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I have kind of started a blog on successes and challenges where i stated i wanted to become a successful cash player. I have been a fish for about 3 years now and now decided i will be a fish no more.

So if you want the first art of this story go to Nl 25 Fr

for now we will jump to the fact I've been working hard this last month due to a broke wrist, so loads of time for poker. its gone well. At the start tourneys were going well with me binking a 5.50 for 3.5K then I set my sights on cash and ye I'M WINNING so what more can I say. I've gone off the boil with tourneys, don't know why just feel like playing cash.

I have always wrote a blog on my computer but just recently got involved with PS and its a bit more fun when you know people are reading it. Hope fully I will meet people though this that can help me or me help them. I also find bloging very stress reliving, so its especially good after a bad session.

Why do I play poker?
The standard story of my friends introducing it to me, first i told them they were stupid then after 9 months i binked a $3 tourney and was hooked. Now its to prove all the people wrong that say I'm stupid and to be able to give my dad who is the most inspirational guy I know a good retirement. Because he was the one person who has always told me to do what i want to do and what i love, because life is to be enjoyed and money is not everything.

I love poker because of the constant challenge it offerers, and i know I will always have something to learn or a way to improve.

Here is my current graph so far.

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Nice redline wink Good luck, will be following. Say hello to ur wonderful dad from me smile

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Thanks but the problem is at the moment I'm trevelling in New Zealand, To Australia next, then maybe home, we will see. I hope to hit the crown casino when im in Astralia too, which should be fun!
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Good luck in Australia smile

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had a run at two tourneys on IPOKER today, final tabled one. massive chip leader. everyone was fish on the table. I get J,10 on the button, one fish limps from MP+1, folds to me i raise to 3.5x blinds fold Fish calls. (pot 19500) flop 8,6,J fish checks i bet 8375, fish calls, turn is a 9 (pot 34000 ish) fish has 69000 in his stack, he checks i shuv to put him all in. Of course he snaps me with a set of jacks lol. then im down to around 20BB about 8 hands later he limps UTG +1 i have A,J shuv he of course has A,K im out in 7th, rather annoying.

also did 2 tourneys on PKR both got knocked out by a fish calling with second pair, one i was bluff in a pot sized shuv on the turn the other i had bottom pair opended straight draw. and early on in the tourney i had a good stack i 3 bet and a guy calls from SB with A,9 and of course get to river a flush against my jacks.

to the cash tables try to run good.
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Todays cash session didnt go well. Maybe because i was tired or maybe i was running a bit poo, i think both. A few coolers/ spots which are marginal to get away from.

A few bad hands
1. J,J vs A,A he check raised me on the turn in a 3 bet pot i should have checked back and seen a cheep river but there were a few draws out there so i decided to bet incase he was drawing.

2. J,J in a multi way pot i 3 bet and get 3 callers thanks to the big blind flatting. i bet 1/4 pot on flop planning to old to a raise, all call. i check the turn to fold to any major action one person bet 1/4 one call. My decision is to fold or shuv, very connected board, i shuv get called by a set.

3 Q,Q vs a set 10,10,10.

and i made a few silly hero calls at the start of the session.

I had the decision of going to bed and waking up in 3 hours to play or play then sleep decided to play, obviously a wrong decision. must do better next time.

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Sick hands. Why did u shove 69 000 on the fish in tourney when the pot was 35 000?

what limits do u play in cash games? didnt went so bad at the end of the graph wink

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that sexy red line grin
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Sick hands. Why did u shove 69 000 on the fish in tourney when the pot was 35 000?

what limits do u play in cash games? didnt went so bad at the end of the graph wink


I shuved because I thought it looked really bluffy, and thought I was ahead and would get called but worse pairs, also I bet small with really good hands before so the shuv looks week. PLUS I did have the straight draw. Just one of those spots which I thought it would be good to over bet shuv.

I play 10,25 6max. At the end of the graph is a loss with Q,Q vs a set
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Iv been running really bad today aswell.
3bet kk to 10bb preflop 100bb deep after UTG 3BB open, he floped a set with 44.
3 bet shortstack 60bb deep fish with AA, he flops gin with 78s on 69T board.
and like 20 more sick all in spots wich dosnt show up on the graph as unlucky, the graph says i was lucky today hahaha unbelivble.
But im 10 buyins up anyways smile

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Iv been running really bad today aswell.
3bet kk to 10bb preflop 100bb deep after UTG 3BB open, he floped a set with 44.
3 bet shortstack 60bb deep fish with AA, he flops gin with 78s on 69T board.
and like 20 more sick all in spots wich dosnt show up on the graph as unlucky, the graph says i was lucky today hahaha unbelivble.
But im 10 buyins up anyways smile


sick when it goes like that. 10 buyins is good anyway, it doesn't really hurt you when you winning. I remember one session a long time ago I had A,A lose 4 times lol
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Today wasn't exactly smooth sailing, after playing 300 hands I was down 2 buyins, not ideal. I was hopping this wasn't going to be another 13 buyin down swing but after a little pet talk about making stupid calls for showdowns i managed to pull it back and get into the black. Allot of regs online today, sometimes 3 or 4 on one table so i was moving tables allot trying to find the fish. I had one table which i was on a fishes left and it was going ok but I broke even after loosing money to another LAG when he turned trips i had top pair just another stupid hero call. I need to exercise the (If unsure whether to call or fold, FOLD) method I think it would help allot. ye so quite a solid session, think ill go to PKR now try and get a few PS points plan some heads up for a little bit.

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Interesting session, started off very well maing all the right moves hero cals going well, then it hit the wall and i just plumeted, two pair vs two pair, my flushes missing, 50,50 not holding over pairs not holding. All the things you need to hold didnt, so I lost $84 today had to stop else I was going to tilt so now off for some R and R on the ski sloopes. hope the next session picks up

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I'm in the middle of a session right now. Not going very smoothly, I started playing 6 tables and was playing like a bit of a manic, I was getting good cards but just like low pokets and stuff, so I got a big rep early on in the session, It went badly at first then my rep came in handy and i got paid off with all my hands then i lost 4 flips which put me down alot, then I continued to run bad losing with K,K vs 9,9 and a few other hands so I cut back now to 4 tables and im just trying to play well and keep the tilt under control, not that I feel very tilted just it is there learking.
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pretty sick, I have been grinding it back and then get it in 250 BB 3 way all with 250BB i have aces and lose
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Session over, down $156, not too happy of course, If I win the hand with A,A I'm in the black for that session but oh well got it in good and lost so thats how it goes. I had to stop, felt a little tilty. I'm thinking of making a 2 buy in stop loss from now on.

At the casino last night was fine, down $85 but at one point was down $350 so ye it was ok also i lost a $500 pot in the last 3 hands with 10,10 vs A,K. I thought about folding but then the only reason i was going to fold would be to protect my win for the night so that's not a good play, of course its an 8 high board with A,K rivering the straight. Thats about it. So next session going to stick with 4 tables for a wile and have a stop loss of $50 online.

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A short session today only 200x hands because im hung over after a mates birthday BBQ and drinking rulett. Made $44 so that good. starting new system for fish finding after poast a thread yesterday. Insted of waiting on the tables with high VPIP im starting new tables or waiting on high VPIP if I can be first on the waiting list. Any way to the casino tonight If we can get a game going.
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Got a game going last night, lost first buy in quite quick but then the second one turned up the heat. I ran good against the fish, and was playing like a rock so lost no money with bluffs or any other marginal hands. then i lost a $600 pot against quite a solid player but my read went with him bluffing so i called with top pair and he had over cards. I could tell he was nervous but couldn't work it out weather it was because he had a massive hand or air, anyway so i lost all my profit and was back down to 200. then I stayed strong and the last hour or so turned out very profitable for me as i got my stack from 200 to 825 so i has happy with that.

I going to hit the online. Not ideal time for players being on and all but oh well we will see what happens.
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NOT a great session, down $107. lost two buy ins at the start but held strong and got most of my money back to then run supper bad with 8s into Jacks then 10s into Ace's, Queens into Ace's and top two into rivered straight and top pair into rivered flush. the Queens was last straw as I said if he has Ace's here im ending this session now so ye thats why i stopped.

Maybe I should do a bit more home work as my showdowns are not looking good.

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Another bad session. I did some theory before this session. Telling me im too agro, cbetting too much double barroling too much and calling cbets too much and 4 bet bluffing too much. So i toned it down today tried not to bet with marginal hands on the river but still had a bad session. Lost most with flush vs better flush TPTK vs quods and full house vs better full house. Not very fun. I suppose ill have to do some more home work and hope its more a down swing than bad play!

Anyone got advice looking at my graph?

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