Zoom Poker Grind

    • Bacamarte91
      Bacamarte91
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.09.2014 Posts: 13
      Hello everyone, I will start grinding the cash games and hopefully move up stakes as I progress. The format is Zoom Poker (Full Ring) and I have a bankroll of $60 at the moment (only 500 VPPs left to unlock the $50 VIP bonus). I am currently in the red on 5/10NL but haven't played much. I wanted to become a Gold Star by the end of this month, but haven't been able to put a lot of volume. I think it's still possible though! :pokerface:

      For that to happen, I would have to skip 2NL (risky move but I will take my chances). Would you recommend me 4-tabling 5NL or playing 2 tables of 10NL?? All kind of feedback is greatly appreciated :D


      Here is my graph for 2NL:



      25NL (Only took a few shots playing 1 table):

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    • Bacamarte91
      Bacamarte91
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.09.2014 Posts: 13
      I have a couple of hands I wanted to discuss with everyone. How would you have played these hands:

      1. Better bet the turn/river here??

      BTN: $6.14
      SB: $7.07
      BB: $5.07
      UTG: $3.73
      UTG+1: $6.07
      MP: $5.00
      MP+1: $7.38
      Hero (MP+2): $6.40
      CO: $4.53

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has A:club: Q:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, CO calls $0.15, fold, SB calls $0.13, fold

      Flop: ($0.65, 4 players) 9:heart: A:diamond: T:spade:
      SB checks, MP+1 checks, Hero bets $0.40, fold, SB calls $0.40, MP+1 calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.85, 3 players) 9:diamond:
      SB checks, MP+1 checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.85, 3 players) J:spade:
      SB checks, MP+1 checks, Hero checks

      SB shows A:heart: 4:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Nines)
      Hero shows A:club: Q:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Nines)
      MP+1 mucks K:diamond: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Jacks and Nines)
      Hero wins $1.77


      2. I didn't feel like I got the most out of this situation either. Maybe an All-in on the river would have been the best move??

      Hero (BTN): $31.01
      SB: $25.10
      BB: $35.34
      UTG: $26.44
      UTG+1: $44.48
      MP: $31.66
      MP+1: $29.56
      MP+2: $51.35
      CO: $78.28

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 8:spade: 8:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.75, fold, fold

      Flop: ($1.85, 2 players) 8:heart: A:diamond: T:spade:
      CO bets $1.75, Hero raises to $4.25, CO calls $2.50

      Turn: ($10.35, 2 players) 2:heart:
      CO checks, Hero bets $5.50, CO calls $5.50

      River: ($21.35, 2 players) K:spade:
      CO checks, Hero bets $9.50, CO calls $9.50

      Hero shows 8:spade: 8:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Eights)
      CO mucks A:heart: T:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens)
      Hero wins $38.53


      3. Villain donks bet here and I ended up folding Aces on the flop (Had no stats on him)


      BTN: $21.43
      SB: $25.00
      BB: $31.14
      UTG: $25.38
      UTG+1: $51.85
      Hero (MP): $49.54
      MP+1: $56.88
      MP+2: $41.82
      CO: $12.50

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has A:spade: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.75, fold, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.35, 3 players) 9:spade: Q:diamond: Q:spade:
      BB bets $1.50, fold, fold

      BB wins $2.24

      4. Possible flush comes on the river and I fold to the bet.

      BTN: $32.86
      SB: $21.13
      BB: $25.60
      Hero (UTG): $48.00
      UTG+1: $25.36
      MP: $21.51
      MP+1: $27.87
      MP+2: $26.83
      CO: $22.00

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 6:diamond: 6:spade:

      Hero calls $0.25, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.25, fold, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.85, 3 players) A:spade: 6:heart: 4:heart:
      BB bets $0.60, Hero raises to $1.75, BTN calls $1.75, BB calls $1.15

      Turn: ($6.10, 3 players) 7:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.00, BTN calls $3.00, fold

      River: ($12.10, 2 players) T:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $6.50, fold

      BTN wins $11.56