close

Enter

Log in using OpenID

MTT Badges Explained This document will explain how to use the

embedDownload
MTT Badges Explained
This document will explain how to use the badges to exploit leaks of other players at your tables. The
badges show up in order of Preflop, Flop, Turn, and River. All badges are made based on a color
scheme in order to help identify and memorize them more easily: Yellow deals with the Big Blind
Preflop. Pink is Preflop, Green is for Flop, Blue is Turn, and Red is River.
If the badge has an underline under the text in the badge image, it means it deals with folding (ie. 3BPFvCB will have an underline because it means 3BP-Fold vs Cbet).
Badges with a white bar on the top and bottom are Opposite badges. These badges show extreme
opposite tendencies than their original counterparts, and can show some very big leaks.
Badges are set to show for very small sample sizes, because of the nature of tournaments. This way we
can get an early read on leaks without needing a big sample size. Just be cautious to not give too much
emphasis to a badge if the sample size is small.
If you want to change the sample sizes or frequencies for some of your badges you can do this by going
into NoteCaddy / right-click on the Color Definition (badge) that you want change / Click 'Modify' /
Click 'NoteCaddy Notes' tab / Scroll to find the Note Definition with numbers in it and change it to
what you like. The 3 columns are Minimum (frequency) / Maximum (frequency) / Minimum Sample
Size. Note: 999 is used instead of 100 for maximum frequency.
The parameters are set using math equity calculators and database averages with settings that we
believe will be most beneficial. If you don't agree with something, feel free to change it to your liking.
Click on a badge to read its description.
BBFoldtoSteal: When this badge shows for the player in the BB, we can profitably steal with a very
wide range.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to tighten up our opening range a bit, unless we see other postflop
leaks like folding to cbets too often.
Parameters - 51/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
BBFoldtoSBsteal: If we're in the SB, and the BB has this badge, we can profitably open raise with a
wider range than normal.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to tighten up our opening range a bit, unless we see other postflop
leaks like folding to cbets too often.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
BBFoldtoStealshove: If we are getting low on chips and need to pick up a pot, we can steal shove into
the BB a little wider than usual expecting a fold.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to be a little more selective in our steal shoving range.
Parameters - 75/999/1
Opposite – 0/50/2
Back to Top
BBFoldtoSBshove: If we're in the SB, and the BB has this badge, we can shove a little wider than
usual, expecting this person not to hero call us too often.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to be a little more selective in our steal shoving range.
Parameters - 65/999/1
Opposite – 0/50/2
Back to Top
BBvSB-RaiseLimp: If the BB has this badge, he is raising pretty widely vs. a SB limp. We can
exploit this by limping into the SB vs. him with some bigger hands, and even limp/raising with bluffs.
Opposite badge shows: If we have a big hand we want to raise it, instead of slowplaying. If we have a
weaker hand that we want to see a flop with we often safely just complete the SB.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/15/2
Back to Top
LimpFold(LessThan30BB): If someone that limps shows this badge, we can raise or shove depending
on our stack and expect to pick up the pot a decent chunk of the time.
Opposite badge shows: We want to raise with our value range. We can still raise with bluffs if the
person folds to cbets a lot too.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/20/2
Back to Top
LimpsPremium: If this badge shows for a limper, we'll need to be pretty cautious about facing a
possible limp-reraise. At least 25% of the time this person has QQ, KK, AA, and AK.
No Opposite Badge for this one.
Parameters – 25/999/1
Back to Top
MinRaise-Fv3B: If this badge shows, we can often get away 3bet bluffing this person after they have
min-raised preflop. If we have a strong hand, we may want to consider calling or making a smaller
3bet than usual to get some extra action.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to 3bet less with our bluff hands. If we have a strong hand, we can
confidently make a 3bet and expect to get some action.
Parameters - 60/999/1
Opposite – 0/45/2
Back to Top
FvResteal: We can often 3bet vs. this player when they steal. They will fold at a high enough rate to
make us chips over time. If we have a strong hand we may want to consider cold-calling or making a
smaller 3bet than usual to get some extra action.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to resteal with an extended value range, and not bluffs.
Parameters - 65/999/1
Opposite – 0/45/2
Back to Top
IsoFv3B: If someone with this badge isolates a limper, we can 3bet with more bluffs than usual
expecting a fold. If we have a strong hand, we may want to consider cold-calling and playing the hand
with some deception.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to 3bet with a stronger range than usual.
Parameters - 65/999/1
Opposite – 0/50/2
Back to Top
FvDonk: If we called a preflop raise from someone with this badge, we can bet into him with a lot of
our bluffs and semi bluffs. If we have a medium strength hand that we don't feel confident checkcalling with, often donking will be the best play as well. If we have a strong hand, we won't want to
donk-bet into this person very often at all. We'd be better off check-raising or check-calling.
Opposite badge shows: We can donk-bet with our value hands into this player, as he doesn't give donkbets much credit.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
Donk-FvR: If someone with this badge donk-bets into us, we can bluff-raise and expect a fold a lot of
the time. If the person calls our raise, we'll want to slow down with our bluffs. If we have a strong
hand, we may want to consider just calling, hoping to get more action later.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to raise the donk-bet with our value hands.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/40/2
Back to Top
FvThirdPotCB: If someone has this badge, we can get away with very small flop cbet bluffs. This
person folds to 28-38% pot bets at a higher than optimal rate. If we have a strong hand, we may want
to consider slowplaying or betting a larger size.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to make a flop cbet bluffs bigger than this size when we make them.
If we have a strong hand, we can consider making this small bet size in order to make the person bluffraise or call with a hand that would otherwise be folded.
Parameters - 25/999/1
Opposite – 0/15/2
Back to Top
FvHalfPotCB: This is the same idea as the above badge, but with different sizing. This includes 4555% pot bet sizes.
Parameters - 34/999/1
Opposite – 0/20/2
Back to Top
HalfPotCB-FvR: We can bluff-raise often when someone has this badge and makes a 45-55% flop
cbet. If we have a strong hand we'll want to consider just calling.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to make our raises with value, because we expect this person not to
fold often enough to profit if we raised wtih bluffs.
Parameters - 50/999/1
Opposite – 0/40/2
Back to Top
CB-FvR: This is the same idea as the above badge, but it includes all cbet sizes.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/40/2
Back to Top
3BP-FvCB: We can cbet our bluffs in 3bet pots vs. this player. We can also 3bet him with more bluffs
than usual, expecting to take the pot down with a bet on the flop if he calls. If we have a strong hand
on the flop, we'll want to consider slowplaying or check/raising.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to be more careful about cbetting into this player in a 3bet pot. We
can just give up if we miss and the flop hit his perceived range hard.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
BLvBN-FvCB: If we make a steal from the BN and get called by a Blind with this badge, we can
safely cbet with our bluffs. If we have a strong hand, we'll want to consider checking the flop, hoping
to get some action that we wouldn't otherwise get.
Opposite badge shows: We want to cbet less often with our bluffs, and more often with our medium
and strong value hands.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
BBvSB-FvCB: If it's folded to us in the SB, and the BB has this badge, we can raise wider than usual.
The BB will fold to a cbet from us often enough for us to show a profit. If we have a strong hand on
the flop, we can consider going to for a check-call or check-raise to get some extra action.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to be more selective in our cbet range in this situation. He won't be
folding often, so we'll want to cbet more for value than usual.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
SkipCBoop-FvBet: When someone doesn't cbet from OOP on the flop with this badge, we can bet all
of our bluffs and expect to gain some chips. If we have a strong, we may want to consider
slowplaying.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to bet our strong hands, but check back a lot of our weaker hands.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
LimpCall-FvCB: If someone limps preflop with this badge, we can isolate him, and cbet the flop to
gain some chips pretty easily. If we had limped a long, we can still try to pick the pot up on the flop. If
we have a strong hand on the flop, we may want to consider slowplaying.
Opposite badge shows: This person won't fold to our cbets that often. Either he limp-calls with strong
hands, or just doesn't fold to cbets on the flop. We'll want to have most of our range be with value
hands for cbetting.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
BBvSB-FvLimpStab: If we're in the SB, and the BB has this badge we can limp in with much of our
weaker range and just bet out on the flop expecting to take the pot down enough to show a nice profit.
If we have a strong hand on the flop, we may want to go for a check-call or check-raise.
Opposite badge shows: We can try to limp with some stronger hands and bet the flop expecting the
person not to fold. I wouldn't try to limp and bet with a weak hand vs. this player.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
FvFlop3B: If someone has this badge and raises us on the flop, we should seriously consider reraising,
expecting a fold a decent amount of the time. The stack sizes and board texture are pretty important for
this badge. You don't want to be bluff 3bet shoving on the flop on a very wet board with no equity
because you'll get called by draws. If we have a draw though, or the person is representing only a very
small range we can make this play with confidence. If we have a strong hand, we'll want to just call the
raise.
Opposite badge shows: This person is usually raising for value and not giving up to a 3bet. We'll want
to fold our weaker range. If we have a hand strong enough to get all-in we should go ahead and reraise.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/33/2
Back to Top
CallFlop-BetTurnIP: People with this badge often float the flop very wide and bet the turn trying to
take the pot down. We can exploit these people by double-barreling more often and checking the turn
to induce a bet when we have a nice hand.
Opposite badge shows: This person is usually trying to get to showdown cheaply with medium
strength hands, playing pot-control. We can go for a triple-barrel in some cases to put this person to
test if the river doesn't help his perceived range. If we have a strong hand, we'll want to keep on betting
the turn.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/40/2
Back to Top
CheckBack-FvTurnBet: If someone has this badge and checks behind on the flop, we can fire all of
our bluffs on the turn and expect to profit. If we have a strong hand on the turn, we're probably better
of checking again hoping to induce some action.
Opposite badge shows: We'll want to bet more for value instead of bluffs on the turn. This person is
usually playing pot-control wanting to see a showdown. If we're feeling frisky, we can go for very
large turn and river bets with air since this person probably doesn't have a hand worthy of playing a
large pot with.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
FvTurnRaise: When someone bets on the turn with this badge, we can bluff or semi-bluff raise often.
This person gives a lot of credit to turn raises, or is barreling the turn light. If we have a strong hand,
we'll want to consider just calling the raise.
Opposite badge shows: If we have a strong hand, we want to put our raise in now instead of on the
river, as this person will usually call. We should be very cautious about raising the turn as a bluff
against this opponent.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/40/2
Back to Top
CheckBack-FvRiverBet: When someone checks behind on the turn with this badge, we can fire the
river with all of our missed hands and expect to show a profit. If we have a strong hand, we may want
to consider checking to induce a bet.
Opposite badge shows: This person is usually playing pot-control looking to get to a showdown by
only calling 1 more bet. Exploit this person by not bluffing the river. We can bet large when we want
to get called also.
Parameters - 40/999/1
Opposite – 0/25/2
Back to Top
FvRiverRaise: People with this badge are often value betting thinly on the river and/or bluffing. We
can exploit them by raising with our hands that aren't good enough to call with.
Opposite badge shows: We can raise the river a bit more thinly than usual with our value range
expecting to get looked up.
Parameters - 55/999/1
Opposite – 0/40/2
Back to Top
Document
Category
Education
Views
402
File Size
115 KB
Tags
1/--pages
Report inappropriate content