knowledge hungry one

    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
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      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      Hello there,


      My name is Janis. Have been playing poker for about 3 years now, but only now decided to take is seriously. :tongue:
      Have been playing all types, but had much success in SNG`s. Love to play cashgames but i cant keep myself in right mood, always tilting about some random hand or player and lose alot then.


      :club: So, have any suggestion what should i learn and play, because i wana learn and make my game to the best. :club:


      :edit: I wana make this as my blog, so just wana see some sugestions and then start my journey. :f_biggrin:
  • 13 replies
    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,758
      Hey there Janis!

      A big welcome to PokerStrategy :]

      If you need any help with something be sure to ask us in our Beginners Questions Forum and we'll do our best to sort you out.

      You've certainly come to the right place if you plan to take your poker more seriously, we've got so much Strategy around here you may even drown in it all :]

      I can't really suggest which path for you to take as it's your own personal choice, you should play which ever game you enjoy the most and then try to master it.
      Is tilt the only thing that is stopping you playing Cash games or?

      I also see you're a Basic member and that will limit the amount of material that you're able to view here, you need to earn some Strategy Points and get yourself up to at least Bronze to start reaping the benefits (Click here for an explanation of Status Points
      The best way to start earning Status points is to sign up to a Poker Room through us (PokerStrategy) though the Poker Rooms tab, once you've done that you're start earning Status Points and climbing the ranks here at PokerStrategy!

      There is so much to say I don't want to keep going on and on and scare you away so if you have any specific questions then be sure to give us a shout and we'll take care of you.

      I look forward to seeing you progress !
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
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      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      :spade: First session on PS :spade:

      I think i played well, but other players just got better hands and i dont know when to fold :(

      This hands just hurt me.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $1.01
      SB:
      $2.34
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP2 (Hero):
      $1.53
      MP3:
      $3.23
      CO:
      $4.28


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, J.
      Hero raises to $0.06, MP3 calls $0.06, CO folds, BU calls $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.26) 5, J, A (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, MP3 raises to $0.30, BU calls $0.30, SB folds, Hero raises to $1.47, MP3 raises to $2.64, BU calls $0.65.

      Turn: ($5.32) 4 (3 players)


      River: ($5.32) 2 (3 players)


      Final Pot: $5.32.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows three of a kind, fives(5 5).
      BU shows a pair of queens(Q Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and jacks(A J).

      MP3 wins with three of a kind, fives(5 5).


      I said myself: "Its gona be okey, stay focused." And i didnt tilted, but was a bit sad :(
      And then came this
      ....



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $3.81
      MP2:
      $2.03
      MP3 (Hero):
      $1.55
      CO:
      $4.80
      BU:
      $1.78
      SB:
      $2.25


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 5, 8.
      MP2 raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, 3 folds, BB raises to $0.18, MP2 calls $0.12, Hero calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.55) 7, 5, 3 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.28, MP2 raises to $0.65, Hero raises to $1.37(All-In), BB calls $1.09, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($3.94) A (2 players)


      River: ($3.94) Q (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.94.
      Results follow:

      BB shows a pair of kings(K K).
      Hero shows a pair of fives(5 8).

      BB wins with a pair of kings(K K).

      I wana ask about this hand, did i called wrong, did i play it wrong?
      It would be very good if someone could comment on these.
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      So and here is my graph.
      Any comments on it ?


      http://imageshack.us/f/198/4eir.png
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $8.76
      BU:
      $1.70
      SB:
      $1.11
      BB (Hero):
      $1.41


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 7.
      2 folds, BU raises to $0.04, SB folds, Hero calls $0.02.

      Flop: ($0.09) 6, 7, 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.04, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.04.

      Turn: ($0.25) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, BU calls $0.14.

      River: ($0.53) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, BU raises to $1.44(All-In), Hero calls $0.35.

      Final Pot: $3.12.
      Results follow:

      BU shows a straight, nine high(9 8).
      Hero shows two pairs, sevens and sixes(A 7).

      BU wins with a straight, nine high(9 8).

      Any comments or suggestions on this one ? I would like to hear your point of view.
    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
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      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      1st hand: bet bigger on the flop, about $0.20. Your hand is strong enough and you want to take full value from worst aces and flush draws. Maybe at higher limits you could fold or just call after MP's raise and Btn's call but at NL2 I'm also shoving here.


      2nd hands: easy fold preflop, especially after BB's 3bet, which is a really strong move. As played, easy shove on the flop imo. You probably have about 14 outs, so shoving here is good.

      Btw, for how much do you buy-in? In both hands you have about $1.50, which is a bit awkward stack size.
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
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      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      Its cuz i buyin for 1.50$ Iam trying to play shortstack strategy, so i decided to buyin 1.50$
      Is there mistake ?
      Thanks for commenting on hands. But tell me - are there fold equity in hand one after he reraise me postflop ? Or just instashow ?

      Thanks again!
    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      Originally posted by KnowHung
      Its cuz i buyin for 1.50$ Iam trying to play shortstack strategy, so i decided to buyin 1.50$
      Is there mistake ?
      If you want to play short stack strategy, buyin for for the minimum amount you can buyin on the table (I think at nl2 at pokerstrars is $0.80), not $1.50.

      are there fold equity in hand one after he reraise me postflop ? Or just instashow ?
      I wrote before that, since it's nl2 and we can expect some crazy plays with weak hands, we can shove for value. That's my opinion though. You should better post the hands that bother you at the hand evaluation forum (here: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1387 ). The coaches there are far more experienced and happy to answer every question you have!
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      Thanks alot my friend, if i can call you that :)

      Gona post my hands there for info, but gona keep posting hands here aswell to show how iam doing/going.
    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
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      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      Np :)
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      Ughh, today was exhausting and just came home from work.
      Now gona get some sleep and eat some food, then have idea to get ready to play one session.

      My goals for this session are:
      :diamond: play 4 tables NL2 6max, shortstack...
      :diamond: dont tilt
      :diamond: play at least 2k hands
      :diamond: choose my spots carefully


      :f_biggrin: Gona update wats up :f_cool:
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      So played 4table 2NL and lost 4bi and decided to give a try SNG`s.
      Now playing 18player turbo SNG for 1.5$ buyin.

      Iam again not sure what should i focus at, started at cash, lost.
      Played MTT didnt get even close to money...
      Now gona give a try to SNG`s . Already played 2 of them and one 1. second 5. places.

      Getting on my feet...
    • acetbfish
      acetbfish
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      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      Play whatever you like better. It's really natural to lose some money at first, since you have just started playing poker. Find what you like better and focus on that.
    • KnowHung
      KnowHung
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2013 Posts: 90
      So, have not played poker for like 4 days, because cant get money out of moneybookers.
      Meanwhile iam reading alot and watching learning videos and writing down my goals.
      But while reading i wana play aswell, but its impossible.