# Poker Video: No Limit Hold'Em by sthief09 (Mid Stakes)

## Professor Plotkin: Episode One

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### Professor Plotkin: Episode One by sthief09

In the series premier, sthief09 discusses raising ranges, 3-bet ranges, and attempts to determine a more systematic approach to 4-betting.

sthief09 shows us how to develop various optimal game strategies including 3-betting and 4-betting at mid-stakes 6max NLHE, using PokerStove to break down hand ranges and analyze HEM stats.

### Video Details

• Game:
• Stakes: Mid Stakes
• 56 minutes long
• Posted over 4 years ago

## Comments for Professor Plotkin: Episode One

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#### holdme

7 posts
Joined 09/2008

josh, i dont think you should be apologizing

#### sthief09

2144 posts
Joined 07/2007

At around the 39 minute mark, we apply it to their 5betting range to reduce 3.8% of hands down to 3.3% of hands, but if our data says that they 3-bet 11% of the time, then we need to be lowering that number by AT LEAST 0.5% for our calculations. I say at least because we already know that 0.5% of hands he'd 3bet are out, but there may be others such as JTs for example that he would have raised in that spot that are now less likely. (arbitrarily) eliminating another 0.5% from the 'bluff' side of their 3bet range, we get 3.3/10 = 33% push or 67% fold. Still profitable, but for closer situations, applying card elimination to 5bet ranges but not to 3bet ranges may turn a marginal situation around (although I guess at that point, it's so close that metagame considerations may be enough to negate it).

that's a very interesting point and you're absolutely right. the card removal works both ways. i think it's actually probably pretty significant. i'll try to look into that more in the next few days

#### sthief09

2144 posts
Joined 07/2007

ok i ran some quick numbers. the 11% range i used was AA-99,44-22,AK-AJ,ATs,KQ-KJ,J8s,75s. that's 11.0% of all hands if we have blank cards. if we have KJo, that works out to 9.9%. but then again, that % in HEM is assuming someone already raised, which often means high cards have already been removed. so that might mitigate this factor a bit. but overall you're right, we should be conservative with our numbers because of this.

#### jjunkins1

21 posts
Joined 03/2008

Nice job you did good. I wonder why you don't charge more money for this stuff. If we min 4 bet AK in position preflop and get called, do you cbet Q72 rainbow flops with air and shove most turns? Or do you mostly just check behind and fold the turn unimproved? Do you adjust your line depending on villians in this spot and what adjustments do you make?

#### kondor101

927 posts
Joined 02/2008

Here is a problem for you Prof Plotkin that might be interesting...
http://www.deucescracked.com/forums/8-Beginner-Small-Stakes-NLHE/8139-OESD-4flush-on-flop

Our Hero made an error calling pre flop and has got himself into a situation. Should we check behind? or make a move?

#### BaLaur

7 posts
Joined 03/2008

Can you please upload the HM pop-up stats which you used in this video(minutes 5-9)?

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#### sthief09

2144 posts
Joined 07/2007

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sorry i missed this the first time. the pop-up is the default pop-up for HEM

#### BaLaur

7 posts
Joined 03/2008

sorry i missed this the first time. the pop-up is the default pop-up for HEM

I have the 1.06.02 version but I don't have all the stats that you have

#### sthief09

2144 posts
Joined 07/2007

that's weird. i only have 1.06.01p

400 posts
Joined 04/2008

Awesome vid!

that's all

#### oracle3001

9 posts
Joined 01/2008

Could someone explain why the use of Raise First In rather than PFR is the preferred stat to use when determining somebodies opening range via the pop-up?

#### jh659jc

4 posts
Joined 05/2007

Awesome vid!

that's all

Seriously, I love all your videos.
Just one suggestion. I think your videos can be absolutely phenomenal if it's possible for you to avoid using "umm" between words.

#### Rolo1984

6 posts
Joined 05/2008

Wow...awesome video. Really.....I just watched it ones and I will have to watch a couple of times more before everything falls in its place but great job. I think this is the kind of video you will love or hate. In my opinion it is crucial to have a feeling for the math to be able to play optimal.

Keep them coming!

#### Sigurd

24 posts
Joined 01/2008

Stop apologozing for the stuff that makes the video good #/%&)(#/T%(#/!

I have the 1.06.02 version but I don't have all the stats that you have

Under the player preference HUD options (or whatever it is called), you have to set it to display "DEFAULT Main Popup". It is probably set to something else..

#### Mr Fickle

17 posts
Joined 04/2008

Fantastic video Josh.