I apologize in advance for the lengthy post and syntax, im hoping smarter minds then mine can help illuminate this for me.

So for awhile now ive been a bit confused about exactly how to apply MDF from a theoretical perspective, assuming opponents bluff at the correct frequency with appropriate combos and using solid ranges. Ive gone through hand examples and through homework questions where we regularly make sure we are continuing with enough of our range on each street in one way or another depending on what strategy we are employing. This seemed to make sense to me intuitively and i was able to answer homework questions close enough to what Jonathan Little would qualify as correct. Recently however, when i find myself looking at situations where we are at a significant range disadvantage outright range vs range or based on board texture (or both) ive felt like this concept seems to break down. I'm now confused whether i understood this at all to begin with or whether im applying the concept incorrectly

Example

6max 100nl game, sitting in HJ with 100bb stack using the GTO Poker coaching charts i make a standard open and face a standard 3bet from the CO who for the purposes of this example ill assume is a thinking player also following the GTO CO vs HJ range chart also with a 100bb stack

HJ open and CO vs HJ 3bet respectively

Based on the Theory learned from JLs cash game course, as well as the 6max course from JustGTO we are given information drawn from Micheal Acevedo book

I used this and other content to then construct what i think is a reasonably simplified theoretical 4bet and 3bet flatting range for this given situation:

Red corner = 4bet

Blue corner = Flat

Ive tried to hold to the Ratios outlined by the theory as well as give as reasonable a board coverage as i can in an implementable style strategy without splitting hands into frequencies. For this particular situation im using JJ+ AK as 4bet for value (40) AQo, ATs and KJs as 4bet bluffs (20) and AQs AJs KQs 88-TT 76s-98s and JTs as flats (46)

1. Is this Range reasonable Yes/No if No why?

if we flat and the board comes Ah Qs 3h, we check and the CO fires for 2/3 pot

If i understand MDF correctly, we need to defend at minimum 60% of our range facing our opponents 3bet cbet to not exploitably overfold.

however using Equilab based on the range ive constructed and the board texture we have only approximately 23% equity with our flatting range vs CO entire range OOP.

2. a) How do i go about seeing what hands i should continue with? as well as going into possible turns and rivers.

b) Is there any point trying to apply MDF holding this amount of equity oop on this board with this range? Why/Why not

c) What am i missing or incorrectly inferring? Does all this make sense?

Any answer able to unravel this for me would be much appreciated

Thanks!

So for awhile now ive been a bit confused about exactly how to apply MDF from a theoretical perspective, assuming opponents bluff at the correct frequency with appropriate combos and using solid ranges. Ive gone through hand examples and through homework questions where we regularly make sure we are continuing with enough of our range on each street in one way or another depending on what strategy we are employing. This seemed to make sense to me intuitively and i was able to answer homework questions close enough to what Jonathan Little would qualify as correct. Recently however, when i find myself looking at situations where we are at a significant range disadvantage outright range vs range or based on board texture (or both) ive felt like this concept seems to break down. I'm now confused whether i understood this at all to begin with or whether im applying the concept incorrectly

Example

6max 100nl game, sitting in HJ with 100bb stack using the GTO Poker coaching charts i make a standard open and face a standard 3bet from the CO who for the purposes of this example ill assume is a thinking player also following the GTO CO vs HJ range chart also with a 100bb stack

HJ open and CO vs HJ 3bet respectively

Based on the Theory learned from JLs cash game course, as well as the 6max course from JustGTO we are given information drawn from Micheal Acevedo book

*Modern Poker Theory*which is used as a guide to explain important concepts, some of the information is shown as follows:I used this and other content to then construct what i think is a reasonably simplified theoretical 4bet and 3bet flatting range for this given situation:

Red corner = 4bet

Blue corner = Flat

Ive tried to hold to the Ratios outlined by the theory as well as give as reasonable a board coverage as i can in an implementable style strategy without splitting hands into frequencies. For this particular situation im using JJ+ AK as 4bet for value (40) AQo, ATs and KJs as 4bet bluffs (20) and AQs AJs KQs 88-TT 76s-98s and JTs as flats (46)

1. Is this Range reasonable Yes/No if No why?

if we flat and the board comes Ah Qs 3h, we check and the CO fires for 2/3 pot

If i understand MDF correctly, we need to defend at minimum 60% of our range facing our opponents 3bet cbet to not exploitably overfold.

however using Equilab based on the range ive constructed and the board texture we have only approximately 23% equity with our flatting range vs CO entire range OOP.

2. a) How do i go about seeing what hands i should continue with? as well as going into possible turns and rivers.

b) Is there any point trying to apply MDF holding this amount of equity oop on this board with this range? Why/Why not

c) What am i missing or incorrectly inferring? Does all this make sense?

Any answer able to unravel this for me would be much appreciated

Thanks!

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