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    • moharith
      moharith
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      OLD CONTENT BELOW, WILL UPDATE SOON


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      [CENTER] :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: Welcome to my blog. :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: [/CENTER]

      I've been playing a lot of styles in the past, and find that MSS suits me the most, so I decided to restart with a $50,- bankroll and focus on theory instead of profits. Some people asked me to translate my Dutch blog, so here goes.

      My Goals

      In the past my focus, was gaining profits and thats a nice goal, but it doesn't gets you anywhere. So I gave it some thought and made some really strics rules concerning my gameplay for myself.

      Some personal stuff:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :

      I'm 25, studying for being a teacher. In my last year. I work 4 days a week at a primary school and work with children with learning problems. I'm married have a house and my wife is expecting a baby, so i'm gonna be a father in 4 months :) . Got 1 dog and 2 cats, and that sums it up.

      I play poker for some time now and switched between a lot of strategies. I play a weekly live homegame with friends for 2 years now and play a lot of online poker.

      My ambition is becomming a good pokerplay who knows about the theory and who can explain his moves. I'm really motivated and good in learning. I've got 14 pokerbooks (most of sklansky's stuf) and reading a lot. I post on the HJ forum a lot and trying to help other people. I'm watching 1 video per day an read al the articles. I'm now reading Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players for Sklansky.


      Stakes and strategy


      Current Stake:NL5
      Starting bankroll:€ 50,-
      Current Bankroll: ~$128
      Strategy: MSS


      % to next level completed: 81%

      Goals:


      • Re-reading al the articles.
      • Watch 1 movie everyday.
      • Join the weekly coaching sessions.
      • Keep my database clean and review my hands a lot. I currently reviewing +/- 60 minutes per session.
      • Notice strange play and note players and their leaks.
      • Analyze my own leaks and note them, use to forum to fix them :)
      • Colorcoding players.
      • HUD usage
      • Build out the standard charts, depending on the players.
      • Usage of tableselectioncriteria.


      • Profit.



      Rules:


      • Change 1 thing per day. Keep focus!
      • 1 Hour sessions to prevent tilt!
      • Tableamount: 1+replay for depth analasys, 6 for focus gameplay and 9 for volume.
      • Keep an Excel file with progress and notes.
      • After 3 buy-inns loss STOP the session!
      • At notice of slight tilt: STOP the session!


      Bankrollmanagement:

      Starting roll: €50.-


      (i'll translate later)



      Progress per session (from 29-5):



      (i'll translate later)
      4 hour session is logged wrong (its 4x 1 hour)


      Watched video's: (Watched a lot more, but keeping a list now):

      • MSS Advanced 6 - Leakfinder
      • Biwinning - Deel 1
      • Biwinning - Deel 2
      • MSS winner part 1
      • MSS winner part 2
      • MSS winner part 3
      • MSS winner part 4
      • Continuation Bets and Beyond
      • MSS for Beginners - Part 1
      • MSS for Beginners - Part 2
      • MSS for Beginners - Part 3
      • MSS for Beginners - Part 4
      • MSS for Beginners - Part 5
      • MSS for Beginners - Part 6
      • Mid Stack Strategy Leakfinder - costavan


      Books i've read or are reading:

      • Full Tilt Poker Tips From the pro's
      • Holdem Poker for Advanched players(David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth)
      • Small Stakes Hold'em(David Sklansky, Mason Malmuth, Ed Miller)
      • The Theory of Pker (David Sklansky)


      Boo:



      ME!


      I've typed pretty fast, and there will be some translation errors , so please inform me about them!




      Some other stuff from my Dutch blog:


      My hud:


      TOT VPIP / TOT PFR / TOT STEAL / BB F2S
      TOT 3BET / TOT F23BET / FF2CBET / WTSD% / HANDS

      My pot odds / outs calc:



      My progress so far:

      OLD CONTENT BELOW, WILL UPDATE SOON
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    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by moharith
      My pot odds / outs calc:



      PM me your email address and I give you a better google docs ;)
    • eXtremeACE
      eXtremeACE
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      Joined: 22.02.2011 Posts: 267
      Hey Moharith,

      Glad to see your blog in English community!
      Hope you're doing good, atleast better than I'm because MSS is swingy (or it is just me playing bad :D )

      Will follow! :f_thumbsup:
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Thanks,

      Will try to keep it updated on the english forum as much as possible.
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,921
      Yay a new MSS blogger!

      Welcome to our blogging section moharith. We have a few MSS players around the English community and I am sure they will pop in and follow you.

      Best of luck!
      Gary
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Hey great stuff will be following :f_thumbsup:
    • fruktpuff
      fruktpuff
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      Joined: 24.09.2010 Posts: 3,982
      Wow, solid structure and massive planning done! Me like!

      Welcome to blogging sir!

      As mentioned, we've got a couple of MSSers around, several of them blogging as well.

      You even had coach Gerv drop by right as you're starting up, I sense great potential for this blog!

      Keep us updated as you progress, will be following for sure.

      Regards,
      Richard
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Thanks for the positive input! l'll work on some theory for now and i'll try to post some of the things that might be handy for others. :)
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      :diamond: Just watched: "Russian MSS by SGrifon". Another good video, don't know why I skipped it a few times. need to watch it again though. No more time to play a session now.

      Will only play a session when i'm fully sure I can finish the hour limit. So some more theory for now.

      But I can't get trough small stakes Holdem by Klansky and others.. Stuck on page 100.. something. I find that there is some very handy stuff hidden between the lines, but also a whole lot of stuff we already know.. And I dislike reading a hour of known stuff. :O

      Anyway i'll take a look through the HJ forum again and do my sessions later in the evening (Hoping for a session of 3 today :] )

      :]
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Enough theory today (+3 hours total)

      Now we're gonna play sessions :]
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Which articles/books/vids have helped you the most with mss strategy? Especially the maths of mss ?

      Roo
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      See the startingpost, i'd just start at the basic section and then move up :) . But don't just read the articles. Study them :)
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      Ok I did something seriously wrong and got asskicked by fishes..

      It was a volume session so played at 9 tables.

      1.Dominated

      My session started bad where a QQ shove went te wrong way - $2,- (vs. KK)

      Opponent was a blue fish.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $8.52
      SB:
      $2.78
      BB:
      $5.00
      UTG2:
      $1.75
      MP1:
      $12.50
      MP2:
      $3.28
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.26
      CO:
      $5.32


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, Q.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, CO folds, BU raises to $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BU raises to $1.25, Hero raises to $2.41, BU calls $1.01.

      Flop: ($4.59) 2, T, 5 (2 players)


      Turn: ($4.59) 8 (2 players)


      River: ($4.59) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.59.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens(Qd Qh).
      BU shows a pair of kings(Kh Ks).

      BU wins with a pair of kings(Kh Ks).




      2.Bad decision

      Second to that. I had JJ @ utg + 2 , and fish had a vpip of 80 and was raising all the time. So after his limp I rr to 4BB's. And he RR me, where I decided to shove my JJ.

      Fact was I was vs. AA and lost. So even a fishes 3bet utg should be respected with JJ. I knew it, but wanted to see his cards. A move I hardly ever make.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $2.16
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.28
      CO:
      $6.95
      BU:
      $1.91
      SB:
      $5.64
      BB:
      $5.12


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J, J.
      MP2 raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 4 folds, MP2 raises to $2.16, Hero calls $1.71.

      Flop: ($4.39) 4, K, 2 (2 players)


      Turn: ($4.39) 2 (2 players)


      River: ($4.39) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.39.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows two pairs, aces and twos(Ac Ad).
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and twos(Jd Jh).

      MP2 wins with two pairs, aces and twos(Ac Ad).




      3.Bad me!


      JJ @ the CO, BB calls my raise, low flop falls. I raise, and thought he didn't had a PP. No way ... I cbet -> he RR -> I shove.. He had a set -.-. I had to knew that.. Though opponent was a real big fish 80/21..

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.59
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $6.83
      MP2:
      $4.78
      MP3:
      $5.00
      CO (Hero):
      $2.07
      BU:
      $10.78
      SB:
      $12.03


      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, J.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BU calls $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.47) 9, 8, 4 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.33, BU raises to $10.63, BB folds, Hero calls $1.59.

      Turn: ($13.02) 4 (2 players)


      River: ($13.02) Q (2 players)


      Final Pot: $13.02.
      Results follow:

      BU shows a full-house, eights full of fours(8 8).
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and fours(J J).

      BU wins with a full-house, eights full of fours(8 8).




      4.Dang!


      10 10 shove..

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $6.39
      MP2:
      $5.62
      MP3:
      $4.76
      CO:
      $12.49
      BU:
      $1.86
      SB:
      $4.92
      BB (Hero):
      $1.93
      UTG2:
      $3.19


      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, T.
      5 folds, BU raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.55, BU folds, SB calls $0.43.

      Flop: ($1.22) 7, 5, 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.38, SB calls $1.38.

      Turn: ($3.98) A (2 players)


      River: ($3.98) Q (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.98.

      Results follow:

      SB shows three of a kind, fives(5s 5d).
      Hero shows a pair of tens(Th Ts).

      SB wins with three of a kind, fives(5s 5d).




      I was like dang! And wanted to avoid a tilt, so quitted session at exactly 1 hour. I evaluated all my hands. I saw at least 3 of the big losses could have been avoided or lowered.

      $-6.68




      So. What now?

      We're gonna tilt? No!

      Loosening up more? NO!

      Quick start another session? NOO!

      ...

      I walked out the dog. Evaluated again, and restricted myself not to watch the session profit anymore (I kept looking since my 3BI-stop restriction, that might have loosend me up a bit too much..).

      Neglecting the loss was my first step, tighting my leaks was the second and when I felt ready for the next session I started it :)


      Session 2:

      6 tables max, focussing on opponents and table management. Great plays and no errors. Threw my hands away that were too risky and went agressive vs. the right players.


      +$2,01



      :f_love: :f_love: No tilts for me :) I'm readying now for the 3rd session, and will only focus on improving and keep the multitabling at 6 max.
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      Session 3 : +$1,18

      Some sick stuff though =] 3 serious bad beats
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Omg note to myself:

      Make sure i never do this again. I kept a fish talking in a room, he was going all in all the time.. voip of 96%lol

      I waited and waited for cards.. Doubled up..

      Kept talking..

      Got KK .. All in ..

      vs..

      AA -$5,-

      Conversation was very long but here's a bit lol:


      ME: Your a live player ?
      XXXX: no, I am just good at cards
      XXXX: I am realy good at black jack
      ME: Your making a lot of profit?
      doomhearted: playing nl5 good at cards rly? )
      XXXX: haha
      ME: Damn you aint afraid, another all in lol
      XXXX: all in is the best way to play in poker online, that's for sure
      ME: wished i had the balls lol ;p
      ME: You got me lol ------ **** bad beat ffs! Lol
      XXXX: haha
      XXXX: do you play often or what?
      ME: A bit =]
      XXXX: now I am playing bad
      XXXX: wathcin jim's world on tv
      ME: lol nice, where you from?
      XXXX: you can see it
      XXXX: stay
      XXXX: hah
      XXXX: jesus
      XXXX: bad timng there
      ME: you see
      XXXX: just unluck
      ME: no luck for me <--- got kicked by AA vs my KK lol -.-

      xxxxx said, "haven't you listen to the pros?"
      Me said, "no ,, explain =]"
      xxxxx said, "it isn't about the cards you have, it's about what the oponent has"
      Me said, "lol damn thats deep"
      xxxxx said, "haha it's true"
      Me said, "Your a live player ?"
      xxxxx said, "have you heard about isildur?"
      Me said, "No :) who's he?" ** lol
      xxxxx said, "a poker player from sweden, that's now sponsored by pokerstars"
      doomhearted said, "let me gues.. u're him?"
      xxxxx said, "but I lived in the same town as him"
      xxxxx said, "yes he is^^"
      xxxxx said, "he is like a god for pokerplayers"
      Me said, "dang =]"
      Me said, "rebuy =]" <-- He got kicked by another reg..
      xxxxx said, "never"
      <I leave the room> (-$5,-) :f_cry:



      BR: 104,18 No more staying at tables going bigstacked vs a fish -.-
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Originally posted by moharith
      Omg note to myself:

      Make sure i never do this again. I kept a fish talking in a room, he was going all in all the time.. voip of 96%lol

      I waited and waited for cards.. Doubled up..

      Kept talking..

      Got KK .. All in ..

      vs..

      AA -$5,-

      Conversation was very long but here's a bit lol:


      ME: Your a live player ?
      XXXX: no, I am just good at cards
      XXXX: I am realy good at black jack
      ME: Your making a lot of profit?
      doomhearted: playing nl5 good at cards rly? )
      XXXX: haha
      ME: Damn you aint afraid, another all in lol
      XXXX: all in is the best way to play in poker online, that's for sure
      ME: wished i had the balls lol ;p
      ME: You got me lol ------ **** bad beat ffs! Lol
      XXXX: haha
      XXXX: do you play often or what?
      ME: A bit =]
      XXXX: now I am playing bad
      XXXX: wathcin jim's world on tv
      ME: lol nice, where you from?
      XXXX: you can see it
      XXXX: stay
      XXXX: hah
      XXXX: jesus
      XXXX: bad timng there
      ME: you see
      XXXX: just unluck
      ME: no luck for me <--- got kicked by AA vs my KK lol -.-

      xxxxx said, "haven't you listen to the pros?"
      Me said, "no ,, explain =]"
      xxxxx said, "it isn't about the cards you have, it's about what the oponent has"
      Me said, "lol damn thats deep"
      xxxxx said, "haha it's true"
      Me said, "Your a live player ?"
      xxxxx said, "have you heard about isildur?"
      Me said, "No :) who's he?" ** lol
      xxxxx said, "a poker player from sweden, that's now sponsored by pokerstars"
      doomhearted said, "let me gues.. u're him?"
      xxxxx said, "but I lived in the same town as him"
      xxxxx said, "yes he is^^"
      xxxxx said, "he is like a god for pokerplayers"
      Me said, "dang =]"
      Me said, "rebuy =]" <-- He got kicked by another reg..
      xxxxx said, "never"
      <I leave the room> (-$5,-) :f_cry:



      BR: 104,18 No more staying at tables going bigstacked vs a fish -.-
      sorry to here you lost your big stack, but such a funny conversation lmao !! :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:
    • moharith
      moharith
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      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      Bankroll ok, my game is NOT!


      After some bad beats and bad play I got my bankroll back to $107+ dollar again (it was @ $96).

      You would say everything is okay and we can continue the grind, but I can't at this moment. I noticed my focus was changing towards profit and I don't want that to happen, but even as my bankroll has more then doubled and I kept making profit, my mood changes after several bad beats and variance.

      As my mood changes, also my play changes. I feel like i'm on scared money (even though I still do my shoves and bluff) , but it doensn't feels right. I know my pokerskills are good enough for my current limit, but I need to make sure I keep sticking with the MSS, and don't go fishing with bigger bait (like previous post). I wan't to have the feeling I own the limit, and want to do my shoves without any emotions involved.

      So how will I fix this?

      - I will not move up a limit if I can't prevent myself from widening play because of moodswings.

      Let's be clear about 1 thing at first: I know I did not had a downswing, a part of the loss could be related to bad beats, another part on bad plays (my fault), and another part on getting not enough value off winning hands. (my fault)


      I'm gonna sharpen my rules:

      :diamond: 1 table for now until I fix my game + replayer

      How will I fix my game?
      :club: I've read the psychology section again.., and will read it again. I haven't really tilted badly, but I did some sidesteps from my solid routines and that's wrong! Discipline is the most important thing, and I won't allow sidesteps anymore. I will place a post-it note on my screen where I remind myself to stay at my current game and if I want to change, quit the session.

      :heart: More reviewing of my own and other people hands: I will put more time in reviewing my own hands and other players hands to do that I will decrease my table numbers to above (1)! This might seems hard, but that will allow me to review every hand I play and also allows me to create bigger notes. Now i'm working with short abbrivations and simple stuff and it's time to move on.

      :club: Improve notes on players. (Timestamp, board info, holecards, my cards, other read etc.)


      :diamond: Read more theory

      :spade: Take non-poker related breaks.


      I hope this post sums up my last days a bit, and shows the way I think a bit. (It's pretty late here, and I can image my typingskills have decreased a lot lol)


      Anyone has other tips? :)
    • eXtremeACE
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      Hey mate, sounds like you've really taken the psychological aspect of the game seriously.. Kudos on that, should only help!

      More reviewing of my own and other people hands

      Hey you can always jump to my blog and give me your input on some of the hands I posted, would benefit both of us if we can see how one hand is played from multiple aspects/opinions.. :f_thumbsup:

      I'll try to make an evaluation of some of your hands from my perspective, but just keep in mind I'm learning, so I might be mistaken about a thing or two, but hey this should only improve me and you, and can't do harm I guess. :P

      About the QQ hand
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed) Known players: BU: $8.52 SB: $2.78 BB: $5.00 UTG2: $1.75 MP1: $12.50 MP2: $3.28 MP3 (Hero): $2.26 CO: $5.32 Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, Q. 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, CO folds, BU raises to $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BU raises to $1.25, Hero raises to $2.41, BU calls $1.01. Flop: ($4.59) 2, T, 5 (2 players) Turn: ($4.59) 8 (2 players) River: ($4.59) J (2 players) Final Pot: $4.59. Results follow: Hero shows a pair of queens(Qd Qh). BU shows a pair of kings(Kh Ks). BU wins with a pair of kings(Kh Ks).

      Why didn't you go all-in after his re-raise? Just asking, because that move can create some pretty awkward spot on the flop, not on this particular because you have overpair on the flop, but in general + you're easily pot committed.

      - JJ hand
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed) Known players: MP2: $2.16 MP3 (Hero): $2.28 CO: $6.95 BU: $1.91 SB: $5.64 BB: $5.12 Preflop: Hero is MP3 with J, J. MP2 raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 4 folds, MP2 raises to $2.16, Hero calls $1.71. Flop: ($4.39) 4, K, 2 (2 players) Turn: ($4.39) 2 (2 players) River: ($4.39) 8 (2 players) Final Pot: $4.39. Results follow: MP2 shows two pairs, aces and twos(Ac Ad). Hero shows two pairs, jacks and twos(Jd Jh). MP2 wins with two pairs, aces and twos(Ac Ad).

      I think having a limp/raise stats for this situation is great.. The thing is, his VPIP is 80. So if he limps 80% of the hands, by raising him you make him fold a great deal of his bluff hands (i guess) and only continues with good (okay, depending on him of course, but in general his "calling the raise" range is much narrower than open-limping range). I guess to make the most optimal EV in this spot is if you had known his limp/raise range, if that was some crazy high I can see JJ+ profitable to go AI pf..

      - JJ @ the CO hand
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed) Known players: BB: $2.59 UTG2: $2.00 MP1: $6.83 MP2: $4.78 MP3: $5.00 CO (Hero): $2.07 BU: $10.78 SB: $12.03 Preflop: Hero is CO with J, J. 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BU calls $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10. Flop: ($0.47) 9, 8, 4 (3 players) BB checks, Hero bets $0.33, BU raises to $10.63, BB folds, Hero calls $1.59. Turn: ($13.02) 4 (2 players) River: ($13.02) Q (2 players) Final Pot: $13.02. Results follow: BU shows a full-house, eights full of fours(8 8). Hero shows two pairs, jacks and fours(J J). BU wins with a full-house, eights full of fours(8 8).

      I think you're being too hard to yourself. How could you possible know that he was having a set on the flop? He is a huge 80/21 fish you said, and if you don't have reads on him, as far as you can tell he might have played A9 hand by going all in on this flop.. I think you did good here, it was just a bad luck he was having a set there.

      - TT hand
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter: Play hand $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed) Known players: MP1: $6.39 MP2: $5.62 MP3: $4.76 CO: $12.49 BU: $1.86 SB: $4.92 BB (Hero): $1.93 UTG2: $3.19 Preflop: Hero is BB with T, T. 5 folds, BU raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.55, BU folds, SB calls $0.43. Flop: ($1.22) 7, 5, 9 (2 players) SB checks, Hero bets $1.38, SB calls $1.38. Turn: ($3.98) A (2 players) River: ($3.98) Q (2 players) Final Pot: $3.98. Results follow: SB shows three of a kind, fives(5s 5d). Hero shows a pair of tens(Th Ts). SB wins with three of a kind, fives(5s 5d).

      Okay, the SB sounds like an awful player! He calls the big re-raise with 55 and you're a mid-stack player, so even if he hit a set once in 9.5 times, he won't get paid all that much..

      Plus if he's willing to do this with 55+, you're a long time winner against him I assume..


      Board: 5:heart: 7:spade: 9:club:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    67.50%  66.73%   0.77% { ThTs }
      MP3    32.50%  31.74%   0.77% { JJ-55, A9s, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, ATo, KTo+, QTo+, JTo }


      Assuming he'll actually step out and make a raise himself with QQ+, AJ+, ATs+ etc..

      All the best!
    • roopopper
      roopopper
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      Joined: 31.12.2010 Posts: 4,289
      Great post on tilt and how you are going to over come this :f_thumbsup:

      I have had tilt issues in the past starting with a few bad beats and ended up spewing to the fish.

      I spent quite some time making myself stick to one table and have only recently started to play 4-6 tables again because of this, It has given me much more dicipline within my poker game. I also dropped down to nl2 which has meant I have given myself a longer climb than i have to but I think the dicipline of this will help me in the long run.


      I know I still have along way to go as I still stack off with top pair type hands every now and then but my game has improved lots.
    • moharith
      moharith
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2011 Posts: 509
      Thanks for the reviews and the reply. I know I made some mistakes at those hands =) .

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      Change of plans
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      After spending a lot of time at reading articles and books (started a new one again) Texas Hold'em Secrets online (2004). I realize I need to change some things and improve my play even further.

      :heart:P art 1. Psychological improvement

      • Write down some logical thinking sentences, so that after a bad beat or suckout I can relativate it better and continue without negative (starting) feelings. This will also decrease the amount of sessions that need to be stopped under the setted time.

      • Session time is 1 hour. If a session is going really good and play and profits is rising sky-high then I will continue the session until the first big beat or a mistake. This way I fully make usage of a good game.

      • When negative feelings show up I will make a note of the feeling and the reason that caused the feeling. This way I can fix the tilt before actually happens.

      • Pokermoney is no real money. It are just gamechips. And by good play i will increase them, and a downswing or variance is just part of the game. I will no longer look at the pokermoney with an ecomic perspective.

      • HEM is closed until the session is finished. No more peeking at graphs within a session.

      • I will use a countdown time instead of peeking at the active session graph. This will remove the chance of "accidently" looking at the graphs. (Normally I heald my hand in front of it).

      • Table dynamics. I used the table selection criteria a bit too much. When the vpip of the table would go too low, i'd change it. But I need to accept it can be low for some time and then go up. So when I see the vpip of a table it getting low, I will mark it. If there is no change after 10 minutes I will change the table.

      • I will make sure I don't play poker when I feel too tired. This will have a negative influence on my gameplay even if I don't really notice this.

      • Losing a session is just part of the game and will just be a part of the variance.



      :diamond:P art 2. Theoretical Improvement

      • Watch a video everyday

      • Review all hands that matter (Even the small loss hands, since a lot of small looses makes 1 big loss) This will also include the hands where I feel like I left some value behind.

      • Continue reading pokerbooks (globally) -> Then read the parts I didn't fully understand -> Then write down important parts of the books / ask about difficult parts. -> re-read parts.

      • Keep improving the HUD to my knowlegde and expand it further. Currently my HUD is showing 11 parts. All parts have their own popupscreen for position and street.

      • Keep my database clean and try to find as much leaks as possible.

      • Join the weekly coaching sessions.

      • Keep posting on the hand forum and review other people's hands too help and improve my own hand judging quality.

      • The tableselection criteria will be used when joining a table. In the right order this will mean: VPIP -> Fishes/Regs -> Position -> Potsizes/H ph.



      :spade:P art 3: Gameplay Improvements

      • 100% knowledge of the standard SHC. [Complete]

      • Expand stealing and restealing ranges based on opponent. Tight: more Loose: Tighten.

      • Tightening 3-bet range with 99/TT vs most opponents. / loosening up 3-bet range vs. loose opponents. (AQs, JJ)

      • Folding when unsecure and minimal +ev.

      • Create a solid table image, wich involves showing cards at certain opponents. Ex: (After several steals, showing I don't still with nothing). This will create room for bluffs to players that don't use Hud. Most regs respect my raises.

      • Think about possibilities at every street: What will happen if I fold/check/raise/shove/bet? How much will I raise/bet?.

      • Widen up second barrels vs. certain opponents.

      • Flatten more against regulars.

      • Use advanced vertongen sizes ie: calculate the required pot size if i want to shove next street.

      • pre flop bet sizes based on position and opponent.



      :club:P art 4. Administrative improvement
      • The blog needs to be updated frequently, to mark my own process and reflect about my own action.

      • Keep an excel file of all sessions played to keep a good overview and make short notes of global impression of the session.

      • Upgrade the outs / pot odds calculator

      • Make usage of the SSS EV calculator (excel).

      • Look out for theme improvements (sober = better) Already in black and 4 color cards.

      • Keep backups of database on a removable device.

      • Improve the notes: [Timestamp] [Position] [Board] Gameplay (with correct abbrivations).


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