Database Doctor - Part 2

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The Database Doctor is back. In his series Bogdan reviews entire databases of users to find and fix their leaks. Episode two covers a database from NL25 SH.


Database Doctor holdem manager series User Session Review

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  • FishermansFriend


    Hey Guys!
    We have re-released this video with improved sound quality.
  • BogdanPS


    The audio has not been altered in any way this time around so hopefully it sounds better. I'll stay away from using the Noise Removal option in Camtasia.
  • sholvar


    A lot better, thanks guys!
  • Voland3


    Great video.
  • Rzeczpospolita


    Sorry, but your pronunciation is hard to understand for me. Please try the next time to talk a little clearer.
  • Cashmagnet


    Really nice analysis. Thanks Bogdan.
    On minute 45 there is a hand where hero plays QJs. If we play donk flop, can we play check/call on turn? We have some showdown value and the opponent pretty often have made hand.
  • BogdanPS


    I feel that our hand strength would then be quite obvious in the sense that we would most likely keep betting a strong made hand or ck/raise it. So when we check call our range is capped at the bottom (of the top of our range that we had on the flop). So against players that can hand read even slightly we could be in trouble as he will most likely check back most worse hands (and some better such as AJ). So without any specific reads on how light he actually can call the flop there I prefer not to ck/call turn. Remember that he called in a MW pot where our donk looks stronger than HU so I would expect less pure floats that could bluff turn (and river).
  • yomatiyo


    How can u (pstrategy) allow coments like "5"???

    I dont like this people at all...
  • yomatiyo


    Why dont shove river as a bluff in QJs hand? we make him fold AJ KJ QJ, and he doesnt have nuts, cause he surely has shove the turn.

    Dont u think?
  • Coliquero


    video doesnt work
  • shaddy2006


    why this video is silver level?

    can't u make it bronze level?
  • SPeedFANat1c


    for me the pronouncation is ok to understand, just the pronouncation of the word "river" is somehow different, but thats not a problem of course :)
  • x3mwisp


    I don't quite completely aggree with the QJ hand. The c/r option flop is defo better, the donk turn yes but river i believe we can ch/c because I think u missed the fact that his normal play would be shoving KQ on the turn especially because our range looks so strong, so I wouldn't count 12 combos of KQ, but rather 3-4 combos and given the fact that he could even bluff sometimes a Q9 or 98 (for example 9c8c) and the pot size (as we would have good odds) I would ch/c.
  • x3mwisp


    and @8 everyone is entitled to his opinion. Of course this comments should be allowed.
  • EverSteel


    Hello Bogdan,

    45:30 I agree with the opp's range, but I suppose we can even c/c his shove against KQ and missed flush draws.

    Борд: Jd Tc 2c 9h 2h

    Эквити Выиграно Дележ Проиграно Рука
    Игрок 1: 65,000% 65,000% 0,000% 35,000% AcQc, Ac8c, Ac7c, Ac6c, Ac5c, Ac4c, Ac3c, KQs, 8c7c, 7c6c, KQo
    Игрок 2: 35,000% 35,000% 0,000% 65,000% QcJc

    And this means we're losing money by check/folding
  • hardo


    Thx so much!Very nice video!
  • BogdanPS


    Apologies for the delayed reply. I didn't think I would get questions so long after the video was posted but from now on I'll make sure to check more frequently (I noticed a lot of my older videos got new questions).

    @13: You bring up a valid point. However I still feel that his range will have more than just 3-4 combos of KQ.

    The line we take polarizes our range a lot which means that we either have a strong hand or nothing. If he were to raise us on the turn he losses out on the bluffs/super weak hands that we have there. So it really depends on how this guy reads into our play and how good he really is.

    Question back to you: Would you raise the turn there with KQ? If so, how often and why (I'm not saying we should do it one way or another but I'm curious to your thoughts on this).

    In general, if you fight a range that is split with hands that get the money in with you and hands that don't get the money in with you our goal should always be to try to maximize the value from the hands that do not get the money in (simply because the hands that get the money in with us will almost always do this regardless of our raise or call).

    @15: it depends on how many busted draws you give him. I feel that a lot of these guys prefer to play them more aggressively on earlier streets so he may not be able to have all of that in his range.

    We need roughly 20% to breakeven, we have 35% in the best case scenario... We then have to look at the worst case scenario and try to figure out what the average scenario looks like. In these situations I feel that if we bet/call we are at best breakeven, slightly losing.
  • BogdanPS


    Apologies for the delayed reply. I didn't think I would get questions so long after the video was posted but from now on I'll make sure to check more frequently (I noticed a lot of my older videos got new questions).

    Grr I had a long reply written and when I hit send message it disappeared.

    @13: While I agree that he may not show up with all KQ combos I think he still has a high amount of them in his range. If you look at the line we took it represents a very polarized range, one that is split in hands that will easily go broke and hands that we are not so happy with and would fold to any aggressive action.

    If we hold the nuts, and the strong hands always play with us, why raise out hands that would otherwise try to bluff at us if given the chance?

    A question for you: If you were in his shoes how often would you raise KQ, and why?

    Also, a lot of players at these limits will not bluff Q9 on that river but rather call in hopes we show up with a busted draw (and 9c8c is just one combo).

    I may have missed something from my longer reply but I remember I'll post it.

    @15: If we put all those busted draws in his range then yes we can definitely call because we need something like 20% equity. However, a lot of players will fast plays those NFD on earlier streets so I don't think we'll see that many on the river, and on top of that a lot of players are not capable of bluffing with them every time they have the chance which means we have to reduce the # of combos.

    Another way to look at this is that we have "only" 35% equity in the best case scenario. We then have to look at what the worst case scenario is (for example close to 0% equity) and then of course try to figure out what the average scenario will be.

    Without too much info on the player, and based on how these limits play, I feel that we would be at best breakeven if we called the river.
  • BogdanPS


    Sorry for the double post, I thought I lost the original reply and somehow it came back.

    Unfortunately I cannot delete replies so both will have to stay for now.
  • Puscherbilbo


    12:40 I would think that the raise with 44 is not likely to be good. You basically give the explanation yourself: Ideal candidate should give up hands a lot to 1-2 barrels. However the assumption that we actually will go HU is pretty flawed. BU can overcall a lot. Furthermore we do not have specific reads on opponent so my base assumption would be that he calls too much. So right now in a kind of vacuum i prefer the freeplay to the raise and isoraising here would become a 2nd lvl adaption once we know enough about MP.
  • Puscherbilbo


    29:00 Kh7h may actually be still good enough to cbet if we can bring at least Kigh or worse to fold Liveequity. After all we still have some outs with OCs+GS. Would cf Kh8h or KhTh though.
    45:00 QJs c/r Flop actually isolates us vs very strong range too. There may be more value in taking a more passive approach with a callDown-line. With weaker TP we have the bluffcatcher and we dont fear almost any T-card. So he might decide to barrel cards that improve us.
  • gp00053


    More great and useful information. Keepem coming
  • gp00053


    More great and useful information. Thank you and Keepem coming