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Old 12-14-2018, 09:20 PM   #51
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Almost forgot - ran into this superuser today:




And also recorded an interview with a successful CFP finisher - not going to post at risk of advertising, but check it out on bitb youtube channel.


Also - want to build a basic discord bot to auto post on certain cues. Anyone got any experience willing to help me out for $$?

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Old 12-15-2018, 07:35 PM   #52
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Mid month update:






15/15.

Recap against goals for the month:

- 65k hands 47k - flying on this, need to avoid burn out
- 4* PIO Study Sessions with friends/ BitB guys 4 done already, another tomorrow
- 4* Deep HH Review Sessions Only one of these so far
- 12* Gym Sessions 7 - majority climbing though
- 50m Underwater (breathholding goal - one I've been struggling with) No progress here - could be a battle
- 20km running 12 km
- 4 New BitB Cash Members 3 very promising guys for a potential Jan start, talking to a few more. If you want to be considered definitely pm ASAP
- Stretch Most days



After the bloodbath last few days today felt a lot better, a few hands below:


Last hand of the session - probably a fairly trivial fold but as a man who likes to call happy to make it. Depressing that the fish just didn't pile the QQ pre.


PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $205.86 (103 bb)
MP: $100.00 (50 bb)
CO: $547.44 (274 bb)
BU (Hero): $215.16 (108 bb)
SB: $668.38 (334 bb)
BB: $200.00 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is BTN with A A
UTG raises to $4.40, MP calls $4.40, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to $21, 2 players fold, UTG calls $16.60, MP calls $16.60

Flop: ($66) 6 9 3 (3 players)
UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $20.87, UTG calls $20.87, MP calls $20.87

Turn: ($128.61) T (3 players)
UTG checks, MP checks, Hero checks

River: ($128.61) 2 (3 players)
UTG bets $163.99 (all-in), MP calls $58.13 (all-in), BU (Hero) folds

Total pot: $244.87 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
UTG shows T T (three of a kind, Tens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 10%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

MP shows Q Q (a pair of Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 90%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

UTG wins $242.12



such fear of AA here from some 20/10 thing. Running good to not be behind



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $446.30 (223 bb)
MP: $521.59 (261 bb)
CO: $210.30 (105 bb)
BU: $249.11 (125 bb)
SB (Hero): $200.00 (100 bb)
BB: $353.76 (177 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with K K
UTG raises to $4.26, 3 players fold, Hero 3-bets to $21, BB 4-bets to $40, 1 fold, Hero calls $19

Flop: ($84.26) 7 6 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $22, Hero calls $22

Turn: ($128.26) 8 (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $291.76 (all-in), Hero calls $138 (all-in)

First River: ($404.26) A (2 players, 2 all-in)

Second River: ($404.26) A (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $404.26 (Rake: $2.75)

First Showdown: Board: 7 6 7 8 A

BB shows Q Q (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

SB (Hero) shows K K (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 92%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

SB (Hero) wins $200.75

Second Showdown: Board: 7 6 7 8 A

BB shows Q Q (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

SB (Hero) shows K K (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 92%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

SB (Hero) wins $200.76




rec tilted he'd been counterfeited so just burnt another 100$





PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $152.04 (76 bb)
MP: $210.65 (105 bb)
CO: $173.17 (87 bb)
BU: $691.28 (346 bb)
SB (Hero): $203.00 (102 bb)
BB: $358.73 (179 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with Q K
UTG raises to $4, 3 players fold, Hero calls $3, BB calls $2

Flop: ($12) 7 A 3 (3 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $16, UTG folds, Hero calls $16

Turn: ($44) Q (2 players)
Hero bets $26, BB calls $26

River: ($96) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $66, BB calls $66

Total pot: $228 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
SB (Hero) shows Q K (a flush, Ace high - higher flush)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 63%, Flop: 25%, Turn: 98%, River: 100%)

BB mucks 2 4 (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 37%, Flop: 75%, Turn: 2%, River: 0%)

SB (Hero) wins $225.25



yolo call 44 pre. Reg doing something postflop.


PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG (Hero): $231.08 (116 bb)
MP: $478.14 (239 bb)
CO: $298.55 (149 bb)
BU: $355.63 (178 bb)
SB: $200.00 (100 bb)
BB: $84.41 (42 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is UTG with 4 4
Hero raises to $5, 3 players fold, SB 3-bets to $20, 1 fold, Hero calls $15

Flop: ($42) 4 3 2 (2 players)
SB bets $20.14, Hero calls $20.14

Turn: ($82.28) 5 (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks

River: ($82.28) 5 (2 players)
SB bets $159.86 (all-in), Hero calls $159.86

Total pot: $402 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
SB shows T A (a straight, Ace to Five)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 49%, Flop: 12%, Turn: 51%, River: 0%)

UTG (Hero) shows 4 4 (a full house, Fours full of Fives)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 51%, Flop: 88%, Turn: 49%, River: 100%)

UTG (Hero) wins $399.25
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:55 AM   #53
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Why did you check AA OTT? Were villains that nitty? So sick to see you folding a lot, I used to fold a lot but always thought I was getting ran over by everyone.

Why do you say 44 is a yolo call pre? Most solvers think it's bad, but that hand overperforms vs population imo, specially vs more passive players and people who have a hard time folding TP in 3bp.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:21 AM   #54
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Far from an expert but donít think solvers dislike 44, from what Iíve seen with solvers 44 is still a peel at like mid to low freq
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:44 PM   #55
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Almost forgot - ran into this superuser today:



wtf

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Old 12-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #56
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Went to my sisters graduation today - then bouldering - then 3k hands. Definitely should have won a lot today, but didn't play great and probably made some big mistakes.

Games were good though - hopefully the remain this way till months end - listened to Stranger Things soundtrack whilst playing today, surprisingly good grind music.

Some hands from today:


vs sick nit rec. Guess he found the only way to make me put more money in the pot without a set

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $114.42 (57 bb)
MP: $498.65 (249 bb)
CO: $208.85 (104 bb)
BU (Hero): $334.71 (167 bb)
SB: $204.00 (102 bb)
BB: $411.08 (206 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is BTN with Q Q
1 fold, MP raises to $6, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to $18, 2 players fold, MP 4-bets to $44, Hero calls $26

Flop: ($91) 8 2 7 (2 players)
MP checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($91) 6 (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $41, MP calls $41

River: ($173) 3 (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $96, MP calls $96

Total pot: $365 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
BU (Hero) shows Q Q (a pair of Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

MP shows K K (a pair of Kings)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 83%, Flop: 92%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

MP wins $362.25




Vs big whale




PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $952.15 (476 bb)
MP: $1,025.50 (513 bb)
CO: $213.14 (107 bb)
BU (Hero): $346.95 (173 bb)
SB: $107.29 (54 bb)
BB: $293.02 (147 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is BTN with K A
1 fold, MP raises to $8, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to $24, 2 players fold, MP 4-bets to $1,025.50 (all-in), Hero calls $322.95 (all-in)

Flop: ($696.90) K 5 T (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: ($696.90) 5 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($696.90) 8 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $696.90 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
MP shows A T (two pair, Tens and Fives)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 30%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

BU (Hero) shows K A (two pair, Kings and Fives)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 70%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

BU (Hero) wins $694.15




Vs whale in reg disguise




PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $729.68 (365 bb)
MP: $232.61 (116 bb)
CO (Hero): $305.51 (153 bb)
BU: $153.81 (77 bb)
SB: $262.32 (131 bb)
BB: $384.86 (192 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is CO with 8 6
2 players fold, Hero raises to $5, 2 players fold, BB 3-bets to $20, Hero calls $15

Flop: ($41) 3 7 A (2 players)
BB bets $28, Hero raises to $80, BB raises to $364.86 (all-in), Hero calls $205.51 (all-in)

Turn: ($612.02) 2 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($612.02) Q (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $612.02 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
BB shows 8 A (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 67%, Flop: 2%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

CO (Hero) shows 8 6 (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 33%, Flop: 98%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

CO (Hero) wins $609.27















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Why did you check AA OTT? Were villains that nitty? So sick to see you folding a lot, I used to fold a lot but always thought I was getting ran over by everyone.

Why do you say 44 is a yolo call pre? Most solvers think it's bad, but that hand overperforms vs population imo, specially vs more passive players and people who have a hard time folding TP in 3bp.
Folding is the key to small stakes. Less so at 200nl, but to crush 100nl you have to be a master folder in my opinion.

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Far from an expert but donít think solvers dislike 44, from what Iíve seen with solvers 44 is still a peel at like mid to low freq
I mean I'm just making up preflop as I go along. Pair of 4s is weak though.

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wtf

nice volume gl for rest of the month
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:21 PM   #57
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Also re-reading Fooled by Randomness at the moment, by Taleb, and thought this passage
on a investor/ dentist was worth sharing:

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“A 15% return with a 10% volatility (or uncertainty) per annum translates into a 93% probability of success in any given year. But seen at a narrow time scale, this translates into a mere 50.02% probability of success over any given second as shown in Table 3.1. Over the very narrow time increment, the observation will reveal close to nothing. Yet the dentist’s heart will not tell him that… At the end of every day the dentist will be emotionally drained. A minute-by-minute examination of his performance means that each day (assuming eight hours per day) he will have 241 pleasurable minutes against 239 unpleasurable ones. These amount to 60,688 and 60,271, respectively, per year. Now realize that if the unpleasurable minute is worse in reverse pleasure than the pleasurable minute is in pleasure terms, then the dentist incurs a large deficit when examining his performance at a high frequency. Consider the situation where the dentist examines his portfolio only upon receiving the monthly account from the brokerage house. As 67% of his months will be positive, he incurs only four pangs of pain per annum and eight uplifting experiences. This is the same dentist following the same strategy. Now consider the dentist looking at his performance only every year. Over the next 20 years that he is expected to live, he will experience 19 pleasant surprises for every unpleasant one!
2 key takeaways for me:

1) Looking at results less often is clearly GTO following the above logic; limit exposure to the negative variance and pain by only exposing ourselves to bigger samples, over which we are more likely to have been successful.


2) As poker players, we obviously know short term results are essentially random - yet we cannot help but be affected by them. No matter how little I look at results, I'll actually waste mental energy trying to work out if I'm up or down in a session. I'll see a day graph from another reg and subconsciously down/ upgrade him based on it. I recently spoke to one of the bitB mental game coaches who told me that on average a loss is 2.5x more painful than an equivalent win is joyful.

We can avoid results, but assuming we can't avoid the feeling of losing, poker is going to leave you with fairly big emotional deficiencies (Even a really successful player doesn't have 2.5x more winning days than losing days.) I guess this is a bit of ramble, but only solution I can come to is try to be as zen as possible, and have enough things in my life to fill that gap outside of poker.

Interested to hear any other thoughts.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:44 AM   #58
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Also re-reading Fooled by Randomness at the moment, by Taleb, and thought this passage
on a investor/ dentist was worth sharing:



2 key takeaways for me:

1) Looking at results less often is clearly GTO following the above logic; limit exposure to the negative variance and pain by only exposing ourselves to bigger samples, over which we are more likely to have been successful.


2) As poker players, we obviously know short term results are essentially random - yet we cannot help but be affected by them. No matter how little I look at results, I'll actually waste mental energy trying to work out if I'm up or down in a session. I'll see a day graph from another reg and subconsciously down/ upgrade him based on it. I recently spoke to one of the bitB mental game coaches who told me that on average a loss is 2.5x more painful than an equivalent win is joyful.

We can avoid results, but assuming we can't avoid the feeling of losing, poker is going to leave you with fairly big emotional deficiencies (Even a really successful player doesn't have 2.5x more winning days than losing days.) I guess this is a bit of ramble, but only solution I can come to is try to be as zen as possible, and have enough things in my life to fill that gap outside of poker.

Interested to hear any other thoughts.
Pretty sweet passage and solid analogy. My input would be that the only thing not considered is what about the utility a person gets from seeing how their portfolio is doing compared with the uncertainty they may feel from having no idea whether or not their portfolio is + or -.

This is prob more of a pedantic post - its clearly terrible to struggle with uncertainty one day from the next if you dont know how your portfolio is doing. You prob should question your motives to invest if struggling with this - altho its parallel to poker might work slightly better than the investing example
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Struggled to grind today, and caved on the results check:



Definitely feeling a bit of burn out, driving 4 hours tomorrow to get home so might take the evening off and watch the league cup.

Also did a PIO session with two good regs, and recorded an interview with Bena which we will hopefully be sharing on the bitB youtube channel - on his experience with variance and how he deals with it.

It was a really interesting chat and cool to hear more about his masters too, excited to share it and will be sure to link in here when it's up.







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Pretty sweet passage and solid analogy. My input would be that the only thing not considered is what about the utility a person gets from seeing how their portfolio is doing compared with the uncertainty they may feel from having no idea whether or not their portfolio is + or -.

This is prob more of a pedantic post - its clearly terrible to struggle with uncertainty one day from the next if you dont know how your portfolio is doing. You prob should question your motives to invest if struggling with this - altho its parallel to poker might work slightly better than the investing example
Yeah I definitely hear you. I think investing wise it's easier to just de-couple yourself with time - first few days with 100k indexed will be exponentially harder than the 1000th day. I think as you can truly be a passive investor, you can learn to cope with it with minimal stress.

Poker is much more hands on and almost impossible to not have a feeling about how you are doing minute on minute or hour on hour, so I think your point stands more there. Not checking results could actually generate more stress than just knowing, also something me and Bena discussed in our podcast/ chat/ interview.
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Got pretty burnt today - and to be honest completely lost focus after a good start.

I think I'm going to have take it easy for a few days, with videos, coaching, studying and putting in volume definitely a bit of burn out. Will reduce volume Friday Sat and take Sunday off completely I think.

Month to date as I caved and checked results at the end of the session this evening. Pretty sure some TA boys can come in and tell me what's going to happen next.



One hand today, insta quit after this, purest of spew:

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $122.06 (61 bb)
MP: $131.71 (66 bb)
CO: $651.08 (326 bb)
BU: $452.48 (226 bb)
SB (Hero): $291.56 (146 bb)
BB: $295.23 (148 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with A Q
2 players fold, CO raises to $5.50, 1 fold, Hero 3-bets to $23, 1 fold, CO calls $17.50

Flop: ($48) A J J (2 players)
Hero bets $15.05, CO calls $15.05

Turn: ($78.10) Q (2 players)
Hero checks, CO checks

River: ($78.10) 9 (2 players)
Hero bets $27, CO raises to $88, Hero raises to $253.51 (all-in), CO calls $165.51

Total pot: $585.12 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
SB (Hero) shows A Q (two pair, Aces and Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 74%, Flop: 3%, Turn: 7%, River: 0%)

CO shows A J (a full house, Jacks full of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 26%, Flop: 97%, Turn: 93%, River: 100%)

CO wins $582.37

Got this in chat before he called too



Overall happy with how the month is going, improved a ton, made tons of progress with bitB, and running reasonably. Hopefully can keep running well over Christmas.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:33 PM   #61
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Got trashed a bit today I think - but games amazing, mostly happy with play and strong mental game.

A couple of hands:


Turn a set, xf, vs a guy who has been raising with the nuts and only the nuts for 10 years now:

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $207.05 (104 bb)
MP: $268.16 (134 bb)
CO: $234.30 (117 bb)
BU: $198.00 (99 bb)
SB (Hero): $344.61 (172 bb)
BB: $158.52 (79 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with 5 5
UTG raises to $4, 3 players fold, Hero calls $3, BB calls $2

Flop: ($12) 6 Q 4 (3 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $3.99, UTG calls $3.99, Hero calls $3.99

Turn: ($23.97) 5 (3 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $22.77, UTG raises to $58.29, SB (Hero) folds, BB calls $35.52

River: ($140.55) 9 (2 players)
BB bets $92.24 (all-in), UTG calls $92.24

Total pot: $325.03 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
BB shows Q T (a pair of Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 62%, Flop: 80%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

UTG shows 7 8 (a straight, Five to Nine)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 38%, Flop: 20%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

UTG wins $322.28








Vs reg and nit fish:



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $296.19 (148 bb)
MP: $353.02 (177 bb)
CO: $304.12 (152 bb)
BU: $394.27 (197 bb)
SB: $208.23 (104 bb)
BB (Hero): $344.20 (172 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is BB with 6 T
2 players fold, CO raises to $4.40, BTN calls $4.40, SB calls $3.40, Hero calls $2.40

Flop: ($17.60) 9 K 3 (4 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $5.85, BTN calls $5.85, SB folds, Hero calls $5.85

Turn: ($35.15) J (3 players)
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $33.39, Hero calls $33.39, CO calls $33.39

River: ($135.32) 5 (3 players)
Hero checks, CO checks, BTN bets $75, BB (Hero) folds, CO calls $75

Total pot: $285.32 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
BU shows K 8 (a flush, King high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 58%, Flop: 88%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

CO mucks T Q (a straight, Nine to King)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 42%, Flop: 12%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

BU wins $282.57



Vs special rec:



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $188.00 (94 bb)
MP (Hero): $248.45 (124 bb)
CO: $138.87 (69 bb)
BU: $541.15 (271 bb)
SB: $244.84 (122 bb)
BB: $200.32 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is MP with T J
UTG raises to $6, Hero 3-bets to $18, 4 players fold, UTG calls $12

Flop: ($39) J A 4 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $12.23, UTG raises to $42, Hero calls $29.77

Turn: ($123) 9 (2 players)
UTG bets $128 (all-in), Hero calls $128

River: ($379) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $379 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
UTG shows 8 7 (a pair of Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 33%, Flop: 8%, Turn: 7%, River: 0%)

MP (Hero) shows T J (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 67%, Flop: 92%, Turn: 93%, River: 100%)

MP (Hero) wins $376.25



Vs rec - actually think this will be +EV:



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $122.38 (61 bb)
MP (Hero): $270.43 (135 bb)
CO: $84.41 (42 bb)
BU: $44.45 (22 bb)
SB: $89.60 (45 bb)
BB: $200.00 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is MP with 4 A
UTG raises to $6, Hero 3-bets to $18, 4 players fold, UTG calls $12

Flop: ($39) 7 6 3 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $16, UTG calls $16

Turn: ($71) J (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $45, UTG calls $45

River: ($161) K (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $129.76, UTG folds

Total pot: $161 (Rake: $2.75)
MP (Hero) wins $158.25





Vs Whale - painful, last hand of session pretty much:




PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $103.80 (52 bb)
MP: $117.84 (59 bb)
CO (Hero): $395.21 (198 bb)
BU: $671.50 (336 bb)
SB: $255.78 (128 bb)
BB: $238.35 (119 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is CO with A Q
UTG raises to $4, MP calls $4, Hero 3-bets to $24, 1 fold, SB calls $23, 2 players fold, MP calls $20

Flop: ($78) 3 A K (3 players)
SB bets $76, MP folds, Hero calls $76

Turn: ($230) 8 (2 players)
SB bets $155.78 (all-in), Hero calls $155.78

River: ($541.56) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $541.56 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
SB shows K A (two pair, Aces and Kings)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 71%, Flop: 94%, Turn: 82%, River: 100%)

CO (Hero) shows A Q (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 29%, Flop: 6%, Turn: 18%, River: 0%)

SB wins $538.81





Vs fellow PG+C reg. Misread action pre due to discord whilst playing.



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $831.30 (416 bb)
MP: $185.16 (93 bb)
CO: $230.42 (115 bb)
BU: $278.73 (139 bb)
SB (Hero): $200.00 (100 bb)
BB: $194.03 (97 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with T T
UTG raises to $4.40, 3 players fold, Hero calls $3.40, 1 fold

Flop: ($10.80) A 4 T (2 players)
Hero bets $3.39, UTG calls $3.39

Turn: ($17.58) 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks

River: ($17.58) 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $8.35, Hero raises to $40, UTG raises to $823.51 (all-in), Hero calls $152.21 (all-in)

Total pot: $402 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
UTG shows A A (a full house, Aces full of Nines)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 81%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 98%, River: 100%)

SB (Hero) shows T T (a full house, Tens full of Nines)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 19%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 2%, River: 0%)

UTG wins $399.25



YOLO vs a reg:




PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $203.40 (102 bb)
MP: $348.33 (174 bb)
CO: $333.98 (167 bb)
BU: $55.08 (28 bb)
SB (Hero): $222.49 (111 bb)
BB: $200.00 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with K J
UTG raises to $6, 3 players fold, Hero 3-bets to $25, 1 fold, UTG calls $19

Flop: ($52) 2 Q 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $25, UTG calls $25

Turn: ($102) J (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG checks

River: ($102) A (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $49.63, Hero calls $49.63

Total pot: $201.26 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
UTG shows 6 6 (a pair of Sixes)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 51%, Flop: 73%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

SB (Hero) shows K J (a pair of Jacks)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 49%, Flop: 27%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

SB (Hero) wins $198.51
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #62
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Just had an unfortunate session in some of the best games I've ever played:



The following all vs big recs:

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $248.46 (124 bb)
MP: $560.00 (280 bb)
CO: $203.00 (102 bb)
BU: $318.73 (159 bb)
SB: $354.08 (177 bb)
BB (Hero): $253.01 (127 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is BB with Q 6
UTG raises to $6, 2 players fold, BTN calls $6, 1 fold, Hero calls $4

Flop: ($19) T 6 6 (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $8, BTN calls $8, Hero raises to $36.14, UTG folds, BTN calls $28.14

Turn: ($99.28) 3 (2 players)
Hero bets $73, BTN calls $73

River: ($245.28) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $137.87 (all-in), BTN calls $137.87

Total pot: $521.02 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
BB (Hero) shows Q 6 (three of a kind, Sixes)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 30%, Flop: 20%, Turn: 14%, River: 0%)

BU shows A 6 (three of a kind, Sixes - higher kicker)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 70%, Flop: 80%, Turn: 86%, River: 100%)

BU wins $518.27



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $156.39 (78 bb)
MP: $297.11 (149 bb)
CO (Hero): $217.85 (109 bb)
BU: $284.17 (142 bb)
SB: $219.90 (110 bb)
BB: $161.36 (81 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is CO with 5 6
1 fold, MP raises to $4, Hero 3-bets to $14, 2 players fold, BB calls $12, MP calls $10

Flop: ($43) 3 J 4 (3 players)
BB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $16, BB folds, MP calls $16

Turn: ($75) 7 (2 players)
MP checks, Hero bets $50, MP calls $50

River: ($175) K (2 players)
MP bets $142, Hero calls $137.85 (all-in)

Total pot: $450.70 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
MP shows Q T (a flush, King high - higher flush)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 65%, Flop: 57%, Turn: 11%, River: 100%)

CO (Hero) shows 5 6 (a flush, King high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 35%, Flop: 43%, Turn: 89%, River: 0%)

MP wins $447.95



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $619.28 (310 bb)
MP (Hero): $200.00 (100 bb)
CO: $268.01 (134 bb)
BU: $201.00 (101 bb)
SB: $275.05 (138 bb)
BB: $220.33 (110 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is MP with A Q
1 fold, Hero raises to $5, 2 players fold, SB calls $4, BB calls $3

Flop: ($15) 4 Q 6 (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $9, SB calls $9, BB folds

Turn: ($33) J (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $25.71, SB raises to $92, Hero calls $66.29

River: ($217) 3 (2 players)
SB bets $169.05 (all-in), Hero calls $94 (all-in)

Total pot: $405 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
SB shows 7 5 (a straight, Three to Seven)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 39%, Flop: 35%, Turn: 32%, River: 100%)

MP (Hero) shows A Q (a pair of Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 61%, Flop: 65%, Turn: 68%, River: 0%)

SB wins $402.25



PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $232.24 (116 bb)
MP (Hero): $200.00 (100 bb)
CO: $171.51 (86 bb)
BU: $258.09 (129 bb)
SB: $239.52 (120 bb)
BB: $200.00 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is MP with A J
UTG raises to $4, Hero 3-bets to $16, 1 fold, BTN calls $16, 3 players fold

Flop: ($39) 8 2 J (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($39) A (2 players)
Hero bets $30, BTN calls $30

River: ($99) 7 (2 players)
Hero bets $78.92, BTN raises to $158, Hero calls $75.08 (all-in)

Total pot: $407 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
BU shows 9 T (a straight, Seven to Jack)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 39%, Flop: 52%, Turn: 32%, River: 100%)

MP (Hero) shows A J (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 61%, Flop: 48%, Turn: 68%, River: 0%)

BU wins $404.25

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $187.41 (94 bb)
MP: $60.75 (30 bb)
CO: $194.70 (97 bb)
BU: $206.00 (103 bb)
SB (Hero): $504.25 (252 bb)
BB: $227.75 (114 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with 4 4
UTG raises to $6, MP calls $6, CO calls $6, 1 fold, Hero calls $5, 1 fold

Flop: ($26) J 4 2 (4 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $12, MP folds, CO calls $12, Hero raises to $45.31, UTG calls $33.31, CO folds

Turn: ($128.62) A (2 players)
Hero bets $251.74, UTG calls $136.10 (all-in)

River: ($400.82) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $400.82 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
SB (Hero) shows 4 4 (three of a kind, Fours)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 19%, Flop: 4%, Turn: 2%, River: 0%)

UTG shows J J (three of a kind, Jacks)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 81%, Flop: 96%, Turn: 98%, River: 100%)

UTG wins $398.07


PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $1/$2 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $256.64 (128 bb)
MP: $68.24 (34 bb)
CO: $200.00 (100 bb)
BU: $112.19 (56 bb)
SB (Hero): $246.43 (123 bb)
BB: $203.55 (102 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($3) Hero is SB with K Q
UTG raises to $6, 3 players fold, Hero 3-bets to $26, 1 fold, UTG calls $20

Flop: ($54) Q J 7 (2 players)
Hero bets $20, UTG calls $20

Turn: ($94) 8 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $45.63, Hero calls $45.63

River: ($185.26) 8 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $78, Hero calls $78

Total pot: $341.26 (Rake: $2.75)

Showdown:
UTG shows 9 8 (three of a kind, Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 38%, Flop: 21%, Turn: 20%, River: 100%)

SB (Hero) mucks K Q (two pair, Queens and Eights)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 62%, Flop: 79%, Turn: 80%, River: 0%)

UTG wins $338.51




Month has taken a major turn for the worse. Best games of the year still to come, tilted to only be playing 2k hands tonight really but just genuinely was a bit tilted after that run.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:48 PM   #63
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Typical Christmas games - always ridiculously soft, always unbeatable. Amaya seems to have a very peculiar view on the spirit of giving

Hope you end the year strong, gl and Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:35 PM   #64
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That is a nightmare run!

Gl recouping
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:17 PM   #65
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In, gl!
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Cheers all -

Basic plan to keep putting in grind + study volume through the Christmas period and early New Year then got a week in Les Arcs to chill a bit.

Definitely going to play Boxing Day DraftKings too, hmu if anyone is interested in a fun private league.
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

God what a frustrating day
Amazing how much variance there is in poker
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:27 PM   #68
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Unfortunate update:



I think this is due to me recording a hand on my instagram story. A couple of points I'd like to make:

1. I know a lot of others doing similar trying to provide content - obviously be aware not to post your HUD in any hands you post.

2. If you see anything that upsets you, send me a message or reply to the instagram. Highly probable I will just delete it.

3. I genuinely am trying to give something back here. I'm not trying to play the hero, but I've got plenty of acquaintances within poker who have resorted to multi accounting chinese sites on the same table, pirating videos etc. Since making this thread I've replied to 10+ PM's in detail giving general advice, help people with hands and life etc. Honestly I pity whoever reported this, must be a very angry individual, but please please just send me a message, I am not unreasonable.


Poker wise, on a fairly substantial downswing since the last update. After this month will be considering really reducing Stars volume, honestly pretty fearful about inadvertently breaking TOS now and losing funds.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:46 PM   #69
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

That is just complete nonsense. What about all the streamers playing with HUDs?

I got a similar ban for apparently grimming. Apologised, told them I didn't mean it etc.

Checked my HM2 and found that in the last 3 months I had played exactly the same SB's and BB's.
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Old 12-28-2018, 02:13 PM   #70
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Its absolutely mind-boggling someone would actually report you for something so ****ing trivial, especially when you're one of the most helpful and nicest people in the community.

I guess you cant keep more than a few buyins on stars from now on, who knows in what other ridiculous way you could break their ToS.
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2

Yeah - I don't want this to become an anti-stars bandwagon because there is no doubt PokerStars remains the best place to play poker on the internet.

I'm also doing everything in my power to ensure I don't break TOS obviously, it is just easy to make a mistake with things like this, I honestly didn't even think about it.

It is what it is, I'll keep contributing here, building bitB Cash - and there are other places to play. I think starting some form of stream in preparation for RIO launch may well be the direction to go in.
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:34 PM   #72
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Re: Giving Something Back; December Charity Challenge with you-mad-br0 #2




Not a fun last few days in the best games of the year - avoiding posting hhs because mostly standard set over set, KK vs AA. 25 BI down from peak now, but a couple of days to go, can hopefully bag a few more charity $ before the New Year.
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:46 AM   #73
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lol at sharing HHs on social media
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:10 AM   #74
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Has to be luxpoker right? :P

Grim to start running bad during the best games of the year...still a couple more days of December left to recoup though. Gl
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Awesome to see you doing well, George.
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