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LD1977

LD1977

LD1977 started his poker journey in November of 2012. when he opened an account at newly launched Full Tilt Poker. Since he was a complete beginner, he decided to start from the bottom and work his way up through levels until he felt ready to make a deposit. This meant freerolls and then cash games. To get help with his first steps he looked around the Internet and decided to become a member of CardsChat. Focusing mainly on cash games, he became an active member of Cash Games subforum ( http://www.cardschat.com/f11/ ). After a year of learning and successful progress through levels, he finally made his first deposit with Full Tilt and cleared it, and then did the same with PokerStars. These days he is mostly playing 50NL full ring Zoom on PokerStars with occasional MTTs and SnGs thrown in (at both PokerStars and Full Tilt).

Hand Analysis 4

Hand Analysis 4

LD1977 - February 23rd, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a situation where we are trying to extract thin value on the river with a small bet. The bet sizing has another purpose – protecting our river bluffs done with the same bet sizing, as discussed in “Hand Analysis 3” article. BTN: $80.95 SB: $55.78 BB: $62.18 UTG: […]

Hand Analysis 3

Hand Analysis 3

LD1977 - February 21st, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a fairly frequent occurence of having complete air on the flop, but with a board which hits our perceived range. The key decision is whether to try bluffing at all and how far to take it. BTN: $118.26 SB: $51.00 BB: $66.91 UTG: $73.07 UTG+1: $63.68 UTG+2: $59.08 […]

Hand Analysis 2

Hand Analysis 2

LD1977 - February 18th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss an interesting semi-bluffing situation that crops up every once in a while, and factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding on a plan of action. we can credibly represent a decent hand on the flop (= we have fold equity) we have a hand with […]

Hand Analysis 1

Hand Analysis 1

LD1977 - February 9th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a somewhat typical situation when playing from EP as preflop raiser: we have a fairly strong hand on the flop, with good equity against any individual holding but not necessarily ideal against multiple opponents we are facing multiple opponents (ouch!) we are OOP we decide that we want […]

Big Blind (BB) Ranges

Big Blind (BB) Ranges

LD1977 - December 4th, 2016

BB differs from SB in several very important ways: Calling usually closes the action, so BB can choose whether to fold, call or 3-bet (more strategic options available) Price of calling raises is lower compared to size of pot (since SB contributes certain value). This heavily impacts strategic picture in some situations (more on this […]

Small Blind (SB) Ranges

Small Blind (SB) Ranges

LD1977 - November 14th, 2016

SB is the worst position on the table because: it guarantees information disadvantage against all other players it offers limited strategic options it lowers EV of both premium and speculative hands Play in SB is heavily based on HUD and notes, which serve to compensate for the inherent positional weakness. Opening ranges This is the […]

Late Position Ranges: Part 2 (BTN)

Late Position Ranges: Part 2 (BTN)

LD1977 - November 1st, 2016

BTN (button) is the best position on the table because: it guarantees information advantage against all other players it is fairly frequently possible to pick up the blinds uncontested (in unopened pots) it allows for maximally exploitative play with (comparatively) very little risk Play in BTN is extremely heavily based on HUD and notes since […]

Late Position Ranges: Part 1 (CO)

Late Position Ranges: Part 1 (CO)

LD1977 - October 8th, 2016

EP and MP ranges are primarily concerned with strength and balance, so they can’t be easily attacked from LP both pre and post flop. However, due to increased positional advantage, CO and BTN are best played exploitatively. This is achieved by using HUD extensively to identify opponents’ tendencies. In this article I will cover CO […]

Middle Position Ranges: Part 2

Middle Position Ranges: Part 2

LD1977 - September 26th, 2016

In the first part of the article, I discussed only the opening ranges, which we use when we are the first player in the pot (= it has been folded to us). Now lets see what can we do in more complicated situations. Facing 3-bets Since our MP ranges are a bit wider than EP […]

Middle Position Ranges

Middle Position Ranges

LD1977 - August 25th, 2016

Articles on MP (Middle Position) and LP (Late Position) ranges are mainly intended for full ring tables (9 players) but are applicable for 6-max, assuming readers understand the relative positions: BB, SB, BTN and CO are the same on both types of tables MP (UTG+1) on 6-max table is MP on full ring table (called […]