Originally Posted by Flare1
Does anyone change the way that they play based upon the concept that your opponent is less likely to be holding one of your pocket cards or one of the cards that is on the board. Plain example, if you're holding a 10 it's less likely that your opponent is holding a 10 as well. I understand that this makes mathematical sense, but time and time again I see people holding like cards as well as 2 people having trips. I think this is especially true for high cards, Kings, Aces, since people are more likely to play those than to muck them. Every time I try to use "blockers" I seemed to get burned. Thoughts?
the blocker happens like this
if I hold A4 example
the guy who play top 22% range.
if I 3bet, the guy's call 3bet range is JJ+, with any AX
if you hold an Ace block
his call 3bet range will drop a lot. think about 16% of his calling range will lost because of 1 blocker at this time. which means you gain 1/6 extra.
the concept of block is depends on what percentage of the block in his range.
if previous example the call 3bet range is 22+,AKo+
then your ace block is totally overestimated here.
you cannot block anything.
it is sometimes could over estimate the maths part of hold your effective blocker.