ADVANCED PLO THEORY
Chapter 8: Advanced Board Texture (73 pages)
This chapter expands on the flop texture categories in Chapter 2. It applies a quantitative process to the analysis of flop texture, using the hand-board combinatorics work in Chapter 3 to classify boards both in terms of the number of available draws and interaction with different starting hand ranges.
It also includes a full analysis of hand strength distributions on every flop and discussion of typical play dynamics on different board types.
Module 8A: Straight-Free Boards (41 pages)
This module classifies unpaired boards on which a straight is not possible, including analysis of the frequency with which different hand strengths are flopped on different types of boards. Both rainbow and flush draw boards are covered.
A central component of the analysis is classification of the boards both on a spectrum from dry (draw-free) to wet (draw-heavy) and from heavy (high interaction with ranges) to light (low interaction with ranges).
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Module 8B: Straight Boards (20 pages)
This module classifies unpaired boards on which a straight is possible, which an emphasis on the type and frequency of hands with a draw to beat the nut straight.
Just as in Module 8A, there is analysis of the frequencies with which different hand strengths are flopped on different types of boards. Both rainbow and flush draw boards are covered.
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Module 8C: Monotone and Paired Boards (18 pages)
This module covers board texture and hand strength frequencies for the two most static flop types.
In the case of monotone boards, the emphasis is on the hierarchy of flushes (where better hands completely dominate worse hands) and the dynamics intorduced by sets (the signficant underdog with outs).
In the case of paired boards, the emphases are on the differences between XXY and XYY boards and on the frequency with which ranges make full houses on different boards (K55 vx T55, for example).
Module 8C is part of the free preview, available here.