Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Poker Goals & Challenges Post your threads logging your travels up the poker ladder as you achieve your poker goals and dreams. "Challenges" does NOT mean prop bets, wagers, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2020, 11:52 AM   #26
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Update for 16th December:

Played: 8.68 hours
Played total: 80.44/100 hours

Studied: 0/30
Studied total: 1.5/30

Exercise: full body stretching

I took the day off on 15th.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have played some today, but I feel very tired. I guess brain dead describes my state perfectly. I need to take a break from tables again.

Agree, that I probably overestimated my ability to study... Especially when I don't have a solver, so I just have to go over hands manually and try to estimate which move is the best (probably need to find somebody, who I can study with on a daily basis).

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anyway, I have a huge problem with balancing so called real life with poker. I just sit in fron of the screen all day, every day. It is good and bad at the same time. As I feel very passionate about poker. But everything else is going to **** - my health, my relationships... and that sux.

I need to find the balance. Need to exercise more and I should spend more time off the tables.

Also I have to fix my schedule. As I go to sleep at about 4 AM... and then I get a very limited amount of sunlight (if at all).

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you for the input guys, I appreciate it.
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2020, 02:52 PM   #27
VeniceMerchant
grinder
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 427
Re: HU SnG grind

You don't need a solver to figure out the best move. There are free programs that you could use to break down which parts of your ranges to play in certain spots.

If you're serious about the game, get a program like Coffee Calcs and it'll be well worth the $80-100 that it costs.
VeniceMerchant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2020, 04:29 PM   #28
teddybloat
journeyman
 
teddybloat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 306
Re: HU SnG grind

yeah solver work at 7s just wont be the most profitable use of time.

i used to do a tonne of work with coffeecalcs, and using flopzilla to build intuition on eg barrelling spots is going to be much more useful than trying to interpret solver strat on your own. it simply won't be needed playing even regs at 7s
teddybloat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2020, 09:41 AM   #29
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duncelanas View Post
Also, we should be x/ring paired boards a lot, but villains should be cbetting paired boards a lot for small size especially in mr pots....that's kind of how the equilibrium works, rather than them being super overbluffed. They probably are in limped pots though. I think the real thing is overfolding to the xr.
Do you think, that recs don't x/r bluff enough?

You could've find another leak of mine. I love to call x/r quite wide, especially with backdoor potential. But then they fire uber big ott and I have to fold very often. So I am going to check these spots and post some hands here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by teddybloat View Post
If it's over 2 then you are either too tight or calling with too strong a range. (Not raising enough)

If it's near 1 you are likely being too loose : a call stat of 1 means you would have had the same results had you folded all rivers for example.
Yeah! I just realized, that maybe I am really calling with too strong of a range otr. So I am going to clickback more often now and see how it goes. Maybe I will visit the Value Town, too. But whatever, that's how the learning is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeniceMerchant View Post
I think 30 hours of studying is going to be far too much for the average player to try and sustain. You'd be better off spending either half hour a day, or setting 1-2 days a week where you study maybe 2 hours per block.
True that! I forgot how boring studying is. I have never liked studying. But maybe it is a mental leak of mine (not maybe, but for sure!). I just have to find the way how to make it enjoyable. Because I prefer playing a lot more over studying. But then again, if I am playing with 100s of leaks, it is not as +EV as it could be. So I guess I just have to create a habit out of it.

Honestly, the reasong why I have always been a mediocre HU player is - lack of studying! Aha moment has just come. Thank you VeniceMerchant!

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeniceMerchant View Post
You don't need a solver to figure out the best move. There are free programs that you could use to break down which parts of your ranges to play in certain spots.

If you're serious about the game, get a program like Coffee Calcs and it'll be well worth the $80-100 that it costs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by teddybloat View Post
yeah solver work at 7s just wont be the most profitable use of time.

i used to do a tonne of work with coffeecalcs, and using flopzilla to build intuition on eg barrelling spots is going to be much more useful than trying to interpret solver strat on your own. it simply won't be needed playing even regs at 7s
Guys, is it worth buying CoffeeCalcs, when I have Flopzilla already? Will it be worth it?

Also, do you guys use MDF? I am curious, as I have never worked with this and maybe it is overestimated. But anyway, I need something, that I can use in game. For example, I might be calling too tight/too loose on the turn. But I guess, that this is also villain dependent, right? (I am quite surprised when I see villains barreling 3rd pair no kicker and I wonder whether it is for super thin value or is it a bluff?)

Anyways, I don't want to study hypers in GTO software. Thing is, that I want to learn how to play 100 bb poker. Maybe I will be alright with Flopzilla/CoffeeCalcs for the start. But there are certain spots, that I am definitely playing very bad (for example when I cbet and the turn pairs)... or how to construct my betting range when action goes xx and I am OOP with airball. And stuff like that.

Oh, and also - which hands are better to check back otf and which hands should I cbet with. Because in hypers I cbet a looooooooot. But in CG, I would not be able to do so.

I think I forgot to mention this, but I would like to transit to HU CG in next few months (hopefully) - as it depends on mi skillset and my roll, too.

-------------------------------

Update for 17th December:

Played: 5.53 hours
Played total: 85.97/100 hours

Studied: 0/30
Studied total: 1.5/30

Exercise: 10 pull ups, 10 BW squats, 10 push ups

I did not stretch. Need to fix it today. And I think, that I can slowly start adding reps. As I am getting better.

Today, I want to start the day with studying. At least for one hour. I realized, that when I start grinding I am not fully focused and my mind is all over the place. So I will try this approach with studying first, playing afterwards... and will see how it goes.

I was tilting yesterday. As I felt like I should be winning... but I was not. Solution: move more! There is so much aggression in me, so I have to let my body get rid of it!
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2020, 02:10 PM   #30
teddybloat
journeyman
 
teddybloat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 306
Re: HU SnG grind

MDF is horrendously misapplied and most would be better off not knowing anything about it.

You should simply be trying to play each hand profitably v villains range

Some will say "I have to call X or villain can auto profit with bluffs'

This is just incorrect thinking. It's essentially trying to make villains bluffs indifferent (between betting flop + opemfolding turn when called) v (opemfolding flop)

When one player has a range advantage the other will over fold v MDF.

Given villain has EV checking the MDF has no relevance.

Even GTO simply takes the highest ev option, and GTO fold v cbet will be much higher than MDF equations will give


We Intuit this on rivers v nits when we see he has little air and too many nutted hands, but it applies elsewhere also
------


When studying before playing just be sure not to be diving into new concepts. It's often better to review something looked at previous, re-enforce the learning and get poker pathways firing. Tackling a new line of thinking I always found lead to being unfocused, fancy play and being erratic
teddybloat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2020, 10:01 PM   #31
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

^^ Thank you for the advice!

Anyway, I have been lazy w updating lately. Need to fix that next month and next year, too!

I have just played this hand in HU zoom total KO:

PokerStars - 1200/2400 Ante 300 NL FAST (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 20.73 BB
BB: 37.5 BB

2 players post ante of 0.13 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.75 BB) Hero has K A

Hero calls 0.5 BB, BB raises to 37.37 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 19.6 BB and is all-in

Flop: (41.45 BB, 2 players) T 7 J

Turn: (41.45 BB, 2 players) 2

River: (41.45 BB, 2 players) 8

Spoiler:


So @#$%ing tilting! I need to work on my mental game a lot more!

Anyways, the month is done for me. I played 100 hours already and studied about 5 (not enough! I need to find the way...)

I will update this week. Prolly will play few more games. Will see.

And also, I have to stop being a degen! Will explain later... but my behaviour really hurts my EV, and therefore I am stuck at low stakes. Which sux. I want to grow both: my bankroll and my poker skillset. Especially for 100 bb+ poker

Flopzilla?

Anybody got advice how to use the software to its maximum? What tools do you find the most +EV?

Population tendencies?

So I am trying to figure out how to analyze population tendencies. I got few k games at 7s this year, so sample should be alright.

But how do I analyze the tendencies in a bulk? I was thinking of PT 4 filters.

E.g. minrased pot and villain checks down. With what kind of a range they do this with?

Or they cbet, check, bet. Or classic bet, bet, bet line. Or how wide do they call down with... And other things. I will try to figure it out hopefully this month.

For general tendencies I got the stats like limp, flop cbet... but it don't tell me much about the details.

Then I was trying to create an alias... but it won't be very helpful. I mean, I can do this manually, that I just export the hands that went to showdown and villain took a certain action: like limping pre, 2.5x+ pre and so on.

I think, I already found out some patterns of their limping range. But it would be great, if I could've excluded the regs out of db (just a lil detail, but it might cause some deviation).

I will share some info in this topic. Because why the hell not. Probably not too many HU SnG grinders read this, but whatever. It could be helpful anyway. HU SnG community gave me a lot, so it is time to pay back. Just a bit.

Cheers and thanks for reading this
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 03:12 AM   #32
teddybloat
journeyman
 
teddybloat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 306
Re: HU SnG grind

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/s...8&postcount=12

I think that method works, been a few years since I did it.

I think you have to purge non HU hands from the database

Check the thread anyway glgl
teddybloat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2020, 06:10 AM   #33
Gcm1998
grinder
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 429
Re: HU SnG grind

H2N is built for this type of stuff. 30$ gets you a one onth subscription and its tottaly worth it. You need to have a big sample tho. Maybe buy some mined HH's.
Gcm1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2020, 11:22 PM   #34
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Quote:
Originally Posted by teddybloat View Post
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/s...8&postcount=12

I think that method works, been a few years since I did it.

I think you have to purge non HU hands from the database

Check the thread anyway glgl
I tried it, but it did not work. Probably because I got observed hands in my database.

It took forever to import the hands.... Anyway, I will give it a shot on my new computer. Just need DVI-VGA reduction. My bro gave me a computer for my birthday+xmas. It is not brand new, but still is better than whan I have now. Btw, I am writing this on a huuuuuuuuge screen. Actually I am on TV now. Feels so good. I want to have such set up in my home. When I get rich hehe.

Anyway, thank you for the advice. Definitely have to take a look at frequencies. As I misplay a lot of spots...

If I fix that, it might bring some EV. So maybe 10 % EV ROI is doable at low stakes. Or maybe I am just running like a sun and lot of corona grinders are online these days... Will see.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gcm1998 View Post
H2N is built for this type of stuff. 30$ gets you a one onth subscription and its tottaly worth it. You need to have a big sample tho. Maybe buy some mined HH's.
Thank you! It looks amazing. Will definitely consider buying this when I move up to higher stakes. I mean my hourly is quite small now. Yeah, I do live in Eastern Europe, but I am bad with money lol. Need to fix this mental leak, too.

####################

Update for december







Still not satisfied with my nonSD winnings. I know, it depends also how my opponents play. But, I am still quite passive with draws. So will try to get more aggro and see how it goes. Maybe c/c, c/c, and then c/c or c/f otr depending if I hit/miss might be less variance play. But I just feel so weak doing it

So I should pick some boards, that I expect being barreled quite often, and attack their cbets a lot.

Another thing: fish tend to go for bigger cbet sizing than regs. Mostly 50 %+. Some use pot bet as a standard. I should take some time and look for hands that I should defend vs bigger sizing.

Maybe I overdefend actually... and then I have to fold a lot on the turn.

Another observation: people cbet less in limped pots. So I should not defend a lot... Because they barrel a **** ton.

Also, people tend to barrel merged ranges, so I should play with Flopzilla a bit and figure out what to defend especially on the turn.

And they tend to underbluff the river.

So this was my month. I am leaving in two days for New Year's Eve. One part of me is looking forward to it. But other part is scared of people that will be there. Because I got so anti social this year, that it is just sick. I guess I gotta get drunk as **** and restart my neurosystem.

Btw, I played some omaha SnG's (pretty fun, but I am clueless what to cbet, what to raise and so on...). And I shipped these today:



And this little thing appeared in the lobby again:


It means I have to rake 500 USD to get 200 USD back, a.k.a. 40 % rakeback. So maybe I will try to play some games vs 15s cartel if I feel like it.

Oh, btw 500 USD rake means 3333.33 games at 7s. Yeah, it is doable, but my game would suffer.

I might try to play some spins. People do horrible things there. I feel like spins are all about mental game. Obv some skill, too. I suck at 3 handed poker, but whatever, I found some GTO preflop charts. I will try to incorporate them and adjust according to pool tendencies. From what I have seen I think, that: people massively overcall even huge bets, even with marginal hands. So I should pick the hands and spots to bluff very carefully.

And also, I can BOMB it with value, much more than in hypers.

Another thing, that I have seen today: people get tight as faq when they play a higher multiplier. So I played this 5x today and I was minraising atc vs the guy and he kept folding. And then he 3x opens and I got A7o. I call and obv he had A8s... So I should not go crazy vs bigger opens and so on.

It is defo beatable and I have a perspective to move up. Yeah, variance will be higher, but hey - I had -80 BI under EV run this month in hypers, lol.

Yeah, but hypers are always 2x (not even that, because rake). Spins are 2x+
and I have to run good in hitting the bigger multipliers and crushing people's souls.

Anyway, I will play a lot of HU MTTs, too. I see a lot of value there. People do crazy stuff and it's like with spins - need a lot of mental strength. As I tilt like crazy if I play tournaments. It is not like a hyper - they call my 3 barrel bluff and I lose, register a new one... but here, it is different. But what tilts me the most is when someone 3bs w 100 bbs w 54s, I call him off and he hits...

I mean, I suck at math... yeah, I was pretty bad at school. Yet, I realize, that I will win majority of the time... But brain does not work like this lol.

So anyway, will study and play a LOT in january. Starting like 2nd or 3rd... Not sure yet.

Good luck at the tables to all of us!
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2020, 06:25 PM   #35
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

I have just used that 109 ticket.

There were some interesting spots:

PokerStars - 500/1000 Ante 125 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP+1: 94.23 BB
CO: 87.25 BB
BTN: 58.33 BB
SB: 40.6 BB
BB: 71.28 BB
Hero (UTG): 33.43 BB
UTG+1: 38.65 BB
MP: 81.53 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has 7 7

Hero raises to 2.25 BB, fold, MP calls 2.25 BB, MP+1 calls 2.25 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold

Flop: (9.25 BB, 3 players) 4 7 6
Hero bets 3.05 BB, MP calls 3.05 BB, fold

Turn: (15.36 BB, 2 players) J
Hero bets 7.68 BB, MP calls 7.68 BB

River: (30.71 BB, 2 players) J
Hero ???

Not sure which action has more value as I am clueless about the preflop ranges.

--------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 350/700 Ante 90 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG+1: 63.12 BB
MP: 43.78 BB
MP+1: 26.84 BB
CO: 39.73 BB
BTN: 55.09 BB
Hero (SB): 34.2 BB
BB: 87.22 BB
UTG: 100.71 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.53 BB) Hero has 7 A

fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.5 BB, BB raises to 10 BB, Hero calls 7.5 BB

Flop: (21.03 BB, 2 players) A 9 J
Hero checks, BB bets 77.09 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 24.07 BB and is all-in

Turn: (69.17 BB, 2 players) A

River: (69.17 BB, 2 players) 8

My first thought: does he play better Ax this way? Possibly. What else can he have? Draws I guess or something like KQ, QT, maybe TP with a FD... What do you think? And is preflop too loose? Guy said in the chat after the hand: "good call preflop (y)". I don't know maybe it was too wide.

--------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 150/300 Ante 40 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG+1: 95.03 BB
MP: 58.08 BB
MP+1: 68.44 BB
CO: 84.83 BB
BTN: 114.97 BB
Hero (SB): 96.94 BB
BB: 183.15 BB
UTG: 43.57 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.57 BB) Hero has K A

UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 6.5 BB, fold, UTG calls 4.5 BB

Flop: (15.07 BB, 2 players) K 4 7
Hero bets 4.97 BB, UTG calls 4.97 BB

Turn: (25.01 BB, 2 players) A
Hero bets 8.25 BB, UTG calls 8.25 BB

River: (41.52 BB, 2 players) 4
Hero ???

To shove or not to shove? Or blockbet the river? Similar situation as 77 hand, because I am not sure which action could gain better EV, I guess I should plug in some ranges into Flopzilla.

--------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 700/1400 Ante 175 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG+1: 57.75 BB
MP: 44.59 BB
MP+1: 47.54 BB
CO: 89.42 BB
BTN: 30.15 BB
Hero (SB): 54.12 BB
BB: 21.63 BB
UTG: 33.6 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has T T

UTG raises to 4.5 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 53.99 BB and is all-in, fold, UTG calls 28.98 BB and is all-in

Flop: (68.96 BB, 2 players) 8 9 2

Turn: (68.96 BB, 2 players) 7

River: (68.96 BB, 2 players) Q

This was a hand vs a guy, that I saw doing some crazy stuff. There was a guy who raised on the SB and this guy flat called. SB checks the flop, BB (this guy) bets. And then SB checks the turn and the guy puts SB all-in. Board was something like QQ3r 7... and this guy had JT with no equity, pure overs.

Another hand I saw - he flat called AA on SB I think vs late position open. And then played it really passively postflop. Just c/c mode.

So my thinking was - if he raises this big, I don't expect premiums, but probably some broadway hands and maybe pocket pairs. And he raises big, because he doesn't wanna play postflop (my guess), because what if he misses right?

Thoughts?

Well, it was vs UTG, so maybe just flat? I was the one who didn't wanna play postflop here omg

--------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 200/400 Ante 50 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 57.23 BB
UTG: 23.04 BB
UTG+1: 78.68 BB
MP: 78.64 BB
MP+1: 113.84 BB
Hero (CO): 80.52 BB
BTN: 126.97 BB
SB: 62.34 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has J J

fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2.25 BB, fold, SB calls 1.75 BB, BB raises to 8 BB, Hero raises to 17.5 BB, fold, BB raises to 57.1 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 39.6 BB

Flop: (117.45 BB, 2 players) 4 9 5

Turn: (117.45 BB, 2 players) 7

River: (117.45 BB, 2 players) A

Almost folded this preflop... I tanked for like a minute and then figured, that he can have some worse hands, too. Should do some math here, as his range will prolly be super narrow.

--------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 700/1400 Ante 175 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 48.6 BB
BB: 47.94 BB
UTG: 28.03 BB
UTG+1: 130.54 BB
MP: 17.07 BB
Hero (MP+1): 20.14 BB
CO: 36.01 BB
BTN: 78.87 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has 4 4

fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 20.01 BB and is all-in, fold, fold, fold, fold

Jennifear's push/fold says, that it is a push with 20 bbs. But that should be some equilibrium chart for every position. And I am not sure whether I want to be pushing with 20 bigs. Raise/folding sux, too. So maybe jamming has the best EV here, as they will call tighter than what they should against that table. They don't even know I shove according to that.

--------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 700/1400 Ante 175 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO: 48.98 BB
BTN: 43.81 BB
SB: 18.61 BB
BB: 128.42 BB
UTG: 17.94 BB
Hero (UTG+1): 23.51 BB
MP: 37.39 BB
MP+1: 106.4 BB

8 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has Q Q

fold, Hero raises to 2.25 BB, fold, MP+1 calls 2.25 BB, CO calls 2.25 BB, fold, fold, fold

Flop: (9.25 BB, 3 players) 4 9 2
Hero bets 3.05 BB, MP+1 calls 3.05 BB, CO calls 3.05 BB

Turn: (18.41 BB, 3 players) T
Hero bets 18.09 BB and is all-in, MP+1 raises to 72.67 BB, fold

River: (54.58 BB, 2 players) 7

Last hand. I suck at multiway spots haha (no wonder as I have HU background).

And I figured - ok, they will slowplay some sets, but at the same time they should have plenty of strong 9x, FDs, some Tx too to make this alright play. What do you think?
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2020, 07:05 AM   #36
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

I could not resist and played a quick session:



Finally the year is over for me! Time to take a break and set the goals after the new year. I am not a fan of new year resolutions. I will rather set monthly goals.

Yday I played some single draw HU and NLO8 - the guy was shoving almost atc... I don't even know the rules correctly, but managed to win a bunch. Idk how to track it, as I don't have PT for Omaha. And I should seriously stop playing these weird formats. As I don't have an edge there... I mean, even when I play vs the maniac, equities are running close in Omaha (I suppose).
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2020, 04:49 PM   #37
teddybloat
journeyman
 
teddybloat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 306
Re: HU SnG grind

Another sick EV session.

Will be sure to follow in the new year.

If you want to swap HH reviews in the new year PM me, would be good to have someone to bounce ideas off.
teddybloat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2020, 11:08 AM   #38
Dizzy^
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: sitting regs
Posts: 334
Re: HU SnG grind

killin it
Dizzy^ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2021, 09:31 AM   #39
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Quote:
Originally Posted by teddybloat View Post
Another sick EV session.

Will be sure to follow in the new year.

If you want to swap HH reviews in the new year PM me, would be good to have someone to bounce ideas off.
maybe I am just running hot, I really don't know. Time will show the true colors.

I had few days where I ended up break-even. Mainly due to bad game selection (I felt like, it is a good idea to open sit some one who has few hundred games at 7s). Well, either that guy was really good, or I was running really bad... I don't know.

But I need to step up my reg game, as it is really baaad. I am considering battling 15s cartel. But first I need to have enough money in my roll. So hopefully I will do it next month. Anyway, I will have to consider my studying options (instaGTO/GTO+... or maybe something else). I don't have a great computer, so will see if I will be able to run some sims here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzy^ View Post
killin it
Thanks!

I think, I should post some *****ty days, too. So that it looks more natural

--------------------------------------------------

Anyway, I just got back from New Year's Eve celebration. On my way back, I was thinking about lots of different spots... and I really need to incorporate some GTO lines into my skillset. Will need it vs cartel. And it might help my winrate overall. And if not winrate, at least my theoretical knowledge will improve. As I really feel the urge to learn something new. I was plateauing for a long time.

And I have already been at this point... I have to keep studying and improving. That is the secret. Few years ago, I was just playing and my game was not very good... and lots of people got better than me and I had to move down the stakes... I don't want to make the same mistakes anymore.

Also I realized, that maybe I avoid studying, because I might realize how bad I am. And it is true... because almost any thinking opponent would crush me long term. That's a shame. I need to fix this.

Another thing, I need to play a TON of volume this month. I was offline for a week and I need to get back to it asap.

--------------------------------------------------

Anyway, Happy New Year guys and GL at the tables!
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2021, 04:07 PM   #40
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind



Something is wrong with stars... I am running quite good, feeling good, playing good (although I made some questionable plays).

Anyway, it's time to post some hands:

PokerStars - 900/1800 Ante 225 NL FAST (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 69.51 BB
Hero (BB): 52.79 BB

2 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.75 BB) Hero has A A

SB raises to 69.39 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 51.66 BB and is all-in

Flop: (105.57 BB, 2 players) 2 6 4

Turn: (105.57 BB, 2 players) 4

River: (105.57 BB, 2 players) Q

Spoiler:


Right place, right time.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 400/800 Ante 100 NL FAST (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 107.9 BB
BB: 26.13 BB

2 players post ante of 0.13 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.75 BB) Hero has A T

Hero raises to 2 BB, BB calls 1 BB

Flop: (4.25 BB, 2 players) 2 T A
BB checks, Hero bets 1.06 BB, BB raises to 24 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 22.94 BB

Turn: (52.26 BB, 2 players) 5

River: (52.26 BB, 2 players) 7

Spoiler:


And once again... I just hit a good hand, cbet and call a raise. Did he raise it, because my small sizing induced him? I don't know. But when the turn comes, I was like nooooooo

------------------------------------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 200/400 Ante 50 NL FAST (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

SB: 61.02 BB
Hero (BB): 103.45 BB

2 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.75 BB) Hero has K K

SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero raises to 3 BB, SB calls 2 BB

Flop: (6.25 BB, 2 players) 2 K 5
Hero bets 2.06 BB, SB calls 2.06 BB

Turn: (10.37 BB, 2 players) K
Hero bets 3.42 BB, SB calls 3.42 BB

River: (17.22 BB, 2 players) 7
Hero checks, SB bets 19 BB, Hero raises to 94.84 BB and is all-in, fold

Spoiler:


The turn... should I bet more? How do I play my range here? I don't know tbh. But I know for sure, that my 3b range is going to be linear. No need to bluff as they open quite tight. I just block so much here. Maybe I will lose some value out of PPs... Don't know. I make a lot of plays intuitively and I might be out of line... Need to study such spots in a solver for sure.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 75/150 Ante 20 NL FAST (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 166.65 BB
BB: 40 BB

2 players post ante of 0.13 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.77 BB) Hero has J 8

Hero raises to 2 BB, BB calls 1 BB

Flop: (4.27 BB, 2 players) 7 8 8
BB checks, Hero bets 1.6 BB, BB raises to 9.07 BB, Hero calls 7.47 BB

Turn: (22.4 BB, 2 players) J
BB checks, Hero bets 7.39 BB, BB calls 7.39 BB

River: (37.19 BB, 2 players) K
BB checks, Hero bets 148.05 BB and is all-in, BB calls 21.41 BB and is all-in

Spoiler:


People tend to overestimate the value of their hand and when they put too many chips in, they are incapable of folding... Because they get married with the hands (not gonna lie, this happens to me as well sometimes)

------------------------------------------------------------------------

PokerStars - 30/60 Ante 7 NL FAST (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (SB): 148.97 BB
BB: 84 BB

2 players post ante of 0.12 BB, Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.73 BB) Hero has 9 2

Hero raises to 2 BB, BB calls 1 BB

Flop: (4.23 BB, 2 players) 2 9 3
BB checks, Hero bets 1.58 BB, BB calls 1.58 BB

Turn: (7.4 BB, 2 players) K
BB checks, Hero bets 7.4 BB, BB calls 7.4 BB

River: (22.2 BB, 2 players) 5
BB checks, Hero bets 16.65 BB, BB calls 16.65 BB

Spoiler:


I am not really sure whether I should pot bet this combo on the turn... Maybe I should do it with better 2ps and then sets and then lots of bluffs.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am so passionate about the game these days. It is really hard to put it into words.

Thing is, that I am an antisocial weirdo who should socialize more and exercise more...

Also, I am at my parent's place and they are quite old (in their 60s). And I got out of the house so many times... but always came back, because I was busto. So I really need to learn how to work with money... Right now my roll is about 1300 USD (that's my life roll and poker roll combined). And I am already thinking about what stuff I am going to buy... Thing is, that I don't need much. All I need is a roll with which I can do things. I want to travel, I want to run a business, I want to buy a house (will need a lot of money for this). So yeah, I am a fish, I am clueless on economics and obviously I come from a rather poor family, where loan is a standard way of living. But I don't wanna live like that. I just have to find my own way. Should read more, and so on... So many things I can improve in my life.

So let's see how I feel like when the downswing comes. Maybe I am really running hot. Maybe it's covid. I really don't know how do I measure my skill. Ok, actually I know - need to battle the cartel. But first I have to make some calculations, whether it will be worth it. Because I will need to play at least 2800 games vs good players. That equals huge variance. That means, that I need to save some money. But I will probably combine it anyway - will play 7s and battle some 15s on side. Just to get the feel of it, because I don't know how good these players are.

And I was thinking of creating a Discord group, where we can discuss some hands (mainly vs fish). I am not really sure, whether we can discuss strategies vs regs. I should read the ToS of Stars and rules of cartel, too.
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2021, 04:33 PM   #41
Duncelanas
Pooh-Bah
 
Duncelanas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Losing money at husngs
Posts: 5,854
Re: HU SnG grind

I recommend either instagto or lucidgto. Lucid is much more affordable because u can sign up for a single month.

GL vs 15s, there should still be plenty of weak regs around in that group.
Duncelanas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2021, 07:44 PM   #42
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duncelanas View Post
I recommend either instagto or lucidgto. Lucid is much more affordable because u can sign up for a single month.

GL vs 15s, there should still be plenty of weak regs around in that group.
Thank you. Lucid GTO looks very nice. I will definitely try the free trial.

Anyway, the most affordable options seems to be GTO+. My computer should be ok for that. And there is an option to play vs the solution, so I can drill a lot.

Well, I will need quite a big roll in order to battle the guys. And will need to study a loooooot.

Hopefully they are not very good haha (neither am I now). But mental game will be very important anyway.

---------------------------------

Played some HU total KO today... and I ran like ****. I feel disgusted.

Was trying to satellite my way to the 215... but it was just insane how bad I was running. Anyway, there were some spots where I was not sure. Will probably post them to MTT forums, as my preflop game sux. Or stuff like BvB... I am probably overaggro and don't understand the board structures.

And one more thing: overfold vs big bets in MTTs/sats... or wherver unless I have a read, that villain is a maniac, I just fold that ***** thing!

Ok, so maybe I made quite a bunch of mistakes and that's why I am tilted. Gonna post some hands here, too.

Anyway, will start playing HU hypers tomorrow. Need to put in a ton of volume. I just wanted to warm up a lil bit after a week off.

Let's discuss some hands on Discord guys. But first I have to figure out how to share the Discord group lol. Let's see whether 10 % ROI is doable as none888 said.

Last edited by Vvvvv; 01-04-2021 at 07:56 PM.
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2021, 07:55 PM   #43
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Trying to 4 table... but I am missing too many spots. Also, I cannot even mark hands nor make the notes.

Maybe 3 tables will be doable. But not sure, whether I can make better hourly playing 3 tables... Let's see. Anyway, the day is not over yet. I am going to grind some more.

And finally I got LucidGTO! It's soooooooo powerful. Hopefully I will be able to crush 15s cartel in few months (maybe even in February). I need to get prepared mentally, physically, financially and last but not least I will have to sharpen my skill by a huge margin!

GL!
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2021, 09:34 PM   #44
Gcm1998
grinder
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 429
Re: HU SnG grind

The sky is the limit. gl!
Gcm1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2021, 04:37 AM   #45
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gcm1998 View Post
The sky is the limit. gl!
Hopefully. Thank you, you too!

Update for 5th January

Played: 4.38/100
Studied: 1/30
Exercise: 20 pull ups and full body stretch (I am insanely TIGHT... really have to stretch every day). During the holidays I becoume the couch potato. Time to change that again.
Results:

Going to post the results in chips from now on. As I think, that it will help me focus on my red line. Some people, that lines don't matter, but I disagree. Both of them can go up imo. I just need to value bet more thin (probably going to visit Value Town a couple of times) and pick good spots to bluff.

Also I will update on daily basis. I desperately need to hold myself accountable and grind a ton. And this will help me a lot.

I got LucidGTO finally! It's very powerful. Will study mainly there+combined with studying the population tendencies and adjusting to them accordingly.

Will post some weird/crazy/funny hands, too.

We got a Discord group now, so let's see how that goes.

GL!
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2021, 08:25 AM   #46
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

PokerStars - 10/20 NL (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BB): 37 BB
SB: 13 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J 9

SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero checks

Flop: (2 BB, 2 players) Q 4 6
Hero checks, SB bets 1 BB, Hero calls 1 BB

Turn: (4 BB, 2 players) 9
Hero checks, SB bets 2 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

River: (8 BB, 2 players) 2
Hero bets 1 BB, SB raises to 9 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 8 BB

Spoiler:


Getting a little creative but it doesn't really matter vs top of his range.


PokerStars - 15/30 NL (2 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 21.67 BB
Hero (SB): 11.67 BB

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q 9

Hero calls 0.5 BB, BB raises to 2.63 BB, Hero calls 1.63 BB

Flop: (5.27 BB, 2 players) T 3 K
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (5.27 BB, 2 players) T
BB bets 1.57 BB, Hero calls 1.57 BB

River: (8.4 BB, 2 players) 8
BB checks, Hero bets 7.47 BB and is all-in, BB calls 7.47 BB

Spoiler:


How to missread the hand like a boss haha. Anyway, I am not sure about flop. I need to do some analysis, in order to realize how often they check weak hands in ISO spots.
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2021, 01:39 PM   #47
jaciel88
stranger
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 8
Re: HU SnG grind

Hello, do you use sharkystrator in the 7s? good luck
jaciel88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2021, 03:15 PM   #48
Dizzy^
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: sitting regs
Posts: 334
Re: HU SnG grind

15s coming soon!

I'll definitely join your discord group once you post it or send me the link
Dizzy^ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2021, 04:51 PM   #49
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaciel88 View Post
Hello, do you use sharkystrator in the 7s? good luck
I use SharkyScanner. Thank you, you too!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzy^ View Post
15s coming soon!

I'll definitely join your discord group once you post it or send me the link
Hopefully!

I sent you the link in PM.

--------------------------------------

Update for 6th January

Played: 6.93 h (11.31/100)
Studied: 0.5 h (1.5/30)
Exercise: full body stretching and 3 km of walking+running with a dog (2:1 approximately)
Results:

I feel like ****. But that's expected, as I am underslept for few days straight already. Sleep is everything! And I realize that, but at the same time I want to fix my sleep schedule asap and I think, that I sacrifice too much.

Because I was going to bed very very late and then I don't get enough sunlight. And then I don't feel very good, I don't play good and everything is going the wrong way.

So, I am not going to play anymore today. I just played a few games, but it doesn't matter. As I know, that if I play now, it will be -EV for me. I just don't have the mental capacity.

And I need to put in a lot of volume, because my 40 % rakeback chest expires on 19th January and I will probably need to play a lot of tables if I want to make it (hopefully it will be worth it... idk how to calculate how much EV will I lose if I play more tables).

I have to do something else besides poker and exercise... it just is NOT enough.

Anyway, going to watch a stream for a bit and off to bed.
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2021, 05:20 PM   #50
Vvvvv
grinder
 
Vvvvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 409
Re: HU SnG grind

Update for 7th January

Played: 3.37 h (14.68/100)
Studied: 1 h (2.5/30)
Exercise:
  • 15 pull ups
  • 15 hanging leg raises (HLL)
  • 30 BW squats
  • 30 push ups
  • 3 km of walking+running with a dog (mostly walking)
Results:

Comments: I played like a ****. No excuses. When I was going to bed, I was trying to go over some spots, where I could've spewed the chips off... but I couldn't recall anything. Was tired as ****. And this is what I got.

Anyway, I had the day off today, was in the nature almost all day. And I am off to bed now.

Going to review a bunch of spots tomorrow, as there is a big chance, that I misplayed a ton of them.

Didn't stretch yesterday, because I really didn't have an energy.

Anyway, feeling low energy shouldn't be an excuse. I mean, I have to fix the cause. Because all of these low feelings are the cause of bad pre flop play. Pre flop - sleep. Playing poker and all of that is on the river. Essentially, I cannot fix my river play, if I made a mistake preflop.

So, this is the second day, that I am going to bed before midnight

Yeah, I love to stay up till the morning, but then I get almost no sunlight and I am just becoming an angry couch potato. Therefore my game is shite, my life is shite... everything is shite.

So, first thing first. Good night and good luck at the tables!
Vvvvv is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive