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    • confidant91
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      Beginner Live Show

      Time: Monday 20:00 gmt+1
      where: Pokerstars

      Hi guys!

      Have you just started playing cash games, or are you already winning player at microstakes? Wanna improve and finally move up? If yes than check this thread!
      In this course we will focus on developing solid game for microstakes without doing unnecessary spews that lots of beginners do plus you will get tips that are easily applicable even for complete beginners.

      February:

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      Participate! - This coaching is for you!

      Since my goal is to help you guys to move up as soon as possible the most interactive member of each coaching will be rewarded!!!

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      summary from hand evaluatings

      :spade: sirilidion:

      :diamond: The biggest mistake that i see in your play is that u overestimate the sample size. Usually u have sample size up to 100h. On this sample i would just check his total vpip/pfr to see what type of player he is. For other more detailed stats u need way bigger sample sizes so focus more on playing solid abc poker versus different type of player and dont focus that much on stats like AF since u will need more than 1k hands for that.

      :diamond: I would recomend to u to sit out with 140+bb deep stacks so u dont get into many tough decesions since in deep spots even the preflop game changes a lot so focus on developing your 100bb game as much as u can during the play and keep deep play for higher limits.

      :diamond: Your preflop defends versus 3bet might be to lose so just check how you are doing vs 3bet as a caller in your hem/pt but that depends on your opening ranges a lot so it maybe it is fine for your ranges to defend wide if you are more laggish player.
  • 103 replies
    • confidant91
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      Lets have some fun tonight :f_cool:
    • Corn3r
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      gl :f_cool:
    • Jaikse
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      Damn, this monday it will be difficult for me. I could be here for maybe 40min. It's better than nothing :-)
      Regular tables or zoom ?
    • seacat22
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      looking forward to it
    • confidant91
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      Regular tables or zoom ?
      Zoom tables
    • as123st
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      nice, when is start?
    • AgapieGheorghe
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      Count me in ! :f_biggrin:
    • confidant91
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      as123st->
      20:00 gmt+1
      AgapieGheorghe: Great :f_drink:
    • Limpuls
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      I'm in!
    • Sarunas1995RNMD
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      Let's go!
    • XyRo
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      Is there a guide somewhere as to how I can watch?
    • confidant91
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      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/coaching/ here just click on my coaching, when it starts it will be possbile to open coaching chat and there will be link with streaming. Or u can join the chat even from the news.
    • confidant91
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      Hey guys, thx for coming to coaching, i hope that u liked it cause i really enjoyed it even though i was quite nervous at the beginning :f_biggrin: . Feel free to write any feedback that u might have so i can improve in next coachings.

      Congratulations to Maarteen who has won 10 hand evaluations from me since he the most active. Thanks to other active guys for you cooperation during the play, hope to see u all next time and maybe next time you will be the one who wins the promotion!

      Good night :f_drink:
    • andiofwbafc
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      Missed it.

      Will it be available as a strategy video soon?
    • confidant91
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      Hope that u dont miss another one :) Yep it should be avaliable as video soon.
    • Maarteen
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      Hi guys,

      I would like to inform you that I have offered confidant91 to leave the prize of hand evaluations to somebody else (limit up to NL10) who will benefit from it more than me. I understood that the purpose of these coachings / content of the thread should be focused on beginners.

      Although I participated in the coaching (curiosity), I currently play NL25 and modestly consider myself to be a slightly more experienced player rather than a complete beginner. This is a reasoning of my decision.

      GL to all and enjoy the coachings to come!
    • confidant91
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      Thx Maarteen, hope to see u again on some future coachings :)

      Since marteen is not interested i hae just offer hand evaluations to sirilidion since he was quite ative during the second half of coaching and he is quite active blogger as well, so hope to see some interested hands here. Congratulations :f_thumbsup:

      For rest of u, i hope that next time u will be more active, since the only stupid question is the question that is not asked. So even if u are complete beginner feel free to ask what ever comes to your mind since the coachigns are all for u! Have a great week!:f_cool:
    • sirilidion
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      Sorry. this is a bit late was makin this post while putting in the 8th hand then my browser crashed and I could start from stratch :( . Also took a while finding the last 2 hands that where interesting enough to post here :) .

      Hand 1

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($16.30) 163bb
      UTG+1 ($12.38) 124bb
      sirilidion (CO) ($10.23) 102bb
      BTN ($11.41) 114bb
      SB ($10) 100bb
      BB ($7.57) 76bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is CO A:spade: 10:spade:
      2 folds, sirilidion raises to $0.25, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.60, sirilidion calls $0.35

      Flop: 4:spade: Q:spade: 3:heart: ($1.25, 2 players)
      BB checks, sirilidion bets $0.79, BB raises to $1.58, sirilidion raises to $5.93, BB goes all-in $6.97, sirilidion calls $1.04

      Turn: 10:diamond: ($15.19, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: 4:club: ($15.19, 2 players, 1 all-in)

      Final Pot: $15.19


      I have 43 hands on villian and his vpip is 33 and his pfr 25. Also he has an AF of 4.5 and an AF 57 %. Since he is pretty aggressive I though it would be alright to shove here. Do you think so too or is the 3bet shove overplayed?

      Hand 2

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($12.02) 120bb
      UTG+1 ($10) 100bb
      CO ($15.38) 154bb
      BTN ($7.37) 74bb
      sirilidion (SB) ($10.05) 101bb
      BB ($36.66) 367bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is SB 10:heart: A:spade:
      4 folds, sirilidion raises to $0.25, BB raises to $0.75, sirilidion calls $0.50

      Flop: 6:club: K:heart: 8:club: ($1.50, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BB bets $0.84, sirilidion folds

      Final Pot: $1.50

      BB wins $2.27 (net +$0.68)

      sirilidion lost $0.75

      I have 92 hands on villian and he has a vpip of 22 and a PFR of 12 and a 3bet of 10.3

      So it seems villian is pretty loose with 3bet. Although he seems pretty loose I find it hard to find the right line in spots like these :( . How do you play these hands?

      Hand 3

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      sirilidion (UTG) ($14.70) 147bb
      UTG+1 ($24.79) 248bb
      CO ($10) 100bb
      BTN ($62.47) 625bb
      SB ($10.09) 101bb
      BB ($13.83) 138bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is UTG K:club: K:diamond:
      sirilidion raises to $0.30, UTG+1 raises to $1.05, 4 folds, sirilidion calls $0.75

      Flop: 4:diamond: 4:club: 8:spade: ($2.25, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, UTG+1 checks

      Turn: J:heart: ($2.25, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, UTG+1 bets $1.50, sirilidion calls $1.50

      River: 7:club: ($5.25, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, UTG+1 bets $3, sirilidion calls $3

      Final Pot: $11.25

      I only have 4 hands on villian so he is an unknown, because of that I decided to play my KK for por control here. Is this a good alternative or would you just have 4bet get it in pre?

      Hand 4

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($12.83) 128bb
      UTG+1 ($10.58) 106bb
      CO ($10.31) 103bb
      sirilidion (BTN) ($15.15) 152bb
      SB ($11.63) 116bb
      BB ($18.63) 186bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is BTN 5:spade: K:spade:
      3 folds, sirilidion raises to $0.20, SB raises to $0.70, 1 fold, sirilidion calls $0.50

      Flop: J:club: K:heart: 7:diamond: ($1.50, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.80, sirilidion calls $0.80

      Turn: 6:heart: ($3.10, 2 players)
      SB checks, sirilidion checks

      River: 3:spade: ($3.10, 2 players)
      SB checks, sirilidion checks

      sirilidion wins $2.96 (net +$1.46)

      SB lost $1.50

      I have 45 hands on villian and he has a VPIP of 18 and a PFR of 14. After villian checks both turn and river I think I have the best hand most of the time. Do you think a thin value bet is in order to get called by hands like Jx,QQ, 88-TT and if so how big would you make it?

      Hand 5

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($10.15) 102bb
      sirilidion (UTG+1) ($10.47) 105bb
      CO ($10.38) 104bb
      BTN ($10) 100bb
      SB ($9.45) 95bb
      BB ($9.59) 96bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is UTG+1 7:club: 7:diamond:
      1 fold, sirilidion raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 3 folds

      Flop: 4:diamond: 8:club: 4:club: ($0.75, 2 players)
      sirilidion bets $0.47, CO calls $0.47

      Turn: 10:diamond: ($1.69, 2 players)
      sirilidion bets $0.80, CO calls $0.80

      River: 3:spade: ($3.29, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, CO bets $2.35, sirilidion calls $2.35

      I have 44 hands on villian his VPIP is 18, his PFR is 9, an AF of 1.7 and an AF% of 42. So although he looks somewhat tight passive pre postflop he is at least what more aggressive. Considering the are a lot of draws that missed on the river should we call this?

      Hand 6

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($19.26) 193bb
      UTG+1 ($28.74) 287bb
      CO ($8.95) 90bb
      BTN ($20.62) 206bb
      SB ($10.02) 100bb
      sirilidion (BB) ($24.37) 244bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is BB A:spade: A:club:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.20, 1 fold, sirilidion raises to $0.80, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: 8:heart: 10:heart: 7:diamond: ($1.65, 2 players)
      sirilidion bets $0.79, BTN raises to $2.90, sirilidion calls $2.11

      Turn: 2:diamond: ($7.45, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN bets $5, sirilidion calls $5

      River: 8:diamond: ($17.45, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN goes all-in $11.92, sirilidion calls $11.92

      With a VPIP of 33, a PFR of 22, a AF of 3.5 and a AF% of 67% over 46 hands villians seems to be pretty aggressive so well pre as postflop. Considering that I decided to call down after he raised on the flop keeping in mind that his bluffing range is still wide here although there are a few combinations that have me beat.

      Hand 7

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      sirilidion (UTG) ($13.29) 133bb
      UTG+1 ($21.36) 214bb
      CO ($12.30) 123bb
      BTN ($10.62) 106bb
      SB ($11.82) 118bb
      BB ($16.31) 163bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is UTG J:diamond: J:spade:
      sirilidion raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.85, 1 fold, sirilidion calls $0.60

      Flop: 10:heart: 6:diamond: 4:club: ($2.80, 3 players)
      SB checks, sirilidion checks, BTN bets $1.50, SB calls $1.50, sirilidion folds

      Turn: 5:club: ($5.80, 2 players)
      SB checks, BTN bets $3, SB folds

      I even got a decent amount of hands of villians this time. But. Has a vpip of 25, a pfr of 18, a 3bet of 6.3 and his 3bet vs utg is 3(39 hands), a cbet of 58, a AF of 2.9 and a AF% of 44 over 306 hands.
      SB has a vpip of 20, a pfr of 17. I was a bit worried about the coldcall of sb here as he doesn't have fishy stats. Still I still got decent potodds to call and try to hit my set. After but c-bet and sb calls I thought it was safe to say I was beat here. Do you agree?

      Hand 7

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($18.92) 189bb
      UTG+1 ($10.43) 104bb
      CO ($14.68) 147bb
      sirilidion (BTN) ($12.77) 128bb
      SB ($10.29) 103bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is BTN K:heart: K:club:
      3 folds, sirilidion raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.15, 1 fold

      Flop: 3:spade: J:diamond: J:spade: ($0.50, 2 players)
      SB checks, sirilidion bets $0.24, SB calls $0.24

      Turn: 10:club: ($0.98, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.74, sirilidion calls $0.74

      River: 8:spade: ($2.46, 2 players)
      SB bets $1.29, sirilidion calls $1.29

      I got 30 hands on villian and so far he has a vpip of 32, a pfr of 25, a AF of 1.0 and a AF% of 43. his sudden turn lead and c/c on the flop is a bit suspicion but I think it can be a Tx or a straight or flushdraw as well. River completes the flushdraw as well a straightdraw with Q9. Do you think this should have been a fold of do we still have enough hands that we beat to make this call?

      Hand 8

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($21.44) 214bb
      UTG+1 ($7.02) 70bb
      CO ($7.26) 73bb
      BTN ($10.27) 103bb
      sirilidion (SB) ($13.94) 139bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is SB A:spade: 9:spade:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.20, sirilidion raises to $0.80, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: A:diamond: J:heart: 5:heart: ($1.70, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN checks

      Turn: 3:spade: ($1.70, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN bets $1.25, sirilidion calls $1.25

      River: 3:diamond: ($4.20, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN bets $2.80, sirilidion calls $2.80

      I have 118 hands on villian who has a vpip of 21 and a pfr of 21. His raise first in from the but is 42. His AF is 7.0 and his AF% is 61. I checked on the flop because my A9 is a medium strenght hand betting would only fold out worse? Is this alright or should I have played it differently. Also not sure about the river call although I pretty underrepped my hand here.

      Hand 9

      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($7.49) 75bb
      UTG+1 ($16.56) 166bb
      CO ($10) 100bb
      sirilidion (BTN) ($26.16) 262bb
      SB ($28.43) 284bb
      BB ($20.52) 205bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is BTN Q:heart: 8:heart:
      3 folds, sirilidion raises to $0.20, SB raises to $0.80, 1 fold, sirilidion calls $0.60

      Flop: Q:club: A:spade: 3:spade: ($1.70, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.76, sirilidion calls $0.76

      Turn: 5:club: ($3.22, 2 players)
      SB checks, sirilidion checks

      River: 5:heart: ($3.22, 2 players)
      SB bets $1.90, sirilidion calls $1.90

      I have 117 hands on villian. He has a vpip of 23, a pfr of 22 a 3bet of 9.1 and vs but a 3bet of 11, a cbet of 70, a AF of 2.2 and a AF% of 52. After he c-bets and c-turn I think it is likely he doesn't have an A. So do you think villian checks turns and then bets enough rivers as a bluff or with a Q?

      Hand 10
      $0.05/$0.10 Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($8.91) 89bb
      sirilidion (UTG+1) ($9.50) 95bb
      CO ($10.05) 101bb
      BTN ($10.29) 103bb
      SB ($8.40) 84bb
      BB ($9.06) 91bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) sirilidion is UTG+1 9:club: 9:diamond:
      1 fold, sirilidion raises to $0.30, 1 fold, BTN raises to $0.90, 2 folds, sirilidion calls $0.60

      Flop: 3:heart: 9:heart: Q:club: ($1.95, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN checks

      Turn: 10:club: ($1.95, 2 players)
      sirilidion checks, BTN bets $1.30, sirilidion raises to $3.50, BTN goes all-in $9.39, sirilidion goes all-in $5.10

      River: 6:spade: ($19.15, 2 players, 2 all-in)

      I have 273 hands on villian. He has a vpip of 28 and a pfr of 23, a 3 bet of 9.3 and a 3bet vs mp of 10, c-bet of 39, an AF of 1,3 and an AF% of 25. Although he is pretty aggressive pre-flop he seems to be passive postflop. Considering that I think I made a mistake not leading the turn. Considering he is pretty tight postflop do you think we should fold to his 3bet shove on the turn?
    • dw00d
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      Any update on the video for the first session :D ?