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Old 08-10-2017, 03:01 AM   #176
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Re: How to Be Happy as a Live Pro

lol ur casino seems pretty unreliable that sucks
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:43 AM   #177
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It's now 4:30pm and there's 25+ people on the list, still no table open... Actually as I'm writing this I just got my text. Two hours wait is still an absolute joke.

In other news, I've been poached from one home game to another tonight. Host is going to pay me $200 to attend her game lol, so that's a pretty sick freeroll I guess. That's at 630 so I'll play here for an hour and then get going to that game.
Why would someone payed a person to play in their home game?
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:15 AM   #178
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Why would someone payed a person to play in their home game?
If it's the difference between the game getting up and not getting up, they might consider it. I think this is a form of rakeback more or less.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:16 AM   #179
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Question for you guys, of the $200 freeroll, I'll probably spend ~$70ish of that ubering there and back, with the last $130, do we include that in results as a form of RB or just keep it separate? Thoughts?
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:48 AM   #180
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Hmmm, actually interesting question, would you include high hand stuff and BBJ into results?

On a different note what is rake structure and blinds like for the home game
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:41 AM   #181
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Hmmm, actually interesting question, would you include high hand stuff and BBJ into results?

On a different note what is rake structure and blinds like for the home game
At this game I'm currently at its 10% @ $10 cap and the Penthouse is 10% $13 cap.

Like if I won the royal jackpot in Melbourne, obv I wouldn't include it. But this $200 is coming as a direct result of playing in this game, so maybe it should be counted? But I am not sure hey?
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:27 AM   #182
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Depends what you want to track. I wouldnt. I also wouldnt advertise the fact.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:43 AM   #183
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:08 AM   #184
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Question for you guys, of the $200 freeroll, I'll probably spend ~$70ish of that ubering there and back, with the last $130, do we include that in results as a form of RB or just keep it separate? Thoughts?
Add it to the overall results, but label it under a different category. This rake back shouldn't be adding to your w/r BUT it is still poker income so you should log it. Like for example, if I hit a high hand promo, I'll add it to my poker journal but under 'PROMO' instead of NL Holdem, so when I filter by NL Holden results the promo has not affected my w/r

Does that make any sense? Anyway, just IMO
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:56 AM   #185
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subbed GL!!

I wouldn't dare to even think getting a live pro.. biggest concern on my part would be 9 ppl around me smoking 24/7.

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Old 08-10-2017, 09:29 AM   #186
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A lot of poker rooms are smoke free, if anything id say the large majority are ^
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:31 PM   #187
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Daily Update - Thur 10 Aug 2017

Hours Played: 12.3
Profit: $1,232
Variance: 6

Notes: Got to the casino at about 2PM, waited for 2.5 hours, finally got on at like 4:30, played for an hour before I had to leave for my homegame. Managed to win some money in that hour. Then I up n left to my homegame which I was payed $200 to attend - so $50 of that for the uber cost and $150 as a bonus/rakeback type deal. I also managed to make money in this game despite losing KK v AA 200bb deep which sucked a lot. I have some cool hands to share below.

Will be doing a weekly update after this but all I can say is I'm really stoked with my efforts yesterday and being able to finish the week strong.

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Hand 1

$2/$5

Limp Limp, hero limps 99, I think this is strong enough to iso but I think I'd like the bottom of my iso range to be TT when it comes to pairs because it's going to go MW so very often and equity is pretty shocking MW with a middle pair. So I actually kind of like the overlimp - if I thought I could get it HU, I'd have iso'd. BTN isos to $30, one limper calls, hero calls.

Flop $95: 589

Limper leads $50, I decide to just call. Not sure why in hindsight, think this should be a raise pretty much always on this texture. I think it was because the BTN has a strong uncapped range and might put in a raise with his overpairs and then I can backjam... Anyway, BTN folds.

Turn $195: Q

Villain bets $80 hero calls. Not the best turn but tbh I don't expect villain to lead many flush draws otf, so we're not really worried.

River $355: K

Villain bets $100 and IMO it's a pretty trivial snap even with 4 hearts. I call and villain shows 9 and mucks, hero scoops a $555 pot.

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I have a ton more hands to post but I'm going to do them all up shortly.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #188
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Depends what you want to track. I wouldnt. I also wouldnt advertise the fact.

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Add it to the overall results, but label it under a different category. This rake back shouldn't be adding to your w/r BUT it is still poker income so you should log it. Like for example, if I hit a high hand promo, I'll add it to my poker journal but under 'PROMO' instead of NL Holdem, so when I filter by NL Holden results the promo has not affected my w/r

Does that make any sense? Anyway, just IMO
Decided to take tellypl's advice here. Obv it's poker income so needs to be tracked but I don't want this freeroll bs contributing to/inflating my WR. I've added a separate game for rb so it's tracked but not on my 2/3 or 2/5 WRs.

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Old 08-11-2017, 02:49 PM   #189
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Weekly Recap - Fri 4 Aug - Thu 10 Aug

Hours Played: 34.8
Profit: $2,979

Notes: Not good in terms of missing volume by so much. Although, it's not for lack of trying - had games break early and spent way too long on wait lists. But maybe that just means I need to put in a good 6 days work in future. So I'll be doing that in the forthcoming week. Was obviously awesome to have a winning weak after that beast of a first week. Nothing much else to say other than that. I feel like we're playing a bit better and also playing in better games vs worse opponents than we were in week one which is nice.

In terms of goals,

[X] Settle into new place
[ ] Play 40+ hours
[X] Play a late night schedule
[X] Continue playing good poker

Faiiirly happy with that. We need to be more disciplined with working out and sleeping though. It's hard to do when you've got to be at a game at 6pm and didn't finish the previous night til 6am, means you have 12 hours to sleep, workout, eat, find time to update this etc. I'll be honest, updating this takes up a fair amount of time. It's nearly 5am now and I need to get to bed, but I have maybe an hour's worth of hands I want to write up.

For next week:

[ ] 45 Hours - I think we can do this by playing a 6 day schedule and hoping games don't break too early. We need to recoup some of week 2's lost time.
[ ] Gym min 5 times this week.
[ ] Tinder date Tuesday night - Tues will be my one day off this week. I have an Old Collegians basketball game vs the First 5 in the arvo... Really looking forward to a relaxing Tues - will take ourselves out to brekky, play some ball, then meet this Tinder chick for a few (or a **** load) in the evening.
[ ] Best disciplined poker every session - No more lazy limps or lazy limp calls or loose UTG opens on 10-handed tables. We need to stay tight and focused 100% of the time. No spew.

If I do those things, I'll be very pleased with this coming week.

Full Results& Graph : https://1drv.ms/x/s!AkK4doh8PHLEgk6pBpFJrgcokPKM
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:09 PM   #190
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Daily Update - Fri 11 Aug 2017

Hours Played: 8.1
Profit: -$85
Variance: 5

Notes: Crazy game today, lots of money on the table. I was in for $1,900 and stack fluctuated from about $1k to $1.3k most of the night, finishing up around $2,300 for a bit and finally just below a breakeven performance. I topped up to $1k at about 10pm - after dinner at this game you can double rebuy/top up to $1k. In future I think I'll avoid this unless there's a huge spazz on the table - which is fairly frequently for this game. But it will increase my stdev a fair bit being this deep I think but should also be more profitable. Will make that top up decision at the time - whether I go for $500 or $1k.

Heeeeeaps of cool hands from tonight and last night I want to post.

Hand 1

UTG opens $20, call, hero calls 45 OTB, call, call

Flop $100: Q23

Checks to hero who bets $60, villain in SB calls, everyone else folds.

Turn $220: K

Check, hero bets $125, villain calls

River $470: 2

Check, hero bets $325, villain calls with JQo and scoops. Think it's an okay bluff, unblocking some of his NFD's and maybe Qx folds river. The guy didn't come across as a huge station or anything. I'm not 100% sure about this hand, bad river to bluff rly since it reduces set combos but at the same time, what bluffs are we firing river if not this particular combo?

Hand 2

BTN straddles $10, call, call, Hero raises to $60 w AQ, call, call

Flop $180: 579

Check, check, check

Turn: 5

Check, check, check

River: 2

Check, check, villain bets $200, fold, hero calls and scoops vs T high.

Hand 3

Hero opens CO w KJ 4 handed, BB calls.

Flop $35: QJ9

Check, hero cbets $15, villain raises $45, hero calls. Villain had said something along the lines of "So when it's shorter handed, your hand becomes stronger, right?" immediately before this hand started when a few others went for a smoke.

Turn $125: K

V bets $85, hero calls

River $285: 8

V bets $140, hero calls and villain mucks

Hand 4

Villain who is v drunk and tilty at this stage opens MP to $30, hero calls to his left w 99, one other call.

Flop $90: Q62

Villain cbets $60, hero calls

Turn $210: 7

Villain ships $250ish, hero calls,

River $710: Q

Villain shows 76 and hero scoops.

Loads more hands but too ***** tired to post atm. Going to bed. Night all!

Full Results & Graph: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AkK4doh8PHLEgk6pBpFJrgcokPKM
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:43 PM   #191
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H3 board is wrong, think it was Q89K7...
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:31 PM   #192
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idk how much this will be skewed since it's live, but I think flop should be smaller, and therefore turn a bit bigger in h1. I rly dislike the 2/3 on flop then some silly ~50% size ott
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:50 AM   #193
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H1. Dislike bet and size OTR. If they fold, most likely they fold ott. You could also c/c otf and ott to realise your value MW with SC. As an alternative 3! preflop OTB; thin the field, and then dbl barell runout.
H2. imho river is a fold, and flop is cb.
H3. ok.
H4. ok, board or v's hand is not correct.

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Old 08-12-2017, 03:15 AM   #194
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hey man keep it up, dont listen to the haters saying to quit. You are on a tight roll, but these games seem weak, and you will adjust and things should go smooth. Keep your head up
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:39 AM   #195
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idk how much this will be skewed since it's live, but I think flop should be smaller, and therefore turn a bit bigger in h1. I rly dislike the 2/3 on flop then some silly ~50% size ott
Yeah in terms of sizing mate I kinda just yolo'd it the whole hand. Hard to know what is good live tbh. Flop sizing logic was that 60% prob gets me some fold equity and I'm going to want to go biggish with sets too right? Turn and river honestly idk. What do you suggest sizing wise for this hand?

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H1. Dislike bet and size OTR. If they fold, most likely they fold ott. You could also c/c otf and ott to realise your value MW with SC. As an alternative 3! preflop OTB; thin the field, and then dbl barell runout.
H2. imho river is a fold, and flop is cb.
H3. ok.
H4. ok, board or v's hand is not correct.

grats on +$.
Agree that maybe big flop and really big turn as two streets only prob has v good fold equity instead of 3.

H2 I don't like to cbet this board mw vs two spastics, river I think is okay vs this particular villain.

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hey man keep it up, dont listen to the haters saying to quit. You are on a tight roll, but these games seem weak, and you will adjust and things should go smooth. Keep your head up
Thanks brother, yeah games are super weak. Home games are where it's at not the casino.

Also all of last session, I was feeling extremely results-oriented. Like I was desperate to post a win to keep the winning streak alive and get this week off to a good start. Very poor mentally that was. Before I uber to tonight's game, I will do a bit of meditation to attempt to rid myself of this toxic thinking.

At the tables this week all I need to be thinking about is the following:

A) tight and disciplined from EP
B) super disciplined when it comes to limping and limp calling
C) thinking a little more about what I want to achieve postflop sizing wise.

That's it. I'll admit, there are lingering thoughts of "man how good would getting into the black be this week" or "how good would it be to post a winning first month after that first week". I'm only two buyins from even ATM and I really DO want to save the month. But the only possible way I can do that is to do A, B, and C as best I can for the next week. And whether we save the month or not, we can sleep easy knowing we did everything right.

Got the 2/3 game tonight, hopefully a few action players like last time. It was brilliant last time, basically just sit back and wait for the nuts and get paid. Was super easy. Hoping for another juicy lineup.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #196
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Hand 1, being something that I'm working on myself, seems like a great spot to 3bet bluff preflop. Bet the turn a little more imo, the bet seems kind of weakfish with many draws on board. River I think is a check and give up. The 2 came, which reduces what we can rep to just 33 and KQ. If they have a K or Q, then it's reduced even further and we would have already gotten the middling pocket pairs out OTT.

Hand 2 seems fine, not many villains are checking flop and turn and trying to bet river with a 7 or 2 with the pot so high. 9 isn't checking back twice since we checked back, neither is an overpair.

Hand 3 seems fine

Hand 4 I might just be like YOLO and try to get it in with him preflop. Drunk people love getting hands in preflop for the fun of it.
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Daily Update - Sat 12 Aug 2017

Hours Played: 7
Profit: -$1,000
Variance: 2

Notes: Cruddy night tonight. Made a bad fold and got set under setted over 200bb deep. Thought the discipline was really good though all night, fairly happy with how I played, except for one hand as shown below.

Hands

Hand 1

$2/$3

6-7 Handed, CO limps SB limps, hero has AA in BB and makes it 20, call, call

Flop $60: JTJ

Check, hero bets $20, think I can get value from Tx as well as draws W this size. Think it was rainbow.

Co raises to 50 SB (who is the tightest player I've ever played with calls the $50), immediately I have alarm bells going off in my head. She's the type of player who might just fold a T there. Anyway, I decide to call and see what happens.

Turn $210: J

Check, check, check

River $210: 4

SB jams $157.

At the time I thought it was about 157 into 150. Everything just reeked of quads and I thought maybe she'd bet a T smaller?

Anyway hero makes a really bad fold but felt excellent about it at the time. Co folds and villain shows a ten, claims not to have had a jack.

Lessons learnt from this hand: know what's in the mf pot. If I'd known it was 157 into 210 I'd have snapped but I was unaware of it's actual size. Lesson two, sometimes you just have to sigh call and not be so super exploitative in live poker? Idk.

And then yeah other hand was:

Hand 2:

EP playing every hand opens 15, call, hero calls 22,

Flop: 267

He cbets $20, fold, hero raises to $70, v $165, hero jam $700, v has 77. Gotta torch that money imo.

Annoying start to week three results wise I'll admit but not much you can do. Maybe not fold AA next time! Gonna try find a game tomorrow, but it will probably end up being a casino start relatively early. Should get a decent t night's sleep, will go buy some food in the morning and get a nice long casino sesh in for Sunday and maybe find a home game later in the evening if any run.

Full Results: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AkK4doh8PHLEgk6pBpFJrgcokPKM

Ideally I'll want to play maybe 12 hours tomorrow so hopefully we're not on the list for too long and the game doesn't close too early. I'll be happy with 10.

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:59 PM   #198
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Re: How to Be Happy as a Live Pro

Check flop JTJ

Re 3betting 45ss: 3betting 5 high vs an under the gun open in a live full ring game where our biggest edge is that people dont fold sounds like a great idea.

otf you can bet super small or just take your equity
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Another hand from today:

EP opens 15 hero calls IP w 88.

Flop $35: 673r

V bets 20 h calls

Turn 9o

Check, hero bets 30

River 3

Check hero bets 30 v calls and MHIG. Pretty happy to get the extra street of value there. Maybe could have gone bigger.
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Check flop JTJ

Re 3betting 45ss: 3betting 5 high vs an under the gun open in a live full ring game where our biggest edge is that people dont fold sounds like a great idea.

otf you can bet super small or just take your equity
I think we miss value by checking flop on JTJ?
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