The Bankroll challenge - FrozenElf

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    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
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      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,116
      Not only you look forward to the first update!

      Please also post some interesting hands, giraffes and pictures of frozen elfes!

      CU,SvenBe!
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
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      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 1,415
      Hi FrozenElf,

      Welcome to the challenge. And good luck in reaching your goal. Look forward to reading about your progress.

      Regards


      Matt
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
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      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Originally posted by SvenBe
      Not only you look forward to the first update!

      Please also post some interesting hands, giraffes and pictures of frozen elfes!

      CU,SvenBe!
      Hello Svenbe,
      Im a noob I cant figure out how to insert a picture I have a wonderful picture of a frozen elf too :f_biggrin:

      Originally posted by metalmonkey80
      Hi FrozenElf,

      Welcome to the challenge. And good luck in reaching your goal. Look forward to reading about your progress.

      Regards


      Matt
      Hello Matt,

      Thank you, hopefully I can show you some nice giraffes.

      Session Review


      Number of weeks joined 1
      WarmUp Complete
      Number of hands played 6984
      Number of tables 2
      Profit/loss +$20.45 cash games +$10 bonus's-$5.52 from rebuy satellites :profit:
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $171.58

      Long term goals

      1) To eventually be good enough to make some extra income from poker
      2) To grind my way up to NL10
      3) Plug all my leaks

      Session goals

      1) Play 2 tables - mostly achieved
      2) instead of tilt call, tilt fold - New goal
      3) Control my emotions and don't let them block my area's I need work - New goal

      Revising goals for this week

      1) Watch some videos and research on squeezing - 50% complete
      2) Watch some videos and research on vs squeeze -
      3) Watch some videos on 3bet pots
      4) Revisit player type analysis -
      5) Revisit how to play vs player type -
      6) Learn the average range for a specific player type -


      Results


      How well I played

      Through out the week I have played really bad at times and really good for some parts.

      B-game


      Tilt control

      At the start of the week i wasn't so great, but Ive done really well to control this is the last few days 7/10

      Focus level

      overall I would say 5/10 im hoping my new goal to play 2 tables will help me stay more focused

      Evaluation



      Tough spots

      Hand 1 -This was a bit weird

      UTG: $17.54
      CO: $5.25
      Hero (BTN): $18.42
      SB: $4.11
      BB: $12.73

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is BTN with 9 :heart: 9 :spade:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.22, Hero calls $0.22, 1 fold, BB calls $0.17

      Flop: ($0.73) 7 :heart: 4 :heart: 4 :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.35, BB calls $0.35, CO folds

      Turn: ($1.43) 4 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.02, BB calls $1.02

      River: ($3.47) 5 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.66, BB raises to $5.75, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $6.79
      BB wins $6.51
      (Rake: $0.28)



      Hand 2, this shows I need to work on multi way pots

      Hero (BTN): $7.40
      SB: $5.74
      BB: $14.88
      UTG: $9.58
      MP: $12.50
      CO: $4.45

      Pre Flop: ($0.13) Hero is BTN with 8 :club: Q :club:
      UTG raises to $0.15, 1 fold, CO calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, SB calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.71) Q :heart: 8 :spade: 9 :club: (4 players)
      SB checks, UTG checks, CO bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75, SB folds, UTG calls $0.75

      Turn: ($2.96) 7 :club: (3 players)
      UTG checks, CO bets $3.54 all in, Hero calls $3.54, UTG folds

      River: ($10.04) 8 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $10.04
      Hero shows 8 :club: Q :club: (a full house, Eights full of Queens)
      CO shows 9 :spade: 9 :heart: (a full house, Nines full of Eights)
      CO wins $9.62
      (Rake: $0.42)



      Hand 3 This was a bad bluff catch

      BB: $15.34
      UTG: $3.58
      MP: $12.76
      Hero (CO): $5.89
      BTN: $5.00
      SB: $10.60

      Pre Flop: ($0.13) Hero is CO with J :club: A :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, SB calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.41) Q :spade: J :diamond: 8 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.15, SB calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.71) 3 :club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, SB calls $0.20

      River: ($1.21) K :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.16, Hero calls $1.16

      Final Pot: $3.53
      Hero mucks J :club: A :spade:
      SB shows T :spade: A :diamond: (a straight, Ten to Ace)
      SB wins $3.38
      (Rake: $0.15)




      How much did variance influence my play

      Im not sure how to calculate this, I need to do some revising here so I can better myself at coping with variance

      Area's im trying to improve

      1) Squeezing - ive shown a massive improvement here, would like to watch the rest of the video tomorrow
      2) Vs squeeze - haven't had chance to test out my own constructed ranges yet since I put them together yesterday
      3) 3bets - playing 3bets and 3bet pots much better
      4) Vs 3bets - again playing against these well too
      5) 4bets - good improvement here
      6) Vs 4bets - this has also improved quite a lot
      7) Mental game - I've show a huge improvement in this area, I think my overall tilt control is improving a lot and since I've understood that emotions block learning I seem much more relaxed and calm.
      8) Multi way pots - this is a new area I added due to some mistakes ive made I need to do some work on this

      Analysis


      This is part of my warm up, to analyse the last session, im doing a biggest loss biggest win analysis at the moment.

      2 Biggest wins


      BB: $12.68
      CO: $9.88
      Hero (BTN): $10.92
      SB: $16.81

      Pre Flop: ($0.11) Hero is BTN with K :spade: K :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.15, SB raises to $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.25, SB calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.59) J :spade: J :diamond: T :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.59) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.88, Hero raises to $3, SB raises to $15.55 all in, Hero calls $6.66 all in

      River: ($21.91) T :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $21.91
      Hero shows K :spade: K :club: (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
      SB shows Q :club: Q :spade: (two pair, Queens and Jacks)
      Hero wins $21.41
      (Rake: $0.50)



      UTG: $13.12
      CO: $17.24
      Hero (BTN): $10.94
      SB: $13.40
      BB: $12.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is BTN with 7 :club: 7 :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.15, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.15, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.52) 7 :diamond: 6 :heart: K :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.40, BB raises to $1.11, UTG folds, Hero raises to $2.92, BB raises to $12.34 all in, Hero calls $7.86 all in

      Turn: ($22.08) 3 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($22.08) 2 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $22.08
      Hero shows 7 :club: 7 :spade: (three of a kind, Sevens)
      BB shows 6 :diamond: 6 :club: (three of a kind, Sixes)
      Hero wins $21.16
      (Rake: $0.92)


      2 Biggest loss's

      This is funny because my 2 biggest loss's are squeezing and vs squeeze, hopefully after doing some revising in that area im no longer going to be playing like this in that area :f_biggrin:


      Hero (SB): $13.95
      BB: $19.31
      CO: $6.28
      BTN: $8.39

      Pre Flop: ($0.13) Hero is SB with 5 :heart: A :diamond:
      1 fold, BTN raises to $0.15, Hero calls $0.13, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.41) 2 :heart: 6 :club: 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.19, BTN raises to $8.23 all in, Hero calls $8.04

      Turn: ($16.87) 2 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($16.87) 9 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $16.87
      Hero shows 5 :heart: A :diamond: (two pair, Fives and Deuces)
      BTN shows 8 :diamond: 8 :heart: (two pair, Eights and Deuces)
      BTN wins $16.37
      (Rake: $0.50)




      CO: $17.01
      BTN: $7.71
      Hero (SB): $26.27
      BB: $17.79
      UTG: $7.33

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is SB with J :heart: T :diamond:
      UTG calls $0.05, CO raises to $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, Hero raises to $0.80, 3 folds, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.95) 2 :heart: J :diamond: K :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.87, Hero calls $1.87

      Turn: ($5.69) K :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $5.03 all in, Hero calls $5.03

      River: ($15.75) 7 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $15.75
      BTN shows K :diamond: Q :spade: (three of a kind, Kings)
      Hero shows J :heart: T :diamond: (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
      BTN wins $15.10
      (Rake: $0.65)



    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
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      wow, a very elaborated post!

      For adding pictures it is super simple:
      - either with the image tag you can see when you post

      - or directly by draging in the picture here in a post - try it!
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Originally posted by SvenBe
      wow, a very elaborated post!
      Thank you!

      lets see if this works :f_biggrin:

      for some reason it wont work I get a message saying "opps something went wrong while uploading please try again" ill look for another picture or try and edit and save it through paint or something.
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      I quite like this picture I might make it my profile pic :f_drink:

    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Session Review


      Number of weeks joined 2
      Number of hands played3581
      Profit/loss +$85 in bonus's and rakeback-$41
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $204

      Long term goals

      1) To eventually be good enough to make some extra income from poker -
      2) To grind my way up to $250 to play NL10 - Complete
      3) To grind my way up to $750 to play NL25 -
      4) Plug all my leaks -

      Goal's for this week

      1) Don't make any spewy plays against squeeze or squeezing
      2) Don't make any spewy plays playing drawing hands

      Revising goals for this week

      1) Watch some videos and research on squeezing - 50% complete
      2) Watch some videos and research on vs squeeze - I thought about it and constructed my own ranges
      3) Revisit how to play vs player type - Complete twice
      4) Revisit player type analysis - Complete twice
      5) Revisit how to play drawing hands - Complete

      I will keep this the same for this week since I feel it is my weakest area, I didn't play that much this week so I was unable to complete most of this.

      Results


      How well I played

      I was playing really good for the first part of this, I went out at the weekend and drank a lot and partied hard, this seemed to have a very negative affect on my play,

      overall Cgame

      Tilt control

      Again this was good at the start but the last few days terrible 7/10

      Focus level

      6/10 I was distracted very easily

      Evaluation



      Tough spots

      Didn't really have any

      Area's I need to improve

      1) Squeezing and vs squeeze -
      2) Playing drawing hands -
      3) MW pots -
      4) Playing vs CS and Loose passive -

      This is all new and I feel it is the back end of my game, I am also changing my revising goals to this area.

      2 Biggest win's


      CO: $25.00
      Hero (BTN): $17.55
      SB: $21.85
      BB: $16.52
      UTG: $21.33
      MP: $25.77

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is BTN with K :diamond: A :spade:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.47, Hero raises to $1.40, 2 folds, CO calls $0.93

      Flop: ($3.07) J :heart: K :spade: A :diamond: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($3.07) 6 :spade: (2 players)
      CO bets $2, Hero raises to $6.20, CO raises to $23.58 all in, Hero calls $9.93 all in

      River: ($35.33) T :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $35.33
      CO shows J :club: A :club: (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
      Hero shows K :diamond: A :spade: (two pair, Aces and Kings)
      Hero wins $33.83
      (Rake: $1.50)



      BTN: $5.51
      SB: $18.36
      BB: $13.44
      UTG: $31.49
      MP: $19.63
      Hero (CO): $13.01

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with 9 :diamond: T :diamond:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, SB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.70) 8 :spade: 4 :club: Q :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.44, SB calls $0.44

      Turn: ($1.58) 7 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1, SB raises to $2.40, Hero calls $1.40

      River: ($6.38) 6 :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.43, Hero raises to $9.87 all in, SB calls $7.44

      Final Pot: $26.12
      SB shows 4 :spade: 4 :heart: (three of a kind, Fours)
      Hero shows 9 :diamond: T :diamond: (a straight, Six to Ten)
      Hero wins $24.94
      (Rake: $1.18)



      My 3 biggest loss's


      CO: $14.68
      Hero (BTN): $18.26
      SB: $37.26
      BB: $25.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is BTN with 3 :club: 3 :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, BB raises to $0.99, Hero calls $0.69

      Flop: ($2.11) 8 :heart: 2 :club: K :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.01, Hero raises to $3, BB calls $1.99

      Turn: ($8.11) Q :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $5.16, BB calls $5.16

      River: ($18.43) J :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $9.09 all in, BB calls $9.09

      Final Pot: $36.61
      Hero shows 3 :club: 3 :spade: (a pair of Threes)
      BB shows A :heart: A :club: (a pair of Aces)
      BB wins $35.61
      (Rake: $1.00)



      Notice how these 2 are similar, witch is why I have changed my area to learn about playing drawing hands, like the squeeze last week I haven't madding and stupid plays in squeeze pots I have done some revising in this area and hope to not make any more plays like this this week.

      Hero (BB): $14.05
      UTG: $28.67
      MP: $32.22
      CO: $25.01
      BTN: $25.54
      SB: $24.01

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is BB with K :spade: 4 :spade:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.32) Q :spade: T :spade: 7 :heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $0.59, SB raises to $2, Hero raises to $13.73 all in, CO folds, BTN raises to $25.22 all in, SB folds

      Turn: ($30.78) 2 :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($30.78) 8 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $30.78
      Hero shows K :spade: 4 :spade: (high card King)
      BTN shows 7 :club: 7 :spade: (three of a kind, Sevens)
      BTN wins $29.39
      (Rake: $1.39)




      Hero (CO): $12.07
      BTN: $40.23
      SB: $25.53
      BB: $36.05
      UTG: $29.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is CO with A :club: 2 :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.30) 4 :club: 9 :heart: J :club: (4 players)
      SB bets $0.95, BB calls $0.95, Hero calls $0.95, BTN raises to $4.40, SB raises to $16.34, BB folds, Hero calls $10.80 all in, BTN raises to $28.28, SB calls $8.87 all in

      Turn: ($64.42) 6 :club: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($64.42) 6 :diamond: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $64.42
      Hero mucks A :club: 2 :club:
      BTN shows 4 :spade: 4 :diamond: (a full house, Fours full of Sixes)
      SB shows J :spade: K :heart: (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
      BTN wins $26.92
      BTN wins $36.00
      (Rake: $1.50)


    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Session Review


      Number of weeks joined 3
      Number of hands played 5881
      Profit/loss +$74 and +$10 in bonus's and rakeback-$41
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $288

      Long term goals

      1) To eventually be good enough to make some extra income from poker -
      2) To grind my way up to $250 to play NL10 - Complete
      3) To grind my way up to $750 to play NL25 -
      4) Plug all my leaks -

      Goal's for Last week

      1) Don't make any spewy plays against squeeze or squeezing - Failed
      2) Don't make any spewy plays playing drawing hands - Failed

      Goals for this week remain the same

      Revising goals for last week

      1) Watch some videos and research on squeezing - 50% complete
      2) Watch some videos and research on vs squeeze - I thought about it and constructed my own ranges
      3) Revisit how to play vs player type - Complete 3 times
      4) Revisit player type analysis - Complete 3 times
      5) Revisit how to play drawing hands - Complete

      Revising goals for this week

      1) 10-15 minutes revising on player analysis before each session and some time on forums about stats

      Results


      How well I played

      Throughout the week i have played reasonably well, i feel like my Agame has taken a step further

      Solid Bgame

      Tilt control

      This was ok up until my last session i let my emotions block something im learning and lost $94 in that session vs 1 player, also i think i was on slight revenge tilt, after making some huge 250bb mistakes vs him, witch is why im putting some more work into player analysis i didn't know it as well as i thought

      Focus level

      I have been much less distracted by the cashier but it is still distracting me way to much

      Evaluation


      Area's I need to improve

      1) Squeezing and vs squeeze -
      2) Playing drawing hands -
      3) MW pots -
      4) Playing vs CS and Loose passive -
      5) Player analysis -

      I have definitely, made some improvements to 2,4 and 5, i don't get as spewy with drawing hands, i am bluff catching and betting for value better vs CS and loose passive, and i have recognised a mistake analysing what i though was a maniac.

      Some of the biggest win's and loss's this week

      This player was a maniac


      BB: $14.28
      UTG: $25.00
      Hero (MP): $32.28
      CO: $18.74
      BTN: $23.31
      SB: $23.45

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with Q :spade: A :heart:
      UTG raises to $0.47, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, SB calls $1.45, 1 fold, UTG calls $1.03

      Flop: ($4.72) 2 :diamond: Q :diamond: 9 :heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG bets $4.51, Hero raises to $30.76 all in, SB folds, UTG calls $18.97 all in

      Turn: ($51.68) 4 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($51.68) Q :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $51.68
      UTG shows Q :heart: K :club: (three of a kind, Queens)
      Hero shows Q :spade: A :heart: (three of a kind, Queens - Ace kicker)
      Hero wins $50.18
      (Rake: $1.50)



      Its always nice to flop a set in a 3bet pot :f_drink:


      CO: $18.32
      BTN: $20.82
      SB: $24.60
      BB: $25.58
      Hero (UTG): $27.72

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is UTG with 8 :heart: 8 :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 1 fold, SB raises to $0.90, BB calls $0.80, Hero calls $0.60, CO calls $0.60

      Flop: ($3.70) A :club: 9 :heart: 8 :spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2.70, CO calls $2.70, SB calls $2.70, BB folds

      Turn: ($11.80) 5 :spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.80, CO raises to $14.70 all in, SB folds, Hero calls $8.90

      River: ($41.20) 7 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $41.20
      CO shows 9 :club: 8 :club: (two pair, Nines and Eights)
      Hero shows 8 :heart: 8 :diamond: (three of a kind, Eights)
      Hero wins $39.70
      (Rake: $1.50)



      I should of shoved this turn vs this CS

      CO: $66.77
      BTN: $38.36
      SB: $14.90
      BB: $55.70
      UTG: $25.62
      Hero (MP): $19.76

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with A :heart: T :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, BTN raises to $1, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, BTN calls $1.50

      Flop: ($5.27) T :heart: 7 :diamond: J :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.35, BTN calls $3.35

      Turn: ($11.97) 5 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($11.97) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $32.49 all in, Hero calls $13.89 all in

      Final Pot: $39.75
      BTN shows 3 :diamond: 4 :diamond: (a flush, Jack high)
      Hero shows A :heart: T :club: (a pair of Tens)
      BTN wins $38.25
      (Rake: $1.50)



      I analysed this guy to be a maniac, but i made a mistake in analysing the player type

      PokerStars Hand #141341822249: Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10 USD) - 2015/09/26 1:45:40 WET [2015/09/25 20:45:40 ET]
      Table 'Agassiz' 6-max Seat #2 is the button
      Seat 1: Habbibs ($15.10 in chips)
      Seat 2: FriendlyElf ($19.07 in chips)
      Seat 3: Dom5050 ($28.06 in chips)
      Seat 4: klugkk ($56.57 in chips)
      Dom5050: posts small blind $0.05
      klugkk: posts big blind $0.10
      Habbibs: posts the ante $0.02
      FriendlyElf: posts the ante $0.02
      Dom5050: posts the ante $0.02
      klugkk: posts the ante $0.02
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to FriendlyElf [Tc Ts]
      Habbibs: folds
      FriendlyElf: raises $0.20 to $0.30
      Dom5050: folds
      klugkk: calls $0.20
      *** FLOP *** [9s 3d 6c]
      klugkk: checks
      FriendlyElf: bets $0.46
      klugkk: raises $1.54 to $2
      FriendlyElf: raises $3.13 to $5.13
      klugkk: raises $51.12 to $56.25 and is all-in
      FriendlyElf: calls $13.62 and is all-in
      Uncalled bet ($37.50) returned to klugkk
      *** TURN *** [9s 3d 6c] [8d]
      *** RIVER *** [9s 3d 6c 8d] [5d]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      klugkk: shows [6d 6h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
      FriendlyElf: shows [Tc Ts] (a pair of Tens)
      klugkk collected $37.23 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $38.23 | Rake $1
      Board [9s 3d 6c 8d 5d]
      Seat 1: Habbibs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 2: FriendlyElf (button) showed [Tc Ts] and lost with a pair of Tens
      Seat 3: Dom5050 (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 4: klugkk (big blind) showed [6d 6h] and won ($37.23) with three of a kind, Sixes



      i don't see what i could of done here


      Hero (BB): $17.34
      UTG: $16.40
      MP: $41.07
      CO: $10.51
      BTN: $27.20
      SB: $25.55

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is BB with A :diamond: K :club:
      UTG raises to $0.20, MP calls $0.20, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.80, UTG calls $0.60, 1 fold

      Flop: ($1.97) 4 :diamond: 9 :spade: A :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, UTG calls $1.25

      Turn: ($4.47) 4 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.84, UTG calls $2.84

      River: ($10.15) K :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $9.70, Hero raises to $12.43 all in, UTG calls $1.79 all in

      Final Pot: $33.13
      Hero shows A :diamond: K :club: (two pair, Aces and Kings)
      UTG shows 4 :spade: A :club: (a full house, Fours full of Aces)
      UTG wins $31.64
      (Rake: $1.49)


      my overall graph

    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Firstly, I have not been well this week and its really affected my play as you can see by the huge downward spike on the graph.

      Ok, so my approach to fixing my weakness's hasn't been working as well as i hoped it would, im still making some silly mistakes, I have been reading a little bit more of "The Mental Game of Poker" and would like to try out this for a few weeks and see how it goes.

      Let me start by saying this has taken me about 5 hours to do :f_zZz: , i have analysed the last 3 weeks of play, and wrote down all the mistakes i can see, i have categorized them in order of severity, Bgame being the least and Fgame being the worst (obviously :f_biggrin: ). now i have a clear idea of how im actually playing. My plan now is to start from the back end like inchworm suggests, I will try not to make any mistakes in my Fgame until that is eliminated, then move on to Egame until that is eliminated, you see where im going with this. once i feel i have Fixed all the mistakes in Fgame i will remove it from this list, if i make one of them mistakes again i will just add Fgame back with that 1 mistake i made since it cannot be eliminated from my game. I will aslo change my session goals here they are:

      1 - Try not to make any Fgame mistakes
      2 - don't look at cashier while playing, because its a distraction

      I will always aim to play my Agame but its harder to do this then you might think, so im not going to have it as a goal, but if i do manage to play my Agame i will make sure i feel good about it.

      Agame

      I don't make any of these mistakes listed below

      Bgame

      1 - calling with a DSD
      2 - call from sb loose
      3 - over calling unsuited connectors
      4 - cbet bluffing dangerous flops
      5 - cbet bluffing players that just dont fold to cbets

      Cgame

      1 - 3 bet bluff vs a player with low FT3B stat
      2 - squeeze bluff vs low FT3B stat
      3 - Turning a showdown hand into a bluff
      4 - playing draws aggressivly vs CS LAG and loose passive players that dont fold


      Dgame

      1 - calling passive players bet MW when they dont have initiative
      2 - call min 3bets with PP's and continue after the flop vs unknowns
      3 - calling pot bets
      4 - bluffing after the cbet
      5 - calling a donk bet with 3rd pair
      6 - cbetting more then 1/2 MW


      Egame

      1 - call with reverse implied odds
      2 - call over bets
      3 - 4bet bluff vs a bad LAG
      4 - calling pot river bets when bluff catching
      5 - calling river donk when obvious draw completes
      6 - calling 3 bets with dominated hands

      Fgame

      1 - call a tight passive players slight over bet MW
      2 - calling a passive players flop reraise even on draw heavy boards
      3 - calling river reraises when draws complete
      4 - calling a reraise on the turn when a 4 card straight or flush appears
      5 - treble barrel bluffing in 3 bet pots vs a low 3bet stat after set mining
      6 - shoving with SD mw over bet+raise
      7 - calling all in with SD
      8 - Calling/4betting a 2% 3 bet stat with AK QQ
      9 - calling a postflop reraise with a weak trash hand
      10 - calling a 3bet check raising flop and shoving turn with air
      11 - calling 5bets after 4bet betting for value with hands like TT JJ

      Session Review


      Number of weeks joined 4
      Number of hands played 5114
      Profit/loss +$0.52 :f_biggrin: +$10 in bonus's and rakeback
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $299

      Long term goals

      1) To eventually be good enough to make some extra income from poker -
      2) To grind my way up to $250 to play NL10 - Complete
      3) To grind my way up to $750 to play NL25 - 2nd attempt
      4) Plug all my leaks -

      Goal's for Last week

      1) Don't make any spewy plays against squeeze or squeezing - Failed
      2) Don't make any spewy plays playing drawing hands - Failed

      Goals for this week

      1) Try not to make any Fgame mistakes -
      2) Don't look at the cashier while playing, because it is a distraction -

      Revising goals for this week

      1) 10-15 revising before each session or posting on forums -

      Results


      How well I played

      After my new approach i think its safe to say i have played my Fgame this week

      Tilt control

      Terrible

      Focus level

      I have been much less distracted by the cashier but it is still distracting me way to much

      Some of the biggest wins and loss's this week


      1- what a maniac :f_biggrin:
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2795635
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      BTN: $25.66
      SB: $30.25
      BB: $22.25
      UTG: $33.74
      Hero (MP): $42.40
      CO: $35.58

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with A :diamond: 2 :diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.87) 5 :diamond: T :diamond: J :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.41, CO raises to $1.28, Hero raises to $3.53, CO raises to $8.24, Hero raises to $42.08 all in, CO calls $27.02 all in

      Turn: ($71.39) K :spade: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($71.39) A :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $71.39
      Hero shows A :diamond: 2 :diamond: (a flush, Ace high)
      CO shows 9 :heart: J :heart: (a pair of Jacks)
      Hero wins $69.89
      (Rake: $1.50)



      2- :f_biggrin:
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2796230
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      MP: $26.90
      CO: $30.40
      BTN: $22.07
      Hero (SB): $22.15
      BB: $19.87
      UTG: $23.97

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is SB with A :club: A :heart:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.40, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.60, 1 fold, CO calls $1.20

      Flop: ($3.42) 3 :club: K :diamond: 7 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $2.70, Hero calls $2.70

      Turn: ($8.82) 6 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $5.10, Hero raises to $17.83 all in, CO calls $12.73

      River: ($44.48) 3 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $44.48
      CO shows J :diamond: K :spade: (two pair, Kings and Threes)
      Hero shows A :club: A :heart: (two pair, Aces and Threes)
      Hero wins $42.98
      (Rake: $1.50)



      3-
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2795637
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      CO: $13.25
      BTN: $25.00
      SB: $11.89
      Hero (BB): $20.73
      UTG: $62.07

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BB with J :club: Q :club:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.75) 2 :diamond: A :diamond: T :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.48, Hero calls $0.48

      Turn: ($1.71) 6 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.28, Hero calls $1.28

      River: ($4.27) K :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.17, Hero raises to $18.65 all in, UTG calls $15.48

      Final Pot: $41.57
      Hero shows J :club: Q :club: (a flush, King high)
      UTG shows A :heart: K :diamond: (two pair, Aces and Kings)
      Hero wins $40.07
      (Rake: $1.50)



      4-
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2794919
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      BB: $32.41
      CO: $22.92
      BTN: $15.41
      Hero (SB): $17.14

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is SB with T :diamond: Q :diamond:
      CO raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.25, BB raises to $2, CO calls $1.70, Hero calls $1.70

      Flop: ($6.08) T :heart: 2 :spade: 8 :spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.90, BB folds, CO raises to $5.80, Hero calls $2.90

      Turn: ($17.68) 8 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $8.40, Hero calls $8.40

      River: ($34.48) T :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.92 all in, CO calls $0.92

      Final Pot: $36.32
      CO shows 5 :diamond: 5 :club: (two pair, Tens and Eights)
      Hero shows T :diamond: Q :diamond: (a full house, Tens full of Eights)
      Hero wins $35.32
      (Rake: $1.00)



      5-
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 2 players - View hand 2794920
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      BTN/SB: $67.56
      Hero (BB): $16.39

      Pre Flop: ($0.19) Hero is BB with K :club: K :spade:
      BTN/SB raises to $0.34, Hero raises to $1.30, BTN/SB calls $0.96

      Flop: ($2.64) A :spade: 4 :club: 3 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $2.52, Hero calls $2.52

      Turn: ($7.68) 8 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $7.33, Hero calls $7.33

      River: ($22.34) 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $21.84, Hero calls $5.22 all in

      Final Pot: $32.78
      BTN/SB shows 3 :diamond: 4 :spade: (two pair, Fours and Threes)
      Hero shows K :club: K :spade: (a pair of Kings)
      BTN/SB wins $32.28
      (Rake: $0.50)



      6-
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2794921
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      UTG: $27.49
      CO: $10.23
      BTN: $28.67
      Hero (SB): $34.67
      BB: $44.07

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is SB with 7 :club: Q :club:
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.80) 5 :club: 4 :club: A :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.60, Hero raises to $2.20, BTN calls $1.60

      Turn: ($5.20) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.90, BTN calls $3.90

      River: ($13.00) 8 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.31, BTN calls $9.31

      Final Pot: $31.62
      BTN mucks 8 :club: 5 :heart:
      Hero shows 7 :club: Q :club: (a flush, Ace high)
      Hero wins $30.20
      (Rake: $1.42)



      7-
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2795108
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      MP: $10.00
      CO: $10.42
      BTN: $30.48
      Hero (SB): $14.09
      BB: $20.38
      UTG: $27.31

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is SB with J :heart: J :club:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.20, 1 fold, CO calls $0.90, BTN calls $0.90

      Flop: ($3.82) 7 :diamond: 6 :diamond: 7 :club: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.82, CO folds, BTN calls $1.82

      Turn: ($7.46) 8 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $7.80, Hero calls $7.80

      River: ($23.06) T :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.40, Hero calls $3.25 all in

      Final Pot: $29.56
      BTN shows 7 :spade: A :spade: (three of a kind, Sevens)
      Hero shows J :heart: J :club: (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
      BTN wins $28.23
      (Rake: $1.33)



    • bigdog63
      bigdog63
      Silver
      Joined: 24.10.2011 Posts: 176
      Excellent blog. Keep it up andf I will follow you.
      can you give some details on how you analyzed your DB?

      Is it coincidence, that most posted hands you were OOP?

      good luck
      bigdog63

      Conservative Tankroll BRM
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Hello bigdog,

      Thank you for the polite feedback. You could be on to something there, my OOP skills might not be that good, if that's where im losing, thank you for pointing that out, I will look into that.

      Now for your question, what I did to start with was, have a look at the last 3-4 weeks playing poker, I started with all the biggest wins/loss's all above 40bb, I thought this would be a good start, I wrote down all the mistakes I could see on a a piece of paper, then I categorized them, in order of what I felt was most costly to least costly, now I have a good idea of how im playing, I know what my biggest weakness's are and I my main goal for a session to to keep out of my Fgame, after doing, I have a list of my Fgame mistakes and corrections that I read, every time before I play, as part of a warm up, ive been doing this for about 5 days now and it, helps quite a lot, to fix the mistakes, people think it can be done over night, but there wrong, it takes a lot of reputation, to fix them for good, on a final note, knowing your mistake is not enough, you need a proper correction.
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Number of weeks joined 5
      Number of hands played 6562
      Profit/loss -$105
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $194
      Target $1000

      Let me start by saying im not going to blog like this here any more, Im already doing it on my other blog so it seems pointless to do it twice, I will just rant on and vent a little, and post up the weekly review and some interesting hands.

      I am also going to change the amount of tables i play from 2-1 until im crushing 1 table, then i will consider playing 2.

      I have changed my revising to work on the mental side of poker, what I have found is quite, interesting, I have been tilting without even realising it, and coming away thinking I have played good, my skill in recognising my opponent's skill, recognizing my own skill has improved making it easier to know where I need work and look for weakness's in my opponent's games, im learning how to play 3bet pots and tilt players, since im learning what kinds of tilt there are, im being able to spot it at the table in other players and put them in positions to make costly mistakes, take a look at these hands, I played all these hands vs the same player in the same, session he was a regular, we had about 3k hands vs each other and I found his week point. ill start of from smalles wins to biggest, because that's how it went followed by him sucking out on me for 350bbs :s_evil: .

      Hand 1

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em $0.01 Ante - 3 players - View hand 2799742
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      BTN: $12.50
      SB: $12.50
      Hero (BB): $5.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.10) Hero is BB with 9 :heart: 9 :club:
      BTN raises to $0.10, SB calls $0.08, Hero raises to $0.40, BTN calls $0.30, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.93) 6 :club: K :heart: 2 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.93) 4 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, BTN calls $0.35

      River: ($1.63) 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, BTN calls $0.35

      Final Pot: $2.33
      BTN mucks 5 :diamond: A :diamond:
      Hero shows 9 :heart: 9 :club: (a pair of Nines)
      Hero wins $2.23
      (Rake: $0.10)



      Hand 2

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em $0.01 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2799741
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      UTG: $12.24
      CO: $12.15
      Hero (BTN): $20.22
      SB: $20.75
      BB: $16.16

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is BTN with A :heart: Q :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.10, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.72) 7 :club: 8 :diamond: Q :spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.45, UTG calls $0.45

      Turn: ($1.62) J :club: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.62) 3 :club: (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      Final Pot: $3.22
      UTG shows A :spade: 4 :spade: (high card Ace)
      Hero shows A :heart: Q :diamond: (a pair of Queens)
      Hero wins $3.09
      (Rake: $0.13)



      Hand 3- This hand here I think I made a mistake and should of just let him bet/bet/bet his range is so wide but I thought I should protect my hand vs draws here, I wasn't sure.

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em $0.01 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2799740
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      UTG: $11.12
      CO: $11.79
      Hero (BTN): $11.26
      SB: $22.08
      BB: $12.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is BTN with Q :club: Q :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.10, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, UTG raises to $1.55, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.10

      Flop: ($3.32) 5 :club: 7 :diamond: 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.95, Hero raises to $9.70 all in, UTG folds

      Final Pot: $7.22
      Hero mucks Q :club: Q :spade:
      Hero wins $6.92
      (Rake: $0.30)



      Hand 5

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em $0.01 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2799739
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      BB: $7.61
      UTG: $11.68
      Hero (CO): $14.67
      BTN: $22.05
      SB: $12.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.12) Hero is CO with J :diamond: A :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.15, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.52, Hero raises to $1.25, BB calls $0.73

      Flop: ($2.57) 6 :heart: T :heart: 9 :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.57) 9 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.05, Hero calls $1.05

      River: ($4.67) J :heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $5.30 all in, Hero calls $5.30

      Final Pot: $15.27
      BB shows Q :diamond: 3 :diamond: (a pair of Nines)
      Hero shows J :diamond: A :club: (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
      Hero wins $14.64
      (Rake: $0.63)



      Hand 6 - everything i won, gone in 1 fowl swoop

      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em $0.01 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2799733
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      SB: $17.76
      BB: $3.69
      Hero (CO): $29.29
      BTN: $10.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.11) Hero is CO with Q :spade: Q :club:
      Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, SB raises to $0.60, BB calls $0.55, Hero raises to $2.10, SB raises to $17.75 all in, 1 fold, Hero calls $15.65

      Flop: ($36.14) J :spade: 3 :heart: 3 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($36.14) A :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($36.14) 6 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $36.14
      SB shows J :club: J :diamond: (a full house, Jacks full of Threes)
      Hero shows Q :spade: Q :club: (two pair, Queens and Threes)
      SB wins $35.64
      (Rake: $0.50)



      After the skill of recognizing your own skill improves, you start to realise how bad of a player you actually are, it is a harsh reality to face, but I have faced up to it, i know what needs to be done, instead of thinking everybody gets lucky, like this hand above, he didn't get lucky, his range has about 40% chance to win, probably more that's just an estimate, you can say all you like but, I made a mistake wanted to gamble with my QQ for 350bb

      I've changed my graph to BBs rather then cash, its more accurate, since i have been moving up and down from NL5-NL10, it makes me feel better to look at, it seems i have some mental issues with "hate losing"

    • bigdog63
      bigdog63
      Silver
      Joined: 24.10.2011 Posts: 176
      Originally posted by FrozenElf
      Hello bigdog,

      Thank you for the polite feedback. You could be on to something there, my OOP skills might not be that good, if that's where im losing, thank you for pointing that out, I will look into that.

      Now for your question, what I did to start with was, have a look at the last 3-4 weeks playing poker, I started with all the biggest wins/loss's all above 40bb, I thought this would be a good start, I wrote down all the mistakes I could see on a a piece of paper, then I categorized them, in order of what I felt was most costly to least costly, now I have a good idea of how im playing, I know what my biggest weakness's are and I my main goal for a session to to keep out of my Fgame, after doing, I have a list of my Fgame mistakes and corrections that I read, every time before I play, as part of a warm up, ive been doing this for about 5 days now and it, helps quite a lot, to fix the mistakes, people think it can be done over night, but there wrong, it takes a lot of reputation, to fix them for good, on a final note, knowing your mistake is not enough, you need a proper correction.
      Thanks for the nice response.
      I like the way you approach this. I find it intersting that your DB review startedf off very similar to my own attempts to understand my leaks.

      will follow you on the other blog

      take care
      bigdog
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Number of weeks joined 6
      Number of hands played 4774
      Profit/loss +$65 and +$35 in bonus's and rake back
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $287
      Target $1000

      This week seems to be better then last week :f_biggrin: .

      I still however made many mistakes and need to keep working on them. I have discovered that i suffer from injustice tilt, and running bad triggers it, i have also discovered that its fear causing my mind to go blank in big pots. I am working to fix this. I believe the problem to be, bad at recognizing good variance, im trying to look for spots where i was lucky.

      I don't really have a lot to say, here is my graph and some of the biggest wins and loss's this week

      Hand 1- I got lucky here

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2803786
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      CO: $44.50
      Hero (BTN): $26.39
      SB: $11.76
      BB: $20.86
      UTG: $17.76

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BTN with K :diamond: K :club:
      UTG raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.30, 3 folds, CO raises to $4.45, Hero calls $3.15

      Flop: ($9.45) 6 :diamond: T :diamond: J :spade: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $6.01, CO raises to $40.03 all in, Hero calls $15.91 all in

      Turn: ($53.29) K :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($53.29) T :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $53.29
      CO shows A :club: A :spade: (two pair, Aces and Tens)
      Hero shows K :diamond: K :club: (a full house, Kings full of Tens)
      Hero wins $51.79
      (Rake: $1.50)



      Hand 2 -

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2803787
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      Hero (CO): $22.69
      BTN: $30.60
      SB: $10.36
      BB: $53.73

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is CO with A :heart: K :spade:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.20, Hero raises to $3, BB calls $1.80

      Flop: ($6.13) 2 :diamond: K :club: 8 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.89, BB calls $3.89

      Turn: ($13.91) 3 :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $15.78 all in, BB calls $15.78

      River: ($45.47) 2 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $45.47
      Hero shows A :heart: K :spade: (two pair, Kings and Deuces - Ace kicker)
      BB shows K :heart: Q :spade: (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
      Hero wins $44.47
      (Rake: $1.00)



      Hand 3 - This player was in monkey tilt mode, we were heads up, he might of been drunk, he kept barrelying 3 streets with nothing, i think i could of found a better spot then this though
      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 2 players - View hand 2803788
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      Hero (BTN/SB): $27.57
      BB: $21.39

      Pre Flop: ($0.19) Hero is BTN/SB with T :spade: T :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $0.94, Hero calls $0.64

      Flop: ($1.92) 4 :spade: 3 :club: 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.83, Hero calls $1.83

      Turn: ($5.58) A :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $5.33, Hero calls $5.33

      River: ($16.24) 2 :spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $13.27 all in, Hero calls $13.27

      Final Pot: $42.78
      Hero shows T :spade: T :heart: (a pair of Tens)
      BB shows A :heart: 4 :diamond: (two pair, Aces and Fours)
      BB wins $42.28
      (Rake: $0.50)



      Hand 4 - Im not really sure about this, i cant remember it, he was probably a maniac too, again i could of found a better spot

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2803790
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: $27.13
      BB: $28.96
      UTG: $27.82
      Hero (MP): $19.46
      CO: $38.70
      BTN: $25.18

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with J :diamond: Q :diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, CO raises to $1.10, BTN raises to $2.30, SB calls $2.25, 1 fold, Hero calls $2, CO calls $1.20

      Flop: ($9.42) Q :heart: 4 :heart: 6 :diamond: (4 players)
      SB bets $24.81 all in, Hero calls $17.14 all in, CO folds, BTN folds

      Turn: ($43.70) 7 :diamond: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($43.70) 6 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $43.70
      SB shows K :diamond: Q :spade: (two pair, Queens and Sixes)
      Hero shows J :diamond: Q :diamond: (two pair, Queens and Sixes - lower kicker)
      SB wins $42.20
      (Rake: $1.50)



      Hand 5 - I got mega lucky here flopped it vs an over pair


      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2803792
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      SB: $28.33
      BB: $25.87
      UTG: $35.57
      Hero (MP): $20.68
      CO: $29.08
      BTN: $20.66

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with 7 :heart: 6 :heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, BB raises to $1.10, Hero calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.37) 9 :spade: 5 :heart: 8 :heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $5, BB calls $3.50

      Turn: ($12.37) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $5.90, BB raises to $19.75 all in, Hero calls $8.66 all in

      River: ($41.49) A :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $41.49
      BB shows Q :spade: Q :club: (a pair of Queens)
      Hero shows 7 :heart: 6 :heart: (a flush, Ace high)
      Hero wins $39.99
      (Rake: $1.50)



      Again i have posted the graph in BBs because ive been up and down stakes :f_biggrin: , this will be my 3rd attempt at NL10

    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Number of weeks joined 7
      Number of hands played 8387
      Profit/loss -$20.75
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $266
      Target $1000

      This weeks graph



      When I started this week I for some reason tilted the first day as you can see I dropped like $80 in the first day, the next few days were really tough, i seemed to try and chase my loss's back, i got my game together after about 3-4 days, i started playing well again but still making some stack mistakes, i believe i was still chasing the loss's, saying that, i believe there is something positive here to take. my play has improved in the back end of my range, and i think this graph shows it well, if we look at inbetween the drops on the graph, its still a nice uphill for the most part of it and a nice redline to, based on my play this is the worst week where, i played bad, i had 3 hours sleep the other night followed by a heavy drinking session, witch is pretty much the last 1000 hands where it drops again.

      Conclusion - We need to get them 8 hours each night to give us the best chance to play in the front of our range, and drinking is a big no no, for poker players, it really affects your body mind attitude happiness for days, witch all seems to show up at the poker tables.

      Overall graph in bb's



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2806399
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $20.08
      SB: $47.14
      BB: $25.00
      UTG: $21.34
      Hero (MP): $36.24
      CO: $4.78

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with A :diamond: K :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, 4 folds, UTG calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.47) 4 :heart: K :heart: 2 :club: (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.40, Hero raises to $4.20, UTG calls $2.80

      Turn: ($9.87) 5 :spade: (2 players)
      UTG bets $16.52 all in, Hero calls $16.52

      River: ($42.91) 9 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $42.91
      UTG shows 8 :diamond: K :spade: (a pair of Kings)
      Hero shows A :diamond: K :diamond: (a pair of Kings - Ace kicker)
      Hero wins $41.41
      (Rake: $1.50)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 2 players - View hand 2807567
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      BB: $29.34
      Hero (BTN/SB): $17.37

      Pre Flop: ($0.19) Hero is BTN/SB with J :club: J :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $1.20, Hero raises to $2.80, BB raises to $4.60, Hero calls $1.80

      Flop: ($9.24) 3 :club: Q :heart: Q :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.10, BB calls $3.10

      Turn: ($15.44) 8 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $9.65 all in, BB calls $9.65

      River: ($34.74) Q :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $34.74
      BB shows A :club: A :diamond: (a full house, Queens full of Aces)
      Hero shows J :club: J :heart: (a full house, Queens full of Jacks)
      BB wins $34.24
      (Rake: $0.50)


      My biggest win and biggest loss this week

      This weeks goal

      Don't make any assumption's about any player, instead go off facts

      This is going to be a very tough goal, but im going to do my best to complete this
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,116
      Gratulations to winning your new, much shinier status! Thanks for helping others to discuss and improve for playing Poker - that makes our community strong!

      For all others: join us - [Leaderboard]Hand discussions
      ...and you can even earn Strategypoints by helping:

    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 19.04.2006 Posts: 13,116
      He Frozenelf, where are you ? The new month started and you are nowhere to see ... no challenge update, no blog post - in fact no post at all...

      CU soon! SvenBe
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Silver
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 654
      Originally posted by SvenBe
      He Frozenelf, where are you ? The new month started and you are nowhere to see ... no challenge update, no blog post - in fact no post at all...

      CU soon! SvenBe
      Hello SvenBe,

      My internet was down, i was waiting for my broadband supplier to come out and fix it, they have only just done it, i have been getting withdrawal symptom's :f_biggrin: .

      Wow! Thanks for the new status upgrade :s_drink:

      Is it to late to update, Ill doo it anyway. It was my birthday sunday, i got very drunk, i cant remember much about the night, i cant remember a lot about last weeks poker either, it seems like a distant memory, i wonder if i forgot how to play :s_biggrin:

      Anyway here is my delayed Monday update.

      Number of weeks joined 8
      Number of hands played 1983
      Profit/loss -$8
      Starting bankroll $147
      Bankroll $258
      Target $1000

      Last weeks graph



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2809766
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      UTG: $10.57
      Hero (CO): $29.90
      BTN: $21.98
      SB: $18.43
      BB: $22.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is CO with K :diamond: T :diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, SB raises to $1.05, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.30) Q :diamond: 3 :diamond: 5 :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20

      Turn: ($4.70) J :club: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.90, Hero calls $2.90

      River: ($10.50) J :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $5.70, Hero raises to $24.73 all in, SB calls $7.56 all in

      Final Pot: $37.02
      Hero shows K :diamond: T :diamond: (a flush, King high)
      SB shows A :diamond: 6 :diamond: (a flush, Ace high)
      SB wins $35.52
      (Rake: $1.50)



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2813159
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (CO): $12.74
      BTN: $27.99
      SB: $15.56
      BB: $13.60

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is CO with A :heart: 8 :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.73) 6 :heart: 3 :heart: T :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BTN raises to $1.20, BB folds, Hero raises to $3.50, BTN raises to $27.77 all in, Hero calls $9.02 all in

      Turn: ($25.77) 7 :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($25.77) J :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $25.77
      Hero shows A :heart: 8 :heart: (a flush, Ace high)
      BTN shows K :heart: 2 :heart: (a flush, King high)
      Hero wins $24.77
      (Rake: $1.00)



      I have no idea why i did this

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2809567
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      BTN: $27.97
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $18.22
      UTG: $10.73
      Hero (CO): $16.78

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is CO with A :spade: 3 :spade:
      UTG calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.45) 5 :club: J :club: 5 :heart: (3 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.71, UTG folds, Hero raises to $2.10, BTN calls $1.39

      Turn: ($5.65) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.59, BTN calls $3.59

      River: ($12.83) 6 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $10.67 all in, BTN calls $10.67

      Final Pot: $34.17
      BTN shows J :heart: J :spade: (a full house, Jacks full of Fives)
      Hero shows A :spade: 3 :spade: (a pair of Fives)
      BTN wins $32.67
      (Rake: $1.50)



      Last weeks Goal

      Don't make any assumption's about a player - Failed

      This weeks goal

      Don't make any assumption's about a player -
      Don't make any crazy bluffs like the hand above -
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 15.08.2013 Posts: 1,415
      Hey FronzenElf,

      Congrats on winning the status upgrade! Hope all your internet problems are sorted for good now!
      I had a IP who would only communicate through email. So when I had problems I couldn't get in touch! lmao 'experts in communication' was their motto!
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