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Old 01-03-2018, 03:00 PM   #476
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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Do you use a belt when you deadlift? Research is mixed on whether or not it actually prevents injury, but I've found it helpful at improving my lifts and I do feel more stability with it on.

Yes I normally do. I like the stability and I have back problems as it is and used to have chronic sciatica so anything that helps is a big plus. Had no idea about the research stuff just was told since highschool when I lifted for the athletic teams that it prevented injury.


Squelch that desire. I checked with the highest authorities and they confirmed that (10 handed) live poker is the ****ing worst.
Yes I normally do. I like the stability and I have back problems as it is and used to have chronic sciatica so anything that helps is a big plus. Had no idea about the research stuff just was told since highschool when I lifted for the athletic teams that it prevented injury.



I miss playing with chips though. Yeah I'm sure I'd be over it by day 2. Just a bit of fear of missing out I think. Got invited to LA and Macau to meet up with friends and play and obviously can't with the dog and such.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:25 PM   #477
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Just caught up with the thread, great stuff. Your success is definitely inspiring.

Best advice I can give on the dog front is to find a close friend/ business associate/ family member and get the dog used to them and their house. When you need to go out of town to play or vacation have them take care of the dog and compensate accordingly.

I have a family friend watch my dog when I'm out of town and it's great. My dog loves it there so I don't feel guilty about leaving her.

Gl in 2018, check out my much smaller PGC thread if you get the chance.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:36 PM   #478
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Red light for computer is another good sleep inducer. It's auto installed on windows 10, but xflux works too.

Conventional or sumo for deadlift? I've found it's easier to keep good form with sumo as compared to conventional, although I've never used a belt. I've also found that doing bridges helps alleviating back soreness as it works much of the spine but in the opposite direction of what deadlift works on.

Also, this https://www.youtube.com/user/Calisthenicmovement channel is pretty awesome if you want to try some difficult bodyweight exercises.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:07 AM   #479
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Just caught up with the thread, great stuff. Your success is definitely inspiring.

Best advice I can give on the dog front is to find a close friend/ business associate/ family member and get the dog used to them and their house. When you need to go out of town to play or vacation have them take care of the dog and compensate accordingly.

I have a family friend watch my dog when I'm out of town and it's great. My dog loves it there so I don't feel guilty about leaving her.

Gl in 2018, check out my much smaller PGC thread if you get the chance.

Yeah good advice. Haven't gotten close enough with any of the other residents nearby to ask yet, so have been using my parents when I take trips.

Just sub'd gl on your 2018 as well.

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Red light for computer is another good sleep inducer. It's auto installed on windows 10, but xflux works too.

Conventional or sumo for deadlift? I've found it's easier to keep good form with sumo as compared to conventional, although I've never used a belt. I've also found that doing bridges helps alleviating back soreness as it works much of the spine but in the opposite direction of what deadlift works on.

Also, this https://www.youtube.com/user/Calisthenicmovement channel is pretty awesome if you want to try some difficult bodyweight exercises.
I will def check that out, thanks I've tried sumo in college and actually found it harder, def felt it in my quads though. I usually do conventional, I did a ton of lifting through college and had a few good friends on the rugby team that helped with my form.

I really like what I saw from that channel, thanks so much for pointing it out!
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:45 AM   #480
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

* Bangs head against the wall

partypoker - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: 123.81 BB (VPIP: 36.23, PFR: 28.26, 3Bet Preflop: 18.87, Hands: 142)
BTN: 149.78 BB (VPIP: 26.59, PFR: 20.21, 3Bet Preflop: 7.02, Hands: 5,219)
SB: 279.66 BB (VPIP: 51.98, PFR: 20.36, 3Bet Preflop: 9.98, Hands: 3,269)
Hero (BB): 163.59 BB
UTG: 160.55 BB (VPIP: 26.77, PFR: 19.95, 3Bet Preflop: 8.27, Hands: 8,318)
MP: 171.21 BB (VPIP: 33.63, PFR: 19.47, 3Bet Preflop: 6.12, Hands: 233)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7 A

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.55 BB, fold, Hero calls 1.55 BB

Flop: (5.6 BB, 2 players) J T 4
Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: (5.6 BB, 2 players) 9
Hero checks, BTN bets 3.58 BB, Hero calls 3.58 BB

River: (12.77 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BTN bets 8.36 BB, fold

BTN wins 20.9 BB



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Old 01-04-2018, 03:25 PM   #481
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

I think raise is the best option here, but calling has to be better than folding too. Think you picked the worst of the 3, might wanna run it by PIO though.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:12 PM   #482
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Sometimes you just get that feeling...
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:04 PM   #483
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Can you explain your logic behind the fold in the A7ss hand? I'm with redsox, prob leaning more towards raise > call > fold?
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:39 PM   #484
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Can you explain your logic behind the fold in the A7ss hand? I'm with redsox, prob leaning more towards raise > call > fold?


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Old 01-04-2018, 10:59 PM   #485
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Obviously he timed out or misclicked. Not sure if srs.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:27 PM   #486
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I think raise is the best option here, but calling has to be better than folding too. Think you picked the worst of the 3, might wanna run it by PIO though.
im trying to find the meme of the kid with the ****ed up face with the caption something like "when people make see you next year jokes on december 31"



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Can you explain your logic behind the fold in the A7ss hand? I'm with redsox, prob leaning more towards raise > call > fold?
I think we can fold at a very low frequency, gotta be balanced in these situations

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Obviously he timed out or misclicked. Not sure if srs.
Ya they're trolling. In reality, I had used my timebank in a silly hand before. I had typed my raise to 700 something and then was waiting for 0. I usually do this with most of my actions so I don't give off timing tells. Unfortunately, I forgot I had no reserve time bank left... was quite frustrating

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Didn't do too much yesterday as we got hit by a snowstorm so my girlfriend had a rare day off so I mostly hung out with her. She found Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 on my computer and proceeded to kick me off my own computer for the next 3 hours.

It's ok because I played my best session of the year and month is quite nice (mostly due to running 15 buyins over EV).

As I get better at this silly little game, I realize how much more mistakes I'm making (in all honesty I probably make 10-15 mistakes every 1k hands) whereas when I was playing 20 NL I was thinking wow I played perfect today.

The month is about to get hectic as I'm finishing up getting coached and have quite a few coaching hours next week so excited about that.

First HH's of the new year


1.) Pretty nice runout #1

PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 25.42, PFR: 18.63, 3Bet Preflop: 8.18, Hands: 3,989)
CO: 115.61 BB (VPIP: 26.51, PFR: 18.71, 3Bet Preflop: 8.35, Hands: 994)
BTN: 122.41 BB (VPIP: 25.94, PFR: 19.29, 3Bet Preflop: 8.12, Hands: 51,938)
SB: 86.57 BB (VPIP: 33.05, PFR: 10.59, 3Bet Preflop: 0.97, Hands: 493)
BB: 134.37 BB (VPIP: 24.98, PFR: 18.86, 3Bet Preflop: 7.63, Hands: 1,626)
Hero (UTG): 130.9 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J J

Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, CO raises to 8 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 5.5 BB

Flop: (17.5 BB, 2 players) 4 J 6
Hero checks, CO bets 11.8 BB, Hero calls 11.8 BB

Turn: (41.1 BB, 2 players) 6
Hero checks, CO checks

River: (41.1 BB, 2 players) 6
Hero checks, CO bets 37 BB, Hero raises to 111.1 BB and is all-in, CO calls 58.81 BB and is all-in

Hero shows J J (Full House, Jacks full of Sixes)
(Pre 18%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
CO shows K K (Full House, Sixes full of Kings)
(Pre 82%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
Hero wins 232.12 BB


2.) Nice runout #2

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BTN): 100 BB
SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 27.95, PFR: 20.27, 3Bet Preflop: 8.61, Hands: 36,365)
BB: 238.53 BB (VPIP: 27.83, PFR: 23.66, 3Bet Preflop: 13.17, Hands: 518)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5 5

Hero raises to 2.4 BB, fold, BB raises to 11.4 BB, Hero calls 9 BB

Flop: (23.3 BB, 2 players) 2 6 5
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (23.3 BB, 2 players) 2
BB bets 17.17 BB, Hero calls 17.17 BB

River: (57.65 BB, 2 players) K
BB bets 209.96 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 71.43 BB and is all-in

BB shows Q K (Two Pair, Kings and Twos)
(Pre 47%, Flop 4%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows 5 5 (Full House, Fives full of Twos)
(Pre 53%, Flop 96%, Turn 100%)
BB wins 138.53 BB
Hero wins 200.1 BB


3.) Not my favorite runout

PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: 109.58 BB (VPIP: 26.56, PFR: 7.81, 3Bet Preflop: 6.90, Hands: 64)
CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 28.99, PFR: 20.47, 3Bet Preflop: 7.50, Hands: 12,251)
BTN: 85.49 BB (VPIP: 47.56, PFR: 37.82, 3Bet Preflop: 18.71, Hands: 769)
Hero (SB): 105.42 BB
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.52, PFR: 18.82, 3Bet Preflop: 9.10, Hands: 11,874)
UTG: 100 BB (VPIP: 29.77, PFR: 23.34, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 10,696)

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K J

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, BTN calls 7.5 BB

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) K 5 8
Hero bets 6.83 BB, BTN calls 6.83 BB

Turn: (34.66 BB, 2 players) 8
Hero checks, BTN bets 19 BB, Hero calls 19 BB

River: (72.66 BB, 2 players) T
Hero checks, BTN bets 49.66 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 49.66 BB

BTN shows 9 8 (Three of a Kind, Eights)
(Pre 40%, Flop 24%, Turn 95%)
Hero shows K J (Two Pair, Kings and Eights)
(Pre 60%, Flop 76%, Turn 5%)
BTN wins 171.68 BB


4.) Against good reg, I think I probably should bet river but glad I didn't get greedy

partypoker - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: 173.09 BB (VPIP: 43.95, PFR: 3.91, 3Bet Preflop: 2.66, Hands: 544)
Hero (CO): 208.51 BB
BTN: 39.41 BB (VPIP: 33.51, PFR: 14.90, 3Bet Preflop: 5.06, Hands: 1,965)
SB: 80.8 BB (VPIP: 36.21, PFR: 24.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 180)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 30.47, PFR: 22.38, 3Bet Preflop: 9.35, Hands: 3,928)
UTG: 104.02 BB (VPIP: 29.32, PFR: 20.84, 3Bet Preflop: 6.61, Hands: 1,325)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 8 8

fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, BB calls 2 BB

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 5 3 6
BB checks, Hero bets 3 BB, BB calls 3 BB

Turn: (12.5 BB, 2 players) 5
BB bets 2.8 BB, Hero raises to 11.2 BB, BB calls 8.4 BB

River: (34.9 BB, 2 players) K
BB checks, Hero checks

BB shows 9 9 (Two Pair, Nines and Fives)
(Pre 83%, Flop 89%, Turn 95%)
Hero mucks 8 8 (Two Pair, Eights and Fives)
(Pre 17%, Flop 11%, Turn 5%)
BB wins 34.3 BB
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:53 AM   #487
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Nice job in 2017! I see you regging 5/10 An 10/20 now, very impressive. Haven't played much lately as I've caught the crypto bug really hard, makes poker seem kind of boring which is so strange because while I never worked as hard as you do, I was obsessed/addicted for like past 12 years...anyway best of luck in 2018!
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:33 AM   #488
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Nice job in 2017! I see you regging 5/10 An 10/20 now, very impressive. Haven't played much lately as I've caught the crypto bug really hard, makes poker seem kind of boring which is so strange because while I never worked as hard as you do, I was obsessed/addicted for like past 12 years...anyway best of luck in 2018!
I bet anything looks boring when you're printing with crypto I can only imagine you had a great 2017 then. Thanks! Yeah still find poker very interesting.

Yeah feel fairly comfortable at the higher stakes now, although I haven't had a doomsday sesh where I've lost over 7-10k yet (which will inevitably come) so I guess we'll see how I feel after that!
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:15 AM   #489
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I continue to win despite playing not that great, it's not a great feeling but I suppose it's better than playing bad and losing!

Volume is solid as well but going forward I'm looking to drop my table count to 6-7 going forward. I'm just a much better player at that count compared to the 9 I usually do, and despite less hands I feel pretty confident that my hourly will be higher.

I've done a good amount of off table work, I spent a good bit of time working on open raise/limp strategy from the SB, but in hindsight probably not worth the time since I'm only implementing it at 5/10+.

I've also struggled getting up at 9AM like I planned to and it's costing me valuable productivity time. Tips or anything would be appreciated!

I also have my last coaching session with Mixgrill tomorrow, so bittersweet to end but hopefully can pick his brain a bit more before Vegas.


Lots of button clicking lately, but not too may interesting hands so nothing worst posting. Hope everyone's having a good start to the new year
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:38 AM   #490
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Great thread. Amazing results in such a short period of time. Keep it up and gl.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:37 PM   #491
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Great thread. Amazing results in such a short period of time. Keep it up and gl.
Thanks a lot man, always nice to have another NJ'er follow along.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:44 AM   #492
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Have I asked you my live poker exploit toy game question? I need to start a tracker.

Toy game. 9 handed.

2 stacks 50bb.
2 stacks 80bb
3 stacks 100bb
2 stacks 200bb



Average villain vpip/pfr/3b is 30%/15%/3%.

Villains are inelastic to sizing up to 6bbs. If you open 3bbs or 6bbs, they call and/or 3bet at same frequency.

Sizing tells are not a factor.

What size do you open UTG with AA, AKo, QJs, and 88?
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:38 PM   #493
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BIG with all but I think it's okay to limp 88 on some tables
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:07 PM   #494
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I'm curious what bb's answer is with the constraints of the game (no "well people notice when you open 6x...or 3bet more 3x" type stuff)

I also am curious what happens if effective stacks are all reduced. Notably less 100bb stacks and the 50bb stacks are 30-50 and their jamming range increases with each additional caller.

I also left out...we are one of the 100bb stacks.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:36 PM   #495
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Have I asked you my live poker exploit toy game question? I need to start a tracker.

Toy game. 9 handed.

2 stacks 50bb.
2 stacks 80bb
3 stacks 100bb
2 stacks 200bb



Average villain vpip/pfr/3b is 30%/15%/3%.

Villains are inelastic to sizing up to 6bbs. If you open 3bbs or 6bbs, they call and/or 3bet at same frequency.

Sizing tells are not a factor.

What size do you open UTG with AA, AKo, QJs, and 88?

I like this question a lot, I probably sat in my chair a good 5 mins just thinking

Ok well I think AA is an easy 6bb opens given constraints, I assume I don't need an explanation there.

AKo gave me various thoughts but I would open 6bb here. We can reluctantly GII against 50bb here and I don't think it'd be too much of a mistake. We can fold vs the 3bets of the other bigger stacks and when they call we often have their range dominated and we can easily get 3 streets in with our hands given SPR. I did consider opening smaller here at first

Assuming I have to open QJs/88 I would min open, for a multitude of reasons but mostly we don't want to pile a lot of money OOP with hands that don't do great vs a CC range


Very thought provoking toy game!
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:08 PM   #496
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You are the second person to give that very similar answer. And I consider the first to be one of the best strat posters on teh forum.

I agree, AK seems to be the trickiest one for me as well.

Curious on your QJ/88. Are you saying you would consider open limping if allowed?

This toy game is all that I've thought about for the last 2 years. I try to tell people that studying max exploitative lines in a full ring high vpip game is as just daunting as studying solvers.

"Show me an AI that plays perfectly balanced and I'll be impressed. Show me an AI that limps AA UTG vs MP 100% PFR 0%ft3b and co/btn 100%/0% vpip/pfr and I'll fall out of my chair"

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You are the second person to give that very similar answer. And I consider the first to be one of the best strat posters on teh forum.

I agree, AK seems to be the trickiest one for me as well.

Curious on your QJ/88. Are you saying you would consider open limping if allowed?

This toy game is all that I've thought about for the last 2 years. I try to tell people that studying max exploitative lines in a full ring high vpip game is as just daunting as studying solvers.

"Show me an AI that plays perfectly balanced and I'll be impressed. Show me an AI that limps AA UTG vs MP 100% PFR 0%ft3b and co/btn 100%/0% vpip/pfr and I'll fall out of my chair"
I think having an open limp strategy can absolutely be successful in a current live climate, I also do open limp sometimes when I play even though it's complete heresy in an online game.

Yeah live is a different animal, although good online players will always do well IMO (since they are usually good at exploiting players to begin with).

All this talk makes me have the itch to play some to be honest!


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Past Few Days

It's been a hectic week. I played the 8th, played absolutely atrocious and made one of the worst punts ever. Took 2 years but I finally broke something when I slammed my fist on the desk after the play, extremely frustrated with myself. My girlfriend chastised me for being a child, I embarrassingly finish my session playing solid C game.

The 9th and 10th were much better, I particularly spent a lot on the 9th working on my game, although I think I'm trying to work on a few too many things at once which leads to me spazzing out a bit.

On the 10th, I had my highschool friends reach out to me about a Spartan race in June. After a short discussion, we all agreed to do it. Being the degenerates we are, we of course took odds on who will win. I was given the worst odds (side note: if anyone has done one of these before any advice would be super helpful)

On the 11th, I coached for about 4 hours...than proceeded to sun run and book my biggest winning day ever. Wee

Today, I coached another 3 hours so I'm quite tired of hearing myself talk, month is fabulous and I finally have some decent hands to post....away we go.




H1: Big one vs aggro reg

partypoker - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 264.96 BB (VPIP: 37.84, PFR: 27.86, 3Bet Preflop: 15.34, Hands: 1,695)
CO: 180.49 BB (VPIP: 26.63, PFR: 20.21, 3Bet Preflop: 6.96, Hands: 5,146)
BTN: 164.23 BB (VPIP: 52.20, PFR: 20.20, 3Bet Preflop: 9.95, Hands: 3,196)
Hero (SB): 141.17 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J Q

fold, BTN raises to 2 BB, Hero raises to 9.25 BB, BB raises to 22.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 13.25 BB

Flop: (47 BB, 2 players) 5 9 Q
Hero checks, BB checks

Turn: (47 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero bets 16.55 BB, BB calls 16.55 BB

River: (80.1 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero bets 102.12 BB and is all-in, BB calls 102.12 BB

Hero shows J Q (Flush, Queen High)
(Pre 17%, Flop 23%, Turn 30%)
BB shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 83%, Flop 77%, Turn 70%)
Hero wins 284.23 BB


2.) Station vs aggro reg

PokerStars - $50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 197.43 BB (VPIP: 24.75, PFR: 18.32, 3Bet Preflop: 8.17, Hands: 4,953)
SB: 166.99 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 20.75, 3Bet Preflop: 8.27, Hands: 3,964)
Hero (BB): 101.5 BB
CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 36.23, PFR: 32.57, 3Bet Preflop: 20.74, Hands: 1,742)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 6 K

CO raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 3 4 6
Hero checks, CO bets 4 BB, Hero calls 4 BB

Turn: (14.5 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, CO bets 10 BB, Hero calls 10 BB

River: (34.5 BB, 2 players) J
Hero checks, CO bets 26 BB, Hero calls 26 BB

CO shows T A (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 62%, Flop 23%, Turn 14%)
Hero shows 6 K (Two Pair, Sixes and Threes)
(Pre 38%, Flop 77%, Turn 86%)
Hero wins 86.44 BB


3.) Better lucky than good

partypoker - $20 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 385.38 BB (VPIP: 26.80, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 8.23, Hands: 8,753)
SB: 134.66 BB (VPIP: 31.97, PFR: 28.37, 3Bet Preflop: 21.02, Hands: 437)
BB: 119.98 BB (VPIP: 51.48, PFR: 20.09, 3Bet Preflop: 9.83, Hands: 3,456)
UTG: 326.9 BB (VPIP: 29.70, PFR: 23.33, 3Bet Preflop: 11.14, Hands: 10,862)
MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 38.74, PFR: 28.68, 3Bet Preflop: 16.02, Hands: 2,022)
Hero (CO): 100 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K J

fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.75 BB, BTN raises to 8 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 5.25 BB

Flop: (17.5 BB, 2 players) 5 2 8
Hero checks, BTN bets 9 BB, Hero raises to 30 BB, BTN calls 21 BB

Turn: (77.5 BB, 2 players) A
Hero bets 62 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 62 BB

River: (201.5 BB, 2 players) T

Hero shows K J (Flush, King High)
(Pre 14%, Flop 36%, Turn 20%)
BTN shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 86%, Flop 64%, Turn 80%)
Hero wins 201.28 BB


4.) Multiple Choice: Is it A.) Spew B.) Button Clicking C.) #PIO D.) All

partypoker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BTN): 101 BB
SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 26.72, PFR: 19.92, 3Bet Preflop: 8.25, Hands: 8,903)
BB: 102.5 BB (VPIP: 23.53, PFR: 19.40, 3Bet Preflop: 9.35, Hands: 646)
UTG: 431.96 BB (VPIP: 30.48, PFR: 22.38, 3Bet Preflop: 9.35, Hands: 3,986)
CO: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 26.85, PFR: 19.53, 3Bet Preflop: 6.99, Hands: 11,513)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5 5

fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, SB raises to 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 7.5 BB

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 8 4 3
SB bets 10 BB, Hero raises to 25 BB, SB calls 15 BB

Turn: (71 BB, 2 players) 3
SB checks, Hero checks

River: (71 BB, 2 players) Q
SB checks, Hero checks

SB shows A K (One Pair, Threes)
(Pre 45%, Flop 24%, Turn 14%)
Hero shows 5 5 (Two Pair, Fives and Threes)
(Pre 55%, Flop 76%, Turn 86%)
Hero wins 69.5 BB


5.) Bzzt

PokerStars - $5 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 111.09 BB (VPIP: 24.82, PFR: 16.54, 3Bet Preflop: 8.64, Hands: 16,934)
Hero (BB): 104.22 BB
CO: 104.95 BB (VPIP: 25.98, PFR: 19.30, 3Bet Preflop: 8.13, Hands: 52,909)
BTN: 102.41 BB (VPIP: 47.49, PFR: 37.58, 3Bet Preflop: 17.70, Hands: 853)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A 5

CO raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 2 BB

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 7 4 A
Hero checks, CO bets 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

Turn: (12.5 BB, 2 players) 6
Hero checks, CO bets 20 BB, Hero calls 20 BB

River: (52.5 BB, 2 players) K
Hero checks, CO bets 78.95 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 78.22 BB and is all-in

CO shows T Q (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 46%, Flop 7%, Turn 18%)
Hero shows A 5 (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 54%, Flop 93%, Turn 82%)
Hero wins 208.53 BB


6.) Failed bloof


partypoker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 108.12 BB (VPIP: 23.24, PFR: 18.20, 3Bet Preflop: 7.35, Hands: 46,704)
Hero (SB): 202.2 BB
BB: 139.72 BB (VPIP: 26.55, PFR: 18.25, 3Bet Preflop: 6.79, Hands: 10,774)
UTG: 87.97 BB (VPIP: 40.49, PFR: 11.36, 3Bet Preflop: 0.50, Hands: 415)
CO: 114.14 BB (VPIP: 27.92, PFR: 19.93, 3Bet Preflop: 7.99, Hands: 840)

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 7 9

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BB calls 2 BB

Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) T 5 8
Hero checks, BB bets 3.5 BB, Hero raises to 11.5 BB, BB calls 8 BB

Turn: (29 BB, 2 players) K
Hero bets 20.5 BB, BB calls 20.5 BB

River: (70 BB, 2 players) 7
Hero bets 167.2 BB and is all-in, BB calls 104.72 BB and is all-in

Hero shows 7 9 (One Pair, Sevens)
(Pre 35%, Flop 34%, Turn 18%)
BB shows K T (Two Pair, Kings and Tens)
(Pre 65%, Flop 66%, Turn 82%)
Hero wins 62.48 BB
BB wins 277.93 BB
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:12 PM   #498
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Issue with min-raising is that you will largely be going 5+ handed fairly often. This is excellent IMO if you're holding 88 because that's the perfect scenario - I've often thought about just min-raising ONLY pocket pairs from EP because we literally want a large multiway pot, but then if I'm doing that regs DO pick up on it and can attack you.

Not certain we want to be going 5+ handed with QJs type hands but I'd be happy about it with my A2s-A9s as well. I'd be happy to say that min-opening A2s-A9s + all pocket pairs in a passive 2/5 full ring game could be a really really good strat. I'd prob not do it at a homegame where the player pool is smaller but in a casino with large turnover, less likely people will cotton on.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:18 PM   #499
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

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Issue with min-raising is that you will largely be going 5+ handed fairly often. This is excellent IMO if you're holding 88 because that's the perfect scenario - I've often thought about just min-raising ONLY pocket pairs from EP because we literally want a large multiway pot, but then if I'm doing that regs DO pick up on it and can attack you.

Not certain we want to be going 5+ handed with QJs type hands but I'd be happy about it with my A2s-A9s as well. I'd be happy to say that min-opening A2s-A9s + all pocket pairs in a passive 2/5 full ring game could be a really really good strat. I'd prob not do it at a homegame where the player pool is smaller but in a casino with large turnover, less likely people will cotton on.

Keep in mind my answer was in regards to Avarita's condition, calling ranges are inelastic so we would get same amount of callers regardless. I chose the small sizing because we don't do great against CC range but with the SPR wider we have a little bit more postflop playability. I'm certain I'd never min open in a live casino game
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #500
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

I think hand 4 is #pio.

Do you fold to river leads at different sizings? How should he be playing his overpairs?
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