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Old 05-21-2017, 12:04 PM   #76
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Re: Moving Through The Micros

Hey guys. I don't think I'm going to play after work tonight. Got way more wasted last night than I was planning on. Ended up putting $25 on Intertops poker where I used to play and playing a cash game till 4am. On 4 hours of sleep and pretty hungover. Not GTO. Back at it tomorrow
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:56 PM   #77
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Re: Moving Through The Micros

You knew I couldn’t stay away.

Hey guys,
Got home from work and was feeling a bit better, but I didn’t have a very long window to play, so I just got right into it. I jumped into some short stack PLO2 and hopped around between full ring and 6 max since the games kept breaking. Also, I was playing 2 tables of short stack NL5. Unfortunately my internet was being a POS and I kept timing out and force folded hands I didn’t want to. I could feel it starting to tilt me so I just ended 30 minutes early. It’s simply not worth playing with that happening. Any second I could get AA and 3 or 4 bet half my stack off and get lagged out and lose all those chips.

- Sidenote: a similar situation happened when I used to play on intertops. I remember the hand quite well since it got such a reaction out of me. I have KK and raise in MP 3x with 2 callers. Flop comes 77A. I check and call the HJ CBet after the CO player does too. Turn is another K. I check and HJ bets again. At this point, I lag out and my hand force folds. I reconnect when action is taking place on a K river. I would have improved my boat to quads and won the 3 way jam but my **** internet cost me. It is provided with the place I live in, but I am thinking about just upgrading the modem since my router is pretty strong. This doesn’t happen that often, but it seems to happen frequently enough that it is aggravating and annoying.
Anyways, I was up on both NL tables and in a big hand of PLO when the internet cut out. It was a 4bet preflop pot and I was already in for 60BB with 22 behind sitting on AhAdThTd. There were 4 players including me who were still in and of course when one player 5 bet jammed I clicked the all in button just as the internet cut out and I was timed out. That put me in the red today but PT4 didn’t track it for some reason. Im guessing since I was disconnected and I closed the table to reopen and see if that would work it didn’t count the hand or something.
Not very many interesting hands today, although I did write a couple down for review before my session tomorrow. I hope you guys are having a fine table day and keep grinding with me. Thanks for reading! Results down below for what PT4 says.

Cash Game Session 31 Results:
Win/Loss: +$1.73
Hands: 170
BB/100: 19.82

SNG session 31 Results:
Played: 0
Result: 0

Total SNG Results:
Played: 93
Cashes: 32
Win/Loss: +$16.50

Total Challenge results:
Winning/Losing Sessions: 22/9
Cash Game Results: -$5.29
Cash Game Hands: 8373
Cash Game BB/100: -1.44
SNG Win/Loss: +$16.50
BR: $203.87 (includes ACR bonuses)
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:17 AM   #78
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Re: Moving Through The Micros

gl mate
sucks to lag out when hit boat and then quads on river especially when get action.
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:07 AM   #79
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gl mate
sucks to lag out when hit boat and then quads on river especially when get action.
Thanks for the luck! And yeah that definitely brought on some tilt
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:12 AM   #80
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This was a repost of the post below. My phone decided to crap out mid post but somehow it went through.

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Old 05-23-2017, 01:17 AM   #81
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No poker tonight. Had to treat my girlfriend and spend some quality time with her. Sometimes it's important to stop focusing so hard on your goals for a few hours and show some love and appreciation to those who support your goals and dreams no matter how far out they are.

Playing a $50 +$10 add on tournament tomorrow at local casino. I have played only 2 live tournaments before and came in 12 /150+ and 13/130+. Hopefully tomorrow is our first live cash and we can bring home some gold!

This isn't a part of the BR challenge. I am just going to get in some live play and hopefully ship this thing. If we win, I will add half the win to online and spend the other half on who knows what. If we lose, it's just $60. I have a decent paying job and get paid every week so I'm not going to be devastated if I lose. I mean the goal is a cash though

I will post results tomorrow after play and resume regular BR challenge grind on Wednesday with the aim to play 2.5k hands by Saturday.

Good luck out there everybody!
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:20 PM   #82
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What's up guys?

I have good news and bad news. That will come at the end.

So, I decided to look up another casino in the area I have never been to before but I have heard about from other people at the poker room I used to frequent. Got online and found out that they had a deepstack tournament going for $20 +$10 add on after late reg. Decided to go play that since it was half the buy in of the other one I was going to play. Also, they had a deal where if you play two hours prior to the tournament you get $10 food comp and an extra 10k chips in the tourney.

My goal was to just win $30 playing in the cash games to freeroll the tournament.

He's the good news: we bought in for $180 and cashed for $308. I took $350 so if I busted I could rebuy, but we ran well and we're in a great game with a bunch of old guys (no offense to the elderly but these guys were just super easy to play against) and only 2-3 tags with one of the tags being a dealer at the other casino, so I knew to avoid him OOP or with marginal hands.

Bad news, I busted the tournament. I only played 3 hands the first 3 levels as I was super card dead. The only hand I played was AQ, made a standard 3bb raise and everyone folded. I mixed it up and was getting more aggressive, but I had to make some huge laydowns in multiway pots which were proven to be good folds at showdown, but it was hurting my stack. Antes started getting big as I was moved to another table.

Final hand was my first hand at the new table. I was 2nd/3rd short stack, UTG+1. I raise 3bb after the UTG player limps with my 77. We get one caller in MP and then the big stack in the BB jams. He was a very loose player from the cash games that I stacked earlier, but I was willing to flip here with only 12 BBs. I call and MP folds. BB rolls over AT off suit and we are a 54% favorite. Runs out 8822 and that gives us 84% on the turn, but the river is the 6outer Ace and we bust. It was a good call based on a read, but variance decided to be a ***** again.


Overall, I was happy to go home with a profit and to not degen it off playing blackjack on my way out. Back to the grindstone tomorrow.

Have a good night everybody!
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:12 PM   #83
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Re: Moving Through The Micros

Hey guys,
Started off cold on 4 tables of 6max NL5, were down about $9 at one point but came back to only being down $3.50. I was also playing a $10 prize pool freeroll and made a deep run, but busted in 12th of 587 entrants.

Hopped into some PLO5 after the freeroll ended with 2 NL5 tables as well. I don’t know if today was garbage day or what but I missed almost every draw I had, got coolered with boats over boats, and just ran like ****. Not my day today apparently. We were down $17 at one point but climbed up to -$9. Not a great day but better than being down $17.

Honestly, I was not playing my A game. I am tired and got pretty tilted after getting coolered by all ins that hit on the river over and over. I started just gambling in PLO and that didn’t help either. I was making a ton of big preflop calls and folding when I missed every time. I am not going to be doing that anymore, that’s for sure. C- poker today and the results directly reflect that. Gotta go to work now. Back at it tomorrow.
We got a $1 deposit match bonus today.

Honestly, I am pretty frustrated with my performance today especially. But also in regards to cash games. I know I am better than what the results are showing, and I just need to get out of this slump and truly focus on playing my style and making the decisions I know I should be. Hopefully tomorrow will have a better outcome for us.

Hope you guys run better than I did. Good luck out there.


Cash Game Session 32 Results:
Win/Loss: -$9.25
Hands: 536
BB/100: -34.51

SNG session 32 Results:
Played: 0
Result: 0

Total SNG Results:
Played: 93
Cashes: 32
Win/Loss: +$16.50
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:32 PM   #84
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Re: Moving Through The Micros

Hello good sir,

Treat your girlfriend good. **** her good and tell her what an impressive person she is.

I love my wife too. Its much mnore importante than anything else. You play for very low stakes, it actually doesnt matter at all. Say hello to the world and open your heart.

People will make you rich, and good decisions will make you even richer. This is true words from a millionaire.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:14 AM   #85
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Hello good sir,

Treat your girlfriend good. **** her good and tell her what an impressive person she is.

I love my wife too. Its much mnore importante than anything else. You play for very low stakes, it actually doesnt matter at all. Say hello to the world and open your heart.

People will make you rich, and good decisions will make you even richer. This is true words from a millionaire.
thanks for that man
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:32 PM   #86
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Re: Moving Through The Micros

Hey everybody,

I notice I forgot to put the Bankroll stat in yesterday’s post, but that was a bad session as I mentioned.

I played one HU SNG yesterday after the session I logged and got QQ first hand, shipped it and got called with A4o and held. That was pretty easy!


Started this session off a little differently. I played one regular 9max $1.50+.15 SNG, busted A8o vs A2o pre when the 2 hit the flop and we had no help after. I decided to play some HU SNGs to get myself into a new arena, which I haven’t done yet. I really like these HU SNGs. I was getting really strong reads and taking a lot of notes to start. I played 14 vs one player and went 7/7. It was a good match, that’s for sure. I had a hard time being short stacked when the villain would jam every button. I loosened up my range and found him jamming random hands like T2o and such. Once this was brought to my attention and I discovered him doing this more often I definitely took advantage.

I am going to be playing more SNGs today as I am writing this at the beginning of the session. The rake in the HU SNGs is kind of brutal though, at $0.10 per SNG. If you break even after 10 you’re still down a dollar, though. Also, these are about twice the stakes of the regular SNGs I play, so that’s something to consider.

Got a $1 combat point exchange bonus today.

I decided to take a shot and play a $3.00+.30 9 Max SNG after that. Made it down to final 5 with one guy not even playing, just sitting out.
I am in the CO with Q9c and min raise to 200 with 1600 in my stack. Big stack folds on the BTN and 2nd big stack calls in SB. MIA player force folds in BB. I would have liked to pick up the blinds but whatever. Flop come 6d4s9d. I bet half pot, SB 3 bet jams and I call. He rolls over Td8x. Okay, I just have to dodge 3 tens, 7s, and diamonds, which gives me 67%. Turn is Ah and we are at 84%. River is a ten and there goes our life. I think he jammed thinking I would fold if I had attempted a blind steal with garbage and cbet to win the pot with air, but I showed up with the goods and got robbed. Unfortunate.

So, I need 50 more FPPs for the $10 bonus, and then I am switching over to the rakeback program.

Went to play cash games of NL5 after lunch and just got beat to a ****ing pulp. AA cracked by KK, JJ vs QQ pre for the cooler, flopped a set of 7s and got set over set when opponent flopped a higher set. Again I have JJ and flop a set on J65. Opponent calls all the way down with KK and rivers a better set. So frustrating. I can’t get out of this ****ing slump to save my life. Like, I play the cards right, I play the player, and I get these ****ing idiots calling down with garbage to river me every freaking time. Or I have the nuts and my internet decides to **** its pants. Like its one ****ing thing after the other. Just give me a freaking break, poker gods.

Oh and also I got pocket aces and my ****ing internet busted a nut and lagged out and that cost me 30 BBs.

Played 2 more $3.30 9max reg SNGs. Shipped one after being down to last place on the bubble, but came back with some good play and aggression. It took over an hour though. Basically a huge nit fest when it was down to 5 and 4. ITM play loosened up, but I was able to take advantage of the tight players to build my stack back. In the second one we took and held an early chip lead until heads up. Final battle was with a pretty passive player who stiffened up towards the end. The final hand was KT v AQ all in on the flop of 22T. Turn was J and river was K giving me 2 pair and villain nut straight. Cashed in second.

Overall, I believe we made money today, however small that may have been. Cash games really screwed my win rate today, though.

Played some PLO2 short stack 6 max to try and get the positive cash on the day without the bonus included to no avail. Broke even there. I will be including the SNG I played late last night in the stats for today’s session since I didn’t report it yesterday. That’s all for today guys. Good luck at the tables!

Cash Game Session 33 Results:
Win/Loss: -$9.17
Hands: 234
BB/100: -81.84

SNG session 33 Results:
Played: 22
Result: +$10.66

Total SNG Results:
Played: 125
Cashes: 43
Win/Loss: +$27.13

Total Challenge results:
Winning/Losing Sessions: 23/10
Cash Game Results: -$-23.72
Cash Game Hands: 9144
Cash Game BB/100: -5.44
SNG Win/Loss: +$27.13
BR: $199.55 (includes ACR bonuses)
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:36 PM   #87
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copy of below post, internet went out and double posted when I got back online
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:36 PM   #88
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It is probably clear to you all that I am not as good at cash games as I thought I was. Shocker for a poker player to have denial about beasting everything -- shoutout to Doug Polk and Luke Schwartz. I really need to work on my game off the online felt. I think that I will take a couple days to regroup from cash and really study and try and figure out where I am going wrong besides just bad beats and tilt, which can both be avoided as well. I have found that playing music distracts me and I don't do as well when I have other things going on in the background, and I will be changing that moving forward.

That being said, my SNG game seems to be the best form of profit for me. I get bored of playing one at a time since they last for an hour or two, but my game seems to suffer when I start multi tabling SNGs. This focus issue is another thing I need to work on.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:04 PM   #89
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Hey, guys

Just spent a couple hours studying turbo SNGs at the 6 max level and am going to try my hand at some of those today if I can find $1.50 ones running. If not, I will be in the 9 max regular/turbos. From my personal experience, I really like the Intertops SNG formats better. They offer a double up SNG where it’s 6 max and top 3 cash equally, which I do really well in. The problem is, they hardly ever run. I mean like maybe one an hour or so. If ACR had that option I would be all over it. But, we have to work with what we have, and so we will. I’m sipping a monster and ready to win some moolah. My computer is already running slow, but hopefully it won’t present too many problems and distractions today. It’s not a ****ty computer by any means. It’s a nice 16” HP touchscreen laptop that’s probably 3 years old or so, but it just starts running slowly when I have PT4, ACR, MS Word, and ACR open all at once. Not sure why, but I will be looking into a new PC for the future and saving up for one. I am selling my motorcycle (not for gambling money) with the hopes of upgrading, but I think a new PC would be a great investment as well. I can use one for poker and one for school. Maybe overkill, but nothing’s written in stone just yet.


On to the session. Hopefully we can run hot and play well and stack some chips and cash some checks!
Let the games begin!

1) Got ahead of myself and started out with fancy play syndrome which cost me the first loss of the 6 maxes. A5o In CO open jam and called by A7o in BB. Oh well.
2) 6 max bust with Q9o as short stack in SB folded to me vs 66 call from BB and we miss
3) 9 max reg bust on a sick cooler. We have 66 on a turn of 9949 and ship it. Villain has 97o (called preflop 3 bet with this)
4) SHIP THE COOKIES! Win a 9 max reg $3.30 with A8s vs A7o and held
5) More cookies please! Shipped another 9 max for the win A8 vs JQ holds and right before we knocked out third place with A7o jammed on flop vs BB with J7 on J76r and hit the ace from space on the river. That’s some run good right there!
a. Decided to take a break after this and grab some lunch and play xbox for about an hour to come down off my high of winning two in a row to chill my ego out
6) Flopped trips as chip leader with TT on T56 vs KK all in on flop and flush rivered him a better hand. Back down to about starting stack. We were down to 7 BBs and in 7th out of 7 places. Made a crazy comeback to be chip leader in the final 4 with top 3 getting paid. Got lucky and rivered 2nd place with AQ vs 99 and the ace on the river. Made it to ITM play. Cashed in 2nd when we were heads up and got it in on the flop of J82r with my QJ vs J7 and the 7 hit the river. I was down to 6 BBs after that and shipped 55 and ran into QQ.
Pretty good feeling to get back to winning in these SNGs! Especially with moving up in stakes. Already, the cashes are really adding to my BR and that’s an awesome thing to see it grow. Im not back to where I was after the huge PLO/NL loss, but I’ll take this win today. Hopefully we can see the same progress throughout the week! We got a $1 deposit match bonus today, as well.


Good luck out there, everybody! Results below.





Cash Game Session 34 Results:
Win/Loss: 0
Hands: 0
BB/100: 0

SNG session 34 Results:
Played: 6
Result: +$18.66

Total SNG Results:
Played: 131
Cashes: 46
Win/Loss: +$45.79

Total Challenge results:
Winning/Losing Sessions: 24/10
Cash Game Results: -$-23.72
Cash Game Hands: 9144
Cash Game BB/100: -5.44
SNG Win/Loss: +$45.79
BR: $219.21 (includes ACR bonuses)
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