Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Poker Blogs and Goals Post your threads logging your travels up the poker ladder as you achieve your poker goals and dreams. "Challenges" does NOT mean prop bets, wagers, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2015, 03:50 PM   #376
LittleGoliath
Pooh-Bah
 
LittleGoliath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,921
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zima421 View Post
skype?
Skype /ˈskaɪp/ is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones.[17] Users can also send instant messages, exchange files and images, send video messages and create conference calls.
LittleGoliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2015, 08:36 PM   #377
Crispy_Lametta
newbie
 
Crispy_Lametta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Always Tilting At Windmills
Posts: 49
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

- more legends itt!!! ^^

- inspired 'war-speech!' (funny!) [you really go the extra-mile, don't ya?]

- really interesting strategy analysis btw - more, please!
(fwiw, I also think the hd mucking fiasco would've made him less likely to call, but maybe that's 'cos I don't think at that next level)

(ps: sorry about my earlier piece comment - I didn't mean what you thought, it was more just a statement of support really - not sure why I put the q'n mark at the end tbh [a "grocer's question-mark"!?]- soz if I caused offence by that or owt else-peace out.) - no need to reply, btw, I don't wanna derail
Crispy_Lametta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2015, 08:37 PM   #378
OurSurveySays
Pooh-Bah
 
OurSurveySays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,487
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Interesting last couple of days online. Yesterday I started really slow but ended up 3rd in late 109r and today was the opposite, came 3rd in both the first two tournaments I played for great start then kind of fizzled out, although cashed a high % of tournaments I played, just no super deep run, think i got 15th? in hot75 aj < a9 for the lot.

SCOOP.fr is on now which is great, basically going to be playing every day. Made day 2 of fr HU SCOOP, not really a brag though, day 1 lasted 2 matched lol... No idea why they did that but it was so silly.

I was going to use a different word to silly but then it brought me back to a discussion I was having with Probirs today. Basically I called something aids and he really hated that I used that word. Most people replace "bad" with a different word. A lot of people use gay but I actually find that offensive. Insinuating that being gay is bad is insulting to gay people right, but insinuating that aids is bad is just obvious. Anyway going to make a concious effort to just never use that word again, I never used it in an insulting way or intended to at least. Do people kind of know what I mean or am I sounding stupid here? Big up to Andras anyway, top guy and really good player.

Still haven;t got things resolved with The Hilton at Malta with the money that was stolen unfortunately. Hopefully that is fixed tomorrow.

I'm going to do a podcast with Bea (thewildhungarian) shes one of my good friends girlfriend and she has a popular twitch channel and 2p2 blog. Will be on Thursday evening. It actually came about weird, Pratyush tweeted that Chicago Joey should get me on his podcast. I was actually really hesistant about it, I think I'm an incredibly boring person. The kind of people he has on are really interesting and have so much to say. I basically know some things and am passionate about online poker and thats it. I would hate to be somebody else listening to me for 2 hours speaking. Maybe this is just me being paranoid.

Anyway, I'm going to be grinding at James and Bea's on Thursday. Bea wants to start interviewing people on her twitch channel and doing more than just playing poker, and because I'm there its kind of easy to be her first guest without her being too nervous.

Tomorrow I have a dinner date with the dreamy skandi that is EuropEan and then going to be grinding hard. Tuesday is a great day for online MTT's, hopefully something good happens.
OurSurveySays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2015, 08:55 PM   #379
OurSurveySays
Pooh-Bah
 
OurSurveySays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,487
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Regrets

Have some hands that didn't make the highlight reel for my trip reports that were just not big hands but hands where I think I made a mistake

Hand 1

Leon- Huge whale who previously flat me in mp when I raised utg with 32bbs to 2.7x with 74s :P limps MP. I'm on the button at 2kbb with 65k and JTdd. I decide to limp behind. Naza checks bb, sb folds.

Flop 644, checked to me, I decide to check back here.

Turn 644A, checked to me, I decide to check back.

River 644A4, Naza bets 10k into 8kish. Pretty interesting spot. When we get to the river both Leon and I very rarely have good bluffcatchers, I mean usually the best hand we have here combined is like QJ or KT or something, I'm def iso raising KJ/KQ pre flop. Leon and I are both protection betting pocket pairs on the flop and likely raising ax pre/betting flop or turn. Naza has every hand in his range, 72o, 73o, t5o etc etc, on the river its a really good spot for him to bluff. I felt with his sizing he was just making an exploitative bluff. It would be a pretty good spot. I made the very ambitious hero call and lost to a7. Maybe this was really bad. I'm not quite sure.


Hand 2

I just busted my first bullet in the 10k. I was on a table where I thought I was talking people into doing things I wanted to do, I was playing great, I think I was the best player on the table and could really feel my edge there. I rebought and got moved to a table with Connor Drinan, Andrew Chen, Sam Greenwood, Ringelsdoft, Dmitar Danchev. It was a weird table in the sense everybody was speaking really a lot. Every play was critiqued out loud, every range was spoke about etc. I felt a little uncomfortable here but was trying to fit it, trying to be one of the boys I guess. I think in the future in this kind of enviroment I should definitely soak as much information in but stay very quiet myself and not give stuff away. The one thing that springs to mind is when it folded to the SB. I started trying to talk to him telling him that I won't look if he gives me a walk, he can fold and we go onto the next hand. Connor starts laughing out loud saying its such a weak thing to say and you never get a walk like this. I started almost meditating back to previous spots and he was right, I've never got walks when I've spoken like this, just literally staring the guy down timex style is definitely the best way. I think if Connor wasn't drunk he wouldn't have said anything, so I was pretty happy about that. I went from thinking I was the end product converted live pro ready to send all the Germans broke to feeling like I didn't even belong there, pokers a funny game!

Hand 3

Folds to the sb who limps, he is a random Italian so just assuming he's limp/folding here way too much and is basically never trapping. I ask him how much he has "50" I ask him, "50?" he nods. I go all in he has AA obv and 65k not 50. It was a tournament where the chips were not so clear etc, but if I really wanted to I could have seen. He felt really happy about the whole thing and I really took this personally bad. I had 4bbs left and spite folded next time he opened where I should have got it in but it was a knockout so **** him Making sure in the future I'm just super stack size aware. I feel like I'm pretty good, but just not looking to get angled any more by these shady Europeans haha.


That's all I can think of right now, but all hands were playing on my mind a little bit so just wanted to get them off my chest a little bit.

Going to try and play more big live cash games on these stops in the future, I played 3 hours and had so many interesting spots in Malta. Hopefully in Monaco I can get into some good games and get some interesting hands for you.
OurSurveySays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2015, 10:25 PM   #380
blakkman08
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
blakkman08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: LOLdonkaments
Posts: 13,103
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

agree on the gay/ghey/aids thing. thanks for ponting that out will be more aware myself. gl n april bud lookign forward to grinding w u in vegas vamos
blakkman08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 02:05 AM   #381
Mr Blonde
Pooh-Bah
 
Mr Blonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,723
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

AIDS is very clearly a bad thing, it has claimed the lives of 35 million people, there can be no insinuation. Your friend is trying way too hard. Gay is somewhat different of course, but I think when there is clearly no intention to denigrate it's probably fine. I'd be surprised if anyone was particularly offended either openly or otherwise by such lazy use
Mr Blonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 02:57 AM   #382
winsorino
grinder
 
winsorino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: THE TOP BABY!
Posts: 539
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by timex View Post
Nice playing with you yesterday and nice write-up. I didn't know who you were at first but definitely wouldn't have guessed it was your first 25k and I agree I was pretty lost that AJ hand. I felt dumb for capping myself so substantially and made somewhat of a crying call
Sh*t just got reaaaalllll
winsorino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 03:57 AM   #383
hu2mel
journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 316
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Hi, I would like to know whether you will sell shares to the H-Scoop event in May? In any event, good luck to you!
hu2mel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 06:55 AM   #384
squire1888
old hand
 
squire1888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: scotland
Posts: 1,683
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

the stack size awareness in live poker is the hardest thing for me im never aware and asking people for a count gives away info for telbox online players like us. i wonder if theres a simple exersize to help you keep track of stacks, would be good for awareness and focus to
squire1888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 10:54 AM   #385
MMD
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
MMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: lazyville
Posts: 6,553
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Blonde View Post
AIDS is very clearly a bad thing, it has claimed the lives of 35 million people, there can be no insinuation. Your friend is trying way too hard. Gay is somewhat different of course, but I think when there is clearly no intention to denigrate it's probably fine. I'd be surprised if anyone was particularly offended either openly or otherwise by such lazy use
Agree. I think we over think things sometimes. It could be kinda awkward if you had gay friends who you hung with or someone with aids tho.
MMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 07:48 PM   #386
rsfb
centurion
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 110
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

or a gay friend with aids

edit: i agree tho, pbly best to avoid both to not get into akward situations

Last edited by rsfb; 03-31-2015 at 07:58 PM.
rsfb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 10:41 PM   #387
ricky bobby
enthusiast
 
ricky bobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 72
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

great thread pads, your hand analysis is awesome. inspirational stuff

#braceletontheway
ricky bobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 07:31 AM   #388
Powernap31
centurion
 
Powernap31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Belgium
Posts: 124
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Great thread! The hand descriptions are +ev everytime for a player who has lots to learn
Powernap31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 07:48 AM   #389
woohoo12
enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 82
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

I love your analysis as well, even though I am not sure if this is good for you or not... I guess it is, since you are good at leveling and might lead people in wrong directions :P

GL in the future
woohoo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 11:10 AM   #390
MMD
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
MMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: lazyville
Posts: 6,553
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Yeah keep the hands coming. Great stuff. Really looking forward to more cash hands though.
MMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 01:57 PM   #391
OurSurveySays
Pooh-Bah
 
OurSurveySays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,487
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by woohoo12 View Post
I love your analysis as well, even though I am not sure if this is good for you or not... I guess it is, since you are good at leveling and might lead people in wrong directions :P

GL in the future
Yeah had a friend call me today saying I should probably stop this immediately. I get a lot of people in chat writing to me saying they like the blog etc, but I guess a lot of people know how I play exploitatively so its pretty difficult.

I enjoy it though...
OurSurveySays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 02:12 PM   #392
mandza17
grinder
 
mandza17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 401
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by OurSurveySays View Post
EPT Main Event Day 2
Hand 3

I don't think I've tanked as long about a decision as this one in a long, long time.

Polish weak/tight reg opens to 3700 from mp at 1600bb. Strungout makes it 9400 from exactly 100k in the cut off and I have AQ on the button. I definitely have a 4bc and a 4bf range here. I think my 4bf range should be AQs/AQo/KQo/KQs and then potentially AJs/KJs depending on how I perceive villain in terms of initial aggression. What we can assume here is that he's basically never 5bet shoving light, because he's not going to be 3betting a weak guy iniitally with a hand like 22-TT because they just play way better as calls.

I decide to size to 21,700. Because my bluffing range here is hands with super high playability and also because of my stack size I don't need to go so big, lets say I have a range that is more weighted towards super polarizing hands like a4o rather than the suited broadways that I would peel for whatever reason, then maybe I would go to 26,300 or something to get more fold equity, but here even if he calls OOP, I'm going to have a huge range advantage. Anyway, I 4bet and he calls.]

So now I basically will always think his range is suited broadways/AQ and not toooo much else. I imagine he flats 22-TT pre, jams JJ/QQ over my cold 4bet because the pot is ****ing huge and he really needs to protect. But he could definitely trap me with AA/KK and would be pretty good as I probably have to stack off on a tonne of boards, especially when I flop top pair as will be way too shallow.

The flop is T92r. We have 50k pot and 80k stacks. WTF spot. So close between everything. At the time I assumed that he had all these broadways/AQ. I think he would fold AQ when I cbet and with his broadways he will continue. I didn't want to turn my hand face up as AK (even thought i have AQ) and wanted to protect the pot that was really big compared to my stack. I don't need to use a big sizing here. I decided to bet 13,700, this would leave 80k pot and 60k stacks on the turn which would be a natural sized jam that I could be comfortable with.

He took around 1 minute and then jammed for 80k total. Now this may seem again like sigh, fold. But wtf can he have that beats us. Think about the hand yourself first for a minute, what kind of range would you put him on?

Hands that beat me

JJ, I assumed he would jam this pre
QQ, ditto
KK, I think he would just continue to trap or perhaps click induce
AA, ditto

Hands that completely crush me

TT, I'd imagine he 3bets this and then calls my 4bet super low % of the time. If he had it I would assume he doesn't just jam the flop too
99, Ditto, even more so.

So wtf beats us?!

Tx. This is what I was most concerned about. JTs, QTs,

But then in my mind if he has Tx then he must absolutely have QJ/KJ/KQ too right? Probably at a even higher frequency. I came to the conclusion that his range is almost certainty 2overs+sd, or Tx. At worst against this range I usually have 6 outs. At best I'm doing really great and we gonna call for some deucees.

I took around 5 minutes and then called and he had JJ. I really didn't assume he would ever have this hand. The pot was huge and I've played numerous other pots previously in tournaments and been super unhappy with the results but here I've felt compeltely chill about it. I really still like my reasoning and my range that I gave him. The only thing that I could have done different I think is check back flop. At the time I just wasn't comfortable doing it though.

What do you think about the hand? Oxota is probably top 10 reg imo and said he would have played it exactly the same, so that was comforting and maybe why I felt fine about it afterwards. We spoke about it last night with my stable and we thought lonngggggg and just couldn't come up with exactly what was best.
Hey,this wasn't StrungOut1 in this hand because he didn't been in Malta at all and also I think he never play JJ like this in first place.

Great thread,keep it up.
mandza17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #393
OurSurveySays
Pooh-Bah
 
OurSurveySays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,487
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

reallly? it was a guy called voselovich i think. i was also super surprised to see JJ. Are you 100% sure?
OurSurveySays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 04:28 PM   #394
mandza17
grinder
 
mandza17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 401
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by OurSurveySays View Post
reallly? it was a guy called voselovich i think. i was also super surprised to see JJ. Are you 100% sure?
Yes,I asked him on skype.
mandza17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2015, 07:08 PM   #395
LoneUltralisk
centurion
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 165
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

without running a sim,
I'd assume that if he is jamming all his Tx (JTs+), he should probably be jamming his entire range, with or without JJ. So bet/calling with AQ is ok and probably necessary if you are cbetting so much on the flop.

If it were cash, should most likely be a lot more passive on the flop, less cbetting of overpairs, so therefore less cbetting of AQ+,KQo. I don't know how ICM/tournaments affect that here.

edit:

oh but given he 3b from CO, it really depends what range you give him here. I'd think all Txs would be far too much if table wasn't too aggressive. In which case, he's probably goiong to only have a handful of Tx, a chunk of AQ and a few slowplayed overpairs & not too many broadways with straight draws at all. In which case, I don't think cbetting AQ really makes much sense.

Last edited by LoneUltralisk; 04-02-2015 at 07:18 PM.
LoneUltralisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2015, 10:24 AM   #396
ignorant0
grinder
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 611
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

great thread man. it kept me up couple hours later than i would have liked after a bad thursday, but i can`t complain

best of luck this year (yn)
ignorant0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2015, 10:59 AM   #397
Shane Gamble
adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Malta
Posts: 785
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

volosevich=facestealer
Shane Gamble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015, 12:19 AM   #398
AcePheres
journeyman
 
AcePheres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Vamoooooland
Posts: 237
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane Gamble View Post
volosevich=facestealer
So he stole the face of strungout? Makes sense!!!
(sry, I'm terrible with puns and jokes, but I try!)

GL the weekend Pads, cya in Vegas!
AcePheres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015, 05:20 AM   #399
blakkman08
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
blakkman08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: LOLdonkaments
Posts: 13,103
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Wowza
blakkman08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015, 12:36 PM   #400
zilblitz
journeyman
 
zilblitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 391
Re: Pads1161 #bracelethunting

Hey - thanks for being on Bea's Twitch cast the other night - I had kind of heard your name before but needed to do some research to find out how successful you are at poker. I actually found you to be a really good speaker and very motivating, with lots of good relevant information - then I read the hand analysis in this thread and really found out how little I know about poker - lol. Anyways, hope to see you around more on stuff like that and glgl.
zilblitz is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive