bckdrflush blog thread

    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Joined: 24.06.2008 Posts: 154
      I'm a chemistry grad from Toronto Canada. Been playing poker for about 2 years, and consider myself a novice with good intuition and a fair grasp of odds and psychology. I'd prefer to be making a living playing poker a few hours a day so I can focus on other hobbies (I play and write music) and basically enjoy working wherever I want, whenever I want.

      I Play mostly microlimit NL and Omaha Hi. Played lots of tourneys and SnG's in the past. I've just started using the SSS to build a bankroll, move up the limits, and improve my game. I guess my goal is to become a pro - I love tournaments - though a lot of luck is involved, I think the most money can be made there. I do better at higher buyins (less donkeys maybe?) so I'd really like to have a good foundation built before I get there.

      The most I've won in a tourney is $1100, for a $5 buyin. Lately I'd just been breaking even - or having trouble with bankroll management after big wins. After recently winning 3rd in a 3$ buyin - I decided to use the winnings for some nose to the grindstone SSS play. I plan to post my results, and notable hands as they come. Comments and advice are most welcome.

      On this hand - I got tired of playing four table SSS after a few hours and decided to mix it up with some Omaha. This was the second hand I played, and galeforce08 had just sat down also.

      $0.05/$0.1 Pot Limit Omaha Hi
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Machine Go ($17.10)
      UTG+1 galeforce08 ($10.00)
      CO Hannes5511 ($8.90)
      BTN Kalansyoja ($9.95)
      SB Hero ($9.90)
      BB Mecky67 ($33.25)
      [galeforce08 posted $0.1]

      Pre-flop: ($0.25, 6 players) Hero is SB T J J K
      1 fold, galeforce08 checks, Hannes5511 raises to $0.45, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.40, 1 fold, galeforce08 calls $0.35

      Flop: K J Q ($1.45, 3 players)
      Hero checks, galeforce08 bets $1.45, 1 fold, Hero raises to $5.80, galeforce08 goes all-in $9.55, Hero calls $3.65

      Turn: 5 ($20.45, 2 players)

      River: 3 ($20.45, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $20.35
      Hero shows: T J J K
      galeforce08 shows: Q 6 T K

      Hero wins $18.35 ( won +$8.45 )
      galeforce08 wins $0.10 ( lost -$9.90 )
      Hannes5511 lost -$0.45
  • 33 replies
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      An interesting SSS hand. According to SHC I should raise with one raise to my JJ, QQ, KK. AK, or AA. Since the reraise would be 3x, or 3$ more than half my stack, I must go all in. It's another short stacker that raised me, so he might fold if he has TT, 99 or AQ from which he also might have raised from MP.

      So he has more chance to have TT 99 AQ AK than AA KK or QQ. I can fold my JJ or call. I could have called - maybe got away from a flop with a Q K or A. - in this case I would have won after seeing the flop anyway.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG vanao ($5.75)
      UTG+1 Luny22388 ($31.50)
      MP1 Hundigah ($26.00)
      MP2 matrix315 ($13.95)
      MP3 pokerHaJo ($5.00)
      CO MrXdu ($36.35)
      BTN 52 PICUP ($42.30)
      SB Hero ($4.40)
      BB MathTeacher408 ($12.85)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is SB J J
      4 folds, pokerHaJo raises to $1, 2 folds, Hero goes all-in $4.40, 1 fold, pokerHaJo calls $3.40

      Flop: Q J 6 ($9.05, 2 players)

      Turn: 4 ($9.05, 2 players)

      River: J ($9.05, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $9.05
      pokerHaJo shows: A A
      Hero shows: J J

      Hero wins $8.60 ( won +$4.20 )
      pokerHaJo lost -$4.40
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Joined: 24.06.2008 Posts: 154
      a tourney hand. make or break time. finished 3rd in the 3$ turbo 90 player donkyfest lots of fun. Funny, never got AA, KK, or AK the whole tourney. I did get QQ once.
      No Limit Holdem Tournament
      $3 + $0.30 KO Sit & Go
      4 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      CO PokerStarsIII (12163)
      BTN Hero (10504)
      SB 4444haifisch (86819)
      BB musashy67 (160514)

      Blinds: 2500/5000 Ante 600

      Pre-flop: (9900, 4 players) Hero is BTN J Q
      1 fold, Hero goes all-in 9904, 4444haifisch calls 7404, musashy67 calls 4904

      Flop: 2 9 T (34512, 3 players)
      4444haifisch bets 5000, 1 fold

      Turn: 8 (39512, 2 players)

      River: 3 (39512, 2 players)

      Final Pot: 32112
      Hero shows: J Q
      4444haifisch shows: T A

      Hero wins 32112 ( won +22208 )
      4444haifisch wins 4444 ( lost -10460 )
      musashy67 lost -9904
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      NL .10/.25 SSS Here I go with a free play 82s. I bet the draw and it hits.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      7 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Choi Chun ($25.25)
      UTG+1 yes_I_tilt ($32.50)
      MP bodgik ($11.55)
      CO doubledamn ($9.95)
      BTN Emsjack ($26.70)
      SB EBOW27 ($28.25)
      BB Hero ($5.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 7 players) Hero is BB 8 2
      1 fold, Choi Chun calls $0.25, 2 folds, doubledamn calls $0.25, EBOW27 calls $0.15, Hero checks

      Flop: 8 Q 4 ($1, 4 players)
      EBOW27 checks, Hero bets $0.70, Choi Chun calls $0.70, 1 fold, EBOW27 calls $0.70

      Turn: T ($3.10, 3 players)
      EBOW27 checks, Hero goes all-in $4.05, 1 fold, EBOW27 folds

      Final Pot: $3.10

      Hero wins $7 ( won +$2 )
      doubledamn lost -$0.25
      EBOW27 lost -$0.95
      Choi Chun lost -$0.95
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Here I am with 2 pair on the flop, decide to go all in, and AA shows on the turn and river for the counterfeit. Could I have gotten away if I value bet instead and saw the A on the turn?

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG lcso98 ($27.40)
      UTG+1 Choi Chun ($36.45)
      MP1 Captain Bacardi ($24.05)
      MP2 Acidrain77 ($20.00)
      MP3 skyblue168 ($10.95)
      CO yes_I_tilt ($25.00)
      BTN alessandro24 ($9.10)
      SB Jockss ($5.00)
      BB Hero ($5.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is BB 7 2
      lcso98 calls $0.25, 1 fold, Captain Bacardi calls $0.25, 5 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: 2 7 8 ($0.85, 3 players)
      Hero goes all-in $4.75, lcso98 calls $4.75, 1 fold

      Turn: A ($10.35, 2 players)

      River: A ($10.35, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.35
      Hero shows: 7 2
      lcso98 shows: 8 J

      lcso98 wins $9.85 ( won +$4.85 )
      Hero lost -$5.00
      Captain Bacardi lost -$0.25
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Hand from SSS.. not standard play, but I felt strongly villain was betting the draw.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG m3lee ($24.40)
      UTG+1 4thrills ($31.55)
      CO dornacher3 ($34.70)
      BTN stealth076 ($4.95)
      SB GaMBLeRBoY21 ($26.15)
      BB Hero ($4.30)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 6 players) Hero is BB T Q
      2 folds, dornacher3 calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: 5 Q 8 ($0.60, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, dornacher3 calls $0.40

      Turn: 8 ($1.40, 2 players)
      Hero checks, dornacher3 bets $1.25, Hero goes all-in $3.65, dornacher3 calls $2.40

      River: 4 ($8.70, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.70
      Hero shows: T Q
      dornacher3 shows: 4 7

      Hero wins $8.30 ( won +$4.00 )
      dornacher3 lost -$4.30
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Here's a hand that I could have thrown away after the short stack reraised me - I'm probably beat, but he just called from CO. He was probably trying to draw in opponents in hindsight. Short stacks will slowplay AA and KK occasionally I guess from late position - i might be inclined to also - but we see here that I would have folded AQ had he just raised to 1.25$

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG NuKuLar77 ($25.35)
      UTG+1 goofynut ($22.95)
      MP1 Sabane ($19.15)
      MP2 m3lee ($27.10)
      CO tw1se2323 ($9.75)
      BTN Hero ($4.65)
      SB MetraDynamix ($12.35)
      BB ralfsg ($12.75)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 8 players) Hero is BTN A Q
      1 fold, goofynut calls $0.25, 2 folds, tw1se2323 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, goofynut calls $1.50, tw1se2323 raises to $4, Hero goes all-in $4.65, goofynut folds, tw1se2323 calls $0.65

      Flop: 3 7 A ($11.40, 2 players)

      Turn: 9 ($11.40, 2 players)

      River: Q ($11.40, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $11.40
      tw1se2323 shows: K K
      Hero shows: A Q

      Hero wins $10.85 ( won +$6.20 )
      tw1se2323 lost -$4.65
      goofynut lost -$1.75
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      And here I go, just calling AA and face two opponents after the SB calls. I'm curious what Iker GT had that he folded, the pot was over 12$ and to call only cost about 1.25$

      If I'd have reraised w the AA here I might have won a cheap pot - I decided to take a risk and win a big one. Probably not good short stack strategy.


      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Tzarkoth ($12.00)
      UTG+1 SmoothMoney ($9.40)
      MP1 Iker GT ($24.40)
      MP2 Mr Cr ($27.40)
      CO U R SOLE ($25.00)
      BTN Hero ($5.05)
      SB Wolf mp ($11.15)
      BB colster col ($38.90)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 8 players) Hero is BTN A A
      2 folds, Iker GT raises to $1, 2 folds, Hero calls $1, Wolf mp calls $0.90, 1 fold

      Flop: 4 K 7 ($3.25, 3 players)
      Wolf mp bets $1.25, Iker GT calls $1.25, Hero goes all-in $4.05, Wolf mp calls $2.80, Iker GT folds

      Turn: J ($12.60, 2 players)

      River: J ($12.60, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $12.60
      Hero shows: A A
      Wolf mp shows: K T

      Hero wins $12 ( won +$6.95 )
      Iker GT lost -$2.25
      Wolf mp lost -$5.05
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      So far 1250 hands on SSS

      6.3/5.7/6.17/30.48 winning at a rate of 5.09BB/100hands for a total of $31.70

      I think I'm a bit aggressive, slowplaying big hands and occasionally calling reraises. Fairly solid after the flop, I've won a few hands against bluffs.

      Being a short stack means if you check on the flop, other players think you've missed. If you're up against a particularly aggressive player then it might make sense to check/call or check/raise.
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Another interesting SSS hand, the flop probably didn't hit so I bet out - reraised all in so I call.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Goalie0613 ($16.20)
      UTG+1 8 Ur Chips ($18.65)
      MP1 MrXdu ($34.30)
      MP2 graven29 ($45.90)
      MP3 jimshags ($19.75)
      CO Hero ($4.30)
      BTN JMRE ($5.00)
      SB PigLeader ($34.05)
      BB Dread10 ($5.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is CO 9 9
      5 folds, Hero raises to $1, 1 fold, PigLeader calls $0.90, 1 fold

      Flop: 4 8 5 ($2.25, 2 players)
      PigLeader checks, Hero bets $1.30, PigLeader goes all-in $33.05, Hero calls $2

      Turn: 3 ($38.60, 2 players)

      River: 6 ($38.60, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.85
      Hero shows: 9 9
      PigLeader shows: Q A

      Hero wins $8.45 ( won +$4.15 )
      PigLeader wins $29.75 ( lost -$4.30 )
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Keep up the good game!
      Its is recommended to post Hands in the Sample Hand section if you need any feedback regarding your play :)

      Does Omaha and SSS works out well at the same time?
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Joined: 24.06.2008 Posts: 154
      Thanks Gerv. On Omaha, I'm trying to get in cheap with good starting hands. If I don't have the nuts or nut draw on the flop I'm very cautious. I haven't read the articles here about Omaha yet, but it's on my list.

      I started to call limpers with mid pairs, and occasionaly Ax suited in late position to some success adding to the SSS. I'm always cautious after the flop, but I've been caught on some bad beats, for example caught a set with 88, but the CO flopped the high straight and busted me.

      I've also notice that when playing against short stacks that are after you - you can play more hands as MP hands. Efffectively the table is shorted.

      I'm also using the SSS against other SSS players. Knowing that they either limp or raise to 4BB from late position with weaker hands more often, I can raise/steal with poorer hands. Sometimes I just call them with a decent hand and judge the flop. It's a bit more work, and I'm going to shelve it for a while and see what the difference is in my game.

      p.s. I checked your blog too - nice start! I think you might be more aggressive than me, though you've played more than 6x the hands I have so far ;-)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Originally posted by bckdrflush
      On Omaha, I'm trying to get in cheap with good starting hands. If I don't have the nuts or nut draw on the flop I'm very cautious. I haven't read the articles here about Omaha yet, but it's on my list.

      I started to call limpers with mid pairs, and occasionaly Ax suited in late position to some success adding to the SSS. I'm always cautious after the flop, but I've been caught on some bad beats, for example caught a set with 88, but the CO flopped the high straight and busted me.
      Interesting , don't you feel sometimes confused playing 2 different gametypes at the same time?

      I like your additiont to your SSS idea, especially Ax Suited on Button/SB&BB.
      I might implement that one too if I clim up to NL25 soon.

      I will follow this Blog daily and see how you progress , Looking forward to :)
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Hi Gerv! I actually find it refreshing to play the other games. There's something to learn from all of them that can help some aspect of your NL Hold'em play. I play HORSE tournaments sometimes for the variety.

      Hold em limit - learning the value of outs and odds, seeing how many times you hit your draws.

      Omaha Hi/Lo - an exercise in restraint, good for learning how to recognize draws you or your opponents might have. The addition of the 8 or better means that you've got to play a lot of low hands with A in them. There's usually a lot of action by the time the river comes.

      Razz - this game can be dangerous to your Hold'em game. I think going for the lowest hand is counterintuitive, and maybe helps your mental flexibility - but I think razz teaches you how to fold. I'm fairly good at razz - I think because I use the up cards to scare and bluff my opponents in position. Yeh, position is important here.

      Stud 7 - this game teaches you restraint also - I mean there's 6 betting rounds. I think it also teaches me how to let go of mediocre hands.

      Stud 8 or better - I have no idea! This game is the hardest for me - I'll play low suited or straight cards - but very cautiously.

      Btw, here's a graph of my first 2200 hands or so with SSS. I hit a small lull after a couple of bad beats on hands I probably shouldn't have been playing, but the trendline looks rather promising!


      By bckdrflush at 2008-07-07
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      snapshot of my starting hands (if you scroll down you'll see 77 in my winners..)



      my stats:



    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Joined: 24.06.2008 Posts: 154
      First hand at a new table, short stack limps and I figure I can steal...I won't be doing this again soon

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Newmanmi ($48.15)
      UTG+1 vivalamicha ($5.45)
      MP1 SeasonsWither ($27.55)
      MP2 WoW thats sick ($4.90)
      MP3 S4uF22 ($11.10)
      CO mclovin2525 ($26.90)
      BTN mcash2 ($38.85)
      SB yes_I_tilt ($26.90)
      BB Hero ($5.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is BB A T
      1 fold, vivalamicha calls $0.25, 5 folds, yes_I_tilt calls $0.15, S4uF22 says "ty", Hero raises to $1, vivalamicha goes all-in $5.45, yes_I_tilt folds, Hero calls $4

      Flop: 5 9 7 ($10.70, 2 players)

      Turn: A ($10.70, 2 players)

      River: J ($10.70, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.25
      Hero shows: A T
      vivalamicha shows: 9 9

      vivalamicha wins $10.20 ( won +$4.75 )
      yes_I_tilt lost -$0.25
      Hero lost -$5.00

      another free play, this time with the pair and the flush draw I bet out.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG JuancarlosA ($5.00)
      UTG+1 Afrika1988 ($5.00)
      MP1 -rpg-dealer- ($6.35)
      MP2 psycho_sal ($25.35)
      CO MofP ($34.50)
      BTN Starr22 ($40.30)
      SB HarroldK ($26.55)
      BB Hero ($5.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 8 players) Hero is BB 2 3
      2 folds, -rpg-dealer- calls $0.25, psycho_sal calls $0.25, 3 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: 8 T 3 ($0.85, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, 2 folds

      Final Pot: $0.85

      Hero wins $1.45 ( won +$0.60 )
      -rpg-dealer- lost -$0.25
      psycho_sal lost -$0.25
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      One hand I'm glad I wasn't in, but a short stacker gets the best of it here.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG dany1719 ($18.65)
      UTG+1 -rpg-dealer- ($5.00)
      MP1 runner808 ($6.15)
      MP2 SeasonsWither ($26.10)
      MP3 DouweEgbert ($5.00)
      CO l Love Beer ($27.25)
      BTN Hero ($4.65)
      SB Rare Air ($22.25)
      BB chenxie529 ($25.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is BTN 4 K
      1 fold, -rpg-dealer- calls $0.25, runner808 calls $0.25, 2 folds, l Love Beer raises to $1.35, Hero folds, 2 folds, -rpg-dealer- calls $1.10, runner808 calls $1.10

      Flop: 9 K 5 ($4.40, 3 players)
      -rpg-dealer- checks, runner808 checks, l Love Beer bets $3, -rpg-dealer- goes all-in $3.65, runner808 calls $3.65, l Love Beer calls $0.65

      Turn: Q ($15.35, 3 players)
      runner808 checks, l Love Beer checks

      River: J ($15.35, 3 players)
      runner808 checks, l Love Beer checks

      Final Pot: $15.35
      l Love Beer shows: A J
      -rpg-dealer- shows: 9 9
      runner808 shows: A 5

      -rpg-dealer- wins $14.60 ( won +$9.60 )
      l Love Beer lost -$5.00
      runner808 lost -$5.00

      l Love Beer: that's why i hate shorstackers... and i just noticed this table's full of them
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      This was one of my favourite hands. Since there's not a lot of drawing hands to play with SSS it's nice when something like this happens. I'm thinking if i push on the flop he might fold - but a smaller bet might induce a reraise.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Shane215 ($23.75)
      UTG+1 l Love Beer ($44.95)
      MP1 -rpg-dealer- ($5.20)
      MP2 Schelf22 ($10.00)
      CO MofP ($31.50)
      BTN Hero ($5.25)
      SB PokerCurios ($23.70)
      BB vanao ($5.00)
      [Schelf22 posted $0.25]

      Pre-flop: ($0.60, 8 players) Hero is BTN Q K
      3 folds, Schelf22 checks, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1, PokerCurios calls $0.90, 1 fold, Schelf22 folds

      Flop: T T J ($2.50, 2 players)
      PokerCurios checks, Hero bets $1.50, PokerCurios goes all-in $22.70, Hero calls $2.75

      Turn: 9 ($29.45, 2 players)

      River: J ($29.45, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $11
      Hero shows: Q K
      PokerCurios shows: A 2

      Hero wins $10.45 ( won +$5.20 )
      PokerCurios wins $18.45 ( lost -$5.25 )
      Schelf22 lost -$0.25
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
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      Played 493 hands in 2.2 hours - though sometimes only had 3 or fewer tables open. I made sure to leave tables when up by enough, but was tempted into a few limped pots which lost some blinds - they were easy folds. A couple of sets hit when I limped with 22 or 44 and I played the sets aggressively.

      Started using colour codes on players that were LAG, LPA, TAG, and Sharks. There aren't really many tight passive players around - at least enough to tell after so few hands.

      This allowed me to do some steals on the flop e.g. when AKo didn't hit and I had a LAG player that called my initial 1$ preflop behind me. Or I might think better of pushing to LAGs and LPA's depending on the texture of the flop and whether I was the raiser. This hand shows some more restraint with an overpair - was it the right play?

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      7 players

      Stacks:
      UTG smoothplaytdt ($27.20)
      UTG+1 Hero ($4.90)
      MP essarrvve ($23.90)
      CO Rain ($25.20)
      BTN Enigmma ($29.95)
      SB Reppin_da_860 ($44.30)
      BB Astrotrain ($38.45)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 7 players) Hero is UTG+1 Q Q
      1 fold, Hero raises to $1, essarrvve calls $1, 4 folds

      esssarve hasn't played for 8 hands I've been at the table, so I peg him tentatively as TAG (again, I don't see many TPA players) and maybe calling with a decent AJ even AQ or a mid low pair.

      Flop: 2 5 9 ($2.35, 2 players)
      Hero bets $1, essarrvve raises to $2, Hero goes all-in $3.90, essarrvve calls $1.90

      The flop is dry, I bet low for value. I didn't think his mini raise meant that he had hit a set and thought draws were unlikely. Knowing I'm a short stacker, he should have expected me to either reraise if I'm ahead or fold. Maybe he thinks he's ahead with pockets or taking a chance with AQ or even A9.

      Turn: 8 ($10.15, 2 players)

      River: 6 ($10.15, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.15
      Hero shows: Q Q
      essarrvve shows: 3 3

      Hero wins $9.65 ( won +$4.75 )
      essarrvve lost -$4.90


      So far my results are staying consistent, about 6.9BB/100 for those hands 17$ profit. that's almost 8$/hour. My goal is to at elast sustain this rate even with the odd bad beat - as I suffered here.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      8 players

      Stacks:
      UTG Doc McQuay ($16.05)
      UTG+1 ih8mylyfe ($25.00)
      MP1 wowhwan ($30.70)
      MP2 UK2LA_Poker ($9.65)
      CO tonto27 ($5.00)
      BTN Hero ($5.00)
      SB NVRbluff ($27.55)
      BB zeroping ($24.35)
      [tonto27 posted $0.25]

      Pre-flop: ($0.60, 8 players) Hero is BTN K A
      Doc McQuay raises to $1.10, 4 folds, Hero goes all-in $5, 2 folds, Doc McQuay calls $3.90

      Flop: 5 5 Q ($10.60, 2 players)

      Turn: 2 ($10.60, 2 players)

      River: K ($10.60, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.60
      Doc McQuay shows: A T
      Hero shows: K A

      Doc McQuay wins $10.10 ( won +$5.10 )
      Hero lost -$5.00

      I make a note about Doc maybe tight passive - or possibly impatient having not played for 10 hands

      This hand I'm up against a obvious LAG.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG shinaynay ($30.90)
      UTG+1 kgarnett ($50.20)
      MP1 BongoPanda ($24.75)
      MP2 zaria ($14.40)
      MP3 Stinkeybean ($21.70)
      CO Hero ($5.15)
      BTN Burning loins ($12.05)
      SB psychodriver ($21.65)
      BB BBBUILDER ($8.25)

      Pre-flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is CO Q K
      5 folds, Hero raises to $1, Burning loins calls $1, 2 folds

      Flop: 4 2 9 ($2.35, 2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, Burning loins raises to $4.75, Hero calls $2.95

      Turn: A ($11.25, 2 players)

      River: A ($11.25, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.65
      Hero shows: Q K
      Burning loins shows: 2 J

      Hero wins $10.15 ( won +$5 )
      Burning loins wins $0.60 ( lost -$5.15 )
    • bckdrflush
      bckdrflush
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.06.2008 Posts: 154
      Not too many fish at 4-6am EST, mostly loose and tight aggressives that did well earlier on lower levels, but not so many pots being played at that. Most of the loose action is on $10NL or $50 which seem really active.

      I made a few moves with AK on the flop against aggressive players - even reraising all in with two overcards.. at the same time I folded KQo on 22 from the button.

      I caught myself calling small raises with hands like TT on the SB again - not good. Mostly I'm winning blinds and called down pots occasionally restealing from the LAGs.

      Going to play a much more disciplined style and not simply call raises with mid pairs - even if it is the LAG trying to steal again...

      Just lost with the nut flush draw and two overcards to 55 - i simply called a bet on the flop for pot odds and by the turn the pot was too big - i pushed and lost.
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