$50 NL HE Full Ring: Money is made exploiting, not GTO on medium stakes online.

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There's money to be made online even at medium stakes, especially if you exploit over GTO play.
 
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Nice hand. What was your thought process and what are you advocating?

1. Just calling the 3bet pre with KK as an exploit, or
2. Check shoving for many times the pot when you have a strong hand
 
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In this case, the two had a very good hand, there's nothing to do!:eek::eek:
 
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Nice hand. What was your thought process and what are you advocating?

1. Just calling the 3bet pre with KK as an exploit, or
2. Check shoving for many times the pot when you have a strong hand

Calling KK is the ideal play, as you don't want to fold away 77-JJ, AQ-AT.

check shove was just based on history of player, I knew he was strong and calling.
 
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Goes on and shows one cooler to prove point. :unsure:













Is that enough for you?
 
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Showing how much money can be made online even at medium stakes.

Nice! Hey do you do any coaching? I've been wanting to start playing more often at cash tables and would like to move up to Low stakes. I just don't seem to be able to get any momentum.
 
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Save GTO for play at higher stakes and tougher opponents. Trying to play GTO vs. beginners or low stakes players is just handing away coins.
 
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All of your hands are situational fortune in your favor. The aces hand, for example, you got extremely lucky that the person had a 7 to connect to the 77A flop and gave you something to exploit. If they had K8, you make less on the hand presumably because they just fold when you donk bet the flop. The original hand was incredibly fortunate for you too, as hitting the king and the ace on the flop gave your opponent top 2 pair and if either one of those cards doesn't hit, you're in a very different situation either making very little money or losing outright.
 
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Is that enough for you?
This is basically a bunch of hand picked instances where the stars aligned and everything worked out for you. In reality this doesn't say anything about whether there is money in exploiting versus playing GTO. In any case, I guess better than a single hand towards showing... Something?
 
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There's money to be made online even at medium stakes, especially if you exploit over GTO play.
That might be. But as others have said, this hand is not a good example of exploitative play. Its a standard cooler both preflop and postflop, and the way, you played it, loses you a lot of value in the long run. So you are "exploiting" yourself with this kind of line, not the opponent. If you 4-bet preflop, AK is not going to fold. He is either going to call in position or 5-bet. In which case you can get it all-in as a 70% favourite. So slowplaying did not win you anything extra against his actual holding. And most of the time he miss the flop and dont put in a lot of chips postflop. Maybe you get a C-bet out of him, but then thats it. Or flop comes AXY, where XY is not a K, and then he has outdrawn you.

And postflop check-jamming the flop more than 100BB deep is simply bad. You are forcing him to always have a very good hand, when he gives you action. Like at least two pair, as in fact he had. And if you check-call or check-raise small, you are going to stack those hands anyway. Whereas if he had a hand like AQ, AJ or some kind of draw, then he is most likely just going to fold those hands facing a massive overbet shove on the flop. And its not even like, you had much to protect against. You had K of hearts, which makes it far less likely, he can have a flushdraw. And if another heart comes on the turn, you will have a redraw to the nut flush as well as a boat. This line almost looks like, you are scared of seeing a turn and river, and this is definitely something, you need to work on.
 
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