Question about balance

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Let's say you open in late position and there's a grinder in the blinds 3-betting the crap out of you. Let's say he goes completely bananas and 3-bets like 40% in this spot because he sees you as weak or whatever the reason is. Let's say we're playing a balanced range so we fold some to this, we call some and we 4-bet some according to a range we memorized at home.

So if we're playing a balanced range that means we can't be exploited right? But what if he 3-bets just way too high and we don't adjust our balanced range? We're still not exploited?

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So if we're playing a balanced range that means we can't be exploited right? Correct

But what if he 3-bets just way too high and we don't adjust our balanced range? We're still not exploited? Correct. He is -ev now because he deviates from GTO so he loses money since you play GTO. Google the prisoners dilemma if you don't understand these basics of game theory. It is the standard basic example :)
Don't forget though, just because something is +EV doesn't mean it's the most +EV way to play the situation....especially in easy to adjust situations like this ;)
Originally Posted by RikaKazak

Don't forget though, just because something is +EV doesn't mean it's the "most" +EV way to play the situation....especially in easy to adjust situations like this ;)


I think I know what you mean. Going explo against his imbalance is higher EV than playing GTO? What's the easy explo adjustment you will make?
Yes, exploiting is always higher ev, but the thing is that you got to do it right. Many people think they are outsmarting their opponents but some nodelocking in PIOsolver then shows they are just doing it wrong a lot.
Originally Posted by ecomommy

Originally Posted by RikaKazak

Don't forget though, just because something is +EV doesn't mean it's the "most" +EV way to play the situation....especially in easy to adjust situations like this ;)


I think I know what you mean. Going explo against his imbalance is higher EV than playing GTO? What's the easy explo adjustment you will make?


4 betting for value lighter, calling 3 bets lighter, etc. The standard stuff.