My Ranting blog

    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Hello all! I decided to create a blog for trying to stay motivated to play this crazy game and for having a place to rant. I have been playing poker now for 2 years and I'm from Finland. I have taken one failed nl20 shot doe to running 10 bins under EV and at the moment I'm playing nl10 and having really though time playing this game. Fortunately I'm really over rolled for this game as I grinded nl5 for a long time so I can still lose a lot of stacks before going bust. It just is so frustrating because If I would be running even at EV I could be playing nl50 already.

      The 1-2 months of 2016 were great, but after that I have had a really long doom-switch mode on. I took my nl20 shot in February and after that I have dropped around 70 bin running 50 bin under EV. I lost my database also on first of june because my PC tilted and I had to reinstall windows :(

      Here is the graph since 1.6(and btw I'm still a winning player after around 300k hands, even on nl10 im +evbb/100):


      And that graph is missing the March-May where I ran also super super bad.

      And at the moment it feels literally impossible to win at this game. Whenever I have a made value hand the river/turn is the worst card and I have to fold or whenever I have a bet fold situation the villain raises. Whenever I have KK I can say suprise suprise hello AA. I remember losing 8 bins in a row, getting 3 times KK vs AA and 2 times AK vs AA, QQ vs AK, 2 times set over set in just few hundred hands. And whenever I got stacks in with AA even 150bb deep the other villain just outdraws me with AK...... FU*** I also remember losing 5x98-2 flips in june where I had a full house and villain was drawing to one out and always hit it otr when the stacks went in on the flop or on the turn. I remember losing straight flush over better straight flush. I can remember losing in every possible way I can Imagine of and I'm just so F**king sick of this f**king game and this bad run.

      This is literally how every hand that I play goes atm. When ever I have sd value hand or a good value hand they make it split or outdraw me, or then just donk the river so I have to fold as I know that I'm beat there too often. + when I have the almost nuts I just get outdrawn too when I get the stacks in or just coolered like KK vs AA. And usually when I flop the nuts or river the nuts i don't get paid.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Preflop: Hero is CO with :Js: :As:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BTN calls $0.25, SB calls $0.20, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.85) :5h: :Ah: :Ad: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.51, BTN folds, SB calls $0.51

      Turn: ($1.87) :8d: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.20, SB calls $1.20

      River: ($4.27) :8s: (2 players)
      SB bets $2.04, Hero calls $2.04

      Results:
      $8.35 pot ($0.38 rake)
      Final Board: :5h: :Ah: :Ad: :8d: :8s:
      SB showed :6c: :Ac: and won $3.99 (-$0.01 net)
      Hero showed :Js: :As: and won $3.98 (-$0.02 net)



      I just know that he does not have enough bluffs to call here.. I just swear and punch my table and then hit the fold button as much as I hate this now.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Td: :Ac:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB calls $0.20, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.60) :Ad: :7d: :5c: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.48, SB calls $0.48

      Turn: ($1.56) :9c: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.09, SB calls $1.09

      River: ($3.74) :4h: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero folds

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :Td: :Ac:
      Hero raises to $0.25, 4 folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.55) :9s: :Th: :4s: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.39, BB calls $0.39

      Turn: ($1.33) :Jc: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.95, BB calls $0.95

      River: ($3.23) :8h: (2 players)
      BB bets $2.20, Hero folds

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :Ad: :Ah:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN raises to $1, SB calls $0.95, Hero raises to $3, UTG folds, BTN calls $2, SB folds

      Flop: ($7.30) :6s: :8c: :8s: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BTN calls $2.50

      Turn: ($12.30) :Js: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.66 and is all-in, BTN calls $5.66

      River: ($23.62) :Jd: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $23.62 pot ($1.06 rake)
      Final Board: :6s: :8c: :8s: :Js: :Jd:
      Hero showed :Ad: :Ah: and lost (-$11.16 net)
      BTN showed :Jc: :Jh: and won $22.56 ($11.40 net)


      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Qs: :Qc:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.55) :4d: :5h: :9h: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.39, BB calls $0.39

      Turn: ($1.33) :2h: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.80, BB calls $0.80

      River: ($2.93) :Ac: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      $2.93 pot ($0.13 rake)
      Final Board: :4d: :5h: :9h: :2h: :Ac:
      BB showed :7d: :3d: and won $2.80 ($1.36 net)
      Hero mucked :Qs: :Qc: and lost (-$1.44 net)



      I don't know how often I'm going to post here but I just had to steam somewhere. Maybe the next post is when I have climbed up from this hole.
  • 41 replies
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      That’s a decent downswing. Hopefully you get in the profit area soon.
      Good luck with your new blog and improving your game :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Played a short 550 hand session today. -1bin result and running about 1bin under ev. Feels good to run only 1 bin under ev in one session (and only losing one bin) :f_thumbsup:

      50/50:

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $11.83 (118.3 bb)
      BB: $9 (90 bb)
      UTG: $10.33 (103.3 bb)
      MP: $20.59 (205.9 bb)
      CO: $6.70 (67 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $12.19 (121.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :9s: :Js:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.45) :Tc: :8s: :4s: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.31, BB raises to $0.92, Hero raises to $11.90, BB calls $7.88 and is all-in

      Turn: ($18.05) :3c: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($18.05) :8h: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $18.05 pot ($0.81 rake)
      Final Board: :Tc: :8s: :4s: :3c: :8h:
      BB showed :Td: :4d: and won $17.24 ($8.24 net)
      Hero showed :9s: :Js: and won $0.00 (-$9 net)


      Here I was thinking that he shouldn't have many 6x in his range, only 67ss but apparently he has 66 here -,-. His range should IMO consist of busted FD;s and the only few 6x hands when he pots the river.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $4.39 (43.9 bb)
      BB: $17.73 (177.3 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $12.27 (122.7 bb)
      MP: $20.88 (208.8 bb)
      CO: $17.87 (178.7 bb)
      BTN: $10.89 (108.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :3s: :3c:
      Hero raises to $0.25, MP calls $0.25, 2 folds, SB calls $0.20, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.85) :Qs: :5s: :3h: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.59, MP calls $0.59, SB folds

      Turn: ($2.03) :4d: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.43, MP calls $1.43

      River: ($4.89) :7c: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $4.67, Hero calls $4.67

      Results:
      $14.23 pot ($0.64 rake)
      Final Board: :Qs: :5s: :3h: :4d: :7c:
      Hero mucked :3s: :3c: and lost (-$6.94 net)
      MP showed :6s: :6h: and won $13.59 ($6.65 net)


      Still getting raised in every river/turn spot when I have a bet folding situation:

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $9.68 (96.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $13.86 (138.6 bb)
      UTG: $10.50 (105 bb)
      MP: $12.95 (129.5 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :Kh: :Jd:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) :Td: :2h: :6h: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($0.90) :Qh: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.54, CO calls $0.54, SB folds

      River: ($1.98) :8h: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, CO raises to $2.94, Hero folds


      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $10.05 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $11.92 (119.2 bb)
      UTG: $18.46 (184.6 bb)
      MP: $11.15 (111.5 bb)
      CO: $12.76 (127.6 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Js: :Jd:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.70) :Jc: :7h: :5c: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($0.70) :8s: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.49, MP calls $0.49

      River: ($1.68) :Kc: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.99, MP raises to $2.50, Hero folds

      So basically my run is still the same, can't get paid with value hands or villains just hit their 2-20% equities otr and losing all teh flips. :f_ugly:
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      I had a small upswing of 10 bins but then I dropped again 5 today running about 4 bin under EV. Thought that I could finally dig myself from this hole but no no no. Just so sick. Played many sessions like this and just ended the sessions short.:




      My run in a nutshell for the last 4 months, I have lost so many 98-2 flips... fu*k this game:
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $11.03 (110.3 bb)
      BB: $8.74 (87.4 bb)
      UTG: $10.60 (106 bb)
      MP: $19.57 (195.7 bb)
      CO: $12.44 (124.4 bb)
      BTN: $10.36 (103.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Ah: :Ad:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1, BB folds, CO calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2.10) :9s: :Tc: :As: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, CO raises to $2.50, Hero raises to $10.03 and is all-in, CO calls $7.53

      Turn: ($22.16) :Qc: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($22.16) :Js: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $22.16 pot ($1 rake)
      Final Board: :9s: :Tc: :As: :Qc: :Js:
      Hero showed :Ah: :Ad: and lost (-$11.03 net)
      CO showed :Ac: :Kh: and won $21.16 ($10.13 net)
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Decided to check how I'm running when All-in before turn, see this I hate this:

    • 4s4s4s
      4s4s4s
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      Joined: 12.09.2014 Posts: 225
      good luck with catching up swing.
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Originally posted by 4s4s4s
      good luck with catching up swing.
      Thanks, I have been running ok for about one week now. I will post graphs next time when I have grinded myself up to even.

      One funny hand, flop 1bb bet was a miss click :f_p: Lost maybe some value because of that but can't really re-raise either and make worse fold :D :

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $5.15 (51.5 bb)
      BB: $9 (90 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $6.40 (64 bb)
      CO: $3.40 (34 bb)
      BTN: $7 (70 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :Ks: :Kc:
      Hero raises to $0.30, MP calls $0.30, 3 folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.95) :Ts: :7c: :8s: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.10, MP calls $0.10, BB raises to $0.76, Hero calls $0.66, MP calls $0.66

      Turn: ($3.23) :7d: (3 players)
      BB bets $1.69, Hero calls $1.69, MP folds

      River: ($6.61) :3c: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.85, Hero calls $1.85

      Results:
      $10.31 pot ($0.46 rake)
      Final Board: :Ts: :7c: :8s: :7d: :3c:
      BB showed :Ac: :Th: and lost (-$4.60 net)
      Hero showed :Ks: :Kc: and won $9.85 ($5.25 net)
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Hello! I have played quite low volume in the last months.. Run has not turned around and I'm soon 100 bin under EV for the year.

      Graph since last post:



      I feel that I have improved my game a lot this year but the results just suck. I try to stay positive and grind though, I still like to grind. I would just like to move up to nl50+ but it is not possible right now, maybe next year.

      Positive things:

      -I have not busted my roll yet (actually my br has increased during this bad run because of rake back...) and I'm now back into playing some nl20.
      -I don't remember when I have tilted the last time, It feels like I have become immune to tilt.
      -I have improved a lot
      -I didn't run hot first and then hit this horrible run in nl100+
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Wow...
      I'm running 700bb under EV in last 25k hands but that seems nothing compared to what you have experienced :D

      But it is great that you don't tilt :f_thumbsup:

      Good luck to the tables :gl:
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Originally posted by la55i
      Wow...
      I'm running 700bb under EV in last 25k hands but that seems nothing compared to what you have experienced :D

      But it is great that you don't tilt :f_thumbsup:

      Good luck to the tables :gl:
      Yeah.. just looked at the total graph after starting this thread and it makes me feel kinda bad. And if you take the hands that I played in the 1.1-1.6 this year the results are like 200k hands played with positive ev ( I was up there in those hands) and results are just really bad I don't even want to know.. - But thanks though for the positive words.

      Though with rakeback I have still made some profit which is nice.. I guess. But it doesn't make it feel any better when I know that my bankroll could be over 2x the size that it is now.



      To the guys who are playing with 20-30 bin bankrolls - it is really not enough to survive in this game!
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Played short session yesterday, nothing new in the poker world. Sigh. Did not win a hand.

      I guess that the regs do not respect my raises(I have wide raise cb bluff range):

      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $11.19 (56 bb)
      Hero (BB): $21.71 (108.6 bb)
      UTG: $20.71 (103.6 bb)
      MP: $19.36 (96.8 bb)
      CO: $12.86 (64.3 bb)
      BTN: $20.37 (101.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :Qh: :Th:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.40, SB folds, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) :2d: :Ts: :Qs: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.45, Hero raises to $1.60, BTN raises to $5.70, Hero raises to $21.31 and is all-in, BTN calls $14.27

      Turn: ($40.84) :Js: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($40.84) :8s: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $40.84 pot ($2.72 rake)
      Final Board: :2d: :Ts: :Qs: :Js: :8s:
      Hero mucked :Qh: :Th: and lost (-$20.37 net)
      BTN showed :Ac: :As: and won $38.12 ($17.75 net)


      Close spot otr, I think that he can still have some AK,KQ + KT + some bluffs because of my flop play. I guess that the call is close to 0 EV, maybe slightly +.
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players

      SB: $10.80 (108 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10.10 (101 bb)
      CO: $19.48 (194.8 bb)
      BTN: $10.90 (109 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :Jc: :Kc:
      2 folds, SB raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.70

      Flop: ($1.80) :Kd: :3c: :8h: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.80) :Ts: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.30, Hero calls $1.30

      River: ($4.40) :Jd: (2 players)
      SB bets $3.20, Hero calls $3.20

      Results:
      $10.80 pot ($0.72 rake)
      Final Board: :Kd: :3c: :8h: :Ts: :Jd:
      SB showed :8s: :8d: and won $10.08 ($4.68 net)
      Hero mucked :Jc: :Kc: and lost (-$5.40 net)



      vs aggro fish, happy to get stacks in at over 50%. +:

      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $27.07 (135.4 bb)
      BB: $24.17 (120.9 bb)
      UTG: $21.37 (106.9 bb)
      MP: $8.50 (42.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $28.35 (141.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with :7h: :6h:
      UTG raises to $0.60, MP calls $0.60, Hero calls $0.60, 3 folds

      Flop: ($2.10) :Qh: :4h: :7d: (3 players)
      UTG checks, MP bets $1.05, Hero raises to $3, UTG folds, MP raises to $4.95, Hero raises to $19.40 and is all-in, MP calls $2.95 and is all-in

      Turn: ($17.90) :Ks: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($17.90) :8c: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $17.90 pot ($0.89 rake)
      Final Board: :Qh: :4h: :7d: :Ks: :8c:
      UTG mucked and lost (-$0.60 net)
      MP showed :Kd: :Qs: and won $17.01 ($8.51 net)
      Hero mucked :7h: :6h: and won $0.00 (-$8.50 net)





      :deadhappy:


      Overall results for this year is something like 200k hands, EV +10 bin or so, results about -70 bin. I know that EV could be a lot higher but this run has made me spew some stacks. With rackeback + bonuses still have made some profit. Oh yeah, I cashed some tourneys for around +250 eur too. (one 1st place in a 2,2€ toruney for like 110eur, then one 35th place in a big toruney for 100eur + some smaller cashes.)

      Time to grind more + study more. Going to take a break for the next 3 days and read mental game of poker again + going to do some off table study. Then lets crush the last 2 months of 2016! GOGOGO!

      Going to post some volume goals in few days for the last 2 months but I don't know yet what would be optimal volume. I'll be back.
    • marsa08
      marsa08
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      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Played one session of only nl10 today. Another day in the office... again.. this same s**t for the last 8 months. I kept a brake of 3 days from poker but it still does not feel so fun to play:



      Some interesting and some not so interesting hands:

      Yess Aces and a lot of action pre! Yeay yeay...:f_frown:
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $15.33 (153.3 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $10.33 (103.3 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $21.55 (215.5 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :Ad: :As:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.30, SB raises to $1.30, BB calls $1.20, Hero raises to $4, 2 folds, BB raises to $10 and is all-in, Hero calls $6.00

      Flop: ($21.60) :5c: :Js: :8s: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($21.60) :3d: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($21.60) :Ks: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $21.60 pot ($0.97 rake)
      Final Board: :5c: :Js: :8s: :3d: :Ks:
      BB showed :Kd: :Kh: and won $20.63 ($10.63 net)
      Hero showed :Ad: :As: and lost (-$10 net)


      Thin value.
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $4.13 (41.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $20 (200 bb)
      UTG: $16.77 (167.7 bb)
      MP: $10.93 (109.3 bb)
      CO: $9.99 (99.9 bb)
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :4d: :Ad:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, SB folds, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65) :As: :5c: :Kh: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($0.65) :4s: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.46, BTN calls $0.46

      River: ($1.57) :Js: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.49, BTN calls $0.49

      Results:
      $2.55 pot ($0.11 rake)
      Final Board: :As: :5c: :Kh: :4s: :Js:
      Hero showed :4d: :Ad: and won $2.44 ($1.19 net)
      BTN mucked :Ah: :9h: and lost (-$1.25 net)


      vs reg. I had my reasons for xb flop:
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $34.66 (346.6 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $10.96 (109.6 bb)
      CO: $12.21 (122.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.05 (100.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Ks: :Qd:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.55) :3c: :Kd: :Qs: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.55) :2c: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.39, Hero raises to $1.30, BB raises to $3.64, Hero raises to $9.80 and is all-in, BB calls $6.16

      River: ($20.15) :7d: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $20.15 pot ($0.91 rake)
      Final Board: :3c: :Kd: :Qs: :2c: :7d:
      BB showed :Qh: :3h: and lost (-$10.05 net)
      Hero showed :Ks: :Qd: and won $19.24 ($9.19 net)


      He is not really repping anything here otr.
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $11.22 (112.2 bb)
      BB: $5.86 (58.6 bb)
      UTG: $10.80 (108 bb)
      Hero (MP): $10.64 (106.4 bb)
      CO: $9.95 (99.5 bb)
      BTN: $9.18 (91.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :As: :Qc:
      UTG raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, CO folds, BTN calls $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.25) :9h: :8h: :Qd: (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.80, BTN calls $0.80, 2 folds

      Turn: ($2.85) :4s: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.63, BTN calls $1.63

      River: ($6.11) :6d: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.90, Hero calls $2.90

      Results:
      $11.91 pot ($0.54 rake)
      Final Board: :9h: :8h: :Qd: :4s: :6d:
      Hero showed :As: :Qc: and won $11.37 ($5.74 net)
      BTN showed :3h: :Kh: and lost (-$5.63 net)



      Ok so enough hands for now. For the volume goals, I decided to make hourly based goals.

      50 hours of playing and studying combined for the month:
      [1/50]

      50 hours should be doable. I have a lot of school stuff coming up so that takes a lot of my time though. Maybe next month try to go for 80h but 50h should be ok for this month. Also some times hard to try to find motivation to play when just losing all the time.

      Gogogo!
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Update:

      Playing hours this month:

      [5/50]

      Going to play a lot more today + tomorrow (min 7h total). I will update later.
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Playing hours: [10/50]

      I feel a little bit tilted + tired so I might play later today or not, I'll see. Just had a -4 bin session.


      Nothing I can really do on the river, I have just over half pot left, ofc he has the set and the sh*t river hits.. can't x/f + x/c seems too weak.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $18.30 (183 bb)
      Hero (BB): $11.52 (115.2 bb)
      UTG: $10.38 (103.8 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $24.19 (241.9 bb)
      BTN: $18.54 (185.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :Qc: :Jc:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.20, CO calls $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.85) :8d: :9s: :Tc: (4 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks, CO bets $0.60, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1.90, MP folds, CO calls $1.30

      Turn: ($4.65) :3h: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.40, CO calls $3.40

      River: ($11.45) :8h: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.02 and is all-in, CO calls $6.02

      Results:
      $23.49 pot ($1.06 rake)
      Final Board: :8d: :9s: :Tc: :3h: :8h:
      Hero showed :Qc: :Jc: and lost (-$11.52 net)
      CO showed :Ts: :Td: and won $22.43 ($10.91 net)


      Getting the stacks in at 64% but surprise surprise.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $12.43 (124.3 bb)
      BB: $13.63 (136.3 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $16.14 (161.4 bb)
      CO: $7.94 (79.4 bb)
      BTN: $5.14 (51.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :Ah: :Ac:
      Hero raises to $0.30, MP raises to $1, 4 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, MP calls $1.50

      Flop: ($5.15) :Jh: :6d: :8d: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $2.70, Hero raises to $7.50 and is all-in, MP calls $4.80

      Turn: ($20.15) :7c: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($20.15) :5d: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $20.15 pot ($0.91 rake)
      Final Board: :Jh: :6d: :8d: :7c: :5d:
      Hero showed :Ah: :Ac: and lost (-$10 net)
      MP showed :2d: :Ad: and won $19.24 ($9.24 net)



      He gives me right price to call for call to be +ev, but just can't ever hit.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $14.87 (148.7 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG: $12.86 (128.6 bb)
      MP: $7.08 (70.8 bb)
      CO: $52.91 (529.1 bb)
      BTN: $20.17 (201.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Jd: :Kd:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.80, BB folds, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.70) :7d: :5d: :As: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.81, BTN raises to $2, Hero calls $1.19

      Turn: ($5.70) :Qc: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.10, Hero calls $3.10

      River: ($11.90) :Qh: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Results:
      $11.90 pot ($0.54 rake)
      Final Board: :7d: :5d: :As: :Qc: :Qh:
      Hero showed :Jd: :Kd: and lost (-$5.90 net)
      BTN showed :6c: :5c: and won $11.36 ($5.46 net)



      I feel like quitting poker again, like I have felt many times during the last 8 months. I don't know what to do.

      I just cashed out 30% of my roll because I have never bought anything with the poker moneys so decided that its time to do that.
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Did not play any more today as I'm feeling so tired. Here is the graph after my 3 day break. I did even win some flips at the end but then lost it back.



      I'm still over rolled for nl10 after my cashout. I'm going to keep playing nl10 + 20 mix.

      Also a little bit behind my 50h month goal. next weekend I have other stuff and can't play and next week I have tests in school so lets see how much I can put in volume. maybe I will need to grind a lot more in the last 2 weeks of the month.


      Any one have idea how to make these pictures that I post here smaller? They don't look good when they take so much space.
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Played 1h session in the morning +1,5 bin.
      Hours: [11/50]



      Non standard flop sizing but when he flats 4b OOP like this his range is imo heavily PP;s like 99-QQ and stuff like AQs,KQs,AKs that he does not know how to play and calls. I think that he will do the most mistakes when there is no big broadways on the board so trying to get the stacks in fast.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $11.39 (113.9 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $13.68 (136.8 bb)
      CO: $12.75 (127.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Ah: :Ac:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.27, CO raises to $0.85, Hero raises to $2.30, SB folds, BB calls $2.20, 2 folds

      Flop: ($5.77) :6s: :4c: :3h: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $4.13, BB calls $4.13

      Turn: ($14.03) :4d: (2 players)
      BB bets $4.96 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.57 and is all-in

      River: ($21.17) :7s: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $21.17 pot ($0.95 rake)
      Final Board: :6s: :4c: :3h: :4d: :7s:
      BB showed :2h: :2d: and lost (-$10 net)
      Hero showed :Ah: :Ac: and won $20.22 ($10.22 net)



      Getting lucky. Pretty sure he has a flush ott with this sizing. I need to win about 80bb to break even to call his bet ott so about 40bb otr to brake even. I should have nice implied odds otr so made the call and I was correct :f_cool: Note to self: try to remember this hand so I know that I can hit hands too! (stop ranting about bad luck here)

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $30.02 (300.2 bb)
      BB: $9.26 (92.6 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $10.52 (105.2 bb)
      CO: $32.36 (323.6 bb)
      BTN: $45.19 (451.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :Jd: :Jc:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) :5h: :3s: :7h: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.43, BB calls $0.43, Hero calls $0.43

      Turn: ($2.19) :Jh: (3 players)
      SB bets $2.09, BB folds, Hero calls $2.09

      River: ($6.37) :7s: (2 players)
      SB bets $7.18, Hero calls $7.18 and is all-in

      Results:
      $20.73 pot ($0.93 rake)
      Final Board: :5h: :3s: :7h: :Jh: :7s:
      SB showed :3h: :Kh: and lost (-$10 net)
      Hero showed :Jd: :Jc: and won $19.80 ($9.80 net)



      2;nd note to self: don't play when tired or hungry. I have 0 tilt if I'm not tired or hungry even if I lose a lot but when I'm a little tired or hungry I seem to still tilt even after losing just small pots etc. etc..

      Bad play by me.:f_biggrin: Should x/c river, I don't have a clear value bet on this board runout. He should not have a lot of aces like AJ AK as he would 3b those pre. Also he might have sets on this dry board as they don't raise flop here always. I have about 40-46% eq vs his calling range.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $10.30 (103 bb)
      BB: $11.05 (110.5 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $19.31 (193.1 bb)
      CO: $5.72 (57.2 bb)
      BTN: $27.87 (278.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :6h: :As:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.60) :6s: :9h: :8c: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.34, BB calls $0.34

      Turn: ($1.28) :Ad: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.91, BB calls $0.91

      River: ($3.10) :3d: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.22, BB calls $2.22

      Results:
      $7.54 pot ($0.34 rake)
      Final Board: :6s: :9h: :8c: :Ad: :3d:
      Hero showed :6h: :As: and lost (-$3.77 net)
      BB showed :8d: :Ac: and won $7.20 ($3.43 net)




      This blog is kinda boring, I don't want to write too much about my life here and I'm just ranting about losing. I think that I will still keep writing as it keeps me motivated to grind the goals that I set. I guess that there is not much value to other readers from this than myself.
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Hours: [15,5/50]

      Herocall by villain, reasons why its so hard to bluff on nl10. Idk if I should bet bigger here but I think that they still call regardless of the size..:f_biggrin: ; I could just x/f flop but decided to bet this time.

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $11.05 (110.5 bb)
      BB: $10.31 (103.1 bb)
      UTG: $10.72 (107.2 bb)
      MP: $12.25 (122.5 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $13.20 (132 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Qs: :Ts:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1, BB folds, BTN calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2.10) :8h: :5h: :2s: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, BTN calls $1

      Turn: ($4.10) :8d: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($4.10) :Ks: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.80, BTN calls $2.80

      Results: $9.70 pot ($0.44 rake)
      Final Board: :8h: :5h: :2s: :8d: :Ks:
      Hero showed :Qs: :Ts: and lost (-$4.80 net)
      BTN showed :6d: :6h: and won $9.26 ($4.46 net)


      Here I was thinking about overfolding the river with TPTK as villain is unknown. Decided to make the call though because this is basically the top of my range here that I x/c turn with + villains line was really weird + there is some missed fd;s.


      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $6.90 (69 bb)
      BB: $9.45 (94.5 bb)
      UTG: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $11.16 (111.6 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Jd: :Ah:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, Hero calls $0.25, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.65) :7c: :8c: :3d: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.37, CO calls $0.37

      Turn: ($1.39) :Js: (2 players)
      CO bets $0.87, Hero calls $0.87

      River: ($3.13) :6d: (2 players)
      CO bets $1.97, Hero calls $1.97

      Results:
      $7.07 pot ($0.32 rake)
      Final Board: :7c: :8c: :3d: :Js: :6d:
      CO showed :Ac: :Ks: and lost (-$3.46 net)
      Hero showed :Jd: :Ah: and won $6.75 ($3.29 net)
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      I quit poker and this blog. Byebye!
    • marsa08
      marsa08
      Gold
      Joined: 30.01.2014 Posts: 605
      Originally posted by marsa08
      I quit poker and this blog. Byebye!
      Ok not really. I just really really feel like quitting. Just had an awful session.



      Including: QQ vs AA, AK vs AA, Set over set 130bb deep, trips over fullhouse, Ak vs JJ, Fullhouse over fullhouse etc. etc. And I'm always on the wrong side !!!!!
    • la55i
      la55i
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 5,634
      I know how you feel man :f_mad:
      Last month my on my worst session I lost 800bb in about 2k hands. It destroys you from the inside and it doesn't help at all when someone says it is just variance.
      Have you tried to go back to crushing NL5 for a while? There is no shame in going lower and building back your confidence :)