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Blind vs. Blind Play

Video by Irishman07 | Jul 25, 2014

Dan goes over blind vs. blind flop strategy on a dynamic board using CREV software to estimate the EV of different strategies against different opponent types.

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z1pz0r over 4 years ago
Hi Dan,

Going back one video ago where you give the SB opening formula, I'm not sure you have to take into account your 2.5bb investment in the postflop part of the formula. Basically, the formula is saying for the open to make sense, LoseWhen3B + WinWhenSuccessful +/- Share of postflop pot > 0. I think your 2.5bb is taken into account in the first two terms. Could you comment?
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z1pz0r over 4 years ago
Sorry, + postflop pot. You can't have a negative share =)
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Irishman07 over 4 years ago
Assume a hypothetical big blind opponent who never 3bets and never folds preflop to SB's open raise. If our postflop share of the pot is $2 out of the $6 pot, we still lose money because we had to invest $2.50.
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adam001 over 4 years ago
if you expect villain to jam/fold vs flop 3bet then you should not be bluffing with backdoor fd+gs. 5x would be best bluff and hands with random high club would be 2nd.
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Cogitus over 4 years ago
What are good hands to balance (if necessary at all) our value check raises of 99 and 55? Something like 5x with backdoor flush/straight draws?
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QuackQuack over 4 years ago
Hey guys, I'm new to this site and new to poker. What are some good sites to play on if I live in the US?
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Irishman07 over 4 years ago
Adam, good catch you're definitely right. having the 5x blocker is about 2-3 bb better than the bluffs I had in my range. I typically just put in bdoor draws/gshots because I often assume my opponent will have calling range vs flop 3bet, but when's he's polarized to 2 pair+/air it's probably more likely he'll actually play shove/fold vs. our raise so blocking 55/T5 becomes very important while not blocking a lot of his raise/folds. I think if he starts to raise more Tx hands where he develops a calling range vs our flop 3bet it makes more sense to have bluffs that can develop nutted draws on the turn.
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Irishman07 over 4 years ago
@Cogitus, yeah we certainly should be balanced at least vs good players and 5x makes a lot of sense as a bluff x/r. 9x probably will make more money by x/c, so 5x can be good because it blocks some of his big hands and often has decent equity vs top pair. It also will fold out better hands and hands with high equity vs it. We'll almost certainly want to include at least some type of flush draws or straight draw, especially if we're deep, because getting to a turn with only 99/55/5x is gonna be somewhat troublesome if a flush hits.
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Irishman07 over 4 years ago
@QuackQuack, I sent you a PM with some info
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