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Old 04-18-2018, 07:38 AM   #126
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

It’s a Baron Wasteland Out There

So the blog has been quiet, it’s been on a hiatus and for good reason. The reason being NOT A LOT BEEN HAPPENING.

I don’t like to just treat this as a ‘diary’ as such and would rather have something to report, a big swing, an interesting spot etc when I review my play.

Since Friday night when I saw the brilliant Arcade Fire in concert (literally one of the great bands that can be seen live, would highly recommend) I’ve basically just been in the Vic grinding it out.

Saturday - 5hr 15m +£600

Sunday - 6hr 10m +£815

Monday - 8h +£1525


3 solid sessions, leaves me down £7400 on the month still after some destruction in the Jacky games.

Last night my dad was in town from Manchester so took the night off to chill with him.

Live poker on the whole been super relaxing this week, I can’t fathom one interesting spot though in my mind that’s happened in the past 24 hours of live play. Games just haven’t allowed for it but the games have been incredibly chill and low variance and that’s been extremely satisfying after quite a spicy month prior. Gazzy (GazzyB123 fam) has been playing the Vic a bunch this week and it’s been great for morale, it’s nice to have a friendly face in the room to shoot the **** with even if we’re playing different games. Live poker often so boring that morale is highly underrated and anything that raises it is a bonus.

I sort of regretted missing Barcelona but it’s nice that I haven’t yet heard stories of any big and crazy games, so no FOMO just yet. I think perhaps going would have been good for the mind and soul however, to break up the monotony of the day to day grind.

Usually I don’t do rec’s but I’ve watched two things lately that have been really, really good. I watched that documentary ‘The Defiant Ones’ on Netflix and without hyperbole I’d say it’s one of the finest programmes I’ve ever seen. If you like music in the slightest it’s mindblowingly good.

I also really enjoyed (albeit yet to finish it admittedly) the Gman06 Joe Ingram Pod. I haven’t really watched my Ingram pods in the past few months, usually I’d only be interested in the PLO guys anyway but decided to stick the Gman one on whilst chilling one day and I loved it. I guess I can relate to a lot of the things he says being someone who’s also mainly focused on high stakes live play for the majority of the past 5 or years. His outlook towards life and the drive and commitment he finds is something inspiring to someone like me who often struggles for motivation. It’s helped me sit in the Vic the past week or so and just enjoy the fact that games are running and that there’s money to be made. It’s also got me to have a focus on the summer and to really plan and drive towards a big Vegas.

Outside of that I’ve been doing a lot of studying with my mornings and been seeing the changes, hopefully improvements, in my play. Even if it has changed my traditional style quite significantly, I expect my swings to be far smaller as the studying continues.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:23 AM   #127
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

Defiant Ones is legit amazing, great recommendation.

I always enjoy your updates, even if there ain't a whole lot going on. More hand histories are always good too.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:38 PM   #128
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

Defiant ones absolutely great. Had no clue I d enjoy it so much
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

Slumber Party

With a dearth of action live I made a return to the online felt yesterday with some 2/5 and 5/10 action. Everyone’s favourite instagrammer Gus Hansen made a few appearances at 5/10 early in the day, which was cool. Old Gussy does some interesting stuff pre flop, I’ll leave it at that. Didn’t see how he went in the Party bigger game later in the night but ya always gotta root for Gus, big time legend.

I did venture into the Vic briefly for a few hours, lost £1250, ran pretty sour vs one of the only spots in the game and then made a pretty spewy bluff late on when I had 97% of my attention in the United game instead so decided to just quit. The game was deathly boring anyway. It felt like I was doing community service the game was that boring. I was also doing my bean in a prop where I had to tip the dealer £1 every time I bragged, doesn’t seem like much but let’s just say those dealers had a damn field day.

- Let’s delve into some of yesterday’s premier winners & losers:

partypoker - $10 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $1,777.08 (VPIP: 28.66, PFR: 18.11, 3Bet Preflop: 6.14, Hands: 3,940)
Hero (SB): $1,268.15
BB: $1,166.00 (VPIP: 30.38, PFR: 18.42, 3Bet Preflop: 6.45, Hands: 3,511)
UTG: $283.57 (VPIP: 29.19, PFR: 18.43, 3Bet Preflop: 5.91, Hands: 3,547)
CO: $1,200.50 (VPIP: 30.16, PFR: 18.43, 3Bet Preflop: 7.06, Hands: 3,844)

Hero posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has T J A Q

fold, CO raises to $35.00, BTN raises to $120.00, Hero raises to $405.00, fold, fold, BTN calls $285.00

Flop: ($855.00, 2 players) 8 7 9
Hero checks, BTN bets $200.00, Hero calls $200.00

Turn: ($1,255.00, 2 players) 8
Hero checks, BTN bets $1,172.08 and is all-in, Hero calls $663.15 and is all-in

River: ($2,581.30, 2 players) 4

Hero shows T J A Q (Straight, Jack High)
(Pre 43%, Flop 94%, Turn 78%)
BTN shows K 2 T A (One Pair, Eights)
(Pre 57%, Flop 6%, Turn 23%)
BTN wins $508.93
Hero wins $2,578.30

Vs well known Stars reg, think pre is damn close and perhaps teeters on the border of too loose. Post I think is standard (from me), I guess given flop stab turn becomes a standard from him also, fortunate flop…or the dream as my buddy called it.

partypoker - $10 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): $2,117.00
UTG: $940.00 (VPIP: 29.83, PFR: 18.83, 3Bet Preflop: 7.33, Hands: 3,286)
MP: $1,057.00 (VPIP: 27.17, PFR: 18.63, 3Bet Preflop: 7.23, Hands: 3,311)
CO: $1,017.00 (VPIP: 30.46, PFR: 18.47, 3Bet Preflop: 6.68, Hands: 3,223)
BTN: $1,850.94 (VPIP: 29.31, PFR: 18.62, 3Bet Preflop: 5.90, Hands: 3,197)
SB: $1,067.81 (VPIP: 30.01, PFR: 18.39, 3Bet Preflop: 7.25, Hands: 3,526)

SB posts SB $5.00, Hero posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has 7 6 A 8

fold, MP raises to $35.00, CO calls $35.00, BTN calls $35.00, fold, Hero calls $25.00

Flop: ($145.00, 4 players) 3 T A
Hero checks, MP checks, CO checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($145.00, 4 players) 4
Hero bets $142.00, MP calls $142.00, CO calls $142.00, fold

River: ($571.00, 3 players) 5
Hero checks, MP bets $426.00, fold, Hero raises to $1,846.00, MP calls $454.00 and is all-in

Hero shows 7 6 A 8 (Straight, Seven High)
(Pre 57%, Flop 88%, Turn 80%)
MP shows 9 6 J 2 (Straight, Six High)
(Pre 43%, Flop 12%, Turn 20%)
Hero wins $966.00
Hero wins $2,328.00

- [ ] This one was pretty damn funky vs some reg/rec thing. Fortunate river but obviously gods line (trademark BenA, sorry for the steal) from villain, would suspect that my turn donk is questionable to say the least. Got an A though init…

partypoker - $10 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): $3,527.00
UTG: $1,512.48 (VPIP: 29.89, PFR: 18.93, 3Bet Preflop: 7.27, Hands: 3,324)
CO: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 27.30, PFR: 18.65, 3Bet Preflop: 7.15, Hands: 3,374)
BTN: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 30.28, PFR: 18.42, 3Bet Preflop: 6.68, Hands: 3,297)
SB: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 29.98, PFR: 18.36, 3Bet Preflop: 7.21, Hands: 3,577)

SB posts SB $5.00, Hero posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has T A 6 T

fold, CO raises to $35.00, fold, fold, Hero calls $25.00

Flop: ($75.00, 2 players) 4 4 9
Hero checks, CO bets $20.88, Hero raises to $91.76, CO calls $70.88

Turn: ($258.52, 2 players) T
Hero checks, CO checks

River: ($258.52, 2 players) Q
Hero bets $255.52, CO raises to $873.24 and is all-in, Hero calls $617.72

Hero shows T A 6 T (Full House, Tens full of Fours)
(Pre 56%, Flop 68%, Turn 100%)
CO shows K 9 8 Q (Two Pair, Queens and Nines)
(Pre 44%, Flop 32%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins $2,002.00

What happens when two bad regs collide, spewaments.

partypoker - $10 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: $1,022.00 (VPIP: 27.79, PFR: 17.63, 3Bet Preflop: 6.15, Hands: 3,704)
Hero (UTG): $1,159.00
MP: $1,215.57 (VPIP: 27.24, PFR: 18.64, 3Bet Preflop: 7.19, Hands: 3,359)
CO: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 30.31, PFR: 18.42, 3Bet Preflop: 6.71, Hands: 3,281)
BTN: $1,190.16 (VPIP: 29.34, PFR: 18.58, 3Bet Preflop: 5.96, Hands: 3,252)
SB: $1,488.32 (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 18.38, 3Bet Preflop: 7.17, Hands: 3,562)

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has A T 7 J

Hero raises to $35.00, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $25.00

Flop: ($75.00, 2 players) Q 3 K
BB checks, Hero bets $72.00, BB calls $72.00

Turn: ($219.00, 2 players) J
BB checks, Hero bets $216.00, BB calls $216.00

River: ($651.00, 2 players) 9
BB checks, Hero bets $648.00, BB calls $648.00

Hero shows A T 7 J (Straight, Ace High)
(Pre 41%, Flop 55%, Turn 74%)
BB mucks 2 J T J (Straight, King High)
(Pre 59%, Flop 45%, Turn 26%)
Hero wins $1,944.00

PLO is a simple game, ya get a good hand and or good draw and just fire out pot on every street.

partypoker - $5 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $673.72 (VPIP: 27.81, PFR: 17.62, 3Bet Preflop: 6.14, Hands: 3,705)
Hero (BTN): $483.55
SB: $500.00 (VPIP: 27.23, PFR: 18.64, 3Bet Preflop: 7.19, Hands: 3,360)
BB: $218.20 (VPIP: 30.30, PFR: 18.41, 3Bet Preflop: 6.71, Hands: 3,282)
UTG: $551.00 (VPIP: 29.34, PFR: 18.58, 3Bet Preflop: 5.96, Hands: 3,253)
MP: $744.78 (VPIP: 29.99, PFR: 18.37, 3Bet Preflop: 7.17, Hands: 3,563)

SB posts SB $2.00, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.00) Hero has A K J J

fold, fold, CO raises to $17.00, Hero raises to $58.00, fold, fold, CO calls $41.00

Flop: ($123.00, 2 players) 5 3 2
CO checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($123.00, 2 players) 5
CO bets $90.00, Hero calls $90.00

River: ($303.00, 2 players) 9
CO bets $300.00, Hero calls $300.00

CO shows 7 6 7 3 (Two Pair, Sevens and Fives)
(Pre 36%, Flop 36%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows A K J J (Two Pair, Jacks and Fives)
(Pre 64%, Flop 64%, Turn 80%)
Hero wins $900.00

Being stubborn as a mule with some pretty ugly blockers.

partypoker - $5 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: $1,413.41 (VPIP: 28.06, PFR: 17.86, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 3,799)
BTN: $500.00 (VPIP: 29.78, PFR: 18.90, 3Bet Preflop: 7.32, Hands: 3,407)
SB: $603.00 (VPIP: 27.41, PFR: 18.69, 3Bet Preflop: 7.24, Hands: 3,506)
Hero (BB): $799.57
UTG: $548.00 (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 18.56, 3Bet Preflop: 6.08, Hands: 3,379)
MP: $522.15 (VPIP: 29.95, PFR: 18.26, 3Bet Preflop: 7.07, Hands: 3,688)

SB posts SB $2.00, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.00) Hero has 6 Q T 9

fold, fold, CO raises to $16.00, BTN calls $16.00, fold, Hero calls $11.00

Flop: ($50.00, 3 players) 3 Q 7
Hero checks, CO bets $38.00, fold, Hero raises to $99.75, CO raises to $190.00, Hero raises to $617.50, fold

Hero wins $854.50

Got a Q init…

partypoker - $10 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: $845.00 (VPIP: 28.92, PFR: 18.12, 3Bet Preflop: 6.06, Hands: 4,060)
CO: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 29.62, PFR: 18.75, 3Bet Preflop: 7.41, Hands: 3,586)
Hero (BTN): $980.42
SB: $5,025.24 (VPIP: 30.28, PFR: 18.33, 3Bet Preflop: 6.37, Hands: 3,598)
BB: $1,820.75 (VPIP: 29.08, PFR: 18.51, 3Bet Preflop: 6.01, Hands: 3,672)
UTG: $1,657.25 (VPIP: 30.33, PFR: 18.61, 3Bet Preflop: 7.23, Hands: 3,980)

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has 8 9 K Q

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $35.00, SB raises to $115.00, fold, Hero calls $80.00

Flop: ($240.00, 2 players) 2 9 4
SB bets $237.00, Hero raises to $865.42 and is all-in, SB calls $628.42

Turn: ($1,970.84, 2 players) A

River: ($1,970.84, 2 players) 3

SB shows K 4 T A (Two Pair, Aces and Fours)
(Pre 52%, Flop 33%, Turn 95%)
Hero shows 8 9 K Q (One Pair, Nines)
(Pre 48%, Flop 67%, Turn 5%)
SB wins $1,967.84

Reg being aggro and getting there, pretty standard all round. JNandez taught us we should be potting these flops and in JNandez we trust.

partypoker - $5 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: $454.90 (VPIP: 27.91, PFR: 17.77, 3Bet Preflop: 6.16, Hands: 3,772)
CO: $596.85 (VPIP: 29.85, PFR: 18.99, 3Bet Preflop: 7.25, Hands: 3,374)
BTN: $345.40 (VPIP: 27.38, PFR: 18.71, 3Bet Preflop: 7.23, Hands: 3,461)
Hero (SB): $500.00
BB: $517.20 (VPIP: 29.42, PFR: 18.62, 3Bet Preflop: 6.14, Hands: 3,345)
UTG: $213.90 (VPIP: 30.06, PFR: 18.36, 3Bet Preflop: 7.13, Hands: 3,650)

Hero posts SB $2.00, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.00) Hero has 6 A K 8

fold, MP raises to $10.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $35.00, BB raises to $115.00, fold, Hero calls $80.00

Flop: ($240.00, 2 players) A K 4
Hero checks, BB bets $78.21, Hero raises to $385.00 and is all-in, BB calls $306.79

Turn: ($1,010.00, 2 players) J

River: ($1,010.00, 2 players) 3

BB shows A 6 A Q (Three of a Kind, Aces)
(Pre 64%, Flop 70%, Turn 85%)
Hero shows 6 A K 8 (Two Pair, Aces and Kings)
(Pre 36%, Flop 30%, Turn 15%)
BB wins $1,007.00

Not really sure what else was gonna happen except villain fold after I jam (prolly makes it a bad jam ducy) but still one of the coldest flops in 2018..

partypoker - $5 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: $245.00 (VPIP: 27.86, PFR: 17.70, 3Bet Preflop: 6.19, Hands: 3,718)
BB: $660.70 (VPIP: 29.88, PFR: 18.92, 3Bet Preflop: 7.27, Hands: 3,325)
UTG: $500.00 (VPIP: 27.29, PFR: 18.65, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 3,379)
CO: $1,308.99 (VPIP: 29.39, PFR: 18.64, 3Bet Preflop: 6.15, Hands: 3,275)
Hero (BTN): $488.00

SB posts SB $2.00, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.00) Hero has 8 T 9 A

fold, CO raises to $12.50, Hero raises to $44.50, fold, fold, CO calls $32.00

Flop: ($96.00, 2 players) 5 4 8
CO checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($96.00, 2 players) 9
CO checks, Hero bets $46.50, CO raises to $199.02, Hero raises to $443.50 and is all-in, CO calls $244.48

River: ($983.00, 2 players) 4

CO shows J T T 7 (Two Pair, Tens and Fours)
(Pre 54%, Flop 66%, Turn 53%)
Hero shows 8 T 9 A (Two Pair, Nines and Eights)
(Pre 46%, Flop 34%, Turn 48%)
CO wins $980.00

Clinging on like a legend vs reg, to then realise I still have an equity disadvantage. Doh.

Other than that I’ve just been enjoying this very, VERY rare sun we’re enjoying in London. Will be soaking myself in it today. Thursday is traditionally a very poor live poker day so I won’t be holding my breath for any fireworks. Will likely fire in a party session in an hour or so.
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