Inside PokerSnowie's brain reveals the work of Johannes Levermann, the head of research of Snowie Games. As the PokerSnowie "master trainer", Johannes explores first hand how the brain of PokerSnowie evolves and learns advanced strategic concepts, on its own.

PokerSnowie's ultimate aim is to produce the perfectly balanced game, find the ultimate un-exploitable equilibrium for all No Limit Hold'em configurations. Join us on this fascinating journey, which is just starting, into the future of poker.

The PokerSnowie Video Quiz series aims to answer the question: "what is the right play?" It is a set of poker coaching videos presented by French professional poker player Sharp. In each video, Sharp sets up an interesting hand in the "Scenarios" tool of PokerSnowie and explains how to analyse the situation and learn from PokerSnowie's advice, based on the Game Theory Optimal model.

Announcing new PokerCoach features

Tomorrow Thursday 30th January we are releasing a new version of PokerCoach. PokerCoach will not be accessible for a few hours, from 9:00 AM CET onwards. It should be back up by 12:00 CET.
 
What will you get in this new version of PokerCoach? 

New Challenge PokerSnowie features

How to learn with PokerSnowie

This week's article aims to start answering a question you have asked us often - what is the best way to learn with PokerSnowie and PokerCoach?.

PokerSnowie's learning algorithms are based on the Game Theory Optimal framework. Studying game theory is certainly one of the best way to improve in poker and here are three areas in which we can progress a lot with the help of PokerSnowie. 
 
Evaluating our hand’s equity against our opponent’s range 
 

Postflop strategy - PokerSnowie learns to float

This article will present quite an advanced strategic Poker concept called 'floating'.
PokerSnowie learns to float
First, let's have a look at an example hand of how PokerSnowie plays:
 
$5/$10, 100 bb, heads-up
PokerSnowie is dealt Tc 9c
 
Preflop:
PokerSnowie sits on the button and opens to $30
Opponent raises to $90

Postflop - Semi-bluffs and Pot Control

So far we have looked at PokerSnowie's preflop tables and have examined several parts of its preflop strategy. This article is about constructing proper ranges postflop (flop + turn).
 
We'll look at a very general and easy concept, one that many players don't seem to know, causing them to misplay their hands regularly.
 
Here is an example hand: $5/$10, 4 players with 100 BB. The cutoff player raises to $20, it gets folded to the big blind player who then calls. The flop is 6c 9d Kh. The big blind player checks and the cutoff player makes a continuation bet of half the pot, $22.50.
 
Semi bluff and pot control

PokerSnowie Video quiz: Top pair top kicker facing a bet on the river

Top pair top kicker facig a raise on the river

From the cut off, you defended pre flop with AQ against a raise from under the gun. You flopped top pair on AT8 two tones and you called the continuation bet. The turn brought a possible flush with a 4 and was checked. A king landed on the river, and now your opponent is betting pot. What shall you do with top pair top kicker in that situation? Four options: raise all in for value, call, fold or raise all in as a bluff?

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