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    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,268
      Hi guys!

      Looking to start another blog to help motivate me improve my game!!
      I work full time now so have less time to grind.

      Here's my graphs so far:

      NL10


      NL20


      As you can see by the 20nl graph, it took me a few shots to move up. I feel pretty confident here now. I just need to put the volume and effort into my game.

      Starting from tomorrow, I'm going to aim for at least 1hr session every day. I know itss not much, but small achievable goals first:f_thumbsup: I come home for lunch from work, so will put in a 20-30 min session then to boost volume.
  • 14 replies
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Link to Old Bloog!! if anyone is interested:f_drink:
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,268
      Hand from tonights session. Should raise the flop bigger since we are so deep. I actual started to doubt my hand when he makes it €6.8. no queens!:f_mad: please be Fours:f_love:

      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Holdem
      iPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter

      Stacks:
      UTG Player3 ($36.13) 181bb
      UTG+1 Player5 ($11.52) 58bb
      CO Player6 ($25.09) 125bb
      BTN Player8 ($53.64) 268bb
      SB Player10 ($21.11) 106bb
      BB Hero ($41.12) 206bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.30, 6 players) Hero is BB J: J:
      Player3 raises to $0.60, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.40
      Flop: :4h: J: Q: ($1.30, 2 players)

      Hero checks, Player3 bets $0.91, Hero raises to $2.82, Player3 raises to $6.83, Hero raises to $16, Player3 goes all-in $35.53, Hero calls $19.53

      Turn: :6h: ($72.36, 2), 1 all-in
      River: :8c: ($72.36, 2), 1 all-in

      Final Pot: $72.36
      Player3 shows
      Q: J:

      Hero wins $69.36 (net +$33.23)

      Player3 lost $36.13
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 38,130
      Hopefully you create for yourself also a interesting blog title :f_wink:
      Do you planning a challenge so you can motivate yourself to get more volume on the micro stakes?

      You’re hand looks fine played to me. Maybe was a 4 bet jam on the flop a little bit better than a normal 4 bet, because player 3 has only $28,70 behind after his 3 bet. Than you’re committed anyway.

      Further I wish you all the best to beat NL20 and higher :gl:

      Best regards,
      SDK1987
    • NutzAreOk
      NutzAreOk
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      Interesting flat w/JJ there. Can you open that decision for us?
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,268
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      Do you planning a challenge so you can motivate yourself to get more volume on the micro stakes?
      Just plan on hitting 1Hr every day til the end of month atm. I play 2 tables speed. so will look into upping tables &/or sessions.


      Originally posted by NutzAreOk
      Interesting flat w/JJ there. Can you open that decision for us?
      Being deeper, i should have 3bet him. He should be defending wider since he has better implied odds + position.
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,268
      Quick update.

      Last 2 days i've hit 1.5hrs grind time each day, which i'm happy about:f_thumbsup: couple more sessions and i'll work out what my H/hr is and and use that to set a realistic volume challenge for next month.

      Anyway heres a couple fun hands from the sessions......

      AA BB Vs SB limp/ 3bet
      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $20.10 (100.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $64.57 (322.8 bb)
      UTG: $8.90 (44.5 bb)
      MP: $8.16 (40.8 bb)
      CO: $33.47 (167.4 bb)
      BTN: $31.67 (158.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A A
      4 folds, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.80, SB raises to $2, Hero calls $1.20

      Flop: ($4) Q T 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.20, Hero calls $3.20

      Turn: ($10.40) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5, SB raises to $14.90 and is all-in, Hero calls $9.90

      River: ($40.20) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $40.20 pot ($2.01 rake)
      Final Board: Q T 2 8 6
      SB showed 7 Q and lost (-$20.10 net)
      Hero mucked A A and won $38.19 ($18.09 net)



      Qwadz:f_love:
      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $12.65 (63.3 bb)
      BB: $20 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $20 (100 bb)
      MP: $20.98 (104.9 bb)
      CO: $14.81 (74.1 bb)
      BTN: $21.08 (105.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with 4 4
      Hero raises to $0.60, MP calls $0.60, CO calls $0.60, 3 folds

      Flop: ($2.10) 4 4 T (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($2.10) J (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.90, MP folds, CO calls $1.90

      River: ($5.90) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $3.80, Hero raises to $17.30, CO calls $8.51

      Results: $30.52 pot ($1.52 rake)
      Final Board: 4 4 T J 9
      Hero mucked 4 4 and won $29 ($14.19 net)
      CO showed Q K and lost (-$14.81 net)




      Flop Nutz
      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $11.70 (58.5 bb)
      BB: $20.50 (102.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $29.34 (146.7 bb)
      MP: $19.24 (96.2 bb)
      CO: $30.03 (150.2 bb)
      BTN: $28.76 (143.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K A
      Hero raises to $0.60, MP folds, CO calls $0.60, BTN folds, SB calls $0.50, BB folds

      Flop: ($2) 6 9 8 (3 players)
      SB bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20, CO folds

      Turn: ($4.40) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.20, Hero raises to $11, SB calls $6.70 and is all-in

      River: ($24.20) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $24.20 pot ($1.21 rake)
      Final Board: 6 9 8 2 8
      SB showed 6 6 and won $22.99 ($11.29 net)
      Hero mucked K A and won $0.00 (-$11.70 net)



      Now for the lunchtime grind :D :f_drink:
    • NutzAreOk
      NutzAreOk
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      Originally posted by gxtwo
      Originally posted by NutzAreOk
      Interesting flat w/JJ there. Can you open that decision for us?
      Being deeper, i should have 3bet him. He should be defending wider since he has better implied odds + position.
      So you prefer flatting like 100bb deep w/JJ?
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      100bb Vs UTG yeah, unless he's obv bad player.

      I hate the idea of 3bet folding. His flatting range will have good equity Vs us, plus the fact we are OOP.

      Even IP Vs an UTG range i prefer a flat. we fold to 4 bet. SO better to tighten our value 3bet range and replace Jacks with a bluff were happy 3bet folding.
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,268
      doing good in the grind time goals. 2 tabling speed is averaging about 290hands/hr so far...



      I also want to watch/ read some start but im a lil bronze n00b. Apart from buying. is raking the only way to rank up?:f_cry:
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,268
      A couple good sessions and I've reached a €1k bank roll milestone!!:f_drink:


      Was here over 1+ year ago but cashed most of it out for a holiday and laptop :f_smile:

      I don't plan on doing the same again, keep building and move to fiddy!!
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      I cant post in hh review =(

      Anyone got thoughts on this hand??
      Effective stacks 170bb. Btn is 14/11 over 160 hands, so a little on the nit side of stats.


      QQ vs Btn 4bet - 170 deep
      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Holdem
      iPoker
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter

      Stacks:
      UTG Player3 ($34.68) 173bb
      UTG+1 Player5 ($20.20) 101bb
      CO Player6 ($21.97) 110bb
      BTN Player8 ($30.99) 155bb
      SB Hero ($39.99) 200bb
      BB Player1 ($34.18) 171bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.30, 6 players) Hero is SB Q: Q:
      3 folds, Player8 raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $1.80, 1 fold, Player8 raises to $4.20, Hero calls $2.40
      Flop: :7d: :5h: :8d: ($8.60, 2 players)

      Hero checks, Player8 bets $7, Hero calls $7

      Turn: :7c: ($22.60, 2)
      Hero checks, Player8 checks

      River: A: ($22.60, 2)

      Hero checks, Player8 bets $11.30, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $33.90

      Player8 wins $44.07 (net +$21.57)

      Hero lost $11.20
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey Gxtwo,

      I don't have an issue with flatting the 4bet. It's probably the best option given the stack sizes, stacking off would probably not be optimal

      I would call the flop bet but worth noting the sizing is much larger than standard for a cbet in a 4bet pot so that should generally tell us we are not necessarily committed to the hand. I think the turn check back from villain is usually a pretty big tell he has part of his Ax range. He'd usually be betting again with overpairs. So by the time Ace hits the river we should be in x/f mode here. It will be interesting if river is a blank, we probably have a call since we only lose to turn slowplays.
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Thanks for the review W34z3l:f_thumbsup:

      Didn't play yesterday, or so far today. :f_frown: Playing a pub tourney later, they have 20nl cash as well, so hopefully make some easy manyez at that.

      Brushed up on my photoshop skills today and produced a new run good avatar:



      Will try to update on the pub game, usually some LOLWTF hands going down, their logic will literally melt your brain:f_drink:
    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
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      Last night was pretty fun. Ended 5th out of about 19, no maneys but Ended up +£10 for the night form the cash game.

      Witnessed a guy call a turn X/R all in on :Js: :Th: :Kh: with pocket 4s:yaoming: obv lost the hand (he put villain on a draw:facepalm: )

      And i made a pretty sick calldown Vs a spewyMongo's 3bet pre and tripple barrel on J8348. I have 77, He mucks when called:profit:


      Going to put in a session online the now, then off to another pub again for 20nl live.:f_drink: