Am I a donk?

    • tadejusce
      tadejusce
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      Joined: 26.10.2009 Posts: 135
      Hi to everybody.

      I still dont know how to convert hands to PS format. I will learn i promise. I am just so pissed i have to write few down.

      I am quite a newbie in poker world. Read something etc. etc. I just wanna ask one question: Am i a donkey??

      Ok 1hand: AA early i open raise then 2 cold calls and big blind calls. Flop not threatining- bet. , turn bet ( 5 ) , everybody exept BB folds. river bet ( J ), BB raise call. I show AA, BB J5s.

      Ok this is far the best: QT in my hand

      Flop rainbow (CAP) 9KJ
      Turn (CAP) 3
      River (CALL since i had the picture :) ): 3
      of course he shows pocket 9s.


      I had few such hands investing a lot of money and still lost. I know it just a game and long run crap i just had to releafe my soul. As far as i am concerned i have to play these hands aggresively or do you dissagree and i am a donk???

      Hope u wont have such a bad beats.

      Hope my luck, confidence and bankrool will recover :)
  • 11 replies
    • funktor
      funktor
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      Joined: 10.08.2008 Posts: 922
      Try this ;)

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/poker-hand-converter/

      Funktor
    • tadejusce
      tadejusce
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      Joined: 26.10.2009 Posts: 135
      as promised few hands, from last 2 days. I am tottaly down. Please tell me what to do to improve (do i raise to much, anything?!). I know fixed limid not much i guess. It is jus so frustrating:




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:



      $0.1/$0.2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, A.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls, 3 folds, BU calls, SB folds, Hero raises, MP1 3-Bets, BU calls, Hero caps, MP1 calls, BU calls.

      Flop: (12.5 SB) 6, 9, 4 (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP1 raises, BU calls, Hero calls.

      Turn: (8.6 BB) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets, MP1 raises, Hero calls.

      River: (12.6 BB) J (2 players)
      Hero bets, MP1 raises, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 16.6 BB.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(A A).
      BU shows two pairs, jacks and fours(4 J).
      MP1 shows two pairs, jacks and nines(J 9).

      MP1 wins with two pairs, jacks and nines(J 9).


      #2

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:



      $0.1/$0.2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J, T.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls, MP1 folds, Hero calls, MP3 raises, CO calls, BU calls, 2 folds, UTG2 calls, Hero calls.

      Flop: (11.5 SB) 9, 6, 8 (5 players)
      UTG2 bets, Hero calls, MP3 calls, CO raises, BU folds, UTG2 calls, Hero calls, MP3 calls.

      Turn: (9.75 BB) 7 (4 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets, MP3 raises, CO 3-Bets, UTG2 folds, Hero caps, MP3 calls, CO calls.

      River: (21.75 BB) 9 (3 players)
      Hero bets, MP3 calls, CO raises, Hero 3-Bets, MP3 calls, CO caps, Hero calls, MP3 calls.

      Final Pot: 33.75 BB.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a straight, ten high(T T).
      Hero shows a straight, jack high(J T).
      CO shows a full-house, sevens full of nines(7 7).

      CO wins with a full-house, sevens full of nines(7 7).




      #3

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:



      $0.1/$0.2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 6, 6.
      CO posts deadblind, UTG calls, 2 folds, MP1 calls, Hero calls, MP3 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls, BB checks.

      Flop: (6 SB) 8, 6, 5 (6 players)
      SB checks, BB bets, UTG folds, MP1 calls, Hero raises, CO folds, SB folds, BB 3-Bets, MP1 folds, Hero caps, BB calls.

      Turn: (7.5 BB) T (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets, BB calls.

      River: (9.5 BB) 8 (2 players)
      BB bets, Hero raises, BB 3-Bets, Hero caps, BB calls.

      Final Pot: 17.5 BB.
      Results follow:

      BB shows a full-house, eights full of sixs(8 6).
      Hero shows a full-house, sixs full of eights(6 6).

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





      #4

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.2 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

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

      Flop: (7.5 SB) J, 8, K (3 players)
      MP3 bets, CO calls, Hero calls.

      Turn: (5.25 BB) 4 (3 players)
      MP3 bets, CO calls, Hero calls.

      River: (8.25 BB) 3 (3 players)
      MP3 checks, CO bets, Hero raises, MP3 calls, CO calls.

      Final Pot: 14.25 BB.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(A A).
      CO shows three of a kind, threes(3 3).
      MP3 shows a pair of fours(4 2).

      CO wins with three of a kind, threes(3 3).




      was this too little agressive? give me some advice. should i raise on the flop? Probably wouldnt change anything since CO would call me down to the river.


      Am i paying so bad or are this just BB?

      nice day to all
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
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      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      Hey tadejusce

      Next step is to post all your problem hands here: Sample Hands FL up to $.50/$1
      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1383
      And don't worry, you haven't even begun to know what feeling like a donk is! Still, a bit to work on - the hand eval forums are gold in helping you to apply the theory correctly!

      Good luck! :f_cool:
    • tadejusce
      tadejusce
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      Joined: 26.10.2009 Posts: 135
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:



      $0.05/$0.1 Fixed-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Here we go again. just plajing for fun but loosing like this is not worth mensioning,... :)


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, Q.
      3 folds, Hero calls, 2 folds, CO raises, 3 folds, Hero calls.

      Flop: (5.4 SB) 7, J, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls.

      Turn: (3.7 BB) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls.

      River: (5.7 BB) A (2 players)
      Hero bets, CO calls.

      Final Pot: 7.7 BB.
      Results follow:

      CO shows a pair of aces(A 5).
      Hero shows a pair of queens(K Q).

      CO wins with a pair of aces(A 5).
    • Divinek
      Divinek
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      Joined: 08.11.2009 Posts: 110
      yeah that's pretty standard and you're playing some of your hands incorrectly so definintely post them to be evaluated.
    • ihufa
      ihufa
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      Joined: 18.03.2008 Posts: 3,323
      ur playing limit so im gonna have to say yes
    • tadejusce
      tadejusce
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      Joined: 26.10.2009 Posts: 135
      Originally posted by Divinek
      yeah that's pretty standard and you're playing some of your hands incorrectly so definintely post them to be evaluated.
      ok will do that and take your advices

      thanks
    • tadejusce
      tadejusce
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      Joined: 26.10.2009 Posts: 135
      Originally posted by ihufa
      ur playing limit so im gonna have to say yes
      well im on early stages. i thin i would have lost more if i started no limit and i am definitely not ready for that stage yet. But thanks for give me the fair perspective.
    • corsc
      corsc
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      Joined: 03.11.2009 Posts: 140
      tade,

      Dont know if this will help with your hand conversion issue (although it looks like you have it under control) or not but I have been using the PS Elephant, it will auto import all the hands for me.

      Then when I need to post something I find it in Elephant and there is a "PS" btn that I can click and it will copy to the clipboard the formatted hand for easy posting.

      Maybe this might save you a step :)
    • littlewing1
      littlewing1
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      Joined: 31.01.2010 Posts: 23
      thats the main problem i find in fixed limit, u cannot protect ur hand, like the one where u floppped the straight, hard to throw people off the pot, people will always call with a draw, or with crap in this case.

      posting ur hands on here and showing willingness to learn shows ur not a donk just maybe under-experienced but happens to us all and keep up the learning and ull sonn be orite,

      gl
    • Navrark
      Navrark
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      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 313
      Originally posted by tadejusce
      Am i a donkey??
      I believe tadejusce that even Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan are Donkeys... Sometimes... It's just a matter of keeping it to a minimum.

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