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    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      I am a maths phd at cambridge university. I play some poker during my free time when I get bored of studying. Let me try to write a blog and see what happens. I am a recreational player and play all kinds of poker, husng, sng, mtt, cash etc. I had the 50 dollar starting capital from pokerstrategy twice and busted it twice. Last year, I started playing freerolls on fulltilt and managed to build up a BR of over 1000 dollars there. However, it went bad after full tilt's shutdown. The good news was I withdrew 300 dollars before that. Thanks to pokerstrategy.com, I got another 100 dollars on dafapoker and this build up my current BR. I have learnt from FTP's experience that you shouldn't put all eggs in one basket and have now 550 dollars on PS, 160 on dafa, and about another 200 on moneybooker which travels through different sites to play depositor's free rolls.
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    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Played 2 10 dollar husng on dafa, won 1 and lost 1. lost 1 dollar rake thus...
      The first game only lasted 2 hands because of this:
      IPoker Network No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10.00/t20.00 Blinds - 2 players - View hand 1565031
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      BB: t2980.00 149 BBs
      Hero (BTN/SB): t3020.00 151 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is BTN/SB with K :spade: A :diamond:
      Hero raises to t60, BB raises to t180, Hero raises to t560, BB calls t380

      Flop: (t1120) 9 :club: 6 :diamond: 2 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t560.00, BB calls t560

      Turn: (t2240) 6 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (t2240) K :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t1900.00, BB calls t1860 all in

      Final Pot: t5960
      BB shows T :diamond: T :heart:
      Hero wins t5960
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      The 2nd game went bad for me.
      IPoker Network No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50.00/t100.00 Blinds - 2 players - View hand 1565032
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      Hero (BTN/SB): t2710.00 27.10 BBs
      BB: t3290.00 32.90 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BTN/SB with 5 :club: 8 :diamond:
      Hero raises to t200, BB calls t100

      Flop: (t400) 4 :heart: Q :heart: 5 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t200.00, BB calls t200

      Turn: (t800) 9 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (t800) 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets t600.00, Hero calls t600

      Final Pot: t2000
      BB shows T :heart: 7 :heart:
      BB wins t2000.00


      IPoker Network No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50.00/t100.00 Blinds - 2 players - View hand 1565033
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      Hero (BTN/SB): t1810.00 18.10 BBs
      BB: t4190.00 41.90 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BTN/SB with 6 :club: A :diamond:
      Hero raises to t200, BB calls t100

      Flop: (t400) 5 :diamond: 9 :heart: A :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t200.00, BB raises to t400, Hero raises to t1610, BB calls t1210

      Turn: (t3620) 2 :heart: (2 players)

      River: (t3620) 3 :heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t3620
      BB shows 4 :spade: A :spade:
      BB wins t3620.00


      Not sure whether there is anything I could do
    • IngridN
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      Good luck liguolong and welcome to our blogs section!
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 731
      Played half hour cash games. Won 18 dollars after 300 hands.
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $4.00
      BB:
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $4.85
      MP1:
      $11.73
      MP2 (Hero):
      $10.21
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $10.73
      BU:
      $9.98


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 6, 6.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.20, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.55) 2, 4, K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, CO calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.15) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, CO calls $0.70.

      River: ($2.55) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.01, CO calls $9.01.

      Final Pot: $20.57.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, sixes(6 6).
      CO shows three of a kind, twos(2 2).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, sixes(6 6).
      This was the biggest hand I had. I am not sure whether I should overbet the river. I just felt he got a strong hand and he might think I was bluffing with some missed draws etc. and was hoping he make a loose call. But ok, I just coolered him.
    • EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      If CO had been a rather loose player that chases draws you could consider c/r on the river if he is very likely to bet his missed FD. Overbetting is also good if you don't think he can fold any good Kx type hand. If he folds that, your overbet just folds too much of his range probably and given the fact that he never raised at any point in the hand a set is not the most likely holding at all.
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Of course I didn't expect him to have set, if he had set, whatever I do we probably will get all in on river anyway. I had little stats from him, he just joined the table a few hands ago, I think the general population at 10nl level calls enough with Kx to make the shove profitable, of course I don't know that either.
    • EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I'm not really analyzing your hand because you have so little info it would be close to impossible to decide what's the maxEV play.

      I was only suggesting ways to think about the hand and why make weird plays like overbetting river or c/r river with such a hand that clearly gets value when you just bet it.

      Will pop in from time to time to check on your progress. :f_thumbsup:
    • wategun7
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      Joined: 09.10.2010 Posts: 66
      First hand you can cbet less on that dry board with AK (maybe even less than 500). His range has A LOT of air in it which will fold anyway, and he will continue with some made hands/fds regardless of your betsize.

      I like the 2nd hand and 3rd hand readless at least...

      No idea about the cash hand, but imo at nl10 no one can fold AK, 2 pair in that spot.
    • purplefizz
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      hiya, good to see you starting a blog :)

      btw what's your status on Party poker? did you manage to make a tracked account yet?

      you will be in good hands here with the guys. :f_love:
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 731
      Originally posted by purplefizz
      hiya, good to see you starting a blog :)

      btw what's your status on Party poker? did you manage to make a tracked account yet?

      you will be in good hands here with the guys. :f_love:
      No I didn't. I asked them and they said I can't delete my play money account in order to get benefits. So I only play on PS and Ipoker now
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Ok cashed for 150 dollars in some mtt yesterday. I had a try on 7 dollar FR hyperturbo. Lost 50 dollars in 20 games, maybe it is not as profitable as I thought it was.
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Yesterday was a good day, I avoided losing 8 times in a row with over pocket pair vs smaller pocket pair preflop by winning with AA v KK shove. However, I am still not far away from this problem. Today I lost 4 out of 8 shoves with over pocket pair v smaller pocket pair and lost all 5 the other way round. I also lost 2 out 3 times all in preflop with AA. To summarize I lost about 40 dollars in total, not too bad thus.
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t400.00/t800.00 Blinds - 7 players - View hand 1567025
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      UTG+1: t3984.00 4.98 BBs
      MP: t9449.00 11.81 BBs
      CO: t6580.00 8.22 BBs
      BTN: t31229.00 39.04 BBs
      Hero (SB): t18051.00 22.56 BBs
      BB: t38623.00 48.28 BBs
      UTG: t20286.00 25.36 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t1200) Hero is SB with A :heart: A :spade:
      3 folds, CO raises to t6505, 1 fold, Hero calls t6105, BB raises to t38548, Hero calls t11546 all in

      Flop: (t42607) K :spade: 7 :club: 7 :diamond: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t42607) Q :diamond: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t42607) T :club: (3 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: t42607
      CO shows Q :heart: 9 :club:
      Hero shows A :heart: A :spade:
      BB shows K :club: K :heart:
      BB wins t20040.00
      A cooler close to final table of 4.5 dollar 180 man mtt. Thought I could get on final table easily. Quite big EV lose with this shove.
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t400.00/t800.00 Blinds - 8 players - View hand 1567029
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      Hero (BB): t11180.00 13.97 BBs
      UTG: t30580.00 38.23 BBs
      UTG+1: t10621.00 13.28 BBs
      MP1: t7542.00 9.43 BBs
      MP2: t11417.00 14.27 BBs
      CO: t6368.00 7.96 BBs
      BTN: t26914.00 33.64 BBs
      SB: t24343.00 30.43 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t1200) Hero is BB with Q :spade: J :diamond:
      5 folds, BTN raises to t2400, 1 fold, Hero raises to t11105, BTN calls t8705

      Flop: (t22610) 5 :diamond: 7 :diamond: A :club: (2 players)

      Turn: (t22610) 3 :club: (2 players)

      River: (t22610) 2 :spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t22610
      Hero shows Q :spade: J :diamond:
      BTN shows 9 :diamond: J :spade:
      Hero wins t23210.00
      On the other table, I got QJo, tried to get some fold equity, but I actually managed to dominate
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t500.00/t1000.00 Blinds - 9 players - View hand 1567040
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      Hero (BB): t19685.00 19.68 BBs
      UTG: t10200.00 10.20 BBs
      UTG+1: t26269.00 26.27 BBs
      UTG+2: t41276.00 41.28 BBs
      MP1: t19385.00 19.39 BBs
      MP2: t20400.00 20.40 BBs
      CO: t68674.00 68.67 BBs
      BTN: t14540.00 14.54 BBs
      SB: t49571.00 49.57 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t1500) Hero is BB with Q :spade: 6 :diamond:
      6 folds, BTN raises to t3900, SB raises to t45000, 2 folds

      Final Pot: t8800
      SB wins t9700.00

      A very shocking play, 4x fold with 14 bb, and with ante as well...
    • liguolong
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      Poker Stars No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t600.00/t1200.00 Blinds - 6 players - View hand 1567043
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      Hero (BTN): t24895.00 20.75 BBs
      SB: t16114.00 13.43 BBs
      BB: t37606.00 31.34 BBs
      UTG: t40400.00 33.67 BBs
      MP: t67424.00 56.19 BBs
      CO: t83561.00 69.63 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t1800) Hero is BTN with Q :club: 8 :heart:
      4 folds, SB raises to t15989, BB calls t14789

      Flop: (t31978) J :spade: 4 :club: 5 :spade: (2 players)

      Turn: (t31978) A :spade: (2 players)

      River: (t31978) K :spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: t31978
      SB shows Q :spade: T :spade:
      BB shows Q :diamond: K :diamond:
      SB wins t32728.00

      Observed a royal flush, costs me some equity though.
    • liguolong
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      Tried some 3.5 dollar hyperturbo husng today. Won 13 and lost 7
    • liguolong
      liguolong
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      Yesterday I grinded 3.5 dollar hyperturbo husng on stars where I won 58 and lost 40 games. Today I moved up to 7 dollar ones and my luck was incredibly good. I won 18 and lost 6. In the middle I won 12 in a row where I won every shove where I am not dominated and some shoves where I am dominated. I felt so luck and finally my JJ lost to A10 to end my streak and that makes me feel less guilty.
    • liguolong
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      Ok my luck has reversed lost back pretty much all what I have won