Going for epic mindset.

    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      Hi all, my name is Alexander and I've been playing poker for some months. I have really enjoyed it but I have to admit im abit of a spazzer.

      I'm going to creat this blog/diary/journal/whatever, to try to fix my spazz out and improve my game in general. I play pretty much so volume is not that hard for me to get I just need to get the Quality up mainly.

      My goals atm to improve my game:

      1. Every 2000 Hands I will go through and analyze. Try to post stuff here about it.
      2. Everytime I spazz Im going to write it here and say why.
      3. Keep a good physique, Body and mind is attached!
      4. Keep thinking, always think! I'm probably never going to become a 18 tables zombie just grinding it up unless I have very good reasons. To become I truly good poker player I need to keep thinking!
      5. Post my bankroll in every post so you can follow it progress.
      6. Good bankroll management, 5% is max buy in on a CG.

      So what Is my main goal of playing poker? To make a lot of cash obviously, and be very competetive.

      BR: 19.58

      Yeah I spazzed out some, I had a major spazz out where I lost 35 USD on one day!
  • 10 replies
    • Econom1sta
      Econom1sta
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 130
      Good luck. I have almost same bankroll as you, for a fresh start. But my daily loss record is much greater. :evil: :D ;(
    • beefpuff
      beefpuff
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.03.2009 Posts: 73
      Best of luck man! What limit/format/strategy will you be using?
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      At the moment I will play NL2 FR MSS as that is the only thing my bankroll allows aplying the 5% rule. But as soon as my BR is at 40 I will take some shots at NL2 FR BSS!

      EDIT: Short handed actually! :s_o:
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      Hey, I've been playing some MSS this morning and I guess I ran hot.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $2,99
      MP1:
      $3,03
      Hero:
      $0,87

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:heart: , J:diamond:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0,04, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0,12, 2 folds, BB calls $0,10, MP1 calls $0,08.

      Flop: ($0,37) K:spade: , J:spade: , J:club: (3 players)
      BB checks, MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0,37) 5:spade: (3 players)
      BB bets $0,3, MP1 folds, Hero calls $0,30.

      River: ($0,97) T:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0,97, Hero calls $0,45 (All-In), BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1,87

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows fyrtal, knektar (Jh Jd)
      BB shows (Kd Qs)

      Hero wins with fyrtal, knektar (Jh Jd)

      -------------------------------------------

      Here I didn't think about not to Cbet cause it was a 3bet pot and I did it anyway, worked out though! :f_mad: awarding bad play :(


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $0,8
      UTG2:
      $7,39

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:club:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0,06, 6 folds, Hero raises to $0,18, UTG2 calls $0,12.

      Flop: ($0,37) Q:heart: , T:diamond: , 3:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,2, UTG2 calls $0,20.

      Turn: ($0,77) J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero raises $0,42 (All-In), UTG2 calls $0,42.

      River: ($1,61) 5:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1,61

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG2 shows (Ah Th)
      Hero shows en stege ess hög (As Kc)

      Hero wins with en stege ess hög (As Kc)

      ----------------------------------------------------


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $2,08
      MP1:
      $1,18
      Hero:
      $0,8

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J:heart: , J:spade:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0,02, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0,08, 3 folds, BB calls $0,06, MP1 folds.

      Flop: ($0,19) K:club: , J:club: , 3:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0,14, Hero calls $0,14.

      Turn: ($0,47) 6:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $0,3, Hero raises to $0,58 (All-In), BB calls $0,28.

      River: ($1,63) T:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1,63

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows triss, knektar (Jh Js)
      BB shows (Ks Qd)

      Hero wins with triss, knektar (Jh Js)



      Anyway I'm going out for a walk now got to keep a good physique!
      and I didn't spazz out this session :)

      BR: 21.50
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      I played some more and I had one big bad beat, funny enough I just though "Oh, well I made +ev on that move so I don't care" which is a rare case for me.

      Here it is!

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $2,5
      Hero:
      $0,86
      BU:
      $1,96

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q:heart: , Q:diamond:
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0,06, 3 folds, BU calls $0,06, SB folds, BB calls $0,04.

      Flop: ($0,19) 9:spade: , 6:heart: , 5:diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,14, BU folds, BB calls $0,14.

      Turn: ($0,47) 9:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $0,16, Hero raises to $0,66 (All-In), BB calls $0,50.

      River: ($1,79) K:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1,79

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Qh Qd)
      BB shows tvåpar, kungar och nior (Ks 5s)

      BB wins with tvåpar, kungar och nior (Ks 5s)

      Anyway I think I'm done playing poker today, Been a good day!
      3,25BIs+ I guess I can do better but I have such a good mindset right now I don't want to go to bed with a bad one!

      Im exciteed for tomorrow and if I hold this pace I will be able to move up soon to NL2 SH BSS!! :f_tongue:



      BR: 22.20
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Good luck sir :f_cool:

      Didn't we actually had set up a coaching in the past :P ?
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      Originally posted by Gerv
      Good luck sir :f_cool:

      Didn't we actually had set up a coaching in the past :P ?
      Thanks. :)

      Yes we did but It didn't work for me, idk what to say sorry... :(
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      I have taken it easy for some IRL stuff has come in the way but played some hands this morning!

      BR:23.54
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      Hey blog!

      I played about 1k hands right now, Didn't go so good I went minus. But I was up like 3$ at one point. I started loosing cause of AK. I think I play it to much like AA/KK preflop and it really doesnt work.

      I think I have to analyze more on AK. But my first impression is that NL2 "regs" play extremly tight when going all in preflop. They usually hold QQ+ AK. and versus that range I am completely demolished. only 40% EQ. actually 39.56%.

      So what I'm going to do next time I hold AK and thinking about calling a shove is to look at the player im shoving against. Is he full stacked? Is he a maniac? if he is im probably gonig to shove. But if its a NL2 "reg" with full stacka and TAG stats im not going to call a shove at least. Maybe I can shove for fold EQ. Need to analyze more....

      For spazzing. I cant say I was spazz free but close. I did some "spazzy" call post flop, hunting a draw that was really just minus EV to hunt. and Infact I lost money on it. But after I folded, so not complete spazz out :P



      BR: 23.12
    • tryhardnoob
      tryhardnoob
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2010 Posts: 1,287
      Hey blog, today I'm going to do a analyze of my hands. And see If i played good or did some big mistakes.

      But first im going to post some coolers.



      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG2:
      $2,62
      Hero:
      $0,8

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:heart: , A:club:
      UTG2 calls $0,02, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $0,10, 5 folds, UTG2 calls $0,08.

      Flop: ($0,23) A:diamond: , Q:spade: , 2:spade: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0,17, UTG2 raises to $0,74, Hero calls $0,53 (All-In), UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($1,63) T:spade:
      River: ($1,63) 8:spade: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1,63

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG2 shows en färg ess hög (As Qd)
      Hero shows (Ah Ac)

      UTG2 wins with en färg ess hög (As Qd)

      My EQ= 95,36%

      --------------------------------




      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $0,83
      UTG2:
      $2,05
      MP2:
      $1,47
      Hero:
      $0,8

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:spade: , A:club:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0,02, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0,12, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,30, BU folds, SB calls $0,29, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $1,47 (All-In), Hero calls $0,50 (All-In), SB calls $0,53 (All-In), MP2 gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Flop: ($2,50) K:diamond: , T:spade: , 3:heart:
      Turn: ($2,50) 6:heart:
      River: ($2,50) 9:heart: (3 players)


      Final Pot: $2,50

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows (Td Tc)
      Hero shows (As Ac)
      SB shows en färg dam hög (Qh Jh)

      SB wins with en färg dam hög (Qh Jh)

      I had 67,83% EQ

      Not a mega cooler but still ._.

      Actually didn't have coolers but It felt like I had more. I guess these coolers do great psycological damage to my play and I need to start thinking. Oh, I won EV on that hand. I can not sit and moan cause I lost money, In poker money don't matter actually what really matters is EV.