Using Stats in FL - Part 2

  • Fixed-Limit
  • FL
  • $15/$30
  • Shorthanded
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In his series Byron explains the importance of statistics and how he uses them to improve his winrate. In the second part he reviews some hands where stats had a great role in decision making.


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  • FishermansFriend


    Enjoy the new video by Byron!

    Please keep the comments in English!
  • hwoarang84


    yuh8mem8= why u hate me mate
  • ByronJacobs


    #2 - oh yeah. See so many weird names these days. If I were to hate him it would be because of what happens at approx 3.50...
  • Augepaul


    Min 29:00 33 in the SB:
    Do you have a CCing range here?
    because I'm struggling with playing hands like 33-77 or JTs; KTs ; KJo which have all around 25-28 % against teh combined ranges.
    Getting 3:1 (or a bit worse considering that Mp3 can cap) is just about what we need to play the hand...

    However I think if we play a small PP we should raise a lot of flops.
    It puts MP3 in a tought spot and outs aswell pressure on the SB. We also can get away pretty cheaply from our hand in case we get called on the FLop and c/r on the Turn on sth like J74 9.
    what do you think about that?

    So I'm not sure whats the better line but just folding Hands like the hands mentioned earlier preflop seems weak to me.
    Maybe u cangive me some thoughts about that :)
  • ByronJacobs


    #4 I agree this is a tough spot to find the right way to handle your equity. I am happy to call here with high suited combos that aren't strong enough to four-bet (I know that a lot of players have an "always 4-bet" policy here but I don't like it), this being pretty much all KQJT suited combos because they play well post-flop and have decent equity anyway. ATs I prob call but AJs I am capping especially if the SB 3-bets wide.

    I don't think calling can be much of a mistake with good suited hands, but I will generally fold weak unsuited hands, e.g. KTo, QJo - you are just dominated too often. The flush draw equity is a very big deal in multi-way pots.

    Small pairs are the tough hands. 99+ I cap (obviously, I think). 88-55 I normally call (these hands just feel a bit too strong to fold but I am not a fan of capping with 88) and take a view on the flop. 44-22 is usually a fold for me as it's just too hard to get a good flop. Let's say you have 3-3 and call and it comes J94. SB bets out - how do you play? Obv you can raise but then original raiser can three-bet with KQ or QT and you will just make mistakes all the time.

    In principle I don't mind a call with a hand that has reasonable equity against the ranges because if the small blind is an auto-c-bettor then we can make a shutout raise (either for real or even bluffing).

    Also this is all opponent and situation dependent. If the original open raise is UTG 6-max then a SB 3-bet should have a tighter range than against a cutoff/button open raise. Also SB 3-bet ranges vary greatly, even amongst good winning players (which is why I like my three-bet stats!)

    This is a good topic - I'd like to hear other opinions here.
  • mackween


    Hi Byron. Thanks for the videos. I'm from the Russian community, we have several people interested in your HUD, post it please. Sorry for my english :)