Katipo Hypers Vs Very Aggressive Opponent

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In this video, Katipo plays two games of $120 hypers on Black Chip Poker against an opponent that he describes as "crazy aggressive". Such an opponent's more extreme tendencies can catch a player off guard and require extra adjustments from one's usual play. Katipo is a CoffeeHUD fan and in this video we see useful examples of how CoffeeHUD can help us identify an opponent's tendencies.

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I don't think you adjusted

I don't think you adjusted well against this guy at all.  The guy has 18% fold to cb and 50% cr, but you keep cbetting air.  I wouldnt cb any air at all, and print money value betting against his absurd frequencies.  Also, you keep minraising perfectly limpable hands 12-18bb like J6, even though he has 50% 3b.  

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There are multiple ways of

There are multiple ways of dealing with his style. You can shut down and be incredibly value oriented or you can play just a tiny bit tighter and create a lot of pressure on his weak ranges through barreling and floating. The former is easiest but tends to be very noticeable and starts to lose effectiveness vs all but the most stubborn opponents. The latter will amplify his tendencies and often get him to spew much more in an extended session.

The typical raising ranges and cbet ranges the button can get away with in strong reg. vs reg. matches exist because there isn't a good way to exploit them OOP. If someone's not respecting those ranges, you don't actually have to play much tighter because they are in a sense already exploiting themselves as long as you play your position correctly and use the initiative. Although, I agree that I was minraising too much at lower stack depths.

I remember trying a heavy limping strategy vs this guy too. He was raising a lot of limps and putting a decent amount of pressure postflop. Minraising ended up being a bit of a control strategy since the pots became a similar size to when I limped but now I had the initiative in my favor. He was also defining his range more because of how mixed his strategy was (min-3b, all-in 3bs, 2.5x 3bs, donking, c/r etc.). It might be uncomfortable but I think min-raising a lot is more effective vs him >17bb because it gives me more opportunities to attack his response to cbets. If a guy is donking a lot, almost never folding to cbets and c/rs basically half the the time you cbet, that's where your money's going to be. Minraising lets you have that situation more often and makes getting stacks in vs a stationy player easier. If you hit even a middlepair, you can let him bloat the pot and call-down comfortably. Also, he was 3-betting all-in only 15% >17bb and his non-ai 3bs were often small.

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i guess i´d just play value

i guess i´d just play value poker vs that guy. check back many flops. against him we really need to see the turn to increase our odds. maybe even play around with preflop raise sizes and see how he reacts to that, like tighten my range and raise to 50. i´d also try and see if he starts folding or stops raising cbets once i cbet larger than half pot (if i hit of course). now we are pretty transparent, but i think if we try to play his game, we will lose.

another preflop adjustment that may work is to go to the other extreme and start limping a lot, possibly even every hand. it´s something that i personally find extremely tilting if an opponent does that.

 

first hand: if you call a check raise on a paired board with close to no equity with the plan of folding to a barrel if you don´t pick up any equity on the turn (which is the normal scenario with that hand), you are doing him a huge favour actually. if you have no equity and don´t want to give up, i think bluff jamming the flop is the better play. a player like him will XR a paired board 100% of the time, but he will have to fold to a shove often enough to make that a profitable play, unless of course he is a complete moron and will call with J5o here.

 

 

cheers

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Those are some good ideas too

Those are some good ideas too and I'd have liked to try some of them if I got a chance to play more games.

A bluff-jam in the first hand will probably work enough but I feel we're wasting our position. Calling lets us make better decisions and bluff him off if he gives up on turns or rivers (which he should considering how much pure air he has to have with those stats.). Over half of turns (any diamond, T, 7, J, 9, or 6) give us additional equity so I don't think we have to fold that much (especially considering he sometimes minbets turns).

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Naive

Please see for the video below...

 

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Irrespective of all the

Irrespective of all the responses here... if I see a guy that almost never folds, and often check raises the flop.. my first response is not just to value bet to gold. My first response is really to value bet super wide, and to bluff in a lot of spots that the opponent is not as likely to have a hand.

Imagine a guy that check raises every flop... is your reaction to wait for a hand or to wait for a hand + rebluff in spots where they are less likely to have hit (based on PF calling range)?

This doesn't mean Katipo or other posters are right or wrong, just my first thoughts when skimming through these comments, and I did not see it brought up.

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I completely Agree, and also

I completely Agree, and also it's a nice video because we have already discussed about strategy! Nice

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