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Old 10-14-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

Hi 2+2er's

About me
25 year old currently working in IT.
Playing poker for over 2 years but started to take it more seriously at the start of this year.
Regularly play 10z-25z with mixed results.

Goals:
- Starting at 10z, Get to 50z by early 2018 without depositing anymore
- Play at least 60k hands per month(this can be difficult due to work)
- Study: Regularly review hands + watch RunItOnce videos and take notes
- Start meditating(Woosah)

Will try to post graphs after every session and maybe some notable hands!

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Old 10-14-2017, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

1st Session of the challenge. With the way I've been running - the first few hands were as expected but it started to pick up then. No hands of note.

https://gyazo.com/6365a0ed8c7db7f9eb29fbb71d4639f9 - Cant seem to add images

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Old 10-15-2017, 05:21 PM   #3
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Cool Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

Small update - Second session went pretty well. ALOT of droolers in the 10z pool right now..or maybe that's just standard


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Old 10-16-2017, 02:21 PM   #4
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Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

What can I say...this session was just cooler central. Hard to keep focus when you're getting coolered and rivered every 2nd hand but "that's poker, folks".

Decided to quit after losing the last buyin and take some time to review hands.

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Old 10-22-2017, 03:34 PM   #5
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Small update.. been pretty sick so couldn't play much volume.

I'm 13bis under ev since last Sunday - which is difficult to take

Just played for an hour and got wrecked by variance once again.

AA < QQ on 778Qx when money was in before turn, etc...Gotta love that EV representation

Anyway, feel like I'm playing well enough to beat 10z for 6+bb/100 but variance has killed me for 30k hands.

Going to slow things up and study more/play less. I know this doesn't get rid of the variance but it's incredibly difficult.

Hope to come back to this thread and push things forward.

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:35 PM   #6
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Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

gl gl, gotta just grind through that downswing.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #7
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Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

Update :

30nl snap on 888 for about 20k hands. Incredibly soft, but the software is slightly tilting - The lack of hotkeys, bet sizing shortcuts, limited volume, etc.
Playing zoom variant without a HUD is pretty difficult; in terms of getting a feel for the regs...not really applicable versus fun players.

Played 10z at small volume for a couple of evenings. Focusing more on theory.
Also bought the Mental Game of Poker. Should be interesting!

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Old 11-19-2017, 04:23 PM   #8
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Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

Update
Getting there.
Play has improved but definitely running hot.
Would like to keep WR above 10bb over a decent sample but may move up stakes sooner rather than later.

Also need to start mashing against weaker/fun players and just milk the value. Been 30% range in 3bet pots vs these players and missing alot of value.

Finding it hard to find recently made high quality videos on RunItOnce for essential. If anyone has any recommendations, hit me up!

Missing some decent rakeback :'(

Graph for 10z so far:





Seems like a good spot for villian to set mine
    Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37872795

    BTN: $8 (80 bb)
    SB: $10.67 (106.7 bb)
    BB: $46.90 (469 bb)
    Hero (UTG): $17.98 (179.8 bb)
    MP: $26.96 (269.6 bb)
    CO: $12.56 (125.6 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
    Hero raises to $0.25, MP calls $0.25, CO folds, BTN raises to $1.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.95, MP folds, BTN calls $1.80

    Flop: ($6.30) T K 3 (2 players)
    Hero bets $15.03 and is all-in, BTN calls $5.05 and is all-in

    Turn: ($16.40) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
    River: ($16.40) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)




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    Villian had KK
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    Old 11-19-2017, 06:00 PM   #9
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    Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

    Not quite sure what you mean by recently but things haven't changed too much the last 2-3 years. I would advice watching Steve Paul,Cameron Couch,Felipe.
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    Old 11-27-2017, 02:25 PM   #10
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    Update

    Moved to 16nl and the swings aren't pretty.

    In terms of pool tendencies, it's probably the weirdest zoom pool I've played in.
    The regs are weird(yes, weird), apart from a handful. And the limpers are plentiful

    Most regs just seem to 3bet and mash all boards, regardless of texture. Pretty funny/tilting...maybe they're just exploiting but w/e.

    PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.08/$0.16 - 6 players
    Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

    garfil1 (UTG): $2.06 (13 bb)
    ribette1 (MP): $17.40 (109 bb)
    ktgbkf (CO): $4.52 (28 bb)
    Hero(BU): $23.40 (146 bb)
    lucima10 (SB): $84.23 (526 bb)
    GlamKudes (BB): $17.75 (111 bb)

    Pre-Flop: ($0.24) Hero () is BTN with A J
    3 players fold, Hero(BU) raises to $0.40, 1 fold, GlamKudes (BB) calls $0.24

    Flop: ($0.88) 3 A 9 (2 players)
    GlamKudes (BB) checks, Hero (BU) bets $0.29, GlamKudes (BB) raises to $1.28, Hero(BU) calls $0.99

    Turn: ($3.44) 9 (2 players)
    GlamKudes (BB) bets $2.20, Hero (BU) calls $2.20

    River: ($7.84) 6 (2 players)
    GlamKudes (BB) bets $3.75, Hero(BU) folds


    Graph for 25k hands so far

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    Old 11-30-2017, 06:34 PM   #11
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    Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

    Back to 10nl to try out different things. Still maintaining 10bb over 20k hands.

    Lacking motivation to put volume, would rather study than play....sounds weird to say.

    Should have just raised 10x whatever he donks at me but w/e. "The fish always get there" xD.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37878873

      BTN: $11.86 (118.6 bb)
      SB: $5.29 (52.9 bb)
      BB: $16.51 (165.1 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $10.25 (102.5 bb)
      MP: $10.34 (103.4 bb)
      CO: $7.31 (73.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K Q
      Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.25, SB folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.80) 7 T K (3 players)
      BB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.71, BTN folds, BB calls $0.51

      Turn: ($2.22) 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1.40, BB calls $1.10

      River: ($5.02) Q (2 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero raises to $2.90, BB raises to $8.70, Hero calls $4.99 and is all-in




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      Villian had J9o
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      Old 11-30-2017, 09:33 PM   #12
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      Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by ExtendedDreams View Post
      Update

      Moved to 16nl and the swings aren't pretty.

      In terms of pool tendencies, it's probably the weirdest zoom pool I've played in.
      The regs are weird(yes, weird), apart from a handful. And the limpers are plentiful

      Most regs just seem to 3bet and mash all boards, regardless of texture. Pretty funny/tilting...maybe they're just exploiting but w/e.

      PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.08/$0.16 - 6 players
      Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

      garfil1 (UTG): $2.06 (13 bb)
      ribette1 (MP): $17.40 (109 bb)
      ktgbkf (CO): $4.52 (28 bb)
      Hero(BU): $23.40 (146 bb)
      lucima10 (SB): $84.23 (526 bb)
      GlamKudes (BB): $17.75 (111 bb)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.24) Hero () is BTN with A J
      3 players fold, Hero(BU) raises to $0.40, 1 fold, GlamKudes (BB) calls $0.24

      Flop: ($0.88) 3 A 9 (2 players)
      GlamKudes (BB) checks, Hero (BU) bets $0.29, GlamKudes (BB) raises to $1.28, Hero(BU) calls $0.99

      Turn: ($3.44) 9 (2 players)
      GlamKudes (BB) bets $2.20, Hero (BU) calls $2.20

      River: ($7.84) 6 (2 players)
      GlamKudes (BB) bets $3.75, Hero(BU) folds


      Graph for 25k hands so far

      GL w/ the challenge!

      Could you explain this hand? I can't see why you folded here, you're behind for almost nothing except 33, A9, AK or AQ (Ax's are less likely)
      9x x/r you on this flop? I don't think so. It's more likely that the villain has a missed draw than a massive hand that you're behind. I would never fold this spot vs unknown.
      When you call turn you should call river anyway since the run out doesn't change anything. This hand makes no sense, at least for me.
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      Old 12-06-2017, 07:25 AM   #13
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      Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

      Gl, see you on the tables on 888
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      Old 12-06-2017, 08:32 AM   #14
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      Quote:
      Originally Posted by SarasotaC View Post
      GL w/ the challenge!

      Could you explain this hand? I can't see why you folded here, you're behind for almost nothing except 33, A9, AK or AQ (Ax's are less likely)
      9x x/r you on this flop? I don't think so. It's more likely that the villain has a missed draw than a massive hand that you're behind. I would never fold this spot vs unknown.
      When you call turn you should call river anyway since the run out doesn't change anything. This hand makes no sense, at least for me.
      "9x x/r you on this flop? I don't think so." It's definitely possible. You'd be surprised how these players react to 33% sizing bets. Looking back, I should have called given river sizing. His sizing confused me at the time.

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      Gl, see you on the tables on 888.
      Thanks, but I couldn't handle 888 software anymore xD. Only on Stars now. glgl
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      Old 12-06-2017, 10:45 AM   #15
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      Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

      you seem to be crushing, keep it up will be following
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      Old 12-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #16
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      Cool Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

      Update

      Only played 6k hands since 28 Nov.
      Couldn't make time with rl stuff. Don't really enjoy playing after work when I'm not fully focused and slightly burnt out.

      Slightly tilted by my declining red line, but at these stakes it's probably better that way.

      Also, Stars better bring Cardmatch back...only way of getting rakeback https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/i...cons/icon6.gif

      Hand 1 - Vs Weak reg playing 40/29. Maybe my turn sizing could be bigger given stack sizes.

        Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
        Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37882724

        BTN: $10.11 (101.1 bb)
        SB: $32.84 (328.4 bb)
        BB: $9.98 (99.8 bb)
        Hero (UTG): $18.26 (182.6 bb)
        MP: $16.88 (168.8 bb)
        CO: $21.72 (217.2 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q Q
        Hero raises to $0.25, MP calls $0.25, 2 folds, SB calls $0.20, BB folds

        Flop: ($0.85) A Q 2 (3 players)
        SB checks, Hero checks, MP bets $0.40, SB folds, Hero calls $0.40

        Turn: ($1.65) 9 (2 players)
        Hero checks, MP bets $0.90, Hero raises to $3.77, MP calls $2.87

        River: ($9.19) 6 (2 players)
        Hero checks, MP bets $5, Hero folds

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        10z so far


        Since 28th nov
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        Old 12-07-2017, 05:34 PM   #17
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        Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

        First 1k at 10z, rest at 16z

        Had to quit because if I got min 3bet one more time, my PC was out the window xD



        Hand 1 - Typical line by a god awful reg..makes 0 sense. Repping 9x 4bet OOP? Does he think I have 0 combos of 9x at 200bbs eff?
          Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
          Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37884492

          Hero (BTN): $47.25 (295.3 bb)
          SB: $17.76 (111 bb)
          BB: $31.99 (199.9 bb)
          UTG: $25.99 (162.4 bb)
          MP: $12.54 (78.4 bb)
          CO: $26.21 (163.8 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is BTN with J J
          2 folds, CO raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $1.12, SB folds, BB raises to $3.52, CO folds, Hero calls $2.40

          Flop: ($7.52) 2 9 8 (2 players)
          BB checks, Hero bets $2.37, BB calls $2.37

          Turn: ($12.26) 9 (2 players)
          BB bets $6.95, Hero calls $6.95

          River: ($26.16) 3 (2 players)
          BB bets $19.15 and is all-in, Hero folds




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          Hand 2 - Spew against a 10z loose reg. Good call by him with the nut worst hand
            Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
            Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37884493

            BTN: $5.93 (59.3 bb)
            Hero (SB): $11.69 (116.9 bb)
            BB: $9.72 (97.2 bb)
            UTG: $24.72 (247.2 bb)
            MP: $10.64 (106.4 bb)
            CO: $20.28 (202.8 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
            2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1.20, BB folds, CO calls $0.90

            Flop: ($2.50) 3 5 Q (2 players)
            Hero bets $0.79, CO calls $0.79

            Turn: ($4.08) 8 (2 players)
            Hero bets $2.84, CO calls $2.84

            River: ($9.76) J (2 players)
            Hero bets $6.86, CO calls $6.86
            Villian had KQ



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            Hand 3 - Another top reg at 16z
              Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
              Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37884494

              BTN: $20.11 (125.7 bb)
              SB: $16 (100 bb)
              BB: $18.01 (112.6 bb)
              UTG: $24.34 (152.1 bb)
              MP: $16.52 (103.3 bb)
              Hero (CO): $50.74 (317.1 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
              UTG folds, MP raises to $0.48, Hero raises to $1.44, BTN folds, SB calls $1.36, 2 folds

              Flop: ($3.52) 6 7 2 (2 players)
              SB checks, Hero bets $1.74, SB raises to $3.48, Hero calls $1.74

              Turn: ($10.48) T (2 players)
              SB checks, Hero checks

              River: ($10.48) 8 (2 players)
              SB checks, Hero checks




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              Villian showed KK
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              Old 12-07-2017, 06:24 PM   #18
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              Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

              gl subbed
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              Old 12-08-2017, 08:34 PM   #19
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              Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

              Decent start but bad finish.
              Up for the day but not happy with some of my river calls which tilted me pretty bad.
              Need to paint my wall with something along the lines of "If they pot river it's never a bluff" xD. I have a habit of instacalling and 95% of the time I'm wrong :'(



              Hand 1 - Being a prime example. My thinking: "What 8x does he have? He never checks a flush on the turn. I have plenty of 8x to call in this spot". But I call anyway *sigh*

                Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37885867

                BTN: $95.50 (596.9 bb)
                SB: $28.76 (179.8 bb)
                BB: $30.10 (188.1 bb)
                UTG: $38.78 (242.4 bb)
                Hero (MP): $16.24 (101.5 bb)
                CO: $19.70 (123.1 bb)

                Preflop: Hero is MP with 9 T
                UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.40, CO raises to $1.44, 3 folds, Hero calls $1.04

                Flop: ($3.12) T 6 3 (2 players)
                Hero checks, CO bets $1.55, Hero calls $1.55

                Turn: ($6.22) 9 (2 players)
                Hero checks, CO checks

                River: ($6.22) 7 (2 players)
                Hero checks, CO bets $4.66, Hero calls $4.66

                Spoiler:



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                Hand 2 - I like this fish's GTO line here...wpwp
                  Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                  Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37885868

                  BTN: $30.40 (190 bb)
                  SB: $30.67 (191.7 bb)
                  BB: $11.96 (74.8 bb)
                  UTG: $23.43 (146.4 bb)
                  MP: $8.65 (54.1 bb)
                  Hero (CO): $16 (100 bb)

                  Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
                  2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BTN folds, SB raises to $1.14, BB folds, Hero calls $0.74

                  Flop: ($2.44) Q 5 J (2 players)
                  SB bets $0.91, Hero calls $0.91

                  Turn: ($4.26) 7 (2 players)
                  SB bets $2.12, Hero calls $2.12

                  River: ($8.50) 5 (2 players)
                  SB bets $3.16, Hero calls $3.16

                  Spoiler:



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                  Old 12-09-2017, 09:26 PM   #20
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                  Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

                  Awful session. Couldn't get anything going.
                  Not sure how I feel about KK right now. "Please no ace. Ah, there's an ace" xD

                  Would really love just one session where I ran like God. For some motivation/confidence booster. Maybe if I ask the poker gods nicely?

                  Cba w/ graph.

                  - $40 for 3 hours w/ - $8 ev

                  Some hands for funs

                  PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.16 BB (6 handed) - Converted at http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/

                  Hero (Button) ($18.84)
                  SB ($35.25)
                  BB ($16.64)
                  UTG ($29.59)
                  MP ($19.16)
                  CO ($18.89)

                  Preflop: Hero is Button with K, K
                  2 folds, CO raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $1.28, 2 folds, CO calls $0.88

                  Flop: ($2.80) 2, 7, 8 (2 players)
                  CO checks, Hero bets $1.44, CO calls $1.44

                  Turn: ($5.68) 5 (2 players)
                  CO checks, Hero bets $3.69, CO calls $3.69

                  River: ($13.06) 6 (2 players)
                  CO bets $12.48 (All-In), Hero folds

                  Total pot: $13.06 | Rake: $0.59

                  Results:
                  Spoiler:


                  PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - Converted at http://handhistoryconverter.com

                  Button ($25)
                  SB ($32.50)
                  Hero (BB) ($29.59)
                  UTG ($25)
                  MP ($37.91)
                  CO ($72.02)

                  Preflop: Hero is BB with 5, 4
                  UTG raises to $0.75, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.50

                  Flop: ($1.60) 4, 5, A (2 players)
                  Hero checks, UTG bets $0.75, Hero raises to $2.81, UTG calls $2.06

                  Turn: ($7.22) Q (2 players)
                  Hero bets $4.24, UTG calls $4.24

                  River: ($15.70) 7 (2 players)
                  Hero checks, UTG checks

                  Total pot: $15.70 | Rake: $0.71

                  Results:
                  Spoiler:



                  PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.16 BB (6 handed) - Converted at http://handhistoryconverter.com

                  Button ($14.29)
                  SB ($49.27)
                  BB ($5.42)
                  UTG ($37.21)
                  Hero (MP) ($16.64)
                  CO ($8.53)

                  Preflop: Hero is MP with K, A
                  1 fold, Hero raises to $0.40, CO raises to $1.12, 3 folds, Hero raises to $16.64 (All-In), CO calls $7.41 (All-In)

                  Flop: ($17.30) 7, J, K (2 players, 2 all-in)

                  Turn: ($17.30) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

                  River: ($17.30) A (2 players, 2 all-in)

                  Total pot: $17.30 | Rake: $0.78

                  Results:
                  Spoiler:



                  PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.16 BB (6 handed) - Converted at http://handhistoryconverter.com/

                  Hero (Button) ($16.51)
                  SB ($12.15)
                  BB ($17.39)
                  UTG ($14.97)
                  MP ($25.27)
                  CO ($32.03)

                  Preflop: Hero is Button with K, K
                  1 fold, MP raises to $0.32, CO calls $0.32, Hero raises to $1.44, 2 folds, MP calls $1.12, CO calls $1.12

                  Flop: ($4.56) 4, 6, 9 (3 players)
                  MP checks, CO checks, Hero bets $1.92, 1 fold, CO raises to $3.84, Hero calls $1.92

                  Turn: ($12.24) 8 (2 players)
                  CO bets $5.85, Hero raises to $11.23 (All-In), CO calls $5.38

                  River: ($34.70) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

                  Total pot: $34.70 | Rake: $1.50

                  Results:
                  Spoiler:
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                  Old 12-14-2017, 06:17 PM   #21
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                  Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

                  Played a small sesh. Went pretty well.
                  Haven't been playing much with work, etc.. Just been watching content and trying to improve which I'm finding more enjoyable than playing atm xD



                  Results have been pretty meh.


                  Had to call the session after this hand. Not sure what to say tbh.
                  These kind of hands seem to remain in my subconscious for 30 mins or so..I usually just take a break but it's pretty late now anyways.

                    Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
                    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. View Hand #37894954

                    BTN: $19.11 (119.4 bb)
                    SB: $9.88 (61.8 bb)
                    Hero (BB): $50.80 (317.5 bb)
                    UTG: $15.80 (98.8 bb)
                    MP: $16 (100 bb)
                    CO: $32.97 (206.1 bb)

                    Preflop: Hero is BB with J J
                    UTG folds, MP raises to $0.48, 2 folds, SB calls $0.40, Hero raises to $2.08, MP calls $1.60, SB calls $1.60

                    Flop: ($6.24) 3 J 5 (3 players)
                    SB checks, Hero checks, MP bets $2.98, SB calls $2.98, Hero calls $2.98

                    Turn: ($15.18) 2 (3 players)
                    SB bets $4.82 and is all-in, Hero raises to $45.74, MP calls $10.94 and is all-in

                    River: ($41.88) Q (3 players, 2 are all-in)

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                    Old 12-17-2017, 07:56 PM   #22
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                    Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

                    Challenge update

                    Getting there...slowly, but surely.
                    Been playing more disciplined and not reacting so emotionally - Maybe robotish..

                    Zoom swings are relentless :]

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                    Old 01-01-2018, 06:20 PM   #23
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                    Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

                    End of year update



                    Not quite where I wanted to be, but can't complain.

                    Feel like my game has come along considerably since I started this thread which is something I wanted to achieve.

                    IMO I can for sure beat 25nl. It's the first limit where people can make decent money so there's some good regs there. There's also regs that I think are winning as they play there alot, but they play around the same level as 10nl regs.

                    Also been watching a guy stream low stakes zoom on twitch and he's been winning over a big sample. It gives me considerable motivation to watch someone play (IMO) worse than I do and win at that stake. I'll not mention names.

                    Not trying to contemplate over results too much, just trying to improve.

                    Giraffe from 1st Nov:


                    Also came 4th in the Hot $5.50 which gave a considerable boost to the BR.
                    May play more MTTs, although they are very time consuming.

                    GG.

                    Here's to 2018!

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                    Old 01-04-2018, 07:31 PM   #24
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                    Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

                    GL in 2018 bro!

                    I'll see you in 200z in 2019
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                    Old 03-06-2018, 04:46 PM   #25
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                    Re: Getting past the micros - Zoom Challenge

                    Update

                    Wow, it's been too long. Forgot I had this thread :smh:

                    My volume has been lacking for sure. Something which I always struggle with when working + commuting. I tend to not play when I'm tired and lean towards study instead.

                    In terms of study: I've been watching a ton of videos and taking notes, reviewing my hand histories, etc.
                    Don't really talk hands with other people. If anyone playing 25z+ wants to talk hands PM me for skype.

                    Been playing 50z lately as my BR is comfortable here and I feel that I'm on par to be a 2-4bb winner here.

                    Something I'm trying to improve is my Big Blind play. I'm getting runover in these spots, although looking through my HHs there's been a ton of coolers.

                    Overall, I'm pretty happy with my progress considering where I was last year.

                    Some stuff:
                    Slight run good :P



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