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Old 07-29-2018, 06:39 PM   #1
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Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Intro.
As the title implies, I have become somewhat complacent in my poker "career" and been auto-piloting a lot recently. In hopes of paying more attention at the table as well as to hold myself accountable, I am beginning this PG&C.

Me.
I am a semi-retired 46 yo man living in a small market city. The poker world here is pretty small so I wish to remain anonymous and keep the location veiled. I have a lot of experience in poker, both online and live, and fancy myself as a pretty competent player.

Scene.
A small market city. Most of the live games run here are $1/2 NL and occasional $2/5 and/or $5/5 NL. Although the poker population is rather small, we are blessed here to have a healthy influx of wealthy recreational players. Also, the buyin structure is quite friendly, $300-$500 max buyin for $1/2 and $500-$2k buyin for the $5 big blind games. I have been quite successful in playing these games and have a solid winning image.

Goal.
1. Play 120+ hrs live a month. (I have nothing better to do.)
2. Update this thread at least 5 times a week.
3. 153 days left in the year beginning on Aug. 1st. Setting an arbitrary goal to make $50k before the year's end.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

GL OP!! If you are competent then you will crush live.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:03 AM   #3
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Sunday.
Duration: 4h 40m
Profit: +$575
Stake: $1/2 NL

Went out to play some cards after dinner. No exciting hands tonight.

HH1 vs a LAG/Maniac. Eff. $400 in the CO.
fold, V $21, fold, call, fold, H calls J9ss, fold, fold, fold.
Flop ($60) AA6r.
check, check, H $25, V calls, fold.
Turn ($120) 4c
check, H $35, V calls.
River ($190) 8d rainbow.
check, H $125, V folds.

HH2 vs a passive shorty. Eff. $140 UTG.
BTN straddles to $10, fold, fold, H $30 AQo, V calls, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls.
Flop ($87) AJ8r.
checked around.
Turn ($87) Kh. No FD.
check, V $45, fold, H calls.
River ($177) 7d.
check, V $65 all in, H folds. V shows AJ.

HH3 vs Lag/Maniac. Eff. $525 in the BB.
fold, fold, fold, fold, HJ $17, V calls, fold, fold, H calls AsQd.
Flop ($47) AK6hhh.
check, HJ $20, call, call.
Turn ($87) 9h.
checked around.
River ($87) 4c.
H bets $75, fold, V calls with red 3's.

HH4 vs Lag/Maniac. Eff. $500. Losing value from BB.
limp, limp, fold, fold, limp, V $12, fold, call, H calls with TT, fold, fold, call.
Flop ($45) KhJh6c
checked around.
Turn ($45) Tc
checked around.
River ($45)
H checks, check, V $20, fold, H $55, V calls. V tells me he had KT.

HH5 vs a passive shorty. 6 handed. Eff. $100 from CO.
limp, limp, H $8 QQ, fold, fold, fold, fold, call.
Flop ($17) 677cc
check, H bets $10, call.
Turn ($37) Ts
check, H bets $25, V shoves, H calls. V tables T7.
River ($201) Qc. OOPS.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:14 PM   #4
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Monday, July 30
Duration: 6h 35m
Profit: -$271
Stake: $1/2 NL

I did not play well for the session. Let me show you.

HH1 vs a new random and a reg. Eff. $300
fold, fold, random opens $8, reg calls, H 3b $35 (J2hh), fold, fold, fold, random calls, reg calls.
FLOP ($102) 6d8hTh
check, check, H $45, random calls, reg shoves, fold, fold.

HH2 vs the random from SB. Eff. $650
UTG opens to $12, call, call, call, fold, call, call, H calls (T9cc), call.
FLOP ($92) QdJh5d
checked aroud
Turn ($92) 2c
checked around
River ($92) 2d
6 checks to random who bets $75, fold, H $220, folds to random who calls and wins.

HH3 a cooler spot that could have made me a winner for the day. UTG1. EFF. $314/$246
BTN straddles. Bad reg calls, fold, call, H $25 (QQ), fold, fold, call, call, call, call, fold, call.
FLOP ($144) QsJs6h
Bad reg open ships $221, a reg tank calls, H ships, folds to reg who calls.
Turn ($943) Ts
River ($943) Kc
Bad reg tables AQ, reg tables As5s, and I lose.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:17 PM   #5
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Tuesday, July 31
Duration: 3h 38m
Profit: -$1200
Stake: $1/2 NL

Wednesday, August 1
Duration: 7h 44m
Profit: $419
Stake: $1/2 NL

Bluffcatching to the death.
HH1 vs. whale from CO. Eff. $720.
2 limps, whale limps, H $30 AQhh, BTN calls, 2 calls, whale calls.
FLOP ($148) AcQcTh
2 checks, whale $130, H calls, fold, fold, fold.
Turn ($408) Ts
Whale $230, H calls.
River ($868) 2c
Whale $330, H calls. Whale rolls over Jc5c.

Run bad?
HH2. vs. same whale in the CO. Eff. $625
3 limps, H $25 JJ, 2 calls, including the whale (MP).
FLOP ($72) AhJh3d
2 checks, H $40, only whale calls.
Turn ($152) Ks
Check, H $115, whale shoves, H calls. Whale rollsover KhQd
River Td

Other than these two hands, there weren't too many interesting spots. It's good to see someone run $200 buyin to $3k. It shows that poker ain't dead just yet.

Last edited by 4041; 08-02-2018 at 05:17 PM. Reason: typo
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:52 PM   #6
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Day 5
Date: Thursday, August 2
Duration: 6hr 10m
Profit: -$648

Day 6
Date: Friday, August 3
Duration: 8h 1m
Profit: -$915

Day 7
Date: Saturday, August 4
Duration: 7h 45m
Profit: $818

Day 8
Date: Sunday, August 5
Duration: 6h 52m
Profit: $1,044

Day 9
Date: Monday, August 6
Duration: 5h 26m
Profit: $1,035
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:33 AM   #7
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Day 10
Date: Tuesday, August 7
Duration: 5h 50m
Profit: $1,190

10 day summary
Duration: 62h 47m
Profit: $2,047
Hourly: $32.60
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:18 AM   #8
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Day 11
Date: Wednesday, August 8
Duration: 7h 31m
Profit: -$1,999

Day 12
Date: Thursday, August 9
Did not play

Day 13
Date: Friday, August 10
Duration: 7h 00m
Profit: $1,111

Day 14
Date: Saturday, August 11
Duration: 6h 29m
Profit: $470

14 day summary
Duration: 83h 47m
Profit: $1,629
Hourly: $19.44
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #9
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Re: Fighting Complacency: A Live Journal

Day 15
Date: Sunday, August 12
Duration: 5h 45m
Profit: $280
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