igika07

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    • igika07
      igika07
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      Joined: 17.09.2011 Posts: 68
      My First Homework

      Wish my luck






      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      I think that poker is one of the best games ever created. It's interesting, funny, and can make you earn some money. Of course i do think that people must not think of poker as their primary income source, but it seems like to be the only one for me right now.

      I am not a short-term goal oriented person, and i'm not going to withdraw the first won 50 USD or something like that. Of course, my wish to play poker better is to win, and to have a constant income from poker AS WELL, but right now i'm not oriented in withdrawing my bankroll.

      So the motivation is to become a really good player, so i can make myself comfortable and maybe even popular in some circles of people.


      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      Of course i have a lot of weaknesses while playing poker, and this is the main reason why i joined this school.

      I am losing concentration now and then. I can't say i am easily tilted, but it seems like that. I am trying to be patient, but while playing on low limits, it seems like i am losing my patience. I think multi-tabling can help me concentrate and play only following the BSS Chart.

      Sometimes i really want to see the flop and i can't really evaluate implied pot odds while playing. I am counting the odds and the outs but nothing more. Sometimes i even lose, because i didn't notice a draw in the opponents hand.

      There was a good point of me i would like to describe. I used to read all the pokerstrategy guides earlier and i was playing on 4 tables. My friend asked me to share the screen, as he wanted to learn how to play poker. That time i was thinking on every move and explaining him , why have i done that. Every 1 hour session was about 100+ BB win for me.

      So the hardest part seems to concentrate, as when i explained i never did something silly. i was even folding AA-s, AKs and so on. Even when i folded KQ and the flop showed KKQ , i never regret it , as i wasn't in position.

      but when i'm playing alone, sometimes i do such silly things. Hope i can improve that.

      Sometimes i lose with a monster against a weak hand, because i was minraising to increase the pot and in the end my opponent appeared to have the strongest hand. (I learned this lesson and i don't even do it anymore) :)





      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?

      Tight affressive play for me is playing only good hands, without limpings. in this case i have to raise or to go all-in. in this case, we lose very few , as we fold everytime our hand is not good, and lose BB-s, if we don't receive a good hand on a BB. Otherwise we have to win.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Lack of concentration is a common leak for beginners. Listening music, watching TV, reading forums, although people don't understand that those kind of distractions will just make you lose more money. Ain't ya there for win money? :) So act like that and force yourself always close all kind of distractions and try to stay concentrated on the tables. Everyone will find their own way how they are able to concentrate more. Try remind yourself often what you are doing on the tables and keep it this way. With time you will get used to it.

      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.

      Another option against tilt is to set yourself shorter sessions which might avoid you from tilting. If you playing longer sessions then it's more likely that during that session you can get upset. So work on your game and try to find out what makes you tilt and try to fight against it.

      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.

      Lack of concentration is a common leak for beginners. Listening music, watching TV, reading forums, although people don't understand that those kind of distractions will just make you lose more money. Ain't ya there for win money? :) So act like that and force yourself always close all kind of distractions and try to stay concentrated on the tables. Everyone will find their own way how they are able to concentrate more. Try remind yourself often what you are doing on the tables and keep it this way. With time you will get used to it.

      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.
    • igika07
      igika07
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      Joined: 17.09.2011 Posts: 68
      1. What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      First of all i only follow the BSS Starting Hand Chart and i don't play any other hands at all.

      About what would i have played differently is probably, limping 99-22 Pairs in Mid and Late Positions, if no one has raised. Probably Limping KQo, ATo, AJo.

      But as i only follow the BSS chart , i don't to that :)


      2. This Hand made me very Nervous - This is the link to my hand evaluation, please check.

      Straight on Turn, Check or Call? - My second hand for evaluation

      Nl2: Hand N6 for Evaluation

      Nl2: hand N5 for Evaluation

      NL2: Approved Bluff the limper or Risk?

      NL2: Hand n4 for evaluation




      3.

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


      Homework 3 seems to be done, but i still have some questions regarding Equity. How do i use it during the game? Yes i can calculate the equity in Equilab, but how am i supposed to use it during the game?

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      I have one question to the trainer if possible. What's the amount i should raise after the flop? Pot size, 3/4 , 4BB or ?
    • igika07
      igika07
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      Joined: 17.09.2011 Posts: 68
      Homework N3

      1. You are holding KQ. What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 33? How does the equity change on this flop: J53?


      Preflop equity is: 50.40%


      Equity Win Tie
      MP1 50.78% 50.40% 0.38% KsQs
      MP2 49.22% 48.84% 0.38% 3d3c


      Postflop Equity is: 26.46%

      Equity Win Tie
      MP1 26.46% 26.46% 0.00% KsQs
      MP2 73.54% 73.54% 0.00% 3d3c


      2. That decision seems to be very hard.

      I tried it with equilab and it shos me a bigger Equity and Win ratio for the HERO. So it seems to be a call, but that's not my final answer.

      I want to calculate the Outs:
      As we have a flush-draw we have 9 outs.
      As a gutshot we have 3 more outs (as 4 :club: is already calcualted in flush-draw outs). So it's 12 outs total.

      So the odds are 3:1. I think calling this Raise is the best choise for this moment.




      Question 3: Do you have questions about your postflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      I posted some more links to the Lesson 2 answer. So i'm posting hands for evaluation like after every session.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Following the chart is very good because it will teach you the basics how to play preflop and of course postflop. Whenever the time is correct you will start loosening up yourself, you will recognize it. :)

      About limping I'd strongly advice on very low limits as NL2/4/5/6 to just limp with PPs and nor any other hand. Cause they are the main hands which are possible to play profitable by limping cause people don't adjust. On higher limits they will start adjusting and will understand with what you limp. Therefore if you want to play those broadway type of hands then rather raise them up or just don't play at all.

      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.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #3 Done!

      About Question #1:
      Preflop Equity:

      Equity Win Tie
      UTG 50.78% 50.40% 0.38% { KsQs }
      UTG+1 49.22% 48.84% 0.38% { 3d3c }


      Postflop Equity:

      Board: J:spade: 5:diamond: 3:spade:
      Equity Win Tie
      UTG 26.46% 26.46% 0.00% { KsQs }
      UTG+1 73.54% 73.54% 0.00% { 3d3c }


      About Question #2:
      There are several occasions on turn:
      a) If we take just odds for the FD and we take into account that all our odds are clean. Which means:
      Total Pot = $0,91 ; We have to Call = $0,22 -> According to that it means we are getting ~4,16:1 odds. For flushdraw we would need 4:1. Which tells us that we are getting perfect odds.
      b) If we consider the opponent having sets here:
      Which means we have to discount outs, for example 6 and also 3. Which means we have 7 clean outs so that means we need 6:1 odds. That tells us that we need ~$0,41 on river to make it profitable. If we expect the opponent being loose enough and being able to pay us no-matter what then we can do the Call here properly.
      c) We might even have overcards as outs or even 4 as a out:
      Although this kind of situation ain't that likely. I'd rather discount that one and either pick a) or b). Most likely towards Call.

      You are doing great progress, keep going!
    • igika07
      igika07
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      Joined: 17.09.2011 Posts: 68
      May i please get some information how should i evaluate the equity during the game.

      and what's the best measurment if the hand is ok? pot odds, implied pot odds?

      It's really hard for me to evaluate the implied pot odds during the game
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      May i please get some information how should i evaluate the equity during the game.

      It's hard to do that, you just have to practice a lot and with practicing you will remember the spots, try using equilab and play around with it. :) Post hands and analyze them.

      and what's the best measurment if the hand is ok? pot odds, implied pot odds?

      Umm, don't get the question?

      It's really hard for me to evaluate the implied pot odds during the game

      Yes, cause you don't have enough of experience, with it you will easily do it automatically as I am doing it. :) Implied odds are also factors as is opponent paying you and not only the money you expect to get.
    • igika07
      igika07
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      Joined: 17.09.2011 Posts: 68
      Originally posted by veriz
      May i please get some information how should i evaluate the equity during the game.

      It's hard to do that, you just have to practice a lot and with practicing you will remember the spots, try using equilab and play around with it. :) Post hands and analyze them.

      and what's the best measurment if the hand is ok? pot odds, implied pot odds?

      Umm, don't get the question?

      It's really hard for me to evaluate the implied pot odds during the game

      Yes, cause you don't have enough of experience, with it you will easily do it automatically as I am doing it. :) Implied odds are also factors as is opponent paying you and not only the money you expect to get.
      yeah Veriz,

      I try to practice as much as possible with Equilab, to find out my weak spots and i think it will pay off in the long run.

      I am trying to pay more attention to my postflop game, but my preflop seems to be a bit loose. I will later update my stats for checking. I hope you will give me some guidances what do i need to improve



      GRAPH:


      Preflop Analysis


      Postflop Analysis


      Here we are
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hey igika07,

      at least you are doing good enough. The stats of course are very unrealistic cause of the sample size. They may change too much there. But seems that you already have a lot of leaks in your game, for example:

      VPIP/PFR gap is way too wide, you are limping too many hands and while not opening any at all. Try to follow the chart, print it out for yourself. Fix those basic leaks first and then we can continue to take a look also on postflop stats and etc.