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    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Next months I will play NL50 SH on Pokerstars. Previous blogs: NL5 Blog, NL10 Blog, NL25 Blog
      Getting coached by BrokeSoBroke since NL10, it took me a while to really understand how great he is and how great will i be.
      But now that i see it, am expecting future to be like a walk in the park. My goal is to achieve a winrate of 8bb/100 at NL50 SH.
      From 15.02.15, I will play at least 2000 hands/working day (4 tables, 6hours, around 50k hands/month).

      My personal targets trough the limits
      at 25 NL - exploitative stats, sizings, spots
      at 50 NL - exploitative ranges, note taking and betting the river GTO style (top/bottom of value/bluff range)

      My personal short term targets
      -write on paper the gto ranges
      -write on paper 14,20/19,25/28,35,40/50,60,70% ranges
      -make equilab river decision excersices (call/fold)
      -learn to play the river gto style (to understand how many bluffs i should have)
      -Create ranges from SB vs BB (ORFI ranges , Calling 3b ranges, 4b ranges, Calling 5b ranges)
      -Create ranges for BB vs SB (Cold-calling ranges, 3b ranges, Calling 4b ranges, 5b ranges)
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    • msnek
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      Nice ! Gonna follow ! BTW: zoom or reg tables ?
    • srna10
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      Good luck with your goals :s_thumbsup:
    • bonecore
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      Mistakes to read before i start a session:
      -do NOT level
      -play tighter vs fishes
      -x/c, donk line is good strong hands usually
      -dont bluff people of TP bc they call even 150 bb
      -going all in preflop m-way w 99-TT is bad (25% equity vs fishes)
      -when u make an autoprofit move, stop spewing if it didnt work (b, x/f even TP is ok )
      -always think what range do i play in this spot . I am a thinking player! not just pressing buttons
      -when i cbet i should know what Turn cards i would barrel (this way i look if i have backdoor stuff)
      -when i barrel with equity , if i dont hit then i give up! I dont ship river unless the exception:
      -exception: when the board has a good runout so that villain hand becomes weakish to mediocre.
      -use the rules for betsizing (hand strenght , board texture, villain) bet big vs fit fold w strong hand bc hand strenght is most importand
    • bonecore
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      thanks guys, it will be regular tables :)
      i am still on my second shot now ... not settled yet so any good luck is welcomed
      working on 3b ranges ... am just at the begining for now
    • bonecore
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      Poker Stars $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
      BTN: $50.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 11, AF: 2.3, Hands: 4099
      SB: $50.25 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 10, AF: 2.8, Hands: 5270
      Hero (BB): $65.12 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 18, 3B: 7, AF: 2.6, Hands: 350141
      UTG: $51.47 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 28
      CO: $61.21 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 20, 3B: 8, AF: 2.5, Hands: 3357

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with Q :diamond: Q :club:
      2 folds, BTN raises to $1.25, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.75) K :heart: Q :spade: K :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($2.75) Q :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.75, BTN calls $1.75

      River: ($6.25) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.00, Hero raises to $62.12, BTN calls $45 all in
    • SvenBe
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      aaaaand, Quad-Kings?
    • bonecore
      bonecore
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      Originally posted by SvenBe
      aaaaand, Quad-Kings?
      :Kh: :5c: :)
    • vonki
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      gl :f_thumbsup:
    • vuciitis
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      you are a perfect example of some one working hard and achieving results in return.

      best wishes! :f_thumbsup:
    • Varune
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      Resubbed! Keep it going!
    • bonecore
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      Lesson 1: Open Raising & Calling Ranges
      Lesson 2: 3-betting Ranges
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      In these 2 vids i rewatched... about exploitative calling and 3b ranges (not many vids like these so i recommend.. it gives a little insight on exploitative ranges and it helped me prepare some questions for my coach)
    • bonecore
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      Thanks Varune,Pkrpains,vuciitis,vonki :D
    • Pkrpains
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      Hey man, fellow BsB student here.

      Nice progress, subbed and gl! :f_thumbsup:
    • bonecore
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      Excercises to boost my instinct
      - UhlvarEquity random excercises
      - equilab vs 3b excercise (call/fold)
      - equilab river decision excercise (call/fold)

      Homework
      - BB vs SB (constructing exploitative cc/3b ranges)

      (unknown excercise yet)
      - river betting
    • 2reac
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      talent din cap pana in picioare! :) )
    • bonecore
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      yo talent! 2reac... How do u like my new open ranges that i stuck to the screen of course :)
    • bonecore
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      Thinking further about merging 3b point.. and when to use the gto ranges ... not sure how correct is my thinking but here it goes
      Excluding 4b, main factors would be ft3b and then ftcb

      when we 3b
      3bb to 5bb => FEQ=5/9.5=52.6% (100% value)
      if FEQ=60.8% (50% value?!?)
      3bb to 9bb => FEQ=9/12=66.7%(0% value)

      cbet in 3bp
      if we bet 50%*pot => FEQ=0.50/1+0.50= 33% (100% value?!)
      if FEQ= 41% (50% value?!?)
      if we bet 99%*pot => FEQ=1/1+1= 50% (0% value?!)

      When to play GTO ranges hmmm?
      Ft3b 61% +- 6% ............% value 50%
      Ftcb 41% +- 4% ............. % value 50%

      so my conclusion is that 50/50 value/bluff ranges should work optimal at around Ft3b=61%
    • 2reac
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      Originally posted by bonecore
      yo talent! 2reac... How do u like my new open ranges that i stuck to the screen of course :)
      Very nice! I almost understand :) )
      GJ :f_thumbsup:
    • SvenBe
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      Originally posted by bonecore
      When to play GTO ranges?
      Ft3b 61% +- 2% ............% value 50%
      Ftcb 41% +- 3% ............. % value 50%
      Can you elaborate why GTO-ranges in your opinion mean 50% value,50% bluff?