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Old 12-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #26
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Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

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Just a bit of advice, in a couple of the hands above (yawn, yawn 2.0), you are bluffing into someone with 60bb. General indication they are a recreational and generally unlikely to fold as much vs triples, especially on the AxxA board
Very true, will bear in mind for future spots.

Started the session 3 tabling and played pretty meh, spewing off a bit. Was going fine, ran into a few cooler spots where I lost some big pots, AK<AA pre, 3rd nut flush vs nut flush OTF, ect. Couple of big bluffs not going through/running into top end. Mental game was nothing special but maintained enough composure to continue. Was actually thinking of putting in another 1k hands but decided I'm going to do some studying tonight.

Short list of areas I need to improve that I am going to focus on to reap max +EV:
- 30min warmup before all future sessions
- Learning how to analyse my own play/exploits in PT4 and plug leaks (I have no clue how to use PT4 to study, send advice pls xoxo)
- Start bodyweight exercising



Damn what a sick hero call by me I'm impressed

    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 #37900303

    BTN: $11.98 (119.8 bb)
    SB: $24.78 (247.8 bb)
    Hero (BB): $22.09 (220.9 bb)
    UTG: $5.15 (51.5 bb)
    MP: $14.84 (148.4 bb)
    CO: $9.61 (96.1 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is BB with T A
    UTG folds, MP raises to $0.25, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.15

    Flop: ($0.55) 4 Q 6 (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32

    Turn: ($1.19) 9 (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

    River: ($2.79) 5 (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP bets $1.60, Hero calls $1.60

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    Flush didn't get there, I was 100% bluffing

      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 #37900304

      BTN: $27.72 (277.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $11.12 (111.2 bb)
      BB: $10.09 (100.9 bb)
      UTG: $10.30 (103 bb)
      MP: $4.15 (41.5 bb)
      CO: $17.94 (179.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 9
      UTG folds, MP calls $0.10, CO folds, BTN calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.60, BB calls $0.50, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.40) T J A (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.07, BB calls $1.07

      Turn: ($3.54) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.90, BB calls $1.90

      River: ($7.34) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $7.55, BB calls $6.52 and is all-in

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      Not sure if I should 4bet pre at this stack depth, probably way too thin for value, nits probably calling AA,KK,QQ,AK

        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 #37900305

        BTN: $10 (100 bb)
        SB: $24.20 (242 bb)
        BB: $14.44 (144.4 bb)
        Hero (UTG): $19.72 (197.2 bb)
        MP: $10.62 (106.2 bb)
        CO: $18.32 (183.2 bb)

        Preflop: Hero is UTG with J J
        Hero raises to $0.30, MP folds, CO raises to $0.90, 2 folds, BB calls $0.80, Hero calls $0.60

        Flop: ($2.75) J 5 Q (3 players)
        BB bets $1.32, Hero calls $1.32, CO folds

        Turn: ($5.39) T (2 players)
        BB checks, Hero bets $1.65, BB calls $1.65

        River: ($8.69) K (2 players)
        BB bets $4.15, Hero folds

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        Old 12-19-2017, 08:28 PM   #27
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        Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

        It's getting a bit depressing uploading a negative graph almost every session. It's not killing motivation in any way, in fact my motivation for playing is at an all time high, motivation alone doesn't make you win though.



        Royal

          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 #37903335

          Hero (BTN): $14.34 (143.4 bb)
          SB: $29.07 (290.7 bb)
          BB: $19.88 (198.8 bb)
          UTG: $10.10 (101 bb)
          MP: $3.97 (39.7 bb)
          CO: $8.57 (85.7 bb)

          Preflop: Hero is BTN with T Q
          3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

          Flop: ($0.65) 3 A 2 (2 players)
          BB checks, Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20

          Turn: ($1.05) J (2 players)
          BB checks, Hero checks

          River: ($1.05) K (2 players)
          BB checks, Hero bets $0.32, BB folds

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          Flopped the house, river was pretty close, wanted to fold so badly but w/e

            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 #37903339

            BTN: $11.75 (117.5 bb)
            SB: $13.47 (134.7 bb)
            Hero (BB): $10.31 (103.1 bb)
            UTG: $12.38 (123.8 bb)
            MP: $9.85 (98.5 bb)
            CO: $12.89 (128.9 bb)

            Preflop: Hero is BB with K 7
            2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.20

            Flop: ($0.65) K K 7 (2 players)
            Hero checks, CO bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

            Turn: ($1.25) J (2 players)
            Hero checks, CO checks

            River: ($1.25) T (2 players)
            Hero bets $0.70, CO raises to $3.30, Hero calls $2.60

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            Old 12-24-2017, 11:33 AM   #28
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            Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

            Short session and moved down from 4 tables to 2, as boring as it gets I really think I just need to focus on improving my basic strategy. Less time will be put into poker until after new year.

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            Old 02-27-2018, 11:39 PM   #29
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            Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

            It's been 2 months but I am finally back. Took a small break from poker for christmas holidays then decided to stop playing online altogether for a bit, continuing to play live. Up a 2-3 bags or so live in the last 2 months but virtually no online volume up until a few days ago. So after yet another grim session (won't post the graph, nothing crazy, down another 3BI or so over 1k hands as per usual) I had an epiphany which made me realise where I'm really going wrong.

            Three main areas that contribute to long term progress in poker:
            - Volume
            - Off table studying
            - Mental game work

            What I realised was that I'm not putting in enough volume, my studying volume/routine was virtually non existent and I wasn't putting any effort into improving my mental game so it was pretty obvious why I wasn't progressing and even had to move down a stake.

            I'm not going to work on increasing my volume, but instead put all of my energy into developing a strong work ethic which will help me to increase the amount/efficiency of off table studying I do.



            Even though I'm only up a small amount in todays session, it really was the first session in so long that I felt like I actually played good poker. the redline crush towards the end was where I could actually feel my confidence coming back. Who knows, maybe this is the start of the October redline crushing again.

            Jfc lol

              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 #37931859

              Hero (BTN): $17.81 (178.1 bb)
              SB: $30.65 (306.5 bb)
              BB: $10.69 (106.9 bb)
              UTG: $8.48 (84.8 bb)
              MP: $17.78 (177.8 bb)
              CO: $11.60 (116 bb)

              Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8 8
              3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB raises to $1.40, BB folds, Hero calls $1.10

              Flop: ($2.90) 3 4 6 (2 players)
              SB bets $29.25 and is all-in, Hero calls $16.41 and is all-in

              Turn: ($35.72) Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)
              River: ($35.72) A (2 players, 2 are all-in)

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              Think I should have x/c turn tbh

                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 #37931860

                BTN: $41.69 (416.9 bb)
                SB: $12.37 (123.7 bb)
                Hero (BB): $29.11 (291.1 bb)
                UTG: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
                MP: $17.17 (171.7 bb)
                CO: $10.30 (103 bb)

                Preflop: Hero is BB with J K
                3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, SB folds, Hero calls $0.20

                Flop: ($0.65) J 7 K (2 players)
                Hero checks, BTN bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1.15, BTN calls $0.85

                Turn: ($2.95) Q (2 players)
                Hero bets $2.26, BTN folds

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                Slightly happier with my river shove, think I get paid off so much more frequently if I bet pot though, players super nitty when to comes to getting stacks in at these stakes

                  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 #37931861

                  BTN: $17.90 (179 bb)
                  SB: $17.78 (177.8 bb)
                  BB: $10.64 (106.4 bb)
                  UTG: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
                  Hero (MP): $10.30 (103 bb)
                  CO: $15.78 (157.8 bb)

                  Preflop: Hero is MP with K Q
                  UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO folds, BTN calls $0.30, SB folds, BB calls $0.20

                  Flop: ($0.95) 4 A 8 (3 players)
                  BB checks, Hero bets $0.29, BTN calls $0.29, BB calls $0.29

                  Turn: ($1.82) 2 (3 players)
                  BB checks, Hero bets $1.60, BTN calls $1.60, BB folds

                  River: ($5.02) 6 (2 players)
                  Hero bets $8.11, BTN folds

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                  Old 03-09-2018, 11:03 PM   #30
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                  Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

                  I think I've figured this **** out.

                  Didn't play for a few days as I was in Newcastle for some student poker event. £600 for the trip. 61/153 in the £40 ME and 5/41 in the £100 HR for £300. Busted TT<JT with 10BB, w/e.

                  Funny hand in the HR, blinds 1k/2k I open MP w/ 44 to 4.5k, HJ calls.
                  Flop As4s4c, x/x.
                  Turn Kc, I check, villain bets 5k, I raise to 12k, he tank shoves for ~55k and I snap him off. He shows 5c6c and is like "Welp I'm drawing dead". gg.

                  Lost a £1.5k pot vs my friend AQ<KK on AAK.

                  My first time in the north, what tf is up with those people? People on the street were ****ing wild, never seen anything like it.

                  Session from the 7th, queue me going into hibernation after this session looking for any sort of solution as to why I can't even ****ing beat 10NL.



                  Found Nick Howards channel on Youtube, binged about 6hrs of his content (absolute goldmine btw, 100% would recommend checking it out) and realised that so much of the money lost was from unnecessary aggression in spots where villain is either:
                  • Not thinking enough to make laydowns in certain spots (least likely)
                  • Forcing unnecessary bluffs, even when villain has strong, uncapped range.
                  • Trying to push villain off of hands that are just too strong to realistically be folding.

                  This is definitely the single biggest leak I have and is the reason for my dreadful blueline.

                  Literally just fixing that today has turned my game 180 the results were unreal.



                  MENTAL GAME WORK IS ****ING UNDERRATED

                  Daily quads

                    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 #37932271

                    BTN: $29.78 (297.8 bb)
                    SB: $10.05 (100.5 bb)
                    BB: $10 (100 bb)
                    Hero (UTG): $46.45 (464.5 bb)
                    MP: $17.64 (176.4 bb)
                    CO: $9.13 (91.3 bb)

                    Preflop: Hero is UTG with 6 6
                    Hero raises to $0.25, 4 folds, BB calls $0.15

                    Flop: ($0.55) 6 6 Q (2 players)
                    BB checks, Hero checks

                    Turn: ($0.55) 9 (2 players)
                    BB bets $0.28, Hero raises to $0.95, BB calls $0.67

                    River: ($2.45) 3 (2 players)
                    BB checks, Hero bets $4.15, BB calls $4.15

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                    ****ing hilarious hand which single handedly crashed my EV line (would not be laughing so much if I didn't suck out massively). How tf do they have BOTH of those hands!?

                      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 #37932272

                      BTN: $5.68 (56.8 bb)
                      SB: $5.17 (51.7 bb)
                      BB: $19.80 (198 bb)
                      UTG: $7.62 (76.2 bb)
                      Hero (MP): $23.42 (234.2 bb)
                      CO: $4.24 (42.4 bb)

                      Preflop: Hero is MP with T T
                      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.25, CO calls $0.25, BTN calls $0.25, SB calls $0.20, BB folds

                      Flop: ($1.10) 5 9 8 (4 players)
                      SB checks, Hero bets $0.80, CO calls $0.80, BTN folds, SB calls $0.80

                      Turn: ($3.50) 5 (3 players)
                      SB checks, Hero bets $22.37 and is all-in, CO calls $3.19 and is all-in, SB calls $4.12 and is all-in

                      River: ($14.93) T (3 players, 3 are all-in)

                      Spoiler:



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                      Will be away for a few days, might be able to put some live hours in (definitely need to). Also thinking about moving to London, because being walking distance away from the vic sounds good.
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                      Old 03-12-2018, 11:21 PM   #31
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                      Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

                      Came back from Brighton, played about 3 hours of 1/2. There was one interesting hand vs a reg and an old, fun player.

                      4 handed with straddle. oldman limps BTN, I call SB w/ 22, BB calls, reg makes it 30, oldman calls, I call, BB folds.

                      Flop is Q62ddx. I check, reg bets 45, oldman calls, I call.

                      Turn 3o, I check, reg bets 120, oldman snap calls, I go all in for ~400, reg snaps folds and oldman takes like 30 secs to call like 40 more lol. Oldman shows A6dd and we hold.

                      Was considering x/shoving flop and seriously regret not doing that, I played it so bad. Reg says "It's so sick how you have 22 and oldman has the nut flush draw" before we turn over our cards. Definitely get a call by him if we x/shove flop though as we never have bluffs with our current line :^(

                      +380 for the session

                      Online was a mad session today, unfortunately lost a 500BB pot after I had clicked sit out at next BB which was super tilting, but apart from that a very comfortable session with a huge improvement in mental game.



                      What a sick river, guy goes into the tank for about 2 minutes

                        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 #37932356

                        BTN: $20.28 (202.8 bb)
                        SB: $7.50 (75 bb)
                        Hero (BB): $26.14 (261.4 bb)
                        UTG: $8.29 (82.9 bb)
                        MP: $4.51 (45.1 bb)
                        CO: $73.81 (738.1 bb)

                        Preflop: Hero is BB with T 7
                        2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.20

                        Flop: ($0.65) 7 6 K (2 players)
                        Hero checks, CO bets $0.49, Hero raises to $1.80, CO calls $1.31

                        Turn: ($4.25) 9 (2 players)
                        Hero bets $5.60, CO calls $5.60

                        River: ($15.45) 7 (2 players)
                        Hero bets $18.44 and is all-in, CO calls $18.44

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                        Lmao how tf do we even get action here

                          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 #37932357

                          BTN: $11.25 (112.5 bb)
                          Hero (SB): $51.58 (515.8 bb)
                          BB: $11.11 (111.1 bb)
                          UTG: $15.73 (157.3 bb)
                          MP: $11.01 (110.1 bb)
                          CO: $13.64 (136.4 bb)

                          Preflop: Hero is SB with Q A
                          UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, BTN folds, Hero raises to $1.30, BB folds, MP calls $1, CO calls $1

                          Flop: ($4) 5 8 7 (3 players)
                          Hero checks, MP bets $1, CO calls $1, Hero raises to $50.28 and is all-in, MP calls $8.71, CO calls $11.34 and is all-in

                          Turn: ($38.39) A (3 players, 2 are all-in)
                          River: ($38.39) 9 (3 players, 2 are all-in)

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                          Risque bluff of the day, he had to fold, no one bluff raises river at these stakes

                            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 #37932358

                            BTN: $10 (100 bb)
                            SB: $16.86 (168.6 bb)
                            BB: $8.75 (87.5 bb)
                            UTG: $9.51 (95.1 bb)
                            Hero (MP): $70.86 (708.6 bb)
                            CO: $14.09 (140.9 bb)

                            Preflop: Hero is MP with K T
                            UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.25, CO calls $0.25, BTN calls $0.25, SB calls $0.20, BB calls $0.15

                            Flop: ($1.25) J 8 9 (5 players)
                            SB bets $0.79, BB folds, Hero calls $0.79, CO calls $0.79, BTN folds

                            Turn: ($3.62) 6 (3 players)
                            SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks

                            River: ($3.62) 9 (3 players)
                            SB bets $2.80, Hero raises to $69.82 and is all-in, 2 folds

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                            Easily one of the most tilting poker hands I've ever played, how the **** does he have that!?

                              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 #37932359

                              BTN: $35.98 (359.8 bb)
                              SB: $17.12 (171.2 bb)
                              BB: $9.85 (98.5 bb)
                              Hero (UTG): $13.47 (134.7 bb)
                              MP: $9.32 (93.2 bb)
                              CO: $30.28 (302.8 bb)

                              Preflop: Hero is UTG with K J
                              Hero raises to $0.25, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.70, Hero calls $0.45

                              Flop: ($1.45) 9 2 6 (2 players)
                              BB bets $1.20, Hero raises to $2.85, BB calls $1.65

                              Turn: ($7.15) T (2 players)
                              BB checks, Hero checks

                              River: ($7.15) Q (2 players)
                              BB bets $1, Hero calls $1

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                              Will continue 10NL for the next few days, probably heading up to London for some live poker/other stuff and will consider jumping back up to 25NL after
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                              Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

                              You flatted straight flush on the river?
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                              Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

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                              You flatted straight flush on the river?
                              Holy ****ing **** I didn't even realise until now I hit the straight flush, I would be so pissed off if he had Ah...

                              This was the hand I actually meant to post where I lost the 500BB pot (both hands I have KhJh so I got confused in PT4):

                                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 #37932362

                                BTN: $23.72 (237.2 bb)
                                Hero (SB): $80.34 (803.4 bb)
                                BB: $12.17 (121.7 bb)
                                UTG: $3.29 (32.9 bb)
                                MP: $9.65 (96.5 bb)
                                CO: $3.63 (36.3 bb)

                                Preflop: Hero is SB with J K
                                UTG folds, MP raises to $0.27, CO calls $0.27, BTN calls $0.27, Hero raises to $1.40, 2 folds, CO calls $1.13, BTN calls $1.13

                                Flop: ($4.57) 2 3 Q (3 players)
                                Hero bets $2.30, CO folds, BTN calls $2.30

                                Turn: ($9.17) 8 (2 players)
                                Hero bets $4.55, BTN calls $4.55

                                River: ($18.27) 4 (2 players)
                                Hero bets $72.09 and is all-in, BTN calls $15.47 and is all-in

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                                Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

                                Hit up the Vic on the weekend. Down £800 first day and up £300 the second. Lost a pretty brutal hand in 1/3. UTG limps, UTG+1 calls, I make it 17w/ KK, UTG calls and everyone else folds.

                                Flop is Jc8c4x, villain checks, I bet 25, villain x/r to 75. Eff stacks are 600. I make it 225 and call villains shove who shows J8s and we brick out.

                                Come back from London pretty deflated and incredibly tired and still decided to play a bit more. Reg'd an $11 HU zoom tourney on Stars aaaaaand...



                                BINK

                                Graph from yesterdays quick session that I forgot to post:



                                Hilarious spot multiway. Got it in vs the best hands tbh. Would be devastating to get it in vs nut FD and bottom set.

                                  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 #37932551

                                  BTN: $10 (100 bb)
                                  SB: $12.56 (125.6 bb)
                                  BB: $10.10 (101 bb)
                                  UTG: $12.63 (126.3 bb)
                                  MP: $4.43 (44.3 bb)
                                  Hero (CO): $23.78 (237.8 bb)

                                  Preflop: Hero is CO with T K
                                  UTG raises to $0.30, MP folds, Hero calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, 2 folds

                                  Flop: ($1.05) K 5 Q (3 players)
                                  UTG checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $0.78, UTG raises to $1.95, Hero raises to $23.48 and is all-in, BTN calls $8.92 and is all-in, UTG calls $10.38 and is all-in

                                  Turn: ($35.41) 3 (3 players, 3 are all-in)
                                  River: ($35.41) A (3 players, 3 are all-in)

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                                  Almost didn't want to post this one because I played it terribly OTR. I think I like a x/c more. This is definitely one to study.

                                    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 #37932552

                                    BTN: $10.80 (108 bb)
                                    Hero (SB): $34.50 (345 bb)
                                    BB: $13.91 (139.1 bb)
                                    UTG: $12.94 (129.4 bb)
                                    MP: $27.80 (278 bb)
                                    CO: $37.75 (377.5 bb)

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

                                    Flop: ($2.50) 4 3 9 (2 players)
                                    Hero bets $0.85, CO calls $0.85

                                    Turn: ($4.20) 2 (2 players)
                                    Hero bets $2.75, CO calls $2.75

                                    River: ($9.70) Q (2 players)
                                    Hero bets $7.05, CO raises to $18.70, Hero folds

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                                    Paaaaaaainful fold

                                      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 #37932553

                                      BTN: $10 (100 bb)
                                      SB: $10 (100 bb)
                                      BB: $9.29 (92.9 bb)
                                      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
                                      MP: $11.51 (115.1 bb)
                                      Hero (CO): $24.60 (246 bb)

                                      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
                                      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, BB calls $0.15

                                      Flop: ($0.55) 2 Q 9 (2 players)
                                      BB checks, Hero checks

                                      Turn: ($0.55) K (2 players)
                                      BB bets $0.26, Hero calls $0.26

                                      River: ($1.07) 7 (2 players)
                                      BB checks, Hero bets $0.85, BB raises to $8.78 and is all-in, Hero folds

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                                      Station time

                                        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 #37932554

                                        BTN: $8.80 (88 bb)
                                        Hero (SB): $16.08 (160.8 bb)
                                        BB: $12.20 (122 bb)
                                        UTG: $13.48 (134.8 bb)
                                        MP: $10.50 (105 bb)
                                        CO: $10.47 (104.7 bb)

                                        Preflop: Hero is SB with K 8
                                        3 folds, BTN raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.75, BB folds, BTN calls $0.55

                                        Flop: ($1.60) 5 K 6 (2 players)
                                        Hero checks, BTN bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

                                        Turn: ($3.20) 5 (2 players)
                                        Hero checks, BTN bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

                                        River: ($6.20) A (2 players)
                                        Hero checks, BTN bets $5.75 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.75

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                                        Old 03-20-2018, 08:20 PM   #35
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                                        Paaaaaaainful fold

                                          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 #37932553

                                          BTN: $10 (100 bb)
                                          SB: $10 (100 bb)
                                          BB: $9.29 (92.9 bb)
                                          UTG: $10 (100 bb)
                                          MP: $11.51 (115.1 bb)
                                          Hero (CO): $24.60 (246 bb)

                                          Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
                                          2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, BB calls $0.15

                                          Flop: ($0.55) 2 Q 9 (2 players)
                                          BB checks, Hero checks

                                          Turn: ($0.55) K (2 players)
                                          BB bets $0.26, Hero calls $0.26

                                          River: ($1.07) 7 (2 players)
                                          BB checks, Hero bets $0.85, BB raises to $8.78 and is all-in, Hero folds

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                                          ??????????????????????????

                                          am i missing something?

                                          wtf?

                                          why did you fold?
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                                          Old 03-21-2018, 06:18 AM   #36
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                                          Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

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                                          ??????????????????????????

                                          am i missing something?

                                          wtf?

                                          why did you fold?
                                          It's a huge overbet raise, we need to win like 43% of the time and I believe he shows up with JT a disproportionate amount of the time
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                                          Old 03-21-2018, 09:04 AM   #37
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                                          It's a huge overbet raise, we need to win like 43% of the time and I believe he shows up with JT a disproportionate amount of the time
                                          i dunno, maybe i'm wrong but do you really feel like JT would play that way?

                                          you both check turn (ok), he supposedly turns the nuts and simply halfpots, then he checks to you on the river? is this really a line that the absolute nuts would take?

                                          besides, you -only- lose to JT here. literally one hand. i overfold like crazy but this is just absurd tbh. he can be doing this with a variety of hands. literal air because he just wants to win the pot (this happens), random 2pair (he is in the bb, isn't he?), etc.

                                          if you wanna put him on JT, why can't you put him on 22 too? that's way too narrow considering his line, anyway. ignore the raise on the river and think about what hands he could have at that point. it's a ****ton. he's just spewing.
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                                          Old 03-21-2018, 12:09 PM   #38
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                                          Old 03-21-2018, 09:43 PM   #39
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                                          i dunno, maybe i'm wrong but do you really feel like JT would play that way?

                                          you both check turn (ok), he supposedly turns the nuts and simply halfpots, then he checks to you on the river? is this really a line that the absolute nuts would take?

                                          besides, you -only- lose to JT here. literally one hand. i overfold like crazy but this is just absurd tbh. he can be doing this with a variety of hands. literal air because he just wants to win the pot (this happens), random 2pair (he is in the bb, isn't he?), etc.

                                          if you wanna put him on JT, why can't you put him on 22 too? that's way too narrow considering his line, anyway. ignore the raise on the river and think about what hands he could have at that point. it's a ****ton. he's just spewing.
                                          I made at the time what I believed to be a correct decision, based on the fact that river x/r at these stakes tend to be underbluffed and overbets tend to be weighted towards nutted hands, combined with the fact that because it's so large of a raise he has to have air enough of the time (I cannot see bluffs w/ equity that are betting turn and checking river with the intention of x/r).

                                          Your points are valid though. I am usually the last person to make these kinds of folds.

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                                          Old 03-29-2018, 08:47 PM   #40
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                                          Re: Given Up Everything For The Grind: 25NL->500NL And Beyond

                                          Didn't post the last few sessions. It crazy how I'm confident in my technical abilities at these stakes, but just the difference in mental state going into my sessions basically determines whether I will be profitable or not.



                                          Up to -$150 was my first 2 sessions. Mental state was 4/10 which deteriorated to 1-2/10. Not ashamed to admit I played ****.

                                          from the 2k hand mark was today's session. Mental state 8/10.

                                          Need to put in way more volume.
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