Time to Fix Fixed!

    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
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      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      I'm back after an 8month break and it's time to learn fixed limit.
      Starting out with $50 at FL 0.1/0.2 at Titan. I'm starting out with 4tables and 1-2 hour sessions. This first one i lost around $3.5 buhu :P

      Stats where all within standard range although I couldve been abit more aggressive.

      Most interessting hands:


      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with 5:heart: , 5:club:
      UTG folds, Hero calls, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls, 2 folds, CO raises, 2 folds, BB calls, Hero calls, MP1 calls.

      Flop: (8,50 SB) 5:spade: , A:heart: , 9:diamond: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, MP1 folds, CO raises, BB folds, Hero 3-bets, CO caps, Hero calls.

      Turn: (8,25 BB) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, CO caps, Hero calls.

      River: (16,25 BB) 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO raises, Hero 3-bets, CO caps, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 24,25 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, fives full of sixes (5h 5c)
      CO shows a full-house, aces full of sixes (Ad Ac)

      CO wins with a full-house, aces full of sixes (Ad Ac)

      This was the biggest loss of the session. According to SHC i should fold the preflop but I did'nt. I would appreciate some input on the postflop game! Was it wrong to cap all the way to the river? When the river showed my instincts told me he had aces but i didn't trust em.



      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:heart: , 8:heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises, CO folds, BU 3-bets, 2 folds, Hero calls.

      Flop: (7,50 SB) 7:diamond: , 3:heart: , A:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets, Hero calls.

      Turn: (4,75 BB) T:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets, BU raises, Hero calls.

      River: (8,75 BB) A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 10,75 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows three of a kind, aces (As Kd)
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (Ah 8h)

      BU wins with three of a kind, aces (As Kd)


      Was going for a steal but it didn't work. Wasn't sure how to play this. Coulve folded on the flop i guess or check/call on turn instead of betting. the showdown wasn't good either:P Poorly played in simple terms!


      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q:club: , J:spade: . UTG1 posts a blind of $0,10.
      UTG1 checks, UTG2 calls, Hero calls, MP2 raises, 3 folds, SB calls, BB calls, UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls, Hero calls.

      Flop: (11,00 SB) Q:diamond: , K:spade: , J:diamond: (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG2 bets, Hero raises, MP2 calls, SB folds, BB calls, UTG2 3-bets, Hero calls, MP2 calls, BB calls.

      Turn: (11,50 BB) 8:spade: (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG2 bets, Hero calls, MP2 calls, BB calls.

      River: (15,50 BB) 4:club: (4 players)
      BB folds, UTG2 bets, Hero calls, MP2 folds.

      Final Pot: 17,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and jacks (Qc Js)
      UTG2 shows a straight, king high (Ts 9s)

      UTG2 wins with a straight, king high (Ts 9s)

      Bad call preflop again. After that i got confused. He could have KQ, KJ, tripps or straight so i didn't really like my hand although i thought it was worth a check/call to showdown. Right or Wrong?


      Thats it for now. Feel free to give any critique or feedback you want.
  • 10 replies
    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      Just had a great session +70BB so im satisfied. Ill post stats and some interessting hands later.

      BTW. titan just called me to verify that it was actually me playing. What's up with that? Redicioulous new policy haha.

      Oh moved up to 6tables! 4 tables was somewhat boring.

      Over and out, time to drink some stout!
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      Good luck with FL.

      Stick to the SHC! You are doing mistakes here by limping with 55, raising A8 and calling with QJ. These are all marginal hands.
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      Hey Brejk06 - good luck with the FL and the stout! :P

      As CoreySteel says, stick with the SHC. Also, this article on standard heads up lines is really important to start with to help maximise your value.

      Enjoy beating up the fish, and study, post hands, attend coachings!
    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      Yeah those marginal hands get me in to trouble!
      Played 2k hands so far.

      7BB/100

      VPIP: 20
      PFR: 12
      Postflop raise: 2
      Showdown: 40 (abit to high)

      9tabling now. Doesn't take long to get back in the game does it!
      Was thinking of a somewhat more aggressive BRM on microlimits thus moving up to .25/.5 on $75 rather than $90. What do you think about this? Ofc I'll move down if i start loosing.
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      You know the answer... Stick to the BRM.
      If you can't get disciplined now you won't be at higher limits too...
    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      Yeah u are right! Im already at $75 after a good run today so :P
      I have played a total of 3500 hand with an avarage BB/100 of 7.88. Roughly 4-5 hours 9tabling.
    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      Bummer. Looks like im staying at this limit for a bit longer :P Lost $20 in less than 2hours.

      Some of the bad beats:


      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with Q:heart: , Q:diamond:
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises, 5 folds, SB calls, BB folds.

      Flop: (5,00 SB) 5:heart: , Q:spade: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, SB calls.

      Turn: (3,50 BB) K:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, SB raises, Hero 3-bets, SB caps, Hero calls.

      River: (11,50 BB) K:spade: (2 players)
      SB bets, Hero raises, SB 3-bets, Hero caps, SB calls.

      Final Pot: 19,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a full-house, queens full of kings (Qh Qd)
      SB shows a full-house, kings full of queens (Kd Qc)

      SB wins with a full-house, kings full of queens (Kd Qc)




      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:heart: , 7:heart: . CO posts a blind of $0,10.
      2 folds, UTG2 raises, 2 folds, MP3 calls, CO calls, BU folds, SB calls, Hero calls.

      Flop: (10,00 SB) 7:club: , T:spade: , K:heart: (5 players)
      SB bets, Hero raises, UTG2 3-bets, 2 folds, SB caps, Hero calls, UTG2 calls.

      Turn: (11,00 BB) 4:club: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets, UTG2 raises, SB 3-bets (All-In), Hero caps, UTG2 , Hero calls.

      River: (20,50 BB) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 22,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, tens and sevens (Th 7h)
      UTG2 shows two pairs, kings and fours (As Ks)
      SB shows a pair of fours (Ah Jd)

      UTG2 wins with two pairs, kings and fours (As Ks)


      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K:heart: , K:spade:
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises, 5 folds, BB calls.

      Flop: (4,50 SB) 8:club: , 2:spade: , 7:heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: (2,25 BB) 5:club: (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BB calls.

      River: (6,25 BB) J:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BB 3-bets, Hero caps, BB calls.

      Final Pot: 14,25 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of kings (Kh Ks)
      BB shows a straight, jack high (Td 9s)

      BB wins with a straight, jack high (Td 9s)


      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , A:club: . Hero posts a blind of $0,15.
      UTG1 calls, 4 folds, Hero raises, BU 3-bets, 2 folds, UTG1 calls, Hero caps, BU calls, UTG1 calls.

      Flop: (13,50 SB) 5:diamond: , 6:spade: , 7:spade: (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets, BU raises, UTG1 folds, Hero 3-bets, BU caps, Hero calls.

      Turn: (10,75 BB) Q:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets, BU raises, Hero 3-bets.

      River: (14,50 BB) 7:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: 14,50 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and sevens (Ad Ac)
      BU shows a full-house, queens full of sevens (Qc Qd)

      BU wins with a full-house, queens full of sevens (Qc Qd)



      0,1/0,2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , A:diamond:
      4 folds, MP2 calls, MP3 folds, CO calls, BU folds, SB calls, Hero raises, MP2 calls, CO calls, SB calls.

      Flop: (8,00 SB) 3:diamond: , 5:club: , 4:diamond: (4 players)
      SB bets, Hero raises, MP2 calls, CO calls, SB folds.

      Turn: (7,50 BB) Q:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP2 raises (All-In), CO calls, Hero calls.

      River: (10,80 BB) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO raises, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 14,80 BB

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ah Ad)
      CO shows a straight, six high (8d 2d)
      MP2 shows a pair of sixes (Ac 6c)

      CO wins with a straight, six high (8d 2d)

      Would love some feedback on these hands if there is anything i should've done differently!
    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
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      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      Had the worst session so far today. I decided to record the last 40 min of my session. im uploading it to vimeo as we speak. I would be greatfull if you would like to watch it and give me some feedback.

      I played 9 tables and I've never used camtasia before so it might be abit messy to look at although it should be clear enough to see whats going on since it's in HD.
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      9 tables and 40 minutes is just too much to watch and comment. 4 tables would be better :)
    • Brejk06
      Brejk06
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.04.2008 Posts: 39
      Yeah i know it's abit much and I dont expect anyone to watch the whole thing especially since it isnt a very eventfull session. It was only supposed to be a 15-20 minute vid but I lost track of time :P

      Forgot to turn of that camtasia zooming thingy. It might be abit anoying.

      Here is the link anyway: http://vimeo.com/3835289