I am the best player in the world

    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      Hands played : 2,288
      Amount Won : $11.59
      $/100: $0.51
      BB/100: 4.52
      Days Played: 7
      $/Day: $1.66

      Had a bad start to the week , moved to NL5 and lost 2 buyins
      that could have been avoided.

      After playing so much poker in the last 4 years ive developed this ( don't laugh ) 6th sense like spiderman lol which seems to get me into alot of tough situations that could be avoided if i was a weaker player.

      I mean this is a prime example of my "poker sense" working for me.

      I was playing SSS NL10 and I had just doubled up .. but I got AK (sigh) before i could leave table . I almost wanted to fold the hand and just leave to be honest.

      Anyways , I decide it would be a crime to not play the hand so I raise and i make my 1st mistake of the hand, i didnt raise 4+1 .
      2nd mistake was on flop i didnt C-bet.

      On turn the villian bets , and i see my backdoor flush draw appear.
      Now i could just call here but and for some crazy reason ("poker sense") I think my opponent is bluffing and I decide to semi-bluff back at him.

      If Im wrong and he calls I have outs .. He makes a -EV call *sic* and I lose on river when he gets lucky.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $2.34
      SB:
      $10.00
      BB:
      $17.21
      UTG2:
      $6.62
      MP1:
      $5.86
      MP2(Hero):
      $3.76
      MP3:
      $1.85
      CO:
      $14.82


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, K.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 5 folds, MP1 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.95) 6, 8, 2 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0.95) 4 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.60, Hero raises to $3.36(All-In), MP1 calls $2.76.

      River: ($7.67) 3 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $7.67.
      Results follow:

      MP1 shows a straight, six high(5 9).
      Hero shows high card ace(A K).

      MP1 wins with a straight, six high(5 9).
  • 93 replies
    • Swire
      Swire
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.08.2009 Posts: 320
      On the turn it should be a fold imo, your not drawing to the nuts and your hands is not strong at all. As you said you recognise your other mistakes. About your 6th sense..... aren't you playing nl10 sss? doesn't that tell you why you shouldn't listen to it hehe :D
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      Originally posted by Swire
      On the turn it should be a fold imo, your not drawing to the nuts and your hands is not strong at all. As you said you recognise your other mistakes. About your 6th sense..... aren't you playing nl10 sss? doesn't that tell you why you shouldn't listen to it hehe :D
      Yes correct to fold turn usually .

      But this hand here i didnt listen to my 6th sense , I practically knew the guy had me beat and still didnt listen to me.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Known players:
      BB:
      $0.76
      UTG1:
      $1.19
      UTG2:
      $1.98
      MP1:
      $0.67
      MP2:
      $2.74
      MP3:
      $2.47
      CO:
      $2.70
      BU:
      $1.13
      SB(Hero):
      $2.00

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, K.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, BB calls $0.08, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.32) 6, T, A (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.15, BB calls $0.15, MP2 calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.77) K (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.37, BB folds, MP2 raises to $0.94, Hero raises to $1.75, MP2 calls $0.81.

      River: ($4.27) T (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.27.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings(Ah Kd).

      MP2 shows a straight, ace high(Qs Jh).

      MP2 wins with a straight, ace high(Qs Jh).


      Then there is this hand , if I was SSS I wouldve been all in before flop but I wanted to see a flop . Then the guy trys to get me off my hand with Air.


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $2.38
      MP1:
      $0.33
      MP2:
      $3.67
      MP3:
      $3.25
      CO:
      $1.44
      BU(Hero):
      $2.00
      SB:
      $1.87
      BB:
      $1.26

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, T.
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB raises to $0.10, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.24) 4, 5, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.04, SB raises to $0.16, Hero calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.56) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.40, SB raises to $1.60, Hero calls $1.20.

      River: ($3.76) 4 (2 players)
      SB raises to $0.01, Hero calls $0.01.

      Final Pot: $3.78.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, tens and fours(Tc Td).

      SB shows a pair of fours(Qc Jd).

      Hero wins with two pairs, tens and fours(Tc Td).


      And just to show you what this NL2 on Party poker is really about I crack kings with J10 calling pre flop in SB knowing that the villian probably had AA AK or KK .

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Known players:
      BU:
      $2.68
      SB(Hero):
      $2.23
      BB:
      $0.71
      MP2:
      $6.02
      MP3:
      $1.71
      CO:
      $4.41

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, T.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.08, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.07, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.24) 9, K, Q (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, MP3 bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02, BB calls $0.02.

      Turn: ($0.3) 2 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.14, MP3 raises to $0.35, Hero raises to $2.13, BB folds, MP3 calls $1.26.

      River: ($4.18) 7 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.18.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows three of a kind, kings(Kd Kh).

      Hero shows a straight, king high(Js Td).

      Hero wins with a straight, king high(Js Td).
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      playing at NL5 now .. Played this hand terrible.

      The guy showed a few bluffs so I thought my A8 was actually good.

      Lucky I had alot of outs .

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $5.39
      MP3:
      $4.35
      CO(Hero):
      $5.00
      BU:
      $11.28
      SB:
      $3.22
      BB:
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, A.
      Hero posts deadblind, 2 folds, Hero checks, BU calls $0.04, SB calls $0.02, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.16) T, 2, 6 (4 players)
      SB bets $0.08, BB folds, Hero calls $0.08, BU calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.4) A (3 players)
      SB bets $0.28, Hero raises to $0.56, BU folds, SB raises to $0.84, Hero raises to $4.88, SB calls $2.26.

      River: ($8.38) 2 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.38.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and twos(8 A).
      SB shows two pairs, tens and sixs(T 6).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and twos(8 A).
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      All these hands are so fkn awful it hurts my eyes to watch.
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      All these hands are so fkn awful it hurts my eyes to watch.
      I cry real tears of laughter sometimes myself when i replay them
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      All these hands are so fkn awful it hurts my eyes to watch.
      :D true

      So many mistakes... Why are you playing BSS? Play at least 10-30k hands sss until you get the feeling for the game and when you think you understand the basic concepts you can try BSS. With your "gambling style" (that's not poker) you're puting your luck on the test - in the longterm luck can't protect you but the skill can so work on your game man!
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      Originally posted by yaxkukmian
      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      All these hands are so fkn awful it hurts my eyes to watch.
      :D true

      So many mistakes... Why are you playing BSS? Play at least 10-30k hands sss until you get the feeling for the game and when you think you understand the basic concepts you can try BSS. With your "gambling style" (that's not poker) you're puting your luck on the test - in the longterm luck can't protect you but the skill can so work on your game man!
      I guess that is one weakness in my game , is that if I hit a big draw Im willing to gamble and put it all in the middle .

      For example today i was all in with 2 flush draws , both failed and i was 2 buyins gone. But I still I ended up making a profit for the session.

      If I never played the draws I would've been +$15 session
      If I won both the draws I would've been +$25 session
      Ended up +$5 for the session

      Might as well never play hands like Qs Js and just stick to AA and KK no ?

      Also is it wise to trap with hands like this on very tight tables ?
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $5.00
      BU:
      $2.79
      SB(Hero):
      $5.00
      BB:
      $3.42


      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K.
      2 folds, Hero calls $0.02, BB raises to $0.08, Hero raises to $0.12, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.24) 6, 2, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.04, BB calls $0.04.

      Turn: ($0.32) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.23, BB calls $0.23.

      River: ($0.78) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, BB calls $0.75.

      Final Pot: $2.28.
      Results follow:

      BB shows a pair of jacks(Q J).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).

      Hero wins with a pair of kings(K K).
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      If you won't fix your leaks you won't go very far in poker, there are many things wrong with your hands, from bad actions to bad betsizing.

      I strongly recommend you to start posting your hands in hand evaluation section as soon as you get bronze. ;)

      Btw, why arent you bronze?
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      Been on a huge roll this week after making some major adjustments to my game.

      $/100 = $4.34
      BB/100 = 54.18

      Ill be playing NL10 very shortly at this rate , as soon as I get 100 buy ins which is very comfortable and stress free BR to have.
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      Hey Grailer.

      You look really enthusiastic. Apply some of that enthusiasm to learning your game, because from the people posting in your threads - and these guys know what they're talking about - your game is terrible.

      Sorry to be so blunt, but to me it seems you feel like you are bullet proof, but once you start playing a decent standard of opposition, you will be taken apart.

      PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE study, post hands and WORK ON YOUR GAME!!!!

      If not, enjoy the ride while it lasts.

      Good luck fella.
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      thanks ill try work on my game even more, maybe i can win every hand I play soon if i work on my game really hard.

      shrugs ?
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      Originally posted by Grailer
      thanks ill try work on my game even more, maybe i can win every hand I play soon if i work on my game really hard.

      shrugs ?
      Again, missing the point. Through study you'll just win more with your good hands and lose less when you're beaten.

      I've done my best here. Best of luck.
    • delete461
      delete461
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      HU4ROLLZ
    • Hahaownedlolz
      Hahaownedlolz
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 1,755
      its funny how these trolls(sorry but imo you guys kinda are) always have the time to make a comment to say you suck. But never ever talk about the hands themselves and how you can improve.


      Cmon guys. Help him out instead of saying "you suck, go study" and think that is helpful. And instead tell him what he could improve..



      I have very few experience in cash games so i can't really help you out. gl though.


      on the KK hand though. Imo its a bad idea to slowplay hands like that. Whats going to happen is people going to limp with horrible hands like J-7 and then the flop comes J-3-7 and there's no way you can fold your KK on that flop and you will lose alot of money. If you bet its more likely they have a good hand, so you can put them on a range easier and know for sure the 3 and 7 are probably blanks.
    • delete461
      delete461
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      Originally posted by Hahaownedlolz
      its funny how these trolls(sorry but imo you guys kinda are) always have the time to make a comment to say you suck. But never ever talk about the hands themselves and how you can improve.


      Cmon guys. Help him out instead of saying "you suck, go study" and think that is helpful. And instead tell him what he could improve..



      I have very few experience in cash games so i can't really help you out. gl though.


      on the KK hand though. Imo its a bad idea to slowplay hands like that. Whats going to happen is people going to limp with horrible hands like J-7 and then the flop comes J-3-7 and there's no way you can fold your KK on that flop and you will lose alot of money. If you bet its more likely they have a good hand, so you can put them on a range easier and know for sure the 3 and 7 are probably blanks.
      Many people have been trying to help this guy, but he is fiercely determined to believe that there is nothing wrong with his game. Some people just need to learn the hard way, I think its now a case of waiting until he goes broke and has a revelation about his game and decides he wants to improve.
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      ( btw for some reason convertor sent chips my way when I lost )

      Well my bank roll hit an all time high today. So im doing something right however... there is alot of room to improve .

      Ive been playing 4+ tables now which has made it almost impossible for me to go on tilt because im so busy playing I dont have time to tilt.

      2.53 hours

      603 hands 18 sessions 9 sessions won (50%)

      0.38 cents won BB/100: 1.58 <-- wow I suck


      I played well , except this hand here shouldve been easy fold for me
      especially when Im thinking he has AK AK AK fold fold fold !!!!!

      AQ vs AK - Play hand


      JJ vs AK flop JJJ - Play hand

      I played 62 hands out of 603 and raised 30 of those.

      Now these are my winnings hands which went to show down .

      -------------------------
      Villian should fold A6 pre flop. His error his loss.

      KK vs A6 donk flops flush draw - Play hand
      ------------------------
      Another donkey fails to fold pre flop. His error is his loss

      KK vs 10 Q fish donks stacks off - Play hand
      ------------------------
      Made a mistake here but so did villian, I was in middle position not late and raised with A10. Villian should have raised his AJ then i would have fold A10 pre flop. That one mistake cost him his stack since I outflopped him.

      A10 vs AJ - Play hand



      IF I FOLD HAD AQ vs AK - I wouldve been 6.77 BB/100 oh well thats poker :)
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      Amazing how fortune can change fast.

      Within about 25 mins I went from 1.58bb/100 to 6.68 bb/100

      First of all , this guy has no idea about playing SSS , he moves all in with KQ vs my KK , he probably ended up protecting my hand since the ace comes. - Play hand

      I don't really know what to say about this hand , except for HEEE HAAW.
      Gamblers , got to love them . That table was full of donks , the HUD doesn't lie.

      Play hand

      Yes call with your OESD my fishy friend.

      BTW you are wondering why I got so many calls pre flop .. because I had just lost a small pot the hand before with 2 pair vs str8 and they must have thought I was on tilt and stealing. When I saw so many players calling flop I thought ok I know what they are thinking so I moved all in making it look like I was really on tilt.
    • Grailer
      Grailer
      Global
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 321
      877 hands played
      BB/100: 12.26 <-- my day didnt suck after all

      Played so well but this hand was a crap hand , I need to learn from this hand and learn fast .

      Play hand

      First I think I should either just fold right away but for some reason I thought I was ahead so I called? I should have raised here if I thought I was ahead and if he calls me I have to consider the flush on turn. Or fold to re raise on flop. Gee how hard is this to do .

      Anyways as it turned out I bet turn and he calls , then bets big on river .. This is where I knew I had to fold . BUT I DIDNT LISTEN TO MYSELF @%@#



      Apart from that bad hand .. I win with :

      I just moved all in before flop , Im kinda playing a SSS type style in NL2 when im really BSS mainly due to my bankroll is big enough to handle variance at this limit, I should be playing NL5 to be honest.

      AK vs AQ - Play hand

      Some donk moved all in with A10 after a raise and re raise

      AK vs A10 -Play hand

      won another hand with AA vs KK

      and finally won another have with JJ vs A10 vs K10


      so all in all , pretty good apart from 2 bad calls I made today.

      3.75 hours of playing poker and I win $4.30

      If I didnt play those 2 bad hands I wouldve been at $6.58 although folding AQ when flopping Ace isnt easy in NL2 when players are really donk and would shove with A9 even.

      So I would be at BB/100 : 19.68 if I make correct lay downs


      So now my bankroll is higher than ever Im not sure if I should stay at NL2 for another month or move up . Im thinking till I fix my leaks I should stay at the profitable NL2 .

      I just dont see players calling an all in with AQ pre flop vs AK at NL5 . Which means I would just win blinds .16 cents instead of $2 at NL2

      Therefore its more profitable at NL2 than NL5 .
    • SuvorovNL
      SuvorovNL
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.05.2009 Posts: 606
      Originally posted by Grailer
      So I would be at BB/100 : 19.68 if I make correct lay downs
      That line of thought will get you nowhere. You didn't make those lay downs. You can't just add poor lay down decisions and bad beats to your average to boost your BB/100 and forget about the suck outs. Would you decrease your average when your KK beat AA?