Living the Quads Dream - Confessions of a Spewmongaholic

    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Today I decided to start my blog - not just for Poker but all the bits n bobs. First and foremost I hope this is the right forum section I am posting it in. I must say that vodka has ushered me along, I would have never started it otherwise. So. As Roo would cringe at some of his posts - as Gerv is the epitome of organisation and efficieny, as some Canadian strategist with amazing creativity, who posted stories from his past into his blog have all done - my aim is to make this an intricate cocktail of fun, experience and debatable Poker.

      I am from Liverpool originally, but have been raised in Gibraltar. I love Poker and cannot imagine anyone on this site who does not. There are many more details I will get to in future, but just for today I wanted to get the ball rolling.


      So to conclude - I just wanted to get some text on here - to officially commit myself to the cause - I thank smirnoff for pushing me in the right direction and hope you will stay tuned for some good stories and some rants about trying to push my way out of the micros!!!! :)

      I will strive to make it an interesting a read as possible and thank you for your time and attentiveness in advance!

      AKM
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    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      First hand since my blog;


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.75
      CO:
      $1.05
      BU (Hero):
      $0.77
      SB:
      $2.16
      BB:
      $0.49
      MP2:
      $2.98


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, A.
      2 folds, CO calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, SB folds, BB calls $0.08, CO folds.

      Flop: ($0.23) 9, 8, A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.17, BB calls $0.17.

      Turn: ($0.57) 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.50(All-In), BB calls $0.20.

      River: ($1.29) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.29.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(A A).
      BB shows a pair of queens(Q Q).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).


      :~) Things are looking good!
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Today's session has not gone as well as I hoped, I have played 800 hands to be -$1.21 which is a bit demoralising to be honest

      I watched 'How do elephant stats help you' and took some notes and feel that I have learnt a bit from that;

      My stats are something I need to work on mayebe;
      VPIP16.03 PFR11.81 & AF2.82. CC should be at 0 ish but it's at 6 so I need to identify where I am ccalling - I can only think of from SB or when I feel pot odds are good. With VPIP I am consciously goign to try and tighten up much more.

      I also need to use the HUD more - I have it set to Poker Stars black theme where it gives you colours and words as opposed to number so this is something for me to look into tomorrow.

      - I have made notes on many players at the tables which I felt has helped the play.

      The day started with Js


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):
      $0.77
      MP1:
      $2.25
      MP2:
      $3.81
      MP3:
      $1.24
      CO:
      $6.18
      BU:
      $1.98
      SB:
      $0.72
      BB:
      $1.86


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with J, J.
      Hero raises to $0.10, 7 folds, 6 folds, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.03.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):
      $0.84
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $4.02
      SB:
      $1.26
      BB:
      $1.56
      MP1:
      $2.03
      MP2:
      $2.22


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J, J.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, CO raises to $0.18, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.84, CO calls $0.66.

      Flop: ($1.71) 3, 9, J (2 players)


      Turn: ($1.71) 4 (2 players)


      River: ($1.71) Q (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.71.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, jacks(J J).
      CO shows three of a kind, queens(Q Q).

      CO wins with three of a kind, queens(Q Q).


      This hand was obv very funny - laughing on the flop and sighing on the river :)


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):
      $0.83
      UTG1:
      $2.79
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $4.28
      MP2:
      $1.25
      MP3:
      $1.53
      CO:
      $1.81
      BU:
      $2.19
      SB:
      $1.66


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, J.
      6 folds, BU raises to $0.06, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.18, BU calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.37) A, 6, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, BU raises to $0.96, Hero calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($1.98) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($1.98) 6 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.98.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(J J).
      BU shows two pairs, aces and nines(K 9).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and jacks(J J).



      The above hand I thought long about it before calling - the villain was always stealing and very stubborn at letting the blinds go. I should not call these kind of hands on NL2 but felt that he was bluffing and luckily enough I was right :)


      The hand below is an example of things happening for a reason;

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $1.27
      BB:
      $2.96
      UTG1:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $4.48
      MP1:
      $1.59
      MP2:
      $2.97
      MP3:
      $0.77
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $1.53


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, 9.
      UTG1 raises to $0.06, UTG2 calls $0.06, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.06, 2 folds, BU calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.05, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.36) 3, 9, 9 (6 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG1 checks, UTG2 checks, MP2 checks, BU bets $0.18, Hero folds, BB folds, UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.18, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($0.72) Q (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, BU checks.

      River: ($0.72) J (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.69, BU raises to $1.29(All-In), UTG2 calls $0.60.

      Final Pot: $3.3.

      Results follow:

      UTG2 shows a full-house, jacks full of nines(Jc Jd).
      BU shows a straight, king high(Ts Kh).

      UTG2 wins with a full-house, jacks full of nines(Jc Jd).

      So I was deciding how much my check raise was going to be for instead of just shoving and timed out unfortunately - however as you can see from the results it was for the best :D

      A couple of nice hands that went my way :)


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $1.53
      MP3:
      $0.68
      CO:
      $1.69
      BU:
      $1.93
      SB:
      $0.82
      BB (Hero):
      $0.77
      UTG2:
      $1.41
      MP1:
      $2.16


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, MP3 folds, SB calls $0.19.

      Flop: ($0.56) A, A, 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.54, Hero calls $0.52.

      Turn: ($1.62) K (2 players)


      River: ($1.62) 9 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.62.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, aces full of kings(A K).
      SB shows two pairs, aces and threes(3 3).

      Hero wins with a full-house, aces full of kings(A K).



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $2.37
      SB:
      $0.72
      BB:
      $1.04
      UTG1:
      $2.36
      UTG2:
      $2.45
      MP1:
      $0.88
      MP2 (Hero):
      $0.79
      MP3:
      $2.04
      CO:
      $1.31


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, K.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.24, BU calls $0.24, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.79, CO calls $0.55, BU calls $0.55.

      Flop: ($2.4) 4, 7, A (2 players)
      CO checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($2.4) 4 (2 players)
      CO checks, BU checks.

      River: ($2.4) 3 (2 players)
      CO checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $2.4.
      Results follow:

      CO shows two pairs, jacks and fours(J J).
      BU shows two pairs, sixes and fours(6 6).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and fours(K K).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and fours(K K).


      And today I also learnt that sometimes I can spew - almost sub consciously;

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $0.76
      BB:
      $0.87
      UTG2:
      $0.29
      MP1:
      $5.00
      MP2:
      $5.12
      MP3:
      $1.08
      CO:
      $0.97
      BU:
      $1.28


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, A.
      5 folds, BU raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, BB folds, BU raises to $0.82, Hero calls $0.46.

      Flop: ($1.6) 3, 8, 2 (2 players)


      Turn: ($1.6) J (2 players)


      River: ($1.6) 9 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.6.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows high card ace(Q A).
      BU shows a pair of tens(T T).

      BU wins with a pair of tens(T T).

      Here without a any reads I know that AQ is not good enough to shove (or call a shove) pre - at the time I am not sure what was going through my mind but the second I called I thought wtf am I doing here :(

      In other news I have been hitting the gym for the last few weeks but missed it today :( I am trying to ensure I keep that up and balance Poker with reading, exercise and getting out often. I live outside of the city in a residential area in the Spanish hills not far from Gibraltar so it's great for walks and runs etc. :)

      As far as Poker aims go for the moment it is beating simply beating NL2 - it's a bit of a nightmare to play at tbh lol But am always trying to be positive and look forward on this point.

      :spade: Beat NL2
      :spade: Become Silver VIP on Stars
      :spade: Achieve Gold Status on ps.com by August
      :spade: Study more mathematics of Poker
      :spade: Finish reading 'The Intelligent Poker Player' & 'Theory of Poker'.
      :spade: Watch more MSS Videos & go over Basic articles again until they're memorised.
      :spade: Earn enough FFP to get a Pink Poker Stars hoodie :D

      So I think that's it for today - hasta la proxima! :)
    • Nikiforos86
      Nikiforos86
      Basic
      Joined: 02.11.2010 Posts: 22
      Good luck! Will follow this
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Heya Niki,

      Thanks for stopping by and yes one could always do with some luck! Will try to make it interesting as possible :)
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Today have not really played much at all - like 100 or so hands so no difference to BR. Went over yesterday's notes & hands, things are always more interesting in retrospect to analyse :)

      Read Stats (1) - Basic articles and made some notes, now understand AF better and how to calculate calling range (simplezzz). Did not get the calculations in the Probabilities in Texas Holdem article so that's something for me to come back to - it's not essential atm but would like to understand this better.

      In other news a stakee did well for me so that's £250 net after his share etc. which is always good :)

      I am going to a book release tonight for a cousin of mine who's spent a lot of his life travelling and soul searching, very artistic type and he has taught me several good life lessons so it will be great to see him.

      I also have a friend who made a surprise visit from Germany here, he's actually one of the ppl who got me into Poker and it's always fun to catch up with him.

      So all in all life is good today and tomorrow is time to put some volume in and go through some articles :)
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      The book signing was great - very emotional to my cousin after a such a long time, I ate some good dish called Mediterranean pasta and went to work.

      This morning I thought I'd be tired and was not, so I decided to play. :D

      I'd been thinking about this for a while, I have been watching tables at different limits and thought the 6 max tables look easier to play at - and also that I am missing out on a lot of hands and play because of the stack size. So I had a thought to try Big stack on 6 max (this is how I actually started) and the morning's gone really well.

      I was not looking at how much I won or lost in the last x hands. I could see I was winning because my stack was 50bb bigger, I knew who to avoid and who to exploit and felt so comfortable and in control at the table.

      So anyway


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $0.77
      BU:
      $0.97
      SB:
      $3.44
      BB:
      $1.28
      MP2:
      $4.90
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.96


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, CO calls $0.06, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.15) 8, Q, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.11, CO calls $0.11.

      Turn: ($0.37) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, CO calls $0.30.

      River: ($0.97) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.30(All-In), Hero calls $0.30.

      Final Pot: $1.57.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens(As Qd).
      CO shows high card queen(Jd Ts).

      Hero wins with a pair of queens(As Qd).




      I think I am ahead and villain is defo calling with worse since he's very loose, so I bet flop & turn and just check/call when he missed all draws on river.


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.42
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $4.11
      MP3:
      $0.72
      CO:
      $2.01
      BU (Hero):
      $2.99


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 5, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) 3, 8, A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.54) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.54) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16.

      Final Pot: $0.86.

      Results follow:

      SB shows high card ace(4h Kh).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(5c Ah).

      Hero wins with a pair of aces(5c Ah).

      So I play this hand just to steal initially, but on the flop the villain check min raises me. If I'd have hit the flop I would bet or check and x3 raise, so I don't think he has set OR A. Again the main reason behind this is I am choosing the right players to play against, I would not play this the same on a FR table with smaller stack and am wondering if it's too loose may.

      So good day today, and what better a hand to finish the day of the Quads Dream blog than;


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $5.28
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.13
      CO:
      $1.83
      BU:
      $2.09
      SB:
      $1.86
      BB:
      $3.67


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, K.
      MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, CO folds, BU calls $0.08, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.27) K, K, 3 (3 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks, BU bets $0.11, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.11.

      Turn: ($0.49) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32.

      River: ($1.13) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.58, Hero calls $1.58.

      Final Pot: $4.29.
      Results follow:

      BU shows a full-house, threes full of kings(3 3).
      Hero shows four of a kind, kings(K K).

      Hero wins with four of a kind, kings(K K).


      Bah a dormir!
    • pleno1
      pleno1
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      subscribed bro, keep plugging away and im sure interest will soon follow!

      target for end of year? :s_cool: :s_cool:
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      So guys sorry for not posting in a couple of days. So since the last post I have decided the best way out of NL2 would be using BSS. This week is going to be spent reading BSS articles and watching since it's a change of stylve obv.

      Sunday my friend & I ended up in the Casino :) Playing the £50 Freezeout in the Casino. £1,350 in the prize pool with 27 runners. I was happy with my play up until the final table. I was picking the rights spots and basing the play depending on the villain.

      There was a girl who's super aggro I 3bet her raise from CO, she calls. I checked a Jhigh dry flop she shoves I snap call with Ks and double up. I really liked how choose this line, obv. the Ks helped but cbetting she would have folded.

      A fish who "gets bored of this, I prefer blackjack" opening shoving with 20bb left and showing QJss!? So I raiseds QTs from BU after he had open limped with just the intention of of getting him HU. I flopped a flush. check raised him and he shoved. Another stack down.

      A made a marginal call before the final table where I had TKGK and some shortie made a shove that made NOOOO sense. So I called and it was complete bluff.

      So I was chip leader on final table with 35k chips blinds 400/800 and 3 short stacks. My mistakes were playing a big too aggro at final table I think. I raised small pockets pairs to try and steal pot but faced a shove twice. Then on the third occasion I called the shove with 44 and villain showed aJ and hits A on river. Coin flip though I could have let it go with 44 I guess.

      55 from BU 2,400 raise, BB calls EP (open limps) calls - flop J5T - cbet 4,200 BB calls EP folds. The BB was part of a group of Spanish couples that come down often to play at the local Casino. She's the easiest to read of them, keeps a tight range and only plays when she has something. Turn comes down K, I check she snap shoves I muck. She turns her husband and mouths "Ace Dama" - Thanks love the shove was clear enough :D

      We were down to 6 - first four paid out. Down to like 17k and the blinds were starting to hurt. I shoved 66 got called by AA, nothing to do about it.
      With 2 o3 bbs left I busted out in 5th place - Bubleeeeeeeeeeeee boyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

      Bah the only thing that' annoying obv. is being within reach of the money. But I'll take some lessons form the tourney and apply them for Wed night Freezeout.
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Pleno1! Thanks for stopping by Patrick, really appreciate it. Read your tales of Vegas, sound epic mate!

      I want to be playing on NL100 - NL200. I am watching it a lot online, especially the iPoker network to check out the standard and have spoken to some people who are kinda crushing it. That's where I'd like to be playing within a year. Please feel free to leave feedback and suggestions on hands etc. bro :)
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      So sorry about the lack of updates, it's been a busy bizarre few days lol

      There has been wild fires around my residential area and the whole place got evacuated . . . they were loud speakers and sirens, police ordering people out of their homes at about 02:30 etc.

      Only my gf & I slept through the whole thing! I woke up and noticed the smell of smoke but since fires at the beach or hills are anything out of the ordinary I went back to bed :/

      I'll post some pics of the planes and helicopters fighting the blaze, it was pretty sick watching them at work - they were relentless and put up a good fight.

      I've been playing on Ladbrokes today and it's gone quite well. I had an unwanted start when Qs were busted by Ks, but since I am like £7 up over two tables.

      I've also been playing less volume since it had not gone well. I have like $6 left on my stars account and I busted the roll. I'll post the last few hands. :(

      Losing $6 is not the biggest downer on earth - but it was my stars roll and it really upset me tbh - I am not sure I want to deposit again. I am going to play on Ladbrokes and an iPoker site for the moment and see how it goes.

      I'll try n post some hands asap. Just wanted a quick update I guess :)
    • AKM247
      AKM247
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      Some of the last few Stars hands :'(

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.55
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $0.81
      SB:
      $0.67
      BB (Hero):
      $3.12


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, K.
      MP3 raises to $0.04, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, MP3 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.25) 8, 9, K (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($0.25) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP3 calls $0.20.

      River: ($0.65) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Final Pot: $0.65.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows two pairs, nines and eights(Td 9d).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and eights(Qs Kh).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and eights(Qs Kh).



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):
      $1.90
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $1.11
      BB:
      $2.12
      MP3:
      $0.86


      Preflop: Hero is CO with T, T.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) A, 3, T (2 players)
      SB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.04.

      Turn: ($0.26) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.16, SB calls $0.14.

      River: ($0.58) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.62, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.58.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $2.20
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $3.22
      MP3:
      $2.14
      CO:
      $4.80
      BU:
      $1.02


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, T.
      MP2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.14) A, 3, 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.07, MP2 calls $0.07.

      Turn: ($0.28) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      River: ($0.28) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.28.


      The last two hands below;

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $2.22
      SB:
      $0.81
      BB:
      $3.32
      MP2:
      $2.05
      MP3:
      $4.66
      CO:
      $1.08


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) 7, 4, A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.07, SB raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.75, SB calls $0.55(All-In).

      Turn: ($1.64) Q (2 players)


      River: ($1.64) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.64.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Kh Ad).
      SB shows two pairs, aces and fours(As 4s).

      SB wins with two pairs, aces and fours(As 4s).

      I obv think A rag is in his range and he's not folding - I should have known he hits the 2 pair pretty standard :/

      Then the last hand was just tilty spew really;

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $3.12
      CO:
      $2.02
      BU:
      $3.16
      SB:
      $1.26


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, 3.
      2 folds, BU raises to $0.08, SB folds, Hero calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.17) 3, Q, 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.11, Hero raises to $0.33, BU raises to $1.00, Hero raises to $1.92, BU calls $0.92.

      Turn: ($4.01) K (2 players)


      River: ($4.01) K (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.01.

      Results follow:

      BU shows a full-house, eights full of kings(8c 8s).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and queens(Qh 3h).

      BU wins with a full-house, eights full of kings(8c 8s).



      So I am trying to figure out how to post Ladbrokes hands here, don't think the hand converter works for Microgaming

      Poker770 are the funniest guys ever, promoting something they could not follow through with and not answering their phones or sending holding emails for the past 8 days.

      In other news staking brought another £200 in :) I ma thinking of putting some money into Sports betting staking. Nothing major but something to test the water with.

      So I was searching for 6max BSS videos and what do I find but one available for Bronze members by TwiceT! :) Pretty sick how he puts players on ranges etc. I have been trying iso betting weak players and it seems to be working well - I'd post a hand but sigh,micro gaming etc.

      Still have to read odds & outs articles again, went over some notes. Rread an interesting point by Newman about betting cards with no show down value - if your hand is so shit that it prob won't win show down, you can get more by bluffing it and getting a marginal but better hand to fold. Obv circumstances allowing :)

      Read a sick blog called 'Grain of sand' by a new Polish coach and of course Pleno1's blog is pretty cool. I'd defo recommend it if you have'nt checked it out yet. Kinda puts things into perspective when other strategists are in Vegas etc. But step by step :D

      Beautiful day and into work, play some more tonight and watch part 2 of TwiceTs 6max series :)

      Hasta lugeooo
    • NewbieGrinder
      NewbieGrinder
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      Nice blog. Good luck!
    • AKM247
      AKM247
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      Hey Newbie, thanks for stopping by! :)
    • AKM247
      AKM247
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      Still can't convert hands with ps.com from microgaming so I am just going cheaply go with the copy paste line :D


      ** Hand # 3993423769 starting - 2011-07-13 11:45:16
      ** Shuffle 14 - €4 Max [Hold'em] (0.02|0.04 NL - Cash Game) Real Money

      akm247 sitting in seat 1 with €7.38
      Ga1nerrrr sitting in seat 2 with €6.36
      daby06 sitting in seat 3 with €1.37[Dealer]
      djyurok sitting in seat 4 with €6.89
      readkiller sitting in seat 5 with €3.53
      0o0luckgirl sitting in seat 6 with €3.08
      djyurok posted the small blind - €0.02
      readkiller posted the big blind - €0.04

      ** Dealing cards to akm247: 10h, Ac
      0o0luckgirl folded
      akm247 raised to €0.12
      Ga1nerrrr folded
      daby06 called - €0.12
      djyurok folded
      readkiller raised to €0.44
      akm247 called - €0.44
      daby06 called - €0.44

      ** Dealing the flop: As, 10s, 5s
      readkiller checked
      akm247 bet - €1.00
      daby06 folded
      readkiller went all-in - €3.09
      akm247 called - €3.09

      ** Dealing the turn: 7s

      ** Dealing the river: 3s
      readkiller shows: Js, Jd
      akm247 shows: 10h, Ac
      readkiller wins €7.42 from the main pot

      Rake: €0.10


      Really not sure about my call here, I've played against this guy a few hands and this is an ideal spot for him. I was not too worried by the monotone board, perhaps I should have been. Thing is, these hands are a bit hard to analyse - if he'd not hit flush then I may have viewed the call differently.

      Because of his reraise I was thinking AK+, JJ+ based on this I have 61% equity against 24% and 15% random other villain (who folds almost every cbet on flop). Any thoughts on the call?
    • AKM247
      AKM247
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      Joined: 26.05.2010 Posts: 412
      ** Hand # 3993421029 starting - 2011-07-13 11:41:03
      ** Shuffle 14 - €4 Max [Hold'em] (0.02|0.04 NL - Cash Game) Real Money

      akm247 sitting in seat 1 with €7.10
      Ga1nerrrr sitting in seat 2 with €6.26[Dealer]
      daby06 sitting in seat 3 with €2.81
      djyurok sitting in seat 4 with €6.85
      readkiller sitting in seat 5 with €3.87
      0o0luckgirl sitting in seat 6 with €1.94
      daby06 posted the small blind - €0.02
      readkiller posted the big blind - €0.04

      ** Dealing cards to akm247: Kh, Kc
      0o0luckgirl folded
      akm247 raised to €0.12
      Ga1nerrrr folded
      daby06 called - €0.12
      readkiller called - €0.12

      ** Dealing the flop: 7h, 4c, 2d
      daby06 checked
      readkiller bet - €0.20
      akm247 raised to €0.66
      daby06 folded
      readkiller folded
      akm247 mucks:
      akm247 wins €1.15 from the main pot

      Rake: €0.07


      This hand it's possible villain had hit something, but in 6max I thought he
      could just be trying to steal the pot with any high/mid pair. 77+, suited A that pairs with board (A7s A4s) so I reraise to find out. I was thinking of calling, and then then seeing his play on turn to extract more value, but with over pair I think it's fine to reraise here. Slowing play I can leave for but flush or FH~! :D
    • AKM247
      AKM247
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      ** Hand # 3993413472 starting - 2011-07-13 11:30:06
      ** Anon Holdem 5 - €4 Max [Hold'em] (0.02|0.04 NL - Cash Game) Real Money

      Player 1 sitting in seat 1 with €4.32
      Player 2 sitting in seat 2 with €1.04
      Player 3 sitting in seat 3 with €1.42
      akm247 sitting in seat 4 with €6.90
      Player 5 sitting in seat 5 with €3.78
      Player 6 sitting in seat 6 with €3.53[Dealer]
      Player 1 posted the small blind - €0.02
      Player 2 posted the big blind - €0.04

      ** Dealing cards to akm247: Jd, Ad
      Player 3 called - €0.04
      akm247 raised to €0.16
      Player 5 folded
      Player 6 called - €0.16
      Player 1 folded
      Player 2 went all-in - €1.00
      Player 3 folded
      akm247 called - €1.04
      Player 6 called - €1.04

      ** Dealing the flop: 3d, Kh, 6c
      akm247 checked
      Player 6 checked

      ** Dealing the turn: 10h
      akm247 checked
      Player 6 checked

      ** Dealing the river: Jc
      akm247 went all-in - €5.86
      Player 6 folded
      Player 2 shows: 7s, 7c
      akm247 shows: Jd, Ad
      akm247 wins €3.08 from the main pot

      Rake: €0.10

      These anon games are pretty cool - the guy that shoves - he was spewing so much (I was happy to see there are still some players worse than me! :D ) So by this point he was on tilt and shoving with anything. I called the shove but think I should have gone AI myself to avoid others calling. When the J came on the river I am pretty sure I am ahead. And if the fish actually had As or Ks then that would have really sucked!
    • AKM247
      AKM247
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      I have been reading various blogs entries and a friend sent me an interesting one, this is a section from it;

      "I've been losing. Your frustration from losing is a function of your ego. The bigger your ego is, the more you think you expect and deserve to win and the less open-minded you are to improving. Conversely, the more humble you are, the more you try to identify reality and the truth. In poker, the truth is equivalent to winning. If you knew the right answer to every decision possible, you have won. Of course the ego hinders you from identifying the truth and as a result you lose. The worst part for the egomaniac is that his arrogance is too much to overcome and for a poker player this leads him to bust or near bust. Sadly, it's a natural cycle and the ego forces this cycle to occur. "

      I think it's a valid point, many of the players I know or I see at live games walk around like the sun shines out of their arse - some of them are not even good players! My first impressions were that this attitude may be part of being a good player. But since have met many good players who are humble and modest. It led me to believe that just because you don't act like a dick (ego driven), does not necessarily mean you're a donk. For me this message hit hard, believing that I should win all my sessions because I like Poker and think that I am a good player etc. Winning always ushers this process and confidence is a also needed, but for me having been losing the last few months, this article was enlightening :)

      Thanks to ASHMAN103 to helping me confirm my conclusion, you can check out the full entry via the link below;

      http://www.leggopoker.com/blogs/theashman103/game-chose-me-10176.html
    • NewbieGrinder
      NewbieGrinder
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      Try http://www.handconverter.com/