My 2010

    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      Hi !

      I'm Manuel from Argentina, 21 years old micro stakes grinder :D
      I've decided to start a blog to help me get more comitted with this and force me to keep improving; to watch videos, read articles, post and discuss hands, etc.

      I started playing in june 2009, deposited 70$ on stars and started playing sss nl10. Since then i've played sss up to nl50, STT up to 12$, MTT up to 24$ and bss up to nl50 (fr).
      Currently i'm playing nl50 fr and some mtts. I'ts on my plans to start playing sh and even hu, but there's still a long way to go :f_cool:


      So thats about enough for an introduction i guess !


      I'm gonna try to follow a couple directions from now on:

      :diamond: Play 3k hands a day (probably 2 or 3 sessions).
      :diamond: Post all interesting hands after every session.
      :diamond: Read 1 article a day (not limited to PS material).
      :diamond: Watch 2 videos a day (again, vids from other sites too).
      :diamond: Update the blog daily and make kind of weekly and monthly summaries.


      Let's see how it goes :D
  • 41 replies
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Hi Manuel,

      Good luck in your quest, will follow your blog with interest.

      Best regards from England,


      Bart
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      thx Bart, will do my best to keep it interesting :D


      1/1/2010

      nasty day on the tables to welcome the year and my first blog :P KK vs AA allin pre on 2 tables at the same time, QQ/AK vs AA on blinds a couple more times, flopped flushes, flopped straights, freerolls, everything !

      somehow i managed to make a profit though :s_cool:



      didnt really play my A game either as u can probably assume by looking at the red line heheh :f_biggrin: trying to steal and cbet stations and isolating some other weak passive fish, that are probably not folding too much either, with less than ideal hands and even oop sometimes..
      gotta get some sleep :f_ugly:



      :spade: only semi interesting hand that came up (well, not so much really):


      NL50 FR AK vs tag open co, maniac sb 4b shove



      :spade: some of the ugly stuff:


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $11.20
      MP1:
      $50.00
      MP2:
      $47.00
      MP3:
      $61.95
      CO:
      $9.25
      BU:
      $25.95
      SB:
      $55.40
      BB(Hero):
      $50.00
      UTG1:
      $57.95


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      UTG1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 4 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, UTG1 calls $2.50, MP2 calls $2.50.

      Flop: ($9.25) 8, J, T (3 players)
      Hero bets $5.50, UTG1 calls $5.50, MP2 raises to $15.00, Hero raises to $47.00, UTG1 folds, MP2 calls $29.00(All-In).

      Turn: ($105.75) 3 (2 players)


      River: ($105.75) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $105.75.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows high card king(K Q).
      MP2 shows a straight, jack high(7 9).

      MP2 wins with a straight, jack high(7 9).





      vs 50/20 30wtsd fish


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $141.50
      BU:
      $99.75
      SB:
      $37.85
      BB:
      $67.50
      UTG2:
      $108.35
      MP1(Hero):
      $127.40
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $46.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, A.
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, CO calls $1.50, 2 folds, BB calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($4.75) 3, Q, 7 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.50, CO calls $3.50, BB folds.

      Turn: ($11.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.50, CO calls $8.50.

      River: ($28.75) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $10.00, Hero calls $10.00.

      Final Pot: $48.75.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and queens(A A).
      CO shows three of a kind, queens(Q A).

      CO wins with three of a kind, queens(Q A).



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $19.95
      SB:
      $98.05
      BB(Hero):
      $55.10
      UTG1:
      $52.75
      UTG2:
      $17.05
      MP1:
      $61.60
      MP2:
      $12.00
      MP3:
      $10.50
      CO:
      $65.05


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, A.
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $1.75, 3 folds, BU calls $1.75, SB folds, Hero raises to $9.50, MP1 folds, BU calls $7.75.

      Flop: ($21) 2, 8, K (2 players)
      Hero bets $45.60, BU calls $10.45(All-In).

      Turn: ($77.05) 2 (2 players)


      River: ($77.05) 3 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $77.05.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and twos(K A).
      BU shows a flush, ace high(A 9).

      BU wins with a flush, ace high(A 9).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2(Hero):
      $52.85
      MP3:
      $49.50
      CO:
      $59.55
      BU:
      $10.50
      SB:
      $10.40
      BB:
      $10.80
      UTG2:
      $8.50
      MP1:
      $23.15


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 4 folds, BB raises to $10.80, Hero calls $9.30.

      Flop: ($21.85) 9, Q, 9 (2 players)


      Turn: ($21.85) 6 (2 players)


      River: ($21.85) 4 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $21.85.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of nines(K A).
      BB shows a flush, ace high(K A).

      BB wins with a flush, ace high(K A).




      and for the last one, the gift i got at the beginning of the session :D



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $10.65
      MP3:
      $51.20
      CO:
      $65.60
      BU:
      $9.25
      SB:
      $65.45
      BB:
      $82.75
      UTG1:
      $10.75
      UTG2:
      $99.60
      MP1(Hero):
      $50.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, MP2 raises to $10.65(All-In), MP3 folds, CO raises to $23.00, 4 folds, Hero raises to $50.00, CO calls $27.00.

      Flop: ($111.9) 8, 3, A (3 players)


      Turn: ($111.9) 8 (3 players)


      River: ($111.9) J (3 players)


      Final Pot: $111.9.
      Results follow:

      CO shows two pairs, queens and eights(Q Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and eights(K K).
      MP2 shows two pairs, tens and eights(T T).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and eights(K K).







      Well, i've got to read an article now =) going to reread this:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1635/1


      As for the videos, already watched these 2 today:

      http://es.pokerstrategy.com/video/7459
      http://es.pokerstrategy.com/video/7164
      (they're in spanish :P )


      btw, i made a spanish version of this blog. for whoever is interested: http://es.pokerstrategy.com/forum/thread.php?threadid=86252


      thx for reading !
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      2/1/2010


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      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $10.00
      BB:
      $10.00
      UTG1:
      $54.20
      UTG2:
      $72.70
      MP1:
      $92.55
      MP2:
      $40.30
      MP3:
      $20.00
      CO:
      $116.55
      BU(Hero):
      $63.80


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 7, 7.
      CO posts deadblind, CO posts deadblind, MP3 posts deadblind, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 checks, CO checks, Hero calls $0.50, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($3) 3, 7, 8 (5 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0.50, MP3 raises to $1.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $5.00, BB raises to $9.50, MP2 calls $9.00, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $63.30, MP2 calls $30.30.

      Turn: ($117.1) 2 (3 players)


      River: ($117.1) 9 (3 players)


      Final Pot: $117.1.
      Results follow:

      BB shows two pairs, sevens and threes(7 3).
      Hero shows a flush, nine high(7 7).
      MP2 shows a flush, queen high(Q 6).

      MP2 wins with a flush, queen high(Q 6).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $70.25
      BU:
      $54.05
      SB:
      $116.65
      BB(Hero):
      $100.00
      UTG1:
      $50.75
      UTG2:
      $55.55
      MP1:
      $100.00
      MP2:
      $44.00
      MP3:
      $50.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, A.
      6 folds, BU raises to $1.50, SB calls $1.25, Hero raises to $7.50, BU folds, SB calls $6.00.

      Flop: ($16.5) 9, 7, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($16.5) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $8.00, SB calls $8.00.

      River: ($32.5) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $32.5.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows high card ace(Q A).
      SB shows a pair of sixs(Q 6).

      SB wins with a pair of sixs(Q 6).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB(Hero):
      $100.00
      UTG1:
      $100.10
      UTG2:
      $50.00
      MP1:
      $77.05
      MP2:
      $37.75
      MP3:
      $103.55
      CO:
      $57.95
      BU:
      $50.00
      SB:
      $103.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $2.00, 6 folds, Hero raises to $7.00, UTG2 calls $5.00.

      Flop: ($14.25) 8, 6, 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks.

      Turn: ($14.25) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.25, UTG2 calls $8.25.

      River: ($30.75) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $23.00, Hero folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $30.75.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $14.25
      BB:
      $11.25
      UTG2:
      $23.40
      MP1:
      $77.70
      MP2:
      $28.75
      MP3:
      $72.50
      CO:
      $44.40
      BU(Hero):
      $115.45


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, J.
      UTG2 calls $0.50, 3 folds, CO raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, 3 folds, CO calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($10.25) 4, 7, 9 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $6.00, CO calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($22.25) 6 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($22.25) 5 (2 players)
      CO bets $4.00, Hero calls $4.00.

      Final Pot: $30.25.
      Results follow:

      CO shows three of a kind, fives(5 5).
      Hero shows a pair of jacks(J J).

      CO wins with three of a kind, fives(5 5).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $53.30
      MP2:
      $77.75
      MP3(Hero):
      $83.75
      CO:
      $50.00
      BU:
      $14.25
      SB:
      $46.45
      BB:
      $13.80
      UTG2:
      $52.10


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, SB calls $1.25, BB calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($4.5) Q, 2, 9 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2.50, SB folds, BB calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($9.5) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($9.5) 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $9.80(All-In), Hero calls $9.80.

      Final Pot: $29.1.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and nines(A Q).
      BB shows three of a kind, nines(9 A).

      BB wins with three of a kind, nines(9 A).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $49.05
      BU:
      $25.00
      SB(Hero):
      $69.30
      BB:
      $24.90
      MP2:
      $42.40
      MP3:
      $50.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, J.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BB calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($3) 2, J, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, BB calls $2.00.

      Turn: ($7) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.50, BB calls $4.50.

      River: ($16) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $5.00, Hero calls $5.00.

      Final Pot: $26.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and eights(K J).
      BB shows two pairs, jacks and nines(J 9).

      BB wins with two pairs, jacks and nines(J 9).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $51.75
      BU:
      $55.60
      SB:
      $74.35
      BB(Hero):
      $53.90
      UTG1:
      $50.00
      UTG2:
      $14.20
      MP1:
      $9.95
      MP2:
      $58.25
      MP3:
      $10.75


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, 9.
      5 folds, CO raises to $1.75, BU folds, SB raises to $3.00, Hero calls $2.50, CO calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($9) 8, K, 4 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($9) 6 (3 players)
      SB bets $9.00, Hero calls $9.00, CO folds.

      River: ($27) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $27.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of nines(9 9).
      SB shows three of a kind, sixs(6 6).

      SB wins with three of a kind, sixs(6 6).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $29.85
      UTG2:
      $100.00
      MP1:
      $50.00
      MP2:
      $182.90
      MP3:
      $55.50
      CO(Hero):
      $103.90
      BU:
      $53.75
      SB:
      $48.30
      BB:
      $50.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, A.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $1.75, MP3 folds, Hero calls $1.75, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($4.25) 7, K, A (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $2.50, MP2 calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($9.25) Q (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($9.25) 4 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $5.00, Hero calls $5.00.

      Final Pot: $19.25.
      Results follow:

      MP2 shows two pairs, aces and fours(A 4).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(J A).

      MP2 wins with two pairs, aces and fours(A 4).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $10.05
      UTG1:
      $8.50
      UTG2:
      $25.00
      MP1:
      $50.60
      MP2:
      $41.40
      MP3:
      $53.95
      CO(Hero):
      $131.55
      BU:
      $19.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with T, Q.
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, MP2 calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($3.5) K, Q, 8 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($3.5) 9 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, MP2 calls $2.00.

      River: ($8.5) T (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $4.50, MP2 calls $4.00.

      Final Pot: $17.5.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and tens(T Q).
      MP2 shows a straight, king high(J 9).

      MP2 wins with a straight, king high(J 9).






      NL50 FR 2pair vs open complete/call monotone board 175bb
      NL50 FR KK vs nit cold 4bet 200bb
      NL50 FR 2pair vs passive co open limp/call and agro postflop
      NL50 FR bluff 3barrel tripled board
      NL50 FR AA vs 2 fish 200bb
      NL50 FR 2nd set, keep firing on nasty board?




      well, it's really late right now so i guess tomorrow i'll read 2 articles and watch 4 vids :rolleyes:


      :D








      edit: damn it ! it's way later than i thought, and posting hands and blogging sure takes it's time :D guess i'll stay awake once again :O



      gonna reread all the silver articles i have already read and then start with the ones i havent.
      for today:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1570/1
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1571/1
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1572/1
      (doing these 3 at a time since they're related)



      vids:

      http://es.pokerstrategy.com/video/5060
      http://es.pokerstrategy.com/video/5798
      http://es.pokerstrategy.com/video/7271
      (spanish. this 'video seminaries' are awesome though, if u happen to know any spanish i advice u to take a look ;) )
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      3/1/2010


      was going to play some donkaments today but actually i'm pretty tired so i'm just gonna lay around and read 'the poker mindset' while trying to stay awake until the night :P







      see u tomorrow !
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      4/1/2010


      :f_cool:




      the disaster that started at hand ~2500 was against 2 40/20 fishes. one minraises utg then 4bet ships 200bb with aces when i had kings and i'm of course never folding them against such monkey. then kings again, iso one of the fishes, he flops top 2 on a really wet board and just check/calls flop and turn, river check/raises x2 :f_ugly: couple of hands later same guy calls my 3bet with tens and flops quads when i had kings. calls flop, calls turn, donks river :O
      anyways i managed to stay focused and luckily everything got back on track pretty quickly ;D



      today i watched 3 vids:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/7543
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/8029
      plus one ond CR (can't post link right?)


      didn't read anything :D




      gonna post just a couple of hands, tomorrow i'll post some on the evaluation forum and edit here with the links.






      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $104.90
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $60.10
      UTG1:
      $50.75
      UTG2(Hero):
      $105.25
      MP1:
      $58.00
      MP2:
      $73.70
      MP3:
      $50.75
      CO:
      $82.00


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A, A.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 3 folds, CO calls $1.50, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($3.75) T, A, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.85, CO calls $1.85.

      Turn: ($7.45) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $5.50, Hero raises to $17.00, CO raises to $41.00, Hero raises to $91.00, CO calls $37.65.

      River: ($177.1) 5 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $177.1.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, aces full of tens(A A).
      CO shows three of a kind, tens(Q T).

      Hero wins with a full-house, aces full of tens(A A).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $30.50
      MP1:
      $50.00
      MP2:
      $90.25
      MP3:
      $103.05
      CO(Hero):
      $124.65
      BU:
      $57.10
      SB:
      $95.00
      BB:
      $53.25
      UTG1:
      $175.75


      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, J.
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, 3 folds, MP3 raises to $7.50, Hero calls $5.00.

      Flop: ($15.75) 9, 7, J (2 players)
      MP3 bets $10.00, Hero raises to $29.00, MP3 raises to $95.55, Hero calls $66.55.

      Turn: ($206.85) K (2 players)


      River: ($206.85) 4 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $206.85.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a pair of aces(A A).
      Hero shows three of a kind, jacks(J J).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, jacks(J J).






      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $27.35
      MP3:
      $81.80
      CO:
      $72.60
      BU:
      $50.00
      SB:
      $36.20
      BB(Hero):
      $105.20
      UTG2:
      $51.05
      MP1:
      $52.50


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      4 folds, CO raises to $1.75, BU calls $1.75, SB calls $1.50, Hero raises to $9.50, 2 folds, SB calls $7.75.

      Flop: ($22.5) T, Q, K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $10.00, SB calls $10.00.

      Turn: ($42.5) 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $85.70, SB calls $16.70.

      River: ($144.9) 5 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $144.9.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(A K).
      SB shows a pair of queens(Q A).

      Hero wins with a pair of kings(A K).






      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $24.35
      BU:
      $53.10
      SB:
      $82.40
      BB:
      $65.85
      UTG1:
      $52.60
      UTG2:
      $52.65
      MP1(Hero):
      $148.30
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $53.25


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, A.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, 6 folds, UTG2 calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($9.75) 8, 8, K (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($9.75) A (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $5.50, UTG2 calls $5.50.

      River: ($20.75) 5 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $13.00, UTG2 calls $13.00.

      Final Pot: $46.75.
      Results follow:

      UTG2 shows two pairs, queens and eights(Q Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings(K A).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and kings(K A).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $50.00
      MP1:
      $52.20
      MP2:
      $19.25
      MP3:
      $41.35
      CO:
      $51.45
      BU:
      $95.05
      SB:
      $12.95
      BB(Hero):
      $108.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      UTG2 raises to $1.75, 6 folds, Hero calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($3.75) T, 5, 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($8.75) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.50, UTG2 calls $5.50.

      River: ($19.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.00, UTG2 calls $9.00.

      Final Pot: $37.75.
      Results follow:

      UTG2 shows two pairs, nines and fives(9 9).
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fives(Q Q).

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and fives(Q Q).








      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $85.10
      MP1:
      $99.20
      MP2:
      $52.60
      MP3:
      $107.40
      CO(Hero):
      $100.00
      BU:
      $52.80
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $48.75
      UTG1:
      $108.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      UTG1 raises to $1.00, 2 folds, MP2 calls $1.00, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $4.50, 3 folds, UTG1 raises to $108.00, MP2 folds, Hero calls $95.50(All-In).

      Flop: ($209.75) 2, 7, J (2 players)


      Turn: ($209.75) 7 (2 players)


      River: ($209.75) Q (2 players)


      Final Pot: $209.75.
      Results follow:

      UTG1 shows two pairs, aces and sevens(A A).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and sevens(K K).

      UTG1 wins with two pairs, aces and sevens(A A).






      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $24.75
      CO:
      $30.70
      BU:
      $50.00
      SB:
      $120.35
      BB:
      $48.50
      UTG1:
      $98.80
      UTG2:
      $50.00
      MP1:
      $59.50
      MP2(Hero):
      $109.80


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, K.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.50, 5 folds, MP1 calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($5.75) 9, 6, T (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $4.00, MP1 calls $4.00.

      Turn: ($13.75) 4 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $9.00, MP1 calls $9.00.

      River: ($31.75) A (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $11.00, MP1 raises to $22.00, Hero calls $11.00.

      Final Pot: $75.75.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).
      MP1 shows two pairs, tens and nines(9 T).

      MP1 wins with two pairs, tens and nines(9 T).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $27.95
      SB:
      $49.45
      BB:
      $52.15
      UTG2:
      $94.70
      MP1:
      $46.75
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $114.30
      CO(Hero):
      $101.25


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      UTG2 calls $0.50, 2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.75, Hero raises to $6.00, 4 folds, MP3 calls $4.25.

      Flop: ($13.25) T, 6, T (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $7.00, MP3 calls $7.00.

      Turn: ($27.25) 2 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $13.50, MP3 calls $13.50.

      River: ($54.25) Q (2 players)
      MP3 bets $24.75, Hero calls $24.75.

      Final Pot: $103.75.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and tens(K K).
      MP3 shows four of a kind, tens(T T).

      MP3 wins with four of a kind, tens(T T).




      NL50 FR AA vs fish
      NL50 FR JJ vs tag and fish
      NL50 FR QQ tricky play
      NL50 FR gutshot+overs vs 25bb fish
      NL50 FR JJ oop racing flop raise vs "reg"
      NL50 FR nut FD facing donkbets from nit
      NL50 FR turned top set vs possible flush
      NL 50 FR 99 vs maniac and sss



      cya! (if there's someone out there :f_confused: )
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      5/1/2010

      cut it a bit short today since it's late and i'm kinda tired.
      also, variance doesnt want me here :D






      i'll post some hands tomorrow



      edit: posting !



      first, one for your amusement :D



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $39.15
      UTG2:
      $48.40
      MP1:
      $50.95
      MP2:
      $46.40
      MP3:
      $28.10
      CO:
      $9.50
      BU:
      $10.00
      SB:
      $78.35
      BB(Hero):
      $60.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, 8.
      UTG1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, 4 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.75) 2, 7, 8 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.00, UTG1 calls $1.00, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($3.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, UTG1 calls $2.00.

      River: ($7.75) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.00, UTG1 raises to $12.00, Hero raises to $56.50, UTG1 calls $23.65(All-In).

      Final Pot: $99.9.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, eights full of kings(K 8).
      UTG1 shows a full-house, twos full of eights(2 2).

      Hero wins with a full-house, eights full of kings(K 8).



      and now the interesting ones:


      NL 50 FR top2 co vs bb
      NL50 FR set oop vs nit
      NL50 FR AA on drawy board
      NL50 FR QQ vs 8bb raise from maniac
      NL50 FR fd+gutshot+overs oop



      i also watched 2 vids from CR yesterday.
      and again i read nothing :O
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      6/1/2010


      =)






      i reached the 3k milestone today! :]
      and actually ended at 3.3k :D

      weee


      also watched this vid:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/8996
      (spanish. it's about river play)

      and now i'm gonna check this one out:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/7018

      after that i'm rereading this stuff:
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/1573/1

      and then coaching :f_cool:


      see u later :club:
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      7/1/2010








      i'm starting to notice i have to be more selective with my agression. today i stole a bit less than usual, did my best to adapt to every table, and the result is rather nice.

      got to go now, tomorrow i'll post hands from today's and yesterday's sessions ;)


      bye !
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      Hey!

      Very impressive blog I must say. However I would post hands in the handevalutation forums if I was you! Your betsizes looks a bit awkward to me most of the time. You need to bet for more value and protection imo!

      Anyway that's just a tip :D

      Good luck on the tables,
      //vonki
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      half the hands are links to the evaluation forums :P
      and whats wrong with 2/3 pot and 1/2 on dry boards :P
      but thx for writing ! ^^


      anyways.....




      8/1/2010



      worst day ever :(









      more stuff tomorrow
    • JuiceQuadre
      JuiceQuadre
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.10.2008 Posts: 2,688
      Hey buddy =)

      Here i am :D

      Nice blog indeed =) Youd better get used to -100 days =) But im sure you wont have too many of them ;)

      Keep it up!:)

      Btw, was that a 4bet bluff today?
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,116
      Originally posted by randomdonk
      3/1/2010


      was going to play some donkaments today but actually i'm pretty tired so i'm just gonna lay around and read 'the poker mindset' while trying to stay awake until the night :P







      see u tomorrow !
      Top book...IMO the best poker book there is! Good luck. Keep up the good work =)
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      Originally posted by JuiceQuadre
      Hey buddy =)

      Here i am :D

      Nice blog indeed =) Youd better get used to -100 days =) But im sure you wont have too many of them ;)

      Keep it up!:)

      Btw, was that a 4bet bluff today?
      hey! thx for posting :s_biggrin:

      yeah it was :P


      Originally posted by PocketAcesJohn
      Top book...IMO the best poker book there is! Good luck. Keep up the good work =)
      have only read 'the theory of poker' besides this one, but yeah.
      it makes u notice things so essential and yet so underrated by most players.. and i've only read the first couple of chapters so far :P









      9/1/2010



      :f_mad:








      to summarize this day, a hand:




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2(Hero):
      $100.50
      MP3:
      $62.00
      CO:
      $52.95
      BU:
      $54.60
      SB:
      $50.70
      BB:
      $104.70
      UTG1:
      $56.00
      UTG2:
      $66.00
      MP1:
      $86.10


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 4, 4.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.50, MP1 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, MP3 folds, CO calls $2.50, 3 folds, UTG2 calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($8.25) 4, 2, 8 (3 players)
      UTG2 bets $3.00, Hero raises to $10.50, CO folds, UTG2 calls $7.50.

      Turn: ($29.25) 8 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $15.00, UTG2 calls $15.00.

      River: ($59.25) 6 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $38.00(All-In), Hero calls $38.00.

      Final Pot: $135.25.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, fours full of eights(4 4).
      UTG2 shows a full-house, eights full of sixs(8 6).

      UTG2 wins with a full-house, eights full of sixs(8 6).








      gonna go watch a vid and then i'll edit this with all the hands i left behind these days
    • ZhiCheng
      ZhiCheng
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.10.2008 Posts: 2,294
      Hi!

      Very nice so far.. dont get discouraged by those hands.. I mean.. They will keep happening:P Better to get used to it.. wel.. I know its ugly tho..
      Btw.. tha book is rly great.. Im just reading it right now n Eventho im just in teh middle my mindset already improved a lot I think ..

      Keep up good work, running pretty nice sofar;)
    • vonki
      vonki
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 6,091
      I'd like to see a graph with the total hands so far =)
    • JuiceQuadre
      JuiceQuadre
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.10.2008 Posts: 2,688
      Originally posted by vonki
      I'd like to see a graph with the total hands so far =)
      +1

      The crowd demands da graph! We love graphs =)
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      Originally posted by GooRukYONG
      Hi!

      Very nice so far.. dont get discouraged by those hands.. I mean.. They will keep happening:P Better to get used to it.. wel.. I know its ugly tho..
      yeah i know, i'm used to it by now. but i needed to post something beside a losing graph :D



      Originally posted by vonki
      I'd like to see a graph with the total hands so far =)
      Originally posted by JuiceQuadre
      +1

      The crowd demands da graph! We love graphs =)

      that's coming up today, along with stats. and every sunday from today on.



      my internet went down yesterday so i couldnt even finish watching the vid. did that already (can't post link since is from another poker school -sp-) and i'm gonna play a little session now.
      today i'm going to watch the PCA live stream, so on the breaks i'll post all that hands i left unposted :D
      if any of u knows spanish, this is the other vid i saw yesterday: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/video/9055
      about hand reading, relating every stat with each other and paying attention to situations as opposed to only watching the numbers.

      ok, time to play :f_cool:
    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      10/1/2010


      first session :f_biggrin:






      i'm watching the PCA live stream right now, depending on how much it lasts i may play another session or not. graph for the week coming up later.

      thx for following :]






      second session :O



    • randomdonk
      randomdonk
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.08.2009 Posts: 1,984
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $50.00
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $39.75
      UTG2:
      $25.00
      MP1:
      $50.00
      MP2:
      $96.30
      MP3:
      $208.50
      CO(Hero):
      $100.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BU folds, SB raises to $5.50, BB calls $5.00, Hero raises to $17.00, SB raises to $50.25, BB calls $34.25(All-In), Hero calls $33.00.

      Flop: ($139.75) T, 9, 4 (3 players)


      Turn: ($139.75) 7 (3 players)


      River: ($139.75) 7 (3 players)


      Final Pot: $139.75.
      Results follow:

      SB shows two pairs, queens and sevens(Q Q).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and sevens(K K).
      BB shows a pair of sevens(J 5).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and sevens(K K).





      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $9.75
      MP3:
      $42.70
      CO(Hero):
      $56.40
      BU:
      $48.95
      SB:
      $122.10
      BB:
      $7.75
      MP1:
      $79.60


      Preflop: Hero is CO with T, T.
      MP1 calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, BU calls $2.50, 2 folds, MP1 calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($8.25) 3, 3, 8 (3 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $5.50, BU folds, MP1 calls $5.50.

      Turn: ($19.25) T (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $12.00, MP1 calls $12.00.

      River: ($43.25) 5 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $13.50, Hero raises to $36.40(All-In), MP1 calls $22.90.

      Final Pot: $116.05.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, tens full of threes(T T).
      MP1 shows two pairs, nines and threes(9 9).

      Hero wins with a full-house, tens full of threes(T T).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $137.75
      UTG2:
      $226.55
      MP1:
      $50.00
      MP2:
      $62.35
      MP3:
      $55.30
      CO:
      $116.00
      BU(Hero):
      $107.65
      SB:
      $100.25


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, A.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $1.50, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $1.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $6.50, 3 folds, MP3 raises to $25.00, Hero raises to $107.65, MP3 calls $30.30.

      Flop: ($165.2) K, 4, 7 (2 players)


      Turn: ($165.2) A (2 players)


      River: ($165.2) 9 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $165.2.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(A A).
      MP3 shows a pair of jacks(J J).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $49.50
      SB:
      $53.45
      BB:
      $53.15
      UTG1(Hero):
      $100.75
      UTG2:
      $53.80
      MP1:
      $48.85
      MP2:
      $46.20
      MP3:
      $25.00
      CO:
      $64.25


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with A, A.
      Hero raises to $2.00, 4 folds, CO raises to $6.75, 3 folds, Hero raises to $15.50, CO raises to $64.25, Hero calls $48.75.

      Flop: ($129.25) 5, T, J (2 players)


      Turn: ($129.25) 4 (2 players)


      River: ($129.25) 5 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $129.25.
      Results follow:

      CO shows a pair of fives(K A).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and fives(A A).

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and fives(A A).














      NL50FR AA squeeze pot 200bb
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      NL50 FR draw vs reg on steal
      NL50 FR KK vs fish possible flush
      NL50 FR top set vs reg