I'm sick of losing. Starting from scratch.

    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Hello, My names Sean. I come from Melbourne Australia and have been playing poker for about 4 years. but I only just started playing properly as of this year. I consider myself a beginner but am willing to change this.

      Basically I'm tired of losing. I've lost two bankrolls now but have kept my calm about it. Money is money and there is always more out there.

      I'm setting myself some goals of improving my game, improving my judgment; which although not too bad still needs some improving, and raking in pots that can keep my bankroll hopping along. I plan to in the long run change $200aud into $10k.

      As of now I have no extra money to deposit, so I cannot start from scratch yet. So for the next two weeks I'm going to be reading article after article and watch video after video, to better teach myself the understanding of poker.

      So wish me luck, and I'll see you at the tables!
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    • eskojones
      eskojones
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      Joined: 09.04.2009 Posts: 27
      Gday,

      Nice introduction, I'm also in Melb.
      Will be following your progress! :D

      Good luck
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Today sure did suck.
      With my last remaining 80cents I joined some 360 man sit and goes, buy in of 10cents.

      You simply cant win at this. Go all in with Queens, and of course somebody calls with K7o. Of course his king hits.

      I don't think I'll play this 10cent buy in thing much longer.
      So for now I'm going to go and sit back, read up on some strategy and theory, and see what I can learn.
    • fishb0ne
      fishb0ne
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      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 2
      Originally posted by SheepMoose
      Today sure did suck.
      With my last remaining 80cents I joined some 360 man sit and goes, buy in of 10cents.

      You simply cant win at this. Go all in with Queens, and of course somebody calls with K7o. Of course his king hits.

      I don't think I'll play this 10cent buy in thing much longer.
      So for now I'm going to go and sit back, read up on some strategy and theory, and see what I can learn.
      The thing you need to learn is not to go all-in with QQ :D
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Originally posted by fishb0ne
      Originally posted by SheepMoose
      Today sure did suck.
      With my last remaining 80cents I joined some 360 man sit and goes, buy in of 10cents.

      You simply cant win at this. Go all in with Queens, and of course somebody calls with K7o. Of course his king hits.

      I don't think I'll play this 10cent buy in thing much longer.
      So for now I'm going to go and sit back, read up on some strategy and theory, and see what I can learn.
      The thing you need to learn is not to go all-in with QQ :D
      :tongue:

      I did have some good hands though which I trapped people with. Checking quads, to have somebody push all in on the river (blank).

      But oh well. My 10k challenge begins next week and I've got some reading to do.
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      So I started my challenge today. A little bit later than I would've liked, but I had to adjust to the new computer I got this week. :)

      I deposited some money on Partypoker, and played NL0.02/0.04
      Current bankroll is at $133.67.

      I didn't make too much money today, but you know; slow and steady wins the race. :)




      I had some alright hands, made some stupid calls too actually.
      This was the second hand I played.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5.00
      BB:
      $9.14
      BU:
      $2.60

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 4:club: , 4:heart:
      7 folds, BU raises to $0.16, Hero calls $0.14, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.48) 3:diamond: , 8:heart: , 4:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BB folds, BU raises to $0.80, Hero raises to $4.84 (All-In), BU calls $1.64 (All-In).

      Turn: ($7.76) 4:diamond:
      River: ($7.76) 3:spade: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $7.76

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      BU shows two pairs, fours and threes (Ks 9h)
      Hero shows four of a kind, fours (4c 4h)

      Hero wins with four of a kind, fours (4c 4h)



      And this is the stupid call I made with an open end straight draw and second pair. Glad it turned out well for me, but I sure wont make this mistake again!



      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $9.95
      MP3:
      $5.00

      0.02/0.04 No-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 T:heart: , T:club:
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.60, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.44.

      Flop: ($1.26) 8:spade: , J:heart: , 9:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.68, MP3 raises to $4.40 (All-In), Hero calls $3.72.

      Turn: ($10.06) T:spade:
      River: ($10.06) K:club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10.06

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, tens (Th Tc)
      MP3 shows a pair of aces (Ad Ah)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, tens (Th Tc)



      So that's it for now! I may play more poker tonight.
      See you at the tables!
      Sheepmoose.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Actually that was a good call imo.

      You have 8 OESD outs and prob 2 T's outs = 10 outs x 4 = 40% + 1 = 41% odds to win.

      You call 3.72 to win 10.06 = 3.72/10.06 = 37% pot odds
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Originally posted by TheBrood
      Actually that was a good call imo.

      You have 8 OESD outs and prob 2 T's outs = 10 outs x 4 = 40% + 1 = 41% odds to win.

      You call 3.72 to win 10.06 = 3.72/10.06 = 37% pot odds
      I guess you're right, thanks. :)
      I've seen from my own experience problems that can surface from calling or pushing all in without the stone cold nuts, I guess that's why I thought it was a bad call.
    • LemOn36
      LemOn36
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,379
      You got 33% Equity against QQ+.
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Hey elky. I watched you play on the APPT the other night at the final table. :tongue: How was it?
    • FWKanobi
      FWKanobi
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      Joined: 13.02.2009 Posts: 740
      Originally posted by SheepMoose
      Hey elky. I watched you play on the APPT the other night at the final table. :tongue: How was it?
      Originally posted by SheepMoose
      Hey elky. I watched you play on the APPT the other night at the final table. :tongue: How was it?
      Elky ? On Pokerstrategy ? ?(
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      What's your player ID?
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Originally posted by LemOn36
      You got 33% Equity against QQ+.
      We get 38%+ chance to win vs KK+ hehe
      KK+ is more probable here since he doesnt fear a bigger pair apparently.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Originally posted by FWKanobi
      Originally posted by SheepMoose
      Hey elky. I watched you play on the APPT the other night at the final table. :tongue: How was it?
      Originally posted by SheepMoose
      Hey elky. I watched you play on the APPT the other night at the final table. :tongue: How was it?
      Elky ? On Pokerstrategy ? ?(
      Is it THE Elky?
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Today was a good day too. :) I made $8.89 today. Total bankroll is at $140.
      I had a few good hands, only a couple which didn't work out.


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5.00
      UTG2:
      $3.90
      CO:
      $5.00

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , A:diamond:
      UTG2 calls $0.04, 3 folds, CO calls $0.04, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.24, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.76) Q:heart: , 7:spade: , J:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, UTG2 folds, CO calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.56) K:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.78, CO calls $0.78.

      River: ($3.12) 5:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $2.97, Hero calls $2.97.

      Final Pot: $9.06

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of aces (Ah Ad)
      CO shows high card ace with king kicker (9s As)

      Hero wins with a pair of aces (Ah Ad)




      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $2.27
      Hero:
      $10.38
      MP3:
      $5.05

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:diamond: , T:spade:
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.04, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.16, Hero calls $0.12, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.36) 7:diamond: , 2:club: , 9:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.17, Hero raises to $0.50, SB raises to $2.11 (All-In), Hero calls $1.61.

      Turn: ($4.58) T:club:
      River: ($4.58) K:spade: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.58

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, tens (Td Ts)
      SB shows a pair of nines (9d 6d)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, tens (Td Ts)



      I'm going to call it a day early today. I think it's time I get out of the house, and keep my bankroll safe for the afternoon. :)

      Oh, and I also tried multi-tabling today! I did okay with it until I had hands on both tables. It's hard to call-bet-raise when you have a laptop and no mouse.
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Down $6 today. Had a few suck outs, and a few situations I could've avoid, like set over set.
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      Set over set is unavoidable, it's cooler. ;)
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      True. Anyway I don't mind, my bankroll is at $200 now after playing some roulette. :P
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      I hope you know that you can't win on roulette in the long run. :)
    • TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      You got lucky in the AA hand, he could easily suckout with those small bets. You must bet near pot size on these drawy boards on flop and river. Nice bluff induce on river.

      Stay away from roulette, I dont understand how you can believe in PS.com's system and also believe in casino games.
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