HU Danny

    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 305
      I play heads up (SNGs & Cash).

      Goal:
      - Engaged 30-40 hours per week (aiming for 5-7 hours a day, 6 days a week)
      - more than 50% of time is spent playing (rest could be studying)
      - 80% of play is HU

      Day 1 (Sept 2):
      + Play 6.5h
      + Study 0.5h
      = 7h

      Day 2:
      + Play 2h
      = 2h

      Day 3:
      + Play 4.7h
      + Study 1.5h
      = 6.2h



      :diamond: Hand played today

      PokerStars - $28.78+$1.22|10/20 NL (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Villain stats (8 hands)
      Steal: 67% (3 hands)
      Call BB: 20% (5 hands)

      Hero (BB): 1,630.00
      SB: 1,370.00

      SB posts SB 10.00, Hero posts BB 20.00

      Pre Flop: (30.00) Hero has J:club: A:club:

      SB raises to 40.00, Hero raises to 100.00, SB calls 60.00

      Flop: (200.00, 2 players) T:spade: J:diamond: K:spade:
      Hero bets 125.00, SB calls 125.00

      Turn: (450.00, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      Hero checks, SB checks

      River: (450.00, 2 players) 3:heart:
      Hero checks, SB checks

      Hero shows J:club: A:club: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 74%, Flop 72%, Turn 84%)
      SB mucks Q:diamond: J:heart: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 26%, Flop 28%, Turn 16%)
      Hero wins 450.00

      ... I think should have value bet river here. Missed draws are more than likely checking back river after a ck back on the turn (not sure what I was thinking at the time I ck'd)
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    • Alan883
      Alan883
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      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      hello there bigdwong,

      just stopped here to wish you all success in achieving your goals.

      Would you mind telling us maybe a bit more about you?
      Where are you from? What are your poker greatest achievements so far?

      I will definitely follow your blog so keep us updated :f_cool: .

      Good luck at the tables.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 305
      Thanks Alan.

      I'm 24. I live in Canada. I studied Finance in University (now graduated).

      I am interested in HU because I've noticed that many of the top players came up playing HU (e.g. Sauce123, Isildur & even Scott Seiver) & I think there is the most edge to be had in HU games due to wide ranges & greater game flow dynamics from constantly being in hands with the same opponent.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 4:
      + Play 4.4 hours (HU SNGs)
      + Study 1.6 hours (self-study)
      + Study 1 hour (videos)
      = 7.0 hours


      :diamond: Hand Played Today - straight floosh

      PokerStars - €28.78+€1.22|20/40 NL (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: 1,145.00
      Hero (SB): 1,855.00

      Hero posts SB 20.00, BB posts BB 40.00

      Pre Flop: (60.00) Hero has T:heart: 8:heart:

      Hero raises to 90.00, BB calls 50.00

      Flop: (180.00, 2 players) 5:club: J:heart: Q:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (180.00, 2 players) 8:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 95.00, BB calls 95.00

      River: (370.00, 2 players) 9:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 265.00, BB calls 265.00

      Hero shows T:heart: 8:heart: (Straight Flush, Queen High) (Pre 39%, Flop 47%, Turn 39%)
      BB mucks K:diamond: J:spade: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 61%, Flop 53%, Turn 61%)
      Hero wins 900.00
    • Alan883
      Alan883
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      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      Woooohooooo Straight Flush ladies and gentleman. Congratulations.

      What you said it is totally true and it is also true that HU game is the most difficult one. A lot of variance and we don't need to just master poker game but psychology also. I see you are devoted to what your are doing and this is great.

      Good luck and keep up with great work. I hope there will be many more straight flushes on your way :s_love:
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 5:
      + Play 3.0 hours
      + Study 0.4 hours
      = 3.4 hours

      ... Short day. Went out on Friday night & had something during the day. Excuses don't deliver results. Will find ways to keep playing to meet my goals.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Thanks I appreciate that. I'll follow your blog & good luck to you as well.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 6:
      + Play 1.2 hours
      + Study 2 hours
      = 3.2 hours
    • TheJesusOfSuburbia
      TheJesusOfSuburbia
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      Do you live in Ontario?

      GL with your blog.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Thanks JoS. I hope you keep following.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 7:
      + Play 2.6 hours
      + Study 1.4 hours
      = 4 hours
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Week Summary (Day 1 - 7)

      + Play 24.4h
      + Study 8.4h
      Total = 32.8h

      Happy
      - met the ~30-40h goal
      - played 100% HU
      - played for >50% of my hours

      Unhappy
      - took playing 7 days instead of 6

      This week I focused predominantly on HUSNG mainly because I don't have enough $ online. Next week my goals are to 1. get more $ online & 2. focus more on HU Cash.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 8

      +Play 7.2 hours (HUCASH)
      +Study 1.5 hours
      = 8.7 hours
    • Alan883
      Alan883
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      Very nice Day8. Full time job with almost an extra hour. Well done. How are the results btw?
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 9:
      +Play 1 h
      +Study 0.5 h
      = 1.5 h

      ... Hung out too much that day but I'm going on vacation so wanted to see some friends before I left.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 10:

      +Play 5.5 h (HUCASH)
      +Study 3.5h
      = 9h

      ... Better day today. Feeling good about my HUCASH game. Will test it out at 100NL tomorrow probably.



      :diamond: Hand Played Today - quadzilla

      PokerStars - $0.50 NL (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (SB): $61.47
      BB: $50.50

      Hero posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has 5:heart: A:heart:

      Hero raises to $1.50, BB calls $1.00

      Flop: ($3.00, 2 players) 5:spade: 5:diamond: 5:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.80, fold

      Hero wins $2.86



      ... Unfortunately no $ went in lol
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Originally posted by Alan883
      Very nice Day8. Full time job with almost an extra hour. Well done. How are the results btw?
      Thanks appreciate it. The results are going pretty well. Better with HUCASH this week than HUSNG did last week (I finished down last week in HUSNG slightly).

      I will post some results on Friday when more hands get in (at about 2.5k hands so far).
    • Alan883
      Alan883
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      Already wait on your results.
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Day 11:

      +Play 3.5h
      +Study 3.4h
      = 6.9h

      ... Got absolutely crushed today. Not sure how much down but it's a lot. Ran bad but made some bad plays / didn't adjust to a couple opponents specific tendencies. :f_frown:
    • bigdwong
      bigdwong
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      Got back from vacation today.

      Did a good amount of studying over the vacation.

      Cleaned up my room / work space today.

      Will play tomorrow. Plan is to play 6max PLO while I sit & wait for opponents HUNL with the target of playing ~75% weaker players & only 25% regs for now.

      -Danny
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