patrez

    • patrez
      patrez
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2011 Posts: 816
      Hi all :s_thumbsup: ,

      I am from Czech/Slovak community. Currently playing NL4 sh, obv want to improve my game and step up to higher stakes.

      This course seems interesting, so I decided to participate in :megusta:
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    • patrez
      patrez
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2011 Posts: 816
      :spade: Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      :diamond: Make some additional money by entertaining way :D

      :spade: Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      :diamond: Leveling, overplaying marginal hands, tilting ofc and so on :f_biggrin:

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

      :diamond:P lay selected hand range and play it aggressively in appropriate spots.
    • 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.

      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.

      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 being with us here and will enjoy the course. In any case you have questions about anything then feel free to ask it, I will try to respond as soon I read it.
    • patrez
      patrez
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2011 Posts: 816
      Hello there, after some time I am back here, to do the next homework. :s_biggrin: Maybe I should get more conscientious approach to this course, but I had so many stuff to be done, so all of my extra time I was putting into poker volume. Nowadays I play NL10 SH, thanks to the attending coachings and posting hands for evaluating. :f_cool:

      :diamond: Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      :club:D efinitely extend ranges, especially on the BTN to steal blinds more often. It depends on opponents. If they are more tight I would extend my range more and vice versa.
      :club: I also have different open-raise sizing depending on the position at the table. UTG: 3,5bb, MP: 3bb, CO: 3bb, BB: 2,5bb, SB: 3bb. There are plenty of bad players, so when I want to isolate with a really bad player I raise little more as standard, I do not need to be 100% balanced.
      :club: I do the same thing when I 3bet for value.
      :spade: I am not sure which sizing is better from MP. 3bb or 3,5bb? Ranges are pretty much same, from MP more loose obv.

      :diamond: Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      NL4 sh ATs

      :diamond: Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo.


             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AKo }
      MP3    53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by patrez
      Hello there, after some time I am back here, to do the next homework. :s_biggrin: Maybe I should get more conscientious approach to this course, but I had so many stuff to be done, so all of my extra time I was putting into poker volume. Nowadays I play NL10 SH, thanks to the attending coachings and posting hands for evaluating. :f_cool:

      :diamond: Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      :club:D efinitely extend ranges, especially on the BTN to steal blinds more often. It depends on opponents. If they are more tight I would extend my range more and vice versa.
      :club: I also have different open-raise sizing depending on the position at the table. UTG: 3,5bb, MP: 3bb, CO: 3bb, BB: 2,5bb, SB: 3bb. There are plenty of bad players, so when I want to isolate with a really bad player I raise little more as standard, I do not need to be 100% balanced.
      :club: I do the same thing when I 3bet for value.
      :spade: I am not sure which sizing is better from MP. 3bb or 3,5bb? Ranges are pretty much same, from MP more loose obv.
      We should always look at deviating from the "standard" as we gain more information about our opponents (and you are already doing some of that).

      As far as your question goes, if your range is tigth(er) in MP 3.5bb is fine. Otherwise 3x is good.

      :diamond: Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      NL4 sh ATs
      Well done.

      :diamond: Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo.


             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AKo }
      MP3    53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }
      Looks good.

      Best of luck with the next homework and your game.
    • patrez
      patrez
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2011 Posts: 816
      Thanks Bogdan :)

      HW3

      :heart: Question 1: You are holding K :spade: Q :spade: . What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 3 :diamond: 3 :club: ? How does the equity change on this flop: J :spade: 5 :diamond: 3 :spade: ?

      Preflop:


             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    50.78%  50.40%   0.38% { KsQs }
      MP3    49.22%  48.84%   0.38% { 3d3c }


      Flop:


      Board: J:spade: 5:diamond: 3:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    26.46%  26.46%   0.00% { KsQs }
      MP3    73.54%  73.54%   0.00% { 3d3c }


      :heart: Question 2: What would you do in the following hand?

      No Limit hold'em $2 (9-handed)
      Players and stacks:
      UTG: $2.00
      UTG+1: $2.08
      MP1: $1.92
      MP2: $1.00
      MP3: $3.06
      CO: (Hero) $2.08
      BU: $2.00
      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.24
      Preflop: Hero is CO with A :club: J :club:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.
      Flop: ($0.25) 2 :club: 6 :diamond: 3 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU checks.
      Turn: ($0.25) 5 :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BU raises to $0.44, BB folds, Hero...?

      No brain call, it is minraise, I don't mind :f_biggrin: And let' s do some math: We are calling $0,22 to pot $0,91 so we are getting ~4,14:1 odds. For flush draw we need 4:1, so easy call for hit.

      :heart: Question 3: Do you have questions about your postflop play?

      NL10 SH JJ
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by patrez
      Thanks Bogdan :)

      HW3

      :heart: Question 1: You are holding K :spade: Q :spade: . What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 3 :diamond: 3 :club: ? How does the equity change on this flop: J :spade: 5 :diamond: 3 :spade: ?

      Preflop:


             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    50.78%  50.40%   0.38% { KsQs }
      MP3    49.22%  48.84%   0.38% { 3d3c }


      Flop:


      Board: J:spade: 5:diamond: 3:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    26.46%  26.46%   0.00% { KsQs }
      MP3    73.54%  73.54%   0.00% { 3d3c }
      Looks good.

      :heart: Question 2: What would you do in the following hand?

      No Limit hold'em $2 (9-handed)
      Players and stacks:
      UTG: $2.00
      UTG+1: $2.08
      MP1: $1.92
      MP2: $1.00
      MP3: $3.06
      CO: (Hero) $2.08
      BU: $2.00
      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.24
      Preflop: Hero is CO with A :club: J :club:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.
      Flop: ($0.25) 2 :club: 6 :diamond: 3 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU checks.
      Turn: ($0.25) 5 :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BU raises to $0.44, BB folds, Hero...?

      No brain call, it is minraise, I don't mind :f_biggrin: And let' s do some math: We are calling $0,22 to pot $0,91 so we are getting ~4,14:1 odds. For flush draw we need 4:1, so easy call for hit.
      Not only do we get the odds but we also have a backdoor flush which will get us more implied odds on the river.

      :heart: Question 3: Do you have questions about your postflop play?

      NL10 SH JJ
      Thanks for posting that hand. Looks like we've had quite the discussion :)

      Good luck with your next homework and your poker game.
    • patrez
      patrez
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2011 Posts: 816
      Hello, thank you for evaluating :)

      :spade: Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation in which you have the initiative postflop.

      NL10 SH AQ

      :spade: Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members.

      hand

      :spade: Question 3: You are on the flop with K :spade: Q :diamond: . The board cards are J :spade: , 9 :club: , 8 :heart: , and your opponent holds 7 :club: 7 :heart: . What is your equity in this spot?


      Board: J:spade: 9:club: 8:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    41.41%  41.41%   0.00% { KsQd }
      MP3    58.59%  58.59%   0.00% { 7h7c }
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by patrez
      Hello, thank you for evaluating :)

      :spade: Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation in which you have the initiative postflop.

      NL10 SH AQ

      :spade: Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members.

      hand

      :spade: Question 3: You are on the flop with K :spade: Q :diamond: . The board cards are J :spade: , 9 :club: , 8 :heart: , and your opponent holds 7 :club: 7 :heart: . What is your equity in this spot?


      Board: J:spade: 9:club: 8:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    41.41%  41.41%   0.00% { KsQd }
      MP3    58.59%  58.59%   0.00% { 7h7c }
      Homework 4 complete. Congrats.

      Glad to see you are participating in the evaluation boards. Looking forward to seeing more activity from you.

      As far as question 3 goes, did you expect to have that much equity?

      Best of luck at the tables.