CrushTheGame.com is proud to present 640 custom note definitions for NoteCaddy. This package is now called ‘Flop Defense Notes.’
NoteCaddy is an automatic note generator that puts notes on your opponents based on definitions you create. One of NoteCaddy’s biggest strengths is in “noting” postflop hand ranges. With CTG’s Custom Note Definitions, If I want to know what hand range an opponent’s check/raise on a dry flop signifies, I look at my notes and it’s most likely there.
NoteCaddy is a powerful program that requires quite a bit of user input to be as effective as it can be. The handful of pre-loaded note definitions work well for beginners and are able to give you a few “aha!” moments during play, but for those who want to seriously exploit and crush the competition, you’ll want CrushTheGame.com’s Flop Defense Notes.
Flop Defense Notes
These Custom Note Definitions layout your opponents’ entire flop play after you have preflop-raised and they have called. (The vast majority of the time you see a flop – as a winning player – it should be after you are the preflop aggressor and an opponent has called you.) The 640 NoteCaddy definitions will tell you how an opponent plays 1.) whether in or out of position 2.) on 8 different flop textures (listing 6 flop texture descriptions in your notes) 3.) taking one of 4 different actions with 4.) one of 10 hand strengths. (2 x 8 x 4 x 10 = 640)
A good read of your opponent’s hand on the flop will assist you in your reads on later streets and allow you to win pots you “shouldn’t.” Here’s a recent example of a hand I played against one of the biggest winners of online 100NL 6max (he is a tough Tight Aggressive player):
No-Limit Hold’em, $1.00 BB (6 handed)
Hero (Button) ($100)
Preflop: Hero is Button with 7, 3
3 folds, Hero bets $2, 1 fold, BB calls $1
Flop: ($4.50) 6, 2, J (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $3, BB raises to $12, Hero calls $9
Turn: ($28.50) 2 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $14, 1 fold
Total pot: $28.50 | Rake: $1.40
Hero didn’t show 7, 3 (nothing).
Outcome: Hero won $27.10
To the casual observer, it may seem kind of reckless to float a check/raise (often expressed ‘XR’) against a good player on this flop. But here is the note that I had on my opponent thanks to my Custom Note Definitions for NoteCaddy:
Two things immediately stand out to me about this note: 1. This player’s XR on a high card wet flop range is wide and 2. Since he has far more OOP notes than IP notes, he likely is defending his blinds wide (thus frequently calling a PFR OOP). Because of this, I expect him to shut down with a lot of his range on the turn (since he frequently just doesn’t have much). If he check/calls the turn (XC) I expect him to check/fold (XF) a river barrel. Also, although this player may sometimes XR with 2 Pair +, it is hard for him to make a hand better than a pair on this flop. I don’t see a good player defending his blinds with J6, J2, or 62. The very best he can have is a set here. And even then he is sometimes donking (according to the notes) instead of check/raising. I think that with these notes on this player’s past observed flop play, a float of his flop XR is entirely justifiable and gives me the opportunity to win the pot on a later street even though I’m holding complete air.
Here is the rundown of the terms used in the Flop Defense Notes:
[C-OOP] – Called a preflop raise and saw a flop out of position (including 3-bet pots).
[C-IP] – Called a preflop raise and saw a flop in position (including 3-bet pots).
High Card Dry Flop – A flop with at least 1 card J or higher, no flush draw, and not very coordinated.
High Card Wet Flop – A flop with at least 1 card J or higher, a flush draw, and coordinated with 2 or 3 cards to a straight.
Low Card Dry Flop – A flop with no cards J or higher, no flush draw, and not very coordinated.
Low Card Wet Flop – A flop with no cards J or higher, a flush draw, and coordinated with 2 or 3 cards to a straight.
Monotone Flop – A flop of all one suit.
Paired Flop – A flop with a pair on the board.
Donked Strong – Bet into the preflop raiser half the pot size or more.
Donked Weak – Bet into the preflop raiser less than half the pot size.
XC – Checked then called.
XR – Checked then raised.
Called Cbet – Called a continuation bet from the preflop raiser.
Raised Cbet – Raised a continuation bet from the preflop raiser.
X’d to and X behind – Was checked to and then checked behind.
X’d to and Bet – Was checked to and then bet.
Air/gs – Nothing, one overcard, or a gutshot straight draw (at most 4 outs).
2 Overs – Two overcards (at most 6 outs).
FD/OESD – A flush draw or open-ended straight draw (at most 9 outs).
Combo Draw – A pair and a draw, a flush draw and a gutshot, any combination of more than 1 draw (many outs).
Mid/Bottom Pair – A pair on the flop, but not top pair.
Underpair – A pair with hole cards under the top pair on the flop.
TPWK – Top Pair with a Weak Kicker.
TPGK – Top Pair with a Good Kicker.
Overpair – A pair with hole cards over the top pair on the flop.
2 Pair + – Two pair or greater than two pair, using hole cards (e.g. if the flop is Qs Qd 5h and you have As 5d, you have ‘Mid/Bottom Pair’, not ’2 Pair +’).
These note definitions use a “Color Code Definition” called ‘Reg’. This is so the notes taken on a player are vs. a ‘Reg’. You must make the Color Code Definition ‘Reg’. You can have a ‘Reg’ be anything you would like; it is recommended you base what a ‘Reg’ is by your own stats. For example, if you play a 16/14 Full Ring style, you would want a ‘Reg’ to have between a 13-19 VPIP and a 11-17 PFR. Players play differently against varying player types. Specifying ‘Reg’ will make these notes appear when players take action against a ‘Reg’ player type – as defined by you.
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