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Old 05-03-2018, 07:22 AM   #151
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

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Not really, being able to make a good exploitative big fold in a live game makes you soooo much money.
Ted knows.

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I respect the humility to say ďf*** it, I have a job to do.
I am in my chosen career and Iíll be the damn best at what I do!Ē

I think, a lot of us get caught up in playing the character that everyone expects us to be.
We have an expectation placed upon ourselves mainly by ourselves, because we feel like living up to our character is what makes us successful, pushing the boundaries of what that it is that defines us, in your case high stakes.
I think that, to chase that for fames sake, comes at a cost and itís important (as you have done) to evaluate those costs, because it damn well might not be worth it.

Iím motivated to grind some more this week because of this post!
Happy to motivate, get after it man.

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Woo shoutout!

Glad you're enjoying the grind. I think it's important to find enjoyment in what you do, and if it's low-midstakes poker, then so be it. There's no shame in that; after all, you're not the kind of person who'd make fun of someone who has a low paying job, so why do the same to yourself?

You're right though, chances are you'll playing high stakes throughout your life, maybe often, maybe intermittently--that's where the money is after all, and you're trying to make money. You just gotta let those opportunities arise, and, in the meantime, do what you gotta do. Like by all means prepare, pad your roll, do your studying, so when it does arise you'll be ready, but there's no use obsessing over it.

3 figure winrates are no mean feat. I imagine a huge majority of high stakes players have much MUCH lower overall winrate lifetime when you factor all the neutral or minus EV battling they do to secure their place. There's a time and place for that, but 3 figure winrates is so very far from slumming it I think you're silly sometimes for scoffing at it!

Look at a player like Durrrr, before the Isildur stuff, he was the king of the hill, but actually if you look at his bb/100... and if you remove all the money he made off Guy... not that great. And if you look at those of a lot of other 2+2 legends who were known to be the best... a lot of their ptr bb/100 were abysmal, some of them losing players even.

Sure they battled it out and had all the glory when nobody knew anything about poker, but where's their glory now? Many of them are retired and can't even beat 1/2 online. Over here, you're beating 2/5 zoom on stars without even playing in the pool for that long. It's all a matter of perspective, but as far as I'm concerned, that deserves more respect.
Cheers mate, good post and appreciate the kind words.

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If you earn three figures an hour on average and enjoy your job, it sounds great. Hard thing is to remember this when you are feeling down/bored/depressed whatever, but it is the same no matter what you do and in those moments the grass always feels greener on the other side.

I like this blog and your writing style - especially the parts about life and live play.
Glad you're enjoying it!

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Really nice introspection, man. I've known many great poker players crippled by the need to live up to their own legend.

I'll be in the Vic Wednesday night, if you fancy grabbing a beer HMU!
Cheers man, loving your blog lately. I was in at different times last night but I think I missed ya, shame as a few beers were flowing!

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I find it very hard to believe 3 figure hourlies are 1. Sustainable long term and 2. Worth the variance / BR requirements.

If 3 figure hourlies were in fact possible long term, wouldn't even the mediocre online regs from 4+ years ago and ones currently grinding be in these magical games? If they were easily attainable then why are there so many damn euro regs living 3-6 months in LA per year?
Not everyone wants to sit and play live poker. It's boring.

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Because in LA (or Florida) the quality of life (and games) is much better and the UK sucks especially over Winter. I played last month at Commerce whilst I was in town and whilst I'm no longer a pro, the games were great (I lost), and you can see it being a profitable thing to do.... but boy - if you had to grind there everyday it would be absolutely incredibly depressing, its an utter **** hole and the people are the nut worst. I literally hate the place. But each to their own, I played with some English 'pros' who basically sucked but were clearly doing as you mention and grinding there for 3-6mths. Can't be bad thing to do if youre in your mid 20s-30s have no responsibilities and at the beach everyday, eating at great restaurants and playing fish at night - if thats what they're doing.

Good post op, I would think playing Vic as your home and maybe mixing in traveling to places like Miami/LA/wherever 3-4 times a year would be a good balance though.
Thanks Dan, agree with what you've written and I think that's a good roadmap for me yeah.

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loved the quote, never heard it before.
really nice post too man, I enjoy your updates!
Great quote isn't it! Glad you're enjoying the updates.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:55 AM   #152
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

Well, Look At How That Worked Out..

Step 1) Write up a humble post about being grateful to just have the smaller games available…

Step 2) Poker Gods let the old games return

Alas, since my previous post we’ve had a resurgence and a return of ‘higher’ stakes with 5/10/25 running the past 3 nights.

Monday - LOST £2600

Tuesday - LOST £50

Wednesday - WON £8850


Monday brought about the return of a long time legend and badman in Doctor Schwartz to the room and naturally this coincided with the stakes being bumped a little. Luke is a big character and an enormous presence in a poker room. In many ways he’s clearly born to be a poker player and he has an uncanny knack of making the games go the way he prefers, whether this means loosening up usually tight players, or getting people to play a little bigger than they usually would etc he’s very good at generating action around the room and should be commended for it as it usually makes for better games in general. Sadly for me Monday brought about some real burn out and I started to feel the effects mentally of having played for the past 9 nights. I never really settled into a groove and just started to splash around after a while. At the worst I got AK85 in pre vs a reg AA and was fortunate enough to find a chop and at my best I was just pushing some marginal spots that I didn’t need to go after and ran into some peculiar lines that knocked me for six.

Tuesday I dusted myself off in the daytime, played footy with the lads and could feel the positive effects of moving the body and crunching some hard exercise. I was far better focused in the evening and played really solid throughout the whole night. I decided to buy in short, due to my seat and my perception of the game and how I thought it’d play out. I lost a big pot 3way with 80% to be up a fair chunk and then was card dead for a lot of the night. Lost a couple off niggly pots here and there and ended up breaking almost completely even for the night. Was definitely the best session of live poker I’ve played for a long time though and made me pumped to maintain that level of focus in future sessions.

Last night was a great game, loads of fun players and a ton of action with the stacks flying. I won a very big pot where I’ve 3b JJ97hhcc and peeled a 4 for 1.6 pre with like 5k effective back and found a gin J85r flop….ping. Won both run outs vs AAQ9 and then just played super solid for the rest of the night. The game was really wild with one particular guy going crazy and reloading a ton and 2 Finnish players, who I assumed both were regs (well one I knew from Stars battling back in the day) as they kept talking about how they’re having dinner with LarzLuzak tonight in London and they seemed very excited about it, it was all very cute. These guys were super drunk and they made the game a fun atmosphere which is something that certainly been missing from most London games this year.

Prior to me peeling that 4b with the JJ97 I had been reading a few passages from the bible that CHUFTY has been bringing in….divine intervention? After I won that big pot everyone started chucking the bible back and forth in order to touch it and get some of that run good before we decided that for anyone actually religious in the joint this activity was probably deeply offensive and we felt it best to stop.


It’s Been Happening Forever, Should It Be Happening In 2018?

Be warned this isn’t new news but I think it’s worth addressing and I really enjoy the poster interaction in my blog so hopefully this will generate some discussion.

Bum-hunting isn’t anything new in poker, it’s happened forever of course and I’ve seen the very worst of it online and live during my spell as a professional, in many different card rooms and countries across the world. As I stated earlier there was a particularly fun ‘fun player’ in the game last night, he started off in the feeder and got moved to the main before me, as he gets moved to the main the usual procession happens where people shuffled round and the oldest of the old school pro’s ensured they’d be sat on his left. No biggie, this is annoying and poor form imo but it’s standard and to be expected. However, when this stuff happens my mind melts and I see the worst of the worst in the room. A very fun fun-player always attracts attention in a card room and I instantly noticed all the eyes on this guy. All the pigeons who relentlessly watch the tables every day looking across, hungry and desperate. It’s the part of our profession I hate the most probably just because I find it so sad. Anyway, eventually I get moved to the main game and this fun player does the fun thing and is relentlessly punting it off here there and everywhere around the table. Due to the impossibly strict rules in the casino here in London the player had trouble accessing the large amounts of money he was telling us he possessed and got into a situation where he was desperately trying to scrape together rebuys in any way he could. Eventually it looked like he’d be really struggling to rebuy and immediately 5/6 players just snap rack up in front of the guy and start to leave the game. I mean the guy has just been dusting for hours and he’s literally stood by the table watching these so called pro’s quit on the spot as it’s evident he’ll struggle to access more money. It’s disgusting etiquette and those pro’s should be ashamed of themselves, it’s shameful behaviour. Unsurprisingly the only guys who didn’t quit were the guys who hold a decent name in poker and gambling, myself Chufty o’dea (one of the nicest guys in poker imo) and these Finnish drunk regs. I know this is standard practice and probably worse in other parts of the world but it saddened me to see it happened this way in 2018. The guy actually did manage to get more money and was able to keep playing, perhaps why it’s prudent to keep playing for half an hour a retain a shred of dignity as a pro.

This guy was trying to give us his passport in order for someone to lend him money to keep playing, obviously this isn’t a great situation. As we were playing big one reg suggested everyone giving him a couple of hundred each in order to play on, unsurprisingly we all declined to do this, what would you guys done in this spot???
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:01 AM   #153
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

London scum regs strike again, I wonder why the games are dying and going private...hmmm

FWIW in that spot Your almost never getting the 1k back however you being better than him and almost everyone else in the game have to reason if you win more than 1k back in the time he plays to make it profitable.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:21 AM   #154
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A very fun fun-player always attracts attention in a card room and I instantly noticed all the eyes on this guy. All the pigeons who relentlessly watch the tables every day looking across, hungry and desperate. Itís the part of our profession I hate the most probably just because I find it so sad. Anyway, eventually I get moved to the main game and this fun player does the fun thing and is relentlessly punting it off here there and everywhere around the table. Eventually it looked like heíd be really struggling to rebuy and immediately 5/6 players just snap rack up in front of the guy and start to leave the game. I mean the guy has just been dusting for hours and heís literally stood by the table watching these so called proís quit on the spot as itís evident heíll struggle to access more money. Itís disgusting etiquette and those proís should be ashamed of themselves, itís shameful behaviour.
Eurgh. Above everything else it's just so uncool. Don't these malakas care at all about the aesthetic?
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:34 AM   #155
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Being Reflective in Manchester

- [ ] I squeezed in one more poker session on the Thursday, I believe it was the 10th or 11th night in a row that I had been grinding. I was able to walk out with another £2900 win and topped off a great week leaving myself +£11k on the month so far and setting sail for some good figures pre Vegas. The downside was that my body told me it was time to stop and rest Thursday night. Old physical symptoms of sweating, dizziness, weak legs and nausea returned and I eventually decided to exit early and take myself home. I felt a break from poker and a break from London was in order so first thing Friday morning I hopped on a train to Manchester. The grind, for me, will continue on Monday eveningÖ

I had a few interesting takeaways from Thursdayís session, outside of just realising that I had grinded my ass into oblivion.

- [ ] This first situation was probably a first Iíd experienced in the poker room and one that I think I was right to feel aggrieved about. I turned up late to the game and so I was looking for spots to Ďplay overí - playing over for those that donít know is where you play over a vacant stack at the table (ie when someone has gone for a cigarette etc). Itís very common place and usually involves placing a box (plastic) over the vacant stack but certainly not always. I didnít have a box so I just placed some large denomination chips on the table and everyone seemed fine until a fellow reg Iím usually pally with decided to say he wasnít happy with it and that I should get a box. I told him he was being absurd and played a few hands whilst the vacant player was away but I could tell Iíd upset this fellow reg, equally however I myself felt kinda annoyed that heíd tried to deny me playing over which essentially isnít ever really done.
Later I get into the game and played my only large part of the night vs the same reg that wasnít happy with my playing over without a box. Hand was very standard where he opened MP, I 3bet 9876hhss and he peeled and we proceeded to get it in on a 632hh flop after starting the hand with 2k effective stacks at 5/10/25. I got a favourable 6x 7x run out to make a house and it turned out he had flopped gin with 9754ddhh and I had got pretty lucky. Me and this reg usually go twice so his decision to go once this time was probably evenly split between flopping the absolute joint and the fact that he clearly pissed off with me for the playing over scenario. For my part youíd think I likely was thinking Ďhaha take thatÖí or something to that respect but I didnít, to me it was a whatever hand and Iíd just ran good in it, I also donít mind going once or twice. What did happen after the hand thought was I was reflecting over whether Iíd been out of line and whether my card room persona had been aggro enough to piss this guy off and warrant him into only going once.

Iíd be the first to admit that I definitely have some sort of large persona in the card rooms in London. I do like to enter with a swagger, I like the be loud, at my worst I proclaim ĎJesus has arrivedí when I approach the table. For the most part I always do it in good humour and assume others take it that way. I do like to exude confidence though, I think it works to my advantage and in turn I do think it makes me a target and I like having players want to come after me, or get me so to speak as I back myself to outplay them and bank on them being emotional leading towards them making mistakes.

I chatted to Sol about this and he said that he likes my confidence but thinks that I can be too critical of others within the game. I never really assumed this was how it was perceived but if heís right thatíd be something about my personality that I wouldnít like. I like to keep the environment competitive but if Iím criticising others to the point they feel belittled then clearly Iím going a little too far.

As a result in future sessions Iíll be looking out for this negative behaviour and trying to stop it. For the meantime thought Iím enjoying not playing any cards whatsoever and enjoying the crisp Mancunian sunshine. See yíall on the felt on Monday.
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:50 AM   #156
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"we decided to stop treating the bible like a leather-bound buddha belly bc we were sensitive to the feelings of religious ppl"..."Jesus has arrived!"
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:54 AM   #157
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BigA is just a troublemaker who doesn't want to cause trouble, wants to needle everyone but want everyone to not take offence!

I think to be fair Phil takes it really well when he gets needled too, so he's not like the hypocrites who dish it out but get real douchey when you throw it back. Still, not everyone views things the same, and what might be friendly banter for some might be seen as mind games for others.

Next time just get a box walk 10 feet and get a box
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:03 AM   #158
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Northern Escape

The past 3 days or so I was back in Manchester having a little break from poker and just seeing some family and friends up that way. It was great and definitely felt good to be doing nothing poker/work related and I returned to London feeling entirely recharged. It probably saved me $2100 not firing the PLO 6max too.

Everything seemed pretty quiet on the old live poker front yesterday, I checked the lists a bit but when I realised that nothing outside of 2/5 was going to go I decided to fire up some online poker and chose my old friend Stars. I was absolutely amazed that I didn’t recognise any of the names in the 2/5z pool and wondered what an earth was going on, then I realised I was trawling through the NL lobbies. Wp me. Unsurprisingly it was all the same faces, I was able to catch some heat and book a good day.

Some winners:

Catching a nice flop with a nice hand..

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

BTN: $1,157.64 (VPIP: 22.59, PFR: 14.26, 3Bet Preflop: 4.10, Hands: 1,019)
SB: $1,408.42 (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
BB: $805.59 (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
UTG: $998.00 (VPIP: 39.17, PFR: 32.17, 3Bet Preflop: 15.65, Hands: 321)
MP: $217.15 (VPIP: 21.67, PFR: 13.15, 3Bet Preflop: 6.69, Hands: 689)
Hero (CO): $1,053.87

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A 8 T 9

UTG raises to $17.50, fold, Hero raises to $60.00, fold, fold, BB calls $55.00, UTG raises to $242.50, Hero calls $182.50, fold

Flop: ($547.50, 2 players) J 4 7
UTG bets $544.50, Hero raises to $811.37 and is all-in, UTG calls $211.00 and is all-in

Turn: ($2,058.50, 2 players) 9

River: ($2,058.50, 2 players) 5

UTG shows K 4 A K (One Pair, Kings)
(Pre 56%, Flop 33%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows A 8 T 9 (Straight, Jack High)
(Pre 44%, Flop 67%, Turn 100%)
Hero wins $2,055.50

Vs long time legend Dunphi, not sure what to make of his turn play, feels ugly but could be alright.

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

BTN: $987.98 (VPIP: 44.44, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 9)
SB: $487.50 (VPIP: 28.00, PFR: 14.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 50)
BB: $835.08 (VPIP: 31.82, PFR: 23.23, 3Bet Preflop: 5.62, Hands: 2,984)
UTG: $804.38 (VPIP: 30.59, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 5.71, Hands: 172)
Hero (MP): $1,997.01
CO: $681.46 (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 17)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A 4 A Q

fold, Hero raises to $17.50, CO calls $17.50, fold, fold, BB calls $12.50

Flop: ($55.00, 3 players) 6 A 7
BB checks, Hero bets $26.13, CO calls $26.13, BB calls $26.13

Turn: ($133.39, 3 players) 2
BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $130.39, BB calls $130.39, Hero raises to $651.95, fold, BB calls $521.56

River: ($1,567.68, 2 players) 6
BB bets $139.50 and is all-in, Hero calls $139.50

BB shows 2 Q J 5 (Flush, Jack High)
(Pre 38%, Flop 31%, Turn 38%)
Hero shows A 4 A Q (Full House, Aces full of Sixes)
(Pre 62%, Flop 69%, Turn 63%)
Hero wins $1,843.68

Vs NL dude who has started playing PLO recently, don’t love it

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

Hero (BTN): $631.73
SB: $155.38 (VPIP: 27.54, PFR: 13.04, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 70)
BB: $850.02 (VPIP: 29.28, PFR: 18.78, 3Bet Preflop: 5.48, Hands: 183)
UTG: $1,118.56 (VPIP: 46.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 15)
MP: $326.12 (VPIP: 22.05, PFR: 13.25, 3Bet Preflop: 6.43, Hands: 785)
CO: $258.12 (VPIP: 27.09, PFR: 16.16, 3Bet Preflop: 5.99, Hands: 1,312)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J 4 8 A

UTG raises to $17.50, fold, fold, Hero calls $17.50, fold, BB calls $12.50

Flop: ($55.00, 3 players) 2 4 A
BB checks, UTG bets $17.24, Hero calls $17.24, BB raises to $72.50, fold, Hero calls $55.26

Turn: ($217.24, 2 players) 8
BB bets $132.83, Hero calls $132.83

River: ($482.90, 2 players) J
BB bets $35.53, Hero calls $35.53

BB shows T Q 4 A (Two Pair, Aces and Fours)
(Pre 53%, Flop 49%, Turn 16%)
Hero shows J 4 8 A (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks)
(Pre 48%, Flop 51%, Turn 84%)
Hero wins $550.96

A loser:

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

BTN: $677.44 (VPIP: 27.06, PFR: 16.47, 3Bet Preflop: 3.70, Hands: 174)
SB: $485.00 (VPIP: 42.50, PFR: 22.50, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 40)
BB: $346.81 (VPIP: 26.86, PFR: 16.22, 3Bet Preflop: 6.23, Hands: 1,375)
UTG: $967.57 (VPIP: 21.50, PFR: 13.72, 3Bet Preflop: 3.80, Hands: 1,154)
MP: $497.50 (VPIP: 42.98, PFR: 21.93, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 115)
Hero (CO): $3,540.25

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has T 9 A A

UTG raises to $17.50, MP calls $17.50, Hero raises to $77.50, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $60.00, MP calls $60.00

Flop: ($240.00, 3 players) A 3 Q
UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $237.00, fold, MP raises to $420.00 and is all-in, Hero calls $183.00

Turn: ($1,080.00, 2 players) J

River: ($1,080.00, 2 players) 6
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,080.00, 2 players) 5

River #2: ($1,080.00, 2 players) 7

MP shows K T J T (Straight, Ace High)
Board #1 (Pre 29%, Flop 41%, Turn 58%)
(Flush, Ace High)
Board #2 (Pre 29%, Flop 40%, Turn 29%)

Hero shows T 9 A A (Three of a Kind, Aces)
Board #1 (Pre 71%, Flop 59%, Turn 43%)
(Three of a Kind, Aces)
Board #2 (Pre 71%, Flop 60%, Turn 71%)

MP wins $538.50
MP wins $538.50

Yawn.

Wasn’t a great deal of interesting spots all day and when 5 of my 7 big winners are AA and the only stack I lost was with AA it was just one of those days where the RNG dished me good hands that held up.

It’s funny usually a good day like this online would get me buzzed about grinding out some stars for a while but in reality I felt kinda meh about online at the end of the day, I yearned for live poker so hopefully the games pick up again in London.

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Old 05-10-2018, 07:44 AM   #159
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

The Agony of the Bluff

Yesterday I played a lot of poker. I started the day firing in a big session of zoom and then after making a big purchase which I’ll allude to later I decided to go and try and put in a Vic session too. I’ll start with the Vic where I had to take a bluff on the chin, something I’m not used to and perhaps break down some errors in the hand.

Vic game was small again, last weeks bigger action seems to have been a passing blessing, much like the sunshine we were able to enjoy. The game was 2/5 but in reality 2/5/10 with everybody straddling and it was decent action. I chipped up and was winning a few bags after winning a few showdown pots and then I decided to go and get owned. The villain in the hand is someone I’ve only played with a few times but I know he thinks that a) he’s a player and b) he’s got a big ego (could easily be talking about myself here).

Hand History:

I decided to limp the AQJTss utg and it limps around to Villain in the BB who pots it to 50. I flat and one other does.

Flop: JT5hhc. Great flop, checks to me and I fire 75, which in reality was too small for this texture for sure. Folds back to Villain who peels one off.

Turn: JT53hhcc. Villain checks to me and I pot here given the amount of draws out there. Villain calls pretty quickly and I assume he’s picked up clubs.

River: JT534. So both fd’s miss and I get to the river with a decently strong part of my range. He checks and I decide that I want to be betting here at least some of the time given all the draws that have missed. Perhaps this is an error but if we’re ever going to have some bluffs we definitely want to be slightly widening our value range, so I bet £450; half pot.. To my surprise he woke up with a check raise to £1.2k and my initial thought was this is a live game, just fold. As my mate Moss said in his thread ‘you make a lot of money in live poker not calling rivers vs anyone but the top players’ (paraphrase). Something felt amiss though, value range for Villain was just so narrow and I was being presented a fairly enticing price. I was trying to decide whether he does this with A2xx, he should, again though this is live poker and I thought perhaps his only value hand here is 76xx. Anyway in the end it was the end of my session and I was a bit tired and I decided that we just didn’t have enough history and made a pained fold hoping it would be a good exploit. Unfortunately he triumphantly rolled over the AT97cc for some questionable flop play that had picked up nut clubs on the turn. Well played him, good heart and commitment but I think in reality it was a fairly textbook call to make for me and I have botched the river pretty hard.

Walked away from the game a £1200 winner nonetheless and had to be happy with that.

Some online hands for those who like Hand Histories:

All aboard…statistical analysis - I don’t like this reg and wanted to cause him pain

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

BTN: $370.41 (VPIP: 25.51, PFR: 18.55, 3Bet Preflop: 2.24, Hands: 351)
SB: $1,160.03 (VPIP: 22.50, PFR: 14.07, 3Bet Preflop: 5.43, Hands: 2,020)
BB: $500.00 (VPIP: 27.47, PFR: 18.13, 3Bet Preflop: 9.15, Hands: 375)
Hero (UTG): $1,612.79
CO: $870.88 (VPIP: 24.89, PFR: 16.26, 3Bet Preflop: 7.52, Hands: 1,340)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J 6 7 9

Hero raises to $17.50, fold, fold, SB raises to $57.50, fold, Hero raises to $177.50, SB raises to $537.50, Hero calls $360.00

Flop: ($1,080.00, 2 players) 2 9 5
SB bets $622.53 and is all-in, Hero calls $622.53

Turn: ($2,325.06, 2 players) 7

River: ($2,325.06, 2 players) T

SB shows 4 9 A A (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 56%, Flop 54%, Turn 23%)
Hero shows J 6 7 9 (Two Pair, Nines and Sevens)
(Pre 44%, Flop 46%, Turn 78%)
Hero wins $2,322.06

South Koreans yo…

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

Hero (BTN): $704.89
SB: $720.47 (VPIP: 22.20, PFR: 13.87, 3Bet Preflop: 5.36, Hands: 1,961)
BB: $487.79 (VPIP: 51.43, PFR: 22.86, 3Bet Preflop: 23.53, Hands: 35)
UTG: $519.53 (VPIP: 36.36, PFR: 24.24, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 33)
MP: $539.96 (VPIP: 26.26, PFR: 15.54, 3Bet Preflop: 4.01, Hands: 2,217)
CO: $581.37 (VPIP: 31.83, PFR: 23.16, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 3,365)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 6 T 9 K

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $17.50, SB raises to $57.50, BB calls $52.50, Hero raises to $230.00, SB calls $172.50, BB calls $172.50

Flop: ($690.00, 3 players) 6 T 5
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $474.89 and is all-in, fold, BB calls $257.79 and is all-in

Turn: ($1,205.58, 2 players) K

River: ($1,205.58, 2 players) 9
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,205.58, 2 players) 9

River #2: ($1,205.58, 2 players) J

BB shows 4 3 8 6 (One Pair, Sixes)
Board #1 (Pre 32%, Flop 21%, Turn 15%)
(One Pair, Sixes)
Board #2 (Pre 35%, Flop 21%, Turn 16%)

Hero shows 6 T 9 K (Two Pair, Kings and Tens)
Board #1 (Pre 68%, Flop 79%, Turn 85%)
(Two Pair, Tens and Nines)
Board #2 (Pre 65%, Flop 79%, Turn 84%)

Hero wins $601.29
Hero wins $601.29

Finding the gin turn vs my old pal Priv..

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

BTN: $1,923.41 (VPIP: 33.53, PFR: 26.47, 3Bet Preflop: 15.28, Hands: 174)
SB: $1,452.30 (VPIP: 22.45, PFR: 14.17, 3Bet Preflop: 5.36, Hands: 2,214)
BB: $539.42 (VPIP: 15.15, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 35)
UTG: $1,178.30 (VPIP: 23.91, PFR: 15.33, 3Bet Preflop: 5.19, Hands: 1,668)
MP: $602.75 (VPIP: 37.65, PFR: 23.58, 3Bet Preflop: 6.03, Hands: 825)
Hero (CO): $967.75

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 A A T

fold, MP raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $60.00, fold, fold, fold, MP calls $42.50

Flop: ($127.50, 2 players) Q 8 J
MP bets $62.25, Hero calls $62.25

Turn: ($252.00, 2 players) A
MP bets $249.00, Hero raises to $845.50 and is all-in, MP calls $231.50 and is all-in

River: ($1,213.00, 2 players) 4
Players agreed to run it twice.

River #2: ($1,213.00, 2 players) J

MP shows Q 5 Q T (Three of a Kind, Queens)
Board #1 (Pre 31%, Flop 76%, Turn 18%)
(Full House, Queens full of Jacks)
Board #2 (Pre 31%, Flop 75%, Turn 18%)

Hero shows 7 A A T (Three of a Kind, Aces)
Board #1 (Pre 69%, Flop 24%, Turn 83%)
(Full House, Aces full of Jacks)
Board #2 (Pre 69%, Flop 25%, Turn 82%)

Hero wins $605.00
Hero wins $605.00

Getting looked up LIGHT by reg…

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

BTN: $1,448.87 (VPIP: 23.43, PFR: 17.96, 3Bet Preflop: 10.41, Hands: 1,381)
SB: $472.60 (VPIP: 37.84, PFR: 25.68, 3Bet Preflop: 13.33, Hands: 151)
Hero (BB): $897.24
UTG: $3,257.48 (VPIP: 22.50, PFR: 14.27, 3Bet Preflop: 5.41, Hands: 2,192)
MP: $279.97 (VPIP: 21.20, PFR: 13.92, 3Bet Preflop: 8.66, Hands: 316)
CO: $507.50 (VPIP: 21.97, PFR: 14.31, 3Bet Preflop: 4.14, Hands: 1,415)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has T 5 6 T

fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $2.50, Hero checks

Flop: ($10.00, 2 players) T 2 8
SB bets $5.99, Hero raises to $19.98, SB calls $13.99

Turn: ($49.96, 2 players) 9
SB checks, Hero bets $37.97, SB raises to $146.56, Hero calls $108.59

River: ($343.08, 2 players) 8
SB checks, Hero bets $340.08, SB calls $301.06 and is all-in

Hero shows T 5 6 T (Full House, Tens full of Eights)
(Pre 29%, Flop 60%, Turn 23%)
SB shows 2 J 7 J (Straight, Jack High)
(Pre 71%, Flop 40%, Turn 78%)
Hero wins $942.20

Mashing buttons vs Kaju for morale..we funk out against each other a bunch

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

BTN: $1,206.28 (VPIP: 34.59, PFR: 23.12, 3Bet Preflop: 9.57, Hands: 600)
Hero (SB): $1,091.82
BB: $684.62 (VPIP: 46.34, PFR: 26.83, 3Bet Preflop: 15.79, Hands: 42)
UTG: $400.59 (VPIP: 37.76, PFR: 26.02, 3Bet Preflop: 11.90, Hands: 200)
CO: $267.31 (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 19.12, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 69)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 T 9 Q

fold, fold, BTN raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $57.50, fold, BTN calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 3 K T
Hero bets $58.50, BTN raises to $192.50, Hero calls $134.00

Turn: ($505.00, 2 players) K
Hero checks, BTN bets $150.60, Hero calls $150.60

River: ($806.20, 2 players) A
Hero bets $240.96, fold

Hero wins $803.20

My man Kaju living that light call life…

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

BTN: $1,540.61 (VPIP: 34.38, PFR: 22.92, 3Bet Preflop: 8.65, Hands: 494)
Hero (SB): $700.83
BB: $2,051.24 (VPIP: 31.68, PFR: 23.10, 3Bet Preflop: 5.62, Hands: 3,532)
UTG: $170.56 (VPIP: 33.91, PFR: 22.12, 3Bet Preflop: 11.54, Hands: 116)
CO: $670.49 (VPIP: 34.55, PFR: 22.33, 3Bet Preflop: 5.12, Hands: 1,530)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J A A 3

fold, fold, BTN raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $57.50, fold, BTN calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) K 2 7
Hero bets $35.10, BTN calls $35.10

Turn: ($190.20, 2 players) 4
Hero bets $149.76, BTN calls $149.76

River: ($489.72, 2 players) K
Hero bets $146.02, BTN calls $146.02

Hero shows J A A 3 (Two Pair, Aces and Kings)
(Pre 67%, Flop 25%, Turn 28%)
BTN mucks 2 A T 7 (Two Pair, Kings and Sevens)
(Pre 33%, Flop 75%, Turn 73%)
Hero wins $778.76

Reg choosing interesting bluff candidate…

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

BTN: $250.00 (VPIP: 28.26, PFR: 21.74, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 47)
Hero (SB): $575.45
BB: $234.90 (VPIP: 17.72, PFR: 11.39, 3Bet Preflop: 2.99, Hands: 161)
UTG: $484.83 (VPIP: 33.11, PFR: 19.88, 3Bet Preflop: 7.38, Hands: 1,226)
MP: $1,353.79 (VPIP: 22.80, PFR: 14.99, 3Bet Preflop: 4.47, Hands: 1,650)
CO: $354.50 (VPIP: 24.06, PFR: 12.57, 3Bet Preflop: 10.80, Hands: 388)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has T 6 9 5

UTG raises to $17.50, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $57.50, fold, UTG calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 7 3 6
Hero checks, UTG checks

Turn: ($120.00, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, UTG bets $35.00, Hero calls $35.00

River: ($190.00, 2 players) Q
Hero checks, UTG bets $93.50, Hero calls $93.50

UTG shows Q K T 9 (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 54%, Flop 17%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows T 6 9 5 (Flush, Ten High)
(Pre 46%, Flop 83%, Turn 100%)
Hero wins $374.00

Losers

Is this standard by Villain….genuinely asking?

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

BTN: $867.54 (VPIP: 12.00, PFR: 8.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
Hero (SB): $549.33
BB: $466.50 (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 23.08, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
UTG: $466.28 (VPIP: 22.41, PFR: 13.79, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 60)
CO: $307.79 (VPIP: 30.67, PFR: 15.84, 3Bet Preflop: 7.26, Hands: 804)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A A 3 3

UTG raises to $17.50, fold, fold, Hero raises to $57.50, fold, UTG calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 6 5 A
Hero bets $117.00, UTG calls $117.00

Turn: ($354.00, 2 players) 2
Hero bets $351.00, UTG calls $291.78 and is all-in

River: ($937.56, 2 players) J

Hero shows A A 3 3 (Three of a Kind, Aces)
(Pre 57%, Flop 62%, Turn 73%)
UTG shows 7 9 T 6 (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 43%, Flop 38%, Turn 28%)
UTG wins $934.56

Top set, full pot, give me that money…

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

BTN: $528.94 (VPIP: 67.74, PFR: 35.48, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 32)
SB: $1,651.09 (VPIP: 31.76, PFR: 23.18, 3Bet Preflop: 5.49, Hands: 3,413)
Hero (BB): $355.50
UTG: $532.31 (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
MP: $1,861.10 (VPIP: 22.77, PFR: 13.73, 3Bet Preflop: 7.03, Hands: 926)
CO: $815.79 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 2 8 2 Q

fold, fold, CO raises to $15.00, fold, fold, Hero calls $10.00

Flop: ($32.50, 2 players) 2 K 5
Hero checks, CO bets $30.88, Hero raises to $81.76, CO raises to $276.16, Hero raises to $340.50 and is all-in, CO calls $64.34

Turn: ($713.50, 2 players) 6

River: ($713.50, 2 players) 7

Hero shows 2 8 2 Q (Three of a Kind, Twos)
(Pre 35%, Flop 8%, Turn 3%)
CO shows K J 4 K (Three of a Kind, Kings)
(Pre 65%, Flop 92%, Turn 98%)
CO wins $710.50

Not my best bluff candidate…

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

BTN: $1,084.01 (VPIP: 28.95, PFR: 19.60, 3Bet Preflop: 10.33, Hands: 463)
Hero (SB): $1,023.32
BB: $1,415.49 (VPIP: 23.40, PFR: 17.88, 3Bet Preflop: 10.30, Hands: 1,370)
UTG: $500.00 (VPIP: 21.88, PFR: 14.24, 3Bet Preflop: 4.15, Hands: 1,406)
MP: $318.50 (VPIP: 20.46, PFR: 13.53, 3Bet Preflop: 9.02, Hands: 303)
CO: $1,857.58 (VPIP: 6.25, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 8 J A T

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $57.50, fold, BTN calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 9 9 7
Hero checks, BTN bets $49.84, Hero raises to $139.68, BTN calls $89.84

Turn: ($399.36, 2 players) 9
Hero bets $118.91, BTN calls $118.91

River: ($637.18, 2 players) 5
Hero checks, BTN checks

Hero shows 8 J A T (Three of a Kind, Nines)
(Pre 44%, Flop 34%, Turn 0%)
BTN shows K 3 K Q (Full House, Nines full of Kings)
(Pre 56%, Flop 66%, Turn 100%)
BTN wins $634.18

Anyone play a hand this poorly yesterday..

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

BTN: $500.00 (VPIP: 37.74, PFR: 23.74, 3Bet Preflop: 6.36, Hands: 911)
Hero (SB): $696.75
BB: $531.75 (VPIP: 32.59, PFR: 19.66, 3Bet Preflop: 7.09, Hands: 1,287)
UTG: $1,194.36 (VPIP: 27.91, PFR: 19.53, 3Bet Preflop: 3.57, Hands: 219)
CO: $762.05 (VPIP: 34.48, PFR: 23.32, 3Bet Preflop: 9.36, Hands: 625)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has Q J 5 Q

fold, fold, BTN raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $57.50, fold, BTN calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 4 8 K
Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($120.00, 2 players) 8
Hero bets $77.22, BTN calls $77.22

River: ($274.44, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BTN bets $162.86, Hero calls $162.86

BTN shows 2 8 3 9 (Full House, Eights full of Threes)
(Pre 40%, Flop 39%, Turn 95%)
Hero mucks Q J 5 Q (Two Pair, Queens and Eights)
(Pre 60%, Flop 61%, Turn 5%)
BTN wins $597.16



In other ’News’ I booked up for Las Vegas yesterday. Will be staying June 7th to July 5th. Plan is to grind 10/25 and 25/50 PLO Cash and a bunch of PLO mtts, bring a bracelet back to the UK. The only downside was me firing the $25k in my schedule and my high stakes backer deciding to veto it; I mean come on bruv just flick it in ya nit. Gonna see how the trip is going and how my sanity is going and if both are going well I’ll probably extend and fire Main Event at the end of the trip.

I’ll be mainly grinding cos Vegas expenses are a living joke but of course will be down to drink beer and watch World Cup so if any of you guys who read this are down for that hit me up whilst I’m out there…particularly you Gazzy, plenty of England games for us to watch, you’ll be loving that.

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Old 05-10-2018, 08:13 AM   #160
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Why not sell as a package in marketplace?
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:53 AM   #162
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I’ll take 25 as well why not, can’t be worst than the other horses
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plenty of England games for us to watch, youíll be loving that.
more like 3

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Old 05-11-2018, 06:48 AM   #164
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High Stakes @ The Victoria

Let’s start breaking down some live action.

Last night we had a juicy 5/10/25/50 game at the Victoria. Now before y’all book your flights and fire over here excitedly let me tell ya’s this is a pretty rare occurrence, albeit certainly a welcome one. I was finding pretty tough actually to adjust to a 4 blind game with differing stack sizes when I’ve been playing a lot of zoom, I think I potentially played too tight but there wasn’t many steal opportunities and with a lot of pots going multiway it felt prudent to just have the goods.

I played a bunch of ‘smaller’ more standard 40bb type stuff and only one big pot of note.

Was earlier in the session when the game was only 3 blinds @ 5/10/25. Very good reg and friends of mine opens utg for pot and the funnest of fun players who vpips 95% flats and I squeeze KK85ddcc from the SB and both call. 9 handed game it’s probably close pre but I think it’s better in general to have an aggressive SB strategy and my friend had been opening frequently enough to be wider than only AA at this point.

Flop 986dd. Flop that I’m going to be checking a ton after this squeeze and I go ahead and do and my friend goes ahead and pots for £1100 or so with £3k or so back, high vpip player now tanks for a while and folds what is likely a good hand (turned out to be bare 75xx) and I go ahead and check jam and make flush on both run outs to scoop a biggie.

After that it was hard to get much momentum without scoring a ton of hands, which I certainly wasn’t and I sort of bled from a high point of about +£9k to finish up £5600 and continue with a very strong month so far live wise.

Earlier in the day I cranked out a whopping 472 hands on Stars.

The Winners

Creative squeeze from Villain here…easily my biggest won pot of the day

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

Hero (BTN): $1,248.62
SB: $560.43 (VPIP: 34.65, PFR: 20.79, 3Bet Preflop: 13.64, Hands: 106)
BB: $1,648.96 (VPIP: 26.68, PFR: 16.33, 3Bet Preflop: 6.42, Hands: 715)
UTG: $380.00 (VPIP: 16.48, PFR: 11.93, 3Bet Preflop: 2.60, Hands: 178)
CO: $502.50 (VPIP: 26.40, PFR: 19.35, 3Bet Preflop: 8.89, Hands: 564)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A 3 A K

fold, CO raises to $15.00, Hero calls $15.00, SB raises to $65.00, fold, CO calls $50.00, Hero raises to $265.00, SB calls $200.00, CO calls $200.00

Flop: ($800.00, 3 players) 4 4 8
SB bets $295.43 and is all-in, fold, Hero calls $295.43

Turn: ($1,390.86, 2 players) 7

River: ($1,390.86, 2 players) T
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,390.86, 2 players) A

River #2: ($1,390.86, 2 players) 8

SB shows 7 6 J T (Flush, Ten High)
Board #1 (Pre 41%, Flop 16%, Turn 3%)
(One Pair, Eights)
Board #2 (Pre 39%, Flop 17%, Turn 0%)

Hero shows A 3 A K (Flush, Ace High)
Board #1 (Pre 59%, Flop 84%, Turn 98%)
(Full House, Aces full of Eights)
Board #2 (Pre 61%, Flop 83%, Turn 100%)

Hero wins $693.93
Hero wins $693.93

Found a gin bluff spot..

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

Hero (BTN): $661.72
SB: $245.00 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)
BB: $1,469.91 (VPIP: 65.22, PFR: 30.43, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 24)
CO: $130.35 (VPIP: 24.15, PFR: 15.85, 3Bet Preflop: 5.61, Hands: 275)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 6 A 9 J

fold, Hero raises to $17.50, fold, BB raises to $55.00, Hero calls $37.50

Flop: ($112.50, 2 players) 2 2 8
BB bets $65.00, Hero calls $65.00

Turn: ($242.50, 2 players) T
BB bets $150.00, Hero raises to $541.72 and is all-in, fold

Hero wins $541.00

Losers

I have a nasty habit of dusting a big pot at the end of sessions, yesterday was no exception, questionable squeeze pre by me..

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

BTN: $485.00 (VPIP: 27.18, PFR: 19.32, 3Bet Preflop: 8.37, Hands: 596)
SB: $939.08 (VPIP: 34.48, PFR: 20.69, 3Bet Preflop: 13.33, Hands: 29)
Hero (BB): $929.22
CO: $500.00 (VPIP: 28.73, PFR: 17.12, 3Bet Preflop: 5.45, Hands: 984)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 6 9 Q

fold, BTN raises to $12.50, SB calls $10.00, Hero raises to $50.00, fold, SB raises to $162.50, Hero calls $112.50

Flop: ($337.50, 2 players) T Q 6
SB bets $336.00, Hero raises to $766.72 and is all-in, SB calls $430.72

Turn: ($1,870.94, 2 players) 3

River: ($1,870.94, 2 players) J

SB shows A 9 A 8 (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 61%, Flop 62%, Turn 90%)
Hero shows 7 6 9 Q (Two Pair, Queens and Sixes)
(Pre 39%, Flop 38%, Turn 10%)
SB wins $1,869.44

I was ready..

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

BTN: $1,277.90 (VPIP: 26.33, PFR: 15.90, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 567)
SB: $811.26 (VPIP: 25.86, PFR: 18.97, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 61)
Hero (BB): $504.50
UTG: $716.25 (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 10.53, Hands: 33)
MP: $1,199.91 (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 25)
CO: $489.90 (VPIP: 23.42, PFR: 9.01, 3Bet Preflop: 1.89, Hands: 113)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J Q J 9

fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $15.00, Hero raises to $45.00, SB raises to $135.00, Hero calls $90.00

Flop: ($270.00, 2 players) J 3 5
SB bets $267.00, Hero raises to $369.50 and is all-in, SB calls $102.50

Turn: ($1,009.00, 2 players) A

River: ($1,009.00, 2 players) 5
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,009.00, 2 players) 9

River #2: ($1,009.00, 2 players) 2

SB shows A A 4 4 (Full House, Aces full of Fives)
Board #1 (Pre 60%, Flop 41%, Turn 98%)
(Flush, Ace High)
Board #2 (Pre 57%, Flop 40%, Turn 79%)

Hero shows J Q J 9 (Full House, Jacks full of Fives)
Board #1 (Pre 40%, Flop 59%, Turn 3%)
(Three of a Kind, Jacks)
Board #2 (Pre 43%, Flop 60%, Turn 21%)

SB wins $503.00
SB wins $503.00



I’ve been in the gym running and doing some light weights everyday and although they say that exercise is meant to be good it seems to kill me and I feel awful, perhaps I’m dying or perhaps it’ll turn to feeling good soon. Hope it’s the latter.

Got a pretty busy Friday with plans in the nighttime and have a meeting for an exciting project in the afternoon so will likely be quiet on the poker front. Will probably squeeze out a little zoom action and depending on what time I’m home tonight I’ll play the 530 5card NL, ridiculous format, turbo though at least.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:28 AM   #165
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

Sunday Funday

So I ended up playing a fairly busy Sunday after a few days off drinking, eating and chilling. I fired the 10k 6max, 2 shells at the 1k 6max Plo and the Milly, plus had some action elsewhere in some Sundays and basically bricked everything. I had a deep run in the Supersonic later on to try and save the tournament day but eventually busted 30th or something losing a flip. All in all quite a disastrous tournament day. I managed to get in some good 25/50 games, both 4 and 5 card and ended up covering the tournaments and making a few thousand $s on the day so wasn’t a truly awful Sunday.

The 10k

I just never managed to get anything going in this tournament, played really solid and disciplined in a ton of spots where I know I’ve made really nitty but correct folds. I got into a really big pot early in the tournament vs TheCleaner where I’ve had QT99cc on 954cc raised his flop leads and he’s called. Turn comes an ugly 3x (9543cc) and he’s absolutely bombed turn and I’ve flatted and folded to another big bet on a brick river. Standard hand and big one for the momentum as it made him chip leader at the time and plummeted me down the standings. I made one error I think where I’d bet AJT2hhcc, J clubs, on KQ9cxx and 4c turn. River came 5c and I’ve check called a big bet and been shown the AQT6cc. Was a really tough spot but I think given he has enough set and 2pair stuff that I should be betting small on the river and folding to a river raise. Scrapped around the best I could on a small stack for a long time and busted AJ99 to AJT9 with 56%.

The 1k

I was in this for 2 bullets and ran up a really big stack and was like top 10 with 200 to go. I ended up busting like 173rd which will give you an idea of the absolute blow up I managed to put into action. Most of the damage has come when I taken the absolute worst bluff candidate possible and bombed river with it vs the one and only HotMark and he’s found a good bluff catchers and made the correct call to vault up the standings. After that my head had gone a bit and I just lost some high variance spot with a T765ds to KKxx and that was all she wrote. Not my finest hour.

As I mentioned cash saved the day/weekend, few hands below…

Got into a fun player 25/50 somehow beating the seat scripts and stacked the fun player

PokerStars - $50 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BTN): $6,805.44
SB: $2,907.63 (VPIP: 31.15, PFR: 14.75, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 61)
BB: $3,461.07 (VPIP: 31.15, PFR: 19.17, 3Bet Preflop: 8.00, Hands: 1,434)
UTG: $3,786.21 (VPIP: 34.15, PFR: 29.27, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 45)
MP: $1,182.80 (VPIP: 26.09, PFR: 17.39, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 24)
CO: $3,917.26 (VPIP: 29.38, PFR: 15.45, 3Bet Preflop: 6.00, Hands: 1,175)

SB posts SB $25.00, BB posts BB $50.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $75.00) Hero has 8 7 A 7

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $125.00, SB calls $100.00, BB calls $75.00

Flop: ($375.00, 3 players) 4 5 9
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $186.00, SB raises to $669.60, fold, Hero raises to $2,380.80, SB raises to $2,782.63 and is all-in, Hero calls $401.83

Turn: ($5,940.26, 2 players) A

River: ($5,940.26, 2 players) A

SB shows 3 5 4 7 (Two Pair, Aces and Fives)
(Pre 36%, Flop 45%, Turn 55%)
Hero shows 8 7 A 7 (Three of a Kind, Aces)
(Pre 64%, Flop 55%, Turn 45%)
Hero wins $5,937.26

5/10 PLO zoom ran as a rarity and I ran good..

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

BTN: $1,475.01 (VPIP: 29.09, PFR: 14.55, 3Bet Preflop: 11.27, Hands: 165)
SB: $1,058.81 (VPIP: 30.95, PFR: 19.05, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 42)
BB: $710.35 (VPIP: 26.19, PFR: 11.90, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 43)
UTG: $994.50 (VPIP: 54.17, PFR: 37.50, 3Bet Preflop: 30.00, Hands: 24)
Hero (CO): $2,519.86

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has 6 K K 6

UTG raises to $35.00, Hero calls $35.00, BTN calls $35.00, fold, fold

Flop: ($120.00, 3 players) 3 T 2
UTG bets $87.75, Hero raises to $380.25, fold, UTG raises to $959.50 and is all-in, Hero calls $579.25

Turn: ($2,039.00, 2 players) 5

River: ($2,039.00, 2 players) 9

UTG shows A 2 A T (Two Pair, Tens and Twos)
(Pre 65%, Flop 58%, Turn 10%)
Hero shows 6 K K 6 (Flush, King High)
(Pre 35%, Flop 42%, Turn 90%)
Hero wins $2,036.00\

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

Hero (BTN): $963.50
SB: $1,091.48 (VPIP: 17.39, PFR: 8.70, 3Bet Preflop: 6.90, Hands: 69)
BB: $3,319.16 (VPIP: 31.09, PFR: 20.97, 3Bet Preflop: 7.34, Hands: 274)
CO: $1,049.50 (VPIP: 31.98, PFR: 18.27, 3Bet Preflop: 7.59, Hands: 202)

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

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

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

Flop: ($240.00, 2 players) 5 4 6
SB checks, Hero bets $119.25, SB raises to $596.25, Hero raises to $848.50 and is all-in, SB calls $252.25

Turn: ($1,937.00, 2 players) 8

River: ($1,937.00, 2 players) K
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,937.00, 2 players) Q

River #2: ($1,937.00, 2 players) 3

SB shows A T A T (One Pair, Aces)
Board #1 (Pre 68%, Flop 40%, Turn 20%)
(One Pair, Aces)
Board #2 (Pre 67%, Flop 43%, Turn 18%)

Hero shows Q 8 7 Q (Straight, Eight High)
Board #1 (Pre 32%, Flop 60%, Turn 80%)
(Straight, Eight High)
Board #2 (Pre 33%, Flop 57%, Turn 82%)

Hero wins $967.75
Hero wins $967.75

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

BTN: $705.35 (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 46)
SB: $2,116.49 (VPIP: 30.41, PFR: 15.79, 3Bet Preflop: 12.16, Hands: 171)
Hero (BB): $3,556.36
CO: $2,862.93 (VPIP: 27.69, PFR: 18.46, 3Bet Preflop: 6.90, Hands: 67)

SB posts SB $5.00, Hero posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has A 2 Q K

fold, BTN raises to $25.00, SB calls $20.00, Hero raises to $100.00, fold, SB calls $75.00

Flop: ($225.00, 2 players) 8 5 3
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($225.00, 2 players) 4
SB bets $187.74, Hero calls $187.74

River: ($600.48, 2 players) Q
SB bets $503.14, Hero calls $503.14

SB shows 8 7 7 8 (Three of a Kind, Eights)
(Pre 48%, Flop 69%, Turn 33%)
Hero shows A 2 Q K (Straight, Five High)
(Pre 52%, Flop 31%, Turn 68%)
Hero wins $1,605.26

QUADS BABY..

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

BTN: $790.47 (VPIP: 58.70, PFR: 36.96, 3Bet Preflop: 16.00, Hands: 46)
SB: $1,009.10 (VPIP: 32.08, PFR: 19.34, 3Bet Preflop: 7.32, Hands: 219)
BB: $1,000.00 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 12.04, 3Bet Preflop: 11.54, Hands: 108)
Hero (CO): $996.58

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $15.00) Hero has 2 A A A

Hero raises to $35.00, BTN raises to $120.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $375.00, BTN calls $255.00

Flop: ($765.00, 2 players) 9 3 J
Hero bets $621.58 and is all-in, BTN calls $415.47 and is all-in

Turn: ($1,595.94, 2 players) A

River: ($1,595.94, 2 players) 5

Hero shows 2 A A A (Three of a Kind, Aces)
(Pre 63%, Flop 22%, Turn 80%)
BTN shows 3 J K K (Two Pair, Jacks and Threes)
(Pre 37%, Flop 78%, Turn 20%)
Hero wins $1,594.44

Sneak Attack…

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

BTN: $1,532.44 (VPIP: 23.47, PFR: 11.22, 3Bet Preflop: 10.64, Hands: 98)
SB: $1,062.22 (VPIP: 31.94, PFR: 21.53, 3Bet Preflop: 6.90, Hands: 297)
BB: $1,169.97 (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 6)
Hero (CO): $1,186.34

SB posts SB $5.00, BB posts BB $10.00

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

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

Flop: ($75.00, 2 players) 4 9 A
BB checks, Hero bets $22.05, BB calls $22.05

Turn: ($119.10, 2 players) 8
BB checks, Hero bets $94.08, BB calls $94.08

River: ($307.26, 2 players) J
BB bets $305.76, Hero raises to $1,035.21 and is all-in, fold

Hero wins $917.28

Large pot at 2/5z for the old K752 powerhouse…

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

BTN: $1,617.16 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.00, Hands: 82)
SB: $1,121.28 (VPIP: 36.00, PFR: 28.00, 3Bet Preflop: 18.75, Hands: 25)
Hero (BB): $1,418.87
UTG: $2,957.76 (VPIP: 29.36, PFR: 15.65, 3Bet Preflop: 3.28, Hands: 681)
MP: $532.38 (VPIP: 23.34, PFR: 14.94, 3Bet Preflop: 4.85, Hands: 1,833)
CO: $491.00 (VPIP: 26.01, PFR: 17.95, 3Bet Preflop: 7.77, Hands: 783)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has K 2 5 7

fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $15.00, Hero raises to $45.00, SB raises to $135.00, Hero calls $90.00

Flop: ($270.00, 2 players) 2 Q 5
SB checks, Hero bets $267.00, SB raises to $986.28 and is all-in, Hero calls $719.28

Turn: ($2,242.56, 2 players) J

River: ($2,242.56, 2 players) T

SB shows 9 A A 6 (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 63%, Flop 27%, Turn 20%)
Hero shows K 2 5 7 (Two Pair, Fives and Twos)
(Pre 37%, Flop 73%, Turn 80%)
Hero wins $2,239.56

Not many outs for this poor chap

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

BTN: $608.62 (VPIP: 17.65, PFR: 17.65, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 18)
SB: $1,061.82 (VPIP: 28.21, PFR: 17.98, 3Bet Preflop: 7.34, Hands: 853)
Hero (BB): $471.31
UTG: $1,106.32 (VPIP: 38.71, PFR: 20.97, 3Bet Preflop: 8.57, Hands: 64)
MP: $500.00 (VPIP: 21.05, PFR: 11.84, 3Bet Preflop: 2.50, Hands: 77)
CO: $626.83 (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 23.81, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J 2 K K

UTG raises to $17.50, fold, CO calls $17.50, fold, fold, Hero calls $12.50

Flop: ($55.00, 3 players) K 4 7
Hero checks, UTG bets $25.60, CO calls $25.60, Hero raises to $154.65, fold, CO raises to $541.80, Hero calls $299.16 and is all-in

Turn: ($988.22, 2 players) 5

River: ($988.22, 2 players) 2

Hero shows J 2 K K (Three of a Kind, Kings)
(Pre 71%, Flop 93%, Turn 100%)
CO shows K J Q 7 (Two Pair, Kings and Sevens)
(Pre 29%, Flop 7%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins $985.22

Guess I should have checked…

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

BTN: $781.76 (VPIP: 38.50, PFR: 31.00, 3Bet Preflop: 13.29, Hands: 410)
SB: $1,759.42 (VPIP: 27.28, PFR: 16.66, 3Bet Preflop: 6.78, Hands: 1,561)
Hero (BB): $461.81
UTG: $443.12 (VPIP: 24.32, PFR: 16.22, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 39)
MP: $1,055.86 (VPIP: 30.33, PFR: 18.85, 3Bet Preflop: 3.92, Hands: 125)
CO: $634.76 (VPIP: 32.04, PFR: 19.42, 3Bet Preflop: 13.16, Hands: 106)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 7 K 9 Q

fold, MP raises to $17.50, fold, BTN calls $17.50, fold, Hero calls $12.50

Flop: ($55.00, 3 players) J T 9
Hero checks, MP bets $17.24, BTN raises to $82.29, Hero calls $82.29, fold

Turn: ($236.82, 2 players) 8
Hero checks, BTN bets $233.82, Hero calls $233.82

River: ($704.46, 2 players) 8
Hero bets $128.20 and is all-in, fold

Hero wins $701.46

Q654 showing a lot of heart..

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

BTN: $1,098.82 (VPIP: 29.84, PFR: 15.71, 3Bet Preflop: 3.13, Hands: 640)
SB: $509.00 (VPIP: 23.48, PFR: 15.02, 3Bet Preflop: 4.85, Hands: 1,781)
Hero (BB): $519.38
UTG: $530.82 (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 38.10, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 21)
MP: $503.52 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 6)
CO: $1,170.78 (VPIP: 26.37, PFR: 16.31, 3Bet Preflop: 5.95, Hands: 815)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 2 A 4 A

UTG raises to $17.50, MP raises to $60.00, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $200.00, UTG calls $182.50, MP calls $140.00

Flop: ($602.50, 3 players) K 2 6
Hero bets $319.38 and is all-in, UTG raises to $330.82 and is all-in, MP calls $303.52 and is all-in

Turn: ($1,544.78, 3 players) Q

River: ($1,544.78, 3 players) J

Hero shows 2 A 4 A (One Pair, Aces)

Main Pot [$1,513.06]: (Pre 32%, Flop 20%, Turn 11%)
Side Pot#1 [$31.72]: (Pre 58%, Flop 45%, Turn 17%)

UTG shows 6 Q 5 4 (Two Pair, Queens and Sixes)

Main Pot [$1,513.06]: (Pre 26%, Flop 40%, Turn 47%)
Side Pot#1 [$31.72]: (Pre 43%, Flop 55%, Turn 83%)

MP shows K 7 9 J (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks)

Main Pot [$1,513.06]: (Pre 42%, Flop 40%, Turn 42%)

UTG wins $31.72
MP wins $1,510.06

Opponent tanked for a long time here before sticking the rest in, naturally has made the once and slow roll list for life..

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

BTN: $364.03 (VPIP: 27.76, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 2.36, Hands: 302)
SB: $500.00 (VPIP: 53.33, PFR: 40.00, 3Bet Preflop: 37.50, Hands: 15)
BB: $500.00 (VPIP: 43.69, PFR: 21.75, 3Bet Preflop: 3.66, Hands: 903)
UTG: $842.50 (VPIP: 22.91, PFR: 14.61, 3Bet Preflop: 5.39, Hands: 2,498)
Hero (CO): $1,451.50

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 6 K 5 K

fold, Hero raises to $17.50, fold, SB raises to $57.50, fold, Hero calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 6 J 6
SB bets $50.00, Hero raises to $267.00, SB raises to $442.50 and is all-in, Hero calls $175.50

Turn: ($1,005.00, 2 players) 4

River: ($1,005.00, 2 players) 2
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,005.00, 2 players) 2

River #2: ($1,005.00, 2 players) 9

SB shows J 8 7 6 (Full House, Sixes full of Jacks)
Board #1 (Pre 42%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
(Full House, Sixes full of Jacks)
Board #2 (Pre 43%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)

Hero shows 6 K 5 K (Three of a Kind, Sixes)
Board #1 (Pre 58%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
(Three of a Kind, Sixes)
Board #2 (Pre 57%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)

SB wins $501.00
SB wins $501.00

Flop top set in 4bet pot and be a reasonably big dog…gotta love PLO

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

BTN: $1,574.35 (VPIP: 29.85, PFR: 16.37, 3Bet Preflop: 4.47, Hands: 807)
Hero (SB): $447.50
BB: $247.50 (VPIP: 26.71, PFR: 16.88, 3Bet Preflop: 6.03, Hands: 484)
CO: $720.35 (VPIP: 29.22, PFR: 15.52, 3Bet Preflop: 5.83, Hands: 1,135)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J Q Q A

CO raises to $17.50, BTN calls $17.50, Hero raises to $75.00, fold, CO calls $57.50, BTN calls $57.50

Flop: ($230.00, 3 players) 9 Q 6
Hero bets $228.50, CO raises to $645.35 and is all-in, fold, Hero calls $144.00 and is all-in

Turn: ($975.00, 2 players) 3

River: ($975.00, 2 players) 7
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($975.00, 2 players) A

River #2: ($975.00, 2 players) 5

Hero shows J Q Q A (Three of a Kind, Queens)
Board #1 (Pre 65%, Flop 43%, Turn 25%)
(Three of a Kind, Queens)
Board #2 (Pre 67%, Flop 45%, Turn 47%)

CO shows 7 J 8 T (Flush, Queen High)
Board #1 (Pre 35%, Flop 57%, Turn 75%)
(Flush, Queen High)
Board #2 (Pre 33%, Flop 55%, Turn 53%)

CO wins $486.75
CO wins $486.75



Probably gonna look at having a chilled week at the Vic just trying to snag some variance free monies (ok so there’s no such thing) but if there’s only 2/5 running I’ll be back knocking about the Stars street. Currently having a very strong month pre Vegas so hoping that’ll continue meaning I head there pumped up with maximum confidence.

Hitting the gym today as us players at the Vic have a grudge 6 a side match against the dealers there on Wednesday. Huge pride on the line so need to be in tip top shape.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:54 PM   #166
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questionable squeeze pre by me..
Of all the things that you call questionable, you call a slamdunk squeeze questionable. Philly G's been 3betting these hands since he started RiO, and it's probably one of the few things he said that still holds true.

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I managed to get in some good 25/50 games, both 4 and 5 card and ended up covering the tournaments and making a few thousand $s on the day so wasn’t a truly awful Sunday.
Must be nice when winning a few k is "wasn't truly awful".
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:08 AM   #167
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Remember when the yanks always used to say London was big for live PLO cash games? What happened....
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Remember when the yanks always used to say London was big for live PLO cash games? What happened....
BigAs moves to London
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:02 AM   #169
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Definitely this
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:16 AM   #170
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He made me quit live poker....
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In other íNewsí I booked up for Las Vegas yesterday. Will be staying June 7th to July 5th. Plan is to grind 10/25 and 25/50 PLO Cash and a bunch of PLO mtts, bring a bracelet back to the UK. The only downside was me firing the $25k in my schedule and my high stakes backer deciding to veto it; I mean come on bruv just flick it in ya nit. Gonna see how the trip is going and how my sanity is going and if both are going well Iíll probably extend and fire Main Event at the end of the trip.

Iíll be mainly grinding cos Vegas expenses are a living joke but of course will be down to drink beer and watch World Cup so if any of you guys who read this are down for that hit me up whilst Iím out thereÖparticularly you Gazzy, plenty of England games for us to watch, youíll be loving that.
I'll be there throughout June (and also hoping my sanity / BR holds-out to stay for the Main Event and definitely down to watch England in the World Cup if you just let me know when / where - cheers and gl
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:53 AM   #172
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Playing All Sorts

Since the last update I’ve been firing absolutely all sorts, tournaments, live cash, online cash, 4 cards, 5 cards, even the dreaded 6 cards.

Let’s break it down.

100/200 5card

Yesterday I fired 100/200 for a bit, unfortunately it’s harder to just pull 5card hand histories and friends have told me the phone images are quite bowl so I’ll just have to describe the action and the decision to play. Line up was a mixture across tables of myself, ActionFreak, Gavz, Ronny, Jeans and my boy Deldar dropping in and out. I think the games were likely running around Ronny and me and my backer decided that we could just shell 8k bullets at it and felt it’d be +ev. I didn’t really play any ‘interesting’ hands because well you’re not going to off 40bb very often. Peaked at about +17k but eventually lost a few hands towards end of session and won $5k. Was pretty fun to be playing so high again, definitely a significant buzz increase between 100/200 and say 25/50.

25/50 and 50/100 5card

In between live games I’ve been playing a fair amount of volume at these stakes, trying to sit whenever it looks like the game with run. I was playing Deldar the other day and he summed up 5card pretty well; ‘A fun way to breakeven’. I had a big upswing and then a big downswing and ended up +15k or so from these games. Seems the EV vacuum that is Berri is back online so that’ll make the line ups considerably tougher and will have to game select a little harder when he’s in the mix.

4card PLO

In between all of the 5/6card madness of the week I’ve managed to sneak in some standard 4card on Stars also. I sat sneak as it’s laughably low volume.



Will try and dig a hand or two out of this whopping 452 hand sample…

PokerStars - $100 PL Hi (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: $13,747.37 (VPIP: 31.32, PFR: 18.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.37, Hands: 564)
Hero (MP): $6,074.87
CO: $4,255.78 (VPIP: 34.98, PFR: 21.60, 3Bet Preflop: 7.61, Hands: 504)
BTN: $11,588.44 (VPIP: 23.81, PFR: 20.63, 3Bet Preflop: 17.39, Hands: 64)
SB: $4,000.00 (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)
BB: $14,390.12 (VPIP: 33.17, PFR: 21.00, 3Bet Preflop: 6.83, Hands: 434)

SB posts SB $50.00, BB posts BB $100.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $150.00) Hero has 8 9 T J

fold, Hero raises to $250.00, fold, BTN raises to $900.00, fold, fold, Hero calls $650.00

Flop: ($1,950.00, 2 players) 2 8 7
Hero checks, BTN bets $1,945.00, Hero raises to $5,174.87 and is all-in, BTN calls $3,229.87

Turn: ($12,299.74, 2 players) 9

River: ($12,299.74, 2 players) K
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($12,299.74, 2 players) 3

River #2: ($12,299.74, 2 players) 7

Hero shows 8 9 T J (Straight, Jack High)
Board #1 (Pre 35%, Flop 63%, Turn 93%)
(Two Pair, Eights and Sevens)
Board #2 (Pre 34%, Flop 61%, Turn 75%)

BTN shows Q A 9 T (One Pair, Nines)
Board #1 (Pre 65%, Flop 37%, Turn 8%)
(One Pair, Sevens)
Board #2 (Pre 66%, Flop 39%, Turn 25%)

Hero wins $6,147.37
Hero wins $6,147.37

Favourable flop vs Fjutek..

This is why I haven’t been mixing in much 2/5 zoom this week whilst playing a lot higher…

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

BTN: $313.10 (VPIP: 41.67, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
SB: $529.15 (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 18.00, 3Bet Preflop: 5.00, Hands: 51)
BB: $893.79 (VPIP: 29.62, PFR: 21.20, 3Bet Preflop: 6.94, Hands: 373)
UTG: $2,618.30 (VPIP: 31.64, PFR: 23.07, 3Bet Preflop: 5.35, Hands: 3,945)
MP: $507.50 (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 19)
Hero (CO): $535.51

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 9 7 5 A

fold, fold, Hero raises to $17.50, fold, fold, BB calls $12.50

Flop: ($37.50, 2 players) Q J T
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($37.50, 2 players) Q
BB checks, Hero bets $12.50, BB calls $12.50

River: ($62.50, 2 players) K
BB checks, Hero bets $59.50, BB raises to $238.00, Hero raises to $505.51 and is all-in, BB calls $267.51

Hero shows 9 7 5 A (One Pair, Queens)
(Pre 48%, Flop 38%, Turn 18%)
BB shows 9 K 9 Q (Full House, Queens full of Kings)
(Pre 52%, Flop 62%, Turn 83%)
BB wins $1,070.52

Live Poker

I’ve played 3 live poker sessions since last post

15th - won £1950
16th - lost £550
17th - won £6900


Last night was the only really interesting and fun game. We played straight up 10/25 all night in a good line up. Action was pretty decent, few people tilting. I played one semi interesting pot towards the end.

£50 straddle was on, few limps and I’ve made in £300 with AhAK9dd. 3 callers.

Flop comes KJ2hh, I go ahead and bet because of my excellent blockers. I bet 650 into 1300, I dislike size here, think I should just go bigger and surprisingly get 2 callers. Stack sizes were a little weird and the turn comes down 4x. Goes check check and I decided to just try and take a showdown with my AA or will plan to utilise my Ah blocker if a heart comes. River comes down a 5x so KJ245 with the missed heart fd. Reg checks and now the recreational caller bets very small, £800, and I decide to make a super exploit raise to £2500, reg folds and the recreational insta folds which suggests he was likely bluffing. My read was that recreational, based on his passive style so far, wasn’t going to bluff river here but would have a bunch of blocker bet hands at this sizing. Combo wise obviously not many sets, 2pair etc make sense but this is live poker and ranges are outstandingly wide.

Life

Outside of poker we had a long awaited grudge 6 a side match in football on Wednesday.

We knew the team we were coming up against were going to be far superior in talent to us. I was captain of the side and I couldn’t fault the lads for their performance. We ended up playing 90mins straight on a big 6 a side pitch with no break for half time. It was hard work to say the least. For 75mins it was a super close game with everyone on our side putting their bodies on the line and we were losing 3-4. Unfortunately after they made it 3-5 and our heads went down, fatigue set in and we got dispatched after that. Gotta give a shout out to my boy FullFlush who put in one of the all time great GK performances (sorry Bena!). Even their boys were telling him at the end that it was a man of the match performance, showed so much passion and made an unbelievable amount of blocks and saves. We will likely rematch in a month or so, our boys have to go into training though.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:10 PM   #173
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Re: BigA Live Grind to Retirement 2018

He might have put in an all time great GK performance, but there is definitely a lesson here GET THE REAL UK CREW IN YOUR TEAM NEXT TIME AND YOU WILL WIN

sounds like a lot of fun though, next time you got it
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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Alas the SCOOPs, for the most part, has come and gone and for me itís a relief. In short, it wasnít a good SCOOPs at all. I think I suffered from a lack of preparation for this SCOOPs. I didnít plan or schedule well enough and paid the price for having a sort of Ďah Iíll just play whatever I feel like on the dayí attitude. I was too stubborn with firing entries, re-entries and so on. I had a few min cashes in big PLO stuff but all in all I dusted hard.

Sunday I fired several bullets at the hi/lo and played the main. I played awfully in the hi/lo and canít really remember what happened in the main, I vaguely recall calling a rejam with AJo and being up against AK. The hi/lo was just a **** storm, itís a game Iím not a specialist at and I that showed pot after pot. I was just pure dead money in the field. Annoyingly I had a run going in the 530 PLO and felt like I could potentially save the day through that but busted 16th with 14 paid when MITS decided to be MITS again me and got there with 30% just punting around. How that guy has money Iíll never know. That was the final nail in the coffin on what was a terrible Sunday.

Outside of the tournaments I lost $35k playing different cash games over the SCOOP period. Inexplicably I did $6-7k of it in 25/50 hi/lo 5card games, mindless game selection and fair punishment. I ran bad in some 50/100 5card stuff and then dusted at 25/50 5card too. Zoom as usual was a small saving grace, I completely destroy it but obviously the gains there only made a tiny dent into the larger cash game losses.

I was downbeat but not down and out. A decent nightís sleep Sunday and Monday left me feeling that I knew where Iíd gone wrong and felt it was primarily in my preparation and mindset. Iím still confident for Vegas, I think I played better throughout the latter PLO events and felt I was hitting a solid tourney groove. Edge shouldnít be an issue in these live PLO events, particularly the smaller ones which should be insanely soft. Iíll be working hard on conditioning and preparing properly for that tournament mindset, I may even get some mental game coaching just prior to going.

Live cash Iím always confident with, my results in that arena are fantastic. I will probably only being playing live now before Vegas to get as much practice in and to make sure Iím in the groove for when I arrive.

I wasnít able to catch any 5card hands again but I played a lot of Zoom over the past few days also and had some really funky play vs me (probably by me too) and will delve into some of these hands:

In this hand I had a crazy villain and we were 200bb deep so Iíve decided to play a 3bet pot with Ďdouble suited trashí against him. Depth of stack means we can widen our range here to go for max exploits vs particular villains. Obviously I flop fairly gin and size up slightly as opponent wasnít folding many flops and was going to peel a lot. On the turn I expect villain should have a flush a huge % of the time and decide to size small to keep all the flushes coming along. When he raises itís obviously pretty dream and we have an easy call down. His bluff hand has a J and no clubs so I think itís a decent candidate, high variance play thought and should probably be attempted at a low %.

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

BTN: $341.02 (VPIP: 27.06, PFR: 15.90, 3Bet Preflop: 5.58, Hands: 559)
SB: $500.00 (VPIP: 25.12, PFR: 16.78, 3Bet Preflop: 5.96, Hands: 1,075)
BB: $500.00 (VPIP: 7.69, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
UTG: $1,028.84 (VPIP: 39.29, PFR: 23.81, 3Bet Preflop: 13.89, Hands: 86)
Hero (CO): $1,109.54

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has J 6 5 4

UTG raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $60.00, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $42.50

Flop: ($127.50, 2 players) 3 J 6
UTG checks, Hero bets $72.50, UTG calls $72.50

Turn: ($272.50, 2 players) 6
UTG checks, Hero bets $105.00, UTG raises to $385.00, Hero calls $280.00

River: ($1,042.50, 2 players) K
UTG bets $511.34 and is all-in, Hero calls $511.34

UTG shows 8 7 J 9 (Two Pair, Jacks and Sixes)
(Pre 59%, Flop 30%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows J 6 5 4 (Full House, Sixes full of Jacks)
(Pre 41%, Flop 70%, Turn 100%)
Hero wins $2,062.18

Sometimes people just want to try their hardest to win the pot. I think here again villain had crazy stats (albeit over tiny sample) and was an unknown. I blocked a 9 which is going to be somewhat relevant and I think villain probably raises a smaller size with 7x here as itíd be so nutted, 4b pot and bet/folding vs this crazy image felt a little exploitable and so Iíve rolled it in and ended up in best scenario possible.

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

BTN: $1,220.38 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 41.67, 3Bet Preflop: 40.00, Hands: 13)
SB: $447.50 (VPIP: 20.99, PFR: 17.13, 3Bet Preflop: 10.81, Hands: 185)
BB: $2,497.41 (VPIP: 21.94, PFR: 13.39, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 363)
UTG: $1,957.66 (VPIP: 27.77, PFR: 19.48, 3Bet Preflop: 7.67, Hands: 916)
Hero (MP): $971.18
CO: $245.00 (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 51)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 9 J A A

fold, Hero raises to $17.50, fold, BTN raises to $60.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $187.50, BTN calls $127.50

Flop: ($382.50, 2 players) 7 9 7
Hero bets $113.85, BTN raises to $721.05, Hero raises to $783.68 and is all-in, BTN calls $62.63

Turn: ($1,949.86, 2 players) J

River: ($1,949.86, 2 players) 2

Hero shows 9 J A A (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens)
(Pre 70%, Flop 88%, Turn 95%)
BTN shows K 3 4 K (Two Pair, Kings and Sevens)
(Pre 30%, Flop 12%, Turn 5%)
Hero wins $1,946.86

Bit of a car crash from me here vs good reg. Pre is standard. I think flop is close, usually here weíd want to start going after the pot with 9x blocker but I felt this particular hand just had way too much equity to have to attack in such a way. Problem on turn is that Iíve allowed myself to deviate from the flop plan and thought process and inexplicably bet when I have a really comfortable check back. Good protection and good showdown. When villain check pots I decided to be stubborn and hang on and was unfairly rewarded with nut river. Bad hand all round from me.

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

BTN: $1,476.16 (VPIP: 40.63, PFR: 21.43, 3Bet Preflop: 2.15, Hands: 235)
SB: $832.59 (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 15.96, 3Bet Preflop: 4.28, Hands: 2,861)
BB: $1,604.16 (VPIP: 34.58, PFR: 19.02, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 359)
UTG: $280.38 (VPIP: 27.78, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 13.43, Hands: 185)
MP: $544.50 (VPIP: 26.88, PFR: 16.43, 3Bet Preflop: 5.12, Hands: 1,008)
Hero (CO): $740.06

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 8 5 9 Q

fold, fold, Hero raises to $17.50, fold, SB raises to $57.50, fold, Hero calls $40.00

Flop: ($120.00, 2 players) 9 3 7
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($120.00, 2 players) 8
SB checks, Hero bets $80.22, SB raises to $357.66, Hero calls $277.44

River: ($835.32, 2 players) 9
SB bets $417.43 and is all-in, Hero calls $324.90 and is all-in

SB shows J T A K (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 54%, Flop 60%, Turn 90%)
Hero shows 8 5 9 Q (Full House, Nines full of Eights)
(Pre 46%, Flop 40%, Turn 10%)
Hero wins $1,482.12

Bad reg piling money in poorly on many streets vs me. Dislike his play on basically every street, flop being closest to what might be correct.

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

BTN: $482.50 (VPIP: 29.95, PFR: 17.51, 3Bet Preflop: 9.84, Hands: 404)
Hero (SB): $1,484.33
BB: $675.72 (VPIP: 28.42, PFR: 17.21, 3Bet Preflop: 7.96, Hands: 1,495)
UTG: $500.00 (VPIP: 26.82, PFR: 17.19, 3Bet Preflop: 5.62, Hands: 1,180)
CO: $1,848.98 (VPIP: 35.15, PFR: 19.31, 3Bet Preflop: 3.45, Hands: 210)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 9 9 T K

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $15.00, BB raises to $45.00, Hero calls $30.00

Flop: ($90.00, 2 players) 9 7 J
Hero checks, BB bets $53.94, Hero raises to $175.00, BB calls $121.06

Turn: ($440.00, 2 players) T
Hero bets $437.00, BB raises to $455.72 and is all-in, Hero calls $18.72

River: ($1,351.44, 2 players) 4

Hero shows 9 9 T K (Flush, King High)
(Pre 64%, Flop 75%, Turn 78%)
BB shows Q 6 T J (Flush, Queen High)
(Pre 36%, Flop 25%, Turn 23%)
Hero wins $1,348.44

Why flatting AA in position to 4!s can be insanely profitable.(to be continued..

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

BTN: $1,030.75 (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 48)
SB: $1,785.73 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
BB: $508.88 (VPIP: 34.62, PFR: 19.23, 3Bet Preflop: 13.64, Hands: 54)
UTG: $500.00 (VPIP: 40.43, PFR: 29.79, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 49)
MP: $1,054.00 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 2)
Hero (CO): $848.00

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 5 A A 3

fold, MP raises to $15.00, Hero raises to $52.50, fold, fold, BB raises to $175.00, fold, Hero calls $122.50

Flop: ($367.50, 2 players) 5 3 9
BB bets $333.88 and is all-in, Hero calls $333.88

Turn: ($1,035.26, 2 players) 2

River: ($1,035.26, 2 players) J
Players agreed to run it twice.

Turn #2: ($1,035.26, 2 players) Q

River #2: ($1,035.26, 2 players) J

BB shows K 6 A K (One Pair, Kings)
Board #1 (Pre 28%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
(One Pair, Kings)
Board #2 (Pre 27%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)

Hero shows 5 A A 3 (Two Pair, Fives and Threes)
Board #1 (Pre 72%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
(Two Pair, Fives and Threes)
Board #2 (Pre 73%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)

Hero wins $516.13
Hero wins $516.13

How to analyse this, basically I make a turn and possibly flop mistake. Flop I donít mind, should be checking here a bunch and have a nice hand to go ahead and check rip. Turn I think Iím probably too stubborn, original stabber was very aggro and an unknown, like a fish. I had a plan to just call down vs him, reg caller is a decent player though and I think heís going to flat his nutted hands here as a result because itís unlikely the first stabber has anything. I think calling with my hand, albeit close is probably just a bit too stubborn. River I decide that Iíll just go for a pure exploit jam as Iím basically only player who can have a house and I pretty much rep one really credibly and it worked (or I just had the best hand).

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

BTN: $1,181.61 (VPIP: 30.16, PFR: 15.92, 3Bet Preflop: 5.95, Hands: 1,365)
Hero (SB): $1,061.93
BB: $500.00 (VPIP: 36.38, PFR: 20.58, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 494)
UTG: $802.88 (VPIP: 30.53, PFR: 19.00, 3Bet Preflop: 10.87, Hands: 326)
MP: $240.00 (VPIP: 5.88, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 35)
CO: $275.12 (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 66.67, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 6 T 9 8

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $12.50, Hero raises to $42.50, BB calls $37.50, BTN calls $30.00

Flop: ($127.50, 3 players) Q 5 7
Hero checks, BB checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($127.50, 3 players) A
Hero checks, BB bets $124.50, BTN calls $124.50, Hero calls $124.50

River: ($501.00, 3 players) 5
Hero bets $498.00, fold, fold

Hero wins $498.00

Bit of a car crash in all here. I think pre I could have avoided this by flatting, I donít mind the 3! as me and CO were very deep but I think a limp UTG vs an unknown will include a lot of limp squeezes and I should be prepared for this. I think pre itís find to call given the player sandwiched was a fish and at this point weíve got 80 invested and weíre getting a good price on all our calls, however I think on the turn we have to fold and I just got too stubborn hanging on with the bare wrap.

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

Hero (BTN): $1,474.62
SB: $237.08 (VPIP: 18.63, PFR: 13.04, 3Bet Preflop: 5.66, Hands: 166)
BB: $508.00 (VPIP: 22.17, PFR: 14.62, 3Bet Preflop: 6.98, Hands: 214)
UTG: $364.16 (VPIP: 23.04, PFR: 14.57, 3Bet Preflop: 2.66, Hands: 477)
MP: $1,581.66 (VPIP: 34.86, PFR: 18.86, 3Bet Preflop: 5.19, Hands: 362)
CO: $2,308.00 (VPIP: 12.66, PFR: 6.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 79)

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has K Q J 7

fold, MP calls $5.00, CO raises to $22.50, Hero raises to $80.00, fold, BB calls $75.00, MP raises to $345.00, fold, Hero calls $265.00, BB raises to $508.00 and is all-in, MP calls $163.00, Hero calls $163.00

Flop: ($1,549.00, 3 players) A 6 4
MP checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($1,549.00, 3 players) T
MP bets $445.00, Hero calls $445.00

River: ($2,439.00, 3 players) 8
MP bets $628.66 and is all-in, fold

MP shows 9 A A J (Three of a Kind, Aces)
(Pre 58%, Flop 92%, Turn 97%)
BB shows 3 6 3 6 (Three of a Kind, Sixes)
(Pre 42%, Flop 8%, Turn 3%)
MP wins $2,436.00

Ouch. Super aggressive 4b by villain pre and he ends up having to stick it in on flop with 16%. I donít think I 3b wide enough in general, particularly vs 50bb openers to make this a good 4b candidate.

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

BTN: $245.88 (VPIP: 26.06, PFR: 19.22, 3Bet Preflop: 7.76, Hands: 328)
SB: $653.37 (VPIP: 18.29, PFR: 13.41, 3Bet Preflop: 11.54, Hands: 84)
BB: $1,669.99 (VPIP: 8.33, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 36)
UTG: $481.31 (VPIP: 23.48, PFR: 14.63, 3Bet Preflop: 3.62, Hands: 338)
MP: $246.43 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
Hero (CO): $1,427.40

SB posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 9 8 5 7

fold, MP raises to $17.50, Hero raises to $60.00, fold, SB raises to $202.50, fold, fold, Hero calls $142.50

Flop: ($427.50, 2 players) 9 6 T
SB bets $424.50, Hero raises to $1,224.90 and is all-in, SB calls $26.37 and is all-in

Turn: ($1,329.24, 2 players) Q

River: ($1,329.24, 2 players) J

SB shows T J A 4 (Flush, Queen High)
(Pre 56%, Flop 16%, Turn 35%)
Hero shows 9 8 5 7 (Straight, Queen High)
(Pre 44%, Flop 84%, Turn 65%)
SB wins $1,326.24

Pretty tough spot vs MDU. I think my hand is a reasonable bluff catcher given he shouldnít have bigger sets much and I donít block any of the bluff hands. MDU is aggressive enough, certainly when deep that I think sometimes you have to be heroíing him down a bunch here, Im also going to be jamming 98xx a bunch on the turn so he can reasonably discount it from my range.

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

BTN: $500.00 (VPIP: 19.59, PFR: 13.47, 3Bet Preflop: 3.13, Hands: 249)
Hero (SB): $1,025.33
BB: $941.06 (VPIP: 28.83, PFR: 18.72, 3Bet Preflop: 7.09, Hands: 1,016)
UTG: $1,284.51 (VPIP: 37.08, PFR: 23.63, 3Bet Preflop: 6.95, Hands: 1,066)
MP: $318.44 (VPIP: 54.05, PFR: 21.62, 3Bet Preflop: 5.00, Hands: 38)
CO: $177.85 (VPIP: 24.59, PFR: 14.75, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 64)

Hero posts SB $2.50, BB posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has 4 4 2 2

fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $15.00, BB raises to $45.00, Hero calls $30.00

Flop: ($90.00, 2 players) J 4 7
Hero checks, BB bets $48.24, Hero calls $48.24

Turn: ($186.48, 2 players) T
Hero checks, BB bets $157.93, Hero calls $157.93

River: ($502.34, 2 players) 3
Hero checks, BB bets $389.49, Hero calls $389.49

BB shows Q J 9 8 (Straight, Jack High)
(Pre 52%, Flop 25%, Turn 78%)
Hero mucks 4 4 2 2 (Three of a Kind, Fours)
(Pre 48%, Flop 75%, Turn 23%)
BB wins $1,278.32


What did I say earlier? I KNOW NOTHING.

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

BTN: $130.62 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
SB: $159.75 (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
Hero (BB): $502.50
UTG: $1,038.92 (VPIP: 30.50, PFR: 19.29, 3Bet Preflop: 8.32, Hands: 1,905)
MP: $622.94 (VPIP: 32.11, PFR: 21.05, 3Bet Preflop: 13.58, Hands: 197)
CO: $500.00 (VPIP: 36.02, PFR: 19.88, 3Bet Preflop: 4.29, Hands: 167)

SB posts SB $2.50, Hero posts BB $5.00

Pre Flop: (pot: $7.50) Hero has A 6 7 A

fold, MP raises to $17.50, fold, BTN calls $17.50, fold, Hero raises to $72.50, MP raises to $237.50, fold, Hero calls $165.00

Flop: ($495.00, 2 players) 8 5 K
Hero bets $265.00 and is all-in, MP calls $265.00

Turn: ($1,025.00, 2 players) 5

River: ($1,025.00, 2 players) T

Hero shows A 6 7 A (Two Pair, Aces and Fives)
(Pre 72%, Flop 36%, Turn 5%)
MP shows K 2 K 2 (Full House, Kings full of Fives)
(Pre 28%, Flop 64%, Turn 95%)
MP wins $1,022.00






Plan now is to take it pretty easy on the poker front for the next few weeks. Gonna put in a lot of study for sure and try and be as sharp as possible for Vegas. Iíll definitely stick in a little live volume for sure and hope to see some decent size action here in London.

I have a few trips, including going to Holland at the weekend and back to Manchester prior to that so Iím looking forward to the post SCOOP break.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:03 PM   #175
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Where are you Phil???
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