Please advise

    • mata123
      mata123
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 202
      Could you tell me pls what the f...k is wrong with my game because latelly I have been playing like crap...maybe it's bad luck,maybe it's just a downsing,but i think i am making some big mistakes somewere because for 1 week my hands look like that when i am loosing(it's no joke i looked at alll of them)
      Known players:      
      UTG1:
      $5,00
      MP2:
      $6,12
      Hero:
      $4,97

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , A:diamond:
      UTG1 calls $0,02, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0,02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0,14, 2 folds, UTG1 calls $0,12, MP2 calls $0,12.

      Flop: ($0,45) 9:heart: , K:heart: , Q:diamond: (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,24, UTG1 calls $0,24, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($0,93) A:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0,50, UTG1 calls $0,50.

      River: ($1,93) T:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $1,00, UTG1 calls $1,00.

      Final Pot: $3,93

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (Ac Ad)
      UTG1 shows a straight, ace high (Jc 4h)

      UTG1 wins with a straight, ace high (Jc 4h)


      Known players:      
      Hero:
      $2,33
      MP2:
      $4,61
      CO:
      $2,45
      BU:
      $11,21

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:spade: , Q:heart:
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0,02, MP3 folds, CO calls $0,02, BU calls $0,02, Hero raises to $0,14, 3 folds, BU calls $0,12.

      Flop: ($0,34) 5:club: , 4:club: , 2:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,19, BU raises to $0,38, Hero raises to $2,19 (All-In), BU calls $1,81.

      Turn: ($4,72) 4:diamond:
      River: ($4,72) 6:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $4,72

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fours (Qs Qh)
      BU shows a straight, six high (Qd 3c)

      BU wins with a straight, six high (Qd 3c)


      Known players:    
      BB:
      $2,15
      Hero:
      $1,88
      MP3:
      $1,44
      CO:
      $6,12

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:spade: , K:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0,06, MP3 calls $0,06, CO calls $0,06, 2 folds, BB raises to $0,10, Hero raises to $0,22, MP3 folds, CO raises to $6,12 (All-In), BB folds, Hero raises to $1,88 (All-In).

      Flop: ($8,17) 6:diamond: , 6:spade: , Q:diamond:
      Turn: ($8,17) 3:diamond:
      River: ($8,17) 6:heart: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $8,17

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, sixes (As Ks)
      CO shows a full-house, sixes full of tens (Td Th)

      CO wins with a full-house, sixes full of tens (Td Th)


      Known players:     
      BB:
      $2,87
      Hero:
      $2,04
      MP1:
      $3,71
      BU:
      $1,65

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:heart: , K:heart:
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0,06, MP1 calls $0,06, 3 folds, BU calls $0,06, SB folds, BB calls $0,04.

      Flop: ($0,25) 6:heart: , Q:spade: , 3:spade: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,16, MP1 calls $0,16, BU raises to $0,32, BB folds, Hero calls $0,16, MP1 calls $0,16.

      Turn: ($1,21) 9:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0,60, MP1 calls $0,60, BU calls $0,60.

      River: ($3,01) 2:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $1,06, BU raises to $0,67 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $4,74

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows a flush, ace high (As 5s)
      BU shows a flush, queen high (6s 4s)

      MP1 wins with a flush, ace high (As 5s)


      Known players:     
      UTG1:
      $1,14
      MP2:
      $2,53
      CO:
      $2,38
      Hero:
      $2,06

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J:diamond: , J:heart:
      UTG1 calls $0,02, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0,02, MP3 folds, CO raises to $0,06, Hero raises to $0,25, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0,23, CO folds.

      Flop: ($0,61) 5:spade: , 9:heart: , 9:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,02, Hero raises to $0,16, MP2 calls $0,14.

      Turn: ($0,93) Q:club: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,02, Hero raises to $1,65 (All-In), MP2 calls $1,63.

      River: ($4,23) 7:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $4,23

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and nines (Jd Jh)
      MP2 shows two pairs, queens and nines (Qd Ts)

      MP2 wins with two pairs, queens and nines (Qd Ts)


      Known players:      
      SB:
      $1,95
      MP1:
      $2,41
      Hero:
      $3,77

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 4:club: , 4:spade:
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0,06, 2 folds, Hero calls $0,06, BU folds, SB calls $0,05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0,20) Q:diamond: , 3:heart: , 4:heart: (3 players)
      SB bets $0,06, MP1 raises to $0,20, Hero calls $0,20, SB raises to $1,89 (All-In), MP1 folds, Hero calls $1,69.

      Turn: ($4,18) 7:heart:
      River: ($4,18) K:club: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $4,18

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, fours (4c 4s)
      SB shows a flush, queen high (Qh Th)

      SB wins with a flush, queen high (Qh Th)


      Known players:     
      SB:
      $5,00
      Hero:
      $1,83
      MP1:
      $0,16

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , K:heart:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0,16 (All-In), 4 folds, SB calls $0,15, Hero raises to $0,36, SB calls $0,20.

      Flop: ($0,88) T:spade: , 5:diamond: , 3:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0,42, SB calls $0,42.

      Turn: ($1,72) J:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1,05 (All-In), SB calls $1,05.

      River: ($3,82) 7:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $3,82

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of kings (Ks Kh)
      MP1 shows a pair of jacks (Js 4s)
      SB shows a flush, ace high (Ad 9d)

      SB wins with a flush, ace high (Ad 9d)

      Known players:       
      UTG1:
      $4,69
      Hero:
      $1,98

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:spade: , J:spade:
      UTG1 calls $0,02, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0,12, 6 folds, UTG1 calls $0,10.

      Flop: ($0,27) 5:diamond: , 3:diamond: , J:heart: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0,52, Hero raises to $1,04, UTG1 raises to $4,57 (All-In), Hero raises to $1,86 (All-In).

      Turn: ($6,70) 6:diamond:
      River: ($6,70) 8:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $6,70

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of jacks (As Js)
      UTG1 shows a flush, eight high (5h 4d)

      UTG1 wins with a flush, eight high (5h 4d)



      ...and like this when i'm winning

      Known players:       
      Hero:
      $1,98
      MP1:
      $1,14
      BU:
      $3,03

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , A:spade:
      3 folds, MP1 calls $0,02, 3 folds, BU calls $0,02, Hero raises to $0,10, BB folds, MP1 calls $0,08, BU folds.

      Flop: ($0,24) A:diamond: , 4:club: , 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,06, MP1 calls $0,06.

      Turn: ($0,36) T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,26, MP1 folds.

      Final Pot: $0,62

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (Ah As)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, aces (Ah As)
  • 6 replies
    • vimtogal
      vimtogal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.01.2010 Posts: 31
      wow sure sucks to be you on some of those hands!

      for hand #3 i would have given up on my AK when you were reraised all in. and theres a couple of bets that differ from the strategy section like only raising 3 bb's instead of 4 reraising to over 4 times original raise with no callers.

      Im no expert wait and see what the other guys say but id go back and re read the bronze strategy articles they could help you pick out some of your faults

      Good luck in the future
    • richard1817
      richard1817
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.02.2008 Posts: 353
      wrong forum posy your hand evaluations in the appropriate forum for the game you play
    • ShadowOfLight1337
      ShadowOfLight1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.04.2009 Posts: 239
      BTW your postflop bets are very small. Make them bigger.
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      Hi ur play nl2 or suck out city if full of donkey so expect suck out don't worry about that just play ABC poker.


      ur first hand ur bets per flop is correct
      on the flop ur bet on the flop should have been bigger ur not trying to protect ur hand u want to try get as much money in the pot as possible so put a pot size bet in on the flop ur bet is to small 0.24 same on the turn the bet should be pot sized u want to get ur stack in as soon as possible with AA, if u'd bet the pot on flop and turn he would most probable folded but he look like a complete donk so would have call an all in any way hoping to get lucky.

      If the villain fold you win the pot if he comes a long u get a good chance of stacking him

      Don't be scared of losing a stack with AA u should think how can I get my chip in as quick as possible.

      You where just unlucky he hit on the river.

      Hand 2

      per flop ur bets is correct but the small

      conti bet on the flop is again too small I would put a pot size bet in here to start u don't want to give him pot odds to call, ur reraise all in that's ok but ur up against a donk again so it was his mistake calling ur all in but he got luck it happens.

      hand 3 ur bets are abit small but this hand played its self all in pre flop ur in a coin flip ( but at nl2 u'll never push any1 off TT ), over all not too bad just make ur bet size larger.

      hand 4
      ur opening raise 2bb is too small u should raise 3bb so u put 0.08 in per flop

      on flop u bet is a bit small. when he raises re raise him if u think he will fold ( but if it doesn't leave u any fold equity then a push all in would be better ) their to show u have a strong hand he may fold, you could also fold here as all u have is A high but as I said earlier nl2 is full of donks who don't know how to fold,
      on the turn Here ur bets is two small u pot commit ur self so if ur going to bet push all in there.

      Over all bet fold on the flop may have been better A high with a K kicker looks nice but its only A high.

      Hand 5
      pre flop ok ur 3 bets abit big I'd have raised him to 0.18 (3 x his bet)
      on the flop ur bet is too small again it should have been at least 2 thirds the pot size, ur 0.16 bet here looks very weak ur only behind to bigger pairs hands with a 9 or pocket 55 theirs no draws on the board so a bigger bet would probable have taken the pot there the small bet probably lost u that pot.

      Turn he's not shown any aggression until the turn why u should ask ur self this has he just hit or is he bluffing ( obviously he's not bluffing u don't bluff with a min bet not normally ) so the here I would just call his bet and try to goto showdown as u have good show down value with JJ. he would have probably just min bet river as well.


      Hand 6

      Ur call pre flop is ok but I would have put a 3bet in here to take the initiative if he re raises then I would fold if he called then we go to flop

      on the flop then u would have the initiative ( as u only called pre flop ur on the back foot all the way ) but you did get the money in while u where a head

      turn unlucky he hits his flush river blank

      hand 7

      pre flop KK ur raise is too small 3bet should be 3 x the original bet + any callers u have kk u want to get the money in so bet BIG u may come across AA but not very often. u want to try getting all the money in pre flop

      on the flop ur conti bet is too small u should bet the pot u want to get ur money in if ur 3 bet had been bigger preflop then u would have been all in here small blind would have to fold as he has nothing. His call on the flop is a complete mistake any way as he has nothing.

      Turn ur all in is correct but u could have got the money in on the flop.
      His call is the wrong here as well as his pot odds are only 2.5 to 1 a prox.


      river he get lucky


      hand 8

      pre flop ur raise is correct his call is incorrect

      on flop he bets0.52 u re raise to 1.04 u have no fold equity left so u should have pushed all in here.

      turn bad card for u

      river bad card again

      unlucky he hit runner runner for a flush he played badly but got lucky happens

      hand 9

      AA you win small pot

      Pre flop raise is correct

      flop bet is too small bet bigger if he calls here when u bet correct amount

      turn bet too small he's more likely to call a raise here too as he has more invested in the pot



      My conclusion

      ur hand selection seems fine but you only posted 9

      Make pre flop not too bad with open raises ur 3bets are a bit small u could make them bigger ie 3 x original bet u will win more money ( ok it a risk but thats what pokers about risk management )

      on the flop u need to make larger bets even over bet some times with the strong made hands

      Turn if u think u may be behind then but have good show down value try to check it down don't just shove all in with JJ when u see over cards u may still be in front but its better not to go broke too lightly

      River ? the only hand that went to the river for u to bet with us should have been all in on the turn, ( but it would have been better to get it all in on the flop with ur AA )

      Read all the strat teaching articles watch the videos and follow then and ur bank roll with grow just have patience and be aggressive with ur bets.



      Hope this helps u I've play on the nl2 and is very frustrating when the donks keep sucking out on u :s_cool:
    • mata123
      mata123
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 202
      thanks for the advice themagpiespg,i think i have lost my convidence after a couple of days being called down with crap and loosing in every posibble way,so it's reflected in my game, i will reread, rewatch,and hope that my bankroll will be in one piece when i start turning this crap around :f_frown:
    • themagpiespg
      themagpiespg
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2009 Posts: 280
      It'll turn round just play abc and bet aggressive when u bet and bet good sized bets, and if u feel ur going on tilt after a bad beat take a break, then when ur relaxed again go back to the tables.

      good luck