Yur Nuts wont Win! ..Cash Game Hustle

    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      I have been playing poker for 1 year trying to find my poker 'Identity' by trying out Big Tournaments, SNG, MTT and Cash Games.

      I have built most of my Bankroll playing these Big Tournaments and 45man MTT but I cant take the variance anymore or playing a Big Tournament for long hours :s_mad:

      I am ready to grind Cash Games and move up quickly. :evil:


      I am hoping I will stick with Cash Games this time :D


      Starting Limit
      I am currently crushing NL10 and wil be moving up to NL25 after the Micro Millions on Pokerstars.

      I skipped NL2 & 5 lol
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    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      The Journey Begins
      This is my Poker Adventure as I climb the Limits, increase my wealth and Knowledge.

      I will be sharing interesting hands of me outplaying my opponents and I hope other players will contribute along the way.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Hope you find my blogging title interesting, and I hope it will attract other players.
      I was happy when I found such a poetic poker blogging title


      Let me know if you like my blog title


      :s_love:
    • TheJesusOfSuburbia
      TheJesusOfSuburbia
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      Joined: 19.07.2011 Posts: 1,956
      GL with your goal buddy.

      I'm also planning play MSS for build my bankroll.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $10.37 (103.7 bb)
      BTN: $4 (40 bb)
      Hero (SB): $5.45 (54.5 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $6.10 (61 bb)
      UTG+2: $14 (140 bb)
      MP1: $9.72 (97.2 bb)
      MP2: $9.85 (98.5 bb)
      MP3: $7.86 (78.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 7
      7 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.60) 6 A T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.40) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.90, Hero raises to $1.80, BB calls $0.90

      River: ($5) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.95 and is all-in, BB calls $2.95

      Results:
      $10.90 pot ($0.49 rake)
      Final Board: 6 A T 9 5
      Hero showed 8 7 and won $10.41 ($4.96 net)
      BB mucked 5 9 and lost (-$5.45 net)


      I stealed from sb with 87o and got called by the 59s; cbet the flop and villain float with nothing; glad i hit my straight on the turn (because this maniac wouldnt have folded his pair of 5 to a 2nd barrel); I check raise turn to get more value on the river because he was showing aggression and to make him pot committed and hoping he had hit an ace.

      Then I went all-in on the river to get max value and villain call with two pair. :s_biggrin:
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Good luck man! Maybe MTTs didn't work out, but hopefully this will be just right for you.

      Following :)
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      thank you Tino.

      Glad I am finally finding my way in poker. I was a bit confuse about which variant I am comfortable with and been flip flopping trying everything; seeking my poker identity.

      I really like cash games now.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      beating AA with my JTs :s_grin:
      slow play gone wrong by Villain

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP2: $5.41 (54.1 bb)
      MP3: $10.09 (100.9 bb)
      CO: $8.71 (87.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5.54 (55.4 bb)
      SB: $8.15 (81.5 bb)
      BB: $15.77 (157.7 bb)
      UTG+2: $7.55 (75.5 bb)
      MP1: $8.10 (81 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J T
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 5 9 Q (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.30, MP2 calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.35) K (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.35) Q (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.70, Hero raises to $1.90, MP2 raises to $4.81 and is all-in, Hero calls $2.91

      Results:
      $10.97 pot ($0.49 rake)
      Final Board: 5 9 Q K Q
      MP2 showed A A and lost (-$5.41 net)
      Hero showed J T and won $10.48 ($5.07 net)



      I should've bet turn but got max value anyways
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Nice preflop min 3bet call vs 3 players OOP
      Too many outs


      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $4.50 (45 bb)
      UTG: $12.21 (122.1 bb)
      MP: $4 (40 bb)
      CO: $9.18 (91.8 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $13.03 (130.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J Q
      UTG raises to $0.30, 3 folds, SB raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.40, UTG calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.50) T 3 6 (3 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1, UTG folds

      Turn: ($3.50) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero raises to $3 and is all-in, SB calls $2

      River: ($9.50) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $9.50 pot ($0.43 rake)
      Final Board: T 3 6 9 K
      Hero showed J Q and won $9.07 ($4.57 net)
      SB showed 9 T and lost (-$4.50 net)



      This fish was 3betting min raising like crazy trying to outplay us
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      I improved my game by:
      table selecting loose tables with 10BB average pot and 20 VIP on Pokerstars so everytime I get Premiums hands I get action hence increasing my cash game winrate.

      Stop bluffing players; it makes no sense.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      The fishes were awful today at my table. I went beyond my stop loss and didnt quit my session and leave because a few fishes were at my table.

      They were just hitting every board when they call with weak hands.


      Another problem I am having was not raising enough to protect against draws and being on tilt when my KK lose to AQ all-in preflop when I 3bet.


      When a player set mine against me it doesnt piss me off anymore. Plus am able to sense when a player hit their set. Am starting to realize that they dont bluff at NL10 so if a player raise they usually have set (obviously) unless its a fish.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Warming Down
      After I finish playing session I usually relax my mind by playing chess online, my Xbox 360 or I will catch up on my tv shows.

      I am currently watching Supernatural, The Walking Dead and Degrassi.


      I would go over my hands in Holdem Manager if am in the mood afterwards
      I need to start posting hands in the evaluation forum and be discipline to study while I grind.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Joined: 19.04.2012 Posts: 340
      Current Limit: NL10

      Wanted to put in volume to get Silver star on Pokerstars but it was a bad time since the Micro Million going on and I want be able to play lot of hands anyways since am new to NL10 limit.


      I cant wait to move up to NL25 though. Thats when the real grinding starts! Then uphill from there hopefully.
    • arthurbentley
      arthurbentley
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      Joined: 12.10.2010 Posts: 234
      I detected a bit of a lack of self-confidence from you before. But I looked at your stats for the 0.25 45-mans and they were the best I have seen. I too have a self-confidence problem and tend to be cautious when moving up levels. Which isn't a too bad thing I suppose. At least we won't tilt and chase our losses by buying in to bigger games during a downswong. :D

      I started playing poker with the 0.25 45-mans. Then I started to play cash to see if I could crack it. As cash game is harder than SNGs. Anyhow, after 39,000 hands of 2NL, 2PLO, 4NL, and 4PLHE, I am up $265 to date.

      I am running bad at the moment however. Hopefully, it won't last too long. The fish that were donating me their money are now hitting their miracle runner runner outs. I've had a look at my hands and I haven't done too much wrong. So there's not much I can do but grin and bear it.

      Good luck with your quest. I am sure you will do well because you seem level headed and capable.
    • Erniastukas
      Erniastukas
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      Acespeci, thanks for posting in my thread, I really appreciate all the support I get. Your's seems interesting too, I'm a follower now!

      You know the feeling: one day you feel like a God, always hitting the right cards, then several days you can't get a penny out of the tables. Seems a poker is game when you can keep your chest high when it's running good, but really have to sit down tight when it's not - just do everything that's in your power to keep loses to minimum, no matter how long it takes.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Originally posted by arthurbentley
      I detected a bit of a lack of self-confidence from you before. But I looked at your stats for the 0.25 45-mans and they were the best I have seen. I too have a self-confidence problem and tend to be cautious when moving up levels. Which isn't a too bad thing I suppose. At least we won't tilt and chase our losses by buying in to bigger games during a downswong. :D

      I started playing poker with the 0.25 45-mans. Then I started to play cash to see if I could crack it. As cash game is harder than SNGs. Anyhow, after 39,000 hands of 2NL, 2PLO, 4NL, and 4PLHE, I am up $265 to date.

      I am running bad at the moment however. Hopefully, it won't last too long. The fish that were donating me their money are now hitting their miracle runner runner outs. I've had a look at my hands and I haven't done too much wrong. So there's not much I can do but grin and bear it.

      Good luck with your quest. I am sure you will do well because you seem level headed and capable.

      Hey Author,

      Its hard to be self-confident in Poker because you can play well and get suckout by bad hands; especially with tournament variance. Every poker player goes through demoralising times in their career.

      My lack of self-confidence was because I wasnt really sure which Poker variant to play whether CG, MTT or SNG. I would flip flop and switch Poker Variants as soon as I have a downswing. I was in a tender age in my poker career and it was hard to find my Poker Identiity and stick with a variant (Cash Games).


      Your runbad in PLO should be over soon because in the long run we should be profiting. You have to enjoy the run goods while they last and its good to have profit to cushion the bad times.


      All the best on your poker endeavors
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Originally posted by Erniastukas
      Acespeci, thanks for posting in my thread, I really appreciate all the support I get. Your's seems interesting too, I'm a follower now!

      You know the feeling: one day you feel like a God, always hitting the right cards, then several days you can't get a penny out of the tables. Seems a poker is game when you can keep your chest high when it's running good, but really have to sit down tight when it's not - just do everything that's in your power to keep loses to minimum, no matter how long it takes.
      Hey,
      Thanks for posting here aswell and for following. I was reading your blog and wanted to share my opinion thanks for acknowledging it.

      Fishes are annoying sometimes. Some fish you can eat and others are just poison! You have to try to lose less to them.


      All the best with 6max CG hope you will give it your finishing blow and move up to NL50 soon.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Continuing with the theme of the previous posts; I will be showing hands where I eat fish and get my belly full and when I try to eat fish and get poison causing me to spit out the fish and he gets to swim around.


      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      MP1: $7.08 (70.8 bb)
      MP2: $11.85 (118.5 bb)
      MP3: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $10.34 (103.4 bb)
      BTN: $11.17 (111.7 bb)
      Hero (SB): $3.90 (39 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A Q
      MP1 calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, BB folds, MP1 calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.10) 6 4 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.20, MP1 calls $0.80

      Turn: ($3.50) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, MP1 calls $2.20

      River: ($7.90) 2 (2 players)

      Results:
      $7.90 pot ($0.36 rake)
      Final Board: 6 4 3 8 2
      MP1 showed 6 K and won $7.54 ($3.64 net)
      Hero showed A Q and lost (-$3.90 net)


      Fish Limp K6o in Ep. I knew he was a fish in just a few minutes playing so I try to raise a bit more pre. I missed flop and try to check raise him but Fish wont fold his pair of 6. I went all-in on turn but he still wont fold! :s_frown:

      Wish Pokerstars would save me from the fish.
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Eating Fish!

      Fish thought his low Ace is good on a drawy Board when I raised 2x pot 3way pot


      Lol!



      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP1: $12.44 (124.4 bb)
      Hero (MP2): $3.85 (38.5 bb)
      MP3: $10.10 (101 bb)
      CO: $11.12 (111.2 bb)
      BTN: $4.16 (41.6 bb)
      SB: $4 (40 bb)
      BB: $10.66 (106.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $11 (110 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.30 (43 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q A
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.95) A J T (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.80, BTN folds, BB raises to $3.60, Hero calls $1.75 and is all-in

      Turn: ($8.05) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($8.05) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $8.05 pot ($0.36 rake)
      Final Board: A J T 7 Q
      Hero showed Q A and won $7.69 ($3.84 net)
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.30 net)
      BB showed A 4 and lost (-$3.85 net)
    • Acespeci
      Acespeci
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      Fish calling All-in with A7s.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP2: $10 (100 bb)
      MP3: $11.88 (118.8 bb)
      Hero (CO): $3.90 (39 bb)
      BTN: $4.50 (45 bb)
      SB: $9.45 (94.5 bb)
      BB: $12.11 (121.1 bb)
      UTG+1: $12.69 (126.9 bb)
      UTG+2: $12.24 (122.4 bb)
      MP1: $3.66 (36.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BTN raises to $4.50 and is all-in, 2 folds, MP1 calls $3.56 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.50 and is all-in

      Flop: ($11.61) T 9 2 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      Turn: ($11.61) 4 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
      River: ($11.61) 2 (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      Results:
      $11.61 pot ($0.52 rake)
      Final Board: T 9 2 4 2
      Hero showed A A and won $11.09 ($7.19 net)
      BTN showed Q Q and lost (-$3.90 net)
      MP1 showed A 7 and lost (-$3.66 net)