Zippiblog NL10 SH .es

    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Hey people, I'm Fran, Spanish guy that lives in Spain!
      Long story short, I used to be very active in the Spanish community, and I got to play up to NL30, but for many reasons I decided to quit poker and leave the country, so I went to the US, and for almost 3 years I didn't even think about poker. Almost a year ago I moved back to Spain, to continue my degree here and because I was tired of moving around the US (nothing against it, I enjoyed it a lot), and remembered about those good times playing poker, so I checked the pokerschools, but the regulation had ruined online poker here, so I didn't even try to come back. A few months later I saw that there was gonna be a joined market between Spain, Italy, Portugal and France by the end of this year (well, at first it was for mid 2017, but that didn't work out), so I decided to give it a shot, and I've been playing now for over 2 months with better results than I expected and a very high volume (80k+ hands/month). I don't use the email I used to create my previous account (I don't even remember it), so I created a new one, I hope that's OK :D

      I want to be active here, because the spanish community isn't what it used to be, you can't see anyone playing NL50+ being active in the forums, and only have 1 coach for multistack that I believe doesn't play anymore, he just comes once every 2 weeks to play a session in NL5 and that's about it, pretty sad.

      I'm playing NL10 zoom now, which is, sadly, the highest stake you can play in zoom in .es. NL2z and NL10z has about 120 players at rush time, and 60+ players the rest of the day, and NL5z has traffic only at night and some evenings (and that's new, a couple of months ago the traffic was ALWAYS 0 people, it was impossible to play it). And regular tables aren't that good either, pokerstars decided to remove the table selection, and it only shows the number of seats occupied, which hardly ever reaches 100, so you never really know how many people are playing, because if I open 24 tables, the number of players in pokerstars increases in 24. Let's hope the unified market comes soon.

      I'll be posting graphs and hands here regularly, so let's start with the graph since I came back less than 3 months ago!

      0.1% NL25 :pokerface:
      35.7% NL10
      20.6% NL5
      43.6% NL2

      Running well over the EV in NL2, running way below in the other limits, but I will catch up! See you soon!
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    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      I will be updating with graphs every sunday, and throughout the week I'll post some interesting hands. This is one that I ate very nicely yesterday, vs fish :f_love:

      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter

      Stacks:
      UTG Hero ($11.92) 119bb
      UTG+1 ($34.71) 347bb
      CO ($10) 100bb
      BTN ($11.59) 116bb
      SB ($2.73) 27bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG 6:club: A:club:
      Hero raises to $0.35, UTG+1 raises to $0.60, CO calls $0.60, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.25
      Flop: Q:spade: K:club: 10:club: ($1.95, 3 players)

      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $0.70, CO calls $0.70, Hero calls $0.70

      Turn: 5:spade: ($4.05, 3)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, CO checks
      River: 9:club: ($4.05, 3)

      Hero goes all-in $10.62, UTG+1 goes all-in $33.41, CO folds

      Final Pot: $48.08
      Hero shows a flush, Ace high
      6:club: A:club:
      UTG+1 shows a straight flush, Nine to King
      J:club: Q:club:

      UTG+1 wins $46.78 (net +$12.07)

      Hero lost $11.92
      CO lost $1.30
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      That was painful to run into a straight flush. Good luck with your new blog :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      That was painful to run into a straight flush. Good luck with your new blog :gl:

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
      Well, that happens, I'm sure I've done that before (can't recall doing it, but I sure have in the 1.5 million hands I've played or so haha)

      Things aren't going too hot right now, but I'm trying to keep focused and hope the variance goes away soon, what else can I do ;( ;(
      This is a good brief summary of how it's going:

      (trying to keep everything anonymous for the moment :D

      But I swear this is not going to be a crying blog, I'm chill and tilt free for the most part.

      Let me post some interesting hands from today's session:
      HAND #1
      This is pretty standard, but I would like to know what the most EV+ decision is here, both are regs, BTN is fairly loose, SB is a 19/9, over 1,5k hands from both of them. I went all in because I was running out of time and also because it represents more AK than AA, but that also makes them fold most of their hands. Opinions? maybe I'm overthinking and 4bet pushing is the best way to play the hand. I struggle when I have more than 70bbs because I've always been a 50bb player. I'm working on it tho
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter

      Stacks:
      UTG ($18.38) 184bb
      UTG+1 ($10) 100bb
      CO Hero ($8.17) 82bb
      BTN ($14.40) 144bb
      SB ($31.77) 318bb
      BB ($10.21) 102bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is CO :Ac: :Ad:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.85, 1 fold, Hero goes all-in $8.17, BTN goes all-in $14.40, SB folds
      Flop: :Ks: :2h: :2d: ($23.57, 2 players), 2 all-in

      Turn: :Kd: ($23.57, 2), 2 all-in
      River: :3c: ($23.57, 2), 2 all-in

      Final Pot: $23.57
      BTN shows two pair, Kings and Queens
      :Qd: :Qs:
      Hero shows two pair, Aces and Kings
      :Ac: :Ad:

      Hero wins $16.45 (net +$8.28)

      BTN collects $6.23 (net -$8.17)
      SB lost $0.90


      HAND #2
      These are 2 monster whales, that were driving me nuts flopping all sorts of nuts against me and spreading all my money a hand later around the table. This wasn't tilt or anything like that, I just knew I was way ahead of his range and I was basically committed since I opened the hand to 7bbs. Should I have given up?

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter

      Stacks:
      UTG Hero ($5.72) 57bb
      UTG+1 ($14.92) 149bb
      CO ($17.75) 178bb
      BTN ($17.52) 175bb
      SB ($9.60) 96bb
      BB ($6.01) 60bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG :As: :Qd:
      Hero raises to $0.70, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.70, 1 fold, BB calls $0.60
      Flop: :6d: :4c: :6s: ($2.15, 3 players)

      BB checks, Hero bets $2.04, BTN folds, BB calls $2.04

      Turn: :Tc: ($6.23, 2)
      BB checks, Hero goes all-in $2.98, BB calls $2.98 River: :9s: ($12.19, 2), 1 all-in

      Final Pot: $12.19
      Hero shows a pair of Sixes - Ace kicker
      :As: :Qd:
      BB shows a pair of Sixes
      :5d: :8d:

      Hero wins $11.56 (net +$5.84)

      BTN lost $0.70
      BB lost $5.72


      HAND #3
      This one is very questionable. OR is a reg, cold caller is a 75/0 in 16 hands, that means he limped/called 12 out of 16 hands, pretty nice :f_tongue:
      I called preflop because I had very good odds, obviously. In that flop I went for the check/raise because the fish put a lot of dead money, and I don't expect the reg to have a very good hand because of his OR to 2bbs and his cbet of a bit less than half pot. Turn is a blank, I don't think any of the hands that pay in the flop fold in the turn, but I don't know if I care too much, I have a gutshot, TP and I block some straights, the fish is most likely going for a draw, and the reg, had he have something good would have reraised the flop IMO. River is pretty bad, but I didn't find the strength to x/fold with the stack of 1/4 of the pot. Probably I should have raised bigger in the flop and pushed the turn. What do you guys think?

      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($10.67) 107bb
      UTG+1 ($7.78) 78bb
      CO ($4.09) 41bb
      BTN ($10.35) 104bb
      SB ($14.28) 143bb
      BB Hero ($5.15) 52bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is BB :Ts: :Jh:
      UTG raises to $0.20, UTG+1 calls $0.20, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.10
      Flop: :9d: :Th: :7c: ($0.65, 3 players)

      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.30, UTG+1 calls $0.30, Hero raises to $0.75, UTG calls $0.45, UTG+1 calls $0.45

      Turn: :3c: ($2.90, 3)
      Hero bets $1.65, UTG calls $1.65, UTG+1 calls $1.65 River: :Qc: ($7.85, 3)

      Hero goes all-in $2.55, UTG folds, UTG+1 folds

      Final Pot: $10.40

      Hero wins $10 (net +$4.85)

      UTG lost $2.60
      UTG+1 lost $2.60


      And now some funny hands :D

      These are 2 regulars that I used to consider good until today :f_ugly:
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($20.87) 209bb
      UTG+1 ($40.40) 404bb
      CO ($8.56) 86bb
      BTN ($28.15) 282bb
      SB Hero ($5) 50bb
      BB ($7.17) 72bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is SB :Kh: :Ks:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.35, CO calls $0.35, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.40, BB calls $1.30, UTG+1 folds, CO calls $1.05
      Flop: :Td: :Qc: :3c: ($4.55, 3 players)

      Hero goes all-in $3.60, BB calls $3.60, CO calls $3.60

      Turn: :3s: ($15.35, 3), 1 all-in
      BB goes all-in $2.17, CO calls $2.17 River: :Ad: ($19.69, 3), 2 all-in

      Final Pot: $19.69
      Hero shows two pair, Kings and Threes
      :Kh: :Ks:
      BB shows a pair of Threes
      :Kc: :4c:
      CO shows two pair, Tens and Threes
      :Tc: :Kd:

      Hero wins $14.56 (net +$9.56)

      CO collects $4.12 (net -$3.05)
      BB collects $0.00 (net -$7.17)
      UTG+1 lost $0.35


      I don't know where he found the need of doing that in a single raised pot :f_ugly:
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter

      Stacks:
      UTG Hero ($5.35) 54bb
      UTG+1 ($10.89) 109bb
      CO ($6.18) 62bb
      BTN ($4.84) 48bb
      SB ($10.82) 108bb
      BB ($6.67) 67bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG :3d: :3s:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 4 folds, BB calls $0.20
      Flop: :2d: :2h: :7h: ($0.65, 2 players)

      BB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Turn: :3h: ($1.25, 2)
      BB bets $2.30, Hero calls $2.30 River: :4c: ($5.85, 2)

      BB goes all-in $3.77, Hero goes all-in $2.45

      Final Pot: $12.07
      BB shows a pair of Deuces
      :Ks: :Qs:
      Hero shows a full house, Threes full of Deuces
      :3d: :3s:

      Hero wins $10.20 (net +$4.85)

      BB collects $1.32 (net -$5.35)


      And last one, I don't know what I can have there that he beats haha the funny thing is that before calling he said in the chat: 'I caught you'
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($3.58) 36bb
      UTG+1 Hero ($5) 50bb
      CO ($5.04) 50bb
      BTN ($18.78) 188bb
      SB ($7.07) 71bb
      BB ($5.57) 56bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG+1 :Tc: :Kc:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.35, 2 folds
      Flop: :7d: :Ac: :6c: ($0.85, 2 players)

      Hero bets $0.61, BTN calls $0.61

      Turn: :3c: ($2.07, 2)
      Hero bets $1.78, BTN calls $1.78 River: :6s: ($5.63, 2)

      Hero goes all-in $2.26, BTN calls $2.26

      Final Pot: $10.15
      BTN shows two pair, Sixes and Fives
      :5d: :5s:
      Hero shows a flush, Ace high
      :Tc: :Kc:

      Hero wins $9.63 (net +$4.63)

      BTN lost $5



      This is it, I'll come tomorrow with the month's graph. GL in the tables! :)
      Also, if you see any grammar mistakes or whatever, please let me know, I would like to improve my English as I blog :f_drink:
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      lol

      Stacks:
      UTG ($13.10) 131bb
      CO ($20.02) 200bb
      BTN ($12.44) 124bb
      SB Hero ($5) 50bb
      BB ($4.87) 49bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 5 players) Hero is SB :As: :Ks:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.30, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1, 1 fold, CO calls $0.70
      Flop: :4d: :9h: :Kd: ($2.10, 2 players)

      Hero bets $1.19, CO calls $1.19

      Turn: :9d: ($4.48, 2)
      Hero bets $2.55, CO calls $2.55 River: :2c: ($9.58, 2)

      Hero goes all-in $0.26, CO folds

      Final Pot: $9.84

      Hero wins $9.35 (net +$4.35)

      CO lost $4.74
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Well, this is what I have so far, pretty happy with the volume, but the results are obviously not good. It has been a weird week, I feel I have lost every 80/20 in my favor, and the only 'badbeats' I've made were when they flopped me 2pairs or sets vs my overpairs and stuff like that. Also, many regs started to randomly pay all my 3bets with 36s and hands of that sort, and flopping FD+OESD, but most of the times, my overpair/Top pair held.

      Anyways, so much room for improvement, I hope the variance starts to let me free :f_o:



      All NL10. Cheers!
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Joined: 17.08.2009 Posts: 1,161
      Why don't you play fullstacked?

      How many tables are you playing?
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Originally posted by Talisker74
      Why don't you play fullstacked?

      How many tables are you playing?
      Hey! thanks for stopping by! I play 6 tables usually, 4 zoom and a couple of regular tables. I don't play fullstack because back in the day, when I started (2011 or so), I read that playing shortstack was the easiest strategy, that you needed less money and stuff like that, and that's what I went for, I didn't really know what was good. Then I got better at it, but never really learnt how to play deep. I even took a couple of coaches from shortstackers. And now that I've come back I saw that the material for fullstack in the spanish community is still the same, no one has updated it and everyone says that it is obsolete and not a winning strategy anymore, at least in .es.

      Also Raul Mestre (SirDonald in pokerstars) created a school that is very big here in spain, because the staff is from here, they know the metagame, they know all we need to know about taxes and a lot of things very useful for Spaniards, and he played with 50bbs too, and the strategy there is up to date and very winning.

      I really like to play deep tho, so I'm working on it.

      It's always nice to go all in vs 2 and see that you pretty much have 100% equity preflop :D
      Stacks:
      UTG ($10) 100bb
      UTG+1 Hero ($20.54) 205bb
      CO ($10.14) 101bb
      BTN ($6.34) 63bb
      SB ($10.20) 102bb
      BB ($10.35) 104bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG+1 A:diamond: A:heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.35, 1 fold, BTN raises to $0.60, 1 fold, BB calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.30, BTN goes all-in $6.34, BB goes all-in $10.35, Hero calls $8.05
      Flop: 6:diamond: 9:heart: K:spade: ($27.09, 3 players), 2 all-in

      Turn: 10:club: ($27.09, 3), 2 all-in
      River: 4:spade: ($27.09, 3), 2 all-in

      Final Pot: $27.09
      BTN shows a pair of Queens
      Q:heart: Q:diamond:
      BB shows a pair of Queens
      Q:spade: Q:club:
      Hero shows a pair of Aces
      A:diamond: A:heart:

      Hero wins $25.69 (net +$15.34)

      BTN lost $6.34
      BB lost $10.35


      And a few hands after that one, this happened:

      b]Stacks:[/b]
      UTG ($5.18) 52bb
      UTG+1 Hero ($35.48) 355bb
      CO ($7.65) 77bb
      BTN ($9.29) 93bb
      SB ($7.14) 71bb
      BB ($22.16) 222bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG+1 10:spade: 10:diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.35, 3 folds, BB calls $0.25
      Flop: 8:diamond: 9:diamond: 10:heart: ($0.75, 2 players)

      BB bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60

      Turn: 3:club: ($1.95, 2)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50
      River: K:heart: ($4.95, 2)

      BB bets $6.90, Hero calls $6.90

      Final Pot: $18.75
      BB shows a straight, Six to Ten
      6:heart: 7:heart:
      Hero shows
      10:spade: 10:diamond:

      BB wins $17.78 (net +$8.43)

      Hero lost $9.35

      The guy is a reg that I played in NL10 back in 2012/2013, he was a supernova at that time, I'm sure he played 150k hands/month, because he never went up to NL25+. He has 58 of wwsf, over 15% raise cbet, 15% donk bet, 12 3bet, 14 sqz... he likes to try to outplay the regs. That river has a lot of busted draws, and the only hands that beat me are JQ and what he has, but he can have a worse set, 2 pairs and some busted FD's. Is it a fold on the river?
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Another one :f_frown: :f_frown: It is being a nonstop of badbeats
      Stacks:
      UTG ($4.70) 47bb
      UTG+1 ($4.90) 49bb
      CO ($10.28) 103bb
      BTN ($14.34) 143bb
      SB Hero ($9.77) 98bb
      BB ($10) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is SB A:diamond: Q:heart:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.60
      Flop: 8:diamond: 5:diamond: 9:diamond: ($1.90, 2 players)

      Hero bets $1.08, BTN calls $1.08

      Turn: K:diamond: ($4.06, 2)
      Hero bets $2.31, BTN calls $2.31
      River: 6:club: ($8.68, 2)

      Hero goes all-in $5.48, BTN calls $5.48

      Final Pot: $19.64
      BTN shows a straight flush, Five to Nine
      7:diamond: 6:diamond:
      Hero shows a flush, Ace high
      A:diamond: Q:heart:

      BTN wins $18.63 (net +$8.86)

      Hero collects $0.00 (net -$9.77)
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      This is unlucky for sure, but no bad beat. You were already drawing dead on the flop and I call something a bad beat if you are far in front when the money is going in and he hits his straight flush then.
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Originally posted by SDK1987
      This is unlucky for sure, but no bad beat. You were already drawing dead on the flop and I call something a bad beat if you are far in front when the money is going in and he hits his straight flush then.
      yeah, that's not a badbeat but a cooler, I wasn't thinking too much when I posted it, just wanted to cry a bit, I'm such a baby :f_p:

      Things are somewhat improving, very slowly, but improving. Every day I'm trying to play deeper until I feel 100% comfortable playing with 100+ bbs, but my situation right now is not the best, because I don't feel like I'm beating the level, I'm down a few buy ins this month and I'm not running any good right now, but that's my goal for the rest of the year, beat NL10 playing multistack, and staying deep in the tables. I want at least 75k hands winning at 7evbb/100, which I'm sure I can do if I stop paying draws out of odds, because I think that's where all my money is going. Coolers and badbeats are part of the game and I don't mind them at all (I'd rather not suffer them tho :D :D )

      2 interesting hands here!

      HAND #1
      Reg, I don't have many hands, but he seems like a really standard player, not aggressive, decent stats. Is there value in betting the turn? He shouldn't have many QJ's when he cold calls in MP vs UTG, maybe a couple of suited combos. If he has the FD, most likely he has it with the A, hands like AT or AJ that he might not want to 3bet vs UTG. The only hands I beat in the turn are 89s, KJ, and a random pocket pair that he floats flop to see if I give up or he hits the set. I guess just by talking about it I found out it is an easy x/f turn, or maybe x/c if given the right odds, because I doubt he ever has a bluff there after calling that flop.
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars6 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG Hero ($9.53) 95bb
      UTG+1 ($8.65) 87bb
      CO ($11.36) 114bb
      BTN ($28.65) 287bb
      SB ($12.16) 122bb
      BB ($18.58) 186bb
      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG Q:heart: K:spade:

      Hero raises to $0.35, UTG+1 calls $0.35, 3 folds, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: 10:club: K:club: 7:diamond: ($1.10, 3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.62, UTG+1 calls $0.62, BB folds
      Turn: A:diamond: ($2.34, 2)
      Hero bets $1.33, UTG+1 calls $1.33
      River: 2:heart: ($5, 2)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks
      Final Pot: $5


      HAND #2
      I can't tell if this reg is good or not, veeeeery very aggressive, 56wwsf, 42 w$sd, but up 700bbs in the 3k hands I have of him, I guess he is running good haha I have seen him multitabling in the NLHU25 zoom tables. We were throwing rocks at each other all throughout the session, I badbeat him with 44 vs 55 in SB vs BB because he has 36% of resteal in that position, and 14 general 3bet against me, and he called my push for 60bbs with 55 and my 4 showed up, pretty pathetic hand, but hey, I will take it, still think my push is good there.
      So yeah, that's the background with this guy.
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($11.15) 112bb
      UTG+1 ($6.10) 61bb
      CO ($8.47) 85bb
      BTN Hero ($9.46) 95bb
      SB ($20.41) 204bb
      BB ($15.05) 151bb
      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is BTN Q:spade: A:club:

      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB raises to $0.90, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.60

      Flop: A:diamond: 10:diamond: 3:spade: ($1.90, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.90, Hero calls $0.90
      Turn: 3:heart: ($3.70, 2)
      SB checks, Hero checks
      River: 2:club: ($3.70, 2)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.11, SB goes all-in $18.61, Hero goes all-in $5.55
      Final Pot: $29.97
      The only hands he can play like that are AT, 33, FDs 22 and bluffs, and I think he has a loooot of bluffs there. Probably it was 4bet preflop, but I have that problem when I play deep :/


      That's all folks! GL on the tables!
    • DaToepFa
      DaToepFa
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      The first hand is fine in my book. On the turn he can have many draws, Kx or sometimes even small pockets that floated. I would bet the turn and check/call the river.

      Even with your read, I don't like to play for stacks preflop with AQo. As played, his line doesn't make much sense on the river. With AT, 33 or 22 he would NEVER check the river after you checkbehind the turn, especially being as aggressive as you describe him. That only leaves some mediocre Hands (which he will also just call often) and bluffs. Curious to know what he showed ;)
    • Zippi
      Zippi
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      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Originally posted by DaToepFa
      The first hand is fine in my book. On the turn he can have many draws, Kx or sometimes even small pockets that floated. I would bet the turn and check/call the river.

      Even with your read, I don't like to play for stacks preflop with AQo. As played, his line doesn't make much sense on the river. With AT, 33 or 22 he would NEVER check the river after you checkbehind the turn, especially being as aggressive as you describe him. That only leaves some mediocre Hands (which he will also just call often) and bluffs. Curious to know what he showed ;)
      Hi DaToepFa, thanks for the analysis, the guy showed KTo haha

      I have been on an upswing lately, the month is looking nicer now. I'm playing mainly in stars, but I also play some hands in 888 to generate some rake, but it's not going too hot there, I still think is worth playing there a few hands a day to unlock some material in another school as well as raking for strategy.

      My red line is going very down since I started to stay deep on the tables, bigger pots are way harder to play with 100bbs+, but still working on it.
      Some hands as usual:

      HAND#1
      vs reg, who randomly opened in BTN to 6bbs haha. Any 3bet I could to would commit me to go all in in any flop, plus if he opened that big I asumed he was never gonna fold to a 50bbs push, I was wrong. The rest of the session he was insulting me every time he saw me haha
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
      Stacks:
      UTG ($5) 50bb
      UTG+1 ($5.15) 52bb
      CO ($10.05) 101bb
      BTN ($5.97) 60bb
      SB Hero ($5) 50bb
      BB ($13.85) 139bb
      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is SB A:diamond: K:club:

      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.60, Hero goes all-in $5, 1 fold, BTN folds
      Final Pot: $5.70
      Hero wins $5.70 (net +$0.70)
      BTN lost $0.60


      HAND#2
      I don't know what the most EV+ action is here, should I fold preflop? calling obviously is not an option. I had only 2 hands of the guy when this happened,
      now I have 37 and he is a 35/17 more or less. I didn't know what to expect really.
      $0.05/$0.10Zoom No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter
      Stacks:
      UTG ($10.31) 103bb
      UTG+1 ($13.58) 136bb
      CO ($12.93) 129bb
      BTN Hero ($6.80) 68bb
      SB ($17.68) 177bb
      BB ($5.40) 54bb
      Pre-Flop: (0.15, 6 players) Hero is BTN 10:spade: 10:club:

      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $2, 1 fold, Hero goes all-in $6.80, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $4.80

      Flop: A:diamond: J:club: 9:diamond: ($13.75, 2 players), 1 all-in
      Turn: 10:diamond: ($13.75, 2), 1 all-in

      River: 4:club: ($13.75, 2), 1 all-in
      Final Pot: $13.75
      Hero shows three of a kind, Tens
      10:spade: 10:club:
      UTG+1 shows a pair of Fours
      4:spade: Q:club:
      Hero wins $13.04 (net +$6.24)
      UTG+1 lost $6.80


      Don't have time to post more, I'll come back!

      BTW, some interesting news, almost confirmed that the combined lobbies with france, italy and portugal is gonna happen anywhere between December 20 and January 20!! It's gonna be nice being able to play NL25zoom, or even NL16 and not seeing the same people every single day!!
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Hey,

      I just browsed through your blog and it looks interesting :f_thumbsup:

      I see you are using tinypic to host your images and now they are gone. Easier way is to just draw the image file into this text box and it will upload to pokerstrategy's servers and stay there :)
    • Zippi
      Zippi
      Gold
      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Thank you la55i, didn't know that it was so easy to post pictures here haha let me try now!

      I played a lof of hands this week, pretty happy about the results. I have been playing deep, I feel it's a lot harder than playing shortstack, but there is no better sensation than winning a 200bbs pot.

      This is what I played this week in NL10:

      6.69evbb/100. I felt very good about the run I was having and I have a good bank, so I decided to open a couple of NL25 tables at night, because at night, the NL25 zoom starts rolling with 20-40 people, which are mostly regs that I see every day in NL10. I gave myself 4 buy ins (shortstack, 12.50€ each) to go for the shot, and my first session was 100€ up, so I stayed for the rest of the week. I have only played 7k hands there, and 6bb/100 so far, but nothing too impressive, I won't put any graphs for the shot yet, let's see if I can stay there this week.

      :milord: :milord: :milord:
      Stacks:
      UTG Hero ($16.06) 64bb
      UTG+1 ($18.68) 75bb
      CO ($61.08) 244bb
      BTN ($32.07) 128bb
      SB ($24.75) 99bb
      BB ($41.57) 166bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.35, 6 players) Hero is UTG 8:heart: 8:club:
      Hero raises to $0.86, UTG+1 calls $0.86, 2 folds, SB calls $0.76, 1 fold
      Flop: 2:spade: 8:spade: J:diamond: ($2.83, 3 players)

      SB checks, Hero bets $1.79, UTG+1 folds, SB calls $1.79

      Turn: 8:diamond: ($6.41, 2)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.65, SB raises to $15.02, Hero goes all-in $9.76
      River: 4:heart: ($34.84, 2), 1 all-in

      Final Pot: $34.84
      SB shows two pair, Jacks and Eights
      J:club: K:club:
      Hero shows four of a kind, Eights
      8:heart: 8:club:

      Hero wins $31.52 (net +$15.46)

      SB collects $1.61 (net -$16.06)
      UTG+1 lost $0.86


      Some hands I have marked:
      HAND #1
      vs 33/25/13, very aggressive in general, my check on the flop is to induce some action, maybe it's a bit risky, but I knew he was gonna bluff. Turn I have to call with the OESD and the pair, and river has all the missed draws possible, so I think it's a call, right?
      Stacks:
      UTG ($42.88) 172bb
      CO ($16.92) 68bb
      BTN ($36.34) 145bb
      SB ($44.67) 179bb
      BB Hero ($12.85) 51bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.35, 5 players) Hero is BB 8:diamond: 8:club:
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.63, SB calls $0.53, Hero raises to $2.40, BTN folds, SB calls $1.77
      Flop: 10:spade: 7:diamond: 5:diamond: ($5.43, 2 players)

      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: 9:heart: ($5.43, 2)
      SB bets $1.70, Hero calls $1.70
      River: 5:spade: ($8.83, 2)

      SB bets $12.57, Hero goes all-in $8.75

      Final Pot: $30.15
      Hero shows two pair, Eights and Fives
      8:diamond: 8:club:
      SB shows a pair of Fives
      A:club: J:diamond:

      Hero wins $24.97 (net +$12.12)

      SB collects $3.82 (net -$12.85)
      BTN lost $0.63


      HAND #2
      vs fish, not really sure what to think about how it is played haha, it didn't make any sense that raise. Can't say anything else, probably I should have folded? I don't know, he was doing a lot of magic that day haha
      Stacks:
      UTG ($25.05) 100bb
      UTG+1 ($61.66) 247bb
      CO ($29.78) 119bb
      BTN ($25) 100bb
      SB ($35.07) 140bb
      BB Hero ($18.15) 73bb

      Pre-Flop: (0.35, 6 players) Hero is BB A:spade: Q:diamond:
      2 folds, CO calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, CO calls $1
      Flop: 6:club: 8:spade: 3:spade: ($2.60, 2 players)

      Hero bets $1.24, CO calls $1.24

      Turn: 6:heart: ($5.08, 2)
      Hero bets $1.93, CO raises to $4, Hero calls $2.07
      River: 3:heart: ($13.08, 2)

      Hero checks, CO bets $12.41, Hero goes all-in $11.66

      Final Pot: $37.15
      Hero shows two pair, Sixes and Threes - Ace kicker
      A:spade: Q:diamond:
      CO shows two pair, Sixes and Threes
      10:diamond: Q:spade:

      Hero wins $34.53 (net +$16.38)

      CO collects $0.75 (net -$18.15)


      Wish me luck! :D I'll come back with some hands throughout the week, as usual.
    • ematpok
      ematpok
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.06.2011 Posts: 1,086
      Hand #1:

      1) Don't see many advantages of Squeezing 88 there, but that's ok i guess

      2) What do you think is his range here after calling the pre-raise and then your squeeze? On this kind of Flop he will mostly have Nuts or highcards/underpairs... Since you do not C-Bet i'd like to ask: did you squeeze for value or as a bluff pre?

      3) What is his range at the River in your opinion? (without "looking at the results")

      Cheers
      Emat
    • la55i
      la55i
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      It is great that you won those hands but honestly I think they are quite badly played.

      In the first hand I would say squeezing is quite bad. You get a good price to setmine. Most of the pocket pairs should be played that way from BB, I see no point in 3betting or squeezing them. Flop and turn are ok but calling that river bet with mid pair seems like a waste of money without good reads.

      In the second hand preflop was ok. Your sizing is quite big but against a fish it is probably fine. OTF I don't like your bet that much, with nut BDFD it is slightly better but you still have just 2 overcards and I would say villains range is full of pocket pairs and broadway combos so your fold equity doesn't seem so great here. You should also be a bit more careful when cbetting out of position because that will get you in tough situations. Calling that turn raise with just 2 overcards is not so good and you probably know what I think about calling that river :f_biggrin:
      If you know villain is a fish, it doesn't mean he hates money. If you don't have a special read that villain is AGGRESSIVE fish, I would respect his play a lot. Most often standard fishy players just like calling too much but are quite passive. If you believe he is aggressive you can bluffcatch more frequently in this spot but you have a lot better hand in your range than just A high.

      Good luck, keep on crushing :f_drink:
    • Zippi
      Zippi
      Gold
      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Hey guys, long time without swinging by. About the hands, I don't really remember anymore, the fish was very fish and was playing every hand that way, probably it was a fold anyways.
      The week wasn't the greatest.
      Pokerwise, which can be the only interesting thing for you to read, I finished the week with a very poor volume in cash, running bad, playing bad and making a lot of changes to my play, especially with 3bets and 4bets. After 2 weeks of playing NL25 I end a bit above break even, nothing to write home about, so I'm gonna move down to NL10 again and keep developing the changes. I felt pretty good playing deep, except for a couple of big pots with more than 250 effective bbs, in one of them I was OOP and they called me a 3bet and the flop came something like 567ss, I played it very passive, and that's the tendency I'm noticing now, I play very passive when I'm deep and I'm missing a lot of good spots to get money.
      Also, the biggest leak I have seen when I was reviewing some hands is that I bet very big when I have a big hand, especially in the river, where most of my bluff bets are a bit over half pot, and my value bets are more around potbets, a lot of times even overbets, and obviously no one pays me except for the weak players and the people that have a better hand than mine.

      In the personal aspect, the week was pretty shitty, my best friend is from Venezuela, and you probably know how the situation is over there, for those who don't, the whole country is going down the gutter, the average wedge is 70$/month, they are running out of medicaments and food, education is very expensive... and because of that, the crime is increasing alarmingly. My friends mom still lived there, and she had diabetes, but it was impossible for her to afford the insulin, plus in most of the places they didn't even have it, so my friend sends it from here, or another brother buys it in Panama and sends it to her. Well, for the last 2 months, every package they sent her with insulin 'got lost', and sadly she passed away a few days ago because of that. I hate to see those things... I have decided to give all my spin and go winnings to an organization that sends medicaments to Venezuela, and since I decided that, I got 2 of this:

      Didn't win any of them, but still I got some good money just by playing them. So far I'm up 50€, I'm dedicating a lot of time to it, and also to design a HUD, because I haven't seen any free one and I don't want to pay for a HUD.

      I will come back more often this week with some hands, I have plenty of them marked, let's see if I can crush NL10 this week, wish me luck!
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Sad to hear about the situation in Venezuela :(
      I wasn't aware but now I looked into it. The world is getting more and more crazy every day.

      About the HUD, definitely build your own. It takes some time when you play around with your tracking software but I think it is quite simple. No need to pay for it.
    • Zippi
      Zippi
      Gold
      Joined: 24.08.2017 Posts: 15
      Hey guys, I haven't uploaded in a while, reason is that I have been playing a lot, and also setting up a challenge that I decided to stream, this is the link to my profile, I'm streaming every session I play, starting on NL2 with 10€, moving up the stakes with 10 buy ins for the next challenge (my buy ins are 50bbs). After 13 sessions I finally got enough to start NL10.

      Why did I do that? I was having a downswing, playing really bad, running even worse. This is my NL10 graph for the past month:

      It looks terrible, and it really concerns me the red line. It is true that this was the first month I played deep, and I had a bunch of ugly spots in 4bet pots where I had to fold, Axx when I had KK, and of course a lot of bad play. This is the general graph:

      Got some profit in NL25, but I felt everyone had an edge over me, so I decided to cashout and restart all over again, that's why I did the challenge. Now I feel much better, and I don't think I will be playing a lot of hands with 120+bbs, I played 3 or 4 years with 40bbs up to 80bbs, and I don't feel any comfortable playing with 100+bbs, maybe when I can feel good in NL25 I will start to study it more in depth and start with a secondary bankroll in NL2 playing deep only.

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFonyrwtaaVSf7JLPer1Dmg?view_as=subscriber
      This is my youtube channel, it was the very first time I used obs, so the beginning isn't too hot, I spent most of the time setting it up, at the moment there is only music, because no one has ever joined yet :f_tongue: but if I see anyone I will start speaking either English or Spanish, that's also one of the reasons I didn't want to start commenting right away, because I don't want people to think that it is only English and not get any Spanish speaking follower, or the opposite if I start speaking Spanish.

      My goal for december is to finish it in NL25, I will move up to NL25 with 125€, only 10 buy ins, and move down with 50€. After that I will start using a normal bankroll management, I know it is very hard to settle down in a limit with such a short bankroll, but I want to learn to move through the stakes, because right now, whenever I move up I'm scared of losing big pots, and whenever I have to move down I play too loose because I don't care about the money because it is at least half the amount I was playing before.

      Also I want to play more hands than this month, I don't know if it will be possible, but shooting to get 80k hands. By the end of this month, if everything goes as expected, the .es will be forever gone, and France, Spain, Portugal and Italy will start their new lobby, veeeery excited!

      I'm a fish, but that's about to finish!!!