OMGClayDol is revisiting/correcting some final table ranges and how to improve tips.
OMGClayDol teaches you how to beat the 180-man turbos on PokerStars. Topics include, but are not limited to: Multi-tabling, "Peak" times, Attainable ROIs, estimated hourly, differences between buy-in levels, Using software (HEM, Sharkscope/OPR etc), Bankroll Management, variance, etc.
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Sorry I thought SB shipped into you BvB
That makes more sense now.
Then yeah I might lean towards a fold, firstly because of ICM factors as you said but also just with limited information I think it's better to be on the safer and more cautious side (since players in general often are jamming really tight with 20BB effective, hands like AQ that they don't wanna raise/call). That being said you can of course discount some of the top of his range here. Probably with the limited info we have not going wider than AJs AQo 77+ at a guess, maybe even tighter is better on SNG wiz. Also 20BB is a decent stack so if the other players are pretty weak especially we can do quite a bit with that, like raise/folding and shipping with tonnes of fold equity etc so that's another reason to lean towards a fold.
Awesome Series!! I especially liked this episode about the best inways to improve. And I (I imagine I am not alone here) never played with the what happens if I fold and sb shoves/ bb calls when deep etc. etc. function in Hem!! I prob have left lots of $$ on the table because of this. I will make sure not to going forward. Thx.
Ok need psychological support i think. So, i am playing the 1.5$ 45 man at PS trying to build a bankroll and i for the first 750 games i am winning with a ROI of about 10%. Suddenly, as if someone turned off a switch, a big downswing ride starts. I cant win any coinflip, i am losing the majority of the hands i am way ahead and people show up with a hand every time i shove. There is nothing i can do to save myself. The final hit came when i finally reached a FT after a long time i get Kings UTG, i raise and a clown with the big stack shoves from MP with.....72off. Of course i call and what a surpise flop 279 TURN 7 RIVER 7. He made a full house and i am out. At this point i reached the devastating 60 BIns downsing and lost all my winnings in just 130 games. I was so frustrated that i conntacted PS for an explanation and got their usual answer. The thing is i am really starting to lose confidence after so many bad beats. Oh and btw 99% of the time i am losing my money from the spewers not the regs. I guess i have to find the courage to start again but its difficult when u are lacking confidence. Any advise would be appreciated.
Sorry to hear that.. Not much I can really say other than just keep playing and eventually things will turn around. You are obviously going to be winning in these games vs. such clowns with 72o etc. Maybe watch Tommy Angelo's eightfold path to poker enlightenment here on dc! gl
i know how you feel teoman, i had the same kind of downswing in the 2.50 180 mans, lost about 150 BIs and it just kept going, i couldnt even beat 1.00 STTs i was running so bad. i lost about 20 BIs there and just gave up on that, i decided to go back to the 180 mans and the long story short it does turn around hang in there! (im running at about 100% ROI this month over 160 games [Thanks OMGClayDol) enjoy the rungood when it comes back around!
If anything you can widen up and put a bit more pressure on people. Minraise (and evaluate depending on the player who rejams, your hand, their stack size and so on) a bit wider in some spots, we can definitely afford to raise a bit lighter and make profitable opens especially since we don't really lose fold equity if we are forced to fold to a rejam and so on. But experience will make this better as you will identify spots better (i.e. based on stack sizes, villains behinid and so on) and also if you get flatted you can play postflop a bit better/accordingly to the situation too.
But I would suggest most people should widen up a bit, from experience in coaching a lot of people A LOT of people tighten up a bunch when they get a big stack because it's comfortable to go ITM etc but this is generally wrong. Your shoving ranges can tighten up a bit since you don't need to consider shoving wider for more fold equity/avoid losing it and so on but you can still open wide!