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I said I would post some interesting hands but I didnt have many over the 2K hands I have played so far.
Profit so far stands at 82.3usd with over 24% ROI.
There is one though:
Villian was limping calling machine. His PFR was 4. He folded to my c-bet only about 30% of a time. Called even a turn bet with just ace high and then he checked the river even though he had nothing.
Pre Flop: (t90) Hero is BB with J
BTN/SB raises to t120, Hero calls t60
Flop: (t240) J
Hero checks, BTN/SB bets t60, Hero raises to t180, BTN/SB raises to t300, Hero raises to t1440, BTN/SB calls t915 all in
BTN/SB shows 44
Turn: (t2670) 4
(2 players - 1 is all in)
River: (t2670) 5
(2 players - 1 is all in)
The reason I didn't 3-bet preflop is because villian raised just for the 2nd time. If I think about it more deeply, I coulve 3-bet because I might have been somewhere in the middle of his range. He would def call. He really suprised me when he showed 44. That was great since I thought he was having QQ+ and maybe some flush draws
I experienced worse suckouts but this one might be the worst one heads up...
This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by pavels4444: 30.07.2011 13:06.
Running incredibly bad. Not that much under EV but experienced so many coolers. I played one guy who made 3 straights in 12 hands beating my set and 2 pairs ... I remember losing another set over set, had sets beaten by flush and straights. Typical example: 227r board, i had K2 beaten by A2 and top pairs top kicker beaten by some other 2 pairs ...
I think I'm gonna take a break, watch some videos, calm little down (im not tilting that much) and start again in the evening...
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by pavels4444: 01.08.2011 09:27.
Ingrid: I completely forgot to thank you for the warm welcome... I definitely appreciate it
Other than that, July is over and even though I played only couple of days I will make a conclusion for this month and set some goals for August.
The HU challenge hasn't been going as great as I expected since I have been running pretty bad but it could've been worse.
Seems like I get coolered even in tournaments because I decided to play Sunday Storm yesterday, got KK on the button in 10th hand and some idiot from UTG open shoves all in. I thought hey Christmas until he hit his 2 outer on the river...
The only other tourney I played was 3,30 6-max starting at the same time. Overall I did kind of well (120th/2300), because half of the people are idiots. But got coolered as well:
I thought raise on the flop was great since I have been bluff raising c-bets of all players when it really seemed it couln't have hit them. I hoped he had some pocket pair not giving me credit for a king. Well :/
Anyways, 5 days of playing in July (HU SnG):
rofit: $105.3 ($146 EV)
ROI: 7.5% (10,4% EV)
I think I have fine edge on my opponents on this level so if run a little better (not just EV wise), i might switch to playing 2 tables at once.
Goals for August:
reach Platinum Star on Pokerstars (I was going for Silver but you will earn VPP's 10x faster in August! ) To reach that status, I have to play 416 $7 Hu Sng, which should be easily managable even though I won't be able to play one week in August.
Quit playing when I start tilting! (I really start playing worse after getting coolered for a few times in a row)
watch videos (at least 3x a week) and finish reading "The Poker Mindset"
one non-poker related: Weightlifting 3x a week, Running 3x a week (so I can run this http://www.nikerunprague.cz/home-page ) and eat a lot of protein
The bad run continues... Not just EV wise but getting coolered and coolered. It especially sucks when it happens against some fish who is easily beatable.
Even the hand distribution seems soo off. I have played 2414 hands this month. If I want to count how often I should get a pocket pair, I divide it by 221 and get over 11. But I got AA only 5times. 3 of those the button folded and 2 remaining the BB folded after my raise
... But I just ran into AA with TT of course...
There is the graph for my summer session upload gif
I also won the czech community tourney (3,30 buy-in, 72players) for 68usd. I had fun playing 2x Saturday Duel (11usd HU tourney), though with no luck. Yesterday I decided to take a break from HU Sng and play some MTT's. I think I entered 8 of them. In one of them coulve gotten a fine success. BUT
I was a chip leader with 45players remaining (3,30 buy-in FR, 2300players) but then was completely card dead for following 50 (or little more). I tried to steal occassionally but got 3-bet a lot, so my chips started dissapearing...
Finally I got JJ. Blinds 5K/10K. I had 275K stack. UTG+2 opens for 3x, i shove all in, he calls and turns over QQ. No J on the flop and I was left with 75K. 2 hands later I got AK, push all in, got called by JJ and QQ and hit nothing and was sent on my bike home finishing 22nd (for amazing 25bucks
My HU run isn't great either. I feel like I have a decent edge on the majority of my opponents but cards haven't been going as expected.
Anyways, overall PROFIT with bonuses for this summer challenge stands at $313 and have over 1400FPP which are worth 22usd (gonna buy Sunday Storm tickets)
I said at the beginning of this blog that I want to follow a 35BI rule... Therefore I should move up and try $15. But I'm not really sure if I'm ready to do so ...
I think I will take couple shots at the higher limit or I will try to 2-tabling 7usd. It seems hard to do so since I like to take notes and search for stats on each player :/ I'm able to 6-8 table MTT's without problems but HU seems hard if I play more than 1...
This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by pavels4444: 30.08.2011 18:31.
Good to see some followers
Yesterday I had the biggest sh*t run in poker in my life. Nothing went right and I got tilted very quickly. The result was -205usd for the day which seems like a lot of money to me. The 15's welcomed me nicely and doomswitched me quickly as well. It was unbelievable, was getting coolered and coolered ...
Today I said to myself that even if I get to -1 BI, I'm moving back to 7's for a while. Fortunately I won the first match against a winning shark (4K in HU winnings in last 90 days
and the day ended up in +80usd.
Since my pokerstars account isn't tracked and there is such a little HU SnG educational material here, I signed up with HUSnG.com and have been downloading videos for the past hours...
As you can see from the graph, i have been running really well in the last couple of days. Didn't lose one HU today
I'm also running quite a bit above EV. I definitely feel like I have been getting lucky in certain spots but it seems too low.
I have been struggling with the 15's a lot (you can see it). I had a bad run and got coolered so many times. And EV doesn't show that. I had countlessly 2nd nuts to 1st ones... Now I can't really complain, but there were tough days, when it seemed that my opponents were hitting everything. So sick By far the biggest cooler occuring last week.
Hero raises to $80, raises to $160, Hero calls $80
FLOP ($320) 8
bets $1,005 (AI), Hero calls $1,005
TURN ($2,330) 8
RIVER ($2,330) 8
(Pre 47%, Flop 26.7%, Turn 27.3%)
Hero shows 2
(Pre 53%, Flop 73.3%, Turn 72.7%)
Hero wins $2,330
Currently I have a bankroll for 30's but I don't think I have played enough to move up. I feel like my game is pretty good and I will move up once I play at least 600 HU SnG at 15usd level.
I don't play as much as I would like too though. 1,5h/day average for September just sucks :/
if u r rolled for 30s, just mix some in with good tab selection, i.e. dont reg ones with regs in, if u see a fish in lobby snap reg him. i found level of hu sngs very similar from 10s-30s across sites anyway. Generally a pretty poor standard imo.