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Balonger's random rant corner

    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2014 Posts: 52
      Hello there, so I just started poker not too long ago, and having some difficulties at micros. I opened a thread in the beginners' corner, and it was turning kind of blog-like. So I decided to to open an actual blog, hope you'll enjoy.

      Here's today's NL2 metagame if you are playing at higher stakes:

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2.04 (102 bb)
      BB: $3.68 (184 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $3.14 (157 bb)
      MP: $1.97 (98.5 bb)
      CO: $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      BTN: $8.40 (420 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with T T
      Hero raises to $0.06, MP calls $0.06, 3 folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.19) 4 5 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.11, MP calls $0.11, BB raises to $0.52, Hero folds, MP calls $0.41

      Turn: ($1.34) K (2 players)
      BB bets $1.29, MP raises to $1.39 and is all-in, BB calls $0.10

      River: ($4.12) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $4.12 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: 4 5 9 K 3
      BB showed 9 7 and won $3.98 ($2.01 net)
      MP showed 6 6 and lost (-$1.97 net)


      How am I not winning against such guys :f_mad:
  • 5 replies
    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2014 Posts: 52
      So I've been testing around with Poker Ranger, which I got through a PS promotion. What do you guys think are good open raising ranges? According to Poker Ranger, my RFI stats are from EP to SB(6 max):

      9,95 - 14,33 - 22,93 - 57,47 - 39,67
    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2014 Posts: 52
      So I attended the beginner's coaching, it was really useful :=)

      Other than that, I played a few games, and this is the most next level play I've ever seen:

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $0.68 (34 bb)
      BB: $2.77 (138.5 bb)
      UTG: $1.84 (92 bb)
      MP: $1 (50 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.44 (122 bb)
      BTN: $2.33 (116.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A T
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BTN folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.14) 9 3 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.34) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16

      River: ($0.66) T (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1.54, SB folds

      Results:
      $1.26 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 9 3 4 Q T
      SB mucked and lost (-$0.62 net)
      Hero mucked A T and won $1.22 ($0.60 net)


      Notice villain's stack size :s_cry:
      I was expecting a weaker flush draw from villain, but I guess I'm giving people too much credit
    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2014 Posts: 52
      Finished another week and reached the 30k hand mark ^^

      Things are looking better, but sadly, I'm still negative playing NL2 :( Looking up videos about variance and running some numbers helped me a lot, so my attitude is now a lot better.



      And this is this week's result:



      Still not particularly spectecular, but may the RNG god bless me :f_love:

      I hope I'll safely hit NL5 next month!
    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2014 Posts: 52
      This week finally in the positive :s_biggrin:

      I'm also taking a shot at NL5 now, my BR got to 100 dollars, will move down at 70 if I lose. *crosses fingers and hopes doesn't have to go down*

    • Balonger93
      Balonger93
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.04.2014 Posts: 52
      The RNG gods can go to hell :evil:



      Flopping set versus higher set, full house versus poker, going PFAI with kings vs aces, and lose 3 stacks in a row all in on the turn with overpair/set versus flushdraw ;( The only reason I got aces was to lose against gutshots. Uhhhhhhhhhh.

      Moving back to NL2 to get back my confidence. :f_frown:

      How hard is it to lose 5 stacks in 3k hands? ?(