GTO vs Exploitative Play – PPP #62

This episode, we discuss one of the more complex poser questions. What are the differences between GTO and exploitative play and which should you choose as your strategy?

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Hand: $0.01/$0.02 Online Cash Game

The effective stack is 96 Big Blinds

Hero is in the Big Blind with Qs-9d

1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 5 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks


As Qc 4d ($0.06)

SB checks, Hero bets $0.04, UTG+1 calls $0.04, SB folds


5s {As Qc 4d} ($0.14)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02


Jh {As Qc 4d 5s} ($0.18)

Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

Final Pot: $0.22

Hero shows 9d Qs (a pair of Queens – Ace+Jack+Nine kicker)

UTG+1 shows 3h Qh (a pair of Queens)

Hero wins $0.21

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