September 22, 2009
Sorry I havenâ€™t written the last couple days, just been kind of busy and not too interesting really! Iâ€™m now past the halfway point at trying to put in a token 20k hands at nl50 at a solid WR, and at 13.1k hands and a healthy 5.45ptbb/100. Itâ€™s probably all just running hot though, so I await the inevitable crash and burn.
The last two days went kind of mediocre, but a strong day today has me at +$715 now > 13k hands, so so far so good. I think the last 2 days I played kind of mediocre but today I played well. Iâ€™m still clocking in at 26/22, 3 betting a lot in general and a lot IP, and being pretty aggro on all streets (my turn + river AF are higher than Iâ€™ve seen in a while) so Iâ€™m relatively happy with the general shape of my game.
I also noticed that Iâ€™ve been making money with hands like JTo, QTo, KTo â€“ weak broadway hands that in the past have normally been close to even or not really very profitable for me in the past. I think this is since watching NoahSDâ€™s videos where he 3bets them, and Iâ€™ve been trying adding these hands to my 3b range vs guys who fold to 3b a lot. I think 3 betting them vs guys who fold a lot to 3b makes a lot of sense:
1) You block their calling ranges and 4b ranges
2) If they fold so much youâ€™re worried about them folding out all the hands you dominate, they probably fold so much a 3b is +EV with close to ATC or ATC
3) Domination isnâ€™t as probable and therefore as frequent as people think in a HU pot
4) You donâ€™t always have to stack off 100% when you do hit so that answers some of the arguments re: domination
5) They arenâ€™t the best hands to CC with really, they donâ€™t tend to play well without the initiative and with a high SPR, but in a 3b pot with the initiative they seem to play well â€“ Iâ€™d say it feels like making TP is super-important in 3b pots â€“ I suppose if I was looking for a theoretical explanation the SPR is just right for us to be happy stacking off with TP etc. and itâ€™s not like people have enough $ behind relative to the pot to put us in awkward spots with our 1p hands when we hit.
6) If someone folds tight to 3b their calling range is probably narrow and dominated by PP so maybe our equity vs their calling range is better than we might think â€“ we flip vs a bunch of their calling range and can flop at least equity with like backdoors + both overcard outs a lot etc?
So if youâ€™re not trying this maybe give it a try, I think itâ€™s a good selection of hands to make up the % of your 3b range that isnâ€™t made up of like strict nut-type hands.
My friend Jack sent this â€“ itâ€™s AWESOME â€“ once the dialogue starts I was cracked up. The whiteboard battle plan is hilarious.
If anyone has anything interesting to put..comment it or something â€“ Iâ€™d quite like a comment!