Devils may cry and stand up one MORE time than the rest

    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
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      Hi all !

      My name is Alin and 2 years ago (+ - couple of days) I started playing poker.
      In June, last summer, my roll was ~500$ (pretty bad for one year, but I was very busy with uni - aka last year).

      Since last summer until this march, I played cash games up to 30NL. After winning a tournament and grinding micros, my BR reached 3k$. Unfornately, thanks to my often withdraws, I've started the year with 1k, playing 25NL.

      By this time I was in the middle of my biggest downswing (~60k hands under EV) and if that wasn't enough, my brother got very ill. Since february until may, he spent most of his time in hospital and undergo 4 surgeries.

      All this real life problems made me put poker aside and feel the need for a change. So I've decided to start playing 180man turbo SNGs with 300 BIs.

      I have another blog on the romanian comunity, but this one will be more organized. The purpose of this blog is to keep track of my progress and I hope it will motivate me better.
      Another reason is that I haven't been speaking english for 5 years or so and I 've become real bad at it. But I understand very well :D (common problem for english listeners I think).

      So please, correct me when my english becames horrible and when my game really sux :f_cool:

      I let you with my favourite motivational song. Always puts me in the grinding/learning move :f_eek:



      -> for the 'Devil may cry' game lovers :heart:
  • 32 replies
    • gadget51
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      Welcome to our blogs section ACi0coiu!

      That's a tough break for your brother, I really do hope he gets well.
      Obvoiusly poker takes a back seat when these things happen, so make sure your mind is right before starting again, ok? :)

      As for your English, if you speak it as well as you write it, you will do just fine! :s_cool:
      A small pointer for you, in your last line you say; 'I let you..' but it should say ' I leave you...' :)

      Anyway, Best regards, have fun and run good!

      Mal.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
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      Tx gadget and oh, cool nickname :D


      This is my 1$ 90man graph so far. I'm playing overrolled, but I prefer this than being overconfident at 2.5$ 180man. At the last ones, I'm -100$ so there it's BE so far.




      I forgot to mention that I'm a hard working guy (at poker at leat). Everyday I'm doing like 3-4 hours of improving in SNG Wiz, videos, hand reviews etc.
      But I've hit a barrier and I'm hoping you can help: I've heard that doing very light pushes or very light calls isn't that good because of our edge. But I think our edge comes from taking thin values, so it's kinda messing with my mind this concept.

      Anyway, are you usually doing pushes for 1/5 of a bb profit? In other words, it's correct to "push the edges " ?

      Tx
    • EmanuelC16
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      Imo, pushing light = OK, calling light = bad because people won't shove as light as they should and also not call correctly.

      What you said about a 0.2bb EV play is OK for cash games and very structure dependent for SNGs. In cash you should always take any edge since it increases winrate while in SNGs it could decrease winrate.

      You are being silly grinding MT SNGs imo. You have experience in cash and could quickly grind back to NL25.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
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      I still have roll for 25. Grinding MT SNGs is probably a mood right now, but it feels good playing smth else for a while.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
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      I've decided recently to follow Gordon's 6max program and the first step is to blog for 60 days, without a break. For 2 weeks I've postponed this post, because I wanted to be 100% that this is what I really want. After a one year break, things move more slowly:D .

      So, my first idea was to start a new blog. But because I think the things that happend to us in the past shape us, I don't want to erase and "start over". I don't even think there is such thing as "start over".

      Right now I play nl5/nl10 zoom and normal tables, for about 2-3h a day. My goal is to do my daily homework, play 1k+ hands and study 1h, every day for 60days, no break. I have a regular job also, so this won't that easy as it sounds.

      I'll write my first homework in 2h or so, just wanted to make a "nooby" post first :D
    • EmanuelC16
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      Welcome back!
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
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      Tx Manu !

      So, I'll start 1st with SB play vs BB, and continue with constructing ranges SB vs BU. I'll start from each position and dividing my homework according to my known weaknesses. I think I've improved quite alot my SB play, but there always will be dark spots.

      1.Opening 100% vs BB nits.


      Pacific $6.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2266395
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BB: $1.07 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 9, 3B: 7, AF: 5.0, Hands: 154
      CO: $2.54 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 5, 3B: 0, AF: 7.0, Hands: 63
      BTN: $7.09 - VPIP: 46, PFR: 29, 3B: 4, AF: 1.8, Hands: 120
      Hero (SB): $6.00 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 22, 3B: 8, AF: 4.7, Hands: 2802

      Pre Flop: ($0.09) Hero is SB with 2 :spade: 3 :diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.14, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.12
      Hero wins $0.04
      Hero wins $0.08
      (Rake: $0.00)

      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 2 players - View hand 2266396
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN/SB): $12.15 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $12.08 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 6, 3B: 2, AF: 0.7, Hands: 117

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN/SB with 4 :diamond: 2 :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.20, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2266397
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $7.06 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      Hero (SB): $5.56 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $2.33 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 22
      UTG: $4.93 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 3.3, Hands: 112
      MP: $4.69 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 4, 3B: 5, AF: 1.1, Hands: 263
      CO: $2.58 - VPIP: 7, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 15

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with 4 :club: 3 :spade:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.10
      Hero wins $0.10

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2266399
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $3.06 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 10.0, Hands: 24
      Hero (SB): $5.14 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $10.27 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 10, 3B: 3, AF: 0.0, Hands: 100
      UTG: $2.50 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 4
      MP: $2.22 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 2
      CO: $5.52 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 25, 3B: 11, AF: 2.5, Hands: 24

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with 5 :club: 2 :diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.10
      Hero wins $0.10

      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2266401
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $4.71 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 22, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 85
      Hero (SB): $9.83 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $1.98 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 18, 3B: 7, AF: 2.7, Hands: 653
      CO: $5.55 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 32, 3B: 11, AF: 0.0, Hands: 31

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with 2 :spade: 6 :diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.10
      Hero wins $0.10

      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 3 players - View hand 2266402
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (SB): $10.92 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $5.10 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 14, 3B: 4, AF: 1.5, Hands: 165
      BTN: $9.85 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 2.3, Hands: 128

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 6 :heart: 5 :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      ~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2266406
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: $13.26 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 24, 3B: 11, AF: 2.4, Hands: 307
      MP: $10.04 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 11, 3B: 2, AF: 1.0, Hands: 108
      CO: $12.33 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 7, AF: 0.0, Hands: 44
      BTN: $10.64 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 11, 3B: 3, AF: 2.0, Hands: 236
      Hero (SB): $11.06 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $10.30 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 121

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 5 :heart: 8 :heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      ~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 2 players - View hand 2266407
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN/SB): $10.77 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $5.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 14, 3B: 4, AF: 1.5, Hands: 165

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN/SB with 6 :heart: 8 :club:
      Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      ~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2266410
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 11, 3B: 2, AF: 1.0, Hands: 108
      BTN: $12.48 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 7, AF: 0.0, Hands: 44
      Hero (SB): $11.21 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $10.15 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 121

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 9 :club: 6 :club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      ~~~~~~~~~~
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2266411
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $11.94 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 7, AF: 4.0, Hands: 753
      BTN: $18.55 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 121
      Hero (SB): $11.00 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 29533
      BB: $10.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 11, 3B: 1, AF: 1.8, Hands: 180
      UTG: $10.50 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 1.3, Hands: 125
      MP: $7.10 - VPIP: 38, PFR: 25, 3B: 4, AF: 0.8, Hands: 60

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with Q :heart: 5 :heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20




      The majority of these hands I would've folded in the past. Why? I knew the numbers, I knew it was mathematically +EV, so why didn't I do it?
      Because I've implemented without thinking things like "you CO range should be wider than SB range". If a move is +EV, just do it !

      Just did it:


      Life goals for two weeks: go to bed at 11pm, weak up at 6am.




      "The only thing that i see that is distinctly different about me is that I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get on a treadmill toghether, there are two things:
      1. You getting of first
      or
      2. I'm gonna die.
      It's really that simple." - Will Smith
    • confidant91
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      Hello,
      it isinteresting to see someone on forum that have purchased 6max package form gordon. As it seems that hu package is nuts i wonder if the 6max is the same. Gl with your goals and i follow :f_cool:
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
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      Tx confidant91. Hope I won't be a disappointment :D .

      DAY 2

      Managed to play 1k hands, even though I was kinda too tired to play. I tried to focus as much as I could, but I think I folded to much. But I saved some hand for analysis, learn a lesson or two so no worries.

      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267276
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: $8.62 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 17, 3B: 3, AF: 2.1, Hands: 102
      MP: $4.32 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 15, 3B: 11, AF: 0.0, Hands: 74
      Hero (CO): $10.66 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 24, 3B: 10, AF: 1.3, Hands: 280
      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 0.8, Hands: 70
      BB: $16.34 - VPIP: 34, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 2.4, Hands: 149

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with K :club: Q :heart:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.30, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 9 :club: 7 :diamond: 3 :heart: (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.55) 2 :club: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.00, UTG raises to $2.80, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $3.55
      UTG wins $3.39
      (Rake: $0.16)

      2. I wonder if I can raise and shove river as a bluff. With his sizing and tanking on turn I don't think he's willing to call for stacks
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267292
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BB: $13.20 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 30, 3B: 21, AF: 0.0, Hands: 87
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 28
      MP: $7.86 - VPIP: 39, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 117
      Hero (CO): $16.14 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 0.0, Hands: 84
      SB: $16.16 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 6.5, Hands: 114

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with A :diamond: J :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold, SB raises to $1, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.73

      Flop: ($2.10) T :heart: T :diamond: J :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.10, Hero calls $1.10

      Turn: ($4.30) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.10, Hero folds



      This was a hand where i thought at that moment that I can call. i didn't see what value hand he can play like this, but I folded because I will have stronger hands in range for calling and it's nl10, so people do random sh%t .


      Homework.
      I raised again very much from SB and againg it worked. I have a steal success % of 73%, so it's a 100% open.

      Vs. some types of villains, today I tried limping in SB. Can't say I'm very comfortable with that.



      1.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2267280
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $9.32 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 18, 3B: 17, AF: 3.0, Hands: 17
      BTN: $10.44 - VPIP: 66, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 2.5, Hands: 59
      Hero (SB): $11.30 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $12.01 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 14, 3B: 3, AF: 4.3, Hands: 536

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 4 :club: 3 :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      2.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2267281
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $10.33 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 1.5, Hands: 21
      BTN: $4.32 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 68
      Hero (SB): $10.05 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $11.55 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 12, 3B: 4, AF: 1.4, Hands: 121

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 2 :diamond: 5 :diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      3.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267282
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: $17.39 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 20, 3B: 5, AF: 2.3, Hands: 434
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 31, PFR: 15, 3B: 25, AF: 1.5, Hands: 13
      BTN: $11.46 - VPIP: 52, PFR: 17, 3B: 11, AF: 3.1, Hands: 75
      Hero (SB): $19.93 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $10.00 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 2, AF: 3.1, Hands: 393
      UTG: $15.12 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 2.1, Hands: 684

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 8 :heart: 2 :club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      4.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267283
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $12.01 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 5, AF: 1.7, Hands: 80
      Hero (SB): $18.87 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $10.64 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 12, 3B: 5, AF: 9.0, Hands: 111
      UTG: $10.37 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 1.5, Hands: 343
      MP: $15.98 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 15, 3B: 3, AF: 0.5, Hands: 95
      CO: $6.90 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 43

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with J :spade: 5 :heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      5.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267284
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: $11.87 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 12, 3B: 3, AF: 1.5, Hands: 310
      CO: $4.26 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 15, 3B: 8, AF: 8.0, Hands: 87
      BTN: $8.84 - VPIP: 66, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 2.5, Hands: 59
      Hero (SB): $13.30 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $5.07 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 21, 3B: 21, AF: 5.0, Hands: 67
      UTG: $10.27 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 7, AF: 2.5, Hands: 184

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with K :diamond: 2 :spade:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20
      (Rake: $0.00)

      6.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267285
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: $13.50 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 30, 3B: 21, AF: 0.0, Hands: 87
      CO: $10.33 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 28
      BTN: $7.79 - VPIP: 39, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 117
      Hero (SB): $15.14 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $10.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 0.0, Hands: 84
      UTG: $16.01 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 6.5, Hands: 114

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with K :club: 4 :club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.20


      7.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2267287
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $10.54 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 8, 3B: 6, AF: 0.8, Hands: 40
      BTN: $18.98 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 8, AF: 7.0, Hands: 312
      Hero (SB): $11.93 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $2.99 - VPIP: 39, PFR: 12, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 90
      UTG: $12.11 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 12, 3B: 2, AF: 2.9, Hands: 178

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 4 :diamond: 4 :heart:
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.20) Q :spade: T :heart: Q :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.15, BB folds

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.19
      (Rake: $0.01)

      8.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2267289
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 3.3, Hands: 490
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 7, AF: 3.9, Hands: 1430
      Hero (SB): $11.50 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $4.73 - VPIP: 39, PFR: 12, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 90
      UTG: $12.56 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 12, 3B: 2, AF: 2.9, Hands: 178

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with T :spade: 8 :spade:
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.20) Q :club: 5 :spade: 9 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.15, BB calls $0.15

      Turn: ($0.50) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      River: ($0.50) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.50, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $0.50
      BB wins $0.48
      (Rake: $0.02)

      9.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267290
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      MP: $9.90 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 8, 3B: 6, AF: 0.8, Hands: 40
      CO: $14.88 - VPIP: 53, PFR: 25, 3B: 5, AF: 1.3, Hands: 75
      BTN: $19.58 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 8, AF: 7.0, Hands: 312
      Hero (SB): $12.19 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $2.31 - VPIP: 39, PFR: 12, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 90
      UTG: $11.24 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 12, 3B: 2, AF: 2.9, Hands: 178

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with A :club: 2 :spade:
      4 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.20) 4 :diamond: T :diamond: J :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.13, BB calls $0.13

      Turn: ($0.46) 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BB calls $0.25

      River: ($0.96) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Final Pot: $0.96
      Hero shows A :club: 2 :spade:
      BB shows T :heart: K :club:
      BB wins $0.92
      (Rake: $0.04)

      10.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2267291
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $10.96 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      BTN: $10.35 - VPIP: 54, PFR: 5, 3B: 4, AF: 1.0, Hands: 61
      Hero (SB): $14.31 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 30871
      BB: $10.87 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 13, AF: 7.0, Hands: 91
      UTG: $2.95 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 11
      MP: $10.00 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 15, 3B: 7, AF: 3.0, Hands: 589

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 6 :spade: A :diamond:
      4 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.20) K :club: 8 :heart: A :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks

      Turn: ($0.20) J :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, BB folds

      Final Pot: $0.20
      Hero wins $0.19
      (Rake: $0.01)







      "And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working." -Will Smith
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      DAY 3
      This is the last day when I focus mainly on SB stealing. I said that the next theme will be about SB defend, but I want to understand range construction BB vs SB. So tomorrow I'll study this, followed by 3 days of examples (probably more).


      1.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2268345
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $9.32 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 18, 3B: 17, AF: 3.0, Hands: 17
      BTN: $10.44 - VPIP: 66, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 2.5, Hands: 59
      Hero (SB): $11.30 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 31067
      BB: $12.01 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 14, 3B: 3, AF: 4.3, Hands: 536

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 4 :club: 3 :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 1 fold

      2.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2268346
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      CO: $10.39 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 88
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 8, AF: 7.0, Hands: 312
      Hero (SB): $10.05 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 31067
      BB: $20.62 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 20

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with K :heart: 6 :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold

      3.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2268350
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      Hero (SB): $22.51 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 31067
      BB: $14.74 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 15, 3B: 10, AF: 1.8, Hands: 136
      UTG: $3.85 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 5.1, Hands: 701
      CO: $10.18 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 5.0, Hands: 71
      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 6, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 173

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 5 :heart: K :club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold

      4.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2268351
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      Hero (SB): $24.40 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 31067
      BB: $19.04 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 15, 3B: 10, AF: 1.8, Hands: 136
      UTG: $4.76 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 16, 3B: 14, AF: 4.5, Hands: 57
      MP: $11.53 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 5.0, Hands: 71
      CO: $10.35 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 6, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 173
      BTN: $26.98 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 2.1, Hands: 684

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with T :diamond: 8 :club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold

      5.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2268352
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      Hero (SB): $24.40 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 31067
      BB: $19.04 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 15, 3B: 10, AF: 1.8, Hands: 136
      UTG: $4.61 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 16, 3B: 14, AF: 4.5, Hands: 57
      MP: $11.38 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 5.0, Hands: 71
      CO: $10.50 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 6, 3B: 6, AF: 0.0, Hands: 173
      BTN: $27.13 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 2.1, Hands: 684

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with 3 :club: Q :club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.27, 1 fold



      Like I said, tomorrow I'll analyze BvB game and how to construct my default range, exercise with that and then analyze how to adjust.
      Also found a very interesting topic on the forum with this sort of calculation ( :math geek: )
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      DAY 4

      Played 1k hands today, but i think I'll play another session at regular tables.
      I played zoom in the past and faced the swings, so I don't play zoom if I have less than 40bis for a limit.

      As for today's theory session, I've read some posts, but not very conclusive. I'll dig some more tomorrow and hopefully will experiment from monday.
      Also, I have some BvB situations that I need to review.

      1.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2269514
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $9.95 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 12
      SB: $3.35 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 4
      BB: $5.73 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 6, AF: 2.7, Hands: 629
      UTG: $6.25 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 34
      MP: $0.46 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 3
      Hero (CO): $5.51 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 31989

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with A :diamond: K :diamond:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.52, 2 folds, BB calls $0.47, MP calls $0.31 all in

      Flop: ($1.52) Q :club: Q :diamond: K :heart: (3 players - 1 is all in)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.52) K :club: (3 players - 1 is all in)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.52) J :spade: (3 players - 1 is all in)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30

      Final Pot: $2.12
      BB mucks J :diamond: J :heart:
      MP shows T :club: T :heart:
      Hero shows A :diamond: K :diamond:
      Hero wins $1.34
      (Rake: $0.09)

      I felt so sorry after this hand. I've tanked quite alot on the river, because i didn't know if an overbet is better than a small bet. I know he has JJ, TT OTR, but I don't know if he has Ax. Anyway, i don't think JJ folds to a 2$ bet, so yeah, kinda lost 2$ here.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      DAY 5


      Today was a really nice day poker wise. Played 1k hands, studied 2h or so, plus I had some time to relax.

      Last night I ended playing 2 tables on another platform and got coolered when I was deep-ish vs a fish + spewing another stack so I withdraw from there and only play on Pokerstars from now on. I played so long on PS that i have problems adjusting correctly vs regs on other fishier sites. And when I'm getting coolered vs fish and spewing vs regs, my motivation drops down and I don't need that.

      As I said, I studied today preflop ranges vs. SB steal. I've taken a default 30% steal from SB and creating ranges vs 70% fold to 3bet and 50% fold to 3bet. I've hit a dead spot in my logic and I need another opinion on some spots. Some problems resolve, another comes out. Just normal, I suppose.

      I don't have hands from today session where i defend BB vs SB according to my gamplan, but hoppefully will find some tomorrow.

      Pacific $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2269954
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      SB: $11.48 - VPIP: 57, PFR: 20, 3B: 8, AF: 2.0, Hands: 61
      BB: $10.00 - VPIP: 8, PFR: 8, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 13
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 65
      Hero (CO): $11.41 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 8, AF: 4.8, Hands: 2980
      BTN: $22.26 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 18, 3B: 8, AF: 2.4, Hands: 95

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with K :diamond: A :heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.70) 2 :spade: T :spade: K :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.00, SB raises to $3.70, Hero calls $2.70

      Turn: ($8.10) 7 :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $7.48, Hero calls $7.41 all in

      River: ($22.92) 4 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $22.92
      SB shows 6 :spade: J :spade:
      Hero shows K :diamond: A :heart:
      SB wins $21.71
      SB wins $0.07
      (Rake: $1.14)



      This was a very nasty one. I overbet flop 'cause his a fish and will call with Kx and FDs. I observed that recreational players from here like to call very light so my thought was to get more value. But when overbetting, I didn't considered the scenario when he raises me, so when I was in front of the fact, I didn;t know what decision was the best. He might have some weaker Kx or A+a pair, but i don't know for sure.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      DAY 6

      Played only 800 hands, but this was a 'bumpy' session.

      Will post 1st hands where I defended BB.


      1.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270934
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      BTN: $7.17 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 22, 3B: 5, AF: 6.0, Hands: 58
      SB: $7.31 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 67
      Hero (BB): $6.71 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $9.87 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 20, 3B: 13, AF: 0.0, Hands: 66
      MP: $5.23 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 1.7, Hands: 170
      CO: $7.17 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 20, AF: 2.5, Hands: 107

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 9 :diamond: Q :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.30) K :club: 4 :club: A :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.14, SB calls $0.14

      Turn: ($0.58) T :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, SB folds

      2.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270936
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      BTN: $5.01 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 8
      SB: $5.63 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 16, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 32
      Hero (BB): $5.66 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $6.72 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.5, Hands: 9
      MP: $7.37 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 10
      CO: $6.08 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 0.4, Hands: 29

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 8 :spade: Q :club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.30) 9 :heart: K :club: K :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.56, SB folds

      3.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270937
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      BTN: $9.93 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 7, 3B: 3, AF: 3.0, Hands: 88
      SB: $5.87 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 2.8, Hands: 106
      Hero (BB): $6.50 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $5.09 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 22, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 23
      MP: $5.21 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 14, 3B: 2, AF: 3.8, Hands: 184
      CO: $2.87 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 3.0, Hands: 27

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with J :club: 9 :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.20) 3 :spade: Q :heart: Q :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero folds

      4.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270938
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $4.39 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 10
      SB: $5.54 - VPIP: 100, PFR: 67, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 3
      Hero (BB): $5.30 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $5.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 67
      MP: $10.08 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 7, 3B: 3, AF: 3.0, Hands: 88
      CO: $26.72 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 9

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with T :club: 2 :club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.20) K :club: A :heart: A :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB folds

      5.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270939
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      BTN: $6.14 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      SB: $10.40 - VPIP: 53, PFR: 29, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 17
      Hero (BB): $5.50 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $2.50 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 3, 3B: 0, AF: 5.0, Hands: 176
      MP: $3.84 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 30, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 10
      CO: $10.48 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 5, AF: 0.0, Hands: 64

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with T :heart: 8 :heart:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.20) J :heart: Q :spade: 8 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB folds

      6.
      Pacific $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 2270940
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      BTN: $17.14 - VPIP: 51, PFR: 24, 3B: 4, AF: 0.8, Hands: 49
      SB: $14.55 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 11, 3B: 7, AF: 6.0, Hands: 44
      Hero (BB): $14.52 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 8, AF: 4.8, Hands: 2980
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 25

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with 3 :spade: A :spade:
      2 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.60) Q :heart: Q :spade: T :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.45, Hero raises to $1.40, SB folds

      7.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270942
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      BTN: $4.33 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 11, 3B: 2, AF: 4.3, Hands: 447
      SB: $5.02 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 7, AF: 0.0, Hands: 70
      Hero (BB): $17.70 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $8.16 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 14, 3B: 4, AF: 1.0, Hands: 139
      MP: $6.98 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 8, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 39
      CO: $8.39 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 59

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 3 :heart: 3 :diamond:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 1 fold

      8.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2270943
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      CO: $21.09 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 51
      BTN: $3.27 - VPIP: 41, PFR: 8, 3B: 6, AF: 2.8, Hands: 37
      SB: $16.95 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 17, 3B: 3, AF: 0.9, Hands: 174
      Hero (BB): $13.95 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $10.13 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 22, 3B: 15, AF: 3.5, Hands: 41

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with A :club: 2 :heart:
      3 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, SB raises to $2.80, 1 fold

      9.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270944
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      SB: $9.95 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 21, 3B: 17, AF: 0.0, Hands: 14
      Hero (BB): $10.00 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $4.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 16, 3B: 2, AF: 1.2, Hands: 121
      MP: $8.20 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 14, 3B: 20, AF: 0.0, Hands: 14
      CO: $11.73 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 79
      BTN: $14.18 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 8, 3B: 3, AF: 1.0, Hands: 77

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with 7 :club: 6 :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, 1 fold

      10.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270945
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      BTN: $2.72 - VPIP: 3, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 32
      SB: $8.86 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 18, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 22
      Hero (BB): $10.92 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $5.09 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 8
      MP: $8.35 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 7, AF: 0.8, Hands: 36
      CO: $7.71 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 14, AF: 0.0, Hands: 19

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 9 :club: 5 :club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.56, 1 fold

      Misplayed some of this hand, I think. 2,3,9 should've been in my fold range, or at most, 2,3 may be a part of 3bet range


      Today's hands:
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270948
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      BTN: $4.40 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 3
      Hero (SB): $5.05 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      BB: $9.07 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 25, 3B: 100, AF: 0.0, Hands: 4
      UTG: $9.21 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 8, AF: 0.0, Hands: 45
      MP: $4.98 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 5
      CO: $4.98 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with A :heart: K :club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BB raises to $0.35, Hero raises to $1.34, BB calls $0.99

      Flop: ($2.68) T :spade: T :diamond: 8 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, BB calls $0.90

      Turn: ($4.48) Q :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.81, BB calls $2.81

      River: ($10.10) 5 :spade: (2 players)

      No idea what he's playin, but with few FE OTT+ some pot equity I think I can't ch/f. i still don't know if I'm better ch/folding this hand OTF.

      2. Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270950
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      BTN: $4.02 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 3, 3B: 0, AF: 3.0, Hands: 174
      Hero (SB): $6.68 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      BB: $5.19 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 16, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 25
      UTG: $20.35 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 20, 3B: 13, AF: 7.0, Hands: 25
      MP: $8.59 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 32, 3B: 23, AF: 2.0, Hands: 25
      CO: $5.55 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 11, 3B: 3, AF: 1.0, Hands: 244

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with J :club: K :club:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, CO calls $0.15, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.65, 2 folds, CO calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.50) 5 :spade: Q :club: 6 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, CO calls $0.80

      Turn: ($3.10) 8 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.80, CO raises to $4.10, Hero calls $2.30

      River: ($11.30) 2 :spade: (2 players)
      This one I think it's standard. Maybe bet 2$ OTT as played, but more +EV with bigger bet OTF and shove turn

      3. This one is kinda more complicated.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2270951
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      BTN: $7.10 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 31
      SB: $1.13 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      Hero (BB): $10.44 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 33812
      UTG: $4.19 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      MP: $5.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 19, 3B: 13, AF: 8.0, Hands: 67
      CO: $11.72 - VPIP: 7, PFR: 7, 3B: 3, AF: 1.0, Hands: 72

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 7 :heart: T :heart:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.15, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.68, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.53

      Flop: ($1.53) 8 :diamond: Q :spade: 3 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($1.53) 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, BTN calls $2

      River: ($5.53) T :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $4.42, Hero calls $4.42

      I don't cbet because he'll call me once on this board very often. he has Qx, 2nd p and FDs. if I'd had some equity, I think I can cbet and probably 2nd barrel on some turns.
      When he checks back OTT, he's range is 90% 2nd p. When he calls he might have JJ, TT and i think he folds <99. Having these thoughts now, I think it's better to shove river then ch/calling. But probably more +EV is to ch/f the river.
      At the moment, I searched him and decided to call if he's a reg (or hidden from search)
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      I didn't play today, but I understood better how to construct ranges and why the ranges are as they are.

      Things I learned today:
      - when defending in Bb vs SB, we can call wider because:

        we have position
        we have odds (depending on steal sizing)
        we have edge (hopefully :D )


      - when and what% do we 3bet vs SB
      my conclusions: we can't 3bet with a frequency bigger than he can fold
      ex. if he folds 60% of his opening range, we can't 3bet bluff with more than 60% of our 3bet range. basically, what goes up 60% enters his defending vs 3bet range and the we loose money with % bigger than 60%.
      There's a lot of percentages, but I think my logic is good.

      Our GTO ranges of 3bet should be 1:1 (value and bluffs), but according to Gordon's "assumption on how people play at your limit", I think I'll be 65% bluff and 35% value (of my 3bet range), 'cause people fold alot vs 3bets.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      DAY 7

      The first month of this challenge is complete. Game wise it's ok, but volume is very low. But I can't improve that with much, because of my full time job. The maximum I can put is 35-40k hands a month playing zoom and 30k playing regular tables. I'll work harder in the future and see where that goes.


      WR for this month.


      SB and BB winrate until now (last 2 month or so)


      I'll try until next month to bring Bb closer to BE.


      Graph for this month.


      If I'll concentrate better next month on 3bet ranges and some postflop situations, I think the redline will improve. I must talk to myself more when playing and justify why I'm making this or that decision. It works for me :D
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      Today was the 8th day and I decided I'll have a break. Last two weaks i was very busy at work and constantly went to sleep at 12am and waking up at 7.30 am. Basically, I didn't take no time to relax, just work, go home and play poker. So today's break felt really good and I drank a couple of beers with some co-workers.
      So more poker related stuff tomorrow.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      DAY 9

      Sick day graph-wise today. In the first part I felt real good at the tables, thinking every hand, paying atention and taking notes. Tooked a 10min break 'cause I had so much action that I was autopiloting.

      Return fresh for the first 10mins, but I auto alot and wasn't paying that much atention.



      Anyway, All the major hands were coolers and I spewed 1bi or so.


      Homework

      I defended alot from Bb today, not sure if the right move every time.

      1.
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274089
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $8.32 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      SB: $17.47 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 29, 3B: 13, AF: 0.0, Hands: 28
      Hero (BB): $10.15 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $10.33 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 20, 3B: 13, AF: 4.0, Hands: 71
      MP: $29.31 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 2
      CO: $10.22 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 5, AF: 3.7, Hands: 521

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with 4 :spade: 2 :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.80) 6 :heart: 2 :club: K :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB calls $0.60

      Turn: ($3.00) A :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.50, SB folds

      2.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274092
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $9.09 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 4, AF: 3.0, Hands: 279
      SB: $8.41 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 16, AF: 1.1, Hands: 222
      Hero (BB): $5.17 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $2.36 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 4
      MP: $5.87 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 0.8, Hands: 54
      CO: $5.53 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 47

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 9 :club: K :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.12, Hero calls $0.07

      Flop: ($0.24) 4 :spade: K :heart: 2 :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.13, Hero calls $0.13

      Turn: ($0.50) 3 :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.28, SB calls $0.28

      River: ($1.06) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.34, SB calls $0.34

      3.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274093
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $7.91 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 8, 3B: 4, AF: 3.3, Hands: 341
      SB: $5.00 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 22, 3B: 2, AF: 0.0, Hands: 208
      Hero (BB): $6.24 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $5.65 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 1.1, Hands: 252
      MP: $6.80 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 14, 3B: 9, AF: 0.0, Hands: 21
      CO: $5.36 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 22, 3B: 9, AF: 4.4, Hands: 324

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with T :club: A :heart:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.30) 6 :diamond: 6 :spade: Q :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.14, Hero calls $0.14

      Turn: ($0.58) 6 :club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1, SB folds

      4. Should've bet river, but I checked because A paired and thought I won't have that much FE. But he has alot of 7x,8x better FD cards that will fold to a 1/2 bet.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274094
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $5.37 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 0.3, Hands: 42
      SB: $4.95 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 50, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 2
      Hero (BB): $6.63 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $8.32 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 30, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 10
      MP: $11.54 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 8, 3B: 5, AF: 0.0, Hands: 65
      CO: $4.18 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 4

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 4 :diamond: 4 :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.05

      Flop: ($0.20) 7 :diamond: 8 :diamond: J :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB calls $0.12

      Turn: ($0.44) A :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.26, SB calls $0.26

      River: ($0.96) A :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      5.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274095
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $11.40 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 12
      SB: $9.77 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 16, 3B: 0, AF: 11.0, Hands: 62
      Hero (BB): $5.81 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $1.69 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 5.0, Hands: 15
      MP: $5.00 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 12, AF: 6.0, Hands: 94
      CO: $9.63 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 18, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 17

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with 4 :diamond: A :spade:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, SB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.90) 3 :diamond: 8 :diamond: 6 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.64, Hero folds

      6.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274096
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $5.31 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 9, AF: 0.0, Hands: 28
      SB: $15.37 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 29, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 7
      Hero (BB): $7.98 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $1.37 - VPIP: 67, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 3
      MP: $7.22 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 18, 3B: 0, AF: 2.3, Hands: 92
      CO: $8.51 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 23, 3B: 11, AF: 1.3, Hands: 53

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with A :heart: 2 :club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.36, SB calls $0.26

      Flop: ($0.72) 6 :club: A :diamond: 6 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.72) 7 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.50, SB folds

      7.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274097
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $3.32 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 3, 3B: 1, AF: 1.2, Hands: 756
      SB: $12.09 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 45
      Hero (BB): $5.00 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $9.72 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 18
      MP: $5.05 - VPIP: 5, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 19
      CO: $10.06 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 4, AF: 3.0, Hands: 279

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with K :diamond: 5 :club:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 1 fold

      8.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274098
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $5.00 - VPIP: 67, PFR: 33, 3B: 100, AF: 0.0, Hands: 3
      SB: $3.26 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 21, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 19
      Hero (BB): $5.12 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      UTG: $5.21 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 25, 3B: 14, AF: 0.5, Hands: 20
      MP: $5.00 - VPIP: 5, PFR: 5, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 19
      CO: $3.91 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with A :heart: 6 :diamond:
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.46, 1 fold

      It's quite hard to post only hands where I 3b or call vs SB or call, because of the lack of situations. I probably have 2-3 situations where I'd play (call or 3b) with hands that I folded in the past.




      1.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274103
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN): $7.28 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      SB: $7.61 - VPIP: 31, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 6.0, Hands: 68
      BB: $3.51 - VPIP: 75, PFR: 38, 3B: 25, AF: 4.0, Hands: 8
      UTG: $4.88 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 11
      MP: $12.91 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 18
      CO: $5.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 11, 3B: 3, AF: 1.8, Hands: 233

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with A :heart: 4 :diamond:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, SB calls $0.08, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.25) T :heart: 5 :heart: T :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.16, SB raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.24

      Turn: ($1.05) 2 :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.58, Hero calls $0.58

      River: ($2.21) J :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.60, SB folds

      OTF, I see no reason to 3bet. with such a small bet, he'll be bluffing alot and with my BDs+ HC I can play reasonable amount of turns. OTT, again, I could've raised, but didn't want to fold my equity when re-raise and when he bets 1/2, I don't think he'll be firing river. On a J+ river I bet between 1/2 - 2/3, and on a blacnk river I think i can pot or overbet small.

      2.
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2274106
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $3.96 - VPIP: 10, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 49
      Hero (SB): $5.02 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 9, AF: 4.1, Hands: 36502
      BB: $2.09 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 13, 3B: 22, AF: 0.0, Hands: 15
      UTG: $6.16 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 4, 3B: 5, AF: 1.1, Hands: 273
      MP: $8.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 5.0, Hands: 93
      CO: $6.80 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 12, 3B: 5, AF: 1.5, Hands: 111

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with A :club: T :spade:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.10, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, CO calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.75) Q :spade: 3 :diamond: 7 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, CO calls $0.20

      Turn: ($1.15) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, CO calls $0.40

      River: ($1.95) 4 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, CO folds

      Here I'm trying a new play. i read about it on the forum and was curious if it ever works. I think in 3b pot is a very good play, but in normal pots u loose "value" when bet 1/3 flop, 1/3 turn and small 2/3 on the river, comparing to 2/3 , 2/3 and small 1/2+. If I know he's folding the river, why not bet big on flop and turn and make a small bluff on river?

      But OOP in 3bet pots, with smaller SPR, I think it's a play worth mentioning.
    • ACi0coiu
      ACi0coiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.05.2010 Posts: 3,517
      Today I'm gonna play 5k hands without looking at winnings until the end of the day. Will have breaks after each 2h session and I hope I'll play at least 3 sessions. Hoping for the best :D
    • Yozan
      Yozan
      Platinum
      Joined: 01.01.2010 Posts: 2,181
      GL!!

      May the FORCE be with u!!!

      :f_p: :f_p: :f_p: :f_p: :f_p: :f_p: :f_p:
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