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    • DrDunne
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      Hello guys!

      I have been a member here for quite a while now and I also used to be a mod. I've had a few blogs but for some reason I tend to just lose the will to update. Also I've been AFK for about a year, only playing on and off and not doing any theory -- was studying. Now I'm nearly done so I'm starting to edge my way back to the tables.

      Since I'm not playing tracked I can't really post hands for evaluation, but I want a place to post my hands and have some feedback, so that's one reason why I'm starting this blog. Another reason is because I want a place to spam :D

      I'm currently playing nl20 speed and nl25 on stars, working a lot on my game and getting some coaching with double2 who I highly recommend.

      I'm planning on moving to nl50 whenever I have 30BI for the limit. Currently I'm feeling ok about my game at this limit but there is ALWAYS room to improve, and I feel like I really need a lot of that given how shit I seem to do on nl20/25.

      As for nl10, I am very confident in my ability to beat those fish:




      I am hopeful that soon enough my nl25 graph will look similar! So far this month things are going more than good for my millionth nl20/25 shot -- people have been folding a lot to my spews :D :



      So for some non-poker spam... I'm just about to finish my MSc in research methods in psychology -- here's a scan of my brain I had done for one of my assignments:

      as you can see, not much activity in there :rolleyes:

      I'm mainly interested in cognition, particularly memory, but I guess I find most things in psychology interesting. I really want to get a job as a research assistant to earn some official bigboy grown-up non-degen $, and I'll probably want to do a PhD in the future.

      I also enjoy going to the gym which I *try* to do ~4 times a week but sometimes it doesn't work as planned.

      So anyway, I'll post some hands in here and some updates on my progress both in poker and real life. cya and gl at the tables you bunch of whales
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    • gAsheks
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      GL fish!
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
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    • EmanuelC16
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    • gadget51
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      Wow Dr.D. in da house! Welcome back ya pilchard, it's very nice to have you blogging again sir.

      Looks like it didn't take you long to get back into it, like riding a bike. :s_cool:

      Something must have gone wrong with me, your brain looks much bigger than mine. I had one of those scans once when I had an accident, it missed.

      Will definitely be subbed for this journey.

      Later sir and have fun,

      Mal.
    • DrDunne
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      hahaha your brain must be very small if it missed!

      So today went well, feel ok with how I played, but I was a little spewy in a few spots and could have made some tough folds if I had more willpower. I am having some of my best $ days lately, so here's a giraffe



      I played this hand earlier tonight and it made me feel a bit sick, so I’ll post it.

      Hero (SB): $21.24 (106.2 bb)
      BB: $67.61 (338 bb)
      UTG: $31.02 (155.1 bb)
      MP: $21.86 (109.3 bb)
      CO: $16.04 (80.2 bb)
      BTN: $33.19 (166 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T T
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.20) 4 J T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.96, BB calls $0.96

      Turn: ($3.12) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.60, BB calls $2.60

      River: ($8.32) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.82, BB raises to $62, Hero hates life

      Villain is a tight reg, 19/15 over 230 hands and doesn’t 3bet much (6%).

      Flop and turn I think are standard. I decided to make a smaller bet on the river because it is a bit of a scarecard for him and kinda polarises my range. Folding this?



      Here’s another hand hand:

      SB: $36.29 (181.5 bb)
      BB: $46.95 (234.8 bb) 34/23 over 76 hands, no other info.
      UTG: $20.10 (100.5 bb)
      MP: $47.06 (235.3 bb)
      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $17.65 (88.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 6 9
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) 2 A 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.90) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.63, BB calls $0.63

      River: ($2.16) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.40, BB folds

      I normally would cbet this flop like 50%-60% pot, but I imagine I checked back here because the A is hitting his range well and if we add in some FDs I doubt my FE would be great. I’d prefer a K high flop or less, so I gave up the flop. When he checked turn, I doubt he has an Ax hand and if he does it’s weak as hell. He could have a 1 card FD also so I bet turn with some plans. On the river I decided many ppl are donking their slowplayed bs so since he didn’t do that I’ll overbet to make him fold Jx or some other random bluffcatchers along with his FDs. Not sure if I like this. I think I could get away with just betting half on the river since if he has a hand like KQ with K :diamond: he’s folding to any sizing. The disadvantage is he will probably call with Jx or 99.
    • double2
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      Hand one, awesome spot to x/raise turn. KQ, K9, Q9, Q8, KJ, AJ, QJ, FDs are all betting, and you even block his check back range (Tx) hard.

      Hand 2, bluff river if villain check again, bluffing turn is okay but not as good I think.

      EDIT: keep crushing!
    • DrDunne
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      thanks for the feedback :D

      interesting idea about hand1, didn't consider it because it feels like people are checking back a lot and i didn't want to miss out on value when i know betting is definitely profitable. i didn't think about blocking his check-back range which is a pretty cool thing to notice... will try to remember things like that!

      what sizing would you use on the river if we check back turn and he checks river in hand 2?
    • DrDunne
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      SB: $6.25 (31.3 bb)
      BB: $11.10 (55.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $33.95 (169.8 bb)
      MP: $26.98 (134.9 bb)
      CO: $11.70 (58.5 bb)
      BTN: $20.43 (102.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 4 4
      Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.60, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.50) K 4 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, BTN calls $1.20

      Turn: ($3.90) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.12, BTN raises to $9.28, Hero raises to $32.15 and is all-in, BTN calls $9.35 and is all-in

      River: ($41.16) Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results: $41.16 pot ($2.05 rake)
      Final Board: K 4 2 T Q
      Hero mucked 4 4 and won $39.11 ($18.68 net)
      BTN showed A 2 and lost (-$20.43 net)

    • DrDunne
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      couple more hands from this morning's session...

      SB: $39.31 (196.6 bb)
      BB: $21 (105 bb)
      UTG: $26.25 (131.3 bb)
      Hero (MP): $22.79 (114 bb)
      CO: $20.28 (101.4 bb)
      BTN: $6.09 (30.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A K
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 3 folds, BB raises to $2, Hero calls $1.40

      Flop: ($4.10) 4 9 8 (2 players)
      BB bets $2.80, Hero calls $2.80

      Turn: ($9.70) 2 (2 players)
      BB bets $6.40, Hero???

      not many hands on villain but he's quite tight looking over the small sample. basically reps QQ+. my turn pot odds are 29% or so and against QQ+ i have about 28% so it's really borderline in absolute terms, but i guess i stack QQ+ on the river when i do hit. i feel like folding is quite sad, jamming is a bit sketchy if not the worst option but i'm not sure, and calling doesn't seem too bad - probably close between a call and a fold, leaning towards a call if we think villain could have a couple of bluffs that we win against at SD sometimes when he gives up the river.

      SB: $30.18 (150.9 bb)
      BB: $21.26 (106.3 bb)
      Hero (CO): $21.40 (107 bb)
      BTN: $8.70 (43.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A Q
      Hero raises to $0.60, BTN folds, SB raises to $2, BB folds, Hero calls $1.40

      Flop: ($4.20) 6 3 Q (2 players)
      SB bets $2.60, Hero calls $2.60

      Turn: ($9.40) K (2 players)
      SB bets $5, Hero???

      only 7 hands on villain. i think it's a standard call pre and obviously a call on the flop. the turn is a scarecard for me and hits his range well (Kx bluffs got there along with his KK and AK). personally i feel like stationing and folding the river but i have a feeling it's really close because i can't assume an unknown has many bluffs in these positions, and the bluffs he does have will include blockers that just hit the turn.
    • double2
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      Originally posted by DrDunne
      thanks for the feedback :D

      interesting idea about hand1, didn't consider it because it feels like people are checking back a lot and i didn't want to miss out on value when i know betting is definitely profitable. i didn't think about blocking his check-back range which is a pretty cool thing to notice... will try to remember things like that!

      what sizing would you use on the river if we check back turn and he checks river in hand 2?
      We're just trying to make him fold air, so around half pot should be good.
    • DrDunne
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      I played a hand today that I thought was quite interesting in terms of my range. I'm going to review it and do some maths, but go easy because I was never so good at maths so there could be some errors in there. Probably won't do this very often because it takes a long time. Also it is just theoretical (assuming villain is unknown and playing solid), so I won't give any more info on him.

      €0.10/€0.20 No Limit Holdem

      Stacks:
      UTG (€7.44) 37bb
      UTG+1 (€18.70) 94bb
      DrDunne (CO) (€17.90) 90bb
      BTN (€8) 40bb
      SB (€28.87) 144bb
      BB (€19.37) 97bb

      Pre-Flop: (€0.30, 6 players) DrDunne is CO X-X
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to €0.70, DrDunne calls €0.70, 3 folds

      Flop: 4:club: 7:diamond: Q:heart: (€1.70, 2 players)
      UTG+1 bets €1.02, DrDunne calls €1.02

      Turn: 7:club: (€3.74, 2 players)
      UTG+1 bets €2.80, DrDunne calls €2.80

      River: 3:spade: (€9.34, 2 players)
      UTG+1 bets €5.60, DrDunne goes all-in €13.38, UTG+1 folds

      Final Pot: €28.32

      DrDunne wins €27.30 (net +€9.40)

      UTG+1 lost €10.12


      My preflop calling range is something tight like {JJ-22, AQs-AJs, KQs, AQo}.

      Against his 60% CB sizing I should defend with 1 – 1.02/(1.70+1.02)=62.5% of my range on the flop. This is ~46 combos of my 73 combos: {JJ-88, 7h7s, 7h7c, 7s7c, 4d4h, 4d4s, 4h4s, AdQd, AsQs, AcQc, KdQd, KsQs, KcQc, AdJd, AhJh, AcJc, AdQs, AdQc, AhQd, AhQs, AhQc, AsQd, AsQc, AcQd, AcQs} –48 combos. I’m pretty sure it’s ok to not have a raising range on this flop, but I could be wrong. I'll continue as though I don't have one.

      On the turn I lose 2 combos and I should defend ~57% of my range again to his sizing, so this looks like 46*0.57=26 combos. Hard to fold this much, so I’ll use 32 combos{JJ-TT, 7h7s, 4d4h, 4d4s, 4h4s, AdQd, AsQs, AcQc, KdQd, KsQs, KcQc, AcJc, AdQs, AdQc, AhQd, AhQs, AhQc, AsQd, AsQc, AcQd, AcQs}. TT really does feel like a call, but if we fold TT we hit 26 continuing combos. Regardless, I’ll leave it in just because I think it’s too strong to fold.

      On the river I need to defend 67% of hands, so 32*.67=21 combos. If I fold JJ and TT, the weakest hand I have here is AcJc which missed the FD and I have ~20 combos which is close to what I need. I’m jamming for value obviously with 77 and 44, which is 4 combos. A 65bb jam into a pot of 75bb needs 46% FE and should consist of roughly 30% bluffs and 70% value. If I have 4 value jam combos I should have around 2 bluff jams, so my jamming range could look like this {7h7s, 4d4h, 4d4s, 4h4s, AcJc} which is just 1 combo of bluffs. Since the next worst hand in my range aside from AcJc is KQs I don’t think I want to turn that into a bluff.

      I think his bet bet bet range looks like {KK+, QdQs, QdQc, QsQc, 7h7s, 4d4h, 4d4s, 4h4s, 65s, AcKc, AdQd, AsQs, AcQc, KdQd, KsQs, KcQc, AcJc, KcJc, AcTc, KcTc, JcTc, Ac9c, Ac8c, Ah7h, As7s, 8h7h, 8s7s, Ac6c, 7h6h, 7s6s, Ac5c, Ad4d, Ah4h, As4s, Ac3c, Ac2c, AdQs, AdQc, AhQd, AhQs, AhQc, AsQd, AsQc, AcQd, AcQs, KdQs, KdQc, KhQd, KhQs, KhQc, KsQd, KsQc, KcQd, KcQs}, but we should remember that when we get to the river with AcJc he can no longer have his AcXc 3barrel bluffs. He could have KcTc but when we get there with KcQc then we need to be mindful that he now no longer has AcKc and KcTc or KcJc.

      His river bet size should work 33% of the time and should consist of 75% value bets. If he valuebets with this range {KK+, QdQs, QdQc, QsQc, 7h7s, 4d4h, 4d4s, 4h4s, 65s, AdQd, AsQs, AcQc, KdQd, KsQs, KcQc, Ah7h, As7s, 8h7h, 8s7s, 7h6h, 7s6s, AdQs, AdQc, AhQd, AhQs, AhQc, AsQd, AsQc, AcQd, AcQs, KdQs, KdQc, KhQd, KhQs, KhQc, KsQd, KsQc, KcQd, KcQs}, then he has 4.9% value hands. To calculate his 25% bluff range… 4.5/75*25=1.5, meaning his bluff range 1.5%.

      If we think he folds AA here then we can still make the jam with AcJc because he will also fold all his Qx and continue only with his trips, straights, FH and quads. If he will station with AQ and better then we don’t have the FE with our bluff jam so we should adjust and just valuejam.




      So I know I went into a lot of detail here, but I like breaking hands up and looking at them sometimes, even if I don't necessarily use that at the tables I feel like it gives me a rough idea of what I should do in some spots and maybe if I do this enough then I'll start to recognise the more common situations and it should improve my game a bit.
    • DrDunne
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      so today was some sort of fail:



      had some coolers:
      €0.10/€0.20 No Limit Holdem

      Stacks:
      CO (€20) 100bb
      BTN (€20.04) 100bb
      SB (€12.15) 61bb
      DrDunne (BB) (€27.12) 136bb

      Pre-Flop: (€0.30, 4 players) DrDunne is BB 9:spade: Q:spade:
      1 fold, BTN raises to €0.60, 1 fold, DrDunne calls €0.40

      Flop: 2:spade: 6:spade: 7:spade: (€1.30, 2 players)
      DrDunne checks, BTN bets €1, DrDunne calls €1

      Turn: 4:heart: (€3.30, 2 players)
      DrDunne checks, BTN bets €2.31, DrDunne raises to €6.40, BTN goes all-in €18.44, DrDunne calls €12.04

      River: Q:diamond: (€40.18, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: €40.18
      DrDunne shows
      9:spade: Q:spade:
      BTN shows
      10:spade: A:spade:

      BTN wins €38.18 (net +€18.14)

      DrDunne lost €20.24



      €0.10/€0.20 No Limit Holdem

      Stacks:
      UTG (€20) 100bb
      UTG+1 (€7.80) 39bb
      CO (€18.39) 92bb
      BTN (€24.31) 122bb
      DrDunne (SB) (€25.94) 130bb
      BB (€14.20) 71bb

      Pre-Flop: (€0.30, 6 players) DrDunne is SB 4:club: 8:club:
      4 folds, DrDunne raises to €0.60, BB calls €0.40

      Flop: 5:club: 3:club: A:spade: (€1.10, 2 players)
      DrDunne bets €0.84, BB calls €0.84

      Turn: K:heart: (€2.78, 2 players)
      DrDunne bets €2.01, BB calls €2.01

      River: K:club: (€6.80, 2 players)
      DrDunne bets €22.49, BB goes all-in €10.75

      Final Pot: €40.04
      BB shows
      10:club: Q:club:
      DrDunne shows
      4:club: 8:club:

      BB wins €26.98 (net +€12.58)

      DrDunne collects €11.74 (net -€14.20)



      €0.10/€0.20 No Limit Holdem
      iPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG (€21.16) 106bb
      UTG+1 (€29.21) 146bb
      CO (€31.60) 158bb
      BTN (€19.80) 99bb
      Hero (SB) (€19.28) 96bb
      BB (€12.20) 61bb

      Pre-Flop: (€0.30, 6 players) Hero is SB 10:club: 10:heart:
      3 folds, BTN raises to €0.60, Hero raises to €2, 1 fold, BTN raises to €5, Hero goes all-in €19.28, BTN calls €14.28

      Flop: 5:spade: 3:spade: A:diamond: (€38.66, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: 9:spade: (€38.66, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: 2:diamond: (€38.66, 2 players, 1 all-in)




      etc etc.

      the main thing is that i'm sticking to my volume targets for the days that i can play, which is a good thing!
    • gAsheks
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      Strange....That 84 hand is wrong. I guess it works only when you 3bet for value it :coolface:
    • DrDunne
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      Originally posted by gAsheks
      Strange....That 84 hand is wrong. I guess it works only when you 3bet for value it :coolface:
      i'm SB i can't 3bet it!! could limp/jam it tho
    • DrDunne
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      I sometimes feel like I want more action so I'm going to start playing HU SNGs whenever I feel a little bored of cash. Yesterday I played quite a few hands (for me) so I wanted to play but didn't want to play the same old, so started playing HU SNGs on stars and I will try to do a small bankroll build even though I won't actually be putting much effort in or studying it.



      won my first few €1.50 tourneys, so will maybe use them as warmups to my main cash sessions because they get me in the frame of mind to pay close attention to my opponents and take some notes.
    • DrDunne
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      aaaand we're off

    • gAsheks
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      Couple more and you can buy me a Mercedes! :f_biggrin:
    • DrDunne
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      i won't buy you a mercedes because you will break it
    • DrDunne
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      ok so i played a few more HU SNGs and literally had my ass handed to me by the fishiest fish in the whole of fish land. it was like he was psychic. he kept hitting some really raggy hand and valuebetting it in spots where i thought he had air so i station with A high and he shows up with madness. lost all my flips vs him. so after like 3 or 4 matches of pure butchery i started to crush him. crushed for 1 session and he runs. faaail!

      just making some food and then i will go to the gym. today is shoulder day which is bad news because i hurt my shoulder last week somehow and it feels dodgey, so i guess it will be a light session.

      then it's off to the gf's place and to continue running my experiment at uni, so probably no poker for a few days. :f_eek: