I want to be a millionaire so f*cking bad

    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      What up!

      First I'am going to tell something about myself. I am 20 years old and living in the Netherlands. I immediately start playing for real cash, even though I didn't knew half of the rules :D In a couple of months I lost 150 Euro what felt like a fortune back then. After that I got lucky in couple of tournaments and felt like a superstar. ;)
      Before September 2012 I was grinding sit/go's and playing tournaments. I had some nice tournament result in the beginning of 2012, but after a while I only kept losing. Then I realized that playing tournaments is not the way to go. Plus I had trouble defeating the 15 dollars sit/go. Back then I found cash games very boring, but after I did research I knew it is the only way to make big money in poker.

      So why am I blogging?
      Previous week I saw the video "Champions stand up one more time then the rest Part 6". Gordon would coach 1 person out of each community if they could prove they are motivated enough. I send him my application and he told me I'am in if I blog for 60 days in a row. So that's what I'am gonna do!

      At this moment I play 50NL 6max and 50NL HU. I am profitable but I'am not crushing yet. 6 max is at the moment my main game, but I also like to play HU. Basically I want to be good at both.

      If Gordon is going to coach me, I have to quit college. Before I watch his video I had already decided to quit school for at least 1 year. I don't see any perspective in my future job after my study. I really don't like the idea of working 9-5 at the office, and I hate having a boss telling you what to do. Also 80% of lessons you learn on college or useless and fucking boring.
      No, I prefer to make money with poker and traveling the world and living my own life instead of someone else.
      But I'am going to be honest. I do care about the opinions of my friends/family. If I tell my family I quit school for playing cards, they probably think I'am addicted to gambling and failed in life. But yeah, that doesn't stop me for still doing it;)

      I had a goal to play 150K hands between 2 July-31 July. This are my results for the first week:
      6max
      http://i.imgur.com/fsvKZPG.png?1

      HU
      http://i.imgur.com/KQmqvMw.png?1
  • 84 replies
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Well hello Iam2good and welcome to the community!

      Now, first thing is that I had to edit your post because we can't allow links to competitor sites here. I hope you understand and appreciate our position on this.

      Secondly, welcome to the blog section!
      I think that your path is not for me but I'm quite risk averse - and old, but I do wish you well and hope you succeed in all your goals, whatever they may be - and that the family can understand your choices and support you in them.

      Have fun,

      Mal.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Yeah stupid, I didn't even think about that.
      I don't think it's that much of a risk. If it doesn't work out for me, I can go back next year and say to myself I tried. MY goal is to beat 1000NL in 14 months with Gordon his help. It's funny as it sounds a little unreal to me, but this should be possible as I think Gordon is one of the best coaches. I have to work hard for this though.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 2

      In this blog I'am going to start making homework. I will pick out some common spots where I don't know for 100% what to do, and try to find out what the optimal play is. Each day before I will do the homework I'am going to tell myself what to do.

      My homework for tomorrow:

      Pick 5 hands where you did CB vs 2 opponents.

      I have bad news. My challenge didn't go that well this week. First of all, I only had 2 session where I played 6 hours long(With small breaks in between). As I promised myself to do 3 6 hours+ session. Secondly, I only played 24K hands this week. After I lost like 12-14 buyins in a short period of time I felt insecure about my game and didn't want to play much. It's really irrational sometimes, but when your losing you feel like your playing bad. Ofcourse this shouldn't be used as a excuse and it's not what champions do Especially after watching winning it all back and run above EV in the end I shouldn't complain. I'am not giving up my challenge of course and will try my best to make some good volume this week.

      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/9otTUcA.png?1)
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 3

      Homework for today:

      I decided to do only 3 examples from now of on. I have to grind allot to reach my goal and play 150K hands in 1 month, so I don't have that much time.

      Hand 1

      SB folds 1/4 to a CB and the BB 2/4. I only had 35 hands on the SB and 15 hands on the BB. They both seem a little weak as they already cold called couple of hands. I give them both this ranges preflop:

      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/3L4UxkF.png?1)

      As I think they will fold weak pairs most of the time they fold each 60% of the time on the flop. So that means that atleast one of them will continue 36% of the time. I do think this is a good CBet, because allot of the time we see two cards on the turn and river. So if the only out we have is the A, than we have 12% equity and if the Q is also good 24% equity. Ofcourse this is all little bit abstract, but its good enough to conclude this is a good CB.

      BTN: $27.04 (54.1 bb)
      SB: $20.14 (40.3 bb)
      BB: $40.25 (80.5 bb)
      UTG: $147.83 (295.7 bb)
      MP: $53.53 (107.1 bb)
      Hero (CO): $69.36 (138.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A Q
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN folds, SB calls $1.25, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($4.50) K 7 8 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $3, 2 folds

      Results:
      $4.50 pot ($0.20 rake)
      Final Board: K 7 8
      SB mucked and lost (-$1.50 net)
      BB mucked and lost (-$1.50 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and won $4.30 ($2.80 net)


      Hand 2

      Stats MP 13 hands: 23/23
      Stats BTN 8 hands: 89/33 with fold to CB 3/3

      I would not have CBet without the backdoor.
      I have no idea how MP is playing so this range is could be far from the truth:
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/8ECobMm.png)


      BTN range:
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/8ECobMm.png)

      I expect that MP folds 48% of the time. I don't know what the btn will do with a weak pair, but assuming he folds those hands he folds 50% of the time. So around 25% they both fold to my CB. There is a chance they just call my bet, and I get to see a turn card. That means I will have rougly 15% equity(including backdoor FD). I think they will raise me to often that Cbetting will not be optimal anymore.

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $55.55 (111.1 bb)
      Hero (SB): $192.07 (384.1 bb)
      BB: $65.60 (131.2 bb)
      UTG: $12.76 (25.5 bb)
      MP: $51.83 (103.7 bb)
      CO: $53.88 (107.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q K
      UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, CO folds, BTN calls $1.50, Hero raises to $6, BB folds, MP calls $4.50, BTN calls $4.50

      Flop: ($18.50) 7 T 5 (3 players)
      Hero bets $10.75, MP raises to $26.50, BTN raises to $49.55 and is all-in, Hero folds, MP calls $19.33 and is all-in

      Turn: ($120.91) K (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($120.91) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $120.91 pot ($2.50 rake)
      Final Board: 7 T 5 K 2
      BTN showed 8 6 and won $0.00 (-$51.83 net)
      Hero mucked Q K and lost (-$16.75 net)
      MP showed 7 5 and won $118.41 ($66.58 net)



      Hand 3

      Stats MP 41 hands: 25/15
      3B: 14
      FTCB: 50
      Cold call MP: 3/3

      I don't have infomation about the BB
      Range MP:
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/Gy3rs2d.png)

      Range BB:
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/7QOBU1Z.png)

      I expect that MP wil fold 60% and the BB 65%. So that means that atleast one of them will continue 40% of the time. So basically I already instantly profit from my CB. With the 2 outs to the nuts and the backdoor FD this is a Great CB.

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $20.34 (40.7 bb)
      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $43.70 (87.4 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      MP: $61.25 (122.5 bb)
      CO: $65.05 (130.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 3 3
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP calls $1.50, 3 folds, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($4.75) 4 9 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3, MP folds, BB calls $3

      Turn: ($10.75) K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $7.75, BB folds

      Results:
      $10.75 pot ($0.48 rake)
      Final Board: 4 9 5 K
      BB mucked and lost (-$4.50 net)
      Hero mucked 3 3 and won $10.27 ($5.77 net)



      Homework for Tomorrow:

      3 good examples were you Check raised OOP on the flop.

      Feedback will always be welcome!
    • sandercvo
      sandercvo
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      Keep going
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 4

      homework for today:

      Hand 1

      Stats villain
      22/17 500 hands
      StealBTN: 40
      CBF: 72
      CB-fold: 55

      I assume this is a good raise, because he folds 55% at avarage to check raises+we have 2 overs, backdoor STR and FD.
      I want to know how often a 40% stealing range has hit this flop and doesn't fold to our raise.
      Range BTN:
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/1nLpa8N.png?1)

      75% of the time he has no pair or a very weak one. Of all GS he probably only continue with 87. If I do the math correctly he continues with a 20% that consist out of STR draws, Flush draws and Gutshots. So villian will fold around 50% of the time. I raise more than pot so I need atleast some decent equity. After he calls the flop he has still a high continue range OTT, so I would only barrel him if I hit something.

      My hand is good enough to raise him, but without the backdoor Flushdraw I'am folding in this spot.

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $57.96 (115.9 bb)
      Hero (SB): $94.49 (189 bb)
      BB: $35.47 (70.9 bb)
      UTG: $91.29 (182.6 bb)
      MP: $73.97 (147.9 bb)
      CO: $21.22 (42.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $1.12, Hero calls $0.87, BB folds

      Flop: ($2.74) 3 4 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.75, Hero raises to $5.50, BTN folds

      Results:
      $6.24 pot ($0.28 rake)
      Final Board: 3 4 6
      BTN mucked and lost (-$2.87 net)
      Hero mucked 8 A and won $5.96 ($3.09 net)


      Hand 2

      Stats villian
      36/25 210 hands.
      Steal BTN: 68
      FTC: 42%
      CB: 64


      Let see how often he hits:
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/wlJuM1r.png?1)

      I can't say if villian folds a weak pair or that he check those hands so I will put 1/4 of all weak pairs in his continue range. He will hit 8% of the time a straight draw or flushdraws which means that he folds out 51% of his total range on the flop.
      My raise has to work 55% for insta profit. I have potential 2 overcards and I have the backdoor FD. If I hit the Flushdraw I can profitable bet the turn, because he will still fold out some weak pairs. I have enough equity on the to make up the 4% difference so I like my check-raise.

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.


      BB: $55.90 (111.8 bb)
      UTG: $62.74 (125.5 bb)
      MP: $45 (90 bb)
      CO: $52.49 (105 bb)
      BTN: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $59.17 (118.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K T
      3 folds, BTN raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($3.50) 6 A 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2, Hero raises to $6.25, BTN calls $4.25

      Turn: ($16) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.75, BTN raises to $20.50, Hero folds

      Results:
      $33.50 pot ($1.51 rake)
      Final Board: 6 A 9 6
      BTN mucked and won $31.99 ($15.49 net)
      Hero mucked K T and lost (-$16.50 net)


      Hand 3

      Stats villian
      26/20 200 hands
      StealCO: 47
      CB: 93
      CBfold: 3/6

      I will give my opponent a 38% opening range instead of 47%, because of the variance.
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/8Z9Ba8j.png?1)
      This board hits our calling range hard, so I don't expect him to call with weak pairs allmost never. The only gutshot he probably continuous will be ak. After putting all this difference factors together I came to the conclusion that he will fold 52% of the time. For insta profit he has to fold 55%, but with our GS and Backdoor FD this is a good check raise.
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $41.22 (82.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $134.91 (269.8 bb)
      BB: $54.13 (108.3 bb)
      UTG: $17.63 (35.3 bb)
      MP: $53.26 (106.5 bb)
      CO: $73.29 (146.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 9
      2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, BTN folds, Hero calls $1.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($3.50) 5 T Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $2, Hero raises to $6.25, CO folds

      Results:
      $7.50 pot ($0.34 rake)
      Final Board: 5 T Q
      Hero mucked 8 9 and won $7.16 ($3.66 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$3.50 net)


      Homework for Tomorrow:

      Choose 3 hands where you could potentially cold call a raise.
    • sramo
      sramo
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      Joined: 10.07.2013 Posts: 6
      Hi,

      First of all, good luck for your challenge. If that's really what you want and you've got the motivation, why not having a go?

      1 year should be enough to have some results and see if it could work. And then, you could always go back to study or whatever. A year break isn't that much of a loss, if anything, it'd mean more experience and no regrets.

      Then, I strongly recommend you watching "The thin red line" (I think there is 4 parts, you'll find those videos in the "Videos" section). It'll help you working of your "Won Money Without Showdown" line. But, looking at your challenge and your graph, it looks like you're multitabling. So, I suggest you to do enough hands to get a decent roll for nl100 (150k should be enough, and you better do less tables at a higher limit, less variance, more money and you can actually improve your game).

      Anyway, just my 2 cents.

      Good luck! :)
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 5

      sramo#
      Tnx for the advice! And yes if I move up I will play less tables.



      This challenge is all about testing my grinding skills. I have to say it's hard for me to put enough volume. When I went to school I lived in a student house in the city, there was nobody who disturb me when I was making homework or playing poker . This 2 month I'am living with my family again on the farm. There or allot distractions I have to deal with right now, but I will try my best keeping focus.


      Homework for today:


      Hand 1

      This hand is a perfect example for showing me a mistake I make to often.

      Stats villain

      17/12 600 hands.
      Opening range MP: 17
      CBflop: 50
      CBturn: 75
      skip flop CB en check fold OOP: 5/5
      Sip flop CB en check fold IP: 1/2

      So normally Q10 doesn't to well against a 17% range. It's a hand that gets easily dominated. So far he has a massive postflop leak. He only CBets 50% of the time, and if he doesn't CB he always is check folding. I would prefer to call here with low suited connectors, because our hand gets less dominated. If he decide to CB he is also barreling the turn allot. So a hand like Q10 gets less favorable as we don't really want to play a big pot when we hit top pair.

      Hero (BTN): $113.12 (226.2 bb)
      SB: $206.16 (412.3 bb)
      BB: $48 (96 bb)
      UTG: $51.70 (103.4 bb)
      MP: $93.50 (187 bb)
      CO: $60.56 (121.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T Q
      UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, 4 folds

      Results:
      $1.25 pot
      MP mucked and won $1.25 ($0.75 net)


      Hand 2

      In this hand I want to know how well 98s will play against a wide CO range.
      Stats villian
      27/20 100hands
      CB: 70
      CBT: 1/4
      Opening range:
      UTG: 31
      MP: 42
      CO: 33
      CBfold: 1/1

      If we look at his postflop stats, we can assume he will check some turn card to us. Also he has shown 1 time he is capable in CB folding.
      The downside of our hand is that we often hit 2nd or 3rd pair.
      If the blinds or really tight, I think it's ok to call in this spot as he shown some exploitable tendencies postflop. If the blinds or mediocre sq heavy I am going to fold this hand and prefer calling with broadways/pairs.


      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $53.18 (106.4 bb)
      SB: $41.74 (83.5 bb)
      BB: $55.07 (110.1 bb)
      UTG: $50 (100 bb)
      MP: $47.25 (94.5 bb)
      CO: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 7 8
      2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, 2 folds, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($3.25) 3 7 A (2 players)
      BB checks, CO bets $2, BB folds

      Results:
      $3.25 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: 3 7 A
      BB mucked and lost (-$1.50 net)
      CO mucked and won $3.10 ($1.60 net)


      Hand 3

      Stats villian
      26/21 950 hands
      StealBTN: 66
      CB: 62
      CBT: 50%
      CBR 1/1
      skipflopCB en Ch fold IP: 17
      CB fold: 22
      SkipturnCB en ch fold: 1/1

      He doesn't like to fold postflop, so we should have a decent hand preflop to cold call. Yes our hands dominate more weaker aces, but A9 doesn't hit more than 30% of the the flop. I would only call here with Suited aces, otherwise we have to fold too often postflop.

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $75.75 (151.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $54.25 (108.5 bb)
      UTG: $50 (100 bb)
      MP: $54.54 (109.1 bb)
      CO: $69.87 (139.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9 A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $2, 2 folds

      Results:
      $1.25 pot
      BTN mucked and won $1.25 ($0.75 net)



      Tomorrow is a busy day so I will not make homework.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      What up!
      I'am just at home after a night out. I have played 4K hands, what was really the maximum I could play today. I had a great night out. I couldn't find the right girl and had like 6 rejections. I'am honest when I say it's a great feeling when you get rejected. I don't know why, but everytime I am getting rejected it gives me more confidence and I'am feeling more awesome. Maybe I should even try at daytime to "seduce women", it'really is one of my biggest fear but also one of the things I want to do.
      The reason I don't show my results everyday is that it's pretty much useless. Variance has such a huge impact that even showing 20K hands doesn't mean anything. That's the reason I will show my graph only once a week.

      The WCOOP schedule has just reviled, and I'am planning to play some 100 and 200 dollar tournaments with my FPP points. It's less gambling than playing the Sunday million and its more prestigious. I really have a love and hate relationship with tournaments. I just hate to get knocked out of a tournament when I am close to getting big money, but also love the feeling of reaching a final table.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Today was not a good day. I ended up the day with a loss of 6 buyins. I had to deal with a lot of coolers and bad beats, also maked some mistake what cost me 2-3 buyins.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      I have to say, it's not great weather for playing poker. It's so fcking warm here! Still I manage to play 7K hands today I don't think Julie and August or the best grinding month of the year, but I have a challenge I need to finish. Tomorrow I will show my graph for this week of play.
      I am going to get a cold beer and play some hands, see you tomorrow!
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 5,068
      Originally posted by Iam2good
      I have to say, it's not great weather for playing poker. It's so fcking warm here! Still I manage to play 7K hands today I don't think Julie and August or the best grinding month of the year, but I have a challenge I need to finish. Tomorrow I will show my graph for this week of play.
      I am going to get a cold beer and play some hands, see you tomorrow!
      Just go to bed 3 hours later and get up 3 hours later. Problem solved, sort of. :f_biggrin:
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Weeeeee lost 250 dollars in 30 minutes. 150 dollars was probably duo tilt. It's already a long time I ago I played while I'am tilt. I couldn't handle myself. I couldn't stand getting bluffed, so I turned myself in a huge calling station. I feel like shit now.

      here is my graph for this week
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/fGiy8k5.png?1)
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 10

      I will not do many exercises this month, because I have to grind a lot of hands. There is one thing I want to figure out fast, and that's calling 4bets. I am not complete sure when to fold and when to call a 4bet. Also because 4bets or really small, mostly between 2x-2.3x times your 3bet. When you call a 4bet, you play mostly fit and fold. Yes if your opponent check-folds allot it can be very exploitable but most of the time this will not happen and you need a hand to continue.
      There or basically 4 things you have to look at to decide if you can call or not. What's our hand, what is his 4bet range, how big is his 4betsize, and how often do you expect him to CB. If he checks a lot on the flop, you get extra equity so you can call a little wider.

      A 4bet range of 3% means AK, JJ+. So calling with a hand like J10 will not be very smart. So let's see couple of hands.

      Hand 1


      Stats villian
      28/23 550 hands
      Stealing BTN: 90
      FT3b: 47
      3bpotCB: 20%
      4B range: 11%
      4B range BTN: 20%

      First of all, Calling would be way better preflop. As played, I think we can call a very wide range. I need at least 30% or more to make this call. So let's see how often we hit a hand on the flop that's good enough to go broke with.
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/aBdLcvR.png?1)

      32% of the time we hit Top pair+ or a very good draw. Against a opponent who has a tight 4betting range, lets say between 4% to 9%, this would be a good call preflop.
      Against this particular opponent it's a way easier call, as he only cbets 20% in 3b pots and has a very wide 4bettingrange. When we hit a medium pair it's easy to play profitable. This means we hit about 41% the flop.


      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $52.96 (105.9 bb)
      UTG: $50 (100 bb)
      MP: $56.99 (114 bb)
      CO: $56.80 (113.6 bb)
      BTN: $73.72 (147.4 bb)
      SB: $22.99 (46 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 K
      3 folds, BTN raises to $1, SB folds, Hero raises to $3.25, BTN raises to $8.50, Hero calls $5.25

      Flop: ($17.25) 2 9 K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $9, Hero calls $9

      River: ($46.25) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $31, Hero folds

      Results:
      $46.25 pot ($2.08 rake)
      Final Board: 2 9 K T 3
      Hero mucked 8 K and lost (-$23 net)
      BTN mucked and won $44.17 ($21.17 net)


      Hand 2

      Stats villian
      22/17 700 hands
      stealSB: 46
      FT3B: 46%
      FT3bSB: 1/3
      4b range: 9
      CB3bpot: 80

      I expect him to play back quit a lot in this situation. He has no big exploitable tendencies postflop. So I am calling here and hoping I will flop something good enough to continue with. I need 27% equity to call preflop.
      [Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/GWHwPpl.png?1)

      So A3o hits 34% a good draw or a pair. The only problem is, that I don't know I can continue profitable with bodum pair. He CB folds 50% of the time, Which is in my opinion to low for Raising him on the flop. If I exclude hitting a weak pair A3 is going to hit 24% of the time.
      My conclusion would be that this is a good call, because there will be moments like this one where he check folds. I he would make it a little bit bigger preflop I prefer a fold.




      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $53.83 (107.7 bb)
      Hero (BB): $50 (100 bb)
      UTG: $125.96 (251.9 bb)
      MP: $69.78 (139.6 bb)
      CO: $76.08 (152.2 bb)
      BTN: $47.03 (94.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A 3
      4 folds, SB raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.75, SB raises to $10.25, Hero calls $5.50

      Flop: ($20.50) J 8 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $13.75, SB folds

      Results:
      $20.50 pot ($0.92 rake)
      Final Board: J 8 5
      SB mucked and lost (-$10.25 net)
      Hero mucked A 3 and won $19.58 ($9.33 net)


      Hand 3

      Stats villian
      37/28 200 hands
      STealCO: 58
      FT3b: 64
      FTCB: 30
      3bRange: 2.7

      He has a 2.7% 4betting range so I probably should have folded here. I think I called here because I 3bettet a lot against him, so I felt he could do this light. I don't think this is legit reason though. He is very aggressive postflop and we or deep, this makes it even more bad. 98 will flop 23% of the time Top pair or better, which is way to low.




      [SPOILER][SPOILER]Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $52.08 (104.2 bb)
      CO: $116.73 (233.5 bb)
      BTN: $51.25 (102.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $94.11 (188.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 9
      CO raises to $1.50, BTN folds, Hero raises to $5, BB folds, CO raises to $11.50, Hero calls $6.50

      Flop: ($23.50) 8 T 2[c...ertools.holdemmanager.com/images/emoticons/spade4.gif[/img] (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($46.50) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $22.50, Hero folds

      Results:[spoiler] $46.50 pot ($1.50 rake)
      Final Board: 8 T 2 T K
      CO mucked and won $45 ($22 net)
      Hero mucked 8 9 and lost (-$23 net)[/SPOILER]
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 11

      Normally i play 4 tables zoom, but after I updated pokerstars my HUD doesn't work anymore with the zoom tables. So I played 9-11 normal tables, which went well, I won around 4 buyins today. Playing the same amount hands/hour on normal tables is hard. Normally you need to play 12/13 tables to play the same amount as 4 zoom tables. With the dynamic going on you have to be extra focus and need to think more about specific situations. If you would ask me what I like the most. I would say playing 4 to 6 normal tables is most fun. If I play many tables I have to act fast and have less time to think deeply about hands. While with 4-6 tables I can observe my opponents more and have way more time to think about the best decision and good creative lines which makes poker also more fun. My winrate would be much better, but my hourly winrate would probably be lower. I would say mixing it up is the best for me.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 12

      Soon I will play at betfair and try to earn first deposit until 2000 dollars bonus. I don't know exactly if I earn the full bonus but we will see. I have not really much to report today. I hope i can grind a lot of hands out tomorrow.
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 13

      I am glad that holdem manager fixed the the HUD with zoom today. I played 11K hands, which is a personal record:) . If I want to reach the 150K mark I have to keep this amount of hands up. I didn't played great however and end up with a 1Buyin loss. I hope my concentration will be better to tomorrow, as I will play the same amount of hands.
    • thirit2
      thirit2
      Basic
      Joined: 19.10.2012 Posts: 120
      Originally posted by Iam2good
      What up!

      First I'am going to tell something about myself. I am 20 years old and living in the Netherlands. I immediately start playing for real cash, even though I didn't knew half of the rules :D In a couple of months I lost 150 Euro what felt like a fortune back then. After that I got lucky in couple of tournaments and felt like a superstar. ;)
      Before September 2012 I was grinding sit/go's and playing tournaments. I had some nice tournament result in the beginning of 2012, but after a while I only kept losing. Then I realized that playing tournaments is not the way to go. Plus I had trouble defeating the 15 dollars sit/go. Back then I found cash games very boring, but after I did research I knew it is the only way to make big money in poker.

      So why am I blogging?
      Previous week I saw the video "Champions stand up one more time then the rest Part 6". Gordon would coach 1 person out of each community if they could prove they are motivated enough. I send him my application and he told me I'am in if I blog for 60 days in a row. So that's what I'am gonna do!

      At this moment I play 50NL 6max and 50NL HU. I am profitable but I'am not crushing yet. 6 max is at the moment my main game, but I also like to play HU. Basically I want to be good at both.

      If Gordon is going to coach me, I have to quit college. Before I watch his video I had already decided to quit school for at least 1 year. I don't see any perspective in my future job after my study. I really don't like the idea of working 9-5 at the office, and I hate having a boss telling you what to do. Also 80% of lessons you learn on college or useless and fucking boring.
      No, I prefer to make money with poker and traveling the world and living my own life instead of someone else.
      But I'am going to be honest. I do care about the opinions of my friends/family. If I tell my family I quit school for playing cards, they probably think I'am addicted to gambling and failed in life. But yeah, that doesn't stop me for still doing it;)

      I had a goal to play 150K hands between 2 July-31 July. This are my results for the first week:
      6max
      http://i.imgur.com/fsvKZPG.png?1

      HU
      http://i.imgur.com/KQmqvMw.png?1
      Don't focus on being millionaire, focus on being happy! :)
    • Iam2good
      Iam2good
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 95
      Day 14

      Don't focus on being millionaire, focus on being happy!#

      I am not directly focused of being a millionair, but I am focused off being successful with poker. My definition of being successful with poker is playing atleast 600NL/1000NL and earning 150K+ a year. For me this is one part of being happy in life.

      Today I grinded 9K hands with a 5 buyin profit. Next month I will mainly focus on improving my skills with 6max but also HU. I didn't play much HU this month, but I will definitely play much more hands next month and destroy all 50NL regs:)