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Old 07-08-2016, 09:01 PM   #201
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In theory, he could have some bluffs I agree but in practice this would be super ambitious when tis board smashes both our and ir's range. Also he flats a lot of his potential blufs pre I guess such as at 98s t9s jt etc. I mean obv from a theoretical pov this is never ever a fold, but songtaing theory doesn't matter in tournament spots. Not saying it's 100% a correct fold, but don't think it's bad either given all the circumstances. Since I estimated him having close to zero blufs, it all comes down whether you think he jams worse for value (eg 99/qj). I thought ingame it would be quite ambitious since I basically arrive at river with aqss/99+ myself
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:01 AM   #202
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:37 AM   #203
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A few friends in a skype group were talking about this hand and they all felt strongly it's a bad fold. That was my initial reaction too, but after thinking about it for a bit there's a good chance that I find a fold as well.

You may be a fish for folding there, but we can be fish together <3
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:32 PM   #204
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4bet pre, probably c/shove turn, call river, reg new mtt 64.896746% of the time
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:09 PM   #205
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Just one tabled the 16.5 pko deep stacks for a few hours. Eventually got hu with 3 mil vs 12 mil (vs guy who was absolutely sunrunning from last 2 tables on), got myself up to 10 mil then this one happened, couldn't recover anymore after that. Oh well, saved the day I guess.



Finished the tournament with a ridicilous 39$ on my head. Absolutely insane. Just was short for inf, and lost all my sd's for bounties I guess.

Anyway, guys be aware if you reg this one, this monster takes till 5am. Goodnight.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:22 PM   #206
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Sup guys. Played a live timbey yesterday which was absolutely incredible value. Had a very good starting table to begin with, played decent overall, perhaps missed a few milky valuebets in 2 or 3 spots but overall pretty happy. Got reseated after dinner to a ridicilous table. French guy 4b/c t2o for 40bb btn vs bb while bb had k9s I kid you not. T2o obv won. Few hands later, french guy anounces he's raising blind, k9s guy iso's, rest of table folds. French guy looks at his cards and is insta all in for 80bb (90k in bb1200 lol), k9s guy snaps. French guy a6s, other guy a9o. Amazing. Unfortunately I was extremely cartdead after dinner and busted in a super standard flip.

A few handhistories though. First one is for the fans.

I open 525 AJo UTG, UTG1 makes it 1450, UTG2 std reg (not very good) coldflats, I call too bc it's live poker. Online pbb fold >> 4b/f >> flat ^^

Flop TTJccx I check, UTG1 checks, UTG2 bets 1800 I call UTG1 folds
Turn is a total brick Check check
River total brick too check UTG2 3200 me 12k, he folds kings

Next kinda interesting one was

UTG 1200 (pretty tight female player) UTG1 call I btn 4500 AKo SB makes it 13k of 50k eff. SB hadn't been out of line so far, and was quite good for french-speaking player. End up folding, he shows 6s owned

Last one

I limp sb KJo bb800 against the same guy from the cold4b with the 6s, he checks.

Flop is 653ssx I bet 1100 he calls
Turn Jo Me 2500 he calls super fast again
River 2o I check, he asks me to remove my hand to see my stack and bets pot (7800) me??

Tanked for a good while on that one (believe somebody even called clock on me after 2 mins)

Appreciate any views on any of those hands. Played a session today, starting at 3am and last timbey I regged being the 109 bb. Won an absolute bowl on party to limit my losses. Very excited again for tmrw. Holla
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:14 PM   #207
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You were bluff or value raising AJ?
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:18 PM   #208
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Played a session today, starting at 3am and last timbey I regged being the 109 bb. Won an absolute bowl on party to limit my losses. Very excited again for tmrw. Holla
What a grinder!
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:43 PM   #209
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You were bluff or value raising AJ?
Bluff bc I considered him still good enough to not have/bet anything worse for value/doesn't have much blufs either given action pre/post/sizings. Really felt like QQ/KK and blocking jacks is a great thing ofcourse. Once again shows why coldcalling 3 and 4bets is usually not a good thing to do bc range = too face up in so many situations. I considered his coldcall range pre something like TT/KK and some AQs/AK. Felt like a pretty good blaf.

Any thoughts on the KJo hand meanwhile pads?

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What a grinder!
correct. even kept regging after being down to 1 table at 5pm!!

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Old 07-17-2016, 12:30 AM   #210
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Donīt really like the AJ bluff, as you mentioned is lol live poker, especially with so much showdown value, think you got lucky you found someone capable of folding better on that field.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:04 PM   #211
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meh 45th millie. might have misplayed a big pot with last 150 due to not having any timebanks bc of hardware problems earlier this session causing all my timebanks to be gone halfway session. I mean those things just tilt the freaking **** out of me bc you can't influence it in any way. It just happens and it shouldn't. Busted against the same guy eventually (who made a very weird play against me in that hand where I had no time to think it through). Happy with how I played in general, just ended up being super cartdead when it mattered the most, and busted in standard spot. Oh well, at least saved the day, which at first looked to be a ****ing trainwreck. Was sweating that_anonpgc as well deep in party major, but wasn't meant to be for him either. One day, my friends and I are gonna win those majors.

@Zanardi: I mean, wouldn't have done it against anyone else at the table, but he's pretty known in live circuit, and regulary makes ft's etc, so figured not much sd value once he takes this line, and is capable of folding those hands. He kinda snapfolded too, so guess my read was correct (this time)

Anyway, will post hand anyway.



So painful to have to think through such an important decision with 6 secs timebank. Obv I thought KJ had enough sd value, and could blaf hands with worse sd value. Think in Hindsight should have bet though, and pbb would have come to same conclusion if I had little more time to think about it. Oh well, **** happens. Peace

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Old 07-18-2016, 07:51 AM   #212
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:48 PM   #213
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OP confirmed 5leafclover when railing anybody. please move in with me
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:41 AM   #214
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Played small session yesterday. Got 3x 15th, and few other semi-deep runs, didn't lose much, so it's fine. all in bb/100 has been quite bad lately, but I'm not too worried bc most of the losses are at 100bb+ which often are coolers/spews ^^ Feeling good about my game, making lots of runs. Still excited to play every session I do play, and happy with the decisions of not playing when I don't 100% feel like doing so. Maybe maybe play a session tonight, but have pokemon to catch too.

Some bonus gifs for the fans

when a reg starts bombing a card which favours your range much more



when someone gives up the river, and you were definitely gonna fold



when you start at a final table as 9/9, and you begin on a run



when you know you should fold river, but still end up calling and lose



when villain shows a ****ing bluff for once

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:05 PM   #215
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Got abs rekt today. Not much to say about it really. Played decent despite small hangover. ^^ might have been last session of the month. Heading to Italy in a couple of days. First bday coming up though. Up small'ish amount for this month. Had lots of deep runs, so not too worried.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:28 AM   #216
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Certainly enjoyed my stay in Italy, haven't played online since I got back but have been playing a bit live past couple of days. Played a 1k 'highroller' in namur, ended up makign day 2 with decent stack, but couldn't get much going on day 2, hovered around stack I started with then q7o vs ak bvb and kk < jj to sent me to showers. Took a few hours off, and jumped into the 550 main then. Finished day with 86k going into bb2.4k saturday, so that's not too bad I guess. Fields have been absolutely amazing, never seen such a soft 1k and 550 main also super soft. Bluffed chunk of my stack away 3rd last hand, where I tried someone bluffing of the nuts. Trying to remember some hands I've played, but honestly not much interesting hands. Will give it a go.

Really didn't play many interesting ones in the highroller.

Open KJo 3k UTG2, MP flats flop comes down A73hhx I bet 3k he flats, turn is Th goes check/check river another T, I lead pot he folds. Didn't have a heart, otherwise would have barreled for sure.

On day 2, ok'ish livepro (bit spewy) opens 6.5k from HIJ, I defend bb JTo (black ones) from 110k stack. Flop comes down j73ddd he checks behind quickly, turn is 4h I bet 12k (70-80% pot) he calls river is Qc

What do I do?

Sit 10 min down in main, see an open of 1500 MP, BTN online young kid makes it 4400, I cold4b to 11k with AQo (50k start) he flats. Flop is 952r bet 8.5k call turn is a brick and I jam 30k he folds. Might be even a better bluff than AK bc he will rip KK more often than queens pre.

3rd last hand of the day, I'm sitting with 130k bb2k and MP limps off 45'ish stack, 3 other limps and I check option with Q9o. Flop is j73r gets checked around turn is the 8 (brings a flashdrew) I decide to lead 9k (80% pot again) MP flats rest folds. River is ofsuited ace, I jam slightly more than pot. Pretty happy with my bluff (much rather bluff this one than missed flashdrews for sure) but happened to run into the nuts so that was unlucky.

Taking a day off today, catch some pokemon perhaps, then play day 2 on saturday of main. Hoping to make a run on saturday, but not much I can do, think I played very well these past 2 days. Planning to play a big online session sunday to get back at it if I were not to make day 3 of live bird. Really looking forward to grinding on partypoker, since they've renewed their bet slider which will be such an awesome improvement. Holla.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:31 PM   #217
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sure another 20th-something in the party main



gg ul etc

fortunately still in the mini million with inf players left. nvm scratch that

edit: no won't, still too tilt. mbn to be 0 for inf in these high equity spots. must be really ****ing nice

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:48 AM   #218
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So day 2 of live bird didn't go well. Got up to 120k. I then open BTN 8k 74hh sb snapflats bb comes along as well. flop is j97hhx checks around, turn is the 9 sb check, bb bets 8k call sb makes it 16k lol bb folds I call thinking i'll snapfold any non-heart river. obv get trolled and river is the 7 and villain bets 14k into 70k. even tanked for over 2 minutes, but eventually flicked and he turned over the elusive 92s, bravo. few hands later reship sb a9o for 22beebs against 2.5x from btn, and 92s guy wakes up with kings in the bb. flop a fd , don't get there. Get up from my seat, and hear villain complaining that I flopped a fd, **** live morons haha.

Made my comeback at the virtual tables yday, and it went well for the most part. Cashed a bunch, few semi-deep runs, was a bit rusty in a few spots but crushed ev bb/100. unfortunately it ended quite painful again with that bust in the party main where 3rd equaled clearing makeup. felt a bit crushed, bc i just can't seem to catch a break in these high equity spots. pbb run easily 6 figs under ev, not having made money from poker for almost over 2 years now, it's painful guys i'm not gonna lie. fortunately I still live home and don't have lots of fixed expenses yet.

In other news, booked barca, staying in an appt with that_anon & lolchipporn, so looking forward to that. will play estrellas and just enjoy barca as much as possible.

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Old 08-08-2016, 06:38 PM   #219
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Blehh variance is just a *****. Been having a rough patch also last 1,5k games despite crushing ev bb/100 overall, wondering when will be my time also. Results will have to come eventually, or lol thats what i keep telling myself to keep playing. If you donīt mind answering, whatīs you ev bb/100 this year overall and how it varies through party, stars and 888?

Best of luck and try to keep your head up.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:28 PM   #220
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Blehh variance is just a *****. Been having a rough patch also last 1,5k games despite crushing ev bb/100 overall, wondering when will be my time also. Results will have to come eventually, or lol thats what i keep telling myself to keep playing. If you donīt mind answering, whatīs you ev bb/100 this year overall and how it varies through party, stars and 888?

Best of luck and try to keep your head up.
Just had a look. I play stars, partypoker & ipoker network.

160k hands overall 7bb/100

100k hands stars 7bb/100
40k hands party 6bb/100
20k hands ipoker 6bb/100

post ante overall 6bb/100

so all in bb/100 doesn't vary much it appears. pbb has someth to do with my game selection on stars (skipping 33+ hots, skipping 82+ bigs, etc)

Winrate could be better, but it's not bad either, and tbh I have stopped attaching so much weight to my bb/100 winrate. I mean sure it's a cool measurement, but stat is still being influenced by a lot of variance heavy factors. I just try to make sure I am as little as possible clueless in every possible spot.

Speaking of which, had a funny icm spot today. villain = dberglin.



silly day, ran very well until it mattered the most. entered 109 drago as 1/9, busted in 5th after not winning a single hand. went from 1/20 109 weigh-in to 17th, and got another 8th & 5th. lol mtt poker.

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Old 08-08-2016, 07:49 PM   #221
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Just had a look. I play stars, partypoker & ipoker network.

160k hands overall 7bb/100

100k hands stars 7bb/100
40k hands party 6bb/100
20k hands ipoker 6bb/100

post ante overall 6bb/100

so all in bb/100 doesn't vary much it appears. pbb has someth to do with my game selection on stars (skipping 33+ hots, skipping 82+ bigs, etc)

Winrate could be better, but it's not bad either, and tbh I have stopped attaching so much weight to my bb/100 winrate. I mean sure it's a cool measurement, but stat is still being influenced by a lot of variance heavy factors. I just try to make sure I am as little as possible clueless in every possible spot.

Speaking of which, had a funny icm spot today. villain = dberglin.

Lol we do have similar winrates, I have 6,7 in stars in 100k hands this year at 55 abi aprox, bigger in 888 and lower in party but a lot lower volumen on those sites.
Yeah agree its just for reference, it all comes to feel confident in most spots and keep reviewing/studying and trying to play A game most days despite of variance. I havenīt tried a mental coach yet but I think iīm closer tan ever to get one, Heard a lot of positive notes on hiring one. Thoughts?
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Lol we do have similar winrates, I have 6,7 in stars in 100k hands this year at 55 abi aprox, bigger in 888 and lower in party but a lot lower volumen on those sites.
Yeah agree its just for reference, it all comes to feel confident in most spots and keep reviewing/studying and trying to play A game most days despite of variance. I havenīt tried a mental coach yet but I think iīm closer tan ever to get one, Heard a lot of positive notes on hiring one. Thoughts?
When I hit that super rough month last year in octobre, I actually did a lot of research wrt to that kind of stuff. I listened lots of podcasts, read a bunch, and even bought some stuff from elliot roe (mp3s, one webinar). Overall, it definitely helped my game so I would suggest doing that first before you spent money on a mental coach.

I pbb took the most out of the podcasts from elliot roe with several poker players such as dnegs, oxota, jen shahade, fedor, tommy angelo, etc (you can check them on http://www.pokermindcoach.com/category/tmapodcast/ )
site seems a bit buggy now unfortunately.

I heard jared tendler (another mental coach) also has several podcasts, so you could give those a listen too. Besides those, I also really enjoy lots of TED videos. Lots of videos with great concepts on there, which you can apply in your own life/poker career too.

I think the mental side of poker is usually very underrated, and especially for those who have reached a certain level in their poker game already. Being able to play your a-game (or someth very close to it) for a whole session will just massively increase your overall roi.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:42 AM   #223
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Hola. Barca was lots of fun, stayed with that_anon & lol_chipporn in an appt. Actually got to see a bit more than last year. Went to a cool market place with several small shops/tapas bars where you could taste all kind of spanish specialities. Also went to a street festival twice, and besides that many drinks, many beach, many sun and ofc many pokemon. Met quite soms 2p2'ers which is always nice and overall had a very good time. Unfortunately only stayed 6 days bc I had my only exam (resit) yday, so had to study for that one. Guessing it went alright, so heading to my master degree next school year (which starts late september). I'm so lazy with this stuff tho, still have to pick a subject for my master thesis, and pbb will have to look for an internship as well. Gonna try to figure it out the next couple of days.

Wrt poker, estrellas was boring as ****, dwindled down from 25 start to 12 immediately. Got it up to slightly over startstack again, but eventually lost JJ vs AT for last 15 beebs, so that was that. Didnt play one interesting hand, and always had 2nd best hand in standard spots etc. Both my roomies cashed, and that_anon actually made a fairly deep run.

Many many poker ahead of us now. Super excited to make my comeback at the virtual tables again tmrw, and planning to grind my heart out in september with wcoop/powerfest series. Make-up is still reasonably 'low' (still well over 5 figs but since it peaked around 40k) so really looking forward to the grind. Might spend some time in the lab in the next couple of days, in order to prepare as well as possible, even though I feel that my game is still pretty sharp. Also going to dublin (winamax poker open 6max series) from 20-26 september with a couple of friends, so that should be fun too. Pbb will fire every timbey there is. When I get back home after that, school starts again, and I'm planning to actually visit some lectures in my master's year, but I know myself, so I very well might not. Hope you all had a good summer guys!
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:25 AM   #224
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glgl I know the master thesis is a true pain in the ass

What was your avg bi when you peaked at 40k MU ?
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GL and have fun in September!!!


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