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Zooming the micros, trying to improve (english and poker)

    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Hello everyone,

      I´m Talisker from the german community and wand to improve my english (could need it for work in future) and of course my poker skills.
      Having a fulltime job, a wife and two kids allow me just to treat poker as a hobby for some hours a day (best when travelling caused to business and i`m in a hotel like now....)

      I will try to update quiet often, but next week i`m on vacation....

      My bankroll is round about 400,00 $ so i`m playing NL10.
      I play just one table so i do not have much sample.
      My focus is on improving my game which allows me to move up (goal is NL50, maybe to the end of 2019)

      I want to identify my leaks and close them, one after one...
      my biggest leak is to stick to my hands to often, so i guess that is a big mental leak i have got to work on...

      i try to make enough theory and not only playing.

      So feel free to correct my english and ask me everything about poker you want to know.

      GL at the tables to you

      Slainte
      Talisker
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    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Joined: 17.08.2009 Posts: 1,398
      Actual graph: (will be updated every week, i guess mostly on tuesday)
      posted 20.08.2018



      Stuff i will watch and write short summaries for myself to improve my game
    • Team0zum
      Team0zum
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      Joined: 06.04.2018 Posts: 100
      Following

      GL
    • aafrancis
      aafrancis
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      Following
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      The first two guys which are following...
      So thank you for reading, i will have a look at your blogs as well.

      Poker (goals):

      I try to make a short warm-up for every session, which hopefully helps me to be concentrated from beginning
      I will mak e a short break after every 100 hands played (just some minutes) to play my A-Game as long as possible
      I`m going to post hands in the hand-discussion forum and write my comments to posted hands.

      I`m going to try this every day.... (even if i have got time for poker, so not really every day...)
      Further on i want to stick to my ranges most of time so i open images including my pre-ranges before starting to play and look most hands how to play them preflop. So that i learn my default ranges....

      GL at the tables...

      Slainte
      Talisker
    • Team0zum
      Team0zum
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      Thanks for stopping by at my blog .
      Question about #goals
      NL50 in 16 months. Sounds rather randomish if you ask me. You can calculate it from your bb/100 and estimate when it will happen. Of course studying is needed as bb/100 goes down each level. But also seems kinda long time.

      Is it because you don't want the pressure or you just thought it's a good idea to spend a rough 5months per level 10-16-25 before reaching and establishing a spot in NL50 during the last month?

      GL and enjoy the ride!
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      @ Team0zum:
      Well as i mentioned i don`t have much time to play poker or for learning.
      I will just play 1 table zoom to have focus on my gameplay , this will mean i manage to play round about 2.500 hands per week.
      If i would manage to get a winrate from 3bb/100 that will mean i have got to play some weeks to climb up the stakes:
      NL10:

      NL16:


      So lets see what will happen.
      I just don`t know which winrate i will be able to reach, because sample is much to low to say...

      Slainte
      Talisker
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      So back from holiday.
      Just to dokument how poker is going on i will post a graph every week....
      I know that samplesize is missing and i`m riding an nice upswing. :f_drink:


      So lets see how it will going on.
      So what are my short term goals?

      Staying focused and just playing 1 table zoom. (That allows me to play better and more concentraded and making less mistakes)
      Playing my ranges and try to improve my (especially) postflop play.
      Therefore i will watch some video series from w34z3l.
    • OldSchoolPapa
      OldSchoolPapa
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      Pretty nice, i will follow your blog and progress.
      Keep up the good work :s_thumbsup:

      Best of Skills and Luck at tables.
      J-C.
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Just played another nice session...
      made some dollars even when i had this loosing hand.
      I guess this is a Set-Up and nothing to do, or could i have played it another way?

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

      SB: $10.22 (102.2 bb)
      BB: $12 (120 bb)
      UTG: $10.43 (104.3 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $19.10 (191 bb)
      BTN: $10.88 (108.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with :8s: :Ks:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BTN calls $0.25, SB calls $0.20, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.85) :8d: :2h: :8c: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.27, BTN calls $0.27, SB raises to $1.10, Hero calls $0.83, BTN calls $0.83

      Turn: ($4.15) :6h: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.98, BTN calls $1.98, SB folds

      River: ($8.11) :9h: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.88, BTN raises to $7.55, Hero calls $3.67

      Results:
      $23.21 pot ($1.04 rake)
      Final Board: :8d: :2h: :8c: :6h: :9h:
      Hero showed :8s: :Ks: and lost (-$10.88 net)
      BTN showed :2d: :2s: and won $22.17 ($11.29 net)
    • OldSchoolPapa
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      I'm not a specialist of cash games NL but i played a lot SH FL as a recreational player.
      I think the answer might depends on your opponents but from scratch BTN called pf raise , then flop call after a raise and re raise , turn and raised river wich shows somewhat strengths especially on a drawy board. Most pples would try to bluff or half bluff on flop / turn but rarely on the river in cash games even more if there were lot of actions all the way to the river.
      It's just my opinion but i would be encline to fold on the turn/river or even check/fold turn/river in that situation. There is plenty combinations of hands that could beat yours on the river.
      But well someone might give you a more enlighted opinion.
    • metalmonkey80
      metalmonkey80
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      Awesome blog and looking forward to reading how you get on in the coming months.
      Subbed :f_drink:
    • Talisker74
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      So started to play a session....
      and seem that the good hands are over now...
      no action so far, lets wait and see what will happen the next 2 hours...


      Slainte
      Talisker
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Well session is over an ended with a small amount i won:

      But i`m really not satisfied with the results because of playing many hands really bad, such like this one: (looks like tilt...)

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (SB): $10.51 (105.1 bb)
      BB: $16.83 (168.3 bb)
      UTG: $10.13 (101.3 bb)
      MP: $19.92 (199.2 bb)
      CO: $9.78 (97.8 bb)
      BTN: $10.59 (105.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :4d: :4h:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN raises to $1, Hero calls $0.95, 2 folds

      Flop: ($2.40) :As: :9s: :5c: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.90, Hero calls $0.90

      Turn: ($4.20) :5d: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.20, Hero raises to $8.61 and is all-in, BTN calls $5.41

      River: ($21.42) :Qd: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $21.42 pot ($0.96 rake)
      Final Board: :As: :9s: :5c: :5d: :Qd:
      Hero showed :4d: :4h: and lost (-$10.51 net)
      BTN showed :9d: :9h: and won $20.46 ($9.95 net)


      But the session ended with a win and i was really lucky with this hand:
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $5.78 (57.8 bb)
      UTG: $14.50 (145 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $13.94 (139.4 bb)
      BTN: $10.42 (104.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with :Ah: :Ad:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $1.05, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.40, BTN calls $1.35

      Flop: ($4.95) :Qh: :As: :Th: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.89, Hero raises to $4, BTN raises to $8.02 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.02

      Turn: ($20.99) :2s: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($20.99) :Ac: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $20.99 pot ($0.94 rake)
      Final Board: :Qh: :As: :Th: :2s: :Ac:
      Hero showed :Ah: :Ad: and won $20.05 ($9.63 net)
      BTN showed :Jd: :Kd: and lost (-$10.42 net)


      So nothing to complain at all, except the way i played...
      upswing is still in progress :f_drink:

      GL at the tables guys
      Slainte
      Talisker
    • OldSchoolPapa
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      I think nobody can play perfectly , after all we are humans. Doesn't mean we can't improve or reduce mistakes but we cannot avoid them.
      Your session ended on a positive note so it's better than a break even or a negative one.
      Keep a positive mindset and i can't wait your next sessions. :f_thumbsup:

      Best of luck,
      J-C.
    • Team0zum
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      The 44 hand just doesn't really open up to at all. I mean what are you repping with the shove? After all the A high board hits the BTN 3bet range insanely well so was this like a tiltish hand vs. some fish as I would suppose regs at NL10 are still rather face up playing nits? And yes I know you said it is a bad and tiltish hand but imo its very good hand to discuss.

      I mean the turn 5 is a total blank on your 3bet call OOP range right? So you shove on a brick turn vs a range riddled with Ace combos so villain has like 60 combos vs your shove given the one A on the board already? As it is AK AQ and mayyybe AJ could be on your 4bet range so villain can happily call with any TPTK or TPGK here as it is you bein OOP the only thing you can seriously rep here is FD.

      LOL nice catch on the river on that 2nd hand...does wonders to your EV line too :D Had that happen to me with the similar board only with T set and the guy had a made straight with a BDFD so in goes the chips and I caught the one outer OTR.
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      @ Team0zum: Just from Handy. Thanks dir your comment i will answer on tuesday and Post an Update as well
      Slainte
      Talisker
    • Netgames999
      Netgames999
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      Subbed.
      Keep it up!
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Hello guys,

      weekend is over and i`m riding a great, great upswing:
      Hands played so far on NL10 (i know, that is no samplesize):

      So my bankroll was growing up to:

      I watched a video from w34z3l, where he explained BRM and shooting short and agressive the next limit (move up part6 => see 2nd post in this block)
      So i decided to play 2 session nl16 today...


      So guys what should i say, was great to get on an upswing when opening this blog and not starting with a downswing...
      So hopefully way up will continue...

      Slainte
      Talisker
    • Talisker74
      Talisker74
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      Hello guys,

      upswing ended....
      So back to normal business and hoping that tilt will stay away from my play, but i had some really bad hands today...
      so better cut the session down.
      Results for today:

      Sp lets see how it will go on....
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