Lexum777

    • Lexum777
      Lexum777
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.03.2012 Posts: 19
      What is your motivation for playing poker?
      Well, just liking the game, I guess. It's the combination of skills and the chance of winning (or losing) money.

      What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      Post flop play. Making a 'line' of how to play further with the hand. So planning and deciding, I think, what to do after each street.

      What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      Only play a percentage of (best) startinghands, depending on position. When one of these startinghands comes along, play it with a raise, or reraise. Never (mostly not) limp in. Also after the flop, play the hand with confidance.
  • 6 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Most of the weakness you wrote can easily be fixed by posting hands (analyzing your session). We will start writing feedback to your play. Usually negative feedback will put you into thinking phase and trying to fix all those leaks. It's almost the same as you lose money, you will remember it more than winning part. By this situation it's gonna be that negative feedback you gonna remember and try to avoid them next time.

      What about tilt? Do you adjust something against it? For example:
      Easiest way to fight against tilt is to set up stop-loss technique. Which means if you for example have lost more than 3BIs for a session then you just stop the session for some time. The BI amount is set up from your own results. Some may put it higher, some lower. Also after the stop you can spend some time with evaluation part to become better.

      Tight style is usually called playing selected hands. Like following the Starting Hand Chart. Aggressive should be also pretty clear that already the word says how you should be playing. But the problem playing aggressively is that you have to watch that you don't play too aggressive. Find good spots, find good targets. About The tight-aggressive strategy you can read in this article: "What is the Big Stack Strategy?"

      Hopefully you will enjoy the Course.
    • Lexum777
      Lexum777
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.03.2012 Posts: 19
      Hello Teacher! :)

      Well thx 4 the welcome. I'm looking forward to all the feedback on my play. I'll post the hands that are weird or strange for me.

      Tilting is not realy my thing, but possible of course. Normaly I know I can lose to whatever 2 cards and that just happens (sometimes a lot). I don't like it, but most of the time my handreading skills (which are 0 btw), didn't see it coming. In a replay I know what I've done wrong.

      So back to class now :)
    • Lexum777
      Lexum777
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.03.2012 Posts: 19
      Here is a hand I would like to have your opinion on regarding the play.


      iPoker - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $5.33
      UTG+1: $5.90
      Hero (MP): $6.08
      MP+1: $3.78
      CO: $0.94
      BTN: $7.66
      SB: $1.50
      BB: $1.28

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has 4:club: 4:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.14, 2 players) 6:diamond: 6:heart: Q:diamond:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.12, UTG+1 calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.38, 2 players) 7:spade:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.38, 2 players) 9:heart:
      UTG+1 bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32
    • Lexum777
      Lexum777
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.03.2012 Posts: 19
      This went so beautilful... But did I play it well? (stack size, position etc)

      iPoker - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: $5.29
      BB: $5.96
      Hero (UTG): $4.00
      UTG+1: $3.84
      UTG+2: $1.00
      MP: $7.62
      MP+1: $2.19
      CO: $0.90
      BTN: $0.42

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has A:club: Q:club:

      Hero raises to $0.16, fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to $0.32, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.16

      Flop: ($0.70, 2 players) 9:club: 5:diamond: 8:club:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.50, 2 players) 4:club:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets $1.47, Hero calls $1.47

      River: ($4.44, 2 players) 4:heart:
    • Lexum777
      Lexum777
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.03.2012 Posts: 19
      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      I wouldn't treat ie. AQ AJ AT the same. Depends on position and opponent, I think. Also I diffentiate Middle position in MP1 .. MP3. Maybe I would play AT in MP3 but not in MP1 etc. But if opponent is lose and I'm in MP1 with AT, it's possible to play. Depends on the later posiotions also. If they're tight or lose.

      Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      I will if I have doubts. Mostly 3Bets or 4Bets against lose players. Will this be the time opponent beats my QQ? That kind of questions.
      I've just started implementing isolation in my play. I didn't do that so often. So instead of calling it's now a 2Bet sometimes


      Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo.


             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AdKh }
      UTG+1  53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      About the hands, would be nice if you posted them into Hand Evaluation section: link. I will take a look there. :) Just to avoid spam and too many hands here.

      I wouldn't treat ie. AQ AJ AT the same. Depends on position and opponent, I think. Also I diffentiate Middle position in MP1 .. MP3. Maybe I would play AT in MP3 but not in MP1 etc. But if opponent is lose and I'm in MP1 with AT, it's possible to play. Depends on the later posiotions also. If they're tight or lose.

      Yep, I totally agree about your thoughts that we going to adjust our game according the opponents and not only position. :)

      Isolating can be very profitable actually since people on lower stakes take the fast and easy line by just Fit/Folding too much. With that you will earn in long run a lot profit. Which means you can isolate with even wider range, sometimes even with the all range which you planned to limp.

      About Question #3:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AKo }
      UTG+1  53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }


      Hopefully you enjoy the Course so far.