raising to the stars - 6 months in malta [PICS inside]

    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
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      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186
      Hey guys,

      first I want to do is to tell something about me. First of all: sorry for my englisch :D

      I'm ertzkuh and i come from germany. The reason to go to malta is to learn english better. I'm really bad. Thats the point. And it is the reason that I write an english (and not my normal german) blog because of writing more english.

      I'll post graphs, hands and other things (maybe photos from malta;) ?!). We will see it. Yesterday I arrived and played my first session. In my next post you will see it.

      (I'm happy about any correction of my words and of my hands=) )
  • 69 replies
    • lennonac
      lennonac
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      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 1,421
      welcome ertzkuh

      Hope you have fun!
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
      Global
      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186


      5 stacks down :(



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $355.20
      BB:
      $207.75
      MP2:
      $301.51
      MP3:
      $198.00
      CO:
      $200.00
      BU(Hero):
      $314.39


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $7.00, CO folds, Hero calls $7.00, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($17) 5, Q, 7 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $13.00, Hero calls $13.00.

      Turn: ($43) T (2 players)
      MP3 bets $38.00, Hero calls $38.00.

      River: ($119) 5 (2 players)
      MP3 raises to $140.00(All-In), Hero calls $140.00.

      Final Pot: $399.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows two pairs, aces and fives(Ac Ah).
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fives(Qs Kh).

      MP3 wins with two pairs, aces and fives(Ac Ah).

      That's very stupid from me. He was a reg. What shall he bluff on this way? Probably nothing. I thouhgt he has AQ. Nonetheless I call :rolleyes:


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $167.10
      SB(Hero):
      $201.00
      BB:
      $272.65
      MP3:
      $230.00
      CO:
      $402.30


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J.
      2 folds, BU raises to $6.00, Hero raises to $22.00, BB folds, BU calls $16.00.

      Flop: ($46) 7, 3, 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $29.00, BU calls $29.00.

      Turn: ($104) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $52.00, Hero raises to $150.00, BU calls $64.10(All-In).

      River: ($370.1) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $370.1.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, eights and threes(Ac Jd).
      BU shows a full-house, threes full of eights(Jh 3h).

      Hero wins with two pairs, eights and threes(Ac Jd).
      BU wins with a full-house, threes full of eights(Jh 3h).

      :(



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $441.95
      BU:
      $440.10
      SB:
      $211.99
      BB:
      $216.35
      MP2(Hero):
      $203.00
      MP3:
      $164.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with T, T.
      Hero raises to $7.00, MP3 calls $7.00, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($17) T, A, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $16.14, MP3 calls $16.14.

      Turn: ($49.28) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $46.82, MP3 calls $46.82.

      River: ($142.92) 5 (2 players)
      Hero raises to $133.04, MP3 calls $94.04.

      Final Pot: $370.

      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a straight, ace high(Qh Kd).
      Hero shows three of a kind, tens(Th Ts).

      MP3 wins with a straight, ace high(Qh Kd).
      Hero wins with three of a kind, tens(Th Ts).

      That was so typical that he had this hand X(



      Today i hope to have more luck...
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
      Global
      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186
      Originally posted by lennonac
      welcome ertzkuh

      Hope you have fun!
      Thanks;)
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
      Global
      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186


      Yesterday it was an interesting day. I played 4 sessions. It's very much for me but i want zu try playing more. 50k hands would be a good goal.

      The 1st and 2nd session were losing sessions, the other ones winning sessions. I'm not sure. Maybe I played by bad times and I should try playing more in the morning and in the evening/night.


      Because of bad tables I played NL100. After the first session I had not enough money playing NL200:D
      Today I played a NL100 winning session so I'm able to play NL2oo in this evening.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand abspielen

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $194.91
      BU(Hero):
      $200.00
      SB:
      $388.13
      BB:
      $219.00
      MP2:
      $231.68
      MP3:
      $306.67


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, Q.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $7.00, CO folds, Hero calls $7.00, SB calls $6.00, BB folds.

      Flop: ($23) T, 6, K (3 players)
      SB checks, MP3 bets $18.00, Hero raises to $56.88, SB folds, MP3 raises to $299.67, Hero calls $136.12(All-In).

      Turn: ($515.67) A (2 players)


      River: ($515.67) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $515.67.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(Ks Qc).
      MP3 shows two pairs, aces and kings(Kc As).

      MP3 wins with two pairs, aces and kings(Kc As).


      Villain: 24/17/3.2 (raise 16% firstin in his position. Maybe it's interesting that he fold cbet to raise in 73% in cases)

      What do you think about it? Call isn't very fine because the other player can overcall it. Fold is to weak.
      I think that villain has a wide range. Just when I give him a tight range we would flip.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand abspielen

      $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $291.34
      MP3:
      $200.00
      CO(Hero):
      $221.00
      BU:
      $204.35
      SB:
      $158.16
      BB:
      $200.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $6.00, BU folds, SB raises to $21.00, BB folds, Hero raises to $52.00, SB calls $31.00.

      Flop: ($106) Q, 4, T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $25.00, SB calls $25.00.

      Turn: ($156) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero raises to $144.00, SB calls $81.16.

      River: ($381.16) 2 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $381.16.

      Results follow:

      SB shows a pair of aces(Ad Kc).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(Ks Kd).

      SB wins with a pair of aces(Ad Kc).
      Hero wins with a pair of kings(Ks Kd).

      :rolleyes:

      I think just bet $25 is the only way to make him crazy.
      He calls many 4bets. But than I think he has a range more than QQ+ and AK or something like this.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand abspielen

      $0.5/$1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $109.36
      CO:
      $106.75
      BU:
      $148.21
      SB(Hero):
      $105.26
      BB:
      $143.56


      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, T.
      2 folds, BU raises to $3.00, Hero calls $2.50, BB folds.

      Flop: ($7) 5, J, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $4.00, Hero calls $4.00.

      Turn: ($15) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $10.00, Hero calls $10.00.

      River: ($35) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $25.00, Hero raises to $88.26(All-In), BU calls $63.26.

      Final Pot: $211.52.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of jacks(Jh Ts).
      BU shows three of a kind, aces(Ah Ac).

      BU wins with three of a kind, aces(Ah Ac).

      Very sick tilt.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand abspielen

      $0.5/$1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $118.44
      BB:
      $125.78
      MP2:
      $19.50
      MP3:
      $112.00
      CO(Hero):
      $153.85
      BU:
      $100.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with T, A.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $3.00, Hero calls $3.00, BU calls $3.00, SB calls $2.50, BB folds.

      Flop: ($13) A, 7, K (4 players)
      SB checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $9.26, BU calls $9.26, SB calls $9.26, MP3 folds.

      Turn: ($40.78) 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $24.00, BU calls $24.00, SB folds.

      River: ($88.78) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $64.00, BU calls $63.74.

      Final Pot: $216.52.
      Results follow:

      BU shows a pair of aces(Q A).
      Hero shows a pair of aces(T A).

      BU wins with a pair of aces(Q A).
      Hero wins with a pair of aces(T A).

      This hand I've posted in the german sample hands forum.
      Most player said that they would c/c the turn or bet the turn und c/f the River. When I think about it it is very improbably that a bad hand bets the river. I hope I c/f next time.
    • TwiceT
      TwiceT
      Black
      Joined: 15.07.2007 Posts: 4,796
      ship some pics of your apartment!

      hf in malta!! don't forget to party hard :f_p:


      (btw: @ title: raising to the stars - 6 months in malta ;) )
    • arisko
      arisko
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.09.2009 Posts: 392
      Looks like a cool blog. I was also about to correct you about the title, but saw that TwiceT already did it. I'm sure you know it's spelled months, probably just a typo. I think also you mean Rising, not raising (or maybe it's a poker joke) to the stars.
      Sorry if it sounds negative!

      Good luck in Malta and at the tables.
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
      Global
      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186
      Yeah, it was a typo (don't hear this before. Is typo a shortcut?)

      And "raising" is correct. But I don't think so that it is a joke=)



      I'm not really interessted in photography but I try to make some pictures in a few days.
    • opal99
      opal99
      Black
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
      nice blog, but where are the pics?!

      We want photos of everything at least semicool on Malta ;)

      edit: did you move there alone or with gf or with other players btw?
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
      Global
      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186


      Ok ok, Malta by night :)

      I tried to make some pics before a few minutes. But I think just this is good enough to post it in my blog. I've deleted the other pics.

      It's really too bad that I'm not very interessted in photography. Maybe I should buy a reflex camera. A digi cam is a fkn joke.

      Ok, lets grind!
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
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      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186
      Originally posted by opal99
      nice blog, but where are the pics?!

      We want photos of everything at least semicool on Malta ;)

      edit: did you move there alone or with gf or with other players btw?
      The sight from my tarrace isn't the best because I can't see the sea but it is the 2nd best sight I think;)

      I moved alone but I live in a poker community with other german players.
    • TheLegend142
      TheLegend142
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 2,220
      Maybe you should try to get some poker skills (or anti-tilt skills) first. Most of the hand (expecpt the coolers) are played horrible.
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
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      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186
      Originally posted by TheLegend142
      Maybe you should try to get some poker skills (or anti-tilt skills) first. Most of the hand (expecpt the coolers) are played horrible.
      Yeah I know. My play is'nt the best in this time.

      And thats the reason why i post hands: that someone (you?) correct him! It would be nice;)
    • arisko
      arisko
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      Joined: 23.09.2009 Posts: 392
      Originally posted by ertzkuh
      Yeah, it was a typo (don't hear this before. Is typo a shortcut?)
      A typographical error. The term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger, but excludes errors of ignorance.
      ;) I think you wrote you wanted to learn a little bit of English too, so therefore I included the definition. Not to be a wise ass
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
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      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186


      Yesterday I played two sessions. In the morning I played NL100 and in the evening I played NL200 which was a very tilty session. I really have good tilt skills:D

      I think I don't post hands because suckouts ans tilty hands are boring I think.
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
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      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186
      Originally posted by arisko
      Originally posted by ertzkuh
      Yeah, it was a typo (don't hear this before. Is typo a shortcut?)
      A typographical error. The term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger, but excludes errors of ignorance.
      ;) I think you wrote you wanted to learn a little bit of English too, so therefore I included the definition. Not to be a wise ass
      Thanks!

      And no apology please;)
    • ertzkuh
      ertzkuh
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      Joined: 25.03.2007 Posts: 5,186


      OMG I quit Poker

      Can't play it any more :f_cry:
    • LtoC
      LtoC
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      Joined: 23.08.2007 Posts: 800
      Keep it up !
    • arisko
      arisko
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.09.2009 Posts: 392
      Originally posted by ertzkuh

      OMG I quit Poker

      Can't play it any more :f_cry:
      Don't stop now! That means you have 6 months of doing nothing in Malta ;)
    • Swire
      Swire
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      Joined: 24.08.2009 Posts: 320
      Show your EV line aswell when posting graphs imo, then we know if you playing bad or running bad....