A beneficiary of splendor

    • imfar
      imfar
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      Hi,
      I am imfar and I'm 30 years old Polish. I payed poker for 3 years or so and decided to quit. I enjoyed it less and less and at some point I just had to move on. At that time it was my only source of income, but I'm far from calling myself ex-pro. I was grinding microstakes and most of my profit came from RB. Not a spectacular poker career :f_smile: . I had problems finding any interesting job in Poland so after short episode of earning in Norway I decided to move to the UK. I've been living here for about 14 months, last 6 in Nottingham.

      Why poker again..? Well, I think because my job is shit. I work in a warehouse but my work is more like factory work. I just pick some shit form totes and put it into another tote. Boring, boring, boring. Every day the same. I don't have to think, I don't have to focus. It is so easy that well-trained monkey would do this (monkey news by Karl Pilkington :truestory: ) My brain has nothing to do. Not like my legs. Walk, pick, walk, send, few steps, pick... Poker seems to be the perfect contrary. Some extra money, trainging for brain while giving rest to body - brilliant. There are other reasons why I decided to come back, but maybe I'll bring them later.

      Why blog? First of all I want to improve my English. I belive bloging can help me with it. I also want it to help me with my poker. I'll be posting here some hands, maybe someone will agree to play some sessions together. Maybe I'll meet some people here. We will see. I also think that blog helps my integration. By this I mean presenting my thoughts and views on poker but not only, I create one version of it. I show them as they really are for me. Loads od people are trapped by the roles they play. They can be very successful poker players in fort of they friends from uni and frustrated microstakes grinders in front of other group. In my opinion blogs help people be more honest, humble and show them where they really are. But this is just my theory =) . You don't have to belive it.

  • 29 replies
    • iSoOwnYou
      iSoOwnYou
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      Good luck with your journey :f_drink:
    • imfar
      imfar
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      First sessions played. My first goal is to become a winning player at 10NL SH Zoom. By winning player I mean to have this 4bb/100 after 100k sample. First sessions on a new pokerroom/stake were always fairly easy for me. I play them rather aggressive and by the time regs get used to me I can earn some money. I won't be able to play a lot because of this stupid work I have. But maybe at some later point I'll change it for part time. 6 hours of regular work plus 4 of poker would be perfect. This is great about the UK. You can make a living here simply doing one of the least demanding jobs and not working even full time.

      I've started reading Modern Small Stakes by BlackRain79. It supposed to be for 10-100NL players. I am quite surprised with what I read about openig ranges. Of course these are just suggestions and meant to be played vs unknown, but... from UTG he gives 22+, ATs+, QJ+ ... I'd really feel more comfortable to play all suited aces than QJo, KJo. Maybe if I have a fish on blinds...
      Other example HJ falting range with KQo - I think we will be dominated by AK, AQ way too often. Do you see players opening from UTG QJ, QT?
      Next thing: 17% 3beting range BU vs CO and no flatting range here. People don't call that much OOP.

      Any thoughts? Anyone read this book?



      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      SB: $9.18 (91.8 bb) UNK
      BB: $10.10 (101 bb)
      UTG: $17.34 (173.4 bb) 23/16 AggPct 21 / 159 h
      MP: $7.85 (78.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $15.23 (152.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 4 4
      UTG raises to $0.40, MP folds, Hero calls $0.40, BTN folds, SB calls $0.35, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.30) 8 6 4 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.10, UTG raises to $1.54, Hero calls $1.54, SB calls $1.44

      Turn: ($5.92) 2 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.10, UTG raises to $15.40 and is all-in, Hero calls $8.06 and is all-in, SB calls $7.14 and is all-in

      River: ($29.28) 3 (3 players, 3 are all-in)

      Results:
      $29.28 pot ($1.32 rake)
      Final Board: 8 6 4 2 3
      SB showed Q 8 and lost (-$9.18 net)
      UTG showed A A and lost (-$10 net)
      Hero showed 4 4 and won $27.96 ($17.96 net)

      I'd say almost standard, but with given small aggression do you ever fold here?



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      SB: $4.38 (43.8 bb)
      BB: $17.73 (177.3 bb) UNK
      Hero (UTG): $14.17 (141.7 bb)
      MP: $14.73 (147.3 bb)
      CO: $10.50 (105 bb)
      BTN: $11.72 (117.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q Q
      Hero raises to $0.35, MP calls $0.35, 3 folds, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($1.10) 9 4 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, MP folds, BB calls $0.70

      Turn: ($2.50) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.91, BB raises to $4.80, Hero calls $2.89

      River: ($12.10) 2 (2 players)
      BB bets $8.40, Hero calls $8.32 and is all-in

      Results:
      $28.74 pot ($1.29 rake)
      Final Board: 9 4 9 5 2
      BB showed J T and lost (-$14.17 net)
      Hero showed Q Q and won $27.45 ($13.28 net)

      I think most of the time we can expect average player from the stakes to call here PP, some SC, SAces, maybe wider because we are 3-way and a little bit deep. I really don't know what to thing about it. x/r T simply looks very strog here.
    • imfar
      imfar
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      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      SB: $14.56 (145.6 bb)
      BB: $11.37 (113.7 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $12.20 (122 bb)
      MP: $20.35 (203.5 bb)
      CO: $10.05 (100.5 bb)
      BTN: $8.93 (89.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q K
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB raises to $1.10, Hero calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.25) 2 J T (2 players)
      BB bets $1.60, Hero calls $1.60

      Turn: ($5.45) 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $3.30, Hero raises to $9.50 and is all-in, BB calls $5.37

      River: ($22.79) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)


      Villain:

      Results:
      $22.79 pot ($1.03 rake)
      Final Board: 2 J T 5 7
      BB showed A A and won $21.76 ($10.39 net)
      Hero showed Q K and lost (-$11.37 net)


      I don't want to fold vs someone who is 3Beting that much. Hart to say if he might be anyway possition aware, but I feel aheat his 3-Beting range plus I have a position. I'm not sure if it's better to raise this flop or wait and let him fire again. Most of the time he will have to fold and if not I still have some equity.


      Music :f_cool:


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      SB: $10.09 (100.9 bb)
      BB: $15.69 (156.9 bb)
      UTG: $12.26 (122.6 bb)
      MP: $12.19 (121.9 bb)
      Hero (CO): $11.12 (111.2 bb)
      BTN: $10.38 (103.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65) T 4 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.41, BB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.09

      Turn: ($3.65) 3 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.74, BB raises to $4.15, Hero calls $2.41

      River: ($11.95) 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $9.74, Hero calls $5.17


      Villain:


      Results:
      $22.29 pot ($1 rake)
      Final Board: T 4 8 3 3
      BB showed 8 8 and won $21.29 ($10.17 net)
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$11.12 net)


      With his 19% x/r Flop I'm definitely not folding here top of my range. x/r T... :f_o: I don't thing I've ever seen some bluffing by double x/r. Should have folded I guess.



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      Hero (SB): $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $7.32 (73.2 bb)
      UTG: $12.77 (127.7 bb)
      MP: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $11.52 (115.2 bb)
      BTN: $10.68 (106.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.95, BB folds, MP calls $0.65

      Flop: ($2) K 4 T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, MP calls $1.20

      Turn: ($4.40) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.25, MP calls $2.25

      River: ($8.90) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $5.75 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.60 and is all-in

      Villain: 24/16 APct35 160h

      Results:
      $20.10 pot ($0.90 rake)
      Final Board: K 4 T Q 9
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$10 net)
      MP showed K J and won $19.20 ($9.20 net)



      Not enough hands to say anything about his flatting range, but I'd expect medium PP, Broadways, some better SC. I think I could have bet more on this flop. I don't expect him to fold any K or FD to bet ~1.4. I think the same OTT.
      The R is a tricky one. I am not going to get any value from him. Maybe AK but not necessarily. His bradways combinations beat me. From time to time if he may turn his missed FD into a bluff, but It's not very likely on this board. I should have fold it, shouldn't I?
    • imfar
      imfar
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      I can't wait for my status update. With silver I'll finally start watching videos and posting some hands for evoulation.
      I was thinking about a plan for my poker improvement and I came out with nothing :f_p: I'm clearly on upswing now so I feel like I don't need any help. Most likely in next few thousands hands varianace will prove me that I'm wrong ;) . Right now I think that I want to play this 100k - don't know why but I be sure where I am standing before I decide to move up. If I'll have this 4bb/100 I'm definitely going to start some coaching sessions before moving up or start coaching on the next level. If I won't achieve it I'll start coaching sessions on this level until I will feel here totaly ready.




      Had few interesting hands:

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      SB: $4.38 (43.8 bb)
      BB: $17.73 (177.3 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $14.17 (141.7 bb)
      MP: $14.73 (147.3 bb)
      CO: $10.50 (105 bb)
      BTN: $11.72 (117.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q Q
      Hero raises to $0.35, MP calls $0.35, 3 folds, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($1.10) 9 4 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, MP folds, BB calls $0.70

      Turn: ($2.50) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.91, BB raises to $4.80, Hero calls $2.89

      River: ($12.10) 2 (2 players)
      BB bets $8.40, Hero calls $8.32 and is all-in

      Results:
      $28.74 pot ($1.29 rake)
      Final Board: 9 4 9 5 2
      BB showed J T and lost (-$14.17 net)
      Hero showed Q Q and won $27.45 ($13.28 net)


      21/14 Ap36 340h
      What is he representing here :s_confused: smal x/r OTT looks like a draw but he can't have many of them here or maybe a 9 but what 9 can he have...? 99? I don't make many hero calls, but with small timing tell I had to call.


      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      SB: $11.79 (117.9 bb)
      BB: $8.42 (84.2 bb)
      UTG: $10.27 (102.7 bb)
      MP: $9.90 (99 bb)
      Hero (CO): $11.60 (116 bb)
      BTN: $16.64 (166.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J A
      UTG raises to $0.30, MP folds, Hero calls $0.30, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) A K 6 (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.55) 8 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.55) 3 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.74, UTG raises to $2.81, Hero calls $2.07

      Results:
      $7.17 pot ($0.32 rake)
      Final Board: A K 6 8 3
      UTG showed Q T and lost (-$3.51 net)
      Hero showed J A and won $6.85 ($3.34 net)


      27/20 A%31 667h
      What was he thinking :) ? Guy made cBet with sizing a bit smaller than normal, OK, he is checking OTT OK, maybe he is giveing up, maybe he has some reads on me like betting vs missed cBet and want to x/r T with some equity, maybe he simply don't see 3 streets of value with his hand and prefer to bet R than T - which maybe good, because I think people may call R with decent K after missed cBet OTT rather than 2nd barrel. I have showdown value so see no reason for betting this turn card. And this x/r R :ayfkm:


      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      SB: $4.63 (46.3 bb)
      BB: $5.60 (56 bb)
      UTG: $28.20 (282 bb)
      MP: $23.78 (237.8 bb)
      CO: $9.70 (97 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $11.86 (118.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K 3
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.90, 2 folds, MP calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.95) 8 J 9 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $1.10, MP calls $1.10

      Turn: ($4.15) 6 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      River: ($4.15) A (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      $4.15 pot ($0.19 rake)
      Final Board: 8 J 9 6 A
      MP showed Q J and won $3.96 ($1.96 net)
      Hero mucked K 3 and lost (-$2 net)



      26/19 382h fvs3Bet 54(13) which means maybe not the best chap to 3Bet him light :s_p: Players call more 3Bets OOP than I expected. I will have to take it in mind. Anyway mistake but maybe not that big. I have a blocker and generally 3Bets light IP seems to be profitable so far. Terrible flop for cBet :f_mad: I'd expect him to x/r here with good draws/sets/slow played overpairs/2 pairs... After x/c the flop x-x the turn and x on the river was fairly sure he has some sd value, but is he going to fold it? Do you bet R here?
    • CrushemRo
      CrushemRo
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      Good reads, well done.
      @the last hand:
      Definitly that A is a card that is good to bluff on, but not sure he will be folding to much since he knows that's a card that you could bluff on. And since you guess that has showdown value, not sure he will be folding to much hands, maybe TT, not sure.
    • imfar
      imfar
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      The silver status achieved so I started to watch some videos. I want to keep learning on two levels. Because I had quite a long break and I still make some very basic mistakes even on preflop I think it is not bad idea to start learning poker from the beginning. This will be my first level of learning. I hope to make some summary of what I have learned. I hope to build everything from w34z3l's 6max walkthrough, BlackRains's second book and hopefully notes which I receved from my coach some time ago. I say hopefully, because I haven't find them so far. And of coures if anyone has anything to say, you are very wecome :) . Second level will be learning poker as the whole. I will watch movies, post some hands and I think that's it for the moment.

      The most basic case is opening range. It can't be bad to review this once again .
      UTG:
      w34z3l's

      I never have thought about playing SC from this possition. I'm not saying that this is bad idea but it seems just too loose. I'll try to add something JTs, QJs, but I don't feel like starting any lower.

      BlackRains's

      Here I don't like idea of opening low off suit broadways. I have also heard that low pocket pairs won't turn a profit from UTG

      my

      Well I hope it looks OK. I was told to play all the suited aces, I didn't even had a choice :) to be honest. It was beacuse of coaching deal. I don't have sample to say if it is profitable.

      When it comes to adapting to the situation at the table.
      If there is a fish on blinds will definitely open more from UTG and I want it to be hands making TPGK rather than speculative ones. I'd say something like this:

      Does it make sense? BR suggest to twice as much as usual in such case. I don't feel like going that far, but this 19% should be OK.

      If I'll have some good aggressive regs on the table I'm not going change my opening range from this possition. Unless of coure I'll have a proof that they are willing to 3-Bet UTG opens very light. I don't think it's happening often at 10NL.
      Next thing is the situation when I have nits on blinds. BR suggest to widen a little bit even from UTG. I guess this time adding some speculative hands makes more sence. Let say



      I thought I would go quicker through this topic :)

    • imfar
      imfar
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      MP:
      w34z3l's:

      My comments on this possition are simillar to the comments from the previous one. I don't feel like S1G from MP. But I will try to open some SC. Before I didn't even think about it.

      BlackRains's:

      As before, Imo it's too aerly to open something like QJ, KJ.

      my:
      This is to be played if I don't know much about other players, or they don't show any paricular aggression or weakness.

      I think this is good possition to start tighting it up against light 3-bettors. While I don't see many of them against UTG, against HJ it happens.
      I want to keep all my AXs in my range because they are fine for 4Bets from time to time against mentioned light 4Bettors.

      With fish on a blind I am going to open something like this:



    • vonki
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      subbed, gl
    • imfar
      imfar
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      Originally posted by iSoOwnYou
      Good luck with your journey :f_drink:

      Originally posted by vonki
      subbed, gl
      Cheers! it's always nice to know that someone is reading this.
      December:

      Hard to say anything about this graph. Small sample and so on.

      Hall of shame:
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (SB): $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      BB: $15.21 (152.1 bb)
      UTG: $10.84 (108.4 bb)
      MP: $13.41 (134.1 bb)
      CO: $14.47 (144.7 bb)
      BTN: $4.91 (49.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.85, BB folds, CO calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.80) 7 8 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, CO calls $1.20

      Turn: ($4.20) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.40, CO calls $2.40

      River: ($9) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.70, CO calls $5.70

      Results:
      $20.40 pot ($0.92 rake)
      Final Board: 7 8 6 T K
      Hero showed Q Q and lost (-$10.15 net)
      CO showed T 8 and won $19.48 ($9.33 net)


      I was thinking about making some new years resolutions, but it never really worked for me. I don't want to make any goals like: I will be playing NL25 or NL50 by the end of the 2015 because It don't really depends on me. I may lost interest in poker, a may face a huge downswing. I don't want set goals about volume, because I don't need them If I enjoy the game. I like it so I'll play as much as possible or as much as I can. And if in the future this game will start to annoy me than I will simply stop playing. So the only poker resulotion I should make will be about learning.

      For the time playing regularly:
      I will post 20 hands a month for evaluation.
      I will keep writing this blog to summarize what I have learned.
      For every poker training video I'll see I'll write down some thoughts and what exactly I learned from it, how will I use it.
      I will take private coaching sessions after 100k hands.

      This was about the poker, and for the rest of my life :)
      I will continue my english lessons twice a week
      I will go through English and Norwegian lessons I have instaled on my laptop
      I will go for a solitary trip for at least week to Portugal or Spain.
      I will find a better job.
      After my flat mates will move out I will find some native speaker to live with, possibly a poker player :f_cool:

    • imfar
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      CO:
      Here is interesting:
      w34z3l's:


      BlackRains's:

      Quite a difference between those two ranges. It's 27% and 42%.
      I've seen movie by double2 and he says that our range should depend here mostly on BU and if he is a tight player we may go as far as for 40% CO open. 10 Tips to get out of the Micros - #1, Steal more He starts talking about steal from CO at 13:00. Blinds will give us a lot of credit simply beacuse they don't take in mind that BU is tight and thus we start to open wider than usual.

      My standard opening range from CO

      If BU is a Nit or a not very aggressive TAG than I think about something like this:

      which is 39%

      I'm not sure how deeply should I tighten my range from CO if on the BU sits good aggressie TAG.Maybe something like this:


    • imfar
      imfar
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      I have to speed up with my learning/review process. I think I should play less and learn more, or maybe play the same amount of time but waste less :f_smile: . I constantly find my self playing something and not knowing why. He 3Bets me and I call it with JJ, AJ, AQ, but why? I don't have any plan and as a result I play fit or fold way to often. I've played 23k hands so far so it's enough to start looking for some leaks in my stats and there are quite a few of them. So learn imfar, learn.

      BU
      w34z3l's:


      BlackRains's:


      These are just propositions versus unknown. We all know that :) . Here it all depends on the blinds. How often do they have to fold to make my steal autoprofit? I open to 2.25 BB from the button so 2.25/2.25+1.5=0.6 It's not happening very often to have such tight blinds. But from time to time you can see guys with fold vs steal 80 and higher. I don't mind opening then any two cards. With blinds with fold vs steal around 70% I will be opening very wide, deinentely any two souited. On his first video double2 recomended to open up to 80% with tight blinds.

      My standard opening range looks like this:

      With aggressive 3-bettors I thing about tighting up to:

      and 4-Bet them from time to time with Ax,Kx
      And vs tight blinds with fold to stela around 70% both:


      O o/
    • imfar
      imfar
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      Day off today :f_thumbsup: . We are getting more and more quiet at the warehouse, so they offer us som extra days off. Of course no one is going to be paid if we are not working, nevertheless I accepted the offer. Before I started palying poker again I wasn't taking any extra days off, but now it is completely different :f_cool: . All I have to do is just use this time wisely. I want to play today at least 2.5k hands, push may review forward, do some meditation and that's it.

      So SB opening range. Here a lot depends on the situation. If I have some limper it will be differnt than if I had just BB to steal from him. Let's deal with the second situation. I use in my HUD fold BB vs SB steal. And I open in given situation to 2.5bb. To make an autoprofit villain have to fold... 2.5/3.5=.71, yep 71%. And yes, it happens from time to time to see guy with stat like this. I have a strange something blocking or preventing me from opening ATC, but I can open here70-80% just folding off suit trash. And if someone is not folding that often... We need some range:

      w34z3l's:

      BlackRains's:


      my vs unk:


      I took a look on my database and my RFI from SB is 51%. Isn't it too much. How my winrate in this situation should look like? After 1273 SB steal I have -25bb/100.

      When it comes to my opening ranges it depends of course on villain. If he likes to 3Bet and he folds to 4Bets more than he should I wand to open all the Aces, all the suitet Kings. If he is playing fit or fold postflop, gives up to easily on the turn, beting too often vs missed cBet or playing 4+ tabels of zoom than I don't mind open hands like suited one gappers and try to barrel, x/r some flops and turns.


      With fish limper I'm not going to open much tighter range. I want TPDK type of hands.

    • imfar
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      The plan for today compleated. I still have some energy to play more, but I've been doing very good recently and unfortunately fancy play syndrome started. I'm raising like crazy, I made today 3 ships light preflop... and I play 10NL zoom

      Today's sessions:



      LOL Red line :yaoming:
    • vonki
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      Haha :D did they work or is that where the graph drops down every now and then? :f_biggrin:
    • imfar
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      Well, I got one fold and two calls ;) . It was run it twice so I lost one stack and that's it. Few hands later the same guy called my ship (this time for value) with ATo, so... yes, it was fancy play syntrome and most probably -EV, but I want to learn something new, try new moves. I have a feeling that this is a good time for it. :s_cool:
    • imfar
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      Hmmm... The same again, I lost a little bit of motivation for learning. I am doing ok at the tables and I keep on playing, but somehow I am not as motivatet as I was. No worries. As it turned out I had some holidays to be used by the end of January. I booked last week and I am flying tomorrow to Poland :f_drink: . I have a week and a half off. I don't know if I'll be able to play there. I have the UK's client for P* and I don't like the idea of opening new just for this time. I don't want to play on other sites. I don't even have an e-wallet account and it's not the best idea to make any bank transfer to poker room from polish account. There are VPNs but I have no experience with them. So yeah, it looks like a break from poker. At least from playing. I hope to use some time to learn. But honestly I plan to party, so I may not be in a mood for studying. You know how it works. Beer, beer, :club: , beer, :club: and the whole next day I can want to do nothing but watch some tv series. I had to swich from HM2 to PT4. I play zoom and they were first to make it running on NL10. That's it.

    • imfar
      imfar
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      Hate this. Made huge post and it moved me back to blog section. I am not writing it all again. I am back from my trip. I was drunk like always so I learned nothing when it comes to poker. Now I am in Nottingham again. I delt with almost evrything I had to - typical stuff when you renting a flat: gas, water, interent, electicity, council, buying stuff like microwave oven, kettle and so on. I should play and post here regularly. I'm doing OK when it comes to poker which is nice because I'll need a lot of money. The whole rent is on me until I'll find housemate(s), and I want to buy some HI FI, and decorate a room or even rooms. I have ideas, but it all cost.



    • imgoingtomirage
      imgoingtomirage
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      imfar :f_o: :f_drink:
      Robert Kubica is back :f_cool:
    • imfar
      imfar
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      Strzała Miraż :milord:
      yep, I'm back :f_cool: I was missing poker, PokerStrategy, community, polish haters and flame wars. Not much has changed here :) I'm still oddly pleased with PokerStrategy service being at the same time really disappointed. And nothing changed when it comes to my poker skills. I improved as much as poker has changed :) I will try learn something, watch some videos and so on, but I won't deticate myself to poker, so I see it now: break even NL25 with nice RB :)

      Poker:
      nah. Downswing or maybe rather end of upswing. I'm loosing hand after hand. It doesn't look optimistic, but I'm overrolled so with ~650$ I can afford to lose some stacks at NL16. Right? No problem. I don't fell like continue reading the book I bought. I don't trust the author. He is writing rubbish.

      Other:
      I live alone now in 3 roomed flat. I should rent out at least one room, but I enjoy living alone so much that I'm pushing this decision in time. I also don't really belive to find someone really good to live with me. The area is dodgy. It's harder to find someone nice willing to live in this neighbourhood.

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