Is this 8-high flop really good for my range or not?
Who has the range advantage?
Should I bet more often or check a lot?
Legendary crusher Tim Jenkins is back with a new module in the Upswing Lab, answering all these questions and more while helping you truly understand how to play boards that are 9 high or lower.
Although there are many different types of low boards, Coach Tim does a great job of condensing solver outputs into actionable steps you can take to improve your play.
Why You Need To Understand Low Boards
Low boards come in all shapes and sizes. Some are dry and disconnected like , while some are more connected like .
Understanding how to play these boards can give you a crucial edge in cash games, both live and online. Most poker players truly have no idea what these low textures mean for their opponent’s range or their own, so understanding how to play them will make you a ton of money over time.
For example, let’s take a look at one of the low boards covered in the module, . You’re on the Button, and the player in the Big Blind called preflop. As the in position player on the flop, should you c-bet or check more often?
(scroll down for a sneak peak video from the module, covering this board!)
is actually a great board for us as the Button, and the solver c-bets almost 70% of the time! It might be easy to just categorize this board as a better board for the Big Blind and give up when we don’t connect, but the solver shows us a new way of thinking about these low boards. Would you normally c-bet this board as frequently as the solver?
What’s Inside the New Module
Module Length: 2 hours and 25 minutes
- Button vs Big Blind
Learn how to play low boards in one of the most common configurations, Button vs Big Blind. Looking at solver solutions in this situation will give us a great idea of how in-position and out-of-position ranges interact on various low textures.
- Hijack vs Big Blind
Next, Tim narrows the range of the in-position player, who is now in the Hijack. It’s important to understand how wide the Button’s range is compared to a middle position open, and how that affects our ability to play these lower, more connected boards.
- Playing Check Lines In Position
How do we correctly defend our checking range when we decide not to c-bet the flop? This video covers key principles for checking back and playing turns.
- Barreling in Position
When do we want to double barrel, and what hands make the most sense to do so with? These barreling concepts will apply to a variety of different low board situations, and will give you a lot of practical knowledge to use during your next session.
- 3-bet Pot Big Blind vs Cutoff
Learn how 3-bets narrow ranges preflop, and how those ranges can interact on different low textures. You won’t want to miss the last video of this module!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does the module cost, and what do I get?
This module is free with an Upswing Lab Subscription ($99/month) and has over 3 hours of content covering how to utilize your range and nut advantage to put maximum pressure on your opponents.
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You’ll get access to our massive catalog of 100+ modules, our members-only discussion group, and weekly new content filled with cutting-edge strategies from our elite coaches. Learn from Doug Polk, Gary Blackwood, David Yan, ALLinPAV, and our other amazing coaches as you level up your game one module at a time!
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