Beating the micros!

    • Hasseman92
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      Hi!

      i just started to play poker again and this time my goal is to become a better player and manage to move upp from the micros.

      right now i am playing the NL5 stake on pokerstars. its going pretty well but i have only played 11k hands so i dont relly know if im beating thh stake yet.

      I am going to post some hands and some graphs along the way and hoping that you guys will help me with my play.
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    • Hasseman92
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      Here is a graph from my first 11k hands. im doing pretty good but it may be just running good idk.
    • metalmonkey80
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      Hello Hasseman92,

      Good luck in your voyage in beating the micros. :f_thumbsup:
      Impressive progress so far with your results too.
      I look forward to reading future post. Subbed.

      My regards

      Matt
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Hasseman92,

      11k hands is not a large sample, but that redline seems to suggest you are owning NL5. If you feel comfortable and your BRM allows it, you really should look at slowly introducing NL10 tables.

      Keep Crushing :gl:

      Laz
    • Hasseman92
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      Thanks for the support guys!:f_thumbsup:

      Forgott to mention yesterday that i only play fullring tables right now. Any pros/cons with that vs 6max?

      I am going to play atleast 20k hands in NL5 first, but maybe i throw in 1 table of NL10 in each session. (4-6 multitabling)
    • Hasseman92
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      Played for like 1h before work today. 5 tables NL5 and 1 NL10.
      I don´t think there was so mush difference between the two stakes.

      Going to try it out more this weekend.
    • Hasseman92
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      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.58, PFR: 10.42, 3Bet Preflop: 13.89, Hands: 97)
      MP+1: 80 BB (VPIP: 9.30, PFR: 6.98, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 43)
      MP+2: 79.6 BB (VPIP: 43.75, PFR: 31.25, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 16)
      CO: 122.2 BB (VPIP: 21.38, PFR: 16.55, 3Bet Preflop: 4.26, Hands: 147)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.10, PFR: 14.24, 3Bet Preflop: 4.84, Hands: 326)
      SB: 144 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 10)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 13.44, PFR: 9.49, 3Bet Preflop: 1.28, Hands: 256)
      Hero (UTG): 103.6 BB
      UTG+1: 144.2 BB (VPIP: 32.14, PFR: 21.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:club: 4:club:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, MP raises to 9.2 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 21 BB, MP calls 11.8 BB

      Preflop i tried a 4bet semibluff, the MP tanked for a long time before he decided to call. I was thinking that he didn't have AA or KK when tanking so long.

      Flop: (43.4 BB, 2 players) Q:spade: A:diamond: 2:heart:
      Hero bets 24 BB, MP raises to 48 BB, Hero raises to 82.6 BB and is all-in, MP calls 31 BB and is all-in

      OTF i tried a cbet but he reraised me. Here i should clearly fold i think, but then there was a guy in that chat that wrote "he is bluffing". Stupid as i was i shoved all in just because he wrote in the chat haha..

      Turn: (201.4 BB, 2 players) T:spade:

      River: (201.4 BB, 2 players) 6:club:

      Hero shows A:club: 4:club: (One Pair, Aces)
      (Pre 32%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
      MP shows Q:heart: A:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Queens)
      (Pre 68%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
      MP wins 193 BB
    • Hasseman92
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      I played some more NL10 today. Started to notice that the regs are much better at NL10 then NL5.

      Here is a graph of both stakes since the start:
    • Hasseman92
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      PokerStars - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: 132.2 BB (VPIP: 19.07, PFR: 14.81, 3Bet Preflop: 8.25, Hands: 497)
      MP+1: 93 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)
      MP+2: 127.4 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 28.57, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 21)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 27.56, PFR: 22.22, 3Bet Preflop: 4.88, Hands: 127)
      Hero (BTN): 175.1 BB
      SB: 146.4 BB (VPIP: 10.74, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 2.56, Hands: 123)
      BB: 122 BB (VPIP: 14.63, PFR: 8.54, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 85)
      UTG: 105.2 BB (VPIP: 11.43, PFR: 11.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 36)
      UTG+1: 105 BB (VPIP: 17.86, PFR: 10.71, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: 2:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to 3 BB, MP+2 calls 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, fold, fold, MP+2 calls 7 BB

      Flop: (24.5 BB, 2 players) 9:spade: 8:spade: J:spade:
      MP+2 bets 12 BB, Hero calls 12 BB

      Turn: (48.5 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:
      MP+2 bets 23 BB, Hero calls 23 BB

      River: (94.5 BB, 2 players) A:heart:
      MP+2 bets 82.4 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 82.4 BB

      MP+2 shows 3:spade: 3:heart: (One Pair, Threes)
      (Pre 66%, Flop 3%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows A:spade: 2:spade: (Flush, Ace High)
      (Pre 34%, Flop 97%, Turn 100%)
      Hero wins 247.6 BB



      This guy tried some serious bluffs! :f_drink:
    • Hasseman92
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      PokerStars - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 133.6 BB (VPIP: 12.40, PFR: 11.63, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 390)
      UTG: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 19.15, PFR: 12.77, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 48)
      UTG+1: 91 BB (VPIP: 31.25, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.52, PFR: 20.13, 3Bet Preflop: 3.57, Hands: 155)
      Hero (MP+1): 334.9 BB
      MP+2: 101 BB (VPIP: 10.87, PFR: 8.70, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 46)
      CO: 104.5 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 11.76, 3Bet Preflop: 2.78, Hands: 105)
      BTN: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 16.36, PFR: 14.55, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 56)
      SB: 125.8 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 10.42, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 49)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:spade: J:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 5 BB, fold, Hero calls 5 BB, fold, fold, BTN raises to 20 BB, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls 15 BB, Hero calls 15 BB

      Flop: (61.5 BB, 3 players) 9:spade: 2:club: 6:diamond:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks, BTN bets 30 BB, fold, Hero raises to 134 BB

      Hero wins 116 BB and BTN folds


      what do you guys think of my play here with the Jacks?
    • gxtwo
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      What's your overall range for X/R'ing this flop and what hands do you expect villain to continue with?
    • Hasseman92
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      I thought that villian 3betting sqeeze range could be QQ+, A2s-AKs, AKo. I tried a bluff checkraise because the only hands he could continue with is KK+ i think.
    • gxtwo
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      Originally posted by Hasseman92
      I thought that villian 3betting sqeeze range could be QQ+, A2s-AKs, AKo. I tried a bluff checkraise because the only hands he could continue with is KK+ i think.
      I think if he continues with KK+, then QQ+ is also in his calling range. Just not a fan of X/R on this flop. He folds all his bluffs and we just iso ourself V better. Top of our range is sets and we are mostly calling v his cbet.

      The awkward thing i find with this hand is BTN is squeezing a 5x open from EP. usually that shows huge strength! which may be an argument to raising our sets on the flop. But we're also going to be oop :( maybe we can fold pre given his 3 bet size?
    • Hasseman92
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      i think you are right, this was maybe a bad move. I was lucky that he folded! :P
    • Hasseman92
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      PokerStars - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 7 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 38 BB (VPIP: 28.71, PFR: 13.86, 3Bet Preflop: 4.26, Hands: 104)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.19, PFR: 22.58, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 63)
      UTG: 116 BB (VPIP: 16.15, PFR: 13.66, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 162)
      UTG+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 15.79, PFR: 7.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 39)
      MP: 63.3 BB (VPIP: 28.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      Hero (CO): 100 BB
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:club:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) 6:heart: Q:spade: 2:diamond:
      UTG+1 bets 5.4 BB, Hero calls 5.4 BB

      Turn: (18.3 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks

      River: (18.3 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond:
      UTG+1 bets 13.1 BB, Hero raises to 91.6 BB and is all-in, UTG+1 calls 78.5 BB and is all-in

      Hero shows Q:diamond: Q:club: (Full House, Queens full of Sixes)

      UTG+1 shows 6:club: 6:spade: (Four of a Kind, Sixes)

      UTG+1 wins 192.4 BB



      Lucky me...:f_mad:
    • Hasseman92
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    • Hasseman92
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      20k hands and around 15bb/100 is pretty okay i think.
    • Hasseman92
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      played NL10 today, it went pretty well. I like playing on sundays because there is so much fish out there.

      Total of 4 BI profit today.
    • Hasseman92
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      One thing i noticed is that my red line started to drop after moving upp to NL10.

      Is that normal?