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    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey err'body

      I've been sick for a week solid. Can't concentrate on a damn thing.

      I'm pulling out of it now, and I think I'll be able to get back on track tomorrow. Talk about a double whammy, get laid up with the cold after having to take 2 weeks off to let the stitches heal. For clarification, I didn't take any time off of poker due to stitches except when they had me hopped up on OXY :f_p:

      Looking forward to being on the tables again. Yesterday I reviewed a bunch of hands trying to make sense of villain's bet lines. I felt a wee bit more confident on that front by the end. One thing is for certain, opponent's at these limits don't play logically :P Thankfully, neither do I so I can really learn something from their mistakes :f_biggrin:

      Also looking forward to spamming my Blog to the top of the list again. I'll be a master of volume if not of content. :coolface:

      After reviewing the hands I've gained even more confidence in my level of play compared to the average player at these limits. I've definitely got a majority of them by the short and curlies. We'll see how brave I get after a good upswing. I'm definitely getting more confident in my 8 tabling game being reasonably close to my 4 tabling quality. If I break the $250 mark I'm going to take an 8 tabling shot at the $5 games again and see what's up.

      Good luck on the tables!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs Fuck.

      Jimanyjerk
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      Acquired a cold 2 days ago. Managed to wake up at 8:00 today, and then sleep from 11:00 until 4:30. I have magnificent timing.
    • Your Poker Blogs SnG Blog - Stars Knockouts -

      Jimanyjerk
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      Haha yeah that was definitely a bad idea last night.

      Anyways, the main point I was trying to get across is: if you are already putting in low volume, do your very best not to let a little down-swing (<30bb) prevent you from playing. If you're only managing 10K hands in a month then you could spend most of that month in a downward trend. If you're doing 500 tournaments in a month you'll probably be fine though. That's going to end up being more volume than I put in this December :D Though I'm attempting to make up for a lack-lustre month after a little "don't be a little wimp" self-pep-talk.

      Anyways, Good luck at the tables and I hope the sweat goes well!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs My Terraria character died.

      Jimanyjerk
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      Rest in peace "Don't Die"

      You were struck dead by a falling boulder; you didn't stand a chance.

      C'est la vie?

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      Wow what a sick day. I'm glad I finally started sucking out some people.

      Just spent a little while grinding later than usual. I'm a bit embarrassed, a lot of the people online were Canadian; they were all terrible.

      I'm definitely done for the night, I'm quite happy putting away 2600 hands for the day and I'm gliding comfortably into the last two days of my challenge. I could put this thing to bed tomorrow if I manage to motivate myself.

      I have 60 hands marked so I'm going to have a bit of fun trying to figure out what was marked for what. I'm pretty sure I marked every hand that eliminated me plus quite a few questionable plays/folds.

      Going to give the hand eval forums a work out if I find the wherewithal to think about poker some more.

      I'm thinking of having friends over for dinner this week-end. If anybody who reads this knows a good slow cooker steak pasta sauce recipe I'm all ears :D

      I'm going to play terraria for a bit. I've got a hard-core character on and I've never done hard-core before. Going until I'm dead. If I make it to the wall of flesh I'll be shocked.

      Have a good night!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs SnG Blog - Stars Knockouts -

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey man, Just found your blog.

      I'm going to keep this short because I'm 4-tabling and it's definitely minus EV to reply to forum threads while grinding, but keep up the good work!

      I'm actually hovering around the same bankroll as you (a little less money in the game but I grew out of being a bankroll nit once I got more comfortable with the game.)

      haha make that 3-tabling my AA just got busted by KQo.

      It looks like you're pretty fresh to the grinding scene, I can't say I'm much more seasoned, but I'd to pass... wow KK loses to TT just getting slaughtered tonight. ... Don't let a 20 BI down-swing hit you. I know it's hard to just switch it off if it does happen but it is definitely the nature of the beast. I just challenged myself to massive volume (for a fish like me) of 11k hands in a week and got smacked with -30 BI swing in 70 tournaments, and I'm pretty sure I'm a winning player at the 2.25 limits on FT :D

      The main thing that's helping me through is reviewing my major losing hands. If I was obviously sucked out on and deserved a win I chalk it up to variance, if I don't know if my call was good I either plug it into a nash calculator or post it on the forums. Antoan is a boss, he won't steer you wrong.

      lol 88 < J5 I should just give-up.

      Anyways, I'm adding you as a friend via the community tool. Feel free to drop me a message if you want to discuss bad beats :f_biggrin:

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      I've spent the past 2 days looking into the various tournaments where I bubbled out and it's painting a pretty clear picture. I'm just running poorly and the only apparent danger to my bankroll is stagnation rather than depletion through poor play. I'm looking to post again in about 5 hours with a few thousand hands to reflect on.

      I guess the main reason why I was shocked is simply the rapid fire nature of my down-swing. This isn't the first time it's happened, in fact I've been through a swing like this twice before, but after a few months of 4 tabling and working on my game, jumping back into 8 tables just allowed me to experience the down-swing at twice the speed I'm now used to. Really I'm just rationalizing how I'm being a little bitch. I'll start complaining if the swing reaches 100 BI.

      For volume, today I'm going to grind mainly the $2.25 games but dipping into the $1 games if the tables are slow. Aim is to keep at least 6 tables open at once, and hopefully achieve the make-up necessary for my terrible terrible wimpiness on Saturday.

      Goal: 3200 hands.

      GO!
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey man, you know better than I do. Thanks for the advice, all I hear about the higher limits is every reg has near perfect icm and there isn't much edge to have vs them. Either way, of my 2500 total tournaments at least half of them are turbos. If they are more profitable I'll definitely jump back into them.

      And I saw your graph for 2012, looks like you're more where I'd dream about being in 6 months :D That's an absolutely sick giraffe between 9000T and 13000T on stars. Good luck in the future!

      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 AQo vs donk

      Jimanyjerk
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      hey, in 50 hands this villain is 23/15 AG% 8, however, I've seen him min-raise 66 over two limpers, get and then go-ahead and bet his 4th pair into 5 people on an AsJTs 5r board.

      What does his 4x raise size say here?

      should what range should I be happy to go with if AQ is too weak, nash suggests if he simply pushed I'd be calling AKo/s and TT+

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t40/t80 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 2081948
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: t2130 26.62 BBs
      BTN: t1655 20.69 BBs
      Hero (SB): t1295 16.19 BBs
      BB: t2545 31.81 BBs
      UTG: t970 12.12 BBs
      UTG+1: t2120 26.50 BBs
      MP1: t985 12.31 BBs
      MP2: t1800 22.50 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t120) Hero is SB with Q A
      2 folds, MP1 raises to t320, 3 folds, Hero raises to t1295 all in, 1 fold, MP1 calls t665 all in

      Thanks!

      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 99 Re-steal?

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, only 15 hands on either opponent.

      I'm too deep to jam here vs unknowns right?

      I'd hate to fold 99 for 1 bet, what's the play?

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 2081922
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: t1955 39.10 BBs
      UTG+1: t1665 33.30 BBs
      MP1: t1685 33.70 BBs
      MP2: t835 16.70 BBs
      CO: t1345 26.90 BBs
      BTN: t1475 29.50 BBs
      SB: t3100 62 BBs
      Hero (BB): t1440 28.80 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is BB with 9 9
      4 folds, CO raises to t150, BTN calls t150, 1 fold, Hero raises to t1440 all in, 1 fold, BTN calls t1290

      Flop: (t3055) 7 Q T (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t3055) J (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t3055) A (2 players - 1 is all in)

      thank you!
      g.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 Aks vs utg minraise

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, in 50 hands opponent is 26/8 though only early stages available. bunch of unknown callers.

      What do I do? take my suited connecter with great odds and no initiative, Raise/call? Raise/fold? I believe raise/fold is best against a UTG opener who shoves here but I may be wrong of course.


      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t15/t30 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2081414
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      MP2: t1987 66.23 BBs
      CO: t915 30.50 BBs
      BTN: t1980 66 BBs
      SB: t1470 49 BBs
      Hero (BB): t1500 50 BBs
      UTG: t1500 50 BBs
      UTG+1: t1410 47 BBs
      UTG+2: t1238 41.27 BBs
      MP1: t1500 50 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t45) Hero is BB with A K
      UTG raises to t60, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls t60, 2 folds, CO calls t60, 1 fold, SB calls t45, Hero raises to t420, UTG raises to t1500 all in, 4 folds

      Thanks!
      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 A9o 3bet shove?

      Jimanyjerk
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      hey, poor decisions lead me to a 13 bb stack at nl50 :( . Over 40 hands opener is playing 27/16. Colder caller is one of those genius 45/0 players.

      My guess is a 3-bet jam here would be bad, but there's half my stack in chips available and my image thus-far is tight. If opener was playing 35/25 and there was no cold-caller, would this be a good shove? what about with the caller?

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2081411
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      UTG+1: t2575 51.50 BBs
      UTG+2: t1600 32 BBs
      MP1: t1665 33.30 BBs
      MP2: t1510 30.20 BBs
      CO: t1450 29 BBs
      Hero (BTN): t640 12.80 BBs
      SB: t1345 26.90 BBs
      BB: t1350 27 BBs
      UTG: t1365 27.30 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is BTN with 9 A
      4 folds, MP2 raises to t150, CO calls t150, Hero?

      thanks!
      g.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 76s SFD

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, multi-way pot with a beautiful straight flush draw. Opponents are all limpy unknowns.

      Pre-flop, my position is pretty early but the table was quite limp happy in previous hands.

      Flop: I have an excellent kind of nothing, should I check hoping to see a cheap turn or start building the pot as I improve to a monster half the time??

      Turn: as played, obviously not a great turn card for me. I don't think barreling will do much, am I wrong?

      Opponent's bet gives me great odds, calling is best?

      River: Should've just check/folded. Opponent was giving me a great price to call and I had a feeling he was doing it on purpose. There's nothing I beat that plays this line right?


      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t20/t40 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2081408
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      BTN: t1370 34.25 BBs
      SB: t1640 41 BBs
      BB: t1430 35.75 BBs
      UTG: t1935 48.38 BBs
      UTG+1: t1565 39.12 BBs
      Hero (UTG+2): t1400 35 BBs
      MP1: t1520 38 BBs
      MP2: t1350 33.75 BBs
      CO: t1290 32.25 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t60) Hero is UTG+2 with 7 6
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls t40, Hero calls t40, 3 folds, BTN calls t40, SB calls t20, BB checks

      Flop: (t200) 5 5 4 (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG+1 checks, Hero bets t125, BTN calls t125, SB folds, BB folds, UTG+1 folds

      Turn: (t450) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets t200, Hero calls t200

      River: (t850) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets t320, Hero calls t320

      Thanks!

      g.
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      hahaha I'm just an attention seeker at heart :D

      Are you playing the Full Ring games too? I thought playing the 9 man games was basically impossible once one reaches the double digits.

      I'm really just muddling my way along as my bankroll grows, but I've switched to more Reg speed games because they give me more opportunities to play post flop and more opportunities to steal with a mid-stack pre-flop. For all of my years of rigorous training (heh heh) I'm still picking up on the finer nuances of stealing blinds. Basically, the more time I get to be a poker player instead of an ICM player (which is also very important, don't get me wrong there,) the better it will be for me in the long run.

      Thanks for dropping by! It sounds like you're about where I want to be in 6 months. I'm hoping for an epic run-good but I know it'll probably be many hours of practice instead.

      Hope the fish start taking shots at the $20s for you!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      Downswing continued. I ended up stopping after 1,100 hands. I'm going to evaluate all of the major losing hands I've had over the past two days. I feel like I'm playing well and I'm not sure if I've ever been able to focus so well at the tables, but the deck has been very cold lately.

      I'm hungry, I think I'm going to make myself a sandwhich and a cup of tea; I need to be in a clearer mind-set when I'm looking at this stuff.

      I know I've made a few donk-ish plays over the past few days, I'm going to find them.

      At least I'm keeping my blog updated right?
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
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      Well, today was kind of lame. Been having winning days right up until this challenge and then the - variance hit. I'm 10BI under the red line, but I was ambushed the whole day by better pocket pairs or better aces. I do have to give some people more credit for their raises, but I can't not re-steal AQs in the BB if opponent min raises his SB, I'd just feel exploited. Of course they have QQ :P Or same opponent does the same thing, and I re-steal AJ only to see them flip AQ. Busted out to that stuff at least 5 times so my EV line is actually lower than it probably should be VS their range as a whole.

      I'm not trying to complain, I'm happy that in truth I was probably playing a solidly good game at this limit while 8 tabling. Variance aside, my challenge is going well. I'm only 100 hands behind schedule closing the gap from 400 yesterday. Tomorrow I'm looking to make an even 6000.

      In other news, I had the stitches removed and it looks like my cut is healed up more or less. it's definitely still fragile looking though. I'm going to stay off of it for a little longer because and undue stress may re-open it.

      Feels good to be rid of them things though.

      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 QQ 3bet pot

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, opponent is 23/14 in 20 hands.

      Pre-flop: is sizing okay if I'm out of position? If opponent shoves should I fold?

      Flop: It seems I either C-bet all in or fold. Should I pull the trigger or should I just ch/f on such a bad board for my QQ

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 5 players - View hand 2079728
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: t1810 36.20 BBs
      BTN: t5505 110.10 BBs
      Hero (SB): t1350 27 BBs
      BB: t3860 77.20 BBs
      UTG: t975 19.50 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is SB with Q Q
      2 folds, BTN raises to t150, Hero raises to t450, 1 fold, BTN calls t300

      Flop: (t950) J 3 K (2 players)
      Hero bets t900 all in, BTN calls t900

      Turn: (t2750) K (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t2750) A (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Thank you!
      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 63s free play

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, same opponent as last hand. 51/10 AG% 40.

      Pre-flop: derp :)

      Flop: 2nd nuts, super drawy board. Is the bet size too small?

      In general, when I free-play and flop a straight with a 2 suited board, should I always bet to protect?

      Turn: Actually wish the flush didn't come down. hand went from 2nd nuts to 6th nuts and flush might kill action. Here I bet to protect vs 1 heart hands, My feeling is if my Opponent snap shoves I can't call. Is this a bad feeling when I'd be getting 2.3-1 odds?

      River: Ugly river if opponent slow played a set :( I get no luck with these things, but I'm glad it wasn't another heart. I check, opponent makes a wonky < 1/2 pot bet. I tank and eventually call but am I good here 1/4 of the time?

      Villain's hand to put his play in perspective:
      Opponent showed down Qs7s for trips



      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 2079725
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: t665 6.65 BBs
      MP: t995 9.95 BBs
      CO: t3056 30.56 BBs
      BTN: t3474 34.74 BBs
      SB: t3145 31.45 BBs
      Hero (BB): t2165 21.65 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BB with 6 3
      UTG calls t100, 1 fold, CO calls t100, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: (t350) 5 4 7 (3 players)
      Hero bets t225, UTG folds, CO calls t225

      Turn: (t800) K (2 players)
      Hero bets t500, CO calls t500

      River: (t1800) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets t800, Hero calls t800

      Thank you!
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 A6o TPWK

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, Opponent is 51/10 AG% 40. As I found out later, opponent is cold calling nearly half the time he's raised into.

      Preflop: Raise/call SB folding to BB jam. BB loves to call though. There are a lot of Cold Callers in these reg speed games, how should I change my stealing range to reflect these players? Should I tighten up and try to value bet them in position?

      Flop: Board cannot get more dry, at the time I assumed he has a better ace, I guess standard play is folding vs the min-raise?

      Should I feel good playing for stacks with my top pair weak kicker vs a fairly aggressive cold-caller?

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t80/t160 Blinds - 5 players - View hand 2079719
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: t335 2.09 BBs
      BB: t2901 18.13 BBs
      UTG: t3979 24.87 BBs
      CO: t2575 16.09 BBs
      Hero (BTN): t3710 23.19 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t240) Hero is BTN with 6 A
      2 folds, Hero raises to t400, 1 fold, BB calls t240

      Flop: (t880) 5 9 A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t440, BB raises to t1120, Hero folds

      Thank you!
      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 Ajo vs limper

      Jimanyjerk
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      Another quick one. Opponent is 27/11 over 50 hands

      Is there a way I can figure this out without SNG wiz? Some way to calculate nash when people limp or raise other than shoving?

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t60/t120 Blinds - 7 players - View hand 2079718
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: t1950 16.25 BBs
      CO: t1075 8.96 BBs
      BTN: t2080 17.33 BBs
      Hero (SB): t1195 9.96 BBs
      BB: t4185 34.88 BBs
      UTG: t1395 11.62 BBs
      UTG+1: t1620 13.50 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t180) Hero is SB with A J
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls t120, 3 folds, Hero raises to t1195 all in, 1 fold, UTG+1 calls t1075
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 A9o vs limper

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, opponent is a 15/2 moron over 52 hands

      Is A9o a bad shove here?

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - 200/100 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 2079715
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: t3350 1 BBs - VPIP: 15, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 1.2, Hands: 62
      CO: t848 1 BBs - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 5, AF: 2.3, Hands: 1063
      BTN: t2797 1 BBs - VPIP: 24, PFR: 18, 3B: 7, AF: 0.8, Hands: 62
      Hero (SB): t1355 1 BBs - VPIP: 18, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 4.3, Hands: 20441
      BB: t2850 1 BBs - VPIP: 24, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 62
      UTG: t2300 1 BBs - VPIP: 27, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1.8, Hands: 62

      Pre Flop: (t0) Hero is SB with 9 A
      1 fold, MP calls t200, 2 folds, Hero raises to t1255, 1 fold, MP calls t1255
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 AQ vs PF AI low blind

      Jimanyjerk
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      whoops, I forgot on that one :D , all of my previous ones had been converted :f_mad:

      okay, thanks again!
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 AQ vs PF AI low blind

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, really quick. I swear :P

      Quite tempting to call, what range should I call these donks with if they are unknowns?


      ***** Hand History for Game 31961835410 ***** (Full Tilt)
      Tourney Hand NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, January 24, 02:10:18 ET 2013
      Table 225 Sit Go (248102488) Table 1 (Real Money)
      Seat 3 is the button
      Seat 1: dawn land ( $1995.00 USD )
      Seat 2: siddajunge ( $1455.00 USD )
      Seat 3: Jimanyjerk ( $1340.00 USD )
      Seat 4: freaky3 ( $1470.00 USD )
      Seat 5: Gastone141 ( $1525.00 USD )
      Seat 6: fatbstd2 ( $1275.00 USD )
      Seat 7: Dread15 ( $1500.00 USD )
      Seat 8: sve666 ( $1470.00 USD )
      Seat 9: Ezijs ( $1470.00 USD )
      freaky3 posts small blind [$15.00 USD].
      Gastone141 posts big blind [$30.00 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Jimanyjerk [ Qs Ah ]
      fatbstd2 folds
      Dread15 folds
      sve666 folds
      Ezijs folds
      dawn land raises [$1995.00 USD]
      siddajunge folds
      Jimanyjerk folds
      freaky3 folds
      Gastone141 folds
      dawn land wins $1965.00 USD
      dawn land wins $75.00 USD from main pot
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $1 QQ 3bet pot set

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hello, Just a quick one. Only have 20 hands on opponent, he limped 6 of them.

      Pre-flop: I guess I could've gone to 480. My plan if called was to get it in on just about any flop other than AKx. Is this an okay idea?

      On the flop: Plan went forward but I have to wonder is there anything else I might consider.

      If this guy was a 18/15 Tag would I consider checking as the 3bet pot makes a Flush Draw less likely?

      Our opponent figures to have an Ace most of the time when calling the 3bet or maybe hands like 99 TT JJ looking for a favourable flop in position. Is this a good estimation of hands that would play here?

      if they are a limpy fish (which seems most likely) is jamming like this best?


      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t30.00/t60.00 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 2078237
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: t870.00 14.50 BBs
      UTG+1: t1550.00 25.83 BBs
      MP1: t1835.00 30.58 BBs
      MP2: t1955.00 32.58 BBs
      CO: t1770.00 29.50 BBs
      BTN: t1270.00 21.17 BBs
      SB: t2810.00 46.83 BBs
      Hero (BB): t1440.00 24 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t90) Hero is BB with Q Q
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to t120, 3 folds, BTN calls t120, SB calls t90, Hero raises to t600, 1 fold, BTN calls t480, 1 fold

      Flop: (t1440) A 3 Q (2 players)
      Hero bets t840.00, BTN folds

      thanks a lot!
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $2.25 88 mid pair

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      hey, Relative unknown in the BB playing 30/15 10.7 3bet and AG% of 50.

      Preflop: When I equilate a 10.7 3bet range against my 88 I get around 44% and this deep I'm just folding to a resteal right?

      Flop: bet 2/3rds to price out flush draws, opponent calls. My guess is he's got a lot of air when he calls, I think this particular opponent is calling a lot of broadways, pocket pairs, and discombobulated aces. The one high card leads me to believe my 2nd pair is frequently the best hand on a bricked turn.

      Turn: I decide to check to see what he's doing, my feeling is this opponent calls a lot of c-bets and then tries to pick it up on the turn. his less than 1/2 pot bet feels like a cheap stab. Does this sound correct?

      River: I have a feeling I've still got a lot of value after his play. Intention was to make a blocking bet and try to find a cheap showdown. In retrospect I'm not sure if that is logically sound. I feel this opponent is more likely to fire at my check with air and I'm not sure I've got the guts to call a $900 bet.

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25.00/t50.00 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 2078201
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (SB): t3005.00 60.10 BBs
      BB: t3315.00 66.30 BBs
      UTG: t1170.00 23.40 BBs
      MP: t1500.00 30 BBs
      CO: t1420.00 28.40 BBs
      BTN: t3090.00 61.80 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is SB with 8 8
      4 folds, Hero raises to t150, BB calls t100

      Flop: (t300) 2 7 Q (2 players)
      Hero bets t190.00, BB calls t190

      Turn: (t680) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets t275.00, Hero calls t275

      River: (t1230) A (2 players)
      Hero bets t450.00, BB folds

      Final Pot: t1230
      Hero wins t1230.00

      Thanks in advance!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey

      Sup

      Just updating. Had a couple of hands that were cool. I need to get more confident in my reads when I do make them. I had this guy PEGGED on Qx and didn't act on it.

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t60.00/t120.00 Blinds - 5 players - View hand 2078163
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (SB): t3290.00 27.42 BBs
      BB: t5580.00 46.50 BBs
      UTG: t2305.00 19.21 BBs
      CO: t1555.00 12.96 BBs
      BTN: t770.00 6.42 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t180) Hero is SB with K K
      3 folds, Hero raises to t300, BB calls t180

      Flop: (t600) 6 A Q (2 players)
      Hero bets t300.00, BB calls t300

      Turn: (t1200) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets t480.00, Hero calls t480

      River: (t2160) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Final Pot: t2160
      Hero shows K K
      BB shows Q K
      Hero wins t2160.00

      I guess I have the excuse of being out of position against him. It's still a missed opportunity where I can basically play perfectly against him if I recognize his play so well.

      Got hit by the tilt a little today. jumped into 8 tabling again and had a sick run of - variance... for a fish :P

      just had one of those "feels like every hand I pushed was dominated" runs

      Anyways, 1600/11000 for the day and another blog down :D

      Good run at the tables, i'm going to post some hands now!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs the *NEW* Soapbox Wizardry - 5 dolla 5 dolla I love you long time?

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      A wild challenge has appeared!!

      If I manage to break 16k hands this month, I'm going to buy HEM2 straight up from Pokerstrategy.com

      I have 5.5 K hands now.

      Time to start grinding :D
    • Your Poker Blogs 23/01/13

      Jimanyjerk
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      I won three $5 tournaments today. It feels good to finally break into the top spot (lol finally = 14 tries before success)

      Managed a decent ROI over the 8 games I played :P

      Good read?

      Felt opponents min raise was complete horse pucky. he's playing 34/26 and cold calling 30% and he's a 9.0 AF and 28% Ag%. Was I too eager to get it in this deep drawing to 2 outs? Perhaps, but I had gut instinct that he's bluffing here way more because if he's eager to get it in he would just shove. when he later folds I laffed.

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t/t40.00 Blinds - 7 players - View hand 2076112
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: t2895.00 72.38 BBs
      SB: t2850.00 71.25 BBs
      BB: t450.00 11.25 BBs
      UTG: t2850.00 71.25 BBs
      UTG+1: t1455.00 36.38 BBs
      MP: t1330.00 33.25 BBs
      Hero (CO): t1670.00 41.75 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t40) Hero is CO with 9 9
      3 folds, MP raises to t80, Hero raises to t240, 2 folds, MP calls t160

      Flop: (t520) 3 5 J (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets t300.00, MP raises to t600, Hero raises to t1430, MP folds

      Tomorrow is another day, hoping for more sick runs :D

      g.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $5 Q9s TP+FD

      Jimanyjerk
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      This lovely hand was a bit of a sad affair :P . I think pre-flop is fine though if y'all disagree I understand.

      On the flop: is my bet good? I was in a quandary. check for my flush, bet to protect my top pair. I bet about 70% because I'm more likely to find a tag-along with so many people. CO is total unknown as this is the first hand of the tournament.

      Turn: CO makes the "fish nuts" manuever of calling flop then min-raising the turn. I wish I recognized that sooner but I felt he could just be dicking around with an ace. Against a random ace I've still got tons of outs and I'm getting 5-1 on a call so I hopped along.

      River: Gin card of fish like me, didn't even recognize a huge portion of his ranged just filled up. Anyway, for future events what am I doing on this river, check/calling a small bet? just open fold and cry unless I have a better fullhouse?

      where did my mistakes start and how often do you think I'm facing a turned Ace rather than a flopped set?

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t15.00/t30.00 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 2076103
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: t1500.00 50 BBs
      BB: t1500.00 50 BBs
      UTG: t1500.00 50 BBs
      UTG+1: t1500.00 50 BBs
      UTG+2: t1500.00 50 BBs
      Hero (MP1): t1500.00 50 BBs
      MP2: t1500.00 50 BBs
      CO: t1500.00 50 BBs
      BTN: t1500.00 50 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t45) Hero is MP1 with 9 Q
      UTG calls t30, 1 fold, UTG+2 calls t30, Hero calls t30, 1 fold, CO calls t30, BTN calls t30, SB calls t15, BB checks

      Flop: (t210) 8 3 Q (7 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero bets t150.00, CO calls t150, BTN folds, SB folds, BB folds, UTG folds, UTG+2 folds

      Turn: (t510) A (2 players)
      Hero bets t250.00, CO raises to t500, Hero calls t250

      River: (t1510) A (2 players)
      Hero bets t820.00, CO calls t820

      Thanks,
      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments FR RG SPD $5 KQo OESD vs donk

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey all, just making sure I'm not too crazy here. Opponent is a 30/25 AF 3.2 32% Ag% chap. CC stat is 10.8% if that helps at all.

      I feel that opponent's donk out here could be just about anything. Lots of Jacks or Tens I can see here, especially tens just trying to pick it up. I'm not confident against donk bets at all as they take away my initiative. I felt that my KQ would add enough outs to my OESD to make this shove profitable (even with the outs discounted as KTs, KJo/s, QJs, might be in there too.

      How can I build a good idea of his range?

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t30.00/t60.00 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 2076099
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BB: t2240.00 37.33 BBs
      UTG: t1315.00 21.92 BBs
      UTG+1: t1750.00 29.17 BBs
      MP1: t2870.00 47.83 BBs
      MP2: t2055.00 34.25 BBs
      CO: t660.00 11 BBs
      Hero (BTN): t1640.00 27.33 BBs
      SB: t970.00 16.17 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t90) Hero is BTN with K Q
      5 folds, Hero raises to t150, SB calls t120, 1 fold

      Flop: (t360) J T 6 (2 players)
      SB bets t180.00, Hero raises to t1490, SB folds

      Thanks a lot!

      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs Big days ahead?

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      Well things have been interesting recently. After somewhat of a hiatus I am back to my original plan... sort of. My motivation issues continue to cause problems for me but meh I can't be bothered to fix them.... wait



      Anyway, after some more grinding and a bit of a good run, I think it's time I start trying out the $5 games. I moved to Full-tilt after my withdrawal issue with OGN (great site, lots of fish, not a hell of a lot of traffic except at peak hours, great FDP, overall a 6 out of 10.)

      Full-tilt has been interesting, the games are slow, the pool is massive, and the bonuses are meh. Slow games are good though, I finally get to play "poker" rather than "see who can shove the most chips in fastest" after the 10 minutes mark.

      I've taken to playing more Regular speeds to be a better player and reduced tables to 4 to practice my game more. Since then I've seen large differences in my play with a big thank you following:
      (THANK YOU COACH TIM64!!!)


      I've played approximately 12 $5 games on a "tight" bank roll. I'm basically giving myself a 5 BI shot because I have an extremely comfortable roll for the $2.25 games and feel as if I should test the water. Exciting as it was, things aren't much different in the $5 games so far. Obviously less fish (so far only slightly) and more regs (again only slightly,) and a collection of objectively bad or noobish plays all around. I feel at home so far, and doubt I'll outgrow these shoes any time soon.

      I don't think anyone is following this blog so I won't apologise for not posting :P

      We'll see I may find the motivation to fix my lack of motivation. If I do, expect a somewhat daily blog... in-fact, fuck it. I'm going to spam every day to be on the front page of the blog lists for a week. HA, try and stop me... okay don't ban me. I'm off to play a few sets of 4 table $5 games. hoping to suck-out to high heaven and achieve ROI of 200%.

      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments $5 FR Rg spd QQ ovrpr vs turn ch/r

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      Thanks for all of the replies everyone!

      In response to Maythany:

      Pocket Jacks for top set, I guess he was playing cautiously and didn't want a potential raising war with the chip-leader?


      Okay, I definitely should be thinking villain is far to eager to lose their "2nd place by 1,000,000 miles position" vs my line.

      Just to clarify because there are a few different suggestions, betting more on flop is better (300? 320? which is around 70%,) and then also:
      On the turn I would bet even a bit bigger. There are draws from which we can get value also we are quite deep with our opponent. Something like...

      Misclick suggested betting less which does make sense so I'm not sure whasa matta here.

      I guess it definitely clarifies whether or not we're behind if he's shoving after 2 70% bets.

      thank you very much!
      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments $5 FR Rg spd QQ ovrpr vs turn ch/r

      Jimanyjerk
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      Hello, just a quick one. Shot at the $5 tournaments and I may need to adjust my fish filters here. Opponent is unknown.

      Play at the $2.25 or $1 limits may be drastically different here. I can picture my unknown opponents check raising AJ or maybe even KJ and if those hands are included my Over pair is either a fairly clear fold or fairly clear call respectively. If I throw in any draws at all (KQ for OESD and over-cards or AKs diamonds.) I'm getting close to a coin-flip, have him covered, and have solid odds.

      Against complete unknown players, am I likely up against 2 pair+ or do you think my opponent will be drawing a decent part of the time?

      Full Tilt Poker $5 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t40/t80 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 2073596
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (CO): t4847 60.59 BBs
      BTN: t1580 19.75 BBs
      SB: t870 10.88 BBs
      BB: t3530 44.12 BBs
      UTG: t968 12.10 BBs
      MP: t1705 21.31 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t120) Hero is CO with Q Q
      2 folds, Hero raises to t200, 2 folds, BB calls t120

      Flop: (t440) J T 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t260, BB calls t260

      Turn: (t960) 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t600, BB raises to t3070 all in, Hero calls t2470

      River: (t7100) Q (2 players - 1 is all in)

      thanks a lot!
      G.
    • Private Coaching Tim64 - Private SnG Coaching

      Jimanyjerk
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      I received coachings from Tim sporadically between September and the new year and I can honestly say it has been the single greatest reason I've improved my game since I started playing SNGs "seriously" in July. Despite set-backs like my hand-history reviewer being dysfunctional or my HUD being unusable on certain sites, Tim was patient, thoughtful, and understanding when faced with some of my more terrible post-flop moves.

      On the whole, before coaching I was a $1 grinder who thought he had the right idea, but after coaching I'm a far more thoughtful, aggressive, and technically sound player who has just dipped his toe in his first $5 tournament :f_biggrin:

      Thanks a lot Tim I look forward to getting more Coaching from you in the future and, if things go well, it'll be entirely on the fishes' dime.

      G.

      P.S. GREAT VALUE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, EXCELLENT TEACHER, DO IT DO IT DO IT GET COACHED YOU WHO READ THIS POST
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments kto STT 2.25 FR Reg OOP top pair

      Jimanyjerk
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      I think preflop is standard opponent is playing 30/15 and agg factor of 1.75. only 30 hands so nothing conclusive.

      flop: I think c-bet is fine, perhaps a bit smaller?

      Turn: I was torn between betting the turn and checking it. I guess if their stack is this short there isn't much I can do.

      River: just bet?


      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t30/t60 Blinds - 7 players
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: t1280 21.33 BBs
      UTG+1: t1380 23 BBs
      MP: t4755 79.25 BBs
      CO: t1715 28.58 BBs
      BTN: t675 11.25 BBs
      Hero (SB): t2915 48.58 BBs
      BB: t780 13 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t90) Hero is SB with T K
      5 folds, Hero raises to t180, BB calls t120

      Flop: (t360) 3 T 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets t240, BB calls t240

      Turn: (t840) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets t300, Hero calls t300

      River: (t1440) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      thanks alot
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments $2 RS FR STT Q3s mid pair

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      Hey, murky situation against 2 lags.

      SB is 37/18 agg 6.75
      BU is 30/20 agg 3.5

      I realized that I miss raised my hand and if a pot sized raise was intended it should have been to 900.

      Should I just let this one go in this situation? I feel like there's a decent chance the SB is just stabbing with a huge pre-flop range; however, raising my Q pair is basically making it a bluff. What is the best play?

      Full Tilt Poker $2.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds - 3 players - View hand 2045682
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: t4500 45 BBs
      Hero (BB): t2895 28.95 BBs
      BTN: t6105 61.05 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BB with 3 Q
      BTN calls t100, SB calls t50, Hero checks

      Flop: (t300) Q 5 K (3 players)
      SB bets t200, Hero raises to t1100, BTN folds, SB folds

      Thanks,
      G.
    • Your Poker Blogs Paul's Micro Stakes Cash Adventure

      Jimanyjerk
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      Cool chart, I wish I thought of something similar.

      Been a while since you posted :D Since then I've faffed around, played on betfair and moved up to the $3, switched to FT, dropped half my bank roll and gained it back again.

      I've got plenty to talk about :D . I'm currently in a skype group but the thing has slowly deteriorated because most of the people play different stuff and can only give vague assumptions as to what should have been done. What are you playing currently? I'm on the $2 9 man's (both reg and turbo) on FT. If all goes according to plan I will be exploiting noob-fish for at least 3 hours a day 4 days a week.

      Good to hear from you,

      G.
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments $2 RS FR STT QTs vs sb steal

      Jimanyjerk
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      Villain is 10/8 5%3bet and AF of 3.5

      Anything to consider here other than folding? I'm guessing it's best to just let it slide in this case however, if he's making small steal raises every time he picks up the SB what should I be looking for to re-raise?

      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 60/120 Blinds (5 handed)

      UTG (t3730)
      MP (t1320)
      Button (t2105)
      SB (t3245)
      Hero (BB) (t3100)

      Hero's M: 17.22

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, 10
      3 folds, SB bets t239, Hero calls t179

      Flop: (t598) A, K, 8 (2 players)
      SB bets t289, Hero folds

      Total pot: t598

      thanks
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments $2 RS FR STT Ato Laggro donk

      Jimanyjerk
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      Crazy donk from previous 2 hands. Is this wisely played? If I should be happy about calling my AT here, is there anything weaker?

      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 20/40 Blinds (8 handed)

      MP1 (t2240)
      MP2 (t1375)
      CO (t2515)
      Hero (Button) (t2515)
      SB (t1640)
      BB (t1200)
      UTG (t1410)
      UTG+1 (t605)

      Hero's M: 41.92

      Preflop: Hero is Button with 10, A
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls t40, 3 folds, Hero bets t160, 2 folds, UTG+1 raises to t605 (All-In), Hero calls t445

      Flop: (t1270) K, A, 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (t1270) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t1270) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t1270

      Thanks
    • Hand Evaluations up to $5 Sit and Go-Tournaments $2 RS FR STT TT Laggro donk

      Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
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      MP2 is same 46/37/20 AF 8 wacko as last hand, what should be done differently if anything?

      No-Limit Hold'em Tournament, 40/80 Blinds (7 handed)
      UTG (t870)
      MP1 (t1020)
      MP2 (t3920)
      CO (t1280)
      Hero (Button) (t2590)
      SB (t1440)
      BB (t2380)

      Hero's M: 21.58

      Preflop: Hero is Button with 10, 10
      2 folds, MP2 bets t240, 1 fold, Hero raises to t720, 2 folds, MP2 calls t480

      Flop: (t1560) 6, 7, Q (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets t800, 1 fold

      Total pot: t1560

      Thanks
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