Increasing my english skills - Looking for guys to talk about Poker [NL100 Zoom])

    • Bakersfield
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      Hi Guys, I'm Dennis from the German Community.

      I'm in my last year at school and our pretty much final and most important examinations are in March. Im (from now on without " ' ", too much work to tip it in everytime^^ ) starting this blog now to improve my english skills, because I have to write one part of my high school graduation in English ( like if you write an exam in German^^ I'm sure u now what i mean :) )

      So now to poker:
      I play NL50 FR Zoom on Stars.
      So I will may post some Graphs or some interesting hands to keep it at least a bit interesting :)

      My goal is to get to NL100 as soon as possible, but I dont think that will be before the middle of March, when my important exams are done. I play at the moment around 60K hands each month, but in February I plan to play just about 25-30K hands, obviously because I want to learn enough for the exams.

      So yeah thats it for now. Feel free to correct my mistakes :)
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    • Lazza61
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      Hey Dennis,

      Welcome to the English community. :)

      You are not alone as there are plenty of guys who are blogging here to try and improve their English at the same time as their poker. Makes perfect sense imo.

      Definitely better that you blog in English rather than me blog in German. That would be a real mess. :tongue:

      All the best for your exams

      Laz
    • Bakersfield
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      Thx Lazza :)

      Need to play about 9K Hands to reach Platinum on Stars for the first time. Plan to play 3K Hands today and learn 1 hour for school.

      Here are a few Hands i played yesterday. What do you think?

      Hands:

      Valuebet River vs Fish?

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $49.25 (98.5 bb)
      SB: $49.50 (99 bb)
      BB: $143.43 (286.9 bb)
      Hero (UTG+1): $69.87 (139.7 bb)
      UTG+2: $52.02 (104 bb)
      MP1: $52 (104 bb)
      MP2: $30.01 (60 bb)
      MP3: $83.30 (166.6 bb)
      CO: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with K K
      Hero raises to $1.50, 6 folds, SB calls $1.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($3.50) 7 5 Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.50, SB calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.50) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.75, SB calls $5.75

      River: ($20) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero?

      vs. unknown fish:

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $34.83 (69.7 bb)
      SB: $51.50 (103 bb)
      BB: $61.26 (122.5 bb)
      UTG+1: $64.30 (128.6 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $53.63 (107.3 bb)
      MP1: $95.35 (190.7 bb)
      MP2: $48.50 (97 bb)
      MP3: $55.76 (111.5 bb)
      CO: $59.68 (119.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with J A
      UTG+1 raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, 7 folds, UTG+1 calls $3

      Flop: ($9.75) 2 T 9 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $5, UTG+1 raises to $20, Hero ?

      vs. unknown fish:

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $121.83 (243.7 bb)
      SB: $112.24 (224.5 bb)
      BB: $114 (228 bb)
      UTG+1: $49.25 (98.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $25 (50 bb)
      MP1: $33.19 (66.4 bb)
      MP2: $24.46 (48.9 bb)
      MP3: $65.21 (130.4 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K A
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $1, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $3.50, 3 folds, MP2 calls $2.50

      Flop: ($7.75) 8 8 T (2 players)
      MP2 bets $20.96 and is all-in, Hero?

      And: :coolface:

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $88.08 (176.2 bb)
      SB: $126.01 (252 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $49.20 (98.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $40.50 (81 bb)
      MP1: $57.15 (114.3 bb)
      MP2: $31.90 (63.8 bb)
      MP3: $53.31 (106.6 bb)
      Hero (CO): $55.20 (110.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A J
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $1, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $3.25, 3 folds, MP2 calls $2.25

      Flop: ($7.25) K 4 4 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $3.50, Hero raises to $7, MP2 calls $3.50

      Turn: ($21.25) 7 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($21.25) T (2 players)
      MP2 bets $9.75, Hero raises to $44.95 and is all-in, MP2 folds

      Results:
      $40.75 pot ($1.83 rake)
      Final Board: K 4 4 7 T
      MP2 mucked and lost (-$20 net)
      Hero mucked A J and won $38.92 ($18.92 net)


      :coolface:
    • otherpeoplesmoney
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      Bakersfield with English Blog :x shit they found me.

      1: Vs Fish b/f for me. Small.. I mean Flush.. TTs.. 55s... I know he should have raised most of this but sometimes fish ain't that smart ;) But yeah I would valuebet vs a Q or a two pair aswell.

      2: I had smth similar a few days ago. You dont look good with FD and BDStr8 vs Set, but fact is they often do this with crap too ;) in Sometimes its the Set, sometimes JJs+. Guess in a 3bet pot chances are good for an Overpair.

      3: :f_biggrin: best bet! ^^

      4: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: Now I'm happy I'm not NL50 ;)
    • Bakersfield
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      Originally posted by otherpeoplesmoney
      Bakersfield with English Blog :x shit they found me.

      1: Vs Fish b/f for me. Small.. I mean Flush.. TTs.. 55s... I know he should have raised most of this but sometimes fish ain't that smart ;) But yeah I would valuebet vs a Q or a two pair aswell.

      2: I had smth similar a few days ago. You dont look good with FD and BDStr8 vs Set, but fact is they often do this with crap too ;) in Sometimes its the Set, sometimes JJs+. Guess in a 3bet pot chances are good for an Overpair.

      3: :f_biggrin: best bet! ^^

      4: :s_biggrin: :s_biggrin: Now I'm happy I'm not NL50 ;)
      :coolface:

      3: call of or not?
    • otherpeoplesmoney
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      Well for me super easy fold. But I dont take risks ^^ I mean, no matter what PP he has, you hve to catch your 6 outs ;) right? And a complete braindead fish might even have the nuts (that would be funny ^^)

      € ah well, I see hes midstack.. ehhhm still fold for me. did you called? :D
    • Bakersfield
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      Originally posted by otherpeoplesmoney
      Well for me super easy fold. But I dont take risks ^^ I mean, no matter what PP he has, you hve to catch your 6 outs ;) right? And a complete braindead fish might even have the nuts (that would be funny ^^)

      € ah well, I see hes midstack.. ehhhm still fold for me. did you called? :D
      folded anyway :f_p:
    • otherpeoplesmoney
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      Saw your post in the Stars is rigged thread ^^. Bad day? :D
    • Bakersfield
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      Originally posted by otherpeoplesmoney
      Saw your post in the Stars is rigged thread ^^. Bad day? :D
      Haha was just tiltet because I called a 3-bet shove for 100BB from a fish with AK. I had this spot so many times and I said so many times to myself "call it off with AA only". Made the call and he had obv AA...so sick.
    • otherpeoplesmoney
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      I know this.. I had a 1 table unknown fish pushing 100bb all in pf yesterday and I called with QQs. Basically because I've already seen people doing this with KJ, 22+ ... But Its 100bb wasted, he obv had AA. Okay, someone at skype said to me he would call, which maybe convinced me a little, too.
    • pitabread189
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      Welcome Dennis, good luck
    • Bakersfield
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      thx pitabread :)

      Need to play about 6K Hands untill the rest of the month. 4 days should be enough time.

      Tomorrow we will have a school trip to the zoo :f_love:

      btw: If here are any NL50+ FR Zoom Players, you can add me in the Community :)
    • Bakersfield
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      Delayed January Recap:

      The month started like the December was: Badrun :( But I grinden on and I hope I grinded myself out of the Downswing. Additionly I reached the PlatinStar on Stars for the first time. Because of my important exams at the beginning of March I have to learn a lot, so I it is very likely that I will be back to Goldstar in March. But wayne, after the 12th of March I should have enough time to grind :]


      January Graph: (It is 99,5% NL50 + 500 Hands NL25 with -50$)


      Februar:
      Do not have big plans for February. I just plan to play 30K Hands.



      #inforasuccessfulmonth :)
    • Bakersfield
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      Hey guys. I have a Communication test in my Englisch class in 3 weeks. So I need to practice my english...

      If someone wants to talk about Poker via Skype u can add me in the community.

      I'm playing Zoom NL50 and 100 atm.
    • Bakersfield
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      Originally posted by Bakersfield
      Hey guys. I have a Communication test in my Englisch class in 3 weeks. So I need to practice my english...

      If someone wants to talk about Poker via Skype u can add me in the community.

      I'm playing Zoom NL50 and 100 atm.
      Push :)