Return to the dark side.

    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Hi all I think its time for me to start a new blog, I did start 1 last year ( A walk on the dark side. ) but due to circumstances in my life i.e. losing my job I had to withdraw my bank roll to pay the bills. X(

      But thanks to pokerstrategy for a second starting capital on William Hill I can start to play again and hopeful I can get back to where I was last year and beyond ( NL25 and NL50 short handed).

      I will be starting from scratch at NL02 and NL04 short handed and charting my progress through the limits, I will as be play some razz cash games as well so will post some razz hands here that I think are interesting and worth commenting as well as the hold em hands.

      Now a bit a bout my self:-

      I'm Steve and I live in Bradford West Yorkshire and have been play poker for about 6 years. I started playing poker after watching it on tv and thought I can can do that it looks easy.

      So I opened an account with William Hill's poker site and deposited 10 pounds their and played on line for the first time, I started with my entire bankroll on the table (cause I didn't know any better as I didn't know any thing about BRM) and started to win some money I was hooked as I turned my 10 pounds in to 160 in my first night of play and thought this is easy. Boy was I wrong the following night I lost it all in about 3 hours, I didn't play again for about 3 weeks. Then I tried again and you guested it the same thing happened I'd win some then lose it all.

      This went on and on with the occasional big win of a few hundred $ in tornys but I probably lost more than I won as you do when you start to play or I just played for the fun of playing poker and only played with money I could afford to loss.

      Then last year I started to take poker more seriously and started to read books starting with super systems 1 and 2 as I had these already for DoylesRoom where I have an account and got them for acquiring them form a bonus offer.

      I started to build a br and got up to about $600 but things didn't quite work out as I was made redundant and had to with draw my br as I had no money and had to pay the bills so poker had to come second at that point so all I was playing was the free rolls.

      Thus ends my boom and bust phase of my poker career I hope. I guess this is a familiar story as a lot of you have gone through this phase playing poker.

      That's enough about my self for now.

      My goals

      [B]Short term goals.[/B]

      1 Up date my every week.

      2 To post at least 3 hands per week

      3 Get back to playing NL50.

      4 Improve my game.

      5 build up my back roll.

      6 Find a new job to pay the bill until I am making enough money from poker.


      Long term goals.

      1 To become pro.

      2 Play live cash games

      3 Play live torns.

      I will start posting hands next week.

      I think that's every thing for now but if any 1 has any suggestion the fell free to post them.
  • 27 replies
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Hi themagpiespg,

      Good to see you joining the blog section, looking forward to those hands ;)

      Ingrid
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Hi all he's the first set of hand I'm posting

      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $5.46

      42 - 50 29
      BU: $4.95
      2.0 20 36 31


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 4, 4 (Comment)
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, CO folds, BU raises to $0.18, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.39) Q :heart: , 6 :heart: , 4 :club: (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.39, Hero raises to $1.56, BU calls $1.17.

      Turn: ($3.51) 7 :diamond: (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $3.51, BU raises to $3.21 (All-In).

      River: ($10.23) T :spade: (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $10.23

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, fours (4s 4d)
      BU shows (Qs Js)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, fours (4s 4d)

      I open raised and called his 3 bet as we where both deep stacked, my plan was to play for set value on the flop as he was very loose and if I hit I could get his hole stack. The turn was a bit of a scare card but he had been 3 betting a lot with over cards so my plan work out. If the 4 had not arrived on the flop I would have folded to any bets.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $2

      50 33 62 28
      MP3: $2.34
      1.3 17 15 127
      16 88 24 13
      BU: $2.64
      4.1 47 13 1,060


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q (Comment)
      MP3 raises to $0.06, CO folds, BU raises to $0.24, Hero raises to $0.78, 2 folds, BU raises to $2.64 (All-In), Hero raises to $2.00 (All-In).

      Flop: ($4.72) 8 :spade: , 7 :spade: , 4 :diamond: (Comment)
      Turn: ($4.72) K :club: (Comment)
      River: ($4.72) K :spade: (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $4.72

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows three-of-a-kind, kings (Ad Kh)
      Hero shows (Qh Qd)

      BU wins with three-of-a-kind, kings (Ad Kh)

      ! of those hand that went tits up but some times the races go against u I did contemplated a fold but as he was shipping with 77+ he only has 2 hands he's shipping that beat me per flop so I called pretty standard.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Over all this evenings session went very well as I finished up 5.5 buy ins, so just need to keep it up to get to where I want to be :s_cool:

      So if you have any comment on these hands please fell free to post them.
    • Tim64
      Tim64
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      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Good luck to you, sir.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280



      Just thought I add this as this is the car I will buy when I make the money. lol :D
    • Salivanth
      Salivanth
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      Joined: 01.01.2011 Posts: 587
      Well, AK v QQ is a very standard flipping situation: QQ only has 57% equity there, and neither you nor he is folding, so that's just standard. You'll lose a lot of flips with AK and QQ, but that's just Poker. You'll win a lot of them too.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      A quick report on my last 2 sessions over all 3 bi down X( , suffered set over set twice to kill my profit.

      never mind just keep playing my a game and it will come back.

      Will be posting some more hand later as I have yet to choose them, so I will be back soon.

      cu all :s_cool:
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Sorry no hands at the moment Elephant has crash and I trying to reinstall at the moment so I can post some of my hands. X(

      A quick up date of my progress in my last session it went ok 2.5 buy in profit, would have been more but my AA's and KK's didn't hold up so lost some there but as they say shit happens. :s_confused:
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Hi all sorry no hands as of yet but elephants doesn't want to import my hand history at the moment. I'm still trying to get it to work so if any 1 has any suggestions as to how I can get it to import hand histories.


      Hope to have a full update soon :s_cool:
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Well here we are elephant is now fixed and importing hand again so as promised I'll post some hands.

      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands
      29 100 20 25
      SB: $1.83
      1.0 0 50 28
      28 75 0 0
      BB: $1.42
      2.0 50 20 39

      Hero: $4.38



      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, 9 (Comment)
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.18) T, 7, 6 (3 players) (Comment)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.13, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.44) Q (2 players) (Comment)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.44) 5 (2 players) (Comment)
      SB bets $0.33, Hero calls $0.33.

      Final Pot: $1.10

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of tens (Tc 9c)
      SB shows (Ks 8s)

      Hero wins with a pair of tens (Tc 9c)

      Had the bluff catcher and caught the bluff but not sure if I played the hand correctly.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $2

      69 - 0 38
      CO: $1.22
      2.7 60 26 26


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 8 (Comment)
      MP3 folds, CO calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.07, CO calls $0.05.

      Flop: ($0.15) 9, 7, 5 (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $0.11, CO raises to $0.26, Hero raises to $0.93, CO raises to $1.15 (All-In), Hero calls $0.22.

      Turn: ($2.45) J (Comment)
      River: ($2.45) K (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $2.45

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows a pair of nines (Th 9s)
      Hero shows (8h 8s)

      CO wins with a pair of nines (Th 9s)

      The reason for the call was villain was shipping bluffing lot with bottom pairs but may be I should have fold ed and waited for a better spot.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $2.86

      46 100 38 23
      BB: $3.34
      4.3 73 23 201


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (2 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, T (Comment)
      Hero raises to $0.06, BB raises to $0.18, Hero calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.36) Q :diamond: , J :club: , 4 :club: (2 players) (Comment)
      BB bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.72) Q :spade: (2 players) (Comment)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.54, BB folds.

      Final Pot: $1.26

      This hand is form a head up match that I played very aggressively from the start in this hand I hit an OSFD and went on the attack.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      will post more hands soon bye for now.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      I've included this hand as it was the last hand of the session.

      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $6.3

      17 71 19 12
      CO: $5
      1.4 57 31 420


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, K (Comment)
      Hero raises to $0.06, MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.21, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.66, CO calls $0.45.

      Flop: ($1.35) Q, J, T (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $1.01, CO calls $1.01.

      Turn: ($3.37) K (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero raises $4.63 (All-In), CO raises to $3.33 (All-In).

      River: ($11.33) T (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $11.33

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a straight, ace high (Ah Ks)
      CO shows a full-house, kings full of tens (Kd Kc)

      CO wins with a full-house, kings full of tens (Kd Kc)

      thought this hand was of of those suck out you get on occasion but this keep happening all through the session, I will post some other examples.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands
      70 0 0 15
      SB: $0.86
      10.0 33 25 20

      Hero: $2.37



      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A (Comment)
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BU folds, SB raises to $0.24, BB folds, Hero raises to $0.78, SB calls $0.54.

      Flop: ($1.58) 9, 6, 2 (2 players) (Comment)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB raises to $0.08 (All-In).

      Turn: ($1.74) Q (Comment)
      River: ($1.74) 8 (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $1.74

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (As Ac)
      SB shows a straight, queen high (Jd Tc)

      SB wins with a straight, queen high (Jd Tc)

      and another 1
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $4.86

      31 40 8 7
      BB: $0.86
      7.0 100 11 106


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A (Comment)
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.12) T, 3, 3 (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $0.09, BB raises to $0.80 (All-In), Hero calls $0.71.

      Turn: ($1.72) 6 (Comment)
      River: ($1.72) T (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $1.72

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Ad Ac)
      BB shows a full-house, tens full of threes (Td 9c)

      BB wins with a full-house, tens full of threes (Td 9c)

      and again.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
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      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      So my last session was a complete bust due to nearly all my monster hands getting sucked out on so the final result was a loss of $1.87.

      So I think I will post so of the hand that stopped me losing a lot more.

      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands
      16 95 21 14
      BB: $5.62
      4.5 42 22 1,787

      Hero: $2.47



      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, J (Comment)
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.28, Hero raises to $0.88, BB raises to $5.62 (All-In), Hero raises to $2.47 (All-In).

      Flop: ($8.10) J, 7, 6 (Comment)
      Turn: ($8.10) K (Comment)
      River: ($8.10) 9 (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $8.10

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, jacks (Jh Jc)
      BB shows a pair of queens (Qs Qd)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, jacks (Jh Jc)







      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands
      28 60 33 15
      SB: $1.48
      3.5 44 53 92

      Hero: $2.89



      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, K (Comment)
      Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) Q, T, 5 (2 players) (Comment)
      SB bets $0.14, Hero raises to $0.56, SB raises to $1.42 (All-In), Hero calls $0.86.

      Turn: ($2.98) 6 (Comment)
      River: ($2.98) J (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $2.98

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of kings (Kd Kc)
      SB shows (Kh Qd)

      Hero wins with a pair of kings (Kd Kc)
      Kings did hold up once lol


      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands

      Hero: $5.67

      18 84 28 14
      CO: $2.02
      5.2 47 20 3,155
      53 0 29 19
      BU: $0.7
      1.0 43 44 36


      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 6, 6 (Comment)
      MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.06, BU calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.20) T, 7, 6 (3 players) (Comment)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.15, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.65, CO calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.50) 2 (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $1.12, CO calls $1.12.

      River: ($3.74) 6 (2 players) (Comment)
      Hero bets $0.2, CO raises to $0.19 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $4.13

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows (Ad Td)
      Hero shows four-of-a-kind, sixes (6h 6d)

      Hero wins with four-of-a-kind, sixes (6h 6d)


      So it wasn't all bad but still a losing session.

      Time to start today's session bye for now. :s_cool:
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Sorry for the delay in posting hands to my blog but this 1 is a good 1 I call it miss click of the month

      Known players: (?)
      vp$ip BBvsSteal ORL RaisePreflop
      Position: Stack
      AF W$SD WTS hands
      21 68 28 16
      SB: $1.94
      1.6 53 31 753

      Hero: $4.18



      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.101 by http://www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 2 (Comment)
      2 folds, SB raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.16, SB calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.32) 9, 9, 2 (2 players) (Comment)
      SB bets $0.22, Hero raises to $0.49, SB raises to $1.78 (All-In), Hero calls $1.29.

      Turn: ($3.88) 3 (Comment)
      River: ($3.88) 8 (2 players) (Comment)


      Final Pot: $3.88

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows (Kh Qc)
      Hero shows two-pair, nines and threes (3d 2s)

      Hero wins with two-pair, nines and threes (3d 2s)

      My plan for this hand when he called my raise pre flop was always going to be to make a bluff on the flop if no broad way card hit, as these where the types of hands I put villain on. So I put my plan in to action expecting villain to fold but he ships it so I was going to fold as I only had pair of 2's not beating much. but clicked call by mistake. Put the villain on tilt and he lost several more pots to me after that.

      The reason for playing this first was blind defence second was as stated above also due to the villain folding on the flop to any aggression.
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