[NL2] When a fish wants to become a shark.

    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Hello dear Pokerfellas,

      my name is Arnusen, a 23 years old student from midwest Germany. I became attracted to poker last year and just fell in love with it. By now i may already put in about 50 bucks and lost all of it. Mostly due to the fact (even tho that i wanna win) that Poker is fun and i was stupid, thought money is made when i use all of my Bankroll for a table. - So after a couple of months, playing here and then very little and always losing i still became more and more in love with this game. Now im at the point where i wanna become a really good player. I dont need fancy millions right now, all im heading to right now is just getting poker and winning my stake. Of course in the back of my head, there is the big money, but i know thats still along way.

      Ok lets start, how do i wanna approach this? Well, i actully have alot time everyday, i have been really lazy with studys so this semester is already over for me. Until the next one i have free time. - Right now i dont have a real study plan because i think im not good enough in general to know what i really have to learn right now. So for the first, ill get trough Blackrains Pokersite and all the other free ones and get as much information as possible. Every day i will study one hour and play at least one hour.

      After a while, when i got a feeling what i have to learn and what beatable goals are, then i will update my plans acordingly. So by now ill call it my 1-1-Plan! :f_drink:

      I deposit 15$ on my 888 account. Because i was stupid again, i already lost 5 playing 6max on my phone. (Saturday night backseat of a taxi is boring) So i had a starting BR of 10$ for 888. By now i "only" played about 1000 Hands and if i really put ALL my hands together by now ide say its not more than 3k.

      I will update this blog every week and some days between. For now my first goal will be constant winning at NL2. i will set it for around 20bb/100 (i know there is much more to be made) but beeing positive is the first step.





      Later i will play for one hour and post the results here tomorrow.

      Cheers Guys and thanks for reading.
      Arnusen :f_cool:


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      Weekly Summary: BR (dif)
      • #1 Week 7.8-13.8: $9,84 (-$0,16)
      • #2 Week 14.8-20.8: $9,34 (-$0,5)
  • 22 replies
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
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      Hello Arnusen,

      Nice start with your blog :f_thumbsup:

      I would recommend visiting No-Limit Beginner's Course with confidant91 [2017 edition]
      Also have a look at 5-point plan: From break-even grinder to winning player
      You may also be interested in joining Get Rich or Die Tryin' - The Bankroll Challenge - Opt-in now!
      Remember to have a look at English Community Coachings & Streams Schedule
      And one last place to visit is The Quick Guide to Skyrocketing Your Poker and Life Productivity

      Looking forward to reading how you get on in the coming months and good luck at the tables.

      Regards

      Matt
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Hey guys,

      first day gone by and i havent done really good, but also havent played enough i supposed.
      About 100 Hands after i lost 1 Buyin. I still have the feeling im the fish on almost all tables, thats why i will take down the time on the tables to either until i lose one Buyin OR after one hour of play. Rest of my free time will go into Pokerstudys for the first week.

      So up to my plan for the week:

      Today: Blackrain Site (Work trough the beginners part, about 15 pages)
      Tomorrow: confidant91's beginner Course + the 5 Point plan

      How i do it: I read them and take notes - write it down in my own words and the day after, i will read them trough again and mark important stuff (eventho everything wich i note should be important)

      OK so u have my plan now, learn more play less for now. Next Monday i wanna start playing serious.


      Btw. i was two tableing, even if i read u should only one table, i think i can do it on two with the same amount of awareness ide have on one, except its just more fun to have a little more action going.

      Anyone got any extra advice? Even the most fundamental stuff u dont even think about anymore - i need to know it all.

      Thanks Pokerfellas
      Cheers
      Arnusen


      @mentalmonkey: Thanks for the links, that will help alot!

      EDIT: Here todays graph, as you can see i lost about $1,2

    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Handdiscussion:

      I have three hands i played on wich i really would love a second look by you guys:

      1. This guy was 27/19 over 130 Hands and i tagged him as a Loose player, didnt know where he fits exactly, i still have problems with tagging players due to the fact of diffrent sources suggesting diffrent tagging. So ill include this question too: What tags should i use? My plan is TAG (red), LP(orange?!),LAG(orange),TP(yellow), PFish(green), AFish(green) (- up to maniac), Nit(not sure) and winning reg (Blue) wich sometimes are just TAGs that i see multitableing and playing mostly IP etc.


      Sooo... to the hand. What do u think about my 3bet? I was thinking pretty forward: Value and 2+2 tells me "microstakers dont fold" well maybe i missunderstood that fish dont LIKE to fold but he was clearly not a pro but also not a beginner, saw him on several tables. - In the end i told myself i should have called and tried to gain value later, what do u guys think?

      888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (SB): 112 BB
      BB: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      UTG: 48 BB (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 11.36, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 45)
      UTG+1: 170 BB (VPIP: 27.22, PFR: 18.99, 3Bet Preflop: 15.22, Hands: 162)
      MP: 31 BB (VPIP: 32.08, PFR: 1.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      MP+1: 123.5 BB (VPIP: 28.21, PFR: 17.95, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 79)
      CO: 111.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 16.25, 3Bet Preflop: 7.41, Hands: 80)
      BTN: 129 BB (VPIP: 39.13, PFR: 1.45, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 69)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, UTG+1 raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, Hero calls 2.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (10 BB, 3 players) 8:spade: 4:club: 8:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets 6 BB, fold, Hero calls 6 BB

      Turn: (22 BB, 2 players) J:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets 13 BB, Hero raises to 35 BB, fold

      Hero wins 45 BB


      2. I really thought i was going to win this hand, help me here. I had 0 on him, he just joined the table it was one of his first hands.


      888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 187.5 BB (VPIP: 29.23, PFR: 18.46, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 65)
      SB: 103 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
      BB: 98 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      UTG: 77 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
      Hero (UTG+1): 115.5 BB
      MP: 175.5 BB (VPIP: 38.46, PFR: 28.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 26)
      MP+1: 342.5 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)
      MP+2: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.38, PFR: 6.73, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 105)
      CO: 100 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB, CO posts penalty blind 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has T:diamond: T:spade:

      UTG calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 6 BB, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to 11 BB, fold, fold, BB calls 10 BB, UTG calls 10 BB, Hero calls 5 BB

      Flop: (44.5 BB, 4 players) 7:club: 3:diamond: 9:diamond:
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero checks, CO bets 22 BB, fold, UTG calls 22 BB, Hero calls 22 BB

      Turn: (110.5 BB, 3 players) 8:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero checks, CO bets 67 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 44 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 67 BB

      River: (288.5 BB, 3 players) 2:heart:

      UTG shows K:diamond: 4:diamond: (High Card, King)

      Main Pot [242.5 BB]: (Pre 15%, Flop 35%, Turn 19%)

      Hero shows T:diamond: T:spade: (One Pair, Tens)

      Main Pot [242.5 BB]: (Pre 18%, Flop 9%, Turn 19%)
      Side Pot#1 [46 BB]: (Pre 19%, Flop 15%, Turn 24%)

      CO shows A:heart: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces)

      Main Pot [242.5 BB]: (Pre 67%, Flop 55%, Turn 62%)
      Side Pot#1 [46 BB]: (Pre 81%, Flop 85%, Turn 76%)

      CO wins 227.5 BB
      Rake paid 18 BB
      CO wins 43 BB

      3. The last one tilted me a bit, not sure why i shouldnt have done it. He had a 3bet of 14 with about 150 hands.


      888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 42 BB (VPIP: 3.23, PFR: 3.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      UTG: 166 BB (VPIP: 23.26, PFR: 20.93, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 43)
      UTG+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 18.75, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 32)
      MP: 119 BB (VPIP: 9.52, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
      MP+1: 98.5 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 48)
      MP+2: 211 BB (VPIP: 20.69, PFR: 3.45, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 30)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 11.67, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 120)
      BTN: 275 BB (VPIP: 25.45, PFR: 19.09, 3Bet Preflop: 13.33, Hands: 114)
      Hero (SB): 212.5 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, fold, BTN calls 9 BB

      Flop: (25 BB, 2 players) K:spade: 3:club: 5:spade:
      Hero bets 13 BB, BTN raises to 50 BB, Hero calls 37 BB

      Turn: (125 BB, 2 players) 8:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 74 BB, fold

      BTN wins 117.5 BB
      Rake paid 7.5 BB
    • DonKanallje
      DonKanallje
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      Joined: 21.10.2010 Posts: 71
      Hello Arnusen,

      good luck to your goals.
      It is very important, that you play solid on this limits.
      There are so many nits playing, but they still have massive leaks.
      Don't bluff to much. It is just not necessary and sometimes these players just can't fold.

      To your Hands:

      Hand1
      You make the nuts on the turn (your opponent will never beat you here). You are additionally sitting in position.
      He will fold nearly everything on a raise here without a 8 or AA/KK/QQ and sometimes AJ.
      So if you are sitting in position and you beat him anyways, i wouldn't raise the turn and wait for river.
      Maybe he is bluffing again or thinks he has a value bet with a weaker hand.

      Hand2
      Your 1010 is never good here vs 2 players. You have an open-ender, so You can count 8 outs (and 2 for the 10, but there you aren't safe because of the possible straight then). The risk of flush is also given so i would count totally 7 outs.
      For improving here You have round about 14% and You need odds of 1 to 7, that it is +EV. Your odds are not nearly good enough to call here, so i would fold on flop, or latest on turn.

      Hand3
      AJo 3 bet vs Button steal is ok here preflop. On Flop you make your cbet which is fine, too.
      But for what are you calling his raise.
      It's a clear fold here on the flop and you can already be drawing dead.
      People are normally playing honest on these limits, when they raise you.

      That's the way, i would have played this hands.
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Hey Don,

      thanks for your advice! Yes now a day after i know i called his raise because of tilt. I think i just wanted to beat that guy wich was obviously wrong. - After checking my stats of that session, i saw i played just too much hands aswell. Gonna tighten up again and stay solid!

      -

      Today i tried the game at the night time, i coudlnt believe how much people i tagged as fish that time, all the players had over 30vpip some even around 50-60 and alot bought in for less than full buyin or never rebuyed, it was amazing i felt were dominant on one of the tables. - I got a little excited and started to play 3 tables. - Sadly at the end i lost about 1,5 buyins.

      -
      Handdiscussion:

      Here i have three hands again i need a second look on:

      1. I just couldnt figure out how i was beat. IMO i think i should have played much more passive letting him show me what he could have. My bluffing was with the mindset of "ok ya i have 4, so i pretty much have two pair, does he really hold a queen?" again i think that was just superfishy stupid play by me.


      888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 315.5 BB (VPIP: 61.11, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 36)
      CO: 100 BB
      BTN: 92 BB (VPIP: 13.51, PFR: 13.51, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 37)
      SB: 48 BB (VPIP: 18.92, PFR: 8.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 38)
      Hero (BB): 99.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB, CO posts penalty blind 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has Q:heart: Q:club:

      UTG calls 1 BB, CO checks, fold, SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero raises to 4 BB, UTG calls 3 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: (10 BB, 2 players) 5:heart: J:heart: K:diamond:
      Hero bets 6 BB, UTG calls 6 BB

      Turn: (22 BB, 2 players) 9:club:
      Hero bets 13 BB, UTG calls 13 BB

      River: (48 BB, 2 players) J:club:
      Hero bets 76.5 BB and is all-in, UTG calls 76.5 BB

      UTG shows J:spade: K:heart: (Full House, Jacks full of Kings)
      (Pre 29%, Flop 89%, Turn 86%)
      Hero shows Q:heart: Q:club: (Two Pair, Queens and Jacks)
      (Pre 71%, Flop 11%, Turn 14%)
      UTG wins 188.5 BB
      Rake paid 12.5 BB



      2. I am not sure, should i have raised more or should i have let him do anything? I really thought about him having a ace but i had in mind that he might even have a lower one than mine. - Still i had the feeling esp after the hand, that i could have scared him off with higher raises. But as we all know, fish dont fold that often, would he do it? I dont think so, how would u guys play this hand?


      888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+1: 243.5 BB (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 24)
      MP: 88.5 BB (VPIP: 32.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 25)
      MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      CO: 85.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      SB: 45 BB (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 3.85, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      BB: 125 BB (VPIP: 32.00, PFR: 28.00, 3Bet Preflop: 22.22, Hands: 25)
      Hero (UTG): 98.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (9.5 BB, 3 players) 4:club: 6:club: A:club:
      BB bets 9.5 BB, Hero calls 9.5 BB, BTN calls 9.5 BB

      Turn: (38 BB, 3 players) 6:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 19 BB, BTN calls 19 BB, fold

      River: (76 BB, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows A:spade: T:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)
      (Pre 29%, Flop 15%, Turn 15%)
      BTN shows A:heart: Q:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)
      (Pre 71%, Flop 85%, Turn 85%)
      BTN wins 71.5 BB
      Rake paid 4.5 BB

      3. I know this guy is raising alot medium to premium hands, i also saw him losing on two tables alot and then he started raising on all of them, didnt put TOO much of a thinking into that but it made me believe Ace high is strong against him so i can raise him. Maybe thats to loose?


      888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+1: 243.5 BB (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 24)
      MP: 88.5 BB (VPIP: 32.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 25)
      MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      CO: 85.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      SB: 45 BB (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 3.85, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      BB: 125 BB (VPIP: 32.00, PFR: 28.00, 3Bet Preflop: 22.22, Hands: 25)
      Hero (UTG): 98.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (9.5 BB, 3 players) 4:club: 6:club: A:club:
      BB bets 9.5 BB, Hero calls 9.5 BB, BTN calls 9.5 BB

      Turn: (38 BB, 3 players) 6:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 19 BB, BTN calls 19 BB, fold

      River: (76 BB, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows A:spade: T:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)
      (Pre 29%, Flop 15%, Turn 15%)
      BTN shows A:heart: Q:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes)
      (Pre 71%, Flop 85%, Turn 85%)
      BTN wins 71.5 BB
      Rake paid 4.5 BB


      Here the graph of the night:

      As you can see had a good start and then made my dumb decisions lost always second best hand.



      BTW guys, i just wanna say that i really appreciate all the time you put in to msg me and help me with my game. -

      Cheers :f_drink:
      Arnusen
    • DonKanallje
      DonKanallje
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      Joined: 21.10.2010 Posts: 71
      I think you play to aggresive.

      Hand1: preflop and flop is fine. But as he calls your c-bet he normally has something.
      What do you give him? People are very honest, so the hands he can call on flop are Kx, AJ, QJ, Q10 and sometimes A9.
      On Turn the J pairs, so you are beat vs nearly his whole range.
      I would stop betting here and just fold to aggression.
      All-in on turn is a desaster because only better hands can call and you knew, that every hand he can play here beats you. So just check and fold to his bet.
      Money you don't loose is as good as money you win. Always remember this and You will safe much money especially on these limits.

      Hand2: I would have played nearly the same.
      My bet on flop and turn would be a little lower, but you can play it also like you did.
      If you bet such high, you protect vs draws (mostly weaker Ax with one club).
      But its unavoidable that you loose some bb here.
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Originally posted by DonKanallje
      I think you play to aggresive.

      Hand1: preflop and flop is fine. But as he calls your c-bet he normally has something.
      What do you give him? People are very honest, so the hands he can call on flop are Kx, AJ, QJ, Q10 and sometimes A9.
      On Turn the J pairs, so you are beat vs nearly his whole range.
      I would stop betting here and just fold to aggression.
      All-in on turn is a desaster because only better hands can call and you knew, that every hand he can play here beats you. So just check and fold to his bet.
      Money you don't loose is as good as money you win. Always remember this and You will safe much money especially on these limits.

      Hand2: I would have played nearly the same.
      My bet on flop and turn would be a little lower, but you can play it also like you did.
      If you bet such high, you protect vs draws (mostly weaker Ax with one club).
      But its unavoidable that you loose some bb here.

      Again a big thanks to you Don, i see that now too.

      Im was still playing without writing down my own range to make me stick to a plan. - ill do that now and post my ranges after
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      THESE RANGES WONT BE USED ANYMORE, I MOVED TO SH!

      THESE RANGES WONT BE USED ANYMORE, I MOVED TO SH!


      Hello guys,

      until now i have only used rough estimations if my cars are good or bad. Just by expierence. Now i wanna play more solid with following my given ranges.

      Down here is what i put together with diffrent sources. What do you think about these ranges, where would u make adjustments for NL2?

      My 3-betting range will be around 5% depending on the raisor.

      Early Position (UTG,UTG+1/+2) 5,43%


      Mid Position (MP/+1) 9,35%


      Hijack 16,14%


      Cutoff 36,35%


      Button 49,02%


      Small Blind & Big Blind 16,74%




      As always thanks for reading.
      Cheers
      Arnusen

      THESE RANGES WONT BE USED ANYMORE, I MOVED TO SH!

      THESE RANGES WONT BE USED ANYMORE, I MOVED TO SH!
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Originally posted by Arnusen
      Hello guys,

      until now i have only used rough estimations if my cars are good or bad. Just by expierence. Now i wanna play more solid with following my given ranges.

      Down here is what i put together with diffrent sources. What do you think about these ranges, where would u make adjustments for NL2?

      I wont use these ranges anymore since i moved to SH now. The Ranges i use now are the ones from Confidants beginner course.

      --------

      Week 1 Summary:


      Needs Improvement:

        1. Havent really followed the ranges good enough, i played alot wider in some spots.
        2. Spottet that i do very poor postflop
        2.1. I tend to play sheriff sometimes
        2.2. I keep playing even when i know im beat (will work on this one very hard)
        3. Have to make good tags, right now i tag Fish (vpip over 40 or other things like ss buyin), TAGS(14-24/12-20), LAGS (24-40/same), TP(14-24/>12), LP(24-40/lowpfr). (I hope thats enough for NL2)


      Was pretty OK i guess:


        1. I played the amount of hands i wanted, between 3 and 5k
        2. I watched alot of strategy, read alot and did my notes
        3. Didnt lost motivation after losing alot
        4. Im very happy to be around breakeven -> At least didnt lose all my BR, i think thats not a bad start
        5. I do very good preflop, i tend to steal alot and watch peoples "fold to steal, VPIP"
        6. Starting to use my PT4 stats (VPIP, PFR and 3Bet) mostly for now, but i start to get a understanding
        7. To loose on SB!



      BR: $9,84
      Diffrence: $-0,16


      Here you can see my good non showdown but awful showdown. I had a good Campoker session on the last 200 hands. Seems to be very fishy down there, almost always 2-3 people with higher than 50vpip. I think a good place to build my bankroll. Still i want to learn MT so thats why i will play it but keep my focus on MT and kinda more reggish fish.


      Here you can see, i lose alot with Top Pair because i tend to chase them to much. I lose sometimes with knowing im beat - i lost alot because of that, so i changed my mindset after learning that folding can be plus ev too, or at least not minus ev.


      And here you see my positional problems, especially the SB:



      Ok... thanks for reading again. If you have any suggestions, please go ahead and help me improve.
      Cheers Pokeronis :f_drink:
      Arnusen
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      UPDATE: I NEED TO STAY WITHIN THE RANGES, I STILL PLAY TO LOOSE!

      around 28-30 Vpip and weak 17-23 PFR on my sessions. I know i dont play enough hands but i can see a trend. Lost alot second strongest hand.

      Down to less than $5 now.

      I still do alot of bad plays:

      888 Poker - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 99 BB (VPIP: 45.45, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      BTN: 215.5 BB (VPIP: 55.56, PFR: 30.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 37)
      Hero (SB): 102.5 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6:club: 6:diamond:

      BTN raises to 3.5 BB, Hero raises to 11.5 BB, fold, BTN calls 8 BB

      Flop: (24 BB, 2 players) T:club: J:diamond: T:diamond:
      Hero bets 12 BB, BTN calls 12 BB

      Turn: (48 BB, 2 players) Q:club:
      Hero bets 24 BB, BTN calls 24 BB

      River: (96 BB, 2 players) A:diamond:
      Hero bets 55 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 55 BB

      BTN shows J:club: K:diamond: (Straight, Ace High)
      (Pre 47%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
      Hero shows 6:club: 6:diamond: (Two Pair, Tens and Sixes)
      (Pre 53%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      BTN wins 196 BB
      Rake paid 10 BB
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2016 Posts: 75
      Another $4 down, sitting on my last coin. - Lets see if i have results next week.

      Lost against the same guy both buyins, both times with FH.

      Ok thats Poker, so hope for a good swing up again!
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      After 5k Hands, back to Breakeven. - Still got the weekend to make some profits!
    • TurokRider
      TurokRider
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      If I look at your graph, I see somebody who bluffs a lot. That is a very tricky way to play at the lowest levels. I'm not saying it's a bad way to play in general (I don't play higher levels), but on the lowest levels I feel there is no need to bluff and you are simple scaring people out of pots winning small pots while loosing big pot if they happen to have the nuts and you loose a stack.

      If I see your positional results, I'm spotting nothing but problems althou ofc this is a very small sample.
      SB: opening range is WAY too high. Fold a LOT more. vpip should be 30 at max.
      BB: You're losing 70BB per 100hands on the BB. there might be a real bad leak and your vpip isnt even that high... what's going on there ? (small sample, I know)
      CO and BTN should have a wider range, around 30-40 for CO and 35-45 for BTN
      Your 3bet% are off the scale but that's no surprice with a such a red line. I would suggest to take it down a bit (like half as much :f_biggrin: ).
      you are not positional aware. EP is solid but the rest is flat, with the wrong exception being SB.

      Your results with 1 pair hands are a desaster. Looks like you should be much more carefully playing those hands. Potcontrol more, value bet less.
    • TurokRider
      TurokRider
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      Here you can see my good non showdown but awful showdown
      A red line that goes up is not automatically good. It's only good if the green line is going up too !

      Only look at your green line, that's the line that counts !!

      Red and blue are connected, if one goes up, the other will go down (or less up). The trick is to get your blue line up without hurting your redline too much.
    • TurokRider
      TurokRider
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      I use only two tags. Fish and reg. A fish in my book is having maniac stats like vpip of 50+.
      A reg has "normal" stats and somebody I see a lot.

      I will try to play the fish, and stay out of the way from regs. it's just that simple.
      Not that I feel overpowered by regs, but they are just not so profitable.
      Why play regs if you can play fish?
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Originally posted by TurokRider

      Only look at your green line, that's the line that counts !!

      Red and blue are connected, if one goes up, the other will go down (or less up). The trick is to get your blue line up without hurting your redline too much.
      Yeah thanks man, i knew that already but i thought its good to have a strong red line aswell.
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Hey guys, sorry for coming up that late this week. Had my last test today and also started a side job now.

      - There wasnt alot poker for me, but from now on my week is not that chaotic anymore. - I can easily find 1-3h a day to play now.

      So this week on monday i was about -$4. But could change it later.


      Next week i will report more detailled again, since i only played a couple of houndred hands.



      Monday: BR 6 (-4)

      Today: BR 9.34 (-66ct)
    • Arnusen
      Arnusen
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      Hey Pokerfellas,

      i hope some people are reading this. Can i do anything to make the thread look better? - If you have any critics please tell me.

      So for now i have a hand i want to share with you guys.


      On this hand i really didnt know where i was at. Its the first time i analyze a hand using Equilab. So i had Pot odds of 2:1 (33%) after his raise. I put his range (wich was very loose about 50) in and saw i had a Euqity of 42%. While playing i just felt very beat, because he raised that big. But i was confused by that guy, he obviously was just running good. I saw him chatting the whole time. - So, do you thing the fold was right? By Confidants Strategy it was but if you ask yourself for straight value, then im not sure. Either his big raise means he had two pair or maybe a set or he was sitting on complete air.

      Just explain me how you would have played that hand with your thought process.
      888 Poker - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 64 BB
      CO: 355.5 BB (VPIP: 60.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 5)
      BTN: 73.5 BB (VPIP: 46.85, PFR: 5.50, 3Bet Preflop: 2.44, Hands: 111)
      SB: 101 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 8)
      Hero (BB): 100 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:spade: T:club:

      fold, CO calls 1 BB, BTN calls 1 BB, fold, Hero raises to 5.5 BB, CO calls 4.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (12.5 BB, 2 players) 2:club: 6:diamond: 9:spade:
      Hero bets 6 BB, CO raises to 30.5 BB, fold

      CO wins 23.5 BB
      Rake paid 1 BB
    • TurokRider
      TurokRider
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      I like the way you played it.
      you are playing crazy maniacs (vpip 47 and vpip 60..), you can't start calling every raise if you hit nothing. cbet - folding is the only right way here imo
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