Cowboys Into Rockets! AGAIN!---HU Hypers---End of Year Review

    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Good evening all, i've been thinking about starting a new blog to track my BSS progress for a few weeks now, and after a horrific session last night I thought today is as good a day as any :D

      So firstly, the name of the blog is referring to the amount of times my KK has ran into AA recently :D

      Introduction

      So, I am a 20 year old student studying in Newcastle, UK at the moment, i'm currently enduring (That's right, "enduring"... It's so damn boring!) my Summer Holidays back home, so i'm away from the bright lights.

      Poker-wise I first played NL Hold'em when I was in Year 10 at school, making me 15. During lunchtimes me and a few mates used to bring in all our copper change, sit in a room and play a bit of poker :D I don't remember much of my strategy then, but I can be certain I was terrible - Although I still beat my mates. Then, just under 2 years ago I joined the Poker Society at University and played there every week, as well as a few home games. The Poker Society wasn't played for money, it was played in a tournament type environment where the winner gets 3 points, 2nd 2 points etc and at the year Top of the League got a big prize :D I gave up at Christmas. However, we still played home games and I was better than most of my friends. Then the summer of last year came, and I was skint, no money whatsoever. So whilst browsing and contributing to a thread on a forum I frequent with the subject being making spare cash. Someone there posted a link to a shitty little website called Pokerstrategy.com (:D ). So I got my starting capital at PartyPoker. I lost it playing a terrible SSS :p

      My 2nd year of Uni began, and me and my flatmates played a lot of poker at home, although I hadn't deposited any money online yet. Eventually me and my flatmates started playing in a $5.50 tournament on William Hill for a laugh, I cashed a few times for a total of about $80 profit. Then about a month and a half ago I got $55 in my TAF account here so I put it back into my PartyPoker account.

      What's Been Happening Then?

      Sooo, with that $55 I decided to start playing NL2 FR BSS, and it went well at first, but then my lack of studying in recent times led to me dropping off to about $30, bad times indeed. Then I spent 15,000 hands building back up to about even whilst studying, then I came in 43rd at the PartyPoker freeroll to cash $35. So I had about $85, so I thought i'd give NL4 a shot. Again at first it went well, but a few losing sessions, then me entering a rebuy competitions and blowing off $6 on that, and trying SnGs, and then yesterdays horrible session (Which involved the Demon Couple of Bad Beats + Bad Play) i'm down to a $40 BR :(

      Plans

      My plans from now on, poker-wise, are to play NL2 BSS as before, although i'm toying with the idea of switching to SH, as PartyPoker is very nitty on FR and on SH you seem to get paid off with your hands more often.

      I'm also in the process of reading through the Silver articles, watching hasenbraten's awesome Micro-Stakes videos, and reading Ace On The River (Which i'm finding is an awesome read :) )

      Short Term Goals

      :spade: Play at least 1,000 hands per day Done
      :spade: Crush NL2 and move to NL4 before Mid-August - Done
      :spade: As soon as I have money to deposit, move my roll over to FTP - Moved to Pokerstars
      :spade: Read all the Silver Articles and finish reading Ace On The River Done
      :spade: Start learning MTT strategies

      Mid-Term Goals

      :spade: Move up to NL10 and then NL25 by Christmas at the latest Done
      :spade: Get to Gold status on PS.com and read Gold Articles Done
      :spade: Read a few more Poker Books on Cash Games Done
      :spade: Play the cash game at the casino more often (It's very weak, but I can't play it until i'm back at Uni) Done
      :spade: Become a competent MTT player, whilst keeping Cash Games my main focus

      Long Term Goals

      :spade: Eventually reach NL200 levels
      :spade: Be good enough to withdraw a small amount of my BR for disposable income
      :spade: Reach the dizzying heights of Platinum status Done


      Now, everything up until now has been poker-related, but just to warn you I will be including events in my life in this blog as well :D I've also decided I should really include a bit more about my love for things such as football, music and film :)
      My shuffled random song of the day: Nevermore - The Hurting Words

      For Any Newcomers:


      [COLOR=red][CENTER]2010Review [/CENTER][/COLOR]



  • 1653 replies
    • DannyG13
      DannyG13
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      Joined: 28.10.2009 Posts: 1,150
      You originally from Newcastle, or just there for uni? Just curious, being from Teesside ya see :D

      Will definitely follow this blog. Just starting a similar journey myself, depositing $50 on FTP yesterday and looking to grind it up playing NL2 BSS, so our aspirations are similar. If you ever wanna talk poker give us a shout. :s_biggrin:

      Good luck matey.
    • MrPaulsen
      MrPaulsen
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      Joined: 20.11.2009 Posts: 80
      Hello!

      Very nice blog!

      U have set up the exact same goals as i would like to have as my goals!

      I will copy these, lol :)

      GL :)
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      No, not originally from Newcastle mate :D Although I like it a lot better than home :p

      And yeah, seems like we're doing the same, if you fancy talking on msn or something, doing some sweat sessions maybe, i'm trying to do it properly this time with analysing session with other people doing the same thing and whatnot :)
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Hey Wrigglers,

      I've read a few of your posts around the forum and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. Nice start btw. You seem to have outlined some time restraint goals! On your head be it, this game can get violent at times when it comes to your BR.

      Seriously though good luck dude, I hope you manage to achieve your goals and more than that keep this blog running whether you reach them or not. :)
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Thanks for your reply man :)

      Yeah the reason i've set some time restraint goals is to encourage me to study and play more :)

      So, today could have gone better, but also could have gone worse

      Hands Played Today: 1096

      So, I played 3 sessions today of a few hundred hands each, the first 2 sessions went well, so i'm going to post a small review of each session and maybe a hand.

      First Session - After a bit of bad play at the beginning due to me warming into it and such (:D Should probably try and sort that out) there were a few ups and downs, eventually I finished the session on +$0.93.

      Second Session - This session started off mad, with me picking up premium hands early on. Unfortunately I didn't get much action off this but later on in the session I got some decent hands, a few good reads on fish and ended the session on +$5.07

      Third Session - This is where it all went tits up i'm afraid, I doubled up on one table early on and lost one on another table. Then I started identifying the fish with VPIP40% and PFR 15% etc. So I tried to exploit them, I saw a few hands they played and showed down bottom pair after an all in and such. But it seemed every hand I got and hit I then got outdrawn :s_cry: So I ended this session -$4.64

      So, here's one hand that I lost on, I was quite aware this guy was a fish as he had a 70% VPIP over 20 hands I believe, and even with a small sample it's obvious he's a fish.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.74
      BB:
      $1.38
      UTG1:
      $1.64
      UTG2:
      $1.24
      MP1:
      $2.05
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $1.72
      CO:
      $0.92
      BU:
      $3.01


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.25) 8, A, 4 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, BU calls $0.36, BB folds.

      Turn: ($1.09) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.78, BU raises to $1.56, Hero calls $0.78(All-In).

      River: ($4.21) 8 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.21.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and eights(K A).
      BU shows a full-house, fours full of aces(4 A).

      BU wins with a full-house, fours full of aces(4 A).

      Obviously with his fishiness I should've included A4 in his range, I was thinking he had anything from A7-AQ, maybe something like 78s, 89s, 8Ts or maybe 88. So the only hands I put him on that were beating me was 88 and A8, I don't know why I excluded A4. But even so, would this be a call, thinking there are only 3 hands in his range that are beating me. Bearing in mind A5-AQ lose, as do 78, 89, 8T. I'm not sure if calling would be considered correct here?


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $3.45
      UTG1:
      $1.33
      UTG2:
      $3.02
      MP1:
      $2.04
      MP2 (Hero):
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $1.70
      CO:
      $1.17
      BU:
      $2.20
      SB:
      $2.79


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J, J.
      2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.08, Hero calls $0.08, 5 folds, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) J, T, 4 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.39) 8 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.28, Hero raises to $0.91, MP1 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.67.

      Another one i'm not too sure about, first of call: The preflop call. Should I have 3bet here or is the call correct? I'm pretty sure the flop coldcall is technically incorrect, but looking at his stats I saw he had conti-bet on the flop 100% of the time (16/16 times), and also conti-bet the Turn 100% of the time, so I was pretty sure if I flat called I could get another bet out of him.


      Anywaaaay, thanks for reading, i'd appreciate any advice on anything to do with my blog and I will leave you with a breaking news story:

      Diego Maradona Sacked as Argentina Manager

      As well as a video of a recent unorthodox penalty taken in the U19 European Championships :D haha.
    • fryandspicy
      fryandspicy
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      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      Nice blog! I'm stealing your targets.

      All the cool kids these days use skype, but if you're still trundling along on hotmail i've pm'ed (or i'm just about to at least) you my address. Will download it tomorrow. :f_p:

      Edit: I'm not allowed to message you, which is a bit stupid. But nevermind, just have to hope i don't get spammed if i post my addy here: haggismcbean@hotmail.com
      skype: fryandspicy
    • pogodon
      pogodon
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      Joined: 23.07.2010 Posts: 1,210
      I NEVER SEEN THAT PENO BEFORE HAHH ITS QUALITY
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Yeah pogodon, it only happened a few days ago, it's hilarious isn't it! :D

      fryandspicy, feel free to steal my targets :D I am still on msn unfortunately, i've never tried Skype but I might dl it solely for poker purposes, although I don't have a cam or mic (if that matters) due to some dick of an technician who came to replace my motherboard and forgot to connect the cam back up :evil:

      So, What Happened Today?

      Nice of you to ask, or not, but anyway. Today has been a good day. Again I played 3 sessions of 6 tables - Totalling at 1176 hands, with an overall profit of $4.71. Good stuff!

      I've also read a few Silver Articles involving Advanced O/R, and different reasons to bet - Just to remind myself ya'know :) I've also posted a few hands from my sessions today in the Evaluations forum and scouted around the forum to try and get my thoughts running. I've also downloaded Rounders today, which i've heard is very good :) I might continue reading Ace On The River tonight, before getting up to work tomorrow :(

      Now, to keep faith with the name of the blog:

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.52
      BU:
      $1.89
      SB:
      $2.81
      BB:
      $0.60
      MP1 (Hero):
      $2.35
      MP2:
      $2.34
      MP3:
      $2.49


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, A.
      Hero raises to $0.08, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.20, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.64, MP3 raises to $1.74, Hero calls $1.71, MP3 calls $0.61.

      Flop: ($4.73) 3, 4, 5 (2 players)


      Turn: ($4.73) 4 (2 players)


      River: ($4.73) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.73.

      But it was in my favour this time! :D

      Currently watching Fight Club on Film4 :s_cool: Love this film :D

      Random Shuffled Song For The Day: Lil. Wayne ft. Eminem - Drop The World
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      I will read your blog for sure, good luck with your goals and hopefully we win move limits together :) .
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      A Bad Day in Life

      Okay, so since this is my blog I promised to include a bit of real life stuff, and this is really not something I was hoping to include when I started this blog. A bit of backstory first, 10 years ago me and my Parents and Brothers moved into the countryside to start up a riding school business, a longstanding dream of my Mum. And today, my Mum's horse (That she has had for 21 years, and loved dearly) had to be put down. It was a sickening day for the whole family really :( It resulted from a kick from another horse that broke my Mum's horse's leg. I saw the whole thing as well, which was dreadful :( I saw the kick, I heard the bone crack, then I saw the horse limping away in agony, unable to put one of her legs down, then as I was walking towards her I saw the bottom of her leg in a weird contortion, as if it was just hanging there, that's when we all knew :/. The vet came shortly after and confirmed our fears, broken leg, unable to recover. I was there with my Mum as the vet injected the Horse, my Mum was in tears and couldn't watch. As the drugs started to hit her it got worse, she seemed confused and frightened as well as being in agony, she was trying to get away from the vet holding onto her but couldn't move properly. Being a fond lover of animals I found it deeply upsetting and sickening to see an animal i've known my whole life in such a distressed state. Eventually she lay down on the grass, with my Mum over her stroking her as she died.

      Horrible day for the whole family, and all my Mum's employees, so Life EV today went waaaay down, and all those memories of seeing the animal so distressed will live with me forever :(

      Anyway, enough of the depressing stuff about my life, I just needed to get that into words, onto the poker:

      So What Else Did I Do Today?

      Well, after we buried the horse I decided I couldn't really face a few grinding sessions or studying sessions, so decided to chill and watch a film: The Book Of Eli (Which I strongly recommend, how I idolise Denzel Washington :D ). After that I decided to open up the poker tables, so I played 9 tables for about 300 hands or so (I would give you the exact number but for some reason PT3 has merged my two sessions into one ?( ) And because of a few bad beats at the start of the session (One in particular was where I had TT on a 792r board, I check/raised and he pushed all in. I call, he turns over K5o, and runner runners 5s X( ) Anyway, long story short, although it's a bit late for that, is that I ended the session -$0.98.

      So I take a small break, and come back determined to play A-Game throughout. So I begin 12 tabling, which I rarely, if ever do. I whacked on Godspeed! You Black Emperor's F#A# (Infinity) ( They are a post rock band, that I storngly suggest to anyone who likes Sigur Ros or Mogwai). I opened up the tables and just played. I found it quite exciting 12 tabling, never a dull moment, although things got a bit hairy on one occasion when I was heavily involved in 4 hands at the same time. But, once again, long story short, an hours or so and a few idiots later I have played about 700 hands and made a session profit of +$7.87

      This brings my Day 3 conclusions to 1,189 hands with a profit of +$6.89, which i'm not unhappy about at all :D

      Chaos Theory

      As I have stated in this blog, i've recently been reading Ace On The River, and in this book there is a small chapter outlining the Chaos Theory (Basically when a mathematician stated that if a butterfly flapped it's wings, a series of miniscule events could trigger a tornado somewhere in the World, which is complete crap by the way, i'm assuming he just used it as an example :D ). And events today (With the horse and whatnot) got me thinking even more about it. Obviously in Ace On The River all the examples were poker based, such as mini-events causing you to get a different seat than you would at WSOP because you were 1 minute later, and getting this seat caused you to win it. But I was thinking about it about this day's events, I mean, My Mum had been trying to catch the horse that kicked her Horse earlier in the day, if she had caught it and put it out in the field then, her horse would have been in a different position, therefore maybe this wouldn't have happened at all. Or maybe if her Horse had trotted upto this new horse at a slightly different speed this other horse would have been in a slightly different position when he kicked out, therefore causing it to land on the upper thigh (Which would have resulted in a bruise, instead she was kicked right on her joint, snapping her leg).
      I'm not sure what my point is in this part, just realising this theory outlined in the book can very realistically be applied to real life.

      Let's Wrap It Up!

      Okay, so it has been 3 days since I started my blog, so i thought i'd write down a few things:

      Hands Since I Started - 3,790

      Profit / Loss - $10.74

      BB/100 - 14.16

      Recommendations


      Today, I am going to recommend to readers:

      The Book of Eli - Fabulous film :)
      To Listen to Godspeed! You Black Emperor

      Quote of the Day:
      Everybody is dying, and will die; but only a small amount live.

      :) I heard it on some documentary and thought it was incredibly true :s_cool: Sorry for all the rambling by the way, it's been a generally shitty day and I needed to vent somewhere.
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      Man very sad story to hear...Sorry. I know how we get attached to animals specially horses since they live for so long and you have a very special connection with them. Death is such a bad thing...Why does it even exists sigh....I don't fear much things in life...But when it comes to this...

      I don't know how you manage to 12 tables, already I get so much action with 7 to 9 tables...sometimes I have to look at my hud to know their 3bet % and stuff so with 12 tables that would be impossible.

      I think the butterfly thing with the Chaos theory was about the graph the mathematian came up with. It looked like a butterfly. They usually talk about that in meteorology, where after 10 days it is impossible to predict the temperature because the slightest chance at the start with have a huge impact on the rest.

      Nice profit for NL2. I am on a upswing as well hehe.

      Good luck on the tables
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Yeah I wasn't even that close with this horse, it's just the fact i've generally been around her for my whole life. My Mum was understandably devastated and will be for some time, even my Dad was in tears :(

      Regarding the 12 tables thing, I find that if i'm in a position where I get 3bet, I look to see if they're a tight player, if they are I fold my mid pocket pairs (OOP especially) call my mid-high pairs, including QQ, call AK and obviously raise KK and AA. But if I see they are loose players I check their 3bet quickly by clicking on their HUD, there haven't been any situations where i've had to assess more than 1 Preflop 3Bet at a time whilst i've been 12 tabling. I won't usually be 12 tabling, just because of the amount of concentration and focus it takes, but as a once off I find it quite exciting :)

      I'm not sure about the butterfly thing, in Ace On The River it says this is a theory the mathematician came up with, but i'll take your word for it because it this was a theory he came up with he's completely wrong. The temperature thing definately makes sense though :) I like the Chaos Theory though, because this si something that affects every one of us in real life.

      And i've seen in your blog that you hit an upswing :) Nice to hear it, I hope we move up the limit together, this time next year we'll be crushing durrr and Ivey on the HU tables :D :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:

      One more session before I head off to bed, and hope to God it's raining tomorrow, meaning I don't have to work, in turn meaning I can grind a lot more :)
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
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      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      This blog just made it onto my list of cool blogs :f_cool:
      Good read!
    • rupucis2
      rupucis2
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      Joined: 27.10.2008 Posts: 286
      Nice blog!! Just read it all!

      I started playing nl4 with BSS month ago. Took some stabs at nl10 as well. played 10k hands this far. Profit ~50$ and BR 150$. before that I grinded 3-4$ sng`s for about 6 months and could not move up. So that's why decided to change something!

      That hand with JJ.. hmmm.. I think that i would prefer 3betting there rather than calling. You will have position, you will have initiative. You will know where you stand against good players. If he is TAG, nit or rock and he 4bets, then just fold and save some money. If he is a fish or very LAG, getting all in there with JJ preflop HU I thing would be even +EV. In case he calls your 3bet, you could take the pot down in many times with a cbet on flop.

      Maybe you could post your graph from PT3!

      O and by the way, if you play your A game all the time and you are playing profitably, then move up on nl4, don`t stick very strictly to BRM rules, be creative. Take a stab at nl4.

      GL in achieving your goals
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      @ MichaelM - Thank you very much :) I hope this list of cool blogs is an actual list :D

      @rupucis2 - Again, thanks a lot. Yeah looking back on it a 3bet preflop may well have been a better option. I have actually taken a stab at NL4 but I had a massively horrible day and lost quite a lot, so i'm sticking to NL2 for a while. I think when I get my BR to about $70-80 I will take another stab at NL4, but until then i'm sticking with NL2. Thanks for the advice on PT3 graph, I had compeltely forgot about it :D I will post one of my NL2 progress when I update tonight (I'm going to leave out my NL4 because looking at that bad day depresses me :p). As I had hoped it is raining today, so i'm going to grind a bit, i'm also thinking of depositing $20 in FTP, as I need to give someone $5 over player transfer so I thought I may aswell get enough to play a bit of NL2 :)
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Small Update

      So, as it was raining today I should have put in some serious volume like I was wanting to, unfortunately my pursuit of trying to get RB on Full Tilt Poker consumed a lot of my time, as did having to cook tea for my Mum, Dad and 2 brothers X( . While we're on the topic, if I can't get RB on Full Tilt, which is better (In terms of bonuses, rewards, and crushability of micro stakes): Pokerstars or Full Tilt?

      Anyway, I played 2 quite long sessions in terms of hands (For me anyway):

      Session 1: 596 hands - +$1.96 (12 tabling NL2 again :) )
      Session 2: 760 hands - -$4.37

      So, I didn't do too well in that second session, don't really know what went wrong, none of my steal attempts worked, nor did any of my conti-bets. And when I hit I always got outdrew :(

      Before I get on to posting a few graphs for the first time this blog, i'm going to remind you all again of the name of this blog, before referring you to the hands below X(

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.61
      BB:
      $4.69
      UTG1:
      $1.80
      UTG2:
      $4.57
      MP1:
      $1.94
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO (Hero):
      $2.00
      BU:
      $2.26


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.08, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.24, 3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $2.00, MP2 calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($4.03) 3, Q, T (2 players)


      Turn: ($4.03) 2 (2 players)


      River: ($4.03) 6 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.03.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).
      MP2 shows a pair of aces(A A).

      MP2 wins with a pair of aces(A A).




      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $5.98
      MP2:
      $2.08
      MP3:
      $1.98
      CO:
      $2.84
      BU:
      $2.08
      SB (Hero):
      $2.00
      BB:
      $4.19
      UTG1:
      $3.95


      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.08, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0.32, BB folds, UTG2 raises to $2.00, Hero calls $1.68.

      Flop: ($4.02) Q, T, T (2 players)


      Turn: ($4.02) 3 (2 players)


      River: ($4.02) 4 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.02.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and tens(K K).
      UTG2 shows two pairs, aces and tens(A A).

      UTG2 wins with two pairs, aces and tens(A A).



      Conti-Bet flop?
      Okay, so below is another KK hand, i'm just wondering if it was the right thing to do conti-betting the flop?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.12
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG1:
      $3.25
      UTG2:
      $2.57
      MP1 (Hero):
      $3.36
      MP2:
      $5.45
      MP3:
      $2.15
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, K.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.08, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.14, BB folds, Hero raises to $0.40, MP3 folds, SB calls $0.26.

      Flop: ($0.9) J, 7, A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.64, SB raises to $1.72, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.54.


      A Few Graphs :)

      As advised earlier today I am going to post a few PT3 graphs of my NL2 progress:

      First up is my NL2 graph from when I started playing poker again a month or so back. As you can see I was, for lack of a better word, shit at the start.




      Next up we have my July graph, where as you can see I stopped being so shite:



      And below is my progress from when I started this blog.




      BR at PartyPoker: $42.20
    • rupucis2
      rupucis2
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.10.2008 Posts: 286
      Yep! I think that cbet there was the only and right thing to do. You are HU and OOP, you just have to lead out. How it looks with his preflop 3bet size amount he is a fish. Fishes just like to play any aces. After his raise on flop I guess he has that bullet.

      What stats he had?

      You should pay attention on what cards he went to showdown with. If he plays rag aces, just wait for a spot when you have A with good kicker and make him pay.

      12 tables.. hmm.. sounds tempting, but I think that its way too much at the beginning.. really hard to pay attention to these kind of details when mtt so much.

      gl
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Thanks for the input :) And yeah he was a massive fish. I had him over 89 hands, his stats were VPIP:42, PFR:4, AFq:46.

      Although I think you may have misread it, I was actually in position on him, I was MP1, he was SB. I know the fold was right, a C/R on NL2 from a passive fish means i'm in a bit of trouble :p

      I'm going to deposit a small amount at Pokerstars or Full Tilt Poker tonight. WHich is easier to beat at the micros? Bearing in mind I can't get RB at FTP or the First Deposit Bonus :(
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Well if you want a decent game I'd suggest Stars. If you want a game with lots of fishy antics and feel lucky then FT. :)

      Sorry to read about your horse btw. When any pet has been in the family that long they are no longer just an animal more of family themselves.