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I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

    • RasTweet
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      Hey Rihard!

      Looks like you got things back on track! :f_love: Nice one man

      Keep up the good work! And enjoy the week in Latvia!

      Ras
    • Rihard4a
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      WAZZZA!!! :D

      I know I didn't post for ages, it's just because I so busy these days, and I only got time to just check on the poker news.

      So as much as you know I was away for one week to Latvia, which was great. :) Did lots of important stuff. Had some fun, but unfortunately couldn't find any live games over there. ?( Which is quite weird, went to Royal Casino in Riga to ask how often they organise poker games, cash/tourney. But they couldn't give me a decent answer, the only thing I got from them is a phone number of some guy who apparently is organising cash games. :evil: I think during the summer I might call him and get some info, and hope to get some games. :]

      However since I was back, had little time checking the forums due to studies, I've got 2 busy weeks, next week my group is going to present our project and then week afterwards I will have 2 exams for which I have prepare somehow as well. :(

      Hopefully everything is going to be fine. :O

      BUT, I didn't play some poker online when I got back, only short sessions but I managed. :f_p: I am playing pretty solid, 2 tables Zoom. I am trying to have as less distractions as possible and it noticeably increased my performance in terms of putting some reads on my opponents.

      T3h_Gr4ph:



      So doing great since the comeback. :f_biggrin: I need to grind a little bit more and then I will take shots into NL5.

      Best Regards,

      Rihard
    • ikkvr
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      Nice comeback man Gj :) I Cant stop going busto :(
    • Rihard4a
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      Originally posted by ikkvr
      Nice comeback man Gj :) I Cant stop going busto :(
      Thanks man! :f_grin: Don't worry, just some hard work and you will be ok, just keep working on your game. ;)
    • RasTweet
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      sick sick graph!

      lets hope this keeps going!

      Good luck @ school

      Ras
    • Rihard4a
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      Originally posted by RasTweet
      sick sick graph!

      lets hope this keeps going!

      Good luck @ school

      Ras
      Thanks, I really hope so. :f_biggrin:

      University. :f_confused:
    • RasTweet
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      sorry Uni. Isn't that a school though? :f_biggrin:
    • Rihard4a
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      Originally posted by RasTweet
      sorry Uni. Isn't that a school though? :f_biggrin:
      Rhetorical question. :f_biggrin:
    • Rains7
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      nice graphs Sir :s_cool:
      Will surely follow your blog!
      I play on NL2 myself (Pokerstars) but not ZOOM tables!
      Some people act quite strange there :s_confused:

      And maybe a video because of the title:



      Good luck at the tables :)
    • Rihard4a
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      Originally posted by Rains7
      nice graphs Sir :s_cool:
      Will surely follow your blog!
      I play on NL2 myself (Pokerstars) but not ZOOM tables!
      Some people act quite strange there :s_confused:

      And maybe a video because of the title:



      Good luck at the tables :)
      Thanks man. :) I don't quite understand what do you mean by acting strange, but Zoom is quite soft and exploitable and you get more hands/hour. :D

      Nice video, really enjoyed it. Reminds of my self. :f_eek:
    • Rains7
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      Just meant that some of them play strange lines. E.g.: Calling all streets when they flop the nuts...
    • Rihard4a
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      Originally posted by Rains7
      Just meant that some of them play strange lines. E.g.: Calling all streets when they flop the nuts...
      When they do, put a note on them so you know the next time. :) Helps you keep your head out of trouble. And that's not that strange to be honest, they also know that Zoom is quite tight so they try to extract more value by just calling (hoping you to donate), but if take a note on them you will evade these situations in the future (EV+ is taking notes).

      And to be honest when you see a really wet board and someone floats 1-2 streets is already suspicious and you should be cautious, on a board like... 7 :heart: 8 :club: 9 :heart: . :f_biggrin: It is pretty easy to put them on exact hand based on the board, they play very straightforward. They will jam with TPTK if top pair is J+, Two pair+, sometimes nut flush draws. Keep taking notes and you will be rewarded. :)
    • RasTweet
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      Originally posted by Rains7
      Just meant that some of them play strange lines. E.g.: Calling all streets when they flop the nuts...
      This is nothing strange tbh. They do this on normal tables as well. They have the nuts and are scared to push you out of the pot. Happens every day over here on regular tables
    • Rihard4a
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      Was lurking around youtube and decided to watch some Rocky Balboa clips. God I need to watch the series again! EPIC MOTIVATION!

    • Rihard4a
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      Hey guys! :f_grin:

      I wanted to post and let you know that I am going to start posting next week, as I have finished studies (exams and presentation, just waiting results) and I am going to start grinding properly.

      However I was playing a little a bit and had good results. So a graph incoming soon.


      Secret note: I am actually going to play NL5 as my BRM lets me.

      EDIT: Dunno to be honest if anyone was checking the blog while I wasn't posting. :f_biggrin:
    • RasTweet
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      GL on nl5 Rihard!
    • Rihard4a
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      Wazzaaaap!

      Here is so long waited post I guess. :f_biggrin: So I said before, I couldn't post much due to my studies, which have been completed and just expecting results from the exams etc.

      Still was playing some sessions here and there. I am still playing 2 Zoom tables, being confident about how I play so far. Thinking is quite different now. Trying to play mostly IP.

      Here is the graph. One is NL2 and other NL5 obviously.





      Obviously NL5 isn't even a sample, but still winning, even though running 1 BI below EV. :f_biggrin: But NL2 I 18 BI above it. :f_cool:

      Playing basically for value, playing my strong draws aggressive. Try to double barrel IP when I think is appropriate. Now gonna start some grinding, and hope to earn some extra money. :f_p:

      And by the way, I have noticed some good improvement in my level of thinking, I don't focus anymore on the money (win/loss), also I don't care that I get a bad beat. When I am all-in in a pot, I don't even focus on the table, I just look on the second one and make decisions, so it doesn't affect my play. :f_grin:

      I really want to reach NL25 before the summer (July) and have some decent sample there. And also if I reach like NL25, I might withdraw some funds to try to play Live cash game in the casino.

      So basically goals listed below:

      :heart: Reach NL10 by the end of the month
      :heart: Perform session review before start of each session
      :heart: Play two tables

      :spade: Reach NL25 by July
      :spade: If possible hire a coach for NL25
      :spade: Try the skills in local casino

      Fo shizzle mah nizzle. :f_cool:

      I'll post this for those who haven't seen this epicness which is quite old now. For some who don't know, these people in the video are using Ventrilo as communication tool for their game, until the troll arives... :f_biggrin:

    • ikkvr
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      Nice stuff gl what brm strategy ur using?
    • Rihard4a
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      something between aggressive and tight. :f_biggrin:

      For NL5 I use 20BI. I might use the same for NL10, but increase it to 30BI or more for higher stakes.
    • Rihard4a
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      I don't understand this thing. I am playing the best I can, but once again I start moving stakes, the beginning is fine and then bad beat rollercoaster starts... This is so weird. Two more bad beats like that and I am back to NL2.



      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.61 (52.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $5.09 (101.8 bb)
      BB: $9.96 (199.2 bb)
      UTG: $5 (100 bb)
      MP: $8.63 (172.6 bb)
      CO: $4.51 (90.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: A:club:
      UTG raises to $0.17, MP calls $0.17, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.84, 2 folds, MP raises to $8.63 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.25 and is all-in

      Flop: ($10.40) 4:heart: 7:spade: T:spade: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($10.40) J:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($10.40) Q:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $10.40 pot ($0.43 rake)
      Final Board: 4:heart: 7:spade: T:spade: J:club: Q:club:
      Hero showed A:diamond: A:club: and lost (-$5.09 net)
      MP showed K:heart: A:heart: and won $9.97 ($4.88 net)

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $5.32 (106.4 bb)
      SB: $7 (140 bb)
      BB: $10.61 (212.2 bb)
      UTG: $12.26 (245.2 bb)
      MP: $5.45 (109 bb)
      CO: $5.02 (100.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 2:club: 2:spade:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) 2:heart: 3:club: 6:club: (2 players)
      CO bets $0.26, Hero raises to $0.94, CO raises to $2.15, Hero raises to $5.17 and is all-in, CO calls $2.72 and is all-in

      Turn: ($10.11) 7:heart: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($10.11) Q:spade: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $10.11 pot ($0.42 rake)
      Final Board: 2:heart: 3:club: 6:club: 7:heart: Q:spade:
      Hero showed 2:club: 2:spade: and won $0.00 (-$5.02 net)
      CO showed 6:heart: 6:diamond: and won $9.69 ($4.67 net)

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $5.16 (103.2 bb)
      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $4.12 (82.4 bb)
      UTG: $0.90 (18 bb)
      MP: $6.37 (127.4 bb)
      CO: $5.09 (101.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A:heart: J:spade:
      UTG calls $0.05, MP calls $0.05, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB folds, BB calls $0.20, UTG calls $0.20, MP calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.02) A:spade: 7:spade: 7:diamond: (4 players)
      BB bets $1, UTG calls $0.65 and is all-in, MP folds, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.67) J:heart: (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      BB bets $2.65, Hero raises to $3.91 and is all-in, BB calls $0.22 and is all-in

      River: ($9.41) 6:diamond: (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      Results: $9.41 pot ($0.39 rake)
      Final Board: A:spade: 7:spade: 7:diamond: J:heart: 6:diamond:
      Hero showed A:heart: J:spade: and lost (-$4.12 net)
      BB showed A:diamond: A:club: and won $6.17 ($2.05 net)
      UTG showed 7:club: 7:heart: and won $2.85 ($1.95 net)

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $3.03 (60.6 bb)
      Hero (SB): $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $5.74 (114.8 bb)
      UTG: $2.78 (55.6 bb)
      MP: $4.17 (83.4 bb)
      CO: $1.08 (21.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:spade: K:diamond:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, CO calls $0.15, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.70, BB folds, MP calls $0.55, CO calls $0.55

      Flop: ($2.15) 8:club: 9:diamond: 3:club: (3 players)
      Hero bets $4.30 and is all-in, MP calls $3.47 and is all-in, CO folds

      Turn: ($9.09) T:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($9.09) J:club: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $9.09 pot ($0.38 rake)
      Final Board: 8:club: 9:diamond: 3:club: T:club: J:club:
      Hero showed K:spade: K:diamond: and won $0.00 (-$4.17 net)
      MP showed 9:club: K:heart: and won $8.71 ($4.54 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$0.70 net)

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5.64 (112.8 bb)
      SB: $4.87 (97.4 bb)
      BB: $5.13 (102.6 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $8.32 (166.4 bb)
      MP: $3.01 (60.2 bb)
      CO: $6.16 (123.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K:club: K:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.15, MP raises to $3.01 and is all-in, 2 folds, SB calls $2.99, BB folds, Hero raises to $8.32 and is all-in, SB calls $1.86 and is all-in

      Flop: ($12.80) 9:spade: 4:diamond: 2:heart: (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      Turn: ($12.80) 9:heart: (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      River: ($12.80) 7:spade: (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      Results: $12.80 pot ($0.53 rake)
      Final Board: 9:spade: 4:diamond: 2:heart: 9:heart: 7:spade:
      SB showed A:heart: A:club: and won $3.57 (-$1.30 net)
      Hero mucked K:club: K:heart: and won $0.00 (-$4.87 net)
      MP showed A:diamond: 9:diamond: and won $8.70 ($5.69 net)

      That's how I roll on NL5. :f_cool: