The man, the player and the game. Chapter 2.0!

    • alexx331
      alexx331
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      Hello, guys!

      My name is Alex, i'm from Romania and i'm 22 years old. I started playing poker a few years ago, nothing serious until december last year. The thing went quite well until the psychological part of the game started to pop up and i got tilted more and more every day. I just couldn't control it anymore, couldn't focus on my game. The only stuff in my head was that i am entitled to win and that's it. So, i decided to take time away from the tables for a few months. In that time i studied my mental game in order to understand why i that stuff happened.
      Now i have 40 E on NetBet and i want to play NL2, despite the fact i have close to no experience in cash games. (i used to play 9max and 45 man SnG). So, any advice or suggestion about videos or strategies is should look for are more than welcomed.
      About the objectives, i can't say i have many. The most important is to build a solid bankroll and after i'll focus on other achievements. I'll try to keep this blog updated and post everyday.

      Cheers!
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    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Looks like you didn’t update you’re blog every day or you are waiting for a answer :f_wink:

      Anyway I think it’s smart for a player that just started with cash games is that you check the threads No Limit Beginners course with confidant91 and The No Limit Beginner Adventures with LemOn36 if you starting with short handed cash games. If you start with full ring cash games you can check always the Rogier - King of Full Ring feedback thread for more info.

      Further I wish you good luck with you’re cash game adventure :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • alexx331
      alexx331
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      Thanks for feedback and suggestions!
      What do you believe about shortstack strategy, being the fact i have only around 40 E bankroll?
    • alexx331
      alexx331
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      iPoker - €0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: €2.12 (VPIP: 17.01, PFR: 11.56, 3Bet Preflop: 1.85, Hands: 153)
      BB: €2.04 (VPIP: 23.24, PFR: 10.64, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 147)
      UTG: €2.03 (VPIP: 22.00, PFR: 14.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 50)
      Hero (MP): €3.23
      CO: €1.29 (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      BTN: €1.07 (VPIP: 73.08, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)

      SB posts SB €0.01, BB posts BB €0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.03) Hero has J:diamond: K:club:

      fold, Hero raises to €0.06, fold, fold, SB calls €0.05, fold

      Flop: (€0.14, 2 players) J:club: 6:diamond: T:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets €0.09, SB raises to €0.22, Hero calls €0.13

      Turn: (€0.58, 2 players) T:diamond:
      SB bets €0.44, Hero calls €0.44

      River: (€1.46, 2 players) 2:club:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      SB shows Q:club: T:club: (Three of a Kind, Tens)
      (Pre 40%, Flop 24%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks J:diamond: K:club: (Two Pair, Jacks and Tens)
      (Pre 60%, Flop 76%, Turn 5%)
      SB wins €1.37

      How would you play this hand? After his call preflop and his raise postflop i thought he either has a strong set or a bluff. Should i call also the turn bet?
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      Originally posted by alexx331
      Thanks for feedback and suggestions!
      What do you believe about shortstack strategy, being the fact i have only around 40 E bankroll?
      I’m more a SNG player. So mid stack strategy is more my cup of thee than Big Stack Strategy (BSS), but if you want to improve you’re post flop game it’s better to play BSS from the start. Also is 20 buy-inns enough to play safe on NL2.
      Originally posted by alexx331
      iPoker - €0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: €2.12 (VPIP: 17.01, PFR: 11.56, 3Bet Preflop: 1.85, Hands: 153)
      BB: €2.04 (VPIP: 23.24, PFR: 10.64, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 147)
      UTG: €2.03 (VPIP: 22.00, PFR: 14.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 50)
      Hero (MP): €3.23
      CO: €1.29 (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      BTN: €1.07 (VPIP: 73.08, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)

      SB posts SB €0.01, BB posts BB €0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.03) Hero has J:diamond: K:club:

      fold, Hero raises to €0.06, fold, fold, SB calls €0.05, fold

      Flop: (€0.14, 2 players) J:club: 6:diamond: T:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets €0.09, SB raises to €0.22, Hero calls €0.13

      Turn: (€0.58, 2 players) T:diamond:
      SB bets €0.44, Hero calls €0.44

      River: (€1.46, 2 players) 2:club:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      SB shows Q:club: T:club: (Three of a Kind, Tens)
      (Pre 40%, Flop 24%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks J:diamond: K:club: (Two Pair, Jacks and Tens)
      (Pre 60%, Flop 76%, Turn 5%)
      SB wins €1.37

      How would you play this hand? After his call preflop and his raise postflop i thought he either has a strong set or a bluff. Should i call also the turn bet?
      KJo is most likely on the bottom of my openings range pre-flop as cash game fish
      I expect he will raise with top pair or better for value and so many bluffing hands aren’t to likely. It’s weird based on his stats to change Tx, 6x or KQ in to a bluff. Read less I would make a nitty fold.

      If you call the flop is the turn and river a blank. If you call the flop is a call on turn I think pretty standard. Now he has checked the river it’s difficult to set him on a strong hand anymore, but it’s also difficult to get value. So checking is fine against a tight aggressive player.

      I think it’s also smart to post hands on the Hand discussions for No Limit board. This way you get most likely faster feedback of cash game players

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • alexx331
      alexx331
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      Can anyone tell me how can i post my blog in signature? I mean, not only the link, but also the name of the blog?