From Russia with bluff [nl100-400]

    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself. My name is Nik. I'm 18 and I'm from Russia I want to study English. That's why I'm here. Obviously,I'll make mistakes so pls correct me :rolleyes: I've never been abroad and I want to earn some money from poker for traveling. I was regular nl100 before Black Friday came. I have some problems with the withdrawal. I took a break then borrowed money from friends. Now I'm playing on Entraction nl50€. When I'll get full bankroll I would play nl100.

      This year:



      I'd like to discuss a few hands:

      1) What hands would you make call river ?

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($51)
      BB ($50)
      UTG ($78.65)
      UTG+1 ($52.64)
      CO ($87.31)
      Hero ($96.68)

      Dealt to Hero X X

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $1.43, SB calls $1.18, fold

      FLOP ($3.36) 6:diamond: 6:spade: T:club:

      SB checks, Hero bets $2.20, SB calls $2.20

      TURN ($7.76) 6:diamond: 6:spade: T:club: 5:diamond:

      SB checks, Hero bets $4.20, SB calls $4.20

      RIVER ($16.16) 6:diamond: 6:spade: T:club: 5:diamond: T:spade:

      SB checks, Hero bets $22, SB



      2) Opponent 19\15\AF2.0\CbetFlop43%\CbetTurn50%\Ch-R Turn 1from4. I think He could make Check\Raise turn with 100% range. Board was dry and i could lose if he had TT+. Without a doubt, i have some outs if he got strong hand. The other hand he should fold

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($40.60)
      BB ($10)
      UTG ($50)
      UTG+1 ($140)
      CO ($55.69)
      Hero ($53.97)

      Dealt to Hero 5:spade: 6:spade:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, fold, fold

      FLOP ($3.75) 7:diamond: 7:club: 9:heart:

      CO bets $2, Hero calls $2

      TURN ($7.75) 7:diamond: 7:club: 9:heart: 4:club:

      CO checks, Hero bets $4.40, CO raises to $14.30, Hero raises to $50.47 (AI)



      3) Opp is fish 71\16 for 90hands. How often do you fold that? Their line, it shows either 4 or air. In addition,I often don't believe in flop's Check\MinRaise :f_confused:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($79.83)
      BB ($89.53)
      Hero ($88)
      UTG+1 ($54.93)
      CO ($50)
      BTN ($50.85)

      Dealt to Hero 8:club: 8:diamond:

      Hero raises to $1.75, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $1.50, fold

      FLOP ($4) 4:spade: 4:club: 6:spade:

      SB checks, Hero bets $3, SB raises to $6, Hero calls $3

      TURN ($16) 4:spade: 4:club: 6:spade: T:diamond:

      SB bets $16, Hero calls $16

      RIVER ($48) 4:spade: 4:club: 6:spade: T:diamond: 9:diamond:

      SB bets $56.08 (AI), Hero calls $56.08



      Good luck and stay good people :diamond:
  • 19 replies
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,144
      that's the best rhyme ever :D bluff ~ love
    • Loe
      Loe
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.12.2008 Posts: 1,221
      norm
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,596
      Where are your thoughts on traveling?
      Would it be for poker or just pleasure?
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      I'm from Siberia. First and foremost I would like to visit Europe. I would prefer to forget about poker while traveling.
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      Does anyone believe in fate? Yes and no, but why?
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      del
    • Kruppe
      Kruppe
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 2,144
      why did a moderator remove your entire bankroll?
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      Kruppe, it was stupidity. I thought expressed wrongly.

      Had really hard days. Exams are coming soon, it's a pity. I have free time in at afternoon for playing poker but at this time is no tables. And the desire to have recently gone :f_confused: I need to come up with a motivation for myself. I'll write about it later
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      The longer I take a break from poker the less I want to play :f_confused:
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      :f_confused:
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      Hi all.

      I came back and I still play poker.

      2,5 years have passed , my English level is still low. Progress was too slow because i had no motivation to study.

      Nowadays i play nl100-400 at 888poker.

      July-September were successful



      But last 2 months i have problems



      This is fair.

      These days I realized the importance of foreign language skills. I'll try to write as often as it possible.

      If you want to learn Russian language, we can help each other via skype.

      You also may ask me all about Russia: weather, mentality, education. Everything. You will get information from person who was born and lives in Russia, not in the Media. I will answer all that I know. Don't be shy.

      And stay good people.
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      The difference between +100$ session and +1k$ session

      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: $266.00
      BTN: $308.95
      SB: $101.03
      BB: $80.00
      Hero (UTG): $206.35
      MP: $100.00

      SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has A:diamond: A:club:

      Hero raises to $6.00, fold, CO calls $6.00, fold, SB calls $5.00, BB raises to $43.00, Hero raises to $206.35, CO raises to $266.00, fold, BB calls $37.00

      Flop: ($498.70, 3 players) J:diamond: J:spade: 5:diamond:

      Turn: ($498.70, 3 players) 3:spade:

      River: ($498.70, 3 players) Q:diamond:

      CO shows Q:spade: Q:heart: (Full House, Queens full of Jacks) (Pre 18%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      BB shows K:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 5%, Flop 0%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: A:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 76%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      CO wins $242.00
      CO wins $252.70


      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $307.65
      SB: $624.35
      Hero (BB): $200.00
      UTG: $365.50
      MP: $340.82
      CO: $204.25

      SB posts SB $1.00, Hero posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has 9:spade: 9:club:

      UTG raises to $6.00, fold, CO calls $6.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $24.00, UTG calls $18.00, CO calls $18.00

      Flop: ($73.00, 3 players) 4:club: 5:heart: 8:club:
      Hero bets $40.00, fold, CO raises to $180.25, Hero calls $136.00

      Turn: ($425.00, 2 players) 5:club:

      River: ($425.00, 2 players) 6:heart:

      Hero shows 9:spade: 9:club: (Two Pair, Nines and Fives) (Pre 82%, Flop 77%, Turn 86%)
      CO shows 7:diamond: 7:club: (Straight, Eight High) (Pre 18%, Flop 23%, Turn 14%)
      CO wins $421.00



      I feel strongly that I'll play without any negative emotion in a short time.

      Plutarch said:When you're in a rage cursing their fate, you just shake it air.


      Today I chose nice situation for open4bet bluff as always

      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $200.00
      UTG: $214.15
      MP: $200.00
      CO: $395.95
      Hero (BTN): $227.30
      SB: $462.38

      SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has J:spade: K:club:

      UTG raises to $6.00, MP raises to $18.00, fold, Hero raises to $38.00, SB calls $37.00, fold, UTG raises to $92.00, MP raises to $200.00, fold, fold, UTG calls $108.00

      Flop: ($478.00, 2 players) Q:club: T:heart: 7:club:

      Turn: ($478.00, 2 players) 2:club:

      River: ($478.00, 2 players) 6:heart:

      UTG shows K:spade: K:heart: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 18%, Flop 9%, Turn 2%)
      MP shows A:spade: A:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 82%, Flop 91%, Turn 98%)
      MP wins $474.00


      Sometimes regulars make me cry through them perfect lines

      888 Poker - $1 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: $100.00
      Hero (BB): $100.00
      UTG: $100.00
      MP: $100.11
      CO: $145.26
      BTN: $175.10

      SB posts SB $0.50, Hero posts BB $1.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $1.50) Hero has 8:spade: 8:heart:

      UTG raises to $3.00, fold, fold, BTN calls $3.00, fold, Hero calls $2.00

      Flop: ($9.50, 3 players) J:club: 8:diamond: 9:diamond:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.00, BTN calls $1.00, Hero raises to $10.00, UTG calls $9.00, fold

      Turn: ($30.50, 2 players) 4:heart:
      Hero bets $24.00, UTG calls $24.00

      River: ($78.50, 2 players) A:spade:
      Hero bets $63.00, UTG calls $63.00

      Hero shows 8:spade: 8:heart: (Three of a Kind, Eights) (Pre 51%, Flop 35%, Turn 23%)
      UTG shows T:club: Q:club: (Straight, Queen High) (Pre 49%, Flop 65%, Turn 77%)
      UTG wins $200.50



      Today i was translating into Russian this video



      I'm glad to know that initially understand half the words in this video.
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      After the New Year came, I reviewed my life's targets.

      A few months ago I dropped out university because of poker. I made desicion to concentrate at most of attention this game. It's no ideas where I can earn though a half poker's money.

      Since 1 of January I try to play 6hours per day without holidays. Before I played a little or so. Also I decided not to watch my results within a month.

      I promise to write post every week.
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
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      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Some nice graphs mate,

      Sorry for last ~100k hands experiencing bad side of variance, but that's just it, we can't change it, keep up good work. gl!
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE , thank you mate.

      What about you? What do you play? Do you work hard? :)
    • confidant91
      confidant91
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 02.04.2011 Posts: 5,551
      Hello Reco4life, i m gonna follow your blog!

      Can you add me on skype pls? Since i might be studying in Chelyabinsk for next year i would like to talk a bit about living conditions there, since i dont know much about that part of Russia i would really appreciate it.
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
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      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      confidant91 , hello! No problem.
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      Winter has come in Syberia again =)



      At the end of the week is expected warming so in a short time I'll be able to resume jogging :)

      This month, I played a lot and set my own record for the number of hands ( not more than 6 tables)





      Totally won ~13.1k$ including rakeback.

      First half of the month I was playing without holidays and after 14-15 of January I got tired and had to downshift. At February I'll plan to play 6 days per week and make 1 holiday when I can dedicate time to things not related to poker.

      I want to earn 10k$ per month averagly. For this I should make 6bb\100 at nl200 for 60k hand per month (7k profit+ 3k rakeback). I think it's quite realistic,isn't it? :rolleyes:

      Look at a shame of the month:

      888 Poker - $4 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $583.00
      Hero (UTG): $416.00
      MP: $427.60
      CO: $380.00
      BTN: $521.10
      SB: $484.46

      SB posts SB $2.00, BB posts BB $4.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $6.00) Hero has 2:club: A:club:

      Hero raises to $12.00, fold, CO calls $12.00, fold, SB calls $10.00, fold

      Flop: ($40.00, 3 players) T:club: 9:club: T:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets $23.00, CO calls $23.00, fold

      Turn: ($86.00, 2 players) 4:club:
      Hero bets $62.00, CO raises to $136.00, Hero raises to $381.00, CO calls $209.00

      River: ($776.00, 2 players) Q:club:

      Hero shows 2:club: A:club: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 54%, Flop 0%, Turn 0%)
      CO shows 9:heart: T:heart: (Full House, Tens full of Nines) (Pre 46%, Flop 100%, Turn 100%)
      CO wins $772.00


      CO is strong regular who couldn't rebuy 100bb because of bug of Pacific Poker. A couple of hours, I сoncluded that I was tilting X( Made the worst decision on turn. Shame.



      Here BTN was thinking for a long time on river lol. I was going to fold on turn if he bet a little more.

      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $354.42
      Hero (CO): $216.05
      BTN: $338.60
      SB: $500.51

      SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has 7:spade: 9:spade:

      Hero raises to $6.00, BTN calls $6.00, fold, fold

      Flop: ($15.00, 2 players) 8:heart: 6:spade: J:heart:
      Hero bets $11.00, BTN raises to $32.00, Hero calls $21.00

      Turn: ($79.00, 2 players) 9:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $46.00, Hero calls $46.00

      River: ($171.00, 2 players) 3:heart:
      Hero bets $132.05, fold

      Hero wins $167.00



      Nice river for bluff

      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $200.00
      CO: $93.43
      Hero (BTN): $200.00
      SB: $154.35

      SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has 4:heart: 6:heart:

      fold, Hero raises to $6.00, SB calls $5.00, BB calls $4.00

      Flop: ($18.00, 3 players) 6:club: J:heart: T:heart:
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($18.00, 3 players) 3:spade:
      SB checks, BB bets $13.50, Hero calls $13.50, fold

      River: ($45.00, 2 players) 7:spade:
      BB bets $33.75, Hero raises to $83.00, fold

      Hero wins $108.50


      He told me that he mucked JT. Would you fold that?


      Did you get SD value? Check behind!

      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: $200.00
      Hero (BB): $200.00
      CO: $279.78
      BTN: $327.22

      SB posts SB $1.00, Hero posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has 8:spade: A:heart:

      fold, BTN raises to $4.00, fold, Hero calls $2.00

      Flop: ($9.00, 2 players) 8:diamond: 9:heart: 7:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $6.00, Hero calls $6.00

      Turn: ($21.00, 2 players) 3:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $16.00, Hero raises to $43.00, BTN calls $27.00

      River: ($107.00, 2 players) 6:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows 8:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Eights) (Pre 59%, Flop 56%, Turn 59%)
      BTN mucks 6:club: J:club: (One Pair, Sixes) (Pre 41%, Flop 44%, Turn 41%)
      Hero wins $103.00


      Sometimes my valuebets makes me cry

      888 Poker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): $203.35
      SB: $235.00
      BB: $215.13
      UTG: $149.07
      MP: $221.63
      CO: $262.15

      SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

      Pre Flop: (pot: $3.00) Hero has 9:heart: T:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $4.00, fold, BB raises to $14.00, Hero calls $10.00

      Flop: ($29.00, 2 players) J:heart: 3:spade: T:diamond:
      BB bets $18.00, Hero calls $18.00

      Turn: ($65.00, 2 players) 7:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($65.00, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets $30.00, BB raises to $183.13, fold

      BB wins $121.00



      As a whole it was a good month.

      Don't relax, work hard!
    • Reco4life
      Reco4life
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2010 Posts: 3,087
      Something strange is happening ?(

      I can't play a lot and I don't know why.

      5 days in a row I play 300-500 hands and lose a few stacks because of my stupidity ;( I'm showing a horrible game.

      It's time to change something in my head and my real life.