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Modern Poker Theory: Building an unbeatable strategy based on GTO principles

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The author then correctly accounts for Hero’s fold equity when the BB folds, but then in the equation given shows that Hero still had 29 percent equity for the remaining 25 percent of the hands to be played. The caveat here, though, is that you need good, reliable information to make accurate exploitative adjustments. By actually showing the recreational player your bluffs, this also helps create that narrative that you are a wild maniac who is trying to bluff every single hand.

I do not subscribe to the common high-stakes attitude of keeping knowledge hidden to keep the losing players losing. In live poker you almost never get a significant sample size, so you have to be extremely careful with the adjustments you make. For example, consider a hypothetical poker situation where you know Villain holds A♠K♠ on A♣8♥7♥ and you hold Q♥J♥.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I'm going by memory, but I think there's a table in the book where the only time the author says to make this play is when the all-in player is in the small blind and the hero is in the big blind. Next time you are at a table some of the players will have studied Modern Poker Theory and some won’t.

However, by playing a GTO strategy, you can start making good decisions from the first hand you play without having to make any assumptions. If you always fold to a certain opponents river bet because he ‘never bluffs’, for example, they can conceivably catch on and start bluffing you.

Full Range Stats Instead of going through this tedious process by hand each and every time we want to break down a poker situation, we can use range analysis software such as flopzilla. Second, all of this work off the table might seem silly since we do not actually do math or consult charts at the table that often. It helps build a "dynamic" between you and this player — that is, what each of you think of each other based on previous hands.

All content on this site is intended for those 21 or older or of legal gambling age in their jurisdiction. The book's mastermind Michael Acevedo has arrived and he is taking us along for the ride, so strap on your seat belts and get ready to learn a LOT about poker! This is a backwards approach to learning the game, because no matter how good you are at poker, you are never going to turn a big profit against these players.Mark is playing live poker and sees someone 3-bet with K7o from early position, so Mark labels him as a “maniac. Next time you are at a table some of the players will have studied Modern Poker Theory and some won't. This is why it is important to understand that GTO is a strategy that players implement so they wouldn’t get exploited.

I feel this can often be best expressed by the few mistakes here or there, digressions, eccentricities and going over topics previously covered by authors. If you know a player significantly overfolds to flop c-bets, for example, betting is going to be much better than checking even if a GTO solution would take both actions half of the time. That's because, and this is our opinion, when someone, perhaps like yourself purchases a good book, you'll be inclinded to purchase more poker books.represents the factorial function, meaning that you must multiply the number in question by all lower digits, e. I currently own 15 poker books on Texas Holdem, all from The Little Green Book, The Poker Blueprint, and books like "Moorman's Book Of Poker". One could almost say it to be more beneficial to read 3 books covering roughly identical concepts by 3 different authors than it is to read 3 books covering consecutively advanced concepts by one.

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