Inside PokerSnowie's brain reveals the work of the Snowie AI Team. It 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.

Inside PokerSnowie's brain

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

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?

Did I play my hand right?

Exploring the new scenario feature of PokerCoach powered by PokerSnowie

(article based on an old version of the AI from year 2013)

The scenario feature of PokerCoach powered by PokerSnowie lets you set up any situation, varying all the parameters to your heart’s content – number of players, stack sizes, hole cards, betting rounds, etc… - and do a detailed analysis of the ensuing scenarios.

It is an extremely powerful coaching feature, as it allows you to really drill down into specific situations and understand the logic behind the best possible moves.

In the following article, I explore 5 ways you can use scenarios to improve your game, have some fun and answer the ultimate question: “Did I play my hand right?”

PokerSnowie's pre-flop strategy: Opening the pot

The easiest decision in Poker is about opening the pot. Nobody has shown aggression yet, the pot size is as small as it can be, so no costly error can be made.

On the other hand, you better get this part right! There are several reasons why opening the pot correctly is so important:
 

1) This situation happens all the time. In a big portion of your hands you will face this decision. Even if you only make small errors, they'll add up quickly.

How does PokerSnowie handle bet sizes?

Choosing the right bet size is an important component of the correct Game Theory approach. How does PokerSnowie handle bet sizes?

Among the many questions we receive about the inner workings of PokerSnowie, how PokerSnowie handles bet sizes must be one of the most common.

In this article, we explain how bet sizes works for PokerSnowie and what it means when you analyse your results with PokerCoach.

 

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