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Old 01-02-2021, 12:12 AM   #26
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Re: From NL30 to NL100

The TT your iso is far too small, 4.5x would be fine for one limper but not vs 4 other players. 7-8 bigs is probably good

I'd have to run it but I'm fairly certain the AK hand on J78 two tonne is a check and definitely not a big bet, you should be checking boards like this a fair amount after 3betting pre oop. If you're cbetting 100% after 3betting pre it's not something you should be doing.

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Old 01-02-2021, 03:24 AM   #27
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The TT your iso is far too small, 4.5x would be fine for one limper but not vs 4 other players. 7-8 bigs is probably good

I'd have to run it but I'm fairly certain the AK hand on J78 two tonne is a check and definitely not a big bet, you should be checking boards like this a fair amount after 3betting pre oop. If you're cbetting 100% after 3betting pre it's not something you should be doing.

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+1 - cbetting in 3b pots is something I'm trying hard to work on as well
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:49 PM   #28
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Re: From NL30 to NL100

Today was terrible. Ended up down about 6 buy-ins. Ran into a couple of spots where my opponents were at the top of their range.





In addition, I completed the exclusive poker challenge, and thought I'd be receiving a $300 reward for completing it. Turns out that it's been returned in increments, so that really brought my morale down too.

Here's some of the biggest pots tonight:



Checked back on the river after the opponent called the turn. I figured that he hit trips on the turn.



Shoved QQ on the turn against a J high board. Given how short the opponent was, this line seemed fine. Unfortunately the opponent had JJ, not AJ/KJ.



Put my opponent on a Kx. My opponent rarely has a boat here, so seemed fine. Unfortunately, ran into quads



OESD and straight draw. I shoved to maximize my equity. Otherwise, I'd be in a bad spot on the turn if I didn't hit.



Wasn't 100% sure about this hand. I think this might be a fold on the flop as villains are most likely going to have 2 pair+ with this line.



Unfortunately, ran into KK vs AK here.



This should have been a fold on my end. I tried to think of the villain's value combinations, and I couldn't think of any 4x hands at the time.



Played this terribly. I was pretty tilted at this point, and the villain had been 3 betting me in the SB/BB. Should have been a flat.

Going to take the rest of the night off, then review hands tomorrow.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:50 PM   #29
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The TT your iso is far too small, 4.5x would be fine for one limper but not vs 4 other players. 7-8 bigs is probably good

I'd have to run it but I'm fairly certain the AK hand on J78 two tonne is a check and definitely not a big bet, you should be checking boards like this a fair amount after 3betting pre oop. If you're cbetting 100% after 3betting pre it's not something you should be doing.

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Thanks! Great point - I've been raising too small to isolate. This has been a recurring theme in today's session as well.

Also, yup AK hand was definitely a spew
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:54 AM   #30
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Re: From NL30 to NL100

How do you determine your opening size preflop? I have seen you use 2.5x, 3x and 4.5x so far. It looks like it miight be by position but throught I'd ask.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:07 AM   #31
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I adjust my opening size pre-flop depending on the player types at the table. When I find myself playing against passive fish (high VPIP/low PF) multi-way, then I'll tighten my ranges and open up larger.

I've made this adjustment after reading the Grinder's Manual section on opening ranges. It's helped me take down blinds where I might otherwise be playing a 3 way pot.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:23 AM   #32
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Re: From NL30 to NL100

2020 Reflection

I started playing online poker again in late November. So far, here's my results over the past month.



NL30



NL50


I took a shot at NL50 during my initial upswing to $450 with NL30, but quickly went back down after realizing I didn't know what I was doing. This month has been pretty informative for me - my initial strategy was to be a nit, playing 12 tables, waiting for premium hands and betting aggressively for value.

Since then, I've changed my playing style - playing fewer tables, with a wider range of hands, and playing more aggressively post-flop. I clearly have a lot to work to do as I'm losing NL30 at 2.9BB/100. On a positive note, with bonuses & rakeback, my bankroll has stayed even.

Moving Forward

My goal is to play 50,000 hands this month, and achieve a 1 BB / 100 win rate.

Following that, I'll play 50,000 hands next month, and try to achieve a 3 BB / 100 win rate.
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:40 AM   #33
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Played a session this morning, lost 3 buy-ins. Overall, I didn't play too well, but I also couldn't get fish off their draws. I'm starting to think I should be shoving on turns to maximize EV.



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Old 01-04-2021, 05:20 AM   #34
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Re: From NL30 to NL100

TGM content on c-betting might be a little outdated, I'd suggest going through Carroter's FTGU course on RIO - it's got some more up to date content on c-betting strategies.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:30 PM   #35
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Hey dsailor, appreciate the advice! I'll check out FTGU on RIO
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:06 PM   #36
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Another short session today. I've noticed that there's a lot of new aggressive fish on Pokerstars PA these past few days.



One of these aggressive fish checkraised me on the flop. The only value hand I was beating was AJ, whereas AK, AT, A9, 99 get there. A few hands later, I found out he was 3 betting sevens from the SB, so I made a note to reconsider his aggression in the future.



Ran into a classic AA vs KK cooler, where he flopped a K on the flop.



Also lost KT vs K9



Poker is a like a bipolar girlfriend whose mood you can't tell from day to day. It's definitely weighed on my mental state. I'm going to take a few days off. I'm not enjoying the variance, and I'm better off spending this time coding, which is higher EV without so much volatility.
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:51 AM   #37
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Re: From NL30 to NL100

Sorry to hear you're having a tough time of it. In the last hand I'm not sure that's a spot where we are going to get three streets of value from a hand we beat. Did you have a range you were looking to get value from or was it a bluff at the end?
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:39 AM   #38
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Hey Parson! I was debating between betting and checking the river. At the time, my thought process was this: the opponent has a VPIP of 66, and he's calling in the SB. He could have any Kx hand in his range, and possible some Qx. Given those factors, I thought betting for 3 streets of value was alright.
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:07 PM   #39
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Thank you JHT!

Played two sessions today - ended up dropping the # of tables I was on, felt the cards were going more in my favor today, and overall did fairly well!



Some interesting hands of the night:



Took down a huge pot where 4 players called a 3 bet from the SB. Ended up with bottom two pair, and called a shove. Definitely felt this could have went either way - I think I would have folded here if it were a regular.



Lost a sizable pot where the villain called my pre-flop raise with 92s and a 10.5bb raise on the turn with a gut shot. Unfortunate spot, but I don't think I can fold since this is the 2nd strong hand, and the villain could be doing the same with any triple, two pair, or an outright bluff.



A spot I found quite difficult. This probably should have been a fold, but I think I have to call down some trips here, and having a boat helps.

I don't like your preflop raise(with the pocket 7's). Can you explain me what are you trying to achieve with it? The other plays are ok.
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Old 01-05-2021, 09:08 PM   #40
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Played a short session today - I felt very calm. The past few days, I've been playing against a lot of fish, who would gamble like this was NL5. Today, the session felt normal, with more regulars at tables.



I definitely ran on the better side, with a lot of premium hands today. The biggest hand being this 75o that I flatted in the BB.



Of the hands I played, I think I played the TT's wrong. At the time, it felt very strong to raise into 4 players. I think it would have been better than this checkraise on the turn for value.

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Old 01-05-2021, 09:45 PM   #41
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TT hand is a very standard 3b pf, you shouldn't view the BB as another player to get through in that spot.

If you flat and don't flop a set you're in a crap spot even if you flop an overpair, initial raiser will see your range as capped and put pressure on you. If the board has a single overcard it's even worse.

Flatting 66 and worse there is probably OK, but a premium pair like TT is way too high up not to squeeze for value / not force ourselves into awkward avoidable situations
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:08 AM   #42
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Hmm, the main reason why I flatted TT is because there was already a limper in the BTN. I could 3 bet here, but it would be difficult to play the pot multi-way in the SB.
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:24 AM   #43
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I don't like your preflop raise(with the pocket 7's). Can you explain me what are you trying to achieve with it? The other plays are ok.
Meh, just wanted to make it 3bb. Otherwise it's too cheap for others to call
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Old 01-06-2021, 02:39 AM   #44
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Hmm, the main reason why I flatted TT is because there was already a limper in the BTN. I could 3 bet here, but it would be difficult to play the pot multi-way in the SB.
There's no limpers that I can see unless the HH is wrong.

There's an open from MP and a BTN flat. It's much more difficult to play and much less profitable to flat there with TT rather than squeeze.

The 77 hand make it 6-7 bb's, min raising isn't good.

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Old 01-06-2021, 05:53 AM   #45
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Just found your thread, BD . . . subbed.

GL!

And I'll add my 2c ... I agree with dream3r about the 7s. I would raise more.... and again, like nuxx says, 6-7BBs. If you're not comfortable with this, fold.
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:17 PM   #46
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There's no limpers that I can see unless the HH is wrong.

There's an open from MP and a BTN flat. It's much more difficult to play and much less profitable to flat there with TT rather than squeeze.

The 77 hand make it 6-7 bb's, min raising isn't good.

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Ahh yes you're correct. I meant to say that the BTN flatted.

Appreciate the advice! I'll take note of 3 betting the TT hand, and most likely folding 77 vs UTG.
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:17 PM   #47
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Just found your thread, BD . . . subbed.

GL!

And I'll add my 2c ... I agree with dream3r about the 7s. I would raise more.... and again, like nuxx says, 6-7BBs. If you're not comfortable with this, fold.
Thank you Habman! Appreciate the advice - I think in hindsight, this might have been better as a fold.
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Old 01-06-2021, 09:40 PM   #48
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Had another losing session today



I've decided it's time to drop down to NL10 and grind back my bankroll.

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Old 01-06-2021, 09:51 PM   #49
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Standart coolers IMO. Difficult to fold. Did you stop on purpose on less than 500 hands because of the big lost?

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Old 01-07-2021, 02:16 AM   #50
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Yup :s, I stopped shortly after the 2nd beat. I think I've lost about 9 buy-ins in the last few days, so I'm going to drop down to NL10 and grind it up from there
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