The new kid on the block!

    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      Hey guys and gals!
      Welcome to my new blog.

      This is basicly my second time where I start from nickel and dimes.

      Last time I did it, it was a great succes. from 80$ - 3k$ in less then 3 months.

      Then I tried out Unibet what I didn't like at all.

      So now I am back but on my main site with is beatiful 2.5% rake. And I am once again a big shark in the small pond! (2.4k players on peak).

      I will try to post marginal spots here in the blog.
  • 65 replies
    • gadget51
      gadget51
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi Saren113 and welcome to one of our Swedish friends! :s_cool:

      I've built a couple of bankrolls from scratch but I'm very impressed you did that one as quickly as you did, nice going there! I expect 2.5% rake does help to take the pressure off just a little though yes? :heart:

      I quite liked Unibet, but then I liked microgaming generally and only recently moved.
      I'll keep watch for some interesting posts and wish you good luck in building that bankroll again.

      Mal.
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      Thanks mr gadget! Ye the rake discount is a BIG thing, and it's better then any rakeback deal you can get. But as you take such a deal you can't sadly get a deal with pokerstrategy :( , so that's sucks.

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr0.50 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 203.62 BB (VPIP: 55.56, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
      CO: 364.54 BB (VPIP: 55.17, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 58)
      BTN: 98 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 8)
      Hero (SB): 200 BB
      BB: 24.74 BB (VPIP: 32.20, PFR: 5.08, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 60)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:diamond: J:club:

      fold, CO calls 1 BB, BTN calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 6 BB, BB calls 5 BB, fold, BTN calls 5 BB

      Flop: (19 BB, 3 players) 6:club: T:spade: 3:spade:
      Hero bets 10 BB, fold, BTN calls 10 BB

      Turn: (39 BB, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      Hero bets 26 BB, BTN calls 26 BB

      River: (91 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 56 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 56 BB

      BTN shows K:club: T:club: (One Pair, Tens) (Pre 32%, Flop 24%, Turn 11%)
      Hero shows J:diamond: J:club: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 68%, Flop 76%, Turn 89%)
      Hero wins 197.94 BB

      This is a pretty standard hand but at the river I want villian to stab the river with all busted draws
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      This day so far I haven't been playing any poker, except of with play money with my rookie friend who I try to teach the fundamental parts of poker.

      So we have reviewd my handhistory, from the latest day and I've let him to give me his thoughts about how he would play the hand.

      I am trying to get him to understand the importance of PFA, how it will help him printing money.

      I noticed that he did progress and that he improved, I gave him a hand range to follow, So he got some fundamentals to help him.

      I played really aggresive to make him think about every spot.

      At 18:00 my grind will start so awesome!!
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Silver
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Hi Saren123,

      Welcome to the blogs section, keep us updated, and wish you quick climbing through levels.

      Happy grinding, :)
      Fran
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      My first session for the day is done and I am really happy about it, I made some good folds.



      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr0.50 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 67.42 BB (VPIP: 80.00, PFR: 40.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 6)
      BTN: 185.76 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      SB: 97.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      Hero (BB): 254 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6:heart: 6:diamond:

      CO calls 1 BB, BTN raises to 3.62 BB, fold, Hero calls 2.62 BB, CO calls 2.62 BB

      Flop: (11.36 BB, 3 players) 4:heart: 6:spade: T:spade:
      Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets 8.52 BB, Hero calls 8.52 BB, fold

      Turn: (28.4 BB, 2 players) J:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 21.3 BB, Hero raises to 60 BB, BTN calls 38.7 BB

      River: (148.4 BB, 2 players) K:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 113.62 BB and is all-in, fold

      BTN wins 144.7 BB

      I can't find the other hand that I meant to post, but in short describtion J6o in a limped pot on a JJ5 board 2 spades, the real passive guy goes aggro spew monkey, he donks and I raises and he 3b. I tank and I fold, I don't ever think I am good in that spot tbh.
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr0.50 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 74.52 BB (VPIP: 67.31, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      UTG: 196.32 BB (VPIP: 27.69, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 66)
      CO: 76.6 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 8)
      Hero (BTN): 200 BB
      SB: 117.48 BB (VPIP: 52.00, PFR: 4.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: J:spade:

      UTG raises to 5 BB, CO calls 5 BB, Hero calls 5 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: (16.5 BB, 3 players) Q:spade: 3:spade: A:heart:
      UTG checks, CO bets 16.5 BB, Hero raises to 54 BB, fold, CO raises to 71.6 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 17.6 BB

      Turn: (159.7 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond:

      River: (159.7 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:

      CO shows K:spade: A:diamond: (One Pair, Aces)
      CO wins 155.72 BB


      The biggest loss this session, this is just yewk.
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      I think I have found 4 majors leaks in my game.

      First is that I am not stealing enough from the BU.

      Second I do not 3b enough, especielly when I got the positional advantage.

      Third I defend to much In the bb, when I should prob sqz or fold.

      And last I am not checkraising the weak players with hands like TPTK as I should as they will always call to much, So I build up the pot to the river.
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      I've now played the first session of today, everything felt really good, I've think I played alot better. I 3b more in pos vs regs and people got mad, calling me oop with for an example 54o when i 3b i bb vs sb open.


      I think I've upd my game atleast everything felt more smooth and alot more sense.
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      I've played the last session for today, overall I am pretty happy, some cooler spots but not much to do.

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr1 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 146.55 BB (VPIP: 82.14, PFR: 10.71, 3Bet Preflop: 17.65, Hands: 29)
      SB: 378.57 BB (VPIP: 20.69, PFR: 20.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
      BB: 236.65 BB (VPIP: 34.48, PFR: 27.59, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 29)
      Hero (UTG): 128.37 BB
      CO: 178.66 BB (VPIP: 41.38, PFR: 17.24, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 29)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:diamond: K:diamond:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (9.5 BB, 3 players) T:diamond: 9:diamond: 7:club:
      BB bets 7.12 BB, Hero raises to 21 BB, fold, BB calls 13.88 BB

      Turn: (51.5 BB, 2 players) K:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 28 BB, BB raises to 108.62 BB, Hero calls 76.37 BB and is all-in

      River: (260.24 BB, 2 players) 9:heart:

      BB shows Q:club: J:club: (Straight, King High)
      BB wins 253.74 BB

      Would you play this fast even if its a multiway pot? My thought about playing it fast her was that there are lots of scary turn cards.

      I should really have checked behind on the turn.
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Silver
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Hi,

      I personally never check back this turn, I would just bet bigger, like pot size bet, even if you use overbets as semi bluffs, this could be a spot to over bet to make some balance in your over bet range imo. :)

      I would consider check back if little bit deeper, something closer to 200 bb's effective.

      Also, take my advises with reserve bcs I often get critics about my over aggressive moves. :f_biggrin:

      Best of luck,
      keep up the good work.

      Fran
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      I think the problem with getting it in on the river is that we are always a underdog, On that turn he might shutdown his second pair that was top pair to the board. And that was my reasoning for raising his donk bet OTF even if it was in a multiway pot. So on the flop I was ready to get it in vs his sets and overpairs and maybe some random draws.

      But I am not certain about this vs a range that is JJ-77,AQs-ATs,A8s,QTs,JTs,T8s+,AJo,A8o,JTo

      I got 57.73% but well it's pretty generous as I block the nutflush so I should reduce some of my outs. So My real eq is prob something like 35-45%
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      My day started really badly and my second session started poorly aswell, coolerd and the fish just hit his two outers all the time on the river hah.

      But I didn't give up beacause well you need to preform even when things go south.

      So I kept on grinding I ended up as a winner after four hours, and it did feel great to not just roll over and quit!

      Today I've got the honor to get in 1190 hands. As I started only out with playing 4 tables so in the start the volume is a little less.

      But on four days I've got in 4000 hands.

      Biggest win today.

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr1 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 223.91 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      Hero (CO): 107.5 BB
      BTN: 282.6 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 3)
      SB: 275.91 BB (VPIP: 23.81, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
      BB: 213.21 BB (VPIP: 40.82, PFR: 23.13, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 155)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7:club: 7:heart:

      UTG calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 5 BB, fold, SB calls 4.5 BB, BB calls 4 BB, UTG calls 4 BB

      Flop: (20 BB, 4 players) 9:heart: 8:spade: 7:diamond:
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets 10 BB, Hero raises to 33 BB, fold, fold, UTG raises to 218.91 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 69.5 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (225 BB, 2 players) K:club:

      River: (225 BB, 2 players) 8:diamond:

      UTG shows A:diamond: T:club: (One Pair, Eights) (Pre 45%, Flop 25%, Turn 18%)
      Hero shows 7:club: 7:heart: (Full House, Sevens full of Eights) (Pre 55%, Flop 75%, Turn 82%)
      Hero wins 219.38 BB


      And the biggest lost:

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr1 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 230.29 BB
      SB: 202.47 BB (VPIP: 61.61, PFR: 17.86, 3Bet Preflop: 9.68, Hands: 124)
      BB: 84.66 BB (VPIP: 48.00, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      UTG: 83.32 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 6.06, 3Bet Preflop: 3.33, Hands: 69)
      CO: 121.86 BB (VPIP: 32.53, PFR: 27.71, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 88)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:heart: J:spade:

      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, SB calls 1.5 BB, BB raises to 7 BB, fold, Hero raises to 14 BB, fold, BB calls 7 BB

      Flop: (31 BB, 2 players) K:spade: T:heart: 4:club:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (31 BB, 2 players) 7:spade:
      BB bets 10 BB, Hero calls 10 BB

      River: (51 BB, 2 players) J:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 33 BB, BB raises to 60.66 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 27.66 BB

      BB shows Q:club: A:club: (Straight, Ace High)
      BB wins 168.02 BB
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Silver
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Oh I just hate these rivers.. Binking a set when actually that's the last thing we need..

      Also, why betting only 2BB's after UTG limps in? I would make it 3 BB's if some other position limps in, and after UTG limps in, i would even go with 3.5x, this way we would probably prevent BB to 3bet, and it could influence on complete action afterwards if you 2 barrel for instance. I'm not saying it would happen, but it's one possible scenario. Would you agree?

      Best of luck sir,
      Fran
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      That's just a honest misstake, a missclick ^^, so my standard is +3b per limper, just to punish this bad behaviour. It's got to cost to see flops :f_biggrin:

      It's the only turn out I will give him some more action on, and theres alot more combos of 2 pair etc.

      Aya will catch him next session :s_evil:
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Silver
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Originally posted by Saren113
      That's just a honest misstake, a missclick ^^, so my standard is +3b per limper, just to punish this bad behaviour. It's got to cost to see flops :f_biggrin:

      It's the only turn out I will give him some more action on, and theres alot more combos of 2 pair etc.

      Aya will catch him next session :s_evil:
      Oh, now it makes sense :)

      glgl :)
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      A really good first session I played well and I ran good aswell!

      Biggest hand for the session a cooler ^^

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr1 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (CO): 135.7 BB
      BTN: 208.63 BB (VPIP: 44.68, PFR: 27.66, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 48)
      SB: 240.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 19.19, 3Bet Preflop: 4.44, Hands: 102)
      BB: 96.22 BB (VPIP: 71.43, PFR: 28.57, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 7)
      UTG: 115.58 BB (VPIP: 32.14, PFR: 32.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:heart: A:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BTN raises to 10 BB, fold, BB calls 9 BB, Hero raises to 25 BB, BTN calls 15 BB, BB calls 15 BB

      Flop: (75.5 BB, 3 players) J:diamond: 5:club: 7:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 33 BB, BTN raises to 183.63 BB and is all-in, fold, Hero calls 77.7 BB and is all-in

      Turn: (296.9 BB, 2 players) J:club:

      River: (296.9 BB, 2 players) A:club:

      Hero shows A:heart: A:diamond: (Full House, Aces full of Jacks) (Pre 82%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      BTN shows K:heart: K:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks) (Pre 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 289.48 BB


      The player in the blinds who helps pumping the pot!
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      Fuck my life 600 bbs- on this session. Back to square one :(


      Villian is a 45/28 player that have raised bets 3/6 times, so i figure why not keep him barreling. The turn was a pretty safe one. But there is so many rivers I don't want to see so I thought c/shoving was the best play here as he can have all sort of hands.

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr1 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 253.27 BB (VPIP: 42.25, PFR: 28.17, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 72)
      BTN: 182.01 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 27.78, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 18)
      SB: 378.57 BB (VPIP: 38.81, PFR: 21.04, 3Bet Preflop: 8.11, Hands: 707)
      Hero (BB): 239.02 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 2:spade: 2:diamond:

      CO calls 1 BB, fold, SB raises to 4 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, CO calls 3 BB

      Flop: (12 BB, 3 players) 2:heart: 7:diamond: 6:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 9 BB, CO raises to 35 BB, fold, Hero calls 26 BB

      Turn: (82 BB, 2 players) 3:heart:
      Hero checks, CO bets 60 BB, Hero raises to 200.02 BB and is all-in, CO calls 140.02 BB

      River: (482.04 BB, 2 players) 4:diamond:

      CO shows 8:heart: 5:heart: (Straight, Eight High) (Pre 51%, Flop 26%, Turn 30%)
      Hero shows 2:spade: 2:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Twos) (Pre 49%, Flop 74%, Turn 70%)
      CO wins 469.99 BB
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      Well after yesterday I decided to move down a limit to regain my selfestem, and feel like I was crushing again, not that I doubt that I am crushing my current limit. But on my short session today 2(30 min) I've managed to almost regain that I lost yesterday. I've had a fun session with a reg today and I think he got tilted , I am on btn with AA he is at co with KK we get it in pre. Just a cooler.

      But then on another table that he is also on I get KK on the btn he 3 b I 4b and he jams 66 from sb.

      Biggest hand today.

      GTECH G2 (Boss) - kr0.50 NL (5 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: 38.04 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      BTN: 226.34 BB (VPIP: 75.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      SB: 220.84 BB (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      BB: 140.14 BB (VPIP: 26.53, PFR: 12.24, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 49)
      Hero (UTG): 111.66 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:spade: A:spade:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, SB calls 2.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (10 BB, 3 players) K:club: 4:club: 2:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets 5 BB, fold, SB calls 5 BB

      Turn: (20 BB, 2 players) 6:spade:
      SB bets 15 BB, Hero calls 15 BB

      River: (50 BB, 2 players) 5:spade:
      SB bets 25 BB, Hero raises to 88.66 BB and is all-in, SB calls 63.66 BB

      Hero shows Q:spade: A:spade: (Flush, Ace High)
      Hero wins 221.64 BB
    • Saren113
      Saren113
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,867
      LOCKDOWN! I have had some really bad sessions latetly both by bad plays and by getting crushed by weird rivers. So anyways I am in LOCKDOWN til I atleast recoop back my monies! Wish me luck! :f_biggrin: