Wannabe bad man blog

    • sucker1952
      sucker1952
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      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 80
      Hey Y'all

      I have been studying poker for around 2 months now as i was a losing player for years.

      I have been reading peoples posts and blogs and thought i would write my own so i could put my thought process out there and get some feedback and ideas if not i get to rant a bit and it saves the missus from hearing any of it as she hates poker, but i hate her shitty tv programs so i guess we both put up with it...(especially 16 and pregnant- so shit :)

      I have recently finished busting my ass at $nl10 and have just started on nl25...my roll is currently $1k after winning $35 today in 200 hands.

      My thoughts on the limit so far is that players tend to be a little tighter and more aggro pre-flop (3 betting, 4 betting, shoving etc)

      I have found it easier to apply ranges to players and situations.

      I am really trying to practice the range part of my game as it is clearly so important.

      I will start by posting a couple of hands that i had trouble with and see if it makes sense to any of you?
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    • sucker1952
      sucker1952
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 80
      $25 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, December 28, 10:10:59 EST 2011

      player is a 26/19 agg factor 5 ( i had 3 bet him a few times and just won a pot. he was raising in the region of 30% of his range on the button so rather than 3 bet again i thought i would flat and let him bluff a bit

      Seat 6: VictimBlom BTN ( $26.36 USD )
      Seat 2: HERO BB( $63.72 USD )

      Hero dealt 99

      VictimBlom raises [$0.75 USD]
      hero calls [$0.65 USD]

      KonVoy folds
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 4h, Ac, 3d ]
      hero checks
      VictimBlom bets [$1.25 USD]

      hero raises [$2.75 USD]
      VictimBlom calls [$1.50 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Jh ]
      hero bets [$1.75 USD]
      VictimBlom raises [$3.50 USD]

      Hero folds

      VictimBlom wins $11.97 USD

      do you think i was too weak and he could be folding? picked up a flush draw? or had the hand. his aggression factor on the turn is sml in comparison to the flop so i let the hand go but afterwards i thought i should have gone along for the ride as he has a lot of air and draws he would bet and he did call my check raise on the flop?

      this kind of hand happens a lot and im not sure what line to take if i go against 3 betting for balance?
    • sucker1952
      sucker1952
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 80
      $25 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, December 28, 10:10:59 EST 2011

      player is a 26/19 agg factor 5 ( i had 3 bet him a few times and just won a pot. he was raising in the region of 30% of his range on the button so rather than 3 bet again i thought i would flat and let him bluff a bit

      Seat 6: VictimBlom BTN ( $26.36 USD )
      Seat 2: HERO BB( $63.72 USD )

      Hero dealt 99

      VictimBlom raises [$0.75 USD]
      hero calls [$0.65 USD]

      KonVoy folds
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 4h, Ac, 3d ]
      hero checks
      VictimBlom bets [$1.25 USD]

      hero raises [$2.75 USD]
      VictimBlom calls [$1.50 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Jh ]
      hero bets [$1.75 USD]
      VictimBlom raises [$3.50 USD]

      Hero folds

      VictimBlom wins $11.97 USD

      do you think i was too weak and he could be folding? picked up a flush draw? or had the hand. his aggression factor on the turn is sml in comparison to the flop so i let the hand go but afterwards i thought i should have gone along for the ride as he has a lot of air and draws he would bet and he did call my check raise on the flop?

      this kind of hand happens a lot and im not sure what line to take if i go against 3 betting for balance?
    • sucker1952
      sucker1952
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      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 80
      this one the player is a 12/9 tight pass player over 100 hands. it span me out when i saw what he had as i expected if i was beat it would have been at least pocket nines? dont know if i would play it any different but let me know ya thoughts..

      $25 USD NL Seat 5 is the button
      Total number of players : 6/6

      Seat 2: Barcelona121 ( $30.44 USD )
      Seat 6: DrAgOnFoRc3 ( $8.48 USD )
      Seat 3: EnTrDoFLeiNi ( $25 USD )
      Seat 5: Hero ( $26.20 USD )
      Seat 1: gibonu49 ( $7.79 USD )
      Seat 4: o0_maus_0o ( $26.29 USD )
      gibonu49 posts small blind [$0.10 USD].
      Barcelona121 posts big blind [$0.25 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to HERO [ Kh Ah ]

      EnTrDoFLeiNi raises [$0.75 USD]
      o0_maus_0o calls [$0.75 USD]
      HERO raises [$2.25 USD]
      gibonu49 folds
      Barcelona121 folds
      EnTrDoFLeiNi calls [$1.50 USD]
      o0_maus_0o calls [$1.50 USD]

      ** Dealing Flop ** [ 9s, 2s, 2c ]
      EnTrDoFLeiNi checks
      o0_maus_0o checks
      HERO bets [$3.50 USD]
      EnTrDoFLeiNi calls [$3.50 USD]
      o0_maus_0o folds
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ Kd ]
      EnTrDoFLeiNi checks
      HERO bets [$8.25 USD]
      EnTrDoFLeiNi calls [$8.25 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ Jd ]
      EnTrDoFLeiNi is all-In [$11 USD]
      HERO calls [$11 USD]


      I thought worst case i got sucked out on with jj as aa kk he would have 4 bet pre and he was tight so i didnt think he would call the 3 bet PF with 22, maybe 99 but unlikely OOP and jj was def in the range.

      Anyways answer underneath. thoughts? would you play it different? or is it just a lol and get on with another hand and play it the same?

      EnTrDoFLeiNi shows [ 2d, 2h ]four of a kind, Twos.
      EnTrDoFLeiNi wins $49.97 USD
    • sucker1952
      sucker1952
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 80
      just got a £800 tax rebate in the post.

      Happy New year.

      Nl50 getting closer. anyone else get a nice suprise in the mail?

      :)