renatopereira123

    • renatopereira123
      renatopereira123
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2012 Posts: 275
      Hello, i'm from the Brazilian community and used to play fixed limit sh (+/- 100k hands). I'm going to join this course because i think that with someone to help, my progress will be faster and i hope it is more fun too!
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    • renatopereira123
      renatopereira123
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2012 Posts: 275
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?
      It is fun and i like the fact that you can actually make money from it. I also like lerning new things and in poker you have to be learning all the time.

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?
      When i played FL SH i used to tilt sometimes during a bad time.
      I'm a little lazy with the study of the game sometimes too.

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive?
      You select very well your hands and play with position. When you do enter a hand you play it agressive so that you can win when you don't have the best hand and gain value with the good hands.


      Sorry for any english mistake.
    • renatopereira123
      renatopereira123
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2012 Posts: 275
      Watched lots of videos today and played for like 1 hour and a half, then did my first session review and found some interesting hands.
      I'm going to post then on the forum and link them to here.

      I also did my homework 2:
      What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?
      I can call with more suited big broadways from late position in a multway pot more often then it is on the chart because i think i can handle the pos-flop with them very well.

      Do you have questions about your preflop play?
      Yes i have,
      1-QQ shove pré flop

      What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range?

      Equity Vencer Empatar
      MP2 46.32% 37.92% 8.41% AKo
      MP3 53.68% 45.27% 8.41% 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo


      Looking forward for your response :D
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,868
      careful with this FL->NL transition, NL players are all nits. :f_biggrin:

      good luck sir
    • renatopereira123
      renatopereira123
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2012 Posts: 275
      Now that i've read some articles and watched some videos i'm starting to learn the basics. But i have some questions:
      Is it ok to open 3bb from late postion ?
      What do i do in a HU unraised pot when i'm out of position and don't have a good hand/draw ? (just fold most of the times? or should I bluff some dry boards ? or wet boards ? ?( )

      I played 1k hands of zoom poker and liked it, just 1 BI up but that's ok. ( 2 set over set in a session was pretty sick actually). Going to post some hands that i didn't really know what to do.
      I think i'll do the 3 homework and will wait till any response, ( don't know if i did the other lessons right, although i think they are)

      Good luck everybody.
    • renatopereira123
      renatopereira123
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2012 Posts: 275
      Originally posted by Tomaloc
      careful with this FL->NL transition, NL players are all nits. :f_biggrin:

      good luck sir
      Just bluff them out of the pot ! :f_p:
    • renatopereira123
      renatopereira123
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2012 Posts: 275
      The 2 hands where i had a set and lost to a bigger one :
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $1.63 (81.5 bb)
      SB: $1.71 (85.5 bb)
      BB: $1.32 (66 bb)
      UTG+1: $1.35 (67.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $2.94 (147 bb)
      MP1: $2 (100 bb)
      MP2: $6.74 (337 bb)
      MP3: $1.46 (73 bb)
      CO: $5.26 (263 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with 4 4
      UTG+1 calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, 3 folds, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.09) 4 9 Q (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.09, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.09

      Turn: ($0.27) 7 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $0.19, UTG+1 calls $0.19

      River: ($0.65) 3 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $2.64 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $1.05 and is all-in

      Results:
      $2.75 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: 4 9 Q 7 3
      UTG+1 showed Q Q and won $2.65 ($1.30 net)
      Hero showed 4 4 and lost (-$1.35 net)


      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $4.02 (201 bb)
      SB: $2.02 (101 bb)
      BB: $1.27 (63.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $0.97 (48.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $1.34 (67 bb)
      MP1: $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      MP2: $1.72 (86 bb)
      MP3: $3.04 (152 bb)
      CO: $2.08 (104 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 5 5
      UTG+1 raises to $0.06, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.06, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.15) 5 8 4 (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0.06, Hero raises to $0.25, UTG+1 raises to $0.52, Hero raises to $3.96 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $0.39

      Turn: ($1.97) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($1.97) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $1.97 pot ($0.07 rake)
      Final Board: 5 8 4 7 3
      Hero showed 5 5 and lost (-$0.97 net)
      UTG+1 showed 8 8 and won $1.90 ($0.93 net)



      I'm not complaining, because i know this happens.
      Would you play any of these hand different ?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      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.

      About laziness I'd say that it's not only with poker but wherever you want to become good at something you have to invest a lot of time. Being lazy is usually some excuse to get out of it. In poker it's going to cost you even money if you at some point are taking it not seriously, so therefore try to force yourself not being lazy. Write even on paper and read it before the game and remind to yourself what you are there to do.

      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. Don't worry about your English, can learn both. :)