FaLLout86: Open Raise Coaching – Day 5

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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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      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 5 Combos – Task 1

      Yesterday we worked with open-raising ranges.

      Now it's time to make some calls.

      Do you still remember how much (in %) do we call in MP after an open-raise?
      The range is approximately 7.5%.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 2

      The range looks like this:


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

      How many top-pair combos do we have on the board :2h: :5d: :Ad: with this range?
      18 – 9 AQo combos and 3 combos from each ATs, AJs, and AQs. Nothing else is blocked by the board.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 3

      How many second pairs do we have on this board?

      Board: :2h: :5d: :Ad:
      36 – These are 66-JJ, and nothing is blocked by the board.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 4

      How many flush-draw combos are possible on this board?

      Board: :2h: :5d: :Ad:
      5 – If the Ace is blocked by the board, Ax combos aren't possible.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 5

      How many "air" combos (no flush draws and/or pairs) are there on this board?

      Board: :2h: :5d: :Ad:
      15 – These are: KJs+, QJs, JTs, and T9s without flush draws. As you can see, this board favors our calling range!
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 6

      Now let's check another board.

      How well does our 'call from MP' range fit the following board?

      Board: :9s: :Qs: :6h:

      How many top-pair combos do we have here?
      18 – 9 AQo combos and 3 combos from each AQs, KQs, and QJs. As you can see, our calling range also looks good on this board!
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 7

      How many draws (gutshot+) do we have on this board?

      Board: :9s: :Qs: :6h:
      10 – With AJs and ATs we have flush draws, KJs provides gutshots, JTs gives us OESDs.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 8

      Board: :9s: :Qs: :6h:

      How many "air" combos (no draws and/or pairs) are there on this board?
      6 – From the hands that have missed, we have only AJs and ATs. But we also need to remove 2 spade combos from them.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 9

      Now let's modify the situation a bit.

      How well does our 'call from MP' range fits low boards?

      Board: :5h: :7h: :3d:

      How many top pairs do we have on this board?
      0 – Zero, of course, since we don't have 7x hands in our preflop calling range.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 10

      Board: :5h: :7h: :3d:

      How many pairs or stronger combos do we have on this board?
      45 – We have all the sets and pairs up to JJ.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 11

      Board: :5h: :7h: :3d:

      How many flush draws do we have on this board?
      8 – None of the flush draws is blocked by the board, so they are possible with all 8 suited hands in our range.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 12

      Board: :5h: :7h: :3d:

      How many "air" combos (no draws and/or pairs) are there on this board?
      36 – A-highs obviously have some value, but for now we just need to develop a 'hit or miss' feeling for different kinds of boards.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 13


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

      Now let's move on to the CO calling range.

      Board: :Jd: :Th: :5d:

      How many top-pair combos do we have on CO with our calling range?
      9 – AJs, KJs, and QJs. Here we can only have suited Broadways because we don't cold-call with Jxo preflop. JTs gives us two pair.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 14

      Board: :Jd: :Th: :5d:

      How many draws (gutshot+) without pairs do we have in our range?
      32 – We can have all the combos of AQo/s and KQo/s.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 15

      Board: :Jd: :Th: :5d:

      How many strong combos (top pair+) do we have here with our range?
      20 – This board offers us all the sets and top two-pairs, also there are quite a few top-pair combos in our range.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 16

      Board: :Jd: :Th: :5d:

      How many "air" combos (no draws and/or pairs) are there on this board?
      0 – Every hand has either a pair or a draw. So we can say this board fits our range nicely :f_drink:
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 17

      Let's change the board structure this time.

      Board: :Kc: :9h: :3c:

      How many top-pair combos do we have here?
      15
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 18

      Board: :Kc: :9h: :3c:

      How many flush draws (with a pair or without it) can we have on this board?
      6 – To begin with, you should have noticed that we can't have flush draws with Kxs, and that leaves us 6 combos.
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      Day 5 Combos – Task 19

      Board: :Kc: :9h: :3c:

      How many draws (gutshot+), with a pair or without it, do we have in our range?
      12 – We can have all gutshots with JTs and QJs, and also 4 flush draws.
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