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Old 03-31-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

Backstory:

I'm a semi-serious recreational player. I'm fascinated by poker theory, but I long ago decided that I didn't want to play poker as a job. I treat poker in much the same way as I treat chess and Candy Crush. It's a game, yo! I'm not particularly motivated by money and I have some health issues that would make grinding full-time next to impossible. I've been donking around for lolz at peanut stakes for a few years (roughly 100k hands a year with a winrate in the region of 10bb/100), but this year I decided to see if I could move up the limits by following a sensible bankroll management plan. By which I mean...

Got 5 buy-ins? Let's move up! (GTO BRM FOR LOLZ IMO).

I'm pretty confident in my ability to crush the game on soft sites. My current home is Unibet.
I'll post some fun hands in this thread, but they will mostly be examples of spews (either by me or my opponents), as I've resolved to cut back on posting strategic advice. It's bad for the ecology.

Quick facts:

* UK-based grumpy old man with some autistic traits.
* Used to be a hand analyzer for PSO (I helped teach 2NL newbs to fold pre, so sue me).
* Posts too much on forums and twitter.
* More than the average number of legs.
* Practices with Snowie.
* Often beats Snowie.
* Specializes in #LolbadSampleSize brags.
* Loves KQ more than is healthy.
* Plays low volume (about 2500 hands a week).

Selfie:
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In the first quarter of this year, I went from 4NL to 50NL in less than 25,000 hands. I definitely ran pretty well, but I also felt that I was the best player in each pool up to 25NL at least.

LolbadSampleSize Giraffe:
Spoiler:


The hand counts and overall winrate might be slightly off (it's hard to keep count of hands at multiple stakes without a tracker), so I'll ask that nice Mr. West to confirm the winrates at each level.

This thread will help me chart the next part of my journey and I'll post little challenges to keep me motivated as I go along. I plan to post a review and some hand histories each Monday. My first challenge would sound ridiculous if I was playing on Stars, but I'm not playing on Stars.

[ ] beat 50nl for 10bb/100 over 10,000 hands.

If I run according to EV, I think it's just about doable. If I hit a bad stretch, I'll rebuild at 25NL or maybe try and turn my graph into a perfectly symmetrical bell curve and end up busto.

inb4 massive downsw0ng.

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Old 03-31-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

Yessss!!!. first!!!
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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GoodLuck, will be following and subbed
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:10 PM   #4
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In, best of luck.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:02 PM   #5
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

Graph is looking nice, best of luck man

KQ is my favorite trouble hand too so we have that in common as well haha

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:07 PM   #6
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

GL sir.

You've finally made a PG&C :>
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:44 PM   #7
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Hey Arty, gl man!!

Am wondering how many challenge points you got in the first quarter?
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:28 AM   #8
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GL.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:33 AM   #9
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Gl. Will be following.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:54 AM   #10
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:06 AM   #11
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Gl mate! Hope to catch up at the NL50 tables soon enough!
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:52 AM   #12
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Mighty impressive good sir, subbed!
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:26 AM   #13
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Is this a prank?
Gl sub!-way
I mean subbed
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:27 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the subs and good luck wishes. I actually feel a bit nervous now that I've set a goal in public as it were. I kind of wish I'd set the aim at 5bb/100 instead, but we'll see how it goes. #PerformanceAnxiety

To give you a flavour of the kind of hands I'll be posting, here's how I beat 4NL to 25NL:

4NL:


10NL:


25NL:

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Am wondering how many challenge points you got in the first quarter?
40,000. I'm not sure what to aim for in Qtr 2, or even if I'll set a target. Depends how I run and how well I feel I guess.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #15
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lolled
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:24 AM   #16
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40,000. I'm not sure what to aim for in Qtr 2, or even if I'll set a target. Depends how I run and how well I feel I guess.
Oh, I thought you grinded alot more. Makes your profit look even better.
GL and hope to battle with you in a couple of weeks/months
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:48 AM   #17
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Ahh you finally make a PGC eh. Gl Arty!
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:32 AM   #18
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

tl;dr

now googoggogogogogoggo
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:12 PM   #19
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in...esp for the Unibet insights
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:53 PM   #20
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^This thread is going to be a meme/banter fest w/unibet i love ittttt
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:16 AM   #21
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

I wish I knew how to make those kind of pics, I would have so many lol
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:12 PM   #22
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

It's nice to see a few familiar names in the thread.

For screengrabs, I just use ALT+PrintScrn and then paste it into GIMP for editing later.

I've got one of my headaches today, so I might have to quit early, but the RNG is being very favourable towards me. Firstly I had the bizarre experience of getting QdTc on back to back hands and making the nut straight both times (stacked a whale's ace high, like you do).
And then I had a flushy heater that briefly made me question if spades are actually a better suit than hearts.





I've mostly been playing 25NL this week, as I didn't feel capable of playing my A-game at 50NL, but the heater continues. Full update on Monday.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:19 PM   #23
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Good **** on the SF, did you get it in?
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:52 AM   #24
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Good **** on the SF, did you get it in?
I was too busy wiping jism from the ceiling, so I timed out and folded.
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It's well known that 65 makes the most straight flushes (I've confirmed this by thinking about it), but second on the list is obviously J6o. This was 15 days ago:
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:14 PM   #25
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Re: GTO Penguin on a Heater (recreational/micros crusher)

How do you track reads n stuff...like do you have a notepad...or are you slick enough to whack it in a spreadsheet? There is nowhere to keep villain notes on Unibet???? Or is there????
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