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    • Varune
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      Hello!

      My Name is Marc and this is my first blog i believe at the English section. Used to be only active at the Dutch section, but want to broaden my horizon. And alot of players here are alot more motivated it seems and that's also what i need.

      Little bit about my Pokerhistory: Been playing for a few years now, but i'm a notorious spewmonkey from time to time, that stops me from moving up above NL100. Currently at NL50 rebuilding my roll. As i also need to cashout from time to time to pay the rent.

      As you can see, i got a 'nice' purple avatar, i'd rather have my blue coach avatar but the purple one is 'stronger' or something. :(

      Since a week i really noticed i had to change my mindset and approach towards poker. I used to just click away, sitting on the couch with a laptop and having the tv on and whatever, Totally unfocused. Nowadays i don't play on my laptop anymore and just on my desktop.

      Here's a graph of my NL50 adventure since june, it's combined laptop/desktop play still, but u can definitely see where i played like a retard on my laptop.(21k mark as example). But still with the FPS plays, i have a 8bb winrate, so it's way higher without FPS.


      Goals this month:
      :heart: If possible move back to NL100, depends on how much i play really and the nice weather.

      Goals August:
      :diamond: NL100
      :diamond: 50k Hands
      :diamond: NO FPS.

      I'm in a few dutch skypegroups, but there isn't really that much strategy talk, so if someone has a good skypegroup, i'd really like to know. I think i can add value to it aswell.

      Here's a nice Motivational AMV, i used to like watching these back in the day, and decided to watch it again. and it's DRAGONBALL Z, FTW.



      Threadsaver.


      Some penisses.
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    • divvie
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      Hello
    • Varune
      Varune
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      So before my last session i looked up some strategy and found some stuff about how winrates of Good/crushing regs also depends on how good they exploit the fish. Everybody knows how to play +EV against them, but MaxEV they don't.
      So i thought alot further in the spots vs fish than i usually do.



      Made 1 bluffshove in the blinds at~h380 with 66, where the aggro reg needed to have AA, bit unlucky timing.

      Spot i ment, normally i would just bet big here, but wouldn't really think about overshoving as i did. he almost always has Qx here and guess this big fish wouldn't fold it.
      Pacific, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $59.58 (119.2 bb)
      BB: $68.81 (137.6 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $67.28 (134.6 bb)
      MP: $58.15 (116.3 bb)
      CO: $59.83 (119.7 bb)
      BTN: $58.32 (116.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J J
      Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, BTN calls $1.50, SB calls $1.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($5) Q J 7 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.75, BTN calls $3.75, SB folds

      Turn: ($12.50) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $9, BTN calls $9

      River: ($30.50) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $53.03 and is all-in, BTN calls $44.07 and is all-in

      Results:
      $118.64 pot ($4 rake)
      Final Board: Q J 7 9 7
      Hero showed J J and won $114.64 ($56.32 net)
      BTN showed Q A and lost (-$58.32 net)
    • divvie
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      OMG HOW DID YOU DO THAT?
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Originally posted by divvie
      OMG HOW DID YOU DO THAT?
    • Iam2good
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      Nice hand! I will fellow your blog:)
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Originally posted by Iam2good
      Nice hand! I will fellow your blog:)
      Nice!

      I played a bit tonight, NL100 and some NL50 combined, saw some fish at NL100. Didn't go as planned an ran as shit as i usually do at NL100. This superaggro reg with cbets of 90/70/60 kept hitting vs me when i tried to outplay him and he floats with random crap and hits his miracle card etc.
      And bluffs running into nutted ranges that would never fold.

      Hand vs 70/15 guy. I'd reckon he would have alot of draws on this board and he woul call most of them if i pushed, unlucky turncard.

      Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $40.21 (40.2 bb)
      CO: $100 (100 bb)
      BTN: $74.26 (74.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $108.05 (108.1 bb)
      BB: $100 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J K
      MP calls $1, CO folds, BTN calls $1, Hero raises to $5, BB folds, MP calls $4, BTN calls $4

      Flop: ($16) T J 3 (3 players)
      Hero bets $12, MP folds, BTN calls $12

      Turn: ($40) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $91.05 and is all-in, BTN calls $57.26

      River: ($154.52) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $154.52 pot ($4 rake)
      Final Board: T J 3 3 A
      BTN showed 6 3 and won $150.52 ($76.26 net)
      Hero showed J K and lost (-$74.26 net)



      don't really like my redline in the end, couldn't get anything vs the superaggro regs that were online at the time.
    • Varune
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      Turned last nights losses back around, played pretty good i guess. And i could win 'some' showdowns lol, see blueline.



      Biggest losing hand, in hindsight i shouldn't even barreled this board. during play i thought the best hand he could really have was AQ or AJ and AJ should fold after 3 barrels, but he would've 3bet quite some combo's of AJ pre already. Furthermore the board isn't good for barreling really.

      [spoiler]Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $100 (100 bb)
      BTN: $98.50 (98.5 bb)
      SB: $28.86 (28.9 bb)
      BB: $100 (100 bb)
      UTG: $41.72 (41.7 bb)
      Hero (MP): $120.55 (120.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 7 8
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $3, 3 folds, BB calls $2

      Flop: ($6.50) 8 A Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $4, BB calls $4

      Turn: ($14.50) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $9.50, BB calls $9.50

      River: ($33.50) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $22, BB raises to $83.50 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results:
      $77.50 pot ($3.87 rake)
      Final Board: 8 A Q 9 5
      BB mucked and won $73.63 ($35.13 net)
      Hero mucked 7 8 and lost (-$38.50 net)


      1 of my nittier folds, but i think it's a good one. I think he wouldn't really bluff me here, as i have so many Ax in my range, river is the worst possible bluffcard for him so i guess its for value.

      [spoiler]Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $121.37 (121.4 bb)
      CO: $100 (100 bb)
      BTN: $18.50 (18.5 bb)
      SB: $140.80 (140.8 bb)
      BB: $17.70 (17.7 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $219.42 (219.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A Q
      Hero raises to $3, MP folds, CO calls $3, 3 folds

      Flop: ($7.50) T 2 A (2 players)
      Hero bets $5, CO calls $5

      Turn: ($17.50) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $11, CO raises to $22, Hero calls $11

      River: ($61.50) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $70 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results:
      $61.50 pot ($3.07 rake)
      Final Board: T 2 A 4 4
      CO mucked and won $58.43 ($28.43 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and lost (-$30 net)


      Redline is bit mehh, but green is what matters.
    • TinoLaan
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      Yes, another Dutch guy being a baller here :megusta:

      I'm not even close to playing the same stakes as you, but still following!
    • Iam2good
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      78s hand= Worst rivercard ever to bluff
      AQ hands= no brainer fold without info.
    • thazar
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      soooo subscribed ...

      Dragonball Z + threadsavers FTW! ;)
    • Phgrinder
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      what room do you play in? nice thread
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Originally posted by Iam2good
      78s hand= Worst rivercard ever to bluff
      AQ hands= no brainer fold without info.
      Yea thought the same with the 78s hand, as there aren't any possible overcards that i could barrel.

      Originally posted by thazar
      soooo subscribed ...

      Dragonball Z + threadsavers FTW! ;)
      Nice :)

      Originally posted by Phgrinder
      what room do you play in? nice thread
      Sometimes the office, sometimes my bedroom.
      Or if you mean what pokerroom, stars & pacific.
    • Varune
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      Played another session at NL100, it went GOOD till halfway, then i got sloppy.



      The drop is where i couldnt fold my overpocket vs a fish 200bb deep, im such a noob.
      The tables were superfishy, but couldn't hit anything, hence the dropping redline constantly afterwards.

      Knew it was time for dinner after this hand, such a bad rivercall. He almost always has it here after this line, didn't expect AJ tho, atleast AQ.

      Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $164.87 (164.9 bb)
      BB: $69.91 (69.9 bb)
      MP: $47.43 (47.4 bb)
      CO: $185.04 (185 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $110.26 (110.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 4
      2 folds, Hero raises to $2, SB raises to $7, BB folds, Hero calls $5

      Flop: ($15) 9 5 A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($15) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $8, Hero calls $8

      River: ($31) T (2 players)
      SB bets $20, Hero calls $20

      Results:
      $71 pot ($3.55 rake)
      Final Board: 9 5 A 9 T
      SB showed A J and won $67.45 ($32.45 net)
      Hero showed A 4 and lost (-$35 net)



      This hand made me Lol, or the reaction of the shitty nitreg, 2% 3bet, cbet of 40%. His reaction was: LOL WTF, 'You call 3bet', 'LOL nl100 reg', apparentely he thinks KK is a no brainer allin pre. well not vs him, few hands later he started limping and doing some weird stuff.
      Might needed to fold river tho, he's never bluffing here.

      Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $103.83 (103.8 bb)
      CO: $100 (100 bb)
      BTN: $100 (100 bb)
      SB: $100 (100 bb)
      BB: $159.20 (159.2 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $235.74 (235.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K K
      Hero raises to $3, 2 folds, BTN raises to $9, 2 folds, Hero calls $6

      Flop: ($19.50) J 2 J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($19.50) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $14.62, Hero calls $14.62

      River: ($48.74) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $27, Hero calls $27

      Results:
      $102.74 pot ($4 rake)
      Final Board: J 2 J J T
      BTN showed A A and won $98.74 ($48.12 net)
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$50.62 net)
    • unshpe
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      Can't wait for the new DBZ movie "Battle of the Gods" (the english version) :s_love:
    • thazar
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      about the last hand, wouldn't he play QQ the same? In which case playing it like you did is fine.

      2% 3bet is probably QQ+ AK... and probably not position dependent (bad reg gonna bad reg)

      but he probably wouldn't bet AK on the river but could value bet QQ although you could expect possibly a slightly smaller bet. Very close IMO.
    • Varune
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      Originally posted by thazar
      about the last hand, wouldn't he play QQ the same? In which case playing it like you did is fine.

      2% 3bet is probably QQ+ AK... and probably not position dependent (bad reg gonna bad reg)

      but he probably wouldn't bet AK on the river but could value bet QQ although you could expect possibly a slightly smaller bet. Very close IMO.
      Yea he would probably play QQ exactly the same, if he 3bets it. Openfolding here would've been funny as hell tho. But folding here would be so shit, means i'm setmining with KK vs him lol.

      It's definitely not a raise tho on the river.
    • vonki
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      subscribed
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Originally posted by vonki
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      Yay.

      Played a supershort session, as some friends just called me to come chill, i'm not the person to say no.

      Against a 86/55 guy with AFq of 90.

      Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $100.88 (100.9 bb)
      SB: $51 (51 bb)
      BB: $84.14 (84.1 bb)
      UTG: $91.30 (91.3 bb)
      Hero (MP): $137.10 (137.1 bb)
      CO: $115.26 (115.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 7 7
      UTG calls $1, Hero raises to $4.50, CO raises to $8, 4 folds, Hero calls $3.50

      Flop: ($18.50) K 7 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $9.25, Hero calls $9.25

      Turn: ($37) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $18.50, Hero calls $18.50

      River: ($74) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $37, Hero raises to $76.01, CO raises to $79.51, Hero calls $3.50

      Results:
      $233.02 pot ($4.00 rake)
      Final Board: K 7 3 3 9
      Hero showed 7 7 and lost (-$115.26 net)
      CO showed K K and won $229.02 ($113.76 net)


      :s_o:

      And how can i lose this LOL

      Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (MP): $100 (100 bb)
      CO: $200.98 (201 bb)
      BTN: $103 (103 bb)
      SB: $52.80 (52.8 bb)
      BB: $223.69 (223.7 bb)
      UTG: $36.63 (36.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A A
      UTG raises to $2, Hero raises to $7, 2 folds, SB calls $6.50, BB folds, UTG calls $5

      Flop: ($22) A 3 7 (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG bets $22, Hero calls $22, SB folds

      Turn: ($66) 2 (2 players)
      UTG bets $7.63 and is all-in, Hero calls $7.63

      River: ($81.26) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $81.26 pot ($4.00 rake)
      Final Board: A 3 7 2 T
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$36.63 net)
      UTG showed 4 A and won $77.26 ($40.63 net)



      Anyway, down 20bb again. Shouldn't complain, the fish is still there ( i hope) later. But losing money this way is just gay. Losing it through mistakes is alot gayer.

      Here's a nice tune for you guys to listen to. :trollface:

    • Varune
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      Ugh a little piece died inside me on this river.

      Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $138.50 (138.5 bb)
      Hero (MP): $181.75 (181.8 bb)
      CO: $101.50 (101.5 bb)
      BTN: $73.15 (73.2 bb)
      SB: $70.47 (70.5 bb)
      BB: $100 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K K
      UTG raises to $3, Hero calls $3, CO folds, BTN raises to $13.50, 2 folds, UTG calls $10.50, Hero raises to $181.75 and is all-in, BTN calls $59.65 and is all-in, UTG calls $125 and is all-in

      Flop: ($351.65) Q 2 5 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      Turn: ($351.65) 8 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      River: ($351.65) A (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      Results:
      $351.65 pot ($4.00 rake)
      Final Board: Q 2 5 8 A
      UTG showed K A and won $239.18 ($100.68 net)
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$138.50 net)
      BTN showed A K and won $108.47 ($35.32 net)




      I'm a Chronic Runlikeshit NL100 player. Pacific, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $180.49 (180.5 bb)
      BTN: $150.81 (150.8 bb)
      SB: $167.49 (167.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $201.39 (201.4 bb)
      UTG: $109.27 (109.3 bb)
      MP: $154.87 (154.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q A
      4 folds, SB raises to $3, Hero raises to $8, SB calls $5

      Flop: ($16) 9 2 K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $9, SB calls $9

      Turn: ($34) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $17, SB calls $17

      River: ($68) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $34, SB calls $34

      Results:
      $136 pot ($4 rake)
      Final Board: 9 2 K A Q
      SB showed 9 9 and won $132 ($64 net)
      Hero showed Q A and lost (-$68 net)




      Ran like shit again, alot of my valuebets didn't get called, hence the shit blue line and 'ok' redline.
      It's only 1.6BI, but after the peak in last graph it's already 5BI, so that's rather shit. Oh well Tomorrow is another day.