Vildcz's Pursuit of Perfection - from SNGs to cash games

    • Vildcz
      Vildcz
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      :diamond: Vildcz's Pursuit of Perfection - from SNGs to cash games :diamond:

      Greetings fellow pokerstrategist, welcome to my blog full of my fishy opinions, whining and other nonsense. I won't introduce myself, because I did it my old blog. I recommend you to avoid this blog as often as possible, ideally stop reading now!


      Intro

      So there I am, lying in my bed and thinking about my life and other boring stuff. I really need a change, I mean a REAL change, not like the Obama's change (the only thing he has changed was his underwear, maybe not even that).


      Day 1

      Ok, so where to start? I know, I'll have my head shaved! Nice change, I feel great despite the fact that my mom keeps telling me all day that I look like a moron. But I feel it's not the change I've been looking for.


      Day 2

      After another streak of bad beats in SNGs I decided to try the MSS. As I wrote in my previous blog, I work for PS as a freelance translator and I'm currently working on the SSS/MSS section. Naturally I was curious and tried the MSS. So I'm seriously thinking about switching to cash games. On the other hand I think I'm a winning player in SNGs and I've already put a lot of effort into learning ICM. I think I'll stay where I am.


      Day 3

      I'm browsing the forum 'staking offers'. Dunno why because I don't need staking. And there I see an offer, that Gerv is looking for students. Worth a try. After discussing the details via skype I'm hesitating but in the end I agree. I think I made a good decision. The real change is here!


      Now I have to set some goals, that would keep me motivated:

      SHORT TERM

      :diamond: Beat NL10
      :diamond: watch at least 2 videos/day
      :diamond: stop 3betting TT against a nit in early position and remove other retarded stuff :D
      :diamond: read my goals every day!


      LONG TERM

      :diamond: continuously improve my game
      :diamond: acquire the black card
      :diamond: beat every limit I'll be playing at
      :diamond: become a black member



      Respect if you read it until here, here's the reward for your patience - BEHOLD, my new poker hat, real Doyle Brunson style :D



      Wish me luck, I'll keep you updated :)
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    • Cornie4ever
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      hey man, good luck with your switch :-) That´s exactly what I did 15months ago, so I wish you that it brings you success as well! :s_cool: ;)
    • Vildcz
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      Hey Cornie, thanks for stopping by :s_love:
      I also hope that my journey will be as successful as yours, I'll do my best to achieve that :s_cool:
    • Vildcz
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      Just a small update. I've been busy last 5 days, so I played only a few k hands, but I think I'm running quite well now.




      I lol'd at this guy :D




      SB ($10)
      BB ($7.30)
      UTG ($5.11)
      UTG+1 ($25.03)
      Hero (MP1) ($3.80)
      MP2 ($4)
      MP3 ($4.48)
      CO ($13.44)
      Button ($10)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, A
      2 folds, Hero bets $0.30, 5 folds, BB raises $2.90, Hero raises $3.50 (All-In), BB calls $0.80

      Flop: ($7.65) 8, 7, K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: ($7.65) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($7.65) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $7.65

      Results:
      BB had 2, 10 (one pair, Kings).
      Hero had K, A (full house, Kings over Aces).
      Outcome: Hero won $7.14
    • Vildcz
      Vildcz
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      Tonight's gonna be a sicko grinding session. Where's my hat?!
    • Vildcz
      Vildcz
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      Good cards, fishy tables and my poker hat, that's all I need :s_cool: Awesome run tonight :)



      Some of my hands:


      BB ($10)
      UTG ($9.57)
      MP ($9.94)
      Button ($3.53)
      Hero (SB) ($7.36)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7, 3
      2 folds, Button calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.30) 3, 7, 5 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.20, Button calls $0.20, Hero raises $0.55, BB calls $0.35, Button calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.95) 10 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, Button bets $2.88 (All-In), Hero calls $2.88, 1 fold

      River: ($7.71) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $7.71

      Results:
      Button had 5, 4 (one pair, fives).
      Hero had 7, 3 (two pair, sevens and threes).
      Outcome: Hero won $7.20

      _________________________


      SB ($10)
      BB ($17.91)
      UTG ($8.63)
      UTG+1 ($13.71)
      MP1 ($11.38)
      MP2 ($9.59)
      MP3 ($21.14)
      CO ($3.07)
      Hero (Button) ($4.25)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with K, K
      UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero bets $0.50, 3 folds, MP2 raises $1.80, Hero raises $2.80, MP2 raises $2.80, Hero calls $0.95 (All-In)

      Flop: ($8.75) Q, 10, 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: ($8.75) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($8.75) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $8.75

      Results:
      Hero had K, K (full house, Kings over Queens).
      MP2 had J, J (two pair, Queens and Jacks).
      Outcome: Hero won $8.17
    • Cornie4ever
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      haha, that´s a huge lol hand T2o made me laugh :D :f_biggrin:

      you will surely beat the cash game as you already learned a lot here at PS I guess. btw read the bronze BSS and silver BSS articles (most important advanced open raising and following, mhmm all of them are actually important :D ). It is such a valuable stuff. I have not learned anywhere else than on PS.com and it made me move to nl200 and beat it soon. and in the end to come work here

      if I had time I would re-read these articles again. it really helps to read and re-read those

      btw nice graphs, keep it coming ;)
    • Vildcz
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      Originally posted by Cornie4ever
      haha, that´s a huge lol hand T2o made me laugh :D :f_biggrin:

      you will surely beat the cash game as you already learned a lot here at PS I guess. btw read the bronze BSS and silver BSS articles (most important advanced open raising and following, mhmm all of them are actually important :D ). It is such a valuable stuff. I have not learned anywhere else than on PS.com and it made me move to nl200 and beat it soon. and in the end to come work here

      if I had time I would re-read these articles again. it really helps to read and re-read those

      btw nice graphs, keep it coming ;)
      Yeah, I'll start reading the BSS section tomorrow. Allthough I play MSS, I play mostly against big stacks, so I'll have to understand, what are they doin'. I tried NL25 yesterday and it seems to be as fishy as NL10. I guess I'll stay there a bit longer until moving to NL50.



      Btw I think my blog will need some threadsavers, so here's the first one :)

    • Vildcz
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      So, I played my first miniFTOPS today. After these 3 hands

      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25.00/t50.00 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 1228277
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP2: t2470.00 49.40 BBs
      CO: t3090.00 61.80 BBs
      BTN: t3905.00 78.10 BBs
      SB: t1458.00 29.16 BBs
      BB: t1155.00 23.10 BBs
      UTG: t5490.00 109.80 BBs
      Hero (UTG+1): t1400.00 28 BBs
      UTG+2: t1150.00 23 BBs
      MP1: t4402.00 88.04 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is UTG+1 with J :heart: Q :heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to t125, 3 folds, CO calls t125, BTN calls t125, 2 folds

      Flop: (t450) 7 :heart: 4 :heart: K :heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets t450.00, Hero raises to t1275, CO folds, BTN calls t825

      Turn: (t3000) 3 :diamond: (2 players)

      River: (t3000) 2 :club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t3000
      BTN shows A :heart: 9 :diamond:
      Hero shows J :heart: Q :heart:
      Hero wins t3000.00
      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50.00/t100.00 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 1228274
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: t3262.00 32.62 BBs
      SB: t4685.00 46.85 BBs
      BB: t5084.00 50.84 BBs
      UTG: t5965.00 59.65 BBs
      UTG+1: t4193.00 41.93 BBs
      UTG+2: t7100.00 71 BBs
      Hero (MP1): t2875.00 28.75 BBs
      MP2: t5069.00 50.69 BBs
      CO: t7405.00 74.05 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is MP1 with Q :spade: Q :club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to t225, MP2 calls t225, CO calls t225, 2 folds, BB calls t125

      Flop: (t950) 9 :heart: 8 :diamond: 8 :heart: (4 players)
      BB bets t600.00, Hero raises to t1500, MP2 folds, CO folds, BB raises to t2400, Hero raises to t2650, BB calls t250

      Turn: (t6250) 6 :club: (2 players)

      River: (t6250) J :club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t6250
      BB shows T :heart: T :diamond:
      Hero shows Q :spade: Q :club:
      Hero wins t6250.00
      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t60.00/t120.00 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 1228276
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP1: t3872.00 32.27 BBs
      MP2: t4095.00 34.12 BBs
      CO: t10149.00 84.58 BBs
      BTN: t3713.00 30.94 BBs
      SB: t6700.00 55.83 BBs
      Hero (BB): t5155.00 42.96 BBs
      UTG: t3689.00 30.74 BBs
      UTG+1: t8265.00 68.88 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t180) Hero is BB with 9 :heart: 8 :diamond:
      UTG calls t120, 3 folds, CO calls t120, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: (t420) T :club: 7 :diamond: 6 :heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets t210.00, UTG raises to t420, CO folds, Hero raises to t840, UTG raises to t3569, Hero calls t2729

      Turn: (t7558) 2 :heart: (2 players)

      River: (t7558) K :diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t7558
      Hero shows 9 :heart: 8 :diamond:
      UTG shows 6 :diamond: 6 :spade:
      Hero wins t7558.00

      I was like

      But then...
      Full Tilt Poker No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t80.00/t160.00 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 1228289
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      UTG+2: t5092.00 31.82 BBs
      MP1: t4175.00 26.09 BBs
      MP2: t8666.00 54.16 BBs
      CO: t9429.00 58.93 BBs
      BTN: t4033.00 25.21 BBs
      SB: t6400.00 40 BBs
      Hero (BB): t10104.00 63.15 BBs
      UTG: t17790.00 111.19 BBs
      UTG+1: t8845.00 55.28 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t240) Hero is BB with 3 :diamond: J :club:
      5 folds, CO raises to t320, 2 folds, Hero raises to t900, CO calls t580

      Flop: (t1880) 8 :heart: 3 :spade: J :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets t1500.00, CO raises to t3000, Hero raises to t9204, CO calls t5529 all in

      Turn: (t18938) T :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t18938) 7 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t18938
      CO shows 9 :club: 8 :spade:
      Hero shows 3 :diamond: J :club:
      CO wins t18938.00
      I was like

      (3betting J3o isn't my standart play, but that retard had 75% steal from his position).... sooooooooo sick!
    • Vildcz
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      Seriously....WTF? :s_o:



      Hero (BB) ($8.75)
      UTG ($25)
      UTG+1 ($28.40)
      MP1 ($18.50)
      MP2 ($27.74)
      MP3 ($0.95)
      CO ($37.06)
      Button ($30.50)
      SB ($29.21)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, A
      2 folds, MP1 bets $1.25, 1 fold, MP3 calls $0.95 (All-In), 3 folds, Hero raises $3.75, MP1 raises $7.55, Hero calls $4.75 (All-In)

      Flop: ($18.55) 2, K, 8 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: ($18.55) 7 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: ($18.55) A (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $18.55

      Results:
      Hero had K, A (two pair, Aces and Kings).
      MP1 had 4, 3 (high card, Ace).
      MP3 had 9, J (high card, Ace).
      Outcome: Hero won $17.63
    • Pincell
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      Originally posted by Vildcz
      Seriously....WTF? :s_o:



      Hero (BB) ($8.75)
      UTG ($25)
      UTG+1 ($28.40)
      MP1 ($18.50)
      MP2 ($27.74)
      MP3 ($0.95)
      CO ($37.06)
      Button ($30.50)
      SB ($29.21)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, A
      2 folds, MP1 bets $1.25, 1 fold, MP3 calls $0.95 (All-In), 3 folds, Hero raises $3.75, MP1 raises $7.55, Hero calls $4.75 (All-In)

      Flop: ($18.55) 2, K, 8 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: ($18.55) 7 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: ($18.55) A (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $18.55

      Results:
      Hero had K, A (two pair, Aces and Kings).
      MP1 had 4, 3 (high card, Ace).
      MP3 had 9, J (high card, Ace).
      Outcome: Hero won $17.63
      Heater obv :f_cool:
    • Gerv
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      Well despite working together for over 2 weeks, I wish you all the best with poker, real life & the ''extra'' workload from Cornie4ever


      But please readd me on skype ;) to work out the details.

      - Gervinho
    • Vildcz
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      Hey Gerv,
      thanks for wishing me luck, I will surely need it =)
    • Vildcz
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      More of those please! :s_cool:

      Full Tilt Poker $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 1238131
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP2: $8.75
      CO: $25.50
      Hero (BTN): $24.65
      SB: $27.65
      BB: $53.01
      UTG: $8.41
      UTG+1: $28.97
      MP1: $25.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with A :diamond: K :club:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.75, 1 fold, MP2 calls $0.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.75, 1 fold, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($3.10) 2 :club: K :spade: K :diamond: (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.55, BB calls $1.55, UTG+1 folds, MP2 folds

      Turn: ($6.20) Q :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.00, BB calls $3

      River: ($12.20) Q :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $6.00, BB calls $6

      Final Pot: $24.20
      Hero shows A :diamond: K :club:
      BB mucks A :heart: 2 :spade:
      Hero wins $22.99
    • Vildcz
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      Bluff 3bet + bluff on the flop = nutz on the river. Yep, I'm such a fckn luckbox :f_biggrin:


      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      CO ($30.17)
      Button ($15.59)
      SB ($25.10)
      Hero (BB) ($8.84)
      UTG ($8.10)
      UTG+1 ($16.21)
      MP1 ($20.75)
      MP2 ($50.03)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7, 5
      5 folds, Button bets $0.75, 1 fold, Hero raises $1.65, Button calls $1.15

      Flop: ($3.90) J, 6, 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $0.75, Hero raises $2.50, Button calls $1.75

      Turn: ($8.90) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button checks

      River: ($8.90) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2, Button calls $2

      Total pot: $12.90

      Results:
      Button had J, K (one pair, Jacks).
      Hero had 7, 5 (straight, seven high).
      Outcome: Hero won $12.26

    • Vildcz
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      Hey guys, I'm sorry that I didn't keep my blog updated, because I've been quite busy during last 2 weeks, suddenly all teachers decided, that we must write tests, so my typical day looked like: school -> some poker (only to reach 125FTP for iron man) -> learning for tests -> bed -> school.

      I wanted to play 50k hands this month, but that was a big fail, actually I'm surprised that I managed to play half of that. Although I began to play CG this month, it looks like this was the most profitable month in my very short poker career :f_cool:

      Here's the graph (10k hands on nl10, 1k on nl50 and the rest is nl25)


      Goals for April:

      :diamond: Move to NL50
      :diamond: Qualify for the "iron" iron man
      :diamond: watch all advanced MSS videos again
      :diamond: Purchase a music keyboard and start practicing 1hr/day (I've been thinking about that for a long time, and I need some activity to clear my head)

      Cheers!


    • Vildcz
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      Great run on NL50 so far, I expected it to be tougher but even on this limit there are many donks. If it goes like this I'll be able to hit NL100 next month :s_cool:

      First two days on NL50:


      This is beautiful :s_love:
    • Vildcz
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      :heart: 64o. Maybe the turn raise should have been higher, any flush draw would have good odds to call.



      Hero (BB) ($17.50)
      UTG ($42.75)
      UTG+1 ($52.75)
      MP1 ($16.30)
      MP2 ($62.30)
      CO ($50)
      Button ($53.10)
      SB ($50)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 4, 6
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, 4 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($1.25) 4, 5, 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.25) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $1.50, Hero raises $3.35, MP1 calls $1.85

      River: ($8.95) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $4, MP1 raises $11.95 (All-In), Hero calls $7.95

      Total pot: $32.85

      Results:
      Hero had 4, 6 (full house, fours over sixes).
      MP1 had 7, 5 (straight, eight high).
      Outcome: Hero won $31.25
    • Vildcz
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      Yesterday was my milestone in my poker career, my BR reached $1k.... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. It's a great feeling :s_cool: However, I should study more, I still didn't post any of my hands sice I started with cash games, I only go through marked hands and I try to figure out, if I played that hand correctly, imo that is just not enough, I should implement posting hands into my goals. I remember when I started playing cg, one of my goals was to read bronze+silver BSS section, and that was another fail, hopefully I'll deal with that this week.

      I'm running quite wel on NL50, I don't have a big sample, I only played 6k hands so far and my winning rate is about 12bb/100. I stil feel I sometimes do some retarded stuff, mostly when I bluff 3bet with thrash and cbet, I need to fix those leaks. Anyway, here's the graph


      Cheers!


    • Vildcz
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      Quite good run yesterday, I started with FR and I think I played well, I even tried rush nl50. However what I won there I almost immediately lost, but I won't complain. With rb $110+ :s_cool:

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