Just had a seriously sick session, brilliant heater combined with dumb villains made me a lot of money. This is my graph of my whole day as won't be able to get anymore hands in as I'm away to a party tonight (seriously cba with it as I reckon it'll be sh*t and I cba to drink either but got to show face) but the last 700 hands is the session I just had.
Roll is up to $1,000 now; means I can now take shots at NL50 when I feel I'm ready. As you can tell I'm hardly a BR nit, I just don't see the problem with taking shots with 20BI as long as 1. you're not scared money 2. you set stop-loss points etc. Although saying that I want to make sure that I don't tilt over a solid sample of hands so I'll probably grind until I get to $1,500 then I'll take a 2-4BI shot at NL50 (2 tabling). Should be able to do this sometime in early August I'd imagine so Poker is going well at the moment!
Actually made a couple of bad moves which is why my red line declined near the end but thanks to my heater it didn't matter too much. Got a pretty solid understanding of NL25 and the regs in it, I can normally put most regs on ranges that is fairly accurate which is probably why I bluff a little too much at times as I think they SHOULD fold to this bet but then they call me down light.
Love this hand so much, he tank called my shove otf - A high no good my friend.
fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.50, BB calls $2.25, fold
Flop:($5.75, 2 players) Q Q K Hero bets $3.60, BB raises to $7.20, Hero raises to $102.80 and is all-in, BB calls $13.19 and is all-in
Turn:($46.53, 2 players) 9
River:($46.53, 2 players) A
Hero shows A Q (Full House, Queens full of Aces) (Pre 75%, Flop 12%, Turn 7%) BB shows Q K (Full House, Queens full of Kings) (Pre 25%, Flop 88%, Turn 93%) Hero wins $44.53
Felt shove was best here as felt he was either 1. drawing or 2. had a big pair he probably wouldn't lay down as he seemed pretty fishy/bad. Still unsure with this one, if it was a reg I'd probably just do a normal bet but the guy seemed bad.
good luck man although i dont think you need it just now
nice few last sessions
Thanks, you too man. Assume you're almost out of NL25 as you seem to be having good progress? I seem to have a few hundred hands on you but can't actually remember ever really being involved in a hand with you.
Would like to hear your thoughts on the TT hand as you seem to have a good understanding of bet sizing, villain was 18/9 over 11 hands.
Party was alright last night, my no drink plan absolutely failed. As soon as I got there I realised I just had to drink otherwise it would be terrible, had to go round scrounging drinks all night and didn't get any sleep so slept for 4 hours when I get in at 11am so will be tired later tonight. Solid lazy day for me; olympics, some grinding, mcdonalds and doing absolutely nothing - although this is not too far from most of my days at the moment.
Another great session, 2BI up and got sucked out on in a 200bb pot so would have been 4BI up. Accidently entered a ~$4 sunday storm sat, everytime I get 235FPP I do the hyper-turbo sats so I just went straight to them and saw the '2 of 6' and assumed it was the FPP ones, won both though so worked out well in the end.
Think I'm going to take a shot at NL50 tonight when the games will be super fishy, well at least I hope they will be. Saturday night should be a great time to take a shot so hoping for this good form to continue onto there. Bankroll is at $1,075 so probably have a 2BI stop loss point and I'll only 2 table so that I can play my best game.
Have absolutely no idea what this guy is doing, flatting AKo to a 4bet OOP can't be +EV. The guy was 22/17/10%3bet which is why I 4bet bluffed, had no idea what sizing to go otr (an aspect of my game that is pretty weak) - was pretty certain though that I'd get paid off with the sizing I went for.
On a bit of a downer atm, won 6BI at NL25 today so decided to 2 table some NL50. Started off well winning 2BI pretty quickly, I then played awful and found myself down a BI. I got my act together and got back to even (for NL50) then I lose a big pot so I'm down 140bb for NL50. Really not happy with how I played at times at NL50, I just need to stick to my solid game as when I did I seemed to be doing well; as soon as I lose it a little I just bleed money - painful to watch.
Should have just quit while I was up at NL50, especially since a winning session when you first move up does the world of good! Roll at $1,100 so still not too bad and definitely had a lot of positives for the day. Going to do some detailed analysis of my session tonight, take lots of notes and really try work on my game as it's essential I do this to ensure I can win at NL50.
Good day in terms of volume and results, had a little drop in the middle but generally happy with how I played and how it went. First ~1K hands are NL50 then the next 3k are NL25. Hoping to grind NL50 again tonight.
Had a bad day with the MTTs however, ran like complete garbage in them. Entered 3, bubbled one and got knocked out of the other two early on. Will probably do another couple tonight but smaller ones so hopefully I run better in those.
Month is almost over and it's been a good one so far, finally got my game sorted out and I'm winning consistently for like the first time since NL5. Over the last few days I've turned the month from a pretty awful one to a good one, bankroll is at $1,260 so I should achieve all my aims I set right at the start of this challenge.
Should probably explain this hand, only hands he does this with is AA/Kx. He was a typical reg who 3bet quite a lot and even more vs BTN so his range is really wide. The main reason I called down here was just how quickly he bet, he just insta-bet each street which definitely meant he couldn't have QQ/JJ/TT merging his range, I just felt that he did it so quickly he never had a value hand. Hardly ever go with timing tells or anything like that but just in this case he looked so FOS so went for the hero call.
Good session at NL50, very happy with how I played. Obviously made a couple bad calls and barrels but on the most apart I felt I played the best I could. Feels like there is a lot of flop raising going on so not sure if I'm getting exploited but I don't have a big enough sample on basically anyone to tell if they are.
fold, fold, CO raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, fold, fold, CO raises to $22.04 and is all-in, Hero calls $17.54
Flop:($44.83, 2 players) 2 A T
Turn:($44.83, 2 players) A
River:($44.83, 2 players) 3
CO shows J K (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 13%, Flop 15%, Turn 0%) Hero shows A A (Four of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 87%, Flop 85%, Turn 100%) Hero wins $42.81
Think I really messed this hand up, not too sure about the 3bet pre but I don't think it's that bad either. Hated the flop raise as it's kind of a shove/fold spot, since I have the pair + FD I decided to shove plus the fact his raise actually makes little sense here. AK/AQ/AJ flats, A9/A6 probably aren't in his preflop flatting range, 99/66 are possibilities but it's generally a bad board to raise plus I block 99 anyways and if I'm up against NFD or combo draw I'm going to have a lot of equity anyways due to my pair plus I block their outs.
Yeah I like a lot more now than I did while playing, now that I've looked at it his line just looks FOS. Floating is so much better in his spot, I'm unlikely to fire a double barrel often in this spot (without equity) so he'll be able to push me out on the turn for a much cheaper price.
NL50 has been going decent so far, the aggression levels of the regs is really suprising though! Regs are a ton better than at NL25 imo, people seem to spew a fair bit though which is pretty good. My game really is improving lately, just got to make sure I don't spew too much trying to get the regs to fold their crap.
Need 1.1K VPPs to get platinum for the month so there could be a monster grind on tomorrow! Would be about 5-7k hands, dependent on how aggro I and the games are. Roll is up to $1,500.
Ew. Should have 4bet bigger and played it badly postflop but ewwww.