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.

Polarizing and over-betting the turn

In the last article we looked at how PokerSnowie can help us decide when to bet small and when to bet big. In this one we will dig a bit deeper and look at over-bets.
 
Over-betting isn’t a new strategy in No Limit Hold’em. Prahlad Friedman, arguably the first online poker star, who crushed the high stakes cash games ten years ago, was well known to implement this strategy. And the rise of Viktor Blum aka Isildur made the move popular. 

Understanding PokerSnowie's bet size and frequency

PokerSnowie has learnt GTO using three different bet sizes: half pot, pot and twice the pot. It is not necessarily enough to cover all the spectrum of No Limit situations, but we can already learn a lot by studying in which situation PokerSnowie suggests to bet small (1/2 pot), bet big (pot) and over bet (2 pot)
 
Let’s contemplate some scenarios.
 
Hero opened under the gun at a 6-max table and is contemplating a continuation bet on the A94 flop.

Postflop strategy - developing the correct bluff to value ratio

Inside PokerSnowie's brain

This article explores how to construct a betting range that is well balanced between value hands and bluffs, and shows how PokerSnowie compares to the theory.

The optimal bluffing frequency is easy to calculate on one street. Suppose two opponents are on the river, hero can have the nuts or be bluffing, and villain has a bluff catcher.

GTO strategy on the flop: Probe betting

GTO strategy on the flop: Probe betting

Today's PokerSnowie Video Quiz completes the series on the Game Theory Optimal approach on the flop.

As per previous weeks, you hold AJs, but this time you're sitting in the hi-jack, UTG +1. Vilain has opened to $7 from UTG, and you called. The Flop comes AdTd5s and vilan checks. What do you do?

  • Probe bet pot?
  • Probe bet half pot?
  • Check back and see the turn?

Enjoy the answer in Sharp's video:

 

 

PokerSnowie Video Quiz: Continuation bet in position

Continuation bet in position

In this week's PokerSnowie Video Quiz, Sharp continues his series on GTO play on the flop.

The situation is the same as last week's quiz, but this time vilain is in the small blind.

Pre flop, Hero opens with AJs and vilain calls from the SB. On the AT5 flop vilain checks. What should hero do?

  1. Cbet Pot
  2. Cbet for half pot
  3. Check back for pot control?

Discover the surprising answer in the Video below

 

 

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