Idea from the other thread but wanted to make a separate post for it.

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    DooDooPoker
  • 21 December 2021

Here are 10 thing's we take for granted in 2021 that were not common knowledge in 2006. Go watch the first episode of High Stakes Poker to get a sense of how bad players were. And those were the best players at the time.


I got this idea from the other thread but wanted to make a separate post for it. Let's compare 2006 to 2021.

Here are 10 thing's we take for granted in 2021 that were not common knowledge in 2006. Go watch the first episode of High Stakes Poker to get a sense of how bad players were. And those were the best players at the time.

Here's 10 thing's that people did not know in 2006 that seem common knowledge now:

  1. 3betting - no one 3bet at even close to optimal frequencies
  2. Folding too much in the BB - you know the BB defense? Yeah no one knew about that
  3. Check-raises were always nutted - you know that check-raise range you constructed? Yeah people only check-raised sets/2pair/nut hands
  4. Open raise OTB? Yeah people actually used to open limp OTB
  5. Overbetting? Yeah no one Overbet ever
  6. Other people entered the pot - so we have better odds? Yeah people used to think you actually play looser not tighter when other people enter the pot.
  7. 4betting - lol no one 4bet bluffed and their sizing's were always terrible.
  8. 3bet sizing - everyone went 3x everywhere. There was no distinction between OOP/IP or position
  9. Opening sizing - you know how solvers open smaller from earlier positions and gradually get bigger? Yeah everyone 3xed regardless of position.
  10. Opening ranges - when you open fold 22 UTG in a 6max game and think nothing of it. Yeah NO ONE knew that. Pocket pair? Auto play (probably limp) the hand.