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Old 12-31-2017, 03:29 AM   #376
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Well I guess it's good to run like **** at 1/2 and good at 2/5. I won a preflop all in and had someone try to bluff me off a royal flush. They were unsuccessful.

Straddle, open to $30, call by donk with $150 to start the hand. I raise to $150 in the SB with AKo, folds to donk who calls with KQo and I win.

Straddle, I open to $30 in the HJ with AhJs and straddle calls. Flop is KJ8 all hearts. I consider a small cbet but opt to check it back. I think in hindsight I should be betting a small sizing on this flop, not sure if him being a little spewy is a good enough reason to be checking.

Turn is the Th giving me the nut flush. He checks, I bet small hoping to induce, guy seems like he has some spew in him so I bet $20 and he quickly raises to $80. I make the call.

River is the Qh giving me a royal.

Villain bets $150, I make the world's easiest ship for $300 and he snap folds.

Also pulled off a successful limp reraise bluff with A2 in the SB against a BB that doesn't chop.

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:45 AM   #377
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So I got bailed out by the 2/5 session. Did not run well overall in terms of EV but having someone bluff into you when you have a royal is definitely a form of run good. I made a couple small mistakes, I got in from my flight really early this morning so was a bit groggy but overall I think I played well.

8 hours played up $142.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:45 PM   #378
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Wife is away interviewing so I'm here degening at Hammond again. I'm surprised it's not that busy, I guess people are spending time with their families, still has 9 total tables to 1/2 and 2/5 running. The 1/2 is pretty soft as per usual. I did see one guy correctly get away from AJ on A-9-6r-Ar-3 when the PFR went bet bet bet. That was really surprising to see from a guy who wasn't old and didn't seem like a nit.

I've also seen the typical egregious stuff. Bad rec opens KK and nit flats.

Flop: AQJr.

Check, bet, rec calls.

Turn A.

Check, bet, re says " I know you have an A" then calls." At this point I felt pretty damn sure he was on a draw and I'm just praying the dealer doesn't put a ten out there.

River T.

Guy donk overbet jams and is snapped off by the nit with JJ. RIP.

Kinda a weird table. I just saw two more exploitative folds. guy opens and two people flat. Flop: TT8r. Bet 20, call, raise to $65 by late 20's guy, fold, fold. The second guy who folded folded jacks and the first guy claims he folded aces.

I guess I'll have to raise the aggression a tad with my draws.

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Old 12-31-2017, 07:00 PM   #379
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Man it's frustrating being card dead in a game where people are triple barreling and 3 bet shoving bottom pair. Was going to do 2/5, still might, but I definitely can't leave this table. Half the table is weak tight and the other half thinks middle pair is the nuts.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:43 PM   #380
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This is physically painful to watch while being card dead.

UTG opens to 7 with KJ call, call, call, far and away the second best player at the table is in the BB and squeezes to 35 and gets two calls including UTG.

Flop: K42 two tone. 3 bettor continues for $60 win $120 behind. UTG tank folds KJ...woman jams with AK for 130 total. 3 bettor snap calls with 77.

The very few times I've had hands I've definitely gotten max value and have made good folds to dodge a couple coolers. Playing my best poker today but just can't make any hands. I think between yesterday and today I've won one showdown in 1/2 in raises pots.

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Old 01-01-2018, 02:46 AM   #381
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Ok then...wasn't expecting to win too often on this runout.

Straddle, hero opens AJhh to $15, raise to $25, straddle calls, hero calls.

Flop: T87 two hearts.

Check check PFR bets $25, straddle fold, hero raises to $100 villain calls. Turn offsuit 6.

Hero jams for $75.

Villain calls.

River: offsuit 8

Hero shows AJhh for ace high. Villain shows KcQs. Hero wins.

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Old 01-01-2018, 03:50 AM   #382
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H1: thoughts on leading turn here?

Limp, hero opens AhKc to $12 in the HJ, CO and limper call. Limper is on the snug side and CO is just clicking buttons post flop.

Pot:36

Flop: QT7 two clubs.

Check check, button bets 15, limper calls and I call.

Turn: offsuit J.

Check, hero???
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:32 AM   #383
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Well somehow ran like ass but managed to turn it into a profitable session. Then I got it in with KK v 99 and lost...
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:53 AM   #384
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Well somehow ran like ass but managed to turn it into a profitable session. Then I got it in with KK v 99 and lost...

12 hours down 8 dollars.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:17 PM   #385
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Thoughts on this spot? Pretty new table so no reads. Hero is the effective stack with $200

Two limps from early position players. The first limper is a 40 year old Asian guy who is the main villain. Hero makes it $10 in the LJ with AdJs. CO and limpers call.

Flop: JdTd7s.

Pot: 39

Checks to me and I bet $30. Co folds. Asian guy fairly quickly raises to $100. Hero?

So I opted to fold which I know is probably pretty damn exploitable but I'm getting pretty smoked by his range even if we throw in some semi bluffs that he may or may not have. Against 89s, 67dd, 77,TT, JTs, KQs, KQo we have 38%. If we take out KQ we have 22%.

Let's treat this as a effectively a shove by him. I'm risking 160 to win 230 so I need 41% equity here.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:46 PM   #386
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Re: Talking my shot at becoming a live pro.

iso larger after limpers.

Deffo check that texture esp with the Ad. The reason why is because a lot of turns (diamonds) maintain or even give you additional equity than you already had. You want to realize your equity. So having the Ad on a wet ddx flop is usually a check.

Another way of putting it is, you’d want to bet black 89, but checking 89 of diamonds wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:05 AM   #387
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Horrendous first few hours. Down about $320 at 1/2.

H1 is the above AJ hand.

H2: EP open to 8, two or three calls. I squeeze with AdQh to $40 OTB and the sb goes all in for $30, PFR and CO call. Flop 732dds. CO donks for $40. I tank fold, the guy had QQ.


H3: the LJ open limps AK, HJ calls, I make it $13 in the CO with AdQd. Flop is like 562 two clubs. Checks. Turn is the Ah putting two flush draws or there. Checks check I bet $35 and HJ calls. River is an offsuit king. He leads for $35 and I sigh call.

H4: straddle. Hero opens to $15 with AsKc straddle calls. Flop A76 two clubs. I bet $30, he raises to $60 I call. Turn is a blank, he bets $75 and I fold and he shows 66.

Have only won two pots so far. Both pretty small.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:36 AM   #388
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iso larger after limpers.

Deffo check that texture esp with the Ad. The reason why is because a lot of turns (diamonds) maintain or even give you additional equity than you already had. You want to realize your equity. So having the Ad on a wet ddx flop is usually a check.

Another way of putting it is, you’d want to bet black 89, but checking 89 of diamonds wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
Yea that's a concept I've been applying more to my game recently, but the fact that it was 4 ways and the game had been playing loose passive made me lean toward a bet. I had seen people flatting A6o etc pre in the SB so I thought checking loses too much value here.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:56 AM   #389
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Maybe Hammond and Elgin 2/5 games are just really soft or maybe it's a small sample since I probably only have 15 or so 2/5 sessions, but it's really surprising to me how much terrible play there is at 2/5. The amount of money bad regulars must dump into the game over the course of the year is obscene. I will say that while at 1/2 I am very often the best player at the table, that doesn't seem to be the case at 2/5, but the floor on how bad the play can be is shocking.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:24 AM   #390
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7 hours played up $340.

So if this trend of running terrible at 1/2 and well at 2/5 continues I won't complain. Was down about 300 at 1/2 then crushed it at 2/5.

Here are the hands I won in order of smallest to biggest. None of them are terribly interesting. I think the only tough spot was the turn on h8. Maybe you could advocate for a raise on the river in H7.

H5: Open to $15 by HJ, SB call, I make it $60 in the BB with 99 and take it down. Thought they were pretty wide pre and the first guy would be playing weak tight so good spot to squeeze. He was also opening to a bigger sizing sometimes so I felt $15 was a weaker part of his range.

H6: oops. Couple of limps, i limp 9Tdd OTB. Checks to me on AJ7 one diamond. I decide to take a shot at it for $15 and the BB calls. Turn is the 6d. I pick up a some equity and so I bet $45 to get him off a jack and maybe a weak ace by the river. He seemed like a fairly weak tight player. He calls. River is the 2d so I bink. I bet and he folds. Apparently he had a set of jacks...

H7: LJ limp, I open QsQd to $20, in the HJ, CO calls and limper calls.

Flop: Ts7d6s.

Pot:$61

Check, I continue for $45, fold, limper calls.

Turn 3s.

Check check. Bad turn but could be worse. Will have to evaluate river.

River 5s giving me the Q high flush.

Pot: 151.

Villain bets $105. I just call and he mucks. Is a raise here too thin? He seemed like reg/somewhat decent player.

H8:

Tilted villain opens to $20, I flat in the SB with AQdd. Against someone who might be 4 betting a lot here and who would play poorly postflop I opt to flat instead of 3bet. Bb calls.

Flop: 467 all diamonds.

Rip tilted guy. Checks through. He hesitated before checking flop.

Turn: offsuit T.

I lead for $30, fold, guy raises to $85. Now this is a pretty donk move but given how tilted he is I click it back to $200. He calls.

River is an offsuit 7. Not an ideal river but with how tilted he is I'm going for it. I shove for about $220 and he calls.

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Old 01-04-2018, 02:50 PM   #391
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Alright so the plan is to play 9-10 hours today then I have to pick my wife up from the airport which is why I will also be taking the weekend off, then I'm back at it on Sunday. Today is day 10 since the ultimatum began, as I said I wouldn't be counting the time I was visiting home. Currently up about $2100 or so, definitely a decent start. Going to be looking to put in a lot of hours next week with the wife being away again. I have to drop her off at the airport Sunday afternoon and then the goal is to get in 20 hours combined on Sunday and Monday.

I'm planning to keep mixing in a few hours of 2/5 into the rotation each day as long as it's decent which it definitely has been so far.

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:59 PM   #392
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Well 6 orbits in I haven't played a hand lol but it's been fun to watch. Every hand pretty much as been a cooler. Top pair has one once or twice but other than that it's just been quads beating top set, top full house beating bottom full house, straights beating top two etc.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:04 PM   #393
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Maybe one day I'll run well.

My all ins for the week:

KK v A2 on 3-4-6r loss.
KK v QQ loss.
AK v KQ win.
KK v 99 loss.
18% equity flush draw. Loss.

Just had these three hands back to back to back. Maybe one hand between them but pretty sure they were all in a row.

KT v 86 on KT8r. 6. Loss. Most of the money went in on the flop too. Action was straddle, limp, I raise KTs otb to $20 and we go 3 ways. I bet flop for $30 he calls. He donk jams turn for $70 I call.

AKcc. v J8cc on Q94 two clubs. Loss. Straddle. He limped. I made it $20 and just he called. I bet like $30 on the flop and he shoved for $75. I called.

Open JJ and bet $20 into $30 3 ways on 832 two tone. Guy shoves for $48. I sigh call. He shows KK I lose.

Probably 700 below EV in the 30 or so hours I've played this week. All the negative EV is from 1/2.

I know I shouldn't get frustrated but this has just been going on for month after month at this point...

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Old 01-04-2018, 06:45 PM   #394
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iso larger after limpers.

Deffo check that texture esp with the Ad. The reason why is because a lot of turns (diamonds) maintain or even give you additional equity than you already had. You want to realize your equity. So having the Ad on a wet ddx flop is usually a check.

Another way of putting it is, you’d want to bet black 89, but checking 89 of diamonds wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
+1 to larger iso

Flop is certainly not "deffo" a check by any means. Betting is more than fine for value. Plenty of hands we can immediately get value from that we can't on the river and we can always check turn with this hand too.

Not saying check is bad, just saying either is fine really. Deffo bet fold tho imo.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:49 PM   #395
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well made a good exploitative play flatting AK against a guy with A5o. We hit top pair and ended up getting it in for 100 BB by the river. Given that he shoved a brick river after significant flop and turn action and would've folded to my 3 bet definitely think flatting pre was correct here. He was just so spewy post flop.

Then I got a bit of run good despite butchering the flop. I 3 bet 65dd vs a $6 open and a call from people who would raise bigger and fastplay their value. So I 3 bet to $25 in the CO 65dd. Old tight guy on the button calls and the guy who called the $6 calls. Old guy doesn't 3 bet KK

Flop was 3d7dAs I continue for like $30 old guy flats other guy folds. Im flipping with AK so I'm happy to bet and call it off here since he only has about $100 left. I think this bet is pretty bad. I think I should be bombing it to maximize fold equity. My thought process was I can fold out TT-KK for this sizing and if he calls I know he has an A and can proceed accordingly on the turn.

Turn is the Kd. He only has like $70 left. I bet $40 and he folds what he says was AK.

So despite running like $220 below EV still up $200 right now.

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Old 01-04-2018, 08:10 PM   #396
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+1 to larger iso

Flop is certainly not "deffo" a check by any means. Betting is more than fine for value. Plenty of hands we can immediately get value from that we can't on the river and we can always check turn with this hand too.

Not saying check is bad, just saying either is fine really. Deffo bet fold tho imo.
Makes sense. Yea I can definitely see both sides of the bet vs check argument. What do you think is the bottom of your continue range here?
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Makes sense. Yea I can definitely see both sides of the bet vs check argument. What do you think is the bottom of your continue range here?
Begrudgingly sticking in top two here but honestly not happy about it at all.
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Alright 9.5 hours played up $126 playing just 1/2. Game was really good and there was a good amount of straddling so no need to play 2/5.

Played some of my best poker today but the cards were not in my favor. Was up $400 going into the last 3 hours and basically just ran into monster hands and correctly got away from what I had. I definitely made a couple small mistakes but nothing major.

Between getting coolered a bunch and running a few hundred below EV I should definitely be happy that I finished up on the day. I played my best and really focused on hands I wasn't in which allowed me to make some profitable exploitative plays.

Definitely going to sneak in a few hours of studying and maybe some online the next two days and I'll be back at it on Sunday.
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Alright 9.5 hours played up $126 playing just 1/2. Game was really good and there was a good amount of straddling so no need to play 2/5.

Played some of my best poker today but the cards were not in my favor. Was up $400 going into the last 3 hours and basically just ran into monster hands and correctly got away from what I had. I definitely made a couple small mistakes but nothing major.

Between getting coolered a bunch and running a few hundred below EV I should definitely be happy that I finished up on the day. I played my best and really focused on hands I wasn't in which allowed me to make some profitable exploitative plays.

Definitely going to sneak in a few hours of studying and maybe some online the next two days and I'll be back at it on Sunday.
All that matters is you address these mistakes. Wp.
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All that matters is you address these mistakes. Wp.
And when I say I only made a few small mistakes, I don't mean to be arrogant. I'm sure I'm making mistakes that I don't even realize are mistakes because I don't know enough to recognize them as mistakes. But I'm going to continue to try to track my play, challenge my assumptions and keep looking for spots to improve.
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