PapaGiorgio wrote: »
I looked at Pokersnowie and Advanced Poker Training.
pokerscubed wrote: »
PokerSnowie has helped me improve my game in many ways. There are two specific uses that I can point to which I feel have helped me the most: Confidence and Reviewing my Session.
FIRST: Confidence before going to play (I call it work) a game. I use the PokerSnowie → Training module to “warm up.” I typically play 200 hand before heading to the casino, with the live advice on. I find that running my training session through the Import → Analysis and reviewing the session in Statistics helps me get my mind in what decision PokerSnowie thinks I should have made, but didn’t. On days where PokerSnowie Statistics → Overview rates me an Expert + then I head to the casino with great confidence in my game. On days when PokerSnowie rates me a Beginner, I usually play another 200 hands to get my mind (and confidence) in the right spot. When I can't seem to play well on PokerSnowie -- I don't play poker, it is that simple.
SECOND: I leverage the Import Analysis → Statistics after online CASH games to review my session in its entirety. I try to do this immediately after a session. I go over every tab in the level of detail needed to understand and review my play: Overview, Profit and loss, Error details, Balance (I am typically mostly out of balance... work in progress), Playing stats, and Opponents. THEN - the REAL WORK starts… On the Overview → Browse these hands by, I first go through all of the Blunders, then all of the Errors. Yes, every one of them… even after playing 1000+ hands.
My goal is to use PokerSnowie to review and understand the mathematically correct moves. It is simple to discover things I consistently do wrong (big leaks) and to work on them first. Could I do all this without PokerSnowie? Sure, but using PokerSnowie saves me a lot of time and is more accurate than I would be, even with my trusty TI-84 calc.
Happy to have a more in depth discussion with anyone who would like specifics on my methods.
FlopDrop wrote: »
What stakes do you play live and online?
FlopDrop wrote: »
How much of the training you're doing is pushing you toward GTO play and away from exploitative play?
FlopDrop wrote: »
If you play (work :) ) lower limit games, do you find that PokerSnowie (or other GTO solvers) push you toward decisions that aren't necessarily correct at lower limits, since the solver expects the villains to be playing at a closer-to-GTO-level than the field actually plays?
persuadeo wrote: »
Snowie is an extremely rational beast and plays itself as such. It has learned betting efficiencies which validate speculative theories such as defense burden. However, there is no joy or humanness or even fight in it and to expect any live game to play much like it would be an interpretive mistake.
TheGameKat wrote: »
The same is true of morning games Center Strip.
driller1 wrote: »
So I just finished my free 10 day trial of PokerSnowie. It isn't very representative of the stakes I play (live 1-2 and 2-5). If you set up a 9 player Snowie training table, you are playing against 8 other GTO players! They are very tight, but they will 3-bet with hands like As4s in position. Snowie does not recommend set mining. If you call with a small pair and hit your set, they will just fold and you rarely win a big pot. On the other hand if you hit your set and they call your big bet on the turn, it is usually set over set. I remember once I had AKo UTG. I raised, then someone in MP 3-bet. The Snowie recommendation was to fold. They often check instead of C-betting, even when their hand improves.
Anyway, since I play pretty tight pre-flop, I didn't always win, but I always got a good rating!
I realize that it was a pretty small sample.