I am noticing that I am winning consistently at high rate at KGB level lately. I have played 14K hands and my overall average is 21BB/100. However, my average for last month is 30BB/100 for about 8K hands. My average for week about 2K hands is 65BB/100.
I am noticing that I am literally crushing this level lately. I rarely have losing session. Either my skills have increased or the game has become soft due to some recent changes to the algorithm. Has anyone noticed this pattern as well?
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This is a very good question because I think it is one that our users commonly have - I get it via the web form fairly regularly. The algorithm has not changed, so one of a few things is going on:
1) The training is working like it should and you are getting better (they aren't getting worse). That's a good thing and is somewhat to be expected because you are using the site regularly.
2) You've learned their weaknesses and patterns - which is good because it means your reading skills are improving, but is bad because it means you are playing to a bot style. That reason requires a change in how you use the site (see below).
3) Least likely because of the number of hands, but it could just be random variance. I doubt that is the reason with the big difference over a reasonable sample of hands.
What I think I would do at this point is change things up a bit:
1) Play against a slightly lower- maybe mid level bot instead of KGB. Even if they seem bad, that can be a good experience because it lets you practice your skills and playing a wide variety of opponents contributes to improvement. Playing the same type of opponent all the time leads to you potentially leveling out in your improvement.
2) Try changing the player mix at the table also. Make them more or less aggressive to try to practice against different bot styles.
3) If you haven't used the Combat Trainer a lot, work on some of those scenarios for a change up. Same thing with the Beat the Pro Challenges.
4) Practice working on specific hands or hand types that you don't feel completely comfortable with and just play those at all levels until you dominate them.
If you find clear exploitable weaknesses in the bots, let me know through the contact form because we are considering a major rework of the bot design. I'm aware of some. I also know that very good players can and do beat these bots well. That's to be expected since the bots are not designed to be GTO. I know many outstanding players who use the site all the time even though they crush the bots because they are able to experiment, bounce around between opponent types, and hone it their skills through pattern recognition, etc. I think there is a lot of benefit to playing beatable opponents because very, very few humans play styles that can't be exploited if you get good at recognizing the mistakes.
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