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Old 02-01-2018, 09:29 PM   #526
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

what bluffs do u think villain shows up with in h2? i can only see maybe a3-a5 with flop backdoor or maybe something like AQ with Qs? doesn't the fact that we're deep here incentivise us to fold considering he's now defending even more suited hands pre?
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:49 PM   #527
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

I can understand if one would play the hand differently from the flop. But once you got to the turn the way he did, you would have less than a pot sized bet left if you just called, isn't shoving pretty much the only move at that point?
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:58 PM   #528
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i changed my mind. now that i think about it a bit more it might not be that bad. like obv blocking value is bad but hero's range is prob pair + draw heavy so denying equity could in itself be good enough. plus getting called from a9, 98 worse sets etc. but wtf do i know
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:36 AM   #529
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I mean I guess 'atrocious' is a little harsh since a lot of plays with top set are +EV . I think out of all the lines he could have taken this one imo is sub optimal
I don't hate it.

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1.) Cawl vs aggro reg

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

BB: 229.28 BB (VPIP: 29.75, PFR: 21.85, 3Bet Preflop: 8.79, Hands: 4,936)
CO: 155.4 BB (VPIP: 28.11, PFR: 20.35, 3Bet Preflop: 8.59, Hands: 40,882)
Hero (BTN): 106.41 BB
SB: 28.21 BB (VPIP: 45.00, PFR: 8.81, 3Bet Preflop: 3.41, Hands: 426)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

fold, Hero raises to 2.4 BB, fold, BB raises to 10 BB, Hero calls 7.6 BB

Flop: (20.5 BB, 2 players) T Q A
BB bets 6.6 BB, Hero calls 6.6 BB

Turn: (33.7 BB, 2 players) 5
BB bets 22.2 BB, Hero calls 22.2 BB

River: (78.1 BB, 2 players) 3
BB bets 190.48 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 67.61 BB and is all-in

BB shows J T (One Pair, Tens)
(Pre 45%, Flop 36%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows A 9 (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 55%, Flop 64%, Turn 80%)
BB wins 122.88 BB
Hero wins 212.91 BB
I haven't solved this spot, but don't you think of all the kickers, 9 is one of the worst to call down?

However as you seem to suggest, if villain has his frequencies completely wrong, then tp becomes a no-brainer otr?
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:25 AM   #530
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

9 indeed would be the worst under the assumption stuff like 98/K9/J9 etc. would be his bluffs.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:48 AM   #531
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You mucking 98 68 78 9x cc and all the other pair + draw hands? When he wants to ship draws in on turn how can he do so if he isn't shoving value hands? I guess he can only jam the absolute nuts and cc the rest in your eyes
You are incorrect that his shove is bad.
We are just going to agree to disagree sir

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his shove blocks all our calling range, i don't think its "bad" or "atrocious", but i would play it different as well. Also v is less likely to have bluffs here since 3bp and didn't cbet, whereas we have dece number of bluffs.
Villain is veryyy value heavy, not balanced in this spot at all (not saying he needs to be) I can definitely hero fold some hands here.



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what bluffs do u think villain shows up with in h2? i can only see maybe a3-a5 with flop backdoor or maybe something like AQ with Qs? doesn't the fact that we're deep here incentivise us to fold considering he's now defending even more suited hands pre?
Narrow value range + player sick enough to bluff said spot made me not make an exploitable fold. Wouldn't be shocked if villain picked some unnatural bluffs as well

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I can understand if one would play the hand differently from the flop. But once you got to the turn the way he did, you would have less than a pot sized bet left if you just called, isn't shoving pretty much the only move at that point?
I think it's better for villain to let me bluff and his hand doesn't need much protection as everyone thinks against my betting range imo. I've played with a villain a ton and literally said out loud before I hit call "I absolutely coolered him"

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i changed my mind. now that i think about it a bit more it might not be that bad. like obv blocking value is bad but hero's range is prob pair + draw heavy so denying equity could in itself be good enough. plus getting called from a9, 98 worse sets etc. but wtf do i know
I feel like people jumped on my atrocious comment, which I will admit was probably too harsh, I'm not a fan of the play and I think villain has a solid game so was just a little surprised.

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I don't hate it.







I haven't solved this spot, but don't you think of all the kickers, 9 is one of the worst to call down?

However as you seem to suggest, if villain has his frequencies completely wrong, then tp becomes a no-brainer otr?
But do you love it

A9 is without a doubt our worst bluff catcher, probably followed by by A8/A7.

I'm assuming we mix our AJ combos between call and fold as well

Made my decision on the turn when I called that was calling off river blanks.

Yes I think villain's frequencies are way off and just kinda goes nuts on boards where he has an advantage, I also don't think he's tripling AJ/AK nearly enough to own me.

That being said villain isn't bad, just think he gets out of line a bit especially against a population that probably doesn't defend enough. It's quite possible my A9 call was quite -EV (Although I think it was ok)

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9 indeed would be the worst under the assumption stuff like 98/K9/J9 etc. would be his bluffs.
yeah pretty much
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:18 AM   #532
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But do you love it
Not rly, nah. Just thought the '"atrocious" adjective was a tad overboards haha

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A9 is without a doubt our worst bluff catcher, probably followed by by A8/A7.

I'm assuming we mix our AJ combos between call and fold as well

Made my decision on the turn when I called that was calling off river blanks.

Yes I think villain's frequencies are way off and just kinda goes nuts on boards where he has an advantage, I also don't think he's tripling AJ/AK nearly enough to own me.

That being said villain isn't bad, just think he gets out of line a bit especially against a population that probably doesn't defend enough. It's quite possible my A9 call was quite -EV (Although I think it was ok)
It sure seems you have your read right hence the call down.

The bold part I think is super telling in these spots imo. If AK is not a triple and still is aggro, then villains tripling range becomes unbalanced.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:39 AM   #533
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Not rly, nah. Just thought the '"atrocious" adjective was a tad overboards haha



It sure seems you have your read right hence the call down.

The bold part I think is super telling in these spots imo. If AK is not a triple and still is aggro, then villains tripling range becomes unbalanced.
Very true point. I definitely see this at highstakes as a reexploit as people will triple AJ/AK and lower to counter an opposing strategy of people using blockers to bluffcatch.


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Decided to write an update since my PT4/HUD has been bugging out the past few days and I've had to play HUDless for half the month. Finally got sick of it and vaccumed it and now cacheing it, which hopefully clears up everything...I'd rather be playing right now

Poker has been going very well, I had some tough financial setbacks IRL so thankfully poker has picked up the slack. I'm playing very well last few days which is encouraging, been super motivated and worked quite hard to start the month, all my stats look quite solid as well.

As far as the future, I'm about 3-4 days away from completing my BTS contract. Absolutely fantastic experience and I owe those guys so much, but I'm excited to start on my own dime (and rebuild up)

After I pay them, I'll be rolled for 1k decently and extremely well rolled for 500. Of course the sad part is I'll have to drop 2k/5k for the time being. On the other hand, I've gotten a few staking offers from a few people about playing higher, so once I'm done will have discussions and do whatever's in my best interest.

Other exciting stuff poker wise:

1.) Finally going to play some live poker in March, will play first few tournaments of the year, will post link if I sell action. I'm going to play the WSOP circuit at Harrah's. I was there last year and it was a **** show but I'm just in the mood for a little tournament poker.

2.) BTS working on getting a mansion for Vegas, pumped to see my friends across the pond

3.) Make as much money as I can so I can play some highstakes (50/100) there. Would be backed


Short real life News

Dashes coz i'm lazy

-Been hitting gym hard, gaining some muscle but keeping lean. Feeling pretty good at 190 lbs (sorry guys I don't know my KG ) 6'3"

-Going on an 8 day vacation to Mexico with my girlfriend and her family to Mexico next week. Vamossss

-Dog's been great, getting neutered next month though... sorry bro


Here's one pic of me, girlfriend, and pup from this past holidays, feeling really blessed!



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Old 02-06-2018, 12:56 AM   #534
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Glad to hear it's turning around for you buddy!! Have a wicked holiday with Vic

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Old 02-06-2018, 02:31 AM   #535
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Nice pic w gf and the pup
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:54 AM   #536
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Fk the stakes off and grind 500-1k on your own dime. Should be relatively quick and higher long-term EV if you plan on playing lots of volume this year!

Siq update, glglgl
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:57 AM   #537
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Fk the stakes off and grind 500-1k on your own dime. Should be relatively quick and higher long-term EV if you plan on playing lots of volume this year!

Siq update, glglgl
Not if the stake is only for higher stakes and he can grind 1k and below on his own at the same time!
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:04 AM   #538
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Not if the stake is only for higher stakes and he can grind 1k and below on his own at the same time!
Ofc, but if he's playing 100% volume at 5k+ then yanno. Obv win big in the 10knl+ live stuff and that'll help wrt improving all the rollz
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:52 AM   #539
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

It's not like 1knl+ runs 24/7 in NJ, especially not on PSNJ.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:16 AM   #540
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Not sure of the age of your pup bit would recommend researching late neuter vs early neuter. I believe late is considered post 12 months. There is significant research that shows early neuter more than doubles risk of hip dysplasia.

I did alot of reasearch when our second dog started showing signs of hip dysplasia and let me tell you it is one of the most depressing things ever.

http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/news/health-implications-in-early
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:19 AM   #541
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Glad to hear it's turning around for you buddy!! Have a wicked holiday with Vic

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Thanks man, I hope your travels are going well.

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Nice pic w gf and the pup
Thanks boss, miss your thread already

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Fk the stakes off and grind 500-1k on your own dime. Should be relatively quick and higher long-term EV if you plan on playing lots of volume this year!

Siq update, glglgl
That's still a possibility, but it doesn't hurt to listen. I'm not going to get staked for anything under 1k as it doesn't really make sense as I'm rolled + winning at a decent clip.

Thanks for the support

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Ofc, but if he's playing 100% volume at 5k+ then yanno. Obv win big in the 10knl+ live stuff and that'll help wrt improving all the rollz
Yeah could use some heat in the live setting, we will have to see

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It's not like 1knl+ runs 24/7 in NJ, especially not on PSNJ.
The biggest downside of playing in the USA is high stake games are pretty dried up and don't run on a consistent basis, so whether I'll have to add another site etc. we'll have to see


HUD's clean so may as well do some hands.


1.) Coolering reg

PokerStars - $10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 188.45 BB
SB: 114.55 BB (VPIP: 34.48, PFR: 24.56, 3Bet Preflop: 9.07, Hands: 1,000)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

SB raises to 2.5 BB, Hero calls 1.5 BB

Flop: (5 BB, 2 players) 9 3 J
Hero checks, SB bets 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

Turn: (11 BB, 2 players) K
Hero checks, SB bets 22 BB, Hero calls 22 BB

River: (55 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero checks, SB bets 87.05 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 87.05 BB

SB shows 9 9 (Three of a Kind, Nines)
(Pre 54%, Flop 74%, Turn 23%)
Hero shows Q T (Straight, King High)
(Pre 46%, Flop 26%, Turn 77%)
Hero wins 229 BB


2.) Fun little hand


partypoker - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 25.58 BB (VPIP: 63.55, PFR: 31.46, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 334)
Hero (SB): 192.62 BB
BB: 225.28 BB (VPIP: 26.69, PFR: 18.32, 3Bet Preflop: 6.88, Hands: 12,030)

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J 3

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

Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) K 3 J
Hero bets 1.89 BB, BB calls 1.89 BB

Turn: (9.78 BB, 2 players) 5
Hero bets 12.5 BB, BB calls 12.5 BB

River: (34.78 BB, 2 players) 6
Hero bets 46 BB, BB raises to 207.89 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 129.23 BB and is all-in

Hero shows J 3 (Flush, King High)
(Pre 38%, Flop 83%, Turn 93%)
BB shows T A (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 62%, Flop 17%, Turn 7%)
BB wins 32.66 BB
Hero wins 384.24 BB


3.) Reg barreling off

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

SB: 174.31 BB (VPIP: 25.25, PFR: 19.57, 3Bet Preflop: 8.02, Hands: 66,776)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 25.85, PFR: 19.03, 3Bet Preflop: 7.87, Hands: 60,659)
UTG: 222.55 BB (VPIP: 24.93, PFR: 14.93, 3Bet Preflop: 5.71, Hands: 2,410)
Hero (CO): 100 BB
BTN: 197.08 BB (VPIP: 35.22, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 4.89, Hands: 6,193)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, fold, SB raises to 11 BB, fold, Hero calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (23 BB, 2 players) 4 7 3
SB bets 12 BB, Hero calls 12 BB

Turn: (47 BB, 2 players) A
SB bets 27 BB, Hero calls 27 BB

River: (101 BB, 2 players) 2
SB bets 124.31 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 50 BB and is all-in

SB shows K T (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 15%, Flop 37%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows K K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 85%, Flop 63%, Turn 80%)
Hero wins 199.5 BB

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Old 02-06-2018, 11:27 AM   #542
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Not sure of the age of your pup bit would recommend researching late neuter vs early neuter. I believe late is considered post 12 months. There is significant research that shows early neuter more than doubles risk of hip dysplasia.

I did alot of reasearch when our second dog started showing signs of hip dysplasia and let me tell you it is one of the most depressing things ever.

http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/news/health-implications-in-early
Hi, yes late neuter was recommended to us with the vet, also think pups more likely to tear ACL etc. Unfortunately, with the adoption process we had to have it done by a certain date, no questions asked. So we are waiting til pretty much the last day to do it. He'll be 7 months so hopefully nothing bad comes of it. Appreciate you looking out!
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:21 PM   #543
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Only 10k more hands til I'm done with my contract and only 6 more days til paradise in Mexico, going to get on top of myself these last few days to make sure I finish strong.

I missed a session today (probably my only one I've missed in 14 months) and i'm kinda ticked since it was going to be a pretty in depth coaching on PIO. Definitely not acceptable on my part, but will live and learn.

Outside of one day, poker has gone pretty smoothly and I'm definitely getting better and better. In the back of my mind, I'm starting to see I can have a pretty big ceiling for this game if I keep up with the work.

I've also begun implementing some PLO into my games, such a fun game. I'm pretty much just using my knowledge of NL and my I have a decent idea of how equities work to do ok in the games, although I will probably get coaching of some sort in the future.

Anyway, some hands


1.) Bzzzt

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

SB: 105 BB (VPIP: 25.32, PFR: 19.63, 3Bet Preflop: 8.05, Hands: 68,646)
Hero (BB): 287.4 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

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

Flop: (20 BB, 2 players) 9 7 K
Hero bets 11.4 BB, SB calls 11.4 BB

Turn: (42.8 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero bets 25 BB, SB calls 25 BB

River: (92.8 BB, 2 players) A
Hero bets 69.45 BB, SB calls 58.6 BB and is all-in

Hero shows Q K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 71%, Flop 80%, Turn 93%)
SB shows T K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 29%, Flop 20%, Turn 7%)
Hero wins 209.8 BB


2.) Not believing reg

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



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

Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 7 4 4
SB bets 6.53 BB, Hero calls 6.53 BB

Turn: (34.06 BB, 2 players) 9
SB bets 24.42 BB, Hero calls 24.42 BB

River: (82.89 BB, 2 players) 6
SB bets 351.33 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 91.36 BB and is all-in

SB shows Q A (One Pair, Fours)
(Pre 48%, Flop 24%, Turn 14%)
Hero shows 5 5 (Two Pair, Fives and Fours)
(Pre 52%, Flop 76%, Turn 86%)
Hero wins 265 BB


3.) Solid runout

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

UTG: 180.75 BB (VPIP: 25.44, PFR: 16.65, 3Bet Preflop: 8.68, Hands: 18,866)
Hero (CO): 100 BB
BTN: 157.67 BB (VPIP: 36.80, PFR: 21.21, 3Bet Preflop: 8.53, Hands: 474)
SB: 172.09 BB (VPIP: 24.24, PFR: 16.42, 3Bet Preflop: 7.49, Hands: 4,907)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 27.33, PFR: 20.67, 3Bet Preflop: 10.02, Hands: 1,463)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

UTG raises to 2.87 BB, Hero raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, fold, UTG raises to 25.13 BB, Hero calls 16.13 BB

Flop: (51.75 BB, 2 players) 8 4 K
UTG bets 15.88 BB, Hero calls 15.88 BB

Turn: (83.5 BB, 2 players) 2
UTG checks, Hero checks

River: (83.5 BB, 2 players) K
UTG bets 139.75 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 59 BB and is all-in

UTG shows Q K (Three of a Kind, Kings)
(Pre 25%, Flop 56%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows A Q (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 75%, Flop 44%, Turn 100%)
Hero wins 200.9 BB


4.) Running into it

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

MP: 156.42 BB (VPIP: 25.81, PFR: 17.18, 3Bet Preflop: 7.12, Hands: 3,091)
CO: 128.4 BB (VPIP: 25.86, PFR: 19.04, 3Bet Preflop: 7.88, Hands: 60,693)
BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 25.25, PFR: 19.57, 3Bet Preflop: 8.03, Hands: 66,814)
SB: 83.11 BB (VPIP: 24.93, PFR: 14.90, 3Bet Preflop: 5.69, Hands: 2,422)
Hero (BB): 100 BB
UTG: 195.33 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, fold, Hero raises to 11 BB, BTN calls 8.5 BB

Flop: (22.5 BB, 2 players) 7 9 5
Hero checks, BTN bets 10.95 BB, Hero raises to 30 BB, BTN calls 19.05 BB

Turn: (82.5 BB, 2 players) 3
Hero bets 59 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 59 BB and is all-in

River: (200.5 BB, 2 players) K

Hero shows J T (High Card, King)

BTN shows 6 8 (Straight, Nine High)

BTN wins 199.9 BB


5.) Blech

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



SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A 3

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

Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 2 4 5
Hero checks, BTN bets 4.6 BB, Hero raises to 14.2 BB, BTN calls 9.6 BB

Turn: (34.9 BB, 2 players) Q
Hero bets 25.72 BB, BTN calls 25.72 BB

River: (86.35 BB, 2 players) 8
Hero bets 57.08 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 57.08 BB

Hero shows A 3 (Straight, Five High)
(Pre 60%, Flop 92%, Turn 80%)
BTN shows J 2 (Flush, Queen High)
(Pre 40%, Flop 8%, Turn 20%)
BTN wins 199.9 BB


6.) Letting friend (fish) bluff it off

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

SB: 139.45 BB (VPIP: 29.24, PFR: 22.85, 3Bet Preflop: 10.28, Hands: 24,954)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 22.47, PFR: 17.72, 3Bet Preflop: 6.96, Hands: 13,360)
UTG: 55.77 BB (VPIP: 57.65, PFR: 18.82, 3Bet Preflop: 2.78, Hands: 90)
MP: 132.43 BB (VPIP: 16.79, PFR: 12.28, 3Bet Preflop: 4.60, Hands: 15,889)
CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 18.86, PFR: 13.73, 3Bet Preflop: 5.27, Hands: 23,189)
Hero (BTN): 219.01 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, SB raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, Hero calls 8 BB

Flop: (26 BB, 2 players) K 3 4
SB bets 7.66 BB, Hero calls 7.66 BB

Turn: (41.31 BB, 2 players) 5
SB bets 24.5 BB, Hero calls 24.5 BB

River: (90.31 BB, 2 players) 8
SB bets 95.3 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 95.3 BB

SB shows A Q (High Card, Ace)
(Pre 25%, Flop 3%, Turn 5%)
Hero shows A K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 75%, Flop 97%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 279.4 BB
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:09 AM   #544
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

It took 14 months but finished my BTS contract late last night, time to rebuild the roll and get after it
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:13 AM   #545
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Best of luck man, large downswing?
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:46 PM   #546
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Best of luck man, large downswing?
No, paying the coaches so my roll will be cut almost in half, although I did have a tough -13k losing 2 days ago (but month was going decently so wasn't disastrous)
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:04 AM   #547
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

I'm Backkkk

After a enjoyable 2 week break, I'm back home ready to get back at it. Here's what's been up since my last post.

Feb 13-15th: BTS contract finished and some nice R&R


As stated a few posts above, I finished my BTS contract that I started in December of 2016. It was a long journey but well worth it, it's tough to believe the improvement I've made since I've started and I'm grateful for what the program/coaches have done for me. Of course my time with them is not up as I'll be coaching through at least the summer with them.

It will be important for me to stay vigilant with the off the table work, I don't have coaching anymore to continue my progress even when I'd get lazy. Plus I won't have the #8 player in the world to keep my **** in line

Anyway, after the contract was completed. I was off to Mexico for a nice vacation with my girlfriend and her family.

Feb 16-23rd: Riviera Maya and recharge from Poker

On the 16th, I left the 40 degree weather of New Jersey and a short flight later was in beautiful Mexico soaking in the sun; the temperature was an amazing 80 degrees.

We ended up taking a 30 min bus ride to the Valentin Imperial in Rivier Maya. As soon as we entered the gorgeous resort we were greeted with champagne and shrimp sandwiches (the service was impeccable the whole stay but I guess that's what you get for a 5 star resort)

The next week I spent my days eating as much as I could possibly eat, laying out in the sun, drinking every beach drink possible, and eating some more.

During this time, I really didn't look or think too much about poker until about 5 days in where I started to get the itch to play.

Feb 24-26th

Unfortunately, at the tail end of our trip a close friend of my girlfriend's family passed away from cancer at the young age of 58. I have spent the past 2 days at the wake and funeral and my heart prays for the family, life is really too short.



What's next

I've decided I'm going to play a majority of the WSOP Circuit at Harrahs in March. Now to be completely honest, my hourly is definitely higher just playing from home but I really am just in the mood to play some tournaments and get out of the house, and maybe win a ring .

I am selling so I will link the package here when I make my post on the market share forum.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:04 PM   #548
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

What percent of your AKo 4b otb vs SB 3b? I see you are not doing 100% for sure given you flatted last time.


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Old 02-27-2018, 06:11 PM   #549
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

Just found this.

You're the second NJ grinder whose thread I've come across in the last week. Fun read and will sub.

I've got a few hands against you. GL buddy!
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:26 PM   #550
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What percent of your AKo 4b otb vs SB 3b? I see you are not doing 100% for sure given you flatted last time.


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A pretty high percentage of the time, I'll occasionally flat if I think the +EV of flatting is greater than 4bing

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Just found this.

You're the second NJ grinder whose thread I've come across in the last week. Fun read and will sub.

I've got a few hands against you. GL buddy!
I'm assuming the other one is Dan's. Thanks for following and GL to you as well!


For those interested in any action to my upcoming WSOP circuit action, follow the link below.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/1.../#post53528541
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