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Suited poket pairs - Take 2. MTT Edition

    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      A long, long time ago, when smartphones were in their infancy, Twitch didn't exist, and poker sites were yet to come up with Zoom (or whatever they ended up naming it), I was spending my spare time trying to beat NL10. These attempts were documented, quite sparingly, in the original Suited poker pairs

      I can easily become interestd in something - but the interest can easily disappear as well. Especially when I'm failing to achieve my goals. Poker is fun when you're winning, but quickly becomes a chore during a downswing. I know there's variance, I know perseverance gets rewarded - but when you hate the thought of launching the poker client, it's hard to force yourself to keep going. There's also no way you will bring A-game in these circumstances - which results in more losses and more frustration

      That's exactly what happened all those years ago. I was getting bored of cash game (and couldn't consistently win at it), tried switching to SNGs, but in the end stopped trying to keep waning interest from disappearing completely. Poker went on hiatus

      The interest came back earlier this year, but I still couldn't find success in cash game (Speed NL5 on iPoker). I did however find reignited passion for MTTs. Last month I started playing with some leftover money on Stars, and managed to get a few deep runs, including a final table in The Big $0.55. This result allowed me to transfer some money to Party and take advantage of their offers as well. Unfortunately as it turns out I can no longer earn stratey points on Party, which is funny considering I only have an account because Pokerstrategy decided to give me a second starting capital there back in 2009

      So, currently I play between $0.50 and $1.50 buy-ins on Stars and Party - sessions usually include the $0.55 bounty builder ($1.10 as well if I bust out of other tournaments and have room), the Big $1.10 and $0.55, Monster Series events, $1 180-man SNGs, and at the moment SCOOP satellites as well

      Here are the April graphs

      Big blinds:



      $$$



      Now admittedly the $$$ graph is dominated by the big $0.55 score, and in fact April would've been a losing month without it, So it's not all rosy. But the passion is there, the desire to improve is there - and so far the rungood is there. What more can I ask for?

      Current bankroll (as of 6 May)
      Stars: $110.92
      Party: $66.21
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    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Today was the first day of SCOOP, and I managed to satellite into events 3 (Progressive Knockout) and 4 (Mini Sunday Million). Took several shots at event 2 (8-max, Mini Sunday Kickoff) as well, but couldn't quite get there

      In the PKO got close to the money, but got busted in a sad way

      PokerStars, $20 + $2 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,750/3,500 (450 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 166,634 (48 bb)
      UTG+1: 100,557 (29 bb)
      MP: 33,501 (10 bb)
      MP+1: 90,852 (26 bb)
      LP: 159,070 (45 bb)
      CO: 57,226 (16 bb)
      BU: 106,384 (30 bb)
      SB: 164,934 (47 bb)
      BB (Hero): 89,837 (26 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (9,300) Hero is BB with T 9
      UTG raises to 7,525, 6 players fold, SB calls 5,775, Hero calls 4,025

      Flop: (26,625) 6 T T (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets 10,650, SB calls 10,650, Hero raises to 81,862 (all-in), UTG raises to 158,659 (all-in), SB folds

      Turn: (200,999) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (200,999) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 200,999

      Showdown:
      UTG shows Q Q (a full house, Queens full of Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 80%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 5%, River: 100%)

      BB (Hero) shows T 9 (three of a kind, Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 20%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 95%, River: 0%)

      UTG wins 200,999

      For the Mini Sunday Million, the satellite finished over an hour after the tournament started, and I couldn't get things going, eventually losing a 60-40 for all the marbles

      PokerStars, $20 + $2 - Hold'em No Limit - 500/1,000 (125 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 41,619 (42 bb)
      UTG+1: 27,626 (28 bb)
      MP: 25,799 (26 bb)
      MP+1: 63,616 (64 bb)
      LP: 14,898 (15 bb)
      CO: 74,176 (74 bb)
      BU: 13,396 (13 bb)
      SB: 95,221 (95 bb)
      BB (Hero): 17,181 (17 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (2,625) Hero is BB with 2 A
      7 players fold, SB raises to 3,000, Hero 3-bets to 17,056 (all-in), SB calls 14,056

      Flop: (35,237) 4 Q K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (35,237) K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (35,237) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 35,237

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows 2 A (a pair of Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 58%, Flop: 13%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      SB shows K J (three of a kind, Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 42%, Flop: 87%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

      SB wins 35,237


      I did manage to score two bounties in the PKO for $14 and change, which covered the cost of the satellites and put me slightly up for the day

      Also played the only Powerfest event within my bankroll ($1.10 buy-in), and managed 38th place finish for $16.50. So not a bad day overall

      Won't be able to play on Monday, but already making plans for Tuesday :f_biggrin:
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Disppointing session today. Busted all SCOOP satellites, had to satisfy myself with regular tournaments. Busted all bar one of them as well, only cashing the Powefest PKO for a tiny profit. Over $5 in the red on the day

      Feeling like variance has been catching up with me. My bbs won line has been above the ev line pretty much since I started playing MTTs, but they're visibly closer to each other after today. Not only that, but I've been walking into villains' big hands - overpairs into set most often. The last tournament of the day, the Second Chance on party, summarised well how the day went - I won a big pot (when opponent walked into my set with their overpair, yeah), was 3rd in chips out of 180 players, then walked with AK into AA, literally next hand flopped a set and lost to a better set, and lo and behold, from 3rd to 150th in chips over the span of 2 hands

      The one time I did get my overpair in good, this happened

      PokerStars, $0.49 + $0.06 - Hold'em No Limit - 40/80 (9 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 12,701 (159 bb)
      UTG+1: 4,340 (54 bb)
      MP: 5,472 (68 bb)
      MP+1: 9,406 (118 bb)
      LP (Hero): 3,694 (46 bb)
      CO: 4,675 (58 bb)
      BU: 4,976 (62 bb)
      SB: 5,396 (67 bb)
      BB: 19,501 (244 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (201) Hero is LP with J J
      UTG calls 80, 1 fold, MP calls 80, 1 fold, Hero raises to 521, 2 players fold, SB calls 481, 3 players fold

      Flop: (1,363) 2 7 7 (2 players)
      SB bets 80, Hero raises to 800, SB calls 720

      Turn: (2,963) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets 80, Hero raises to 2,364 (all-in), SB calls 2,284

      River: (7,691) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 7,691

      Showdown:
      LP (Hero) shows J J (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 81%, Flop: 92%, Turn: 95%, River: 0%)

      SB shows 6 6 (a full house, Sixes full of Sevens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 19%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 5%, River: 100%)

      SB wins 7,691

      The only thing I'm happy about is that I didn't get frustrated and tilted after these hands. I remember when I was playing cash, losing a big pot and not getting a chance to win the money back quickly could lead to ideas like "oh, look, :Kd: :5d: UTG, what a nice hand, let's open it". This hasn't been happening in tournaments so far - maybe because in tournaments there's something to do even when you have to keep folding - watch your own stack as well stacks around the table, adjust to table dynamics, recite relevant pushing and calling ranges, look for spots to get the money in even without a hand, etc. Whatever the reason, being calm and collected in these spots does make me happy

      I do, however, get embarrassed when I suckout on someone after getting money in bad (like AJ vs QQ). Does this count as tilt?

      Tomorrow is going to be a day of regular tournaments again - SCOOP only has highroller Holdem tournaments, and don't think my knowledge of Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw (more or less limited to approximately knowing the rules) is sufficient to invest money into trying to qualify for the events featuring these games

      Here's to hoping for a better day
    • Yuris125
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      A better session today. Cashed the Big $1.10, the Powerfest PKO once again, and a $1 180-man SNG. $0.34 down on the day, but not a big deal

      In the Big $1.10, I'm particularly happy with this hand. It's rare than I can overbet shove the river for value and get paid off. Although I did not expect the villain to have what they had. A true hero call, that was

      PokerStars, $0.98 + $0.12 - Hold'em No Limit - 350/700 (50 ante) - 9 players
      Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

      UTG: 31,606 (45 bb)
      UTG+1: 29,988 (43 bb)
      MP: 41,184 (59 bb) VPIP 42, PFR 2.6, 38 hands
      MP+1: 19,032 (27 bb)
      LP: 15,252 (22 bb)
      CO: 18,379 (26 bb)
      BU (Hero): 18,934 (27 bb)
      SB: 33,157 (47 bb)
      BB: 23,930 (34 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (1,500) Hero is BTN with Q Q
      2 players fold, MP calls 700, 3 players fold, Hero raises to 2,800, 2 players fold, MP calls 2,100

      Flop: (7,100) 7 8 A (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets 2,800, MP calls 2,800

      Turn: (12,700) 2 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      River: (12,700) Q (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets 13,284 (all-in), MP calls 13,284

      Total pot: 39,268

      Showdown:
      BU (Hero) shows Q Q (three of a kind, Queens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 97%, Turn: 89%, River: 100%)

      MP shows 2 3 (a pair of Twos)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 3%, Turn: 11%, River: 0%)

      BU (Hero) wins 39,268

      Unfortunately this was the last big pot I won in this tournament - couldn't find a hand, blinded down, eventually got dealt 88, pushed and ran into TT

      Nothing too notable happened in the Powerfest. Also played the Main event and the Second chance on party, but couldn't catch a break in those. In the Second chance, I once again chipped up to one of the big stacks, then lost most of it in this hand, and never recovered

      As for the 180 man, I finished on the final table bubble - but honestly, I was one of the shortest stacks throughout the tournament after losing a flip early on, and making this far made me happy by itself. For once, I was the beneficiary of suckouts

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 75/150 (15 ante) - 8 players
      Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

      UTG: 1,293 (9 bb)
      UTG+1: 3,867 (26 bb)
      MP: 5,001 (33 bb)
      MP+1: 1,914 (13 bb)
      CO: 1,856 (12 bb)
      BU (Hero): 588 (4 bb)
      SB: 4,851 (32 bb)
      BB: 3,277 (22 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (345) Hero is BTN with 6 5
      UTG calls 150, 4 players fold, Hero raises to 573 (all-in), 2 players fold, UTG calls 423

      Flop: (1,491) 2 Q 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (1,491) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (1,491) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 1,491

      Showdown:
      BU (Hero) shows 6 5 (a straight, Two to Six)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 23%, Flop: 24%, Turn: 9%, River: 100%)

      UTG shows K K (a pair of Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 77%, Flop: 76%, Turn: 91%, River: 0%)

      BU (Hero) wins 1,491

      I said yesterday that I was feeling embarrassed for hands in which I got the money in badly. In fact, it's usually the result of me overplaying my hand - if I push incorrectly, get called, and suck out, that's embarrassing. Here, with my stack and the first playable hand in forever, there was nothing to do but get the money in. Villain's own fault for limping with KK anyway

      From here, it was an exercise in patience - and I'm very happy with how patient I was. 180-man SNGs have a very slow structure with 15 minutes levels, so it's important to wait for good spots and not be tempted by pretty hands. QJs in UTG+2 is not a push with 12bb, however attractive it looks

      In fact, I think maybe even the final hand I pushed was the consequence of impatience. 5-handed and the shortest stack by far, I felt much more pressure to get the money in, and J8o felt good enough - but I'm unsure. Gotta download Holdem Resources and look it up

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 500/1,000 (100 ante) - 5 players
      Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

      UTG: 35,883 (36 bb)
      CO: 14,412 (14 bb)
      BU: 17,770 (18 bb)
      SB (Hero): 6,692 (7 bb)
      BB: 26,575 (27 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (2,000) Hero is SB with 8 J
      3 players fold, Hero raises to 6,592 (all-in), BB calls 5,592

      Flop: (13,684) 7 9 Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (13,684) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (13,684) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 13,684

      Showdown:
      SB (Hero) shows 8 J (a pair of Eights)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 33%, Flop: 18%, Turn: 9%, River: 0%)

      BB shows Q K (a pair of Queens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 67%, Flop: 82%, Turn: 91%, River: 100%)

      BB wins 13,684

      The element of the game I would like to improve at the moment is my 3-betting range. Hand2Note says my 3-bet stat is only around 7%, and I feel I'm missing spots where a 3-bet would be profitable. The reason I'm not doing it often enough is that I had a long-held belief that bluffing in $1 tournaments cannot be successful. But it can be. Just look for spots, there are villains against which 3-bets would work just fine. If I can bring this stat up to around 10-12%, I will be happy

      No poker tomorrow as I have some errands to run, but am planning a session on Friday, and will be trying to satellite into SCOOP 21
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Had some time this morning to play around with Holdem Resources calculator. Was happy to see my instincts were correct. J8o was a push - and it was close



      Villain's call with KQ was of course correct as well - in fact they should call with any K. This is their calling range per HRC



      I also decided to run that 65s hand through HRC, and apparently it isn't an open push



      Limper makes things more interesting, but looking at his stats now (VPIP 18, PFR 16), he looks like someone who only limps when trapping. So perhaps I should've let that one go, despite stack dropping under 4bb and antes eating 5% of it every hand
    • Yuris125
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      Ended up coming home earlier than I thought yesterday, in time to fire up the Second Chance on Party, also jumped into a 180-man on Stars, because 1-tabling is boring and makes me do stupid things. Ended up cashing both, albeit with 2 entries into the Second Chance (appropriate I guess), so the night ended about $1 in the green

      Today I managed to win that SCOOP 21 seat I hoped to get. Unfortunately Hand2Note trial ran out, and it didn't save the hands from the tournament above the limits available for free (apart from the one hand I marked during play). I'll see if I can fish some interesting hands out of hand histories. It was an interesting experience, playing against people who think about your range, not just the hand they're holding, and won't fold to a cbet if they think you missed the flop

      Ultimately though, it ended in a disappointment. Thought I could get something going after winning a 3-way all-in with AJ against KK and 77, which saw me jump up to 60k, 2.5 times the starting stack. Unfortunately, shortly afterwards I lost a third of it with KK against A9, then this hand saw me drop back below the starting stack, and then I called an all-in with AK and lost a flip to 88. This left me with less than an ante, and while I managed to win 2 consequtive all-ins after that and get back up to 6 big blinds, the 3rd one (Q4o in BB against button open, who had AK) sent me to the rail

      I didn't plan to play poker this weekend - there's a major Magic: the Gathering tournament in Birmingham, and I very much intended to go. Unfortunately, a large job I have to finish this weekend means I have to stay home. So I will be spending the weekend with attention divided between InDesign and poker clients. Probably more InDesign on Saturday, when there's no particularly attractive SCOOP events. But I will be trying to qualify for the big Sunday tournaments, and it's likely going to be a big huge session then. Fingers crossed - really would like to cash at least one event this SCOOP.....
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Played the Big $0.55 and $1.10, as well as a couple of 180man SNGs and a few SCOOP satellites. InDesign got in the way a few times, but it wasn't big enough to block me from playing some poker :f_biggrin: Only managed to cash the $0.55 Big, had a fairly deep run and was a top10 stack with 300 remaining. However, a few unfortunate hands saw my stack dwindle, eventually I iso-shoved 99 and ran into AA. Still had 5bb after that, and found AJ a couple of hands later, but villain holding AQ ended my run. Finished in 100th place for $2.27

      Also qualified for the $5.50 SCOOP tomorrow. Fingers crossed for a deep run there....
    • Yuris125
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      Reminded why poker is such a brutal game. Great start in the SCOOP, largely courtesy of this hand

      PokerStars, $4.90 + $0.60 - Hold'em No Limit - 125/250 (30 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 30,195 (121 bb)
      UTG+1: 24,511 (98 bb)
      MP: 28,718 (115 bb)
      MP+1 (Hero): 38,133 (153 bb)
      LP: 22,645 (91 bb)
      CO: 19,453 (78 bb)
      BU: 40,496 (162 bb)
      SB: 23,150 (93 bb)
      BB: 28,878 (116 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (645) Hero is MP+1 with 3 3
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to 750, 1 fold, Hero calls 750, 2 players fold, BTN calls 750, 2 players fold

      Flop: (2,895) K 3 Q (3 players)
      UTG+1 bets 2,895, Hero calls 2,895, BU folds

      Turn: (8,685) 9 (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets 8,685, Hero calls 8,685

      River: (26,055) 2 (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets 12,151 (all-in), Hero calls 12,151

      Total pot: 50,357

      Showdown:
      UTG+1 shows K Q (two pair, Kings and Queens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 48%, Flop: 17%, Turn: 9%, River: 0%)

      MP+1 (Hero) shows 3 3 (three of a kind, Threes)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 52%, Flop: 83%, Turn: 91%, River: 100%)

      MP+1 (Hero) wins 50,357

      Shortly thereafter, called an aggressive player's shove with AK, ran into KK, and spiked an A on the flop for another double up

      I really need to check what happened after that. I was fairly card dead, sure, but I didn't drop from 100k to 30k chips just by blinding out. Did I open too many hands? Did I bet too much? Did I fold too easily? I feel this tournament's hand history will be great material to help me improve

      Eventually, with 3150ish players left in the tournament, about 250 eliminations off the money, I got dealt 99 with 8bb left, and felt I had to go with it

      PokerStars, $4.90 + $0.60 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,750/3,500 (450 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 27,572 (8 bb)
      UTG+1: 152,018 (43 bb)
      MP: 100,803 (29 bb)
      MP+1: 184,273 (53 bb)
      LP (Hero): 29,664 (8 bb)
      CO: 31,737 (9 bb)
      BU: 304,559 (87 bb)
      SB: 75,698 (22 bb)
      BB: 119,435 (34 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (9,300) Hero is LP with 9 9
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to 7,735, 2 players fold, Hero 3-bets to 29,214 (all-in), 4 players fold, UTG+1 calls 21,479

      Flop: (67,728) J 2 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (67,728) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (67,728) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 67,728

      Showdown:
      LP (Hero) shows 9 9 (a pair of Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 52%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

      UTG+1 shows Q J (a pair of Jacks)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 48%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

      UTG+1 wins 67,728

      No idea what ICM says about a 99 shove in this spot (I expect it's correct), nor whether a call with QJs is correct (pot odds could make it justifyable). Regardless, I lost the flip, and was out without cashing

      Later on, I was playing a 180-man SNG; with 2 tables left, I had a comfortable 25bb stack, 5th or 6th in the tournament, and felt good about making the final table. Then I opened AQ from CO, called a 13bb shove from BB, and lost a flip to 55. Literally next hand I was dealt 88, pushed the remaining 11bb, and ran into KK. Out with an insignificant cash

      Finally, I was playing the Second Chance tournament on Party. Can't complain too much about it, as I made the final table as a chip leader. But still... I do have a reason to complain. In small blind, I pushed ATo into the big blind, who had 9bb left. He woke up with 77. Lost the flip, boom, suddenly I'm 3rd in chips, and the new chip leader is putting ICM pressure on me

      Eventually I did finish 4th in the Second Chance, so that's the positive. Not a huge cash - Party tournaments are not as large as Stars ones, so 4th place was only worth $19.20. But still... that's one thing I'm not going to complain about! :f_biggrin:
    • Yuris125
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      Looked through SCOOP hands. They seem mostly reasonable, I took note of some mistakes, but don't think there was anything too egregious

      This is one big hand I lost. The other was this one

      PokerStars, $4.90 + $0.60 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,000/2,000 (250 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 181,021 (91 bb) VPIP 35, PFR 21, fold to 3-bet 17%, 215 hands
      UTG+1: 105,261 (53 bb)
      MP: 70,116 (35 bb)
      MP+1: 56,709 (28 bb)
      LP: 55,500 (28 bb)
      CO: 44,333 (22 bb)
      BU: 53,538 (27 bb)
      SB (Hero): 74,789 (37 bb)
      BB: 20,043 (10 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (5,250) Hero is SB with 9 9
      UTG raises to 4,220, 6 players fold, Hero 3-bets to 12,000, 1 fold, UTG calls 7,780

      Flop: (28,250) J 6 A (2 players)
      Hero bets 10,000, UTG calls 10,000

      Turn: (48,250) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets 16,888, SB (Hero) folds

      Total pot: 48,250
      UTG wins 48,250

      I was at the same table as the villain from the start of the tournament, and they were playing quite loose (see stats). However, they opened from UTG, and their fold to 3-bet stat was very low. Playing 99 oop sucks, but what sucks even more is playing 99 oop in a big pot against a guy who doesn't fold to 3-bets and likely has a fairly strong range when opening UTG. I really should've just called, check/folded on this flop, and saved a whole bunch of chips

      That's 50k chips lost in these two hands - blinds and antes did the rest
    • Yuris125
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      Another SCOOP ($22 8-max), another early exit. Literally first hand of the tournament, I got dealt AA....

      PokerStars, $20 + $2 - Hold'em No Limit - 75/150 (20 ante) - 8 players

      UTG (Hero): 25,000 (167 bb)
      UTG+1: 25,000 (167 bb)
      MP: 25,000 (167 bb)
      MP+1: 25,000 (167 bb)
      CO: 25,000 (167 bb)
      BU: 25,000 (167 bb)
      SB: 25,000 (167 bb)
      BB: 25,000 (167 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (385) Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to 375, 3 players fold, CO calls 375, 2 players fold, BB calls 225

      Flop: (1,360) 3 5 K (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 550, CO calls 550, BB calls 550

      Turn: (3,010) J (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 1,650, CO raises to 5,100, BB folds, Hero calls 3,450

      River: (13,210) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets 8,100, Hero calls 8,100

      Total pot: 29,410

      Showdown:
      CO shows K J (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 14%, Flop: 18%, Turn: 82%, River: 100%)

      UTG (Hero) mucks A A (a pair of Aces)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 86%, Flop: 82%, Turn: 18%, River: 0%)

      CO wins 29,410

      When he raised on the turn, I was fairly certain he had 2 pair. KJ is very much in his range and seems very likely given the way the hand played. Nevertheless, I don't mind the call on the turn - I'm drawing to paired board, and there's small chance AA is still good. However, I hate hate hate the call on the river. There's no way I beat whatever he bets 60% of the pot with

      Generally finding that I have difficulty letting go of AA. This is strange, as I laid down lower pairs, KK and QQ, when I knew they couldn't be ahead. Probably it's just easier to accept they can't be ahead, especially if there's an overcard on the board. With AA and no possibility of overcard, it's just so easy to get into a trap of hoping AA is still good....

      Here's another AA hand I played today which I couldn't let go when I really should have

      PokerStars, $0.49 + $0.06 - Hold'em No Limit - 350/700 (50 ante) - 9 players

      UTG (Hero): 20,832 (30 bb)
      UTG+1: 13,463 (19 bb)
      MP: 7,421 (11 bb)
      MP+1: 22,745 (32 bb)
      LP: 11,198 (16 bb)
      CO: 17,360 (25 bb)
      BU: 22,231 (32 bb)
      SB: 15,691 (22 bb)
      BB: 15,323 (22 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (1,500) Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to 1,505, UTG+1 calls 1,505, 6 players fold, BB calls 805

      Flop: (5,315) 9 8 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 1,860, UTG+1 raises to 3,720, BB folds, Hero calls 1,860

      Turn: (12,755) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets 8,188 (all-in), Hero calls 8,188

      River: (29,131) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 29,131

      Showdown:
      UTG+1 shows 8 8 (a full house, Eights full of Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 20%, Flop: 83%, Turn: 91%, River: 100%)

      UTG (Hero) shows A A (two pair, Aces and Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 80%, Flop: 17%, Turn: 9%, River: 0%)

      UTG+1 wins 29,131


      On the other hand, I'm regularly too shy to shove hands I should shove. Think I'm scared of looking silly or something...

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 600/1,200 (125 ante) - 8 players

      UTG: 27,941 (23 bb)
      UTG+1: 14,155 (12 bb)
      MP: 84,327 (70 bb)
      MP+1: 18,110 (15 bb)
      CO: 25,128 (21 bb)
      BU: 68,288 (57 bb)
      SB: 8,343 (7 bb)
      BB (Hero): 23,708 (20 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (2,800) Hero is BB with 7 8
      2 players fold, MP raises to 2,436, 2 players fold, BTN calls 2,436, 1 fold, Hero calls 1,236

      Flop: (8,908) 4 6 4 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets 3,796, BTN calls 3,796, Hero calls 3,796

      Turn: (20,296) Q (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets 9,510, BU folds, Hero raises to 17,351 (all-in), MP calls 7,841

      River: (54,998) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 54,998

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows 7 8 (two pair, Sixes and Fours)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 39%, Flop: 63%, Turn: 25%, River: 0%)

      MP shows A Q (two pair, Queens and Sixes)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 61%, Flop: 37%, Turn: 75%, River: 100%)

      MP wins 54,998

      I think I got scared of the fact that one villain bet and the other called 3-way. They had to have something, right? But even if they do have something, I have so many outs on the flop, the only hands I'm in terrible shape against are 44 and 66. On the turn I had no fold equity, and of course one of the villains connected with it. If I shoved on the flop, I very likely would've won the hand. But I got scared of not having showdown value right there, of the shove possibly being ICM suicide given that this was the final table, and so on, and so forth

      Beyond that, there was some tough luck as well. Busted the Party Main Event on the stone bubble when I got dealt TT on the button, openshoved the last 5bb, and got called by AJ in BB. I feel AJ call is optimistic in this spot, I wouldn't shove AT- on the stone bubble, so it's never ahead - flip is the best outcome for them. But don't think I could fold TT in this spot - and it's out of my hands after that

      The only deep run today is Party Second Chance, where I'm currently still alive with 18 left. Was running like a god in that tournament though - to compensate for earlier bad luck I guess? Here's a sample

      partypoker, $0.55 + $0 - Hold'em No Limit - 3,000/6,000 (750 ante) - 7 players

      UTG: 144,787 (24 bb)
      MP: 466,263 (78 bb)
      MP+1: 72,250 (12 bb)
      CO: 348,800 (58 bb)
      BU: 58,950 (10 bb)
      SB: 101,550 (17 bb)
      BB (Hero): 93,896 (16 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (14,250) Hero is BB with 2 2
      1 fold, MP calls 6,000, 2 players fold, BTN calls 6,000, SB calls 3,000, Hero raises to 93,146 (all-in), MP calls 87,146, BTN calls 52,200 (all-in), 1 fold

      Flop: (255,742) 8 6 K (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (255,742) 7 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (255,742) 5 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 255,742

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows 2 2 (a pair of Twos)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 33%, Flop: 49%, Turn: 62%, River: 100%)

      MP shows J A (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 35%, Flop: 26%, Turn: 14%, River: 0%)

      BU shows Q T (high card, King)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 32%, Flop: 25%, Turn: 24%, River: 0%)

      BB (Hero) wins 255,742

      It is known that Deuces Never Loses, but how did I manage to dodge everything in this hand....
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Had this delightful hand last night

      partypoker, $1.10 + $0 - Hold'em No Limit - 1,500/3,000 (375 ante) - 7 players

      UTG: 227,829 (76 bb)
      MP: 99,250 (33 bb)
      MP+1: 237,710 (79 bb)
      CO: 316,534 (106 bb)
      BU: 131,166 (44 bb)
      SB (Hero): 230,701 (77 bb)
      BB: 76,040 (25 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (7,125) Hero is SB with 9 9
      2 players fold, MP+1 calls 3,000, CO calls 3,000, 1 fold, Hero raises to 15,000, BB 3-bets to 75,665 (all-in), MP+1 calls 72,665, 1 fold, Hero 4-bets to 230,326 (all-in), MP+1 calls 154,661

      Flop: (541,942) Q K 6 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (541,942) K (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (541,942) 3 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 541,942

      Showdown:
      SB (Hero) shows 9 9 (two pair, Kings and Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 35%, Flop: 60%, Turn: 71%, River: 100%)

      BB shows A J (a pair of Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 41%, Flop: 37%, Turn: 29%, River: 0%)

      MP+1 shows T 8 (a pair of Kings)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 23%, Flop: 3%, Turn: <1%, River: 0%)

      SB (Hero) wins 541,942

      Calling a 75bb 4-bet shove with T8s? Thanks for your cooperation, mate :f_biggrin:

      A losing session last night despite this - cashed the Party Main event (for once!) but busted everything else

      Speaking of Party Main event, I'm starting to think that the TT push on the stone bubble the other day was a mistake. I'm too used to Stars payout structure, where the mincash is only slightly above the buy-in. The mincash in the Main event is three times the buy-in (possibly because Party can never meet the guarantee, at least at the lowest buy-in levels where I play). With the payjump from 0 to mincash being this big, I don't think it would be a mistake to only push KK+ on the stone bubble
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      The cruelty of poker. On the bubble of a 180-man, when I was comfortably a top10 stack, this hand happened

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 200/400 (50 ante) - 7 players

      UTG: 2,710 (7 bb)
      MP: 7,336 (18 bb)
      MP+1: 4,440 (11 bb)
      CO: 6,499 (16 bb)
      BU: 9,784 (24 bb)
      SB: 3,585 (9 bb)
      BB (Hero): 12,425 (31 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (950) Hero is BB with 8 A
      4 players fold, BTN raises to 840, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to 12,375 (all-in), BTN calls 8,894 (all-in)

      Flop: (20,018) K 3 J (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (20,018) 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (20,018) 5 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 20,018

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows 8 A (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 44%, Flop: 51%, Turn: 30%, River: 0%)

      BU shows 7 7 (a pair of Sevens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 56%, Flop: 49%, Turn: 70%, River: 100%)

      BU wins 20,018

      I ran it through Holden Resources Calculator, and as I expected, it was correct for me to apply ICM pressure and push wide



      What was more surprising to me was that his call with 77 was also correct. He's also a fairly big stack, flipping for the title of a bubble boy seems suboptimal. But if I'm pushing as wide as shown above, I guess 77 is sufficiently ahead of that range

      His calling range per HRC:



      Next hand:

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 200/400 (50 ante) - 7 players

      UTG: 7,286 (18 bb)
      MP: 4,390 (11 bb)
      MP+1: 6,449 (16 bb)
      CO: 20,018 (50 bb)
      BU: 3,335 (8 bb)
      SB (Hero): 2,641 (7 bb)
      BB: 2,660 (7 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (950) Hero is SB with K 9
      5 players fold, Hero raises to 2,591 (all-in), BB calls 2,191

      Flop: (5,532) 7 3 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (5,532) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (5,532) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 5,532

      Showdown:
      SB (Hero) shows K 9 (a pair of Sevens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 48%, Flop: 27%, Turn: 18%, River: 0%)

      BB shows 2 2 (two pair, Sevens and Twos)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 52%, Flop: 73%, Turn: 82%, River: 100%)

      BB wins 5,532

      Won't bore you with more ranges, but both the push and the call were once again correct

      So there you go - everyone plays correctly, and a top 10 stack goes to being the bubble boy by losing 2 flips
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Couple of bad days with only a single cash between yesterday and today. Hopefully it doesn't become a habit. Worst feeling was when I pushed JJ against a bunch of limpers, and the guy who was playing 92/0 stats woke up with KK
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Took a break over the weekend after making a few frustration-caused mistakes early on Saturday (did I say I don't tilt? I lied)

      Mistake 1: overplaying TPTK

      PokerStars, $0.98 + $0.12 - Hold'em No Limit - 40/80 (10 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 2,950 (37 bb)
      UTG+1 (Hero): 4,493 (56 bb)
      MP: 2,369 (30 bb)
      MP+1: 2,795 (35 bb)
      LP: 4,269 (53 bb)
      CO: 3,435 (43 bb)
      BU: 3,312 (41 bb)
      SB: 9,774 (122 bb)
      BB: 5,130 (64 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (210) Hero is UTG+1 with A Q
      1 fold, Hero raises to 200, 2 players fold, LP calls 200, CO calls 200, 2 players fold, BB calls 120

      Flop: (930) Q 5 9 (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets 465, LP folds, CO raises to 1,360, BB calls 1,360, Hero raises to 4,283 (all-in), CO calls 1,865 (all-in), BB calls 2,923

      Turn: (12,721) 8 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (12,721) T (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 12,721

      Showdown:
      UTG+1 (Hero) shows A Q (a pair of Queens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: <1%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      CO shows Q A (a pair of Queens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: <1%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      BB shows 9 9 (three of a kind, Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 64%, Flop: 99%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

      BB wins 12,721

      I can't continue with a raise and a call behind!

      Mistake 2: loose shove after having to fold for a few orbits

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 100/200 (20 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 5,726 (29 bb)
      UTG+1: 6,130 (31 bb)
      MP: 11,533 (58 bb)
      MP+1: 3,362 (17 bb)
      LP: 17,458 (87 bb)
      CO: 1,696 (8 bb)
      BU (Hero): 3,966 (20 bb)
      SB: 13,924 (70 bb)
      BB: 8,454 (42 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (480) Hero is BTN with A 4
      4 players fold, LP raises to 400, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to 3,946 (all-in), 2 players fold, LP calls 3,546

      Flop: (8,372) 9 9 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (8,372) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (8,372) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 8,372

      Showdown:
      BU (Hero) shows A 4 (a pair of Nines)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 52%, Flop: 75%, Turn: 25%, River: 0%)

      LP shows 6 7 (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 48%, Flop: 25%, Turn: 75%, River: 100%)

      LP wins 8,372

      Was sure any :Ax: is a push in this spot, apparently offsuited it's only down to A8



      Obviously he shoudn't call the shove with 76s, but if I know he calls this loose, I should shove even tighter

      As a side note, it's interesting to see how much more equity suited hands have compared to offsuit. From cash play experience, I remember that suited hands have about 3% more equity. But looks like in tournament play this 3% makes a huge difference. I did not expect to see that Q9s is a better hand to push than KTo

      Anyway, hopefully the break will help me rediscover good play as well as rungood. Back to the grind tomorrow!
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Thought today was going to be a better day after getting some good hands early in tournaments. Should've remembered that tournaments can only be lost early, they can't be won early

      One tournament I did lose early, owing to this hand. Fairly certain it was correct to play for stacks there, posted mostly for reassurance

      The Big $0.55 dream died when a guy playing 70/30 stats woke up with QQ

      PokerStars, $0.49 + $0.06 - Hold'em No Limit - 60/120 (12 ante) - 9 players


      UTG: 4,677 (39 bb)
      UTG+1: 3,113 (26 bb)
      MP: 6,485 (54 bb)
      MP+1: 5,138 (43 bb)
      LP: 32,573 (271 bb)
      CO: 4,773 (40 bb)
      BU (Hero): 6,812 (57 bb)
      SB: 18,616 (155 bb)
      BB: 4,980 (42 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (288) Hero is BTN with 7 7
      UTG calls 120, 3 players fold, LP raises to 1,440, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to 6,800 (all-in), 2 players fold, UTG calls 4,545 (all-in), LP calls 5,360

      Flop: (18,553) 3 J 6 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (18,553) 4 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (18,553) 4 (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: 18,553

      Showdown:
      BU (Hero) shows 7 7 (two pair, Sevens and Fours)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 5%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      LP shows Q Q (two pair, Queens and Fours)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 66%, Flop: 52%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      UTG shows 5 5 (a flush, Jack high)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 43%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

      LP wins 4,270
      UTG wins 14,283

      The big $1.10 dream ended in an even more tragic way

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 10/20 (3 ante) - 9 players

      UTG (Hero): 1,610 (81 bb)
      UTG+1: 1,632 (82 bb)
      MP: 1,323 (66 bb)
      MP+1: 1,737 (87 bb)
      LP: 2,852 (143 bb)
      CO: 1,375 (69 bb)
      BU: 1,228 (61 bb)
      SB: 1,563 (78 bb)
      BB: 1,692 (85 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (57) Hero is UTG with A K
      Hero raises to 50, UTG+1 calls 50, MP 3-bets to 80, 4 players fold, SB calls 70, 1 fold, Hero 4-bets to 400, UTG+1 5-bets to 1,629 (all-in), MP calls 1,240 (all-in), 1 fold, Hero calls 1,207 (all-in)

      Flop: (4,661) T 3 J (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Turn: (4,661) 4 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (4,661) 5 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: 4,661

      Showdown:
      UTG+1 shows T T (three of a kind, Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 57%, Flop: 84%, Turn: 90%, River: 100%)

      UTG (Hero) shows A K (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 34%, Flop: 14%, Turn: 10%, River: 0%)

      MP shows A 9 (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 8%, Flop: 2%, Turn: <1%, River: 0%)

      UTG+1 wins 4,661

      Not a single cash so far, and only alive in one last 180-man. 22nd out of 32 at the moment, but under 20bb - and of course you have to final table these to get a cash worth mentioning. Fingers crossed...
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Originally posted by Yuris125
      Not a single cash so far, and only alive in one last 180-man. 22nd out of 32 at the moment, but under 20bb - and of course you have to final table these to get a cash worth mentioning. Fingers crossed...
      Two lost flips later, I busted that as well :f_ugly: At least I did mincash :s_thumbsup:
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Finally a profitable session, as I got a 6th place finish in a 180-man. Busted in a bit of a cooler too

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 800/1,600 (150 ante) - 6 players

      UTG: 62,448 (39 bb)
      MP: 42,443 (27 bb)
      CO: 43,226 (27 bb)
      BU: 31,230 (20 bb)
      SB (Hero): 40,957 (26 bb)
      BB: 49,696 (31 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (3,300) Hero is SB with A Q
      4 players fold, Hero raises to 4,000, BB calls 2,400

      Flop: (8,900) 5 9 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets 3,115, BB calls 3,115

      Turn: (15,130) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets 10,087, Hero calls 10,087

      River: (35,304) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets 32,344 (all-in), Hero calls 23,605 (all-in)

      Total pot: 82,514

      Showdown:
      BB shows 5 6 (a full house, Fives full of Sixes)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 35%, Flop: 75%, Turn: 84%, River: 100%)

      SB (Hero) shows A Q (a flush, Ace high)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 65%, Flop: 25%, Turn: 16%, River: 0%)

      BB wins 82,514

      Also, I've been hanging out in Ryan Schoonbaert's stream over the last month, and he was running a home game series during the SCOOP, with a piece of his action on the line. Managed 2nd place on the leaderboard (actually 3rd, but Ryan himself was in 2nd, and he wasn't in the running for prizes). Got my winnings from that today - and they came up to $64. One way to get a boost to the bankroll :f_thumbsup: :f_love:
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Tournaments are frustrating. You're building stacks, taking stabs here and there, then you get a hand like this

      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 125/250 (25 ante) - 8 players

      UTG: 4,470 (18 bb)
      UTG+1: 17,324 (69 bb)
      MP: 3,899 (16 bb)
      MP+1: 3,847 (15 bb)
      CO: 10,577 (42 bb)
      BU: 1,279 (5 bb)
      SB: 13,942 (56 bb)
      BB (Hero): 5,613 (22 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (575) Hero is BB with J J
      UTG raises to 4,445 (all-in), 6 players fold, Hero calls 4,195

      Flop: (9,215) K 8 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (9,215) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (9,215) A (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 9,215

      Showdown:
      UTG shows A Q (a pair of Aces)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 43%, Flop: 25%, Turn: 14%, River: 100%)

      BB (Hero) shows J J (a pair of Jacks)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 57%, Flop: 75%, Turn: 86%, River: 0%)

      UTG wins 9,215

      Big pair. Have to call. Lose the flip on the river. Rip the dreams

      This week has been frustrating in general tbh



      (this is big blinds, $$$ graph is even more depressing, and the last two days pushed me into loss for the month)

      Thinking if I want to have a nice long session tomorrow and win it all back, or go for a walk or something. Annoyingly, weather people are forecasting rains for the whole weekend, making me lean towards more poker....
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 406
      Deep(ish) run in a $1.10 tournament today, finished 31st for $5.65. Unfortunately busted everything else, so still down on the day. Pity - was looking promising in some other tournaments, especially after I doubled up on the very first hand of Bigger $1.10

      PokerStars, $0.98 + $0.12 - Hold'em No Limit - 15/30 (4 ante) - 9 players

      UTG: 5,000 (167 bb)
      UTG+1: 5,000 (167 bb)
      MP: 5,000 (167 bb)
      MP+1: 5,000 (167 bb)
      LP: 5,000 (167 bb)
      CO: 5,000 (167 bb)
      BU: 5,000 (167 bb)
      SB: 5,000 (167 bb)
      BB (Hero): 5,000 (167 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (81) Hero is BB with J J
      UTG calls 30, UTG+1 calls 30, 3 players fold, CO calls 30, 1 fold, SB calls 15, Hero raises to 270, UTG calls 240, 1 fold, CO calls 240, 1 fold

      Flop: (906) 3 3 7 (3 players)
      Hero bets 480, UTG folds, CO calls 480

      Turn: (1,866) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets 990, CO calls 990

      River: (3,846) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets 3,256 (all-in), CO calls 3,256 (all-in)

      Total pot: 10,358

      Showdown:
      BB (Hero) shows J J (two pair, Jacks and Threes)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 69%, Flop: 81%, Turn: 89%, River: 100%)

      CO shows Q 7 (two pair, Sevens and Threes)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 31%, Flop: 19%, Turn: 11%, River: 0%)

      BB (Hero) wins 10,358

      Unfortunately that was the only big hand I managed to win, and after hovering around 10k chips, I shoved with JJ against AQ and 65s, and of course the guys with 65s flopped a flush (which included an A as well)

      Earned some bounties in the $0.55 knockout, and was feeling good about it, then a guy who was playing 75/25 stats openlimped with I had QQ, I raised, he shoved, and of course showed up with AA. Limp/shove is such a common way to play AA for these players, I actually expected it - but didn't think I could get away from QQ

      In any case, it was a better day. Was nice to win some flips, and the deep run looked promising. Hungry for more.....
    • CollinMoshman
      CollinMoshman
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      Originally posted by Yuris125
      then a guy who was playing 75/25 stats openlimped with I had QQ, I raised, he shoved, and of course showed up with AA.
      How do these 75 VPIP guys always manage to have it? :D

      Nice blog, look forward to reading!
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