FaLLout86: Open Raise Coaching – Day 4

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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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      Of course, you are also free to leave feedback about this project, so that we could improve it further.

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      Check out another forum course by FaLLout86:
      Your 20 Minute Poker Training - Fold Equity Overview

      Good luck!

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    • Kogtistiy
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 1

      On the previous days, we were looking into some ranges. Now it's time for practice.

      How many combos have top pair on the board :Ah: :2s: :2d: , if we open-raise from UTG?

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      69 – here we must concentrate only on ATo+ and A2s+. Off-suited Aces have 9 combos each while the suited ones have 3 combos each. We discount A2s since it's a full-house.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 2

      How many combos of second pairs do we have in UTG?

      Board: :Ah: :2s: :2d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      66 – Second pairs can be only with 22+.
      Every pocket pair has 6 combos, the board blocks nothing.
      We just need to remove 22 and AA because of 4oak/full-house.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 3

      How many combos have no pair on this board (the board pair doesn't count)?

      Board: :Ah: :2s: :2d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      64 – This board doesn't offer much. It's because of all our Ax which represent most of our open-raising range.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 4

      Now let's see some other board textures :f_cool:

      How many overpair combos do we have on the following board?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      48 – These are 77+, and every hand has 6 combos as the board blocks nothing.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 5

      How many set combos do we have on this board?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      9 – Every board card has a set attached to it, and from every pocket pair, 3 combos are blocked.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 6

      How many "one pair+"combos do we have on this board?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      85 – We have sets, overpairs, underpairs with 22 and 33, also a straight with 87s, and pairs with 76s, A6s, A5s, and A4s.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 7

      How many hands have no pairs or stronger on this board?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      140 – As you can see, we have much more 'air' here with the same opening range because all of our Broadway combos have missed this board. Of course, such hands still have some equity against the calling range.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 8

      Let's take another board.

      What sets can we have on the following board?

      Board: :Qh: :Ts: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      9 – Again, here we have all the necessary pocket pairs, so all 3 sets are possible.
      Later, when we start looking into calling ranges, we'll see it's not always the case.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 9

      Which hands on this boards have gutshots or better draws?

      Board: :Qh: :Ts: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      56 – As you can see, we have a decent share of draws here.
      (AKs, AJs, KJs, 98s, 87s, AKo, AJo, KJo)
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 10

      How many hands have one pair or stronger on this board?

      Board: :Qh: :Ts: :6d:

      (18% range: 22+, A2s+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, ATo+, KJo+)
      125 – Again, we hit the board nicely with our UTG range.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 11

      Let's see how our CO range stands on different boards since it's, of course, looser than our UTG range. We open-raise 27.8% from CO.

      How many top pairs do we have on this board :Ah: :2s: :2d: , if we open from CO (the board pair doesn't count)?

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)

      78 – As you can see, not much has changed but there's nothing strange since from CO we still open-raise not that many Ax compared to EP.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 12

      How many second pair combos do we have after a raise from CO?

      Board: :Ah: :2s: :2d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      66 – Who would have thought? :f_p:
      Since our range contains all the pocket pairs again, we've got the same answer as for the Task 2.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 13

      How many combos didn't get a pair on this board (the board pair doesn't count)?

      Board: :Ah: :2s: :2d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      184 – Here we have much more hands that have missed the board.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 14

      How many overpair combos do we have here?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      48 – Here we also have all the 77+ hands.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 15

      How many 4x, 5x, and 6x combos do we have on this board?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      43 – It's a decent hit but since all these hands are suited, the amount of combos isn't that big.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 16

      How many combos have a pair or a stronger hand on this board?

      Board: :4h: :5s: :6d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      107 – Now we have a much bigger number of combos since we open a wider range, not only Broadway hands.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 17

      How many OESD combos do we have on this board?

      Board: :Qh: :Ts: :6d:
      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      24 – OESDs are KJs, KJo, and J9s. Also 98s have a double gutshot which is equal to OESD in terms of outs.
      None of these hands are blocked by the board, so we get 24 combos in total.
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 18

      How many gutshot combos do we get on this board?

      Board: :Qh: :Ts: :6d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      48 – AKs, AJs, K9s, J8s, 97s, 87s, AKo, AJo
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      Day 4 Combos – Task 19

      How many combos create monster hands (two-pair+)?

      Board: :Qh: :Ts: :6d:

      (27.8% range: 22+, A2s+, K5s+, Q6s+, J8s+, T8s+, 96s+, 86s+, 75s+, 65s, 54s, A9o+, KTo+, QTo+, JTo)
      20 – Sets with 66, TT, and QQ, also two-pair with QTs, QTo, and Q6s.
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