Let´s crush ´em

    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Hi,
      I´ve been around for a while. I´ve been playing poker since may and actually had poker blog at CZ part of this forum, but not many "followers", so for that (not only) reason I´ve decided to create one in this section as well. So, sorry, but I will be bothering you for a while now.

      I played on bwin (which runs on same soft as partypoker) and they forbade saving hand histories, so HM2 was no longer working. I´ve decided to withdraw all my money and passion to poker was gone. I felt no enthusiasm in playing, so last couple days I haven´t merely played at all. Anyway, I had left some money at pokerstars (23 USD to be clear :D ) and decided to start playing there. On bwin I played NL4 and few shots on NL10, but I decided to start from the bottom on PS.

      I use Jivaro software to see basic stats of my enemies and play regular tables at NL2. I play 6 tables, maybe I will add 2 more when I get new monitor, but that´s issue of following month. I´m not completely fancy and motivated playing poker yet, but I feel it´s coming back. I´ve decided to start gently, 1 hour per day. Didn´t follow this today, 2 hours are behind me already. Anyway, my BR reached 27USD and can´t remember any bad beat, so no crying today :( .

      One hand I´d like you to help me with. I´m MP with AKo, villain is CO (unknown). UTG limps I raise to 0.11 (CO didn´t wait for BB and already put 0.02 into the pot). CO raises to 18BB (WTF right?). BU, SB, BB, UTG folds. My thoughts were: he didn´t wait for BB = fishy move, his sizing is way too big = fishy sign. I moved all in. So, my question is, can I make that crucial decision, with only these reads I provided?

      Btw, the goal is to climb up the limits and win wsop ten times.
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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey Mozzek,

      You should consider entering our Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!.

      There is no time limit and you could win a status upgrade just for being an active participant.

      Love those goals. :s_love:

      Have fun :gl:

      Laz
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Thanks for tip, I will check it out :) .
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      BR: 47 USD (difference: 24 USD)
      Hands: 7168

      It´s been 5 days of playing poker, since I "restarted" and so far, so good. Don´t know if it´s Christmas or what, but PS seems soft. I was running really good, however yesterday I hit couple bad beats. And when I say couple I mean a lot. Actually I played one of my unluckiest sessions in my carrier. Anyway, I´ve built up decent BR for NL2, so I don´t have to be afraid of busting because of low BR. And I can set my first goal, which is, to reach nl5 by the end of january (most likely I will get there much sooner).


      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $1.60 (80 bb)
      UTG: $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $2.08 (104 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.09 (104.5 bb)
      BTN: $2.32 (116 bb)
      SB: $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with :Qh: :Qd:
      UTG raises to $0.06, MP raises to $0.14, Hero calls $0.14, 3 folds, UTG calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.45) :Qs: :3d: :4c: (3 players)
      UTG checks, MP bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32, UTG folds

      Turn: ($1.09) :Kd: (2 players)
      MP bets $0.78, Hero raises to $1.63 and is all-in, MP calls $0.84 and is all-in

      River: ($4.33) :Qc: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $4.33 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: :Qs: :3d: :4c: :Kd: :Qc:
      MP showed :Kh: :Kc: and lost (-$2.08 net)
      Hero showed :Qh: :Qd: and won $4.18 ($2.10 net)

    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Joined: 16.07.2016 Posts: 1,043
      BR: 85 USD (+38)
      Hands: 7978

      I wanted to write updates every monday, but this one is sooner. It´s because I´m from the Czech Republic and since tomorrow poker is legalized in here. This means casinos have to ask for license to go on and not to break law at the same time. The reality is, that nobody knows how will it look like. So far, pokerstars disabled their games when you can play for real money for us (since tonight 20:00). So since I won´t play any poker till monday I make update tonight.

      I don´t know, whether it´s Christmas or what, but NL2 seems very soft. So many mistakes I can see villains doing...

      I will show there overall graph once per month, so here it is. I´m quiet upset about redline, how it went down in last few hands, but whatever, the green one is the one which matters. Despite that, it´s small sample afterall.


      I don´t know when pokerstars will allow poker, so can´t really say whether I will play some poker next week, let´s hope so. I really can´t wait for playing NL5, bigger stacks = higher excitement.
    • rompas
      rompas
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      Well done :f_thumbsup:

      yeah the situation in Czech Republic is little unclear, hopefully Stars will be back soon, meanwhile good idea to spend some time on studys

      Keep up the good work
    • SvenBe
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      Hi Mozzek

      welcome to the BR challenge - I can immediately put you on "vacation" as long as you arent able to play. Let us know how it goes for you and all the czech players...

      SvenBe
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Pokerstars just sent email (to all czech players I assume), in which they state, that the issue should get solved in course of days, so let´s hope it won´t take more than one week.

      What is this vacation status good for?
    • SvenBe
      SvenBe
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      Hi Mozzek, we normally remove players who are inactive in the challenge after a period of 2 weeks of inactivity. However, if we know that you don't play for a reason - holidays, studies, maternity leave, ...and this stuff, we won't.

      CU soon back at the tables.
    • Mozzek
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      I see, well I hope I will be back soon, it shouldn´t take more than 2 weeks, so you don´t have to put me on vacation :) .
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      So, it took pokerstars more than month to open their games for ppl from the Czech Republic. Anyway, I´m back. In that meantime I wasn´t allowed to play, I read some theory (however I could´ve learnt more) and also think about future of my poker career. I have come to the conclusion that I should set some schedule of how much should I play per week. With school and gym I will manage 44h of poker per week. However, I don´t think I will accomplish this often, if ever. Those 44h are basically all free time I have and I don´t think I will always manage to devote it to poker.

      My comeback´s started on thursday night. I´ve deposit 90USD on stars (got 5 USD from RB, that´s why 90 doesn´t match with previous post of mine). I played regular tables, however today I´ve tried zoom. Unfortunately I have some issue with HUD, so I can´t run it on zoom. The good news is, that we can´t play higher stakes than NL2 on zoom yet, so the fact I can´t use HUD there doesn´t really bother me, as I´m moving to NL5 this week :) .

      Hands played: 8537
      Hours played: 15,8
      BB/100: 8,4
      Balance: 111,38 USD (+26)

      MUHAHA
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $3.10 (155 bb)
      BB: $1.94 (97 bb)
      UTG: $2.87 (143.5 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.91 (145.5 bb)
      CO: $2.24 (112 bb)
      BTN: $2.08 (104 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :Kd: :Ks:
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.07, CO folds, BTN calls $0.07, SB calls $0.06, BB raises to $1.94 and is all-in, Hero raises to $2.91, 2 folds

      Flop: ($4.02) :2h: :4c: :Kc: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($4.02) :9s: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($4.02) :Kh: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $4.02 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: :2h: :4c: :Kc: :9s: :Kh:
      BB showed :Ac: :Ah: and lost (-$1.94 net)
      Hero showed :Kd: :Ks: and won $3.88 ($1.94 net)

    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Unusual update in the middle of week. My BR reached 120USD and I think I should start shooting NL5. Before that I´d like to present here my stats from NL2 and basically whole of my way I´ve been on.

      First of all, there is my graph. I believe I lost some hands, so not everything is included in the graph.



      There are my stats:



      Summary

      Number of hands at NL2: 28,3k
      BB/100: 15,27

      I would say I didn´t play bad. I´d say my winrate would be higher, if I didn´t play zoom last few days (where I don´t have HUD). Anyway, now I move to NL5, hope even for bigger winrate there, with HUD it should be easy peasy ;) .
    • JCSeerup
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      I would suggest adding RFI by position rather than VPIP/PFR by position. Also in regards to your CC stats, they seem a bit too static. Generally you should CC most from the BTN and less from CO and MP.
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      This is just chart of some of my preflop stats. In hud I have RFI by positions :) . About CC, you might be right, but at NL2 isn´t it better to fold more than CC to 3bets? Not many ppl 3bet light. Or do you just mean, that my CC from BU should be bigger than from CO?
    • JCSeerup
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      CC is just flatting a open raise, so it's not related to your opponents 3b. If anything I would say you can CC more at NL2 as villains usually squeeze less. But yes, my point is you will be able to CC more from BTN than CO and so on.
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Jesus, of course it is, my bad, sorry :D . Thanks for advice, sure there is some true about it.
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      In the beginning of a week I tried NL5. However, it went terrible and I ended up with -22USD in 3k hands. So, I was recovering for the rest of the week and today I´m prepared to try it again. Tomorrow is the day. I´m also planning to see some video before I try it, because I feel it´s time to put some effort into studying as well. I will watch one episode of weazel´s series Red line rampage, which I think is very valuable.

      Hands played: 20727
      Hours played: 25,5
      Balance: 118 USD (10USD is from RB)


      Poor villain, my equity OTF was 1,8% :P .

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG: $4.03 (201.5 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $2.66 (133 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $2.89 (144.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Kh: :Kd:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.06, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.22, 2 folds, MP raises to $0.44, Hero raises to $2.89 and is all-in, MP calls $1.56 and is all-in

      Flop: ($4.03) :8s: :Ac: :Qd: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($4.03) :Tc: (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($4.03) :Jd: (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:
      $4.03 pot ($0.14 rake)
      Final Board: :8s: :Ac: :Qd: :Tc: :Jd:
      MP showed :Ah: :Ad: and lost (-$2 net)
      Hero showed :Kh: :Kd: and won $3.89 ($1.89 net)

    • JCSeerup
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      You should probably try to take shots on weekends when the games are the softest in order to give yourself the best chance of success.
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      That´s true, didn´t consider this. Well, next time I will try to make my shots at weekends.
    • BadHabit1989
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      good luck with your shot! may it work this time :)

      so Pokerstars all limits work now? because a friend stated only nl2 and nl1000 worked last week :D