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The Entire Preflop Game Tree Solution for 100BB 6-Max NLHE *NEW*


For the first time ever, the entire preflop game for 100BB 6-Max NLHE has been solved and offered publicly. The technology required to do this is cutting-edge, utilising countless supercomputer hours to derive a solution. The solution is NOT limited only to HU scenarios, but in fact covers the entire game tree which includes multiway scenarios.

What does it cover?

RFI/3bet/4bet/5bet, cold 4-bets, squeezes, and flat calling ranges for BTN and BB for 6-Max 100bb NL (5.0% $3 Cap rake structure, equivalent to Zoom $500 on PokerStars.) We have intelligently pruned near-irrelevant parts of the tree such as denying the SB the opportunity to flat call, as this is almost completely disincentivized in games with non-negligible rake. We also found that flat calling from MP-CO resulted in narrow ranges that didn’t add any significant EV to  these positions. 3B/Fold for MP/CO/SB therefore becomes an accurate simplification for modeling raked mid stakes games. The preflop bet sizing scheme was chosen after screening for the solver’s preferred sizes.

Why should I buy it?

Until now, the only preflop solutions available have been for BB vs IP, and SB vs IP (absent of card removal effects, and with purely guesstimated IP ranges). By comparison, this solution finds optimal opening ranges for all players, and adjusts for the card removal effects of the strategy acted by previous opponents in the hand. For example, if it is folded round to the SB, the fact that four players have already folded impacts on the strategy of the SB, compared to if this was an isolated HU dynamic with no prior action having taken place. Moreover, multi-way tree scenarios have never been solved before now, and in this solution you will find the solution for UTG/MP/CO vs BTN vs SB/BB (all combinations of these scenarios). This is unprecedented territory, opening up a pandoras box of optimal strategy in a key area of the games, and moving more intelligent ranges to the postflop study of these scenarios.

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Good to know before buying

You will receive a special link via email from which you will be able to access everything you need, including simple instructions for getting started. Go from purchase, to using the solution in minutes.

Released: 27th October 2017

Config: Perfect/Large/Large, 140 buckets, no donk bets

Convergence: 50 iterations/node

Requirements: Suitable for any computer.


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The Entire Preflop Game Tree Solution for 100BB 6-Max PLO *NEW*


The entire preflop game for 100BB 6-Max PLO has been solved and is being offered publicly. The technology required to do this is cutting-edge, utilising countless supercomputer hours to derive a solution. The solution is NOT limited only to HU scenarios, but in fact covers the entire game tree which includes multiway scenarios.

What does it cover?

The complete optimal 100BB 6-Max PLO preflop strategy for all possible 1-1 and multiway situations:

– RFI (with SB having the option to openlimp)
– 3bet/4bet/5bet ranges
– Calling/coldcalling ranges vs all opens/raises/reraises
– Rake structure 4.5% with a $3 Cap, equivalent to $10-$20 PLO on PokerStars.

We have performed intelligent pruning in some near-irrelevant parts of the tree, such as 5- and 6-way single raised pots, to allow for a more accurate abstraction model with less memory usage. This has enabled us to increase the solution’s overall accuracy compared to the existing products on the market:

– Over twice the number of buckets
– Perfect/Medium/Small (compared to Perfect/Small/Small)
– Improved convergence

We have achieved this through intensive computation (30,000 hours of total CPU time), and a sophisticated construction of the game tree.

Why should I buy it?

Until MonkerSolver was released in February 2017, the great game of 6-max PLO was unsolved for as long as online poker existed. Studying PLO analytically was very hard due to the size of the game (there are 270725 PLO starting hands compared to 1326 in NLHE) and the lack of powerful software tools. Solving PLO preflop strategy was impossible. Attempting to solve for PLO postflop strategy meant trying to come up with rather crude strategy estimates for selected 1-1 situations, and at the end of the day it all came down to guesswork about the preflop ranges with which the two players arrived at the flop.

The 6-handed PLO preflop solution contains the full pre flop strategy for the game. PLO 6-handed preflop play is therefore effectively solved. Knowing the optimal preflop strategy also allows us to solve optimal postflop play accurately by using these preflop ranges as input in postflop simulations.
Important to know before buying

You will receive the 6-Max PLO solution file in MonkerSolver format, and will therefore need to purchase MonkerSolver. Finally, please be aware that the solution file is 17.5GB, and you will require a similar amount of available RAM in order to run the solution. In MonkerSolver, you only require to ‘load 1 street’ in order to view the preflop solution.

Released: 24th November 2017

Config: Perfect/Medium/Small, 45 Buckets, donk betting allowed

Convergence: 50 iterations/node

Requirements: 450GB RAM full sim, 1 street 20GB