meh.

    • imfar
      imfar
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      New year (almost), new resolution, new plan, new hope, new blog, same shit :f_cool:

      Games I play: NL10 SH on iPoker, sometimes 1/1 live at a casino
      Purose of this blog: To practise my English, keep me motivated on chasing my poker goals, improve my poker skills on the whole and finding the most effective (for me) way of learning poker.
      How is my poker now? Shit! -2.79bb/100 over 113k hands. This is iPoker, so rake is big (12bb/100) but so is RB, so in total I'm making some money.

      So what is the plan? I have 2.5 hours left of private coaching which I'll use for sure. Then I think I'll give it a go with some choaching site. I was in UP, but don't quite like it . They teach very loose and aggresive poker which doesn't seem to work for me. I am aware that my results are mostly my fault, but I think I'll do better with tighter approach. I hope to play ~50k hands a month and look for a CFP deal in April. I was close to make a deal with BTS but I turned it down. I was with bestpokercoaching.com aka scampokercoaching - utter waste of time and money.
      Other stuff: I love to travel, so I might write a few word after some trips here and there. I'll spam with music regularly.



      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $12.40 (124 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $11.77 (117.7 bb)
      CO: $14.42 (144.2 bb)
      BTN: $3.69 (36.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Jc: :Kc:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.90, BB folds, CO calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.90) :Ts: :9h: :Jd: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.33, CO calls $1.33

      Turn: ($4.56) :Ac: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $3.20, Hero folds

      Results:
      $4.56 pot ($0.30 rake)
      Final Board: :Ts: :9h: :Jd: :Ac:
      Hero mucked :Jc: :Kc: and lost (-$2.23 net)
      CO mucked and won $4.26 ($2.03 net)


      The guy is 24/17 fold vs 3Bet 63. His 4bet range total is 2 so I don't expect him to have anything but AK+, QQ+ and maybe some rare bluffs to 4Bet with. After 17k on CO he opens 23 and folds 65 to 3bet, so I see his calling range like this :


      http://www.power-equilab.com
      Board: Jd9hTs
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 36.53% 34.17% 2.35% { JJ-66, AQs-A5s, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, AQo }
      MP3 63.47% 61.12% 2.35% { KcJc }

      Im not sure about cBet,

      I guess he'll call with

      and raise with sets and str*

      http://www.power-equilab.com
      Board: Jd9hTsAc
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 57.63% 54.71% 2.92% { 88, AQs-A8s, KJs-KTs, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, AQo }
      MP3 42.37% 39.45% 2.92% { KcJc }

      I think this is was an OK x/f OTT, but if it was blank :5c: I guess it should have been bet OTT

      What do you think about the hand, and posting as a learning method.
  • 14 replies
    • imfar
      imfar
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      Did some stats comparison between me and those few winning regs from my stakes. My overall aggression is much lower. My cBet flop is just 42% which is typical for UP, so slowly I am turning myself into a cBet, barrel monkey

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $18 (180 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $25.57 (255.7 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $11.21 (112.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :As: :Kh:
      CO raises to $0.25, Hero raises to $0.90, 2 folds, CO calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.95) :5h: :4d: :2h: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.36, CO raises to $3.53, Hero raises to $10.31, CO calls $6.78

      Turn: ($22.57) :Jd: (2 players)
      River: ($22.57) :Qs: (2 players)

      Results:
      $22.57 pot ($1.50 rake)
      Final Board: :5h: :4d: :2h: :Jd: :Qs:
      CO showed :Ah: :Qh: and won $21.07 ($9.86 net)
      Hero mucked :As: :Kh: and lost (-$11.21 net)


      After 20k hands he open 24% on CO and folds 37% on that possition. With 4Bet toatla of 4% I guess his range on preflop looks like this:


      reds and yellow are 4Bets, green are calls, blue are folds to my 3Bet.

      His raise flop cBet total is 8

      For whatever reason I assued that he folds 22-66 and 76s. So I am dealing here :Ax: :heart: . If it was true wouldn't it be better to jus call OTF? Now when I tried to create his range I see that with such fold vs 3Bet he can easily have all sets anm maybe straights on this board, so I gues it is fold...?
    • Tomaloc
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      with this fold to 3bet this guy is not folding pocket pairs.
      you are barely a favorite against A x and behind pretty much everything else (he has to be spazzing with Ax no hearts or something), you have 33% against a range like JJ-88,55-44,22,AhQh,AhJh,AhTh,Ah5h,Ah4h,Ah3h,Ah2h but if you call and K+ comes he will not pay you with JJ-88 anymore. fold.

      why did you turn down BTS? i'm not involved with them in any way, just curious.
    • imfar
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      Thanks.

      I wasn't sure I'd be able to play 50k a month with all the work I thought I'd have to put into it. If I decided to go for it and played less, than after finishing contract I'd have to play and pay their share without any further coaching until I'd reach 50k times 12 or 18 months. I was shortly after quiting CFP with scam bestpokercoaching and the contract BTS was protecting them well but wasn't protecting me. If it turned out to be shit than quiting would cost me money. Don't remember how much exactly but I didn't like it. Last thing is that it would be just group coachings with afair NL200 reg. Not bad but not that good either. Maybe I'd give it a go now, but want to chcek if I can play 50k a month and study first.

    • Tomaloc
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      yeah, that makes sense.
      my own experience with cfp was with brokesobroke in 2014-2015, i think the terms were very good for me and i moved up zoom10->50 but i was greatly struggling with volume due to university stress that carried over to the tables, so we decided to terminate. he wasn't greedy and we finished in good terms after a relatively small payment (for which i am very thankful), but it makes sense that cfps want to protect themselves.

      it seems that more and more entities are offering cfp now that they realize they can set up contracts that pretty much eliminate the risk for them :f_biggrin: still probably decent deals, though.
      however, it seems to me that most cfp nowadays is done by group coachings, which feels a bit lame to me.

      good luck!
    • imfar
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      It is an interesting topic. In the field of poker you can trust nobody, so I don't blame coaching stables for protecting themselves but at the same time I think it would be fair to let people out of deal cheaper. If it doesn't work for someone for whatever reason (poor mindset, stupidity, laziness, live situation) than what's the point. They won't make money for anyone anyway. The thing is that no one really knows what they are signing for. No stable presends results of all their students, no stable gives any data on how successful they are and how good their coaches are. I guess the only way to be sure is to find a good coach, work with him, and if things go well than offer him a cfp deal.

      Group coachings lame? What would you say about cfp at bestpokercoaching.com: fuck knows how many students on webinar with 50NL reg doing nothing but hand evaluation according to standard lines.

      Anyway,
      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $3.90 (39 bb)
      BB: $9.80 (98 bb)
      UTG: $10.11 (101.1 bb)
      MP: $11.60 (116 bb)
      CO: $3.85 (38.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :Qs: :Qh:
      UTG calls $0.10, MP raises to $0.30, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.90, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.80, MP folds

      Flop: ($2.25) :Jh: :6d: :9c: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.60, UTG raises to $9.21, Hero calls $7.50 and is all-in

      Turn: ($20.45) :7s: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($20.45) :6h: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $20.45 pot ($1.36 rake)
      Final Board: :Jh: :6d: :9c: :7s: :6h:
      UTG showed :6c: :6s: and won $19.09 ($9.09 net)
      Hero mucked :Qs: :Qh: and lost (-$10 net)


      45/2 3Bet 3, raise vs flop cBet 5, AFQ F 18

      Guy seems so passive that I'd give him only 2pairs plus, but why did he ship it. It has always been lookng suspicious for me. I should trust stats more.
      I need ~35% and I'd need give him QT - which I block and T8 to have that... bad call mr imfar, bad call
    • imfar
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      2018 Lest's go.

      I posted2 questions in the No Limit threat. What do you think?

      January:
      50k hands
      posting at least 30 hands
      make a profit pre RB (that will be tough)

      Hand like this:
      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $11.40 (114 bb)
      BB: $5.74 (57.4 bb)
      MP: $17.17 (171.7 bb)
      CO: $4.91 (49.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.35 (103.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with X Y
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB raises to $0.85, BB folds, Hero calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.80) :6c: :4c: :9h: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.10,

      My calling range PF i:


      OTF vs cBet:

      reds are raise/4bet - sets, monster draw, pairs + nut FD - 12.5%
      yeallows are raise/fold - 2overs + FD - 3.5%
      greens are calls - Nut FD, TP, OESD - 22.7%
      blues are folds 61.%

      And something is wrong with it. Need more bluffs. Should I raise AQ, AJ, with BDFD, Should I put AT+ :club: :club: into raise? What do you think? What bluff/vaule/call/fold radio would you like to see on such board vs a reg with 65% cBet overall, 50% fold cBet vs raise overall
    • Tomaloc
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      nutfd is in very good shape against his overpairs so that's definitely a good candidate
    • imfar
      imfar
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      But which nut FDs would you play passively and which aggressively? It is on of UP things, to just flat nut FDs or even 2nd nut FDs and going mental with lower FDs. The problem I have is that regs seem to barrel a lot, if I don't hit my FD, I end up folding too much on later streets.

      Hand NL10
    • Tomaloc
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      i'm sure they have very good reasons, so i'd like to build up my understanding. the way i see it is:
      1) nutfd is a hand that can stand calling a shove in a 3bp and a few times you just get it in massively ahead of villain's lower draw 2) raise/folding lower FDs feels like you are folding too much equity

      maybe 1) when villain folds to the raise you were ahead anyway 2) it's not that much equity?
      also the nutfd is not on such good shape on high boards like 2 broadways, where villain has "lots" of twopairs and sets.
      it's definitely an interesting topic. i think it's a success if you can make some "even" hands like AK type of hands fold on the flop, specially against barrel happy regs.
    • imfar
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      It's not going very well tbh. I mean results are rather fucked which has it's impact on my motivation and mindset in general

      So far I play as much as I planned, I post hands and analyse my game, but it feels like to no result.

      Yesterday I had my first lesson of DJing ;) it was fun, but I don't think I can afford another expensive hobby ;)
    • imfar
      imfar
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      This month so far:


      Well it isn't going very well :f_cool: Apart from the fact that I'd kill myself if I jumped from my EV to winnings line, board runouts aren't paricularly good for me :f_grin: You know this, fishes are doing very well with their trips mining strategy and then every paired board is fuckin' scary :f_biggrin:

      On the positive note I don't tilt much. I mean I'm not happy about loosing money, have to take some breaks from game and say from time to time something like "oh for fuck sake, no trips again", but I am far from loosing my motivation. I want to play and I want to learn.

      I was thinking for a while about moving down in stakes, because maybe it would make more sense to learn at 5NL and possibly make some money at the same time, but nah. I am overrolled AF (70 BI + 12 BI on the way from bonus + 35 BI worth of points). It'd be enough for a pro, and I am far from being one. I feel I will progress faster at NL10.

      I've been thinking how to lear this game. I gave a go to study groups. One topic here and one on the polish community. As usual people are interested, but when it comes to doing something I'm ending up with one person from each community. No problem, I'll find the way. Have already bought some courses and I maybe will go for Rio Grande iykwim in February.

    • figeljfigelj
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      Hi imfar,

      You`re complicating too much the things to play micros successfully.

      I would recommend to avoid nl10 as much as possible. I would say that the nl10 game is the most "randomised" game of poker. In general speaking all "regs" have huge leaks and anyone can do stupid things at any time. Add the huge rake to this and you have a "timewaster". It`s better to avoid nl10 and go straight to nl20.

      Good luck at the tables ;)
    • imfar
      imfar
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      I had a very interestind Saturday :) . I stayed at home and decided to play poker and start with this 20 NL. After a day sesh I was a little absent-minded so before a night one I drank some yerba mate - SOME yerba mate. After 4 or 5 mugs I was as high as kite on coffeine :f_o: At some point I was banging to psytrance mixes while being focus on tables as fuck. The biggest heater of my life :f_cool: The next day I had a standard regression to average, but still it was fun. This month so far:



      I'm not sure if 20NL is easier than 10NL. Regulars seem to be better, more aggressive, but still it might be more profitable. I pay 12bb/100 of rake at the lower one while 9bb/100 on the higher.

      I don't post hands everyday as I planned, but I'm focusing more on learning from videos I have. Right now I work on preflop ranges and I am rebuilding them once more. Then I'll print them all and will put on some kind of board to have an access to everything. Also I discovered a leak. Whenever I noticed that someone was folding too much to 3bet I was obviously adding more bluffs but I didn't really change my value range. It was a mistake. Part of my value 3bets should be calls in this situation. As always it depends, and there are factors like squizers on the left, but general idea is to tighten my value range.


      Drink mate, listen to psytrance, play poker.
    • imfar
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      So last month:

      +some 150e worth of points, which gives us ~720e made in January :f_cool:

      I won't have as much time for poker in February so if I make 35k and finish with pre RB profit, It'll be grat.

      I finished my private coachings for now. No it's time to do some review of that. Also want to prepare boards with all the ranges I have. There is nothing better then two boards covered with hand matrixes.


      :coolface:


      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $46.82 (234.1 bb)
      BB: $20 (100 bb)
      UTG: $14.62 (73.1 bb)
      Hero (MP): $28.58 (142.9 bb)
      CO: $33.25 (166.3 bb)
      BTN: $14.15 (70.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :Qd: :Ac:
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, SB calls $0.50, BB raises to $2.60, Hero calls $2, SB calls $2

      Flop: ($7.80) :Ah: :Jh: :9s: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $3.80, Hero calls $3.80, SB folds

      Turn: ($15.40) :Js: (2 players)
      BB bets $4.60, Hero calls $4.60

      River: ($24.60) :9c: (2 players)
      BB bets $9 and is all-in, Hero calls $9

      Results:
      $42.60 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: :Ah: :Jh: :9s: :Js: :9c:
      BB showed :Ad: :As: and won $40.60 ($20.60 net)
      Hero mucked :Qd: :Ac: and lost (-$20 net)


      21/14 after 14h
      SB 46/24 after 54

      Since it is sqz espacially with fish I don't see any 9x Also don't see many Jx all draws missed, not sure if AK, AQ goes for another bet... I hold the best AX...