cold-call-only range?
      Some of the top hands are called with here, no 3-betting.
      We can also see some very weak hands here, but this may be due to small sample size.
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 6

      Now if we mark all the hands from Task 5, then how big is our cold-call range?


      22+, A2s+, KTs+, K4s, QTs+, Q7s, JTs, T7s+, 98s, 86s+, 75s+, AJo+, KQo
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 7

      How big (in %) should our call range be? The merged call/3-bet range on MP vs. EP is 12.6%.
      About 7.5%, since in Day 2 we found out that we 3-bet 5% vs. EP (12.6 – 5.07).
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 8

      How would you represent a 7.5% call range?


      JJ-33, AQs-ATs, KJs+, QJs, JTs, T9s, AQo

      I think this call range is realistic. Partially, as was said before, we should call even with AKs, AKo, QQ, KK and AA. Then we'll be folding some other hands more frequently.
      As I think, it's important here not to cold-call by standard with AJo, 75s, 76s vs. EP.
      There's no universal decision as well since most time we deal with very flexible ranges.
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 9

      How much (in %) should we protect on CO (with calls and 3-bets)?
      Here you can also remember our "3-bet from CO" range which we got on Day 2 :f_p:
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 10

      Foe the previous task, we should add one more stat. What is it?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 11

      That's how much we protect on CO in total.
      What filters should we use this time to get only the hands with which we cold-call on CO against EP and MP?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 12

      This is the total cold-call range for CO against EP and MP.
      on average, our CO cold-call range CO should be around 8.5%.

      How would you represent this range?


      JJ-33, AQs-ATs, KJs+, QJs, JTs, T9s, AQo, KQo

      This is one of the possible ranges. It's important to understand that we discuss a mixed range since against EP we'll be calling with a different set of hands compared to MP. Besides, we need to know who's sitting after us. And, as before, here we also cold-call with some big pairs. But their share would be very small, and the stronger a hand is the more showdowns it will see. After all, we see how big a sample size is required to get a realistic range.
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 13

      I think now we clearly understand what hands to call with in certain positions.

      Now it would be interesting to find out which hands we protect in general after a 3-bet

      What stat do we need to see the hands we protect in EP after a 3-bet?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 14

      How much (in %) from his open-raise range would our alias protect here?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 15

      Which filters under "Position and Action" do we need to see the hands with which we raised first-in in EP?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 16

      What additional filter do we need to include in order to see the hands with which we call a 3-bet while in EP?
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 17

      If we open 18% than how much (in %) will we call after a 3-бет?
      The stat Call vs. 3-Bet is 39.4%. So we're required to find 39.4% from the range of 18%. We get 3-bet calling range of 7.01%.
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 18


      These are all the hands we protect after a 3-bet.

      How would you represent this 3-bet calling range of 7%?

      QQ-77, ATs+, KJs+, QJs, JTs, AQo+

      This is one of possible 3-bet calling ranges of 7%. Of course, it also depends on bet sizing and opponents, and that's why we call with different hands after a 3-bet. Besides, position also has its meaning. Most likely, we won't protect the same range against MP and SB.
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      Open raise ranges, Day 3 – Task 19

      So, now we know the range we protect in EP.

      How much (in %) of our opening range would we call on MP after a 3-bet?
      You can also use previous tasks to answer that, at least partially :f_cool:
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