Ups and Downs of Speed

    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Hi Guys, I'm back on the blog!!!

      A bit about myself first. Names James (a young) 40 year old from sunny Devon (UK). Been playing seriously for nearly 2 years now. Mainly $5 turbo sng and upto $10 tournys. This year I'm running at +16 on 770 but will not be playing sgn or tournys here any more as the numbers are too low. It is virtually impossible to get more than 3 sngs going at once and there are usually 5-6 regs on each game which makes +ev very hard (I find 3regs is about right for +ev on turbos).

      Due to the slow fillup on sngs I started finding myself 'dabbling' at speed without really having a clue about the format. I would be up $10 then down $20 before I'd even blinked! So I was not a happy bunny. I was spending all week grinding away on 4 hours of a tourny just to pay for 30minutes on speed (Not my idea of fun!)

      Was thinking that Speed was just a horrid way of losing money and I was not going down that route! Trouble was this was bugging me! Not the losing money but the fact that I could not understand the game! I long ago got over the fact that in poker you will win some & lose some, what I wanted to know was why I could not make Speed work for me. It seems full of fat fish just begging to be hooked!


      So I started taking speed seriously! Started with some major leakage but am starting to claw my way back to b/even. My biggest -ev losses have been with AK/AQ when I hit top pair on the flop only to find they have called me pre flop with TJ and had flopped a straight.
      I was playing Nl5 & NL10 but found I was stuggling due to the Loss passive players who will call any pair all the way.

      Question : Main problem I keep coming up against is the preflop BB limpers who just can't give up their blinds and then check call all the way to the river. Should I c-bet missed AK on the turn if they check/call the flop???

      I've now decided to play min stack on NL20 (Just inside my $350 brm) and still running into some maniacs and call stations but not half as many as on the micros.
      Playing a starting stack of $6 and leaving at $25 (might lower this to $15 as I think my initial $25 is putting me into too many sticky situations)
      N.b. should mention I'm playing on 6seat rather than full ring.

      Going to set myself some targets (which is unusual for me but I feel this game needs to have some to keep my focus):

      i. Play 1000 hands per day between 2 tables. (I know this is low but until I feel comfortable I do not want to get into big grinds!)
      ii. Stop playing for 24hours if -6bis
      iii. Post at least 1 -ev & 1 +ev hand each day for you guys to evaluate.
      iv. Run at a max of 19VPIP
      v. double my br in 15 weeks (means a +5% weekly increase... Is this to high/low)


      Had the worst bad beat I think I've ever had today. Nothing I could do about the hand and was very pleased with myself for not tilting afterwards (a year ago I would have trashed my br after a hand like this):

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $17.89 (89.5 bb)
      UTG: $8.52 (42.6 bb)
      MP: $6 (30 bb)
      Hero (CO): $19.41 (97.1 bb)
      BTN: $43.54 (217.7 bb)
      SB: $20 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K K
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.20, Hero raises to $0.80, 2 folds, BB calls $0.60, MP calls $0.60

      Flop: ($2.50) K A A (3 players)
      BB checks, MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.50) J (3 players)
      BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.60, BB folds, MP calls $0.60

      River: ($3.70) 5 (2 players)
      MP bets $4.60 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.60

      Results:
      $12.90 pot ($0.64 rake)
      Final Board: K A A J 5
      MP showed K A and won $12.26 ($6.26 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$6 net)


      Then I had one of those beautiful gifts from the heavens:
      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $5.89 (29.4 bb)
      UTG: $5.80 (29 bb)
      MP: $20.40 (102 bb)
      CO: $9.93 (49.7 bb)
      BTN: $6.01 (30.1 bb)
      SB: $12.39 (62 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A A
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.60, BTN raises to $6.01 and is all-in, SB folds, Hero calls $5.69, CO folds

      Flop: ($12.48) 4 Q 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($12.48) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($12.48) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $12.48 pot ($0.62 rake)
      Final Board: 4 Q 3 T 2
      Hero mucked A A and won $11.86 ($5.97 net)
      BTN showed K K and won $0.00 (-$5.89 net)


      So that's me started on my new quest for greatness! Only played 409 hands so far today and running at 21vpip so a bit of work to do to get that down.
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    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Could not win a one horse race today!

      Allin Loses (In a row)
      47%ev -$6
      54%ev -$2.30
      54%ev -$6
      64%ev -$6
      76%ev -$6
      80%ev -$6!!!!!

      Only times I seemed to win was against mega short $1 or $2 stacks.

      Ended up going over my -6bi limit which I'm really annoyed about. Must be more disciplined!!!!

      Target Stats:

      Hands: 1500
      VPIP: 17.2
      Net Won: -$41 (1 over my leave target!!)

      +ev Hand:
      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $4.78 (23.9 bb)
      UTG: $37.61 (188 bb)
      MP: $7.40 (37 bb)
      CO: $15.49 (77.5 bb)
      BTN: $8.33 (41.7 bb)
      SB: $20.11 (100.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A T
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.60, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.80, CO calls $1.20

      Flop: ($3.70) A K T (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.85, Hero raises to $2.98 and is all-in, CO calls $1.13

      Turn: ($9.66) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($9.66) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $9.66 pot ($0.48 rake)
      Final Board: A K T 5 5
      Hero mucked A T and won $9.18 ($4.40 net)
      CO showed A 9 and lost (-$4.78 net)


      -ev Hand:

      Not convinced with my play here!!! I put him on a Flush Draw (AT donk bets the flop) and knew he had to call my push. Should I be folding this and waiting for better positions?????

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $20.76 (103.8 bb)
      UTG: $20.98 (104.9 bb)
      Hero (MP): $6.10 (30.5 bb)
      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $33.22 (166.1 bb)
      SB: $21.20 (106 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 9 9
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 3 folds, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.30) 6 T 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.97, BB raises to $3.20, Hero raises to $5.50 and is all-in, BB calls $2.30

      Turn: ($12.30) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($12.30) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $12.30 pot ($0.61 rake)
      Final Board: 6 T 2 5 4
      BB showed K J and won $11.69 ($5.59 net)
      Hero mucked 9 9 and lost (-$6.10 net)


      Having at least a 2 day break now as I'm fishing in my knew boat so should be nicely refreshed when I start back.

      Please give me some feedback on my targets and hands as I'm on a massive learning curve with the format.
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Back on it after a 2 day break.

      I've moved down to NL5 mainly due to the speed at which I lost my 6+bis on Nl10!

      For fish numbers, I've loaded $100 on ps and will be playing here.

      Same rules:

      Bi= Half stack ($2.50)
      Rebuy @ $1.50
      Leave and reload @ $3.50

      Play 1000hands per day
      Show 1x +ev & 1x-ev Hand
      1 day freeze out @ -6bis (Is this too low/high???)
      Keep vpip below 19.1.

      Good start with +$4.10 win off 1200 hands (+5.6 bi/100)!

      ev should be +$7 due to a 73% loss after the flop!!!
      also made a big mistake with AK after two players reraised me!

      Not sure if folding or push is +ev..... Any help would be appriciated:

      -ev hand
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $4 (80 bb)
      SB: $5.67 (113.4 bb)
      BB: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG+1): $2.72 (54.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $3.45 (69 bb)
      MP1: $5 (100 bb)
      MP2: $2.50 (50 bb)
      MP3: $3.66 (73.2 bb)
      CO: $2.11 (42.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with K A
      Hero raises to $0.17, UTG+2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.50, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.20, 4 folds, Hero raises to $2.72, MP1 folds, MP3 calls $1.52

      Flop: ($6.01) 4 9 J (2 players)
      Turn: ($6.01) 7 (2 players)
      River: ($6.01) 6 (2 players)

      Results:
      $6.01 pot ($0.25 rake)
      Final Board: 4 9 J 7 6
      Hero showed K A and lost (-$2.72 net)
      MP3 showed A A and won $5.76 ($3.04 net)


      +ev Hand No idea what he was thinking!
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.48 (49.6 bb)
      SB: $4.53 (90.6 bb)
      BB: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      UTG+1: $17.98 (359.6 bb)
      UTG+2: $5.83 (116.6 bb)
      MP1: $5.52 (110.4 bb)
      MP2: $5.28 (105.6 bb)
      MP3: $6.77 (135.4 bb)
      Hero (CO): $1.93 (38.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T T
      UTG+1 raises to $0.15, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 3 folds, UTG+1 calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.97) 9 K 4 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.48 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $1.48

      Turn: ($3.93) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($3.93) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $3.93 pot ($0.16 rake)
      Final Board: 9 K 4 Q K
      UTG+1 showed A Q and won $3.77 ($1.84 net)
      Hero showed T T and lost (-$1.93 net)
    • thazar
      thazar
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      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,560
      heyo

      just found your blog :) where about are you in Devon? will defo be following :) ,

      Question : Main problem I keep coming up against is the preflop BB limpers who just can't give up their blinds and then check call all the way to the river. Should I c-bet missed AK on the turn if they check/call the flop???


      it all depends, are you in SB or in BU and when you say they will call you you down, can you value bet till river with AK high ?
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Cheers thazar.

      I live just outside Torquay in a small fishing town called Brixham.

      My main prob with AK is from late pos against a blind who just check/calls the flop and turn. As I'm playing half stack, c-betting the turn isconfusing me as I'm not certain I am getting enough stations to fold tomake it +ev.

      Trouble is, a lot of these stations are just waiting for the turn to be checked and then they shove any river that is not A, K or Q.




      Hero BU $2.30
      SB $5.70 (VPIP 55/17) WTSD 33

      SB .02
      BB .05
      Hero AK,

      Folded to Hero... Raises to .17c
      SB calls
      BB folds

      Pot = .39c

      Flop 2h,5d,9c

      SB checks
      Hero bets .25c
      SB calls

      Pot= .89c

      Turn 7c

      SB Checks
      Hero??????

      Can't push as values not there and these guys will call a push with A2!!! Checking gives him the river initiative!
      Bet of around .61c means I've invested $1.03. (How often do I need him to fold here to make it +ev????)
      Say I play 3 of these.

      Total pot before my turn bet is .89c If 2 out of 3 fold I get $1.78 but have invested .84c so am +.94... But I am down $1.03 on the third hand.

      This means I'm -.07 & have a nightmare river problem if he bets out (even if I hit river I'm not strong)

      I think I need him to fold on my turn bet 3 out of 4 to make it +ev (God my head is now hurting)!!!
      Does that sound correct or should I give up c-bet turn against anyone with a WTSD over 25%???
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Hey man,

      Brixham, very nice place. I have family in Paignton so am around that area once or twice a year really is a beautiful place to be. Some nice pubs round there too :)

      Good luck with your poker journey will be following :)
    • thazar
      thazar
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      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,560
      hehe James and Carl, I am in Plymouth most of the time.

      IP on a low flop the beauty is that you can check back, you often enough have the best hand but you don't want to inflate the pot. I almost prefer palcing a 3/4 pot OTT in the hope of getting a free show down or take it down there and then
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Devon Boys unite!

      I can feel a trip to Plymouth Casino for a poker night coming up!!!!


      Just started today session and think I may have gone a bit loose after only 250 hands so stepped away!

      Started well enough when my Poker Kings got called on a Jflop by AJ. But then I started getting into b vs b fights and over playing AQ!!!

      Would like peoples opp on this hand. No stats on the villian but thought he was just defending his blind with his 3bet. Think my 4bet was wrong but felt it might get bb to fold 2 out of 3.

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $1.06 (21.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $3.22 (64.4 bb)
      BB: $2.14 (42.8 bb)
      UTG+1: $7.03 (140.6 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.43 (48.6 bb)
      MP1: $7.67 (153.4 bb)
      MP2: $6.59 (131.8 bb)
      MP3: $7.90 (158 bb)
      CO: $5.07 (101.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J A
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, BB raises to $0.29, Hero raises to $0.70, BB raises to $2.14 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results:
      $1.40 pot
      BB mucked and won $1.40 ($0.70 net)



      This one stung a bit. was expecting him to 4bet or fold preflop. After flop I figured I either check/fold or push as betting left me nowhere. Don't get his call but have noted it and will take massive advantage in the future.

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.35 (127 bb)
      SB: $5.29 (105.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.01 (40.2 bb)
      UTG+1: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $8.20 (164 bb)
      MP1: $4.87 (97.4 bb)
      MP2: $5.58 (111.6 bb)
      MP3: $1.84 (36.8 bb)
      CO: $3.63 (72.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A Q
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, 2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, MP1 folds, CO calls $0.35

      Flop: ($1.07) 8 2 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.51 and is all-in, CO calls $1.51

      Turn: ($4.09) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($4.09) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $4.09 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: 8 2 7 9 8
      Hero showed A Q and lost (-$2.01 net)
      CO showed K A and won $3.92 ($1.91 net)


      So currently -.88 after 260 hands and (as i was feeling a bit agg decided to have a break!)
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Started back on my daily session after a nice break.

      Play my best game just kept getting outdrawn! that's the way it goes.

      So many players not able to give up pockets on an ace flop then sucking out!

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $3.70 (74 bb)
      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      Hero (BB): $1.77 (35.4 bb)
      UTG+1: $5 (100 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.97 (99.4 bb)
      MP1: $5 (100 bb)
      MP2: $10.19 (203.8 bb)
      MP3: $3.95 (79 bb)
      CO: $17.62 (352.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T A
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.60, CO calls $0.45, BTN calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.82) A T Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.17 and is all-in, CO calls $1.17, BTN calls $1.17

      Turn: ($5.33) 8 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      CO checks, BTN checks

      River: ($5.33) 9 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      CO bets $2, BTN folds

      Results:
      $5.33 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: A T Q 8 9
      BTN mucked and lost (-$1.77 net)
      Hero showed T A and lost (-$1.77 net)
      CO showed J J and won $5.11 ($3.34 net)


      Hit 2p from a free BB and find the sb has hit trips!
      I hit My ace from sb and get a flush draw and bb calls with pair of kings and hits his J for 2p on the turn!!!

      Folded this pocket kings on the river still not certain but felt he had AJ

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $3.92 (78.4 bb)
      SB: $6.09 (121.8 bb)
      BB: $2.51 (50.2 bb)
      UTG+1: $1.41 (28.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $5.25 (105 bb)
      MP1: $5.66 (113.2 bb)
      Hero (MP2): $2.82 (56.4 bb)
      MP3: $7.29 (145.8 bb)
      CO: $7.36 (147.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K K
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, 4 folds, BB calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.36) J 9 T (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.25, BB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.86) J (2 players)
      BB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

      River: ($1.36) A (2 players)
      BB bets $0.50, Hero folds

      Results:
      $1.36 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: J 9 T J A
      BB mucked and won $1.30 ($0.63 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$0.67 net)


      Hands Play = 975
      VPIP = 10.1
      +(-) winnins = -$10 (4bis!!)

      So after 3 days (at new level) I'm down 3bis, played 3000hands vpip 11/11.

      Anyway! Full Metal Jackets on now so time for a bit of R&R
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Not played much over the past few days as I've been working a lot and it was the 'missus' birthday (so had to spend some quality time there).

      Managed a few 30minute sessions and have been +win on all of them! So many donk callers I could not believe it. And I've not lost to too many suckouts but managed to suckout myself once or twice!

      Been keeping to my targets apart from the 1000 hands a day and managed to fold some big pockets when they looked trashed! After the flop I put this villian on AQ so had to fold when the 2nd Qhit river and he pushed. Do you think I made the right play????
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $3.79 (75.8 bb)
      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $10.29 (205.8 bb)
      UTG+1: $2.65 (53 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $2.38 (47.6 bb)
      MP1: $6.62 (132.4 bb)
      MP2: $7.39 (147.8 bb)
      MP3: $7 (140 bb)
      CO: $5.69 (113.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with K K
      UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, 5 folds, SB calls $0.15, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.39) Q 8 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.89) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB calls $0.60

      River: ($2.09) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero folds

      Results:
      $2.09 pot ($0.09 rake)
      Final Board: Q 8 2 6 Q
      SB mucked and won $2 ($0.98 net)
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$1.02 net)


      +ev hand
      Luve these guys!!!
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $2.69 (53.8 bb)
      SB: $4.75 (95 bb)
      BB: $5.55 (111 bb)
      UTG+1: $5.39 (107.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $9.21 (184.2 bb)
      MP1: $5.06 (101.2 bb)
      MP2: $1.66 (33.2 bb)
      MP3: $1.73 (34.6 bb)
      CO: $0.43 (8.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $0.20, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.27) 5 8 9 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $1.13 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.13

      Turn: ($3.53) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($3.53) 4 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $3.53 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: 5 8 9 4 4
      Hero showed K K and won $3.38 ($1.65 net)
      MP3 showed K J and lost (-$1.73 net)


      -ev Hand Only had a couple of these in the past 1000 hands!

      Not sure if calling 4bet push with QQ is +ev but think at this level it is (esp against 30/30s)! Thrilled at the flop but gutted on the turn still he was big dog so no worries!
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.69 (133.8 bb)
      SB: $4.81 (96.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $1.56 (31.2 bb)
      UTG+1: $8.24 (164.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $5 (100 bb)
      MP1: $8.38 (167.6 bb)
      MP2: $8.02 (160.4 bb)
      MP3: $7.67 (153.4 bb)
      CO: $10.85 (217 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q Q
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.15, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, MP2 raises to $2, CO folds, Hero calls $0.81 and is all-in

      Flop: ($3.29) 6 Q 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($3.29) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($3.29) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $3.29 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: 6 Q 9 A 6
      Hero showed Q Q and lost (-$1.56 net)
      MP2 showed A A and won $3.15 ($1.59 net)
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Days Played = 8

      Hands played = 4,722

      Hands per day av = 590 (-410 on target)

      VPIP = 11.8 (well inside my 19 target)

      Net Won = + $19.47 (19% increase on $100 starting br)

      If I can keep this up, I should double my stack in 25,000 hands.

      BB Win Graph
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
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      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      OK!

      Should I be giving this up on the turn or is push correct?

      Get a lot of AK calls on this kind of flop so quite often ahead. Even when behind I've still got outs:
      A= 2
      T= 4
      J= 3
      6= 3
      Total = 12outs (If behind to 2p)

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $8.35 (167 bb)
      SB: $3.23 (64.6 bb)
      BB: $27.94 (558.8 bb)
      UTG+1: $4.07 (81.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.88 (97.6 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $2.61 (52.2 bb)
      MP2: $5.18 (103.6 bb)
      MP3: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $2.75 (55 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, MP2 calls $0.17, 5 folds

      Flop: ($0.41) J 6 Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, MP2 calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.91) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP2 raises to $1.35, Hero ?????
    • Deadbillis
      Deadbillis
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.08.2011 Posts: 308
      Managed my 1,000 hands today for the first time for a week!
      Was holding my own with +20bbs up until 700hands! Then saw kings up against aces (not bothered about that as my aces get paid when they run into kings so that evens out). Then ran into a couple of horrid loose passives who both hit river gut shots against my flop 2p!!!

      I am getting some nice reads on lags who will 2 and 3bet weak and then fold. This was my fav hand. Totally playing the player 200hands and 50/50vpip!

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.29 (125.8 bb)
      SB: $2.56 (51.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.48 (49.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $8.74 (174.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $6.51 (130.2 bb)
      MP1: $2.67 (53.4 bb)
      MP2: $5.48 (109.6 bb)
      MP3: $4.09 (81.8 bb)
      CO: $6.06 (121.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 5 3
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, CO raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $2.48 and is all-in, CO folds

      Results:
      $1.02 pot
      Hero mucked 5 3 and won $1.02 ($0.52 net)


      -ev hand.
      Again against a lag (50/50 again). actually put him on low pockets or AX and he would fold to my push (as he had flat called my 3bet earlier with pock aces and gone mad when I tripped up the flop)!
      Was pretty surprised when he called as I had not pushed pre against him before but was still 31% so had outs.
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.29 (125.8 bb)
      SB: $2.56 (51.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.48 (49.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $8.74 (174.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $6.51 (130.2 bb)
      MP1: $2.67 (53.4 bb)
      MP2: $5.48 (109.6 bb)
      MP3: $4.09 (81.8 bb)
      CO: $6.06 (121.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 5 3
      5 folds, CO raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, CO raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $2.48 and is all-in, CO folds

      Results:
      $1.02 pot
      Hero mucked 5 3 and won $1.02 ($0.52 net)


      +ev Hand
      This guys usually a decent TAG so I was amazed when we got to the turn.

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $1.64 (32.8 bb)
      SB: $5.68 (113.6 bb)
      BB: $7.06 (141.2 bb)
      Hero (UTG+1): $2.64 (52.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $6.92 (138.4 bb)
      MP1: $0.39 (7.8 bb)
      MP2: $4.85 (97 bb)
      MP3: $4.35 (87 bb)
      CO: $2.97 (59.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with A K
      Hero raises to $0.17, 6 folds, SB calls $0.15, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.39) J T Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.89) 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.55, SB raises to $1.10, Hero raises to $2.22 and is all-in, SB calls $1.12

      River: ($5.33) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $5.33 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: J T Q 5 2
      SB showed T T and lost (-$2.64 net)
      Hero showed A K and won $5.11 ($2.47 net)


      So finished 2bis down. Lost 3 hands with QQ vs KKorAA and this was all my fault for not paying attention to their stats (all were decent TAGs)

      Worst loss was my pocket Aces against a Loose Passive (65/0). Looking back at this hand, I think I needed to raise the flop more (maybe 1.5x pot) This way I'm getting better value against these guys.

      Going to play extra TAG tomorrow. Had fun playing the players but think (at this level) you can wait for monsters and get paid.

      Hands: 1005
      +(-) winnings: -2bis
      VPIP: 14.6