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Old 06-05-2019, 03:26 PM   #276
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Re: The next Zoom prodigy: Journey begins 2019

Some hands from yesterday:

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Is the river a fold? Would you call? Not sure if I played this fine. Villain is a Russian, FWIW.

Hand 1: PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $3.26 (VPIP: 27.34, PFR: 15.82, 3Bet Preflop: 2.75, Hands: 522)
SB: $2.13 (VPIP: 29.55, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 89)
BB: $7.30 (VPIP: 36.36, PFR: 27.27, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
UTG: $2.34 (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 21.43, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 14)
Hero (MP): $3.57
CO: $6.87 (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has A Q

UTG raises to $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, fold, fold, fold, fold

Flop: ($0.15, 2 players) T A 4
UTG bets $0.07, Hero calls $0.07

Turn: ($0.29, 2 players) A
UTG checks, Hero bets $0.09, UTG raises to $0.32, Hero calls $0.23

River: ($0.93, 2 players) J
UTG bets $0.90, fold,

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The next 3 hands are incorporating the changes I made to my 3betting strategy, in order to exploit the player pool. Did not realize how much I could get them to spazz out. Even my bluffs are getting called by worse lol. Of course, I got outdrawn in all three of these. But I was just laughing; it didn't bother me at all.


Hand 2: PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $10.31 (VPIP: 27.59, PFR: 13.79, 3Bet Preflop: 25.00, Hands: 30)
SB: $0.40 (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 9)
Hero (BB): $2.20
UTG: $2.28 (VPIP: 19.67, PFR: 11.48, 3Bet Preflop: 4.35, Hands: 63)
MP: $2.04 (VPIP: 20.51, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 42)
CO: $2.79 (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 100.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)

SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has Q Q

fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.24, BTN calls $0.18, fold

Flop: ($0.54, 2 players) A 6 Q
Hero bets $1.96 and is all-in, BTN calls $1.96

Turn: ($4.46, 2 players) 5

River: ($4.46, 2 players) J

Spoiler:


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Hand 3: PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $2.65
SB: $2.91 (VPIP: 42.86, PFR: 38.10, 3Bet Preflop: 35.00, Hands: 43)
Hero (BB): $2.00
UTG: $1.05 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
MP: $2.07 (VPIP: 15.56, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 46)
CO: $2.64 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 1)

SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has K K

fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.24, SB calls $0.18

Flop: ($0.48, 2 players) 5 5 Q
SB checks, Hero bets $1.76 and is all-in, SB calls $1.76

Turn: ($4.00, 2 players) 3

River: ($4.00, 2 players) A

Spoiler:


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Hand 4: PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $2.61 (VPIP: 18.46, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 67)
SB: $9.11 (VPIP: 44.44, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
Hero (BB): $2.03
UTG: $1.08 (VPIP: 22.86, PFR: 11.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 35)
MP: $1.22 (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)
CO: $2.03 (VPIP: 25.95, PFR: 20.89, 3Bet Preflop: 1.69, Hands: 161)

SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has T T

UTG raises to $0.06, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, SB calls $0.18

Flop: ($0.54, 2 players) 6 A 4
SB checks, Hero bets $1.79 and is all-in, SB calls $1.79

Turn: ($4.12, 2 players) K

River: ($4.12, 2 players) 3

Spoiler:
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:52 PM   #277
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Re: The next Zoom prodigy: Journey begins 2019

Hand 1 - probably fold with no reads. Deffo fold versus a Russian
Hand 4 - Kinda weird, would be careful using this combo for this.

Interesting flop strat, probably works better on reg tables where you can really target the fish with this.

Move to 5nlz with 32bi's. I haven't played 2nlz but I imagine it isn't going to be that much of a step up, probably just more aggressive all round with slightly less fish/slightly better regs. Your learning curve should go up so probably best trying to accelerate this progress.

Be selective about cold calling, easy to bleed money in zoom doing this. Choosing hands like suited Aces/broadways helps, hands that can make the nuts and apply lots of pressure with draws.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:37 PM   #278
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Re: The next Zoom prodigy: Journey begins 2019

Thanks 291. I did play some nl5z, but decided today to start playing some nl10z to see if I can get things going there again. Played one hand today that I thought I just had to share. How often do you see someone lose when having 99.6% equity on the flop? Well, ok, the math says 1 in 2500 times lol. And I guess I didn't lose; I split the pot. But entertaining nonetheless hahaha.

PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: $10.15 (VPIP: 35.29, PFR: 35.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
SB: $10.30 (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
BB: $17.03 (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
Hero (UTG): $10.93
MP: $19.21 (VPIP: 24.27, PFR: 22.33, 3Bet Preflop: 9.52, Hands: 108)
CO: $13.81 (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 21)

SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has A K

Hero raises to $0.25, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB calls $0.15

Flop: ($0.55, 2 players) T Q J
BB checks, Hero bets $0.17, BB raises to $0.74, Hero raises to $2.50, BB raises to $8.03, Hero raises to $10.68 and is all-in, BB calls $2.65

Turn: ($21.91, 2 players) K

River: ($21.91, 2 players) A

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Is this punishment for trying to be too aggressive with the BRM lol?
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:49 PM   #279
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Re: The next Zoom prodigy: Journey begins 2019

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How often do you see someone lose when having 99.6% equity on the flop? Well, ok, the math says 1 in 2500 times lol.
calculate again pls.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:52 PM   #280
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Sorry, 1 in 250. Close enough lol
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:39 AM   #281
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Re: The next Zoom prodigy: Journey begins 2019

Arrrgh, I had a post mostly typed up and ready to go, but lost it from accidentally clicking on another link. So I'll just sum it up:

-Got new job (more steady hours); will probably start soon
-Less I need to be worried about withdrawing from poker
-Went back to nl2z to try and play around with a more aggro approach, opening up ranges considerably and using exploitive lines in spots (from database analysis). Will be interesting to see how opponents adjust (if they do), and how I might be able to take advantage of that to make more money.
-nl10z over the past week wasn't too great; down about 3 BIs
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:58 PM   #282
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Re: The next Zoom prodigy: Journey begins 2019

If you´re not worried about withdrawing anymore, I think now is the time you should focus on moving up aggressively. Not extremely aggressive like the last one some time ago but something like 15 BIs and 3 BI stops. And obv focusing on developing your A-game and exploits and improving.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:24 PM   #283
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Thanks Fazendeiro, not sure at this point if I'll need to withdraw or not. Depending on how the transition goes between jobs, there may be a chance I still might need to withdraw a smallish amount this month. And also depends on my weekly hours there. If I still manage to work 1 day a week at one of the current jobs, then I'll definitely be fine without withdrawing. If I get at least 40 hours/week at the new job (and quit the current jobs), then it might be close. If I get graveyard hours (which pay more), then I should still be fine. If not, maybe I might need to withdraw $100/month or something still. I don't know, I'll have to see how it works out. But it'll definitely be a lot better than it is now lol.

Also, got an email saying my RIO account was credited with a $10 bonus (as long as I rake $1 before Jun 20), so will try to see how much I can run that up.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:25 PM   #284
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Just a quick update. Still been busy last few days with new job stuff while still working current jobs. That part should settle down soon though lol. Still not sure if I'll need to withdraw from poker going forward. Chances are I still might. If I do, I will just play nl2z solely for that purpose, as the amount I need won't be that much (I hope). And nl2z should suffice for that. The rest of my poker time, I'll try to probably take some aggressive shots (or study of course).

But, I'm gonna split my free time between poker and game development. I'm not gonna lie, I do prefer the creative side of making games over grinding nanostakes online poker. I do still enjoy poker though, which is why I keep playing. Although, partly, I kind of play out of necessity of needing to make a little extra money lol. But I'd like poker a lot more if I could play less (less tables, less hours), and for more money. Or live. I really would also like to get back into live play at some point if I have the money.

Over last week or so, been doing database analysis to figure out the player pool's frequencies in common spots. And adjusting ranges (pre and postflop) to account for that. Playing quite a bit tighter overall, but calling more from the BB than I was before. Think that might help more whenever I go back to nl5z/nl10z.

Will keep updating here, but updates may be less frequent than before. I'll still try to post graphs here and there. Again, not leaving or quitting; just gonna reduce volume. I'll try to aim for 15-20 hours a week of playing, and then 20 or so hours for game development as well. Too lazy to go back and check, but I think this might be the longest PG&C thread I've had so far hahahaha.

EDIT:

Oh, forgot to mention. Lost the RIO 10 EUR bonus lol. Got it up to $20-25, played nl20, and lost it. Obviously terrible BRM lol, but meh. Plan was to be aggressive with that until I got it to something more substantial, or went broke.

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