Another 50k

    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Welcome to my challenge


      A little bit about myself

      My name is Craig, I am 26, I am from England and I am a builder. That's pretty much all im going to say :f_biggrin:

      My poker story

      I have been playing poker on and off since 2010, over the course of the last 6 months, I have become a lot better at the game and I feel my goal as a playing poker as a career is looking promising, I have so much love for the game, I am constantly striving to improve away from the table's.

      Game of choice

      6max deep, with ante's on PokerStars.
      I always sit with 100bbs and try to increase my stack as much as I can, so hopefully ill be able to post up some very interesting deep situations, and a little about my thoughts on the hand.

      About my challenge

      Ok to the point, my challenge. When I started playing again about 6 month's ago, I have played around 110k hands, here is the graph and results for first 60k hands, I played.



      As you can see I was down about $150, I haven't had to make another deposit because, I accumulated enough money in Rakeback and deposit bonus's, so I remained always around the same :f_biggrin:

      Here is the results from the last 50k hands and the results from my last challenge.

      Progress 50,396/50,000
      Win/loss rate +2bb/100
      Starting bankroll $127
      Bankroll $235

      I have completed this challenge with a 2bb/100 win rate :f_thumbsup: . Saying that has seriously just boosted my confidence in the work I am putting in away from the table, I must be doing something right. I have had some major ups and downs where tilt is concerned, i haven't really experienced good or bad luck, I have felt that it has been neutral, with many mistakes, if anything i would say I've had more good luck.



      My game is much improved from when I started my last challenge, and I believe I can beat my current win rate with a much higher bb/100

      So my challenge again is to simply play another 50k hands and aim to beat my winrate.

      Why am I doing this challenge again?

      The answer to this question is, I wasn't very active on my last challenge, witch I will change with this one, I will keep it simple by posting up graphs and the top 2 biggest wins/loss's of a session and crazy hands. Again to the question :f_biggrin: . I am hoping taking this challenge and staying active will help me play better and keep me motivated to beat my win rate, and help me control tilt, since I am going to try and "if I tilt I am not going to beat my win rate"

      We will see how it goes.

      Any if you got this far, thank you for reading and goodluck :f_thumbsup:
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    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Ok so here is my first update along with some hands, to begin with i dropped a clanger vs a CS, i managed to get my game back together after a short break and came back and ended to first session of this challenge in :profit:



      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2805414
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      CO: $32.78 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 1.5, Hands: 238
      BTN: $31.96 - VPIP: 44, PFR: 24, 3B: 14, AF: 2.1, Hands: 352
      SB: $44.49 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 7, AF: 5.7, Hands: 451
      BB: $45.93 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 1.6, Hands: 3738
      UTG: $40.47 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 4, 3B: 2, AF: 1.5, Hands: 283
      Hero (MP): $21.42 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 2.5, Hands: 115335

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is MP with A :heart: A :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) Q :diamond: J :heart: K :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20

      Turn: ($3.15) A :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($3.15) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, BTN raises to $9.65, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $5.55
      BTN wins $5.41
      (Rake: $-8.31)

      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2805415
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      BTN: $35.28 - VPIP: 44, PFR: 24, 3B: 14, AF: 2.1, Hands: 352
      SB: $41.27 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 7, AF: 5.7, Hands: 451
      BB: $38.67 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 1.6, Hands: 3738
      UTG: $38.86 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 4, 3B: 2, AF: 1.5, Hands: 283
      Hero (CO): $18.92 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 2.5, Hands: 115335

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with J :club: J :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $1.15, 1 fold, BB calls $1.05, Hero raises to $3.60, 1 fold, BB calls $2.45

      Flop: ($8.40) T :club: 3 :diamond: 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.50, BB calls $3.50

      Turn: ($15.40) 7 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $11.80, BB folds

      Final Pot: $15.40
      Hero wins $14.80
      (Rake: $0.60)

      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2805416
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      UTG: $6.89 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 10, 3B: 3, AF: 3.3, Hands: 117
      MP: $43.63 - VPIP: 44, PFR: 24, 3B: 14, AF: 2.1, Hands: 352
      CO: $27.42 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 7, AF: 5.7, Hands: 451
      BTN: $42.31 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 1.6, Hands: 3738
      SB: $35.87 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 4, 3B: 2, AF: 1.5, Hands: 283
      Hero (BB): $31.97 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 2.5, Hands: 115335

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with A :spade: K :diamond:
      UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, BTN raises to $0.40, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.20, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.55) K :spade: 2 :spade: 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, BTN raises to $3.64, Hero calls $2.74

      Turn: ($9.83) 2 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($9.83) Q :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.40, BTN folds

      Final Pot: $9.83
      Hero wins $9.50
      (Rake: $0.33)
    • gordonebula
      gordonebula
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.04.2012 Posts: 190
      good luck with your challenge!!! :f_drink:
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Originally posted by gordonebula
      good luck with your challenge!!! :f_drink:
      Thankyou gordonebula, hopefully I can post up some nice giraffes and interesting hands :f_thumbsup:

      I forgot to add my mistake here it was, im going to play a session now

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2805291
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      Hero (BTN): $11.30
      SB: $26.00
      BB: $25.00
      UTG: $52.51
      MP: $23.99
      CO: $10.17

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is BTN with T :heart: T :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 1 fold, CO raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $1.20, 3 folds, CO raises to $1.90, Hero calls $0.70

      Flop: ($4.37) 6 :spade: 7 :club: 9 :club: (2 players)
      CO bets $8.25 all in, Hero calls $8.25

      Turn: ($20.87) K :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($20.87) 6 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $20.87
      Hero shows T :heart: T :spade: (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
      CO shows A :heart: A :club: (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
      CO wins $19.93
      (Rake: $0.94)
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Ive decided to give to quit for a big i might play again later. I played about 1k hands, my play was a bit rusty to begin with I got my game together after about 500 hands, i made 2 mistakes towards the end ill post them up.



      This was one of them, im not going to go into detail why i played this way, the mistake was i should of bet the turn here.

      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2806239
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      MP: $12.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 3.0, Hands: 32
      CO: $24.10 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 29
      BTN: $51.86 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 20, 3B: 9, AF: 2.0, Hands: 850
      SB: $44.83 - VPIP: 37, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 1.1, Hands: 84
      Hero (BB): $28.88 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 2.5, Hands: 116357
      UTG: $25.79 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 3.0, Hands: 30

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with T :diamond: A :diamond:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.25, SB calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.75) Q :spade: A :heart: 7 :spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.58, SB calls $0.58, Hero raises to $2.40, BTN calls $1.82, SB folds

      Turn: ($6.13) 2 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($6.13) T :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.98, BTN calls $2.98

      Final Pot: $12.09
      BTN shows K :spade: 4 :spade:
      Hero shows T :diamond: A :diamond:
      BTN wins $11.66
      (Rake: $0.43)

      Here was the other mistake, this was on player analysis when he sat down he did this in the spoiler, i didn't call him, but i put him down as a maniac after this.

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2806252
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      SB: $53.30
      BB: $10.00
      UTG: $25.22
      MP: $10.00
      CO: $29.73
      Hero (BTN): $33.18

      MP posts a big blind ($0.10)

      Pre Flop: ($0.37) Hero is BTN with K :diamond: Q :spade:
      1 fold, MP checks, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, SB calls $0.45, 1 fold, MP raises to $9.98 all in, 2 folds, SB calls $9.48

      Flop: ($20.78) 7 :heart: T :heart: 9 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($20.78) 6 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($20.78) J :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $20.78
      SB shows J :diamond: T :club: (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
      MP shows Q :heart: 8 :club: (a straight, Eight to Queen)
      MP wins $19.84
      (Rake: $0.94)



      I get this hand against him and decide to let him bluff, my plan was to check back call the turn and the river but he wasn't actually a maniac, he was a CS he just had an act of random aggression the very fist hand he played witch is above in the spoiler, i should of just bet/fold vs this player, i did unnote him as a maniac though

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2806255
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      BTN: $5.76
      SB: $58.82
      BB: $36.62
      Hero (CO): $31.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is CO with T :spade: K :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.73) K :spade: 3 :club: 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.73) J :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      River: ($2.13) 4 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $2.03, Hero calls $2.03

      Final Pot: $6.19
      BB shows 2 :club: 2 :heart: (three of a kind, Deuces)
      Hero mucks T :spade: K :diamond:
      BB wins $5.91
      (Rake: $0.28)
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Had a nice session, it started off terrible with these 2 hands that happened with in 3 hands vs the same player :f_biggrin:

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2806396
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      Hero (MP): $10.00
      CO: $29.51
      BTN: $25.00
      SB: $33.88
      BB: $25.54
      UTG: $5.65

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is MP with A :diamond: K :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $9.98 all in, 2 folds, SB calls $9.93, 1 fold, UTG calls $5.23 all in

      Flop: ($25.81) 6 :club: 7 :spade: 8 :spade: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Turn: ($25.81) 9 :club: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($25.81) 8 :club: (3 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $25.81
      Hero shows A :diamond: K :diamond: (a pair of Eights)
      SB shows 7 :club: K :club: (a flush, King high)
      UTG shows Q :spade: Q :heart: (two pair, Queens and Eights)
      SB wins $8.31
      SB wins $16.34
      (Rake: $1.16)



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2806397
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      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $29.49
      CO: $24.98
      BTN: $48.53
      SB: $25.42

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BB with Q :club: Q :spade:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, 1 fold, Hero raises to $9.98 all in, 1 fold, BTN calls $9.58

      Flop: ($20.51) 4 :diamond: T :heart: K :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($20.51) 2 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($20.51) 3 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $20.51
      Hero shows Q :club: Q :spade: (a pair of Queens)
      BTN shows A :diamond: K :diamond: (a pair of Kings)
      BTN wins $19.59
      (Rake: $0.92)



      Here are some of the other hands ive played

      Im not sure why he called :f_biggrin:

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2806398
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      Hero (BB): $10.42
      UTG: $26.83
      MP: $28.38
      CO: $17.65
      BTN: $23.66
      SB: $24.68

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is BB with 6 :club: 4 :club:
      UTG raises to $0.47, 3 folds, SB calls $0.42, Hero calls $0.37

      Flop: ($1.53) 5 :club: 7 :spade: T :heart: (3 players)
      SB bets $1.46, Hero calls $1.46, UTG folds

      Turn: ($4.45) J :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.83, SB calls $2.83

      River: ($10.11) 3 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.64 all in, SB calls $5.64

      Final Pot: $21.39
      Hero shows 6 :club: 4 :club: (a straight, Three to Seven)
      SB shows T :spade: A :club: (a pair of Tens)
      Hero wins $20.43
      (Rake: $0.96)



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2806399
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      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 - 5 players - View hand 2806400
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      CO: $21.43
      BTN: $44.86
      SB: $29.00
      BB: $29.62
      Hero (UTG): $10.00

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

      Flop: ($1.05) 9 :spade: 8 :spade: A :diamond: (3 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero raises to $3.10, BTN folds, BB calls $2.10

      Turn: ($7.25) 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $6.58 all in, BB calls $6.58

      River: ($20.41) 6 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $20.41
      BB shows 2 :heart: A :heart: (a pair of Aces)
      Hero shows A :spade: A :club: (three of a kind, Aces)
      Hero wins $19.49
      (Rake: $0.92)



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2806401
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      BB: $21.37
      UTG: $44.50
      MP: $28.89
      CO: $19.43
      Hero (BTN): $19.86
      SB: $10.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is BTN with K :heart: K :spade:
      2 folds, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, SB raises to $1.52, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3, SB calls $1.48

      Flop: ($6.32) J :heart: 4 :heart: 4 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($6.32) T :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.02, SB calls $3.02

      River: ($12.36) Q :diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $4.01 all in, Hero calls $4.01

      Final Pot: $20.38
      Hero shows K :heart: K :spade: (two pair, Kings and Fours)
      SB shows 8 :diamond: 7 :diamond: (a pair of Fours)
      Hero wins $19.46
      (Rake: $0.92)



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2806402
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      SB: $21.07
      BB: $43.70
      UTG: $32.76
      CO: $16.18
      Hero (BTN): $28.91

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BTN with Q :diamond: K :club:
      1 fold, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.35, 1 fold, CO calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.40) 4 :club: 8 :spade: Q :spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $1, SB calls $1, CO folds

      Turn: ($3.40) Q :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.16, SB raises to $6.30, Hero calls $4.14

      River: ($16.00) 4 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.70, SB folds

      Final Pot: $16.00
      Hero mucks Q :diamond: K :club:
      Hero wins $15.28
      (Rake: $0.72)



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 2 players - View hand 2806403
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      BTN/SB: $45.37
      Hero (BB): $15.26

      Pre Flop: ($0.19) Hero is BB with A :spade: 2 :heart:
      BTN/SB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.64) T :spade: Q :heart: 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB checks

      Turn: ($0.64) 4 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN/SB raises to $1.34, Hero raises to $4.10, BTN/SB calls $2.76

      River: ($8.84) 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $10.84 all in, BTN/SB folds

      Final Pot: $8.84
      Hero mucks A :spade: 2 :heart:
      Hero wins $8.44
      (Rake: $0.40)





    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      My play has been a bit poor for the last few days, mainly due to heavy drinking and tiredness at least that's why I believe.

      Here are some hands and graph



      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)


      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2807568
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      BB: $10.04
      Hero (UTG): $25.12
      CO: $38.84
      BTN: $25.08
      SB: $25.71

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is UTG with J :spade: A :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.85) 8 :heart: J :club: 4 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.53, CO calls $0.53

      Turn: ($1.91) 9 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.60, Hero raises to $4.80, CO calls $3.20

      River: ($11.51) 4 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $8.24, Hero calls $8.24

      Final Pot: $27.99
      Hero mucks J :spade: A :heart:
      CO shows 9 :heart: 9 :diamond: (a full house, Nines full of Fours)
      CO wins $26.73
      (Rake: $1.26)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2807569
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      Hero (BB): $12.92
      UTG: $11.30
      CO: $21.24
      BTN: $28.43
      SB: $25.36

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BB with K :heart: K :diamond:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, CO raises to $2.70, Hero raises to $12.90 all in, CO calls $10.20

      Flop: ($25.95) A :spade: 8 :spade: Q :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($25.95) A :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($25.95) 6 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $25.95
      Hero shows K :heart: K :diamond: (two pair, Aces and Kings)
      CO shows K :spade: A :club: (three of a kind, Aces)
      CO wins $24.78
      (Rake: $1.17)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2807571
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      SB: $40.42
      Hero (BB): $10.40
      CO: $10.16
      BTN: $29.53

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is BB with Q :spade: Q :club:
      CO raises to $0.25, BTN calls $0.25, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.38) Q :heart: 4 :heart: 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BTN raises to $1.50, Hero calls $0.90

      Turn: ($5.38) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.20, Hero calls $2.20

      River: ($9.78) A :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.68 all in, BTN calls $5.68

      Final Pot: $21.14
      Hero shows Q :spade: Q :club: (a full house, Queens full of Fours)
      BTN shows Q :diamond: A :heart: (two pair, Aces and Queens)
      Hero wins $20.19
      (Rake: $0.95)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2807572
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      MP: $24.98
      Hero (CO): $10.00
      BTN: $40.32
      SB: $19.77
      BB: $15.69
      UTG: $12.87

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is CO with 8 :club: A :club:
      UTG calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BB calls $0.30, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.37) 3 :spade: 9 :club: 5 :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.37) J :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.65, BB raises to $1.70, UTG folds, Hero calls $1.05

      River: ($4.77) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.28, BB raises to $13.57 all in, Hero calls $5.60 all in

      Final Pot: $20.53
      Hero shows 8 :club: A :club: (a flush, Ace high)
      BB shows Q :club: 7 :club: (a flush, Queen high)
      Hero wins $19.61
      (Rake: $0.92)
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Always nice with blogs that have many graphs and hands, so you can count me in! :f_thumbsup:
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Originally posted by vonki
      Always nice with blogs that have many graphs and hands, so you can count me in! :f_thumbsup:
      Hello vonki,

      Welcome to my challenge, hopefully I can show you some nice graphs and good hands :f_thumbsup: .

      The last week playing poker, i have played really poorly, i believe its something to do with hand reading, value to bluff range and the funnel principle, so i have changed my revision to work on these area's.

      I haven't had much time to play poker recently, I have set myself up a routine, that is based around work, i only get 1-2 hours a day to play poker now,I fell asleep last night while playing :f_biggrin: , i have noticed the time i am playing is more quality, rather then falling into that autopilot trap and tilting. Anyway i think its time for a overall recap.

      Progress 3,576/50,000
      Current win/loss rate +9.7bb/100
      My last 50k challenge starting bankroll $127
      Starting bankroll for this challenge $235
      Bankroll £269

      Overall graph



      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2809432
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      This is the only hand i have had worth showing the rest have been raise/bet/fold

      BTN: $8.19
      Hero (SB): $11.06
      BB: $32.77
      UTG: $16.18
      MP: $10.00
      CO: $9.46

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is SB with A :heart: A :spade:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.40, CO calls $0.40, BTN calls $0.40, Hero raises to $1.40, 2 folds, CO calls $1, BTN calls $1

      Flop: ($4.82) 7 :spade: 2 :spade: 7 :club: (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, CO folds, BTN raises to $6.77 all in, Hero calls $5.47

      Turn: ($18.36) T :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($18.36) 7 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $18.36
      BTN shows A :club: K :spade: (three of a kind, Sevens)
      Hero shows A :heart: A :spade: (a full house, Sevens full of Aces)
      Hero wins $17.53
      (Rake: $0.83)
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692


      So im playing this session, im playing my Agame so far everything is going well then completely out of nowhere, I make this random idiotic play.

      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)

      Why did I make this bluff? I never used to make bluffs like this, in fact I never used to bluff at all other then the cbet, this seems to be one of those bad habbits I have picked up along the way, this cost me 160bb, I want to get this expensive mistake out of my game

      This is why I believe most of my mistakes are linked to handreading, my thoughts were when I shoved, I want to get my opponent of a flushdraw, when in reality his hand is more like jx or 5x
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Well this sucked :f_biggrin:

      I would normally call on the river in this spot, but AA, KK, AQ, AJ and some smaller flush's made sense here, the only hand I could see beating me was QQ JJ A5 and A4 of :diamond: I didn't not have this guy for 3betting suited :Ax: from SB, based on this I figured a shove is ok since there is quite a lot of hands I beat and hes never folding any of his range because he's pot committed

      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)


      Here is 2 mistakes connected to hand reading and 1 tilt preflop shove :f_frown:

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2809767
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      BB: $16.17
      Hero (CO): $12.63
      BTN: $35.38
      SB: $23.97

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is CO with A :spade: J :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $1.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.40, BTN raises to $4.70, Hero raises to $12.61 all in, BTN calls $7.91

      Flop: ($25.45) 3 :spade: 2 :spade: K :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($25.45) 9 :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($25.45) 7 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $25.45
      Hero shows A :spade: J :diamond: (high card Ace)
      BTN shows Q :club: Q :diamond: (a pair of Queens)
      BTN wins $24.45
      (Rake: $1.00)


      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2809763
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      SB: $25.00
      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $24.13
      CO: $19.79
      BTN: $30.63

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BB with A :spade: K :heart:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.20, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.90

      Flop: ($2.85) 3 :heart: 5 :heart: 7 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.36, BTN raises to $2.72, Hero calls $1.36

      Turn: ($8.29) 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.90, Hero calls $2.90

      River: ($14.09) 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.16 all in, BTN calls $3.16

      Final Pot: $20.41
      Hero shows A :spade: K :heart: (a pair of Fives)
      BTN shows Q :heart: J :heart: (a flush, Queen high)
      BTN wins $19.49
      (Rake: $0.92)

      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)

      For some reason every time I do a weekly recap, (its the same when I do it for the bankroll challenge) my session immediately after seems to be very poor followed by some tilt shoves, this seems to be a pattern. Strange!
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      Here are the results from this session, I started of making 1 mistake, followed by bad luck, followed by 2 20bb mistakes, then I got my game together and played really well, went from -$25 to +$30



      Here is some of my mistakes based on hand reading

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2810069
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      BB: $25.62
      UTG: $20.85
      Hero (CO): $49.28
      BTN: $12.54
      SB: $42.55

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is CO with 7 :spade: 7 :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, SB raises to $1, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2.20) 2 :club: 5 :spade: K :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.30, Hero raises to $3.90, SB calls $2.60

      Turn: ($10.00) 5 :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($10.00) 4 :spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Final Pot: $10.00
      Hero mucks 7 :spade: 7 :club:
      SB shows A :spade: K :club: (two pair, Kings and Fives)
      SB wins $9.55
      (Rake: $0.45)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 2 players - View hand 2810070
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      BTN/SB: $20.91
      Hero (BB): $18.18

      Pre Flop: ($0.19) Hero is BB with Q :club: K :club:
      BTN/SB raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, BTN/SB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.24) 8 :diamond: 8 :club: 3 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $0.59, Hero calls $0.59

      Turn: ($2.42) J :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, BTN/SB calls $3

      River: ($11.42) K :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3, BTN/SB calls $3

      Final Pot: $17.42
      BTN/SB shows 8 :spade: 9 :heart: (three of a kind, Eights)
      Hero shows Q :club: K :club: (two pair, Kings and Eights)
      BTN/SB wins $16.92
      (Rake: $0.50)

      Here is some bad luck the first hand happened at the start of this session, it threw me off my game a bit, i controlled my emotions well, and remained focussed, i guess i have some mental game problems regarding suckouts

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 6 players - View hand 2810067
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      MP: $25.25
      CO: $25.15
      BTN: $28.21
      Hero (SB): $10.25
      BB: $29.81
      UTG: $7.62

      Pre Flop: ($0.27) Hero is SB with J :heart: J :diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $1.02, Hero raises to $2.40, BB calls $1.38

      Flop: ($4.92) 9 :diamond: 4 :diamond: 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $3.15, Hero calls $1.65

      Turn: ($11.22) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $5.15, Hero calls $4.68 all in

      River: ($20.58) 7 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $20.58
      Hero shows J :heart: J :diamond: (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
      BB shows 7 :heart: A :club: (three of a kind, Sevens)
      BB wins $19.65
      (Rake: $0.93)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2810072
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      SB: $24.32
      BB: $5.80
      Hero (UTG): $20.87
      CO: $25.47
      BTN: $19.58

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is UTG with K :heart: K :spade:
      Hero raises to $0.20, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.20, SB calls $0.15, BB raises to $1, Hero raises to $6.20, 2 folds, BB calls $4.78 all in

      Flop: ($12.06) 3 :club: A :spade: 6 :diamond: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: ($12.06) 3 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($12.06) 2 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $12.06
      BB shows 8 :spade: A :heart: (two pair, Aces and Threes)
      Hero shows K :heart: K :spade: (two pair, Kings and Threes)
      BB wins $11.52
      (Rake: $0.54)

      Some hands just for fun

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 2 players - View hand 2810075
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      BB: $25.82
      Hero (BTN/SB): $10.19

      Pre Flop: ($0.19) Hero is BTN/SB with A :spade: K :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $0.94, Hero raises to $2.30, BB calls $1.36

      Flop: ($4.64) T :diamond: A :club: 5 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.21, BB calls $2.21

      Turn: ($9.06) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $5.66 all in, BB calls $5.66

      River: ($20.38) 6 :spade: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Final Pot: $20.38
      BB shows Q :spade: A :heart: (a pair of Aces)
      Hero shows A :spade: K :diamond: (a pair of Aces - King kicker)
      Hero wins $19.88
      (Rake: $0.50)


      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2810076
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      UTG: $24.46
      CO: $8.15
      Hero (BTN): $10.23
      SB: $25.00
      BB: $19.43

      Pre Flop: ($0.25) Hero is BTN with A :club: A :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, SB raises to $0.80, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2, SB raises to $24.98 all in, Hero calls $8.21 all in

      Flop: ($20.62) 9 :spade: J :diamond: 4 :diamond: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Turn: ($20.62) 4 :club: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      River: ($20.62) 3 :heart: (2 players - 2 are all in)

      Final Pot: $20.62
      Hero shows A :club: A :heart: (two pair, Aces and Fours)
      SB shows 6 :diamond: 6 :heart: (two pair, Sixes and Fours)
      Hero wins $19.69
      (Rake: $0.93)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 4 players - View hand 2810077
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      BTN: $25.00
      SB: $31.15
      Hero (BB): $42.48
      CO: $42.94

      Pre Flop: ($0.23) Hero is BB with T :heart: T :club:
      1 fold, BTN raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.90, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.93) 9 :heart: 6 :spade: 3 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.22, BTN calls $1.22

      Turn: ($4.37) 6 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.20, Hero calls $2.20

      River: ($8.77) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.19, BTN calls $4.19

      Final Pot: $17.15
      BTN mucks T :diamond: 9 :club:
      Hero shows T :heart: T :club: (a full house, Sixes full of Tens)
      Hero wins $16.38
      (Rake: $0.77)

      Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em $0.02 Ante - 5 players - View hand 2810078
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      UTG: $20.00
      CO: $18.76
      Hero (BTN): $39.90
      SB: $31.21
      BB: $44.07

      UTG posts a big blind ($0.10)

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with K :club: J :heart:
      UTG raises to $0.55, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.55, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.35) K :spade: J :club: 5 :spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.96, UTG calls $0.96

      Turn: ($3.27) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.34, UTG calls $2.34

      River: ($7.95) J :spade: (2 players)
      UTG bets $4.10, Hero raises to $36.03 all in, UTG folds

      Final Pot: $16.15
      Hero mucks K :club: J :heart:
      Hero wins $15.42
      (Rake: $0.73)
    • FrozenElf
      FrozenElf
      Gold
      Joined: 06.07.2015 Posts: 692
      i have been experiencing some technical difficulties with my internet connection, it seems that they have sorted it now, that's why i havent updated this thread for a while, ill have an overall recap, after going out the other week drinking my play seemed to fall appart, and i played badley for a few days and managed to turn things back around.

      Progress 5,186/50,000
      Current win/loss rate +6bb/100
      My last 50k challenge starting bankroll $127
      Starting bankroll for this challenge $235
      Bankroll £268