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01-23-2013 , 08:12 PM
Haha two things probly combined into making u guys feel that way:

-you probly went there expecting it to be a crazy place with tons of crazy stuff going on whereas I think it's just a great place for grinding with great weather during 75% of the year to enjoy the beach and go party after or in between sessions

-you were there during the winter when Malta is cold as fk and there actually isn't fkall to do

To me Malta is great just cuz I hate the hectic big city life in Berlin and I actually am not too much of a party guy

Best of luck with your adventures too bro!
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01-23-2013 , 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PlasticElephant
Y'all need to stop worrying about being preflop warrior's, everyone knows how to play preflop anyway so it's not where you make money on the field.
Yeh this. Every now and then I sit 25 to warm up and the regs just don't get it. All absurdly unbalanced and filled with overly aggressive intentions
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01-24-2013 , 08:42 AM
I wish I had thought about balance more when I was playing lower stakes, would have saved me a lot of brain ache and $$$ now.
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01-24-2013 , 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Chosen0ne
balance doesnt matter at 25nl at all but yeah all the "regs" are terrible, its exactly why the games are so good.
in fact it does. maybe you're understanding of the word of balance isn't the correct one, but pretty much every decision you make is reflective of how important it is
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01-24-2013 , 09:56 AM
Thats more of a loose definition for 'being balanced'. You can say being balanced at 25nl doesn't matter, and that may or may not be correct but everytime you do something to exploit someone it is because of your idea of balance. The reason you play the exact same hand differently vs two players is because of where you perceive their imbalances to lie. Alls I'm suggesting is, you care quite a bit about balance when it's relevant to your opponents but suggest worrying about your own is a waste. Maybe this is a little short sighted given what I've just said
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01-24-2013 , 10:02 AM
^
Probably the best post you'll read on 2+2 for a while, take note.
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01-24-2013 , 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Blonde
Thats more of a loose definition for 'being balanced'. You can say being balanced at 25nl doesn't matter, and that may or may not be correct but everytime you do something to exploit someone it is because of your idea of balance. The reason you play the exact same hand differently vs two players is because of where you perceive their imbalances to lie. Alls I'm suggesting is, you care quite a bit about balance when it's relevant to your opponents but suggest worrying about your own is a waste. Maybe this is a little short sighted given what I've just said
this post is very true. And I am sure we all try to be in some way shape or form to be 'balanced' vs players we perceive to be intelligent enough to figure out when we are unbalanced and therefore are capable of exploiting our ranges whenever we are perceived as unbalanced. however anytime we exploit somebody it is because they are perceived to be an unadaptive weak players (majority of 25nl villains) so if they are this kind of player then we obviously shouldnt care at all about balance and lean as far as possible on the exploitative side to make the most $ we can in those spots. when we start playing more and more vs good thinking players we neccessarily becomemore 'balanced' for the simple reason that there isnt much left to be exploited. right? maybe i misunderstand sth but seems pretty logical to me that therefore the best way to play 25nl is to be utterly unbalanced
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01-24-2013 , 08:25 PM
pretty sw0ngy day today where i first dropped $150 or so but ended up rostuckoing that and some more in the end. piling up dem sklansies this year :

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01-25-2013 , 06:44 AM
EV line looks sweet!

regarding the discussion on balance: just wanted to add that the whole concept is more valuable in terms of understanding it then to apply it (in regards of handreading/constructing ranges/determining optimal frequencies)
this thread really opened up my eyes and made me reassess my approach to poker (probably my biggest aha moment)
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/78...egies-1148105/
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01-25-2013 , 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Chosen0ne
dont bluff me in 4bet pots bro

nice rostocko tho, glgl!
oh tht was you? yea i flopped pretty neatly there

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Originally Posted by MatteoBounce
EV line looks sweet!

regarding the discussion on balance: just wanted to add that the whole concept is more valuable in terms of understanding it then to apply it (in regards of handreading/constructing ranges/determining optimal frequencies)
this thread really opened up my eyes and made me reassess my approach to poker (probably my biggest aha moment)
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/78...egies-1148105/
yea i ve read that thing. just as many things in poker there s room for.. lets call it creativity with regards to conceptsi ve always been more on the exploitexploiexploit side until i have to adjsut while others have been going balancebalancebalance and from both camps there have been VERY successful people so as long as you unerstand the reasons behind your plays and ranges and though processes then you should be fine.
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01-25-2013 , 08:16 AM
ooh. no then i meant a different hand. spazzed a bit into you yday. youre welcome sir
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01-25-2013 , 08:31 AM
i find it decently soft and lots of fun for sure!
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01-25-2013 , 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by blakkman08
when we start playing more and more vs good thinking players we neccessarily becomemore 'balanced' for the simple reason that there isnt much left to be exploited. right? maybe i misunderstand sth but seems pretty logical to me that therefore the best way to play 25nl is to be utterly unbalanced
your standard game, the one you play when you are readless vs someone new, should be as balanced as possible. but you should strive to play as unbalanced as possible when you get reads
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01-25-2013 , 10:59 AM
post some hands
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01-25-2013 , 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by chiego
your standard game, the one you play when you are readless vs someone new, should be as balanced as possible. but you should strive to play as unbalanced as possible when you get reads
pretty standard approach obviously. we cant exploit stuff when we re readless. allthough there is something to be said about readless play here:

general population tendencies. every format of every game has a general tendency which we can observe if we play for extended periods of time among players in this format, be it one particular limit in cash be it 6max hypers be it HUsngs. once we observe that unknowns tend to have some pretty easily understandable tendecies we can adjust our readless game to be unbalanced with regards to those specific tendencies of the general population (folding too much to cbets for example or folding their big blind too much etc).

also there is something to be said about playing an exploitable style vs ppl we have no reads on in order for us to develop reads more quickly so that we can exploit those reads more quickly in the future
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01-25-2013 , 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by redline plz
post some hands
what would u like to see?
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01-25-2013 , 12:06 PM
nah thats a tad too embarrassing
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01-25-2013 , 12:24 PM
wasnt that just 100bb? i ve spewed way worse than that

only have hands since december (after hypers) but here goes my 6m 25nl results:



gay session yesterday, rostucko was made at fullring
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01-25-2013 , 12:31 PM
dno, hands you found interesting
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01-25-2013 , 12:31 PM
total 25nl wr over 83k hands since december is 10bb/100 (12evbb/100) and at 6m zoom only 9.8k hands 12bb/100 and 18evbb/100
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01-25-2013 , 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by redline plz
dno, hands you found interesting
thing is i discuss most hands i find interesting daily as part as my warmup presession with ppl in my skype group and there s not much left plus i dont like posting hands in here all that much
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01-25-2013 , 12:40 PM
kk gl
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01-25-2013 , 02:04 PM
$0.25/$0.50 No Limit Holdem
PokerStars
9 Players
Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

Stacks:
UTG ($41.38) 83bb
UTG+1 ($54.62) 109bb
MP1 ($60.27) 121bb
MP2 ($24) 48bb
MP3 ($30.59) 61bb
Hero (CO) ($68.88) 138bb
BTN ($50) 100bb
SB ($74.14) 148bb
BB ($19.50) 39bb

Pre-Flop: ($0.75, 9 players) Hero is CO 9 7
2 folds, MP1 raises to $1.50, 1 fold, MP3 calls $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 3 folds

Flop: 10 K 8 ($5.25, 3 players)
MP1 bets $3, MP3 folds, Hero calls $3

Turn: 3 ($11.25, 2 players)
MP1 bets $6.50, Hero calls $6.50

River: K ($24.25, 2 players)
MP1 checks, Hero bets $15, MP1 goes all-in $49.27, $34.27 to Hero ($42.88)?

reads on this villain were that he is a barrel happy generally aggressive reg.

fire away
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01-25-2013 , 02:33 PM
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$0.25/$0.50 No Limit Holdem
PokerStars
9 Players
Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

Stacks:
UTG ($41.38) 83bb
UTG+1 ($54.62) 109bb
MP1 ($60.27) 121bb
MP2 ($24) 48bb
MP3 ($30.59) 61bb
Hero (CO) ($68.88) 138bb
BTN ($50) 100bb
SB ($74.14) 148bb
BB ($19.50) 39bb

Pre-Flop: ($0.75, 9 players) Hero is CO 9 7
2 folds, MP1 raises to $1.50, 1 fold, MP3 calls $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 3 folds

Flop: 10 K 8 ($5.25, 3 players)
MP1 bets $3, MP3 folds, Hero calls $3

Turn: 3 ($11.25, 2 players)
MP1 bets $6.50, Hero calls $6.50

River: K ($24.25, 2 players)
MP1 checks, Hero bets $15, MP1 goes all-in $49.27, $34.27 to Hero ($42.88)?

reads on this villain were that he is a barrel happy generally aggressive reg.

fire away
Flop is fine. Dont think he cbets this board with air 3way and you have a nice disguised hand. Turn is tougher. His sizing makes him look so weak and we get good enough odds to call. Dont mind raising too much here too since you probably do that with your value hands too once the board gets more drawy.

River fire away and probably fold? His turn sizing suggest that he has a pretty weak hand though. He might have a flush himself too. Dont know probably sigh fold

It is a great spot to turn a hand into a bluff since you bet this river with almost your whole turn calling range and you might have some KTs hands but really not taht much boats.
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01-25-2013 , 02:43 PM
That is one disgusting spot. Personally, I think that almost every time here he will have you beat, but it's really tough to fold.
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