Poker, here we go again!

    • Timmaywin
      Timmaywin
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2010 Posts: 1,080
      What's up folks!

      I decided to start a blog. I hope it keeps me sharp and focussed on my game and my goals.

      I play poker for a few years now, and I've played it all: sit&go's, ca$h, mtt, HU, PLO etc. I have focussed on playing only single table sit&go's (up to $7) in the past but after a few months I cashed out and didn't play that much anymore and never really grinded the cash games.

      But that has changed. I want to work myself up in the limits of no limit cash short handed. I can crush NL2, with a wintrate of 15/100 over 40k hands. I then switched to NL5, but had to move down twice, after a few beats in a row. So, I will focus on playing NL2 once more, untill I'm confident enough to go crush NL5 again. I have played up to NL50 in the past, but the game seemed to be easier back then and I think I also lost my edge a bit.

      What I like to do is post two hands of my poker session which I think summarizes how good I ran while I played.

      So here we go:


      PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Button ($2.97)
      Hero (SB) ($2.22)
      BB ($1.18)
      UTG ($2.17)
      MP ($3.95)
      CO ($1.71)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A
      1 fold, MP calls $0.02, CO bets $0.08, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.28, 1 fold, MP calls $0.26, CO calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.86) 8, 2, 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.62, MP calls $0.62, CO calls $0.62

      Turn: ($2.72) Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.32 (All-In), 1 fold, CO calls $0.81 (All-In)

      River: ($4.34) 9 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $4.34 | Rake: $0.15

      Results below:
      Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).
      CO had 9, 9 (three of a kind, nines).
      Outcome: CO won $4.19

      PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      Button ($0.97)
      SB ($2.77)
      BB ($1.91)
      UTG ($1.44)
      Hero (MP) ($2.19)
      CO ($4.38)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A, K
      1 fold, Hero bets $0.06, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.14) 9, Q, J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.30) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.15, SB calls $0.15

      River: ($0.60) 10 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.92, Hero calls $0.92

      Total pot: $2.44 | Rake: $0.09

      Results below:
      SB had 8, 8 (straight flush, Queen high).
      Hero had A, K (flush, ace high).
      Outcome: SB won $2.35

      Yep, I ran pretty bad, I played 4k hands, 400BB under EV, knowing the EV line doesn't show the suckouts I payed off after they hit.

      Will continue tomorrow!
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