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.

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?

PokerSnowie video quiz: Top pair top kicker and nut flush draw..

Top pair Top Kicker and Nut Flush Draw

You open under the gun with AQ Diamond and get called by the Hijack and the Small Blind. The flop comes QT9 for top pair with top kicker and the nut flush draw. You bet half pot and the SB check raises pot, which you call. The turn is blank (2 of spades). The SB checks, and you are now facing four options: Should you check, bet Half Pot, bet Pot or go All-In?

Preflop strategy - making 3-bets

 
In the previous article, we have examined how PokerSnowie constructs its range for opening the pot. This time, we go one move ahead and look at the next decision, the opportunity to make 3-bets.
 
Concretely, this is the example:

in a $5/$10 game, the cutoff player raises to $20 and the button player folds.

What are the ranges now for the SB player?

Bluff sizing on the river

Your 53 suited blanked on the river and you now face a choice. Should you check or make a bluff bet? And if betting, by how much? In the first of this Video Quiz series, Sharp takes you through the hand and shows how to better understand your options with the powerful analysis and scenario tools of PokerCoach, powered by PokerSnowie.

PokerSnowie well ahead of its challengers

PokerSnowie well ahead of its challengers

Since the release of Challenge PokerSnowie in PokerCoach on Thursday 12th December, several thousand players have already tried their hand against the most advanced NL Hold’em artificial intelligence.

So we thought we would share how PokerSnowie has been doing against its human challengers.

 

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