GTO Strategy: Backdoor Draws

GTO Strategy: Back Door Draws

Flaming and trolls are an everyday occurrence in the world of twitch. E.g. a viewer recently asked: how could you call with that, you Luckbox?

Good question. I responded on stream with a quick Flopzilla analysis.

It was a crude analysis because it didn’t incorporate my opponent’s range. So now we will!

Find the Best Play with GTO Strategy

This video is the first in a new series where I’ll be using the GTO solvers (like Simple Postflop) to figure out what the best play is. Many people think GTO is all about advanced play or that it requires everyone play perfectly. That’s definitely not the case!

The coolest thing about GTO strategy is that you can use it to actually MAXIMIZE how much you exploit your opponent.

It also can help a lot in situations where you just aren’t sure what to do.

How wide should I call?

In the video above, we use it to help us to decide how wide we should be calling the flop. Notice that we should be folding a lot more than what I calculated before using Flopzilla. The difference of course is that now we’re actually including both his range and our range in the analysis.

This is indeed critical. Of course if your opponent is WAY ahead of you on the flop, then it’s correct to fold a TON. And vice versa.

MANY More GTO Strategy Videos Coming

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  • Jean-Michel

    Hello Mike,

    Thanks for this good series.

    I think if you have the ace of heart it strengthen the range of villain because you can’t include those AhXh in his range which makes impossible a lot of hands you dominate or go for a split with. If my math are correct it’s about, 236 combos and if you have Ah with 7s7hKs, you have still 40% equity but villain’s continuation bet range will be stronger because it exclude 11 combos (AhKh, AhQh, AhJh, AhTh, Ah9h, Ah8h, Ah6h, Ah5h, Ah4h, Ah3h, Ah2h) and 11 on 171 (6.4%) is not something you want to ignore, so my guess is that GTO simplify it by reducing the frequency a lot when you have the Ah in hand.

    Let say villain Cbets 2/3 of the time, and you can’t include those 11 combos into the 114 combos of Cbet range villain represents it becomes a 10% gap factor ; it’s huge.

  • Mario Rossi

    Great video!

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