I hear players asks the fundamental question such as what is GTO and what is OLD school poker. So here I will share with you what I know.
BEHOLD here are the basics here GTO vs OLD SCHOOL POKER!
OLD SCHOOL POKER!
A) old school poker is about psychology!
B) old school is based on taking advantage of your opponent’s weakness, such as mental weakness, un-blanaced ranges.
C) old school is about the mental game rather than mathematics!
D) old school poker is about categorizing your opponent into different styles such as calling station, the rock, passive-aggressive, hyper-aggressive, etc, etc.
A) GTO poker when it comes down to it is anti-old school poker!
B) GTO poker questions the fundamental concept of old school poker, if GTO and OLD school are to be represented by two people of different ideologies. Then the GTO person would ask? "1) you, the GTO player categorized players based on play style, but how do you know that person is that style given 80% of the time you do not see their whole card? 2) how do you prove there is such a thing as a play style? 3) are you sure when you exploit another person based on a certain play style, that you, yourself are not being exploited based on your own belief that the said person is playing a given style?
C) finally GTO poker dependant upon NASH EQUILIBRIUM, and is about playing a set of strategies that is superior to any other strategy!
The weakness of OLD SCHOOL POKER.
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WEAKNESS of GTO POKER>
A) Unfortunately, NASH EQUILIBRIUM is an existential proof and does not tell us how to go about finding Nash equilibrium. Even with the most advanced computer, we can only get approximate of NASH STRATEGY.
B) Let’s say somehow we manage to find THE NASH STRATEGY, this said strategy will be so enormous in-depth and convoluted in theory, such that no human being can possibly come close to playing a perfect NASH STRATEGY!