Baby Steps !

    • Silvos84
      Silvos84
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      I am not a good enough player to be winning in the micros .

      With that out of the way and after acknowledging the problem my long term goal is to move up the stakes ( wouldnt mind the steaks either ) like everybody else.

      After mostly grinding cash games with no success ( not much fail but not any success ) i decided to take a more methodical approach to my game and record my progress and current actions .

      Here is a graph of my last 100k hands



      My current short term goals are
      Get my BR from 300 usd to 600-700 usd so i can move to 25nl
      Reach the BR challenge 1500 usd goal .
      To be more confident when to cbet flop/turn and also when to check turn and bluff catch river.
      Learning to 3better better especially in late positions and chosing my targets more wisely.
      Get into a study group for 10-25 nl.
      Learn to fold more. I know this is one of my biggest leaks i am not folding enough to raises and cbets .

      Once i get those in order i will focus on learning to better identify and exploit players.
      I work with a coach whenever my poker withdrawals allow it and also leech from a very good friend who is also a high stakes coach on this site.

      Non poker related info :

      I am a competitive junkie :) I obviously enjoy and strive to win in everything i am doing but i also enjoy the challenge of stuff. In the past ive dabbled with other card games like MTG and HS but for the moment being Poker and POE keep my gaming addiction well fed :) .
      Feel free to ask me anything i am a very social and open guy
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    • SvenBe
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      Howdy Silvos84,

      thx for the sign up! Which site are you playing at and how many tables at once?
      I am gonna check back weekly at minimum for your bankroll challenge report and see how ya will be doing :-)

      CU,SvenBe
    • Silvos84
      Silvos84
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      Currently i am playing in Stars zoom , 3 tables usually , and sometimes 2 if i am tired or for any reason feel i am playing significantly worse so i can focus a bit more on what i am doing and have more time to process .
    • Silvos84
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      BR Challenge report .

      Starting bankroll: 300 USD
      Targeting bankroll: 1500 USD
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      Week 1
      Hands (NL10): 18948
      Profit: -27 USD
      Current bankroll: 273 USD
    • SvenBe
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      Not a good start here, but what can we do? At one point we need to jump in the cold water.

      Do you have any hands you want to share with us? If you don't know how to bring them here, let us know!
    • Silvos84
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      Took a shot at 16nl today .

      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Hero (SB): $26.18 (163.6 bb)
      BB: $19.95 (124.7 bb)
      UTG: $16 (100 bb)
      MP: $39.89 (249.3 bb)
      CO: $17.25 (107.8 bb)
      BTN: $16.38 (102.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Ks: :Ac:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.36, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1.52, BB folds, CO calls $1.16

      Flop: ($3.20) :4s: :7s: :Jh: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.59, CO raises to $3.18
      Results:
      $6.38 pot ($0.29 rake)
      Final Board: :4s: :7s: :Jh:
      Hero mucked :Ks: :Ac: and lost (-$3.11 net)
      CO mucked and won $6.09 ($2.98 net)


      I am thinking i should be calling here as i am getting insane odds even if he has 0 bluffs which i think its highly unlikely
    • SvenBe
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      You get insane odds, so you decided to call in our virtual scenario.
      The Turn is the :Ts:
      You check, villain bets $4.78 into a pot of $9.56 - and now?

      If you decide to call, the river is a :4d:
      You check, your opponent checks behind Ace-Jack and wins the pot.
      You wish you would have not invested an additional $1.59 + $4.78
    • Silvos84
      Silvos84
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      Would you be folding the As as well ? He is giving us better odds than our required equity to call with both bets
    • SvenBe
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      I wanted to express with my post that -unless you hit an Ace or King - you are always still in trouble on the turn. You MAY have a Flushdraw or Gutshot than - but what does it help you? There will only be one more card to come and more or less you will be All In by than... So, fold it to the minraise and observe with what type of cards your opponent is doing this to know for the future how to act.
    • Altairsky
      Altairsky
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      Hey!
      Originally posted by Silvos84
      Took a shot at 16nl today .

      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Hero (SB): $26.18 (163.6 bb)
      BB: $19.95 (124.7 bb)
      UTG: $16 (100 bb)
      MP: $39.89 (249.3 bb)
      CO: $17.25 (107.8 bb)
      BTN: $16.38 (102.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Ks: :Ac:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.36, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1.52, BB folds, CO calls $1.16

      Flop: ($3.20) :4s: :7s: :Jh: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.59, CO raises to $3.18
      Results:
      $6.38 pot ($0.29 rake)
      Final Board: :4s: :7s: :Jh:
      Hero mucked :Ks: :Ac: and lost (-$3.11 net)
      CO mucked and won $6.09 ($2.98 net)


      I am thinking i should be calling here as i am getting insane odds even if he has 0 bluffs which i think its highly unlikely[/quote]

      From the point of view of not giving up autoprofit, you need to defend around 80% against his raise here. Generally thought, it is better to defend oop less than that. I'd say AK with spade would be somewhere on the border of this 80% percents, at least from how I am imagining your range in this situation. So I'd personally here continued if was IP, but fold OOP
    • Altairsky
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      Also, Do you yet intrested in study group? If so we can form it by ourselves!:sfishg:
    • SvenBe
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      He Silvos, how is the challenge progressing or did you go into holidays right after the start of the challenge?
      Looking forward to your report Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Reporting thread
      .oO and convince Altairsky to join the challenge,too!
      [x] more hands & graphs,too!
    • 4s4s4s
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      how's going? good luck.