I found an interesting article that I think is worth more people reading and discussing
What I got from it, in a very broad sense, is that the “deep” maths of poker is very interesting but, basically, useless in a game situation. The author, I think, says that nobody can play as perfectly as a solver or some other tool, so we need to reduce all the fancy maths down to some or a few generalisations that we can quickly and easily use while actually playing.
I obviously have far too much “study” time since I found, soon after reading that article, a website by someone who seems to take data analysis far too far! A lot of it is too deep for me but there’s an interesting video that seems to be highlighting, unintentionally, the points of the article referenced above.
In the video, Lukich analyses a particular hand (or two?) using solver software. What I found interesting is that Lukich isn’t looking for ways to play closer to GTO so much as identifying places where a player seems to be deviating, with some regularity, from the GTO solution and suggesting that an opponent could use this knowledge to exploit that player by also playing differently to the GTO solution.
Maybe this is old news to more experienced players but it’s very interesting to me
I hope this is interesting or useful to other people as well.