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Old 03-22-2019, 09:25 AM   #201
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Ran 3.5 mi yesterday which puts me past my 16 mi goal for the week at 17.1 mi. I still might run today and/or tomorrow as I've been enjoying it and the weather's been awesome.

Giving myself the 1h study yesterday. It was very broken apart--15 min here, 8 min there--but I plugged away at it even after I got home from work and I'm pretty sure I hit the hour mark in total. As mentioned in earlier posts I want to be thinking about poker as much as I can and when I study some during downtime at work it means poker is on my mind throughout my workday.

I'm giving up on the core workouts goal for this week. They are still important as I want a strong core and I want to counteract the atrophy and tight muscles that result from sitting for 8h; however, I'm happy w/getting in a lot of outdoor running in this week. The 8 mi run especially seemed to help my back feel tension free. I mostly run on trails and I think this helps even more (as compared to a treadmill or road or sidewalk) as it provides more variation in how I move my body and thus is good for the discs and muscles of my back.

I can still hit the 6h mark of my study goal if I put in an hour today and an hour tomorrow.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:22 PM   #202
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Goals Report:

1) Study: I probably studied 5h. Not quite the 6h of my goal, but I'm still happy w/this. I had a busy week as I worked two extra short shifts; I got a new clutch put in my car; my sponsee is having relationship issues and thus needed to talk for some hours about that; and the usual balance of work, parenting, and NA.

2) Core Workouts: Hahaha! All I did was plank for 4min one time.

3) Running: Ran 5 days for a total of 22.3 mi. Blew my goal of 16 mi away.

4) Hands Played and Win/Loss: 875 hands played; +242.

I'm surprised to see that I didn't play many hands, but I did substitute study time for play time. As I mentioned above too, it was a busy week. I'll keep at it. Not going to set a volume goal this week. I want to continue with the theme of getting as much study as I can in while balancing everything else out. I will continue to run a lot. Instead of core workout goals my goal will be to go to the gym 3 times for >=30 min each.

Goals: 3/24 thru 3/30

1) Study at least 30 min each day and total >= 5h for the week.

2) Run at least 20 mi.

3) Go to the gym 3 times for at least 30 min each.

4) Report hands played and win/loss at the conclusion of the week.

Kept my running goal a little low, but I want to make sure I get in some core work too. I don't want to overdo it. However, I may find myself getting into it and running 25+ mi.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:54 PM   #203
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NL Holdem $0.50(BB)
BTN ($47.19)
SB ($16.65)
BB ($13.52)
HJ ($57.49)
HERO ($58.92)

Dealt to Hero T T

HJ Folds, HERO Raises To $1.5 (Rem. Stack: 57.42), BTN Folds, SB Calls $1.25 (Rem. Stack: 15.15), BB Calls $1 (Rem. Stack: 12.02)

Flop ($4.50) 2 8 6
SB Bets $1 (Rem. Stack: 14.15), BB Folds, HERO Raises To $2 (Rem. Stack: 55.42), SB Raises To $14.15 (allin) (Rem. Stack: 0.00), HERO Folds

SB wins $21.23

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Villain's line seemed weird w/the 1.00 bet otf and then the shove. If Villain had x-shoved over Hero's bet I would have insta-called. So the weird line tripped me up and I started worrying about hands that have TT crushed. Then I gave Villain a range in Flopzilla and there's just so many draw combos among even A8o here that it was about 50:50 with the range I gave Villain. I didn't even put K8s in Villain's range then. So w/the dead money it was a call at 50/50 and then with an even wider range we're slightly ahead and it's a call.
Don't overcomplicate things at these stakes. I couldn't click call quickly here enough even without the flusdraw. You have an overpair, he has less than a full stack. Just call this every single time and shrug off the times you are beat.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:49 AM   #204
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^Thanks! Yeah, played that hand a while ago. I'd like to say my game has improved a lot since then, but I don't know that it's a ton different. Going to keep working on my game tho.

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NL Holdem $1(BB)
SB ($115.32) [VPIP: 21.3% | PFR: 8.5% | AGG: 16.7% | 3-Bet: 0% | Hands: 48]
BB ($68.62) [VPIP: 37.5% | PFR: 0% | AGG: 12.5% | 3-Bet: 0% | Hands: 8]
HJ ($261.96) [VPIP: 20.8% | PFR: 16.7% | AGG: 40% | 3-Bet: 0% | Hands: 48]
HERO ($111.01) [VPIP: 27.2% | PFR: 20.8% | AGG: 35.9% | 3-Bet: 7.6% | Hands: 135543]
BTN ($119.9) [VPIP: 40.5% | PFR: 31% | AGG: 31% | 3-Bet: 13.3% | Hands: 43]

Dealt to Hero: 4 4

HJ Raises To $2.50, HERO Calls $2.50, BTN Raises To $11.50, SB Folds, BB Calls $10.50, HJ Folds, HERO Calls $9

Hero SPR on Flop: [1.52 effective]
Flop ($37.5): J A J
BB Checks, HERO Checks, BTN Checks

Turn ($37.5): J A J 2
BB Checks, HERO Checks, BTN Checks

River ($37.5): J A J 2 8
BB Checks, HERO Checks, BTN Bets $15 (Rem. Stack: 93.4), BB Folds, HERO Raises To $99.51 (allin), BTN Folds

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Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD and Database Software

NL Holdem $1(BB)
BTN ($30.49) [VPIP: 20% | PFR: 13.3% | AGG: 9.1% | 3-Bet: 0% | Hands: 30]
SB ($102.77) [VPIP: 40.7% | PFR: 18.5% | AGG: 12.5% | 3-Bet: 0% | Hands: 27]
BB ($108.57) [VPIP: 20.7% | PFR: 17.2% | AGG: 25% | 3-Bet: 7.1% | Hands: 30]
UTG ($138.51) [VPIP: 23.3% | PFR: 20% | AGG: 33.3% | 3-Bet: 21.4% | Hands: 30]
HJ ($93.88) [VPIP: 56.7% | PFR: 26.7% | AGG: 25.8% | 3-Bet: 0% | Hands: 30]
HERO ($124.7) [VPIP: 27.2% | PFR: 20.8% | AGG: 35.9% | 3-Bet: 7.6% | Hands: 135543]

Dealt to Hero: Q Q

UTG Raises To $3, HJ Folds, HERO Raises To $9, BTN Folds, SB Folds, BB Folds, UTG Calls $6

Hero SPR on Flop: [5.93 effective]
Flop ($19.5): J 5 7
UTG Checks, HERO Bets $11 (Rem. Stack: 104.7), UTG Calls $11 (Rem. Stack: 118.51)

Turn ($41.5): J 5 7 7
UTG Checks, HERO Bets $20 (Rem. Stack: 84.7), UTG Calls $20 (Rem. Stack: 98.51)

River ($81.5): J 5 7 7 8
UTG Bets $85 (Rem. Stack: 13.51), HERO Calls $84.70 (allin)

Spoiler:


This hand I played midday vs non-maniac. The check-call, check-call, shove river line is pretty nutted in my experience. I think as I move up stakes and learn more about poker I think I level myself. I think I thought that Villain thought that I'd think that that line was pretty nutted and that Villain knew that I thought that and so I thought that Villain thought that it is a good spot to bluff me off op's. I need to keep my game pretty basic; I don't think I should change much from 50NL to 100NL and from 100NL to 200NL. Eventually I might work some improvements into my game. It'll first be hashed out away from the table tho. Sometimes I still fall into FPS. I think I'm being extra crafty when in reality I'm burning money and playing like an idiot. I played 2 or 3 hands last night which fell into this category. I'm going to save myself the embarrassment and the space in this thread by not posting them.

Oh yeah,

BR: 4202

despite lighting about 200 on fire last night and the bad call in the QQ hand earlier in the day. I'm grateful to still have a healthy BR. evbb/100 at 100NL is 5.30 across 31,434 hands. bb/100 is 1.89.
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:21 PM   #205
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For hand 1, what was the thought process behind x/j the river, after it went xxx? It seems very dangerous IMO. BTN has the nutted range advantage. We might have slightly more flushes, and maybe a couple more boats, but checking all three streets makes it difficult for us to rep those hands. It worked, which is good, but it seems like a very dangerous play.

Keep up the good work though, seems like you're progressing very nicely!
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:47 PM   #206
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^Thank you! IRT hand 1 I will continue to think about it, but AK, or some other ace are what I thought Villain had. Sure I don't think it makes a ton of sense for Villain to bet with those holdings because what are they getting value from? But it does make sense for Villain to bet those because it wasn't that long ago that my game was at a similar level. You're just not enumerating combinations and thinking that hard. I think this is common enough in regs at 100NL. If you are looking at things from more of a theoretically sound poker perspective maybe x-shoving here is wrong.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:22 PM   #207
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Some run bad today. Dropped about 4BI's. evbb/100 is 4.81 over 32933 hands and bb/100 is a measly .85. Gii good or flips and lost. Also, Villains hit runner, runner flush and such.

Time for a change. I'm taking from now till Sunday, June 2nd off from playing. I was considering this before today's runbad. There's so much study that I want to do, but I hardly have the time for it. By only studying I can get back in sinc w/taking care of my body, and w/taking care of life's responsibilities. I've been feeling burnt out from weird sleep patterns from playing late into the night and not getting enough sleep. I've had a cold the past week or so. I haven't been going to the gym. I've fortunately been running, but I'd like to do even more of that and do a better job of getting great sleep between runs. I'm excited. Sure playing will call. A LOT. I want to stick to this tho. I will shoot for at least 10h study/wk starting next week. Btw, I know a combination of study and play is effective for improving. But I just can't fit it in and maintain my health and mental sharpness right now. Thus, this appears to be the way. I'm definitely afraid of falling off the wagon here as playing is a lot of fun. I want this tho. We'll see.
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:37 PM   #208
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I played a 45min sesh Saturday night. It was so much fun. I've been studying pretty hard when I have the chance. So still going to play though I did need the 3 days off. I pushed playing too far and got burnt out. I've been picking up as many extra hours at work as I can and between that, poker, parenting, etc I've been a little burnt out. I'm currently experiencing some sciatica. I haven't worked out in weeks. Between not working out and working the extra hours (and sitting and playing poker) it makes sense that my back is a little out of whack. Going forward I'm going to get in more workouts across the week and still mostly study and not worry about volume. I want my play to be a part of my learning process right now. Maybe some months down the road my game will be more established and I can focus on playing more. Also, eventually there won't be as much extra work at work available and that will free up a lot of time and energy.

Btw, yet another woman on my radar. I've been running into this uber hot and smart girl who likes to run. I know her from NA, but have been running into her elsewhere. She really seems like she wants to hang out, exchange numbers, etc. I was a little put off by her at first as it felt like she was coming on kind of strong, which is a turn off for me. Also, I thought she would be someone who is pretty, but w/o depth of personality. The more I get to know her that doesn't seem to be the case. She only has about 3 months clean tho. That means her life is a mess and she needs a lot help to become more established in staying clean and feeling grounded. She's the overachiever type tho and seems to have her life more together than the average recovering addict w/90 days clean. I'm hesitant to get anything going w/her because I've been loving working a lot and having some time for poker. Parenting will continue to be at the top of my priority list. So between her minimal clean time and simply not wanting a gf because I want to have that time to spend on poker and elsewhere I'm not sure what to do. We'll see.
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I think this is a new BR high; that's exciting. I've been continuing to study and that's exciting as well. I can see my game changing a little bit. I will likely keep at it tho I won't have much time again if I get involved w/this hottie who wants to hang out. She's into running so that's a huge plus. Seems really smart and has a good sense of humor too. But I don't know her that well so it might turn out that in a few months I complain here about all the trouble I got myself into by getting involved w/her. I'm so torn tho because I want to continue playing and studying poker. Can't I do both? I won't have much time left if I get involved w/her, but I can continue poker some. We'll see.

Oh yeah, I wanted to mention that at times since the last update I've found myself discouraged. I've run bad at times and I think the combination of run bad and the software update had me out of sorts a few days ago. I'm now more used to the new software and run bad is a part of poker that I need to accept in order to be a good poker player.
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evbb/100 6.26 35859 100NL hands

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So the hottie gave me her phone number yesterday. I was prepared to give her mine, but she beat me to it. I told her we should go for a run sometime when it's nice out. She got a little flirty which is cool. I'm into her, but I told myself to take it slow and it doesn't mean I need to quit poker. If I'm not keeping myself happy by doing the things I love just to try to please someone else then the relationship will crumble anyway. She does want me to do this obstacle course race in June which I think I will do. I want to be in better shape for it. Probably a 50/50 mix of running and working out would get me in the kind of shape I would want to be in. In recent weeks I've almost been solely running. Besides putting on a little muscle and looking better and being better prepared for the obstacles working out counters the beating I take sitting in the bus driver's seat. I've had some pretty bad sciatica the past 3 weeks or so and I've mostly been ignoring it. It can't be good tho and I think it's wise to do something about it(working out I think made it go away in the past. I think last time I was working out it went away and I just forgot I ever had it.) I worry that more negative consequences could come from it if I let it go.
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Old 04-21-2019, 03:40 PM   #211
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evbb/100 6.18 across 37198 hands; bb/100 2.24

Pretty slow going w/the hottie who gave me her number. That's actually a good thing. The way is to not be too stuck on her as there are plenty of other attractive women in the city I live in. Also, I find myself happiest when I'm not so stuck on a woman and simply doing the things I enjoy in life instead. Tho not everything I enjoy in life can I do alone. Just not the same.

I'm still stoked about poker and find myself wishing I had the BR to play live. It is over an hour drive to the closest casino that offers poker, which sucks, but since they no longer offer poker at the casino that was a little closer I wonder if there's even more poker being played at the one in Milwaukee. Anyway, I'm motivated to continue building my BR and my game.

I ran 51 miles last week which is a personal record. My previous best was 42 miles. I did however run these 51 miles at a slower average pace than when I ran 42 miles in a week. It was a lot of fun tho. All of it I did on the trails and roads in and around the arboretum. I'm considering getting back into working out this week. I'd like to fix the sciatica I've been experiencing for the past 4 or 5 weeks I think. Also, I'd like to put on some upper body muscle. It's awesome to be lean(running 51 miles in a week will do that), but it'd be more awesome to be lean and muscular. I actually enjoy working out too. Not quite as easy to get into as a run in the arb on a nice day, but I enjoy the whole process of it. Also, I want to do some shoulder exercises as turning the bus steering wheel all day has wrecked many a driver's shoulders. A bus driver buddy of mine just hurt his shoulder really badly when he drove over a pothole and the steering wheel jerked suddenly. One shoulder tendon is completely separated and two more torn. So I want to do some simple shoulder exercises to strengthen those tendons. Sure, the working out I do is to focused on building strength and function over building muscle and looking good. It still has me looking good in the end tho if I do it enough.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:30 PM   #212
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Played 7 hours 40 minutes straight last night. I only got up to pee and grab some bananas to eat. I'm pretty sure that's the longest I've ever played online w/o a break. What did I learn from it? I wasn't feeling great going into it as I currently have mild flu symptoms since last Friday. I was also feeling some emotions over where my life is at at age 38. I have some really positive and hopeful things going. Poker is one of several things that I think are a positive. (Or is poker a net negative?) I have some regrets from prior to when I got clean (11.5 years ago). Also, I still have some feelings revolving around cutting my parents and sister out of my life. So poker or no I've still got the same life to face. I found myself discouraged last night after I finished 1 BI down instead of the 3.5 BI's up that I was at one point. Really I was hoping to hit the 4.5K mark and finish there or better. That's just wasteful thinking tho. It's akin to something a buddy said to me a long time ago. He said, "What's your favorite hole card hand? I mean the one you get and you think something good is going to happen--like your lucky hand." He said something like that anyway and I replied AA is my favorite hole card hand and I didn't want to offend him by telling him how stupid it was to think that way. My point here is that when playing and thinking about poker some thinking is on track to increasing your winrate and some is not. I think it follows that if we want the highest winrate we can have we want the least possible amount of wasteful thinking incorporated in our play and study. So last night when I was feeling emotional over family stuff and stuff from the past I did at least acknowledge the fact that I was having that thinking and those emotions going on. I think I did a pretty good job of keeping it in check and then focusing on playing. I think there's some other thinking that came up probably 4 or 5 hours into the session. I started playing a lot wider and 3betting more. I think this was good to a degree, but I think I took it too far. Also, I'm still coming to terms w/the fact that while I use a HUD and pay attention to what my opponents are doing they are doing the same thing. My image matters. They will play, at least to some degree, according to my image. I ran an all-in bluff OTT w/QJ on a KTxK board in a 3bet pot. I thought I was repping AK. Villain called w/K3s or something like that. But as I type this out I know this bluff would have been better on a brick turn. The K makes it less likely I have that last K. Combine that w/a very aggro image and I think it's a good call. I still have a lot to learn and that's why I don't think it's a good idea to play that long w/o a break. I think my game was off the last 3h. I can see expert players playing at a high level for 8 or 10 hours. So much of their game is unconscious, automatic. My game is pretty raw. I need to verbalize my thoughts. I need to slow down and say that that turn K is not a good spot to bluff at. Thus, where I want to go w/my game is back to the 5 min break every hour. I also want to list all the mistakes and questions that I see in my poker journal--my paper poker journal. I recently read from somewhere that handling information via pen and paper is more effective in learning than typing is.

evbb/100 is 5.33 across 39911 hands after last night

I want to push to play my A-game every session.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:59 PM   #213
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Don't play 7.5 hours straight. It's not good for your brain or your game.

The top players play 8 to 10 hours of high level poker pretty much only if they're playing live. No top player in the world plays their A game online after 8 to 10 hours. In fact, I'd go so far as to say only a small percentage play their A game at the 6 hour mark.

Online poker is taxing. There is so much you have to pay attention to, and usually at multiple tables. And if it isn't at multiple tables, then often one has something to distract them, either on the side or in their mind.

Nice to see you start to put the volume back in though! Keep it up.
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^Thanks! It did feel good to get that much volume in. You're probably right about the rest of what you said though.
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evbb/100 6.47 over 41034 hands

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Ran 36 miles last week. Tweaked my knee a bit on the last run. So I took Friday thru yesterday off from running. Got two like 2h workouts in yesterday and Tuesday. I love working out, but I pushed myself pretty hard and found myself exhausted and a little sore today. Got a slow 5.5 mile run in today and my knees felt fine. I know a guy who's in his 70's and he runs a couple of marathons each year. He also has run this 20 mile race in the area for like 40 years straight. He said there is one guy who's run it more consecutive years, but that was a few years ago so who knows at this point. Anyway, he swears by running on the gravel shoulder of the road or on paths as how his knees still function at that level. When he first told me this about 8 years ago I went with it mostly to be polite. But as I age I'm so glad he said this to me. I'd rather do it his way and be able to run 20 miles at age 70 than not be able to run.

My sciatica is starting to feel a little better already from the workouts. There's sometimes some attractive women there too. I'm not currently super concerned about meeting anyone. It actually seems like there's lots of opportunities to establish something with someone throughout my day. There's always dating apps too. But I just don't care enough. It usually comes back to that I like my life the way it is. I keep super busy as it is and what would I want to give up for time spent w/a woman? Poker would be the first thing. Then would be exercise and then sleep. I don't want that. I'm having fun playing and studying poker. So she'd have to be really special.
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evbb/100 7.53 41997 hands

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Been sun running, but also being more aggressive in spots.

Still hitting the gym some and running a little bit, but not much. I want to get organized and do more of both. I've been going to the gym around 10p at night, which I don't like because then I've found myself going to bed sometimes past 2a. I've found myself tired from the workouts and maybe I just needed to catch up on sleep. I've found myself sleeping >10h at a time if I can.

Btw, my daughter started soccer a few weeks ago. She's the worst soccer player on her team. She had her first game last Saturday and that was really clear. On at least a couple of occasions she pulled a teammate aside to engage in conversation when the ball was live. I told her afterwards that that was what I wanted to improve most of all--to at least be on task when on the field. Dribbling, kicking, and speed are the other three areas I see that we can improve. We've only gotten one practice in w/just the two of us since last Saturday. I told her if she wants to continue w/soccer we have to work at it. She's 5 now and nobody yelled at her for being so bad at soccer. But two of her teammates were very upset that their team lost. And as my daughter gets older soccer will only be more and more competitive and the way she plays now will be unacceptable to teammates and coaches. I'm hesitant to push her too hard. A lot of parents I talk to are afraid to push their kids too hard and from what I can see hardly push them at all. Maybe it's just the circle of parents I've come across from my daughter's school. I think some pushing is ok. As long as it's done in a loving fashion. The "warm-demanding" parenting style is supposed to be the best according to one of my favorite parenting books. It intuitively makes sense to me. I think so often I've forgotten to think about this style though and simply strived for the "warm" part. By losing the "demanding" part though one can let a 5 year old call the shots. It's actually very loving to demand that she does better and help guide her even though in the moment it feels like work.
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Had a couple bad sessions a week and a half ago and then started playing Fortnite at my roommate's urging, which turned out to be a big waste of time other than the fact that I did have a lot of fun playing it. The problem is that I haven't allowed myself to play FPS or any video games for about the past 20 years as I deemed them a waste of time. Nowadays w/professional gamers I see the draw. For someone like me it is probably more reason to NOT play Fortnite as I'm sure there's millions of people younger than me putting in a **** ton of hours each week working on their Fortnite game. I don't have that kind of time to practice/play and my reaction time isn't getting any faster. So it felt really good to play poker for 20 min this morning and feels good to come here and update my thread. I still want to work toward having a BR to play live, while at the same time leaving a BR on Ignition. I also, want to improve my game along the way. Current stats:

evbb/100 6.35 42566 hands

bb/100 2.64
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:35 PM   #218
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Played a 40+4 tourney last night. Was a lot of fun. Took 11th out of like 110, won ~50 after buy-in. Was in 1st a lot at the end, but three or four bad hands and was out. The field seemed soft. I'll probably mix in some more tournies, but mostly stick w/cash. Played 2 100NL tables alongside the tourney. Made two big, dumb mistakes there. QQ on a JTxr board, get raised otf, V bets 22 ott, shoves river. We block KQ draws there. V had TT. I think call flop, fold turn. This type of hand has been something that I've had issues w/throughout my entire poker playing. I often fold there, but it's a sign that that part of my game isn't solid enough. It was the last hand I was playing as I was towards the end of the tourney and was going to close the cash tables and so was a little distracted. I had caught a big bluff or two earlier in the session, but I'll have to go back and look at the details for the differences between the bluffs and this hand. This line seems pretty standard set though. The other mistake hand I misclicked and got myself into a hand that should have been folded pre. Glad to be back at poker after a few weeks of getting sucked into fortnite. I'm a little ashamed to admit that since it's such a waste of time. Was a lot of fun tho. But poker's just as fun and I can win money at it. Btw, might hit up the live poker scene in Milwaukee as early as next week. My roll isn't where I want it to be, but I actually have enough in savings to have a roll for it. I think my game is probably strong enough, but at the same time could be a lot better.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:08 AM   #219
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Back at it; done w/fortnite. What a waste of time that was (despite being lots of fun). Poker is fun too and it's something I feel good about. I haven't really won enough money at it to write home about, but I'm working on my game still and we'll see where it goes.

Btw, I found a couple of live poker vloggers that I found to be a lot of fun: Ben Deach and Matt Vaughan.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:13 AM   #220
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Took 1st in a 30+3 tourney for 884.
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Took 1st in a 30+3 tourney for 884.
Way to go, that's awesome!
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^Thanks! Yeah, it was pretty awesome. Going into the final table I think I had about 600K chips to a couple of 100-150K stacks and some 8K-60K stacks. So I pretty much dominated. When it was down to last 2 I had ~1.2m to Villain's ~120k or something like that. Definitely had a lot of luck, but I also feel like my tournament game is so much better than the field that I've seen the 2 tournies I played in the past couple of weeks. I haven't studied tournaments a ton (I'd like to know more about ICM), but I'd like to have a tournament game as well as a cash game. I'm thinking more and more about playing live some in the upcoming weeks and there's a more substantial (200k gtd) tourney coming up in Milwaukee in mid-July. Considering playing it. Tho I'm not aware of any tourney structure that does not reflect the dramatic variance that is so often mentioned. I think I'd have a lot of fun tho and despite the variance I think I would still make it plus ev.
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