Heads-Up Summer Grind

    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Hey,
      come from the Czech Republic, 20 Yrs old. :)

      Have played a lot of poker formats, but now after grinding some 180man I got solid bankroll (~70BI - nut sure). But never hit any MTT :(


      So far I played only 4k hands on several sites:
      Graph



      Hope I will be able to beat the game and move up fast. :f_cool:
      This blog and my goals are gonna be big motivation for me.

      Goals for July
      [ ] Finish the school
      [ ] Minimum 1k HU hands/day an average
      [ ] Develop my HUNL skills
      [ ] Hit some big Donkament (planning to play donkaments every sunday)
      [ ] Dont play money scared

      [ ] Try a shot at NL100 at end of the month (must be rolled and confident in my game)



      Goals for August
      [ ] Minimum 1k HU hands/day an average
      [ ] Develop my HUNL skills more
      [ ] Hit some bigger Donkament (!!)
      [ ] Go for holiday with the friends and have good times

      [ ] Try a shot at NL200 at end of the month

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      I don't know yet how frequently I will be posting updates.

      Also have to pass the physics exam next Friday. Till then my volume gonna be probably weak..

      But then..!!

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  • 16 replies
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Today's attempt to hit some MTT :P (20E deepstacks)

      Hand vs aggro monkey

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $250(BB) Replayer
      SB ($36,195)
      BB ($28,510)
      UTG ($16,320)
      UTG+1 ($10,997)
      Hero ($20,444)
      BTN ($4,875)

      Dealt to Hero 5:spade: 5:club:

      UTG raises to $625, fold, Hero calls $625, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($1,805) 3:club: 5:heart: 7:heart:

      UTG bets $1,000, Hero calls $1,000

      TURN ($3,805) 3:club: 5:heart: 7:heart: Q:heart:

      UTG bets $1,902, Hero calls $1,902

      RIVER ($7,609) 3:club: 5:heart: 7:heart: Q:heart: 7:spade:

      UTG bets $12,763 (AI), Hero calls $12,763

      UTG shows Q:club: Q:spade:
      (Pre 80%, Flop 9.7%, Turn 97.7%)

      Hero shows 5:spade: 5:club:
      (Pre 20%, Flop 90.3%, Turn 2.3%)

      UTG wins $33,135

      Not sure about my play here also..
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Hi mykl1812,

      Welcome to our blog section! Looking forward to see your blog growing!

      Any questions, just give us a shout :)
      Ingrid
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Havent played HU in July yet because of school, only managed to finish around 400th place in sunday storm.

      My plan is 1000hands/day, so now it is 31/23 --> 1350h/day

      Probably gonna start grinding tonight. :s_cool:
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Played only 400hands today - warm up..




      I'm not confident or happy with my game :rolleyes:

      100 hands were against guy with 60% 3b which is insane. So I started minraising button and he continued 12bb 3betting.. I didnt adjust well, actually I didnt know exactly how. Have to think about that, because I think his play is easy to exploit. (but PTR shows he's 6BB/100 50NL winner over large sample, weird :D )
      any ideas how to crush that strategy are welcome aswell :s_cool:


      lol @ this hand

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      ($52.25)
      Hero ($149)

      Dealt to Hero A:heart: 6:diamond:

      Hero raises to $1, raises to $6, Hero raises to $149 (AI), calls $46.25 (AI)

      FLOP ($104) 4:diamond: 2:heart: T:club:

      TURN ($104) 4:diamond: 2:heart: T:club: K:club:

      RIVER ($104) 4:diamond: 2:heart: T:club: K:club: Q:club:

      Hero shows A:heart: 6:diamond:
      (Pre 29%, Flop 1.9%, Turn 0.0%)

      shows T:diamond: A:club:
      (Pre 71%, Flop 98.1%, Turn 100.0%)

      wins $104



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    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Still Im not rdy for bigger grind, maybe tomorrow..



      I was playing in good mood today, something like B game - made several bigger mistakes..

      Nothing special to mention, played vs various guys - probably with only one or two better players..



      I wasnt sure if I have to bet this river.. he would folded i guess :s_grin: Dunno even know exactly what he had there

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      ($26.62)
      Hero ($65.97)

      Dealt to Hero 5:diamond: 7:club:

      Hero raises to $1, calls $0.50

      FLOP ($2) 4:spade: 9:heart: 6:spade:

      checks, Hero bets $1.50, calls $1.50

      TURN ($5) 4:spade: 9:heart: 6:spade: 4:club:

      checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($5) 4:spade: 9:heart: 6:spade: 4:club: 4:heart:

      checks, Hero checks

      Hero shows 5:diamond: 7:club:

      Hero wins $4.75


      and made one kind of spewy call at the beginning againts unknown :f_biggrin:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      ($26.62)
      Hero ($65.97)

      Dealt to Hero 5:diamond: 7:club:

      Hero raises to $1, calls $0.50

      FLOP ($2) 4:spade: 9:heart: 6:spade:

      checks, Hero bets $1.50, calls $1.50

      TURN ($5) 4:spade: 9:heart: 6:spade: 4:club:

      checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($5) 4:spade: 9:heart: 6:spade: 4:club: 4:heart:

      checks, Hero checks

      Hero shows 5:diamond: 7:club:

      Hero wins $4.75




      I would be happy if someone of you can say something about ongame - how big is action @ NL50, any fishes there and how long is timebank?






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    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      grrr... need some f***ing motivation!
      graph of the last 3 days - I should be play that amount of hands in one day :( (




      nothing extra ordinary, bad italian guys are calling my overbet bluffs very often :D

      also in these 3 days I saw all 3 series of Inbetweeners, like it a lot

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      Today's nice beat, probably 10th hand - thought its gonna be end of match, but..

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($50.75)
      ($49.25)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: A:diamond:

      raises to $2, Hero raises to $6, calls $4

      FLOP ($12) 3:heart: 6:diamond: K:heart:

      Hero bets $8, calls $8

      TURN ($28) 3:heart: 6:diamond: K:heart: J:diamond:

      Hero bets $13, raises to $35.25 (AI), Hero calls $22.25

      RIVER ($98.50) 3:heart: 6:diamond: K:heart: J:diamond: Q:spade:

      Hero shows A:club: A:diamond:
      (Pre 88%, Flop 81.6%, Turn 88.6%)

      shows Q:diamond: K:club:
      (Pre 12%, Flop 18.4%, Turn 11.4%)

      wins $98

      he gave me money back in 50hands, so ok..

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      And one bad played hand by me vs not that good villain (but he won over buyin against me without any big pot..)

      I guess river should be something like 1/3bet or shove as bluff.. (but fold flop is best against this guy :f_cool: )

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($50.80)
      ($58.45)

      Dealt to Hero 5:spade: A:club:

      raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1

      FLOP ($3) T:diamond: 2:heart: 9:diamond:

      Hero checks, bets $1.50, Hero raises to $5.50, calls $4

      TURN ($14) T:diamond: 2:heart: 9:diamond: J:heart:

      Hero bets $8.50, calls $8.50

      RIVER ($31) T:diamond: 2:heart: 9:diamond: J:heart: A:heart:

      Hero bets $17, calls $17

      shows A:diamond: Q:diamond:
      (Pre 73%, Flop 91.7%, Turn 95.5%)

      Hero shows 5:spade: A:club:
      (Pre 27%, Flop 8.3%, Turn 4.5%)

      wins $64.50



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    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Last 2 days ...




      Running bad, playing not so bad..
      Still have problem with mindset - volume.


      Worst call ever (he cant have XdTd combos so its total disaster) - it was 2nd hand of match

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($50)
      ($50.25)

      Dealt to Hero T:diamond: T:club:

      raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $5, calls $3.50

      FLOP ($10) 6:club: 6:diamond: J:diamond:

      Hero bets $4, calls $4

      TURN ($18) 6:club: 6:diamond: J:diamond: K:heart:

      Hero bets $10.50, calls $10.50

      RIVER ($39) 6:club: 6:diamond: J:diamond: K:heart: J:spade:

      Hero checks, bets $30.75 (AI), Hero calls $30.50 (AI)

      shows 6:spade: 7:spade:
      (Pre 21%, Flop 87.5%, Turn 95.5%)

      Hero shows T:diamond: T:club:
      (Pre 79%, Flop 12.5%, Turn 4.5%)

      wins $99.50

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      yep, im such a retard.. even in this hand i used timebank on the river :f_mad: (short table)


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      ($78.35)
      Hero ($29.05)

      Dealt to Hero 4:spade: K:heart:

      Hero raises to $1, calls $0.50

      FLOP ($2) 6:diamond: 5:diamond: 5:spade:

      checks, Hero bets $1, raises to $4, Hero calls $3

      TURN ($10) 6:diamond: 5:diamond: 5:spade: J:spade:

      bets $7, Hero calls $7

      RIVER ($24) 6:diamond: 5:diamond: 5:spade: J:spade: T:spade:

      bets $18.50, Hero calls $17.05 (AI)

      shows 4:diamond: 7:diamond:
      (Pre 33%, Flop 64.1%, Turn 40.9%)

      Hero shows 4:spade: K:heart:
      (Pre 67%, Flop 35.9%, Turn 59.1%)

      Hero wins $57.60




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    • AfonsoMagalhaes
      AfonsoMagalhaes
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.12.2009 Posts: 2,897
      Hey!

      Sorry to ask but have you ever been playing Heads Up cash? I play micros and I saw here some hands that I can't understand at all your mindset about them...

      Imo, if you want to play HU and you don't mind about rb you should go to PS, just do a bit of table selection with PTR and you'll be able to catch up big donks..


      Gl
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Originally posted by AfonsoMagalhaes
      Hey!

      Sorry to ask but have you ever been playing Heads Up cash? I play micros and I saw here some hands that I can't understand at all your mindset about them...

      Imo, if you want to play HU and you don't mind about rb you should go to PS, just do a bit of table selection with PTR and you'll be able to catch up big donks..


      Gl
      hey, like i wrote, im starting with hu cg now..
      I play on 3-4 sites, PS mostly cos of action I got there :) (probably Im gonna reach goldstar in August, but it still sucks :) ) Other sites are with nice RB.. Also had something over 20BIs on FTP, which was my favourite site

      Just ask about hands, we can discuss.. I try to post some interesting hands only
    • AfonsoMagalhaes
      AfonsoMagalhaes
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.12.2009 Posts: 2,897
      For example, in the last hand that you post the one with K4o.

      What's your plan when you call the flop for the next streets?

      Imo, I'd attack the river only if he checks the turn, you really put him w/ air when he c/r that flop?
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      Originally posted by AfonsoMagalhaes
      For example, in the last hand that you post the one with K4o.

      What's your plan when you call the flop for the next streets?

      Imo, I'd attack the river only if he checks the turn, you really put him w/ air when he c/r that flop?
      He was x/ring a lot, he can have SD's, FD's,5x and maybe some BS and 6x
      So I think I can be there good very often, altought its not nutz..
      Turn changes nothing, river comes only BD flush and AdXd, 6x beats me.. so there is still lots of hand i can beat.. but it is kind of spewy play obv :D
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      wow.. today is not my day probably.. so many coolers :D



      lost around 200 against godmode donk - he cracked my AA 2times when he flop'd set after calling my 3b.. then flush over flush and lot of small pots where I cannot find fold button

      against another one i lost flush over flush again..

      Like i said, not my day - dont know if Im gonna play today
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      today..



      finally 1000+hands day, terrible yesterday helped me to put more volume..

      Still waiting for better AI EV run..


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      No special hands, got only one where I dunno best play

      maybe 20-30th hand, big 3b sizing w/ 35% freq.. think he calls 4b w/AXs, suited connectors, AA,KK he probably shoves, cos it was my first 4bet

      really weird hand :s_confused:


      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      ($81.60)
      Hero ($50.25)

      Dealt to Hero 9:spade: 9:heart:

      Hero raises to $1, raises to $5, Hero raises to $12, calls $7

      FLOP ($24) K:diamond: K:spade: 8:diamond:

      checks, Hero bets $8, calls $8

      TURN ($40) K:diamond: K:spade: 8:diamond: A:diamond:

      checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($40) K:diamond: K:spade: 8:diamond: A:diamond: 6:diamond:

      checks, Hero checks

      shows 7:heart: 8:heart: (Pre 18%, Flop 8.3%, Turn 4.5%) Hero shows 9:spade: 9:heart: (Pre 82%, Flop 91.7%, Turn 95.5%) Hero wins $39.50




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    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      last 2 days



      Im not happy with my play in last days, Im kinda frustrated of winnings.. Im like "i should be beating these donk..", but it didnt happen..

      Today I sat down at GBP table for the first time and some nitty donk won almost BI from me :(
      I hate that type of opponent..
      made few bad calls

      For example..

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($59.30)
      ($77.35)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: 2:diamond:

      calls $0.25, Hero checks

      FLOP ($1) 6:diamond: J:club: 6:club:

      Hero checks, checks

      TURN ($1) 6:diamond: J:club: 6:club: 3:club:

      Hero bets $1, calls $1

      RIVER ($3) 6:diamond: J:club: 6:club: 3:club: T:club:

      Hero bets $2.50, raises to $10.50, Hero calls $8

      Hero shows A:club: 2:diamond:
      (Pre 55%, Flop 4.1%, Turn 0.0%)

      shows 6:heart: 3:heart:
      (Pre 45%, Flop 95.9%, Turn 100.0%)

      wins $23


      OR..

      maybe if he bets river around $3 it could be ok call, but here he probably wasnt going to bluff turn and river with FD

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($50)
      ($72.75)

      Dealt to Hero T:spade: T:heart:

      calls $0.25, Hero raises to $2, calls $1.50

      FLOP ($4) Q:heart: Q:diamond: 3:diamond:

      Hero bets $2, calls $2

      TURN ($8) Q:heart: Q:diamond: 3:diamond: A:club:

      Hero checks, bets $3, Hero calls $3

      RIVER ($14) Q:heart: Q:diamond: 3:diamond: A:club: 6:heart:

      Hero checks, bets $7, Hero calls $7

      Hero shows T:spade: T:heart:
      (Pre 69%, Flop 7.4%, Turn 4.5%)

      shows 7:club: Q:club:
      (Pre 31%, Flop 92.6%, Turn 95.5%)

      wins $27



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      [COLOR=green]Also change of plan - Im going on vacation caravan trip to Italia and Croatia with friend on Monday - we're planning be there for 10-12days

      If you know any good camp where to stay or a place we should visit - let me know :)

      Im happy that will be break from poker, but 10days is a lot and I have to start again in grind..
      [/COLOR]

      So July is total disaster so far, its probably cos of bad play and also little because of bad run. I cant see me play NL200 in august, so my new goal is only NL100 at the end of august + 30k hands in next month.
    • elesarrrr
      elesarrrr
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      Joined: 16.06.2011 Posts: 28
      added you on community
    • mykl1812
      mykl1812
      Gold
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 396
      july overall - fail

      but played less then 1/2 month... Im looking forward to August grind
      will be back next wednesday or so.

      GL@tables



      paid $400 in rake



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