Hogzz' BLOG

    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      So I decided it would be a good way to learn and discuss hands with my peers by starting my own blog where I will post some of my results and hands. I'm going to start by grinding sit and go's to build a bankroll. I started with pokerstrategy's $50 starting capital and have played around ~350 sng's. My bankroll is now now around $75 :)
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    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      I have started using Holdem Manager to track my plays to study my hands and improve my play. I have also started using Table Ninja. Any serious multitabler should definitely use this. It makes it so much easier to play a large amount of tables at once as it makes the playing experience so much more efficient by automatically cyling tables to the fron when your cursor passes over it and automatically clicks time bank on questions. I found it so much easier to play 12 tables of $1 sng at party poker today I think I will try playing 16 later and see how it goes :)
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      Tried 16 tables with table ninja. ended up with a $1.64 profit. Kept busting on the bubble . Will post some hands up soon. Would appreciate some input as whether or not I played these hands right :)
    • Footninja
      Footninja
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      Joined: 22.12.2010 Posts: 21
      Hey Hogz,

      Nice volume!

      I agree with you that TN is very helpful with 10+ tables.

      Are you playing 10 or 6 man?
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      I'm playing full ring :) I'm actually finding it is much easier to build a bankroll 16 tabling NL2. So many fish who will pay off with anything. Just playing ABC poker seems to earn me a really good winrate.
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31


      FINALLY!!!! I finally worked out how to upload images so I could show you guys what my cash game graph looks like so far :) I think I've been running well but hopefully I keep the winrate up. I just find it easier to play NL2 cash games for winning compared to the sngs! I think the rake was slowing down my progress. Going to do another session of grinding again now. Will report back later with how it went :)
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      Played for half an hour on party poker playing 16 tables at once. Didn't get too much to work with and suffered a couple of bad beats

      ***** Hand History for Game 11124597244 ***** (Party)
      $2.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, November 22, 04:35:54 ET 2011
      Table Table 201408 (No DP) (Real Money)
      Seat 2 is the button
      Seat 3: SkanVova90 ( $2.00 USD )
      Seat 9: adwood121 ( $1.98 USD )
      Seat 7: fifu5050 ( $0.98 USD )
      Seat 1: hogzzz ( $2.00 USD )
      Seat 8: pam6771 ( $1.74 USD )
      Seat 5: rebeca1125 ( $2.15 USD )
      Seat 2: sliva1990 ( $2.61 USD )
      Seat 6: usucout ( $1.13 USD )
      Seat 4: xTcWarMaster ( $2.00 USD )
      SkanVova90 posts small blind [$0.01 USD].
      xTcWarMaster posts big blind [$0.02 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to hogzzz [ 4h 4s ]
      rebeca1125 folds
      usucout folds
      pam6771 folds
      adwood121 folds
      hogzzz calls [$0.02 USD]
      sliva1990 calls [$0.02 USD]
      SkanVova90 folds
      xTcWarMaster checks
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 3c, 8d, 4d ]
      xTcWarMaster bets [$0.04 USD]
      hogzzz raises [$0.19 USD]
      sliva1990 raises [$0.68 USD]
      xTcWarMaster folds
      hogzzz calls [$0.49 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Kd ]
      hogzzz checks
      sliva1990 bets [$0.56 USD]
      hogzzz raises [$1.30 USD]
      sliva1990 calls [$0.74 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 9d ]
      sliva1990 shows [8h, 6d ]
      hogzzz doesn't show [4h, 4s ]
      sliva1990 wins $3.87 USD from main pot

      This hand i thought sucked :( cost me 2 bucks. If anyone thinks I misplayed that hand I would very much welcome a suggestion for a more profitable way too play it :(

      For that 432 hand session i went down $2.70. I expect to swing down more though because my bb/100 is still pretty high at 20.47
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Silver
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,985
      Hey hogzzz,

      Welcome to the Blogging section.

      I wish you every success in achieving your goals and I'm sure some of our members will pop in and give you their views on your hands.

      Don't forget to use our hand evaluation forums for any hands you are unsure about.

      Kind regards,
      Gary
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      thanks Gary :)

      So had another session at NL2 and played 717 hands with a profit of $2.09. Had a decent win today at the tables so i decided to also make a few safer $1 multibets on the champions league football matches to boost my bankroll :) I love soccer its the greatest :)

      This next hand is so sick i reckon. I had stats on my opponent who was 3 betting with 25.8 range so i 4 bet with AK only to for him to flop a straight. I didn't expect him to call my 4 bet with AQ :( so i cbet into the flop and was pot committed :)

      ***** Hand History for Game 11124767161 ***** (Party)
      $2.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, November 22, 06:25:46 ET 2011
      Table Table 201032 (No DP) (Real Money)
      Seat 3 is the button
      Seat 8: Beguci ( $1.83 USD )
      Seat 6: Germes ( $2.00 USD )
      Seat 5: Pokerpink88 ( $3.47 USD )
      Seat 3: Poluna999 ( $2.00 USD )
      Seat 4: ejebere ( $2.13 USD )
      Seat 9: hogzzz ( $2.00 USD )
      Seat 2: ldmfk5 ( $4.71 USD )
      Seat 1: provido23 ( $2.00 USD )
      Seat 7: vasi12666 ( $2.85 USD )
      ejebere posts small blind [$0.01 USD].
      Pokerpink88 posts big blind [$0.02 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to hogzzz [ Kc Ad ]
      vasi12666 folds
      Beguci folds
      hogzzz raises [$0.08 USD]
      provido23 folds
      ldmfk5 folds
      Poluna999 raises [$0.14 USD]
      ejebere folds
      Pokerpink88 folds
      hogzzz raises [$0.52 USD]
      Poluna999 calls [$0.46 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ Jd, Ks, Th ]
      hogzzz bets [$0.88 USD]
      Poluna999 raises [$1.40 USD]
      hogzzz calls [$0.52 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Jc ]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 5d ]
      hogzzz shows [Kc, Ad ]
      Poluna999 shows [Ah, Qc ]
      Poluna999 wins $3.83 USD from main pot


      Yuck :(

      Probs give the sessions a rest for tonight but will continue to study the theory of poker on here and post in the forums for a few hours. I will be posting a video of me playing on here soon so hopefully that goes well
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      I'm not sure about anyone else who grinds the micros but having a pretty breakeven session after a massive winning one could be a trigger to start tilting. Luckily i kept my head through this session and was patient.

      I played 1594 hands with a small profit of $1.50 which of course is much better than a loss :)

      I was pretty proud of my next fold

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

      Known players:

      UTG1 (Hero) = ($2.16)
      UTG2 = ($1.96)
      MP1 = ($1.01)
      MP2 = ($2.00)
      MP3 = ($0.97)
      CO = ($2.65)
      BU = ($1.51)
      SB = ($2.46)
      BB = ($2.21)


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, K.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.08, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.36, Hero calls $0.28, MP2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.81) A, 3, Q (2 players)
      BB bets $0.57, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.81.

      Hand converted with online Pokerstrategy.com hand converter: $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed) Known players: UTG1 (Hero) = ($2.16) UTG2 = ($1.96) MP1 = ($1.01) MP2 = ($2.00) MP3 = ($0.97) CO = ($2.65) BU = ($1.51) SB = ($2.46) BB = ($2.21) Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with Kc, Ks. Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.08, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.36, Hero calls $0.28, MP2 folds. Flop: ($0.81) Ah, 3s, Qc (2 players) BB bets $0.57, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back. Final Pot: $0.81.
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      UTG1 (Hero) = ($2.16)
      UTG2 = ($1.96)
      MP1 = ($1.01)
      MP2 = ($2.00)
      MP3 = ($0.97)
      CO = ($2.65)
      BU = ($1.51)
      SB = ($2.46)
      BB = ($2.21)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, K.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.08, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.36, Hero calls $0.28, MP2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.81) A, 3, Q (2 players)
      BB bets $0.57, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.81.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed) Known players:
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $2.16
      UTG2:
      $1.96
      MP1:
      $1.01
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $0.97
      CO:
      $2.65
      BU:
      $1.51
      SB:
      $2.46
      BB:
      $2.21
      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, K. Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.08, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.36, Hero calls $0.28, MP2 folds. Flop: ($0.81) A, 3, Q (2 players) BB bets $0.57, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back. Final Pot: $0.81.

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      I figured seeing as my hud said he only 3bet around 5.8 of his range that he was either on AK or QQ or AA and when the flop came like that I had no hesitation in folding the KK. A lot of you are probably saying thats easy and I agree with you and thats why i feel good because it was easy for me to fold this hand :)
    • Gantz189
      Gantz189
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      Joined: 29.07.2011 Posts: 39
      Hey sweet progress at 2nl!

      I'd be looking to get all in KK pre-flop. Folding flop as played.

      What were BB stats?

      good luck at the tables :]
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      Originally posted by Gantz189
      Hey sweet progress at 2nl!

      I'd be looking to get all in KK pre-flop. Folding flop as played.

      What were BB stats?

      good luck at the tables :]
      Yeah the BB 3 bet was 5.9 so i figured he either had AA KK QQ or AK so i thought i will call and see how flop looks to save money. And it looks as though he hit :)

      Thanks man good luck to you too :)
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
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      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      So I just 18 tabled NL2 for 2 hours playing 2035 hands :) I have to say had about 4 hours sleep night before and this is late evening so i'm pretty tired. I made some poor decisions playing but still ended the session up $7.81. And with that I have doubled my pokerstrategy starting capital in one week so I am stoked. Hopefully I keep it up.

      I include my latest NL2 graph



      I'll include some of my big losses to show you my poor decisions and bad luck
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed) Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.01
      MP2:
      $2.10
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.35
      CO:
      $0.68
      BU:
      $0.90
      SB:
      $1.76
      BB:
      $2.00
      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, Q. MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.08, Hero raises to $0.14, 4 folds, MP2 raises to $0.44, Hero calls $0.30. Flop: ($0.91) 9, 9, 6 (2 players) MP2 bets $0.43, Hero raises to $1.91(All-In), MP2 calls $1.23. Turn: ($4.48) K (2 players) River: ($4.48) J (2 players) Final Pot: $4.48.

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      Was pretty standard bad luck running into KK. The min reraise was accident from table ninja not typing in my automatic bet quick enough and I didn't check it. But apart from that I think I played that hand alright. Difficult to get away from the hand when he continuation bets stat is 75

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed) Known players:
      MP2:
      $3.59
      MP3:
      $2.12
      CO:
      $2.07
      BU (Hero):
      $2.05
      SB:
      $0.98
      BB:
      $2.10
      UTG2:
      $2.05
      MP1:
      $1.98
      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, A. 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.08. Flop: ($0.23) T, J, 2 (2 players) MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.18, MP2 calls $0.18. Turn: ($0.59) 6 (2 players) MP2 bets $0.28, Hero raises to $1.07, MP2 raises to $3.31, Hero calls $0.70. River: ($5.67) J (2 players) Final Pot: $5.67.

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      Opponent (22) This is just poor play. As I was playing the hand I had a feeling he had trips and should have folded. Especially after he spelled it out with the initial limp. I find it hard to fold overpairs at NL2 as I will be ahead of many players who will fight to death with their top pair.... Lesson here is greater attention to your hud because his stats showed him to be fairly solid


      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      UTG2 = ($1.18)
      MP1 = ($1.27)
      MP2 = ($1.33)
      MP3 = ($2.00)
      CO = ($0.48)
      BU = ($1.97)
      SB (Hero) = ($2.00)
      BB = ($1.64)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.28) 2, 2, 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP3 raises to $0.65, Hero raises to $1.88, MP3 calls $1.23(All-In).

      Turn: ($4.04) 7 (2 players)


      River: ($4.04) 9 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.04.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed) Known players:
      UTG2:
      $1.18
      MP1:
      $1.27
      MP2:
      $1.33
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $0.48
      BU:
      $1.97
      SB (Hero):
      $2.00
      BB:
      $1.64
      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J. UTG2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10. Flop: ($0.28) 2, 2, 3 (2 players) Hero bets $0.20, MP3 raises to $0.65, Hero raises to $1.88, MP3 calls $1.23(All-In). Turn: ($4.04) 7 (2 players) River: ($4.04) 9 (2 players) Final Pot: $4.04.

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      Pure bad luck Opponent (99)
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:[/I] Play hand $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed) Known players:
      BB:
      $1.14
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $2.69
      MP3:
      $0.58
      CO:
      $1.97
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $0.81
      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, K. Hero raises to $0.08, UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $2.00(All-In), 6 folds, Hero calls $1.92(All-In). Flop: ($4.03) 5, A, 8 (2 players) Turn: ($4.03) 9 (2 players) River: ($4.03) 6 (2 players) Final Pot: $4.03.

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      Thought all my dreams had come true with this guys push :( unfortunately it was not to be and he caught the ace. Opponent (AJ)







      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed) Known players:
      BB:
      $1.93
      UTG1:
      $1.97
      UTG2:
      $1.75
      MP1:
      $2.14
      MP2:
      $1.01
      MP3:
      $4.30
      CO:
      $3.29
      BU:
      $0.67
      SB (Hero):
      $2.00
      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7, J. 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.02, BU folds, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks. Flop: ($0.08) 7, 6, 7 (4 players) Hero checks, BB checks, MP2 checks, CO bets $0.06, Hero raises to $0.21, BB folds, MP2 folds, CO calls $0.15. Turn: ($0.5) T (2 players) Hero bets $0.48, CO raises to $0.96, Hero calls $0.48. River: ($2.42) A (2 players) Hero checks, CO bets $1.72, Hero calls $0.81(All-In). Final Pot: $4.95.

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      Bit of a leak. Shouldn't have payed him off. This sort of loss is teaching me to think through my decisions more and to try not rush them. Opponent (89)
    • hogzzz
      hogzzz
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2011 Posts: 31
      Went up a stake and played NL4 short handed and went up 5 buy ins! now I'm at $120. Hopefully I stay lucky and keep up this run for a while so I can play at NL10 in no time :)