I'm back with the Short Stack

    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Hi All

      Sorry for the abrupt end to my last SSH Blog.

      Nothing to do with my poker! Lost my laptop to a currupt driver, then PCdied the death!!! Xmas came so no chance of a new one til that was over! Then a trip to DisneyLand Paris (I really recomend going in Jan as there is no waiting for rides)! Also been working like a dog! Lots of 7day double shifts so was too tired to even look for a new PC! Finally got a new Laptop last Friday so back to playing SSH (only 300 or so hands a day, playing 4 to 6 tables 2nl and 4nl).

      Starting Bankroll was $52
      So far I'm up $17!
      Mainly getting about $2 per session increase but pushed the boat out today with a trip to 10nl (It's my Birthday today so it was a treat to rebel against my bankroll management!)

      played 5 tables x $3 per table. rebuy @ $2 leave at $4.2+

      Finished up on 3 tables, (-.10c) on one and (-$1) on another. Total session winnings $5.2 (Happy Birthday to me!)

      Have now finished my 'mad' double shifts at work so can get back to playing some decent grinders! Will keep you posted and will start putting some graphs and other pretty pictures for you all!

      Total bankroll $69
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    • Deadbillis
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      So, Head Chef is back a work which means I can get back to only working my shifts! This means I can start playing some decent session from tomorrow.

      I've been trying to learn how to post graphs, reports and hands but am struggling X(

      Hope this works!!!

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/838/resultsssh6thmar.png/
    • IngridN
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      Your blog title is catchy :) good luck!

      So, Head Chef is back a work which means I can get back to only working my shifts! This means I can start playing some decent session from tomorrow.


      you work at a restaurant? I've always wanted to be a Chef... got distracted on the way as you can see... :f_frown:
    • Deadbillis
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      Thanks IngridN :)

      I work as chef at a Yatch Club, used to be a sales rep but found I had no time to myself and wanted a less stressful job! becoming a chef is not less stressful but much more rewarding! Also gives me plenty of time to practice this wonderful game!

      Hoping to break 4nl Short Stack this year and get my BR up to play 10nl Short Stack.
    • Deadbillis
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      Played a short session last night of 212 hands over 9 tables (mix of 2nl and 4nl). Found pace too fast for me and kept getting timed out so think 6 tables will be my max for now!

      For some reason my VPIP went up to 16.1 (usually around 12). Not had a chance to study hands yet to see if I was being a little loose but I think I played a few AQ from ep which is not recommended for Short Stack. Basically you're inviting a reraise from too many players with no way to push a 4bet(realistically what are you beating pre flop) unless you want a coin flip which is not a profitable scenerio!

      Had a tense Pre flop allin hand with Pocket Kings. Got 2 callers who had money behind so I had to wait until turn to know where I was. Ended up winning $4 so a nice 200%table.

      Played a loose ep1 hand at the end with 88 against a call station which cost me $2! Villian had a 50vpip over a 40 hand period and my 8s tripped on a 987 flop, I bet 3/4 pot he called, Ace on turn and I made a vatal (trapping) error by only betting 3/4 pot expecting him to rep the Ace with a reraise (NOT CALL STATIONS NEVER RERAISE UNLESS THEY HIT)! he flat calls and 6 on river straightened his 53off!!!!!!! Because I was out of position I had to value bet so eneded up paying him off! Next time I'm allin on turn!

      I am trying to get hands downloaded he but it takes me a while to work this technical stuff out!

      Finished session +$3.05
      Played 8 sessions since coming back, + in a sessions with a total winnings of $19.87.Hands Played 1,507
      VPIP av 12.2
      Bankroll up to $71 (36% up on starting bankroll)

      5 point Summary.

      1.Watch my ep play. Mid Pockets and Weak Ace* are not profitable from this position as you are lucky to be in front and so pushing allin to a reraise will cost you.

      2. Never trap a Call Station! Get you money is when 0you know you are in front and never wait until river (CS only call on the river if they've hit their 9% hand but will call on turn as they luv to fish)!

      3. Expect multi callers when you push pre flop! THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT! although tense, as long as you are playing correctly you will make a good profit in the long run!

      4. At this level play a max of 6 tables. Any more seems to fast and I am timed out too often!

      5. Start playing longer sessions (at least 500 hands)
    • Deadbillis
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      *When playing short stack, AQoff from ep or mp is a Weak Ace! You are looking at you pre flop odds rather than 'applied odds'. Only time you get value is when against AJ/AT etc.

      Even a KJ or JT caller has decent odds against as they have post flop position on you most of the time!
    • Deadbillis
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      Here's that tense (but wanted ) hand:

      BTN: $1.61 (40.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.23 (55.8 bb)
      BB: $4.63 (115.8 bb)
      UTG+1: $9.89 (247.3 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.09 (52.2 bb)
      MP1: $2.19 (54.8 bb)
      MP2: $5 (125 bb)
      MP3: $1.88 (47 bb)
      CO: $1.30 (32.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      UTG+1 raises to $0.14, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.14, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.64, BB calls $0.60, UTG+1 raises to $1.44, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $2.23 and is all-in, BB calls $1.59, UTG+1 calls $0.79

      Flop: ($6.83) 2 T 2 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      BB bets $2.40 and is all-in, UTG+1 folds

      Turn: ($6.83) 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($6.83) 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $6.83 pot ($0.45 rake)
      Final Board: 2 T 2 5 8
      BB showed Q A and lost (-$2.23 net)
      UTG+1 mucked and lost (-$2.23 net)
    • Deadbillis
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      And here's the wrong way to play a call station



      Hero (MP1): $2 (50 bb)
      MP2: $5.21 (130.3 bb)
      MP3: $2.16 (54 bb)
      CO: $6.13 (153.3 bb)
      BTN: $0.96 (24 bb)
      SB: $5 (125 bb)
      BB: $1 (25 bb)
      UTG+2: $3.40 (85 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 8 8
      UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 2 folds, CO calls $0.12, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.30) 9 8 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.22, CO calls $0.22

      Turn: ($0.74) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.55, CO calls $0.55

      River: ($1.84) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.92, CO raises to $1.84, Hero calls $0.19 and is all-in

      Results: $4.06 pot ($0.27 rake)
      Final Board: 9 8 7 A 6
      Hero mucked 8 8 and lost (-$2 net)
      CO showed 3 5 and won $3.79 ($1.79 net)

      I think I played this bad at every stage:

      Preflop: Playing Mid Pockets from MP is not good as I am fishing for that third 8 on the flop. Even a 246 flop is not as promosing as it first looks as I'm still dead to 99+

      Postflop: When I hit the trip, I under bet the flop. I know the villians a Call Station so I should be betting Pot+ here. If he folds so be it!

      Turn: No Idea why I messed about on the turn! 74c in pot already and I be50c!!!! Again should have been a Pot+ bet here!!!!

      River: Could have saved myself .92c on river but figured there was still value in the bet (He plays every ace he gets so A6-A9 are def his range)
    • Deadbillis
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      Finally had a negative session!

      AA, bet twice by 33 & 66
      QQ, beat by A9off
      Flush drawing called a pot+allin bet on turn and hit on river!

      Not down hearted as that's poker (got to give the fish some bait or they will swim away!)

      Had a nice 'James Bond' suckout when holding [COLOR=firebrick]KK against QQ & AA (will post)

      Low Point I was -$3 managed to claw some back to finish -$1.71.
      Realised I have been Buying into 4nl more Mid Stack than Short Stack (50BB) so will drop this down to $1.20 (30BB).

      Hands Played: 556
      session Time: 134minutes
      VPIP: 11.7
      Profit/Loss: -$1.71
      Overall Net Profit/Loss: $18.16

      Graph
      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/...9am11am171.png/
    • Deadbillis
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      MP2: $1.16 (58 bb)
      MP3: $0.97 (48.5 bb)
      CO: $1.04 (52 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $0.94 (47 bb)
      SB: $0.91 (45.5 bb)
      BB: $1.38 (69 bb)
      MP1: $0.94 (47 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 raises to $0.11, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.94 and is all-in, SB calls $0.90 and is all-in, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.83

      Flop: ($2.85) 3 2 J (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($2.85) K (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($2.85) K (3 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $2.85 pot ($0.19 rake)
      Final Board: 3 2 J K K
      MP3 showed Q Q and lost (-$0.94 net)
      Hero mucked K K and won $2.66 ($1.72 net)
      SB showed A A and lost (-$0.91 net)
    • Deadbillis
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      Luv playing these from Button/CO with a Limper Opening, It's so well disguised that you either pick up a cheap steal pre flop or get paid off.
      If the limper has monster pair, it's quite rare for them to flat call my bet pre flop as they want value! If I'm reraised then I get out the way (unless I have a monster read and 1000+ hands info on the villian).

      I seem to get my biggest loses when holding AA/KK and get a limp call with 33 and they hit flop. To me the difference here is that they have to hit to take my stack (1/20 I think) so the maths:

      20 hands of KK/AA against underpair(22-QQ)
      19x4.5BB to me= 85BB
      1x31.5BB to him=31.1BB
      leaves me 53BB up!!!
      very rough maths but seems to work!

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $2.65 (26.5 bb)
      MP1: $9.45 (94.5 bb)
      MP2: $16.89 (168.9 bb)
      MP3: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $3.20 (32 bb)
      BTN: $9.72 (97.2 bb)
      SB: $5.15 (51.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 5
      MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, MP1 calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.95) 5 2 9 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.95, Hero raises to $2.80, MP1 calls $1.85

      Turn: ($6.55) K (2 players)
      River: ($6.55) K (2 players)

      Results: $6.55 pot ($0.43 rake)
      Final Board: 5 2 9 K K
      MP1 showed 9 A and lost (-$3.20 net)
      Hero mucked 5 5 and won $6.12 ($2.92 net)
    • Deadbillis
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      Strange weekend which I did not blog as needed to chill! Had a -$8 session with AA beaten 3 times in 12 hands! Managed to get a $2.16 session in yesterday which left me $12.32up on starting bankroll!

      Quick session (60mins)2 & 4nl

      Finding my pace on the multi-table play again!

      Tested myself with 12 tables, leaving as soon as 40% up.

      All was going well until this:

      BB: $0.94 (23.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $5.35 (133.8 bb)
      MP1: $5 (125 bb)
      MP2: $1.04 (26 bb)
      MP3: $1.06 (26.5 bb)
      CO: $5 (125 bb)
      BTN: $1 (25 bb)
      Hero (SB): $1.52 (38 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      UTG+2 raises to $0.16, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0.52, BB folds, UTG+2 raises to $1.60, Hero calls $1 and is all-in

      Flop: ($3.08) Q 3 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($3.08) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($3.08) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $3.08 pot ($0.20 rake)
      Final Board: Q 3 6 4 6
      UTG+2 showed Q Q and won $2.88 ($1.36 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$1.52 net).

      Put me -.81c

      Took a while to get a hand after that and then got done on a BvsB....
      Villians vpiv 40% so did not put him on much! Doh!

      MP2: $1.45 (72.5 bb)
      MP3: $3 (150 bb)
      CO: $0.51 (25.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.14 (57 bb)
      Hero (SB): $0.92 (46 bb)
      BB: $5.25 (262.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $0.66 (33 bb)
      UTG+2: $0.82 (41 bb)
      MP1: $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A Q
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.16) 7 J 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, BB calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.40) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30

      River: ($1) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.42, BB calls $0.42

      Results: $1.84 pot ($0.12 rake)
      Final Board: 7 J 9 A 2
      Hero mucked A Q and lost (-$0.92 net)
      BB showed K 4 and won $1.72 ($0.80 net)
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      That put me -$1.50 with 6 tables. Manage to close 2 tables for .40c each and then stumped on a call station (although thought he would push to my weak river bet so lost a bit of value)


      Hero (CO): $1.97 (49.3 bb)
      BTN: $4.06 (101.5 bb)
      SB: $1.74 (43.5 bb)
      BB: $4.82 (120.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $12.13 (303.3 bb)
      MP1: $5.04 (126 bb)
      MP2: $3.64 (91 bb)
      MP3: $0.90 (22.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 9 9
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 2 folds, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.26) 4 9 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.66) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.66, BB calls $0.66

      River: ($1.98) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.36, BB calls $0.36

      Results: $2.70 pot ($0.18 rake)
      Final Board: 4 9 6 J 6
      Hero mucked 9 9 and won $2.52 ($1.18 net)
      BB showed J Q and lost (-$1.34 net)

      Had a few more pre flop callers who all folded to my cont bets and finished the session:

      hands Played: 454
      Duration: 67mins
      Tables Played: 12
      Net Won: $1.20
      Total profit/Loss: $13.52

      Summary
      Found my pace with this but don't think I am ready for a long session like this.
      Found it easy to trash AJo etc as there was always a better hand/position somewhere else.
      Even when you get stung by an 18% don't worry! Keep playing as you are and you will (should) still come out on top.
    • Deadbillis
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      Not a lot more has happened this week.

      500 hand session ended in a .41c profit!!!!
      next session -$4!!!!!! All coolers and races. One did make me think though!

      Villian had sat keeping out of my path and then Min raised from ep1. I reraise from Bu with KK and he again small raises!!!
      Alarm bells were going wild in my head but still did what the book said! Am I being too robotic or would folding still have been wrong?

      UTG+1: $7.59 (189.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $1.45 (36.3 bb)
      MP1: $4.94 (123.5 bb)
      MP2: $5.33 (133.3 bb)
      MP3: $5.87 (146.8 bb)
      CO: $1.11 (27.8 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $1.06 (26.5 bb)
      SB: $3.36 (84 bb)
      BB: $1.58 (39.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      UTG+1 raises to $0.08, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 2 folds, UTG+1 raises to $0.32, Hero raises to $1.06 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $0.74


      So here are my totals:

      Hands Played: 4,143
      Net Won: $9.86
      bb/100: 5.3
      VPIP: 12.2
      WTSD%: 36.4
      W@SD%: 48.3 ----!!!!!!!!!! Is this too low and should WTSD be closer?
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      Nb. Decided to have a little break from ring tables and played a couple of (small field) $1.10 rebuy MTTs (I play TAG with a max of 1 rebuy and addon if needed) yesterdasy....... Finished up $30 oppps!

      New bankroll: $93.35
    • Deadbillis
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      As the title says, lasT 2 session are all down To bad discipline (btu no all mine!)
      Yesterday ended up -$2.35 after I got drawn into loose play by fish!!! Been a while since I've been back to donkville and hope I'm not back there again soon.
      Amazed me how easily I got drawn into loose play! Here's an example of how bad I played:

      Villian had been stealing my blinds every time so I decided to reraise and bet flop before his first action! When he re-raised the flop I had pot odds so had to call but I should not have got involved in the first place!
      Got loads of notes on his play and now I'm pretty certain he will call with top or 2nd plair and no kicker so long term I should be able to get paid well off him!

      BTN: $5.32 (133 bb)
      Hero (SB): $1.26 (31.5 bb)
      BB: $7.33 (183.3 bb)
      UTG: $5.08 (127 bb)
      MP: $4.85 (121.2 bb)
      CO: $0.92 (23 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q J
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, BB folds, BTN calls $0.24

      Flop: ($0.76) 6 7 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.57, BTN raises to $1.14, Hero calls $0.33 and is all-in

      Turn: ($2.56) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($2.56) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $2.56 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: 6 7 9 4 5
      BTN showed T 9 and won $2.39 ($1.13 net)
      Hero mucked Q J and lost (-$1.26 net)

      Considering in this session I doubled up on three tables, coming out down this much just shows how il-displined I played!

      I played much better today alhough I (for some reason) took too much money onto the tables! Usual buy-in is $1.30 but went on with $2 per Table!!! Again I've go to control my displine and remember play short stack is 'Drip-Feed'.

      Saying that, I was happy with my play and my showdowns where all valid. Had an AK vs KK and a TT vs AA (should have maybe got away from this one).

      There were 4 really horrid beats when I was holding: AA vs KQo, AA vs 77, KK vs A9s & JJ vs QJ. Again, good notes on all villians and so should be able to target them hard from now on!

      Stats:

      Yesterday
      Total Hands: 409
      profit/loss: -$2.35
      VPIP: 11.9

      Today
      Total Hands: 773
      profit/loss: -$7.07
      VPIP: 10.9

      Overall
      Total Hands: 5,325
      profit/loss: $0.44
      BB/100: -.30

      Bankroll: $82.81

      Summary

      DON'T GET SUCKED IN TO FISHING WITH THE FISH

      DON'T OVER INVEST ON EACH TABLE 30BB ONLY

      REMEMBER MY TARGET IS THE LONG GAME.
    • Deadbillis
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      Sorry for not being on for a while! Had having HEM2 troubles!!! Also, been trying to get my 20k play money on PKR! Kept getting to 15k then get donked off by multi callers! Almost there now so another $20 in the bankroll!


      I have decided that SSS is not a winner as you cannot enter a table on most sites with the reccommened buyin! Tried recalculating but was getting hit to much as way to many 'Fit or folds' calling me on the flop!


      Been rereading Mid Stack strategy (MSS) and I am going to move up to that.
      I will start a new thread for this!