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To fall in love with bad beats- war on NL20 FR

    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,751
      Thanks for comments guys but now I would like to leave this hands... and I will back to them when I will be in better mood.

      Yesterday session was disaster, today too. I happy that I wasn't on NL20.

      Session started with some hands from which no escape but I don't worry with them. It's part of the game so not much to do.

      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $13.62
      BTN: $15.87
      SB: $5.01
      BB: $6.46
      UTG: $13.05
      UTG+1: $10.13
      MP: $10.00
      Hero (MP+1): $10.00

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:club: K:spade:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, MP raises to $0.45, Hero raises to $1.60, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, MP raises to $10.00, Hero calls $8.40

      Flop: ($20.25, 2 players) A:spade: Q:club: A:club:

      Turn: ($20.25, 2 players) 3:heart:

      River: ($20.25, 2 players) T:heart:

      MP shows Q:diamond: Q:spade: (Full House, Queens full of Aces) (Pre 18%, Flop 83%, Turn 91%)
      Hero shows K:club: K:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Kings) (Pre 82%, Flop 17%, Turn 9%)
      MP wins $19.24


      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $10.00
      MP: $8.78
      CO: $10.15
      BTN: $9.95
      Hero (SB): $10.00
      BB: $6.58

      Hero posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.35, Hero raises to $1.25, fold, BTN calls $0.90

      Flop: ($2.60, 2 players) 6:spade: T:club: 2:heart:
      Hero bets $1.75, BTN raises to $7.85, Hero raises to $8.75, BTN calls $0.85

      Turn: ($20.00, 2 players) 3:heart:

      River: ($20.00, 2 players) 8:spade:

      BTN shows T:spade: T:heart: (Three of a Kind, Tens) (Pre 19%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      Hero shows K:heart: K:diamond: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 81%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      BTN wins $19.00


      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $10.25
      Hero (UTG+1): $13.51
      MP: $9.80
      MP+1: $2.00
      LP: $2.00
      CO: $10.00
      BTN: $3.25
      SB: $14.58
      BB: $10.29

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10, CO posts DB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero has K:spade: A:heart:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.45, MP calls $0.45, fold, fold, CO calls $0.35, BTN raises to $3.25 and is all-in, fold, fold, Hero raises to $13.51, fold, fold

      Flop: ($7.55, 2 players) 5:spade: 7:club: 8:heart:

      Turn: ($7.55, 2 players) 9:spade:

      River: ($7.55, 2 players) J:diamond:

      Hero shows K:spade: A:heart: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 43%, Flop 26%, Turn 18%)
      BTN shows Q:heart: Q:club: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 57%, Flop 74%, Turn 82%)
      BTN wins $7.18

      ^ 23/10 after 30 hands
      This is easy call. Even if I put him on top range I have correct equity to call.
      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 60.406% 40.08% 20.33% 230565960 116968584.00 { QQ+, AKs, AKo }
      Hand 1: 39.594% 19.26% 20.33% 110831016 116968584.00 { AKs, AKo }

      I know standard situation and I shouldn't be mad but I was frustrated and after that I sold nice suckout. I hate making mistakes like that. It's horrible feeling.

      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $6.57
      MP+1: $11.51
      CO: $4.00
      BTN: $4.20
      SB: $10.05
      BB: $9.90
      Hero (UTG): $10.24
      UTG+1: $20.40

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10, CO posts DB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero has Q:diamond: A:club:

      Hero raises to $0.45, fold, MP calls $0.45, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($1.15, 2 players) 4:spade: K:diamond: A:heart:
      Hero bets $0.80, MP raises to $1.60, Hero calls $0.80

      Turn: ($4.35, 2 players) Q:spade:
      Hero checks, MP bets $1.00, Hero raises to $4.85, MP calls $3.52

      River: ($13.39, 2 players) Q:heart:

      MP shows K:heart: A:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Kings) (Pre 75%, Flop 98%, Turn 95%)
      Hero shows Q:diamond: A:club: (Full House, Queens full of Aces) (Pre 25%, Flop 2%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins $12.73

      ^ it should have been easy fold on the flop against passive player. Mini raise on dry board means only one thing... better hand then our.

      After 1.5 h play on the 888, soft stoped working and I moved to P* to play some hands.
      yeap it was also sick session.

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $10.00
      BTN: $9.75
      SB: $10.05
      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $11.32
      UTG+1: $6.28
      MP: $9.85

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:heart: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.30, fold, Hero raises to $1.15, BTN raises to $2.60, Hero raises to $10.00 and is all-in, BTN calls $7.15 and is all-in

      Flop: ($19.55, 2 players) 5:club: 3:spade: 2:spade:

      Turn: ($19.55, 2 players) A:heart:

      River: ($19.55, 2 players) Q:diamond:

      Hero shows K:heart: K:spade: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 19%, Flop 13%, Turn 5%)
      BTN shows A:club: A:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 81%, Flop 87%, Turn 95%)
      BTN wins $18.67


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $7.80
      SB: $11.99
      BB: $6.00
      UTG: $7.40
      Hero (UTG+1): $10.85
      MP: $10.10
      MP+1: $9.07
      CO: $10.30

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:heart: K:spade:

      UTG raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1.05, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.25, 2 players) 8:club: 5:club: 5:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.25, 2 players) K:club:
      UTG bets $2.00, Hero raises to $8.15, UTG calls $4.35 and is all-in

      River: ($14.95, 2 players) 7:club:

      UTG shows T:club: 9:club: (Flush, King High) (Pre 41%, Flop 56%, Turn 91%)
      Hero shows A:heart: K:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Fives) (Pre 59%, Flop 44%, Turn 9%)
      UTG wins $14.28


      My mindset collapsed and I played this:

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $10.98
      BB: $7.03
      UTG: $11.67
      UTG+1: $9.23
      MP: $6.41
      MP+1: $3.93
      Hero (CO): $10.00
      BTN: $10.00

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:spade: J:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, fold, fold, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65, 2 players) A:heart: K:club: 8:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.45, BB calls $0.45

      Turn: ($1.55, 2 players) J:spade:
      BB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $3.70, BB raises to $6.28 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.58

      River: ($14.11, 2 players) 6:diamond:

      BB shows A:diamond: J:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 75%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks K:spade: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks) (Pre 25%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      BB wins $13.48


      So yesterday I lost about 6bi overall.
      Today morning session was... yeap also hard for me...

      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG+1: $5.23
      Hero (MP): $10.00
      MP+1: $11.17
      CO: $11.16
      BTN: $8.52
      SB: $15.62
      BB: $5.70
      UTG: $10.87

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has Q:club: K:club:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.35, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) 3:club: J:club: 6:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.55, BB calls $0.55

      Turn: ($1.85, 2 players) 5:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.85, 2 players) 7:club:
      BB bets $0.92, Hero raises to $4.25, BB raises to $4.80, Hero calls $0.55

      Hero shows Q:club: K:club: (Flush, King High) (Pre 41%, Flop 21%, Turn 14%)
      BB shows A:club: 9:club: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 59%, Flop 79%, Turn 86%)
      BB wins $10.88


      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG+1: $13.04
      Hero (MP): $10.98
      CO: $5.57
      BTN: $10.27
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $5.60
      UTG: $9.75

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:club: K:diamond:

      UTG calls $0.10, fold, Hero raises to $0.45, CO raises to $1.60, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $10.98, CO calls $3.97

      Flop: ($11.39, 2 players) 9:diamond: Q:spade: 5:diamond:

      Turn: ($11.39, 2 players) 4:heart:

      River: ($11.39, 2 players) 3:spade:

      Hero shows K:club: K:diamond: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 82%, Flop 14%, Turn 5%)
      CO shows Q:heart: Q:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Queens) (Pre 18%, Flop 86%, Turn 95%)
      CO wins $10.83


      When thinks go wrong I make decision like that:

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $9.60
      BB: $10.67
      UTG: $13.34
      UTG+1: $10.49
      MP: $9.50
      MP+1: $5.96
      LP: $10.15
      Hero (CO): $10.00
      BTN: $5.61

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) 7:club: 8:club: A:club:
      Hero bets $0.55, BTN raises to $5.31 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.76

      Turn: ($11.37, 2 players) J:club:

      River: ($11.37, 2 players) 9:heart:

      Hero shows A:heart: K:diamond: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 70%, Flop 28%, Turn 28%)
      BTN shows A:diamond: 7:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens) (Pre 30%, Flop 72%, Turn 72%)
      BTN wins $10.86

      ^ easy fold against passive player plays one table...

      Let's sum up those session... I'm not surprised that I'm in bad mood because I lost 8 bi!!! Sick amount...

      After this shit I joined to the sweat session and watched buddy from the learning group.
      I'm also crushed because of some decision about 3bet preflop which he made.

      Nl10 Fr 99 24.04

      I can't agree at all because in most of cases fish will fold. He also 3bet tight player 13/10 Ft3b 80% (something like this) with QQ so for me it's huge mistake.

      In this month I've played huge amount of hands and noticed that after long sessions my eyes pain and work strange so I decided to buy glasses to the computer.
      It's too early to say something about it... we will see :)



      Now I have break from NL20 for few days because I have to get even on NL10.
      I will spend this time on learning, refreshing previous hands, maybe watching videos.... ok book is waiting for me too... :)
    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,751
      Today late session showed that my mindset is touched after previous few sessions. The worst thing is that I blame myself that I don't move forward with earnings. I shouldn't do it and it's very bad attitude.

      I put hands where I wasn't sure about my play but it looks like that I made correct decisions. I don't understand myself why I have pangs of conscience. It started from this hands.
      Nl10 Fr 24.04
      Nl10 Fr Kj 24.04



      As you can see ev doesn't help me but the worst thing is that I started making bad decisions and I don't play my A-game...

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (SB): $10.00
      BB: $10.00
      UTG: $4.07
      UTG+1: $12.80
      MP: $5.58
      MP+1: $10.00
      CO: $14.89
      BTN: $10.90

      Hero posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:diamond: Q:diamond:

      UTG raises to $0.30, fold, MP calls $0.30, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $1.40, fold, UTG raises to $4.07 and is all-in, fold, Hero calls $2.67

      Flop: ($8.54, 2 players) 4:heart: 7:diamond: Q:heart:

      Turn: ($8.54, 2 players) 7:spade:

      River: ($8.54, 2 players) 3:diamond:

      Hero shows A:diamond: Q:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Sevens) (Pre 32%, Flop 24%, Turn 11%)
      UTG shows K:spade: K:diamond: (Two Pair, Kings and Sevens) (Pre 68%, Flop 76%, Turn 89%)
      UTG wins $8.16


      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $9.60
      BB: $10.67
      UTG: $13.34
      UTG+1: $10.49
      MP: $9.50
      MP+1: $5.96
      LP: $10.15
      Hero (CO): $10.00
      BTN: $5.61

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) 7:club: 8:club: A:club:
      Hero bets $0.55, BTN raises to $5.31 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.76

      Turn: ($11.37, 2 players) J:club:

      River: ($11.37, 2 players) 9:heart:

      Hero shows A:heart: K:diamond: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 70%, Flop 28%, Turn 28%)
      BTN shows A:diamond: 7:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens) (Pre 30%, Flop 72%, Turn 72%)
      BTN wins $10.86


      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $27.08
      BB: $11.16
      Hero (UTG): $10.00
      UTG+1: $13.37
      MP: $10.82
      CO: $10.00
      BTN: $13.85

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:heart: K:spade:

      Hero raises to $0.35, UTG+1 calls $0.35, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.85, 2 players) 7:diamond: T:diamond: 3:spade:
      Hero bets $0.65, UTG+1 raises to $2.10, Hero raises to $9.65, UTG+1 calls $7.55

      Turn: ($20.15, 2 players) 9:heart:

      River: ($20.15, 2 players) 4:diamond:

      Hero shows K:heart: K:spade: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 81%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      UTG+1 shows 7:club: 7:heart: (Three of a Kind, Sevens) (Pre 19%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      UTG+1 wins $19.15


      ^ It doesn't matter against what kind of player I were. It should be easy fold on the flop. I don't remember when I made mistake like that.


      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $14.31
      UTG+1: $9.13
      MP: $10.74
      MP+1: $10.00
      Hero (LP): $10.78
      CO: $3.22
      BTN: $8.83
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $9.21

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has Q:club: K:spade:

      UTG calls $0.10, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.55, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.35, 2 players) A:spade: 5:diamond: Q:diamond:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.00, UTG+1 calls $1.00

      Turn: ($3.35, 2 players) K:diamond:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $2.40, UTG+1 calls $2.40

      River: ($8.15, 2 players) 8:club:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $6.83, UTG+1 calls $5.18

      UTG+1 shows T:diamond: 8:diamond: (Flush, King High) (Pre 39%, Flop 39%, Turn 91%)
      Hero shows Q:club: K:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Queens) (Pre 61%, Flop 61%, Turn 9%)
      UTG+1 wins $17.59



      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $15.09
      SB: $10.99
      BB: $10.00
      UTG: $10.95
      UTG+1: $12.48
      MP: $1.68
      Hero (MP+1): $10.00
      CO: $4.05

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has J:spade: A:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.35, CO raises to $0.60, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $10.00, CO calls $3.45

      Flop: ($8.25, 2 players) K:spade: 7:diamond: J:club:

      Turn: ($8.25, 2 players) T:heart:

      River: ($8.25, 2 players) 7:club:

      Hero shows J:spade: A:heart: (Two Pair, Jacks and Sevens) (Pre 29%, Flop 20%, Turn 9%)
      CO shows Q:heart: Q:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Sevens) (Pre 71%, Flop 80%, Turn 91%)
      CO wins $7.84


      Seriously I don't understand myself because sum of this mistakes is just ~3BI. I shouldn't even worry about it. I should let it go. It's sick that my mindset is in so bad shape because of them.

      To this sum I should add stupid 4bet bluff for ~$5.

      I hope that this crying post helps me and tmr will be better.
    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,751
      APRIL

      It's high time to sum up results of April.
      I'm happy and satisfied because of this month. I've made the biggest profit, I've played the most hands ever, I've back to my A-game, motivation and desires, I've reactivated blog, joined to the learning group, I've finally found second pokerroom ... so there were a lot of good things for me.
      Not only good things were on this month but also some bad things too. I had hard time because of mindset and game. On this month I decided that I would be grinding a lot so I had to find second pokerroom for playing more tables than 8 on 888. Yeap I had problems with it. Two times it was a disappointment. First with Party Poker, second with PokerStars. Totally I've lost 10BI. I don't know how people can play on this rooms but I couldn't. I've tried it and said NO. After two catastrophes, finally I've found pokerroom which is perfect for me. It's Bwin. People says a lot of bad things about ongame soft but for me is great. I like it very much. It looks very similar to 888 soft and I hope that I will make a profit there :)

      This is profit on 888 (NL10 & NL20)



      I would like to show you also graphs from PP&P*. It would be stupid to hide it. I have to admit I failed two times.





      As you can see I played ~90k and it's a record for me. It took ~166 hours of grinding. Daily routine was the most important. Almost every day was the same. I hope I will continue it on next month.

      My aim for May would be the same... rebuild my bankroll on NL20 as fast as I can according to my recovering strategy and grinding on NL10 and finally reach NL50. I know it takes time but recovering strategy is good for me because I have more time to analyze sessions and think about mistakes which I make on NL20.
    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,751
      Hello after one week break from posting :)

      Finally I've back to my A-game and decided not to look at cashier at all so no graphs from 888 room to the end of the month.
      Because I feel good and very comfortable on NL20 I've changed my strategy.
      Recovering strategy helped me find myself in this whole situation and I've switched it to Grinding strategy :) We will see how it works. Probably I will use it as long as I will play my A-game. So now I play two sessions per day. First one on NL10 in the morning (9-12) and second on NL20 in the evening (21-24). I don't know how I'm running now because I don't look at the cashier as I mentioned. The most important thing is that I have free mind and don't worry about results. I'm focused on making correct decision. I feel willingness to see cashier but so far I've not done it :)
      In next month I will try NL50 but it depends on the results of the May. I think that this move will be good for my skill and I will learn more so I will be better player on NL20. Probably grinding on NL20 will be much easier.

      I would like to show you my graph from bwin NL10.



      As you can see sick run there :) .

      Ok I don't know when I will post again. Probably when I will have to complain about bad running but I hope everything will be fine.
    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,751
      Yesterday I had very interesting session.
      Some nice hands:

      Pacific Poker - $0.20 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG+1: $15.39
      Hero (MP): $23.09
      MP+1: $33.35
      LP: $29.27
      CO: $20.30
      BTN: $20.74
      SB: $20.00
      BB: $29.67
      UTG: $11.19

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.20

      Pre Flop: ($0.30) Hero has K:heart: K:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.70, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.70, fold, fold

      Flop: ($1.70, 2 players) 8:spade: 4:diamond: K:diamond:
      Hero bets $1.25, BTN calls $1.25

      Turn: ($4.20, 2 players) 4:heart:
      Hero bets $2.75, BTN calls $2.75

      River: ($9.70, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero bets $5.25, BTN raises to $16.04, Hero calls $10.79

      Hero shows K:heart: K:spade: (Full House, Kings full of Fours) (Pre 18%, Flop 88%, Turn 95%)
      BTN shows A:diamond: A:heart: (Full House, Aces full of Fours) (Pre 82%, Flop 12%, Turn 5%)
      BTN wins $39.70


      Pacific Poker - $0.20 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP+1: $14.17
      CO: $20.00
      BTN: $8.09
      SB: $20.81
      BB: $17.24
      Hero (UTG): $20.05
      UTG+1: $26.80
      MP: $20.00

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.20, CO posts DB $0.20

      Pre Flop: ($0.50) Hero has 8:heart: 8:spade:

      Hero raises to $0.90, UTG+1 calls $0.90, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($2.30, 2 players) A:diamond: A:spade: Q:diamond:
      Hero bets $1.35, UTG+1 calls $1.35

      Turn: ($5.00, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks

      River: ($5.00, 2 players) Q:club:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $4.00, Hero calls $4.00

      UTG+1 shows Q:heart: A:heart: (Four of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 47%, Flop 100%, Turn 100%)
      Hero mucks 8:heart: 8:spade: (Full House, Aces full of Queens) (Pre 53%, Flop 0%, Turn 0%)
      UTG+1 wins $12.35

      ^ I know that it's spit pot in the best case but... curiosity costs :)

      Pacific Poker - $0.20 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $12.41
      Hero (BTN): $21.34
      SB: $19.80
      BB: $22.15
      UTG: $29.32
      UTG+1: $13.89
      MP: $22.45
      MP+1: $31.70

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.20

      Pre Flop: ($0.30) Hero has J:spade: J:club:

      UTG calls $0.20, fold, MP calls $0.20, MP+1 calls $0.20, fold, Hero raises to $1.30, SB calls $1.20, fold, UTG calls $1.10, MP calls $1.10, MP+1 calls $1.10

      Flop: ($6.70, 5 players) 8:club: 7:heart: J:diamond:
      SB checks, UTG checks, MP checks, MP+1 checks, Hero bets $5.00, SB raises to $10.00, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $20.04, SB calls $8.50

      Turn: ($43.70, 2 players) K:diamond:

      River: ($43.70, 2 players) 4:heart:

      Hero shows J:spade: J:club: (Three of a Kind, Jacks) (Pre 19%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      SB shows Q:heart: Q:diamond: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 81%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins $41.52


      Pacific Poker - $0.20 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG+1: $31.23
      MP: $13.62
      CO: $35.34
      BTN: $45.22
      SB: $20.30
      Hero (BB): $31.21
      UTG: $26.17

      SB posts SB $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.20

      Pre Flop: ($0.30) Hero has 4:heart: 3:heart:

      UTG calls $0.20, fold, MP calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, fold, Hero checks

      Flop: ($1.10, 5 players) 2:club: K:heart: 5:club:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.55, fold, CO calls $0.55, fold, Hero calls $0.55

      Turn: ($2.75, 3 players) A:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $1.47, Hero raises to $7.00, fold, CO calls $5.53

      River: ($16.75, 2 players) A:diamond:
      Hero bets $23.46, CO calls $23.46

      CO shows 6:club: A:club: (Three of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 62%, Flop 67%, Turn 20%)
      Hero shows 4:heart: 3:heart: (Straight, Five High) (Pre 38%, Flop 33%, Turn 80%)
      Hero wins $60.49


      ^ last two hands with the same player but I was surprised because he had nice stats, probably on tilt.
    • inlovewithamsterdam
      inlovewithamsterdam
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2009 Posts: 671
      Great stuff mate!
      The benefits of not looking at the cashier are multiple, I try to do that as well!

      I play some micro cash right now as well (although I play exclusively SH), together with some SNGs and DONs - grinding out a First Deposit Bonus on William Hill. SNGs are my main game but recently my love for cash has come rushing back!

      I've got a small comment on one of the hands you posted, namely the KK on K84 flop. I'd bet bigger on the turn - you need to think in ranges, and all the hands that have called on the flop will call on the turn, almost regardless of the bet size. So you want to get maximum out of it! I'd bet around $3.2.

      I have a lot work to do on my bet sizing, but I'm getting there. I noticed the hand because I, myself, had a habit (largely unconscious) of betting smaller when on a monster. It is not always the best choice, and it surely isn't on a blank card!

      Also on the river, I'd bet a bit smaller, like $3.6 - $4 to: a) get light calls from weaker hands (like 99, TT, JJ, QQ, pair of kings) b) induce a spewy bluff from missed flush draws.
      But that depends on the opponent!

      Best of luck mate will pop in from time to time to see how you get on.

      Best
      Matt