How to be successful in poker: Part 1

    • Sebra
      Sebra
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      Joined: 01.08.2006 Posts: 1,121
      Hello,

      my name is Sebastian and I'm a professional NL5 player. I had a nice session with some fishes, who were former pokerstrategy coaches. Good to know, that they were fired, they wouldve taught you the wrong strategies.

      I was too stupid to make a real screenshot, so I had to make one in pokertracker to show you my stacksize at the table:



      They both are not at the table any longer because I busted one bankroll and the other went on monkeytilt and left. :D

      Here are my stats too, I think my ptbb per hundred is a little bit low but I ran below expectation and lost a lot of hands when I put it in as a favorite, so 2000 should be sustainable.

  • 17 replies
    • Yoghi
      Yoghi
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      Joined: 10.09.2007 Posts: 14,387
      Running good in flips?
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      teach me to win at flips please :( I busted my FTP bankroll in ~12 flips, winning...one. We even tried switching to omaha, but I still lost...any tips?
    • Timor83
      Timor83
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      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      I think your VPIP is too low to be a longterm winning player.
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      [x] 25/25 Flushdraws hit
    • Sebra
      Sebra
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      Joined: 01.08.2006 Posts: 1,121
      Originally posted by SoyCD
      [x] 25/25 Flushdraws hit
      Haha.. dont give away my secrets!
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      beat: u folded 36 % of your hands
    • undercover82
      undercover82
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      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      this guy is an unreal luckbox , he is not even winning coinflips but 30/70 situations.
      Noob.
    • Sebra
      Sebra
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      Joined: 01.08.2006 Posts: 1,121
      Now guess who is the tiltmonkey :)
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      I think I once read an article on the topic of:

      "How to find the correct mix between luckboxing and variance"

      It advised you to spread your Equity based on the situation. That means if you push your Flushdraw 100 times and you have ~70% fold equity:

      :diamond: Then the 30% of the times you get called you have to hit the flush

      :diamond: And the 70% of the times the opponent folds you need to have missed your flush

      This way you use up your full amount of variance (e.g. you are theoretically still missing flushes and not running hot or cold - but not losing any money doing so) and gaining maximum profit.

      Basically this strategy results in you winning 70% of the times without a showdown and ~27% of the times with a showdown since you hit your flush (we discount the fact that Villian will once in a while luckbox himself a Fullhouse with the top-set he was holding on the flop). Hero is thus able to win around 97% of his flushdraws and achieve ptBB/100 values of over 500.


      Essentially this is what makes Sebra such a winning player. He doesn't waste his equity in situations where the opponent folds- but saves it for later :rolleyes:
    • Pacer357
      Pacer357
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      Joined: 18.04.2007 Posts: 1,807
      What Soy forgot to mention here :rolleyes: is all it takes is to train your read of the dealer to perfection and you will eventually hit even all of your one-outers. To do this in the critical desitions run round to back of the monitor and glare at i from a slight upward angle. You will then see the turn and river cards, this is applicapble even to see the flopcards but then you need a small makeup-mirror set in a 37 degree angle in the bottom left corner, right by the air outlets. If you have more mirrors you can set em by a complex scheme that will take some fiddling so you don't have to run . For blueprints - Google is your friend.

      Good luck
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      hahahahahhaa

      and another lmao in advance when some noobie reads this and takes it for fact.
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
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      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      hey! Thats exactly my leak!

      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)

      Button ($50.40)
      SB ($109.90)
      BB ($105.60)
      UTG ($114.90)
      MP ($229.70)
      Hero ($100)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with , .
      2 folds, Hero raises to $4, 1 fold, SB calls $3.50, 1 fold.

      Flop: ($9) , , (2 players)
      SB bets $8, Hero raises to $23, SB raises to $105.9, Hero calls $73 (All-In).

      Turn: ($201) (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($201) (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $201

      Results in white below:
      SB has 9c 9h (four of a kind, nines).
      Hero has Qd Qc (full house, queens full of nines).
      Outcome: SB wins $210.90.
    • Timor83
      Timor83
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      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      Originally posted by chenny8888
      hahahahahhaa

      and another lmao in advance when some noobie reads this and takes it for fact.
      You mean this is a joke? :(
    • Pacer357
      Pacer357
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      Joined: 18.04.2007 Posts: 1,807
      Oh my god Nick, and you are supposed to be a coach :rolleyes:

      And Timor ofcourse it's not a joke
    • Marivs
      Marivs
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      Joined: 01.08.2007 Posts: 148
      How long did it take you to move up to NL5 with >1700bb/100h Sebra?

      @helemaalnicks: how could you call that?? :rolleyes:
    • finchybg
      finchybg
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      Joined: 16.12.2007 Posts: 910
      Hahah, the hand that helemaanicks posted is just sick, I've never seen such a beat(it's definitely less than 0.25%) :)
    • Timor83
      Timor83
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      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      0.09% on the flop to be exact.