GTO vs Exploitative Play: Which is the Better Strategy?

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Doug Polk breaks down the strategic differences of Game Theory Optimal (GTO) vs Exploitative, which is a subject that seems to confuse a lot of you guys. Doug goes on to explain how and when to use each strategy at the table.

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10 thoughts on “GTO vs Exploitative Play: Which is the Better Strategy?

  1. Doug could you do huge favor for your subscribers? if yes, please, take videos from you friend Ryan Fee and explain them) i know his is a pretty good player but to explain things his is worse one) Tnx

  2. GTO is bullbad. It cannot be used in a game of unknowns which poker is. For GTO to work you have to know what cards the villains play every hand to know their tendencies.. The problem is, most players never show their cards so you never know their range unless there is a showdown. Also, when a good player adjusts his style, your analysis of his tendencies will be wrong.

    The better players use poition, situation, and hand reading skills, They play the opponent without all the fancy math theory. You really think Scotty Nguyen, or Phil Laak use GTO? Get real.

  3. I didn't watch the whole video, but GTO5 is awesome! Glad to see a blackjack pro also enjoys gaming. You ever play red dead redemption? If you like GTO, it's just like that but with horses.

  4. If you are playing GTO then you break even, everyone should. Just like chess if both sides play perfectly it is most likely a draw.
    I have bene Playing Poker Snowie, from what I can tell you got to be able to play both GTO and Exploitive when needed. Everything needs to be balanced, . though most likely the balance has to be adjusted throughout the games. Computers take such accurate measurements of ranges etc. that they can do this effectively.
    I think PokerSnowie is a great tool. It is not prefect, but pretty useful What do you all think of PokerSnowie? Jonathan Little did a video about it and I bought a year of Snowie and seems very much worth the money. I am a pretty new poker player. I got a USCF Expert rating at chess, so I am used to theory, and Snowie reminds me of some early strong chess software.

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